Hot off the Press

October 9th, 2020

October 9th, 2020

SkinTres founders Jo, Lyndsey and Zoe have created the World’s first CIBTAC endorsed CBD facial procedure using cosmeceutical CBD skin care to launch in the UK and Europe – Grass Roots Facial® and Grass Roots Skin®.  What started out as aiming to create a dynamic facial that would be suitable for all skin types soon became something that was enough to change the face of the beauty industry.  The facial concept was where it began but the skin care range came into play because they quickly realised that they couldn’t do one without the other.  With the retail launch tomorrow (10th October) Grass Roots Skin is a luxury cosmeceutical range of skin care that contains high quality CBD which is organic, vegan, cruelty free and ethically created with recyclable bottles.  They also donate a percentage of profits to Papyrus, a UK charity that works to prevent young persons’ suicide.  Their initial range includes an AHA Cleansing Wash (£28.99), AHA Skin Tonic (£28.99), 1% Retinol Repair Cream (£48.99), Retinol Eye Refiner (£39.99), Skin Drench Super Serum (£58.99), Super Glow Miracle Oil (£54.99) and Super Shield SPF50 (£32.99).  This power house product range goes hand in hand with the Grass Roots Facial, a revolutionary in-salon facial treatment.  CIBTAC endorsed salon training is available from this month.  Available from grassrootsskin.


Eyelove Beauty is a brow range launched last year by a Chester-based brow technician.  The core product is Browlette (£12) a vegan brow powder that can also double as an eye shadow.   Made of highly-pigmented powder and enriched with anti-oxidants C and E, it will enhance the beauty of your brows.  Available in five shades from ash blonde (Scarlett) to ash dark brown (Winona) they are long-lasting but easily removable with makeup remover.  The range also includes a brow highlighter, primer and brushes (all £12).  Available from eyelove-beauty.


Barry M‘s Euphoric Metallic Eyeshadow Creams (£4.99 each) give lids a pop of colour and a glowing, metallic finish.  The creamy, richly pigmented formula is perfect for a smooth, crease-free application.  Available from barrym, Superdrug stores nationwide and selected Boots stores.


Body Collection England’s super affordable cruelty-free & 100% vegan makeup brand has just launched.  With a commitment to ensure that everyone has access to affordable products without forcing a compromise on skin-friendly and high-quality ingredients, the brand’s tagline is ‘be confident, be strong, be beautiful’.  Already a favourite brand for influencers including Sophie Piper and Emma McVey, this exciting collection encourages consumers to be the very best version of themself at any age, encompassing all makeup bag essentials from brow kits to lipsticks and everything in-between.  Hero products include the Big Volume Mascara (£2.50), Matte Pressed Powder (£2.00), and the powerful yet compact Six-pan Eyeshadow Palette Red Carpet Glam (£2.50).  All products are designed to be long-wearing and easy to blend.  Available exclusively in Wilko both online and in stores nationwide.


Following the huge success of its initial launch, the Alex Steinherr x Primark Skincare Collection (£1.50 to £7) is introducing seven new products into its line-up.  The collection, which took two years of research and development, is CFI approved, fragrance-free, gentle and results-driven and has been carefully curated by Alex to feature her must-have skincare actives including hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and squalane.   The new products include Maximum Moisture Milky Softening Lotion (£5) a hydrating and smoothing skin perfector that can also be used to cleanse, tone and hydrate.  Formulated with peptides, lactic acid and centella asiatica extract which help to replenish skin with moisture.  Pore Balance Anti-Breakout Jelly Potion (£5) a clarifying and lightweight serum to control excess oil and combat sebum production to fight blemishes, leading to fewer breakouts and heathier looking skin.  Featuring salicylic acid, mediterranean algae extract and raspberry leaf extract this lotion will purify, soothe and mattify skin, bringing out a clearer complexion.  Plump & Glow Anti-Fatigue Wakeup Eye Roller (£5) a calming eye roller, formulated with a lightweight hyaluronic acid and pink pomelo extract serum to to hydrate and boost undereye radiance.  Makeup Remover Pads (£1.50) an eco-friendly alternative to disposable makeup pads.  Available from primark.

Get gorgeously ghoulish this Halloween, with Mulac’s range of high pigment, vegan cosmetics.   Slay The Game Foundation (£17.13) a multi-tasking stick foundation formulated with 100% natural ingredients to deliver a full yet natural coverage.  Dorian Concealer (£13.68) a long-lasting, full coverage concealer formulated in a comfortable, cream to powder finish that ensures a natural smoothing effect on blemishes, dark circles, and discoloration.  Black Mamba Mascara (£13.68) a lengthening mascara that brushes and separates the lashes while adding volume. Long-lasting and easy-to-remove.  Matte Or Metallic Lipstick (£11.96) long-lasting, highly pigmented, lipsticks that are comfortable on the lips.  Available from mulac.


Bdellium Tools SFX Pro Performance Tweezer (£13.50) is designed to aid and create precision in special effects and beauty makeup.  Its unique, ergonomic contour shape provides a comfortable grip and allows access to easier viewing when applying or removing prosthetics and objects in SFX makeup.  When picking up sponges to stipple, the featured lock stabilizes the tool for precision in application. Constructed from high-quality stainless steel to provide lasting performance. Length 6.0 inches (15.3 cm).  Available from themakeuparmoury.


Luxury vegan beauty brand Monat have launched a Thickening Spray (£27).  Perfect to create added bounce and body without leaving hair feeling heavy or sticky.  Formulated with innovative and exclusive ingredients including: Capixyl™ to protect the scalp, strengthen and thicken hair whilst supporting natural growth; Procataline ™ for the maintenance of healthy levels of antioxidants in follicles to combat premature thinning while still protecting colour and shine and Crodasorb™ a UV absorber that helps protect hair from sun damage.  Available from monat.


OSMO’s Super Cool Zero Orange Shampoo (£7.90) is designed to eliminate brassy orange and red tones keeping hair colour looking vibrant and revitalised.  The intense, sulphate free toning shampoo specifically formulated for lightened brunette tones, will condition strands and improve the overall condition of moisture starved hair.  Perfect for use with on-trend ombres and balayage to create deeper, cooler, glossier results that last.  100% vegan friendly and cruelty free with a fabulous fresh orange fragrance.  Available from justmylook.


Carmex have just launched a new Carmex Naturally (£3.95) lip balm collection in three fabulously fruity flavours: berry, pear and watermelon.  This new addition to the Carmex family smooths, soothes and hydrates the lips using over 93% naturally derived ingredients and packed with antioxidants to protect against the elements; clinically proven to intensely smooth the appearance of lips after just one use.  Formulated with sustainably sourced pure cupuaçu and murumuru from the Amazon, plus a dose of colloidal oatmeal to help soothe and calm the lips, all in a fast absorbing formula – it’s a one stop solution for those wanting smoother, hydrated lips.  Available from asos and superdrug.


With Autumn looming over us and tights and boots getting closer and closer, now has never been a perfect time to give your feet a well-deserved pamper session.  Sheet mask brand Skin Republic have two fabulous sheet masks for your feet that will have them pampered after just one application!  Foot Repair Mask (£5.49) with shea butter, green tea, peppermint and seaweed, these specially designed booties hydrate the skin and deliver essential nutrients to intensely moisturise and leave feet revitalised and soft.  Foot Peel Foot Mask (£9.99) dual layered booties than contain an exfoliating serum packed with plant extracts and alpha hydroxy acids.  Just pop them on for 90-120 minutes and let them work their magic.  In seven days all your dead, callus and rough skin will literally peel away leaving silky smooth feet and heels.  Available in store and online at superdrug


Industry News

The annual Hair & Beauty Charity raffle has been launched with some brilliant prizes that have been generously donated by our wonderful industry. These include:

1st prize: £1000 Cash
2nd prize: £500 Tiffany & Co gift voucher
3rd prize: £500 Liberty, London gift voucher
4th prize: £500 Selfridges & Co gift voucher

PLUS, lots of other fabulous prizes including hair & beauty goody bags, and styling tools and brushes.  The draw will take place on Friday 8 January 2021.  The closing date is Wednesday 6 January 2021.  For more information and to purchase raffle tickets visit here.

If you require paper raffle ticket books, please call the charity on 01234 831888 or email


FFØR is a haircare brand who are reimagining the hairdressing industry to champion environmental awareness in salons and break down the barriers of gender stereotypes, all while delivering beautiful and professional results.   Standing for Free From, Original, Real – the salon professional haircare range was founded by a team of environmentally friendly hairstylists and chemists.  Their passion is to provide and create consistently high performing and sustainable, natural hair products that use ethically sourced ingredients and 100% natural fragrances.   The range includes personalisable shampoo and conditioners, treatment, styling finishing and yellow-removal products.  New for AW20 is ammonia free permanent hair colour, enriched with natural oils and humectants. The team at FFØR are on hand for any questions.  Follow and interact with the brand across all social channels at @fforhair.



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