I am NOT suggesting you don't use sunscreen, but as I know most of you won't (especially when it's raining), I have an alternative option. I found this little gem tucked away in a French pharmacy. And while we're on the subject, is there anywhere that holds quite as much promise of beauty, sex appeal and even perkier boobs just by rubbing on some cream or popping a pill than a French pharmacy? Anyway, no one does thermal spring water skincare like the French and this fabulous product from Avène is a must-have. Its official title is Hydrating Skin Tone Perfector, and that it pretty much what it does, unifying your complexion using transparent mineral pigments to reflect light and coloured pigments that adapt to your skin tone and blur imperfections. It also moisturises and contains SPF 30. One of the few multi-tasking products I know that can do just that. It goes on smoothly and easily, has a great texture and leaves you glowing (as well as protected). It comes in Rich (for more mature or dry skin) and Light. Love it.
Avène Hydrating Skin Tone Perfector £16.50 www.boots.com
VALUE FOR MONEY: 5/5
BEAUTY OR BEAST? BEAUTY