A sun-kissed make-up collection made in Italy, the most beautiful mini hand creams made in France, a powerful anti-aging serum with eight types of hyaluronic acid and a tanning oil that respects the marine eco-system. Discover 7 Beauty Favourites in Spring 2023.
8 BEAUTIFUL MINI HAND CREAMS THAT FIT IN EVERY HANDBAG
Roger&Gallet, the iconic French brand known for its beautifully decorated products, has created a collection of eight absolute must-have hand creams made in France. They are composed of 95% natural ingredients, with a shea butter and sweet almond enriched formula that nourishes and soothes even the most fragile hands.
Discover the eight signature fragrances from the Fragrant Wellbeing Water collection with relaxing (fig flower, rose, neroli, tea leaf) or energizing properties (orange wood, red ginger, osmanthus flower, sandalwood). A joyful range of moods to be mixed and matched.
Our beauty editor’s review: Roger&Gallet is one of the most underrated French brands. Their collections are a feast for the eyes. Every time I’m in Paris, I love to enter one of their lovely boutiques. The colours, the scents and the textures are amazing. Moreover, the products are inexpensive. The new hand creams are the perfect gift for yourself, your mum, sisters or friends. I love the fact that they come in recyclable aluminum tubes of 30ml. The perfect size for my handbag!
FRENCH CULT BRAND LAUNCHES NEW ANTI-AGING SERUMS
By Terry, a cult French luxury cosmetics brands, has created two new anti-aging products that combine eight types of hyaluronic acid in three different molecular weights. The lightweight Hyaluronic Global Serum delivers an intensive hydration by combining a 10% hyaluronic acid concentration with other potent skin-boosting ingredients such as niacinamide, phytosqualane and a peptide complex, all at an impressive 5% concentration. Moreover, the serum enhances elasticity, plumps the skin and increases its firmness.
The new Hyaluronic Global Eye Serum contains the same exclusive 8 hyaluronic acid types. It boosts hydration and radiance and targets puffiness and dark circles.
Our beauty editor’s review: By Terry’s new Hyaluronic Global Serum has a very lightweight texture and hydrates the skin immediately. I didn’t even apply a day cream afterwards, only sunscreen and a foundation. The serum, which has a luxurious white texture, is a good base for any foundation. It doesn’t crease or settle into fine lines.
NEW SUN-KISSED MAKE-UP LOOK FROM ITALY
Get ready for summer with Sunset Delight, the new colourful make-up collection by Italian brand Naj Oleari. If offers a sun-kissed skin effect, flawless colours and hydrated lips. The focus is on the gaze: the eyes are framed with graphics and touches of colour with contrasting finishes.
The My Contouring Face Palette features bronzing, contouring and highlighting powders designed to sculpt the face. The Sunset Eyeshadow Palette features six glamorous colours. The two glitter eye shadows in gold and bronze are particularly beautiful.
The automatic eye pencil Cute Color Eye Pencil in 01 Aquamarine, 02 Orchid and 03 Sangria contains a high percentage of pigments, making it ideal for striking patterns in intense, vibrant colours.
The lightweight Dreamy Cheek Liquid Blush in 01 Natural Peach and 02 Pop Pink gives you a healthy glow effect.
The creamy texture of the Sun Kissed Lipsticks in 01 Natural Rose, 02 Peach and 03 Cherry hydrates the lips and gives them a natural, luminous colour. The ultra-bright lipsticks have an SPF 25 protection and are enriched with hyaluronic microspheres, shea butter and avocado extract.
Our beauty editor’s review: Many successful make-up brands like Kiko Milano, Wycon, Pupa etc. are made in Italy. Naj Oleari is also a very successful brand from Italy with excellent products. In Switzerland, you can buy Naj Oleari at Müller. The packaging of some of the products is unique, especially the heart-shaped and the briefcase make-up palettes as well as the lovely lipstick cases decorated with cherrys. A real feast for the eyes and the perfect gift for yourself or your friends!
A SOOTHING MEDITERRANEAN EAU DE PARFUM
Summer weather calls for a lighter and fresher take on fragrances. The light and sensual Neroli Eau de Parfum by French cult brand Nuxe will delight fans of the relaxing Huile Prodigieuse collection, which is probably the most successful dry body oil in Europe. In the head, bergamot intertwines with the aromatic freshness of exotic verbena and petitgrain to unleash a host of sensations. Its floral heart pulsates with lavandin and orange blossom, which exudes the serene energy of its immaculate petals.
The organic Prodigieux Néroli Relaxing Scented Shower Gel cleanses and hydrates the skin. Its delightfully fresh gel texture is enriched with aloe vera.
Nuxe offers many spas all over the world. The treatments are amazing (I loved the Nuxe spa at the Villa des Orangers in Marrakech) and the fragrances of the Huile Prodigieuse collections are like a soothing bubble that invites you to switch off, envelops the soul in softness and sends the mind into zero gravity.
ENJOY THE SUN WITH A NEW TANNING SUN OIL
Enriched with extracts of rice and rosemary with anti-oxidant properties, the new Tanning Sun Oil SPF 50 by Nuxe protects the skin from premature aging. The water-resistant oil is light and non-sticky. It is absorbed rapidly and leaves a beautiful satin finish on the skin. Moreover, the oil doesn’t have any negative impact on the marine eco-system.
The Delicious Sun Spray SPF 30 by Nuxe has a light, non-sticky texture that leaves no white film on the skin. It is rapidly absorbed. Its formula is enriched with a natural-origin anti-oxidant complex that protects the skin from premature aging.
NUXE HAIR PRODUCTS FOR SHINY AND SILKY HAIR
French cult brand Nuxe has created its first range of hair products that includes a pre-shampoo nourishing mask, a shampoo and a conditioner. They are infused with the sensual Huile Prodigieuse fragrance. The new 3-step haircare ritual restores shine and softness.
The Pre-Shampoo Nourishing Mask intensely nourishes the hair and helps to repair the hair fiber. Apply it at least 30 minutes before washing your hair.
Enriched with fermented pink camelia oil, the silicon-free and sulfate-free High Shine Shampoo cleanses and nourishes the hair without weighing it down. Its milky texture infused with the Huile Prodigieuse fragrance transforms into a foam and gently removes impurities.
The silicone-free High Shine Conditioner, which is enriched with fermented pink camelia oil, detangles and intensely nourishes the hair. The balm texture is infused with the Huile Prodigieuse fragrance that envelops the hair with a sensual note.
IS MOUNIR HAIR COLOUR WORTH THE HYPE?
Mounir, a Lebanese hair stylist based in Beirut, has taken Youtube by storm with his crazy hair transformation videos, in which he changes the cut and especially the hair colour of his clients by adding the most colourful shades.
Mounir and his staff also give masterclasses all over the world to teach hairdressers how to use their coloring products. But how good are Mounir products? And how does it come that not many hairdressers collaborate with him?
I tested Mounir’s hair coloring products a few times in Bülach, Switzerland. The hairdresser, who specialized in extensions, has a great Instagram account, but she only posts pictures of young influencers with whom she collaborates regularly. In my case, the shade 5 looks very natural, but unfortunately, it doesn’t cover grey hair like professional products from Wella, Schwartzopf or Biosthétique. After only 10 (!) days, I couldn’t part my hair in the middle anymore because I could see the grey hair. I also tested the colouring with the Mounir shaker. The hair looks shiny afterwards, but once you wash your hair, the shine is gone. Olaplex is much better.
I would recommend Mounir only to young people who don’t have any grey hair. Otherwise, it’s not worth it. I recently spoke to a Wella colorist master who told me she had used Mounir’s products for about two years but that she had stopped using them because they don’t cover grey hair as well as Wella and because they’re too expensive. “With Wella, you get the better coloring results,” she said.
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