There are a ton of new beauty launches happening at the moment. I guess you could say that the change of season sparks the desire to “up” your skincare game. If you’re looking at improving your skin for the cold and keep up to date on new launches from some of my favourite skin-smart brands, then these new goodies might interest you…
New from Kiehl’s…
The thing I love about Kiehl’s is that all their products are named according to exactly what they are! Simple and easy to understand! They’ve recently introduced two new products to their lineup in the form of Nightly Refining Micro Peel Concentrate and Breakout Control Targeted Blemish Spot Treatment.
Let’s start with Nightly Refining Micro Peel Concentrate (R750), a gentle overnight peel “potion” with sustainably sourced Quinoa Husk Extract. For the first time in a facial skincare product, quinoa husk extract has been formulated into an anti-ageing overnight treatment, to offer your skin accelerated cell turnover, refined texture, improved skin tone evenness, and softer, more radiant skin.
Think of it as a peel in a bottle! “Despite the popularity of chemical peels, they present a number of barriers,” according to Dr. Adam Geyer, Kiehl’s Consulting Dermatologist. “While effective, the treatment can cause skin sensitivity including redness, irritation, PIH or POH and scarring” he says.
With this new launch, Kiehl’s bring an innovative solution for customers seeking gentle and affordable at-home alternatives to chemical peels. Suitable for all skin types, all you need is to add 2-3 drops to clean skin every night before layering your serum and night cream.
Kiehl’s Breakout Control Targeted Blemish Spot Treatment is a handy little product to have for when those nasty spots strike! With 10% Sulfur and Vitamin B3, this product was clinically demonstrated to rapidly reduce the appearance of blemishes. Use it by applying it directly onto cleansed skin, dabbing a thin layer over your blemish at least once a day.
Personally, I used it when I had a bit of a breakout on my chin area, and within three days the blemishes were gone! What I love is that unlike “blemish” creams which I have used in the past, it didn’t make the blemish worse before making it better.
Kiehl’s Breakout Control Targeted Blemish Spot Treatment is not available just yet, but will hit Kiehl’s counters in June, so look out for it then.
New From CHANEL Beauty…
LA SOLUTION 10 DE CHANEL (R1145) launched earlier in April, as the brands first “comforting moisturizer” designed to soothe, de-stress and defend sensitive skin.
If your skin is prone to being sensitive, it overreacts quickly, stings, feels red, rough, hot, dry and tight, this little guy might be for you! Whether your skin is naturally sensitive or you’re suffering with temporary sensitivity, LA SOLUTION 10 DE CHANEL helps to soothe the skin, defending against pollution, climatic conditions and even non-invasive aesthetical procedures.
It is formulated with only 10 ingredients for optimal skin tolerance. CHANEL researchers studied hundreds of ingredients before purposefully selecting only 10. On these ten, they performed no less than 117 formulation trials to find the perfect balance.
At the heart of their formula lies Silver Needle Tea Extract, a very rare and precious white tea which is delicately gathered by hand for 10 days and then dried on racks. This Silver Needle Tea Extract soothes, de-stress, and defends the skin.
HYDRA BEAUTY LOTION Protective Radiance Very Moist (R799) is Chanel’s new generation toner. It’s a product developed as the first step in your beauty ritual, designed to rebalance the skin so that it can fully preserve its barrier function.
The formula has been developed with the highest precision through the expertise of the French and Japanese laboratories of CHANEL Research. Their secret: a sophisticated, customized water perfectly compatible with skin.
Formulated with a magnetic water complex, it penetrates the epidermis to release its active ingredients, leaving your skin moisturized and soft while restoring its natural elasticity.
New from Dermalogica…
The new Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Mask (R790) is a great little pick me up for your skin and perfect for winer! When your skin feels like it needs to be rescued, Dermalogica suggests using the Charcoal Rescue Mask up to four times a week to bring your skin “back to life”.
It detoxifies, brightens and invigorates all skin types, while addressing the signs of skin ageing, breakouts and sensitivity all in one.
I’m a sucker for Charcoal Masks. I really do love them and this one is fab! It contains Sulfur, Volcanic Ash (remember the MAC Volcanic Mask? Loved it too), Phytic Acid, Lactic Acid, Mandelic Acid, Niacinamide and Chilean Wild Mint.
Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer (R850) is another must have winter product! If your skin feels dry and unhappy then definitely check this primer out! It’s super light weight, non greasy and while it primes the skin, it also reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, all while giving you a perfectly primed surface for your makeup application.
Think of it as a multi-tasking skincare system! #NoFilterNoProblem!
It contains a whole bunch of skin happy ingredients, including H2oRelease Complex of Sodium Hyaluronate, Algin and Trehalose to optimise hydration levels, Abyssinian Seed Oil to smooth the skin, Mattifiers to reduce shine, Mushroom extract to reduce pore size and Wu-Zhu-Yu to enhance skin radiance. Plus then, it offers a microencapsulated tint which releases upon application to give you a light, neutral coverage.