The Sunday Times Style columnist India Knight has tried, tested and discovered some of the very best brands so you don’t have to! As featured in her weekly column, The India Knight edit (worth £210) is made up of 10 products (6 FULL-SIZES) that you can try for yourself for only £40! Exceptional products that deliver on efficacy and value, here are our top five which you didn’t know you needed… until now!
THE ORDINARY NIACINAMIDE 10% + ZINC 1%
From the brand that’s truly made premium skin ingredients accessible for all, this serum is something that should sit pride of place in your product line-up, especially if you’re prone to blemishes and congestion. Niacinamide (vitamin B3) is bottled with a high 10% concentration, supported in the formula by zinc to balance visible aspects of sebum activity. It’s time to cut the cost of your routine without sacrificing the results. Simply apply to your entire face morning and evening before heavier creams.
SAM MCKNIGHT COOL GIRL BARELY THERE TEXTURE MIST
If you need a hair product from anybody, it’s Sam McKnight. As one of the most accomplished and well-respected hair stylists of his generation, whatever your hair concern, you’re in the best hands. Not only has his styles graced numerous magazine covers, catwalks and celebrity clients, his decades of experience has been condensed into four effortlessly convenient cans. Bottling a signature look, the Texture Mist is one of the standouts for those of us who crave a long-lasting effortless tousled look. If you like your hair products to leave your hair delicately fragranced, he’s got that covered too. All products are scented with elegant notes of water lily and cedar.
CHARLOTTE MENSAH MANKETTI HAIR OIL
Despite accolades focused on the specialist styling of afro and natural hair, Charlotte’s products are limitless and are beneficial to a variety of hair types. Tried, tested and loved by her clients (and soon, you!) the Manketti Hair Oil is – quite literally – a savior for ANYONE who has dull, dehydrated hair. Manketti Oil is known for its powers to improve the appearance of your hair; adding shine, taming frizz and caring for your scalp. This hair oil is worth £48 alone. You. Need. It!
ZOEVA HERITAGE EYE CRAYON
Maybe it’s a brand you’ve heard of but never tried, but ZOEVA is a cosmetics line you should be totally here for. ZOEVA is dedicated to helping women discover and celebrate their individual beauty. They are committed to developing high-quality products at affordable prices. This Heritage Eye Crayon (shade may vary) delivers everything you’d possibly need for a go-to eye look. It also holds all the benefits of a cream product – minimal effort, blendable, high pigmentation – and lasts all day. Simply swipe and blend!
ELEMIS PRO-COLLAGEN OVERNIGHT MATRIX
You may think ELEMIS is reserved for professionals only, but you couldn’t be off the mark. Your skin, your body and your wellness lie at the heart of ELEMIS, with every ground-breaking formula combining an innovative blend of science with the chemistry of nature. Remarkably transformative results are what truly set ELEMIS skincare apart, therefore whenever you get the chance, you’re going to want to add another product to your collection. This comforting night cream not only helps you to avoid that morning pillow-face effect (no thanks!), it smooths and revitalises skin after one use – it’s a keeper!