Including new formulas from Redken to make DIY blowouts a breeze and a velvety hand cream from Goop.
This new gel cream from Korres is perfect for oily and sensitive skin types
After launching its velvety dry oil this past summer, Korres is dropping a new cream that doubles down on the benefits of its Santorini grape extract. Grown at the base of a volcano by organic micro-farmers, the white grape variety thrives in extreme conditions by drawing self-renewing energy and minerals from the soil to withstand the extreme wind and sun. Added to this gel-like cream, along with salicylic and hyaluronic acids, the formula is ideal for oily yet sensitive skin that requires loads of hydration. The lightweight cream will work to keep acne-prone skin in balance while also promoting even texture and less shine.
Wildcraft launches a fully biodegradable cleanser and natural sponge
Toronto-based, Indigenous-owned brand Wildcraft has launched a new sustainably-sourced and biodegradable cleanser and silk sea sponge, which makes using the cleanser not only easier, but a total pleasure. The cleanser is gentle enough for all skin types, but especially ideal for those with oily skin or who are prone to breakouts. It contains Mediterranean purple clay to absorb excess oil and naturally-occurring salicylic acid from willow bark to help gently exfoliate and nix the buildup of dead skin cells. Chamomile extract is also included to help soothe irritation and reduce inflammation. The 100% natural sponge is biodegradable and its high mineral and enzyme content make it beneficial for cleaning all skin types (face and body) and can be used for months without the worry of bacteria growth or nasty odours.
Redken offers a helping hand with your at-home blowout
If you’ve never quite mastered the DIY blowout, Redken’s new quick blowout spray and big blowout jelly might just be the secret weapon you’ve been looking for. For when time is short, the spray goes on damp hair to cut drying time significantly, while also protecting your strands against heat damage and any resulting frizz. If it’s the salon-like va-va-voom you’ve been missing, the blowout jelly can also be applied to damp hair for loads of bounce and extra shine. Need all the help you can get? Use both products together and wait for the compliments to roll in.
A mega-hydrating serum just dropped from Youth to the People
Available online now and in Sephora stores come the new year, Youth to the People’s new Triple Peptide + Cactus Oasis Serum is a serious contender for your skin’s SOS plan once the temps dip below zero. Fortified with a triple bio-peptide blend, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and moisture-binding cactus and rambutan peel (a tropical fruit similar to a lychee), the serum is a one-way pass to a plump and bouncy complexion. It also has a uniquely natural turquoise hue, thanks to vitamin-rich trace malachite minerals, which also help to revitalize dehydrated skin cells.
A luxe hand cream from Goop for soothing winter-worn hands
It’s no secret that our hands take a beating this time of year, but you can get them in shape just in time for making merry (and Champagne cheers) with Goop’s chic new hand cream. Those that prefer their salves as thick and rich as possible will be thrilled to bits, as this luxe cream is as comforting as it gets thanks to its three nourishing botanical butters: shea, bacuri and cupuaçu. Jojoba seed extract rounds out the mix to leave your skin looking and feeler smoother and firmer and ready for popping the Brut.