Beauty Launches That Will Brighten Up Your Winter


Boots has launched a brand new vegan skincare range, Skin Proud, and it’s really rather good. Having been hailed by skincare YouTubers and even made available in Walmart in the US, the brand has everything needed to create a full, clean and simple skincare routine that will keep your complexion happy and healthy from AM to PM. The entire range is 100% vegan, planet-friendly and oh so easy to use.

Boots Skin Proud Sorbet Skin – Everyday Jelly Moisturiser, £9.30

Bursting with a powerful 4-part hyaluronic acid complex for results on all levels, this sorbet-like gel delivers goodness on an XXL scale. Ultra-hydrating and lightweight, use this oil-free gel to lock in moisture for dewy, healthy and glowing skin.

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35 Thousand

Formulated by world-class skincare experts, the 35 Thousand range contains a unique complex, The OTG 7, which has been formulated with stressed-out skin in mind. With multitasking at its core, this range is as hardworking as you are. Based on the research of 28 flight attendants showing the effects of flying your skin, the range has all been designed to perform onboard at altitude yet remain equally as smart in the boardroom. If it works up there it will work anywhere.

35 Thousand Really Radiant Cream, £90.00

Containing a unique OTG-7 complex the Really Radiant Cream will boost your complexion, whilst potent vitamins and amino acids nourish and energise. Sandalwood tree extract firms, hyaluronic pearls hydrate and light-reflective minerals leave skin beaming. The OTG-7 tackles everything from skin’s energy levels to radiation and blue light damage, maintaining a healthy microbiome, calming irritation, reducing the effect of cortisol, restoring cell metabolism and keeping skin looking healthy wherever you are.

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Proof that beauty with a conscience doesn’t need to cost the earth, Pacifica is an accessible wellness brand with a commitment to our planet (and the animals that inhabit it) at its core. Proudly 100% vegan and cruelty-free, these high-performance products are powered by natural ingredients that will nurture your skin to no end. From limb-loving body care to Holy Grail hair care and glow-bestowing skin heroes, Pacifica is the go-to location for effective beauty staples.

The brand was founded in 1996 by aromatherapist Brook Harvey-Taylor, and has been vegan and cruelty-free since day one. To check out their entire Vegan Collagen range, head to Cult Beauty, where it’s sold exclusively.

Pacifica Vegan Collagen Recovery Eye Cream, £22.00

With an ever-so-subtle white floral scent that makes it a true joy to apply, this luxurious eye cream moisturises and replenishes the thin skin around your eyes to help keep the area smooth and energised. Pacifica is a US-based beauty brand that just launched in the UK. This product feels amazing on your skin, as does the eye cream.

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Pacifica Vegan Collagen Hydrating Milk Tonic, £21.00

A dream come dew, Pacifica’s Vegan Collagen Hydrating Milk Tonic is overflowing with replenishing plant extracts that thoroughly quench thirsty skin to reveal a luminous finish.

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Freshly Cosmetics

The global best-selling Spanish beauty brand, Freshly Cosmetics has launched its UK flagship store on London’s Carnaby Street. The brand has already been used by over a million people across more than 20 countries throughout Europe as well as China.


Freshly Omega Rich Well-Ageing Cream, £23.40

The Omega Rich is born to reinvent the concept of anti-ageing. We can’t stop time, we don’t want to do it either. We strive for excellence and self-love. Omega Rich is created to improve the biological age of your skin, repairing cell damage and improving the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, sagging, dull and dehydrated skin. The Young skin booster and the Smart Hyaluronic acid capsules among 6 other potent actives are what make the results visible after 28 days of usage. Skin looks better when you are being extra nice to it, and that starts with inner love.

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Freshly Hyper-Concentrate Eye Contour Serum, £21.00

The eyes are the window to the soul, also the most delicate area of our face. Keep them happy, replenished and smooth with The Hyper Concentrate Eye Contour Serum, which provides extra care and smoothes the eye area, firms, hydrates eyelids, minimises dynamic and static expression lines and helps with puffiness!

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Deciem: The Ordinary & NIOD

It’s always noteworthy when Deciem’s most famous line launches a new product, and this is one we think you’re going to want to pay attention to. Plus, for the first time, The Ordinary and NIOD (Deciem’s luxury brand) have teamed up to create a product set perfect for winter.

Deciem’s The Future Set, £100

For the first time, this set includes both The Ordinary and NIOD, and has been created for those looking to protect the future of their skin, now. Packed with products that provide antioxidants to protect against pollution, advanced hyaluronic serums for deep moisture and elasticity, and an eye contour concentrate, this kit is every skincare lover’s dream! We are particularly impressed by the Hydration Vaccine – an instant cure for skin that’s been dried out by winter weather and central heating.

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The Ordinary’s Salicylic Acid 2% Anhydrous Solution, £5.20

A water-free product formulated to effectively decongest the skin, and impart a superficial exfoliating effect. This emollient, squalane-based formulation is a great option for first-time acid users or for those with skin sensitivities. The new Salicylic Acid 2% Anhydrous Solution has a slow-release formula meaning it can be used more frequently and will no doubt become a staple in your daily regimen.

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K18 has made the impossible, possible. With their incredible biotechnology, K18 renews hair from the inside out to heal damage by repairing broken polypeptide chains (keratin chains), restoring strength, softness, smoothness, and bounce. This is a lasting solution that leaves hair looking radiant and feeling like new, highlighting that damage does not have to be permanent.

At-Home K18 Molecular Repair Treatment Mask, £55 (50ml), £9 (5ml)

The K18 Molecular Repair Treatment mask heals and strengthens hair with lightweight moisturising benefits to detangle and keep hair smooth and soft, without weighing it down. Available in two sizes, the K18 at-home treatment helps to restore any damage from everyday styling, to help maintain and protect hair colour and health.

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IMAGE Skincare

Who says you can’t have ‘clean’, mindful skincare and clinical-grade formulas at the same time? IMAGE, formed by a plastic surgeon, is recommended by skincare professionals the world over, and with affordable prices and even better deals on gift sets, it won’t cost you next month’s rent to add to your essentials shelf! We love this new addition to their collection…

IMAGE Ageless Total Resurfacing Masque, £46

Is the salon booked up until the new year? Well, fear not because IMAGE Skincare have a wonder-product up their sleeve that gives the power of a mini-peel from the comfort of your sofa! Enter the AGELESS Total Resurfacing Masque; a mighty micro-exfoliating masque that maximises exfoliation whilst working to diminish the appearance of dark spots. Dance into 2022 with the most fabulous New Year glow…

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A collection of luxurious skin essentials

Green People

Green People have expanded their range, with a new influx of luxury products from their Age Defy + collection.

Green People Age Defy+ Hydra Glow Sleep Mask, £34.00

Nothing feels better than waking up in the morning with a beautifully pampered complexion. Enriched with 35 beauty-enhancing actives, this mask deeply moisturises and rejuvenates overnight for a nourished, youthful complexion. Green Macro Algae is rich in penta-saccharides to stimulate collagen production while Caesalpinia Spinosa delivers intense skin hydration and lasting firmness. This indulgent mask is scented with a blissful blend of warm citrus notes to clear the mind and soothe nervous tension, aiding restful sleep.

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