After a blazing few days, our Indian summer is over and it’s time to start thinking about ways other than a deep tan to get a healthy glow. Hungarian brand Omorovicza’s beautiful Illuminating Moisturiser (£83, Liberty), with plum oil and apple pectin, is a brilliant moisture boost, with a light-diffusing effect that will make you look fresh as the dawn dew even if the wind is biting and the mercury is down. Also great for a morning skin-boost is the ultra-light Sjal Cela Intuitif cellular renewal crème, with five natural acids for anti-ageing and hidden oils for soothing. (£120, www.harveynichols.com). Arcona, another American brand, has a glow-tastic lightening drops serum, formulated to help neutralise visible sun damage and brighten skin with plenty of Vitamin C and natural acids including kojic and azelaic. (£45, www. glowgetter.co.uk). Cor’s soap is also an instant glow-giver, with legendary silver suds that heal, cleanse and brighten. Loaded with silver, collagen and silica, this is far from your average soap (£35, www.glowgetter.co.uk).
For facials with hardcore glow-factor, Una Brennan provides the definition of “no pain, no gain” with her hot wax mask, stinging peels, uber-thorough extraction and a brilliant back massage. (£110, 020 7313 9835). The Ling Oxygen facials at Beauty Works West (£125, www. beautyworks west.com) inject your face with so much moisture your lines will disappear and your lips and eyes look five years younger. Glorious.