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Our brilliant £3 beauty bargain…

Asda (yes, Asda!)’s NSPA Mum to Be range includes some great products; their bump butter, for example, smells divine and is super rich… But it’s their Nipple Balm that has been blowing our mind this week, and we haven’t once used it on our nipples!

The product normally retails at £5 but good ole Asda have rolled back the price to just three quid…

Editor writes: “OK, once you can get over the fact that you are carrying Nipple Balm in your handbag, this stuff will be your new best friend. Essentially you can use it for any of the millions of tasks you might otherwise use Lanolips for – or for that matter, Eight Hour Cream – lips, cuticles, hands, elbows etc, or taming those eyebrows… I love rubbing a bit into my cheeks for a bit of a dewy/outdoorsy look but you could actually go the whole hog and blend it with your regular moisturiser for a little extra boost. It’s fab as a barrier of your toes rub in flip flops or rubbing into your ear lobes when you take your earrings out. 

NSPA Nipple Balm is made with medical grade Lanolin and Rose Hip Oil, so if you actually were using this on your boobs, it would be totally safe for breastfeeding. But also means it’s good news for those with sensitive skin… 

As this product is super cheap at the moment I’d be tempted to stock up – except for the fact that I think one tube will probably last me six months. Obviously, you will get some funny looks when you whip it out in public (and maybe some helpful types offering to redirect you to your areola!) but just roll with the smugness that this is thirteen times cheaper than Eight Hour Cream (not that we don’t love Eight Hour Cream, but…) so your skin will still love you but you can spend a bit more on shoes *cough* – I mean, groceries…”

Shop online here or pick one up in store…

De-Stress with Love My Skin anti-ageing compact

For a space-age way to beat wrinkles and see visibly smoother skin in just four weeks, this hand held product emits red light which naturally stimulates the production of collagen.

Our SM tester writes: I am one of those ‘try anything’ girls and I love a good gadget. My skin is alrightish, but those night feeds and long days in front of the computer are starting to take their toll. So the thought of shining a light on my face for a minute a day to get an instant bit of time reversal sounded too good to be true. 

The compact is less like something you’d have in your handbag and more like one of my bike lights – which was the first problem as our three year old is obsessed with torches at the moment and the red light (although completely safe) isn’t recommended to be shone directly into the eyes. So I decided my light therapy time would be last thing at night and it would be stored in the top draw of the bedside table (which locks). So there I am on night one, in my PJs pointing a light at my forehead with my eyes shut. It’s a nice sensation, like being on a sunbed I guess. ‘Boo!’ says my husband – emerging from cleaning his teeth ‘,what are you doing?’ 

After I explain – and explain that I haven’t gone crackers – this being a gadget (red light therapy was developed by NASA) and him being a bloke he asks to have a go himself.  This is our ritual for a couple of nights…

Two or three days in I catch myself in the mirror and my skin is definitely starting to look plumper. My cheeks, which after a day in the sun tend to look dry despite rubbing everything from Eight Hour Cream to coconut oil into them, could even go without make up. 

But the biggest shock is for my husband, whose spider veins that he has had on his nose for the past ten years (or since he started drinking red wine) have all but cleared up! 

Ten days in my pores look clear and I notice that I need less powder to stop my face looking shiny.

Whilst red light therapy wouldn’t be the first thing you’d think off to fend off wrinkles or saggy bits, but you can’t fault the performance and (bar replacing the batteries) you’ll get a lifetime of use out of it.

Love My Skin compact and light pen are available from leading retailers including Boots.