Now shopping days are back on the cards in London, so now it’s time to take full advantage of being able to physically shop again in the British capital and discover some new arrivals in store. We’ve found the ultimate 4-step beauty routine from FaceGym – think high performance skincare that will leave you more youthful and radiant looking fast. We’ve also picked out the ultimate summer lipstick, Paul & Joe’s teddy bear lipstick, and the latest limited-edition Byredo fragrance launch is so addictive that we’re stocking up on another before it sells out. Of course, the only way to scent your home is the Jo Loves fig trees way – the iconic British beauty brand creates perfumed diffusers like no other brand out there.
FaceGym Clean Performance Skincare 4 Step Routine Kit, £200
This is the Rolls Royce of the non-invasive face sculpting world, with a four-step routine that suits-all-skin-types. FaceGym’s new ultimate skincare kit is the fastest way to a more youthful appearance in just four steps – the kit comes complete with an electro-lite gel-to-foam cleanser, hydro-bound hydrating serum, youth reformer oil-in-serum and our favourite the supreme restructure youth-boosting moisturiser. The result is firm, fresh, squeaky clean, smooth skin with an added boost of radiance.
Jo Loves Diffuser Fig Trees Diffuser, £90 and refills £58 Launching 27th May
Mark your diaries for the release of Jo Loves fig trees perfumed home diffuser, arriving just in time for indoor socialising. Following the success of the limited-edition festive Christmas Trees diffuser, the brand has introduced a permanent diffuser to the collection – inspired by Jo’s family holidays in Italy surrounded by the captivating fresh, green scent of fig trees.
Guerlain Terracotta Light Bloom Bronzing & Illuminating Powder, £39 at Selfridges
The Guerlain Terracotta range has become a legendary bronzing collection and it has a following of loyal devotees dedicated to that Guerlain summer glow. The new summer light bloom bronzing and illuminating powder delivers a serious all-over sun-kissed glow instantly.
Byredo Open Sky, £178
Worth the hype and the hefty price tag. Byredo introduces a metaphysical homage to the experience of travel in the form of Open Sky, which offers uplifting notes of pomelo and black pepper combined with Palo Santo, vetiver and hemp leaves.
Skin Design London Volume Serum, £125 at John Bell & Croyden
Award-winning cosmeceutical beauty brand Skin Design London has opened up a permanent treatment room inside renowned Wigmore Street pharmacy John Bell & Croyden where you can now sample the wonders that is a Skin Design skin treatment – believe us when we say, this is the place to go for a facial treatment like no other. Before you leave, be sure to stock up on a bottle of the latest launch, volume serum: a non-surgical answer to a face lift that plumps, contours, lifts, sculpts and tightens.
Moschino Toy 2 Bubble Gum, £79 at Harrods
The iconic Moschino bear is back and dressed in hot pink for summer.A playful new bubble gum inspired scent made up of a fruity cocktail of tropical, sweet and musky notes – we challenge you to find a more Instagrammable bottle out there…hello #shelfie
Kiehl’s Crème de Corps Body Moisturiser Refill Pouch 1L, £85
Kiehl’s Crème de Corps body moisturiser in a huge 1L environmentally friendly pouch? Yes please. If you haven’t yet discovered Kiehl’s famous Crème de Corps body moisturiser, then we urge you to give it a go. A body moisturiser you can rely on to deeply hydrate dry skin, soften and heals damaged skin (especially with the summer months approaching).
Typology Toning Botanical Mist with Organic Rose Geranium, £20.80
The latest certified organic skincare launch from Typology has got us very excited; not only will this product stimulate collagen production, but it is also a superb make-up base. Your skin is left firmer, toned and velvety smooth; so much so, that you will be able to ditch the foundation.
Paul & Joe Limited-Edition Bear Lipstick, £21
We challenge you to find a more photogenic lipstick than this adorable bear-shaped one by Paul & Joe. Perfect for delivering an instant pop of summer colour and moisture.
Irene Forte Skincare, Blackcurrant Body Oil, £99
Irene Forte’sapproach to skincare is pretty simple ‒ she uses only the best organic ingredients. Take the sculpting blackcurrant body oil, for example, which combines vitamin E, blackcurrant, olive and grapeseed to tone and nourish the skin – plus, the oil smells heavenly too.
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Azur, £44
Summer season is upon us and what better way to celebrate than with this new limited-edition Bronze Goddess Azur fragrance from beach-inspired fragrance pioneer Estee Lauder?
Mavala The Flower Magic Collection, £5.50 at Nails Direct
Mavala always comes up trumps with the best new-season nail colours. Kingston is our top pick for staycation season – the perfect tangerine shade that really complements a tan.
ESPA Tri-Active Regenerating Calming Cica Cleansing Balm, £50
Treat your skin and your beauty shelf to the ESPA Tri-Active Regenerating Calming Cica Cleansing Balm. A great addition to your beauty regime, the comforting cleanser is formulated for sensitive skin and packed full of super ingredients designed to soothe and cleanse the skin without taking away any of its natural goodness.
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Nettare Di Sole Eau De Toilette, £69 at Selfridges
For a truly unique fragrance this summer look to Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Nettare Di Sole. Expect top notes of bergamot and magnolia, a heart of honey, jasmine and rose, and a base of white musk and Tonka bean, making this a very distinctive and unforgettable scent.
Bobbi Brown Pink Glow Luxe Eyeshadow Quad, £48
Who wouldn’t get excited about a new Bobbi Brown palette? The new suits all easy-to-apply eyeshadow quad comes in four wearable rosy pink colours. Expect high pigmentation and serious staying power.
Kate Somerville Resurfacing Overnight Peel, £76
Now you can have a clinic strength peel at-home with Kate Somerville’s new Resurfacing Overnight Peel. Formulated with a cocktail of anti-aging ingredients including retinol, glycolic acid, niacinamide and vitamin E, it promises to improve signs of aging, brighten dull skin and strengthen the skin’s barriers for a radiant, smoothed complexion.
Dr. Hauschka Revitalising Day Lotion, £25
Dr Hauschka is one of the best natural beauty brands to have on your radar. Its organic, holistic approach to beauty has catapulted the label to cult status. The new Revitalising Day Lotion is infused with extracts of apricot, carrot and St John’s wort adds lustre pronto and leaves skin seriously dewy. We’re obsessed.
Versace Dylan Turquoise Pour Femme, £84 at Harrods
Dylan Turquoise transports you to balmy summer days and crystal waters with Sicilian mandarin, lemon and pink pepper, a heart of blackcurrant, guava and jasmine petals, and a base of musk and woody notes. We think these ingredients would make the ultimate summer cocktail too.
Kiehl’s Heritage Rosewater Toner, £40
Want to give your bathroom cabinet a spring clean so it’s Instagram-ready? Look no further than Kiehl’s divine smelling heritage rosewater toner on creating the ultimate #beautyshelfie essential. Infused with Turkish rose petals to hydrate, soothe and calm the skin, even on the most sensitive of skin types.
Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum, £49
Say goodbye to pesky hyperpigmentation with Biossance’s new Squalane + Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum. Not only will your skin appear brighter and more even in tone, skin will appear more supple and healthy looking too.
Natura Bissé C+C Vitamin Self-Tan Drops, £56 at John Bell & Croyden
We all know a tan can instantly make us feel more confident and the latest Natura Bissé addition, C+C vitamin self-tan drops, provides the ultimate confidence boost, delivering a vitamin C packed natural, streak-free glow.
Vichy Capital Soleil UV Age Daily SPF50+ Facial sunscreen, £21 at Boots
Vichy is our go-to brand for suncare and this year we’re excited about trying its new lightweight Capital Soleil UV Age Daily SPF50+ facial suncare on holiday with added skincare benefits.