Hot off the Press

August 10th, 2018

August 10th, 2018

Hot off this week’s news: Saint Idris Adriatica – a skincare brand celebrating vitality and fjaka – the feeling of being relaxed yet energised and powerfully alive – are launching their new bodycare range.  The range includes five products, all of which contain Flower of Salt, hand-harvested from Dalmation sea salt basins, which is rich in over 75 essential minerals including iodine, zinc, iron, phosphorus, and magnesium, which has been shown to combat stress, and aid sleep and relaxation.  The natural scent evokes Adriatic gardens, naturally uplifting energy and enhancing mood with bergamot and sweet mandarin.  The Every Body Energy Cleanse (£29) uplifts your mood whilst clarifying and hydrating skin, whilst the Every Body Serenity Salve (£48) contains pea peptide to encourage collagen synthesis, hydrate and strengthen skin to leave you glowing.  Salicylic acid improves cell turnover and surface smoothness, while hyaluronic acid hydrates and improves skin density and plumpness, and the ten essential wildplant oils – including borage and rosehip – reinforce the skin’s natural barrier.  If you’re in need of a pick me up on the go, reach for the Every Body Vitality Spritz (£45), which contains seaweed protein for collagen and elastin formation, and Adriatic fermented lemon peel, which has been shown to effectively brighten skin.  For the perfect morning, your new go-to is the Every Body Wake-Up Droplets (£46), which smooth, brighten and balance skin, and add a matte glow to targeted areas.  Lastly, the Every Body Purity Paste (£48) brightens and retexturises skin in just three minutes, leaving skin rejuvenated and glowing, while the Exquisitely Plush Body Brush (£22) is perfect for applying the paste precisely where it’s needed. The whole collection is available at

News: Saint Idris Adriatica

With only four months left until Christmas(!), Green People are launching their first ever festive offering: the Green Regime Advent Calendar (£75) is packed full of entirely natural, certified organic beauty products, and contains everything you might need for a beauty regime, making this the perfect countdown for organic fans or Green People newbies.  Twelve luxurious goods are hidden behind the doors, including three full size treats, with the calendar valued at £125. Once advent is over, the beautiful packaging means that it can be converted into the perfect beauty storage system. The Green Regime Advent Calendar will be available from from October 2018.

News: Green People Advent Calendar

Devotees of Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation can vouch that the brand lives up to its claims, and now those who prefer a lighter finish can try it out for themselves with the brand new Double Wear Light Soft Matte Hydra Makeup SPF10 (£33.50).  Formulated to be life-proof (sweat, humidity, and water resistant) yet non-drying, the 24-hour formula blurs the look of pores and imperfections for a perfect photo-ready finish. Made to balance skin by including grapeseed extract and chamomile, the breathable formulation is oil-free and non-comedogenic, and keeps skin comfortable and shine-free throughout the day.  The transfer-proof formula is available in a range of 28 colour-true shades with a range of cool, neutral, and warm undertones, and is available at counters nationwide and from the 9th July.

News: Estee Lauder

Goat milk has long been a key ingredient in skincare made for sensitive skin, and Kate Somerville’s new Goat Milk Moisturising Cream (£55) and Goat Milk De-Puffing Eye Balm (£32) are no exception.  Both contain lactose from the goat’s milk to soothe and moisturise, and biologically-active milk polypeptides for the effective regenerative care of sensitive and extremely dry skin. The daily moisturiser penetrates skin to provide a healthy glow whilst soothing dry skin and improving the skin’s barrier function.  The de-puffing eye balm is ideal for use twice a day, and reduces the appearance of crow’s feet, dark circles, and under-eye puffiness. The balm cools on contact with the skin, while its light-diffusing pigments instantly blur the appearance of any under-eye imperfections. Both are available exclusively at and

News: Kate Somerville

SHISEIDO have been a household name in beauty for decades, and continue to spearhead innovation and act as pioneers in beauty.  The relaunch of SHISEIDO makeup in 2018 is a new exciting chapter for the brand, and they continue to aim to showcase Japan’s rich heritage and groundbreaking technology whilst upholding their high standards by incorporating only the finest pigments, and using locally sourced ingredients.  The brand’s new mantra – Beauty Reimagined. Beauty Made With Soul – is reflected in their new weightless range of products which produce vibrant, visible, budge-proof pigment that feels invisible on the face. They have created an entirely new category – dews – which recreate light and transform it on the surface of the skin.  Aura Dew Face, Eyes, Lip (£28) plays on the brand’s fondness for using light optic technology. The Dews collection isn’t about covering imperfections, but rather optimising and enhancing features. It comes in three celestial shades – Lunar, Solar, and Cosmic – and suspends multidimensional pearls in a breathable, crystalline texture that transforms and illuminates skin.  The dews meld seamlessly with any skintone and eliminate any chalkiness, and also don’t migrate thanks to their formulation, providing you with 12 hours of lustrous, selfie-ready staying power. For those who prefer a moderately more traditional highlighter, the new InnerGlow CheekPowder range (£30) is a blush-highlighter hybrid which provides a lit-from-within glow. The eight ethereal shades play on the idea of lightness, from Inner Light to Cocoa Dusk.  Reimagining the gel texture into a lipstick, SHISEIDO have developed the VisionAiry Gel Lipstick Range (£25), which pioneers a weightless, Triple Gel technology which allows high levels of pigment to converge with water for a cushiony, comfortable feel that stays put. The formula also contains 15% water to provide a cooling burst upon contact with the lips and intense, lasting hydration. The 28 shades are named the bustling urban metropolis that is modern day Tokyo – our favourites are Neon Buzz, Lantern Red, and Bullet Train.  If you’re after a swipe of gloss, they’re also launching the Crystal GelGloss (£22), which boosts colour vibrancy when worn as a top coat and creates the illusion of fuller lips. The high-shine polymers provide a crystal-clear wet-look finish, and lips are wrapped with moisture. Alternatively, for a matte finish, look no further than the Modern Matte Powder Lipstick (£25), which comes in 24 shades inspired by what happens after the sun sets in Tokyo – from the neon signs to the diverse partygoers – try Rose Hip for a gentle pink, or Velvet Rope for a seductive deep red.  The lipstick itself blurs imperfections and provides exceptional colour payoff, all whilst offering the comfort of a balm by melting and transforming into an ultra-thin powder that envelops the lips. Continuing the powder theme, the Essentialist Eye Palette range (£38) offers pure colour that lasts for 12 hours without creasing. There are eight colourways available – ranging from Platinum Street Metals to Jizoh Street Reds – which contain four shades and offer a range of satin, matte, and shimmer finishes. The Whipped Powder Blush (£32) – which sounds full of contradictions – blends effortlessly across skin like a mousse, but transforms into an ultra-thin, featherweight powder with a soft matte finish which lasts for eight hours.  The eight shades can be washed across skin for a natural flush or layered for intensity. Finally, the graphic inks range – LaquerInk Lip Shine (£25), Kajal InkArtist (£22), MicroLiner Ink (£20) ArchLiner Ink (£22), Brow InkTrio (£22), and ImperialLash MascaraInk (£25) – combine bold, saturated colour with masterful precision for a graphic result that is incredibly eye catching.

News: Shiseido's Aura Dew

Lisa Franklin: award-winning skincare expert, clinic owner, and now proud owner of her own skincare line.  The advanced range uses cosmetic drone technology for precision delivery. The new skincare products will be added to the brand’s Pro-Effect collection.  The Anti-Pollution Cleanser (£38) removes microscopic pollutant particles and makeup leaving a non-greasy, supple complexion, while the Phyto-Gel Wash (£35) blends botanical extracts and nutrient rich oils to gently cleanse and purify skin.  The Micellar Water (£25) improves skin texture and tone, and the Pollution Defence Cream (£105) and Night Renew Treatment (£95) counteract the effects of environmental pollution on skin, whilst revolutionary cosmetic drones target specific cells and release anti-wrinkle active ingredients where needed.  For a gentle scrub, reach for the Refining Exfoliator (£55), a regenerative mask with unique microparticles that gently remove dirt, sebum, and dead skin cells. For makeup days, try the Luminescent Base (£70) – a mattifying serum that illuminates, protects skin, and creates the perfect base for makeup. Lisa also has Pro Effect for Men, which is specifically designed for men’s skincare concerns and includes a probiotic dedicated to the preservation of the skin’s protective ecosystem and stimulates the production of anti-microbial peptides, key immunological markers, which are essential for maintaining microbial balance.  The range includes the Gel Wash (£35), Refining Scrub (£40), and the Pollution Defence Cream (£65). All are available at

News: Lisa Franklin

Ever stumbled upon an incredible new beauty brand by chance? The excitement we feel is like discovering gold, and FeelUnique are about to change our lives with the launch of their new initiative, Spark Beauty, a permanent section of the FeelUnique website which is dedicated to independent beauty brands from around the world.  Spark Beauty will launch phase one with a curated edit of 12 North American brands spanning a variety of categories. The brands include Cannibliss Organic, Innersense, Clove and Hallow, Le Prunier, No BS, O’o Hawaii, Ogee, Pistache, Reina Rebelde, Teadora, and RealHer.

News: Spark Beauty

Our English skin has been suffering during the heatwave, and needs a saviour – introducing Laura Geller’s new Spackle Mist Restore with Coconut Water (£25), a soothing mist that will make skin look as if it has had a full night of sleep.  The probiotic based mist boosts skin’s radiance, promotes elasticity and hydration, and locks in makeup. Available at

News: Laura Geller



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