1. Louise Galvin, Hair colourist and founder of natural haircare range, Sacred Locks, 39
“Organic and natural beauty is very important to me, so I always try to opt for the purest products I can. My own range of non-chemical haircare, Sacred Locks, has taken years to create and I always opt for non-chemical skin products too.
My favourite all-time product is Dr Francis Prenna Jones’s Formal 2006, £93. It’s a cleanser, toner and moisturiser all in one and is amazing. For me, less is more, especially as I have skin that can break out easily. I’m religious about sunscreen, and would never leave the house without it. I always use Dermalogica’s Pure Light Moisturiser SPF 30, £49.05. It gets so hot in the salon that I like to keep some Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream, £22, and the travel bottle of Ren’s Rose Synergy 012 Restoring Facial Oil, £40 in my handbag to calm the skin.
I’m definitely a bath person, I always make time for one at night. I love Ren’s Rose Otto Oil, £25, both the bath oil and the body oil are fab. I shampoo and condition my hair daily using my own Sacred Locks line, from £22, but I’ll alternate between the Fine Hair Conditioner and Treatment Masque every other day, unless I’m on holiday, in which case I use the masque every day. I love my Volumising Spray, £15, too which I spritz on over my rollers before heading out to a party, and style with Aveda’s Wooden Panel Brush, £17.
I’m currently developing my own line of hair supplements, but in the meantime I always take Omega oils, a strong probiotic and Vitamin C with Iron. I love those Emergen C sachets which I take daily to keep my skin shiny and my hair glossy. I really believe in looking after yourself from within.
I don’t wear a lot of make-up, only if I’m going out. My friend Fiona Jolly who is a make-up artist taught me to mix Chanel’s Vitalumière Foundation, £43.50, with a bit of Mac Strobe Cream, £21, which works brilliantly as it leaves me looking as though I’m not wearing any make-up while evening out my complexion. I’ll brush on a bit of Mac’s Gingerlilly Blusher, £16.50, and I will layer on Mac eyeshadow, £11, using black close to my lashes then brushing over with a grey to soften it. My favourite mascara right now is Max Factor’s False Lash Effect, £10.99. I also adore Soap & Glory’s Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss, £8. I always wear the same scent which is Chanel’s Rue du Cambon, £160.”