This week, we’re throwing it back to our Style Beauty Awards Edit, bringing back some of the top faves from the award-nominated lineup that we know you love. If you missed out the first time or are looking to stock up on some of those you’ve recently discovered, it’s now that you should be thinking of creating your Global Beauty Look-Book edit.
THE POWER OF SCENT
One of our favourite things about fragrance is its power to evoke memories and feelings from the past. Have you ever got a whiff of someone’s perfume and instantly been transported to a time you once cherished? This is the power of scent; where our brains create links between memory and smell that last a lifetime. Or maybe, you just like to have have a scent wardrobe for every life moment? If that’s the case, this week is for you. We’re delivering three tantalising scents that will rekindle your love for fragrance. Each fragrance has the ability to unlock memories or serve the basis for creating new ones. Whatever your needs, this scent-sational lineup is not to be missed. Get ready to find your perfect match…
YOU SI IT, YOU NEED IT
Get ready to enjoy timeless elegance with Giorgio Armani Si’s Eau de Parfum. A fragrance created with the modern woman in mind; one who is feminine, sophisticated and charismatic, Si invites you to bathe in strength and modernity with just one spritz. This tantalising scent showcases the depths of mandarin oil, roses de mai, blond woods, amber and vanilla to create a powerful fragrance that is timeless.
Le Labo’s SANTAL 33 defines the image of the American west, combining masculinity nuances with personal freedom. The muse has firelight in his face, leaning on the worn leather saddle, alone with the desert wind; an icon so powerful that every man wants to be him, and every woman wants to have him. From this memory, SANTAL 33 was born, creating an olfactive form inspired by the great American myth still a source of fantasy for the rest of the world. Cardamom, iris, violet and ambrox crackle in the formula and bring to this smoking wood alloy (Australian sandalwood, cedarwood) some spicy, leathery, musky notes. Its unisex signature brings addictive comfort.
FIND THE IDOLE WITHIN YOU
Lancôme’s Idôle Eau de Parfum is a collective female creation, emerging from the collaboration of three world renowned female perfumers: Shyamala Maisondieu, Nadège Le Garlantezec and Adriana Medina. As Lancôme’s first clean floral chypre, this is a scent for the women who defy expectations. Here’s to the leaders and innovators of tomorrow. Strong. Outspoken. Empowered. The women who look to themselves for the inspiration they need to shape the future; a new generation of icons. The rose is at the heart of Idôle in the form of rose essence and rose absolute, lightly enhanced with a touch of jasmine. In the background, a trace of patchouli and an assembly of white musks compose a white chypre base that brings Idôle its full elegance. Your time is now. Be your own Idôle.
This week, Lancôme and ESPA put the focus on revolutionary skincare. Designed for every woman, Lancôme’s Advanced Génifique serum has been inspired by microbiome science and is an important first step in every beauty routine. Reveal your skin’s glow by using it morning and night. After one application, skin’s natural barrier is reinforced, and major signs of ageing appear visibly improved. Follow up with ESPA’s Optimal Skin ProMoisturiser, a lightweight formula rich in skin-enhancing nutrients that will balance the complexion and deliver long-lasting hydration. South African Resurrection Plant revives dehydrated skin for a youthful glow, Navarra asparagus extract targets signs of premature ageing, and yeast bioferment revitalises for visibly radiant skin.
ISO HAIR HEROES
Being stuck indoors has shaken up our haircare routine, and with the salon on everybody’s mind, we’re all looking to take control of our tresses at home. One way to get curls under control is with CoWashing. As I Am’s light, no-suds conditioning cream gently removes residue including all of the things you’ve used to style and maintain your coils and curls. This cowash is different from any other because it contains a special blend of natural ingredients that work to promote healthy hair growth from the follicular level. Due to its creamy composition, it’s also super-effective at removing knots and tangles due to the unparalleled slip it provides those with textured hair types.
On the other hand, if it’s maintaining colour you’re after, NEXXUS is your hair BFF. Coloured hair can lose its vibrancy over time but repeating the hair colouring process is not the answer. Instead, treat coloured hair with a hair system designed to nourish hair and lock in colour vibrancy. NEXXUS’ Colour Assure Conditioner contains the brand’s exclusive PROTEINFUSION blend with elastin protein and quinoa, working to protect essential proteins within the hair fibre while enhancing the vibrancy of your style.