New K-beauty serums that contain yuza, ginseng, bamboo or red pepper. Beautiful French liquid soaps that delicately smell of figs, orange blossom and pomegranate. A luxury face cream supercharged with 8 hyaluronic acids. And a brightening diamond essence. Discover our favourite new skincare products for winter 2021.
FOUR SERUMS WITH SUPER-INGREDIENTS FOR K-BEAUTY FANS
Born in Korea and developed in Paris, Erborian is known for its excellent hybrid products that are part skincare part make-up, including its iconic BB Cream, CC Cream, and more recently its bestselling Skin Hero.
This autumn, the K-beauty brand is launching 4 new super serums featuring formulas that are 80% concentrated in super-ingredient extracts (bamboo, red pepper, yuza and ginseng) and a bonus active ingredient – respectively peptides, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and PHA.
Each of the super serums has a specific function and they all contain a prebiotic to help maintain the skin’s balance and preserve hydration. Super simple to use, they look like mini totem poles, with red for Ginseng, green for Bamboo, yellow for Yuza and orange for Red Pepper.
The Ginseng Super Serum contains 80% of ginseng extracts and peptides. It combines white Ginseng complex with a fermented red Ginseng extract. The white Ginseng complex helps to smooth and firm the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Peptides smooth and improve the skin’s texture, making it firmer and more elastic.
The Yuzu Super Serum contains 80% of yuzu extracts and vitamin C, known for its antioxidant properties. It nourishes and protects the skin from dryness while safeguarding it against external factors. It revitalises and nourishes skin and improves its luminosity and radiance.
The Red Pepper Super Serum illuminates and evens skin tone. It contains 80% of red pepper and PHA, an exfoliating agent which eliminates dead skin and promotes cell renewal by gently smoothing roughness. The red pepper developed for Erborian doesn’t contain capsaicin, the molecule responsible for the heat sensation.
The Bamboo Super Serum intensely replenishes skin with moisture and provides a feeling of comfort throughout the day, thanks to its texture that instantly transforms into water on contact with the skin. The complexion looks fresher and more radiant.
Review Erborian Super Serums: I tested the four super serums and was very pleased with the result. The small bottles (30ml) are great for travelling and look great in any bathroom thanks to their cool design and the four bold colours. The ultra-light texture of the four serums is the perfect base for any foundation. Skin feels hydrated and fresh. In autumn, you can just use one of the super serums and then apply sunscreen and foundation (or a BB or CC cream). I apply one of the four super serums in the morning. At night, I opt for a retinol serum and a hydrating cream.
THREE LIQUID SOAPS THAT EMBELLISH ANY BATHROOM
Creator of round soaps in 1879, Roger & Gallet declines its traditional soaps in 3 new liquid soaps: Fig Extract for a relaxing well-being, Orange Blossom Extract for an invigorating well-being, Pomegranate Extract for an energising well-being.
The new liquid soaps have been manufactured using the same traditional cauldron method as round soaps, for incomparable quality and irresistible fragrance. They are enriched with aloe vera and moisturizing extracts to gently clean hands, without drying the skin out.
A LUXURY FACE CREAM SUPERCHARGED WITH 8 HYALURONIC ACIDS
Hyaluronic acid is known as one of skincare’s most powerful ingredients, especially for its unparalleled action targeting dryness and dehydration. Naturally occurring in the body, it is present in the skin and is renowned for its ability to attract and lock moisture into the skin, instantly plumping and smoothing it. Unfortunately, with the natural aging process and exposure to external aggressors, the amount of hyaluronic acid in the body reduces over time.
By Terry’s new Hyaluronic Global Face Cream is supercharged with 8 hyaluronic acids and provides exceptional skin hydration. Moreover, niacinamide and phytosqualane protect, clarify and visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and pigmentation in the skin.
The non-greasy face cream delivers long lasting hydration and multiple skin benefits. It can be applied in the morning before your make-up or as an overnight moisturiser. Its formula is clean, vegan and fragrance-free.
A FRAGRANT WATER THAT FEELS AS GOOD AS CASHMERE
This fall, Nuxe is expanding its Rêve de Miel line by launching a gentle solid shampoo and a Delectable Fragrant Water.
The shampoo’s solid cleansing base, which is sulphate-free and silicone-free, forms a rich creamy foam with a lovely scent. The delicate alchemy of honey from Provence and precious oil of Camelina leaves hair silky, making it easier to rinse and detangle.
Rêve De Miel Delectable Fragrant Water comes in a new olfactory composition with floral and woody notes. The initial zesty wave of citrus (bergamot and petitgrain) quickly reveals a delightful honeylike floral base: the fullness of the honey tones combines with a bouquet of orange and rose blossom. Underneath is a rich woody and sophisticated breeze of sandalwood and tonka bean. These base notes warmly caress the skin, which feels as good as cashmere.
BRIGHTENING DIAMOND ESSENCE
Swissline’s newest launch, a brightening essence with diamond clusters, gently exfoliates skin, reduces pigmentation and brightens the complexion. Moreover, it protects the skin from pollution an urban stress.
The 2% Lactobionic acid in the formula encourages optimal exfoliation, with minimal irritation potential. The 5% Niacinamide (vitamin B3) strengthens the skin barrier and improves uneven skin tone, while Ectoin helps to protect the cellular membranes from environmental hazards.
The diamond clusters burst instantly upon application to create a brightening effect and a refreshed-looking complexion.
You can experience Swissline professional treatments at The Waldhotel Spa of the Bürgenstock Resort, one of the most luxurious hotels in Switzerland.
CLEANSING YOUR HANDS HAS NEVER BEEN SO FUN
The three new Hand Cleansing Sprays by Merci Handy, a French brand known for its colourful products, clean your hands and release a vivid, energizing aura. Which one do you prefer? Energizing with orange and peppermint? Relaxing with lavender and eucalyptus? Or Purifying with sage and tea tree?
The small bottle (50ml) is perfect to keep it with you at all times (in your bag, in your pocket or in the glove compartment of your car) for all those moments when you need to wash your hands and you have no access to soap and water.
I’ve been using the colourful cleansing hand gels by Merci Handy for a year and I really love them. My hands always smell so good, especially with The Glitter Fever, a twinkling scent with white flower, pear and stardust notes.
This winter, pamper yourself with scented candles, moisturizing serums and creams, a cup of delicious caramel latte and, last but no least, a romantic comedy like The Princess Switch 3, which will premier on Netflix on 18 November. Get inspired by the new beauty looks of Vanessa Hudgens as Queen Margaret. (Cover photo: Mark Mainz/NETFLIX © 2021)