The new beauty products to know for September 2023
Life gets busy. Thankfully, clever new beauty products help to lighten the load just a little – and staying in the know is made easier, thanks to our monthly wrap-ups, with all your need-to-news curated in one place.
The latest beauty launches are a sure sign summer is on its way. With sunnier skies upon us, new season releases include a next-generation sunscreen, clever self-tan formulas, and purple haircare for banishing brassiness caused by UV rays, saltwater, and chlorine. Stay informed with this month’s beauty wrap-up below.
Dermalogica Porescreen SPF40
The launch of Dermalogica’s latest innovative sunscreen couldn’t be timelier, with the NZ Sunscreen Bill now fully in effect and a heightened focus on sun protection. The multi-benefit mineral sunscreen delivers protection against UVA and UVB rays, while supporting healthy-looking pores, minimising their appearance with a blurring, primer-like effect, and enhancing skin tone with a radiant tint. The lightweight, blendable sunscreen is formulated with zinc oxide to help defend skin and 2% niacinamide to reduce the appearance of pores and boost hydration. The multifaceted formula is also supercharged with green microalgae, squalene, and vitamin E. Available online now, distributed by Two Hundred Doors.
Glow Lab Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner
New Zealand’s number one natural personal care brand in supermarkets has added a new frizz-fighting formulation to its haircare line-up. Boosted with natural betaine and macadamia oil, it reduces hair frizz by up to 56 percent. Developed to meet growing demand for hair products that deliver a silky look, the gentle formulas protect the scalp while promoting hair health. Available online now and at authorised retailers.
The Beauty Chef SUPERGENES™
A natural extension to The Beauty Chef’s inside-out, holistic beauty solutions, SUPERGENES™ is a range of herbal probiotics to support health, beauty, and wellbeing needs. Unlike their cult inner beauty powders and elixirs, potent nutrients are delivered via a convenient capsule. The five SKU collection features a potent blend of vitamins, minerals and The Beauty Chef’s exclusive GUT5Y™ probiotic strain. Available online now, distributed by Two Hundred Doors.
Kemon Actyva Colore Brillante Anti-Yellow
A new crop of blonde-toning formulas have arrived to help clients maintain that covetable Barbie blonde. Kemon’s Research and Development laboratories have developed a line of products specifically formulated to remove brassy, yellow tones from lightened tresses while delivering shine, elasticity, strength, and a silky soft feel. The Anti-Yellow Booster is the perfect sidekick to the Anti-Yellow Shampoo. The revitalising treatment nourishes and protects the hair fibre, boosts shine and removes undesirable yellow tones. Depending on the strength and intensity of the desired anti-yellowing effect, mix 5–8 clicks of the product with 15ml of the selected Actyva mask. Coat the hair from the middle to the ends of the hair, leave on for three minutes, then rinse. Available online now, distributed via Sabre Haircare.
jane iredale ColorLuxe Hydrating Cream Lipsticks
Lipstick sans the lipstick feel, jane iredale’s new colour launch is a handbag staple. The collection of pigment-packed yet weightless lipsticks are made from botanical butters for hydrating benefits and a silky smooth, one-swipe application. From bold berries and rich reds to neutral nudes, the 15 shade range has a tint to suit every lip. Available at stockists or online now, distributed via PSB.
Clear Start Clarifying Body Spray
Just when you thought every skincare concern had a solution, a new body spray has launched begging the question, ‘how did this not already exist?!’ For those hard-to-reach areas, Clear Start’s new breakout-banishing spray acts fast to help clear clogged pores and minimise future body breakouts. The micro-fine, refreshing mist evenly disperses to ensure no spot is out of reach. Exfoliating salicylic acid helps to remove dead skin cells, while soothing witch hazel, tea tree oil and Moroccan argan extracts balance oil and reduce redness. Available online now, distributed by Two Hundred Doors.
Weleda Skin Food Face Care
Weleda’s award-winning Skin Food range has long been a go-to for those seeking intensive and natural skincare solutions. Now, the collection has expanded to include face-specific, vegan skincare formulas. The new range harnesses the power of five key Skin Food ingredients; pansy, chamomile, calendula, rosemary extracts, and sunflower oil. All products in the Skin Food Face Care collection are dermatologically tested and come with Weleda’s unmistakable Skin Food fragrance – a unique blend of sweet orange, aromatic lavender, and warm vanilla notes of benzoin. Available online now and at authorised retailers.
Dyson Supersonic Origin
Dyson have unveiled a new, simplified version of the beloved Dyson Supersonic. The scaled-back set is available for NZ$599 – $100 cheaper than the original Supersonic. It’s the exact same hair dryer as the Supersonic, powered by the same V9 motor, air multiplier tech, three air settings, four heat settings, and cold shot button. The only difference? It comes with just one attachment—the styling concentrator—instead of five. Available online now.
SugarBaby extends tanning range
Aussie-born self-tan brand, SugarBaby, has added four products to its line-up. The Of The Hour Ultra Dark Instant Bronze is an ultra-dark instant self-tan crème that delivers a deep bronze glow. For a gradual glow, the Get Glowing Glow Drops can be customised by simply adding the desired amount to your moisturiser, serum or oil. Pair with the new Micro Tanning Mitt to get around the tricky areas or The Back Up Applicator. Available online now, distributed via McPherson’s.
Angel En Provence Lavender Violet Tone Correcting Spray
Another new release for blondes, this easy-to-use spray latches onto tresses to neutralise unwanted yellow and brassy tones. Featuring organic natural ingredients, like lavender extract and rosemary leaf oil, lightened hair is left feeling fresh and nourished. Perfect for busy blondes, it can’t be left on for too long or too little as it’s a leave-in formula.
Avène Hyaluron Activ B3
After selling out across the globe, Avène’s anticipated Hyaluron Activ B3 range is finally available in New Zealand. As always, the cult French pharmacy brand harnesses its signature Thermal Spring Water in the three new products. Formulated to stimulate cellular regeneration, hero ingredients include a combination of two longevity-boosting actives; niacinamide and hyaluronic acid. The result is plumped-up skin and softened wrinkles. Available available from pharmacies online and instore, distributed via Douglas Pharmaceuticals.
KERASILK Curl Balm
Embracing au naturel hair texture is all the buzz right now. For those with curly hair, achieving frizz-free, bouncy locks has never been easier, thanks to KERASILK’s latest launch. The new, vegan multi-benefit Curl Balm defines, bundles, smooths, tames and activates curls, while providing the ideal level of moisture and conditioning for softness and shine. Reducing frizz by up to 96 percent and providing up to 72 hours of humidity protection, it’s the ultimate styling hack for polished curls. Available now at authorised retailers, distributed by Kao Salon Division.
Dermalogica Stabilising Repair Cream
Feeling a bit sensitive? You’re not alone – up to 70 percent of people experience sensitive skin – and these numbers are rising. Regardless of the cause—genetics, lifestyle, or environment—a compromised skin barrier needs a chance to recover. In case you missed it last month, Dermalogica’s new Stabilising Repair Cream is a barrier-repairing moisturiser that helps stop sensitive skin within one week by helping skin produce more of its own ceramides. It features a proprietary ceramide-building complex that works to strengthen the skin’s barrier while also delivering skin-nourishing lipids. Available online now and at authorised Dermalogica retailers, distributed by Two Hundred Doors.
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