To celebrate the launch of Marie Reynolds London onto the Irish market, we have €100 worth of their hero products to give away to one lucky reader. Keep reading to find out how you can be within the chance of winning this exclusive prize...
When it comes to buying skincare, there are generally three factors that come into play: the price, the packaging and the products' claims. How many of us have fallen victim to splashing out on a product because it claims to banish dark circles within 48 days? Or if it wasn't dark circles, it had anti-ageing properties to boot, it could fight off acne and leave you with clearer skin or it could hydrate your dry skin in an instant. And how many of us have used said product to its competition only to see no difference? Chances are you wrote the product off as a scam and never bought it again. But did you ever stop to think it wasn't the product's fault - but yours? It's a hard pill to swallow but unless we're eating a healthy diet, drinking lots of water and exercising regularly, no magical cream can truly transform your skin. Or at least, not all on its own.
The secret to good skin comes from within. Anecdotally, we can all remember a time during which we’ve eaten and drunk poorly for a few days – the festive season is but one example – with the effects manifesting on our faces in the form of spots, dehydration and dullness. And, while consuming a balanced and nutritious diet is essential, sometimes it can be helpful to support what you eat with a skin supplement. And it makes sense. Skincare is a far more complex and holistic practice than simply the application of topical formulas. Everything from our emotions, lifestyle and diet all impact our skin health. If you’re not eating or sleeping well, or are suffering from stress or anxiety, chances are it will show in your skin.
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And it was that very logic that led Marie Reynolds, one of the UK's most sought-after skin and wellness experts, to create her own range of skincare. Having worked in the beauty industry for over 35 years in a variety of roles from therapist to entrepreneur, Reynolds approach to skincare is unique. Reynolds has an expert understanding of holistic health which she believes is essential to creating magnificent skin.
Typically, within the skincare industry, brands either align themselves with the topical treatment formula or the idea of treating the skin from the inside out. Reynolds, on the other hand, opines that it's a combination of both. This unparalleled way of thinking along with Reynolds experience and understanding of the skin’s composition has led her to build one of the world’s only genuinely incorporated skincare regimes, covering supplements, topical products, and even specially designed tools.
HOW TO WIN:
And the best part? Marie Reynolds London has just launched in Ireland. To celebrate, we've teamed up with the brand to give one lucky Irish Tatler reader the chance to win two of their best-sellers: the repair+ supplement and the recently launched butter balm worth €99.
Marie Reynolds London Repair +, €34, SHOP
Rich, indulgent, decadent, soothing and nourishing are just a sample of the words used by reviewers to describe this butter balm. With a stunning blend of butters and oils (think: shea butter, cocoa seed butter, mango butter, avocado oil, apricot kernel oil and pomegranate seed oil) that are non-occlusive but easily absorbed into the skin to boost the function of the lipid barrier. The balm can be used as a mask, as a night treatment or as a healing balm. For a mask, apply a layer of butter balm to the face and neck. Leave for 10-15 minutes and massage into the skin or cleanse away. For a night treatment, apply the butter balm and massage into the skin before bed, sleep and let the magic happen. For a healing balm, use on dry patches, elbows, cracked heels and even dry lips. To prevent any of the aforementioned happening, apply every evening to these areas. What's more, the butter balm works wonders on the likes of stretch marks and scars as it aids the integrity of the skin.
Marie Reynolds London Butter Balm, €65, SHOP
ENTER TO WIN:
T&Cs apply. Entrants must be 18 years or older. This prize cannot be exchanged for cash and is non-transferrable. Editor's decision is final. Winner will be contacted by email and if they do not respond within a day, a new winner will be selected. Open to residents in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland only. One entry per person. Competition closes midnight Friday, May 28.