We're taking care of the basics with this week's beauty picks. Ignoring the sparkle of the Christmas stuff for just a while, we're prepping for the festive season with nourishing skin and hair treats.
A natural Irish brand is back with a colourful new look and a great cleanser, while a new winter-proofing skincare set just might be our go-to for the next while. There's also a clever hair treatment and, of course, some cool new makeup arrivals too! Here's what we're after this week:
Irish natural brand Kinvara Skincare is back with a colourful new redesign. The products contain formulations that are 100 per cent vegan and cruelty-free and are packed with certified organic plant oils. This cleansing oil suits all skin types and makes for good value too, with 100 uses per bottle.
We love the idea of a hair treatment that’s works while we’re just chilling out. The new Thermal Treatment Wraps from iKoo do just that. There’s three in the range and each is designed to do a specific job. This one is Colour Protect & Repair; it's infused with lavender oil, juniper oil and basil to help nourish coloured hair.
Our love of palettes is pretty much insatiable and this one from Profusion is on our hit list. It’s exclusive to Boots stores (and boots.ie), and there’s a 3 for 2 offer on at the moment! It has 9 wearable shades, with a mix of matte and shimmer textures so you can play around with loads of looks.
The weather is playing havoc with our faces so we’re going to stop messing around and get into a proper routine with good skincare. Eau Thermale Avène is one of our favourite ranges and its new Hydrance kit is a three step face saver with Micellar Lotion, Hydrance INTENSE Serum and Hydrance RICH Hydrating Cream.
Art Deco is a brand that flies under the radar a bit but has some really good products. One of the new arrivals is the Calligraphy Dip eyeliner, in five shades. Along with that cool packaging it has a super-fin tip for precise lining. The formulation is long lasting, waterproof and free from mineral and fragrances.