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Marks & Spencer's new menopause skincare range is a hit with fans - the reviews are in

M&S teamed up with PRAI Beauty for a range dedicated for menopause and perimenopause

In light of the recent report, conducted by the British Beauty Council, the impact of menopause plays a massive part on a woman's mental wellbeing. In the report there is a whole section dedicated to menopause, and it states that almost a third of working women in the core 'menopause age' (aged between 50 and 64) are having to reluctantly take time out of the working week to alleviate menopausal symptoms.

Across the year this mounts up to over 24 hours which has a potential productivity loss, across the UK female workforce of 14 million working days. A blind trial, carried out on 50 participants aged between 45-65 years, demonstrates that therapeutic craniofacial (head and face) massage constitutes a complementary and valid therapy-based therapeutic option for clinicians in the treatment of different symptoms that occur in the climacteric period. For example, myofascial release (honing in on contracted muscles and connective tissue, stretching and restoring motion), deep tissue massage, and lymphatic drainage has proven to deliver serious results.

It's no secret that hormonal changes during menopause can cause our skin to get drier, duller and thinner. Often the skincare we swore by in our 30s just doesn't quite cut it anymore. Enter the new M&S skincare range everyone's talking about: MenoGlow.

Earlier this year the retailer partnered with PRAI Beauty to create a line of skincare specially designed for those going through perimenopause and menopause. A much-needed addition to what the beauty industry currently offers.

The five-piece collection includes everything you need in your skincare routine, from the Hot Flush Cool Fix Serum to the Ultra Rejuvenating Sleep Mask. Each product is formulated with the 'M complex', which is a blend of Centella Asiatica, Syn-Coll and cloudberry Seed oil, plus other active ingredients to hydrate, boost radiancy, calm redness and increase collagen production.

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MenoGlow Hot Flush Cool Fix Serum, £28, M&S


MenoGlow Ultra Rejuvenating Sleep Mask, £30, M&S


A survey by M&S found that 77% of customers have noticed their skin has changed due to hormonal ageing. Visible wrinkles, a duller looking complexion and the loss of elasticity were amongst their main concerns. As a result, 74% of those surveyed have changed their skincare routine, and the first reviews of the new MenoGlow range suggest lots of customers will be giving it a go. 

MenoGlow Collagen Boosting Cremegel Moisturiser, £25, M&S


MenoGlow Gentle Rebalancing Creme Cleanser, £20, M&S


MenoGlow Super Hydrating Sleep Creme, £28, M&S


On the Super Hydrating Sleep Creme, one happy customer wrote: "As I have quite dehydrated and sensitive skin due to the menopause I was in need of a good night creme. This one delivers on every level... my skin felt highly nourished and soothed after using and certainly looked more rejuvenated along with my lines and wrinkles".

While another wrote of the cleanser: "Since entering the Menopause I have found my skin to be sensitive and prone to outbreaks. Having tried this new rebalancing cleanser I am very impressed. By far the best cleanser I have used to address my skin issues. It leaves my skin feeling deeply cleansed, soft and hydrated with no irritation. It also comes with a small handy cleansing mitt which is useful for keeping my skin exfoliated."

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With a price point of under £30 for each product, the new range won't break the bank either. You can find the whole collection available online and in stores now.

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