Perfect make-up can enhance a fabulous raceday outfit, but perfect skin is the ideal base for your make-up – and it needn’t be just for racedays!

Here, we’ve chosen a selection of our favourite natural skincare products for ongoing care with the lightest of touches:

NIOD COPPER AMINO ISOLATE SERUM 1.00%

This serum contains a higher-than-usual concentration of Copper Tripeptide GHK-Cu (1%) plus a unique form of hyaluronic acid. By delivering this copper peptide – found in human plasma, which decreases as we age – skin will look younger after just five days, improving uneven tone, enlarged pores and radiance, with continued visible improvements with ongoing use.

WE SAY: NIOD’s highly targeted scientific products are taking the beauty world by storm.

Price: £38 for 15ml or £60 for 30ml from Deciem

BURTS BEES RADIANCE EYE CREAM 14g

Containing royal jelly, this product helps soften skin, increase radiance, and restore essential moisture to the delicate skin around the eyes.

ECLIPSE TIP: Dab below your eyes before going to bed for a fabulous fresh morning look.

Price: £15.20 (RRP:  £19.99) from Life and Looks

ADVANCED HYDRATION – SKIN-PERFECTING MOISTURISER

This daily moisturiser nourishes and hydrates all skin types, with an advanced form of hyaluronic acid, nourishing Amazonian oils and soothing aloe-vera butter. Radiance and hydration are visibly improved with every use, and the matte velvet-touch finish is ideal as a primer for make-up too. Delicately scented with lavender, rose and orange essential oils.

ECLIPSE TIP: The White Company’s skin care collection was created in partnership with DECIEM – The Abnormal Beauty Company, which marries together natural chemistry and results-led scientific technologies.

Price: £30 from The White Company

THE ORDINARY AZELAIC ACID SUSPENSION 10%

Found in grains, Azelaic Acid brightens skin tone, visibly improves the evenness of skin texture and reduces the look of blemishes. It is a multi-functional support ingredient for all skin types and also acts as an effective antioxidant. This formula offers a very high 10% concentration of high-purity Azelaic Acid in a lightweight cream-gel system.

WE SAY: Don’t be put off by the price; The Ordinary takes products back to basics with a highly scientific focus.

Price: £5.50 for 30ml from Deciem

KIEHLS TURMERIC AND CRANBERRY SEED ENERGISING RADIANCE MASQUE 100ML

Give yourself an instant facial with this invigorating formulation that helps to visibly even the look of skin tone. The crushed cranberry seeds gently exfoliate for smoother, brighter, illuminated-looking skin.

WE SAY: Quicker than a trip to the spa!

Price: £29 from House of Fraser

DHC DEEP CLEANSING OIL 200ML

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil make-up remover completely dissolves all traces of dirt and cosmetics – even waterproof mascara and eyeliner – while nourishing your complexion with antioxidant-rich olive oil.

ECLIPSE TIP: Warm it in your hands for 15 seconds for a truly luxurious feeling.

Price: £24 from Garden Pharmacy

Karen can usually be found glued to her computer or at the stables. Having edited several national magazines she co-founded Eclipse Magazine in 2008 after realising that many of her friends were nervous about going racing due to lack of information – what to wear, how to bet etc. She absolutely loves her job (how many people can say that?!) and is truly grateful to all supporters of and contributors to Eclipse Magazine. If you are reading this she would like to say THANK YOU! (And please spread the word about Eclipse...!!)

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