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This month’s launches include stabilising skin creams, devices to take your treatments to the next level, and some last-minute Christmas gifts sets

1 Dermalogica

New from Dermalogica is the Stabilizing Repair Cream, a barrier-repairing moisturiser which claims to help stop sensitive skin within one week by enabling the skin to produce more of its own ceramides. Available in a 50ml retail size, or 177ml for in-treatment use, key ingredients include cica to balance the skin’s moisture content, and boerhavia diffusa root to reduce the appearance of redness while soothing the skin.

Trade: 50ml £31.50, 177ml £65 0800 917 7147

2 Alma

Opus, the latest technology from Alma, is a dedicated radiofrequency platform delivering a tailored treatment for facial skin tightening and resurfacing. The Opus Plasma applicator charges metal pins on the tip of the applicator to a high RF voltage to kickstart the natural healing process and boost collagen production without needles.

Price on request 0808 304 5676

3 Hydropeptide

The Liquid Resurfacing Solution from Hydropeptide stimulates collagen, enhances moisture retention, and reinforces the skin’s natural defences against oxidative stress, resulting in long-term reduction in signs of ageing. The leave-on exfoliant partners 2% salicylic acid and potent antioxidants with patented CellRenew-16 technology to visibly improve skin tone and texture without damaging the skin’s moisture barrier.

  RRP: £42 020 8868 4411

4 Mii Cosmetics

Mii Cosmetics has expanded its nail line with six new shades as part of the Come to the Cabaret collection (pictured): crème shades midnight purple Queen of the Night, rosy nude Nude Negligee, dusky coral Extravaganza and rich burgundy plum Boudoir, and metallics magenta Glitz n’ Glam and bronze red Madame Rouge. Also new is the HydraBoost Lip Lover, with hyaluronic acid to hydrate and plump, available in warm medium brown Spiced, nude pink Snug, and vivid blue-red Fireside.

Trade: HydraBoost Lip Lover £9.25 each, Polishes £6.25 each 0345 217 1360

5 EveTaylor

Eve Taylor’s new two-in-one treatment formula, Overnight Clarifying Complex, has been developed to help improve the appearance of open pores, breakout activity, and post-breakout redness in all skin types. The product, made with niacinamide and sodium PCA, revitalises the skin for those experiencing lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone, helping them achieve a clear, radiant and youthful complexion.

Trade: £10.60 01733 260161

6 Thalgo

Thalgo’s Christmas Collection comprises eight eco-friendly Beauty Rituals to give clients a wellness spa experience at home. These include the Energising Beauty Ritual, Only for Men Ritual, and Body Ritual. In addition, there are three routine giftsets (the Hydrating Face Routine, Wrinkle Correcting Face Routine, and Ayurvedic Body Routine), three duo sets (Glowing, Cocooning, and Lifting), and two new body products: Body Scrub and Body Melting Cream.

RRP: from £22.50 to £144 020 7512 0872

7 Elemis

Elemis’s Christmas Gifting Sets for 2023 include a range of 17 gift boxes for skin and body to suit all recipients, from the Pro-Collagen Skin Trio Treat (pictured) to hydrate and exfoliate to the First-Class Grooming Edit face and body discovery set for men. For the third year, the brand has ensured all holiday boxes are fully recyclable, with sustainable materials used where possible.

RRP: from £30 to £235 0117 316 1888

8 Jane Iredale

The PureMatch Liquid Concealer is an ultra-lightweight formula to conceal, even out skin tone, and enhance the complexion.

Available in 16 true-to-skin shades, it has been formulated with the skin in mind, featuring botanical oils, waxes and extracts to soothe and support skin hydration.

Trade: £12 0808 189 0795

9 Pevonia

Pevonia’s Christmas offering features eight spa sets which have been created to suit all budgets and skin concerns. Clients can choose from the Sparkle Me collection for dry skin, Dazzle Me for sensitive skin, Glitter Me for combination skin, Power-Ful Me for agecorrection power repair, and Comfort Me (pictured) for those struggling with rosacea. Also available is the Uplift Me de-ageing stem cell collection, Unwrap Me spa body collection, and Spruce Me spa at home hair, hand and body set.

Trade: from £17.55 to £174.60 01449 727 000

10 Glossify

New from Glossify is the Naturabuild hema-free gel base range. The collection is available in three neutral colours, designed to complement every skin tone, and formulated as a hema-free version of the brand’s builder gel, Naturabuild, making it ideal for sensitivity-conscious clients. Choose from Crème, a sheer nude with beige undertones, Petal, a sheer pink or Clear, for those wanting a minimal look.

Trade: £16.99 or £49.99 for all three

11 Fake Bake

Fake Bake’s Tanning Water has been formulated to refresh the skin while bronzing, with the brand’s purest formula yet. The clear formula features calming passionflower extract for long-lasting hydration and works with all skin tones thanks to vegan-friendly ingredients designed to enhance everyone’s unique skin pigment.

Trade: £15.50 0191 250 9229

12 Gelish

The On My Wish List collection from Gelish features six new shades perfect for the holiday season. Clients can choose from vanilla crème Wrapped Around Your Finger, olive shimmer Bad To The Bow, red rose pearl Reddy to Jingle, icy blue pearl Gift It Your Best (pictured), premium purple metallic Before My Berry Eyes, or purple charcoal crème A Hundred Present Yes. All shades are available in Gelish Soak Off Gel Polish, Gelish Dip Express, or Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer.

Trade: Soak Off Gel £16.99 each, Dip Express £16.99 each, Morgan Taylor £5.50 each

13 Comfort Zone

The Luminant collection from Comfort Zone has been formulated with hyperpigmentation and dark spots in mind, with a three-step routine built to brighten and even your clients’ skin tone. Consisting of the Dark Spot Correcting Serum, Illuminating Correcting Cream, and Anti-Spot Protection Fluid SPF50, the collection’s key bioactive ingredients include zingber extract to improve microcirculation and keratolytic enzyme to gently exfoliate dead surface cells.

Trade: Serum £32.50, Cream £37.50, SPF £20 020 3301 0496

14 Is Clinical

Retinol+ Emulsion from Is Clinical features encapsulated stable retinol, bakuchiol and absorbic acid, among other ingredients, to reduce wrinkles, increase skin elasticity and boost skin hydration. Available in 0.3% and 1.0% formulas, the product can be used daily after building up tolerance, and is suitable for normal, oily, dry or combination skin types.

RRP: 0.3% £115, 1% £135 020 3868 6242

15 Lecenté

Lecenté is launching four new gel polish shades and four new nail pigment powders to help elevate your nail game this season. Clients can select from gel shades Ember, a fiery red-orange, Moss (pictured), a light earthy green, Rhubarb, a deep pink with silver holographic flakes, and Tawny, a rich deep rust brown with pink tones. Pigment powders are available in Black, Primary Blue, Primary Red and Primary Yellow.

Trade: Gels £11.99, Pigments £3.99 01474 327770

16 Neom

Create a calming environment for your clients with Neom’s new limited-edition wellbeing pods. Available in tortoiseshell or blush glass to suit your salon design, the pods all feature an upcycled light wood base, touch-sensitive buttons, light controls, and a guided breathing mode and are best paired with Neom’s essential oils.

Trade: £105 01423 803237

17 2AM London

The Pics N’ Chill collection from 2am London features six new nail polish shades suitable for the colder seasons. Clients can choose from crème shades Lotta’ Spice and Incognito, glitters My Scene, Wishlist and Icy, or shimmer shade After Dark.

Trade: £4.99 each 01827 280080

18 Hona

Hona’s Moonlight Fiesta collection features 10 shades in a range of bold and lively hues. Select from cool-toned peppermint Agave, cobalt blue Cenote, warm yellow Churro, deep indigo Dulce, lively coral red Flamenco, deep green Jalapeño, deep blue Moonlight, vibrant pink Piñata, deep reddish-purple Sangria, or fiery red Salsa.

Trade: £14.50 each, full collection £145

19 +Maskology

The Multi-Masking Set (pictured) from +Maskology includes a Detoxifying Facial Cleansing Mask, Retinol + Vitamin C Under Eye Mask, Squalene Facial Mask and Thermotherapy Heated Eye Mask for a full evening skincare routine suitable for all skin types. Also new is the +Serumology Revitalising Serum Duo, containing the Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum and Retinol Face Serum in a gift box.

Trade: Multi-Masking Set £7.50, Serum Duo £10 01273 323232

20 Dibi Milano

Dibi Milano’s limited-edition holiday collection comprises five Atelier Collection kits to cater for all skin types and concerns. Clients can select from Age Method (pictured) to target signs of ageing, Filler Code to plump and rejuvenate, Hydra Perfection for a hydrating glow, Lift Creator for a lifted, firmer look, and Procellular for a vibrant, youthful complexion.

RRP: from £81 to £151 020 3878 4539

21 CND

CND’s Magical Botany colour collection features six new shades available in both Shellac and Vinylux Long Wear Polish formulations. Inspired by holiday glamour and nature, the collection consists of inky black-blue Midnight Flight, green with pink-red shimmer Forevergreen, gold-bronze metallic It’s Getting Golder, rose taupe with turquoise shimmer Frost Bite, deep burgundy Poison Plum, and dark creamy red Scarlet Letter. 

Trade: Shellac £14.95 each or £89.70 for full collection. Vinylux £5.95 each or £29.70 for full collection. 0333 000 7000

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