Discover all the wonderful new beauty drops that have piqued our interest this month.
From the newest destination to get your pre-holiday mani-pedi, to the chic travel beauty kit packed with miniatures for your hand-luggage, we’ve rounded up the cream of the crop of the beauty world in one handy column.
Post-holiday, stop by HARI’s for a restorative hair treatment in collaboration with biodynamic haircare brand, OWAY, to restore your hair and scalp to its former glory. The three-step treatment begins with the sun hair bath: a shampooing ritual that removes salt, sand, and chlorine. A deeply hydrating mask follows to repair hair fibres and bestow them with glossy shine, all whilst you receive a dangerously good head massage which may send you into a gentle snooze. The treatment ritual finishes with a generous application of the SUNWAY sunlight serum, a lightweight yet nourishing dry oil comprising marigold, organic pomegranate, and passion fruit to further protect hair from damage caused by sun exposure, salt water, and chlorine. The treatment is finished with a swishy, bouncy blow-dry to send you on your way with glossy (and deliciously scented) locks to boot.
Powered by Ayurvedic herbs and adaptogens, Deja's organic latte powders offer a moment's respite in the day. The Glow Wild latte mix is powered by skin-refining rose and detoxifying beetroot to promote a glowing complexion from within. Bonus points: it tastes utterly delicious.
Niche perfume house, Ostens, has taken its first foray into candles launching with two scents taken from their perfume line: rose and jasmine. Rose is a voluptuous ode to Turkish roses, aromatic and sweet – perfect for long balmy summer evenings.
Fans of Chanel's Le Vernis nail lacquers know their efficacy in delivering vibrant pops of colour in a chip-resistant formula. The summer collection compromises six pastel hues inspired by the colours of the beach to complement sun-drenched complexions. We are particularly fond of 'Moon Shell', a chic, pretty mauve.
Designs backstage, you can be sure Dior's new make-up removal range will budge even the most stubborn of formulas including make-up and heavy-duty sunscreen. Composed of more than 96% natural ingredients, the creamy cleansing milk is like an iron first in a velvet glove. It's ultra-sensorial thanks to nourishing jasmine wax, purifying French water lily extract and soothing chamomile with the addtion of hyaluronic acid to ensure skin feels plump and juicy after use.
Aside from stellar products, ELEMIS is famed for its must-have collaborations. This time ELEMIS has partnered with the Fashion Editor-approved hype label RIXO just in time for high summer jaunts. Packaging miniature versions of their hero products – including the divinely scented Frangipani Monoi Body Cream and skin-plumping Pro-Collagen Marine Cream – into a chic travel bag boasting an iconic RIXO print.
Rose Inc is stealthily taking over our make-up bags, and now there is another product category they have concured: bronzers and highlighters. The glossy highlighter-skincare hybrid is a velvety cream to deliver a wash of gentle luminosity atop cheekbones. Offering sheer radiance, it's perfect for those who don't want sparkle, but just a flattering lit-from-within glow. Laced with rose extract to brighten, and squalane to hydrate, it is wondorously buildable to create your desired effect.
Townhouse is the go-to place for expert mani/pedis with staying power, as well as an impressive nail art menu. With outposts in Harrods and Fitzrovia already, Townhouse has just landed on Kensington High Street. It has a signature pink marble manicure bar, complete with scalloped leather chairs, as well as accents of blanched wood and rattan which offer up an Ibiza beach club vibe. The signature pedicure is indulgent yet speedy. Peruse the iPads to select your nail colour whilst you sip a perfect chilled Bellini. To begin, feet are soaked in a marble bath before nails are shaped and soles are vigorously buffed into submission. Pedicure booths consist of sumptuous leather chairs, discreetly separated by curtains so you feel cocooned in your own little bubble of peace.
Summer Fridays' cult following have been awaiting an SPF and the brand has more than delivered. This intelligent, reef-safe formula glides on like your favourite serum, and is laden with squalane, chamomile, and a coterie of antioxidants for skin-boosting benefits. It has a natural tint – which blends to your personal complexion – offering light coverage whilst blurring imperfections. Love at first application.
Charlotte Tilbury's new glow toner is a multitasking elixir that tightens pores, resurfaces skin texture, and hydrates for baby-soft skin. Acid-free it works for even the most sensitive of skin types, comprising niancinamide to balance, prickly pear extract for gentle exfoliation, and sodium hyaluronate to help skin retain moisture, alongside a blend of peptides for radiance-boosting effects. A simple step in your skincare regime that adds instant glow – it's a no-brainer.
Farm to face brand Irene Forte, uses ingredients grown on her family farm in Sicily to lovingly pack into indulgent formulas that are incredibly fragrant without irritating sensitive skin (how does she manage it?!). The new Lavendar Collection boasts new refillable packaging and formulas more efficacious than ever before. This gentle masks contains a triple threat of acids, as well as aromatic rosemary and lavendar water to purify and refresh skin for a bright and even complexion.
Beauty Editors worship at the alter of Augustinus Bader, and now there is a new way to wear the so-called "Greatest Skincare of All Time” with The Light Cream. Combining all the cutting edge science of its predeccessors, powered by the patented TFC8® technology, this is a lighter, daily moisturiser that hydrates, balances, renews, and protects whilst mattyfying the skin. Perfect for oiler complexions, or those jetting off to humid climates this summer.
Much as we love our lipsticks, they can feel a bit too heavy in the warmer months, when we are forgoing foundations for lighter tinted serums. What you need is Lanolips new playful Jellybalms. Compromising the ultra-nourishing lanolin benefits fans of the brand have come to love, these rich but never sticky gel-textured balms cosset lips in a layer of hydration with a sheer slick of colour. I'm wearing Watermelon on-repeat, a vibrant red gloss, enriched with watermelon-seed extract for extra juiciness and a delicate fruity tang.
Humidity and hair do not good bedfellows make, thankfully R + CO's new lightweight spray cossets hair in a halo of frizz-fighting, moisture-repelling shine. Keep it front and centre on your dressing table, and be sure to pop it in your suitcase for your next jaunt.
Swap up your bronzer for a pop of blush, in the form of VB's Cheeky Posh Cream Blush Stick range. Two new shades have joined the collection, including 'Fame': a delicate rosy mauve hue that adds a pretty, healthy flush to cheeks for a lit-from-within glow. Infused with jojoba and ginseng, the satiny blush blends seamlessly into skin, for a soft-focus wash of colour. It also doubles as a beautiful lip colour, saving precious space in your clutch bag.
Image credit: Chanel