Hot off the Press

May 8th, 2020

May 8th, 2020

Artis Brushes have launched the beautiful Rose Gold Elite brush range, which come in gift sets (£109) and single brushes (from £34).  The brand is loved by celebrities and MUAs around the globe, is unparalleled in terms of quality and is proudly cruelty-free/vegan-friendly, as they don’t use animal hair.  The Elite Collection handles use paired elliptical/oval shapes with an oval fibre bundle that mimics areas and shapes of the face.  The double oval design and unique bundle orientation is exclusively patented by Artis, and CosmeFibre®   is trademarked.  The Elite Collection handles are produced using a proprietary metal alloy similar to that used in the manufacture of luxury car engines.  Available from artisbrush, free shipping to the UK on orders over $55.


Cult tool brand Tweezerman celebrate their 40th anniversary with the launch of a very special limited edition print.  The Classic Slant Tweezer (£23) has been updated to include a black design with flecks of silver glitter to add to the celebratory feel.  Offering unrivalled, professional-grade quality, you’ll find the optimum slant (25°) to work against the brow bone, perfectly aligned hand-filed tips for effectively gripping each hair at the root and a built-in step to prevent the tweezers from opening during tweezing.  Over the past 40 years, Tweezerman has established itself as the go-to brand for trusted, quality tools that last. In the process they have built up a loyal fan base of celebrities, MUAs, influencers and consumers.  Available from tweezerman.


Salon System have just relaunched the vegan-friendly LashTint range.  This includes two new shades Light Brown and Graphite to augment the existing shades of black, blue/black and brown (£4.50+vat each).  The shades can be mixed to create bespoke shades for your clients, and can be teamed up with the LashLift range.  There is also a new Cream Developer (£4.55+vat) and Liquid Developer (£4.35+vat).  The LashTint Starter Kit (£19+vat) include black, blue and brown tint, liquid developer, dappen dish and tint brush.  Products are available from professional beauty wholesalers nationwide.


Scientia (pronounced see-en-cha) is the new glow-giver on the block, and they’ve added two new products to their range.  Peachy Clean Milky Oil Cleanser (£24) starts as an oil and transforms into a milky emulsion on contact with water.  Cleanses and softens while adding radiance.  Formulated with peach, passionfruit and pomegranate seed oils as well as baobab, rosehip and jojoba oils.  Suitable for both first and second cleanses.  Available from

Peach & Glow Hydra Skin Tonic (£24) is skin brightening and thirst-quenching hydra-tonic that will leave skin bright, glowing and refreshed.  Formulated with peach, lychee and aloe, as well as tranexamic acid, bakuchiol and matrixyl 3000.  Both available from scientiabeauty.


Polish beauty brand Oio Lab has launched two new hydrating and nourishing gel-serums that are suitable for all skin types.  The E-Serum (£52) is for skin exposed to blue-light and pollution, protecting and repairing the skin from damage caused by artificial blue light, natural sunlight and infrared radiation.  Infused with a subtle, natural rose scent, it visually reduces wrinkles and roughness, unifies the skin tone and revealing a healthy, natural and glowing complexion.  Aquasphere Serum (£49) is for dull, dry, dehydrated skin with a light and deeply penetrating texture to relieve dry and dehydrated skin, leaving it visibly smoother and brighter after use.  Fragranced with a subtle rose scent, and with advanced tamarind seed polysaccharides and algae extracts to enhance the moisturising, regenerating and plumping effects in the skin.  Both are vegan-friendly and cruelty-free.  Available from wolfandbadger.


Algenist have two products that are great if your skin is suffering from working from home.  Splash Hydrating Setting Mist (£28) is a weightless serum in a fine mist for visibly refreshed, hydrated skin.  Formulated with mineral-enriched sea water and sea fruit extract combined with Algalyte Complex, it intensely hydrates and locks in moisture for a more youthful looking complexion.  A unique polysaccharide blend helps to form a protective, seamless layer to help seal in hydration and set makeup. With a super fine mist, it delivers moisture to keep skin soft and supple and can be used multiple times through the day without disrupting makeup! With many of us resorting to easy to wear minimal makeup, the Splash mist ensures products last long past your 10am zoom call for gorgeous luminous glow.

Genius Liquid Collagen Lip (£36) is a vegan lip treatment to help deliver fuller, smoother-looking lips in 10 days.  This unique dual phase lip treatment suspends botanical lip enhancers and hundreds of beads of Microalgae Oil in collagen water.  The unique formula visibly smooths lips and improves lip definition for a more youthful appearance.  Formulated with plant collagen, and Algenist’s naturally sourced and sustainably produced Alguronic Acid.  Lips are soothed and cooled on application by the ceramic tip applicator.

Both available from cultbeauty and lookfantastic.

R+Co Suncatcher Power C Boosting Leave-in Conditioner (£30) is a special collaboration with celebrity stylist and influencer Ashley Streicher.  Supercharge your hair with this nourishing and protective leave-in conditioner that helps soften, detangle, seal and fight frizz.  Formulated with vitamin c, hyaluronic acid, vegetable collagen, radish root extract and coconut oil extract.  Perfect for all hair types in heed of protective nourishment, light hold and shine.  Available from 8th May from beautyrebel.


Guava & Gold are the perfect choice to indulge in a little pamper and self-care at the end of your day.  For an opulent, sensory experience, Guava & Gold offer the ideal feeling of escapism with their gorgeously fragranced products to transport you to their most exotic corners of the world so you can re-live your best holiday memories in the comfort of your own home – we could all do with this right about now!  Submerge your hair in the wonderful aromas of the Coral Beach Shampoo & Conditioner (£22 each); sweet and musky guava combined with the fruity zest of mango and uplifting pineapple, all complemented by heady ylang-ylang and finishing notes of peaches and cream.  Enriched with avocado and manuka oils and blended with guava fruit extract, use this shampoo to restore hair’s natural shine and softness and leave it full of strength.  Available from guavaandgold.

amika Vault Colour-Lock Shampoo & Conditioner (£14 each) give your shade super staying power with this colour-preserving duo.  Contains UV filters and antioxidants like soybean oil to protect against fading and keeps colour vibrant for longer.  Available from beautybay.

Beauty Peak Hair (£19.99 on month supply) is a new nutritional hair support food supplement that contains 26 active ingredients to support your hair.  Made in Britain, Beauty Peak Hair has been designed to work alongside your everyday diet to ensure you are getting the optimum intake of daily nutrients that you need to maintain your natural looking hair.  Beauty Peak Hair contains a combination of fish collagen, MSM, Hyaluronic Acid, Co Enzyme Q10, Grape Seed Extract, Amino Acids, Vitamins and Minerals working from the inside out.  Biotin, Selenium and Zinc contribute to the maintenance of normal hair, whilst Copper contributes to normal hair pigmentation.  Beauty Peak Hair is gluten free and encased in a vegetarian capsule shell.  It does not contain any preservatives, lactose, artificial colours or additives.  It is not tested on animals and is encased in an environmentally friendly paper box.  Available from myvitopia, selected pharmacies and health stores.


Industry news

Dr. Bronner’s new Peppermint Organic Hand Hygiene Spray (£5.25) launched this month.  The perfect companion for on-the-go hygiene, the spray is made with 62% ethyl alcohol and fairtrade peppermint oil.  It has a 99.9% effectiveness against germs and suitable for many uses including sanitizing hands, on public transport and cleaning surfaces and display screens.  As the latest addition to the Dr. Bronner’s hygiene product line, alongside the infamous Lavender Hand Hygiene Spray, the Peppermint Spray will provide users with an uplifting, fresh scent and is certified organic and fair trade.  Available from drbronner.


Training Solutions Group, Salon System Appointed Training Provider are urging members during this period of uncertainty to undertake the MASCED (Melanoma and Skin Cancer Early Detection) accreditation programme.  Recognised training endorsed by BABTAC, HABIA and NHBF – worth 2 CPD points, this online training programme, developed by national skin cancer charity SKCIN, provides hair and beauty industry professionals with the tools and resources to learn how to spot the early signs of skin cancer and confidently signpost clients to seek appropriate action.

As hair and beauty professionals, we see our clients on a regular basis and are therefore perfectly placed to observe changes that may occur on their skin, particularly in areas they can’t see themselves.  This puts us an invaluable position.  By taking the time to learn how to identify suspicious lesions, we can detect the early signs of skin cancer and advise our client(s) to take action. This could prevent our clients from disfigurement through surgery and in the case of spotting melanoma early, we could even prevent their death!

Please join the MASCED community and register at  The course costs £20 and Training Solutions Group students can take advantage of a 10% discount using the following voucher code: TRAININGSOLCON2020.  All money derived from the training is ploughed back into the charity to support their work.

Please contact Nykki at Training Solutions on for further information.


Inika Organic, the Australian make-up brand, has unveiled a digital platform to help consumers “combat feelings of isolation” during lockdown.  The Live Beauty Hub can be found via and features articles on ‘clean’ beauty, free individual consultations and make-up masterclasses.  Inika Organic is the latest beauty brand to expand its digital content due to the coronavirus pandemic, including Philip Kingsley, Kiehl’s, Deciem, Bleach and FaceGym.





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