Beauty News

We’ve curated an edit of the latest beauty products and must-haves to keep you looking and feeling on top form.

D’OTTO

A celebration of perfume as art, D’OTTO is a debut fragrance brand, exclusively available at Selfridges, presenting perfume as a liquid art. Showcased as part of the department store’s curation of sustainable brands, the fragrance house depicts a circle within its logo as a symbol of the perfection embodied through its art-inspired scents. Housed in recyclable glass bottles which are refillable within the Selfridges refill fountains at dedicated brand stations, D’OTTO’s niche creations are those imagined by perfumer Paolo Terenzi. Launching with a collection of five fragrances, the Abstract Art Collection is made up of five different olfactive families and a collection where each perfume is inspired by a piece of abstract art. A particular favourite, 2+6, is a mossy amber fragrance paying homage to Kazimir Severinovič Malevič’s Black Square painting. Notes include black pepper, Italian saffron and cardamom, Indian Oudh and caramel.

Dermanda

Following the success of her Harley Street flagship clinic, Awatif Mandour has launched Dermanda Skincare, a debut line of luxurious and result-driven products. Divine to use, the hero product in the line is Dermanda’s Stem C20 Serum, rich in vitamin E and containing 20% vitamin C; this potent formula uses hyaluronic acid to deliver moisture. Packaged in an indulgent gold bottle, the serum is enriched with stem-cell technology working to promote cell turnover and increase cell production. Skin looks brighter and more refined over time, skin tone appears more balanced, and the serum also protects it from free radicals that can otherwise cause damage.

111SKIN

111SKIN Celestial Black Diamond Cream

111SKIN’s ultra-luxe Celestial Black Diamond Cream is a decadent daily indulgence with restorative properties in targeting the signs of ageing. Best used nightly after serum, this rich moisturiser can also be used during the day to tackle dry skin and colder climes and uses black diamond particles to help its active ingredients penetrate the skin. Designed to improve elasticity, plumpness and the appearance of lines, this supercream contains NAC Y²™ known for its antioxidant protection. Active ingredients of hyaluronic acid, liquorice root and the botanical extract of Centella Asiatica work to reduce hyperpigmentation and improve brightness to give a flawlessly glowing complexion and results that are second to none.

 

Kilian

Decadently gourmand, Kilian’s seductive scent Rolling in Love celebrates the sensuality at the core of the brand’s roots since being established over a decade ago. Masterfully blended around a theme of narcotics with perfumer Pascal Gaurin, Kilian has taken a more provocative approach with this alluring scent which embodies monochromatic notes of white notes. Musky and intoxicating, Rolling in Love layers notes of ambrette seeds, almond milk, iris freesia and musk in a poetic harmony of delectable fine fragrance. Marking a new direction for the brand, Rolling in Love is housed in a rouge flacon, a first for the collection adorned with Kilian’s flagship shield motif.

Available in selected airports across the UK.

 

ghd

Creating twice as much volume from root to tip vs naturally dried hair, ghd’s rise hot brush is a game-changer. Using intelligent SMART technology, the 32mm tool consistently delivers a temperature of 185°C to the barrel whilst predicting your hair’s needs as it effortlessly glides through. Adjusting its power levels based on your styling speed, this clever piece of kit creates volume at the root and features nylon bristles that maintain close contact to the root for optimal lift and tangle-free tresses. Consider it a salon blowdry at home, anytime, anywhere.

 

Sisley

One of Sisley’s original hero products, the Buff and Wash Facial Gel, is among its best-selling cleansers. Suitable for daily use, this energising first step of a beauty ritual is enriched with natural plant extracts and essential oils to cleanse and remove dead surface cells gently. Applied to the face and throat, extract of lemon diminishes dulling complexions while soothing soy and softening poppy work to awaken the skin and leave it looking more radiant day after day.

 

Boucheron

Inspired by Venezuela’s Canaima National Park, the latest fine addition to the Boucheron Collection is Fève Tonka de Canaima, a woody amber olfactory embodying the unspoilt wilderness of its namesake landmark. With a distinct tone of brown in a nod to Venezuela’s extremely rare brown diamond, this warming scent is centred around the tonka bean, another brown rarity. Created by perfumer Alexis Dadier, this elegant fragrance is enlivened by bitter almond and violet notes to complement the vanilla undertones and sandalwood at the heart. As vibrant as it is gourmand, this delicate scent evokes the emotions of being high up in the flat-topped mountains of Canaima in a modern yet classic masterpiece of fragrance.

 

fjör

Simple yet effective, fjör’s debut hydrolytic serum has taken the skincare world by storm. A newcomer in muted Scandi-cool packaging, this no-nonsense product is suited to all skin types, focusing on sensitive and irritated skin. Fragrance-free and preservative-free, this potent serum is a carefully considered blend of active ingredients designed to reduce redness, hydrate the skin and combat the effects of ageing. Hydrolytic enzymes and collagen work to provide a protective layer on the skin while peptides tackle fine lines and the signs of ageing. Used daily, this groundbreaking product is clinically verified to improve the skin’s overall appearance with biotech technology at its core.

 

Kilian Celebrates 200 Years of Burlington Arcade

Kilian Hennessy

Marking 200 years of the iconic Burlington Arcade, By Kilian has launched Royal Leather in homage to British heritage and the emblematic uniforms of the British guard.

Developed by perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin, the fragrance is a warm and strong opening with notes of hawthorn and black tea accord, a heart centred around a leather accord which complements notes of oud and patchouli making for a provocative journey in Kilian’s gourmand signature style.

The master of sensual fragrances, Kilian’s portfolio now features more than 35 alluring scents in his eponymous line and Royal Leather also wears MAYFAIR as part of its name in a nod to the historic location where the flagship London boutique is located.

In an intimate interview, Kilian shares some of the highlights from his journey so far below.

Kilian, Your fragrances typically have provocative and alluring names, how do you come to name your scents?

I don’t see my names as provocative; more as part of a script or a story. Many represent an emotion I am trying to convey. Honestly, I usually work best on the plane on my way to New York. One of the rare moments when the phone doesn’t ring every 3 minutes!

Tell us how travel influences your creations?

I love to discover new places, new cultures. We are only as rich as the diversity of the experiences we make, the cultures we discover. I like to approach everything with an open mind and these moments are then reflected in my work. When launching KILIAN in Thailand, one night I had the typical Thai desert; sticky rice with a coconut and mango flavouring. This delicacy gave birth to one of my most iconic scents today; Moonlight in Heaven.

How has the fragrance industry changed over the last decade?

It has changed tremendously, but I truly hope for the best with the focus shifting to artisanal luxury fragrances. This has placed creation and luxury at the core of the customer experience, which is so important to me.

What are your vacation hot-spots and why?

I try to change these all the time because I just love to discover new places. But if I want to really feel disconnected from the world, my two favourite hot spots would be:-Relaxing in the Maldives in Winter-Travelling around Greece on a boat in Summer.

How do you evoke luxury through fragrance and in what sense is this reflected throughout your collections?

For me, true luxury should last forever. That’s why I made all KILIAN bottles refillable and all our cases reusable either as a jewellery box or as a clutch. Luxury should also be essential in the excessive. You need today to be a little excessive to create a true luxury statement.

Where do you see the brand going over the next few years?

I would like KILIAN to become the reference when it comes to Luxury & Creativity in fragrances.

What does Bespoke mean to you?

For me, bespoke means complete tailoring to the individual. To that person’s own desires, fantasies and needs.