New in beauty – the March edit

Sothys Nutritive Collection:

French skincare brand Sothys Paris has introduced its new Nutritive line of skincare, created to provide a high nutritional response to chronic or occasionally dry skin. The collection comprises of three products, all designed to replenish and rebalance the skin’s ecosystem, helping dry skin to become more comfortable and soothed. The Ultra-Lipid SOS Serum is a nourishing SOS treatment oil with a dry texture, formulated with grapevine flower plant stem cells, organic argan and echium oil to immediately sooth feelings of discomfort and restore balance to skin. While the Rich/Ultra Rich Nutritive Replenishing Creams have a melting and comforting texture to intensely nourish, regenerate and restore skin. Suitable for year-round use on chronically dry skin, each cream helps skin to regain suppleness, nutrition and protection against daily aggression and ageing, €62 available in selected Sothys salons and spas nationwide.

Clarins Skin Illusion Velvet Foundation: Introducing the new matifying liquid foundation from Clarins that instantly enhances your complexion, controls shine and blurs imperfections. Just a few drops of Skin Illusion Velvet are all you need to achieve that natural bare skin effect. Its lightweight, innovative, silky formula in 28 shades, has a comfortable texture that leaves an invisible, even matte veil with a barely-there feel. Bursting with skincare ingredients, its formula is a nourishing beauty cocktail for the skin, Tree of Life extract boosts the skin’s natural hydration mechanisms while Arbutus extract helps reduce the production of sebum to prevent shiny skin. The result: bare skin looks more beautiful day after day, €36 available in Clarins stockists nationwide and online from 

Up Cosmetics Cream Blush:

For a beautifully blushing glow, the new Single Cream Blush collection from Up Cosmetics offers a perfectly buildable pigment with an undeniable glow to make your complexion pop. The Single Cream Blush collection contains two beautiful shades to compliment all skin tones with a dewy radiant glow. For best results, apply cream with fingertips or stipple on with a brush. Blush Pink is the perfect rouge with a creamy consistency. A little goes a long way to deliver that sought-after natural radiance. Blush Peach Glow is a beautiful peachy sun kissed colour to give the cheeks definition and a luminous shine, €20 available online from 

Avène Cicalfate+ Restorative Protective Cream: It’s a fact! Our skin is a delicate organ and can become even more fragile from everyday activities and environmental aggressors and if the skin becomes dry and fragile, it’s important to provide the area with a healthy environment to help soothe and restore. Avène’s Cicalfate + Restorative Protective Cream, contains a postbiotic active ingredient called C+ – Restore and was developed to provide a bandage-effect, protective dressing to the skin and is proven to help restore skin 2.5 times faster (versus no product). This anti-bacterial hero cream can be used on baby to calm the nappy area, on any localised dryness and irritations or as a cooling treatment for post-shaving and waxing. It is also ideal to smooth onto irritated skin for immediate relief, available in Irish pharmacies nationwide and online, €13.00.

Modern Botany Cleansing Balm: This hard-working balm is made using powerful plant-based active ingredients, to cleanse deeply, while soothing, nourishing, and hydrating even the most sensitive skins. Gentle but thorough, removing makeup and impurities effortlessly, without any need for harsh exfoliation, it also doubles as a natural, purifying mask. “It took me a long time to develop the consistency and the luxuriousness of this balm. I also wanted to add some powerful botanical extracts, so this is the first of our products to contain the root of the marshmallow plant, a fantastic ingredient known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It also has horsetail extract, which naturally exfoliates as it cleans, and it is one of the first products to use our organic foraged seaweed extract, locally sourced in West Cork” says Dr. Simon Jackson, Founder, €45, available in Modern Botany stockists nationwide and online from 

Somega Liposomal Vitamin B-Complex + C: The latest addition to the Somega family is Liposomal Vitamin B-Complex + C. B-vitamins are often referred to as the ‘energy vitamins’, as they help in converting the food you eat into the energy you need. In addition to numerous other benefits such as the regulation of hormonal activity, B-vitamins are important in supporting your mental health and psychological function, including helping with concentration, memory and learning and combatting stress. When it comes to supporting your immune system, Vitamin C is key and has many other positive health benefits too. It helps with your energy levels, promotes healthy skin and hair and is a powerful antioxidant. This synergistic blend is manufactured using patented liposomal technology for optimum absorption and maximum health benefits, simply mix with water, cold drinks or enjoy straight from the spoon. Suitable for adults and children (11+ years), € 54.95, available online from and selected pharmacies and health food shops nationwide.

Filorga Time-Filler 5XP Wrinkle Correcting Face Cream: New from Filorga and Inspired by aesthetic medicine, Time-Filler 5XP Wrinkle Correcting Face Cream is a highly concentrated anti-wrinkle cream capable of correcting five types of wrinkles: expression lines, deep wrinkles, dryness wrinkles, surface wrinkles and neck wrinkles. Formulated with tripeptides, inspired by botulinum toxin injections to relax the features, hyaluronic acid intensely hydrates and plumps while the resurfacing properties of sea fennel have a smoothing action on surface wrinkles. Available in two textures, a cream for normal to dry skin or a gel-cream for combination to oily skin, €75 available in Filorga stockists nationwide and online from

Kérastase Chroma Absolu: The new range from Kérastase extends custom care solutions to every shade and texture of colour treated hair using powerful skincare ingredients to help protect and restore the hair fibre from the inside out, even through frequent colour treatment. Three acids including amino acid to rebuild, tartaric acid to brighten and lactic acid to smooth are the heroes in the quest to maintain beautiful, long-lasting colour. Backed by science the range includes seven at-home products including: a protective shampoo system; a repairing anti-porosity conditioner; a deep anti-porosity filling masque; a hero resurfacing high shine weekly rinse treatment; and an anti-frizz antioxidant thermic serum, from €25.90, available from Kérastase Salons nationwide.

Look Good Feel Better Ireland: Irish-owned cosmetics giant, 4Beauty Group is joining forces with cancer charity Look Good Feel Better Ireland who run free workshops all over Ireland, with a dedicated team of volunteer make-up artists that teach women to apply makeup and skincare, and also provides an outlet for women to share their stories and experiences. The service to date has provided support to nearly 10,000 patients. Throughout the year 4Beauty, of international tan brand He-Shi and Skinician Skincare will commit to delivering branded product to workshop kits, as well as a variety of fundraising vehicles to raise much needed income for the charity. Along with adding a Just Giving Link to their website through which partner salons and customers can donate, 4Beauty they will also be donating a percentage of profits from their tan and skincare products to LGFB on selected campaigns for He-Shi’s 18th birthday and Skinician’s 10th birthday “We are so proud to be supporting LGFB in 2022. Our dermatologically skincare and tan products are cruelty free, vegan and paraben free. LGFB aligns perfectly with our values, and we hope our products help to give women a little bit of their confidence back. We are delighted to be able to get behind the charity and their patients and support them financially as well as with our amazing products and knowledge” said 4Beauty CEO Shelley Martin. So, with every product purchased you know you will be doing your bit for Look Good Feel-Good Ireland. 

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Sherna Malone

Sherna Malone is a skincare specialist working in West Cork.

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