As part of my new weekly column I will be choosing five different beauty products to share with you every week, ranging from my favourite new skincare saviours, ultimate make-up must-haves, hair care heroes and body boosters, through to the freshest scents of the season. I get to test every single new beauty product before it hits the stores, so I truly appreciate the life-changing power of a great one. Here are the new releases that I’m most excited about this week.
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream, £42
It’s always a bit of a panic when a brand reformulates one of your favourite products, – will it be as good as before? In this case, cult bronzer Soleil Tan de Chanel has been given a mini makeover and a new name, and I think it’s even better. One of my long-time, go-to staples for a fresh, sun-kissed glow, the lightweight, semi-matte formula is now even more blendable and seamless, thanks to the addition of hydrogenated coconut oil. And for those of you with oily skin, don’t worry – it’s been tested to be non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog your pores or cause breakouts.
Victoria Beckham Beauty Cocoa Satin Kajal Liner, £20
A brown eyeliner is one of my go-to beauty looks, more subtle than black but still delivering just the right level of definition and smokiness. I must own at least a dozen different liners and I am definitely adding this deep chocolate hue to my collection. The soft pigment glides on easily, making it the perfect consistency to blend with your finger or a brush, should you wish to smudge it up a bit. But the best part? It then settles into long-lasting eye make-up that won’t budge all day – or night.
Fable and Mane HoliRoots Ritual Collection, from £22
I fell head over heels for this new hair-care brand instantly just by looking at the beautiful packaging. Based on ancient Indian ayurvedic principles, this vegan range is comprised of four hero products – a cleansing shampoo, nourishing conditioner, creamy hydrating mask and strengthening hair oil – and combines potent Indian roots, herbs and extracts like turmeric and ashwangha to create gloriously scented formulas that really work. I’ll admit that I’m not usually a big fan of hair oil, but after just one use, the HoliRoots Hair Treatment Oil (£25) visibly restored my lack-lustre lengths (which are currently in desperate need of a trim!)
RMS Beauty Body Oil, £68
One positive thing to come out of the lockdown? The fact that I’ve been able to dedicate more time and attention to areas of my skincare that I might otherwise neglect. Usually, I’ll focus on my face and hands, but with more time to play with I’m finally giving my body the daily care it deserves and it’s paying off. This body oil is pure, unadulterated luxury, a heady blend of organic jojoba, burriti and coconut oils which delivers radiant, supple skin. Supremely nourishing, it leaves me silky soft from head to toe.
Allies of Skin Molecular Silk Amino Hydrating Cleanser, £37
Like a good man, a good cleanser is hard to find. And when you unearth that rare gem, you’ll want to hold on to it. I’ve been using this multi-tasking miracle worker from Allies of Skin since being on lockdown and think it might be ‘the one’. Combining hyaluronic acid and silk amino acids to hydrate, organic moringa oil to cleanse and purify and ethylated l-asrobic acid to brighten, this rich formula removes everyday pollution and light make-up effortlessly, while leaving your skin barrier hydrated and balanced. My skin adores it.