New Beauty Launches

There’s no better time than the beginning of a new year to re-think your beauty stash and renew your skincare, haircare, and makeup routine. With an overwhelming amount of choice, we’ve sifted through the fresh, innovative products that have landed on the beauty desk just in time to press refresh.

From overnight repair creams to Better Than Sex mascara(!!) these are the new beauty launches that have made our beauty editor squeal with excitement this month.

Beauty Pie Lash Fuel Advanced Peptide Serum, £70 (£19.50 for members)

When it comes to lash serums, you either love them or think they’re a total waste of money. But when an innovative mind-blowing formula comes along, suddenly we’re all in agreement that lash serums are a must to any serious beauty junkie. This long-awaited formula is packed with biotin and panthenol to strengthen hair and encourage growth with a dose of antioxidant ginseng and an exclusive lash-building peptide that lengthens and thickens lashes. It takes about two weeks to start to see a change and four to really notice a difference. This conditioning primer will maximise any mascara. We predict this will fast become a Beauty Pie bestseller, get on the waiting list now!

Wildsmith Skin Stillness Shower Oil, £38

If you spent most of December partying and now feeling drained, exhausted, and far from ready for the new month ahead, then get some shower therapy now. This deeply nourishing shower oil is a blend of 100% natural Rose Geranium, Chamomile and English Lavender that will put you into a scented paradise coma that will calm your senses and encourage you to slow down and sleep more.

REN Clean Skincare Perfect Canvas Smooth, Prep & Plump Essence, £43

Aptly named, this watery liquid is a hybrid toner/essence that calms and hydrates your skin, strengthens the skin barrier while prepping your skin for the next step in your routine and wiping away any last traces of makeup that may have been missed by your cleanser. Use am and pm, simply add a few drops to the palms of your hands and pat on your face instead of using a cotton wool pad that will simply absorb all the liquid. And of course, in keeping with the brand’s strong sustainability ethos, the glass jar packaging is fully recyclable.

StriVectin Advanced Retinol Multi-Correct Eye Cream, £69

Minimise the damage from the festive period with this clever multi-tasker that re-hydrates the eye area making fine lines less visible while improving elasticity and firmness. This retinol-packed formula is slowly released into the skin which means sensitive skin isn’t blasted at once. It’s everything you want from an eye cream rolled into one. Best bit? The metal applicator detail which cools and depuffs without tugging on skin.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara in Chocolate, £25

If you’ve been reading our beauty content for a while, you’ll know we’re huge fans of the original Better Than Sex Mascara in black (one sells every seven seconds!) In fact, it always makes our Best Of lists and we can’t believe we’re saying it, but this dark chocolate brown version may even be better than the original. It’s the same brilliant formula in a super flattering shade (brown is always a great colour), great for everyday use without too much drama, adds volume, length and doesn’t clump. Basically, a one-size-fits-all wand of fabulousness that will see you through January and beyond.

Fresh Black Tea Advanced Age Renewal Cream, £84

If anti-ageing is top of your skincare concerns, this day and night moisturiser should be high on your radar. A powerhouse of ingredients – collagen to support and boost elasticity, nourishing jojoba, fresh leaf extracts and a dose of BT MatrixTM that specifically targets wrinkles and maturing skin with retinol-like strength but without the actual retinol. It also has a divine yet subtle tea scent. It’s a wonder how all of this is packed into such a weightless and gentle cream.

Tata Harper Superkind Bio-Shield Face Oil, £131

Face oils are never an easy sell as often people think the greasier your skin the more likely you’ll create spots and blemishes. This couldn’t be further from the truth, but that’s a whole different discussion! Joining the already popular Superkind range, this mid-weight oil contains a whopping 23 botanical ingredients from chia seed oil and Reishi mushroom to a volcanic complex. Unlike most other face oils, you apply this over your moisturiser to act as an invisible protective veil to sensitive, reactive skin (very clever concept). Consider this your winter skin shield.

Jo Malone Hemlock & Bergamot Charity Candle, £55

Since 2012, Jo Malone London has been committed to helping to stamp out the stigma surrounding mental health by supporting many charities. In honour of their 10-year milestone, they have launched the Shining A Light On Mental Health Foundation, supporting individuals and families affected by mental health challenges. From dedicated projects and raising awareness to providing support through the sales of their Charity Home Candle Collection. This year’s charity candle is a powdery floral with a bright spark of refreshing bergamot that will make your home smell like a forest. And for each one sold; Jo Malone will donate 75% to the Shining a Light on Mental Health Foundation. What better way to kick off the new year than with an act of kindness.

Aviela Shea Pure Shea Butter, £30

If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to go down the more natural beauty route, this multi-tasking 100% pure shea butter is a great starting point. One of Mother Nature’s best remedies that has been used in Africa for centuries to treat inflammatory conditions such as eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis while simultaneously healing and hydrating skin. This highest-grade unrefined shea butter is naturally rich in essential fatty acids, Vitamins A and E, and the light buttery texture means it’s particularly great for massaging in to parched limbs. Smear everywhere, it can do no harm.

Philosophy Pore Purifying Foam Cleanser, £22

America’s number 1 cleanser has been formulated into a foam for those who prefer a good old lather. Giving all the same purifying action as its bestselling original, just in an easy-to-use pump. Packed with the identical deep cleansing ingredients such as papaya enzyme and glycolic acid, to cleanse, tighten, and minimize the appearance of pores. If weeks of wearing party makeup has taken its toll on your skin, this is a sensible swap from your usual cleanser to balance and refresh tired, congested complexions.

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