James Read Sleep Mask Tan

God, we're washed out. And look around:  so are all of you!  It has surely been the longest, most challenging winter ever, for skin.

Time for a bit of healthy colour, then.  And James Read - a.k.a. The Tantalist (there's barely a celebrity he hasn't targeted his nozzle at) - rides to the rescue with this innovative product.

Despite the name, Sleep Mask Tan is really a loose and slippery serum which you smooth into skin.  (We've been using it at night.)  Lightweight, it's skin-plumpingly packed with aloe vera, hyaluronic acid and red algae, so there's really no need to layer with moisturiser.

A little goes a long way, but by morning, you'll have developed a healthy, golden glow.  That crawled-out-from-under-a-stone pallor will be gone - but the effects are realistic, as if you'd just had a sunny walk along an English beach.  Of course, for greater intenisty, you can reapply next night - and it's light enough to be used in the morning, too.

And looking at the weather forecast, we may be relying on this yet, while we wait for spring to arrive.  (Never mind summer...)

UK readers find James Read Sleep Mask Tan at www.marksandspencer.com/£25 for 50 ml - buy here