The festive season is in full swing, and it's never been a better time to celebrate with new beauty launches. From glitter eyeshadows designed to dance the night away, to considered and conscious ingestible beauty; here are the RUSSH beauty favourites for December 2021.
Widely-loved collagen brand Vida Glow has officially launched its first topical skincare routine, designed to work in tandem with the brand's existing range of ingestible beauty products. This Rapid Renewal Serum plumps the skin within just 30 minutes of application; smoothing skin and restoring a youthful, rosy tone to the complexion. And there's clinical trials to prove it too.
If you're already a fan of Dior Beauty's cult lipstick, Rouge Dior, this is definitely one product you deserve to have in your stocking this Christmas. The House's signature has received a festive update for the holidays. Paying tribute to the emblematic address of the House of Dior, the lipstick case is engraved with the motif of the 30, Avenue Montaigne facade and its stick with the historic plaque. A complete collector's item.
With endless events and social commitments during this time of year, it's important to have a product in your kit that you know is going to provide a thorough, deep cleanse. The TRILOGY Rosehip Transformation Cleansing Oil is your trusty companion – not only encompassing the power to remove all traces of makeup, but it's also deeply nourishing at the same time.
The only thing we love more than ingestible beauty, is ingestible beauty with a commitment to the planet. Swisse's new sub-brand, Swisse Earth is just that; having launched a premium and sustainable range of four vegan powder blends. The range has been formulated with nourishing, locally and sustainably sourced ingredients for a light fingerprint on the Earth, with plans for all packaging to be compostable, biodegradable or recyclable by 2023. The brand has also engaged in a shared value partnership with Mamabulanjun Aboriginal Corporation that is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to empower Aboriginal communities through professional development, economic independence, representation and education.
There's nothing we love more than a new, sustainable find to add to our skincare regime. This fortifying oil serum is made primarily from Hemp – a big win for the environment – but is also extremely lightweight and absorbs quickly into the skin. Vela Days also has a full packaging recycle program in place for when you can no longer squeeze out one last drop.
Nothing quite says celebration like a glittery lid to help bid adieu to the year that was. In Chanel's N°5 Holiday Collection, you'll find just that. The Ombre Première Laque Glitter is a buildable, sparkly eyeshadow that feels reminiscent of a second skin and can last up to eight hours – so you can really dance the whole night long.
As we come to the end of the year, our skin is also making the journey with us. So, it's no surprise if it needs a little bit of help to revitalise. This is where Rationale's Radiance Ampoules come in handy. Designed to supercharge the results of your daily skin ritual, this targeted weekly treatment amplifies radiant glow, delivers intensive hydration and refines texture for a perfected skin finish. Perfect for when you need that extra glow.
Bespoke Skin Technology Dream Cream
If you're looking for efficiency, the Dream Cream has you covered. An all in one, dermatologist formulated product has been created to target all your skin concerns; from skin ageing, to sun damage, pigmentation, acne and congestion.
It's no secret that I'm a sucker for a great hair treatment. Normally, I am someone who loves to soak my hair and hit the pillow for an eight-hour nourish session, but time is not always my friend. Which, is why the NAK Hair Ultimate Treatment has been my saviour this month. Rejuvenating and nourishing your hair in just 60 seconds, this has become my beauty hair go-to this summer.
It's no secret that here at RUSSH we're fans of a good Gua Sha tool. This JS Health Luminous Vitamin Oil is a great massage oil to help get the most out of your routine; formulated to target fine lines whilst enhancing skin luminosity and glow factor for age-defying results.
A very new but extremely welcome addition to my ingestible skincare routine has been the Pearl by Par Olive Marine Collagen Superpowder. A formulation of wild-caught Norwegian marine collagen, freshwater pearl powder, organic native Australian Kakadu plum and acacia fibre; this organic coconut flavour blends perfectly into my morning coffee.
As the humidity continues to climb, there's no more important tool in my makeup kit than a great setting spray. Recently, I've been trialing the Clarins Fix' Make-up and it has not disappointed. Extremely long lasting without leaving a sticky film over the top.
Who doesn't live for a beach wave in the summer? The perfect done-undone look when you've spent all day in the sun, this wave spray from Gisou is infused with Mirsalehi Propolis, a resin-like material produced and used by bees to build strong beehives. Which means this texturising spray delivers volume, hold and protection in one hit.
This deeply nutritive, richly-textured leave-in mask defines very curly to coily hair; cutting through frizz and leaving curls feeling super bouncy. It's packed with kokum butter to nourish the hair, while omega-rich nigella and chia seed oils bring softness.
For those vitamin C lovers out there with a high tolerance, this ESK C Forte is a brilliant addition to your lineup. This L-Ascorbic Acid Serum comes in at 16%, so it's certainly not for the faint hearted or anyone with sensitive skin.
If you're someone who exercises a lot or are just more prone to sweating during the warmer months, this moisturiser is about to become your best friend. Unlike more traditional, heavier moisturisers that can occlude the skin while exercising, this lightweight formula allows the skin to breathe while still nourishing.
A scent that completely transports you to the poetic Venice walk streets; this new addition to the Lola James Harper lineup is the ultimate summer scent. Think floral Jasmine, Casablanca Lily, Magnolia and Musk notes evoking a white floral aroma.