The rain has stopped, the sun is out and beauty brands have begun launching new summer products – it must mean Spring has finally sprung. Upcoming summer skincare from two beauty brands kick off my 'top picks' of the week's new launches, one from Zelens and another from Lavera. Also catching my eye this week was the launch of the first bodycare product from HealGel (love their face serum), and a rather lovely new limited edition skin capsules collection from Elemis.
Luxury skincare brand Zelens will be launching in stores next month Daily Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30. As the name suggests, the sunscreen offers high factor protection against both UVA (the major contributor to deep down skin damage) and UVB (damages our skin’s more superficial layers). It also contains skin plumping low-molecular weight hyaluronic acid – low molecular is key for anti-ageing as it is able to penetrate the skin much more effectively than the high-molecular. Other ingredients in this non sticky formula include vitamin E and C, plus botanical antioxidant complex. Priced £55 it will be available from 14th April online at Zelens, BeautyMART and cultbeauty.co.uk, as well as instore at Space NK, Fenwick, Fortnum & Mason and Selfridges.
Lavera Natural Sun Care Collection
April also sees the launch of a whole new line of suncare from Lavera, a brand stocked on the High Street at Holland & Barrett. The Natural Sun Care Collection comprises 8 products, ranging from self-tanners to sun protection skincare for all the family, all certified by NATRUE, an organisation which promotes natural and organic cosmetics. The range comprises: Self Tanning Body Lotion (£13.50), Self Tanning Face Cream (£10.90), Sun Spray SPF 20 (£11.95), Sun Milk SPF 30 (£14.95), Sun Cream Sensitive SPF 30 (£8.95), Baby & Children Sun Cream SPF 30 (£8.95), Sun Sensitive Lip Balm (£5.95), and After Sun Lotion (£8.90). As well as at Holland & Barrett, the collection will be available online here.
HealGel – HealGel Body
Another April launch, this time from HealGel, a skincare brand created by a team of leading British plastic and cosmetic surgeons. HealGel Body is a lightly scented gel that works to gently nourish and repair troublesome areas of the skin. Key ingredients include arnica and madecassoside liposomes, which target distressed areas to provide a calming and regenerative effect, helping the skin to retain moisture throughout the day. Priced at £39.50 it will be available next month online from HealGel, as well as instore at Space NK.
To mark the 10th anniversary of its Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules, Elemis has announced the launch of a special limited edition duo. The set contains two individual supersize jars, a pink one for day and a green one for night (60 capsules in each), plus two mini travel pots. To help raise funds for medical research across a range of health issues that can effect women, Elemis will be donating £15,000 from sales of this collection to the Wellbeing of Women charity. Elemis Limited Edition Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules will be available to buy later this month priced £79.50. More on Elemis here.