Hot off the Press

March 8th, 2019

March 8th, 2019


Cult skin brand Murad, created by renowned US dermatologist Dr Howard Murad, have just launched Revitalixir Recovery Serum (£70).  Vegan-friendly, cruelty- and paraben free, this wonder product helps relieve signs of stress on the skin and around the eyes.  Created to use beneath moisturiser, it’s also brilliant beneath makeup and as a quick vibrancy boost to use on your clients when changing looks.  Murad’s unique sphere-infused serum incorporates a skin-relaxing blend of neuropeptide, paracress extract, cannabis (hemp seed oil) and sativa seed oil to smooth while boosting softness and moisture.  Niacinamide refines texture while wild indigo helps calm stress signals and visibly reduces under-eye dark circles.  Caffeine reinvigorates tone while minimising under-eye puffiness.   Available on-line from murad or in selected House of Fraser, Debenhams and John Lewis stores.


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The awards season is here which means summer must be around the corner.  Cocoa Brown, created by tanning queen Marissa Carter, is an A-lister favourite having been invited twice to the Oscars pampering suite to help bronze Academy Award nominees before the ceremony.  Their hero products can help you get your client’s tan glowing like a red-carpet goddess.  Their hero product 1 Hour Tan (£6.99) comes in 3 different shades and can be finished with one of 3 Goddess Body Oils (£10.50) for a shimmery finish.  Available instore at Superdrug and online at cloud10beauty.



Aussie Brand Lano have infused their best-selling 101 ointment with rose gold, creating Lanolips Rose Gold 101 (£13).  It can be worn with barely-there makeup dabbed onto lips or tapped onto cheeks for flushed, just-kissed colour.  Inspired by the New Year’s Eve fireworks above Sydney Harbour and a rush of blood to the skin, the gold shimmer was added to blend into all skin tones.  Ultra-hydrating and non-sticky, it gives a radiant flush with the comfort of a balm.  We also love the silky feel and the retro packaging.  Available from cultbeauty.



This week the Inkey List launched their Innovation Line of three new cutting edge products all priced at under £15.  They complement their core products which are all priced below £10.  The Inkey List’s ethos is that intelligent beauty should be accessible to all, and simplicity is key.  They try to cut through jargon and offer straightforward, simply-packaged products with premium ingredients at affordable prices.  The Innovation Line includes Multi-Biotic moisturiser (£12.99); Polyglutamic Acid (£12.99) a serum that is more moisturising than Hyaluronic; and our favourite, Heptapeptide (£14.99) a seven-part peptide serum that has both an instant blurring effect on the skin and also long-term reduction of fine lines and creping.  It also encourages the production of collagen and contains squalene to help hydrate and protect skin.  It works brilliantly as a primer beneath makeup.  Available exclusively at cultbeauty.



Ciaté London have launched a fabulous limited edition Jessica Rabbit Collection inspired by Who Framed Roger Rabbit?‘s bombshell bunny.  Get your clients the look with the Jessica Palette (£35) 9 blendable eyeshadows in metallic, shimmer and matt finishes; Glitter Storm Lipstick (£19) Jessica’s signature sultry red lip colour with added glitter and Glow-to Highlighter (£26) a soft creamy powder highlighter with ultra blendability in a peach/gold shade to suit all skin types.  The packaging features Jessica Rabbit and is available online from ciate, feelunique and in selected Debenhams stores.



W7 Cosmetics have launched a fab new range of Overnight Lip Masks (£4.95) to rehydrate and refresh your lips.  Containing shea butter, vitamin E and jojoba oil, your lips are guaranteed to have a great night’s sleep.  In four flavours – grapefruit, vanilla, berry and apple – you can use them day and night for the most moisturised pout.   Available from w7cosmetics.



Delfy Cosmetics have launched a new Professional Make-Up Brush Collection.   This includes 3 eye shadow brushes (£10.80 each), 2 foundation brushes (£16.20 each) and 4 face brushes (£16.20 each) to achieve a flawless application and pro finish. Founded by Mariam Meskheli, Delfy Cosmetics is a new innovative and trend-led premium range of high performance professional-quality products.  Available online from delfycosmetics.


Industry News


Want to do your bit to help the environment?  The LastSwab has been developed in Copenhagen as an innovative alternative to cotton wool swabs or q-tips which are one of the main contributors to marine pollution.  It has a stiff compact plastic core with medical silicone on each end, soft enough for the ears.  It can easily be cleaned with soap and water, and comes in several colours so you can keep them organised.  With a likely ban on single-use cotton plastic swabs coming in from 1st January 2020, this could be a great alternative.   Find out more at



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