With new beauty brands and innovative new launches landing on The Handbook beauty desk every single day, the choice is overwhelming. So, we’ve done the hard work for you and filtered out the products which are worth parting with your hard-earned cash. From exotic fragrance and luxe lipsticks to skincare apps and hair removal, these are the products that have made our beauty editor squeal with excitement this month.
Although Moroccan Oil is best known as the brand with delicious-smelling haircare, the clever folk have packed their iconic spicy amber and sweet floral scent into a gentle handwash that not only leaves your hands smelling incredibly hypnotic but also soft and hydrated thanks to the signature addition of argan oil. A treat for all your senses.
This is the perfect time to invest in a multi-tasking hardworking balm that will add moisture to sun-zapped areas that we often neglect. Think heels, elbows, knees, all these dry areas deserve some TLC, and this super nourishing balm is just the answer. Packed with pure essential oils of rose, blackcurrant, ylang ylang and chamomile combined to create the signature Bamford rose fragrance, while naturally nourishing oils of argan, avocado, hemp, and jojoba smooth and hydrate, leaving a subtle dewy glow.
Imagine the smell of a garden party, surrounded by fresh greenery, beautiful florals, fragrant coconut-based cocktails, and exotic incense burning in the background. Bottle it up and here’s your new hypnotic scent for summer. The perfect accompaniment to your sultry holiday wardrobe.
When the best-selling toner in the US arrives to UK shores, you sit up and take notice. Balancing the PH balance of your skin, strengthening the skin barrier without stripping or irritating (because of the 0% alcohol content) and minus that tight taut feeling that often follows with a toner. It’s no wonder Zendaya is a fan!
Beauty and skincare guru, Caroline Hirons has launched into the world of tech bringing her exceptional expertise to an app that’s completely free and available to all. The Skin Rocks App is designed to help people cut through the jargon and the BS and understand what it is their skin actually needs. It helps guide you to the ingredients and product suggestion too. Consider this your personal skincare specialist on tap 24/7.
This iconic spa wellness brand is shaking up its products with a new scent that is just as gorgeous as the original but complete opposites to smell. With notes of Oud, Amber & Red Saffron to calm the mind and indulge your senses, this new collection offers a comforting and sensual self-care experience, with 7-day lasting moisture to deeply nourish parched skin and a soft floral and warm woody smell that lingers for hours. We’re particularly loving the Ultra-Rich Shower Burst, an oil-infused creamy body wash that bursts into a rich, foamy lather and makes your bathroom smell all spa-like.
We all want to achieve that soft-focus filter that makes us look flawless on the Gram, enter this new skincare/makeup hybrid which has already gone viral on social media as the dupe that everyone needs in their makeup bag. This versatile glow-giver can be used as a base instead of your usual foundation, underneath (or mixed with) your foundation or even as a liquid highlighter. With eight flattering shades to choose from, you’ll be camera-ready in no-time.
One of the most respected makeup artists on the beauty and fashion circuit, Lisa brings flattering makeup to the shop floor with lipstick shades that flatter. Whether you tend to go for muted neutrals or strong reds, these soft lipsticks will give you a semi-sheer pout that hydrates lips and delivers long-lasting colour that won’t melt when the temperature rises. Building on the success of the existing shades, Lisa launches a further 3 hues to keep fans looking suitably polished this summer. We’re obsessed with Strawberry Shock – a bright shouty red that reminds us of Strawberry Daiquiris.
According to Trinny Woodall, Founder & CEO of Trinny London, these three multitasking, mistake-proof makeup brushes are “all the tools you need to be your best.” With a brand focused on quick, easy fingertip application, Trinny has designed these brushes for those who prefer to have a brush finish in minimal time. These three clever creations can be used on all makeup types, textures, colours and more. You don’t need anything else apart from your fingers! And the best bit is, they won’t go AWOL in your makeup bag thanks to the eye-popping yellow packaging. We can always rely on Trinny to come up with the goods.
YES, to everything about this new exfoliator. Launched on the back of the success of the brand’s iconic Microfoliant exfoliating powder, now comes a gentler form. Formulated with soothing oat, coconut, and botanical extracts rich in AHA and BHA. Simply mix the powder with some water and voila you have yourself a rich, creamy lather that is so gentle you can use it every day without stripping your skin. Expect healthy-looking skin every single time. We’re obsessed!
Born from the entrepreneurial Rhian Stephenson that built Psycle London, the global boutique studios that put spinning on the fitness map. Rhian was keen to introduce the importance of wellness and nutrition into every woman’s daily schedule, so it becomes part of your everyday routine, just like fitness. And so Artah was launched to supercharge your health to the max! Offering everything from a digital nutrition membership to keep your health and lifestyle on track, calorie-conscious meal plans, shopping lists, inspiring workshops with food and health professionals, functional supplements and tinctures, empowering retreats, the list goes on and on. If you feel it’s time to put down the rose and invest in your health, this is a life-changing starting point.
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