Pretty Good Thinking: January skincare bargains

Botanicals range at TkMaxx
Botanicals range at TkMaxx

January can feel like one long month of withdrawal after the indulgence of the holidays.

January can feel like one long month of withdrawal after the social whirl and indulgence of the holidays. However, it also offers a chance to take advantage of even lower prices on your favourite lines. Clever consumers can comfort themselves for months ahead by grabbing select deals to use personally, or for Spring gifting.

Liz Earle have a super-sized Superskin essentials offer at £64 until January 27, with a Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser 200ml, Instant Boost Skin Tonic 200ml, two muslin cloths and a choice of 50ml Superskin Moisturiser (Neroli is my favourite option), plus a complimentary 500ml Orange Flower Botanical Body Wash or Energising Botanical Body Wash.

Any spend over £50 gets three travel extras added so you can also expect a 2ml Superskin Concentrate for Night, a 15ml Skin Repair Moisturiser Dry/sensitive and a 2ml sampler of my favourite Botanical Essence No.15 Eau de Parfum.

I hope to try the new anniversary fragrance soon, as No. 20 blends sandalwood with damask rose. Another online sale at Le Artisan Parfumeur has some good reductions, especially if you like Amber Extreme like I do. One of their Jasmine scents retails at TK Maxx for £29.99 (65 per cent off).

I can never resist looking browsing here or upstairs at Homesense by the beautiful hammam towels. Admittedly I have to carry my reading glasses but a spot of quick label checking always reveal new natural options alongside old faves like Barefoot SOS Daily Replenishing Cream 30ml for £9.99.

Institut Karité Active Dry Skin Day Cream 100ml looks like a shea bargain at £7.99 (76 per cent off). London brand Dr Botanicals is more affordable here (78 per cent off). Just type beauty or spa in the search box at to source Real Techniques make up brushes, aromatherapy vaporisers and loads more.

I love the brand Antipodes and Big Green Smile have 15 per cent off their products. While you are there, check the incredible nail colours for £5.24 (with 25 per cent off).

Boho Nail Polish is 80 per cent natural with natural bio-sourced raw materials including cotton, wool, potatoes, corn, wheat and cassava and they exclude toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde resin, paraben, xylene, camphor and streaks of colophony. Boho matte eye shadows are strong colours too, plus pencils and liners. Sale shopping has never felt so natural!