Fall in love with the very best new February beauty launches, just in time for Valentine’s Day, with Citizen Femme beauty editor’s tried and tested recommendations.
From Chloé’s addictive new fragrance that could easily become your next date night spritz, to the glow-boosting powder that’s helping us hide winter dullness, these are the best February beauty launches that we think you should be using right now.
If you are still in love with your classic Ghd straighteners (trust me, so many of us are), the OG hair straightener brand has just launched something that might finally convince you to upgrade. Lighter, smaller and around three times faster than the originals – all while helping you achieve super-straight hair with minimal heat damage – Ghd Chronos really does tick all the right boxes.
The latest GHD straighteners are lighter, smaller and three times faster than the originals. That’s impressive.
A lip balm is a handbag essential in the winter (and for Valentine's Day) to keep your pout plump and smooth. I particularly love Fenty Beauty's new one because it has an instant impact for dry lips. It uses sweet cherry oil, vitamin E and mango, cocoa and shea butters to deeply moisturise, and I like how it's small enough to carry around with you too.
Another winter essential, I had been really struggling with dry, chapped hands over the past month before I discovered Bamford's new hand cream (released on the 5 February). It helps that the Certified COSMOS natural formula smells so delightfully of English roses – so I actually want (and remember) to apply it.
If you like your fragrances to take you on a olfactory journey (and as readers of Citizen Femme, travel is probably in your DNA) the latest iteration of Chloé Nomade is a fragrant delight. Inspired by Chloé founder Gaby Aghion's Egyptian roots, traditionally heavy notes including myhrr and broom flower nectar are lifted by the spice of ginger and cinnamon. It's the perfect date night spritz.
Looking for a new date night spritz for Valentine’s Day? Chloé’s offering ticks all the right boxes.
When we are all fighting coughs and colds, our skin really can pay the price – looking dull and tired even when we’ve had enough sleep. What I like most about this quick and easy-to-use highlighter is that it doesn’t contain chunky or grainy glitter, so you get a smooth finish that doesn’t fall into dehydration lines.
We often talk about hydrating our faces at this time of year, but there's no reason to neglect your body when there's a body wash as indulgent as this one. I love how creamy the lather is, meaning it provides a good clean without stripping your skin, and the tropical scent is a real mood booster to wake you up on dark mornings.
In good news for anyone who doesn't like thick creams (but needs a moisture kick due to the cold, windy weather), ILIA's new silky smooth hydrator is filled with all the hydrating and soothing ingredients that your skin will love, including hyaluronic acid, microalgae extract and allantoin. The added bonus: your makeup will apply like a dream too.
If you like your scents soft and romantic, they don't come much better than this one from Narciso. A true 'your skin but better aroma', this airy musk nuzzles your skin like a cosy jumper with just enough of the floral white flowers to keep it interesting. If you're looking to gift a fragrance, this is a really lovely option.
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