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September 24th, 2021

September 24th, 2021

The latest drop by British beauty giants Iconic London includes their brand-new Precision Duo Contour Pots (£25) which launched this week.  A mini but mighty must have combo of a velvety cream base and suede effect finishing powder for the ultimate sculpt.  Using the Precision Duo Contour Brush (£24) the silky formula can be layered under and over foundation for a natural yet locked-in look.  Available in four richly pigmented matte shades, it is perfect for creating warmth and enhancing your client’s natural features.  In a handbag or kit friendly stacked compact with mirror.  Available now at iconiclondoninc.


KVD Beauty have released the ultimate vegan base duo, their new ModCon Liquid-Gel Contour and Good Apple Foundation Balm which is finally back in stock after becoming a TikTok sensation.  ModCon Liquid-Gel Contour (£22) is a high-performance vegan formula that provides instant depth and lifelike dimension.  Created for the makeup aficionado who wants a sculpted look, it serves up high-impact results with just a swipe.  ModCon has a clear base with high-contrast pigments that work like an actual shadow (as opposed to a cream base that covers skin).  The lightweight, hydrating liquid-gel formula glides on for a smooth finish and second-skin feel.  By flexibly adhering to skin, the long-wear, transfer-resistant formula blends into skin without moving your foundation, or becoming streaky, tacky or patchy.  Available in 8 shades.

Good Apple Skin Perfecting Foundation Balm (£29) is Infused with apple extract and sodium hyaluronate, to help nourish and hydrate skin.  It is creamy, noncomedogenic and it minimizes the appearance of pores for a smooth, healthy look. It’s best for balanced to dry skin [but oily folks can use it too when setting with the Lock-It Translucent Setting Power!] Available in 40 shades.  Both available now from boots, select Boots stores and feelunique.


New to the UK beauty market are premium Italian-born beauty brand DIBI Milano, offering targeted solutions tailored to individual skin. Each range has been created with industry experts to deliver innovative and scientifically advanced products. The Calm Perfection Range aims to protect, repair, and strength the skin barrier, with 96% of women reporting smoother and softer skin after use

Gentle 3-in-1 Micellar Water (£33.50) For soft and clean skin, this is a kind and purifying micellar water for make-up removal and cleansing. It’s key ingredients, calendula extract, soothe the skin from irritants and impurities, whilst allantoin repairs the skin barrier.  Repair Booster Balm (£33.50) For redness and discomfort, this intensive treatment gives instant soothing relief for damaged skin. Ideal for when the seasons changed and skin is in need of a little TLC. Formulated with alpha bisabolol to repair, soothe, and calm the skin and protect against inflammation.  Absolute Comfort Cream (£66.60) with intensive soothing ingredients this reduces redness with its slight green colouring made from natural colourants to be kind and delicate to the skin. Formulated with shea butter and sugar moisturising agent for rich nourishment and contains no perfumes, artificial colourings, or alcohol for extra protection.  Available from vie-aesthetics.


New brand Supper Club Skincare have released their first product: Sabzi Multi-Action Face Serum Oil (£85) a 100% active, food-grade facial serum oil that delivers powerful yet visible results for all skin types. It is an opulent facial oil that embodies Middle Eastern heritage combined with everyday ingredients. It is formulated using pure unrefined cold-pressed seed oils, including parsley, coriander, dill, tomato, pomegranate and tea seed oils, as well as high potency botanicals gathered at source, including turmeric, fenugreek and rosemary extracts along with vitamin E.  It is beautifully packaged in an ultraviolet bottle designed to keep the botanical properties active and housed in a lotus flower box made from paper milled in the Lake District.  Founded by Ziad Halub who has over 15 years working in the luxury skincare industry, Sabzi combines both his formulation and education expertise working with global brands, and the name Sabzi means “green” in multiple languages.  Available from supperclubskincare.


Decléor’s newest release is Green Mandarin Vitamin Day Glow Cream (£60).  This antioxidant solution is your shortcut to smoother, stronger, healthier looking skin.  Powered by 98% natural origin ingredients, the lightweight cream is enriched with vitamin CG, vitamin E and hyaluronic acid and helps reduce oxidative damage.  The formula, will help smooth over fine lines and revive radiance to reveal that elusive lit-from-within glow. Better still, it contains an illuminating pigment that transforms even the most tired of faces into bright, energised, healthy-looking complexions. Available 1st October from decleor.


Leading skincare brand Skin Republic retinol range is perfect for autumn.  Retinol Hydrogel Face Sheet Mask (£6.99).  The powerful anti-aging hydrogel sheet mask super-charges skin with Retinol to support natural collagen, and to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and increase skin’s elasticity.  Retinol Hydrogel Under Eye Patches (£5.99) Sold in packs of 3, the hydrogel under eye patches are infused with brightness-boosting retinol. This helps brighten dark circles and improve the appearance of pigmentation. Enriched with vitamin B5, the retinol eye patch will soothe skin and eyes will appear younger and well rested.  Both available from superdrug and theskinrepublic.


Detangling Mist (£8.99) is the newest product in the award winning range, The Hair Boss By Lisa Shepherd.  Targeted to fix frizzy and damaged hair, it is designed to strengthen and smooth strands, protecting hair by preventing breakages and deterring unwanted split ends.  Great for adults and children, it penetrates deeply into the hair strand, working from within.  The balance of oil and moisture will smooth hair without weighing it down or making it limp.  Used in-between washes it will soften hair, taming knots and restoring shine lost since the last wash.  Suitable for all hair types.  100% vegan and cruelty free and made in the UK.  Available now from thehairboss.


New from Osmo is the Super Cool Zero Orange Mask (£8.80).  This super blue treatment mask helps reduce your clients’ unwanted brassy, reddish, and copper reflections and provides intense moisture to salon lightened, brunette-dark hair tones.  A multi-tasking, weekly at-home treatment or in-salon backwash treatment, this champions all those salon-coloured brunettes by locking in the colour, preventing fade, and maintaining the hair’s condition and shine.  Developed to provide maximum nutrition without weighing the hair down, whilst helping restore colour balance, leaving hair looking radiant and salon-fresh.  To order Osmo for your salon, speak to your local wholesaler.


Industry News

From hair extension experts Vixen & Blush comes a prestigious salon-only extension brand, The London Hair Lab.  Based in Rathbone Square, Fitzrovia the salon fills a gap in the market for the highest quality hair extensions for hairdressers.  They are a large, wholesale distributor supplying to hair extension specialist salons who prefer to work with salon-exclusive brands.  They are the brand of choice for prestigious salons such as Samantha Cusick London, Taylor Taylor, Hari’s and Leo Bancroft.

The extensions are available in five popular methods: micro band, micro ring, tape, LA Weave and clip in.  They also supply a wide range of lengths up to 22” and up to 46 shades, including multi-tonal blends.  Training and education are also available. For more information contact thelondonhairlab.


Moxi Loves Dry Shampoo Sheets (£3.99) have recently become a winner at the Global Green Beauty Awards.   These clever sheets are a planet-friendly alternative to aerosol dry shampoos.  They soak up excess oil and grease in your hair, leaving you with fresh, clean looking hair without any residue.  Perfect for travelling and the pack of 20 sheets fits into the smallest handbag.  They are biodegradable and washing your hair less often means you save water, use less shampoo and create less waste which is all good for the environment.  Washing your hair less often can benefit it as it doesn’t become stripped of the oils that make it look shiny and healthy.  Available from Moxi Loves, Amazon, Boots and Ocado.




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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