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Essential Cleansing Balm contains marula oil, a concentrated source of vitamins C and E and rich in omegas 9 and 6. These nutrients and fatty acids fight against environmental damage, while bitter orange helps brighten and tone the skin, almond oil seals in moisture and rosehip oil hydrates. The balm is suitable for all skin types and claims to remove impurities, restore elasticity, and leave skin feeling more luminous.

Trade: £18 03330 142434 (Skinbrands)


Tropical Daydream is Mii’s summer make-up collection, comprising fruity, shimmering shades for pretty summertime looks. Wide Eyed Liner is new to the range – a creamy kohl pencil with a twist applicator to frame the waterline in nude shade Innocent. Also new are two shades of Passionate Lip Lover, pink Sunblush and coral Sunburst. The lipsticks are billed as long lasting, hydrating and conditioning. Existing product Celestial Skin Shimmer completes the collection in new shade Rose Quartz.

Trade: £6.50 for the liner, £7.85 each for the lipsticks 0345 217 1360 (Gerrard International)


Formulated to help skin regenerate and restore itself overnight, Peptide4 Night Recovery Cream-Oil was inspired by the body’s inner clock to support skin’s natural circadian rhythm and encourage synchronisation, as sleep is often disrupted by modern lifestyle factors. Its key ingredient is night scented stock oil – rich in omega 3, emollient perilla seed oil, vitamin E and antioxidants. The tetra-peptide extract contains four amino acids to help skin feel replenished.

RRP: £49 for 30ml 0117 316 1888

Comfort Zone

Comfort Zone’s Hydramemory line now includes Hydramemory Essence, billed as an intensive concentrated hydrating solution to help maximise the efficacy of products applied afterwards. It contains sodium PCA, sodium lactate, fructose, glycine, niacinamide, urea and inositol in a natural base of polysaccharide-rich tamarind. It should be applied after cleansing and before serums. Also new is the Eye Gel, with naturally hydrating extracts to help relieve puffiness and dark circles.

Trade: £20 for the Essence 100ml, £15.50 for the Eye Gel 15ml 020 3301 0496

Jane Iredale

There are three new shades in the mineral brand’s Pure Gloss lip gloss range. Martini is creamy beige, Pink Lady is creamy pink with a subtle shimmer and Hot Cider is creamy gold with a hint of peach. The long-lasting formula contains moringa butter and avocado oil to condition and nourish the lips, and is free from petroleum-based ingredients.

RRP: £19.95 each 020 8450 2020 (IIAA)


Babor Cleansing line

The German skincare brand has launched Cleansing: a line of 15 products aimed at achieving the ultimate cleanse, with a focus on antioxidant technology. The brand’s anti-ox complex contains lemon bioflavonoids, aloe vera, broccoli extract to stimulate production of detoxifying enzymes, and apple water with trace elements and minerals that help the skin absorb active ingredients.

The new products are designed for use withHy-Ol, the brand’s bi-phase cleansing oil that is applied to dry skin. One of four new Phytoactives, which contain extract of antioxidant herb agrimonia eupatoria, should then be mixed with water and applied to moisturise. There are variants for sensitive, combination, dry and dehydrated or mature skins.

Also in the line is Cleansing Gel & Tonic 2 in 1, formulated for oily skins with an antibacterial action; Enzyme Cleanser, a cleansing powder that turns into a fine foam when mixed with water and has a gentle exfoliating effect; Gentle Peeling, a more intense exfoliator for weekly use; Sugar Oil Peeling, with sugar crystals and argan, sesame and macadamia nut oils; Cleanse & Peel Mask, with salicylic acid and kaolin; as well as Gentle Cleansing Cream, Eye Make-up Remover and Cleansing Foam.

There are also two Toning Essences in Rose, to strengthen skin’s barrier and balance lipid levels, and Thermal, to relieve tightness in dry skin. To assist the products, Babor is also launching its Silicone Cleansing Brush, with 12,000 micro-vibrations per minute and a flexible silicone head to help cleanse deeply.

RRPs: from £15 for the Eye Make-up Remover 100ml 0161 926 8815

Katherine Daniels

To enhance face and body treatments, the British skincare brand has created the Polar Fleece & Grape Seed Thermal Wrap. Designed to soothe muscular aches and pains while helping clients relax before and during treatment, the thermal packs can also be used to support the back and neck with gentle warmth. They have a 100% natural filling and can be warmed in a microwave or frozen for use in cold therapies.

Trade: £22 01767 682288

High Definition

New to High Definition’s make-up collection is the Brow Highlighter pencil. Billed as waterproof and smudge-proof, it can be applied under the brows and blended out to sculpt the brow bones and enhance shape. The buttery formula contains anti-inflammatory jojoba oil so can be applied straight after an HD Brows treatment without causing irritation. The pencil’s lid contains a built-in sharpener.

RRP: £16.50 0113 224 7908


The US tanning brand has launched Pre-Sunless Xlatan pH Balanching Spray. The fine, alcoholfree mist is applied before self tan to prepare skin, minimise orange tones and help extend the tan for as long as possible. The spray boosts skin’s amino acid levels and works directly with DHA in the subsequent tan, while an antioxidant fruit prime extract blend adjusts skin’s pH levels for a more natural-looking tan.

Trade: £4 for 237ml 020 8498 7284

Morgan Taylor

Morgan Taylor’s summer collection is called Selfie and mixes bright neon shades and coral tones. All about The Pout is light coral crème, Me, Myself-ie and I is coral neon shimmer, Pretty as a Pink-ture is neon pink, Woke Up This Way is electric fuchsia neon, Best Face Forward is neon purple; and No Filter needed is neon blue.

Trade: £4.95 each for 15ml 0844 800 9396 (Louella Belle)

Gel II

Extended Shine is Gel II’s version of long-wear polish. Formulated to dry quickly and give a long-lasting, glossy finish, the polishes are available in 157 shades to match Gel II gel-polish colours, including nudes, pinks, purples, brights and metallic, glitter-finish shades.

Trade: £4.95 for 14ml 01202 876734 (Creative Beauty Group)


The New Skate of Mind summer colour collection from Artistic is inspired by skating culture and the girls and women who board. There’s a mix of bright and muted but rich colours: bright berry Babes & Board, bright blue Catch my Air, soft toned Gnarly Pink, hot coral shimmer Hell on Wheels, bright pink Love at First Skate, and purple orchid Shred it Up. The shades are available in both Colour Gloss gel polish and Colour Revolution long-wear polish.

Trade: £15.95 for Colour Gloss 15ml, £5.95 for Colour Revolution 15ml 0844 800 9396 (Louella Belle)


New to the UK this summer is Australian tanning brand MineTan. The professional and home-use products are formulated with different skin tones and needs in mind. There are six formulas, each available in a professional mist solution or a home-use mousse. In addition there is a gradual tan. Various depths of colour can be achieved. For example, there is a green base for a dark olive tan; dark ash for an “intense Brazilian skin tone”; and violet for a rich, bronzed look.

Trade: from £11.99 for the mist 200ml 01827 280080 (Grafton International)


Jessica has three new shades for summer in Phenom Vivid Colour long-wear polish. The Dancing Queens collection features near fluorescent colours and shimmering, metallic finishes to evoke the spirit of the last days of disco in the ’80s. She’s Got Moves is bright watermelon, Do the Hustle is magenta purple, and Last Dance is iridescent hot pink. The Phenom system is billed as high-shine and quick drying.

Trade: £6.75 each for 15ml 0345 217 1360 (Gerrard International)


Designed to quench the skin with a revitalising burst of moisture, Guinot’s latest launch, Brume Hydra Beauté Mist, gives a boost of hydration with a refreshing scent. Key ingredients include a hydrocyte complex of hyaluronic acid to help prevent trans-epidermal water loss, and green tea extract to help tone the skin. It can be used under moisturiser or over make-up throughout the day.

Trade: £11.87 for 100ml 01344 873123

Scrummi Spa

The spa linen brand’s latest launch is the Waffle White Small Towel. The waffle-embossed, disposable towel can be used as a soft, protective layer over pillows during face and body treatments, or for removing product residue from clients’ faces. The towels are hypoallergenic, bleach-free, and created from natural fibres sourced from sustainably managed forests.

Trade: £45 for a box of 700 01732 617610


Nail art brand:Yours has teamed up with CND to design a limited-edition stamping plate with designs inspired by the New York Fashion Week SS17 shows that CND worked on. Designers Alice + Olivia and Libertine showed flamingos, palm leaves, leopard prints and ’80s-inspired looks, reflected in graphics on the:Yours Loves CND plate.

Trade: £4.25 0333 000 7000

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

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