We’ve trawled through new beauty launches to show you seven of the best worth searching out while Christmas shopping ..
Warm Up With Winter Roses
Inspired by rare winter roses that bloom in the cold, Japanese beauty brand SUQQU’s limited edition 2022 Holiday Collection ‘Winter Roses’ includes eyeshadows, blushers, lipsticks and matte lip balms plus loose powder in a medley of gentle shades of rosey and pink petals, green leaves and a touch of sparkle reminiscent of the shimmer left behind by a cold morning frost. Be a blooming beauty! Priced from £24, https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk
Say No To Wasting H2O
We do love beauty companies that are trying to do their bit for the environment. We Are Concentrate are a brand on a mission. They want to create sustainable beauty products using as little plastic and water as possible. Their sweet-smelling natural coconut and vanilla-scented shampoo and conditioner, £14 each, are super-concentrated pastes. They use none of the added water that pack out most haircare products. The result? You need use only a marble-sized ball per hair wash. So the tubes last a lot longer than your average haircare product. From https://weareconcentrate.com
Hibernicis (which is Latin for ‘from Ireland’) is a new luxury bodycare range inspired by the country’s wild west coast. Products contain a blend of seaweed extracts with other anti-ageing and nurturing natural ingredients like geranium, sandalwood and ylang ylang, all said to aid in stress reduction. In understated minimalist black and white packaging, each product is decorated in ancient Ogham script and given a Gaelic name. There’s Glan Bath + Shower Gel, Úr Exfoliating Gel, Sioda Body Serum, Athlíon Body Lotion and Cara Hand Cream. Textures are soothing, sensuous and delicately fragranced. From £39, https://hibernicis.com
Matchy Matchy Christmas Wellness And Beauty
Tea & Tonic is a British wellness and skincare brand aiming to support inner and outer health with their hand-blended 100% natural skincare and wellness teas. You can mix and match a tea to a skincare product or create a gift set while Christmas shopping. Skincare products including cleansing balms, body scrubs and face, bath and body oils are infused with essential oils and adaptogens. They are thought to help enhance the body’s resistance to stress. Also, they support the immune system to promote skin health & overall wellness. Tailor your choice of tea to promote the mood you’re looking for – whether a ‘Bright Awakening’, ‘High Spirits’ or ‘Inviting Sleep’. Available from https://teaandtonic.co.uk.
Forget all about the Christmas shopping – lie back and relax in a bath of festively fragrant salts instead. In their ‘ultimate festive bundle’ Westlab have collated three limited edition salts to relax or enliven you. Starry Night contains relaxing Epsom salts paired with spiced orange, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and clove bud. Get your mulled wine on hand bath-side! Pink Gin is a perfect pick-me-up for an upcoming party marrying cleansing Epsom and Himalayan salts with refreshing juniper berries, pomegranate and lime. And Festive Forest contains comforting essentials oils of cedarwood, sage and neroli to set you up for a soothing night’s sleep. They’re £19.99 for the three at https://westlabsalts.co.uk.
Going through lip-balm at a rate of knots this winter? Aren’t we all! Burt’s Bees range of lip balm gift sets make the perfect present for lip-balm lovers. Try the Beeswax Bounty Assorted Mix set. It contains four flavours – Classic Beeswax, Vanilla Bean, Cucumber Mint and Coconut and Pear. All contain responsibly sourced Beeswax and fruit extracts and really do the trick to protect your pout from the elements. £11.99 from https://burtsbees.co.uk.
Budget Beauty at Christmas
Stocking-filler alert! Studio London is a new own-brand make-up range from Superdrug. Perfecting foundations in 20 shades cost £9. But most of the rest of the range retails at £5 including setting mists, bronzing and highlighting liquids, eyeshadow pigments and lip glosses in a range of playful confidence-boosting colours.