Hot off the Press

April 17th, 2020

April 17th, 2020

KISS Falscara (£7.99-£24.99) is three different styles of lash wisps that help you create a lash extension look at home.  The wisps are designed with a unique microband and featherlight fibres that you place under the natural lashes, not above.  Easy to apply, comfortable and natural-looking.  Available from 20th April at superdrug.

Too Faced Diamond Light Bronzer (£28) is infused with real crushed diamond powder and light-reflecting pearls to create a bronze diamond radiance.  Housed in jewellery box packaging, this multi-use bronzer can be used anywhere on the eyes, face and body.  With a shifting dual-tone colour (warm bronze with gold and copper pearl and sparkle) it is buildable for customised bronzing.  Available from toofaced, Debenhams and John Lewis

Lip care legends Carmex have launched a new must have for your kit.  Moisture Plus Hydrating Lip Tints (£4.95) are packed with a powerful mix of natural ingredients that lock in moisture to smooth and hydrate the lips with a sheer tint.  The new and improved formula naturally plumps and re-vitalises for fuller looking lips.  With the new precision tip applicator, swipe once for a sheer finish, layer for a more pigmented colour.  Available in four shades from superdrug, boots, tesco and asos.

Kyūshi (pronounced key-you-see) is Japanese word meaning “pause”.  Green MUA Alice Moore created this mindful oil and plant based slow beauty skincare collection to allow us to stop, think, focus and reconnect.  A qualified health coach and facialist Alice has a collection of three aromatherapy face oil blends (from £21) designed to take skin through seasons, climates, emotional and lifestyle changes.  Orange & Neroli – an energising daily facial oil to maintain, support and boost beautiful glowing skin, whilst putting a spring in your morning step;  Jasmine, Lavender & Cedarwood – a calming facial oil to create a feeling of relaxation, whilst working to hydrate, nourish, regenerate and protect skin from free radical damage and Chamomile & Helichrysum – a soothing, reparative facial oil to hydrate, reduce inflammation and ease irritation from skin flare ups like acne, rosacea and eczema.  Add a few drops of Kyūshi Power of Ten Oil (from £21) a plant-based powerhouse to give any oil a super-boost or use it on its own as it balances, soothes, fights inflammation, strengthens, restores elasticity, nourishes and protects against free radicals.  Available from kyushi.

Smoovall (£14.99) is a skin contact spray to prevent soreness and irritation caused by friction.  As an anti-chafing product, it’s perfect for your workout or hot weather.  The handy spray creates a silky-smooth layer over the skin, preventing chafing caused by exercise, sweat or friction from clothes.  A great alternative to talc, vaseline or duct tape, the spray forms an invisible and breathable protective layer on your skin.  Suitable for all skin types, easy to apply and completely invisible, each application protects your skin for a minimum of four hours.  Available from smoovall.

Khali Min Rescue Oil (£38) is a weightless oil blend that repairs and deeply nourishes hair, softening and making it glossier and more vibrant.  It can also be used as a last styling step to tame flyaways.    Formulated with an extensive blend of plant-derived ingredients, sourced directly from Egypt and active botanicals from around the world including macadamia, hibiscus and Egyptian jojoba oil.  Rescue Oil is plant-derived, vegan and cruelty free, produced by an independent women-led enterprise with roots in both England and Egypt.  Available from khalimin.

Nourish London has developed a new Lemon & Black Pepper Hand Wash (£12) and Hand Sanitiser Spray (£9.50).   Formulated with a gentle combination of 100% natural plant-based cleansers, blended with the zesty lemon, soothing ho Leaf and invigorating black pepper, the 100% COSMOS certified natural hand wash is kind to skin, but tough on germs and is laboratory tested to kill 99.9% of bacteria.  Free from sulphates and parabens, this gentle yet effective cleansing hand wash helps to retains the skin’s natural moisture, to cleanse and nourish the hands, leaving them feeling refreshed and gently fragranced.  The Hand Sanitiser Spray features a combination of 65% ethyl alcohol also blended with lemon, ho leaf and black pepper essential oils to sanitise your hands on the go, leaving them clean and gently fragranced.  It can also be used to sanitise your phone screen, door handles and hard surfaces.  Available from nourishskinrange.

Soleil Toujours CocoFleur Hydrating Antioxidant Mist (£32.00) is organically formulated to restore balance, breathing life into tired and thirsty skin. This micro-fine mist will nourish on contact and can be used in several ways- on top of makeup for an instant refresh or to cool the skin when hot. It has the most amazing smell of coconut, from the coconut water within, which will have you dreaming of your next holiday in the sun – making it the perfect deskside pick-me-up while working from home!  The antioxidant-packed formula nourishes with its skin loving ingredients: red algae, vitamin C, vitamin E, rose water, coconut water and resveratrol extract.  All Soleil Toujours products are 100% coral reef safe and all of Soleil Toujours operations run at a net zero carbon footprint.  Available from beautybay.

Cle de Peau Beauté created night cream La Crème (£520) in 1982 and it has been recreated eight times since then.  Each new version is more potent and innovative than its predecessor.  The new formula is guided by the finding that Skin Intelligence becomes least active at night.  La Crème, applied in the evening, features a breakthrough complex Skin- Empowering Illuminator in the highest potency of any Clé de Peau Beauté product.  This helps to amplify Skin Intelligence and enhance skin’s ability to repair and defend itself from damage caused by stressors.   The new version contains CeraFerment Extract which enhances the skin’s ability to regenerate and become firm from within.  Discovered from a Japanese yeast, the rare extract contains ceramide which helps skin to feel rejuvenated and maintain a youthful, supple look.  Skin will feel comfortable and moisturised upon application, and will feel firm and smooth in the morning.  Skin will become more resilient with continued use.  Available from harrods.


Industry news

The Edinburgh TV Festival will be presented digitally this year with free access for freelancers.  The online offering will still include the keystone sessions such as The MacTaggart Lecture and the Controller Sessions as well as The Network, Ones to Watch and TV PhD. The awards will be staged later in the year.  The full details of the online content will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Further information can be found on the Edinburgh TV Festival website.





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