There were squeals of excitement, followed by exclamations of surprise that nobody had dreamt it up sooner when the Clarins PR team introduced the latest self-tanning innovation to the Scottish press this week. Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster (£18; www.clarins.co.uk, from May) is the product we’ve all been waiting for, whether we want a tanned, not Tango’d, face or whether we just want a subtle glow to replace our naturally ghostly pallour. Why? Because it’s designed to be mixed with our regular day cream to allow a natural-looking tan to develop.
All you do is mix a few drops of this clever self-tanner into to your daily dose of cream (or your serum) as you’re about to apply it. The self-tanner develops evenly on the skin. Continue with three drops if you want to intensify the tan, and once you have the colour you want, you only need to apply a couple of drops a day to maintain it. Genius!
And if proof were needed that it really is all about looking healthy rather than looking like a potential
customer for the skin cancer specialist then look no further than Chanel. Its chic collection of SPF powders, launched last year, was called Healthy Glow and the range now includes two new, limited edition, powder compacts, Healthy Glow Multi-colour (£39; from May 9), which each have three colours that can be swooshed together to give the complexion a radiant appearance, or can be used separately as a highlighter, blusher and sculpting powder.
Also launched is a Healthy Glow Fluid SPF15 (£34), a lovely formula, available in six shades, which combines powder and gel and evens out the skin while imbuing it with a radiant lustre.