Hot off the Press

July 9th, 2021

July 9th, 2021

W7 Makeup‘s Glow Prime Radiant Primer (£4.95) is a super light primer that gives a faux-filter base with a gorgeous glow.  Applies as smooth as silk to the skin, blurring imperfections whilst boosting the natural complexion. Scented like watermelon, this brown-nude primer has pink undertones that blend to a light, glowing coverage.

It pairs perfectly with It’s Glow Time Radiant Foundation (£5.50)  a lightweight foundation that gives the skin a natural, luminous finish.  Formulated for a medium coverage, the foundation blends seamlessly and evens out complexion.  Both available now from w7makeup.


In the peak of summer, your skin needs some extra TLC to stay healthy and fresh. Here to help you achieve this is Hydrate & Hold (£18) from Sculpted by Aimee Connolly that’s tailor-made for hydration on-the-go.  As well refreshing the skin, this lightweight setting mist is packed with gentle ingredients that comfort overheated skin.  Hyaluronic acid hydrates the skin by helping cells retain moisture; lemon extract controls the skin’s oil balance to make sure you stay glowy, not shiny; active antioxidant centella asiatica fights sun damage and calms skin that’s irritated by heat.  Use to prep your skin before makeup, as a setting spray to add glow to your finished look – or keep it in your bag to refresh the skin throughout the day.  A pro tip from founder Aimee: when a hot day strikes, put your Hydrate & Hold in the fridge for an extra refreshing mist!  Available now at boots.


Celebrate Plastic Free July and switch your single-use cotton pads to the sustainable StylPro Bamboo Makeup Remover Pads (£8/8 pad, £12.99/16 pads) for guilt free makeup removal.  Effortlessly wipe away your makeup with the reusable pads, crafted from super-soft 3-ply Bamboo, allowing them to glide effortlessly across your skin.  Add a touch of sophistication to your dressing table with the beautiful Bamboo Barrel Set (£12.99) while doing your bit to reduce your daily waste.  Not only are the Bamboo Makeup Remover Pads reusable, they are also machine washable and come with a 100% cotton laundry bag so they won’t get lost or damaged in the wash.  A single pad can be used and washed up to 1,000 times.  Available from lookfantastic, asos and next.


New from British natural and organic skincare brand Magic Organic Apothecary is Queen of the Night Treatment (£35) a vegan facial serum, inspired by old herbal folklore and with a sprinkling of magic!  This new luxurious night-time treatment provides exceptional hydration and skin plumping, thanks to a rejuvenating blend of organic botanical extracts and oils including night flowering cactus, aloe vera, prickly pear seed oil, avocado and evening primrose. Plant based hyaluronic acid and squalane absorb into the deeper skin layers and help to both attract and lock in water while you sleep.  Available now from moa.


Danish skincare brand Ecooking have some new launches for the summer.  Heat Protection Spray (£18) provides hair with long-lasting hydration, and also protects hair form pollution and UV rays.  Formulated with beetroot extract, corn starch, and Trehalose as well as red alga.

Seawater Hair Mist (£20) provides volume to wet or dry hair for a natural wavy look whilst also protecting from free radicals, pollution and UV rays.  The floral scented mist contains natural sea salt, organic roman chamomile and provitamin B5 to nourish and nurture.

Ecooking is designed for everyone – regardless of gender or age.  Sustainability is key to the brand and no product comes in outer packaging and recyclable materials are used as much as possible.  Available now from ecooking, lookfantastic, mankind and feelunique.


Award-winning cosmetic doctor, Dr Rita Rakus, founder of the Dr. Rita Rakus Clinic with award-winning expertise in lip enhancement, non-surgical facelifts, facial rejuvenation, fillers and wrinkle injections has re-vamped and launched her skincare range.

The Dr. Rita Collection has been specifically developed to maintain good skin health on a daily basis, fighting the first sign of ageing.  The range includes: Refine Intensive Eye Serum (£42) the serum actively works to rejuvenate and repair the signs of ageing. Containing a unique blend of ingredients including vitamin E to hydrate and lactic acid to diminish the appearance of crow’s feet and visibly improve clarity and tone.  Protect SPF50 (£54) A highly effective photo-stable broad spectrum, lightweight physical sunscreen, containing a combination of clinically proven filters to protect the skin against the harmful effects of UV rays. It is water resistant and contains clinically proven AHAs, citric and lactic acid to gently increase cell turnover.  Reveal Glycolic Wash (£54) containing naturally clinically proven AHAs, glycolic and citric acid to gently remove the build-up of dead skin cells together with salicylic acid to remove impurities and excess oil.  Prepare Soothing Natural Daily Cleanser (£42) formulated with natural skin calming properties and fruit extracts with antioxidants and fragrant sweet orange oil to care for your skin.  C-10 Professional Strength Vitamin C Serum (£84) formulated with scientific and evidence based formulas, offering daily antioxidant protection. C-10 contains stabilized L-ascorbic acid, a form of vitamin C which is easily and quickly absorbed by the skin for greater potency.  All available now from drritarakusshop.


The award winning BeautyPro Retinol Under Eye Patches (£4.95 for 3 pair pack) will help to brighten dark circles and visibly improve the appearance of pigmentation. The serum infused gel patches are rich in anti-aging ingredients to help smooth skin texture and visibly reduce fine lines as well as vitamin B5 to soothe the skin and aloe vera to retain moisture.  Use alone or layer underneath a sheet mask.  Available from beautypro.


Earthy Nail Polish are giving thanks to our NHS heroes with their new Thank You Heroes nail polish collection (£24,95). Earthy Nail will be donating £7.99 from each pack to NHS Charities Together.   The collection includes four of the brands top shades; Polar White, Passion Red, Pink Orchid and Flamingo Pink.  Earthy Nail Polish is vegan, cruelty-free, 21 free and 79% natural. Polishes also have an anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, bamboo cap.  Available at earthynailpolish.


Luxury, vegan brand, MONAT have branched out into wellness, with the launch of their Wellness Collection, designed to offer highly effective, low maintenance products that easily and naturally support inner health and outer skin and hair appearance.  With the firm belief that self-care (and skin care) starts from the inside out, MONAT has created a line of high performing food supplements including a vegan collagen-boosting powder to an antioxidant rich fruit and vegetable powder.  MONAT Collagen Key (from £46) a beauty-boosting elixir formulated to increase collagen production, the protein responsible for healthy hair, skin, nails, bones, ligaments and tendons. Add to any hot or cold liquid to supplement collagen level and help to promote a more radiant appearance.  MONAT Total Greens (from £51) formulated using a blend of 14 fruits and vegetables and 4 herbs, including oat fibre vitamins, minerals. It provides a quick and convenient way to help your dietary needs with additional nutrients.  Available now from monatglobal.


Finishing Touch Flawless have launched Cleanse (£39.99), the ultrahygienic facial cleansing tool and massager. Featuring over 1,000 soft silicone fingers and four modes of sonic cleansing vibration and massage, Finishing Touch Flawless™ Cleanse allows you to customise your facial to fit your unique skincare regimen.  Non-abrasive and suitable for all skin types, you can use with a face wash to remove impurities through a deep cleanse, or as a massager with a serum to stimulate circulation and promote collagen production.  Suitable for all skin types and comes with a waterproof portable charging station.  Available now from superdrug, and from Argos on 23rd July.



Industry News

Top beauty brands Clarins, Eucerin and Bioderma are supporting the not-for-profit UK #SunPoverty campaign to give high factor sun cream to kids on free school meals.  For every Clarins, Eucerin and Bioderma suncream bought at online beauty retailer they will donate a #SunPoverty lotion to charity (over 30,000 units).  The retailer will also donate one more for every£6.95 #SunPoverty kids suncream sold on their site.

Skin cancer is the fastest growing cancer in the UK and cases have more than doubled since the 90s, and the biggest cause of the increase is sunburn in childhood.  Skincare expert Caroline Hirons is supporting the campaign, she said: “Skin cancer is very real, extremely dangerous and on the increase – that’s why I’m supporting Escentual’s #SunPoverty campaign. 80% of sun damage happens before the age of 18. Escentual’s initiative to abolish VAT on children’s sun cream, educate young people on sun safety, and donate thousands of broad-spectrum SPF50+ to children in struggling families is incredibly important.”

Read more here.


The British Skin Foundation this week launched a news-style programme in collaboration with ITN Productions Industry News called More than Skin Deep.  The programme focuses on skin disease, mental health, and the importance of research in dermatology.

Skin conditions and disease affect around 60% of people in the UK at some point in their lives.  The impact and longevity can vary widely and often the scars left behind are psychological rather than physical.  From acne, dermatitis to rosacea and more, More than Skin Deep explores the increasing awareness of the effects on mental health, the latest developments in dermatology and the vital research into skin disease at the heart of BSF’s work.  More than Skin Deep launched on 6th July and is available to view on demand on BSFs website. Watch the film here. 


Pure Skin have announced two new finance plans that are available on The PureHydro 8 in 1 Super Facial Device.  This provides a tailored treatment to target your client’s skin concerns from fine lines to blocked pores and dark circles.

The two plans available include:

  • Pure Skin Flexible Plan: 24 months interest free with monthly payments from just £471 +vat
  • Pure Skin Finance Plan: £50 for the first six months followed by monthly payments

Pure Skin are also offering a number of additional benefits to salons including a free LED Light therapy device, training, quarterly on-site support visits and national PR campaign support.


The Hair and Beauty Charity are still working to support those that need their help.  They had over £250,000 donated from professional beauty expert, Caroline Hirons and the Beauty Backed campaign. They have funds available for those people who do need their help; ask them if you need support.

They are a small charity and have to prioritise assistance to those who need it most urgently.  Priority will be given to households where only one adult (working within the industry) provides the only income to the household (e.g. if you live with your partner who will still receive an employed wage, priority will be given to single parent families whose only income is dependent on their hair/beauty industry wage).  Visit their website for more information and to make an application.


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