In The Beauty Buzz, your guide to the most buzzed about and hottest products in the industry, we present you with 5 products that are quickly becoming industry favorites. This month, our Beauty Editor gave us her picks of products we’ve barely heard of, but we know will be making their way to our shelves real soon!
Lie back and luxuriate in the Maddi Alexander Serene Bath Soak and feel your cares just float away. Watching the dried rose petals and lavender flower come to life in the bath tub will make you feel like a pampered princess. The hand crumbled soap is combined with oatmeal, cornflour, sea salt, powdered orange peel and ultra moisturizing Shea butter. Lavender and geranium essential oils envelope your senses for a wonderful aroma-therapeutic experience.
A clear, smooth, radiant complexion is your starting point for a beautiful face. The new anti-aging skincare formula foundation, Skinleya Fond de Teint Lissant Anti-Age from Sisley, contains all the high-tech formulas you’d expect to find in a skin cream as part of the rich, satin-smooth sheer formulation. Oat Extract, Vitamin A Palmitate and Willow Extract are just some of the ingredients that combat the signs and processes of ageing. The cream-gel texture gives an airbrushed look when applied with the specially designed brush that comes with it to look as if you are not wearing makeup. Soft focus microspheres diffuse light in all directions, blurring the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Available in 9 shades, this little wonder pot gives you your skin, but better.
Modern girls need modern cosmetics, and they don’t come much more contemporary than Jouer Cosmetics. Clever, very portable packaging and multi-tasking products conceived by Christina Zilber in the US offer a wide color range, long-wearing formulations, moisturizing, and anti-ageing skincare ingredients with state of the art interlocking packaging to create your own customized, portable palettes. Click your lip gloss into your blusher, your eye palette into your face powder and create the customized make-up collection exactly as you need it. It might sound like a gimmick, but it really works! Hailed as the next Laura Mercier, this is high praise indeed.
There can’t be many people who haven’t heard of Dermalogica, but the newly launched Overnight Repair Serum, the latest addition to the AGE smart range, is really something to shout about. The tiny little bottle packs a punch and then some. Chock full of 14 essential oils and 5 plant oils such as Orange Blossom, Jasmine, Argan and Rose, the real hard hitter is the infusion of supercharged peptides to dramatically fight the signs of ageing. As the skin’s barrier is broken down by daily exposure to free radicals, this deeply moisturizing serum works with the body’s natural circadian rhythm to repair and replenish, building up the skin’s barrier and stimulating collagen production to help firm the skin, giving it back that natural youthful glow. Use alone, or under your regular night cream.
Take your manicure on a road trip across America with O.P.I’s Touring America collection of nail varnishes. There really is something for everyone in this collection, from the intensity of deep brown, navy and plum through grays and greens to the brightness of the bright corals, peachy pinks and rosy reds. As ever, the names are as inventive as the colors. My Address is Hollywood is a pretty rose-pink, A-Taupe The Space Needle is a dark taupe shade, while Honk If You Love OPI is a gorgeous deep grape color.
- Ambarina Hasan