Kim Jones, our Beauty Expert, picks out some of the new beauty products to linger over.
New Beauty Products
PETALS AND PEPTIDES
New from the spa skincare experts at Elemis, Peptide4 Thousand Flower Facial Mask, £37, contains a tetra-peptide made up of four amino-acids. These work with the skin’s natural circadian rhythms to help you look rested 24/7. The creamy, black velvet mask pampers your skin with Nordic Peat which contains organic flowers, herbs and botanicals. And for younger-looking eyes, the new Peptide4 Eye Recovery Cream, £38, contains delicately scented flower seed oils of Star Arvensis and Night Scented Stock packed with omega 3 fatty acids to smooth and nourish the eye area. Available from https://www.elemis.com/
ALGENIST ALIVE PREBIOTIC BALANCING MASK
So, we know that probiotics and prebiotics are good for your gut. But it turns out though they’re great for your skin, too. They help to balance your skin’s natural ecosystem (aka bacteria) and ‘feed the good stuff’ on your face, encouraging it to glow, detox and be more resilient against pollution. The Algenist ALIVE mask, £38 from SpaceNK, contains probiotics and a prebiotic from algae. It’s also vegan – and fun to use. The light green mask transforms to pink as you rub it in to your skin, helping you feel like it’s really ‘working’.
FILORGA NCEF NIGHT MASK
Anyone who’s had more than a few restless nights will know that sleeplessness can take its toll on your skin – making it dull, lifeless, struggling to get-up-and-glow. So, step in the new Filorga NCEF Night Mask (NCEF is a complex containing hyaluronic acid and 50 other ingredients similar to those used in mesotherapy injections – antioxidants and vitamins, for example). Tests on the mask have been impressive – with clinically proven boosts in skin radiance and a reduction in the appearance of crow’s feet after only one night’s use. In short, this helps your skin ‘heal’ overnight. Couple its use with a good night’s sleep and you may even see double the effects. It’s £60 from FeelUnique.com, LookFantastic.com and BeautyExpert.com
W=Hb2 POWER DUO FACE SERUM
This new beauty brand – W=Hb2 – translates as Wellness = (Health x beauty) Squared. Created by biochemist Yilin Wang, it focuses on bringing balance to the skin incorporating the ancient Chinese philosophy of Yin and Yang. The first product in the range is a sophisticated bi-phase serum. Phase I, The Tri-Active age Corrector Complex, hydrates the skin, boosts skin stem cell vitality and collagen production. And Phase II, the Tri-Active Brightening and Anti-Pollution Complex, contains peptides and seed oils that help repair and protect skin from UV light and blue light damage. It’s high-end scientific skincare with spirituality still intact and your skin will thank you for it. The serum costs £110 from https://whb2.com/
SI NACRE SPARKING LIMITED EDITION
Spoil yourself with this new limited edition of Si by Giorgio Armani. Si Nacre Eau de Parfum is a ‘sparkling’ edition of the modern chypre chic Si scent, which coats the skin with a subtle pearly iridescent shimmer. Perfect for the festive season ahead. The scent mixes heady honey notes of Rose de Mai with blackcurrant, vanilla and freesia. We give this sparkly, shiny scent a big ‘Si’ (yes!). Available nationwide from £73.
Hungarian Skincare Brand Omorovicza
OMOROVICZA SILVER SKIN SAVIOUR
Even 50-plus skin can suffer from breakouts. Step in this new blemish-busting mask from the high-end Hungarian skincare brand Omorovicza. It contains colloidal silver, a powerful antibacterial, which helps tackle skin infections plus niacinamide and salicylic and glycolic acids to lift away dead skin, unblock congested pores and reveal a more even skintone. Lie back for ten minutes and let the luxe lemongrass-scented mask do its duty and freshen up your face. £65 from SpaceNK and https://www.omorovicza.com