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April 29th, 2022

April 29th, 2022

Thousands of makeup wearers often struggle to find makeup which caters to their sensitive skin types. W7 Makeup have the answer with their hay fever friendly range of makeup – Oh So Sensitive (from £4.50). Each product within the range has been made with a hypoallergenic formula which means these are perfect for anyone who suffers with sensitive eyes or skin.

The products are also perfect for those who are dreading hay fever season.  The collection includes: Oh So Sensitive Liquid Eyeliner (£4.50), Oh So Sensitive Foundation (£4.95), Oh So Sensitive Concealer (£4.50) and Oh So Sensitive Mascara (£4.50). Available now from w7makeup.


Peaches & Cream’s MUA Starter Kit (£95) is a custom bundle put together by the brand who create industry standard products at affordable prices.   Founded by two MUAs they understand that building your kit is not only expensive but it’s also difficult to choose what products are worth investing in, so they have put together a selection of their most popular products.  The kit contains 3 pigments, fine glitter, eye primer, pigment drops, 2 lip glosses, 2 lip liners, 2 eyeliners, brush cleaner, setting spray, 2 cream contours, 3 sets of lashes and 3 brow definer pencils.  The kit has an RRP of £200 so it’s great value.  You can also add a set of 15 makeup brushes (RRP £50) for an additional £35.  Available now from fabulousmakeup.


Add a pop of colour to brighten up your nails this spring with the help of & Other Stories Nail Gloss (from £6).  From dreamy pastels to a vibrant red, there is something for just about everyone.  Endless Lilac, Classic Sherbert and Endless Red, will bring you back to brighter days because nothing says spring more like colourful nails.   Available now from stories.


New from ICONIC London is Radiance Booster (£32), an all-over liquid radiance that leaves skin perfectly prepped and perfected for makeup application, and ultra-dewy looking. ​A multi-functional, lightweight skin tint formula like no other, it combines filter-like properties, giving the illusion of an insta-filter but IRL.  Available in ten sheer, versatile shades, Radiance Booster can be used after skincare and SPF and worn alone to compliment your natural beauty or under foundation for extra luminous radiance.

The vegan and cruelty-free formula contains a pore-minimising agent to blur and enhance while providing a sheer veil of colour, resulting in an all over “mirror skin” look. You’ll be left with a glossy finish, that looks like your skin, giving you the no makeup makeup look in time for summer.  Available now from iconiclondoninc.


New UK skincare brand, Vibrant Skin, offers a simple yet scientifically effective approach to achieving confidence-boosting skin.  Based in Cheshire and founded by sisters Sarah and Kelly Owen as a high-powered, natural skincare solution that transforms and revives skin. By harnessing the power of nature in in-demand, effective products, Vibrant Skin helps people love their skin again by healing, soothing and nourishing it at its core.

The brand’s products are formulated with an innovative blend of natural plant-based yet potent ingredients that are backed by science to deliver results.  Their first releases are three serums: Energising Vitamin Serum (£44.50) a vitamin-packed, antioxidant-rich serum that effortlessly absorbs into the skin to combat sun damage, dullness, blemishes, and scars and revives skin; Time Repair Serum (£58) a deep-penetrating formula with essential nutrients that improve elasticity, balance out texture, and infuse moisture into the skin and Hydra B5 and Hyaluronic Acid Serum (£40) a lightweight gel infused with fruit extracts that brightens the skin and turns back time on sun damage, dryness, and dullness.  Available now from vibrantskin.


New from Hello Klean is Nourishing Micronutrient Wash (£18) a bi-phase formula body cleanser that looks just like a matcha latte and removes hard water deposits to restore skin hydration.  This cleanser targets that dry and tight-feeling skin caused by hard water. Its chelating complex binds with calcium deposits to prevent them from settling on the skin, while the micronutrient blend supports a nourished skin barrier.

The moisturising milk is formulated with skin nourishing ingredients including niacinamide, vitamin E and provitamin B5. The cleansing concentrate combines matcha green tea and microalgae. Dermatologically tested, pH optimised and proven to boost hydration, hyopallergenic making it safe for use on sensitive skin.  Available now from helloklean and cultbeauty.


CBD beauty brand Eresos use effective natural Greek botanicals in their skincare such as rosemary, aloe vera, chamomile and lavender to remedy skin concerns from dryness, eczema, rosacea and inflammation alongside intelligent CBD to help destress and rebalance the skin, and have a positive overall effect on wellbeing.

The range includes:  Hydrating Face Mask (from £45) infused with CBD isolate, this moisturising and calming mask is enriched with hydrating aloe vera and calming chamomile for an instant pick-me-up.  Soothing kaolin clay leaves a healthy, fresh complexion and long-lasting results.  Sweet Almond Hand & Body Oil (from £35) a soothing and moisturing treatment enriched with nourishing and firming almond oil, juniper, grapefruit oil and CBD isolate.  It helps stimulate the removal of toxins from the body and improve circulation.  Cocoa Hand & Body Cream (from £45) is perfect for all skin types and can be used from top to toe.  Fluffy and deeply moisturising with botanicals and CBD.  Apply topically to help with general aches, pains or areas of inflammation.  Mandarin & Clove Hand Wash (from £25) enriched with antibacterial and antifungal clove, hydrating aloe vera and vitamin E and delicately scented with mandarin, it will refresh, hydrate and cleanse the hands.  Available from eresos.


Rhyme & Reason are a new to the UK eco hair brand (from £8.99).  Their blends contain some of mother nature’s finest – with over 90% naturally derived ingredients.  Bottles are made from 100% recycled plastic: once the bottle is finished the packaging can all go into the recycling bin together, as the lid and the base are uniquely made from the same type of material.  The collection is made up of five ranges: Nourish & Gloss for normal hair types that are looking for a smooth and healthy finish; Repair & Restore to quench dry hair; Quench & Curl to keep curls and coils popping; Volume & Boost to instantly add full bodied bounce to lifeless locks and Colour Protect for colour treated hair that is in need of a radiant boost.  Dermatologist tested, they are suitable for even the most sensitive scalps.  Vegan, cruelty-free and PETA accredited and a member of 1% For The Planet.  Available now from rhymeandreasonhair and boots.


Lilly Lashes have launched the Click Magnetic range (£28).  The lashes are wearable up to 50 times – the ultimate investment for any lash lover. The micro-magnets are lightweight and guarantee all day comfort, simply click the lashes onto the Click Magnetic Eyeliner, (£32).  A perfect no-mess solution for those new to lashes or looking to save time in their routine.  The lashes are available in 8 styles (Faux Mink Miami, Faux Mink Mykonos, Loyalty, Irreplaceable, Cause We Can, Ur Faves, For Life and Bonded – shown above) ranging from light, natural glam to the most dramatic and voluminous effect.  Available now from lillylashes.


Industry News

The National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF) is calling on the entire hair & beauty industry to pull together to tackle the ‘perfect storm’ of issues that have come together to create a skills and recruitment crisis in our industry. These threats to the future of the sector have been identified in a new report: Careers at the cutting edge: tackling the skills shortage in the hair and beauty sector.

The report is based on an industry-wide survey of nearly 600 businesses across the sector, interviews with 20 business owners across the UK and with some education providers. The analysis was carried out by the consultancy Pragmatix Advisory, whom the NHBF previously commissioned to produce a report about the impact of the pandemic on the hair and beauty sector.

Established in 1942, the National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF) has 6,300 Members and is the UK’s largest trade body for the hair, beauty and barbering industries. The NHBF focuses on helping Members to run successful and profitable hair and beauty businesses by providing advice, specialist support and tailored services to meet the unique challenges of running a salon or barbershop.  Read the report here.


Dr Ifeoma Ejikeme is the Founder and Medical Director of premium West London medical and aesthetics clinic, Adonia Medical Clinic. For the third year in a row, the clinic has been recognised as the best London clinic at the Aesthetics Awards which is an amazing achievement for both the clinic and Dr Ejikeme.

A trailblazer in her field, she is one of only a handful of doctors in the UK to have undertaken the outstanding level of specialist training she has, earning her an internationally renowned reputation for her extensive knowledge and impeccable skills. Regularly sharing her expertise and tips via Instagram in a truly relatable way, Dr Ejikeme is the go-to voice in skincare.

In 2020 she co-founded the UK’s first ever Black Aesthetics Advisory board with the mission to improve the experiences of black minority ethnic (BME) professionals and consumers by improving the education on BME skin – something she is extremely passionate about. She is also affiliated with many charitable organisations with a focus on empowering women of all nations.


Q Hair & Beauty, Chichester’s multi award-winning salon, are sponsoring the very first annual Pride event in the city, to be held on Saturday May 28th.  The debut event is aimed at celebrating everyone, past and present, who have led the way in advocating LGBTQ+ rights. The lively and colourful family-friendly day, which is open to all, will feature live entertainment, stalls and food and drink.

As the only hair/beauty sponsor, Q will be hosting a hair respite oasis where party-goers can change up their look, add a little sparkle and take advantage of talented stylists who love braiding and creating festival trending styles.  This milestone event coincides with Q celebrating its’ 50th birthday celebrations that continue year long.



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