Superdrug Naturally Radiant Brightening Radiance Balm

So: yesterday morning, this inexpensive little tube of magic whizzed to Jo's rescue. There'd been floods. (Cutting off Devon, her destination, by train.) A two-and-a-half hour late night taxi ride. Then flopping into bed with the full force of an Atlantic gale lashing at the window (never very conducive to a good night's rest.) Result: a very weary-looking face. (Not what you want with the prospect of four speeches in a day ahead of you.)

Enter Superdrug Naturally Radiant Brightening Radiance Balm - quite a mouthful, but quite a product too. Jo happened to have it stashed in her spongebag to try out sometime, and this was its moment. She now thinks of it as the 'International Rescue' of face-wakers.

The skin-saviour ingredient is naturally moisturising sugar beet, but the real miracle-workers are teensy particules of light-reflecting pearls, which quite simply make skin look instantly, naturally healthy again. Not glimmery or shimmery: just radiant. With foundation applied over the top, Jo looked like she'd had eight hours' kip, instead of a fitful five - happily, much more Lady Penelope than Parker.

At a time of year when skin often sends out weary SOS-es, we think this could rescue many a morning, actually. Just flip open the top, apply - and 'Thunderbirds are go'.

UK readers find Superdrug Naturally Radiant Brightening Radiance Balm at£5.99 for 50 ml - buy here