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May’s Hottest New Product Launches
May’s Hottest New Product Launches
Looking for the hottest beauty products to have hit the market this month? Look no further! We've curated a list of the top 5 must-have beauty launches that will revolutionize your skincare and makeup routine. From Rhode finally hitting the UK through to KIKO Milano's enchanting Little Mermaid collection, get ready to elevate your beauty game with these exciting new releases.
Ultra Violette Launches Preen Screen SPF 50 Reapplication Mist, £32

We couldn’t be bigger Ultra Violette fans – their easy to wear, best-selling products including Destino’s own tried and tested faves Queen Screen and Daydream Screen have made wearing a daily SPF a joy rather than a chore.

With summer approaching, protecting your skin from damaging UV rays becomes paramount. But the trouble with everyday sunscreen is that it really needs reapplying throughout the day – something that very few of us do when we’re at work or out and about.

The Ultra Violette Preen Screen is therefore a game-changer for sun protection. It’s an ultra-lightweight, superfine reapplication mist that works perfectly over (or under) makeup, delivering an extra dose of daily sun protection. Packed with nourishing ingredients like niacinamide, Vitamin C, and coconut oil, this SPF50 mist not only shields your skin from the sun but also supports the skin barrier, brightens and protects, and moisturizes to the max. It’s a must-have for anyone seeking comprehensive sun protection, skin-loving benefits and an oh so juicy, dewy skin finish. It’s presently available on Ultra Violette and will soon launch on SpaceNK.

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Jo Malone Announces Limited Edition Highlands Collection, £58

This May, Jo Malone takes us on an olfactory journey to the untamed beauty of the Scottish Highlands with their highly anticipated limited edition Highlands Collection. From the rich, earthy notes of crumbling stone to the delicate embrace of wildflowers, the Highlands Collection captures the magic of a land where beauty thrives in its natural state.

Originally inspired by Scottish castles left to wrack and ruin, Global Head of Fragrance Céline Roux, alongside perfumers Anne Flipo and Yann Vasnier, began to expand the focus – investigating flowers native to Scotland that provided a purple and yellow colour palette to explore and guide the ingredient selection of the collection.

The result is a quartet of colognes – Melancholy Thistle, Highland Heather, Wild Achillea and Mallow On The Moor – that all transport you to the heart of this mesmerizing landscape. “Often when we think of the British countryside, we think of something that’s a bit more orderly and groomed,” explains Global Head of Fragrance Céline Roux. “But with the Scottish Highlands, nature runs wild in such a dramatic way. We really wanted to embrace this with this collection.”

Our favourites? First up, the fresh yet woody Highland Heather, which as Celine explains, “Offers aromatic, woody notes, as well as fresh florals. To this we added cypress and vetiver for naturality and amber for sensuality. Towards the end of the development, we blended in English lavender.” It’s a fresh, sensual scent that we can’t get enough of.

We also love Wild Achillea, to wear alone or layer with other scents. “Achillea is a flower that bees are also very attracted to, which, combined with its vibrant green freshness, made it a perfect match for The Highlands collection. When you smell it you really feel transported to wild nature. It made sense for it to be the fourth fragrance in the line-up.”

In true Jo Malone style and just like the Scottish Highlands themselves, the packaging is a visual treat. Plus we were thrilled to hear that collection is not only manufactured in the UK but in a location that harnesses solar power and runs on 100% renewable electricity. All of them are limited edition and available now.

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Hailey Bieber's Rhode Hits The Uk, From £16

Hailey Bieber is the indisputable beauty muse du jour, setting the aesthetic across everything from her nail colour choices, through to her brushed up brows and of course, most of all, her gloriously glazed looking skin.

Which is why the UK launch of her skincare line Rhode has already caused such a sensation. For now, Rhode offers a simple capsule range of five innovative and effective products – a Peptide Glazing Serum, Barrier Restore Cream and three Peptide Lip Treatments (plus a kit including all of the products).

Glow is the aim and the products really do deliver – skin and lips are left feeling juicy thanks to a host of hydrating ingredients. Plus with prices from £16-£29 for individual products the line fills a gap in the celebrity founded skincare market for effective yet affordable products. “Rhode is dedicated to making products based in science and great formulation, simplifying many of the mysteries and complex narratives behind efficacious skincare,” explains Bieber.

Our top pick? The Peptide Glazing Serum – a delightfully fresh feeling gel formula packed with plumping Niacinamide and Hyaluronic Acid that’s designed to mimic Bieber’s own mirror-like skin.

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Tangle Teezer Debuts A Sustainable Plant Brush, £17

Say goodbye to tangled tresses and hello to sustainable style with Tangle Teezer’s latest innovation: the new Plant Brush. This eco-friendly revamp of their cult classic Original brush is here to save your locks while saving the planet. Thanks to its patented two-tiered teeth technology, the long, flexible teeth gently detangle without causing breakage, while the short teeth work their magic, leaving your hair silky, shiny, and frizz-free. Crafted from 85% sustainably sourced castor beans, this brush delivers the same outstanding performance as its predecessor (having road tested it for the last month, we’d say it’s actually better –  it’s lighter to hold and the bristles feel slightly firmer making it even faster to comb through hair).

Born from humble castor beans, this brush is a true champion of sustainability. By transforming these beans into innovative bio-plastic, Tangle Teezer reduces reliance on fossil fuels and embraces renewable energy sources. It’s time to brush your way to smoother, healthier hair that doesn’t cost the earth.

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KIKO Milano Partners With Disney's The Little Mermaid, From £8.99

To coincide with the film’s release, KIKO Milano has collaborated with Disney to create a limited edition collection inspired by The Little Mermaid.

As expected, it’s an unapologetically summer themed affair that will make you want to quite literally dive headfirst into the sun-soaked season. Combining long-lasting, water-resistant, and moisturizing products with captivating shades reflecting the beauty of the sea. There are skincare essentials like the refreshing Body Scrub and protective Face & Body SPF Sun Cream and shimmering nail lacquers but for us, it’s the makeup that stands out. For eyes, we love the durability of the 16 Hour Mascara and easy to use Waterproof Eye Marker. For face, the cheekbone enhancing Sunbaked Blushers, Bronzers and Highlighters come housed in shell-inspired cases, and the handy double ended Contour and Highlighter Duo stick and Waterproof Lip Liners have made great additions to our makeup bags.

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