Beauty products drop at a dizzying rate, but there’s no need to feel overwhelmed. At CF we have done the hard work for you: curating an edit of the products dropping in December to really get excited about.
From the heavy-duty cleanser to lift even the most stubborn of lipsticks, to the beauty vanity case brimming with the best launches of 2021, these are the products that have piqued our Beauty Editor’s interest this month.
This dreamy vegan cleansing balm makes light work of heavy-duty make-up and SPF, melting away all traces thanks to its balm-into-oil texture. Packed with antioxidants, triple weight hyaluronic acid, and a blend of nourishing oils, it leaves skin impossibly clean, bouncy, and hydrated. We heart.
This dreamy vegan cleansing balm makes light work of heavy-duty make-up and SPF
Dry shampoo is one of those can’t-live-without products; it is a lifeline if you want to get more out of your blow dry, a quick fix post-gym, or to boost your style come evening. To celebrate 50 years of its dry shampoo formulas, Klorane has launched a new Volumising Dry Shampoo using flax fibres to take fine hair from limp to va-va-voom. The formula is very intelligent: the superfine powder blend seamlessly into your hair – without a trace of chalky residue – no matter your shade.
Many a time we’ve ceaselessly scrolled the internet in the throes of a hellish hangover for a cure, and now we’ve found one in Biocol Labs. These natural wonder supplements harness the power of milk thistle, artichoke, and choline, helping to breaking down alcohol-induced toxins and restore lost vitamins and minerals. Pop two before drinking and it's almost as if you didn't down three spicy margs last night. Very clever indeed.
Add a luxurious flourish to your dinner table this Christmas with Jo Malone’s scented take on the classic pillar candle. Available in the brand’s classic zesty grapefruit scent (spiked with clarifying rosemary, peppermint, and pimento) these are the perfect accompaniment to any festive feast, and will dispel unwelcome cooking smells too.
Add a luxurious flourish to your dinner table this Christmas with Jo Malone’s scented take on the classic pillar candle
Yes please, and thank you, to Fenty Beauty’s new drop: a liquid iteration of the OG game-changing highlighter. The featherlight formula – generously laced with microfine pearls – glides on seamlessly for a super-fresh radiant look. It’s wonderfully buildable, taking your look from a delicate sheen, to a supercharged glow if you so wish. Available in five flattering shades for all skin tones, there’s simply no excuse for dull winter complexions with this in your beauty arsenal.
You may be feeling rather smug right now if you’ve completed your Christmas shopping, but how about a little treat for yourself too? If you missed out on a beauty advent calendar this year, do one better with a beauty vanity case. The beauty buyers at NET-A-PORTER have curated a rather lovely edit of this year's most-loved products, making it oh-so easy to upgrade your self-care regime ahead of the new year. Hero products include an Angela Caglia Rose Quartz Eye Mask to reduce puffiness and 111SKIN's Molecular Hydration Mask to restore dry complexions. There are other skincare treasures from Augustinus Bader, Dr Barbara Sturm, and Tata Harper, to name but a few.
At this time of year, when you still have a to-do list as long as your arm and it feels like you are crawling to the finish line, a soothing bedtime ritual is paramount. The collaboration between Victoria Beckham Beauty + SLIP is the ultimate gift to yourself. Comprising the much-loved Cell Rejuvenating Power Serum and Cell Rejuvenation Priming Moisturiser to deeply hydrate, diminish fine lines, and deliver radiance, with a silk VB X SLIP mask, you'll wake up feeling rested and glowing.
The collaboration between Victoria Beckham Beauty + SLIP is the ultimate gift to yourself
With a stronger sustainability commitment, renewed formulas and more sustainable packaging, Biotherm has relaunched in the UK with its much-loved classics and new products to become enamoured with, like this face cream – a godsend for particularly parched complexions. Cosseting skin in a lightweight formula, its enriched with ceramides and probiotics to re-energise the complexion, firm, and soothe.
Christmas is the time for unabashed glamour, and it doesn't get more decadent than this limited-edition collection by Dolce&Gabbana Beauty. Alongside liquid eyeshadows the collection comprises jewel-like lip glosses, encased in tubes topped with the iconic Dolce&Gabbana crown. The gloss itself provides long-lasting colour in a high shine formula, which hydrates and plumps your pout. Now where is that mistletoe?
Christmas is the time for unabashed glamour, and it doesn’t get more decadent than this limited-edition collection by Dolce&Gabbana Beauty
If the Christmas miracle you are after is plump and juicy skin, you need to meet the latest addition to Elemis’ Superfood range. The prebiotic-rich night cream is deceptively lightweight, but laced with camu camu, banana flower, and cocoa cutter; it gets to work on tired, thirsty skin leaving it feeling silky soft, smooth, and replenished by morning.
Image credit: Jo Malone London