'Tis the season for spring cleaning and for turning over a new beauty leaf. It can seem like a daunting task to overhaul your whole beauty world, so to help us along two of our favourite beauty brands—Sanctuary Spa and Bare Minerals—are running money-saving amnesties this weekend. Keep scrolling to find out more!
Sanctuary Spa is urging you to ditch your face wipes and give its new Foaming Micellar Cleansing Water (£11) a try instead. All you have to do is take an old or new pack of wipes into a participating Boots store nationwide, and you can exchange it for a 50ml sample of the micellar water. Now, we know a wipe is sometimes necessary because it's a preferable option to sleeping in your makeup but there is good reason why it shouldn't become a regular occurrence, Nichola Joss, Sanctuary Spa skin expert, explains: "Wipes have a tendency to be aggressive on the skin as they drag and pull when being swept across the face. This can cause premature ageing and skin dryness." Yikes! In fact, if you want the proof, here's what happened when one Byrdie staffer used only wipes for two weeks. The Sanctuary is holding its 'Wipe Amnesty' this weekend on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 in Boots stores nationwide.
Bare Minerals is focusing its amnesty on the state of your brushes. If you haven't replaced your old tools in a while, then this is the perfect opportunity. While you may think of the brand for its cult mineral foundation, it's actually the UK's no.1 brush brand (who knew?! Well, you do now). From today until March 24 take any old brush into a Bare Minerals Boutique* and you'll receive 20% off a shiny new one. And they'll discount every new brush for each one you trade—for example, take in three brushes and you'll get three new ones with 20% off. We love the Perfecting Face Brush (£24) for liquid as it has an indent into which you drop your liquid into rather than having to use the back of your hand.
Want to reap a beauty offer 365? Then here's a tip for you: If you buy any beauty product from & Other Stories, use it up and then return the empty container to the store. They will recycle it and give you a 10% voucher off your next purchase. Good news for the environment and your bathroom.
*BareMinerals Boutique locations: Windsor, Brighton, Covent Garden, Canary Wharf, St.Alban’s or Glasgow.
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