With the festive season upon us, leading cosmetics brands have announced some of their new range of products. From “eco-friendly” creams and lotions to special limited-edition ranges of cosmetics to anti-ageing creams with diamond extracts, the options in the world of cosmetics are almost limitless. What’s more, brands like Estee Lauder are also customising part of their range with a special machine that can engrave the name of your loved ones on the products.
This year, unguents from The Body Shop shift increasingly towards eco-friendly ingredients. One of my personal favourites is the Shea range of body lotions though I also love the peppermint foot soak range that’s come out especially for the festive season. The brand has also taken a major lead with gift packaging made from recycled materials like renewable bamboo, water hyacinth leaves, palm leaves and other naturally derived materials. Price: Rs 1,500 onward.
Apart from customising products for the festive season with their special engraving machine, Estee Lauder recently announced two new products especially created for the Indian woman. Both, the Nutritious Vita-Mineral Loose Powder (SPF 15) and Nutritious Vita-Mineral Liquid (SPF 10) are packed with the goodness of pomegranate, which comes packed with numerous skin-boosting nutrients and potent antioxidants including vitamin C and vitamin E as well as iron and potassium to provide a burst of radiance to the skin for a healthy glow. Dermatologist tested, fragrance-free, non-acnegenic, and oil-absorbing, the products are available at Estee Lauder outlets all over the country. Price: Rs 1,950 each.
Cream of the crop
Renowned brand Vichy Laboratories has announced its limited edition for the festive season. What’s more, these products will have up to 40 per cent reduction in prices from the brand’s anti-ageing, anti-imperfection and hydrating care range. From creams and lotions specifically created for sensitive skins, the limited range also includes anti-wrinkle and soothing care solutions for dry skin. A good idea would be to check out their special trial packets, which come in very trendy gift packaging options. Price: Rs 990 onward.
A leading name in skin care, Oriflame’s products are made from natural ingredients. For the festive season it has, for the Asian region, introduced Diamond Cellular anti-ageing cream. Even as researchers study and debate the value of anti-ageing creams, claiming that these can be very harmful in the long run, Oriflame’s new offering boasts of “genuine diamond powder making the skin look visibly younger”. The diamond powder is said to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by 67 per cent, while brightening the complexion by 76 per cent. Rs 2,190.
If budget is a constraint and you’d still like a high-end brand in your bag this season, don’t miss Forest Essential’s Rani Padmawati lip balm. Anyway, with the dry winter soon to set in, this will be a must. Packed with natural ingredients, these creamy, buttery lip balms are made with royal jelly, shea butter, organic beeswax, fruit butter, aloe, jojoba oil and vitamin E. So nourish your lips with this offering from Forest Essentials. Price: Rs 475