August 3rd, 2018
Hot off this week’s news: No skincare aficionado’s bathroom would be complete without something from cult brand Emma Hardie, and her range has now been expanded to include the luxurious Midas Touch Revitalising Eye Serum (£49). The lightweight serum reduces puffiness and fades dark circles thanks to the inclusion of an extract from the Persian tree Beautifeye, and moisturises the area using hyaluronic acid and inca inchi oil. It also contains Glycofilm, which acts as a natural shield against environmental damage, and Liftonin X-press, an innovative polymer matrix that provides an instantly noticeable tightening effect. The serum is available from Emma Hardie stockists nationwide and emmahardie.com.
For twenty years, Too Faced have been gracing our shelves and faces. Their products are iconic, and they’re releasing a whole collection to celebrate their 20th birthday. The highlights of the collection are the limited edition Then and Now Eyeshadow Palette (£52), which was inspired by the original 10 Too Faced eyeshadows and is a gorgeous mix of modern shades in pearl, matte, and glitter finishes, and ten new Metallic Sparkle Lipsticks (£18), which are based on the original eight launched by Too Faced and reimagined for creamy, full coverage, glittery glory. Also available is the cult favourite Better Than Sex Mascara (£19), repackaged in gorgeously sparkly packaging and ready for this season’s parties, and the fabulous Glow Job Mask (£32), which boosts skin’s radiance whilst oozing sass from the glitter and real gold-packed formula. What’s more, the whole range smells like birthday cake – so we say, let them eat cake! While the mask is exclusive to Selfridges, the rest of the collection will be available from Selfridges, Debenhams, Cultbeauty.com, and Too Faced’s Carnaby Street Store.
If you’re after something natural for your skincare routine, why not check out The Organic Pharmacy? They specialise is phytopharmaceuticals, and use high-tech, clinically proven, natural ingredients. Launching this month are their Corrective Serums, and you have a choice of four to suit every skin type. If you’re after a more radiant collection, reach for their Four Acid Peel (£35), which contains 50% natural AHAs from passionflower, lemon, grape, and pineapple (providing glycolic, lactic, citric, and tartaric acids), this serum gently exfoliates skin as it fights blemishes and improves texture. If your dry skin is playing up in the summer heatwave, try the Hyaluronic Acid Serum (£35), which fills fine lines, hydrates, and restores volume to skin. If your skin needs an overnight boost, perhaps opt for the Retinol Night Serum (£37), which targets fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and loss of firmness, whilst also boosting collagen to restore radiance and elasticity. Lastly, their Stabilised Vitamin C Serum (£50) targets dullness, uneven skin tone, and signs of aging. The serums will be available from August 10th from theorganicpharmacy.com.
Queen of dramatic eye looks, Kat Von D is bringing innovation to your waterline. Her newly launched Lash Liner (£17) was created with one goal in mind: dramatic colour in your waterline. The liner was designed to live up the the high standards set by previous Kat Von D liners, and is deliberately easy to use. The hybrid fluid-gel formula was made with clay binding ingredients for an ultra-rich texture that glides on effortlessly, and dries down completely in 15 seconds for all day smudge-proof wear. The perfect sister liner to Kat’s best selling Tattoo Liner? Heaven! The liner is available at Debenhams.
Sebamed – a pH neutral skincare brand – are happily introducing the Gentle Scrub (£7.99) to their popular Clear Face range, which completes the range designed for oily skin. Dermatologist Dr Anita Sturnham notes that if you’re prone to oily skin, it is most likely that you have an inbalance in your skin, and Sebamed’s Clear Face range has been specifically designed to help rebalance stressed skin. The exfoliation in this scrub helps to remove the build up of old skin and sebum and allows healthy skin to glow through, thanks to the clever wax-based micro-peeling particles it contains, which leave skin smooth and supple. The formula also contains kaolin, which works to absorb excess sebum and help unblock pores. The range is available from sebamed.co.uk.
Summer is a time for gelato, gal pals, and glossy lips, and Barry M’s new Gloss Me Up Lip Kits (£6.99) have you covered for every mood. Each kit comes with a juicy gloss and matching lip liner. The glosses are infused with Vitamin E to condition lips and a fruity scent perfect for matching with cocktails. The kits come in three colours – Baby, a cute sheer blush hue perfect for summer dates; Gossip, a poolside coral that’s perfect for making tans pop; and Femme, a rose-tinted chocolate that’s ideal for sultry evenings. The kits are available in Superdrug.
We all know the importance of taking our vitamins – but do we know the importance of putting them on our skin too? Alpha H’s Vitamin Profiling, a multi-disciplinary approach to lifestyle using skin identical cosmeceutical vitamins, is made to target the problem that less than 1% of orally ingested vitamins reach th epidermis. With pollution having an ever increasing effect on our skin, it is more important than ever to boost our skin’s antioxidant qualities – otherwise we risk sallow, uneven skin, hyperpigmentation, and damage to dermal fibres, to name but a few. Luckily, Alpha H have introduced their new Multivitamin Super Cream (£45) – a multivitamin in a jar. The cream is a non-AHA treatment which combines a potent cocktail of vitamins A, B, C, and E, which are blended with Pollushield™, an innovative polymer which prevents the absorption of toxic metals and grime. By boosting skin’s immunity and antioxidant protection, the cream maximises skin health, as well as providing immediate and long-lasting hydration. The cream is available from Cult Beauty, Treat Your Skin, and Alpha H.
OPV Beauty are not ready to let autumn fade the summer fun – their new Rainbow Splash Eyeshadow Palette (£29) is specifically designed to bring some sunshine into gloomier months. The shades, which are formulated with all skin tones in mind, are richly pigmented, smooth, and easy to blend, and range from intense mattes to metallic foils. From the periwinkle satin of Royal to the deep red matte of Storm, there’s no end to the looks that can be created with this palette. The Rainbow Splash Eyeshadow Palette will be available from Beautybay.com.