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The Glacial Illusion winter collection from CND features six cool, shimmering shades inspired by the crystalline and metallic looks seen on the AW17 runways. Ice Bar is pale, silvery pink, Cashmere Wrap is a nude tone, Radiant Chill is shimmering taupe, Alpine Plum is frosted lilac, Mystic Slate is cool blue-grey, and Winter Nights is deep, Prussian blue. Also new is the Alluring Trilogy Top Coat collection – Matte, Glitter and Pearl top coats for use with Shellac.

Trade: £12.45 per Shellac 7.3ml, £4.25 per Vinylux 15ml, and £12.45 per top coat 7.3ml

0333 000 7000 (Sweet Squared)


Thick is billed as a “volumising”, plumping gel-look top coat, formulated to give nails a high-shine, smooth finish. It has a UV filter to help prevent discolouring and creates a smooth, curved look. It is also fast-drying and long-lasting, according to the brand. The top coat is free from formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, DMP, camphor, xylene and ethyl tosylamide.

Trade: £6.75 for 14.8ml

0345 217 1360 (Gerrard International)

Nouveau Lashes

Lash & Lid Cleansing Brush is designed to help lash extension clients care for their lashes easily and hygienically. When used with the brand’s Lash & Lid Foaming Cleanser, the brush’s varied bristle layers clean deep into the lash and lid area while being gentle on extension bonds, keeping them intact. The brush can also be used to cleanse natural lashes.

Trade: £2

01977 655620


Formulated to provide further skin protection from the sun’s damaging free radicals, 360˚ Capsules is an oral supplement containing antioxidant fernblock, also found in Heliocare sunscreens. An extract from leucotomos fern, it helps increase the skin’s own ability to defend itself against free radical damage, which can lead to cell death, DNA damage and inflammation. The capsules should be taken in the morning in conjunction with daily sunscreen usage, particularly during prolonged periods of sun exposure.

Trade: £14.58 for 30 capsules

01937 541122


The Perfect Storm is a new beaded film wax that claims to remove both fine and coarse hairs in a single application by combining the gentleness of hard wax with the grip of strip wax. The pliable, quick-release formula contains a rapidly cooling resin, which gently releases the skin upon removal, says Waxxxpress. The brand also says it can be applied in large sections without breaking.

Trade: £20 for 1kg

+61 180 0245 412


The new range of sheet masks from Janna are formed from bio-cellulose and use microbial engineering. They aim to deliver key ingredients into the dermis via the treatment essence contained in each mask. The Regenerative Facial Treatment Mask uses vitamin-rich shea butter to nourish, while the Breast Care mask has active ingredients to increase elasticity. There are also eye, neck and intimate care masks.

Trade: from £2 for 30+ masks

020 7018 7580


Formulated to rapidly reduce blemish size and redness, Murad’s new Rapid Relief Spot Treatment is a gel containing 2% salicylic acid to penetrate pores and treat spots at the source, exfoliating and helping prevent new breakouts. A patented complex with thyme and pine extracts is included to fight irritants, while horse chestnut and oat extracts soothe and reduce redness.

Trade: £9.20 for 15ml

0844 472 7050


New to the UK market, Sofri is an “energy cosmetics” brand based on the concept of colour healing. The Austrian brand was created by a holistic therapist and was developed on the principles of chakra teachings, using colours to balance out energy deficits and blockages for optimum skin health. There are three masks and an Enzym Peeling Gel among other products.

Trade: from £4

07743 965204

Spa Ritual

New for autumn is the Earl Grey limited edition manicure, pedicure and body care collection. Scented with a blend of clary sage, bergamot, marigold and hay, the products are vegan and 81% certified organic. The collection includes: Teatox Body Masque, with black mud, zeolite clay and activated coconut charcoal; Sugar Scrub, with organic coconut sugar; Oil Salve, an intensive treatment for dry, cracked heels; and Body Soufflé, with shea butter and jojoba oil.

Trade: from £14.95 for the Body Soufflé 100ml

0800 881 8469 (NSI)


This new anti-ageing serum brand uses natural ingredients rich in vitamins and antioxidants in its Superfruit and Superberry serums. Superberry includes patented active ingredient gatuline in-tense to help smooth wrinkles and lift the skin, enhancing density and firmness, according to the brand. Meanwhile, Superberry helps increase elastic recovery and decrease the volume of jowels. Both are packaged in pump-action bottles.

Trade: £15 each for 20ml

0117 904 7212 (Amphora Aromatics)

Majestic Towels

New from Majestic is the Disposable Waffle Kimono, designed to provide an elegant option for clients who find thicker, heavier robes too warm. The lightweight kimono-style robe is made from a biodegradable and recyclable natural forest fibre with an “advanced material structure” that enables it to absorb up to twelve times its weight in moisture, while the breathable design makes it suitable for use in thermal suites.

Trade: £12.83 for 10

0121 772 0936


The uniforms brand is introducing eight new tunics along with two new styles of “edgy and fashion-forward” trousers. The tunics feature unusual necklines, cut-outs and piping in shades of forest green, plum and pink, while others have trims in gold and silver. The two new trouser styles are skinny leggings and wide culottes in a bi-stretch fabric, chosen for its durability and style.

Trade: from £29.50 for the skinny leggings

0844 910 0865


In celebration of its 25th anniversary, British brand Espa has released four limited-edition skincare collections tailored to different skin needs. Pro Skin Wonder contains Optimal Skin Pro Cleanser, Serum and Moisturiser; Balancing Act groups together Balancing Foam Cleanser, Herbal Spafresh, Face Treatment Oil and 24 Hour Balancing Moisturiser; and Ageless Beauty comprises Nourishing Cleansing Balm, Floral Spafresh, Regenerating Moisturiser and Face Treatment Oil. The final collection is Art of Layering.

RRP: from £50

01252 352230


The lash brand has launched a Lash Holder Ring to help make it easier and more comfortable for technicians to perform extension treatments. Packaged in a kit with a free glue ring, the Lash Holder Ring has a curved shape that fans lashes for easy pick up. Wearing the glue ring means adhesive is always within reach, making application fast and efficient.

Trade: £3.95

020 8573 9907 (Salon System)

Germaine de Capuccini

Hyaluronic Force is the latest addition to the Hydracure line for dehydrated skin. The serum is formulated with a combination of high, medium and low molecular weight hyaluronic acid. The “skin concentrate” serum provides hydration, prevents water loss, strengthens the skin’s defences against pathogenic bacterial flora and helps improve suppleness, firmness and skin density. On oily skins, it also works to inhibit the development of acnecausing bacteria.

Trade: £22.50 for 30ml

01784 259988

Outback Organics

Gold Strip Wax is the brand’s Gold Peelable Wax in soft strip removal form. The gel-like formula has a low melting point for improved comfort on sensitive areas, and the gel texture helps the wax glide smoothly over the contours of the body for clean, easy removal with no sticky residue left behind.

Trade: £8.50 for 500g

01823 663322 (Essential Beauty Supplies)


The cosmeceutical brand is introducing its 11-product Spa Zone range to the UK market. The key ingredient throughout is an interpenetrating biopolymer derived from warm water algae that has “intense lifting properties” and a tight cross-linking polysaccharide network that acts as a shield against aggressors. Products include O2-Radiance Luminosity Masque, Luxury Body Enhancer Peel + Polisher, and Instant Facial Lifting Wonder Serum.

Trade: from £25.95 for the Active Facial Oil 100ml

0118 946 3018


There are two new foundations from Clarins this month. Everlasting Cushion Foundation SPF 50 is a lightweight fluid formula in a cushion compact, with SPF 50 protection and the brand’s anti-pollution complex. It also contains organic quinoa extract to help maintain moisture levels. Also new is Everlasting Compact Foundation SPF 9, with bamboo powder and a light-optimising complex for a brightening effect.

RRP: £31 each for 15ml cushion compact and 10g powder compact

01279 774215


Midnight Radiance Mask is new from the Hungarian skincare brand. The mask harnesses sand lily and salicylic acid in a gel texture to gently exfoliate skin while promoting cell renewal and addressing hyperpigmentation. Salicylic acid works to balance oil levels while sand lily inhibits melanin production. The brand’s patented healing concentrate is also included to help firm skin and leave it looking supple.

RRP: £90

0207 938 3701

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

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