Camera phones at the ready; Laura Gellerâ€™s new Filter First Luminous Foundation is about to change the way you take selfies with its skin-smoothing ability.
Even if you donâ€™t use Valencia, Lagos or Clarendon (Instagramâ€™s most popular filters), Filter First smoothes, blurs and airbrushes your skin with its full coverage, luminous finish. Call it a real-life Face Tune that looks picture perfect at every angle. Intrigued to find out more? Let’s find out what Filter First is all about…
Filter First is a medium to full coverage foundation with a dewy, radiant finish. Its balmy, cushiony texture sits well on all skin types, however, it will last that little bit better on dehydrated or dry skin types due to its infusion of moisturising grapeseed oil. This power ingredient also defends your skin from free radicals with its antioxidant abilities!
Made for anyone who wants their skin to look perfect, Filter Firstâ€™s ability to blur and smooth skin is pretty impressive. Its texture is a little bit thicker than most, however, when you blend it in, you donâ€™t get a cakey result due to its light reflecting, pearl-infused finish) â€“ which is extremely important for anyone (like me) that loves to layer.
Its high level of pigment per drop makes it the ideal match for anyone who wants to camouflage redness, acne scarring and niggly blemishes that just wonâ€™t cover (as youâ€™ll see from my before and after below).
Plus, something to note about Filter First is its ability to wear well. Even on oilier skin types, the coverage lasts all day long. Itâ€™s one of those foundations that looks great no matter the lighting. Donâ€™t forget to apply SPF with this one, as it hasnâ€™t got any included!
Comprising of 12 versatile shades with both warm and cool undertones, from lightest to darkest, the Filter First shade rangeÂ is as follows:
Ivory: Fair with a yellow undertone
Porcelain: Fair with a pink undertone
Buff: Light with a neutral undertone
Beige: Light with a pink undertone
Medium: Light mediumÂ with a neutral undertone
Fawn: Medium shade with a neutralÂ undertone
Golden Medium: Medium shade with a red undertone
Caramel: Medium with an olive undertone
Cognac: Dark shade with a warm undertone
Pecan: Dark shade a cool undertone
Chestnut:Â Dark shade withÂ a warm undertone
Mahogany: Dark shade with a cool undertone
Excuse my vulnerable eyes (my skin is one of my biggest insecurities), but as you can see from above, Filter First has transformed my complexion. Iâ€™ve gone concealer and powder-free so you can see its real ability to blur and cover without looking cakey or too heavy on the skin. My redness and blemishes appear completely diffused – and whatâ€™s good to know is I managed to get this coverage with only one pump of the Filter First foundation.
One of the most common questions I get asked is: â€˜can you recommend a full coverage foundation without SPFâ€™, because of the flashback/ghost face in pictures problem.. I put Laura Gellerâ€™s Filter First Foundation to the flash test, and as you can see from above â€“ it prevailed! If anything, itâ€™s completely airbrushed my skin which is great for anyone who wants their complexion to look picture perfect.
After trialling and testing with different application methods, hereâ€™s how to make the most of your Filter Firstâ€¦
Whatâ€™s the best way to apply Filter First?
Iâ€™ve tried and tested this for you! So, to sheer out the coverage, apply Filter First with a damp sponge, or for fuller coverage, apply Filter First with a fluffy, dense brush.
Should I use a primer with Filter First?
Absolutely. As someone with oily skin, Iâ€™ve found that I can always rely on Shiseidoâ€™s IBUKI Smart Filtering Smoother to keep me matte and shine-free underneath cushiony textured foundations; however, dryer skins may prefer NIODâ€™s Hydration Vaccine, a smooth, moisture-locking base that receives nothing but love from both our customers and our team for smoothing out skin.
Not sure what shade will be the perfect fit? Tweet us and tell us the name and shade of your current foundation and weâ€™ll help you pick out the perfect fit!
Perfume is a lot like music and just like music, there are different types of perfumes for different occasions. Some perfumes are symphonic arias only fit for dramatic evenings, whilst others are throwaway pop songs to enjoy for a time before moving on to the next big craze. Both of these styles have their place and whilst we always long of the heartbreaking beauty of a more operatic fragrance, we also canâ€™t help but love something a bit cheesy every now and then either.
Jean Paul Gaultierâ€™s Scandal, and now his new fragrance Scandal by Night is most definitely catchy pop tunes done in a slightly cheesy way (I mean this as the highest of compliments, of course). Theyâ€™re fun, frivolous and easy to wear – the kind of thing youâ€™d throw on with a glitzy party dress for a raucous night of karaoke and cocktails. Well, the night is just about to get more wild because Scandal by Night takes the idea of the honeyed gardenia of the original and replaces it with perfumeryâ€™s most cheeky, poptastic flower: tuberose. Lord knows that trouble this perfume is going to get us intoâ€¦
Base: Sandalwood and Tonka Bean
One could be forgiven for thinking that the differences between Scandal and Scandal by Night are somewhat subtle, after all, they both celebrate a similar theme, that of narcotic white flowers dripping in honey. Scandal by Night is definitely fruitier and sweeter than the original, pumping in a flash of neon through a signature, bubblegum-esque tuberose that glows bright pink. The sherbet-like freshness of the original is all but gone, leaving room for a big white bloom that knows how to party.
Scandalâ€™s signature is honey and lots of it. The idea is to see how the sweetness of honey, and a touch of that sour, animalic quality, blends with big white flowers. Seeing as honey is, by extension, a product of flowers, it makes perfect sense that they blend together perfectly. In Scandal by Night, the honey feels richer, deeper and more intense, almost as if it has been forged from the nectar of some dark, night blooming flower. It blends with the tuberose to temper the sweetness but also makes it more luminous.
Further shifts happen in the base, where the originalâ€™s signature patchouli is switched out for the warmth of sandalwood and tonka bean. But itâ€™s not just a change in tone, it all feels more gourmand too, with the tonka bean blasting out a cherry-marzipan tune that plays in perfect harmony with that bubblegum tuberose up top. The sandalwood just smoothes everything over, making for a cosy and enveloping signature.
Scandal by Night does the impossible – it manages to be more fun than Scandal, which was pretty fun, to say the least. If Scandal was a night out on the town that ended up falling rather ungracefully out of a taxi then Scandal by Night is a night out on the town that ends up falling rather ungracefully out of one taxi straight into another, because when this fragrance is spritz, the party donâ€™t stop!
Anyone else feeling the heat? And by that, I’m not talking about the weather, I’m talking about Jimmy Choo Fever, theÂ new Eau de Parfum that’s about to set yourÂ temperatureÂ rising…
Described as a floral gourmand with a dark, hypnotic side, Feverâ€™s main purpose is to make you feel glamorous and borderline untouchable, and to me, that sounds like the kind of fragrance Iâ€™d like to get to know.
A complete story of seduction, Feverâ€™s sexy campaign and dark pink bottle (fans of colour theory will know that this is associated with love and romance), has me intrigued me to find out, is Fever really as sensual as it sets out to be? Wish me luck…
Warm, dark and addictive are the three words I’d use to describe this perfume. When I first sampledÂ Fever, I could instantly picture a backless LBD and an effortless, bouncy blow dry paired with a smoulderingÂ smokey eye. Its sex appeal is classy, and a little bit more than meets the eye.
Without trying too hard, the sweetness of its sticky plum nectar and lychee notes is what pulls you in. Once you’re under, a cloud of heliotrope acts as if it’s powdering your nose, perfecting your confidence to make you stand that little bit taller. It’s not until the dry down and the scent warms on your skin you feel the sultry-side of you come out to play; the darkness of benzoin almost has a liquor-like effect, hypnotising youÂ to believeÂ you smell like a goddess, but the best thing about it all is, you actually do.
Hereâ€™s what happened when I asked 4 of my colleagues to tell me what they thought about the Fever perfume on my skin…
”Itâ€™s a comforting kind of sexiness; itâ€™s not brash in the slightest.” – Ceryn
”Itâ€™s not ‘fruity-fruity’, sweet. Itâ€™s a mature kind of sweet.” – Tom
â€˜â€™Thatâ€™s so smooth, it smells like someone who naturally smells really good, rather than someone whoâ€™s trying to smell good.â€™â€™ – Emma
”Ooh! Itâ€™s even better on you than it is from the bottleâ€™â€™ – Richard
If you’re drawn towards sweet floral fragrances, you’ll love Fever‘sÂ feminine side. It’s not too light for summer, or tooÂ dark for winter. It’s the perfect happy medium all year round. If you’re thinking this Eau de Parfum may be a little too much for the day (I might be biased because I love strong fragrances), I think Fever’s soft side turns heads for the right reasons. It smells elegant, endearing and empowering, so I think it’s perfect for a day at the office or for a night out with friends.
Still not sure? Due to Fever’s sweet start, floral core and creamy base, I know that fans ofÂ Viktor & Rolf Flower Bomb Nectar andÂ YSL’s Black OpiumÂ will love this composition, so it’s perfect if you’re in the marketing to try something new.
Original Jimmy Choo fans, Fever is a completely different scent. The chypre character of Jimmy Choo Eau de Parfum is corrupted with creamier, more resinous facets to create a wilder, alluring energy; however, you can definitely sniff out an elegant Jimmy Choo thread there, ready to pull it all together. Fever is definitely a fragrance that you should get to know!
Want to treat you and a friend to the new Jimmy Choo Fever fragrance? We’ve got 3 sets of 2 x 100ml fragrances to giveaway. All you need to do is head over to our Instagram, find our Fever post and tag your best pal in the comments section!
Did someone say sale? If there’s anything better than beauty, it’s beauty that’s on offer. For some it’s a sensible opportunity to save some cash, while for others (including us) it’s the perfect excuse to fill your boots with all the makeup, skincare, haircare and fragrance you’ve been lusting after forever and day.
Although we’re sure you have your eye on a few things already (don’t try and pretend you don’t), we thought we’d share what we’ll be adding to our basket. But before you start scrolling there’s one phrase you need to remember: ESCENTUAL20 – add this at checkout to reap the benefits of 20% off RRP. You’re welcome!
I already adore the Mustela Gentle Cleansing Gel; itâ€™s been a staple in my baby boyâ€™s skincare routine since birth, cleansing his skin and hair with an ultra-gentle touch that manages to remove even crusted-on spaghetti sauce without a trace of dryness.
As soon as I saw that there was a limited edition bottle available, I just knew my little boy would go wild for it. The absolutely adorable Vincent The Elephant design doubles up as a fun bath time companion that Nico loves to â€˜swimâ€™ through his bath water (itâ€™s a great distraction from the dreaded moment when I have to wash suds out of his hair). Donâ€™t miss Vincentâ€™s pals, Phillipe the Sheep AKA the Hydra Bebe Body Lotion, and Abigail the Whale AKA the Gentle Shampoo â€“ theyâ€™re every bit as cute, and all three are exclusive to Escentual!
Another Escentual exclusive, the Artist Lip Blush from MAKE UP FOR EVER is a lip texture that seems like it was made just for me. Shine-free? Check. Ultra-pigmented? Yep. Great selection of shades? Absolutely. In fact, its killer shade selection is inspired by my favourite beauty product of all time, the humble blusher, so you can expect all of the hues to be soft, flattering and complexion-enlivening.
My pick of the bunch is 300 Powdery Coral, a warm and vibrant shade thatâ€™s not too orange, but still offers all of the skin energising kick that makes a coral lip such a staple in your lip collection.
“Is there anything better than finding a beauty bargain? I don’t think so!”
My skin is in a really good place at the moment and I’d say it’s down to this little gem: the Vichy Mineral 89 Serum. Last month we did a trial using it daily (read that here) and my skin looked, if I do say so myself, amazing!Â I’ll be honest, I didn’t think something with ‘hydration’ as it’s main driver could make such a difference but it really did. My skin’s texture was smoother, any redness I had was diffused, and in general, my complexion just looked far more plump and healthy – what more could you want?
For me, this code was my excuse to stock up on everything I have tested out over the last few months – it’s a hard life being a beauty writer I know *grabs worlds smallest violin*! And I picked up the 30ml over the 50ml for two reasons: firstly, I have a weakness for anything cute and miniature, and secondly, I have a few trips and weekends away upcoming and I’m not the best at travelling light. This 30ml size will help make room for all of my other skincare must-haves.
I’ve been loyal to a famous brow pomade for many years but recently I’ve been struggling to get the effect I want. It’s mad because rewind 5 years and there was nothing I loved more than a high definition ‘Instagram Brow’, but lately I’m leaning toward a more natural-looking brow more and more, so a new brow product was needed.
Like any big makeup change, it’s taken me a while to take the plunge, but this code has given me the push I needed to buy the Benefit Precisely, My Brow Pencil. I myself can’t believe I’m finally using a brow pencil – I avoided them for years because I thought they’d be too hard to use (turns out they’re not, not even a little bit). What I loved about Precisely when I first tried it is that you can create individual hair-like strokes with ease and if you make any mistakes or are a little heavy handed the spoolie end is there to help.
“When our ESCENTUAL20 code goes out, it honestly feels like Christmas in HQ!”
A Narciso fan through and through, thereâ€™s not one fragrance I donâ€™t love in the range. Call me a collector, as now thereâ€™s a sale live, I can go to town and finally treat myself to the Narciso Rodriguez Narciso RougeÂ Eau de Parfum…
Now I know I like to tell you all Narciso fragrancesÂ are special, however, Narciso Rouge is up there with the most special, not just for its crimson red bottle, but itsâ€™ uber-feminine fragrance trail that smells like nothing else Iâ€™ve ever smelt (itâ€™s from the floral-woody family if weâ€™re being precise). Instead of opening with white florals like the original Narciso Eau de Parfum, Rouge bursts open with fully in bloom red petals from Bulgarian rose and it completely steals the show.
Rouge is one of those scents that when you come across it, you picture a confident, glamorous, super-polished women who knows exactly what she wants, but sheâ€™ll never tell you what fragrance sheâ€™s wearing. Iâ€™ll let you in on a little secret, itâ€™s definitely Narciso Rouge.
Now I donâ€™t know about you, but Iâ€™m always on the lookout for a good setting spray, especially with the recent heat wave; I need all of the help I can get getting my foundation in place!
Iâ€™m desperate to own the new Laura Geller Spackle Mist with Coconut Water, as unlike other setting sprays, this one is a 3 in 1 face mist that will sit perfectly on my desk for 3 pm touch-ups.
You can prime, refresh, hydrate and set your makeup with it and who doesnâ€™t love a multi-tasker? Iâ€™m particularly interested in its skincare benefits too as itâ€™s enriched with potent skin reviving minerals and my current favourite drink, coconut water, which adds moisture to skin without adding excess oil to your skin. This is just what I need right now!
The first rule of fragrance club is that you cannot talk about fragrance club. Iâ€™m kidding, I’m kidding! After all, weâ€™d be kinda stumped here at Escentual if we werenâ€™t able to talk about fragrance, letâ€™s be real. The truth is that, when it comes to perfume, there are no rules and you, Dear Reader, can do whatever the hell you want it it. Literally anything. Seriously, short of spraying the stuff into an open wound (from that fight club youâ€™re not supposed to be talking about – shhhh), you are good my friend.
So we donâ€™t want to set you rules when it comes to fragrance, ever, but we do want to offer you guidance because, whilst we are being real, perfume can be pretty confusing at times. There is so much on offer from so many different brands, all in different concentrations and formats – it can be a nightmare to navigate but we are here to help. In this weekâ€™s column Iâ€™m going to give you my four top tips on how to get the most out of your fragrance, from making it last longer to building a collection that gives you all you need – consider these the second, third, fourth, and fifth rules of fragrance club.
First things first, if youâ€™re going to get serious about perfume and drop some impressive dollar on it, youâ€™ve got to know how to store it. Treated properly and with the utmost respect, perfume can last a decent amount of time – a good few years if youâ€™re lucky and the great thing is, that storing it away properly is super easy. Perfume has two enemies; heat and light. These villains will quickly break down a composition, changing the way it smells, so the best thing one can do is keep it out of direct sunlight and away from intense heat (ie. donâ€™t put it in your bathroom directly under a window with all that steam and light). My advice? Keep your fragrance in its box, tucked away somewhere special and if you really, really want to display one of those pretty bottles, make sure itâ€™s in a cool, dark place, like a basement or a shady forest – just kidding, a darkish corner of your bedroom will be fine.
What do we want? Long lasting fragrance! When do we want it? All of the time! If you love a fragrance, you want it to stick around, thatâ€™s just simple mathematics, science and TRUTH. It can be frustrating when a beloved scent doesnâ€™t quite have the lasting power one wants and this isnâ€™t necessarily a sign of a badly made scent, itâ€™s most likely down to the style and the materials used. For example, citrus notes are more volatile and will evaporate from the skin more quickly, so it isnâ€™t possible to have a citrus heavy fragrance that lasts forever and a day. Sometimes scents do stick around but we want them to project more – to be bigger so that when we walk into a room, we destroy everybody with our wake of awesomeness. I know youâ€™re with me on this.
So, to give your favourite fragrance an added boost so that it; a) outlasts those things that would survive a nuclear winter (FYI those things are: Cher, scorpions and Happy Meal toys); and b) casts a shadow over all lands, my advice is to layer up and to layer up good. Your favourite fragrance is likely to come with a veritable assortment of body products that you can spritz, slather and shake all over your, well, over your body I guess. Take Alien by MUGLER for example – if you love this gloriously radioactive jasmine (which you should because itâ€™s heavenly), you can shower in it, coat yourself in the body cream, freshen up with the deodorant and even spritz some in your hair.Â All of that before youâ€™ve even sprayed on the Eau de Parfum!Â Finally, if youâ€™re super extra like me, why not light the candle too and have a competition with your house to see who can smell most Alien-esque!
The rules of Fight Club may stipulate that there are only two guys to a fight (yes Iâ€™m totally aware that Iâ€™m overdoing it with these Fight Club references), but this does not apply to a fragrance, which follows a â€˜the more the merrierâ€™ ethos. Life is too short to wear one fragrance. Heck, one day is too short to wear one fragrance – so you need to switch it up, people! Variety is the spice of life as they say and Iâ€™m a big believer that everybody should have a fragrance wardrobe with a finely curated selection of scents for each and every occasion. This doesnâ€™t mean that you have to amass an entire museumâ€™s worth of perfume, you can actually do it with as few as two or three scents so there is absolutely no excuse not to switch things up every now and then. You can even go for two scents that compliment each other – take Scherzo and Le Jasmine, both from Miller Harris, for example – the former is a candy floss floral tempered by oud smoke, perfect for dramatic evenings and winter nights, whilst the latter is a sunny, green jasmine that lends itself well to casual clothes and sunny days. Together they make the perfect micro-wardrobe, or maybe just the starting points for a bigger, walk-in, Carrie Bradshaw type of situation, if you feel meâ€¦
Finally, and this is the most important piece of fragrance guidance you will ever hear, so pull up a seat and take note, folks – perfume is for you and not for anyone else. You should wear a fragrance because you love the way it smells and because you enjoy the way it makes you feel.Â Perfume is like a magic cloak – we spritz it on and it lets us be whoever we want to be, whether thatâ€™s a fabulous glamazon in nine inch heels, or a dapper introvert with a sensitive soul. Itâ€™s a personal accessory and it should be worn, not to gain compliments (however nice they are), but to bring pleasure to the person who wears it. So with that in mind, I leave you with one piece of advice: wear whatever the heck you want and donâ€™t worry about who it was created for – if you like it – wear it.Â After all, perfume is made to be worn!
At Escentual we stock over 100 fragrance brands for men and women. These range from the most popular mainstream releases, to more underground, niche perfume. If you fancy yourself as an olfactory connoisseur, or simply a budding perfumista, we have a wealth of fragrances from every fragrance family, including ultra sweet gourmands, deep and resonating spices, and bright and sparkling citruses. If you have a favourite concentration, perhaps an eau de toilette, a voluptuous eau de parfum, or a splash-and-go after shave, we have a wardrobe of thousands for you to pick from. Choose from the very latest in designer, celebrity, cult, and luxury scents in their various scintillating bottles, or opt for an extra special limited edition fragrance, a little bit extra in a gift set, or a whole new olfactory experience with a scented body product. Our brands include bestsellers Marc Jacobs, Hugo Boss, Jean Paul Gaultier and Guerlain, and we also stock some you may not be as familiar with, like Etat Libre d'Orange and CB I Hate Perfume. Some have hundreds of years of history like Parfums d'Orsay, while some, like Juliette Has a Gun, take a modern and fresh approach to perfume. You can spend hours exploring our vast fragrance wardrobe. We're constantly updating our fragrance collection in line with new releases and exciting new brands to keep our fragrance customers well stocked and up to date at all times. At Escentual, we have all of your scent needs covered.
Here at Escentual we know that the wellbeing of your skin is important. We also know that skin comes in all textures, all ages and all levels of sensitivity. This is the reason we stock dozens of skincare brands and over 1,000 skincare products, and we're constantly updating our collection in line with technological innovation. Whether you have reactive skin, oily skin, pigmentation, ageing concerns or dehydration, we have the facial skincare solution for you. Individual skin needs individual care, and we have a vast range of products to suit. Choose from cleansing, toning, hydrating, firming and correcting products, and get targeted treatment for problem areas such as the eyes and the lips. Up the skincare ante with an intensely anti-ageing serum, purify the complexion with a clarifying mask, and enhance the complexion with brightening products that even discolouration. Looking after your body is easy with our range of moisturisers, exfoliators, oils and treatments. If you're battling cellulite, stretch marks, discolouration or slackening of the skin, we have a wealth of products that will whip your body back into shape. We also have specialist products for the bust, the hands, the feet, the neck and the legs, which will provide the targeted care needed to keep them looking beautiful, supple and hydrated. Sculpt, tone, scrub and moisturise your way to great skin with Escentual's ever-growing range of wonderfully effective skincare, and ensure every day starts in the most beautiful way.
Make sure your crowning glory always looks at its very best with Escentual's extensive range of high quality haircare. From the salon, to the catwalk, to the streets: our comprehensive collection of care and styling products makes sure you're ready anything with not a hair out of place. Whether your hair is damaged, oily, coloured or dry, there is a wealth of products that will restore your locks and tame your style. Choose from clarifying, moisturising , colour saving and repairing shampoos and conditioners, or opt for a specialised treatment which will target your specific hair concerns more acutely. Alternatively, treat yourself to a gift set of products for an easy introduction into the world of salon haircare. Simply choose your look, whether you desire volume, sleekness, spikes or curls, and style your hair up with our collection of gel, serum, mousse, powder and wax. Build the products up to create an individual hair style, or keep it natural with some finishing products. Our brands include bestsellers Tigi, including their ranges Tigi Catwalk and Tigi Bed Head, plus world-renowned Philip Kingsley and Schwarzkopf Professional. From haircare brands with a long and prestigious history such as that of Mason Pearson Hairbrushes, to more directional, modern brands like Sexy Hair, we've got everything you need to create the style of your dreams. There are ranges that focus upon salon-based, innovative care from Fekkai, and there are ranges that draw their inspiration from nature such as Klorane. There really is something for everyone!
Make every day beautiful with Escentual's make-up collection, a range of luxury cosmetics for all skin tones, types and textures. However you're looking to enhance the natural beauty of your complexion, eyes, lips or nails, we have an entire range of products that will fit the bill. Whether it is subtle enhancement you crave or a full-face makeover, our virtual shelves have everything you will need to fill your makeup bag... Create the perfect complexion with our collection of foundation, concealer and powder, and then sculpt your way to supermodel-like bone structure with bronzer, blush and highlighter. Enhance your eyes with our rainbow colour spectrum of eyeshadow and eyeliner, and then create a full fringe of lashes with our collection of innovative mascara formulations. Fill in your lips with lipstick, lip gloss, lip liner and balm for a full, beautiful pout. Finish the look by choosing a beautiful nail polish from our vast collection of different finishes and textures, whether you prefer bright and vivid, or neutral and understated. Our brands include premium beauty behemoths Dior, Givenchy, Guerlain and Clarins, whose collection of cult beauty classics and limited edition seasonal products are always bestsellers. We also house makeup brands who focus upon enhancing natural beauty like Shiseido and Elizabeth Arden, alongside brands like Laura Geller and Daniel Sandler who are all about colour and fun. You can lose yourself for hours in our exciting beauty section!
Work up a lather with Escentual's range of bath and shower products, a collection of luxury formulas to cleanse, tone and pamper the body. However you prefer to energise your skin at the start of the day, or unwind at the end, we have an entire compliment of cleansers that fit the bill. Our shower formulas range from shower creams for gentle conditioning, to shower gels for a thorough every day cleanse. There is a wealth of choice available depending on your skin type, whether you suffer from dryness, a lack of elasticity, sensitivity or you have atopic skin. If you prefer a soap to a gel, we have quality milled formulas from both beauty and pharmaceutical brands that will keep your skin looking and feeling gorgeous. Stay fresh and dry with our selection of pampering deodorant sprays and deodorant roll-ons, which provide long-lasting protection with real skincare benefits. Get the same silky soft feeling for the rest of your body with our talcs and powders collection, a range of gentle formulas to dust over the skin for a velvety finish. Ensure that hands are properly cleansed and cared for day to day with our selection of pampering handwash. Each nourishing formula respects the delicate balance of the skin, working to cleanse and hydrate gently. We also have a range of dental care and oral hygiene products to keep your pearly whites sparkling, and your mouth and gums in the best possible health.
Be safe in the sun with Escentual's range of sun care products, a selection of formulas that keep the skin shielded both at home and when you're on holiday. Whether you are fond of a natural tan, or you prefer to bronze yourself at home with self tan, we have all of the products you need to achieve a healthy glow while respecting the delicate balance of your skin. Sun protection is an important thing to get right. We have a wealth of products for all of the family to keep the skin properly defended against the effects of UV rays, all the way up to a maximum protection factor of SPF50+. From sprays to pour-on formulas, and from oils to creams - however you prefer your sun protection to be applied, we have the solution for you. After spending some time in the sun, slather on some cooling after-sun from our large selection to ensure perfectly soothed and smoothed skin. If a faux glow is more your thing, we have a great selection of self tan products with which to build up a bronzed look. From wash-off tan to bronzing tan enhancers, customise your tanned look and look healthy and glowing every day with sun products from La Roche-Posay, He Shi, Caudalie, Clarins, Guerlain, Vichy, and St Tropez. Before you apply your tan, exfoliate and moisturise your skin with our specialised preparation range. Finally, care for your tan with the professional touch of our sun accessories collection, a range of applicators and removers that keep the skin in top-top condition.
Perfect your grooming routine with Escentual's range of male skincare, fragrance, hair care and shave products, a collection specifically adapted to suit the needs of men. Marrying the latest in technological innovation, specialist research, and natural extracts, our collection of high performance products ensures that every aspect of the body is cared for. From specialist energising and thickening shampoos to hair loss serums, our male hair care is expertly adapted to specific concerns. This is complimented by a comprehensive styling collection of gels, waxes, hairsprays and pastes to keep locks looking healthy and vital. Our skincare collection focuses upon keeping men's skin well balanced, with face washes, scrubs, moisturisers, masks and treatments. Ensure shaving is as smooth and comfortable as possible with our tailored selection of shave products. Prepare your skin with a shaving foam, a shaving cream, or a softening pre-shave lotion, and then replenish your skin with the moisture and protection of an aftershave balm. Keep your body looking as healthy as your facial skin with our collection of shower products for men, and stay fresh and dry all day long with our choice of roll-on and spray deodorants. With specialist male brands Lab Series, Zirh, Jack Black and Nickel, dedicated men's collections from luxury brands Acqua di Parma, Clarins and Hugo Boss, scientific skincare from Vichy, and excellent ranges from heritage brands Roger & Gallet, Crabtree & Evelyn and L'Occitane, you're spoiled for choice.
Give them the gift of luxury beauty, fragrance and grooming with Escentual's collection of presents and gifts. However you're looking to treat your friends or your family, we have the ultimate selection of pampering products to make you both feel wonderful. From pure indulgence to pocket money gifts, there is all manner of presents large and small to suit all occasions. Whether it is a birthday treat, a wedding gift, a congratulatory present, or just a small token of appreciation, you'll find some great inspiration in our varied range. There are skincare gifts and fragrance gifts for women and men, youthful presents for teens, and dedicated seasonal products for Mother's Day, Father's Day and Valentine's Day. Get some extra value with a gift set, a bundle of products which are often offered at a reduced price. Some sets offer products that cannot be found anywhere else, while others provide the chance to try lots of different products. This makes them a great way to experience an entire range for less.