P+Gel Polish from Light Elegance is now being distributed in the UK and Ireland, with a range of 36 colour and glitter gel-polishes, which provide hard-gel performance in a soak-off system. The P+ formulation provides longevity and incorporates a blend of strength and flexibility, while also being cruelty-free, vegan-friendly and containing no HEMA monomers. The brand says: “The combination of 21-plus-day wear, silky smooth application and all the magic of Light Elegance colour makes P+ unlike anything else on the market.”
Trade: £13.95 each 0333 000 7000 (Sweet Squared) sweetsquared.com
Press & Glow daily is a hydrating exfoliating toner packed with PHAs and enzymes to give the skin a healthy glow. The formula includes gentle acid gluconolactone, which helps to exfoliate the uppermost dead skin cells, while prickly pear extract boosts cell renewal and aloe vera reduces irritation and enhances the skin’s moisture-retention properties. The toner can be used twice a day to strengthen, soothe and moisturise the skin, while also preventing free-radical damage.
Trade: £25, or £23 for a refill bottle 03330 142434 medik8.com
Mii has released Dramatic Duo Gift Set for salons to retail to clients this Christmas, featuring volumising Feature Length Lash Lover Mascara, which is enriched with coconut oil and aloe vera; and Skyliner Eye Pencil, a buildable and blendable pigmented eye pencil with a volcanic pumice for a smooth glide, high impact of colour and weightless feel. The brand has also launched a mobile make-up case, which is ideal for working at big events.
Trade: £12.50 for Dramatic Duo Gift Set; £100 for an empty make-up case 0345 217 1360 gerrardinternational.com
Naf! Stuff Pro
Naf! has expanded its Stuff Pro range with the addition of Pink Grapefruit Cuticle Oil. The cosmetic-grade formula is 100% vegan and cruelty-free, has a zingy citrus scent and will nourish dry cuticles with ease. The product is professional-only and available in 3.5ml pens and 30ml bottles, but also part of Naf!’s tester packs for anyone who wants to try out the full range of the Cuticle Oils, which are coming soon in autumnal scents.
Trade: £5 for 3.5ml pen, £12 for 30ml desk oil nafstuff.com
Resveratrol-Lift is the brand‘s latest anti-ageing cream and has a patented formula which uses a combination of resveratrol vegan collagen booster, natural hyaluronic acid and vine resveratrol to plump and stimulate the skin’s youth protein activity. The brand says its results have shown five times more natural collagen production and two times more hyaluronic acid production in the skin, leading to a firmer and younger-looking complexion. Other benefits of the cream include its soft and non-greasy texture.
RRP: £42 020 7720 7111 uk.caudalie.com
The brand’s first-ever rainbow-inspired Pro Palette Collection features more than 120 gel-polish colours, each named after formidable women including Candy Coat’s social followers and customers, in line with the brand’s endeavour to empower women through colour and self-expression. Some of the rainbow hues include hot pink Blaire (N193), mint green Eve (N283) and shimmering silver Angel (N1185). The formula is scratch-resistant and strongly pigmented with a high-gloss finish offering up to four weeks’ wear.
Trade: £11.89 each lovecandycoat.com
Raysistant is a new waterproof make-up line launched by the professional tanning, sun protection and skincare brand Australian Gold. It includes Waterproof Black Mascara, flake-free Eyeliner Wand, smudge-proof Bronze Eyeshadow Crayon, Bronzing Powder with added SPF 50, Powder Blush, Matte Lip Gloss with SPF 15 and Shine Lip Gloss with SPF 15. The line also features a vegan-friendly powder brush with soft, natural fibres for easy make-up application.
Trade: £384.90 for full kit 01376 329833 cyranoltd.com
Created by celebrity make-up artists Shelly Greenham and Michelle Daniels, professional cosmetics brand Mishel Make-up is a range of 30 products for creative MUAs. The line includes fragrance-free and cruelty-free products to complete a full make-up routine, each packed with pigments to offer easy application and long-lasting results. The collection includes foundations, lip glosses, mineral blushes, eyebrow balms, blotting powder and more.
Trade: from £3.50
Professional lash and brow brand Apraise has two new products hitting salons. Cooling Aloe Vera Gel is designed to help soothe skin after treatment and is formulated with pure aloe vera. Micellar Eye Make-up Remover is a gentle, oil-free formula designed to remove eye make-up in one swipe. It contains meadow sweet and cucumber extract to soothe. Both come in a 500ml size and are free from parabens or mineral oil.
Trade: £6.50 for the gel; £7.30 for the make-up remover 0141 812 5000 professionalbeautysystems.co.uk
Thalion’s new range for sensitive skin, Algo Calm, has been formulated to reduce redness, rebuild the skin barrier, calm irritation and provide comfort to all skin types, using sulfated galactans, chondrus crispus extract and lacto bacillus extracts. The collection includes Sensibiote Soothing Fluid, lightweight Soothing Cream and creamy textured Soothing Mask. The range has a floral fragrance with notes of amber, musk and fruit.
Trade: £15 for the mask; £21 for the cream; £22 for the fluid
020 3488 4575
Million Dollar Facial
The professional skincare brand is launching a new range of nutraceutical Skin Cocktails available in three functionalities – collagen drink Firm Lift, MSM-infused Regenerate and hyaluronic acid-based Hydrate – to boost dry complexions by hydrating the skin from within. The drinks are vegan-friendly, gluten-free and sugar-free, can be mixed with non-alcoholic mixers and are available in three flavours – Berry, Orange and Lemon. The drinks are designed to become part of your client’s daily skincare routine.
The Fantastic Fall Collection includes three new double-sided stamping plates, five stamping polishes and five Sparkly Elements. The stamping plates have graphic autumn foliage designs, which are ideal for current nail trends, and the polishes’ names are Yellow Mustard, Red Maple, Orange Pumpkin, Brown Chocolate and Nude Hazel. The five Sparkly Elements are Rose Rhodon, Copper Chrysos, Gold Zargun, Green Amazon and Brown Ametrine. These pigments are 100% plastic-free and can be used with gel-polish, acrylic and lacquer.
Trade: £7.45 for stamping plates, £4.95 for nail polishes, £2.95 for Elements
03330 007000 (Sweet Squared)
PCA Skin has launched C&E Hand Renewal Cream – a moisturiser formulated with antioxidants vitamin C and E, plus hexylresorcinol and bakuchiol, to leave hands feeling smoother, while evening out skin tone and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The active ingredients help to boost collagen production and provide protection against UV exposure, while working to lighten hyperpigmentation and enhance skin radiance.
Hive’s new Cuticle Remover has a gel-like formula infused with a passion fruit fragrance to soften and remove damaged or excess cuticles from the nails. The vegan-friendly and paraben-free formula helps to restore a healthy appearance to the natural nail outline, allowing cuticles to be easily pushed back and removed, making it a suitable base for any manicure treatment. The formula is also quick drying.
0845 450 4802
The brand’s new collection Hello, Strong nails! is a mineral-based dipping powder range in 11 colours ranging from vibrant tangerine and hot pink hues, through to autumnal mulberry and olive green shades. Packed with vitamin E and calcium, the formula is designed to enhance and rebuild the damaged nail plate and ensure faster growth. The scratch-free finish offers durability and resistance even for problematic and weakened nails, and the well-pigmented shades are vegan, cruelty-free and come with dermatological safety certificates.
Trade: £11.27 for 14g colour powder, £19.54 for 28g colour powder
Orly has launched the Deluxe Sapphire Collection for Christmas, which includes new shades Heart of Adventure, a red crème polish, and Jungle Boogie, a gold glitter. The collection also includes an Orly Professional travel crystal file and comes in a festive velvet purse.
The brand has launched two gift sets to condition, define and care for brows and lashes. RevitaLash Lash Perfect Gift Collection features the RevitaLash Advanced Conditioner, Micellar Lash Wash and the Mini Double Ended Volume Set. To take brows to new heights, the RevitaBrow Perfecting Gift Collection includes the Advanced Conditioner, Micellar Water Lash Wash and Hi-Def Tinted Brow Gel in soft brown.
Trade: £62.50 for RevitaLash set; £57.50 for RevitaBrow set
03330 142434 (Skinbrands)
Inspired by microbiome skin science, Mesoestetic has launched The Element, a limited-edition daily moisturiser containing three new complexes: Agebiome Complex to increasing bacterial diversity for more balanced skin, Defence Shield to protect the skin from oxidative stress, and the Powercell system to delay cell senescence, redensifying and restructuring the skin while smoothing wrinkles. The formula comes with an exclusive sterling silver and zirconia bracelet and is presented in a limited-edition case.
Espa has launched the Festive Retreat Collection this Christmas. The 20-piece line includes the No Place Like Home Advent Calendar, featuring 25 Espa products. Other gifts sets in the range include skincare collections for different skin needs such as replenishing, balancing and regenerating lines, as well as a men’s set. There are also bath and body sets, limited-edition home fragrances and stocking fillers.
RRP: from £15–£180
Best known for its nails systems, Mylee is branching out with the launch of skincare line MyleeSkin. The first two products for the range are overnight masks. Combining watermelon, coconut oil and moringa oil the Mylee Watermelon Overnight Mask provides an intensive moisture boost for all skin types, while the Mylee Avocado Overnight Mask balances moisture levels using avocado’s skin-boosting vitamins and fatty acids combined with shea butter.
RRP: £12 each
020 8365 5858
The make-up brand has collaborated with Love Island star Maura Higgins for its Christmas collection. The new Inglot X Maura line features the Naughty But Nice Lip Liner and Lip Gloss set, the Rebel in You Lip Liner and Lipstick set, and All the Drama Eye set. Also new is the Starstruck eye and face palette, with six eyeshadows, a highlighter and bronzer; plus an eight-piece Eye Define, Contour & Shine Brush set.
RRP: from £17–£38
Powder Perfection is OPI’s new dipping powder system, designed to be a quick-applying acrylic alternative. Offering a chip-resistant naturallooking manicure with a gel-like shine, it features 12 iconic OPI colours including Big Apple Red, Alpine Snow, Bubble Bath and Malaga Wine. The shades feature an intense colour pigment and an ultra-fine milled texture to give even coverage. The system also includes a base coat, activator, top coat, clear setting powder and brush cleaner.
Trade: £22.40 per powder
020 3901 5892
Neom has launched a new set of Sustainable Hand and Body Wash and Lotions. The formulas include natural ingredients seaweed and pomegranate to gently cleanse, calming aloe vera to soothe, and shea butter and softening argan and sea buckthorn oils to nourish. The sets are available in two of Neom’s signature scents – Great Day and Complete Bliss – and the packaging is made of post-consumer recycled plastic, which can also be recycled after use.
RRP: £18 for Hand & Body Wash; £22 for Hand & Body Lotion