September 7th, 2018
Hot off this week’s news: For fourteen years, cult brand Dr Lipp have only had one, best-selling, product – The Original Nipple Balm. The balm has been the go-to for soothing dry skin, healing chapped lips, creating glossy lids, and much more – and now the brand have released three tinted balms (£5.99) containing the same key ingredient, lanolin. All three are formulated with only four ingredients, including pigment created from 100% natural, raw, and edible plant based pigments – so you can be sure you’re not ingesting anything awful when you lick your lips! The tints are named after their colour-giving ingredient, and the colours range from a natural flush of pink in Sweet Potato; the classic red of Red Radish; and the berry hue of Elderberry. The tints are free from additives, parabens, sulphites, mineral oil, and petrolatum, and are flavour and fragrance free. Available from www.drlipp.com.
As we all know, removing impurities from pores is essential to a good skincare routine, as this allows products like serums or moisturisers to penetrate the epidermis properly. MGC Derma’s CBD Stem Cells Dermabrasion Scrub (£30) has been designed with superfine diamond powder and CBD stem cells and exfoliating particles to gently remove dead and dry skin cells and encourage cell renewal. With the added benefits of sodium hyaluronate to revitalise and hydrate skin, and tocopheryl acetate to prevent free radical damage, your skin will never have looked so perfect before. After exfoliation, what better than to apply the CBD Active Firming Anti-Ageing Mask (£70), which is enriched with purifying green clay antioxidants to absorb impurities, remove bacteria, and help the skin appear firmer and younger. It also contains high-purity cannabidoil to revive the skin, and aloe vera to soothe and protect. This natural duo will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth, and hydrated, and are available from Harvey Nichols and Cult Beauty.
For lips which captivate, reach for Makeup54’s new lipsticks (£17), which come in four colourways: Jerry, a bright blue red, Ross, a magenta pink, Elvira, a peach pink nude, and Gaynor, caramel nude. The unique texture goes on creamy then transforms itself to absolute matte for long-lasting perfection, while a special mix of emollient oils give a smooth and silky finish. After a little more sparkle? Top your lips with their Disco Topper in Glitterball (£18): a long-lasting, dazzling glitter top coat. The special water infused gel texture with moonstone extract gives a multidimensional effect to lips, and takes you effortlessly from day to night in seconds. Makeup54 is available from www.makeup54.com.
Nudestix have a reputation for creating practical, multi-use products for on the go use, and their new collection with Melissa Alatorre, YouTube star and social media influencer, is no different. The limited edition Soft & Smokey Palette (£60) is a curated selection of cool, warm, and neutral colours to suit all skin tones, and features all the tools you need to create an easy sultry eye look, complete with bold or nude lip. The set contains two Magnetic Luminous Eye Color pencils in Twilight – a grey shimmer – and Nudity – metallic rose gold; two Magnetic Matte Eye Color pencils in Taupe and Chocolate; two Intense Matte Lip and Cheek pencils in Purity, a cool toned dusty rose, and Raven a plum red. All of this is packaged in the classic easy-to-carry Nudestix tin with a large mirror, and the Soft&Smokey Makeup Bag and Pencil Sharpener. Makeup on the go has never been easier. The palette is available from CultBeauty.
High-tech beauty brand Wunder2 are launching their new Last & Found(ation) Concealer (£19.95) following the success of their 24+ hour long-wear Last & Found(ation). Especially formulated to disguise imperfections, the new concealer boasts a crease-free formula which sits weightlessly on the skin. It works on three distinct levels: the breathable film former allows for it to be water, transfer, and smudge resistant; it moves with skin rather than masking it, and grips other products applied over the top, making them long-wearing too; and it provides a natural glow thanks to the inclusion of the polymer PolyGlow, resulting in a radiant finish. The concealer not only hides blemishes, but can also be used under eyes to conceal signs of tiredness. Brightening and subtly boosting the skin’s radiance, your complexion will be left beautifully smooth, and you can apply happily knowing that it’s cruelty- and oil-free. The concealer has been created in four shades, and is available from www.wunder2.co.uk.
Responding to the demand for simpler products with high quality ingredients for less, skincare brand THE INKEY LIST are launching their first wave of fifteen products, with a promise that you’ll never find anything over £10. First up is the Glycolic Acid Toner (£6.99), which helps to remove dead and dehydrated skin cells and stimulates collagen production, amongst other benefits. Slightly more concentrated than Lactic Acid, less sensitive skin will find this smooths and brightens skin. Next product is the Kaolin Clay Mask (£4.99), which helps to effectively absorb excess oils and remove toxins from the surface of the skin. Then there’s a range of hero serums: Alpha Hydroxy Acid (£8.99), Lactic Acid (£7.99), Hyaluronic Acid (£4.99), Caffeine (£8.99), Vitamin C (£7.99), Q10 (£4.99), Collagen (£8.99), and Retinol (£9.99). This range means that you can mix and match skincare ingredients depending on your skin type and preferences – and it doesn’t end there. There are also five moisturisers: Hemp Oil (£7.99) to calm irritation; Turmeric (£7.99) to target dry areas and brighten; Squalene (£8.99) for intense hydration and oil reduction; Zinc (£8.99) to provide a mineral sunscreen; and Rosehip Oil (£6.99), which helps to improve skin tone, texture, and pigmentation. The range is available from FeelUnique, and have plans to launch on ASOS.
Studio10 is a pro-age makeup range designed specifically for mature women as they age. Their new Lip Perfecting Balm Gloss (£22) is vegan, and paraben and cruelty free, and packed with ingredients to transform lips. In a universally flattering sheer peachy-gold with orange undertones to warm the skin, one sweep of the product instantly gives a fuller appearance and enviable shine. Hyaluronic acid ensures skin absorbs moisture like a sponge to plump and smooth, which helps to create a soft, uniform texture. Amino acids help to stimulate the production of collagen that fortifies skin texture and tone, giving a more refined appearance to lips. Meanwhile, vitamin E protects the lips from environmental and lifestyle damage, repairing from the inside out. The gloss is available from Marks & Spencer, FeelUnique, and www.studio10beauty.com.
If you’re looking for a new 100% natural skincare brand to try, why not look into Sister & Co Skin Food, who have just released their new Instant Moisture Mist in Rose. Formulated on a base of organic rose water and cucumber seed extract, the mist hydrates, tones, and balances skin. It’s available in both 100ml (£22) and 30ml (£12) sizes, so you can have one at home and one for on-the-go: it’s perfect for combatting dry aeroplane skin. The radish root used as a natural preservative will keep the mist fresh for six months, and the highest quality organic rose water used bestows a natural scent which is deep yet delicate. The mist is suitable for all skin types, and is available from www.sisterandcoskinfood.co.uk. And in case you’re looking for something to read on the plane? Founder Sophie Thompson has launched her debut book, Skin Food (£12.99), a collection of 70 luxurious skincare recipes which explain how to create simple but beautiful skin and body care from natural ingredients.
Ciate London have announced the launch of their new Glitter Flip lipsticks (£17). The multidimensional, holographic, glitter-filled colours magically apply matte but transform into glitter when lips are pressed together. The result is comfortable, long-wearing, high-pigment liquid lipstick, and you’re sure to be the envy of everyone at the party. The lipsticks are available from www.ciatelondon.com.
Barry M are gearing up for autumn with their follow up to the bestselling palette Fall in Love. The Fall in Love 2 Palette (£6.99) contains ten stunning, highly-pigmented shades in a range of matte and metallic finishes which can be mixed and matched to create the perfect look for any occasion or event. The palette will be available from the 19th September from Superdrug.