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May 29th, 2024

May 29th, 2024

Product News

Skincare’s last step, makeup’s first – all in one.  Elevate and extend makeup wear with the next generation of primers.  Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primers (£39) combine high-performance makeup with efficacious skincare.  Powdered by over 85% skincare ingredients, these primers extend makeup wear 12HRs+ and improve the look of skin over time thanks to Skin Perfecting Complex – an exclusive blend of rose extracts that work to moisturise, protect and smooth.  There is a formulation for everyone with Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer Blurring, Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer Hydrating and Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer Illuminating options available exclusively from John Lewis.

Extend weightless makeup wear by 16HRs+ with Laura Mercier’s newest launch Ultra Blur Translucent Pressed Setting Powder (£44).  This specifically developed formula is available in three truly translucent shades to ensure there is no white cast on all skin tones and no photo flashback.  Infused with Amino Acid powders and Silica for weightless blurring with Hyaluronic Acid for ultimate skin comfort. Suitable for all skin tones and types.  Launching to Boots, LookFantastic, Cult Beauty, and all Laura Mercier retailers.

Take control of problem skin with the newest addition to the Temple Spa range: Well Balanced (£44).  Designed to swiftly mop up excess oil, reduce the appearance of blemishes and unclog blocked pores, this new mattifying moisturiser ais a clean, clear, balanced complexion.  Formulated with extracts of willowherb flower, lemon fruit, myrtle, willow bark, along with Vitamin E and encapsulated retinol, this chosen blend of powerful hyperactive ingredients work harmoniously together to refresh, purify and soothe the skin, keeping oily skin at bay.  50ml for £44, available from Temple Spa, Harrods and Boots.

Powered by 8 SuperBlacks Essence, the YENSA Super Serum Silk Pressed Powder Foundation (£37) will blur and smooth the skin whilst still giving that must-have natural, healthy glow.  For medium to full coverage, this serum-infused powder foundation provides brighter and even skin tone, smooths out pores and other imperfections without a dry, powdery finish.

Also from Yensa – and housed in the coolest packaging thanks to its press-to-release mechanism – Vibrant Silk Lipstick (£21) offers a super bold, luxe, semi-glossy lipstick that glides on to provide vibrant, high pigment colour in just one swipe.  Infused with YENSA’s exclusive 8 SuperOils Blend to provide moisture and comfort to the lips.  Available in 15 beautiful shades from QVC.

PS…..Superfood, Primark Beauty’s latest vegan skincare collection (from £3), has been made with 95% naturally derived ingredients, including Fairtrade certified shea butter and olive oil.  There are four products in the collection that are available from Primark stores and

Raspberry Overnight Lip Mask (£3)

This hydrating hero is set to rejuvenate lips and instantly relieve chapped skin.  Available in a mouth-watering raspberry flavour, coat lips as part of a night-time skincare routine or throughout the day.

Papaya Makeup Cleanser (£5)

Infused with papaya fruit, this balm-to-oil cleansing balm will dissolve makeup and leave skin feeling soft and smooth.  Massage into skin using fingertips, then rinse with warm water or wipe away using reusable cleansing pads.  For an extra clean finish, double cleanse with a hydrating face wash.

Avocado Recovery Serum (£4)

Created to rejuvenate dull and dehydrated skin, the organic Avocado Recovery Serum is designed to give a boost of intense moisture to face and body with its nourishing and antioxidant ingredients.  Formulated with ceramide complex, hyaluronic acid and avocados to help reduce inflammation.

Kombucha Glow Moisturiser (£4)

For a dewy, healthy glow on bare skin or under foundation, check out PS…Superfood moisturiser.  A rich, hydrating cream enriched with kombucha tea to improve skin barrier and reveal a brighter complexion.  It’s a must-have for day and night.

Face Lace has completed the final restock of their online store focussing on current favourite designs.  With summer finally making an appearance, now is the time to create amazing festival looks.  If customers have a favourite design that they cannot see on the Face Lace website, please do drop them an email and they’ll do their best to fulfil it.  Choose from Dream Beams (£19.95), Flutterific (£19.95) and Flash Brights (£20.95).

Murad’s new Retinal ReSculpt Eye Treatment (£92.00) is a next generation eye cream that features retinal – one of the most efficacious forms of vitamin A – encapsulated in a delivery system adapted from technology used in pharmaceutical applications.  With enhanced stability and targeted delivery deep within skin’s surface, while being less irritating than tretinoin, this potent treatment can create transformative results, whilst sill being gentle on the delicate eye area.  Created from a blend of Gentian Root extract, encapsulated Retinal and oat-forming film, it reduces deep-set lines and wrinkles, visibly lifts and firms droopy, sagging lids and folds, while restoring elasticity.  Available now from Murad

Discover the new mineral sunscreen from Epionce – Sensitive Defense Sheet SPF (£50.00).  Providing multi-faceted protection against signs of ageing, this weightless SPF defends against UV and blue light damage and environmental stressors.  Its lightweight, sheer formulation flawlessly blends and quickly absorbs into skin without leaving a greasy residue or white cast, leaving a sheer finish to the skin.  Water resistant for 80 minutes, non-comedogenic and paraben- and fragrance-free, it’s available now from Epionce.

New from Hair by Sam McKnight, Cool Curls Refresh and Revive Mist (£28) is a winning hybrid combination of care and style, strengthening and improving hair condition whilst restoring hydration, softness, and shine in even the most delicate and parched hair textures.  The ultra-light mist absorbs effortlessly, reactivating natural texture patterns and giving curls, coils, and waves definition instantly.

Enriched with a unique complex of naturally derived ingredients to enhance and promote the health and beauty of all curly and wavy hair, keeping it light, shiny, and touchably soft – never crunchy.  Cool Curls Refresh and Revive Mist is clinically proven to give hair 24-hour frizz protection, defending against the elements thanks to the humidity-blocking Beaute by Roquette technology.  Available now from Space NK, Cult Beauty and

Benecos  Nail and Cuticle Oil (£5.95) is an intensely hydrating and fast absorbing oil that helps to restore and promote healthy nails and cuticles.  Enriched with organic plant extracts, organic olive, coconut, and argan oils, this plant-based, vegan, cruelty-free and certified organic nail and cuticle oil helps to nourish, moisturise, soften and rejuvenate the nails and cuticles.  Each 5ml bottle with its easy-to-use brush is lovingly filled with deeply nourishing and caring ingredients to encourage strong, healthy nails.

Business News

As part of the global launch of its new 24H Active and Fresh Dry Shampoo range, Batiste has unveiled a new video campaign starring Love Island star and mental health activist Tasha Ghouri.  The advert sees new sweat-activated technology put to the test as Tasha goes from a dance class to an evening out with just one spritz of dry shampoo and no in-between washing.  “I am so excited to join the Batiste family and be part of the new Batiste 24H Active and Fresh Dry Shampoo launch,” explains Tasha Ghouri.  ”I have been a fan of the brand for so many years and the new innovations are perfect for when I’m dancing or working out at the gym, getting my sweat on, and then going to an evening event – no need to wash my hair in-between thanks to the new sweat and touch technology that keeps my hair fresh for up to 24 hours!  I had the most amazing few days on set with the Batiste team – it was such a brilliant experience and a dream to work with a brand that I have used and loved for so many years.”

The National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF) attended a Ministerial roundtable meeting on 22nd Aprill with government leaders to address pressing issues and policies impacting the UK’s Personal Care industry.  Chief Executive, Caroline Larissey, spoke directly with Minister Kevin Hollinrake, his advisors and senior representative, to voice the concerns and proposals of the NHBF’s thousands of member businesses across the hair and beauty sector.

Key issues discussed included sector proposals for reforms to apprenticeship and funding incentives for employers, training and education, caution about further minimum wage rises, ongoing business costs pressures like energy bills, and the need for more robust actions to tackle skills shortages. like energy bills, and the need for more robust actions to tackle skills shortages.

Caroline Larissey stated, “We appreciate the government taking the time to listen to the voices of our sector at this important roundtable.  The Personal Care sector generates billions for the UK economy and employs hundreds of thousands of skilled professionals.  However, we face significant policy challenges that must be addressed through constructive dialogue.”

The NHBF aims to secure commitments from ministers on reducing administrative burdens on small businesses and increasing funding for apprenticeships and staff training initiatives.  “Our members have been loudly voicing their struggles amid the cost-of-living crisis,” added Caroline.  “This roundtable allowed us to propose tangible solutions directly to policymakers to safeguard the future prosperity of our sector.”

The roundtable is a further milestone in addition to the NHBF’s lobbying efforts and Campaign agenda in 2024.  The NHBF welcomes this opportunity for the sector to come together and communicate common goals to Government.



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By Emma Rutherford

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