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Beauty Bible loves… LIXIRSKIN

WOW. WOW. WOW!!!! by Jo Fairley & Sarah Stacey

 

  • This past week has been quite the week for wows, what with our Beauty Bible Awards – but we confidently expect that quite a few of the products in the new LIXIRSKIN range will be up there receiving gongs next year, when we hand out the 2018/2019 Awards.

    Lixir is the ‘baby’ of an incredibly gifted cosmetic scientist called Colette Haydon, who we’ve known forever. Quietly, cleverly, behind the scenes she has created ranges for all sorts of brands – many of which have gone on to become global bestsellers, including REN, Aromatherapy Associates, HealGel and more.

    About flipping time, then, that Colette came out of her lab and took some well-deserved glory – and she’s done it with Lixir, kinda named after the laboratory she set up 20 years ago (Elixir de Beauté). In gorgeous, simple packaging – with the ‘vintage knicker pink’ colour somehow making it feel super-feminine and desirable – there are just six products. And we’re in love, love, love with at least three of them.

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Future Perfect

So how will you look in 2018? From wellness trends to hi-tech procedures, Annabel Rivkin introduces the innovations and happenings you need to know.

 

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    How many serums? How many masks, acids and oils can one person cope with? If product fatigue is setting in, turn your attention towards skincare with a capsule wardrobe mentality. Simplicity is set to be the mot de 2018. Say hello to London-born brand Lixirskin with its ‘must-do’ trio of Vitamin C Paste, Universal Emulsion and Electrogel Cleanser. These three wonders, partnered with three highly active night-time ‘molecule’ serums, are it. Expect more cleverly edited propositions to land imminently.

    To view all of LixirSkin, click here.
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Introducing LIXIRSKIN

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The Brand For Busy-But-Beauty-Obsessed Women Georgia Murray

 

Colette Haydon, a doctor in dermo-pharmacy and the brains behind some of our favourite skincare brands, has put her experience and expertise front and centre with her own newly launched brand, LIXIRSKIN. Made up of six products, the blush pink packaging and sans-serif font may sit as pretty on our bathroom shelves as in our Instagram feed, but you’d be mistaken to dismiss this as yet another marketing campaign-driven brand. Having forged a career creating products for REN, Aromatherapy Associates and a pre-Estée Lauder-owned Jo Malone, Haydon says: “I was very aware that because of my background, I’d be watched. There was no point in launching a new range doing what everybody else had done.”

LIXIRSKIN is founded on three leading principles. The first? “It all started with the idea that, fundamentally, a good product is based on good ingredients,” Colette tells Refinery29. “So many brands right now differentiate themselves by either their natural or synthetic ingredients, but I think this is dated.” This refreshing take comes at a time when poll after poll is finding that women want their beauty products to be all-natural. So what is Colette proposing? “There are good, safe, effective ingredients, and there are bad, harmful and unsafe ingredients,” she explains. Read More…

LIXIRSKIN: The New Insta-Worthy Skincare Brand On The Block

Amazing skin without the effort? Um, yes please – Jacqueline Kilikita

 

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    If Glossier and Byredo had a baby, it’d look a little like new skincare brand LIXIRSKIN.

    The minimal, millennial pink packaging housing every product, from the insanely clever Electrogel Cleanser (read our verdict below) to the must-have Vitamin C Paste, is guaranteed to take your Instagram game – and your dressing table – to chic new heights.

    But it isn’t just about looks.

    The brainchild of Colette Haydon, a doctor in dermo-pharmacy (who is also behind the formulas of an army of cult skincare products which are probably lining your bathroom shelf right now), LIXIRSKIN is set to work wonders on your skin, too.

    Taking an ‘advanced yet relaxed approach’ to skincare, Colette recently unveiled her debut collection which consists of six no-frills, straightforward (and seriously pretty) products that can be mixed, matched and rotated depending on your skin’s needs.

    Breakouts? Sorted. Pigmentation? It’s got you.

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Meet the New Insta Brand – LIXIRSKIN

Meet the New Insta Brand Giving Glossier a Run for Its Money – Shannon Peter

 

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    Of course, I’m still counting down the days until Glossier finally lands on UK soil (9 October, FYI) and I can stock up on my beloved Priming Moisturiser Rich without requiring a flight to NYC. But a few weeks ago, I spotted a new kid on the skincare block filling up my Insta feed: LIXIRSKIN. I don’t know whether it was the peachy-pink packaging or the straight-talking product names, but I knew I had to see if this new brand was worth the hype.

    I did some research. The brand was founded by Colette Haydon, a doctor in dermo-pharmacy who, until now, has lived a life behind the heavy curtain of the beauty industry, quietly formulating incredible beauty products for heavyweight brands such as REN, HealGel and Jo Malone. You may not have heard her name, but I’m pretty sure you’ll find a fair few products in your bathroom cabinet that Haydon is responsible for.

    Her new baby, LIXIRSKIN, is a capsule collection of six easy-to-use and (fundamentally) easy-to-understand skincare products that will fit seamlessly amongst the products you’ve already come to know and love, or can form a pretty efficacious skincare regimen themselves. And since I started testing them a couple of weeks ago, I’ve found myself doing the latter—that’s how good they really are.

    So what’s all the fuss about? Keep scrolling to hear my product-by-product verdict. Read More…

Wow Dream Coat Anti-Frizz Spray

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Fighting frizz usually involves a heavy, gloopy serum, but this anti-humidity spray is light — and it works – By India Knight

 

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    It seems extraordinary to me that some people are untroubled by rain, hair-wise. It rains on their hair and they laugh gaily, hahaha, in that Four Weddings “Is it raining? I hadn’t noticed” way. And then their hair dries and it looks nice. Ha! (This is not a gay laugh. It is a furious, bitter laugh.) Sometimes it dries in a poetically wavy way, in the sort of waves that people spend hours trying to create with a hot wand, the sort of waves that ought to be rippling in the sun, in a meadow. Or sometimes it dries and it’s as though it hadn’t rained at all.

    These people are massively annoying. If my curly, coloured, processed hair gets rained on, it turns into a giant cloud of frizz. It looks like spindly, fluffy weeds. It reminds me of a character called the Gentleman with the Thistle-down Hair in Susanna Clarke’s book Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell — a perfect thing to read as the nights draw in, actually; the BBC’s adaptation was also excellent. Anyhow, my point is that nobody wants their hair to remind them of thistledown, or gentlemen, for that matter.
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