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With antioxidant vitamin C and detoxifying minerals, the new Pink Pomelo and Himalayan Sea Salt body care collection from Hempz contains three products. Herbal Foaming Body Wash turns into a rich lather and contains gentle cleansers, Herbal Body Moisturiser helps lightly hydrate and nourish skin, and Herbal Body Salt Scrub contains red algae, seawater and shea butter.

Trade: from £8.25 020 8498 7279 (JK Group)


Elemis’s new Sea Lavender & Samphire body care collection consists of Bath & Shower Milk (300ml) and Body Cream (200ml). Both products contain mineral-rich marine actives and key ingredients including sea lavender to help protect against free radicals and samphire, known for its high vitamin C content. Also new is Daily Defence Shield SPF 30, a sunscreen for the face that gives high protection against UVA and UVB rays, environmental pollution and high-energy visible light.

RRP: £26 each for the Sea Lavender & Samphire collection, £46 for Daily Defence Shield 40ml 0117 316 1888


New from Environ is the Focus Care Radiance+ range. The products are formulated to tackle the root causes of discolouration, dark spots and uneven skin tone. Multi-Bioactive Mela- Prep Lotion contains specialised ingredients to even skin tone, Vita-Botanical Mela-Fade Serum System comprises two serums to reduce the appearance of dark spots, and Intense C-Boost Mela-Even Cream is infused with vitamin C to brighten and add radiance.

Trade: from £32.50 020 8450 2020 (IIAA)

Katherine Daniels

New from the British skincare brand is Daily DNA Defence SPF 30. Formulated to protect skin against damage from the sun, pollution and digital devices, the product contains active DNA defence enzymes photolyase and phycoynin to help repair damaged skin and give antioxidant and anti-free radical protection, while camomile extract soothes and calms skin.

Trade: £20.42 for 50ml 01767 682288


New Nutrient-Charged Water Gel from Murad contains the brand’s cumulative hydration-release technology to lock in and increase moisture retention for healthy-looking skin. A blend of five peptides, five vitamins and five minerals is included to strengthen the skin’s barrier and increase plumpness and smoothness, while a “moisture mesh structure” slowly releases hydration and key nutrients over a sustained period.

Trade: £27.08 for 50ml 0844 472 7050

Sienna X

The tanning and waxing brand has launched a Wax Equipment Cleaner to help keep waxing areas and tools clean and hygienic. The odourless cleaner can be used on wax heaters, natural fibres and hard surfaces including plastic to remove spills.

Trade: £5.25 for 500ml 0333 600 1200

Just Wax

Just Wax Expert is a capsule range of four products designed for ultimate client comfort in collaboration with male waxing specialist Andy Rouillard. The four products are: Cleanse & Prime (500ml), an alcohol-free serum containing marshmallow root, green tea and bamboo shoot for its antiinflammatory properties; Protect & Calm (500ml), a two-in-one lotion, Strip Wax (425g), and Advanced Hot Wax (700g).

Trade: from £5.25 020 8573 9907 (Salon System)

Mii Cosmetics

Feature Length Lash Lover Mascara lengthens and adds volume to lashes with its twisted, multi-bristled brush that defines and gives a wide-eyed effect, while the tapered tip picks up small, hard-to-reach lashes. The mascara is billed as highly pigmented, buildable and long lasting, and is enriched with nourishing coconut oil and aloe vera.

Trade: £7.75 0345 217 1360 (Gerrard International)

Fake Bake

New DoubleShot Espresso Tan claims to give the most intense Fake Bake tan, with a combination of tanning actives for a rich, dark result. The brand says the fast-drying, nourishing gel formula won’t transfer onto clothes so can be applied just before getting dressed.

For maximum colour it should be allowed to develop for four to six hours.

Trade: £12.50 for 120ml 03448 565758


New to the UK, Polish UV/LED gel-polish brand NaiLac has introduced the Paradise colour collection for summer. Including shades of raspberry sorbet, pastel apricot, neon red, icy pistachio, mango juice, “Barbie” pink and freshly mown grass, the brand says the polishes are selflevelling and odourless and won’t shrink or oxidise. NaiLac hybrid gel polishes should be cured for 30 seconds under LED or 60 seconds under UV.

Trade: £7.95 each for 7ml 01274 731881 (Project Nails UK)


No.4 Urban Grey is a new shade of Eyelash & Eyebrow tint from Hive. The shade was developed to allow therapists to discreetly conceal white or grey hairs and to give blonde clients a deeper shade. The brand says Urban Grey “retains the blonde essence” while providing a darker, natural finish. The tint can be mixed with other shades of Hive Lash to create custom shades.

Trade: £4.50 for 20ml 0845 450 4802

Quartz Spa

The Travel Collection contains six mini Bath & Massage Oils in the Hope, Energise and Happiness aromatherapy blends. The oils contain vitamin-rich strawberry seed, grape and avocado oils, containing antioxidants and essential fatty acids to nourish the skin from the outside in. Hope blends lime, vanilla and spearmint; Energise combines juniper, patchouli and clary sage; and Happiness is sweet orange, geranium and sandalwood.

Trade: £19 0151 709 7227 (Crystal Clear)

Germaine de Capuccini

The Body Cream GNG is an anti-ageing body treatment cream for mature skin to treat dryness and rough texture. The brand’s genage-confidant complex works by reducing activity of microRNAs that block the synthesis of collagen and elastin. The cream contains lipids including ceramide 3 and shea butter from Burkina Faso, rich in vitamins A and E.

Trade: £67.50 for 200ml 01784 259988 (Totally UK)


Sothys Athletics is a two-product body care collection for use before and after exercise. Nutri-relaxing Oil helps tone the skin pre-workout and comfort it after, helping skin recover suppleness. Active ingredient camphor helps muscle tone, circulation and stimulation. Smoothing Warming Gel should be used to “prepare the skin for athletic activity” and helps encourage slimmer looking legs with its taurine reenergising complex.

Trade: £13.75 for the oil 100ml, £16.75 for the gel 100ml 01303 262666


The pro lash brand has launched The Reflector, a tool to make it easier for lash technicians to apply extensions. The handheld stainless steel mirror allows techs to see the client’s lashes from all angles and is ergonomically designed with a gripped handle. The shape of the mirror allows it to be comfortably held in both the left and right hand, and the large surface makes un-bonded lashes clearer to spot.

Trade: £10 01273 041966

This article appears in the Professional Beauty August 2018 Issue of Professional Beauty

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This article appears in the Professional Beauty August 2018 Issue of Professional Beauty