Hot off the Press

August 21st, 2020

August 21st, 2020

Dominic Paul Cosmetics have announced the launch of their stunning new, cruelty-free and vegan-friendly Dominic Paul – Travel Brush Set.   Featuring six-expertly chosen brushes for a wide-variety of makeup looks, each brush has a beautifully weighted Teale-Green wooden handle with complimentary embossed rose-gold lettering and matching aluminium ferrule. The six individual brushes feature luscious densely-packed, easy-to-clean synthetic bristles for consistent coverage and come in a variety of multi-use styles for your day-to-day beauty regime.  Available to pre-order very soon at dominicpaulcosmetics.


KVD Vegan Beauty have some new releases to help heatproof makeup and keep looks flawless.  Shake Vegan Eyeshadow Primer (£18) A disruptive liquid formula that goes on universally clear for all skin tones.  This unique elixir formula primes eyelids for the truest colour and wear of any eyeshadow and is specially formulated to prevent eye makeup from creasing and fading.  The bi-phase liquid increases vibrancy similar to a wet brush application giving a more opaque and high impact colour with a smooth finish.  Super Pomade Vegan Eyeliner, Shadow & Brow Pigment (£19)  A one-pot wonder for long-lasting eyeliner, shadow and brows, in 17 long-lasting colours. The smooth, creamy pigment gives waterproof long wear in this high-performance vegan pomade—no water needed to activate.  Lock it Setting Mist (£22) Delivering a fine, luxurious, continuous spray that locks down your look for extreme long wear.  With an earth-friendly spraying system, this refreshing, weightless micro-mist will leave your makeup looking vibrant and fresh, without feeling sticky.  All available from boots, debenhams and selected Debenhams stores.


With all close-contact beauty services now allowed to open, ensuring your tools are properly cleaned and disinfected is more important than ever.  Disicide is a Swedish hospital grade disinfection designed for salons and barbers that is perfect for cleaning all your tools including combs, scissors, and more.   The range includes Disicide Concentrate (from £10.50), Glass Disinfecting Jar (£15.50), Trimmercide Blade Spray (£9.60) and Disinfection Spray (£8.80).  Vegan and environmentally friendly and proven effective against bacteria and viruses.  Disinfectant, fungicide and virucide.  The water-based solvent free product has a mild odour that is easy to use and cost effective.  All Disicide® products are free of animal ingredients and are never tested on animals and contain no substances that are problematic to humans or the environment.  Available from themakeuparmoury.


Sharon Hilditch, founder of Crystal Clear has developed The Treatment Bubble (£700) a Covid-safe method in which to carry out facial treatments.  It provides a sterilised space in which all forms of face treatments can be carried out up-close but without the risk of spreading water droplets.  This incubator-like space can be used for any facial treatment, including botox facial, brows, lashes or filler.  As therapists still wear their PPE but the client’s face is completely protected, it is perfect for vulnerable, elderly or nervous clients who want to get back to having regular facial treatments with total piece of mind.  Available from crystalclear.


Salon System, have announced the launch of GELLUX Builder Gels (£11.95 +vat each).  The latest technology to enter the gel market, ideal for adding strength and length to natural nails, gel overlays or sculpting with forms or nail tips.  Nail techs will love the ease, speed and simplicity of the application.  The Builder Gels are available in four shades; Beige, Peach, Pink and White that can be used as a builder base under a gel polish.  The base + builder in a bottle formula has a minimum 21 days wear and a no damage, soak off removal system.  Available from professional beauty wholesalers nationwide


The Brow Doctor has launched Brow Miracle Mask (£29.99).  The home brow lamination experts have a new innovation in brow restoration.  This unique brow mask has been formulated to give brows the strength and protection they need against the chemical treatments and makeup.  A deeply nourishing brow treatment designed to either deep condition brows which can be left on overnight or simply provide them with a quick hit of love, in which case apply for 10 minutes and rinse off- leaving you with glossy and defined brows!  Available from londonbrowcompany.


Catrice have launched a limited Sunclusive range including an SPF Tinted Moisturiser (£6.95) and SPF Tinted Bronzer (£5.99).  Both products give a radiant glow, with SPF20.  Available from justmylook.


We mentioned The Wig Fix last month, and they have now launched a nude collection (£25 each).  Five new silicone headbands that secure wigs firmly while protecting the scalp and promoting natural hair growth underneath.  The new shades are fair, medium, tan and deep, joining the original clear band.  The band is a universal size, works with full wigs, lasts for years and can be worn with or without bio hair.  Perfect for wig wearers, whether for cultural or fashion choices or because of hair loss due to illness, alopecia or cancer treatment.  Available from


A Stylist’s Secret have launched their 24 Hour Minute hair product range, which has been developed in the salon and used by professional stylists to give a hair product range that is a true hair-care and styling innovation.  The range can be combined for salon quality, professional results at home.  Suitable for all hair types, including frizzy, thick, curly, wavy and kinky, the specially formulated ingredients are not only kind to hair, but also give more control.   24 Hour Minute Styler (£19.95) gives weightless control, reduces static and increases body and gives a non-stick, invisible hold for easy styling.  The Volumiser (£19.95) creates thicker, fuller hair and reduces static.  It can also be used to revolumise without washing.  Available from astylistssecret.


Online CBD Retailer, GreenBox have launched their own CBD brand, Cerious in collaboration with MAC’s Founding Partner and Chief Chemist, Victor Casale.  Cerious is an all-natural, vegan range of active plant based therapies designed to help everyday people with everyday ailments.  Cerious products incorporate high quality broad spectrum CBD extract for an especially high-strength effect, which also contains skin-loving anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals to cool and calm upset, irritated skin.  The range includes Cerious Soothing Skin Serum (£39.99) a 99% plant-based serum including extracts of hemp, peppermint, chamomile and blackcurrant. It incorporates 300mg of high quality broad spectrum CBD extract for an especially high-strength effect.  It can be used alone or added to your existing skincare products as a booster.  Cerious Soothing Skin Balm (£34.99) has 150mg of CBD extract and a unique time-release formulation, providing long-lasting and calming effects. It has a silky powder finish and a mild scent.  The sustainable packaging is fully recyclable and biodegradable, and in glass bottles for easy recycling.  Available from greenbox.


Soleil Toujours has been cited by celebs including Hilary Duff and Kate Hudson as their go to sun protection.  Soleil Toujours Organic Set + Protect Micro Mist SPF30 (£34) is perfect for setting a look without ruining makeup, locking it in place and protecting all at once.  Other hero products include Extreme UV Mineral Sunscreeen SPF45 (£45) an anti-aging 100% mineral fortified with potent anti-agers, vitamins and botanicals; Organic Sheer Sunscreen Mist SPF15/30/50 (£32) a 70%+ organic sheer sunscreen mist with an antioxidant rich formula. Lightweight, non-greasy, fast-drying, and 100% Mineral Sunscreen Glow SPF30 (£36) a subtly tinted lotion that leaves skin with a dewy finish and a hint of shimmer while protecting, moisturising, and nourishing. Available from leading retailers including cultbeauty.


Soap & Glory’s Speed Plump Range gives thirsty skin a real moisture quench.  Speed Plump Miracle Moisture Sheet Mask (£4) is a two-piece hydrogel mask packed with super moisturiser hyaluronic acid along with rose, peony flower root and safflower plant extracts to smooth and hydrate.  Available from bootsSpeed Plump Miracle Moisture Mousse (£14) is a super-light yet astonishingly potent night cream, with a uniquely bubbly mousse-like texture.  Full of active boosters, including hyaluronic acid, it moisturises for eight hours.  Leaving skin with a healthy, happy, hydrated glow.  Available from boots.


Industry news


UK beauty brand Jennifer Young who create the Defiant Beauty range of products for cancer patients have gained the backing of a UK venture capital business.  Founded in 2013, Jennifer Young sells a range of skin and make-up products, devoped in conjunction with the NHS, for people undergoing different types of treatment including chemotherapy or radiotherapy, as well as those in remission.  Products available from beautydespitecancer.


Body-positive skincare brand, Skin Proud, have conducted extensive consumer research into confidence levels and their links to social media, using filters and our use of beauty products.  When asked why they lacked confidence in their natural skin, nearly 40% claimed this was due to comparing themselves to others, 55% stated they were self-conscious about their appearance and 28% claimed there is pressure to look a certain way.   Whilst 21% claimed that their friend’s appearance has affected their self-confidence, a huge 20% claimed their confidence took a hit based on the appearance of complete strangers.

Born from the idea of accepting your flaws and embracing what makes you you, Skin Proud launched in April, hitting ASOS by storm and selling one product every 7 minutes in the first 24 hours on sale, proving us Brits really do need a skin-loving movement to revamp our frame of mind, not just our skincare routine.



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