Eve Taylor has unveiled its festive gift packaging range to enable beauty therapists to create their own gifts for clients, removing the need to buy in time-limited collections and giving salons the freedom to create bespoke sets for their customers’ needs in Eve Taylor packaging. The boxes come in two sizes, and contain two sheets of tissue paper and a length of ribbon.
Trade: £1.85 for a small box; £2 for a large box 01733 260161 eve-taylor.com
There are two new professional products from Image Skincare. Microderm Exfoliator uses bamboo powder and rose quartz micro-crystals in a low-pH formula that provides physical, enzymatic and acid exfoliation in a gel form. Pre-Extraction Emulsion is formulated with willow bark and tea tree oil to open pores and balance blemish-prone skin, alpine willowherb extract to reduce sebum and aloe vera to hydrate.
Trade: £55.40 for 170g Microderm Exfoliator; £30.80 for 236ml Pre-Extraction Emulsion 0345 504 0461 imageskincare.co.uk
This Christmas, Nimue gives the gift of standout skin with six new collections. Healthy Skin Essentials kit contains Cleansing Gel, Conditioner, Exfoliating Enzyme and Sun-C SPF40, available in Original and a Lite version for sensitive skin types. Also new is Radiance Reveal gift set, containing Sun-C SPF 40 and Exfoliating Enzyme; and Ultimate Boost kits, each featuring a Glyco Mask treatment and distinct booster serum to give an anti-ageing or hydration boost.
Trade: £18.45 for Radiance Reveal; £36.36 for Healthy Skin Essentials; £38.25 for Ultimate Boost 0333 000 7000 (Sweet Squared) nimueskin.com
New from Venus Concept is The Venus Glow with Serums– a dermal rejuvenation system that provides a powerful tri-modality treatment that simultaneously opens up and deep cleans pores for skin that feels noticeably healthier. Combined with one of four Glow Serums, the system addresses a wide range of skin concerns: Glowastra serum is for brightening, Glowsana for protection, Glownova for youthful skin and Glowclara for clearer skin.
020 8748 2221
The new double-ended Teaser Tweezers from Heaven are designed to ensure precision hair removal every time. They feature slanted tweezers at one end to tackle even the finest hairs and a brow brush at the other. The secure-grip tweezers come in three bold colours – pink, purple and pale blue. They can be sterilised using either a disinfection solution or dry sterilisation, and Heaven fouder Deborah Mitchell says they will last five years in professional use.
Trade: £6 each when you buy six pairs
To celebrate Christmas and its 30-year anniversary, SBC has created 16 gift sets filled with a selection of the brand’s best-selling products. Each set is tailored as an experience, and presented in a reusable gift box, waffle wash bag or an organza bag. Three of the 16 sets include products from SBC’s Hydra-Collagen collection: Indulge, Illuminate and Replenish, to address dry and dull skin. Multiple vegan-friendly sets have also launched, as well as a hand and foot spa experience.
Trade: from £10–£33.33
The 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar from Crystal Clear features 12 miniatures of the brand’s best-selling skincare products, each hidden behind a door. Products include Oxygen Face Polish, Super Repair Mask, and Quartz Spa Discovery Oils in Hope, Happiness and Energise scents. The collection also features Crystal Clear’s new Quartz Powerball Miracle Eye Serum.
Salon System’s two new sanitisation products contain 70% alcohol and have anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. The Hand Cleansing Gel is a no-rinse formula enriched with glycerine to help prevent dryness and is available in both 250ml and 500ml. While the Nail+File Cleansing Spray is suitable for nail, file and surface preparation, and to maintain a germ-free environment in which to carry out all treatments.
Trade: £4.25 for 250ml Cleansing Gel; £8.25 for 500ml Cleansing Gel; £4.25 for 250ml Nail+File Cleansing Spray; £8.25 for 500ml Nail+File Cleansing Spray
020 8573 9907
Featuring an intuitive design and moldable material, CND Future Form is an innovative nail sculpting form developed to better cater to the needs of today’s nail pros. With reinforced adhesive tabs, the sturdy, foil-like material makes for a flexible mold, while the grid and guidelines help provide a customisable fit.
0333 000 7000 (Sweet Squared)
Louella Belle has launched its first collection of glitters, each selected by one of its brand ambassadors. The range features 10 sparkling shades including Laura, a dark bronze; Bella, a ruby red; Georgia, a pink holographic; and Keisha, a coral mix. A khaki, deep blue, rose-gold, purple, silver holographic and iridescent white complete the range.
0333 000 2100
For salons and spas concerned about the waste being caused by PPE, EcoBreathe has developed recyclable, disposable face masks. Made from non-woven and high-density polypropylene proprietary materials and manufacturing processes, the masks come as a box of 50 of either medical-grade or three-ply non-medical masks. Most local councils will accept EcoBreathe masks as plastic film recycling, grade 5, through their kerbside recycling programmes.
Trade: £19.99 for medical grade; £15.99 for
Katie Barnes Tool Range
New from award-winning nail tech Katie Barnes is the KB Full Tool Range Kit, a comprehensive set featuring all 11 current tools in the Katie Barnes Tool Range, including KB Curved Form Tailoring Scissors, KB Thickness Measuring Tool, KB Straight Cuticle and KB C-Curve Pinching Clip. The kit comes with the KB Stand Up Inductive Phone Charger.
The skincare brand has created two limited-edition skincare duos for Christmas, each combining a cleanser and antioxidant. Radiance is for normal/ dry skin types and includes SkinCeuticals’ Gentle Cleanser Cream and CE Ferulic Serum to improve the appearance of fine lines, firmness and wrinkles. For combination/oily skin types, there is Illumination, featuring Simply Clean Gel, plus Phloretin CF Serum to improve the appearance of skin tone, discolouration and fine lines.
RRP: £140 for Radiance; £150 for Illumination
0800 028 2331
Light Elegance has launched two collections for the festive season. The Art of Kissing set features six Butter Cream shades including Peck on the Neck, a rich mocha, and Loose Lips, a cherry red. The P+ Holiday Collection includes four new festive gel shades in colours ranging from bold White Meringue to dark Blue Velvet. P+Gel Polish is cruelty-free, vegan and gluten-free.
Trade: £13.95 each for P+Gel Polish; £76.45 for The Art of Kissing Collection; £15.45 each for The Art Kissing Butter Cream
The Cosy Knits collection features six seasonal shades and each is highly pigmented, with nonfade technology that lasts up to three weeks. Also new are the autumn glitter and foil collections, comprising seven glitters or seven foils. The glitters come in colours including Cutie, a festive red, and Lucky Charm, a tree green. The foils embrace sophistication with four new marble design colourways as well as new festive prints.
Trade: £11.95 per Cosy Knit gel-polish; £57.36 for Cosy Knit Collection; £3.99 each for glitters and foils; £22.45 for each glitter and foil collection
0844 800 3314
There are four Christmas gift sets from French skincare brand Phytomer: Citylife, for dull skin affected by urban pollution; Moisturizing, with organic algae adapted for dehydrated skin; Age Solution, to fight wrinkles; and Pionnière XMF - Sublime Beauty Routine, marking the first time Phytomer’s premium line has been available as a Christmas set. Each gift box is priced on the value of a full-size hero product with two additional products included as free gifts.
Trade: £22.80 to £69.70
The aromatherapy brand is “bringing a new mood of optimism and serenity” with its Rose range, formulated with Damask Rose, known for its uplifting and skin rejuvenating abilities; geranium to balance; and palmarosa to calm the mind. The collection includes Shower-To-Milk Cleanser, Bath & Shower Oil, Triple Exfoliator for face and body, Hand Cream and Pink Clay Mask. The brand has also unveiled its 10-piece Christmas collection featuring products to reset mind, body and spirit.
Trade: £26 for Cleanser; £49 for Bath & Shower Oil; £38 for Exfoliator; £40 for Mask; £20 for Hand Cream; £12–£225 for Christmas Collection
020 8569 7030
Naf! Stuff Pro
In time for the colder season, Naf! Stuff Pro has launched limited-edition nail oil Winter Scents, available as 3.5ml cuticle pens or 30ml desk bottles. The Winter fragrances, Gingerbread and Winter Berries, make a seasonal addition to any nail desk and will keep clients’ nails in tip-top condition during the colder months. All Naf! Stuff Pro’s scents are vegan, cruelty free, nut free and gluten free.
Trade: £5 for 3.5ml pen; £12 for 30ml desk oil; £10 for tester pack including both scents
Caudalie is becoming even more environmentally conscious with the Vinoclean collection. The range features reformulations of five cleansers and toners, all now vegan and free of synthetic agents. Launching in January, it includes Micellar Cleansing Grape Water, Cleansing Almond Milk and Make-up Removing Cleansing Oil, with grapeseed, caster and almond oils. The packaging is made from recycled plastic and is 100% recyclable.
RRPs: £15 to £19
020 7720 7111