New beauty launches for Spring 2021

Spring has officially sprung! I don’t know about you but discovering new beauty products can really put a smile on your face and right now, I think we all need that little spark of joy. Whether you’re in the market for some new skincare must-haves, self-tan for the ultimate glow or a few makeup essentials, revamp your beauty shelf with this lovely selection of spring launches. 

Citrine Healthcare Acne Treatments

Citrine Healthcare is a 100 per cent Irish owned company who has launched three new products into Irish pharmacies for the treatment and management of acne. There are several ways of classifying acne, in broad terms, acne can be defined as being inflammatory or non-inflammatory, but mainly most patients have a combination of both. Acne affects people of all ages but is most commonly seen in teenagers, in fact, 90 per cent of teenagers will experience acne and it can have a huge impact on self-confidence. Adult hormonal acne is also very common and the new emergence of ‘maskne’ has shown a greater incidence due to prolonged and repeated wearing of masks. Choosing the most appropriate remedy along with good compliance (use of product over a minimum of three months) and additional lifestyle changes can see a marked improvement in a patient’s symptoms. Citrine’s three products to tackle acne are: Benoxer, for mild to moderate inflammatory acne; Triacine, for treating non-inflammatory with comedones (that’s blackheads and whiteheads); and Ceboderm, an excellent maintenance therapy for all types of acne to help regulate sebum, keep skin moisturised and to help prevent reoccurrence. Available in selected pharmacies nationwide with prices starting at €13.95, for more information check out

Nima Brushes

When it comes to the technology behind cosmetic brush design, it’s not always so black and white – sometimes there is GREY! Nima Brush are delighted to share their NimaFil Smart Fibre Technology, identified by its grey hair; this exclusive technology, introduced by Nima Brush back in 2018, has now grown and developed within the brand and is now offered across a wide range of both sets and individual brushes. Niamh Martin, CEO and Founder of Nima Brush says “With the NimaFil technology the brush strands mimic the scientific structure of a natural hair fibre, meaning the synthetic brush now acts identically to that of a natural (animal hair) brush! You get the softness, the ease of application, as well as the product pick up and pay off of a professional tool”. The brushes are soft and non-abrasive to the skin, but still sturdy and precise to tackle all areas of the makeup and suitable for professionals. The NimaFil smart fibre technology brushes can be used for a whole range of textures – cream, gel, powder products – where conventionally you could not mix and match. Check out The Eye Spy Detail Set (seven brushes, €45) or A Taste of Nima Discovery Set (five brushes, €29.99) Available from and selected stockists nationwide.

St Tropez Ashley Graham Limited Edition Ultimate Glow Kit

Enviably honey-hued no matter what the season, model Ashley Graham keeps her body glowing top-to-toe with St. Tropez’s Luxe Whipped Crème Mousse (with help from her limited-edition Applicator Mitt). A first-of-its-kind hybrid tan from the masters of tanning, Whipped Crème Mousse has the ease of a mousse with the care of a cream to condition your skin while bestowing a natural glow. Using 10 per cent natural tanning actives, the formula is enriched with a hyaluronic acid complex for instantly hydrated skin, whilst pro-vitamin B5 and glycerine keeps skin supple and improves skin texture. An infusion of rosehip and vitamin E oils, detoxify and combat free radicals while nourishing skin with vitamin rich fatty acids, leaving skin revitalised and radiant. 

The innovative easy-to-use formula is feather-light and the tinted whipped crème texture of the self-tan helps guide application for no missed patches, with the applicator mitt providing streak-free results. The mousse is touch dry in seconds and develops over time and adapts to skin tone; simply apply, wear confidently all day, or wash off after four to eight hours for results that can last all week and evenly fade over time. When a subtle fine fragrance inspired by Ashley’s favourite scents, if self-tanning is your thing, you’re definitely going to want to try this, €45 available in selected pharmacies nationwide and online.

YonKa Glyconight 10% Mask

New Glyconight 10% mask by YonKa Paris is a smoothing peel mask that gives skin renewal and radiance. With 10 per cent glycolic acid, this product buffs away dead skin cells and fades dark spots, but without any drying or peeling. It is one of the rare chemical exfoliators that is both advanced strength and gentle enough for every other day use. Inspired by the chemical peel, this night mask is formulated so you can perform a noticeably effective and excellently tolerated peel at home.

The mask sloughs away dead skin cells, improving the skin’s quality and texture. Pores are tighter and the depth of the wrinkles and fine lines is visibly reduced. The morning after you apply the mask, your complexion looks more radiant and skin is left feeling smoother, softer, and more revitalised, €61.50 available from professional salons nationwide. For local stockist information visit 

Patchology Little Helper Sleep

Are you struggling with sleep at the moment? A good night’s sleep is not only important for functioning well in our day to day lives but it’s also important for optimum skin health. Deep, restful sleep has many health benefits that impact your well-being way beyond the next day. To help reduce the amount of time it takes you to fall asleep, Patchology have developed sleep strips. Honey-flavoured and formulated with powerful, non-habit-forming melatonin, along with tryptophan and theanine, you can drift away to dreamland and catch that all-important zzzz’s. And if lack of energy is something you’re experiencing, then their Little Helper Energy Supplement Strips will help skip the daily slump and boost your energy levels. There are six strips in each box, €11 from selected pharmacies nationwide and online. 

AYU Blushed Berry Lip Kit

Brand new to AYU, the exclusive Blushed Berry Lip Kit contains three individual products; Blushed Berry Lip Liner to add shape and volume to your lips with a smooth finish formula that will define and create a fuller lip. Blushed Berry Lipstick, the perfect, pink-based berry shade with a subtle hint of warmth. Its creamy application ensures lips stay hydrated with a flawless coverage. Blushed Berry Lip Gloss, a high shine smooth gloss will give you full coverage colour with a creamy rich finish. It can be worn alone or paired with your Blushed Berry Lipstick, €32.50 available form It is also available in a limited- edition gift set (€75) with the addition of the AYU Glamour Eye Shadow Palette and a stylish, yet practical Ayu signature cosmetic bag.

Bloom Apple Genius
Moisturiser and Serum

Irish business Bloom has launched two new products to the ever-expanding range of results-driven skincare. Their Apple Stem Cell and Hyaluronic Acid Face Moisturiser is an anti-ageing and regenerating face moisturiser formulated with apple stem cells, promoting both the vitality and longevity of skin’s own stem cells. Infused with various anti-wrinkle and hydrating agents, plant extracts and essential oils, this revolutionary formula boosts skin collagen production and renewal process, leaving you with a younger, smooth, and more radiant complexion €38. The Apple Stem Cell and Retinol Face Serum, harnesses the power of apple stem cells, retinol, and hyaluronic acid to rejuvenate your complexion all while protecting against UV damage, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and offering intensive hydration. Both are formulated with organic ingredients, suitable for all skin types and ideal for those experiencing first signs of skin ageing, available online from 

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Sherna Malone

Sherna Malone is a skincare specialist working in West Cork.

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