Showing posts with label skincare. Show all posts
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The newest beauty releases for hair, face and body

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These are the latest and greatest beauty releases for the new month – just in time for spring!
Celebrate the start of spring and the promise of warmer weather and longer, brighter days with the latest beauty releases.
Chanel Gabrielle Essence 100ml 2570
Like the original, the new fragrance still centres on four white flowers, but differs in that it has additional notes of citrus and red berries, which makes the scent more opulent, vibrant and intoxicating.
Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Florale Multi-Purpose Dry Oil Face, Body, Hair 100ml 495
As if Nuxe's beloved and iconic multifunctional oil couldn't get any better, in steps this new floral interpretation. Feminine, fresh and oh so romantic, one spritz and you and your skin are guaranteed to fall in love!
Sisley Hair Ritual
Sisley’s debut hair care consists of six high-tech, highly concentrated formulas. The volumising shampoo, smoothing shampoo, restructuring conditioner, regenerating mask, fortifying serum and hair care oil all contain a powerful concoction of plant-based active ingredients, minerals and vitamins – totally worth the splurge!
Revitalizing Smoothing Shampoo 1089
Revitalizing Fortifying Serum 2709
Precious Hair Care Oil 1453
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour® Great 8™ Daily Defense Moisturizer Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 35 425
This new product from beloved Elizabeth Arden is much more than your average moisturiser. It’s a do-it-all beauty multitasker that protects against the damaging effects of sun, blue light, infrared and pollution, as well as hydrates, purifies and brightens your complexion.
La Prairie Supreme Balm Cleanser 2740
La Prairie might be dripping in luxury, and a hefty price tag to match; but once you feel how this rich balm melts into your complexion, helping to shed away the day’s stress, remove your make-up and leave your skin perfectly clean, you wont mind the indulgence of it all.
Michael Kors Wonderlust Sublime 100ml EDP 1780
Described as summer in a bottle, the new flanker to the Wonderlust line conjures up the feeling of warmth and sunshine just before sunset. With top notes of orange blossom, heart of Tiaré (a flower form Tahiti) and a warm spicy base of amber, it’s the ideal scent for your next beach holiday.
Clarins Wonder Perfect Mascara 4D 360
Harnessing the power of plants, Clarins embraces a new formula that coats every lash with volume, extreme length, curl and high definition. Plus, ingredients such as rose wax and pantheon care for your lashes too.
Kiehl’s “Made For All” Gentle Body Wash 550
Kiehl’s is no stranger to inclusive skin care, and its latest release is no exception. Gentle enough for kids over three and adults alike, this 95%-natural derived shower gel is made with sustainably sourced aloe vera and soap tree extract, which makes it just as kind to the planet as it is to your skin.
Placecol Excellence Range
The proudly South African skincare brand launches its new revolutionary Placecol Excellence range. Featuring four key products, these solutions treat some of the most common skin care concerns and are able to penetrate the skin at a cellular level to deliver optimal results from the inside out.
Gravity Lift Solution 750
Brighten Solution 690
Pure Solution 480
Scar Solution 490
Lancôme Hypnôse Palettes 780 each
Whether eye shadow forms a fundamental part to your make-up routine or not, Lancôme’s new – and might we add totally user-friendly – palette is a must. It contains five of Lancôme’s luxurious shadows, in a selection of natural harmonies that offer intense, longwearing pigment. Available in seven variations, it will ensure all eyes are on yours next time you hit the town.
Bvlgari Man Wood Neroli 100ml EDP 1680
Featuring notes of bergamot, neroli, orange blossom, cedar, cypriol, amber and white musk, this is the ideal option for the man looking for an uplifting and easy-to-wear scent.

Get back to basics with a simple-but-smart skin care routine

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Marie Kondo your skincare with this simple but oh-so-effective routine.
If your skin care regimen is like that of the Kardashians – you just can't keep up with it all anymore! – it might be time to streamline. These five simple yet effective steps are all you need for luminous skin.

1. Refresh with a quality cleanser

A luminous complexion starts with your cleanser. Use twice daily to remove impurities and prepare your skin to absorb the products that follow. Using the right cleanser for your skin type makes all the difference. Oily and combination skins benefit from mild exfoliating cleansers, formulas containing salicylic are great if you are acne prone, while hydrating or cream cleansers work wonders for those with a dry complexion.

2. Exfoliate for a smooth finish

Regular exfoliation is key to remove dead cells that build up on the surface of your skin, causing a dull and uneven complexion. Oily complexions require regular exfoliation (roughly every second day), while those with dry skin should only exfoliate once or twice a week max, to avoid stripping the skin of moisture. Chemical exfoliators such as AHAs and BHAs are ideal for sensitive skins, as they penetrate deeper and are less harsh than physical exfoliators.

3. Don’t forget to tone

Many women skip this step, but toning plays a valuable role in skin care by helping to shrink pores, balance pH levels and remove traces of dirt and make-up that remain after cleansing. Modern toners are more gentle, effective and nourishing than the alcohol-rich toners of old, plus they target a variety of skin concerns and provide a healthy, receptive base for the products that follow.

4. Enhance your complexion with a serum

Serums are the pièce de résistance of high-quality skincare. With their light consistency and high concentration of active ingredients, serums are able to penetrate deep into the skin where they can get to work on brightening, repairing, hydrating and energising your complexion. Look out for a serum containing ingredients that cater to your skin’s specific needs, such as retinol – considered the gold standard in skin smoothing – or vitamin C, which brightens the complexion for a youthful finish.

5. Use a Multi-Tasking Moisturiser

This is the last step in your routine, and serves to hydrate and nourish your skin, while locking-in the benefits of the products applied before it. Moisturiser also provides a shield on the outermost layer of the skin, protecting it from the elements, pollution, and other harmful agents. Select a light and oil-balancing moisturiser if you have oily skin, or a rich and nourishing product if your skin requires some TLC. Make sure your moisturiser includes an SPF to reduce the risk of premature ageing, pigmentation, and other damaging effects of UV exposure.


Clinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser 365

Nuxe Gentle Toning Lotion 260
Uso 04 Active Anti-Ageing Serum 480
Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro Instant Resurfacing Peel 1275

Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Moisture Cream SPF 30 PA++ 1610
Clarins Double Seum 1250

These are the newest beauty releases, from Glamglow to Dior

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We highlight the very best of the beauty launches for August, and why you should stock up.
We round up the latest launches that are worthy of a spot on your beauty shelf.
Kiehl’s Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream 650
Following the success of its Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner, Kiehl’s has again enlisted this star ingredient (and it’s soothing abilities), infusing it in its latest innovative water cream. Super lightweight, this multi-miracle cream provides a burst of hydration for fresher, more radiant skin.
Dior Backstage Glow Palette 880
This palette is part of the house’s Backstage make-up line, and a major secret weapon. With blendable textures and a concentration of mother-of-pearl that weightlessly adds a veil of light, this essential palette is all you need to highlight and revive your complexion.
Benefit Hello Happy Flawless Brightening Foundation 445
Hot off the heels of the launch of the original Benefit Hello Happy Soft Blur Foundation is this new liquid formula that offers more coverage, moisture and, most importantly, a brighter complexion. It’s infused with a blend of Photochromic Pigments that adapts to any lighting to optimally brighten the skin – perfect for those with a dry and dull complexion.
Sisley Youth Anti Pollution Energizing Super Hydrating Youth Protector 2616
Pollution isn’t only found outside. The blue light emitted by your phone and computer screens also counts as pollution and has a damaging effect on your skin. Featuring a strong cocktail of ingredients like buckwheat seed, ginkgo biloba, pea extracts, and vitamin E, this sweet-smelling moisturiser might be on the pricier end of the scale but it’s guaranteed to do wonders for premature ageing and pigmentation build-up.
Glamglow Berryglow Probiotic Recovery Mask 690
The latest Berryglow mask from Glamglow features an antioxidant-packed cocktail of berries, beetroot and hibiscus flowers. Not only does it provide this ultimate pollution and UV protection, the hibiscus flower also exfoliates dead skin cells and the vitamin C-rich beetroot helps brighten and calm the skin.
Estèe Lauder The Illuminator Radiant Perfecting Primer + Finisher 475
Want you to give your skin that next level glow? Then the latest primer from Estèe Lauder should make an appearance in your daily beauty routine. Thanks to the light-reflecting particles that sparkle in natural light this hydrating primer preps, perfects and smooths your skin while boosting it with radiance.
Lottie London make-up collection
All beauty lovers rejoice! Lottie London has landed! From powerfully pigmented make-up to must-have tools, the latest beauty trends and designer looks are easily achievable with this affordable make-up range.
Lottie London Stamp Liner Stamp and Liner Duo 95
Lottie London Shimmer Squad 185
Lottie London #Curlboss 120
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Limited Edition Sun
Each year, Dolce & Gabbana treats us with a limited-edition reinterpretation of its iconic Light Blue Pour Femme and Pour Homme fragrance. This year’s rendition, Light Blue Sun, is inspired by sunny days and romance, and is a must for those looking for a sensual sun-kissed scent either to warm up these cold winter days or take you into the spring season.
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Limited Edition Pour Homme 125ml EDT 1615
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Sun Limited Edition Pour Femme 100ml EDT 1670
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Mousse 185
Revlon’s latest liquid lipstick proves that a) you don’t need to break the bank for a vibrant, quality matte colour and that b) you can find a liquid formula that wont leave your lips feeling dry, cracked and uncomfortable. Available in eight vivid shades that all have an irresistible scent, this creamy formula glides on full-coverage colour in just one swipe.
Chanel Les Beiges Eau De Teint Water-Fresh Tint 1110
With the intention to enhance a woman’s natural beauty rather than mask it, Chanel’s latest serum, compromising 75% water, delivers both hydration and coverage. Best worked with the accompanying brush, the tinted serum literally melts into your skin leaving it looking luminous and instantly evened out with a sheer finish.
Nuxe Insta-Masque Exfoliating + Unifying Mask, Nuxe Insta-Masque Detoxifying + Glow Mask & Nuxe Insta-Masque Purifying + Smoothing Mask 330 each
This French beauty brand is known for its use of natural ingredients and elegant aromas, and its latest collection of masks delivers on both. Each mask provides two beauty benefits in just two minutes, making it the perfect pampering product for urban dwellers with fast-paced lives and little time.
Diesel Spirit Of The Brave 75ml EDT 1070
Diesel Spirit Of The Brave is a captivating woody oriental scent. Co-created with soccer star Neymar Jr, this new chapter embodies the athlete’s strength, self-confidence and bravery. From the very first note of energising and refreshing bergamot to the base notes of tonka bean, this addictive and luxurious scent is a real crowd pleaser and the perfect fragrance for all seasons.
Versace Eros Flame 50ml EDP 1270.56
This new fragrance from the Italian luxury brand is an alluring yet complex cocktail of contrasting olfactory notes. An ode to passion and love, the trio of top notes including lemon, sandalwood and oak moss enrich and enhance this elegant and vivacious scent. Any man wearing this scent is sure to make a statement.


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We bring you a roundup of skin-loving beauty products that are effective and affordable.
Don’t fall for the idea that the only make-up and skincare products worth owning cost the earth – the truth is that there are plenty of incredible products that are easy on the budget, you just need to know what to look for. Here’s our selection of budget-friendly beauty items that really work.

Yardley Intense Rouge Lipstick 89.95 each

This highly pigmented, creamy lipstick delivers an intense colour finish while keeping lips looking ultra smooth – and it's available in 10 eye-popping shades.

Benefit High Beam Mini 195

This satiny pink liquid highlighter can be used over your make-up as a spot highlighter, or under your make-up for subtle luminescence.

Black Opal Deluxe Finishing Powder 245

Formulated with colour-balancing pigments that help enhance your natural skin tone, this ultra-fine jet-milled powder is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic (meaning it won't block your pores), setting make-up while keeping shine at bay.

Gosh Rebel Eyes Lengthening Mascara 160

Rebel Eyes contains special polymers that lengthen each lash, as well as a complex mixture of film-formers to ensure the mascara adheres to your lashes all day long.

Citi Girl Lip/Eyeliner Pencil 34.95

More chip-resistant than regular nail polish, this gel nail enamel will give you up to 14 days of bold colour and high shine. The only true two-step gel manicure with no light needed.

Inglot Freedom System Blush in 29 199

Rich and buildable, just a dab of this classic blush packs a punch, adding a healthy dose of colour to your complexion.

Lottie London Before Anything Else (B.A.E) Illuminating Primer 135

This water-based, vitamin C-enriched primer will give you an instant glow while boosting the texture and tone of your skin, so your make-up stays put for longer.

Rimmel Match Perfection Invisible Coverage 189.95

Super lightweight and hydrating, this smooth foundation blends with your skin’s natural tone instead of masking it, for a flawless, radiant finish.

Kelso Beauty Liquid Eyeliner 159.95

Super easy to use, this long-wearing eyeliner is the perfect product for beginners who are learning how to create the classic wing.

Revlon Colorstay Looks Book Eyeshadow Palette in Player 179

Boasting eight rich, highly pigmented shades, this expertly coordinated palette creates a wide range of beauty looks depending on your mood.