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This month’s launches include products to strengthen and protect skin and nails, as well as software and devices to grow your business

1 Katherine Daniels

The new Multi-Vitamin Concentrate from British skincare brand Katherine Daniels is a three-in-one gel serum with brightening and hydrating properties. Key ingredients in the formula include 10% vitamin C to brighten the skin, 5% niacinamide to promote skin clarity and 2% hyaluronic acid to maintain the skin’s moisture. It protects the skin’s DNA from UV, blue light and pollutioninduced damage, helping to refine texture and boost radiance.

Trade: £27.08

01767 682288

2 Glitterbels

Glitterbels has launched a new vegan and cruelty-free buildable gel range called Builder-bel. With 60 shades to choose from, the self-levelling, HEMA-free formula can be applied over both natural nails and existing enhancements. The range is compatible with soak-off gels, hard gels and acrylics.

Trade: £16.99 inc VAT

01782 901012


New from LPG come the Micro-Exfoliating Silky Powder. The powder is an enzymatic chemical scrub. Key ingredients include succinic acid and AHA malic acid to refine skin texture and reduce imperfections, plus natural papaya and pineapple extracts to exfoliate and stimulate cell renewal. The powder is used either by emulsifying with water and massaging into the face or mixing it with water and applying it with a brush, leaving it to soak into the skin for five minutes.

Trade: £15.50

020 4538 3805

4 Dermalogica

Dermalogica has launched two blemishfighting products, one for face, and one for body. The Clear Start Clarifying Body Spray is a 360-degree continuous spray containing salicylic acid to help remove dead skin cells, plus soothing oils and witch hazel to reduce redness. The deep breakout liquid patch is a clear, sulphur-based solution that dries to form a semipermeable film barrier. One product contains 125 uses, making it eco-friendly.

RRP: £25 for the

spray; £35 for the

liquid patch

0800 917 7147

5 Spongellé

Gerrard International has launched new line Florica into its Spongellé brand of productinfused sponges. Comprising a body buffer, mini buffer and a pedi-buffer, the Florica collection is scented with a rose fragrance and packaged in Tiffany-blue boxes. It uses a blend of antioxidants, vitamins, butters and essential oils.

Trade: Body buffer £14, Mini buffer £7.50, Pedi buffer £11

0345 217 1360

6 Phorest

As part of its summer collection, Phorest has introduced Ads Manager, which will allow salons and spas to run social media ads via Facebook and Instagram directly from their Phorest system. Phorest 2.0 also brings new features and improvements to the original app, such as Expert Recommendations, which allows links to recommended products to be sent directly to clients, and Premium Consultations, which includes before-and-after photos, face mapping and a mark-up functionality.

Price: on request

020 7100 9290

7 Thalgo

The new Les Essentiels Marins retail range comprises four everyday body products and a nutrition supplement. Enriched with three types of revitalising patented micronised marine algae, the collection comprises a scrub, shower gel, exfoliating soap, Micronised Marine Algae sachets to dissolve into bath soaks, and L’Océane, a liquid supplement of hypertonic marine plasma recommended as a 10-day treatment during each seasonal change to be taken before a meal.

RRP: From £15 for 150g soap to £42.50 for 10x40g

Micronised Marine Algae Sachets

020 75120 872

8 Almora Botanica

New vegan skincare brand Almora Botanica combines Ayurvedic principles with adaptogenic active ingredients. It has seven products created either to prevent or repair skin damage. The brand encourages a routine of combining the treatment of skin with meditation and face yoga to combat stress and encourage skin renewal. The products use the Sapta Complex delivery system – apatent-pending blend of seven cold-pressed oils. This can be found in the Radiance Day Face Oil and the Serum for fine lines.

RRP: £49-£125

020 3903 4444


The new QMS Skin Analyser is designed to support beauty therapists with artificial intelligence (AI). Developed with Berlin-based AI start-up Iqonic.AI, it employs an imageanalysis algorithm created using more than 100,000 images that have been evaluated and labelled by cosmetic experts and dermatologists. It takes a photo of a client’s skin, then the algorithm analyses individual parts of the face, detecting issues such as dry spots, wrinkles or acne, before creating personalised skincare recommendations.

Price on application

020 3976 0724

10 Buttercups Uniforms

Buttercups has launched four new styles, a new fabric and several new colours to brighten up work wardrobes. The main new addition is the B670 Chic Triangle-detail tunic, which combines a Vneck with eye-catching stitching for a modern look. The tunic is available in two environmentally friendly fabrics: 2L, made wholly from recycled plastic bottles, and Natura, a synthetic cotton.

Trade: £50.39

0844 910 0865

11 Matis Paris

Matis has launched two new products into its preventive line, using watermelon as the main ingredient. Hydra-Fresh Serum contains both watermelon and aloe vera, hydrating the skin while reducing feelings of tightness. Aqua-Cream is a moisturiser with watermelon and hyaluronic acid, which acts as a protective barrier for the skin’s own moisture.

RRP: Hydra-Fresh Serum: £46.86

Aqua-Cream: £43.04

0191 250 9229

12 Pure Nails

Pure Nails has launched a safarithemed gel polish collection for autumn/winter ’23, which comprises six Halo gel polishes. Colours are sunriseorange Rafiki; deep-orange Serengeti; khaki Lodge; sandy Explore; mintgreen Jambo; and grass-green Jungle. The range promises 14 days of chip-free wear.

Trade: £5.95 each

01634 671122

13 Reeson

Influencer Really Ree has launched her first make-up products – ahighlight duo and a bronzing balm. The highlight duo is a balm and powder duo that delivers a customisable glow for a range of finishes and intensities and is infused with skin-loving ingredients such as squalene. The bronzing balm provides a sun-kissed buildable glow, and contains hydrating and smoothing ingredients such as jojoba seed oil. The balm comes in two shades (pictured), bronze and bronze intense, which stretch across a range of skin tones.

RRP: Highlight duo £38, Bronzing Balm £38

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