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Date February 12, 2022
U Beauty’s new The Barrier mask is inspired by jellyfish facials
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U Beauty founder Tina Chen Craig (of BagSnob fame) was inspired to create her latest concoction The Barrier Bioactive Treatment after reminiscing about her grandmother taking her for acupuncture and Immortelle Jellyfish treatments in Hong Kong to remedy her tired skin between school semesters in the U.S. While she says she dreaded the sticky, less-than-glam experience, there was no denying the glowing responses she received once returning stateside. After testing the mask for nearly five years (a process that included sending samples for feedback to BFF Nicky Hilton Rothschild), Craig was finally able to replicate the skin-plumping and smoothing experience — no endangered jellyfish required. The overnight mask still uses bioactive marine ingredients along with the brand’s patent-pending siren capsule technology to target free radicals and boost new cell growth. She’s so obsessed she has to stop herself from applying it all over her body — though she secretly says it’s the best “baby foot” treatment around.
Sephora comes to the rescue for V-Day
If you’ve left Valentine’s Day shopping to the last minute and are starting to see red, don’t sweat it. Sephora stores across the country are stepping up to save the occasion by offering same-day delivery up to and including Monday, so you can still play Cupid (and show face). While the speedy service will set you back around $10, you can use code VDAYSAMEDAY and add to cart in a hurry, free of charge.
Trinny London’s new skincare range lands in Canada
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Trinny London‘s easy-to-use, no-fuss makeup range is already available around the globe. Now, the brand (from Trinny Woodall of the UK’s original What Not to Wear) is launching two new cleansers in Canada as a preview of its soon-to-come skincare range. Be Your Best is an oil-based balm perfect for dry or irritated skin, which comes with a muslin cloth and gently nourishes with pineapple enzymes, glycolipids and almond and linseed oils. For those with oily or combination skin, Better Off is a gel cleanser with oat amino acids and both malic and lactic acids for an exfoliating wash that targets clogged pores without stripping your skin. The best part? Both are refillable so you can continue to use with abandon.
Dior reinvents a classic men’s scent
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Inspired by the sport of boxing and house ambassador Robert Pattinson (whose highly anticipated The Batman is due in cinemas in a matter of weeks), Dior Homme Sport has been reinvented by perfumer Francois Demachy for a bolder take on the popular original. While the eau de toilette has been given a dynamic twist with sultry notes of wood and spice, the juice still retains its refreshing citrus zing thanks to Calabrian bergamot and Sicilian lemon. The new heart note of moody frankincense is another bold take, not unlike the series of videos documented by the house featuring pro and amateur boxers from around the globe, including Ryan Garcia and Younes Bendjima. Check them out now on Insta.
This lavender bath duo is Valentine’s Day approved
Photography Courtesy of Bleu Lavande
This new bath duo from French Canadian brand Bleu Lavande is just begging to be the star of your Valentine’s evening self care (or couples bath) moment. The Quebec-based lavender farm (one of the country’s first) is the source of the essential oil featured in both the all-natural lavender bath salts and massage oil. Use the latter to make your soak even more luxe, or smooth it on after for decadently soft and lightly-scented skin.
Nars makes us all want to wear lip gloss again
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Lip gloss is just one of the many early 2000s makeup must-haves making its fearless return, and Nars is here for it. Spotted on multiple Spring runways, including Blumarine (duh), Fendi and Giambattista Valli, the shiny lip is undoubtedly flattering and can super-size your pout in one swipe (feel free to leave the decade’s filler-mania behind.) The new AfterGlow Lip Shine comes in ten shades, and unlike many of those sticky (and glittery) renditions from the past, it goes on smooth with mirror-like shine and actually hydrates lips with jojoba and raspberry seed oils. Your move, Bonnebell.