Feeling the winter gloom? You are not alone. With darkness setting in earlier and the weather turning harsher, you might find it difficult to keep up a beauty and exercise regime or stick to a healthy diet. Fear not, here are some easy (and instant) ways to look, and feel, your best for the upcoming festive season.
Add a touch of rosy cheeks with REFY
REFY Beauty, the innovative and inclusive beauty brand created by Jess Hunt, has grown beyond its original product line focusing on brows and extended to a full range of products for both the face and body. This Christmas season, add some expert contour and rosy happiness to your cheeks with REFY’s best-selling Cream Bronzer and Cream Blush duo in a range of alluring shades to suit any skin tone.
Pony Tail Lift with Thermage at Dr Rita Rakus Clinic
We now live in a blessed world where modern technology — supporting innovative procedures that are minimally invasive — exists to offer a natural alternative to the traditional cut-and-sew approach. This means that you can look rejuvenated and refreshed in a matter of days with the treatment entirely undetected. Enters Thermage FLX, the newest version of Thermage treatment that targets the skin’s dermis layer using patented radiofrequency that delivers a uniform heating effect that penetrates deep into the collagen-rich layers of the skin.
“The result that we see with Thermage is an immediate skin tightening and well defined three-dimensional skin contour, all in a single treatment without surgery, with little to no downtime.” says Dr Galyna Selezneva, a leading aesthetic doctor based in Dr Rita Rakus Clinic located in Knightsbridge. “After which, your skin condition continues to improve for the next six months, with results lasting up to 12 months.”
Visit Dr Rita Rakus Clinic at 34 Hans Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 1 RW
Unwind in style with caïyu candle
This Christmas, unwind in style with the best range of natural, vegan and sustainable candles by caïyu candle — the cult candle brand that bursted onto the scene in 2020 during lockdown. Created by cofounder and CEO Gaby Jones, who saw a gap in the market for luxury sculptural and sustainable home decor, caïyu candle celebrates human form in the most lighthearted and artistic way. In just two years since launch, caïyu candle now supplies to 14 luxury department stores and online platforms worldwide, including Selfridges, Harrods, Saks Fifth Avenue, Farfetch, and many more.
Enjoy a glass of bubbles with a lit caïyu statement piece: the patented “Le Derrière” bum candle inspired by Greco-Roman sculptures and the divine female form. All caïyu candles are made from 100% natural soy wax with the wicks made from restructured paper threads.
Flash your pearly whites with Dr Rhona Eskander
Nothing brings you the ultimate confidence when posing for group photos this festive season like a million-dollar smile. Dr Rhona Eskander, often known as Dr Rhona, is the cosmetic dentist to the stars and the only female dentist to win Best Young Dentist at the Private Dentistry awards in three years. Championing women in the work place, Dr Rhona is known for her passion in providing her patients with the perfect teeth — taking into both oral health and aesthetics into consideration — as well as pioneering in creating the eco-friendly, environmentally conscious toothpaste alternative, PÄRLA Eco Toothpaste Tabs.
Dr Rhona is the creator of The Chelsea Look and founder/owner of Chelsea Dental Clinic. Visit the Chelsea Dental Clinic at 298 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9EP
Upgrade your brows with Stephanie Jackson Brows
You would be amazed at how a set of perfect brows can lift your face, and your mood. If you are looking to transform your eyebrows with guaranteed satisfaction, look no further than Stephanie Jackson, whose signature “SJBrows” have become the talk of the industry. A semi permanent make-up artist trained and qualified in London’s Harley Street, Jackson’s passion for micro blading gave her the edge on creating the most beautiful and natural-looking brows. Jackson now sees her clients at The Private House in South Kensington.
Can’t make it to London in person? No problem. Jackson has also just launched her own range of Brow Lamination Gel. Whether your hair is fine or coarse, SJBrows Gel 1 and 2 are designed to hold anyone’s eyebrows in place.
Beat “Hungover Skin” with Soho Skin
Worried about too much festivity during the festive season? Fear not. Nathan Moore, Soho Skin’s Education Manager, shares his insight on how to revive post-party skin and inject some life back into dull complexions: “I recommend a routine that’s gentle, nourishing and, most importantly, simple. The last thing you want after a big night out is a 10-step skincare routine waiting for you at home.”
Step 1: The Deep Cleanse — using Soho Skin’s Cream Cleanser to aid a with a facial massage;
Step 2: The Hydration Booster — protect and repair your skin with Soho Skin’s Face Cream in the AM and Overnight Cream in the PM;
Step 3: The Skincare Essential Pick-Me-Up — use the 24/7 Treatment by Soho Skin as a 10-minutes rinse-off facial, or as the final step in your evening routine for an overnight treatment;
Finally: The Forgotten Saviour — use Soho Skin Eye Cream to depuff, brighten, hydrate and smooth the fragile eye area.
Slow down ageing with Avea Life
Looking good comes from feeling good from within. Founded by Sophie Chabloz, Pascal Rode and Teresa Budetta in Switzerland, 2021, Avea Life promotes longevity with a focus based on the best ingredient synergies. The Avea Life Bundle consists of the NMN and Booster supplements — both of which are NAD+ supporting supplements and contain bioavailable ingredients that promote various of health benefits — and aims to prevent and repair the hallmarks of ageing.