Beautiful Things

The power of smiling

We all know that no matter how bad things feel a smile instantly brightens our day, but there’s more to this human behaviour than that. The below is a talk from reveals many more benefits than just a momentary uplift of the spirits, from looking more attractive to being more successful. Definitely worth a watch. alexia inge

Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Cult Beauty’s Content Editor and a Cult Beauty OG, Verity loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm. A quintessential Libran, she’s a self-professed magpie for luxury ‘must-haves' and always pursuing the new and the niche — from the boujee-est skin care to cutting-edge tech. Balancing an urge to stop the clock with her desire to embrace the ageing process (and set a positive example for her daughter), Verity's a retinol obsessive and will gladly share her thoughts about the time-defying gadgets, masks and treatments worth the splurge...