Glass reviews U Beauty – precision skincare at its best 

HIGH-performance skincare may be the buzzword in beauty circles, but who really has the patience for a daily routine that consists of dozens of products? When Tina Craig developed U Beauty, a prestige range that can be found at Selfridges, Harrods and Net-a-Porter, it was her intention to create a capsule of must-haves that would cut out the hard work. 

“I wanted to provide a multifunctional line that streamlined your daily regimen for maximum benefit,” she explains. “Thanks to our amazing proprietary SIREN Capsule Technology, this is now possible. Our one-of-a-kind innovation targets the delivery of actives to areas most in need of visible repair—so compromised skin gets what it needs.”

Initially focused on face products, which include the astonishingly effective Mantle Skin Conditioning Wash (a gorgeous orange-hued cleansing balm that transforms into a milky potion) and the Barrier Bioactive Treatment (a heavenly emulsion that sinks in overnight, leaving skin super soft), U Beauty has now branched out into bodycare.

For those of you searching for smoother limbs for the summer (who isn’t?) the Resurfacing Body Compound is truly a hero product. Containing several of the key acids (glycolic, mandelic, lactic), as well as nourishing ingredients such as shea butter and papain, this silky serum can be applied all over to drastically improve skin texture and reduce any irregularities. It’s truly a breakthrough body exfoliator.

U Beauty has also just added make-up to its repertoire. This summer sees the brand launching its Plasma Lip Compound in a range of colours. Partly a balm, gloss and tint, this multitasking treatment leaves lips bouncy and smooth, helped along by a bunch of ceramides and peptides, along with a good dose of beeswax.

Choose the Cassis shade for a beautiful plum-toned sheen or stick with Fawn for warm beige tones. “This just might be my personal favourite in the U Beauty line,” Craig adds. “The colour glides on so naturally and beautifully. I can’t leave the house without all three of them!”

As well as delivering smart, science-backed skin solutions, U Beauty also prides itself on its vegan and cruelty-free credentials, as well as its partnership with One Tree Planted, a non-profit dedicated to reforestation. That means that one tree is planted for every U Beauty product that is purchased. It really can’t get better than this.

by Derby Jones

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