On Beauty Insider this week: Benefit, Ultrasun and more!


Welcome back to the Beauty Insider show blog! After a two week break we are back with great offers, beauty news, and of course, great value you won’t find anywhere else.

Your last chance!

As it’s the last show of March, you haven’t got long left to take advantage of our Product of the Month: the It Cosmetics CC Cream SPF50. If you apply this to dry skin, you can get a fuller coverage than we show on air, but if you want more of a tinted moisturiser or a dewy, fresher look, apply over your skincare to create more of a veil of cover.

Incidentally, the SPF50 will only be truly there if you put it neat onto the skin, so be aware when you apply a sheerer coat and make sure you still use a high SPF of 30 or more (Ultrasun are brilliant for this and incidentally have a great Today’s Special Value offer available  on Monday 3rd April).

Make sure you read my blog where I go through how to get the most out of this great product, plus detailed info on our Supersize of the Month, the Sarah Chapman Overnight Facial.

Remember this size, which is double the retail product size, is not available anywhere else and has been specially housed in limited edition packaging throughout the month. I love that Sarah has put an instruction card in it too, to help teach you how to become your own facialist at home.

Celebrate 21 years of Liz Earle

I’m so pleased to be celebrating the 21st anniversary of Liz Earle at QVC this week. It’s a great range to get started on for anyone wanting a non-confusing, reliable and easy-to-use range that is plant-based. However, don’t be fooled, even beauty pros like me have favourites from this range, such as the multi-award winning Cleanse & Polish.

There isn’t a cleanser in the UK at any brand or price point that has won more awards than this, and if you want to try this hero product for the first time (or stock up on a firm favourite), this duo is a great option as it offers the original formula and a Rose & Lavender fragrance – perfect for spring!

Other Liz Earle favourites include Superskin Moisturiser with Natural Neroli – it’s a fabulous moisturiser on a drier skin and I adore the smell. Make sure you don’t underestimate the gorgeous Shampoo, Conditioner (in various formulas to suit your hair type) and Orange Flower Botanical Body Wash, which are all sulphate-free so great on sensitive skin young and old, as well as being extremely effective products.

Benefit beauty goodies

It always gets a little bit crazy when we have the UK’s number 1 top selling premium mascara on air, and it’s included in this great Big Sexy Eye Kit, featuring three eyeshadow duos and the They’re Real mascara- it’s easy to apply, and gives full coverage with no clumps. It’s the perfect texture in that it’s not too wet so it doesn’t flick back  onto the skin, and even though it has a large brush, it still creates detailed, precise lashes that don’t all stick and clump together.

Get glowing with Vita Liberata

Vita Liberata have a great duo this week, featuring the Anti-Age Serum and Fabulous Gradual Lotion. They’re a fantastic self-tan brand, and offer anti-ageing ingredients in their products as well as subtle, natural-looking bronze colour. This brand is globally recognised as a premium, prestige self-tan formula. Those of you that are connoisseurs of tan and skincare ingredients will love this brand, and it’s a very easy way of customising your colour without drying out your skin.

Unmissable Today’s Special Value offers

Elemis have a fabulous offer coming up on Saturday 1st April, featuring three spring-fresh body products and three lovely skincare essentials to help give your regime a timely spring clean as the weather warms up.

As I mentioned before, Ultrasun‘s unmissable offer on Monday 3rd April is packed with SPF hero products, and comes in a choice of SPF30 or SPF50, so you can tailor the collection to suit your exact skin needs in the sunshine.

There’s plenty more beauty goodness to be found at 8pm this evening, so tune into QVC Live to enjoy a show jam-packed with the best products, experts and brands, so you can give your collection a fabulous update. Don’t forget to check out QVC’s Facebook page and my Facebook page, where you’ll find even more amazing content. You can also send me your comments on Twitter!

Ali x


  1. Debbie Saunders March 29, 2017 at 9:09 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali really enjoy your Wednesday night show with Wil your a great team you bring fun but all your tips and advice are brilliant and you help so many of us so ThankYou. Really looking forward to trying the new Elemis fargrance in the TSV and Ultra Sun TSV is fantastic offer too I use face ultra sun everyday all year round even though I don’t go abroad anymore . April is going to be an expensive month but it’s so worth it Ali have a good day and Thanks again for all your help ands bringing us fabulous products x

  2. Susan storer March 29, 2017 at 10:06 pm -  Reply

    great beauty insider but you say judith williams kit on the Web but I can’t find it

  3. Claire E April 2, 2017 at 8:25 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali – I have a question about Ultrasun. Myself & my son are very allergic to suncreams & are currently using a mineral sunscreen from America but this sits very white & thick on our skin and only last 2 hours before we have to re-apply. Do you thin ultrasun would work for us? We have tried every sunscreen you can buy in the shops in the Uk with no success. The suncreams give us both raised red itchy rashes, excema & my son gets a slight swelling to his face . Any advice?

    • Lesley Weymouth April 5, 2017 at 1:11 am -  Reply

      Claire I also suffer from eczema and have found myself hypersensitive to even the supposedly hypoallergenic products on the market and the thick white type of products are even worse as it felt as though my skin was suffocating. But I have had no problems at all with Ultrasun. I use the face 30 and 50 as well as the ordinary all over 50 and 30. I especially recommend the aftersun product as it is so cooling and it is the heat which makes my itching worse.
      Also, don’t forget you have the money back guarantee. You can test the product as a patch test and immediately shower off if there is a problem and apply your usual treatment to limit any problems.

      • Claire E April 10, 2017 at 11:31 am -  Reply

        Hi Lesley – that’s great to hear. I will definitely be giving it a go. Thank you!

  4. Linda Waugh April 2, 2017 at 1:08 pm -  Reply

    Apart from lemons is there another way to get dirty looking elbows clear. Have tried exfoliating and just about every cream available.

  5. Iris Kennell April 10, 2017 at 10:56 pm -  Reply

    Hi. I have a six month old grandson. Is ultrasun suitable to use on him?

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