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Editors' Picks: New launches from Dr. Barbara Sturm, Naked Sundays, Diptyque and more... Team
05 April 2024

From Dr. Barbara Sturm's everything eye patches to Naked Sunday's invisible SPFand more, here are the top beauty launch picks of the week from team.

Everything Eye Patches, Dr. Barbara Sturm

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing one of my skincare heroes, Dr. Sturm. During the interview, we discussed her newest launch – the Everything Eye Patches. Already a fan of every product I've tried from the skincare brand that pioneered molecular cosmetics, I knew I had to get my hands on the new launch and not just because of its fun appeal.

Inspired by her daughter Charly’s love of eye patches, Dr. Barbara Sturm set out to create her own. In the past, the founder veered away from patches and sheet masks because they're single-use and bad for the planet. Plus, they're not occlusive, so you don't get the benefits of pressing ingredients into the skin.

However, Dr. Sturm’s innovative iteration is both occlusive and biodegradable. They have a 360-degree approach to all the problems around the eye, whether it's dark circles, puffiness, or fine lines. Dr. Sturm assured: "I mean, they will work on everything."

Chloé Burney, Senior News & Features Writer.

CabanaClear Water Gel Serum SPF50 and CabanaCreme Hydrating Sunscreen Moisturiser SPF50, Naked Sundays

Naked Sundays has entered a new era of SPF with the "world's first" water-based, 100% clear SPF50 sunscreen gel. Now, if that doesn't capture your attention, I don't know what will. Innovation in the sun protection category is always welcome; gone are the days of having a sticky, white-cast suncream as your only option. The category is now much more diverse, and this latest launch from Naked Sundays promises to be something special!

The innovation, called the CabanaClear (£25), is a new completely clear SPF50 hydrating water-based gel serum with a unique consistency that combines the lightness of a gel with the hydration of a cream, leaving a "barely there" feel, perfect for wearing under or over makeup. It also features a quick-drying formula with a bunch of skin-loving ingredients for easy application and reapplication too.

However, the newness doesn't just stop there. Naked Sundays has also introduced the CabanaCreme (£22), described as a hydrating face sunscreen moisturiser, boasting powerful SPF 50+ broad spectrum filters from Australia. It promises to blend in seamlessly and invisibly with the skin for a dewy and glowing finish.

Sophie Smith, News Editor & Senior Writer.

Café Verlet Candles, Diptyque

I have for many years been of the firm opinion that my existence would be immeasurably improved if I and the air that surrounds me could be permanently fragranced by Diptyque. To this point, it has been the French perfumer's Rose, Vanille and Ambre candles (sometimes burned alone, sometimes in combination) that have been my obsession, but now I can add this genius set to my list.

Diptyque has partnered with Café Verlet to recreate the smell, taste and atmosphere of what is the oldest purveyor of coffee in Paris, which was established in 1880 and is the French capital’s first roastery.

This limited-edition collection features four "gourmet" scents: Café, Chantilly, Biscuit, and Fruits Confits. The perfect French breakfast in olfactory form. To add to the appeal, the vessels have been adorned by artwork from renowned British illustrator Clym Evernden, telling a "whimsical Parisian tale".

Each candle retails for £59, or a small set of three for £112.

Lauretta Roberts, Co-founder, CEO and Editor in Chief.

Tilia, Marc-Antoine Barrois

Marc-Antoine Barrois has launched a new fragrance, Tilia, the first floral scent from the brand and the sixth new fragrance since the brand launched eight years ago.

Maison Marc-Antoine Barrois takes a health-conscious approach to fragrance, with each being free from endocrine disruptors, controversial substances, and colourants to reduce customers exposure to chemical compounds. Founder, Marc-Antoine Barrois, created the new fragrance, Tilia, alongside long-time accomplice, the perfumer Quentin Bisch, with the aim of transporting wearers into a ‘new luminous and floral world. The scent notes are linden, broom, jasmine, vetiver, heliotrope, woody accord, georgywood and ambroxan.

Priced at £105 for 30ml and £180 for 100ml, Tilia is now available online and in-store at Maison Marc-Antoine Barrois.

Felicity Teather, Marketing & Events Co-ordinator.

The Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Intensive Cream, Laneige

Laneige will forever have a place in my heart, rightfully earned by its Lip Sleeping Mask that never leaves my side. But, as far as skincare goes, Laneige's Water Bank series never disappoints. The K-Beauty brand's latest launch, the Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Intensive Cream, boasts the same deeply hydrating yet sensitive qualities as the rest of the products in the range but packs an extra punch.

The intense repair cream relieves itchiness, redness and flakiness with the powerful repairing ingredient, O-mega Peptide Complex. Water-based formulas are always a safe bet for my combination skin, promising to deeply hydrate without clogging the skin. Thanks to its blue hyaluronic acid molecules that are 2,000 times smaller than regular hyaluronic acid, allowing it to penetrate the skin more effectively, it is the ultimate moisturising solution.

Chloé Burney, Senior News & Features Writer.


The Ritual of Yozakura, Ritals

Building on the success of its bestselling Sakura collection, Rituals has created a new limited-edition range, The Ritual of Yozakura.

The collection is inspired by the tradition of Yozakura - the ancient Japanese practice of viewing cherry blossoms at night - and boasts a long-lasting, deep floral and rich amber fragrance. Formulated with at least 90% natural origin ingredients, such as Yoshino cherry and black rice extract, the line-up includes a Shimmering Body Oil (£24.90), Bath Milk (£22.90), Hair & Body Mist (£20.90), and Foaming Shower Gel (£12.90), each available online and in-store at Rituals.

Sophie Smith, News Editor & Senior Writer.

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