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Overnight Success Oxygen Cream now contains the brand’s prism light defiance technology, which enhances the skin’s natural defences to reduce DNA damage, protect against free radicals, and boost collagen and elastin production. Heaven says the technology works against damage from infrared radiation and visible light. The original cream releases oxygen into the skin to help increase plumpness and even tone.

Trade: £50.81 for 50ml 01952 461888


The brand has released three special-effect top coats to be used with Shellac so techs can further personalise manicures. The Aluring Trilogy Top Coat Collection comprises Matte, Glitter and Pearl finishes. Matte gives a smooth, velvety glaze, Glitter imparts a veil of micro red, blue and green sparkle, and Pearl adds a luminous radiance.

Trade: £12.45 each for 7.3ml 0333 000 7000 (Sweet Squared)


The German beauty brand has developed a comprehensive spa range to care both for clients’ bodies and their inner wellbeing. There are four lines: Shaping, with “figureenhancing ingredients”, Energizing, with an uplifting fragrance, Relaxing, to calm the inner self; and Balancing, with Champagne pear stem cells to boost cell regeneration. Key products include Relaxing Bi-Phase Body Foam, Energizing Peeling Gel and Balancing Salt & Sugar Oil Scrub.

Trade: from £6.50 0161 926 8815

Jane Iredale

Limited-edition Dream Luminiser Trio is a stackable compact containing three sheer, pearlescent powders in white, peachy-pink and gold tones to give a softfocus finish to eyes, cheeks and lips. Also limited edition is the Flourish Refillable Compact, a mirrored compact embellished with an orchid design to house pans of the brand’s foundations, bronzers and powders.

Trade: £20 for the luminiser trio, £7.50 for the 020 8438 3277

INK London

Pro nail brand INK London has released two AW17 collections in its iLac Hybrid Gel Polish. The Devil collection features four red berry tones, while Militar comprises shimmering jewel shades, from fuchsia to khaki green and rich blue. Also new is Acrylink Dipping System, compatible with the Acrylink powders. The system contains ADS Base, Top, Activ8 and Brush Doctor. There is also new recyclable refill packaging for Acrylink cover powder.

Trade: £7.46 each for iLac 15ml, £20.83 for the Dipping System, from £15 for cover powder refill 100g 01706 260069

Comfort Zone

Aromasoul is a body care system based on essential oil blends for professional use. Oriental contains jasmine, ylang ylang, vanilla and mimosa; Mediterranean blends mandarin, basil, bergamot, orange, lemon and oregano; Indian mixes patchouli, cardamom, bergamot, nutmeg, elemi, cedarwood, lavender and black pepper; and Arabian combines vetiver, amyris, ginger, elemi, cinnamon, patchouli, lavender, cumin, cedarwood, nutmeg and lemon. Homecare products include Mediterranean Shower Gel and Body Cream.

Trade: £2.47 each per 15ml oil blend, from £7.50 for homecare products 020 3301 0496


Artistic’s new colour collection is called Cyber Punk and features four shades inspired by outer space. There are three crèmes: graphite Beam Me Up, navy I Need Space and muted pink Vortex Vixen; plus a silver-chrome finish called Heart of Chrome. The collection is available in both Colour Gloss gel polish and Colour Revolution lacquer.

Trade: £16.95 per Colour Gloss 15ml, £5.95 per Colour Revolution 15ml 0844 800 9396 (Louella Belle)

Spotlight Scentered

Modern aromatherapy brand Scentered is the latest name to join Gerrard International, distributor of Jessica, BeautyLab and Spongellé, and owner of the Mii group of brands.

With its philosophy to restore lifestyle balance naturally, Scentered offers just two types of product: aromatherapy balms in a stick format and candles in two sizes. Each is scented with one of six aromatherapy blends, which are mixed to have specific effects on the mind and body.

De-Stress is a balancing, uplifting blend of chamomile, neroli, mandarin, rosemary, sweet Brazilian orange, jasmine, mimosa, rose, lavandin and cedarwood. Sleep Well blends 14 oils including palmarosa, ho wood, ylang ylang and bois de rose to help clear the head and quieten the mind for restful sleep.

Focus awakens the senses and focuses the mind with peppermint, rosemary leaf, clary sage, spearmint, bergamot, cedarwood, patchouli and thyme; and Love has notes of orange, clove, jasmine and vanilla. There’s also Be Happy, a blend to inspire joy and positivity with pink grapefruit, green mandarin, tagette, lemon myrtle and more; and Escape, an exotic blend including oud, frankincense, amber, vanilla, cinnamon and burch.

The rich, nourishing balms come in all six fragrances and have a base of moringa and shea butters to deliver long-lasting fragrance on the skin, while the candles – available in the De-Stress, Escape, Be Happy and Love scents – are made from sustainably sourced natural waxes with pure essential oils for a clean burn.

“Wellness is such an important driver of the spa industry and clients are becoming more aware of the healing benefits of aromatherapy,” says Susan Gerrard, chairman of Gerrard International. “This is an opportunity for modern aromatherapy to fit within our busy lives. The product range is simple to understand, will add value to a customer’s journey and can be integrated within treatments as well.”

Taking on Scentered will also allow the distributor to give its salon accounts another retail opportunity, just in time for the festive season, adds Gerrard: “People can carry the therapy balms in their bag or light the therapeutic candles in their homes or when travelling, and use them whenever they need to feel energised, or at bedtimes to help relax and sleep.”

Trade: from £7.25 for Therapy Balm 5g 0345 217 1360


Murad’s Pore Extractor Pomegranate Mask has a base of volcanic clay to help extract impurities and excess oil from deep within pores, while pomegranate extract helps refine pores for clearer, smoother skin. The mask, formulated for oily and combination skins, also contains polylactic acid in the form of biodegradable polishing beads to exfoliate. It claims to work in 10 minutes, reducing shine and improving skin texture.

Trade: £16.25 for 50g 0844 472 7050

Katherine Daniels

The British skincare brand has launched salonstrength eye masks to plump, smooth, hydrate, firm and revitalise the eye area. The pre-cut fabric masks are shaped to fit comfortably below the eyes and are activated by pressing a chamber built into the packaging that contains freeze-dried sea kelp, a mineral complex and hyaluronic acid, released just before application to ensure freshness.

Trade: £29 for four pairs 01767 682288

All That Jazz

The winter collection from polish brand All That Jazz is called Opulence and comprises four new shades inspired by the roaring ’20s. There is a mix of icy and warm colours in rich, shimmering tones. Oyster is an iridescent off-white, Bordeaux is rich purple, Rivère is a buttery cream with an iridescent shift; and Rosa is sparkling pink.

Trade: £17.49 for the collection, 15ml each 01708 465900 (Nail Harmony UK)


The brand has updated its Gel Color system with the Pro Health Technology Base and Top Coats and a new light – OPI’s first LED dual-cure light. The new base and top coats are formulated to eliminate the need to scrape product from the nails, and claim to make the removal process 53% quicker. Meanwhile, the light, designed with LED technology company LG, uses two light wavelengths with advanced engineering for optimal wear and shine retention.

Trade: £16.95 each for 15ml, £219.99 for the light 01923 240010

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

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