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This week's beauty launches: Caroline Hirons' skincare line, Holland & Barrett's gift boxes and more...

Sophie Smith
11 November 2022

This week's beauty launches include Pai's first certified natural collagen booster, Lush's Stranger Things-inspired bathing duo and seven new Christmas gift boxes from Holland & Barrett. 

Holland & Barrett launches Christmas gift boxes

Holland & Barrett has launched a new range of wellness, beauty and vegan foodie gift boxes ahead of the Christmas period.

The gift boxes available include The Beauty Heroes Box, The Premium Beauty Box, The Sustainable Box, The Glow Box, The Self-Care Box, The Sleep Box and The Vegan Box.

Within the gifts, consumers can find brands such as Weleda, UpCircle, REN, Antipodes, Evolve, Q+A, Doisy & Dam, LoveRaw and AromaWorks. Along with Holland & Barrett own-brands.

Priced from £20-40, the gift boxes are available online and in-store at Holland & Barrett.


Pai launches first certified natural collagen booster 

Skincare brand Pai has launched a new Vegan Collagen Restoring 0.9% Booster, joining its existing collection of highly concentrated boosters.

The product works to actively replenish dry and lacklustre skin. Derived from corn and soy proteins, the booster can be used alone or mixed with existing skincare products.

It is also certified COSMOS Organic and COSMOS Natural, a standard that guarantees the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources. The booster is also cruelty-free and patch tested on sensitive skin.

Priced at 19, the The Vegan Collagen 0.9% Booster is available online at Pai.

Caroline Hirons Skin Rocks

Caroline Hirons launches two Retinoid products

Skincare expert Caroline Hirons has unveiled her highly-anticipated skincare line, Skin Rocks, launching with two Retinoid treatment products.

Retinoid 1 contains 0.2% HPR (hydroxypinacolone retinoate). It is described as a 'beginner' product aimed at those who have not used Retinoids before or who have had issues with sensitivity. The formula also contrains retinoid 'boosters' such as  bakuchiol and soybean extract, as well as squalane and vitamin E.

Retinoid 2 contains 0.55% HPR. As well as the ingredients in Retinoid 1, it also contains Retinal (0.05%). This is described as an 'intermediate' product and is for those used to using Retinoids.

Priced at £65 and £75, the two Retinoid treatment products are available online at Skin Rocks.

Lush x Stranger Things

Lush launches Stranger Things collaboration

Lush has launched a limited-edition bathing duo in celebration of Netflix's Stranger Things.

The 'Hellfire Club Bathing Duo' includes two bath bombs inspired by the latest season, as well as two collectible playing cards compatible with the Dungeons and Dragons game played in the show.

The ‘D8’ bath bomb is a replica of the eight-sided dice used by the Hellfire Club to play Dungeons and Dragons, featuring numbers relating to the show and Lush, such as 11 (the name of the main character ‘El’ who has supernatural powers) and 29 (the address of the Lush’s first ever shop in Poole, Dorset).

‘The Rift’ is a pitch-black bath bomb, with red and orange at its core. It has a spicy scent and will "crackle, swirl and pop" in the water.

Priced at £15, the Stranger Things bathing duo is available online and in-store at Lush.


Hermès debuts fragrance for children

Hermès has launched its first-ever fragrance for children, called Cabriole.

Described by the luxury brand, the Cabriole Eau de Senteur scent claims to evoke the feeling of childhood's earliest wonders and reveals the child at the heart of Hermès.

Created by Christine Nagel, Director of Creation & Olfactory Heritage for Hermès Parfums, Cabriole combines the "velvety tenderness of Osmanthus and the delicate freshness of honeysuckle with the noble elegance of sandalwood in a composition that subtly evokes the apricot-like scent of a child’s cheek".

Priced at £82, the Cabriole fragrance is available online at Hermès.

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