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September 23rd, 2022

September 23rd, 2022

Deck of Scarlet Big Lash Energy Mascara (£25) The generous amount of melitane works overtime to gradually darken the hairs with each use, while lash-strengthening peptides help to nourish, condition, and promote new growth. You can precisely coat every single lash from root to tip and create a customized, high definition finish. Available from deckofscarlet.

 

Chantecaille has launched its Autumn 2022 collection, which has been inspired by the elusive big cats of North America’s Yellowstone and South America’s Amazon. The Black Jaguar Eye Quartet (£70), created to support the Amazon Sacred Headwaters Initiative, combines four matte, creamy chrome pearl and gentle shimmer textured in shades inspired by the mysterious black jaguar.  The Cougar Eye Quartet (£70) features four neutral eye shades inspired by the ombre tones of the cougar’s coat and eyes. The quad has been created to support Yellowstone Forever and the 150th anniversary of Yellowstone National Park.  Lip Chic (£38) comes in 4 limited edition shades: Yarrow (peach nude) and Prairie Smoke (mocha nude), names for flowers found in Yellowstone park; and Passiflora (rich mauve) and Orchid (deep berry), named for flowers of the Amazon. The glossy, lightweight formula offers great colour payoff and is infused with hyaluronic acid, for plumper-looking lips that feel soft, hydrated and nourished.  Available now from chantecaille.

 

RevitaLash® Cosmetics, leaders and innovators in the lash and brow category, have launched RevitaLash® Advanced Sensitive Eyelash Conditioner (£99) the first lash serum formulated specifically for sensitive eyes.

The physician-developed, lash-enhancing formula is designed to improve the health and beauty of lashes, formulated specifically for those with increased sensitivity around the eye area. Its unique encapsulated time-release technology is designed to be gentle on sensitive eyes, allowing for powerful peptides and botanicals to protect against breakage and brittleness while improving flexibility and shine to deliver bold, beautiful, lush lashes—all with less irritation.  Available now from revitalash.

Charlotte Vøhtz, founder of Green People, has expanded her signature collection and created new Age Defy+ Soothing Anti-Redness Oil Serum (£29) using innovative apricot plant stem cell technology, cutting-edge botanicals and scientifically proven phyto-actives. The soothing, organic anti-redness serum restores a calm, even skin tone and can be used on its own or added to moisturiser for a customised skincare regime. The synergistic blend of botanicals works together to relieve the tightness and redness experienced by those with dry and easily irritated complexions as nourishing plant oils and emollients seal moisture into the skin, while camellia leaves skin smooth, plump and firm.

An ideal product for proactively preventing the redness associated with perimenopausal and menopausal skin dryness, skin feels instantly calmer after use and, with regular use, redness is soothed, and a balanced and radiant skin tone is restored. Made without skin-drying alcohols and delicately scented with a spa-like floral scent from balancing palmarosa, skin-toning neroli and complexion-calming lavender, this feather-light serum coats red, irritated skin in a comforting blanket of caring, calming 98% certified organic ingredients.  Available now from greenpeople.

 

The Jojoba Company Probiotic Jojoba Milk With B-Vitamin Complex (£34) Using a blend of jojoba milk, probiotic non-dairy yoghurt and vitamin complex, this natural facial serum softens and deeply hydrates skin for a luminous complexion.  The new milky formula – which provides a silky texture on the skin – is an ultra-lightweight and quick-absorbing emulsion proven to bring balance to the skin microbiome.  Combined with vitamins B3, B5, B6, C and E, it revitalises skin cells for the ultimate hydration boost – leaving skin softer, smoother, and healthier.It not only acts as a hydrating milky serum, but also has brightening effects to improve skin tone and age spots.  Available from thejojobacompany.

 

[comfort zone] have just launched their Sublime Skin natural filler solution with two new products.  Neck & Decollete Fluid (£55) is biomimetic formula that provides an immediate tightening effect on the skin, specifically designed to target firmness, elasticity, roughness and wrinkle lines around the delicate neck and décolleté area.  Formulated with jojoba seed extract, achillea millefolium and Abyssinian oil. Suitable for all skin types, particularly those with tissue laxity, loss of firmness, reduced elasticity and early wrinkles.

Rich Cream (£84) is an ultra-nourishing, comforting cream for the face and neck, formulated to treat extreme dryness, thinning and skin fragility. Thanks to its armour-like lamellar texture and brightening properties, it feeds active ingredients deep into the skin’s layers over time, giving both immediate and sustained hydration for a firmer and more radiant complexion.  Formulated with chicory extract, biotechnological marine extract, achillea millefolium, Abyssinian oil, shea butter and plant-based squalene.  Suitable for dry to severely dry or mature skin with tissue laxity, loss of firmness and reduced elasticity. 98.9% ingredients of natural origin and free from animal derivatives, silicones, mineral oils and artificial colours. Vegan friendly.  Available now from uk.comfortzoneskin.

 

The Noble Apothecary, the small British slow living, mindful skincare brand, has launched Serenity Restorative Night Oil (£47).  Made from 100% cold pressed and steam distilled oils to ensure the finest quality, and each ingredient is picked for it’s incredible natural properties, for nourished, glowing skin.  This is the brand’s first true treatment oil, and has the perfect balance of ingredients to deliver nourishment, skin repair and that all important glow. The blend of vitamin-rich oils, will restore, brighten and nourish the skin. It’s potent antioxidants restore vitality and brightness, and each of Serenity’s ingredients have preventative, restorative and reparative qualities. The formulation includes: organic camellia seed oil, prickly pear seed oil, rosehip seed oil and helichrysum flower oil.  Available now from thenobleapothecary.

 

CeraVe have announced Resurfacing Retinol Serum (£19) a barrier-friendly retinol product that tackles post-acne marks, pores and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Retinol stimulates collagen production, accelerates cell turnover, improves texture and healing rate and fades pigmentation – but historically it is also linked with skin irritation. This formulation employs encapsulated retinol and a host of skin-soothing ingredients to prevent this from happening and keep the barrier strong and robust.  With a lightweight, fast absorbing texture it is non-greasy, non-drying and suitable for sensitive skin.  Includes three essential ceramides to help restore and maintain the skin barrier and niacinamide to calm the skin.  Launches October 2022 at Boots.

 

Candy Coat is a fun, stationery-inspired nail brand loved by the Kardashians.  The award-winning East London brand wants to shake up the nail care industry, offering colourful, fashion forward, flawless nails every time in over 1,200 trending sassy shades.  The range includes:  Candy Stix Gel Polish (£6) comes in a range of gorgeous and vibrant colours. It features no base and no top – simply twist and paint. Inspired by felt tip pens, it’s a four-minute gel manicure with a 3-in-1 unique, no wipe formula. Super easy to use, this UV LED Gel Colouring Pen features a chip-free formula and lasts two weeks+.  Candy Coat Gloss Palette (£6.99) comes in a range of colours from hot pinks to bold reds. These rich colours last, without any toxic ingredients. The creamy glossy traditional polish glides onto the nails effortlessly, giving a salon-worthy mani in minutes. The super-pigmented 12-free formula is quick-dry and lasts seven+ days. It’s also cruelty-free and vegan.  Candy Coat Gel Paint (£6) gives instant gloss and shine in minutes. Available in 24 colours which need to be set with an LED lamp.  Candy Coat Powder Palette (£12.99) includes five highly pigmented colours per palette.  All available now from lovecandycoat.

 

VEGAMOUR GRO Hair Serum (£52) uses a combination of clinically tested, vegan phyto-actives that work in tandem to help support a healthy and balanced follicular ecosystem while soothing the scalp and revitalising hair roots. The GRO Hair Serum supports thicker, fuller, longer looking strands for people with thinning hair. Increasing the appearance of hair density by up to 52%, while reducing signs of shedding by up to 76%.  It has developed a cult following in the US since launch, selling one every 22 seconds.  Available from uk.vegamour.

 

Industry News

Tatti Lashes has announced brow expert Nilam Holmes as its official Brow Ambassador for its Oh So Pro collection.  Holmes has over 30 years’ experience in the beauty industry and brow sector, having revolutionised the brow sector by bringing HD Brows to the market. Before her exit from the brand in 2017 she trained over 11,000 UK stockists, before launching her own successful eyebrow and make-up brand: EyebrowQueen.

Holmes will front the Oh so Pro range of long-lasting, vegan brow and lash tints, tools, products and accessories for professional use.  The collection comprises 8 products to tint lashes and brows, with results lasting for up to 6 weeks.  More information available at tattilashes.

 

Selfridges have laid out their ambitions to make up half of all transactions from resale, repair, rental and refills by 2030, in response to increasing consumer demand for more sustainable shopping.

The retailer said it wanted to step up action after increasing sales of secondhand items by 240% to 17,771 pieces last year and facilitating 28,000 repairs, more than a third of which were pairs of trainers, in its effort to trade in a more environmentally sustainable way. It also rented out more than 2,000 items to customers and sold more than 8,000 refills.

Andrew Keith, the managing director of the department store group, which has four outlets across the UK – in London, Birmingham and two in Manchester – said its “Reselfridges” initiative aimed to change the way that people shop and would form the “backbone of the business”, making up 45% of transactions in future. He set a deadline of 2030 to reach that target.

“The important thing is encouraging people to think how they can extend the life of a product,” Keith said. “We are enabling customers to add life into their wardrobes above and beyond buying new.”

 

Hair and beauty booking app Booksy has announced nail artist extraordinaire and social media sensation Bryony Howell as its newest Ambassador.  Already a social media star boasting over a quarter million followers on Instagram, Bryony from Shrewsbury, Shropshire is a nail expert and budding entrepreneur, having re-trained as a technician after being made redundant during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Bryony now works from her home studio, Gels By Bry, in Ruyton-XI-Towns, Shrewsbury, in a converted pigsty where she creates stunning, contemporary designs for her clients and shares with her impressive social following.

As a Booksy user for her own business, Bryony is looking forward to highlighting how the service can benefit other entrepreneurs and business owners across the UK. She said: “I’m super excited to be representing Booksy as an Ambassador. I’ve been a customer for two years now, so I am thrilled to be part of the team. I invested in Booksy quite early on into running my business and I couldn’t be without it now. Not only does it save me time, but it protects my business, and my clients love it too.

Booksy allows customers to access hair, beauty, and wellness treatments in their local area 24/7 without any of the fuss of back-and-forth phone calls. Once registered and logged in, it takes just ten seconds for users to find and book a suitable, local appointment at a time to suit, streamlining the booking process and saving customers time and hassle.  The Booksy app is free to download and use, and customers have the option to search by service type or location, and even find same-day appointments. Users receive appointment reminder notifications and can cancel or amend their booking without having to contact the salon directly.  Available on iOS and Android.

 

 

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