Hot off the Press

May 19th, 2023

May 19th, 2023

The latest release from Jones Road Beauty is Tinted Face Powder (£27), loose powder reinvented the Bobbi way. This is a finely milled, ultra-lightweight setting powder designed to seamlessly blend into your skin to set your foundation, colour correct where needed, and minimise shine without the look of powder. It’s exactly what you’ve come to expect from Jones Road Beauty, a fresh modern take on a traditional staple.

Traditional powders can make the skin appear flat or leave creasing and cakiness. Thanks to its ultra-lightweight formula, Tinted Face Powder is virtually undetectable on skin. In 8 shades from Untinted to Deeper.  Available now from jonesroadbeauty and Liberty London from May 16th.


Pearl Beauty Multi Purpose Lip and Face Sticks (£22 each/£70 for 4). These ultra-hydrating, creamy formulas are super blendable, either with your fingers or with brush.  In four shades, they are buildable, versatile and transportable – so perfect for your makeup bag or kit.

Pearl Beauty The One Multipurpose Face Brush (£16) Made from 100% German synthetic bristles, this multipurpose face brush is perfect to use with any cream or liquid products. It’s dense, angled shape expertly applies product while seamlessly blending it out.  All available now from pearlbeauty.


New from Dior are Skin Mattifying Papers (£29). Containing 100 sheets printed with the DIOR logo, the papers are housed in a practical, “notebook”-style case that slips easily into your bag to take wherever you go thanks to its travel-friendly format. Use the sheets on a targeted area – forehead, nose, chin – or over the entire face. Gently tap the skin with a mattifying paper to remove excess sebum. Suitable for all skin types.  Available now from selfridges.


Givenchy Skin Perfecto Eye Care (£47.50) is the latest edition to the luxury brand’s latest skincare offering. Infused with Skin Perfecto’s signature Vitamin Blend Complex™, the ultimate vitamin cocktail which combines pink pomelo extract, stabilised vitamin C and pink pepper extract to boost energy production. Brightening, smoothing and firming, Skin Perfecto Eye Care targets the eye contour area with a shot of vitality, freshness and energy for a youthful, radiance-perfecting effect that reveals the skin’s natural healthy glow.  Available June 2023 from givenchybeauty.


Pai Skincare have released Phaze (£24), their first ever foaming face wash. Formulated for blemish-prone skin, this ultra-mild Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA) cleanser is on a mission to decongest and clarify spot-prone skin – without stripping or drying even the most sensitive complexions.  With a trio of actives working in perfect harmony, this innovative gel gently exfoliates, strengthens the skin barrier and hydrates in one – with moisturising effects that last long after it’s been rinsed away.

Formulated with a polyhydroxy acid derived from maize to slough away dead skin cells and unclog pores, prebiotic inulin extracted from chicory roots, to rebalance the skin’s microbiota and keep the skins barrier healthy and NMF sugar complex harvested from kernel corn to lock in moisture for visibly smoother, deeply hydrated skin.  Available now from paiskincare.


The latest releases from French cult skincare brand Embryolisse are gentle on the hyper-sensitive eye area, particularly useful now we are in the midst of hay fever season.  Gentle Waterproof Makeup Remover Milk (£19.99) This 4 in 1 milk cleanses, removes make-up, moisturises and soothes all skin types, even the most sensitive. Rich in moisturising and soothing active ingredients (including jojoba, shea butter, and aloe vera), it gently eliminates impurities, pollution and long-lasting/waterproof make-up while respecting the skin’s flora.  Intense Lift Eye Cream (£27.99) helps to tone and soothe the delicate eye area, and is enriched with coconut oil, shea butter, horse chestnut and evening primrose to provide an intense lifting effect to lift the eyelids and diminish puffiness. This eye cream helps to promote a bright, energised contour.  Both available now from superdrug.


Skinstant Instant Tanning Spritz (£19.99) the new instant tanning spritz from Rose & Caramel gives you summer legs in an instant. The brand’s new 3-in-1 instant tan will take your pins from pasty to perfect in no time.  Not only will it give beautiful, bronzed skin but is infused with oil-free moisturising ingredients to leave your body soft, smooth and smelling amazing. The transfer-resistant formula can be washed off at the end of the day with soap and water, ready for a new application.  The spritz can be used all over the body, used alone or on top of an existing tan (real or otherwise) to contour and boost colour.  Made in the UK, all Rose & Caramel products are vegan-friendly and cruelty-free.  Available now from roseandcaramel.


New from Hair By Sam McKnight is Sundaze Sea Spray UV Protecting Mist (£26.00).  Evoking the spirit of Ibiza summers, the mist protects as it styles, thanks to a combination of natural sea salt that adds soft texture, Heligoneol™, a sunflower seed extract that protects the hair from UVA/UVB damage, and conditioning pro vitamin B5, hibiscus flower extract, and caster oil. This formula doesn’t leave your hair crunchy or dry, it both enhances and defines textures, waves and curls and its UV protecting, vital for hair health in the sun.  Available now from sammcknight and 1st June at cultbeauty and spacenk.


Toppik Hair Building Fibers (from £6.95) is the ideal solution for troublesome hairlines and thinning crowns, creating the appearance of thicker, fuller hair in an instant.  Made of natural keratin protein that has a strong static charge, Toppik hair fibres bind electrostatically to the existing hair to create volume, depth and a seamless finish.   Available in five shades, there is a match for everyone.  Available from toppikamazon and boots.


Smooth Appeal Ingrown Hair Lotion (£8.50) uses a professional formula of salicylic acid, glycerin, glycolic acidand aloe vera to gently exfoliate and decongest pores to minimise and reduce ingrown hairs pre and post hair removal.  Use the lotion for hair removal several days prior to waxing, shaving or using an epilator and gently apply to the target area to decrease the chances of ingrown hairs. Use 24-hours post-hair removal to soothe bumps or burns.  Available now from amazon.


Industry News

Tina Hollis, aka The Lonely Boss Lady, is hosting a free online event for salon owners on Monday 22nd May, from 7-8pm. Tina is an award-winning and successful salon owner. She also runs The Lonely Boss Lady, acoaching service for hair and beauty businesses. The free online get together is for hair and beauty salon owners, offering her 6 steps to success alongside a support network for salon owners who might be feeling stressed and alone in their business.

Tina says, “As a salon owner it’s sometimes easy to get lost in the day to day running and issues that come up with staff and everything else. We sometimes forget why we started our business and where we want it to go. I’m going to be hosting a good old fashioned get together where I’ll give my six steps to success – these are the six things that salon owners can implement quickly for immediate results – and then ask me anything. It also enables salon owners to feel supported, as it can be exhausting and lonely being the boss!”

Free to attend, but tickets are needed – available from Eventbrite.


Following BYOMA’s global success, the award-winning, breakthrough barrier care brand has launched into Space NK stores. The brand is now available in 30 stores across the UK, and online globally.  BYOMA launched in response to a direct consumer need for accessible, affordable, approachable skincare that boosts and rebuilds the skin barrier, creating a new category: Skin-Compatible Skincare. On a crusade to change how skin is cared for, treated, healed, and talked about, BYOMA is dedicated to being the brand that restores, repairs, and rebuilds the skin barrier. Born on the principle of being the building blocks to better skin, BYOMA has disrupted the  status quo of over-treated, over-exfoliated skin with dermatologist approved barrier-care, that is driven by science, powered by actives for the ultimate skin-compatible solution.  Available now at spacenk.



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