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Diptyque launches new skincare range for face


Personally I’m a fan of Diptyque scents so to hear that they announced the launch of its new skincare range for the face, available in March, I was naturally very curios.

The L’Art Du Soin collection features five products that transform on contact with water or with the skin. The primary ingredient is damask rose matched with jasmine, white lily, clay, rice powder and petals or with essential floral wax.

The Infused Facial Water (£35) features vitamins, minerals and moisturising agents to cleanse, tone, moisturise and restore the skin. The Radiance Boosting Powder (£38) transforms into a foam to cleanse and revive dull complexions. The Nourishing Cleansing Balm (£44) transforms into a fine oil and then into a milky emulsion on contact with water. The Multi-Use Exfoliating Clay (£44) detoxifies the skin and is enriched with marble powder to exfoliate. The last of the products, the Protective Moisturizing Lotion (£44), boasts an SPF 15 sun protection and contains orange blossom as a powerful moisturiser.

I will be happy to try any of the above.


Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright Dark circle minimizer launches



With the festive season taking a toll on my eyes and Squeak not being very sympathetic to a champagne hangover this product could not have come along at a better time. The only issue is I have to wait to the 26th to get my hands on it. I do use quite a lot of Origins products and often feel the benefits, so I’m really hoping the blurb on this little pot of joy does deliver.

Harvard-trained medical doctor and botanist Andrew Weil has teamed up with skincare brand Origins to create Mega-Bright Dark circle minimizer, designed to target dark circles and brighten the eye area. Rosa Roxburghii, white peony and grapefruit work to treat inflammatory discolouration and brighten skin, while optical diffusers neutralise under eye darkness and illuminate skin. Centella Asiatica and magnolia extract tighten and strengthen skin.

Priced at £32, Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright Dark circle minimizer launches December 26th.

Elizabeth Arden announces new skincare launches for 2014



Elizabeth Arden has announced the launch of Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant Nighttime Miracle Moisturizer (£32), exclusively at John Lewis in February and nationwide from March.

The product offers a lavender-scented gel cream formula to calm the senses while restoring and renewing skin overnight by sealing in moisture. It additionally contains Petrolatum, Dimethicone and shea butter to smooth skin; salicylic acid to refine skin texture; and vitamin E to protect skin against the environment.

Additionally, January 1 sees the release of PREVAGE® Anti-aging + Intensive Repair Eye Serum (£95), an eye treatment designed to reduce the signs of ageing. Containing Elizabeth Arden’s Idebenone technology, the serum blends Arazine™ to reduce ageing caused by inflammation and Thiotaine to protect skin from free radical damage, which work to restore radiance and the look of natural contours around the eyes.

nails inc. presents ‘Message in a Manicure’ exclusively for Selfridges


nails inc. has introduced its Message in a Manicure Kit, which launches exclusively at Selfridges on November 28. Inspired by an airmail letter, the collection features 18 mini nail polishes, including the brand’s Leather effect, cobalt blue Baker Street and emerald Queen Victoria Street polishes; in addition to 150 letters and characters, which can be used to personalise nails with the contained orange stick. Message in a Manicure by nails inc. is priced at £45.

Ideal for the Christmas gift shopping list.

Michael Kors launches beauty collection



Fashion brand Michael Kors has unveiled a new beauty range, comprising of fragrances, cosmetics and body products. The range of perfumes consists of: Sport Citrus with orange, mandarin, warm woods and white florals; Sexy Amber featuring sandalwood and musk; and Glam Jasmine. Each fragrance is priced at £38 for 30ml, £55 for 50ml and £75 for 100ml and available exclusively in Harrods from August 18.

The colour collection features lip products (priced from £21) featuring three shades of Lip Lacquer and Lip Luster (gloss); six shades of Nail Lacquer (£15) including Sporty Hint (nude) and Glam Desire (ebony brown); three shades of Bronzer (£34); and a Bronze Powder Brush.

Body products range consists of: Indulgent Body Cream (£39); Shimmer Bath Beads (£31); and Liquid Shimmer Dry Oil Spray (£39).

The Sun collection features a Liquitan Self Tanner (£18); After Sun Gelee (£18); and After Sun Lip Balm (£20). The Michael Kors make-up and body products are available from September 18 at House of Fraser.

CHANEL unveils CC cream


CHANEL has introduced a new CC Cream to its range of beauty products. The Complete Correction Cream in SPF30 offers skincare benefits, make-up coverage and a natural finish, comprising of cornflower water to soothe; hyaluronic acid to moisturise; active ingredient Rejuvencia to prevent and correct signs of ageing; and mineral pigments to even out skin tone and conceal imperfections.

The product additionally contains a fruity scent, featuring top notes of white peach and water melon and a heart made up of jasmine, peony and cyclamen. CHANEL’s CC Cream is available nationwide from August 16 priced at £41. It launches into the brand’s Covent Garden boutique this Friday.

REN adds to product offering


October sees the launch of two new ranges to skincare brand REN’s offering. Rosa Centifolia is based on 100% natural Rose Extract Complex that softens, tones and soothes skin while cleansing. Featured products include cleansing foam (£13 for 150ml), make-up removing milk (£13 for 150ml), 3-in-1 cleansing water (£13 for 200ml) and cleansing balm (£23 for 100ml). The Vita Mineral range, which focuses on hydrating, nourishing and replenishing the skin, includes supplement moisturiser (£19 for 50ml), omega 3 optimum skin serum oil (£23 for 30ml) and lip balm (£9 for 15ml). Both lines incorporate and replace products from the previous All Skin Types and Normal ranges.