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Dry, dull, and lacklustre skin. Sound familiar? If you’re anything like me then you’re in need of a serious beauty boost after winter and there’s no better time than the changing season to update your beauty bag, try something new and help you get that spring back in your step.

There are lots of products on the market vying for attention and it can seem overwhelming knowing where to start and how to pick the right one. One of the benefits about having my own business is that I’ve been able to cherry pick the very best multi-tasking, results-driven products and I’m proud of the fact I only stock products I love and which I know work.

Dr Murad has just launched an amazing new homecare product. The Murad Vitamin C Rapid Resurfacing Peel Pads is my current favourite product;   these resurfacing pads contain a powerful blend of 10% Glycolic Acid and Vitamin C to instantly smooth away dead skin, enhance radiance, even-out skin tone and help fight environmental pollutants. The textured pads allow for a targeted application of the active ingredients. What I also love about them is that they are gently formulated to give you the benefits of a peel without the irritation – so ideal for sensitive skin.

Elizabeth Arden PRO’s Cellular Recovery Serum is a wonder product that helps you achieve the most out of your skincare regime, boosting the effects of other anti-ageing products and treatments. The innovative serum includes skin soothing ingredients, antioxidants and DNA enzyme complex to moisturise and soothe as well as promote that youthful, radiant appearance we covet. At £79, it may sound expensive, but you need only 1 pump for the face, neck and décolletage so a little goes a long way.

And lastly, there’s no point investing in a peel and a great serum if you’re going to expose your skin to the sun’s harmful UV rays and undo all the good work! So a moisturiser with an SPF 30 is a must. Our Murad all-day moisturisers have a SPF 30 as standard and are also packed with anti-oxidants and hydrating ingredients to help combat the damaging effects of the sun and environmental stress. The Essential C-Day Moisture will protect against environmental damage whilst Murad’s Protecting Day Cream hydrates and protects normal skin. The Murad Age Balancing Moisture is ideal for those looking to tackle wrinkles and increase firmness and the Anti-Ageing Blemish Moisture is for those looking to get results whilst keeping breakouts in check. If you’re not sure which one if for you, our therapists are always around to offer advice and let you try them out. Just pop in to see us or book a free consultation for more in depth advice.

Skincare products are available at Bruntsfield and Hanover Street, subject to availability. For more information or advice please contact Zen Bruntsfield Pl: 0131 477 3535, Hanover St: 0131 225 7009.

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Fiona Fowley is the beauty expert and entrepreneur behind the Zen Lifestyle salons. Originally a beauty therapist, Fiona realised there was a gap in the market to create a unique kind of customer experience in the UK beauty and spa industry. She created Zen Lifestyle to provide discerning clients with an exceptionally high standard of therapies in luxurious, beautifully designed surroundings. she has led the business to 18 national beauty awards, as well as being voted UK Salon of the Year 5 times.