IT’S Asthma Awareness Month, aimed at high-lighting how this sometimes life-threatening chronic respiratory disease can be controlled.
Today, I try out air purifiers, which can help tackle pollution, while our Beauty Editor puts lip oils to the test.
We’re testing air purifiers for Asthma Awareness MonthCredit: Getty
QUIET: The Instant Air Purifier AP100 is so silent, I twice had to check it was actually switched on.
The Instant Air Purifier AP100 comes in white or black and three sizesCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk
It has air sensors that adjust the fan speed depending on air quality, to purify quickly.
Comes in white or black and three sizes. I tried the mini.
It captures 99.7 per cent of airborne allergens including dander, dust and pollen – and 99.9 per cent of viruses, bacteria and mould.
With the windows closed, it really did help with my allergies.
I loved the eco mode which means it turns itself off when it detects the air quality is good, before restarting itself half an hour later. (£99.99, instantbrands.co.uk)
COOL DESIGN: DustMagnet adds streamlined Scandi style to any room.
DustMagnet removes bacteria and viruses as well as 99.97 per cent of allergens, pollen, mould, pet dander and microplasticsCredit: DustMagnet
It resembles a side table, when some purifiers look like you’ve put a washing machine in your bedroom.
Removes bacteria and viruses as well as 99.97 per cent of allergens, pollen, mould, pet dander and microplastics.
It pumps out chilly air so is better for summer than winter.
Awkward to move from room to room but performance-wise, it cannot be faulted. (DustMagnet 5440i, £399, blueair.com/gb)
PORTABLE: The MeacoClean CA-HEPA 76×5 reduces pollen, dust, smoke and the allergens of dust mite, cat, dog, silk worm, cockroach, fungi/mould and bacteria.
The MeacoClean CA-HEPA 76×5 is portable enough to move around the houseCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk
The H13 filter removes more than 99.97 per cent of damaging particles in the air, giving you peace of mind that nasty asthma-triggering allergens are gone.
Easy to use, with a neat air-quality display that becomes addictive as you check out how clean your air is!
It is noisy on its highest setting but quiet on auto. Good to move around the house or even take abroad. (£199, meaco.com)
BUDGET: Lottie London Gloss’d Supercharged Lip Gloss Oil in Drenched (£4.95 for 8ml, lottie.london/products/glossd).
A glassy shine does not have to come with a glossy price.
Lottie London Gloss’d Supercharged Lip Gloss Oil in Drenched delivers enough sheen while still nourishing the lipsCredit: lottie london
This gloss-oil hybrid delivers enough sheen while still nourishing the lips with jojoba oil and aloe vera.
The wand makes application mess-free and the squeezy-tube allows you to push out every last drop.
But, the non-sticky formula does require a top-up every two hours. Make space for it in your handbag.
MID: Typology Tinted Lip Oil Shade 1 Ruby Red, (£17.50 for 15ml, uk.typology.com).
I love how hydrated this leaves my lips feeling, while still performing well in the pigment stakes.
The cocktail of squalane, jojoba oil and vitamin E also gives it the nourishing and protective qualities of a lip balmCredit: Handout
The rich red hue stays put like a matte lippy, with a baby brush to reach those hard-to-cover corners.
The cocktail of squalane, jojoba oil and vitamin E also gives it the nourishing and protective qualities of a lip balm – making it an all-round hero.
And it gets a green tick for being sustainably sourced. My favourite.
LUXURY: Dior Addict Lip Glow Oil in 001 Pink, £29.50 for 6ml, boots.com.
There’s no denying that Dior makes a good lippy, but this oil has become a viral sensation.
Dior Addict Lip Glow Oil in 001 Pink has become a starry sell-out for its high-shine resultsCredit: Handout
The non-greasy, non-sticky film earned the seal of approval from TikTok fans, with more than two million video hashtags and a further 12million for Dior lip oil dupes.
It’s since become a starry sell-out for its high-shine results, with fans scrambling to get their hands on it.
Thankfully, you can get it in pink at Boots or red at Selfridges. Run!
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