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Scentsual healing


The nail brand’s latest launch is a range of manicure and pedicure products called Pro Spa. Inspired by salon facial protocols and created with a dermatologist, the products use ingredients such as nourishing cupuacu butter and antioxidant white tea extract. There are 14 products in various sizes, including: Moisture Whip Massage Cream, Micro-exfoliating Hand Polish, Advanced Callus Softening Gel and Moisture Bonding Ceramide Spray.

Trade price is £5.35 for the Nail & Cuticle Oil To-Go. Call OPI UK on 01923 240010


Formulated to complement its thick Butter moisturisers for hands, feet and body, Cuccio’s new Butter Scrubs are available in the same scent blends: Lavender & Chamomile, Pomegranate & Fig, Milk & Honey, Vanilla Bean & Sugar, and White Limetta & Aloe Vera. The scrubs use microbeads to exfoliate along with time-released emollients to soften and hydrate. They are packaged in tubes and available in a retail display for clients to take home.

Trade price is £5.99 per 113g. Call Cuccio Europe on 0115 975 3656


Stress Positive Eye Lift is formulated to reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles, brightening the eye area. The tube has a cooling, smooth metal massage applicator designed to leave the area feeling energised as the product is applied. Key ingredients include wild indigo seed, Arctic algae, fermented yeast and a hyaluronic acid blend for a firming, lifting effect.

Trade price is £25.90. Call Dermalogica on 01372 363600


Elemis Life Elixirs

To expand its identity in the wellness arena, Elemis is launching Life Elixirs, a range of aromatherapy-based products to help clients tune into their minds and bodies. There are five “emotional essentials”, or oil blends, in the collection, designed to be used at different times depending on what the client needs. Each blend is available in a Bath & Shower Elixir, Perfume Oil and candle.

Calm – a blend of rosewood, clary sage and lavandin – was formulated to “create an oasis of calm and sanctuary for the mind” and is described as a “soothing and hypnotic blend of aromatics”. The Clarity blend features energising bitter orange, refreshing cardamom and warming ginger to help sharpen concentration, “clear your mind and invigorate your sense of self”.

When extra strength from within is needed to overcome life obstacles or get through a tough day, the Fortitude blend, with ylang ylang, cedarwood and geranium, works to leave the user “feeling grounded and confident”. Warming vetiver, sweet frankincense and deep rose pepper make up the Embrace blend, formulated to “inspire a sense of adventure” and encourage the user to “dive straight into the heart of life’s opportunities”.

The final blend is Sleep, with patchouli, elemi and palmarosa, to help “leave your day behind and prepare to step peacefully into the bliss of a good night’s sleep”.

Elemis’s managing director Noella Gabriel (pictured) describes the range as “potent blends that are there to support you in your busy lifestyle.” She explains the inspiration behind Life Elixirs: “There’s a real consciousness around keeping fit, sleep patterns and mindfulness. We believe your lifestyle choices shape your skin and body every day, and choice is really important when it comes to skincare, body care and emotional care. That concept is the essence of the brand.”

The products are available individually and there are also neat gift sets. The Wellbeing Collection comprises two 10ml Bath & Shower Elixirs in either Clarity and Sleep or Calm and Fortitude, while the Mindful Collection features all five elixirs in 6ml bottles. “Life Elixirs is the real evolution of 25 years of knowledge, of being on the front line and listening to and meeting our clients’ needs…exciting them and making sure they come back and stay with Elemis,” adds Gabriel.

RRPs start from £22 for the Wellbeing Collection. Call Elemis on 0117 316 1888


Thalgo’s Zanzibar range comprises three new products. Marine Salt Crystal Scrub draws on plant oils to gently remove rough skin, while fast-absorbing Silky Hydrating Body Milk is scented with watermelon, cinnamon bark and white musk and is billed as leaving skin soft and supple. For the face, lightweight Silky Hydrating Cream contains polysaccharide-rich red algae and marine minerals to replenish and hydrate skin.

Trade prices start from £12.50 for the 40ml Silky Hydrating Cream. Call Thalgo UK on 0800 146041


Concentrated Brightening Essence is the latest addition to the radiance-boosting Vinoperfect collection.

Inspired by the essences used by Korean women as part of their comprehensive skincare routines, it contains glycolic acid to exfoliate dead skin cells that contribute to dullness, and white peony extract to help even skin tone. It should be applied after cleansing and toning with a cotton pad or the hands.

RRP is £30. Call Caudalie UK on 020 7720 7111

Shared Beauty Secrets

Kokolokahi is a collection of bath and body oils blended to meet the particular need of each client. Shared Beauty Secrets ran a competition at Professional Beauty London to name one of the five oils in the range, with the winning name announced as Revive for the grapefruit, geranium and lavender blend. The other four are Strength, with frangipani, patchouli and sandalwood; Balance, a pure coconut oil; Serenity with rosewood, lavender alpine and bergamot; and Harmony, a blend of juniper, jasmine, neroli and ylang ylang. All are packaged in recycled, coloured glass bottles.

Trade prices start from £16.50 for the Balance oil 200ml. Call Shared Beauty Secrets on 01295 724297


Artdeco’s Cover and Correct collection uses apricot, lavender, green and yellow tones to help create an even, flawless base. Liquid Camouflage foundation gives balanced coverage, Colour Correcting Sticks are for spot-covering imperfections, Setting Powder Compact leaves a velvety, transparent finish; and Fixing Powder is for use over the foundation. There are also oval brushes in different sizes and a palette.

Trade prices start from £6.55 for the Colour Correcting Sticks. Call Chleo Enterprises on +353 1 408 0820


The Lumina-Spa chair from Cosmetronic is designed to make it easier and more comfortable to carry out lash and brow treatments and pedicure services at the same time. The unplumbed chair has a centre section that slides out and houses a bowl for pedicure treatments, with an adjustable footrest. The chair has a large recline angle and wide headrest for therapists to rest their elbows.

Price is £899. Call Cosmetronic on 01322 290101


The brand is launching two products focused on tackling dark spots. Anti-Dark Spots Correcting Serum contains vectorised micro-collagen along with “super activated” vitamin C and a “neuro active” ingredient to lighten pigmentation while helping prevent new dark spots forming. Anti-Dark Spots SPF30 Unifying Cream is formulated to protect skin with UVA and UVB filters, while helping to brighten and prevent further photoageing with biotech sugar.

Trade prices are £25.25 each for the 30ml serum and 50ml cream. Call Fraser Muir on 01767 682288


New from Salon System’s lash brand is Lash Lux, premium mink-style strip lashes. Billed as ideal for clients who want the soft, tapered and silky effect of Russian lashes, the hairs have soft tips and are designed to give a wide-eyed look. There are three styles: 001, 002 and 003. The lashes can also be retailed in salon and by mobile therapists and make-up artists.

Trade price is £4.75 each. Call Salon System on 020 8573 9907

All That Jazz

All That Jazz’s summer colour collection is called Utopia and features four bright, hot shades inspired by holiday destinations around the world. Dubai is a fiery red shimmer, Miami is bright purple crème, Bora Bora is pink with a gold shimmer, and Thailand is a vivid orange crème.

Trade price is £5.83 per 15ml polish. Call Nail Harmony UK on 01708 465900


Sothys’s spring/summer make-up collection is called Desert Chic and comprises six products. They include Calligraphy eyeliner, Ombre Sothys eyeshadow in a grey-khaki shade, Vernis à Lèvres Liquid Lipstick with a vinyl finish in red and coral, Retractable Eyeshadow Pencil in a pearly shade with an iridescent finish, Vernis Sothys Nail Lacquer in a peach colour; and Bronzing Powder.

Trade prices start from £5.70. Call Sothys UK on 0845 604 6510

iZ and Calgel

Blooming Beautiful is a floral-inspired spring collection from Calgel, featuring four pastel shades. Wild Sage is a soft, spring green, Forget Me Not is pastel blue, Wisteria Lane is sugary violet, and Lily Romance is a cool-toned powder pink. The collection is also available in iZ Gel Effect Lacquers, which are compatible with Calgel and give high coverage over gel.

Trade prices are £16.98 for Calgel 4g and £2 for the 6ml lacquers. Call Izabelle Hammon on 0845 230 1087

Germaine de Capuccini

The spa brand’s collection of custom masks includes options for dull, dry and congested skin. Extra Vitality Exfoliating Mask uses trace elements from precious stones with activated carbon to deep cleanse and help restore luminosity, Hydrating Anti-Stress includes a combination of clays and extracts from different roses; and Detox Energising contains pure vital clay to neutralise free radicals, facilitate oxygenation and help detox skin.

Trade price is £13.50 each per 50ml. Call Totally UK on 01784 259988


Clarins is launching two products targeted at controlling oiliness. Pore Perfecting Mattifying Foundation uses acacia gum micropearls to soak up moisture and minimise pores and fine lines, while red clay tackles excess sebum. To stop skin looking dull, the foundation also contains light-reflecting soft-focus pearls. Pore Perfecting Mattifying Kit houses an “invisible” translucent powder along with an application sponge and blotting papers made from hemp and wood pulp for touch-ups on the go.

RRPs are £28 for the 30ml foundation and £33 for the compact. Call Clarins UK on 01279 774215

This article appears in the Professional Beauty May 2017 Issue of Professional Beauty

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This article appears in the Professional Beauty May 2017 Issue of Professional Beauty