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New products that make performing treatments a breeze and more Christmas collections from the pro brands


New from the skincare brand is Daily Glycolic Cleanser –a brightening and conditioning cleanser that works to renew dull and uneven skin while also removing build-up caused by environmental factors. It is formulated with glycolic acid to target dullness and cleanse away any brightness blockers, combined with a blend of calendula extract and jojoba seed oil to condition the complexion and preserve the skin’s barrier.

Trade: £17 for 150ml; £26.60 for 295ml 0800 917 7147


To celebrate its 15th anniversary, RevitaLash Cosmetics is launching a handy new product – Lash and Brow Masque. Formulated with a tri-flora complex of ginseng, gleditsia and white nettle to restore hair strength; trehalose to repair moisture levels; biotin to condition and strengthen; and vitamin E for antioxidant benefits, the brand recommends using the mask twice a week – both for 15 minutes – to help repair and restore lash and brow health. This product has been four years in the making for the beauty brand.

Trade: £20 03330 142434 (Skinbrands)


Phytomer is releasing three gift sets for Christmas. Age-Delay Ritual contains Expert Youth Cream and Marine Scrub to smooth wrinkles; Moisturizing Ritual features Hyrdra Original Cream and Vegetal Exfoliant to hydrate skin; and Radiance Ritual combines Cyfolia Organic Cream with Radiance Exfoliating Cream to boost radiance. The brand is also releasing a duo of Pionniere XMF Perfection Youth Cream and a travel sized Pionniere XMF Radiance Retexturing Serum which would make an ideal gift.

Trade: from £49.33 to £61.04 01892 750850

Image Skincare

Luminous Collection provides a four-step brightening regimen featuring the brand’s best-selling products in a holiday bag: Ormedic Balancing Facial Cleanser, Iluma Intense Brightening Serum, Prevention+ Daily Matte Moisturizer with SPF 32, and Ormedic Balancing Lip Enhancement Complex. It is also launching two new shades of its I Conceal mineral foundation – Deep Honey and Mahogany (pictured).

Trade: foundation £23; Luminous Collection £45 0345 504 0461

Light Elegance

The Wish You Were Here collection features 12 shades for the colder season. Flannel for One is a neutral dusty carnation; Worth Waiting For is a creamy green with a hint of blue; Lipstick & Letters is a pink-cranberry shade; Missing You Madly is a plum-wine; Heartbreak a cherry red; and Pen Pals a creamy brown taupe. The glitter shades include Anxiously Awaiting, a rose gold; iridescent lavender Can’t Wait to Cuddle; light grey glitter Leave the Light On; Long Distance Love, a fine red and soft gold blend; Just a Few More Sleeps, a blend of blue and green; and neutral iridescent Sincerely Yours.

Trade: from £13.95 to £140.95 0333 000 7000 (Sweet Squared)

Lemi Group

The new Bellaria spa bed is designed for wellness treatments in outdoor environments. It is made with waterproof materials designed to resist external agents such as sunlight, water and saltiness. The electric bed allows for height, backrest, and headrest adjustments from a handset controller, which has AUT and END functions for automatic return from any position to end of treatment positions to facilitate a comfortable exit from the bed for clients. Price on request +39 0374 363069


The luxury spa brand’s Hidden Treasures advent calendar includes a selection of full-sized and deluxe mini products. Worth £389, the Christmas calendar contains favourites such as Pink Hair and Scalp Mud and signature blend classics from the Restorative Bath and Body Oil and the new Yuzu & Ginger Cleansing Sorbet and Clean & Green Detox Mask.

RRP: £160 01252 352230


The Naturalash LashLUX range gives the effect of lash extensions in a strip lash form. The Extension Effect lashes, in 007 and 008, are mink-effect C-curl lashes, which add volume and texture. Meanwhile, the Lash Lift Effect lashes, in 009 and 010, provide a natural yet impactful effect with D-curl lashes for the classic lash extension look.

Trade: £4.95 020 8573 9907

Nimue Skin Technology

Nimue’s Christmas gift sets include Super Hydrating Booster and Hyaluronic UltraFiller Booster, which both contain a filler and peel for up to three at-home treatments. Winter Shield Trio features Sun-C SPF40 emulsion, Pre & Post Serum and Element Barrier to protect the skin; and Power Resurfacing Duo contains ThermoFlash Peel and Active Resurfacing Wipes. There is also the Nimue Man Skin essentials range and Youth Essential gift box (pictured), which contains Purifying Youth Mask and Youth Moisturiser from the Y:SKIN range. Trade: from £19.95 to £38.25 03330 007000 (Sweet Squared)


Green Mandarin Vitamin Day Glow Cream (pictured) is enriched with vitamin CG (ascorbyl glucoside), vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, and an illuminating pigment to brighten and energise the complexion, with extracts from the rind of green mandarin to help even out skin tone. The brand is also releasing a range of Christmas gift sets, including Lavender Fine Firming set for mature skin; White Magnolia Anti-Ageing set for ageing skin; Antidote and Rosemary set for oily skin; and Green Mandarin Glowing set for glowing skin. There is also Essential Oils Lab Advent Calendar.

RRP: £60 0800 389 0349


The Anniversary Collection from Lecenté celebrates its 10th year in business. It comprises six gel-polishes – Act the Party, Better Safe Than Soiree, Black Tie Boogie, Dancing in the Moonlight, Eyes on the Surprise, and Spill the Confetti. The brand is also releasing 10 glitters in Black, Blue, Bright Red, Light Gold, Light Pink, Lime Green, Magenta, Navy Blue, Bright Pink and Silver: and five rainbow powders in Black, Blue, Pink, Gold and Rose Gold shades.

Trade: from £3.99 to £29.99 01474 327770 (Lecenté) / 0113 217 3803 (Sweet Squared) /

Biologique Recherche

The brand’s reformulated Le Grand Sérum combines 27 antioxidants, firming and regenerating ingredients, including TélomerActiv, which improves telomere stability and slows the cell ageing process, all while increasing collagen production. Crème aux Acides de Fruits is also reformulated with AHAs, BHAs and PHAs to remove dead cells and draw out impurities. The perfecting crème also moisturises the skin with hydrating active ingredients to enhance the complexion, leaving it glowing.

Price on application 020 3358 0020

The Gel Bottle Inc

The Lady Luxe Collection features 10 cruelty-free and vegan polishes. There are three green shades: Beret, a muted grey green; rich green Knightsbridge; and mint Crest Sage. Other shades include Prestige, a plum-toned deep grey; powder blue Sky High; timeless baby pink La Vie en Rose; After Dark, a rich burgundy; warm orange-red Stiletto; and two shimmer shades – holographic champagne Up All Night and metallic Copper Glow.

Trade: £14.50 each; £146 for the full collection

Jane Iredale

New from Jane Iredale is Beyond Last Volumizing Mascara. It contains basil root extract to help lashes feel fuller and look healthier; avocado and jojoba seed oils to strengthen lashes to resist breakage; and coconut and baobab seed oils to moisturise and add shine to clients’ lashes.

Trade: £12 020 8450 2020 (IIAA)


Choose from eight Christmas Gift Sets as well as De-Stress Escape Aromatherapy Candle. Clients can create an at-home spa with the I’ll Be Home for Christmas set and treat their body with Blue Christmas: Body Collection. There is also Power of Christmas: Power Repair Collection, plus Heroes Collection, which is ideal for dry skin. The Joy to the World:RS2 collection aids rosacea and hypersensitivity, while The Wonderful Christmas Time – Stem Cells Collection (pictured) contains Stem Cells Intensive Cream and Intensive Serum, as well as Stem Cells Multi-Active Foaming Cleanser and Enzymo-Sphérides Peeling Cream.

Trade: from £7.50 to £154 01449 727000


The brand’s Christmas Crackers make for perfect stocking fillers and are available with a bath oil or lip balm. The Mini Body Oil Trio contains three oils to rehydrate skin, while Gaia Crystal Range Trio (pictured) introduces the newly launched skincare range, containing rose quartz and an exfoliator, purifying mask, and nourishing cream, to provide a full routine. RRP: from £10 to £90


The Stylpro Squeeze by Stylideas is changing the way make-up sponges are cleaned. Using a dunk-and-spin method to clean sponges with a vegan cleansing solution, it offers an environmentally friendly alternative to handwashing sponges – using just 500ml of water to clean the sponges, before sterilising in hot water. This should be a welcome addition to any make-up artist’s kit.

RRP: £39.99

NAF! Pro

The company is launching its autumn collection of nail and cuticle oils, available in 3.75ml pens or 30ml bottles. The 100% vegan and cruelty-free oils contain a blend of grapeseed, coconut and avocado oils, and come in three scents: Salted Caramel, Wild Berries and Crisp Apple. NAF! Pro is also releasing branded merchandise. Show you’re “Tough as Nails” with the Steel Water Bottle and Long Sleeve T-Shirt or remind everyone of your “Nailboss” status wearing the Nailboss Hoodie, available in light grey or paster pink, or the Nailboss keyring.

Trade: from £5.50 to £32


There are four Christmas gift sets this year. Clients can choose from Vinosource-Hydra Gift Set, Hand Cream Trio, Vinosculpt Gift set or Resveratrol Lift Gift Set (pictured), which features three Resveratrol-Lift products: Instant Firming Serum, Firming Night Cream and Firming Eye Gel. The gift sets are either recyclable or contain recyclable materials.

RRP: from £12 to £42 020 7720 7111


The new bt-cocktail ampoule is formulated to replenish skin while boosting resilience against ageing triggers such as pollution, climate and lifestyle. It features botanical ingredients harvested from resilient lab-grown moss. A synergistic blend of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and ATP precursors help recharge the skin, while thiotaine provides antioxidant protection. The ampoule can be used with many of Bio-Therapeutic’s technologies, including microcurrent, ultrasonic, microdermabrasion and microexfoliation, or retailed for homecare.

Trade: £42.60 +1 206 938 5800


The CosmoSun by Cosmopolitan tanning and sun care range has just launched and is available in the UK from distributor JK Group. The self-tan range is paraben and cruelty free, non-comedogenic and suitable for sensitive skin. Products include Overnight Sunless Lotion with lavender and chamomile, and Liquid Sunshine Moisturising Self-Tan Water. There is also an SPF retail range, which is also paraben and cruelty free.

Trade: from £3 to £18 020 8498 7277 (JK Group)

Comfort Zone

Comfort Zone’s sustainable gift collection, Garden Gifts, features five kits as well as a candle. With formulas inspired by the Scientific Garden, the Christmas sets focus on a range of skin concerns. Alongside the Garden Gifts is a pair of skin regime gift boxes, with the Glow Trio (pictured) focusing on age-correcting, and the daily kit protecting the skin from pollution.

Trade: from £7 to £49.75 +39 0521 965097

La Rue Verte

The Ice gift box from La Rue Verte features Soothing Body Balm, Ageless Lotion and Santé Vitamin Enriched Water Soluable Tincture. The products contain active ingredients from the cannabis sativa plant to help balance the skin’s cannabinoid tone. The full-sized products aim to soothe the body and quieten the mind among the stress of the festive season.

Trade: £74.08 07795 532543

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