Category Archives: Body

Top 5 Male Moisturisers

By Hannah Anstee

The Great All Rounder
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Lucky Tiger Face Moisturiser 100ml

Lucky Tiger says “Designed to help skin retain moisture to promote a polished look, with high quality natural ingredients and non-drying alcohol-free formula. Suitable for all skin types, this unscented facial moisturiser absorbs immediately to hydrate, replenish and protect skin while smoothing fine lines, purifying and balancing the skin. Natural Shea Butter nourishes, Natural Green Tea repairs and rejuvenates, Natural Sage Leaf purifies, Vitamin E provides antioxidant protection, while Borage Oil moisturises.”

£18.50 available from The English Shaving Company

 

The Budget Buy

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Palmer’s, Cocoa Butter Formula, with Vitamin E, Men, Body & Face 250 ml 

Palmer’s say  “Cocoa Butter Formula for Men contains pure cocoa Butter and Vitamin E to effectively combat rough, dry skin. This fast-absorbing moisturizer smoothes skin all over body and face. The fresh scent invigorates without overpowering. Palmer’s is against animal testing.”

£4 available from Feel Unique

The Classic

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Clinique for Men Moisturising Lotion 100ml

Clinique says “Suitable for normal to dry skin types, the Moisturising Lotion from Clinique for Men works to deeply hydrate and nourish the complexion. Perfect for daily use, the fast-absorbing moisturiser soothes shaving irritation and cools razor burn and redness for long-lasting comfort, without leaving skin greasy. Expect conditioned, refreshed and replenished skin with a soft, smooth texture.”

£22.50 available from House of Frazer

Go Organic

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Green People Men 3 Cool Down Moisturiser

Green People say “An organic, non-greasy natural moisturiser and after-shave skin conditioner for men and suitable for those who may be prone to eczema, psoriasis, acne and skin blemishes.”

£15 available from Green People

Your Girlfriend’s Favourite

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Olay Total Effects 7in1 Anti-Ageing Moisturiser SPF15 50ml

Olay says “7-in-1 anti-ageing day moisturiser. Why is Total Effects day moisturiser with SPF 15 right for you? Total Effects day moisturiser is your 7-in-1 age-fighting solution for younger looking skin. It provides 7 powerful anti-ageing benefits in 1 essential product plus UVA/UVB (SPF 15) protection to help prevent sun damage. The result? Visibly younger-looking skin that’s better protected against sun damage.”

£7.45 available from Superdrug

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4 Ways to Beat the Blues

By Muna Adil

Being a 20-something isn’t easy in today’s world. Most millennials leave university with stifling student debt, half-baked relationships, and an overwhelming sense of uncertainty about the future. With these circumstances, it’s dangerously easy to fall into feelings of depression and anxiety. Here are the top four ways to help you deal with those negative emotions… 

1. Spread the love. In times of depression, reaching out is crucial. Make sure the friends you spend time with are understanding and supportive, and don’t hesitate to remove toxic people from your social circle. If all else fails, a call to Mum will always make you feel better.

2. Move your body. This may sound clichéd, but exercising really does help. Putting on your workout gear and leaving the house can seem impossible when you’re down, but once you’re past that, let the endorphins do all the hard work. Yeah, science!

3. Peace out. A solid sleep schedule is essential to your mental health. Resist the temptation to watch that next video on YouTube and get some rest instead. Waking up refreshed and energised can help combat feelings of depression and anxiety. Try meditating for a few minutes before you hit the sack for blissful slumber.

4. Go pro. If you feel like you need to, do not hesitate to get in touch with a professional. Never feel ashamed or embarrassed to give your mental wellbeing as much importance as you give your physical health.

 

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EU tax set to stub out the e-cig

By Adam Hopkin

Despite meeting lobbyist resistance in Brussels the European Commission has unanimously voted to draft legislation ultimately ramping up the cost of electronic cigarettes to match that of its tobacco counterparts. Set to be completed by 2017 the proposals are set to change the amount of tax charged on the popular “cigalike” devices, almost doubling their price from around £23 to £54.

In spite of the demand for e-cigarettes sorrowing in recent years through their status as a “healthier” alternative to smoking, the European Commission would like to see the current 20% VAT match the 77% currently imposed on a normal pack of smokes. Its hard to not see this as little more as an extra ploy for revenue through tax as e-cigs are often marketed as a medium for smokers to quit that feels more natural than a nicotine patch or gum.

The Charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) argues that this will cause great damage to the public’s health after almost 900,000 Britons have successfully quit smoking using the e-cig. Additionally researchers from the University college London reported that the use of an electronic cigarette increases the chance of kicking the habit by as much as 50%.

“If the EU were to require states to ta electronic cigarettes like tobacco products it would be detrimental to public health” disputes ASH representative Deborah Arnott, “it would discourage smokers from switching.”

However the potential increase in price may come as great news to those who believe vaping is nothing more than an all to accessible gateway to smoking and that they should be available with behavioural support to ensure that the end result is more than a couple less drags each day.

Expressing she is “disappointed” with the EU deciding to concentrate on the smoking deterrent, Florence Berteletti of the Smoke Free Partnership, says that more should be done in order to “prevent young people from starting smoking.”

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