No, we never get tired of doing this. And this month was particularly exciting because not only did it have a mixed bag of skincare and makeup, but it also had new haircare that included light therapy!
So, without any frills, let’s start with Chanel’s latest.
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet & Spring-Summer Collection
We’re talking energy, sensuality, and a homage to red like no other. Known to always embrace colour, the brand’s latest collection celebrates all things red with four exclusive shades—a soft beige, desaturated orange, deep brick and bold, slightly-burnt true red. Founder Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel has always believed in the power of good makeup, and this one is an ode to the all powerful red. And, they all work perfectly well with the Indian skintone.
Neal’s Yard Remedies Purifying Palmarosa Toner & Daily Moisture Combo
Aren’t we all craving to get rid of that oily sheen and open pores that comes with the summers? Say hello to this combo by Neal’s Yard Remedies. Perfect for oily and combination skin, this blend of palmarosa, which is known for its benefits for acne-prone skin, and Alpine willowherb that not only calms inflammation but also controls sebum production thereby helping pore minimisation and blackhead reduction is what all our skins are asking for this season. It’s gentle on the skin, balances your natural oil without (actually) stripping your skin dry, and offers the perfect base to your makeup. We’ll be going through many bottles of these this year.
Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution
Okay, we are in love. Who wouldn’t want to find THE solution to dark spots! And, we have finally found it. This serum, with a formula of activated C (a stabilised form of Vitamin C), buffered salicylic acid, and peony extract helps visibly reduce the appearance of a broad array of discolorations including dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and post-acne marks and shows results within ten days of use. Additionally, it also helps improve the overall texture of the skin and brightens the complexion. Need we say more?
82°E Turmeric Shield Sunscreen
When it comes to sunscreens, there is nothing like a lightweight formula with a good SPF quotient, and this one is as easy to absorb as it gets—we’re talking apply-and-glide for that glowing protection. And it is packed with the potency of turmeric, which is known for its antibacterial properties, and the goodness of ceramides that help replenish a skin’s moisture levels. That is fragrance free is a huge added benefit, apart from its UV filters that also block blue light. This one is easily our favourite of Deepika Padukone’s skincare line.
Ikonic Curling Tong CT 38MM
We love a good curler, especially one that can offer those big wavy curls that give you the perfect “is this how they woke up” look without damaging the hair, and this one from Ikonic—a brand that has been on the beauty radar and won many an award—is right up there with the best of them. The ceramic shine infused barrel of this hair curler helps spread heat evenly and helps reduce hair damage while giving curls that last.
Put Simply Barrier Bundle
As obsessed as we all are with the Korean skincare boom, here is the truth of it—not all of it is suited to Indian skin. In fact, almost all skincare is not suited for all ethnicities, unless it is specially made for it, which is why our go-tos are often Indian brands. But what if we told you there was a brand that was making Korean skincare that was specifically suited for Indian skin? Put Simply is just that. And with its Barrier range, it offers the clean beauty of Korean skincare—a gentle cleanser, a hydrating moisturiser, and a broad-spectrum sunscreen—that works for every skin type. Could we ask for more?
Olega Hair Remover
A chance discovery that we cannot stop being grateful for. Hair removal could not get more hassle-free and painless. Olega’s new hair removal technology uses 2500 Micro edge that cuts the hair from the skin’s surface (much like a razor, but finer) when you run it gently on the skin in a circular pattern. It also helps exfoliate the skin and leave it silky-smooth. And testimonies also attest that it improves skin texture and reduces hair growth!
Winston LED Hair Growth Therapy Comb
We’ve heard of the benefits of light therapy, and there has been plenty available for the face, and, if you are willing to go to a specialist then plenty for the body too, but why hadn’t we tapped into it for the hair? Winston’s latest offers the best of the red and blue light technology to tackle hair concerns of hairfall, slow growth, oily scalp, and irritation. And while we are yet to comment on the results for hair growth, we can absolutely attest to the improvement in oily scalp and irritation that the blue light offers. We cannot wait to see the hair growth results!