Our top picks to shop now

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On offer for one day only, shop these savings while they're still available: The Independent/iStock
On offer for one day only, shop these savings while they’re still available: The Independent/iStock

If you’re planning a staycation, trip abroad or simply need to stock up on skincare and make-up essentials, make sure you bag a bargain while you’re at it with Boots £10 flash sale.

Every Tuesday the retailer releases a carefully selected edit of products that have all been reduced to a tenner each, available in-store and online.

The offer is available for one day only and includes everything from tanning to toothbrushes, so we’ve trawled through the deal to bring you the best ones to add to your basket.

Here we’ve listed the must-have items not to miss out on, whether you’re hoping to do a spot of sunbathing in the garden or your bathroom cabinet needs a top-up

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Skincare

Treat tired eyes with this No7 laboratories dark circle corrector (was £28, now £10) thanks to a hyaluronic acid and algae extract infused formula that uses a rollerball applicator to soothe and cool skin.

Think of this as eight hours sleep in a handy tube (Boots)
Think of this as eight hours sleep in a handy tube (Boots)

It also contains light-diffusing particles and colour correcting pigments to conceal them too, simply choose between the two shades depending on the undertones in your skin.

The light-medium shade works for blue and red undertones, and the medium-dark shade addresses red and brown undertones. Apply to clean, dry skin twice a day.

If the lockdown has taken a toll on your skin and you’ve been left with a dull complexion, then add the Eau thermale avène radiance serum (was £24, now £10) to your routine.

Layer this beneath your makeup for a radiant base product (Boots)
Layer this beneath your makeup for a radiant base product (Boots)

The formula, made with red-fruit extracts, antioxidant vitamin E and refinyl, hones in on evening out skin tone, boosting radiance and plumping skin to give you a luminous glow.

Apply after cleansing and follow with your moisturiser or use as an illuminating base for a dewy makeup look. It’s non-comedogenic also, meaning it won’t block pores which can lead to breakouts.

This Prai Beauty ageless throat & decolletage creme (was £25, now £10) works to treat ageing skin, particularly on your neck and decolletage, which are two places that are the first to see wrinkles and fine lines.

Smooth, plump and firm skin with daily use of this luxurious cream (Boots)
Smooth, plump and firm skin with daily use of this luxurious cream (Boots)

The rich cream is enriched with hyaluronic acid to hydrate and Prai’s own brand technology which works together to reduce the appearance of fine lines and crepiness.

To apply, use a pea-sized amount morning and evening after cleansing and any serums, and smooth into skin from your cleavage to chin.

Stave off dehydrated skin with this Garnier tip to toe hydration kit (was £15, now £10) that contains a hand repair intensive restoring hand cream for extra dry skin, skinactive body lotion, dry hair mask and hydrating pomegranate sheet mask.

Give yourself a mini spa evening with this pampering skincare set (Boots)
Give yourself a mini spa evening with this pampering skincare set (Boots)

Each delivers intense moisture and will keep your face, hands and body feeling soft and smooth, while the banana dry hair mask will ensure too much time spent in the sun won’t damage your tresses.

Speaking of dry skin, this O’Keeffe’s working hands & healthy feet giftset (was £14.99, now £10) would make the perfect gift for an avid gardener whose hands have borne the brunt of planting seeds and bulbs throughout lockdown.

This intense moisturising set will keep your hands and feet feeling sooothed (Boots)
This intense moisturising set will keep your hands and feet feeling sooothed (Boots)

Designed to provide instant relief to dry, cracked skin, this set includes hand and foot creams as well as a soothing lip balm.

Whether you’re planning a trip somewhere sunny or are staying at home this summer, make sure you’re well-stocked on sunscreen with this Soltan essentials family pack (was £22, now £10).

As the weather gets warmer, make sure you and the family are adequately protected when in the sun (Boots)
As the weather gets warmer, make sure you and the family are adequately protected when in the sun (Boots)

It contains three body lotions in SPF15, SPF30 and SPF50, as well as an SPF30 face sunscreen and aftersun lotion.

Fast-absorbing, water-resistant and non-greasy, you can ensure the whole family is protected from the sun’s rays.

Make-up and haircare

Sisters Sophie and Hannah created Spectrum in 2014 and started their business selling makeup brushes from a garage in Barry, South Wales.

With a focus on affordability, fun designs and effective, vegan brushes, there’s a whole array of styles to shop from to blend and buff your makeup.

Fortunately, this Spectrum marbleous 3 piece brush set SC077 (was £19.99, now £10) is in the sale, so snap this up before it sells out.

Ensure your makeup is seamlessly blended with this brush set (Boots)
Ensure your makeup is seamlessly blended with this brush set (Boots)

The kit includes a densely packed brush for foundation and cream contours, a fluffy powder brush for blending and a compact eye brush to help you create an effortless smokey eye.

If you’ve finally got to your favourite hairdresser, now that they’ve reopened after lockdown, and have emerged with a new cut and colour, keep it in the healthiest condition possible with this L’Oreal elvive colour protect colour hair regime (was £13, now £10).

Keep coloured hair healthy with this kit that will also extend time in between salon visits too (Boots)
Keep coloured hair healthy with this kit that will also extend time in between salon visits too (Boots)

The bundle includes shampoos, conditioner and a mask, to treat and extend your salon visits as long as possible and keep it radiant, shiny and glossy for weeks on end.

Use this Mark Hill style addict hairdryer (was £14.99, now £10) to re-create a bouncy blow dry at home with your freshly washed and treated hair.

Blowdry hair in minutes with this compact style from Mark Hill (Boots)
Blowdry hair in minutes with this compact style from Mark Hill (Boots)

Lightweight and compact too, it’s easily portable if you want to take it out the house without much hassle.

Tanning

If months spent indoors have left you feeling pasty, this Nivea q10 gradual tan body lotion & vitamin C face moisturiser bundle (was £18.98, now £10) has everything you need to achieve a sun-kissed glow.

This gradual tan and moisturising kit will leave you with a sun-kissed, hydrated glow (Boots)
This gradual tan and moisturising kit will leave you with a sun-kissed, hydrated glow (Boots)

Keep skin hydrated with daily use of the body lotion that will build up colour with each application. It also has Nivea’s coenzyme q10 in it, an ingredient which helps the skin fight free radicals from UV light and pollution to leave it feeling firmer.

The anti-wrinkle face cream is formulated with vitamin C too, to brighten skin and has a protection of SPF15 which delivers light protection from UV rays.

However, if you’re a dab hand at applying the real deal, pick up this Vita Liberata pHenomenal self tan mousse dark (was £37.50, now £10).

This mousse tan can be easily applied with a mitt (Boots)
This mousse tan can be easily applied with a mitt (Boots)

Fast-drying and easy to apply if you know you’re way around a tanning mitt, it delivers a bronzed colour that will last up to three weeks.

Or try this Skinny Tan 7 day tanner dark (£19.99, now £10) which uses aloe vera in its formula to moisturise while it adds colour, without any streaking or patchiness insight.

This gradual tan develops over six hours to give you a healthy bronzed glow (Boots)
This gradual tan develops over six hours to give you a healthy bronzed glow (Boots)

It’s cruelty-free and suitable for vegans too. Once applied to dry, exfoliated skin, it will develop over six hours into a tan you wouldn’t know came from your bathroom instead of the south of France.

Oral care

Stock up on these Oral B crossaction black replacement electric toothbrush heads 4 pack (was £17.99, now £10) while they’re on sale.

Keep your teeth in tip-top condition and never run low of replacement brush head
Keep your teeth in tip-top condition and never run low of replacement brush head

It’s recommended to change your electric toothbrush heads every three to four months, so think ahead and pick up a pack of these that are made with bristles designed to access hard-to-reach areas to remove plaque and give your teeth a deep clean every time.

They’re compatible with all Oral-B electric toothbrushes, except for the Oral-B sonic style.

There are also these Oral B trizone replacement electric toothbrush heads 4 pack (was £17.99, now £10) on offer.

If you have an electric toothbrush, stock up on these brush heads while they're on offer (Boots)
If you have an electric toothbrush, stock up on these brush heads while they’re on offer (Boots)

Each head has three bristle zones to clean the surface of teeth, in between teeth and a power tip for accessing teeth at the back of your mouth.

There are indicators on the bristles too, which signal when they need replacing.

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