When we’re stocking up on basic beauty buys, we all know our local Superdrug stores have got our backs. If you’ve left lipstick buying to the last minute and need the perfect colour for tonight – we’ve all been there – you know you can rely on a post-work rummage through the massive shade ranges of Maybelline and Rimmel. But it might surprise you to know that Superdrug stocks more than just the high-street staples. Luxe skincare and cult beauty brands anyone?


Turn your bathroom into a spa with a haul of Cowshed products from yours truly. This brand is all about boosting good vibes and banishing bad ones, with its thoughtful blends of organic extracts and oils, which mean you’ll be able to find whatever you need, from facial oils to shower scrubs, for a good ol’ pamper sesh. Feeling irritated? Stressed? Sink into a bath brimming with Cowshed Grumpy Cow Uplifting Bath & Body Oil. Or if you need something that’s gonna chill you out, smother your skin in Cowshed Lazy Cow Soothing Body Lotion before bed. Superdrug also stocks some of Cowshed’s best-selling skincare, such as Quinoa Hydrating Daily Moisturiser. There’s only one thing left to do… treat yo’self!

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Cowshed Cowshed Grumpy Cow Uplifting Bath & Body Oil 100ml £22.50 Buy Now
Cowshed Cowshed Lazy Cow Soothing Body Lotion 300ml £20.00 Buy Now
Cowshed Cowshed Quinoa Hydrating Daily Moisturiser 50ml £32.00 Buy Now

If you’re the kinda person who goes weak at the knees for pretty packaging, you need The Balm’s 1950s Americana-inspired compacts in your makeup bag… like now! And we’re here to tell you that the product inside does not disappoint. High-pigmented, multipurpose makeup is this brand’s thaaaang, and it’s absolutely nailing it. The Balm Hot Mama Shadow and Blush is your next handbag essential. The reflective peachy-pink shade gives the apples of your cheeks a gorgeous flush of colour, adding a little highlight in the process. Pop it on your lids for a feminine finish to any look. If you haven’t already, you should defs give this brand a try.

The Balm The Balm Hot Mama Shadow and Blush £17.49 Buy Now

Elizabeth Arden

From the new to the classic. Elizabeth Arden has been a great name in the beauty game for over a century – now that’s what you call staying power. And it’s not a fluke… the brand has stood the test of time for a reason. Its mission to bring together beauty, nature and science has resulted in beautiful fragrances, indulgent skincare and, our personal fave, the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream. If your skin needs a pick-me-up, this tube of goodness will sort you right out. It’s a hero product that will leave your skin instantly smoother, softer and more luminous… there’s really nothing like it.

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Elizabeth Arden Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream The Original Tube 50ml £25.00 Buy Now

Yes, you’re reading correctly. Whether it’s cosmetics, or coming, you’ll find the right tools for the job in Superdrug – they’ve legit got ALL your needs covered. If you’re all about buys with vibes, take a look at these pulsing passion providers and pick the one that’s right for you. With everything from bullets to butt plugs and a couple of doohickeys in between, you’ll defs find something that’s up your alley. And if you want to keep your toys on trend, the So Divine Silicone Bullet Vibrator comes in a stylish rose gold. Sex toys with swag… yes, please!

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So Divine So Divine Halo Silicone Bullet Vibrator Adult Toy Rose Gold £7.99 Buy Now

Eyebrow threading

If you wanna feel fabulous, nothing does the trick like a thread at a brow bar. But did you know that you can get the eyebrows of your dreams while doing a spot of makeup shopping? Well, you can! Lots of Superdrug stores offer eyebrow threading with professionals who will skilfully sculpt and shape your face fur so you #SlayAllDay. And with prices from just £5, this is defs a brow bargain. 

woman combing through brows with spoolie

HIV testing

The thought of a trip to the sexual health clinic might seem super-off-putting. Booking an appointment can be inconvenient if you work full-time, and walk-ins can take forever – while the waiting game for your result can be really stressful. But that’s no excuse not to get tested. Your sexual health is important and needs to be taken seriously, especially for HIV (for more facts and figures, read the article for National HIV Testing Week). Superdrug has two options for testing for HIV. BioSURE HIV Self Test Kit can be used in the comfort of your own home, and you’ll get your results, which are 99.7% accurate, in just 15 minutes. Alternatively, you can book an appointment with one of our nurses for a rapid fingerprint test. Your results will be available without delay and are 99.96% accurate.

BioSURE BioSURE HIV Self test kit £33.95 Buy Now