What’s hitting beauty shelves this month?

Aveeno Calm + Restore 

For the first time in Ireland, from much-loved skincare brand Aveeno, comes a new, unique range of face care, offering a calming and restorative solution for sensitive skin. The Calm & Restore collection is available in pharmacies nationwide and contains four hero products to be used as part of a daily skin regime including a nourishing cleanser, soothing toning lotion, triple oat serum and oat gel moisturiser – all formulated with prebiotic oat, known for helping soothe and repair your skin, while restoring the skin’s moisture barrier and a new ingredient for the Aveeno family, calming feverfew, known for its antioxidant properties which helps calm the skin. Dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic and fragrance free, prices start at €9.99.

Murad’s Daily Clarifying Peel 

A new addition to the Murad family, Daily Clarifying Peel is designed to gently resurface and purify the skin in just one step. Suitable for oily, combination and dry skin types, the alcohol-free multi-action peel combines three powerhouse ingredients, AHAs (glycolic acid) and BHA (salicylic acid) and a retinoid to clear pores, gently lift dull surface cells and resurface for a smoother texture and clearer complexion. It is also infused with refreshing hydrators to moisturise and help prevent dryness. Best used as part of your evening skincare routine, there is no need to rinse off, simply follow with your usual moisturiser and remember to apply SPF in the morning, €37 available from Murad stockists nationwide.

Meno Active 

After more than two years of extensive research by specialists in various field of nutrition and science, the new super supplement from Revive Active has been formulated for women during and after menopause. A refreshing citrus flavour, with a comprehensive blend of 30 ingredients all delivered in a unique sachet and capsule combination. Each daily dose contains three plant extracts, ashwagandha, sage and green tea along with four digestive enzymes, omega 3 DHA, three different strains of live friendly bacteria and 19 vitamins and minerals, all contributing to the regulation of hormonal activity, normal brain function, nervous system, and energy, €59.99 for a month’s supply, available in pharmacies nationwide. 

Avène Localised Drying Emulsion

This very exciting new product from Avène is a complementary solution to your daily skincare that helps to get rid of stubborn blemishes in just one day and limits the appearance of residual marks without aggravating the skin. Suitable for anyone looking to calm, reduce and target individual blemishes, it’s formulated with a trio of active and powerful ingredients including Comedoclastin ™, Glycolic Acid and Retinaldehyde. The non-greasy texture melts rapidly into the skin, while the nozzle applicator allows for targeted application. Apply two to three times a day to the breakout until the blemish disappears completely! €13.50, available in pharmacies nationwide.

He-Shi HD Wonder Glow

Who doesn’t love a gentle golden glow? He-Shi HD Wonder Glow is a skin-perfecting instant face and body make up that is light-reflective to highlight and illuminate your skin in all the right spots.

Developed with colour-correcting technology to even skin tone and cover blemishes, imperfections and veins, this quick drying tan leaves your skin looking perfected and flawless. Vegan and cruelty free and made with 93 per cent natural ingredients, it can be used on its own or on top of an existing tan. Infused with nourishing aloe vera, skin is left feeling hydrated and soft to touch, €22, available in selected pharmacies nationwide and online from he-shi.eu

Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Drama Ink

The new L’Absolu Rouge Drama Ink by Lancôme reveals a new innovative formula and new shade range, from dramatic reds to passionate nudes. This semi-matte lip colour delivers long lasting intense colour in just one coat, with no transfer or fading. Thanks to the revolutionary water in oil emulsion, the ultra-thin texture is four times lighter than conventional lipsticks for a light and comfortable feel on lips. With an exclusive patented petal applicator, you can expect a smooth, precise, and easy application delivering just the right amount of formula on the lips, with 18 shades to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice, €32.50, available in Brown Thomas, Arnotts and selected retailers nationwide. 

Dermalogica Daily Glycolic Cleanser

The latest launch from professional skin brand, Dermalogica, Daily Glycolic Cleanser is designed to brighten dull, uneven, and lacklustre skin all whilst maintaining the skin’s moisture barrier. Formulated with Glycolic Acid, known for having the smallest molecular size of all AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids), makes it effective at penetrating the skin’s surface where all that dullness resides. In addition, calendula extract sooths the skin whilst jojoba seed oil nourishes and helps to condition and replenish skin, ensuring luminous healthy-looking skin after each wash. For best results, massage onto a dampened skin on the face and neck, rinse with warm water and pat dry, from €45, available in selected Dermalogica stockists nationwide and online from dermalogica.com

REN Bio Retinoid Youth Serum

Retinol-mirroring results made suitable for sensitive skin! Introducing REN’S new clinically proven serum that combines a plant-derived alternative to retinol, Bidens Pilosa, with ceramides and niacinamide to firm, even tone and pigmentation, plump, smooth, and improve elasticity, while visibly reducing fine lines and wrinkles after just seven days. The added Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) helps protect against free radical damage and improves brightness and firmness; while Ceramides from wheatgerm work to strengthen the skin barrier, increase skin hydration, soothe, and reduce irritation. In fact, 96 per cent agreed the product was gentle on skin and did not irritate. Also in the collection is a Bio Retinoid Cream and Bio Retinoid Youth Concentrate Oil, €74, available in selected Ren Skincare stockists and online from renskincare.ie

Filorga NCEF-SHOT Concentrate

Ideal for use during the changing seasons and during periods of stress or fatigue. Filorga’s NCEF-Shot is an ultra-light, 10-day treatment that can transform wrinkles, pores, and a loss of elasticity. This hard-working product evens out the skin tone whilst providing essential moisture and boosting radiance. The formula is concentrated in NCEF, a unique polyrevitalising complex developed by Laboratoires FILORGA with 50 ingredients incorporated for the first time in a dose equivalent to that used in a meso injection per day. Simply apply to the entire face, neck and décolleté morning and night for 10 days before your cream or serum, €72, available in selected pharmacies nationwide and online from cosmeticsonline.ie

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Sherna Malone

Sherna Malone is a skincare specialist working in West Cork.

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