Origins – GinZing Eye Cream

ziNew from Origins, a leading brand in natural skin care products, comes GinZing Eye Cream, a premium eye cream that de-puffs and reduces dark circles.
Made from a proprietary complex of Caffeine from Coffee beans, Panax Ginseng, Magnolia Extract and natural optic brighteners that promises to rapidly wake up, refresh and restore radiance to tired eyes.
On it’s own, it’s not exactly a miracle cream. I used it several days in a row and liked the brightening effect and mild de-puffing, but I didn’t notice much in the way of lightening dark circles. However, when used in conjunction with under eye concealer, this stuff is amazing. Specifically Benefit boi-ing under eye concealer.
Boi-ing isn’t a miracle worker on it’s own either, but put a layer of GinZing on and then dab on some boi-ing and you’ll get the best coverage on your dark circles you could ever want.

Kora Skincare Line by Miranda Kerr

ker1Victoria’s Secret model, Miranda Kerr is already an avid green enthusiast, and even posed for the first-ever Green issue of Australian Rolling Stone.
Now she’s bringing her organic obsession to the beauty world with a brand-new line called Kora. The 100-percent organic skincare line was named after a type of meditation from Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Miranda took part in all steps of creation, from the formula to design, and even the campaign image.

Helena Rubinstein unveils new Prodigy skin peel

hgfHelena Rubinstein (the L’Or?al group) has extended its high-end Prodigy skincare franchise with a new collection, Prodigy Re-Plasty High Definition Peel. It is available in European travel retail from this month, and will roll out to Asia in October and the Americas in January 2010.
Helena Rubinstein takes home skin peel systems to a new level, courtesy of Prodigy Re-Plasty High Definition Peel
The collection is said to mimic the skin peel protocol used at the famous cosmetic surgery clinic Laclinic-Montreux, with which Rubinstein formed a partnership one year ago.
The clinic’s founder, Dr Pfulg, has adopted a sophisticated anti-ageing skin peel technique, incorporating peeling, correction and protection, to combat wrinkles, fine lines, a dull complexion and dyschromia (hyperpigmentation of the skin).
Rubinstein has harnessed this knowledge to create its own Prodigy Re-Plasty High Definition Peel, which it claims offers the very best anti-ageing ingredients in some of the highest concentrations achieved in the cosmetics industry today, with no harsh side-effects.
The three-step line features a High Potency Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Spot Reducing Night Concentrate, a Refining Dark Spots Correcting Cream SPF10 and a Perfect Skin Renewer Instant Peel Mask.
Each item incorporates the Peel-Solution, a triple acid solution (glycolic, lactic, phytic) directly inspired by the exfoliating peel solution used at Laclinic-Montreux, combined with specific complementary active ingredients that provide corrective action and anti-ageing protection.
Each item is designed as a stand-alone skincare product, to be combined with others or used alone, according to each user’s individual requirements.


VtrVICHY AQUALIA THERMAL Eyes – the first time Vichy Cosmetics have developed an eye contour moisturiser which combines a cellular hydra-mist of mineral-rich Vichy Thermal Spa Water, to hydrate, soothe and fortify sensitive skin.
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Eye Roll-On contains Detran and Escin, to help reduce the appearance of under-eye bags and the intensity of dark circles. Tested under ophthalmologic control.
Use of Vichy Aqualia Thermal Eye Roll-On causes dehydration lines to appear smoother, and under-eye bags to appear deflated. Visibly fortified, the eye contour feels comforted and soothed.
The Aqualia Thermal range helps fortify and soothe the skin giving it 24 hour hydrating care for use on dehydrated and sensitive skin. Intensely hydrated, the skin feels soother, refreshed and free from the sensation of tightness.

Oriflame North for Men

ORIFLAMEOriflame is proud to announce the imminent launch of North for Men – a modern skincare range for men promoting the advantages of natural arctic ingredients to male skin.

Oriflame scientists have undertaken intensive research in the Arctic in order to discover an active ingredient tough enough to thrive in extreme weather conditions, with protective properties that can be employed to defend the male epidermis.

Rhodiola root extract is an antioxidant-rich polar botanical known for its healing properties that protects skin against thermal stress and helps it adapt to internal and external aggressors. This is a key constituent of Arctic Pro Defence the essential ingredient in all North For Men products.

Oriflame has formulated the North For Men collection to aid the skin in its plight against the elements and to help prevent and correct the signs of skin ageing. A complete collection for an everyday routine, the range includes:

North For Men’s Active Face Wash
This daily face wash will keep pores clear and prepare the skin for shaving and moisturising.

North For Men’s Sensitive Skin Shaving Foam
Designed to protect sensitive skin from the rigours of daily shaving, this foam will help keep skin soft, supple and moisturised.

North For Men’s Normal Skin Shaving Gel
This shaving gel guards against dry and tight skin, improving skin elasticity and reducing the risk of infection. Enhanced with Glide-Tech this gel facilitates a smooth shave.

North For Men After Shaving Moisture Balm
A soothing and protective balm that provides 24 hour hydration.

Nars Makeup Cleansing Oil(Shiseido)

uuGreat skin begins with a radiant canvas, entirely free of any makeup residue. This technically advanced formula is the first, and most important step in the cleansing process. The weightless, silky solution eliminates makeup traces and flushes out pores, prepping the skin for cleansing. Excess oil coating the skin surface is obliterated, and clarity is visibly improved. Unlike most facial oils, NARS Makeup Cleansing Oil can be applied with wet or dry hands, and rinses off effortlessly with zero residue. Both gentle and effective enough to use on the eyes and lips.

Elizabeth Arden anti-ageing goodies

ArdenElizabeth Arden have collaborated with leading dermatological bods to create a special line of anti-ageing products, and the one of the resulting goodies is this Prevage Eye Anti-Ageing Moisturising Treatment. We won’t bore you with the science behind it all, but suffice to say it definitely looks the business and, best of all, it leaves skin softer and looking a tad less lined.

CHANEL Mousse Exfoliante Puret?


Exfoliating Cleansing Foam Purity and Anti-Pollution

A luxuriously lightweight mousse-based texture glides on to immediately benefit combination-to-oily skin. The de-pollution power of Tulip Tree Extract works to cleanse and protect the skin from environmental elements, while gentle exfoliating beads and natural Meadowsweet Extract control skin’s surface oils. Skin reveals a new suppleness and a naturally healthy glow.

Clarins new Take-Off Essentials

ClarinClarins has further extended its travel retail portfolio with the creation of an exclusive beauty set for French retailer Aelia. It began rolling out in all Aelia outlets this month.
The Take-Off Essentials set contains six Clarins best-sellers – which comply with airport security restrictions on LAGs – packaged in a portable, 20cm x 20cm transparent bag.
The set contains a 100ml One Step Facial Cleanser with Orange Extract, a 30ml HydraQuench Cream, a 3ml Eye Contour Gel, a 15ml Beauty Flash Balm, a 50ml Hand and Nail Treatment Cream and a 30ml Moisture-Rich Body Lotion.

Jurlique unveils new face and body items for autumn

JurliqueOrganic and biodynamic skincare company Jurlique has extended its Purely Age-Defying line with two new products; Purely Age-Defying Day Cream SPF15, and Purely Age-Defying Hand Treatment.
Also new from Jurlique is the Jasmine Shower Gel and Body lotion, and Love Balm, a limited-edition multi-purpose product for use on the face or body.
All of these products are paraben free, contain no PEGs, artificial colours and fragrances, or sodium lauryl sulfate.
Purely Age-Defying Day Cream with SPF15 40ml is said to provide natural broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, and goes on clear with no white appearance.
It helps protect skin from photo ageing and environmental damage, and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and discolorations, according to the brand.
Micronized zinc oxide and titanium dioxide help to reflect, not absorb, sunlight. Unlike chemical sunscreens, physical sunscreens do not penetrate, irritate or sensitise the skin.
Other key ingredients include red algae extract, buriti oil, melon extract and ectoin to counteract the signs of ageing and offer a breathable, transparent finish to the skin.
Jurlique’s new Purely Age-Defying Hand Treatment 100ml is described as a luxurious, high-performance, moisturising hand cream containing biodynamic and organic ingredients, making it suitable for all skin types.
The treatment also targets visible signs of ageing and helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, according to Jurlique.
Key ingredients include melon extract, rich in minerals and vitamins encapsulated for sustained release and long-lasting efficacy, and Indian gooseberry extract, which provides protection from free radicals and against the appearance of premature skin ageing.
Jurlique’s new Jasmine moisture lotion and shower gel duo (each 300ml) is said to leave skin clean, hydrated and scented with the aroma of fresh blooming jasmine flowers.
Lastly, Jurlique’s tangerine-scented Love Balm 15ml is a multi-purpose product for use on face or body, which is said to moisturise, soothe, soften and protect. It can be applied to lips, elbows, knees, feet and hands, or virtually anywhere where skin needs “extra loving care”, the brand maintains.