Hot off the Press

November 12th, 2021

November 12th, 2021

New addition from Sculpted by Aimee Connolly is Sultry Stories Eye Shadow Palette (£35).  The brand’s first eyeshadow palette is designed for every eye colour to buff, smoke, shimmer and dress up any eye makeup look.  The twelve versatile, flattering shades are highly-pigmented and easy to blend. The palette includes three shimmer shades to highlight and add sparkle, six smooth matte shades to buff, smoke and define and three metallic shades for the ultimate colour pay off. Launched this week, exclusive to boots.


Studio 10’s The Youth Lift Glow-plexion (£26) is an Autumn glow in a pot.  The unique blend of deeply hydrating hyaluronic acid and firming actives lifts and tones, while the smooth, creamy, glitter-free formula instantly conceals pores, diminishes lines and awakens the complexion.  Wear alone over moisturised skin, combine with foundation or mix with body moisturiser – this truly versatile makeup marvel is a beauty essential for those with mature skin; creating all-over natural luminosity and a flawless, long-lasting, finish.  Available from studio10beauty.


Following its UK launch at the start of 2021, cult US beauty brand Heritage Store has added four new products to the range. This is great news as the products were previously only available in the US.  The range is a fusion of skin care and self-care – harnessing pure, potent ingredients to inspire positivity with nature’s healing properties. There are no artificial additives or dyes and not a single harsh preservative, phthalate or sulphate. Just clean, feel good skin and hair care.

The new UK releases include:  Rosewater Moisturiser (£18.49) This lightweight moisturiser offers a burst of soothing hydration. With rose complex to refresh, hydrate and soothe skin, hyaluronic acid to minimise the look of fine lines, and niacinamide to balance skin tone, the moisturiser is suitable for dry and combination skin types and boasts the Heritage Store signature rose scent.  Blemish Toner (£13.49) This works to reveal your best skin with a gentle but effective formula. Niacinamide nourishes skin, while salicylic acid dissolves impurities.  Formulated specifically to prevent and treat troubled complexions, with tea tree and peppermint to cleanse pores and invigorate skin.  Ancient Healing Clay (£12.49) A new twist on a centuries-old beauty ritual. Packed with minerals, bentonite clay enriches and purifies skin while drawing out impurities — leaving nothing but a radiant, glowing, deeply-cleansed complexion.  Mix with Apple Cider Vinegar instead of water for elevated smoothing and clearing benefits.

Rosewater Cleanser (£12.49) A p-H balanced milky wash made from Heritage Store’s signature Rosewater with Rose Complex which helps to refresh, hydrate and soothe skin, leaving it soft and supple. Featuring a lightweight texture designed to cleanse and protect skin without over-drying. Nourishing grapeseed oil and squalane softly buff away impurities. Suitable for all skin types.  Rosewater & Glycerin Hydrating Facial Mist (£11.49) Replenish dry, tight or weather-stressed skin with a medley of three dew-boosting ingredients. Damask rose oil + Vor-Mag™ Water + glycerin.  Glycerin locks in moisture, while Vor-mag water is believed to raise the energy to a higher vibration. Skin will be left looking dewy and glowing.  Mist over face, hair and scalp for a glowing finish or as a natural makeup setting spray.  Available now at superdrug.


US brand Wonderskin have introduced the new Purevoc Skincare collection to the UK market.  The range is packed with 20+ active ingredients and provides an instant glow which lasts all day.  Made of up of an eye cream, face cream and corrective serum, all products are vegan and cruelty-free and are formulated to keep skin moisturised for over 30 hours, with hyaluronic acids working on the surface and deep down for visibly plumping hydration.  Imperfections are blurred with light-difffusing pearl pigments.  All Day Glow Multi-Corrective Face Cream (£35) A moisturiser that gives you confidence to go truly makeup-free. This luxurious formula dramatically brightens and smooths for a bare-skin radiance.  Niacinamide helps treat fine lines and dark spots, vitamin C, antioxidants and plant extracts brighten, protect and tighten while youthful firmness and elasticity is renewed, via organic collagen stimulation.  All Day Glow Multi-Corrective Serum (£45) gives an even-toned amplified glow that lasts. Vitamin C and plant extracts brighten and tighten.  Dark spots appear minimized and skin looks firmer thanks to vitamin-rich green algae extracts. Super-strong antioxidants repair from within, and protect against environmental damage.  Collagen production is stimulated by a plant-derived ingredient, and wrinkles appear 32% reduced.  All Day Glow Multi-Corrective Eye Cream (£30) A cocktail of actives delivers a bright-eyed glow, diffuses shadows, smooths puffiness and treats fine lines.  Giving a softer, firmer, highlighted effect that just gets better the more you use it.  The range is vegan, paraben-free, gluten-free, cruelty-free. Responsibly formulated with safe ingredients.  Available now from eu.wonderskin.


New from Sensory Retreats is the Divine Glow Self Heating Face Mask (£15 for a box of 3) – the perfect way to relax and give tired, lacklustre skin a much-needed boost.  Each gold-foiled cloth mask heats up when unwrapped and placed over the face using specialist thermotherapy technology.  These pampering masks help to encourage increased blood flow and circulation and can help to promote a healthier, natural glow. Facial muscles are relaxed, and senses soothed for a truly divine at-home spa experience.

Couple with new Sensory Retreats Divine Glow Restoring Facial Oil (£30) once a week for added pampering for tired skin.  Containing a soothing blend of botanical oils, including evening primrose, safflower and rosehip, this lightweight facial oil absorbs easily into the skin, leaving it feeling incredibly soft and supple. Ideal for tired, dull complexions, this multi-tasking oil is rich in vitamins A, C and E, and Omega-3, allowing it to preserve vital moisture in the skin and deliver an intense boost of botanical goodness.  Available from 12th November from sensoryretreats.


Cocosolis Hair Oil Mask 3in1 (£24) is an organic oil for intense nourishment and rich hydration. With a tropical aroma of coconut milk, this repairs and revitalises damaged hair for a silky and sleek finish with its natural blend of cold-pressed organic oils, including olive oil to improve blood circulation in the scalp and promote softness, and tamanu oil to relieve irritation and soothe sensitive skin.  Available now from cocosolis.


Industry News

Wo Skincare is the eco-monodosing brand that’s shaking up the future of sustainable beauty. Individually packaged in vials and blister packs made of 80% PET from drinks bottles, that are 100% recyclable through kerbside collections, Wo Skincare offers simple, two-step routines to suit any skin needs.  Ideal for MUA kit as it is light and ultra-hygenic.

Having just won the Pure Beauty Award 2022 for ‘Best New Skincare Brand’, customers are clearly in support of this revolutionary way of using skincare.  There are no unnecessary inner tubes, boxes, pumps or anything that makes it harder for packets to be recycled. Since each dose is measured, users have the exact amount they need, meaning every last drop is used each time. Since Wo Skincare is so lightweight and streamlined, the CO2 emissions from transporting and delivering products is greatly reduced – everything is simply popped through the letterbox by Royal Mail. Using the brand’s Skin Diagnostic, users can delve into their heritage, lifestyle and skin concerns to identify the exact combination of products that will suit them best – taking the guesswork and resulting waste out of the equation.  Available from wearewo.


Hair & Beauty Charity has been awarded charitable status in Scotland, having been registered in England and Wales since 2017.  The charity has passed the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) charity test and received the Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) charity number SC051293.

Hair & Beauty Charity offer financial assistance to hairdressers, barbers and beauty professionals facing difficult times due to unforeseen circumstances such as illness, bereavement, and financial hardship.  Ten percent of the charity’s current beneficiaries live in Scotland.

The charity started the application process after listening to feedback from our Scottish supporters who felt it was important for the Hair & Beauty Charity to also be registered in Scotland.  Our trustees of the charity take their governance extremely seriously and welcome the new level of compliance within Scottish legal structure and charity law,” explains Hair & Beauty Charity President, Samantha Grocutt.

The Hair & Beauty Charity was first established in 1836 as the Hairdressers’ Orphan Fund friendly society.  To request financial support or discuss sponsorship opportunities visit


If you missed the British Beauty Council’s five-day spectacular British Beauty Week that celebrated all things beauty earlier this year, you can now catch up by watching British Beauty Week on Demand.  The Industry Hub at the event was home to an awe-inspiring lineup, all of whom showed up to support an industry that has been disproportionally affected by the pandemic.

From ‘In Conversation with Legendary Makeup-Artists Val Garland and Dominic Skinner‘ to ‘Embracing Beauty: A Conversation about Self-Confidence’, advice and inspiration was shared from a host of industry leaders and policy makers, including Brand Founder Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Clinical Director Dr Uchenna Okoye, Hairdresser’s Adam Reed & Josh Wood, Minister for London, Small Business, Consumers and Labour Market, Paul Scully, Makeup Artists Ruby Hammer & Bryony Blake, Skin Health Specialist & Author of the much-anticipated ‘Black Skin’, Dija Ayodele.

To catch up with all you missed – or to rewatch any of the sessions – just become a partner member for £45 a year or £4.96 monthly.



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