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November 5th, 2021

November 5th, 2021

New from Urban Decay is the Naked Cyber Eyeshadow Palette (£38.25)  Discover dreamy, shimmery neutrals and reflective duo-chromes with this 12 pan palette.  The Naked Eyeshadow Palette family has a new vegan formula. Naked Cyber is inspired by future tech, cyberspace, and virtual reality. Level up your eye looks with buildable neutrals in satin, matte, shimmer, metallic, glitter, and duo-chrome finishes, all featuring the velvety, ultra-blendable Naked eyeshadow formula. Use your fingers with the soft shimmer and duo-chrome shades for more colour payoff.  Available now from escentual.

 

New from Dear Dahlia is the Paradise Shine Eye Sequins Hypnotic Shine Collection (£25 each) comprising six new shades of extra-sparkly and wearable liquid eyeshadows.  Combining high-shine pearls and maxi sequin glitters to dazzle the eyes with larger, even more reflective sparkles than before. This water-based liquid eyeshadow has a unique whipped texture that glides on and locks down, offering fallout-free wear that lasts. The gentle formula with no heavy metal powders or nanoparticles keeps eyes comfortable, while the patented Dahlia flower extract and certified organic sweet almond oil, argan oil, and jojoba seed oil naturally nourish skin. Wear alone or in layers.  Available mid-November from lookfantastic.

 

TEMPLESPA Life Defence SPF 30 Moisturiser (£40) is a feather-light daily moisturising cream with a broad-spectrum SPF 30 and blue light protection to help protect against the environment, sun, wind, pollution, aircon, heating & digital screens.  Available now from templespa.

 

New UK skincare brand Slow Ageing have released a range of seven skin and body care products.  They understand you can’t stop the ageing process but believe that with the right rituals, you can slow it down.  Their products are 100% clean, 100% authentic, 100% sustainably sourced and 100% effective, using only the finest, purest, and most active distilled essential oils and botanicals.  Made in the UK and powered by plants, Slow Ageing uses 100% recyclable glass bottles and jars and, instead of outer packaging for products, wraps them in beautiful reusable cloth bags.  The range includes:  Essential Face Wash (£26) Made with a combination of 100% pure essential oils, including ylang ylang, rosemary and chamomile as well as plumping coconut fatty acids to fight free radicals and banish impurities, this creamy, nourishing cleanser is the first step in your slow beauty, giving peachy soft, natural glowing skin – perfectly primed for your next step.  Essential Facial Essence (£56) An antioxidant powerhouse, iy protects skin from collagen-degrading free radicals and enhances the complete Slow Ageing skincare regime. Using only the purest steam-distilled essential oils, including ylang ylang, rosemary and chamomile, as well as a nutrient rich hazelnut carrier oil, this re-energises, restores balance and nourishes for a beautiful glowing complexion.

Essential Moisturiser (£45) This targeted daily nourisher renews the skin barrier for a supple, plumped and protected complexion. Firming seaweed polyphenols, plumping oceanic biopolymers and free radical- fighting antioxidants neutralise damage from pollution, UV and stress for a healthy glow. Doubling up as a great make-up base, this moisturiser supercharges the effects of the Essential Face Essence.  Essential Face Balm (£56) This deeply restorative blend of 100% pure essential oils, beeswax and skin-feeding shea and cocoa butter is superfood for your skin – helping to re-energise your complexion as you sleep. Containing a luxurious range of anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory oils, including jojoba, neroli, chamomile and basil – this spa-in-a-balm rescue remedy helps to bring vitamins and plumping essential fatty acids to the skin’s deepest layers for visible nourishment.  Available from slowageing.

 

The new Indeed Labs Microbiome Essence (£24.99) enhances hydration levels, improves skin elasticity, and preps skin to better absorb the other products in your routine. It also has the added benefit of postbiotic actives that protect skin from unwanted bacteria and free radical damage.  Not only does this revive dull looking skin by smoothing and hydrating, but it also has the added benefit of balancing the skin’s microbiome.

Formulated with ferment complex a specialised blend of essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that visibly improves skin’s moisture levels, texture, and suppleness. Seabiome extracted from the fermentation of a marine microorganism this marine postbiotic balances the skin microbiome to improve barrier function and leads to a more even and radiant appearance. OXY229 PF improves the look of tired and dull skin, reduces the look of redness, improves skins texture, and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles.  Available from lookfantastic.

 

 

Conscious skincare brand, Skin Sapiens have put together their Winter Set (£34.99) to hydrate and nourish skin during the winter months. The gender-neutral products are gentle enough to be used on all the family, including children and during pregnancy. Products included within the set are the Face Cream, Lip Balm and Hydrate Facial Oil the ideal winter skincare survival kit.

Face Cream (£11.99) This simple moisturiser with calendula nourishes and hydrates skin relieving dry and tight skin.  Hydrate Facial Oil (£19.99)  This light facial oil made from just 4 brilliant botanicals is the answer to maintaining hydrated, smooth and supple skin.  The naturally simple combination of squalane, safflower oil and vitamin E works by locking moisture into the skin and replenishing natural lipids. Lip Balm (£6.99) This delicate blend of 10 fruit and seed oils forms a light-textured balm for an easy application. Specially formulated with olive oil, avocado oil and calendula to nourish, hydrate and protect lips from chapping all year round.

Skin Sapiens is a 1% for the Planet Member. 1% of every sale they make goes to charities fighting for a better future.  Available now from skinsapiens.

 

Legendary in the K-beauty world, COSRX is dedicated to creating products with high concentrations of actives — all while maintaining an accessible price point.  With minimalist packaging, COSRX puts its key elements in the spotlight. One of Korea’s biggest idols, BTS’ Jeon Jungkook, is a fan of the brand.  Must tries include: Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser (£13.99) gentle, effective formula which will refine texture as well as clarifying and removing impurities.  The low pH helps restore the skin’s optimal pH level, protecting it from external aggressors.  Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence Gel (£23.99) a lightweight essence that sinks instantly into the skin for a refreshing hit of moisture to help improve the skin’s elasticity.  Enriched with snail secretion filtrate that helps to protect the skin from moisture loss.  Ultimate Nourishing Rice Spa Overnight Mask (£24) enriched with 68% rice extract, the mask provides deep moisturisation as well as lightening dark spots on the skin.  Can be used as an overnight intensive mask, a wash off mask or a daily moisturiser.  All available from boots.

 

Nordic beauty brand Urtekram have released their new Find Balance Fragrance Free body and haircare range.  The allergy certfied beauty care collection is aimed for sensitive skin and scalps, with carefully selected gentle and natural ingredients. With a blend of moisturising and caring ingredients such as aloe vera, shea butter and natural oils, skin and hair will be left feeling immediately smoothed and refreshed.  Products include: Fragrance Free Sensitive Scalp Shampoo (£5.99) Suited towards sensitive scalps, this is a mild cleanser suitable for allergy sufferers. The inclusion of mild coconut tensides helps to cleanse the scalp in a gentle manner while organic aloe vera provides moisture and beta-sitosterol, known for preventing hair loss, balances the scalp. The shampoo boasts soothing properties and ensures the hair is left feeling healthy.  Fragrance Free Sensitive Scalp Conditioner (£5.99) Specially formulated for sensitive scalp types, this conditioner provides mild care for improved hair manageability and shine. Formulated with skin-balancing beta-sitosterol and gentle ingredients including organic coconut oil, shea butter and aloe vera to provide moisture and increased suppleness.

The product range is proudly vegan, 99-100% natural, allergy certified and certified by Ecocert Cosmos Organic. The collection is packaged in predominately sustainable materials made from plant-based sugar cane to help reduce to the amount of CO2 used.  Available now from thefragranceshop and blukoo.

 

Industry News

Hair & Beauty Charity has just launched its annual raffle, which will be one of its most significant fundraising events this year.  The money raised will help make a big difference to support industry colleagues struggling financially, and support industry professionals in crisis.

All raffle prizes have been generously donated by our wonderful industry.  Prizes include: £1000 cash, £500 vouchers for Liberty, Selfridges and Tiffany, and a treasure trove of goody bags and gift sets from across the industry … the prizes in this year’s charity raffle are bigger and better than ever.  But you must be in it to win it!  For a full list of the prizes visit the charity website.

Tickets cost just £1 each and can be bought online or as paper booklets.  The Raffle draw will take place on 7th January 2022 with celebrity hairdresser Michael Douglas hosting the draw at the Electric Studio in London.  To buy a ticket click here.

Global celebrity Manicurist Tom Bachik has collaborated with expert beauty tool brand Tweezerman to create the new Ultimate Nail Care Set (£49).  As Hollywood’s top manicurist, Tom’s passion and expertise in nails makes him and Tweezerman a perfect pair for curating a selection of tools to expertly prep and prime nails.

The expert manicure kit includes 7 premium Tweezerman nail care tools inspired by Tom’s customised nail sets in a luxury storage box; these edgy stainless-steel tools feature a stylish hand-sketched rose design: Fingernail clipper with sharp, curved blades to precisely trim nails;  Toenail clipper features straight blades to precisely trim nails, while preventing split or ingrown nails; Dual ended cuticle pushy, curved end fits against nail bed to push back cuticles, hook end cleans under and around nails; Rockhard cuticle nipper with sharp and durable high-performance blades to make trimming cuticles easy; Mini cuticle nipper easily trims cuticles on the go and professional grade file to shape nails, buffer smooths and shines nails.  Available exclusively at tweezerman.

 

 

 

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