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Boots logo99 of No7 beauty for 30 in 'Beauty Vault' set*We predict whats likely to be inside the mystery set


If you go online to Boots* you can sign up to get first dibs on its £30 No7 'Beauty Vault' set, which it says is worth £99.

Standard delivery's £3.50 or you can collect in store for free. Boots wasn't able to give us an indication of stock levels, so you might need to go quick if you want this as soon as it's released. We reckon it’ll be out next week - we've had a look at current Boots offers, and the selected No7 for £7 offer finishes on Sun 15 Jul, so there's a chance this offer could start immediately afterwards from Mon 16 Jul. However, Boots hasn’t yet confirmed any details.

Yet although Boots is keeping the mystery bundle’s contents a secret, we've taken a look at the cryptic image Boots is using to promote the offer and tried to match it up against items in previous and current No7 offers – and we think we might’ve just about cracked it. Our list of predictions below came to £99ish, so even if we don't get every item right, we think we're fairly close

What we're predicting the No7 'Beauty Vault' set might include:

  • Nail polish x2, 10ml, norm £6 or £7 depending on finish.
  • Mascara, 7ml, norm £10-£15 depending on finish.
  • Lipstick, 3.2g, norm £10 in either 'Stay Perfect' or 'Sheer Temptation'.
  • 'Stay Perfect Amazing Eyes' eyeliner, norm £7.50.
  • 'Airbrush Away' primer, 30ml, norm £16.50.
  • 'Stay Perfect' trio eyeshadow, 3g, norm £10.
  • 'Radiant Results' purifying foaming cleanser, 150ml, norm £9.50.
  • 'Radiant Results' nourishing micellar cleansing oil, 150ml, norm £11.
  • 'Radiant Results' revitalising cleansing wipes, 30-pack, norm £7.50.

MSE Rhiannon says:

While it may not sound scientific, we used the image available on the Boots website, and a bit of background knowledge into how Boots usually structures its offers and painstakingly matched items to the shadow image to come up with the above results.

We're not certain about shades, and the mascara might turn out to be different than the one we predicted, however we think we've cracked most of the items and this set looks to be a decent price if you normally buy No7, either for yourself or as a gift.

Bamford logo'Free' 32 Bamford skincare set with 5 magFreebie on the cover of Harper's Bazaar

18 days left

If you buy the August edition of Harper's Bazaar magazine (£4.70, Ashley Graham on the front) by Fri 3 Aug, on the cover you'll get a Bamford skincare set containing a Refining Exfoliator and Moisturising Lotion (norm £32). 

As this set is worth more than the magazine, if you want to buy it it'd be worth buying the magazine even if you don’t want to read it, as it's cheaper than buying the product directly.

This freebie is only available when buying the magazine in shops, and won't be sent to subscribers.

Dare logo10ish of beauty products with 2.50 mag*Freebies on the cover of Dare magazine

While stocks lasts

If you buy the summer edition of Dare magazine (£2.50, Caroline Flack on the front), on the cover you'll get a selection of five free beauty products. This magazine is made by Superdrug but is only available in local news stands and supermarkets - you can't buy it in Superdrug and it is different to the free magazine available in store.

Superdrug told us the magazine is available while stocks last, but it didn't tell us how many are left, so go quickly if this is something you'd like.

Here are some examples of what you can get below, as well as the price you'd normally pay for it:

  • Colgate black/max white toothbrush (full size) - norm 99p at Superdrug.
  • Aussie '3 minute miracle' colour deep treatment sachet (20ml) - norm 99p at Superdrug.
  • Garnier skin active 3in1 wash scrub mask (50ml) - worth £1.26 based on full-sized 150ml version at Feel Unique.
  • Revolution sun kiss highlighter (14g) - norm £5 at Superdrug.

You'll also get one of the following:

  • Superdrug charcoal toothpaste (25ml) - worth 48p based on full-sized 75ml version at Superdrug.
  • Batiste dry shampoo (50ml) - norm £1.50 at Superdrug.

As these products are worth more than the magazine, it's worth buying even if you don’t want to read it, as it's cheaper than buying all of the products individually. 

Here is a photo of what MSE Becky received with her magazine:

Dare magazine

Rodial logo'Free' 36 Rodial eyeliner & lip liner set with 4.50 magFreebie on the cover of Red magazine

16 days left

If you buy the August edition of Red magazine (£4.50, Emma Willis on the front) by Wed 1 Aug, on the cover you'll get a free Rodial Smokey eyeliner and lip liner set (norm £36).

As this product is worth more than the magazine, if you want to buy it it'd be worth buying the magazine even if you don’t want to read it, as it's cheaper than buying the product directly. 

The freebie is only available when buying the magazine in shops, and won't be sent to subscribers.

Marie Claire logo'Free' 5ish Murad cleanser with 4ish magFreebie on the cover of Marie Claire magazine

If you buy the May edition of Marie Claire magazine (£4.20, Vanessa Kirby on the cover) by Wed 8 Aug, on the cover you'll find a 30ml Murad AHA/BHA exfoliating cleanser freebie on the cover.

We worked out the cream's worth £5.25 based on the cost of the 200ml full-size version, which is £35 at Look Fantastic, so if it's something you usually use as it's worth more than the cost of the magazine, it might be worth picking up.

The freebie is only available when buying the magazine in shops, and won't be sent to subscribers.

Soap & Glory logoSoap & Glory 'Spa of Wonder' 30*Body care set worth 78ish if bought separately


If you go online to Boots* or visit one of its stores (find your nearest*), you can get a Soap & Glory 'Spa of Wonder' body care set for £30 while stocks last. 

This gift set, which includes body butter, face wash and mascara, contains products worth £78ish if bought individually. Delivery's £3.50 if you order online, or you can collect in a store for free.

Boots wasn't able to give us an indication of stock levels, so go quick if you want to clean up with this one. 

Soap & Glory 'Spa of Wonder' body care set includes:

  • 'Clean on Me' shower cream, 500ml, norm £6.50 at Boots.
  • 'The Righteous Butter' 3in1 body wash, 250ml, norm £7 at Boots.
  • 'The Scrub Of Your Life' body buffer 200ml, norm £7 at Boots.
  • 'The Righteous Butter' body butter 300ml, norm £10 at Boots.
  • 'Smoothie Star' moisturising body milk 500ml, norm £10 at Boots.
  • 'Face Soap and Clarity' 3-in-1 facial wash 350ml, norm £8 at Boots.
  • 'Bright & Beautiful' face mask, 34.6g, norm £4 at Boots.
  • 'Thick & Fast' HD mascara 10ml, norm £10.50 at Boots.
  • 'Supercat' eyeliner in black, 1.6g, norm £6.50 at Boots.
  • 'Sexy Mother Pucker' lip gloss in 'Plums Up' (purple shade), 7ml, norm £9 at Boots.Soap & Glory 'Spa of Wonder' set

Be careful though - there's more than one Soap & Glory gift set currently available at Boots, so make sure you get 'Spa of Wonder' if you want this deal.

Grum logoGrum beard & skincare kit 15 (norm 40ish)*Incl free delivery. Contains beard and face wash, wax, oil etc

1,500 available

If you go online to shaving supplier Grüum* via our Blagged link, you can get a choice of two beard and skincare kits for £15 delivered as part of its clearance sale – shaving up to 65% off the normal cost if you were to buy the items from Grüum individually.

There are 1,500 kits available in total and the offer will end when all kits are gone, so don't shave it for later – go quick if you want one. There's no code needed, the discount should already be applied.

What's included in each kit?

The 'beard and skincare' kit* (norm £43 if bought individually) includes...

15 Grumm beard kit

  • Beard wash, 75ml (norm £6)
  • Beard wax, 20g (norm £7)
  • Beard oil, 10ml (norm £7)
  • Facial tonic, 30ml (norm £7)
  • Exfoliating face wash, 100ml (norm £8)
  • Daily moisturiser, 50ml (norm £8)

The 'ultimate beard' kit* (norm £41 if bought individually) includes...

15 Grumm beard kit

  • 2x beard wash, 75ml (norm £6 each)
  • 2x Beard wax, 20g (norm £7 each)
  • Beard oil, 10ml (norm £7)
  • Exfoliating face wash, 100ml (norm £8)

These kits could be good if you want to look beardiful. Delivery should take three to five working days.

If neither kit suits you (maybe you know you wouldn't use all of the items) then you can create your own customised kit from Grüum's clearance range*. Delivery's £3.95 or free over £10.

Why is it having a clearance sale?

Grüum has recently changed the look of its packaging and so it is discounting stock in the previous style of packaging. The products inside are identical to what it supplies now, it's only the external packaging that is different.

What is Grüum?

Grüum is an online business selling shaving and beard grooming kits. It normally does this on a monthly subscription basis, but you will NOT be enrolled in a subscription if you buy either of these kits, or a customised kit through this offer. When we checked on Tue 5 Jun, Grüum had a 9.1 out of 10 Trustpilot score based on 1,388 reviews.

Lush logoFREE 7.50 Lush face maskWhen you exchange five of its black, recyclable pots


Ethical make-up and skincare company Lush offers a free £7.50 face mask if you save up five of its black, recyclable pots and exchange them in store (find your nearest).

Lush says they must be used and clean when you return them, and you can read more about Lush's commitment to recycling on its website.

If you'd like to know what other freebies you can get for recycling your make-up and skincare packaging, see MSE Rhiannon's blog How to bag FREE make-up and skincare rewards for recycling.

Aveeno logo1 off Aveeno daily moisturising lotionClick & print coupon for moisturiser

15 days left

Register with Caring Everyday to get a £1 off coupon, which is accepted at most supermarkets and pharmacies, but not at independent pharmacies.

Aveeno logo1 off Aveeno after shower mistClick & print coupon for moisturiser

15 days left

Register with Caring Everyday to get a £1 off coupon, which is accepted at most supermarkets and pharmacies, but not at independent pharmacies.

Soap & Glory logoSoap & Glory 'Happy Glamper' set 16*Incl face wipes, hair brush, anorak & eyeliner

While stock lasts

MoneySavers always love offers from Soap & Glory, and we suspect this one will get you into a lather... If you go online to Boots* or visit one of its stores (find your nearest*), you can get a Soap & Glory 'Happy Glamping' survival kit for £16 while stocks last.

This gift set includes face wipes, full-size eyeliner, foldable hair brush and a showerproof anorak (not to be worn in the shower). If bought individually, the cosmetic and hair/body care items would cost £23.50. However, as you can't buy the anorak, brush or bag on their own, we reckon it's a good offer as you effectively get three bonus items unavailable elsewhere. Delivery's £3.50 if you order online, or you can collect in a store for free.

Boots says stock levels are good, but as Soap & Glory offers are always popular, you may need to go quick if you want to clean up with this one.

Soap & Glory 'Happy Glamper' survival kit includes:

  • 'Rushower' dry shampoo, 50ml, norm £2.50 at Boots.
  • 'Hand Maid' hand sanitiser gel, 50ml, norm £2.50 at Boots.
  • 'Sexy Mother pucker' red lipstick, norm £3.50 at Boots.
  • 'Original Pink' body spray, 100ml, norm £4 at Boots.
  • 'Off Your Face' face wipes, 25, norm £4.50 at Boots.
  • 'Supercat Skinny' black eyeliner, norm £6.50 at Boots.
  • 'Take Me Any Hair' foldaway hairbrush
  • Showerproof 'Glamorak' anorak
  • Cotton bag

happy glamper 2

Feelunique logo'Free' five beauty samples from Feel Unique*3.95 delivery. Brands incl Bare Minerals, Ren, YSL etc


If you go online to Feel Unique*, you can use its 'Pick ‘n’ Mix' offer to receive five mini beauty samples for free. You'll just have to pay £3.95 delivery, which will then be returned to you in the form of a Feel Unique voucher code worth £3.95 to spend online against a future purchase (can't be another Pick 'n' Mix bundle).

The voucher code's valid for 60 days from the day your freebies are dispatched. You can’t use the voucher code on future Pick ‘n’ Mix orders, and you can only use one code at a time.

The minis available in this offer range from a 0.7ml Givenchy Very Irresistible EDT to a 50ml He-Shi tanning gel. Many other brands are included, eg, Kenzo, YSL, Shiseido, L’Occitane, Ren and Bare Minerals but will be subject to availability.  See full T&Cs* for this offer.

MSE Rhiannon says:

This offer's great if you want to try new products but don't want to take the plunge and buy a big bottle. It's also useful if you're planning to take them on holiday as they're all under 100ml.

Sun cream logo1 sun cream dealsBritish Skin Foundation says they check out on skin safety


Summer is coming and you should be wearing sun cream in the UK, not just on your holiday abroad. Staying safe needn’t cost the earth though, if you’re willing to ditch the brands you know, you could save with sun cream for £1. It sounds too good to be true, yet we've found a number of products available for £1 rather than the usual £6-£12. We've contacted skincare experts to find out how safe the lotions are.

Are they safe?

We've been in touch with the British Skin Foundation (BSF) charity and the Cosmetic Toiletry & Perfumery Association (CTPA) trade body. Both say people shouldn't be put off by low prices, as long as they check packaging for:

  • The UVA rating. This tells you how much protection the product is giving you from harmful long-wave ultra-violet UVA rays. Some bottles have a star rating (the BSF recommends four or more stars) - while others don't, they should at least contain a circle with the letters UVA inside, as this indicates the minimum level of UVA protection. See images below for the logos you should be looking for.

  • The SPF number. This stands for sun protection factor. The higher the number, the greater the level of protection against harmful medium-wave ultra-violet UVB rays. The label should also tell you whether the product provides "low", "medium", "high" or "very high" protection against UVB. See the CTPA's section on sun protection for more info.

The BSF says: "When choosing a sunscreen look for a high protection SPF (SPF 30 or more) to protect against UVB, and the UVA circle logo and/or 4 or 5 UVA stars to protect against UVA."

You might be a bit sceptical about sun cream for £1, we always are too, but we’re trusting that these big companies such as Savers (owned by Superdrug) have done their own independent checks to ensure these sun creams are fully tested and are legit.

Important -  As with any product, if you have sensitive skin it’s important to do a patch test before using any new skin care or hair care product and sun cream is no exception.

How long will it last? 

The period after opening (PAO) number should also be included on the bottle. This will be displayed as an "open jar" symbol with a number inside indicating how many months the product will be safe for after opening, providing it is stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight (see example below). 

Don't automatically chuck old sun creams away

Most of the cheap sun creams we found are good to use for at least 12 months from the date of opening, so don't throw away your excess sun cream after your holiday, check the PAO as it's likely you can use it again on your next trip.

£1 sun creams 

We checked the big pound store chains and scoured the high street. The products we found may not be the same as the ones you find and are subject to stock, so make sure you do the checks above. It's also worth noting these bottles are slightly smaller (40ml-120ml) than some of the better-known brands (norm 200ml). They may not be brands that you recognise, but all have the UVA rating symbol to indicate they meet at least the minimum level of UVA protection.

Poundland (find your nearest)

It stocks a range from a brand called Anovia Tropical Sun, which should be available in its 400+ stores for £1. We found:

  • Tropical Sun lotion SPF 15, 100ml (next cheapest £4.95 delivered via a third party Amazon seller)

  • Tropical Sun lotion for kids SPF 30, 65ml (next cheapest £4.95 delivered via a third party Amazon seller)

  • Tropical Sun lotion SPF 30, 65ml (next cheapest we found, £5.99 delivered via a third party Amazon seller)

Savers (find your nearest)

It stocks a range from a brand called EAD sunscreen, which should be available in its 230+ stores at £1. We found:

  • EAD Sunscreen SPF 30, 120ml (next cheapest we found, £3.49 delivered via a third party Amazon seller)
  • EAD Sunscreen SPF 45, 120ml (next cheapest we found, £3.49 delivered via a third party Amazon seller)

A 200ml EAD sunscreen SPF 50 is also available, but that's £1.99.

Own-brand sun cream for less than £5

At MSE we're always trying to get you to think about downshifting, so we've had a look for the cheapest own-branded sun creams on offer, all under a fiver:

  • Aldi Lacura sun spray SPF50+, 200ml - £1.99 at Aldi. Five-star UVA rated.
  • Lidl Cien sun lotion SPF 30, 250ml - £3.49 in store at Lidl (find your nearest).
  • Superdrug Solait SPF 30, 200ml - £3.37 in the buy one get one half price offer at Superdrug* (norm £4.49 each). Five-star UVA rated.
  • Boots Soltan kids SPF 30, 200ml - £4 at Boots*. Five-star UVA rated.
  • Wilko Suncare SPF 50, 200ml - £3.50 at Wilko*. Five-star UVA rated.
  • Asda Protect SPF 50, 200ml - £2.39 at Asda*. Five-star UVA rated.
  • Morrisons Sun spray SPF 30, 200ml - £3 at Morrisons*. Five-star UVA rated.

Other low-cost branded sun creams

For those who just can't ditch a brand they know and trust, we've also compiled a list of the cheapest we've found some of the most popular products. When they are cheap, we found quite often prices elsewhere are only a few pence more.

It's worth remembering that sprays and special formulations (eg, clear/coloured/sensitive) usually cost more, so check to see if your chosen cream could be cheaper in a different bottle.

  • Garnier Ambre Solaire kids moisturising spray SPF 50, 200ml - £4  at Asda* (next cheapest we found, £5 at Sainsbury's).
  • Garnier Ambre Solaire ultra-hydrating sun cream SPF 30, 200ml - £4 at Asda* (next cheapest we found, £5 at Tesco and Sainsbury's).
  • Piz Buin allergy sun-sensitive skin spray SPF 30, 200ml - £4.99 at B&M Bargains (next cheapest we found, £8 at Superdrug, Boots, Sainsbury's and Asda).
  • Nivea Sun moisturising sun protect & moisture SPF 30, 200ml - £4 at Asda* (next cheapest we found, £5 at Tesco and Sainsbury's).
  • Nivea Sun moisturising sun lotion SPF 50, 200ml - £4 at Asda* (next cheapest we found, £5 at Tesco and Sainsbury's).

Buy before you fly - watch out for hand luggage restrictions

Research from the Post Office suggests sun cream is generally cheaper in the UK than abroad, so it's best to buy before your holiday - especially with the weaker pound this year. Don't forget though, if you're flying, you can only carry a maximum of 100ml in your hand luggage, unless you buy in shops after you've gone through check-in. You may find items will be taken off you if transferring flights, so be sure to check before flying if you're unsure.

Lancome logoFree 4-10ish Lancme beauty samples*5ml serum plus one of five 5ml moisturisers at counters

Free sample

If you head to a Lancôme beauty counter (find your nearest*), you can ask for a free 5ml sample of Advanced Genifique serum plus one of five moisturisers. There's no voucher needed, and based on the full-sized 50ml versions, we've figured the moisturiser freebie to be worth between £3.55 and £6 and the serum £9.83 based on the full-sized 30ml version.

There are 2,000,000 samples available which will be released in batches throughout the year, but when they’re gone, they’re gone. Each Lancôme counter - there are 685 in the UK - will have the samples but larger stores will have a bigger allocation. You'll find the counters in department stores, Boots and some pharmacies.

The Lancôme samples are 5ml tubes, available in five types of moisturiser (plus Advanced Genifique serum):

  • Advanced Genifique serum - works on fine lines and dullness, for all skin types. Worth £9.83 based on the full-sized 30ml version.
  • Hydra Zen day cream - soothing and hydrating, for dry skin. Worth £3.55 based on the full-size 50ml version.
  • Visionnaire day cream - anti-wrinkle and for improved skin texture. Worth £5.40 based on the full-size 50ml version.
  • Visionnaire night cream - gel texture. Worth £5.30 based on the full-size 50ml version.
  • Renergie Multi Lift day cream - lifting and firming – for more mature skin. Worth £4.48 based on the full-size 50ml version.
  • Advanced Genifique cream - works on fine lines and dullness, for all skin types. Worth £5.90 based on the full-sized 50ml version.

In order to get your freebie, you'll need to answer a few questions about your skin type (whether your skin is shiny, tight, or normal), which should take about three minutes. Remember, there is no obligation to buy anything or act on any advice, but be prepared - it might try and upsell you. 

Free facial or hand massage

While you are at the counter, you can also get a free 15-minute facial or 10-minute hand massage, no booking required.

Crabtree and Evelyn logoCrabtree & Evelyn 30% off 'Outlet'Online and in some stores. Delivery's 3.50


If you go online to beauty retailer Crabtree & Evelyn's ‘outlet’ section or into its outlet stores (Somerset, Co Duram, Portsmouth, Pontyclun), you can get 30% off end of line and outlet exclusive products. The discount is only valid on ‘outlet’ items, not products from the main site or stores.

Home delivery's £3.50, £2.75 to a collection point or you can click and collect in any store (not just outlets) for free.

Boots logoBoots discounts via app*Download app and use offers in stores


If you have a Boots Advantage Card, you can get personalised offers and discounts at Boots* by downloading the Boots app. The offers vary for each person, as they are tailored to your shopping habits.

How to get the app and offers

  • Download the Boots app* via the App Store or Google Play.
  • Go to 'My offers' and sign in using your Advantage Card number. This links your card to the app and you can then select offers by loading them onto your card.
  • Choose the offers you'd like to use in 'Offers just for me' and select 'Load offer to Advantage Card'.
  • Next time you use your Advantage Card, the cashier or self-checkout will ask you if you want to use the offer in that transaction. 

What can I get?

These are some examples of offers we've seen when trying the app (of course as the offers are personalised, not everyone will receive the same ones):

  • £1.50 off when you spend £15 or more in a single transaction
  • 20% off a shower gel or body wash
  • 100 points when you buy two or more shampoo or conditioner products

What if I don't have a smartphone?

You can also use the Boots website* to select offers and load them to your Advantage Card. Just register or log-in to view your account and offers.

MSE Sarah M says:

The best thing about this deal is that the offers usually work on top of other in-store discounts. I got a £2 Nivea shower gel for 80p by using a '20% off' deal from the app on top of a half-price in-store offer.

Superdrug logoSuperdrug 20% off toiletries for studentsIn stores via NUS Extra/Unidays and registered Beautycard


If you're a student, you can normally get 10% off toiletries at health and beauty retailer Superdrug* with an NUS Extra card, or with a Unidays code, which you can get for free by signing up with your university details - but you can now get 20% off until Tue 16 Jan.

You'll need a registered Beautycard (Superdrug's free loyalty card) too and the discount's only available in its stores, not online.

Who is eligible for an NUS Extra card?

The NUS Extra card is available to all students aged over 16 years (including distance learners, vocational and part-time students). It costs £12 and is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. You can use it to get discounts at lots of stores and websites, including Asos, Spotify, Amazon and Domino's.

More info

Excludes prescriptions, phone cards, mobile phones, postage stamps and baby milk.

You can't use the card with any other coupon offer, discount card (such as staff discount) or with selected in-store offers.

Origins logoFree Origins mini-facials & product samplesMake advance booking at ANY of its counters

Book ahead at any Origins counter across the UK. After a skincare consultation, you'll get a mini-facial, comprising a cleanse, exfoliation and face mask.

You can also pick up some free samples (up to three drammed samples custom-fit for your skin), these are subject to availability, so you'll only get them if they're in stock.

Poundland logo1 branded beauty bargainsIncl Stila, Rimmel, Max Factor, Eylure and OPI


As the wonderful Dolly Parton said: "It costs a lot of money to look this cheap". And she's right, buying make-up isn't easy on the pocket.

So we've done the glamorous job of scouring our local pound shops looking for branded beauty bargains. Some are discontinued (they were the hottest trends once, so we think anyway) and others are still in the shops with a big price tag.

Click the image below to see our haul:

Click on the image to enlarge


  • Stila sheer colour tinted moisturiser 50ml - 21 elsewhere online
  • Boholash, Salonsystem diamond false lashes - 7.99 elsewhere online
  • Elegant Touch Union Jack nails - 6.45 at Boots
  • OPI nail shatter 15ml - RRP 13, but we've seen them for 4.49 delivered
  • Miss Eylure false eyelashes - 4.09 at Superdrug
  • NYC false lashes - 2.99 at Superdrug


  • Rimmel Wake Me Up mousse - 5 at Tesco
  • Rimmel Glam Eyes trio - 4.99 (incl delivery) elsewhere online
  • TOWIE false eyelashes - 13 for a 3-pack elsewhere online, so about 4 each
  • Calvin Klein sheer creme eyeshadow - RRP 1.50, but we saw it for 5 elsewhere online
  • Rimmel 60 seconds nail polish - was 3.70 at Tesco, now 2.70

This is what we found in our local stores. Speaking to Poundland and Poundworld, they say you can get these items in most stores, while stocks last.

Can cosmetics go off?

The British Skin Foundation says:

"Cosmetic products will remain safe to use provided they are stored under suitable conditions and not subjected to extreme temperatures."

"To ensure the maximum durability of cosmetic products, they should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and with the lids firmly closed."

It also said the use by date on cosmetics, is from when you open the product. So if it says 18 months on the box, it should last for 18 months from when you open it, provided it's been stored correctly.

use the money mantras

Before spending, use Martin's Mantras. If you answer 'NO' to any, Don't buy!

Skint? ask:
  • Do I need it?
  • Can I afford it?
not skint? ask:
  • Will I use it?
  • Is it worth it?
Section 75

Free protection for all shopping!

There's a little-known piece of legislation that turns any credit card into a financial self-defence superhero. 'Section 75' of the Consumer Credit Act means your plastic must protect anything you buy for more than £100 for free, so if there's a problem or the company goes bust, you can still get your money back.

And although Section 75 doesn't apply to debit cards, there is something else to fall back on if you've paid using a debit card, or used a credit card for a purchase under £100. Known as Chargeback, this is part of banks' and card companies' internal rules and not a legal requirement. Read full details of Section 75 or Chargeback, plus how to claim, in our guides.

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