Hot off the Press

July 29th, 2022

July 29th, 2022

W7 Makeup have launched their Very Vegan Cream Contour Palette (£7.95) consisting of 9 creamy shades to shape and define your face. Highlight, bronze and contour with the 100% vegan and paraben free palette.  Available now from w7makeup.


Studio10’s 6-in-1 Perfect Lash Mascara (£25) is an advanced treatment mascara designed to combat sparse and lacklustre lashes by defining, lengthening, thickening, volumising, hydrating and conditioning – all in one compact product.  Thanks to a revolutionary flat-angled upper brush, the product can be worked deep into the root of the lash, without the need for curlers.  The fine comb brush defines and separates while reaching even the shortest bottom lashes without smudging.

The mascara’s ultra-black pigment is infused with lash-enhancing complexes Capixyl® to nourish lashes and encourage growth, and Widelash™ to add volume. This creates an innovative, flake-free and lightweight formula that evenly coats lashes without clumping.  Available now from studio10beauty.


New from Lola’s Lashes is the L.W.I (Life without infills) Collection (from £10), which launched this week.  You can get salon-look lashes in seconds without the price tag, commitment or damage to natural lashes.  With 30+ wears, at £1.20 per wear, with no damage to natural lashes they are perfect to replicate your favourite salon look and make it easy to change up your style as often as you want.  The collection includes LWI Hybrid Kits in six styles (£35) each containing a pair of lashes, black hybrid liner, finishing touch-up pen and rose-gold applicator; LWI Flick & Stick Kit (£29) with three pairs of lashes, F&S adhesive liner and a rose-gold applicator; and seven styles of single LWI Strip Lashes (£10).  Single Magnetic Lashes (£20), Hybrid Magnetic Liner (£20), Finishing Touch-Up Pen (£8) and Lash Applicator (£6) are also available separately.  100% cruelty-free, vegan, non-toxic and latex free.  Available now from


Dr. Hauschka Tinted Day Cream (£30) is a real all-rounder; a rich daily moisturiser for many skin conditions to strengthen, harmonise and prevent dryness. This tinted moisturiser also blends harmoniously with your individual skin tone, evening out uneven pigmentation and imperfections and creating a subtle sun-kissed glow.  Available now from drhauschka.


The Jojoba Company Pigmentation Oil with Carrot & TYROSTAT™ (£26.95) is a powerful, effective treatment that visibly reduces dark spots, skin discolouration, age spots on mature skin, and sun damage while hydrating, nourishing and protecting the skin barrier from further damage. Formulated with Tyrostat, Australian jojoba oil, carrot, rose geranium extract, Italian orange and vitamin E, it is clinically proven to reduce pigmentation, age spots and uneven skin tone while deeply moisturising the skin. Available now from thejojobacompany.


Results driven skincare brand, Aesthetically Perfect Skin, have launched new travel-friendly skincare capsules (from £59) designed to treat and nourish skin with a single dose.  The capsules have been designed to complement your existing skincare routine and give your skin an extra boost of what you need the most. Simply use one capsule morning and evening on freshly cleansed, clean skin.  The range includes:  20% Hyaluronic Ceramide Serum Capsules (£59) designed to replenish moisture levels in your skin cells while preventing future moisture loss. Also formulated with anti-oxidant, hydrating jojoba oil to leave skin feeling super smooth and utterly hydrated. 5% Niacinamide Ceramide Serum Capsules (£59) designed to balance, brighten and nourish all complexions, these capsules have been expertly blended with rosemary leaf extract and aloe leaf juice for added anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effects. Niacinamide also works to protect your skin against outside influences such as sun damage and pollution and can help acne sufferers too.

20% Vitamin C Ceramide Serum Capsules (£59) act as a super radiance booster, revitalising dull skin and brightening up the entire complexion. Includes an added dose of vitamin E, which works to soothe, calm and moisturise the skin for a perfect, balanced result.  2.5% Retinol Ceramide Serum Capsules (£59) assist in the renewal of skin cells which can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, as well as provide a smoother facial contour and increased radiance. The capsules have also been formulated with peptides for replenishing collagen and avocado for nourishing and hydrating the skin. These capsules should only be used in the evening and slowly introduced over time, due to the potency. Available now from aestheticallyperfectskin.


Nourish London’s new Summer Sun Kit (£15) contains three travel size summer skin saviours, including the Skin Protecting Daily Moisturiser SPF 25, Argan Skin Rescue and Probiotic Multi-Mineral Repair Mask packed in a handy black cotton bag for beauty on the go this summer.  Protect your skin with Skin Protecting Daily Moisturiser SPF 25 an anti-ageing daily moisturiser with UVA/UVB environmental pollution protection.  Formulated with non nano mineral sun filter zinc oxide and skin protecting antioxidants, including turmeric, bisabolol and tocopherol.  Hydrating and calming, it is suitable for sensitive skin as well as babies, provides broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection while being reef safe.

The Argan Skin Rescue boosts suppleness, improves elasticity and hydrates the skin. This intensely nourishing face oil treatment replenishes and repairs the skin with vital nutrients after being in the sun.  Probiotic Multi-Mineral Repair Mask will help to boost collagen, diminish wrinkles and restore firmness, whilst addressing inflammation of the dermis that can lead to acne and rosacea. It can be used overnight to calm and soothe any redness after over exposure to the sun.  Available now from nourishskinrange.


Cult favourites to support healthier, fuller, and thicker-looking locks, BondiBoost Hair Growth Shampoo (£22.50) gently cleanses the scalp from follicle-clogging build-up such as dirt, dead skin, and pollutants.  The BondiBoost Hair Growth Conditioner (£22.50) is powered by a Phytoactive blend of Redensyl®, Procapil®, and botanical extracts for better scalp health and healthy hair growth.  Both available now from boots.


R+Co Suncatcher Leave-In Conditioner (£30) is a healing conditioner that deeply penetrates the hair cuticle to deliver protective ingredients which hydrate and repair hair, while also helping to improve the performance of any additional styling products. Formulated with vitamin C to protect hair from environmental and UV damage, vegetable collagen to strengthen, radish root extract to improve scalp circulation, and coconut oil and hyaluronic acid to moisturise and nourish hair.  Use alone as a treatment, layer under a styler to boost performance, or use on dry hair to refresh its style.  Available from spacenk.


Whilst the theatre industry remained shut back in 2020, two West End performers launched AKT Deodorant Balm (£19), their very own (now award-winning) natural deodorant brand.  Unable to find a product that could handle the heat of stage lights, they devised their own deodorant balm. It is born to perform, being the most effective solution to continuous failing antiperspirants. With even the brands’ typography being inspired by iconic theatre billboards, AKT is a collaboration of theatre, personal hygiene, and self-care.  All-vegan, gender-neutral, natural, plastic-free deodorant brand – that is tested on performers, not animals. Plastic-free packaging with aluminium for durability, portability, and recyclability. Available in three fragrances, with discounts for joining the subscription programme on their website.  Available from aktlondon, Soho Farmhouse, John Bell & Croyden and Earl of East.


Industry News

Hair brand Fudge Professional have just revealed their new Brand Ambassador is none other than all-encompassing global singer/ songwriter and hair chameleon of all shades and styles, Anne-Marie.  She was the natural choice for Fudge Professional, given her choice to always #FudgetheRules, her natural ability to slay every colour and every style she adorns, as well as her overall attitude to fully embrace and encourage individuality. Plus, she’s been a firm Fudge fan over the years and regularly stopped into the Fudge HQ hair salon.

Fudge Professional Global Brand Ambassador Jonathan Andrew says: “Anne-Marie was the natural choice as our new ambassador and to front the new #BuildYourBlonde Campaign and our next In the Chair mini-social series. For the miniseries, we’ve worked closely with Anne-Marie to re-create her iconic red carpet and show stopping styles at home using our Fudge Professional products. Our products make it easy to keep your blondes bold and brassy tones at bay, as well as keeping locks in optimum condition.”


This month professional Italian skincare brand [ comfort zone ] launched at AWAY Spa inside Soho’s 5-star W hotel.  As industry leaders in luxury spa and wellness, both partners are excited to bring [ comfort zone ]’s results-driven, regenerative treatments and planet-friendly product offering to spa guests.  Treatments can be booked here.

With roots in the professional skincare market for more than 25 years, [ comfort zone ]’s focus is on delivering high-end, results-driven and sustainable skincare, combining the very best of science and nature for skin and planet regeneration.  The brand uses only high-percentages of natural-origin ingredients researched in the botanical garden in Parma, Italy. All formulas are free from animal derivatives, silicones, parabens, mineral oils and artificial colours. Products are dermatologically tested and suitable for vegans. Eco-designed packaging and production uses only renewable energy which is 100% CO2 neutralised through reforestation projects and through the support of regenerative agriculture.

[ comfort zone ] also have a one-month limited pop up at the Aqua Sana spa, CenterParcs, Woburn Forest, running until 10th August.  Professional treatments can be booked now, and products are available to purchase in the spa boutique.


The British Skin Foundation and ITN Business have launched “The Ages of our Skin”, a news-style programme raising awareness and understanding of skin health and different skin conditions across the ages.  Anchored by presenter and journalist Louise Minchin, the programme takes an up close and unfiltered look at skin across all ages and the developments in dermatology that aim to benefit skin of all types and ages.

The Ages of our Skin” features a studio interview with skin experts Consultant Dermatologist Dr Anjali Mahto and the British Skin Foundation CEO Matthew Patey discussing skin concerns across the ages, deceleration of the ageing process, and the work the British Skin Foundation are doing to address the minefield of information and misinformation available. The programme also includes a film from the British Skin Foundation with Consultant Dermatologist Dr Emma Wedgeworth showing how the body’s largest organ can be affected across the ages, alongside five reporter-led films from Ameliorate, Boots, Dermal, Olay and Sanofi.

View the full programme here:


The Health and Care Act 2022, which received royal assent in April, gave the Government powers to bring forward a licensing scheme for beauty practitioners who operate in England. This will be introduced in via secondary legislation and, once in force, will make it an offence to perform particular procedures without a license.  However, details around how the licensing scheme will work is to be decided by separate legislation in the coming years, with the  British Beauty Council working alongside the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners and others to assist in drafting this legislation with Government.

In order to make the process of transition seamless, the Council is launching a series of tools intended to equip practitioners and consumers with all the information for best practice whilst performing and undergoing procedures now; as well as what might be to come.

Victoria Brownlie, Chief Policy Officer at the British Beauty Council commented “As an industry worth billions (last valued at £3.6 billion in 2015 and growing year on year) it is important to ensure those choosing treatments can do so safely and with confidence. The legislation is being introduced to reduce the risk of harm to the public caused by badly performed non-surgical cosmetic procedures and ensure a level playing field on standards of practice.”  More information is available on the British Beauty Council’s website.


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