Hot off the Press

July 3rd, 2020

July 3rd, 2020

Nudestix’s first ever foundation, Tinted Cover (£32) is the perfect lightweight summer base.  The gorgeous glowy base blends with your natural tone rather than masking it, ensuring skin looks real, even and lifted.  Using a highly minimalistic approach, Tinted Cover looks and feels like your normal skin, but better, with a subtle hint of colour for even coverage.  Innovatively formulated using Korean skincare formulas with tinted pigments for an even and brighter skin tone.  Natural ingredients make it a great option for sensitive skins, with hydra-technology and 18 natural extracts that helps soften and balance skin conditions, whilst protecting from the environment and anti-aging.  Available in 14 shades containing shade-adjusting pigments for a sheer coverage.  Vegan, cruelty-free, free from parabens and fragrance.  Available from beautybay, cultbeauty, lookfantastic and online and instore at Selfridges.


Barry M Biodegradable Body Glitters (£4.99) are perfect for a stay-at-home festival.  The glitter pots will complete your look.  Plastic-free, the new and improved glitters are produced from a special film sustainably sourced from plant cellulose that biodegrades naturally in fresh water.  Use Barry M’s Glitter Fixer Gel (£) for easy application to face and body.  Available now from barrym and Superdrug stores nationwide.


Indeed Labs have just launched Hydraluron+ Moisture Mist (£24.99).  This is the perfect product to refresh skin during a heatwave, whether working from home or back in the workplace.  Helping to combat the effects of increased screen time, this deeply hydrating mist combines the magic of low molecular weight hyaluronic acid with powerful blue light protecting ingredients. Supercharged with extracts from the Butterfly Bush (or Buddleia Officinalis) that has over 3 times the antioxidant power of goji berries, this mist helps to restore the skin’s protective barrier, brighten complexion and fight the effects of oxidative stress on skin.  Available from asos.


New Syrene Aqua Intense Cream (£65) is perfect to cool and soothe in hot weather.   If you pop it in the fridge you can reach for a refreshing skin pick-me-up whenever it’s needed.  The gorgeous blue, creamy gel texture melts into the skin leaving it plump and hydrated. Formulated with 100% natural ingredients derived from the sea and including marine collagen and seaweed extract, this comforting cream is suitable for even the most sensitive skin types.  Can also be used to cool skin after exposure to the sun.  Made in New Zealand it is cruelty-free, hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested combining science, nature and sustainably sourced natural ingredients.  Available now from syreneskincare and launching this month at leading etailers.


Carmex Vanilla Click Stick (£3.49) includes SPF15 so as well as relieving dry, cracked lips with its cooling formula it is also perfect for summer months.  Originally created in 1937 by Alfred Woelbing as a remedy for his chapped lips, Carmex has become one of the world’s most loved lip balms.  The unique formula soothes, moisturises, and relieves resulting in soft, healthy-looking lips.  Available in store and online at superdrug.


With mask wearing so prevalent at the moment, some people are experiencing “maskne” where bacteria breed due to sweat, moisture, friction and warm air causing acne and spots.  These products should help deal with the issue:

SVR Sensifine Cleansing Balm (£15) an anti-pollution double cleanser with only 9 ingredients.  The balm eliminates impurities and pollution residue while strengthening the skin barrier.  The 40% nutritive complex contains shea butter, coconut and sunflower.  Available from uk.labo-svrlookfantasticfeelunique and beautyexpert.

Algenist Genius Collagen Calming Relief (£55) a concentrated yet ultra-gentle vegan cream that provides a cushioned layer for the skin to immediately comfort dryness, tightness and the look of redness associated with rough, dry skin.  Combats the look of irritated skin to balance and protect from moisture loss, while restoring bounce and resilience. Skin is left hydrated and protected.  Supporting your skin barrier will prevent potential irritants passing through to deeper layers where they can cause breakouts.  Available from cultbeautylookfantastic and  spacenk.

If you do experience a breakout Mulac Spotted SOS Anti-spot Treatment (£13) is an intense vegan treatment against localised skin imperfections.  It visibly reduces the appearance of blackheads, pimples, enlarged pores and other blemishes associated with acne-prone skin. Containing 3% Niacinamide enhanced with 3% Seboclear™ for a sebum balancing effect. Available from mulaccosmetics.


With salons starting to slowly reopen and knowing that appointments are going to be very hard to come by in the coming months, Living Proof can help you extend your colour between your appointments.  The Color Care Collection Shampoo and Conditioner (£24 each) can make colour last two times longer when used from your first wash.  Silicone free, they contain UV filters which remain in the hair to protect against the sun’s damaging rays.  The conditioner forms a hydrophobic layer over hair acting as a protective shield, whilst the shampoo contains a chelating agent which targets hard water elements such as iron and copper which are known to fade colour.  Free from silicones, sulfates, parabens and phthalates.  Cruelty free, vegan, colour safe and safe for chemically treated hair.  Available from livingproofspacenkJohn LewisMarks & SpencerSelfridges and Harrods.


With an army of celebrity fans such as Megan Markle and Kim Kardashian, Revitalash is the go-to serum for longer healthier lashes and their hair range is designed to do the same to your hair! 94% of people who tried it said their locks looked thicker after eight weeks of use.

Thickening Shampoo (£41) Packed with flax protein, willow bark and ginseng this unique thickening and scalp therapy shampoo features specialised ingredients to optimise scalp health by cleansing and fortifying hair while protecting from environmental stressors. This phyto-infused formula rich in therapeutic ingredients supports optimum scalp health, fortifies the hair cuticle and works to improve hair shaft thickness. Hair transforms to feel fuller, look thicker and perform better.  Thickening Conditioner (£46) Loaded with loquat leaf to help thinning hair and green tea and ginseng to protect hair and scalp with powerful protein, this unique thickening and scalp therapy formula features specialised ingredients to optimise scalp health by hydrating and nourishing hair while protecting from environmental stressors.  Volume Enhancing Foam (£180) A breakthrough, unisex, hair enhancer designed to address the needs of fine and thinning hair for men and women. This transforming hair volume enhancer foam featuring proprietary BioPeptin Complex® boosts the vitality of hair with a breakthrough formula designed to intensify natural volume. Lightweight formula adds shine and body and improves elasticity to help combat breakage and aid in conditioning of the scalp.  Available from revitalash.


Shrub Prepare and Protect Hair Primer (£10) is a lightweight stpray that can be used on wet or dry hair to protect it from environmental aggressors.  Formulated with naturally derived nettle and elderflower to help soften and protect and lunaria oil (extracted from the honesty plant) hair is left smooth and shiny.  Infused with essential oils of bergamot and sweet orange hair will also smell gorgeous.  Vegan, sustainably sourced, free from synthetic fragrance, silicones and microplastics.  Available from beautybay.


SheaMoisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Leave-In Treatment (£10.99), 100% extra virgin coconut oil is a natural ingredient rich in antioxidant vitamin E and proteins which instantly hydrates to nourish and protect skin and hair.  Fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals help restore hair’s vitality and protect from breakage and damage.  It’s great for all hair types, but particularly for natural hair, curls and thick hair giving a moisture boost while helping to increase shine, softness, and manageability.  Available from lookfantastic.


Soap & Glory’s Cooling All Girls (£8) is a lightweight moisturiser mousse that snaps, crackles and pops to instantly cool skin.  Scented with Call Of Fruity (fragranced with gardenia and melon), this ice-cold mira-cool moisturiser is enriched with ginseng and papaya extracts, leaving you feeling refreshed and moisturised for up to 15 hours.  Fast absorbing, it’s great for an on-the-go hydration hit.​  With over 60 applications per product, you can beat the heat all summer long.  And you can also use for shaving, so it’s a total multi tasker.  Available exclusively from boots.


Industry news

UK based Aasiyah Abdulsalam, who is only 25, has created The Wig Fix (£25), the first wig invention in 55 years.  It is fast becoming a cult product in the UK and the USA, and has garnered huge support from the likes of Tokyo Stylez (Kylie Jenner’s hairstylist), Kehlani, Patricia Bright and Khaa Spence.   The Wig Fix is a specially engineered, patent pending reusable silicone gripper band that secures your wig (rollercoaster proof!) while protecting the scalp and promoting natural hair growth underneath.  It is a universal size, works with all full wigs, lasts for years and can be worn on heads with or without bio hair.  Available from


Indeed Labs have recently launched on Cult Beauty.  The brand’s curated range of skincare products that the beauty needs of everyday people became available on the selling platform last week.  A selection of best sellers and new products will be available.


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