Sophie Qureshi rounds up the best new beauty products to land in the UK
Seed to Skin is an amazing new skincare line that blends nature with science. Created by naturalist Jeanette Thottrup, the founder of BorgoSantoPietro (anidyllic 5-star boutique retreat set in the Tuscan countryside), the range completely belies the notion that natural skincare products don’t work. Invest in The Alche’Mist, £145, a spray-on serum packed with antioxidant vitamins and hyaluronic acid, or The Cure, £164, a heavenly collagen-boosting cream that can be used day or night.
Got a new addition to the family? Check out Jurlique’s beautiful new botanical babycare range. It’s free from the harsh detergents beauty and artificial fragrances that can irritate newborn skin, and instead uses nourishing plant oils from the brand’s organic farm in the South Australia hills. Try Baby’s Gentle Shampoo & Body Wash, £18, with soothing chamomile extract, and Baby’s Calming Massage Oil, £20, a blend of lavender, geranium and ylang-ylang essential oils. You’ll want to steal them for yourself.
Ask any beauty editor what they use on their skin and they’ll tell you they rely on vitamin C in the daytime and retinol at night. Clinique’s new Fresh Pressed Clinical Daily + Overnight Boosters system, £25, offers exactly that: the daytime booster contains 10 per cent ascorbic acid (the most potent form of vitamin C) to even out skin tone and amp up glow, while the nighttime booster contains liquid retinol to enhance collagen. You’re practically guaranteed to see a difference in 12 weeks.
However much sparkly green eyeshadow appeals in theory, it’s the neutral shades we reach for on a daily basis. They flatter skin tone and enhance eyes without making you look too ‘done’. If you don’t have time to faff around with different pots and palettes (frankly, who does?), we advise consolidating your eyeshadow wardrobe with Bobbi Brown’s new Nude on Nude, £33.57. It’s available in two versions – Bronzy Nudes and Rosy Nudes – each with 10 shades to take you from school run to date-night glam.
If you’re in the market for a new- season scent, make a beeline for Jo Malone London’s new Honeysuckle & Davana Cologne, from £36. A warm, sunny floral, it’s the kind of scent that instantly lifts your mood – sweet, intoxicating honeysuckle mingled with a fruity twist of davana and a woody base of moss. Just the ticket for a grey day when summer’s long gone.