Be a clean beauty queen

We can all make a difference by switching from disposable cotton to reusable , washable pads and choosing to recycle the packaging that the products come in.

Rimmel has just launched its brand new Kind & Free range which includes a skin tint, concealer, mascara, powder and nail polishes. My top three are Kind & Free Moisturising Skin Tint (RRP €12.49), Hydrating Concealer and the mascara. When you want a casual ‘no make-up' look, you need Kind & Free Moisturising Skin Tint. The lightweight, sheer formula evens skin-tone and blurs away any unwanted imperfections while giving your skin the instant and lasting hydration it needs. Available in twelve shades.

Kind & Free Hydrating Concealer (RRP €9.99) is designed for all-day wear. This 24 hour hydrating concealer features aloe vera and an antioxidant vitamin complex of vitamin E and Pro-vitamin B5, to give a fresh, radiant finish. The buildable formula won’t crease as you blend away blemishes, dark circles and uneven skin tone, leaving you with a flawless yet natural look.

Kind & Free Mascara, (RRP €12.99I is Rimmel’s first vegan mascara. It delivers the uncompromising volume and length that your lashes demand. The vegan, natural wax-blend formula has a creamy texture infused with shea butter and biotin to help care for your lashes over time. It’s available in two shades - Black and Black Brown.

Higher Education has just launched into Ireland in recent months. With products formulated specifically for younger women, the new skincare range aims to combine good value with high quality effective treatments.

The affordable new range also represents clean beauty, which, its makers say, means safe and nourishing product made with sustainable ingredients and no animal testing. Separate product to cleanse, exfoliate and moisturise are available in formulations to suit acne-prone skin, oily skin, combination skin, and dry or sensitive skin.

Best sellers include Goal Digger Soothing Gel Crème (€39.95) which penetrates deeply for long-term hydration, Cram Session Blue Light Blocking Moisturiser (€39.95) which is designed to protect skin from the damaging blue-light from digital devices and MBA Renewing 0.5% Retinol Serum (€48.95) which drastically increases cellular turnover to visibly improve skin texture.

Skoon (pronounced scone!) Colour & Shine Shampoo Bar is plastic free and full of natural certified ingredients to take care of you. The Colour & Shine bar contains soft and hydrating avocado and cranberry to protect coloured hair and give it a beautiful, long-lasting natural shine.

Using one shampoo bar means a reduction of three plastic bottles so there is no compromise on great hair whilst looking after our planet.