Liz Earle Superskin Face Serum (€60); Clarins Booster Repair (€39; Chanel Le Lift Serum Hydra Beauty Lotion Very Moist (€47.50); Alpha H Vitamin C with Grape Seed (€63)
Beauty Report: Serum specifics
  • Beauty
  • April 30, 2016, 04:00

Serum is the treatment step of your skincare routine. Cleansers cleanse, moisturisers moisturise, and serums tackle the specific issues that bother y(...)

Nuxe Nuxuriance Ultra Re-Plumping Roll-On Mask (€39.25); Olay Sensitive and Natural Day Cream SPF 15 (€13.79); Mac Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour (€28); Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm (€28.50)

Despite the influx of positive mantras, teeming out of every corner of the internet and from every person I meet, I can’t be shaken from the belief t(...)

A few years ago I attended a memorial for a group of Resistance fighters in a small village in southwest France. A large stone Cross of Lorraine showe(...)

The old man is holding court in the middle of the No 27 bor – out of his bin, of course – going, “More Champagne . . . Judge, you’ll have another g(...)

Asian-inspired beauty is slowly and steadily trickling into Europe and the United States, and for good reason. South Korean women in particular put(...)

Eddie Hobbs at the launch of Lucinda Creighton’s new political party. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Eddie Hobbs has undoubtedly done this State – or at least its citizens – some service, but characterising him as a universally popular people’s cham(...)

Brand loyalty: many of us seem to buy products because we have been blinded by advertising, science and the lure of famous names. Photograph: BSIP/UIG via Getty Images

While working in the make-up section of a department store, I once met a woman who spent a lot of money on a very small jar of face cream. It was s(...)

It’s a make-up must have all year round, but in summer, mascara really comes into its own. Heat and humidity (oh please God, let it happen) are rar(...)

France’s president Francois Hollande visits the Museum of Resistance at Mont Valérien in Suresnes, west of Paris, on Friday, where he announced the future “pantheonisation” of four Resistance heroes. Photograph: Remy de la Mauviniere/EPA

France’s president Francois Hollande has announced the future “pantheonisation” of four Resistance heroes. Mr Hollande spoke on Friday at Mont-(...)

Martin O’Neill, or whoever gets the gig as next manager of the Irish football team, is going to get quite a lot of quids, but it’s hard to shake the suspicion that nothing else but perfection is going to keep the critics off his back once that initial burst of “new-era-fresh-start-everyone’s-shoulder-to-the-wheel” enthusiasm wears off. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

An old Irish Press colleague, the late Brian Featherstonhaugh, had an admirably straight-forward response to anyone ringing in complaining about mista(...)