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Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:25:16 +0000
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Review of Jean-Paul Gaultier La Belle and Le Beau Perfume

Jean Paul Gaultier is what I would call a “graphic” fragrance brand, meaning that a large part of its interest lies in its visual aesthetic. Ever since the launch of Jean Paul Gaultier, the brand’s debut fragrance in 1993 (now known simply as “Classique”), which famously came in a flacon shaped like a bustier-sporting female torso, the bottle has been just as important as the juice it contains.

We’ve seen Gaultier fragrances housed in snowglobes, presented in magnetic columns and shaped after M. Jean Paul himself. There is wit, beauty and subversiveness aplenty when it comes to the world of Gaultier – and the bottles always deliver.

La Belle and Le Beau are no exception. Inspired by the Garden of Eden as told by Gaultier, these two fragrances come housed within modern, angular twists on the house’s iconic Classique and Le Male flacons, channelling sci-fi robots more than sailors or burlesque dancers.

La Belle wears a garland of golden roses around her neck, and Le Beau wears a golden fig leaf over his, you know, place where a fig leaf goes… (I’m not going to spell it out for you). Created by perfumers Quentin Bisch and Sonia Constant, these two new fragrances are exotic, decadent and erotic, playing up to Jean Paul Gaultier’s cheeky, graphic aesthetic. Let’s check them out!

Jean Paul Gaultier La Belle Perfume

Review of Jean Paul Gaultier La Belle Perfume

Jean Paul Gaultier La Belle Eau de Parfum Spray

La Belle Notes:

Pear, Bergamot, Vanilla.

Seeing as it comes housed within a tin in a Ladurée shade of green, it is no surprise that La Belle is Gourmand with a capital “G”. It opens with a refreshing blast of pear, instantly evoking the sour, dewy taste of pear drop sweets.

The initial impact is cooling and fresh, with a candied, fruity quality that is fun, but also bold. But this coolness does not last, and La Belle has a tremendous amount of warmth hidden under that garland of golden roses! Vanilla and vetiver come together to create a delicious popcorn-like sweetness that is creamy, nutty and plush, with the resinous, exotic nature of the vanilla contrasting the rooty, earthy quality of the vetiver. I feel like the whole thing is about 1,000 calories, but hey, the best things in life always are, am I right? La Belle is a delectable whirlwind that is sumptuous and sensual – an edible treat in Jean Paul Gaultier’s Garden of Eden.

Jean Paul Gaultier Le Beau

Review of Jean Paul Gaultier Le Beau
Jean Paul Gaultier Le Beau Eau de Toilette Spray

Le Beau Notes:

Bergamot, Coconut, Wood, Tonka Bean.

If La Belle is a hedonistic afternoon tea in a Parisian hotel, then Le Beau is the Pepto Bismal one drinks afterwards to wash down all of that sugar – it is modest in comparison, which makes sense seeing as M. Beau is covering his modesty with a rather large fig leaf! This curious masculine is a zesty aromatic that treads a tropical path, blending sparkling bergamot with the nutty-fresh nuances of coconut woods. Tonka beans, with their marzipan, vanilla facets bring a barbershoppy warmth, evoking Gaultier’s iconic Le Male; however, the whole treatment is fresher, more modern and much transparent. Le Beau has a silvery, metallic sheen to it that makes one think of it as a futuristic fougere – an evolution of Le Male made for the modern man of today.

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Mon, 12 Aug 2019 17:46:02 +0000
Jean Paul Gaultier La Belle and Le Beau: The Review

Image of Viktor & Rolf BONBON Eau de Parfum Spray

ESCENTUAL20 only comes around a few times a year. Judging by our social following, it’s something our customers hang on for, month after month. But do we blame them? Absolutely not. Everyone loves a beauty bargain, especially our Escentual team…

If you’re into skincare…

Caudalie Grape Water Spray

Caudalie Grape Water Spray

Caudalie’s Grape Water is one of those products that I purchase over and over again because it’s so good. It’s a staple in my beauty routine, and although it’s mainly just grape water in a can, it makes such a difference to my skin. I’ve noticed since introducing it into my daily routine; my sensitive skin feels softer, smoother and less red. I apply it straight after cleansing and wait a few moments for it to dry on my face before going in with my skincare products. It’s also great to use as a refreshing mist throughout the day; I keep a mini bottle on my desk! And it has moisturising and soothing qualities that make it ideal to use on patches of eczema or sunburn. I always make sure I stock up during ESCENTUAL20 so that I’m never without it!

If you want to buy perfume…

Viktor & Rolf BONBON Eau de Parfum Spray

Viktor & Rolf BONBON Eau de Parfum Spray

My first encounter with Bonbon was all thanks to an ex-boyfriend. Even though that relationship didn’t exactly stand the test of time, my love affair with Bonbon has.

I hold my hands up; I’m a gourmand fragrance lover through and through. Some may say they are unsophisticated, but I disagree. By no means childish or too girly, this candy-sweet scent is distinctly sexy and alluring. Initially, I was drawn in with pure sweetness from fruity accords, but over time, the sticky dry down of rich caramel is what’s stolen my heart.

I’ve tried experimenting. Buying everything from citrus to bold white florals, but nothing comes close to Bonbon. Its sweet aroma is one that I come back to time and time again. This perfume sits close to the skin, and has good longevity, and isn’t too sweet to wear in the office; I can’t tell you how many times I’ve worn it, and days later can still smell it on my jacket.

If you love new makeup…

 GUERLAIN Rouge G Rosy Nude Lipstick Case

GUERLAIN Rouge G Rosy Nude Lipstick Case

Rouge G has fast become my everything, and all of my friends’ favourite thing to steal. Since GUERLAIN relaunched Rouge G, I’ve become equally obsessed with collecting the cases, just as I do the lipsticks. What can I say? It’s become a pretty luxe habit.

I’ve got my go-to with Perfect Black, a pop of colour with Nomad Queen and now I need a chic neutral to go with my new Rouge G Matte in 01 Light Nude. So with ESCENTUAL20, I’ll be adding the Rosy Nude case to my collection. It’s not every day a lipstick makes you feel like a queen, and Rouge G is worth every penny and more – now is the time to indulge my collecting addiction while there’s 20% off.

Read our review of Rouge G and see the swatches.

If you want to try something new…

Decleor Green Mandarin Essential Oils Sun-Kissed Cream

Decleor Green Mandarin Essential Oils Sun-Kissed Cream

I’m slowly coming to terms with the fact that summer is nearly over. I’ve said goodbye to all my favourite dresses and the sunshine, but there’s one thing I’m not ready to let go of just yet: my glow! There’s nothing better than sunkissed skin, that’s why I’m making the most of ESCENTUAL20 by stocking up on the Decleor Sunkissed Cream.

On the face of it, this may look like ‘just’ a tinted moisturiser, but it’s much more than that. What makes it so unique is a glow-boosting cocktail of essential oils, hyaluronic acid, and my favourite, beta carotene. The beta carotene is what provides the bronze tint; the star benefit if you ask me. It’s so pigmented that I prefer using this day cream over foundation nowadays. If you’re in a good place with your skin and want radiance and hydration from your base, this could be your new alternative foundation too. My skin has never looked healthier since I made the switch.

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Thu, 08 Aug 2019 16:54:21 +0000
What We’re Buying With ESCENTUAL20

Coffee lovers everywhere will rejoice at the fact that now your daily fix doesn’t have to stop at your barista. Your morning breakfast essential is now taking over makeup bags in the form of universally flattering neutral hues. Think rich browns, creamy beiges and warm-toned shades that will look effortlessly polished and sophisticated on everyone, all year round.

As someone who adores natural makeup and also has a pretty severe caffeine-addiction, this is one trend I couldn’t say no to trying. After a full week of wearing only coffee-coloured makeup, here’s how I recommend you wear it and the products I think are perfect for the job.

#1 Coffee for Cheeks

Neutral Makeup: Guerlain Bronzer for Cheeks

A swipe of contour, bronzer or blush is the easiest way to incorporate natural shades into your everyday makeup. It adds a touch of warmth, dimension and health, which can instantly transform a tired and sallow complexion in a matter of seconds. I particularly love the GUERLAIN Sun Trio Bronzing Contouring Palette in Natural because it has three contrasting shades that work together to give a swirl of tanned warmth to the face, each shade can be used separately to contour, bronze and highlight. It’s the equivalent to a shot of espresso for your skin.

Neutral Makeup: bareMinerals bareMinerals Gen Nude Powder Blush Beige For Days

Another way to add a touch of ‘cafe au lait’ to your complexion is with a warm, brown-toned blusher. bareMinerals Gen Nude Powder Blush in Beige For Days is the rose-brown for light to medium toned skin or darker skin tones, But First, Coffee is more of a rich mocha brown shade. Both provide the skin with a long-wearing pop of colour that will outlast your coffee fix. As a bonus, each blush also includes a blurring mineral complex that will create a soft-focus effect and keep you looking awake all day.

#2 Coffee For Eyes

Neutral makeup: bareMinerals Gen Nude Eyeshadow Palette

They say, coffee is the best way to wake you up and start your day, and this goes for your eyes too. Tired peepers can be transformed in just a few easy steps. What you’re looking for, for this trend is one that will incorporate a mixture of matte, satin and metallic textures in neutral shades. I love the bareMinerals Gen Nude Eyeshadow Palette in Latte as it nails this brief perfectly. For this look, I started with the lightest colour, Destiny as a base (a light beige with a hint of shimmer), then worked a little of the warm light brown colour, Solstice into my crease. Finally, to add a bit more depth and dimension, I blended the darker brown, Spirit into the outer corner of the eye and under my lower lash line.

Neutral Makeup: Givenchy Brown Eyeliner

Those who love to add a touch of eyeliner to their makeup look, don’t worry, I have you covered. Using a brown shade smudged into the lashes or on the waterline looks far less harsh and more flattering than using black. The GIVENCHY Magic Khol Eye Liner in Coffee works wonderfully with this makeup look, plus I couldn’t possibly leave it out with such a fitting name.

Neutral Makeup: YSL Vinyl Couture Mascara Brown

To complete your brown eyeshadow look, finish with a slick of mascara, but steer away from your usual black mascara. We’re after a softer look here and trust me, a brown mascara will really enhance your eyes and still give noticeable definition. YSL Vinyl Couture Mascara in I’m the Illusion provides just the right amount of volume and curl for an understated eye look.

#3 Coffee for Lips

Neutral Makeup: Yves Saint Laurent Lip Liner in 20 Brun Sahara

Looking for a lipstick to match your daily vice? The lips are where you can have some fun with the coffee-toned makeup trend. With so many nude shades on offer, in an array of creamy latte and brown-toned hues, this is where this modern makeup craze can slip into everyone’s daily makeup routine. I’ve selected a few different options that can be mixed and matched to create different textures according to what sort of finish you prefer.

Starting with a liner trace your lip line to give dimension and make them appear fuller; I love the Yves Saint Laurent Dessin des Levres The Lip Styler in 20 Brun Sahara. It’s a fairly dark brown-pink shade and has a creamy consistency that’s easy to work with and offers great staying power.

Neutral Makeup: Urban Decay Lipstick in Stark Naked

If you prefer a matte nude lip, the Urban Decay Vice Comfort Matte Lipstick in Stark Naked is a great choice when paired with a slightly darker neutral-toned liner. It gives the illusion of a bigger pout but with a natural lipstick look.

The Finished Look: Full-Face Neutral Makeup

Full face neutral makeup look using high-end products

I like to pop a little gloss on top to give the illusion of plump lips. The Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in 06 Rosewood Shimmer is an excellent choice for this, plus the browny-nude lip gloss also looks great worn alone if you’re in a hurry.

What do you think of the finished look, would you wear these colours? Tweet us @escentual with #TrendAndTested and your selfies/verdict.

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Wed, 07 Aug 2019 16:26:02 +0000
Trend & Tested: Coffee Coloured Makeup

When thinking about perfume, it’s beneficial to consider the idea of colour. Just think, when you smell something, you’re often able to associate it with a colour. For example, if it smells fresh and oceanic, one might say it’s blue or grey, while a fruity, berry fragrance may evoke feelings of pink and purple. Brands know this link too well and use different hues in their advertising and on their bottles to give us an idea of what we’re about to smell – it’s very handy!

I want to give you some tips on how you can inject your fragrance wardrobe with pops of colour. That can be as simple as picking some colourful, graphic bottles, but it also can be about having some fragrances that are strongly associated with one shade or more. Sometimes the bottle and the juice can offer different tones and tints, twisting our perceptions and making things even more fun! Here are five colour-filled fragrances to get you started.

#1 Ruby Red

Best Colourful Perfumes: Narciso Rodriguez Narciso Rouge Eau de Toilette Spray

Narciso Rodriguez Narciso Rouge Eau de Toilette

Narciso Rodriguez and colour go hand-in-hand. When the first Narciso fragrances launched, they pioneered a unique internal lacquering process that made bold colours, whether they were black, pink, or white, pop from behind the glass. The scents themselves have been inextricably linked to the colours of their bottles – taking inspiration from them and creating an olfactory representation of these bold shades.

Narciso Rouge Eau de Toilette uses squeaky clean musks to create a vivid shade of red, via an interplay with rose. The result is a baby powder-esque floral, all clean and finely-milled but filled with blank space, allowing it to project tremendously for a fragrance so soft and clean. Wearing Narciso Rouge Eau de Toilette is like draping oneself with a sheer veil of scent – it’s enveloping and transparent, but ever so boldly red!

#2 Rainbow

Best Colourful Perfumes: Amouage Imitation Woman

Amouage Imitation Woman Eau de Parfum

Why stick with one colour when you could have an entire spectrum? I mean, why not have all the colours?! I think a rainbow explosion is a splendid idea. If you want your fragrance to be as colourful as your personality. Imitation Woman by Amouage is a total excess of colours; it’s a scent that isn’t afraid to be bold, and dare I say, a little bit fabulous too.

Taking inspiration from the glamour of 1970s NYC, Imitation Woman is the fragrance equivalent of a disco ball hanging high over the dance floor of Studio 54. It reflects the big hair, the shoulder pads, the hairspray and the amazing floral fragrances worn by the many glamazons dancing there, but in a modern way. It opens with a tart, fizzy blast of aldehydes and blackcurrant buds, twirling between fruity and animal, before blooming into a heady bouquet of jasmine and ylang-ylang. You could not wish for more colour.

#3 Opal

Best Colourful Perfumes: Miller Harris Violet Ida Perfume

Miller Harris Violet Ida Eau de Parfum

I see Violet Ida as one of the most covetable of objects. I mean…. Just. Look. At. That. Bottle. Have you ever seen something more gorgeous? But what fragrance is hidden behind this violet-named and violet-shaded bottle? It’s somewhat of a surprise!

Violet Ida is all about powder and suede. It’s a warm, vanillic amber with hints of leather and lots of beautifully fluffy, resinous things. There is a hint of the sweet and earthy tone of violet; this dash of colour brings to mind an opalescent appearance where a white base shade fires off hints of purple and pink as the light catches it. Colour, yes, but subtle.

#4 Blood Red

Best Colourful Perfumes: Serge Lutens La Fille de Berlin Perfume

Serge Lutens La Fille de Berlin Eau de Parfum

Nothing says red quite like a rose, and no rose fragrance says red quite so beautifully as La Fille de Berlin; this is an example of a fragrance that presents a vivid colour, and whilst the blood-red colour of the juice will lead one to think of rouge things, it’s the scent itself that really drives the idea of colour.

Inspired by Marlene Dietrich, La Fille de Berlin is an austere and androgynous rose unlike any other. As one would expect, given its muse, the presentation of a rose here is angular, aloof and beguiling. It has a jammy, tart, fruity quality in the top notes but it quickly settles to an ice-cold rose with thorns, supported by a spider’s web of patchouli and the mineral softness of earth. La Fille de Berlin is the drop of blood that drips from one’s thumb after a rose’s thorn pricks it.

#5 Blue and Purple

Best Colourful Fragrances: Cacharel Loulou Eau de Parfum Spray
Cacharel Loulou Eau de Parfum Spray

Are you in the mood for some nostalgia? Do you like your perfume housed within a strange, bakelite-style spaceship? Would you say that blue eyeshadow was very much your vibe? Well I have just the thing for you, and you’re in luck, because those big syrupy florals of the 1980s are coming back into fashion. Enter LouLou.

LouLou is a whirlwind of colour that shows a contrast between the shade of its bottle and the colour of the scent inside. While the outside is all baby blue, the inside is a royal purple that glows like a black light. The fragrance is a rich, intense blast of purple fruits with brazen white floral notes and makeup powder. It may have felt like a costume ten years ago, but in the age of contoured makeup, LouLou is back to being cool again!

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Tue, 06 Aug 2019 17:48:05 +0000
5 Ways To Inject Colour Into Your Perfume Wardrobe

Nuxe Insta-Masque Face Mask Review

In a recent Twitter poll, I asked Escentual followers what they look for in a face mask. 8% said they want natural ingredients, 19% want something quick, while 35% want instant results. But what about the remaining 38%? Well, they want it all! But this is where I can swoop in and deliver some good news; there’s no need to compromise; not if Nuxe, or I have anything to do with it. The Insta-Masque collection is setting new standards for weekly skin pick-me-ups, and this is why… 

What’s so special about the Nuxe Insta-Masque range is their simplicity. I’m not talking about the instagrammable packaging; it’s the formula, and how to use it. The ingredient list only contains what’s necessary, of which most are natural origin. Each mask is centred around two main active ingredients to deliver two beauty benefits to the skin, plus each mask is designed to be used for 2-minutes only. 

Insta-Masques are the face masks of the future; they offer visible results and a pampering experience, in no time at all – because who gets me-time, anymore?

Why Should I Choose An Insta Masque?

✔️Between 68.6% and 98.6% natural origin ingredients.
✔️ 2 minutes to better skin.
✔️ 2 hero active ingredients.
✔️ Suitable for all skin types.

How do I choose the right Insta-Masque for me?

Picking the right Nuxe face mask for your skin is easy; all the masks contain concentrated active ingredients that help with a specific issue. All you need to do is think about the result you want and pick the best match. For example, if your skin is looking shiny, or your pores are dilated, the purifying mask will be your best friend. All the face masks are suitable for men, women, and all skin types too.

• Choose Purifying & Smoothing to mattify and tighten pores.

• Choose Detoxifying & Glow to target impurities and dullness.

• Choose Exfoliating & Unifying to improve radiance and skin texture.

Can I multi-mask with the Insta-Masques?

Yes, and it’s recommended. Different areas of the face require different types of care. Take me as an example; I have an oily t-zone, but my cheeks are looking a little lacklustre right now. The solution for me would be using the purifying mask in the centre, then popping the exfoliating mask on the cheeks. Mix and match all 3 to find a format that’s best for your skin concerns.

Still can’t choose? Tweet me for a personal recommendation!

The Clay Face Mask

Nuxe Insta-Masque Review: Purifying and Smoothing Mask

Nuxe Insta-Masque Purifying and Smoothing Mask

Best for: Mattifying and tightening pores. 
Active ingredients: Rose floral water and white clay (kaolin).
Texture: Light cream.
Naturality: 68.6% natural origin ingredients.

If oiliness and enlarged pores are your biggest skin concern, this is the Nuxe face mask for you. Unlike many other clay masks, the Purifying and Smoothing Mask purifies the complexion without any tingling or over-drying. A genius pairing of white clay (kaolin) and rose floral water are to thank for this. The skin gets all the unclogging and mattifying benefits of clay, plus the softening effect of rose water. 

This mask feels and smells fantastic too. When you apply it to dry skin, it goes on like a light, white cream. It doesn’t dry hard like many other clay masks because it doesn’t get the time. Like all the masks in this range, you only need to keep it on for 2-minutes, then rinse it off with water. The result is a complexion that feels cleansed and smooth.

The Exfoliating Face Mask

Nuxe Insta-Masque Review: Insta-Masque Exfoliating and Unifying Mask

Nuxe Insta-Masque Exfoliating and Unifying Mask

Best for: Dullness and uneven skin tone/texture.
Active ingredients: Rose floral water and macadamia oil.
Texture: Gel to oil (with micro-grains).
Naturality: 98.3% natural origin ingredients.

It doesn’t matter what your skin type is; you should own the Exfoliating and Unifying Mask. The mask focuses on improving radiance and irregular texture; concerns that affect a lot of people due to pollution, bad diet and a busy lifestyle. Another reason is that as we age, our skin’s renewal process slows down. When this happens, there becomes a build-up of dead skin cells, and our complexion can start to look tired. An exfoliating mask is a perfect (and pampering) remedy for this.

100% natural micro-grains of silica are what give this mask a scrub-like effect without an abrasive feeling. The gentle gel-to-oil formula, soothing macadamia oil and rose floral water all act as a safety blanket, protecting sensitive skin. So skin receives all the exfoliating with none of the irritation. 

What’s different about this mask, aside from its Turkish delight-like aroma, is how you remove it. Just like the others, you rinse it off after two minutes, but with this one instead of just rinsing it away, work it into your skin; it’ll leave you glowing!

The Charcoal Face Mask

Nuxe Insta-Masque Review: Insta-Masque Detoxifying and Glow Mask

Nuxe Insta-Masque Detoxifying and Glow Mask

Best for: Impurities and dullness.
Active ingredients: Rose floral water and botanical charcoal.
Texture: Gel to lotion.
Naturality: 96.2% natural origin ingredients.

Do you need to hit reset on your skin? If so, you need the Detoxifying and Glow Mask. It could be blemishes, blackheads or pollution causing your skin to feel congested, but this mask has the answer, without any of the irritation. Active charcoal has been paired with rose floral water to reduce sensitivity, and the usual peel off mechanic has been swapped to a gel. Both of these updates make for a charcoal face mask that reboots the skin in the kindest way possible. 

Of all the masks in this line-up, this was by far my favourite. Firstly, because I love the wow factor of an intense black mask, and secondly because it left my skin feeling so clean, despite only taking 2 minutes. The gel texture instantly transforms into a light lotion when you get it wet, rinsing the dirt away with it.

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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.


Hair Care

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!

Bath & Shower

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.

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