The quest for smooth, glowing skin is an ongoing journey that never ends. To help you along, check the Melan roundup of the best beauty skincare products that landed on our desks in recent months.

When it comes to seeing good results in your skin, chances are that quality, not necessarily expensive, products and consistent use, are behind your success. Finding the right skincare beauty products that work for you can be a daunting task when you consider the volume of information that’s out there. We do our best to drown out some of the noise by offering expert guidance through our beauty section.

In this article, read our roundup of beauty products that gave the Melan team some of the best skincare results.


Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream

skincareI received pot of this wonder cream as a gift at Christmas and I have since purchased another as the results are remarkable.

The cream uses the maximum concentrate of powerful marine extract Padina Pavonica, a fact which comes across in the fresh scent as you apply it to your skin.

Rich in moisture and hydration levels, Elemis claims that the Pro-Collagen Marine cream will improve skin renewal, elasticity and firmness, a benefit to women over 40.

While stocks last, shoppers who spend more than £150 on the brand will receive a complimentary item from the Elemis Superfood Collection.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream 50ml | £87 | Shop here


DWIRA Hemp Superfood Face Oil


DWIRA is a superfood skincare and wellness brand providing pure potent West African products without compromise, crafted to rejuvenate, nourish and feed your skin.

Lightweight and absorbent, this dry oil formulation is easily absorbed for instant hydration, leaving skin with a fresh, healthy and radiant glow.

We love how it contains a powerful African superfood blend including a trio of goodness: Hemp Oil, known as the skin food with a 0% comedogenic rating which means no clogged pores, Moringa Oil is a prized beautifying oil known for anti-ageing and refreshing the skin, and Baobab oil, which is considered the next big deal in skincare.

Hemp Superfood Face Oil 15ml | £25 | Shop here


CBeautyDifferently Day & Night Oil


Founded by long-term friends Marisa Lea and Sharon Reid, the CBD range of beauty products centres around the healing properties of CBD oil.

The latest addition to their range, the Day & Night Oil, is a lightweight and noncomedogenic, high-quality oil made with CBD and Squalane oils, ideal for either oily or combination skin types.

You’ll find no parabens, sulphates, phthalates, phosphates and it’s also gluten free and cruelty free. Extremely versatile, you can use it alone or add a few drops to your moisturiser, shampoo or conditioner.

Ladies, you’ll be pleased to hear that the CBD range of products aid relaxation, healing and also have aphrodisiac qualities. Enough said!

Day & Night Oil – 30ML suitable for sensitive skin & vegans | £48 | Shop here


Evolve Organic Beauty Hyaluronic Serum


Another welcome Christmas gift item for myself, Evolve Beauty Hyaluronic Serum has been heralded as a must-have in many beauty circles.

Hyaluronic Acid can reportedly hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water making it a highly effective skincare component, particularly for those of us on the other side of 40.

Hyaluronic acid is known to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and over the last few months of using the Evolve Beauty Hyaluronic Serum, I have personally noticed a plumper, radiant complexion to my skin. Definitely one that I’ll be reordering over and again.

Evolve Organic Beauty Hyaluronic Serum 200, 30ml | £30 | Shop here


The Afro Hair & Skin Co. REBIRTH – Glow Recovery Clay Mask


The Afro Hair & Skin Co. founder, Ibi Meier-Oruitemeka, has created a truly wonderful brand birthed out of her desire to create a space for Black wellness.

The brand’s deep cleansing Rebirth clay mask gently cleans and exfoliates skin, leaving it looking like new. The mask contains a unique blend of three ionically charged clays that include Bentonite and Morrocan Lava Clay work to extract impurities from deep under the skin.

Rebirth leaves skin looking and feeling visibly softer and smoother. Suitable for oily, regular and combination skin, the process of creating the mask is therapeutic. Simply mix half a teaspoon (non-metallic) of the face mask with 2-3 drops of warm water to create a paste, then massage on to your damp skin and leave for 10-15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.

REBIRTH – Glow Recovery Clay Mask, 50g | £18 | Shop here

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