BEAUTY NEWS: LATEST SKINCARE
YSL Saharienne collection is enriched with plant and mineral oils, and enhanced by a fragrance of pine, lemon, and ginger. The range includes dry oil, body milk, shower gel, and deodorant. www.ysl.com
NANOBLUR Hydraluron claims to be formulated with the world’s purest from of Hyaluronic acid, 100% free from animal-derived materials and organic solvent remnants. It can be applied with any moisturiser or serum, and in clinical tests Hydraluron’s moisture levels were found to increase skin elasticity within 8 weeks by 27%. Log on to www.indeedlabs.com
BIODREGA Golden Caviar Mask contains caviar extract and vitamins to help revitalise the skin, boost moisture levels, and smooth lines and wrinkles. Suitable for all skin types, apply liberally and remove with a warm compress after 15 minutes, 1-2 times each week, to reduce moisture loss. Buy online at www.biodrogausa.com or at www.beautyconcepts.co.uk
HARLEY STREET SKIN CARE StemCellution has been formulated by anti-aging specialist Dr Aamer Khan with peptides, epidermal growth factors, fruit stem cells, and antioxidants. Free from parabens, the collection includes: Hydro Cleanser; Eye Serum; Anti-Aging Serum; All Day Moisturiser; Overnight Moisturiser; and Miracle Mask. Available in the UK or online at www.harleystreetskincare.co.uk
ARTISTRY Creme LuXury Eye features a rare ingredient, cardiolipin, which is blended with Roxisomes (a patented spinach extract) and I-carnosine to formulate CellEffect. This powerful technology re-energises skin cells, eliminates the appearance of dark circles, sagging skin, fine lines, crow’s feet, and a crepey texture. Log on to www.artistry.com
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Advanced Eye Treatment with amino acids supports the delicate eye, and improves brightness and clarity. www.elemis.com
SKINCEUTICALS Brightening UV Defense SPF 30 is a hydrating corrective and protective sunscreen. Used daily, it evens and brightens skin tone, while correcting and preventing the appearance of pigmentation. Available at www.skinceuticals.com
ZELENS Transformer Instant Renewal Mask contains an advanced formula created by Dr Lens, the plastic and reconstructive surgeon behind Red Carpet facials. The Transformer encourages skin renewal with a complex of potent ingredients that hydrate, energise, and revitalise the skin, and claims to give a noticeably smoother and youthful appearance in just 15 minutes. Available from Space NK Apothecary stores and online at www.zelens.com
UK. Ireland. With more people taking staycations instead of travelling this summer, ST. TROPEZ has introduced the Spraycation series. Luxury beach-themed pop-ups will be in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, and Dublin until July, offering complimentary skin finishing treatments and prescriptive consultations. Log on to www.sttropeztan.com for further details.
CAUDALIE Divine Oil is a multi-purpose dry oil that can be applied to the body, face, and hair. A blend of grape, hibiscus, sesame, and argan oils are combined with a patented formula of anti-oxidant Polyphenols to moisturise and nourish. A limited edition engraved Divine Oil is now available. Log on to www.urbanretreat.co.uk/harrods
LANCOME Génifique Youth Activator is a record-breaking skincare product, awarded with over 100 prizes internationally. 10 years of research and the analysis of 4,000 genes eventually created Génifique’s anti-aging and hydrating forumula. In 8 week European clinical studies and self-evaluations, it was reported to show effects in radiance, tone, firmness, elasticity, and general appearance in just 7 days.
OPI Camomile Mint Pedicure range includes a sugar crystal scrub, massage balm, and hydrating skin mask. Log on to www.opi.com
TERRE D’OC is an organic skincare collection certified by Ecocert.The formulas, rich in anti-oxidants, omega fatty acids, and vitamins, have been formulated to revive the skin, especially dull complexions, and include natural phyto extracts and plant oils. Ranges include Morocco, Japan, Bali, Mineral Make-up, and Vegan. The Morocco Argan Anti-aging Elixir won Best Serum at the Beauty Shortlist Awards 2012. Dermatologically tested,and suitable for all skin types, Terre D’Oc is available online at www.terredoc.co.uk
STAR PRODCUCTS. Argan oil has become a star ingredient in haircare to skincare, and marula oil is another one to watch. In South Africa and Mozambique it has long been used as a moisturising body lotion and cleanser. Containing high levels of antioxidants and fatty acids, essential for rapid skin absorption, marula oil provides hydration with prolonged moisture retention. Products formulated with marula oil include: Dior Capture Totale Rituel Nuit Intensive Night Restorative; Darphin Aromatic Cleansing Balm; Body Shop Spa Wisdom Africa Ximenia & Marula Oil Shower Cream; and Marula Oil by the Leaky Collection, pictured. Log on to www.marula.com.