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12th Apr 2014

Body Beautiful – Three New Beauty Buys to Try This Week

Three new beauty buys to try this week...

It’s a serious perk of the job here at towers that we get to try and test some of the latest and greatest beauty releases and call it work. Lucky us. Here is a heads up on three products that got a communal thumbs up from the team in the week that was…


Moroccanoil Bodyline, from €13

Believe it or not, it’s been seven years since Moroccanoil hit our shelves and offered Irish women the calming hair secret North Africa had been keeping to itself for years previously. The key ingredient is argan oil, used liberally by Moroccans for both cooking and beauty regimes. Though coconut oil has taken over as the model/celeb flavour of the month, argan oil is a superb beauty buy in its raw form and even in its diluted form it’s a winner. Now, Moroccanoil have introduced a body range to follow on from the wildly successful hair range, and you’ll find the products at Harvey Nichols.

The range includes:

Body Buff, 180ml, €46

Designed to hydrate and nourishes skin, this body buffer contains a natural exfoliator orange peel.

Body Souffle, 190ml, €56.50

With argan oil, shea butter and aloe vera, this lightweight cream is designed to provide intense hydration.

Cleansing Bar, 110g, €13

They’re too posh to call it soap. This one again boasts argan oil and shea butter. We’re still not sold on soaping up though…

Dry Body Oil, 100ml, €46 

On the other hand, we love a body oil. This is a blend of olive, argan and avocado oils designed to lock in the skins natural moisture.

Shimmering Body Oil, 50ml, €48.50

Half the size but more expensive. That’s the price you pay for wanting a little sparkle in your life…

Intense Hydrating Treatment, €35.50

If you have especially dry skin, this blend of argan oil, chamomile, and sunflower seed oil may be just the trick to soothe and calm your skin.

Hand Cream, 125ml, €26

More argan oil (of course), shea butter, mango butter and avocado butter combine to made this hydrating formula.

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JESSICA Phenomen Oil, €21.40

Shelling out over twenty quid for a nail product, and only 7.4ml of it? You’re grand, thanks. Except if you really need it, and it really works. This tester really needed it. This oil has been billed as a “lifesaving treatment to cuticles to reverse any damage post polish or remover”. A targeted healing and rehydrating cuticle oil, Phenomen Oil intensively nourishes dry cuticles and promotes strong nail growth Makers point out that it is also excellent for elbows, feet, knees and any other rough, dry areas of skin that need deep moisturisation, but when there are far cheaper options for those areas that will do the same thing. I’m saving this one for my talons. This product contains Vitamin E, jojoba, Sweet Almond Oil and Rice Oil, designed to go deep into your cuticles to repair and re-nourish nails.

Available from salons nationwide and online from

JESSICA Phenomen Oil


GOSH CC Cream, €13.99

You could be forgiven for officially hating any beauty product with double letters in it’s name, given the abundance of them that have been released over the past twelve months. However, a good CC cream is a great investment, so bear with us. Danish brand GOSH may be a little late to the party with their Colour Correcting cream, but it is a nice value-for-money beauty buy, so we’re welcoming it anyway. This product offers light coverage, is moisturising and boasts SFP 10. Designed to illuminate skin and even out skin tone thanks to light-reflecting pigments, active ingredient, Gatuline Radiance helps to keeps skin looking flawless. Bonus points for an oil-free formula that is also free from perfume and parabens.


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