The clean scene


BEAUTY:Ask any skincare expert about the secret to good skin and the word exfoliation will almost certainly crop up. It’s quite simple – unless you regularly remove dead cells, any moisturiser will battle to get through to nourish skin. Exfoliators also unclog pores and refine the skin’s surface. Convinced?

Vichy’s Pureté Thermale Detoxifying Exfoliating Cream polishes skin without drying it out. It’s suitable for sensitive skins and should be used twice a week for best results. It costs €14.75 at chemists


If you ever doubted the transformative powers of make up, here's an unrecognisable Sharon Corr sporting a look from Dylan Bradshaw’s Face collection. With the party season around the corner, you can glam up for a special night out with a makeover for €40 or a make up lesson for €90, redeemable against purchase.


A precision tweezers is an essential tool for accurate plucking and they don’t come better than the Swiss-made Rubis, now available in Ireland. If you need any more convincing, according to make-up guru Bobbi Brown, Rubis are “the Ferrari of tweezers”. So now you know. €27.99 at pharmacies.

Ann-Marie Oliver, Ovelle Pharmaceuticals I can’t live without...

Mac Foundation Stippling BrushCan be used wet or dry to apply foundation, and gives a lasting airbrushed finish.

Elave Oil-Free Balancing MoisturiserThis feels gorgeous on my skin, almost like a balm, but without that greasy feeling.

Babyliss Heated Hair RollersThese are really easy to use and I have a shower once I put them in as the steam helps set the curl.


Congratulations to Michelle McDermott of Peter Mark who made Irish hairdressing history recently when she won the International

Visionary Award at the Alternative Hair show in London. If you fancy a new look, McDermott is based at Peter Mark, Dundrum.

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