Having a few key beauty products on your bedside table can really make your life easier and skin happier. But the last thing you want to do is to crowd it with endless bottles and tubs. Belle About Town has tested out essentials for your bedside table that don’t take up too much room but do work wonders.
Face: If you want great skin then keep the Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules, £46, by Elemis close to you at all times. The best thing about this tub is that its takes away the hassle of having a separate morning and night cream because it contains two types of capsules in one tub. Simply use the one pink rose capsule in the morning to stimulate micro circulation and vitality. Then follow this up in the evening with one green lavender capsule to repair the skin and encourage a peaceful night’s sleep. It’s time saving, convenient and smells divine. Buy it from www.qvcuk.com
Scent: This Tarocco Orange, Eucalyptus & Sage Body Mist is a must to help lift your mood in the morning or night. It costs £15 from Crabtree & Evelyn and is worth every penny. Just spritz this lovely scent on your body to calm the senses while in bed. I also like to use it as a room fragrance and sometimes even spray it on my bedding as the scent is gentle yet uplifting. Buy it from www.crabtree-evelyn.co.uk.
Treatment: Everyone needs a good go-to product to reach for when your skin is problematic. At times like this you need the new Eau Thermale Avène TriAcnéal Expert, £23, from Boots. It’s great at fighting stubborn blemishes, marks and the first signs of ageing. Use it instead of your normal evening moisturiser when your skin needs a little bit more help. Buy it from www.boots.com.
Make-up Remover: We have all been there. You get home late and you can’t be bothered to remove all your layers of make-up so you fall asleep and regret it the next morning when you see foundation and mascara stains on your pillow. This can all be a thing of the past thanks to the MAC Cosmetics Bulk Wipes, £18, which removes makeup, smudges, dirt and grime in a matter of seconds. These oversized wipes are great because they are super-saturated with special MAC cleanser infused with protective vitamin E – so it is great for your skin. Buy it from www.debenhams.com
Hair: For the nights when you want to have a bath and then head straight for bed, make sure the Fudge 1 Shot+ Spray is close at hand. Simply spray it on wet or dry hair and comb through before falling asleep. This leave-in treatment is great for dry and chemically damaged hair because it helps to restore lost moisture and leaves your locks silky and smooth. Buy it from www.fudgehair.co.uk