This month, we’re introducing our favourite newly launched products to add to your beauty arsenal. From your holy grail must-haves to the industry’s latest and greatest, explore our roundup of everything you’ve wanted to try, and other things you never knew you needed… until now.
After six years of development, Aveda is releasing its botanical repair collection – a five-piece molecular plant-based hair series. The shampoo, conditioner, two types of intensive masques, and leave in treatment uses a three-layer repair system to strengthen the cortex, cuticle and F-layer (which represents the outermost surface) of the hair. What’s more, the 93% naturally derived ingredients in the collection is gentle on the hair and planet.
Botanical Repair Strengthening Shampoo
Botanical Repair Strengthening Conditioner
Botanical Repair Intensive Strengthening Masque Light
Botanical Repair Intensive Strengthening Masque Rich
Botanical Repair Strengthening Leave-in Treatment
There’s no stopping Dr. Augustinus Bader’s TFC8 technology. With humble beginnings that started with just a face cream, the eponymous brand evolved to include a heavier consistency for mature skin and/or dry seasons, a hand and body targeted cream, and now a facial cleanser. The soothing botanical ingredients such as rose flower water, cucumber extract and aloe vera leaf juice all work together to cleanse, detoxify, tighten and hydrate. Good for all skin types including the ultra sensitive.
The Cream Cleansing Gel
Anti-ageing has been huge in skincare for as long as we can remember. And now finally there’s something to bring back youthful scalp and hair. Kérastase’s Chronlogiste collection addresses dryness, sensitivity, dullness and thinning with a surge of hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and abyssine (which reduces irritation in sensitive skin) to revitalise your precious locks.
Masque Intense Régénérant
Huile De Perfum
Korean superstar Jun Ji Hyun lives by su:m37°’s powerful hydration collection, Water-full for good reason. The award winning collection is now upgraded to pump even more moisture into the skin with its new technology that opens up the absorption passage and infusing new ingredients such as Ehwa-infusion extract, aqua ferm and relief ferm. The collection includes an eye serum, cream and ampoules to target the entire face.
Water-full Time Leap Water Gel Cream
Water-full Intense Eye Serum
Water-full Intense Enriched Ampoule
HK$1,180/15ml x 4
Apparently, eyelash parlours aren’t an essential business in Hong Kong. So while on lockdown, we treat ourselves to the next best thing – a flakeproof, smudgeproof and sweatproof mascara that gives you over 23 times more volume. The results of Urban Decay’s new Lash Freak mascara are so dramatic that they may even convince you to skip the monthly extension visits altogether.
Lash Freak Mascara
As the final step in your make-up routine, Charlotte Tilbury’s Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray helps to lock in all the hard work and artistry so your look stays put all day and night. For that “just applied” look for up to 16 hours, the weightless formula ups make-up longevity so you won’t have to worry about midday touch-ups.
Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray
Prevention is the best anti-ageing solution. And Australian brand Ultra Violette (UV) makes its Hong Kong debut via Joyce Beauty to bring make-up-friendly skin essentials with broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection. As the matriarch of the UV family, the oil-free Queen Screen is a natural SPF serum that glides on with ease and can also double as a make-up base.
Queen Screen SPF 50+ Luminising Sun Serum
When we speak of beauty, we tend to forget the boys. But not for Chanel. Its newest collection, Boy de Chanel addresses men’s style with a modern and fluid approach – after all, beauty is genderless. The collection features a gel moisturiser, concealer, eye pencil and even nail polish.
Fortifying Gel Moisturiser
3-in-1 Eye Pencil
Water is the life force of the planet, and your skin health. Tata Harper’s Water-Lock Moisturizer is the silicone-free hydrator that delivers a sustained dose of moisture into the skin and keeps it there to plump and feed the cells. The lightweight formula is the answer to concerns like breakouts, dehydration and accelerated ageing. What’s best is Tata’s natural high performance products use only organic certified ingredients so it’s safe and effective.