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Murad’s two latest launches focus on getting the skin glowing, both on the outside and from within. Hydro-Glow Aqua Peel is a dual-phase gentle peeling system with anti-ageing benefits, infusing the skin with lactic and glycolic acids to retexturise and brighten. A pre-soaked swab is used first, followed by the Moisture Infusion sheet mask. Hydro-Glow Food Supplements are based on Dr Murad’s cellular water principle and contain hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin.

Trade: £21.67 for the peel x4 treatments, £27.08 for the supplements x 60 tablets 0844 472 7050

China Glaze

To coincide with the cinema release of My Little Pony: The Movie, China Glaze has partnered with the film on a limited-edition lacquer collection called Colour is Magic! The shades were created to reflect the personalities of the fictional ponies. The 12-shade collection includes pale yellow Kill ‘em with Kindness, mint green Cutie Mark the Spot, indigo glitter Let Your Twilight Sparkle, and peachy coral Sweet as Pinkie Pie.

Trade: £3.85 for 14ml 0113 245 6002 (Bliss Direct)


Illuminating Tanning Drops are the skincare brand’s first foray into tanning. The drops, with antioxidant vitamin E and citric acid, can be added to moisturisers for a customisable tan. Tanning agents DHA and erythrulose are combined for an even, natural-looking colour that develops gradually over two to four hours. Vitage advises using between one a nd three drops per 50p-size amount of moisturiser, depending on desired colour intensity.

Trade: £19.50 for 50ml 03330 14 24 34 (Skinbrands)

Bio Sculpture

Bio Sculpture’s AW17 collection is called Mad Glamour and is inspired by the age of disco, with its sequins, lustre and dance floors. Shimmering Joy is pinky nude with a satin finish that can be layered over other shades, Magical Merry-go- Round is dusky pink with oil slick undertones, Shine like a Disco Ball is rose gold with a sequin effect; and Party Popper is a deep purple glitter streaked with black.

Trade: £16.50 per 4.5g 03333 111555


Youth EssentiA Vita-Peptide Intensive Serum 4 Plus is the latest addition to the Step-Up System Youth EssentiA range. It’s formulated for those used to high levels of vitamin A and delivers the highest concentration of the existing serums. It also harnesses vita-peptides and antioxidant vitamins C and E to help visibly reduce the signs of ageing.

Trade: £55 for 30ml 020 8450 2020


The brand’s new tinted lip balm is called French Kiss and comes in three subtle shades designed to give a “bitten lip” effect. The formula contains antioxidant-rich grape seed polyphenols with delicate tints. Innocence gives a light, shiny finish and has a scent of vanilla-infused orange peel, Seduction is a petal pink shade with a “full-body vanilla” fragrance; and Addiction is the boldest of the three, in raspberry red with a red berry scent.

RRP: £10 for 7.5g 020 7720 7111


Jessica’s AW17 colour collection takes its cue from “the diversity and spirit of urban style”. The Street Style collection comprises six crème shades also available in Geleration gel polish. Luscious Leather is a dusty rose, Haute Hoodie a deep mauve, On the Fringe is olive grey, Fab Faux-Fur is taupe grey, Deliciously Distressed is blue grey; and Very Vinyl is inky grey. Meanwhile, the #InstaStyle collection in the Phenom long-wear system offers up rosewood, slate blue and taupe hues.

Trade: £5.50 for 14.8ml Custom Colour, £17.75 for 15ml Geleration, £6.75 for 15ml Phenom 0345 217 1360 (Gerrard International)

Alumier MD

HydraClarité Moisturiser is the latest launch from the cosmeceutical skincare brand. The antioxidant-rich formula for oily and blemishprone skins contains hinokitol, sea whip and Canadian willowherb. These ingredients help relieve redness and irritation, while allantoin and honey help maintain skin’s moisture balance. Resveratrol is included to help protect the skin by neutralising free radicals from the sun and pollution.

Trade: £25 for 50ml 03332 412656


CellLift Cream Light is a new, lighter version of the Swiss skincare brand’s CellLift moisturiser. Formulated for oily and combination skins, it aims to reduce sebum and regulate oil production. Billed as a “non-greasy, airy-textured emulsion”, the cream contains the brand’s cellular complex with 30% active stabilised bio-integral cells to supplement the loss of skin’s own cells, along with other ingredients.

Trade: £190 for 50ml 03330 113866 (SwissCell UK)


Now under new UK distribution, Anesi is launching two key products – Eyelash Serum and CC Perfect Cream. Eyelash Serum claims to create up to 66% longer, stronger, fuller lashes in 28 days, thanks to lipo-oligopeptides, which work to stimulate keratin. CC Perfect Cream, in shades Light and Medium, contains SPF 30 and helps smooth lines and hydrate the skin with 12 hours of wear.

Trade: £6 for Eyelash Serum 5ml, £12.50 for the CC Cream 30ml 01823 428588 (Ashmira Botanica)


The Nightspell autumn collection introduces six new shimmering, jewel-like tones to reflect the nocturnal sky. The shades are: Berry Boudoir, Hypnotic Dreams, Viridian Veil, Eternal Midnight, Lilac Eclipse and Mercurial. The collection is available in both Shellac and Vinylux Weekly Polish.

Trade: £12.45 for Shellac 7.3ml, £4.25 for Vinylux 15ml 0333 000 7000 (Sweet Squared)

Sienna X

Sienna X is launching two new tailored Spray Tan Solutions, one aimed at brides and one for men. The first is a guideless spray for those who prefer not to wear a guide colour or want to avoid any colour transfer onto bridal gowns after a last-minute tan. It sprays on clear and develops over eight hours, with 8% DHA. Developed specifically for male clients, the second is scented with a unisex musk and vetiver fragrance and also uses an 8% DHA for a light to medium finish.

Trade: £23.97 for the bridal tan 500ml, £25.97 for the man tan 500ml 0333 600 1200


New from Gellux are three treatment basecoats for use in gel polish services. Reconstruct helps reinforce nails lacking structure and is selflevelling, providing a smooth base; and Recovery+ is enriched with vitamins E, B5 and calcium and helps repair and protect damaged nails. Finally, Matte Base/Top Coat can be used for an all-over matte finish on either polished or natural nails, or to create effects.

Trade: £11.95 for 15ml 020 8573 9907 (Salon System)

Gel II

The True Beauty collection from the gel polish brand features eight new shades in varying nude tones. The colours are: Cream Couture, Skin Deep, Bashful Blush, Sun Kissed, Turning Heads, Cool Confidence, Graceful and Flaunt It. The collection is also available in the brand’s long-wear lacquer system Extended Shine.

Trade price: £14.45 for 14ml 01202 876734 (The Creative Beauty Group)

Mii Cosmetics

Mii’s AW17 collection comprises three new products to create dramatic looks. Glitter Glam Liner is infused with fine iridescent sparkle that can be used over dark liner or eyeshadow, while Showstopping Eyeliner is a fast-drying, jumbo liquid liner for sharp, winged liner looks. For the lips, Power Matte Lip Crème is a long-wearing, matte formula with sweet almond and jojoba oils to help keep lips soft. It’s available in four shades from nude to mulberry.

Trade: from £6 for the glitter liner 0345 217 1360 (Gerrard International)


Winter in St. Moritz is LCN’s trend story for late 2017. It features glittering shades of Nail Polish and Colour Glitter Gel, plus Extreme Wow Effect Volume Mascara in brown and Longwear Eyeshadow in Luxury Waves – a trio of deep hues in sea green, emerald and pinky-taupe. New shades of Colour Glitter Gel in the collection include Big Silver Snow, Holographic White, Rose Dream, Sparkling Bordeaux, Light Rose Dream and Dark Glitter Nights.

Trade: from £2.70 for 8ml Nail Polish 01273 837302 (Beauty Concepts International)


The glitter brand has developed two Ombré Powders in pink and white to allow techs to create bespoke colour-fade designs. The finely milled powders can be used with Shellac, L&P acrylic and gel systems. Meanwhile, the Autumn glitter collection features eight new jewel tones in either ultra-fine, iridescent or holographic glitter. Colours include Champagne Super Holo, Red Apple Iridescent and Purple Grape Ultra Fine.

Trade: £6.95 each for the Ombré Powders, from £3.99 for the glitters 0333 000 7000 (Sweet Squared)


The Nature collection of “bio-sourced” nail lacquers in six deep colours uses a formula derived from 75% vegetal and 12% mineral sources, with no petrolatum. The shades are Faby Juice, Mother Nature, Black Pepper, Aubergine Mist, Cinnamon and Orchid. Also new is B-Base Nature, a base coat comprising natural solvents and a “green cocktail” of vitamins and minerals from spinach, avocado and green tea to help maintain the integrity of the nail structure.

Trade: £4.75 for the nail lacquers 15ml, £5.50 for the base coat 15ml 01733 232350

Majestic Towels

The Jumbo Terry Towelling Bath Sheet is the latest launch from the salon textiles brand. It measures 100 x 200cm and is available with or without a face hole for treatment couches. Colour options include white, cream, chocolate, grey and damson. The towel is double stitched to help prevent fraying, and the brand uses azo-free dyes.

Trade: from £10.69 0121 772 0936


There are three new launches from Clarins focused on advanced anti-ageing. The eighth generation of Double Serum contains tumerone, a tumeric extract that the brand says protects the skin’s lipid microdomains and enhances cellular communication. Super Restorative Instant Lift Serum Mask is a sheet mask infused with a gel-serum rich in oat sugars to tighten and lift the skin in 15 minutes; and Treatment Essence is a skin-smoothing lotion for use after cleansing.

RRPs: from £57 for the 30ml serum, from £15 per mask sachet, £45 for the essence 200ml 0800 036 3558

Éminence Organic Skincare

New from the Hungarian skincare brand is Bright Skin Overnight Correcting Cream for clients with hyperpigmentation. The brand says it decreases dark spots overnight using its most powerful skin-brightening botanical blend to date. The cream uses a natural alternative to hydroquinone that is derived from African potato and tara trees, combined with plant-derived actives including punarnava root, stone crop, licorice root and bearberry.

Trade: £22.96 01527 834 904 (The Skinsmith)


New Nutrascreen Replenish & Protect Day Cream contains amino acids, antioxidants and a combination of peptides and proteins to help regenerate the skin and manage signs of ageing. Billed as water and perspiration-proof, and with SPF 30, the moisturiser is suitable for use in warm climates and during sporting activities. Anti-irritant hydrolysed rice protein helps create a more elastic skin surface while helianthus annus seed oil is rich in fatty acids to nourish dry skin.

Trade: £19.50 for 50ml 0844 800 3668


Hydrating Beauty Mist is designed to protect skin from environmental aggressors such as humidity and pollution. It’s a cooling face mist that refreshes and hydrates skin and helps to keep moisture levels balanced in the hotter months. Hyaluronic acid relieves dryness while an amino acid complex softens and soothes. A combination of wild water mint, aloe vera and allantoin adds cooling, calming benefits.

Trade: £12.50 for 150ml 020 3740 3303

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

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