Cosmetics

Independent and trusted reviews and advice about cosmetics, including information about cosmetic surgery, moisturisers, chemicals in cosmetics, and make-up.

Moisturisers

Moisturisers with sunscreen user trial

People are increasingly choosing to use a moisturiser with sunscreen, to protect them from harmful UV rays.

26 Sep 2007 | We arranged for 280 home testers to trial six unidentified moisturisers, which they used for three days consecutively.

Woman putting on face cream

Anti aging creams review

Are cosmeceuticals the way to youthful skin?

15 Jun 2007 | The current buzzword in the world of anti-aging is cosmeceuticals. But is there any real science behind the hype?

Cosmetics

Cosmetics - safe and cruelty free?

What's the progress on cruelty free cosmetics?

4 May 2007 | How can consumers work out what has been tested on animals and what hasn’t? And what are the alternatives to animal testing?

Mascara

Mascara review and compare

One ‘volumising’ mascara stood out by a length — but at a price.

14 Dec 2006 | Our results show that a big name or a higher price is not always a guarantee of how much you’ll like a product. One of the highest rated mascaras was considerably cheaper than others rated equally.

Girl in bikini

Self tanning review and compare

How to get the bronzed look without the harmful rays.

4 Oct 2006 | Our results show that a big name or a higher price is no guarantee of how much you’ll like a product.

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