Happy Monday, everyone! Today we’re taking a look at all the new product launches for the month of May. I’m not going to lie, May is a bit of a slow month for ‘Products Popping Up’ but there are definitely some products that I am DYING to get my hands on.
I attended a press launch for the new Bioderma Hydrabio range a couple of weeks ago, and if there’s one product I suggest you check out in-store…it’s definitely this range. I received a couple of products to test and I’ve been loving every single one of them – especially the Hydrabio H2O Micellar Water. If, like me, you have dehydrated skin then this new range will definitely keep your skin soft, supple and hydrated this Winter.
Anyway, before I get too excited…let’s take a look at all the new products you can expect to pop up in-store this month:
Max Factor Smokey Eye Drama Kit (R159,95) – From earthy tones such as sultry browns, taupes and slate-coloured greys to suit blue eyes, to neutral tones with gold shimmers to complement deeper skin tones – each palette contains vibrant, buildable colour pigments, enriched with skin conditioners for smooth, even application. The newly formulated baked powder shadow also allows for a higher concentration of pearls for superior shine versus traditional pressed powder, so the result is a glamorous eye look in seconds.
No smoky eye look is complete without defined brows. Delivering a total eye transformation, the Smokey Eye Drama Kit contains an expert brow powder: one gorgeous light or dark matte shade with intense colour payoff – so now you can frame your smoky eyes with well groomed brows, all in 1 palette.
Available at selected Clicks stores nationwide.
Bioderma Hydrabio (starting at R199,95) – Every day, pollution, stress, cold weather, etc. disrupt the skin’s cellular activity. It no longer knows how to deeply generate or retain on the surface the water it needs for its natural balance. The skin becomes dehydrated, uncomfortable and more sensitive and loses its radiance. Found in the full range of Hydrabio products, the Aquagenium® patent stimulates the skin’s cellular capacities and reactivates its natural hydration process. Vitamin PP strengthens skin resistance and impermeability, and apple seed extract stimulates the activity of Aquaporins, which are the natural channels allowing water flow within the skin. All products in the Hydrabiuo range are allergen-free, fragrance-free, non-comedogenic, and hypoallergenic. The range consists of the following products:
Hydrabio Perfecteur SPF 30 (R319,95) – Thanks to an association of soft-focus powders and pearls, it immediately conceals blemishes and micro-wrinkles. It gives to the skin instant radiance which intensifies day after day. Its delicate and velvety texture leaves the skin smooth, plumped and radiant. A perfect skin result for women who are using a little make-up or not at all.
Hydrabio Gel-Crème (R319,95) – By eliminating dead cells, and progressively reducing cornea layer, the skin’s upper layer, salicylic acid equalises and smoothes the skin’s surface, which lastingly gains radiance. Vitamin E helps to protect the skin against oxidative stress and combat premature cutaneous ageing.
Hydrabio Crème (R319,95) – The rich and creamy texture of Hydrabio Crème intensely nourishes the skin. Thanks to an emulsion inspired by the structure of the epidermis, the active ingredients of the Aquagénium® patent penetrate deeply and in a more targeted manner. The skin thus regains its natural hydration capacities, for intense radiance. Vitamin E helps to protect the skin against oxidative stress and combat premature cutaneous ageing.
Hydrabio Riche (R319,95) – The 1st deep-action moisture-generating treatment stimulates the skin’s cellular capacities and retrains it to deeply generate the water it needs to stay balanced and to retain water to the surface. The DAF patented natural complex increases the ski’s tolerance threshold. Durably moisturised, the skin becomes comfortable, supple and radiant.
Hydrabio H2O (R199,95 for 250ml / R299,95 for 500ml) – Hydrabio H2O is the 1st and only dermatological micellar water perfectly compatible with the skin. Its fatty acid esters, the constituent elements of micelles, are similar to the phospholipids of the skin cell membranes and naturally help rebuild the skin’s hydrolipidic film. Thus, Hydrabio H2O guarantees unrivalled tolerance and comfort for optimum makeup removing efficacy.
Hydrabio Masque (R249,95) – The perfect solution for dehydrated, tight and uncomfortable skin that has lost its radiance. Hydrabio Légère retrains the skin to activate its natural moisturising capacities by stimulating the production of aquaporins, water channels in the skin, and retain the water it needs to be balanced.
Hydrabio Sérum (R299,95) – A serum that retrains the skin to moisturise itself. It provides instant and lasting moisturising effect, and smoothes the skin to restore radiance. It can be used alone or before a cream in the Hydrabio range (Hydrabio Riche or Légère). With its fresh and smooth texture, it is an excellent makeup base.
Bioderma is available from selected Clicks & Dis-Chem stores, independent pharmacies and Dermatologists. Or you can purchase Bioderma products online at Cosmetiques de France, Absolute Skin, and Dis-Chem.
Smashbox Cosmetics L.A. Lights Blush & Highlight Palette (R450,00) – Developed in the brand’s eponymous L.A. photo studio, these new blush palettes pair 2 tonal shades of blush (1 true and 1 rich) with a perfectly matched highlighter. The long-wearing, foolproof blushes never streak or fade, and are made with rich pigments for the most gorgeous colour. The highlighter spotlights your cheekbones and gives you a natural radiance, while 2 tonal shades of blush create a radiant, ultra-flattering look. Baffled by blush application? Let the professionals break it down step-by-step in the included #SHAPEMATTERS guide, with professional artist application tips for 5 face shapes.
Available shades: Pacific Coast Pink (includes Rich Pink, True Pink, Highlight Pink); Culver City Coral (includes Rich Coral, True Coral, Highlight Coral); Malibu Berry (includes Rich Berry, True Berry, Highlight Berry)
Available at selected Woolworths, Edgars, Red Square and Foschini stores.
Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion (R295,00) – This innovative liquid lipstick hybrid plumps with continuous moisture. It is saturated with high-intensity colour, and provides high shine without a sticky feeling. Lips look pouty, sculpted, and sexy. The creamy, moisture-rich formula glides on in 1 effortless swipe of bold liquid colour, and lasts for up to 8 hours. The oil elixir-infused formula creates a luxuriously comfortable, satin-matte finish. This liquid lipstick features a dual-sided applicator – 1 side has a rounded tip that follows the curves of your lips, and the other is a well that holds extra colour to build impact.
Available in the Estée Lauder South Africa online store, or at Truworths, Red Square, Edgars, and Foschini stores nationwide.
Optiphi Active Lip Formula (R350,00) – The main focus of the Active Lip Formula is to rebalance the moisture content of your lips on a cellular level, while restoring and protecting against trans-epidermal water loss. This formula allows molecular restructuring of your lips’ cellular network with scientifically proven protein building blocks. Ceramides strengthen, repair and rebuild the skin’s barrier locking in moisture and keeping lips supple and moisturised. They also enhance water retention allowing cells to maintain important moisture levels required for a homeostatic cellular environment. Shea Butter fights against inflammation, which in turn causes aging and assists in protecting against harsh and destructive molecular damage. Coconut oil is easily absorbed and rich in proteins – contributing to the restructuring of the cellular network. It also softens the skin, allowing for optimal nourishment.
Available at selected beauty salons nationwide – to find your nearest stockist, click here.
Morgan Taylor Kung Fu Panda 3 Collection (R138,00 each) – Conquer the season with daring and darling colors. In conjunction with the release of DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming film Kung Fu Panda 3, Morgan Taylor introduces the Kung Fu Panda collection. This masterful collection includes 6 thrilling shades that complement the newest character in the Kung Fu Panda universe – Mei Mei, a fearless and fun-loving, ribbon-dancing panda. It’s time to unleash your inner warrior with fearless and bold colours this season.
Exclusive to Dis-Chem stores and Sorbet salons nationwide.
Lee Stafford Coco Loco (starting at R99,95) – Did you know that coconut oil is a natural nutrient that provides the essential proteins required for nourishing and repairing damaged hair? Coconut oil is a clever little oil that really moisturises the hair. So if it’s sleek, smooth, shiny hair you’re after then look no further… This new moisturising hair care range packed full of coconut oil does exactly that! The range includes a shampoo (R99,95), a conditioner (R99,95) and a hair treatment mask (R129,95).
Available at Clicks stores nationwide.
MAC Versicolour Stain (R400,00) – The ultimate fusion of gloss + stain in 1 fluid formula that melts onto lips for a full-on glossy shine that lasts and lasts and lasts. Infused with emollient oils, its creamy & lightweight texture stays bright, lustrous and so comfortable without ever cracking or peeling. Like an energy shot for your lips, hues from deep wine and perfectly nude pink, to popping corals and fiery orange-red, live long into the day (and night).
MAC collections are available in-store at your local MAC counter (in Edgars, Foschini and Truworths stores) or in the MAC South Africa online store.
Creightons The Curl Company (starting at R109,95) – The Curl Company contains the unique Professional CURLPLEX, a blend of Moringa Oil and Meadowfoam, specifically formulated by hair experts to cleanse, enhance and define curls and waves. Each product has a solution for you with easy to follow curl education on the back of the pack. This range is dedicated to help you find out what kind of curl you are and how to get the best from them. The Curl Company styling range smoothes and defines curls whilst helping to defend against humidity and control frizz. The range is suitable for curls, waves and coils.
The range consists of: Sulphate Free Shampoo (R119,95), Conditioner (R119,95), Curl Defining Leave-In Conditioner (R119,95), Styling Crème Gel (R109,95), Curl Reviving Styling Spray (R129,95), Deep Conditioning Curl Masque (R199,95), Enhance & Perfect Curl Cream (R129,95), and Curl Defining Mousse (R179,95).
Available exclusively at Clicks stores from end-May 2016.
Tangle Teezer Lemon Sherbet (R240,00) – The multi award winning Original Tangle Teezer in Lemon Sherbet is the ultimate detangling hair brush, a revolution in hair care. Banish tangles and knots with a minimum of fuss, breakage or damage with the Tangle Teezer detangling brush uniquely designed with teeth that glide through your hair leaving it soft and shiny without tugging and pulling. It’s also the perfect detangler for kids combating painful tangles quickly and effortlessly without pain or tears.
Available at selected Clicks stores from mid-May 2016.
invisibobble Around the World Collection (R80,00) – Hop on board as invisibobble travels the globe with its ‘Around the World’ collection this Winter. Four new shades (Letter from Grey, Burgundy Dream, Universal Blue and Silky Season) will keep your hair cozy in the colder months with warm wintery hues. These collectables are limited and designed not by the brand, but by invisibobblistas themselves, as this collection is the result of the invisibobble ‘Around the World’ design contest. The talented and highly artistic winners from Austria, Belarus, the Netherlands and Portugal each picked an invisibobble colour and designed 1 packaging to add flare to any beauty cabinet. Each packaging tells its own story uniting in a unique collection.
The magic trick to invisibobble’s traceless outcome lies in its peculiar telephone cord shape. Wrapped around the hair, the invisibobble places uneven pressure around the circumference of the ponytail, allowing hair to be held strongly in the ponytail without being too tight. This gives individual hairs more space within the ponytail and leads to a traceless result. Due to its smooth surface and invisibobble’s spiral shape, women can avoid headaches and prevent split ends. Created with artificial resin, invisibobble’s surface is very suited for those with allergies and neurodermatitis.
Tangle Teezer Thick & Curly (R240,00) – The Thick & Curly detangling brush from Tangle Teezer is the best way to achieve tangle free hair for those with thick, curly and afro hair. Who doesn’t love head turning thick hair with masses of curls? But brushing can literally have you pulling your hair out with teeth getting stuck mid-way through, stopping you perfecting the style you want. Thankfully, help is in the palm of your hand with the new Thick & Curly detangling hairbrush specifically designed for thick, curly and afro hair.
The Thick & Curly detangling brush takes all the brilliance of The Original Tangle Teezer brush i.e. palm friendly design and flexible teeth that don’t tug or pull on wet or dry hair, but with an added supersized detangling experience. The Thick & Curly Tangle Teezer is a super smooth operator that works perfectly on both dry and wet hair. The teeth are longer (an additional 4mm) and stronger than The Original with Firmflex Technology that means teeth are firm but flexible so hair is detangled and brushed confidently with no pulling, tugging or tearing.
Available at selected Clicks stores from mid-May 2016.
Nair Argan Oil (starting at R84,95) – The path to smooth-looking skin is about to get luxurious with the launch of the innovative and precise hair removal cream – Nair Argan Oil. This unique product that contains a special formula which includes Argan Oil – known for its natural and restorative properties – quickly and effectively removes body hair. Additionally, Argan Oil delivers powerful benefits, including soft, supple and glowing skin. It is also known to protect, detox, heal, nourish and soothe the skin with properties that include antioxidants, Vitamin E, anti-inflammatories and natural softening agents.
The new Argan Oil range consists of: Shower Power Cream (R124,95), Upper Lip Kit (R94,95), Face Roll-on (R189,95), Facial Brush-On (R84,95), Bikini & Underarm Sensitive Glide-On (R89,95), Bikini Brush-On (R99,95), and Washable Roll-On Wax (R279,95).
Exclusive to Clicks stores nationwide.
BABOR Refine Cellular Detox Lipo Cleanser (R980,00) – Not just a cleanse, also a detox. This cleanser combines the innovative LipoTherm formula with a powerful detoxifying effect to create a gentle facial cleanser with a super-cleansing action. The result? Lipid-based deep-pore cleansing coupled with an intensive thermal effect. Any active ingredients subsequently applied can then better absorbed by the skin and the detoxifying effect is an added bonus. The innovative synthesis of aloe vera and broccoli extracts has an anti-pollution effect, and shields the skin from environmental aggressors and free radicals. The complex also stimulates the skin to produce natural detox enzymes and protects the skin against moisture loss.
BABOR Refine Cellular Aha 10+10 Peeling Gel (R2260,00) – The next generation of fruit acid peels that won’t leave you out of action while beauty takes its natural course. The ultimate Efolimax formula combines 10% precisely coordinated fruit acids with 10% of the most effective anti-oxidants, after all beauty is predictable with 10+10 = 100% younger skin. The synergistic combination of intensive exfoliation and effective protection allows new skin to emerge faster, and protects it against premature aging.
BABOR Boost Cellular Bi-Phase Ampoules (R1800,00 for 14 ampoules) – Love the effectiveness of the BABOR fluids but want a moisturised finish? Look no further! Available in 3 high performance precision formulas, highly concentrated with 2 perfectly coordinated phases that combine to form an effective fluid / oil blend. Bi-Phase Ampoules provide you with the instant effects of an active ampoule combined with the rich moisturising effects of an oil, leaving your skin with that ‘just-moisturised’ feeling.
BABOR products are available at BABOR beauty salons, in the BABOR South Africa online store, or at selected beauty salons nationwide.
REN Instant Brightening Beauty Shot Eye Lift (R640,00) – Forming part of the ‘Keep Young and Beautiful’ anti-ageing category, the new Instant Brightening Beauty Shot Eye Lift is a breakthrough eye treatment that treats all 3 under eye ageing concerns: lines, puffiness and dark circles, making it a complete anti-ageing eye care solution for all ages. In addition, this is not your usual eye cream that is applied in the same way every day. Due to the eye cream’s instant firming and illuminating abilities, it can be applied over makeup, on the entire eye area, including the eye lid. Infused with pearl-like particles that create an instant brightening effect, it can also be used to assist with the ‘strobing’ makeup technique by highlighting the eye area. With breakthrough Hyaluronan technology formed from yeast, the Instant Brightening Beauty Shot Eye Lift acts within minutes to tighten, lift and lighten. Over time, the Hyaluronan technology encourages production of new Elastin within the skin, causing the eye area to become firmer and more lifted over time. An extra boost of lift comes from Phycocolloids, sourced from Microalgae, which binds with the Hyaluronans to further enhance and redefine the eye contour.
Available in the REN South Africa online store.
Cettua Skin Care (starting at R32,99) – The much loved Cettua skin care range is back with a new look! The range of 12 products uses the latest advances in skin care – straight out of South Korea. Combined with pure plant extracts the range contains no parabens or fragrances, and is suitable for all skin types. The relaunch sees the return of cult favourites – such as the under eye patches, nose strips and spot patches – with new and improved formulations. There are 6 facial sheet masks in the range designed to target key skin care concerns: redness, uneven skin tone, aging, spots & blemishes and dryness. The range contains innovative natural ingredients such as glacial water, acai berries, amino acids and strawberry seed oil. Other tried and tested ingredients include collagen, witch hazel, tea tree and salicylic acid.
The new range of products will include: Brightening Facial Mask, Anti-Redness Facial Mask, Hydrating Facial Mask, Anti-Aging Facial Mask, Oil Control Facial Mask, Pore Control Facial Mask, Brightening Under Eye Patches (pack of 5 pairs), Firming Under Eye Patches (pack of 5 pairs), Charcoal Nose Strips (pack of 6 strips), Witch Hazel Pure White Nose Strips (pack of 6 strips), Spot Clear Patches (pack of 48 clear patches), Makeup Cleansing Wipes (15 wipes).
The Cettua range is exclusive to Clicks stores nationwide.
Available at selected Edgars, Woolworths, Foschini and Wellness Warehouse stores.
PLEASE NOTE: The essence and CATRICE collections that I featured last month, are now launching in May. The launch date was pushed back due to some stock issues. I’ll give you info on the collections below – I can’t wait to see them in-store!
essence All That Greys Collection (starting at R28,95) – The collection offers exciting party-proof products that focus on the trendiest colour of 2016: Grey. Elegant grey shades meet upon rosy-red shades and merge into a perfect union for the retro-glam of the 1920’s. The collection consists of an eyeshadow palette (R96,50), 2 x smokey eye pencils (R57,95), 2 x lipglosses (R39,95), a set of corner lashes (R47,95), a porcelain loose face & body powder (R63,50), 5 x nail polishes (R34,95), a set of nail stickers (R28,95), and a hair bandeau (R39,95).
This limited edition collection will be available at Clicks stores.
CATRICE Treasure Trove Collection (starting at R52,95) – Sparkling gems, opulent jewellery, elaborate sequin embroidery and iridescent lurex materials. These limited must-haves are matte or shimmering and greet us in elegant champagne gold, warm brown and beige shades with contrasting tones of apricot and red. The collection consists of an eyeshadow palette (R140,95), a gold liquid liner (R57,95), 3 x lipsticks (R69,95), a golden highlight powder (R79,95), a powder blush (R79,95), and 4 x nail polishes (R61,95).
This limited edition collection will be available at Dis-Chem stores.
I’m very keen to hear what you are most excited about – I’m definitely keeping a lookout for the Max Factor Smokey Eye Drama Kits (I own 1 kit called ‘Lavish Onyx’ and I really like the navy and rose gold shades in it), Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion (I need to add more liquid lippies to my collection), Lee Stafford Coco Loco range, the Morgan Taylor Kung Fu Panda 3 (I need that pastel lavender shade in my life), and some goodies from the CATRICE and essence collections.