We’ve uncovered 10 new beauty launches you’ll love.
Liz Earle Cleanse & Glow – new additions to the range.
Last year’s new launch – the Cleanse & Glow Transforming Gel Cleanser – was such a runaway success (one sold every 2.5 minutes) Liz Earle Beauty Co. knew they had to go with the glow and add to the range. Welcome the new Smooth & Glow Exfoliating Tonic (£20) and Revitalise & Glow Illuminating Gel Moisturiser (£28). The tonic is gentle enough to use day and night, revealing smooth, energised skin fast. And the moisturiser hydrates and naturally exfoliates, too, helping minimise the appearance of pores. Both contain prickly pear flower extract (which acts like nature’s glycolic acid). Available from Boots inshore and online.
Hada Labo Tokyo
This Japanese cult skincare brand aimed at women over 40 has launched their premium gold line 5 x ha into the uk. It’s packed with five types of hyaluronic acid – a skincare ingredient that helps lock moisture into the skin. What’s more, the experts at Hada Labo Tokyo have devised ways to make hyaluronic molecules smaller, so they can work deeper into the skin. The range is fragrance free and tests show users noticed enhances hydration, skin firmed and elasticity. It even shows promise at helping to manage eczema. From £11.95 at superdrug and www.hadalabotokyo.co.uk
Clinique Take The Day Off Charcoal Cleansing Balm
Clinique’s number one makeup remover now comes in a version containing detoxifying Japanese charcoal. The silky cleansing balm cleanses your face of makeup and also removes excess oil and unblocks clogged pores. Suitable for dry combination, combination oily and oily skin types, it’s £30 at Clinique counters nationwide.
Dr Jart+ Ceramidin Ectoin-Infused Cream
If your skin’s dry, tight or flaky and has taken a battering from this year’s cold, windy, wet weather then it’ll love a dose of this new rich, velvety cream from Dr Jart+. It contains ‘ectoin’, a compound found in plants that helps protect them from the hostile environments they live in – extreme habitats, like the Arctic. In skincare, it helps bind water to the skin and protects the surface with weightless shield. Available at drjart.co.uk, £50.
This bodycare brand created by celebrated lifestyle and beauty blogger and vlogger Estée Lalonde is dedicated to self-care, self-reflection and ritual relaxation. Containing vegan-friendly naturally derived ingredients, scented with essential oils and always free from palm oil, there’s a body rub, exfoliator, body oil and bath salts to choose from. And breathe….from £30 at Space NK and mirrorwater.earth
Leighton Denny Confidence Fragrance Collection
Spritz on one of this trio of fragrances to bring out your inner confidence. Leighton Denny’s Confidence Eau de Parfum collection comprises three scents. ‘Embrace’ is a fruity floral with top notes of energising bergamot and base notes of warm amber which envelop you in a reassuring embrace. ‘Encourage’ is a warm, woody scent said to help wrap you in a cashmere shawl of confidence. And modern floriental fragrance ‘Inspire’ is a floral bouquet in a fragrance, with jasmine, rose and orange blossom at its heart. All are £30 from leightondenny.com and sephora.co.uk.
The Body Shop New Beauty Make-Up Collection
Brand new products in the range include multi-tasking crayon colours and lip and cheek tints, a serum-in primer, setting spray, brow pomades, lightweight ‘second skin’ tints that work well alone for fresh-faced hydrating coverage or as a primer; mascaras and freestyle multi-tasking colours in a multitude of shades, all designed to help express individuality. As you’d expect, everything’s vegan-certified and most packaging is recyclable. You can’t afford to pass by The Body Shop next time you’re in town!
Algenist Genius Liquid Collagen Essence & Lip Balm
This luxurious essence immediately comforts your skin, smoothing its texture to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and refine pores. With a high dose of plant collagen to help your skin feel more supple, it energises your complexion, helping it glow, and makes the perfect base to prepare your skin for serums or moisturisers. It’s £69 from cultbeauty.co.uk and lookfantastic.com but a little goes a long way. The Genius Collagen Nourishing Lip Balm (£25.00) melts into lips and helps cushion against the elements. Vegan Wax & Butter blend enriched with jojoba, mimosa and sunflower oil prevents dryness and locks in moisture.
Sleek Make Up In Your Tone 24-Hour Foundation
A purse-friendly foundation that offers a flawless finish, Sleek’s new ‘in your tone 24-hour foundation’ comes in 30 shades. With medium coverage, it’s a base that says it won’t budge in the face of humidity and sweat – and we have to agree. £9.99 from Boots online and in store.
Eucerin Sun Hydro Protect Ultra-Light Fluid Spf50+
Moisturising, but grease-free and non-sticky, the newest addition to Eucerin’s sun protection line. It provides perfect face protection for your winter sun or skiing holiday. Enhanced with skincare ingredients it also contains glycyrrhetinic acid which helps the skin to repair itself. £20, nationwide.