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MIDSUMMER HIGH 5: New Season New Beauty Finds



From COOLA’s “it’s different”  SPFs at A Beautiful World to label.m’s clever new hair mist, here’s our “high five” to 5 of the new season’s best beauty buys – and HELLO, first day of summer!

THE “it’s different” SPF Collection

COOLA Natural SPF Protection Range – NEW in at A Beautiful World

What? This summer’s most innovative Natural Mineral Sunscreen, Skincare and Makeup range lands in the UK at A Beautiful World.

Why? Because there’s nothing out there quite like Coola – from their skin-nourishing SPFs for the body to a stellar Mineral SPF30 for the Face and a Tinted Moisturiser designed for summer sun days. And up to 97% organic ingredients!

What’s unique? It’s all about the formula: From free radical fighter Vitamin C to phyto protector Plankton Extract, along with rosehip oil, evening primrose, flax seed, shea butter, cucumber and glycerin, Coola’s turning the SPF game on its head.

Plus Factor? The 10% OFF factor. Enter COOLA10 at checkout.

PS: We had to ask her, so she told us, and Liz McCarthy, founder of A Beautiful World’s fave Coola product is…?
“Coola Mineral Face SPF30 Tinted Matte Moisturiser
“This is my perfect summer in the city product, as a tinted moisturiser it provides the perfect base layer for summer skin with an SPF that’s nice ad high. It’s got a matte finish so brilliant as the weather hots up, and works a treat under makeup” Liz McCarthy, CEO abeautifulworld.co.uk

Find it HERE


Label.m’s NEW Therapy Rejuvenating Hair Oil Mist

What? label.m have just launched a NEW shine-boosting, no “weigh down” mist containing Rejuven-8 Complex –and there’s another plus, it’s free from sulphates parabens or sodium chloride.

Why? The interesting intelligent ingredients label. Rejuvenating Hair Oil Mist was formulated to offset the 5 issues that sabotage hair’s natural strength and brilliance (we’ve all been there – too many late nights, not eating properly, too much wind, central heating, sun, stress…!) Your hair can show signs of ageing, too – like coarseness, thinness, dryness, dull /lack of sheen and weak hair – and because this oil protects against UV damage and thermal heat exposure you get built-in protection from the sun or too much hair drying after swimming, too.

What’s unique? Label.m’s global patent pending, strength and shine-boosting omega 3,6,9 Rejuven-8 Complex. It contains:

White caviar, iron rose crystal, palm sugars, African baobab micro proteins, hyaluronic acid, Lupine lipo peptides, European sweet chestnut extract and Moroccan Argan Oil.

Plus Factor?  The “summer’s here” floral notes of geranium, rose, plum dewberry, vanilla and tonka.


Find Therapy Rejuvenating Oil Mist at www.labelm.com

label.m Therapy Rejuvenating Oil Mist is available from June 2015 at specially appointed label.m salons, TONI&GUY and essensuals as well as online www.labelm.com T : 0870 770 8090

FREE pair of Jean-Pierre Braganza Designer Sunglasses offer…

Buy 2 label.m products this month and you’ll get a pair of Jean-Pierre Braganza Designer Sunglasses absolutely free

label.m, part of TONI&GUY, celebrating over 50 years of beautiful hair – since 1963.



What? Forme Labs’ menopause-targeted Stratum C range only launched in 2013 but it didn’t take long for the endorsements to start flowing in from beauty editors like Alice Hart-Davis who calls the range “lovely, high quality and well researched”.

Two of the stand-outs here would have to be the Stratum C Serum (very hydrating but amazingly light, it’s like a long drink of water for parched summer skin) and the also excellent Day Cream.  If you’ve never been a fan of the richer, heavier anti-ageing products around, you’ll find Stratum C’s formulas refreshingly different and incredibly “comfortable to wear”. (On a totally different side note, Stratum C’s spot-targeting product apparently works really well on much younger skin, we’ll be testing that theory soon).

Why? Brands targeted for the 45-55 age group are few and far between (a huge, gaping gap in the market, frankly!) and having tested a lot of the products in this range, including the serum, cream and the cleanser, Stratum C really does – simply put – deliver.

What’s unique? Stratum C is the UK’s first skincare range formulated specifically for menopausal skin (when hormones “play up” and sometimes skin starts misbehaving even if you’ve been lucky to have great skin for most of your life).

Plus factor? The maximum science, minimum preservatives factor.  Stratum C uses high levels of active peptides to help double collagen production (keeps skin “elastic”) which plummets alarmingly after “un certain age” as they say in France.

All the more reason to celebrate ageless beauty.



skin salvation



Skin Salvation by Beautitude

What? Scottish aromatherapist Rebecca O’Connor’s cult facial oil Skin Salvation joins her capsule collection of specially-blended, multi award-winning Beatitude bath oils.

Why? Say hello to a 5 oil wonder. With Rosehip, Evening Primrose, Oat, Black Cumin Seed, Squalene (from olives) and Vitamin E, this anti-ageing powerhouse of a multi-oil was designed to heal, calm, rejuvenate, energise  and restore skin’s glow and overall balance.  Think of it as your night time comfort blanket for tired or “had too much sun” skin.

What’s unique? Rebecca’s expertly-blended artisan products are completely natural and formulated in small batches – she really understands the healing  properties of oils and how to use them.

Plus factor Beatitude means “supreme blessedness”  – book a stay at Fletcher’s Cottage Spa at Archerfield House in East Lothian and experience Beautitude’s Supreme Happiness spa treatment first hand. (And yes, Beatitude’s JOY bath oil is the most uplifting bath oil I know!)






What? 3 hands, face, body, hair soaps (yes!) inspired by Morocco by give-back brand Kahina

Why? Beautiful, authentic plant, herb, argan, olive and coconut blends and each one’s designed for different skin types.

What’s unique? The hair factor. Definitely this summer’s desert island product.

Plus factor The oh so pretty Maroc-style wrapping.  Created by Archive NY, inspired by those incredible Moroccan tile designs you were marvelling at last time you were in Marrakech…

Pick your favourite or get all three and give two away to people you love – find them at Kahina Giving Beauty at www.beingcontent.com