How to tackle an uneven skin tone

Feeling tired and it shows? Stephanie Smith checks out products designed to treat your skin to a radiant new look.

A uneven skin tone is as ageing, if not more so, than wrinkles and sagging, and it's something skincare expert Trish McEvoy tackles head on. Exfoliation, she says, is essential, and her Even Skin Beta Hydroxy Pads were developed to make it an easy daily ritual. They improve skin's tone, texture and clarity by gently wiping out dead skin cells and maximising cell turnover. These cost 44 for a 40-pack.

Try also her Eye Base Essentials, 15, which brighten and even out the eyelid and help eye make-up stay on all day.

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Trish Tip: Don't forget the inner corner of the eyes. From Trish McEvoy at Harvey Nichols Leeds.

Perfect for tired, puffy eyes, All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage from Clinique is a new, instantly cooling rollerball that deposits a liquid gel-serum to help massage and refresh puffy eyes.

Apply in the morning and as needed. It costs 20 for 15ml, available on the Clinique counters from June 1.

Next month sees the launch of a new concept in moisturising treatments, with L'Occitane's Ma Creme which is very much do-it-yourself – you buy the kit and mix it up and then keep it in the fridge for six weeks, during which time its task of resting and renewing your skin will be done.

In this way it offers incomparable freshness free from preservatives. It launches next month, and will cost 25 from the L'Occitane stores boutiques at York and in Debenhams Leeds or on uk.loccitane.com

Encased in a glam animal print compact, Sisley's new for summer Phyto-Poudre Compacte is perfect for warm climes, keeping the skin protected and hydrated, and absorbing excess sebum to reduce the dreaded shine.

It costs 55, on the Sisley counters at Harvey Nichols Leeds and Brown's of York.

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Leeds salon group West Row has won the regional heat creative team and a place in the L'Oreal Professional Colour Trophy Grand Final 2010 in London, in a team headed up by Nicola Hulatt-Richards and Jenny Pelter.

The duo had just 30 minutes to create a style that reflects both their fierce hairdressing skills and their awareness of key trends from the autumn/winter collections. The Grand Final takes place on June 28 at the Grosvenor House Ballroom, Park Lane, London.