travel and beauty journalist who writes under the name of Rosie McKechnie has found some great products for all you yummy 40 somethings to try.

Rosie, who has worked all over the world, likes to be behind the lens sometimes too and enjoys keeping an air of mystery about her. Read her tips for all of you in your forties. 


Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse gift set, £30


Must-have dry oil Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse sells every six seconds around the world and is much loved by Gwyneth Paltrow on her Goop blog. For the face, body and hair, it has a high concentration of natural oils and smells like summer in a bottle. What more could you want in the depths of winter?

Use it as an enriching serum on the face once a week before night cream, smooth it on skin after a shower to lock in moisture and run it through the ends of hair before going to bed at night and wash out in the morning for a deep conditioning treatment.

This fabulous gift set also comes with a hand and nail cream and ultra-nourishing lip balm. From Marks & Spencer.


Origins Best of Ginger, £45


No scent conjures up Christmas better than the Ginger range by Origins. The Best of Ginger gift set is perfect for fans off all things spicy.

The indulgent box of treats includes a Ginger Essence Sensuous Skin Scent, Ginger Souffle, Whipped Body Cream, Ginger Burst Savoury Body Wash and Incredible Spreadable Smoothing Ginger Body Scrub.

Wrap yourself in the feel-good fragrance to chase away those winter blues.


Liz Earle Star Lip Colour, £15


The ideal gift for the girl who has everything – a splendid red lipstick encased in a beautiful Christmas star. The Hibiscus shade is a great red and works for most skintones.

Like all Liz Earle lipsticks, it is packed with vitamin E, avocado oil and shea butter, which means it is super moisturising. Just what cold, chapped lips need to keep them is shape for puckering up under the mistletoe.

Best of all, it comes at a very purse-friendly price.



Rituals Laughing Buddha Secret, £49


There’s shower foam, shower oil, body scrub, body cream and a light body perfume in this box of goodies – everything you need to turn your bathroom into a home spa.

The sweet orange, mandarin and cedar wood fragrance smells heavenly. It will bring a little Zen into your life as every piece in the collection is based on teachings of the Laughing Buddha, a well-known Chinese monk.

On their own the products cost 68 so it’s a great saving.