Petit Pai– One of my favorite UK skincare brands, Pai Skincare expanded their organic skincare line to products for children called Petit Pai. The children’s collection plays along the same lines as Pai’s well-known, ultra-gentle formulas perfect for sensitive skin and is also formulated without parabens, SLS/SLES or fragrance. It currently includes 2 multi-use products: a Face & Body Cream and a Hair & Body Wash as well as a trial kit with both products. Both products utilize featured ingredients, apple seed oil (high concentrations of linolenic fatty acid to intensely moisturize skin, scalp and hair) and mallow blossom (rich in natural glycoproteins to moisturize and sooth sensitive, delicate skin). I love that Pai has extended their products for children as there are not many trusted products for kids that are truly clean. Plus, how can you not smile from seeing the cute baby animal product branding? These new products sound gentle and effective enough that both moms and kids would enjoy using! $15-$36, Pai Skincare.
Vapour Organic Beauty Artist Palettes– There aren’t many beauty palettes in the green beauty world, most likely due to wasteful packaging and the inability to refill products this way. Nevertheless, palettes are convenient when you’re on-the-go or would rather have all your products in one place. Inspired by fine artist palettes, Vapour Organic Beauty has come out with chic and simple, pocket-sized Artist Palettes filled with their cult-favorite organic, creamy makeup products. These 3-pan palettes come in 2 formats: Eye Palettes and Multi-Use Palettes available in 2 color schemes each. The Artist Eye Palettes feature a trio of Vapour’s bestselling and new Mezmerize cream eyeshadows while the Artist Multi-Use Palettes feature a trio of bestselling shades of Aura Multi Use, Siren Lipstick or Halo Illuminator, and the new Velvet Gloss lipgloss formula. I love the idea of travel-ready palettes that allow me to have all the products I need plus, it is more convenient to have in the palette-pan form. Keep an eye out for a review soon, I have 2 of the Artist Multi-Use Palettes and 1 Artist Eye Palette that I’ve been testing out! $46 each, only at Credo Beauty or Vapour Organic Beauty.
Kjaer Weis Lipstick launching in the fall: Everyone’s favorite luxury, organic beauty brand, Kjaer Weis is finally launching lipstick products this fall! The metal lipstick tubes will be packaged in the same style as the brand’s signature refillable packaging (which were designed by the artist behind Comme des Garcons’ gorgeous perfume bottles) and will be “moisturizing but also semi-matte and satiny.” Can you hear me screaming out of delight?! AHHH!I’ll be impatiently waiting/stalking my email inbox to snatch up these beautiful babies! I remember how in awe I was just watching Kristen Kjaerweis apply makeup on someone last year, I was so shy I didn’t have the courage to say much to her! The woman is a true visionary and so talented. Check out this W Magazine interview for more lust-worthy pictures and details about the new lipstick launch. In the article, Kristen also revealed that there will also be a cleanser coming out in the near future.
UPDATE (8/18/16): Kjaer Weis Lipstick is now available online in 5 beautiful colors: Adore: a deep, timeless red, Believe: a versatile, pretty plum, Empower: a universally flattering hot pink, Honor: a well-balanced nude with pink undertones, and Love: a spirited, bright coral. The refillable lipsticks have “moisturizing, organic ingredients like shea butter and jojoba oil are activated with the warmth of your lips, keeping them smooth and drenched in color.” With a “rich, velvet finish more opaque than our Lip Tints.” It’s taking a lot of self-control for me to resist buying all of these but the price is pretty steep and I’m curious to see real-life swatches of all the colors. $56 each, $36 for refills, Credo Beauty, Integrity Botanicals, Kjaerweis.
Ursa Major Force Field Daily Defense Lotion with SPF 18: There’s a new daily face cream on the block, and it’s from one of my favorite unisex brands, Ursa Major! The Force Field Daily Defense Lotion is a 3-in-1 product that can be used daily as a moisturizer that provides anti-aging benefits as well as broad-spectrum sun protection. Unscented and lightweight, this 99.5% natural and 65% organic product is formulated with tons of amazing skin-benefitting ingredients like Swiss apple stem cells, Alpine rose stem cells, Mexican prickly poppy stem cells, squalene, sodium hyaluronate, and non-nano, uncoated zinc oxide. Like all Ursa Major products, the Force Field Daily Defense Lotion can be used by both both guys and gals and is formulated with the highest-grade natural ingredients sourced wherever possible from family-owned, sustainable growers. Ursa Major products are gluten-free, vegan, and cruelty-free and never use any petrochemicals, sulfates, parabens, synthetic fragrance or color, glycols, silicones or PEGs. I just received a sample of this new product and cannot wait to try it out. I have a feeling it’s going to be contender for another great daily moisturizer with SPF! $54 for 1.7 fl oz, Ursa Major or Integrity Botanicals.
100% Pure Long Last Brow Gel: One of the first green beauty brands I ever tried, 100% Pure sure knows how to stick it to all the other brands with their constant new and exciting releases! The new Long Last Brow Gel looks particularly great– a brow gel available in 4 shades and full of healthy, natural ingredients focused on moisturizing, thickening, strengthening, and conditioning eyebrows. This product has claims to shape, fill, and set brows while also nourishing them. As in all 100% Pure products, the shades in this product are attributed to natural pigments– in this case, black tea leaves and cocoa beans. Plus, when you purchase this Brow Gel, you get a free dual eyebrow brush with it! (This is the current deal as of now.) At $25, that’s a deal that’s hard to come by. As one who’s always testing new brow products, I’m definitely curious to see how this one works. $25 each, 100% Pure.
Gressa Eye Tints: Available in 3 colors, these beautiful eyeshadow products are the latest beauty additions to Gressa Skin’s product lineup. The formulas are 100% vegan with claims to have a “cream to velvet” finish as well as “providing fault-proof and smudge-free wear.” It’s hard to choose between all the colors as they would look lovely on any skintone and for any occasion: Aureo is described as a “royal champagne gold,” Bronce is a “brown with rich red undertones,” and Obscur is a “deep brown with purple undertones.” These versatile eye tints can also be worn as an all-over eyeshadow or as eyeliner. I’m really lusting over Bronce but am having a hard decision over which one I should pick up. All of them perhaps?! $29 each, Integrity Botanicals or Gressa Skin.
ILIA Illuminators available at Sephora: It seems like every day more fabulous green beauty brands are becoming available at Sephora! I’ve gotten news that the cult-favorite cream Illuminator sticks from ILIA Beauty are now available at Sephora. The Illuminator sticks come in 3 different colors yet are universally-flattering on all skintones. Polka Dots & Moonbeams provides an iridescent pearl highlight (seems like this shade is also available in-store at Sephora), Cosmic Dancer gives the skin a golden glow, while my favorite shade, Sway provides a subtle bronzing effect (mini-review here). It’s about time Sephora showcases high quality, clean, and effective green beauty products like ILIA. Hopefully, more ILIA products will soon be available at Sephora. $34 each, Sephora.
W3LL People Universalist Multi-Stick Nude Series: The “nude” makeup trend seems to be popping up everywhere, even in green beauty! W3ll People just added a “Nude Series” collection to their popular Universalist Matte Multi-Stick Matte range. The 3 new eye, lip, and cheek sticks look gorgeous and seem to be neutral colors that anyone would look pretty in. The new additions consist of 8 Nude Rose, 10 Nude Berry, and 11 Nude Peach. These creamy, satiny Multi-Sticks are lightweight and super pigmented, and feature standout organic ingredients. As a W3ll People fan (their Narcissist Stick Foundation is still one of my favorites), I cannot wait to get my hands on these new nudes! $23.99, Credo Beauty, Integrity Botanicals, W3LL People.
Which of these new releases and announcements are you most excited for? What are some other new products you’re lusting over?
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