This week’s beauty news, from L’Occitane’s new Herbae Spartium range to the brand new skincare we’re trying …
At Colombia Road market in east London last weekend, everyone was clutching armfuls of mimosa, that joyous yellow flower – an instant hit of brilliant colour to brighten up the week. And L’Occitane’s new Herbae Spartium range is equally bright and sunny. The range includes eau de toilette, soap, shower gel and more, all with a fresh and grassy green and citrus scent that has a warm heart of jasmine. A scent this sunny is practically guaranteed to cheer you up and we love the joyous bright yellow packaging. From €7 for soap, at stores nationwide; ie.loccitane.com.
Cheer up someone else’s month and send a thoughtful gift: Irish business Nearly Sisters has ten per cent off their Mother’s Day gift sets until March 18. Choose from their selections, or create your own gift box – they champion Irish brands such as Bean & Goose (the BEST chocolate) to Green Angel seaweed-powered skincare and Jo Browne skincare. Gift sets start from around €32, with this Sweet Dreams set, complete with bamboo sleep mask and Oxmantown lip balm, at €75 (delivery nationwide is €8). www.nearlysisters.ie.
Get a glow
Currently, I’ve ditched all other skincare to properly test this Ayuna Facial Refining Concentrate (€100). Similar to a P50 lotion (and yes, it has a vinegary smell), created by a Spanish brand advocating a “less is more” approach, this is neither a serum or a toner, but a collection of acids and fruit extracts that exfoliates and polishes skin to an extraordinary degree. Who would benefit? Anyone worried about congested skin, such as blackheads, or else if your skin feels dull or blotchy – it’s designed to enhance clarity and texture and, unlike a host of other things that claim to do such things, I have been really impressed with the results. Your skin will gleam. Just be sure to use sun protection daily alongside it. At www.floraison.ie.
Light Voya’s new candle with Eucalyptus, Lime and Rosemary (€34) for a bright and uplifting clean smell; www.voya.ie.
Main featured image: Zuhair SS23.