Beauty buzz: Sulwhasoo’s collab with local brand Kittie Yiyi is adorable and more beauty news from this month


By Redzhanna Jazmin

Beauty buzz: Sulwhasoo’s collab with local brand Kittie Yiyi is adorable and more beauty news from this month

Welcome to the end of June: This month was bustling with skincare launches (it’s not like anyone’s using makeup in this FMCO, eh?) and philanthropy galore. Ahead, find the biggest headlines, from how the beauty industry is working to save the bees to the hottest beauty brand collabs to cop.

Sulwhasoo’s Kittie Yiyi First Care Collaboration sparks immense joy

As it turns out, skincare and fashion go hand-in-hand. Sulwhasoo’s partnership with local fashion brand Kittie Yiyi is an absolute must-have. At the centre of the collab is the brand’s iconic best-seller, the First Care Activating Serum, an anti-ageing boosting serum created for women of all ages, races, and skin types.

With the Sulwhasoo x Kittie Yiyi First Care Set comes the Kittie Yiyi Wappen Collection—a collection of patches designed to celebrate beauty, empowerment, and self-love. Further, the set includes travel-size miniatures of the First Care Activating Serum 8ml, the Essential Balancing Water EX 15ml, the Essential Balancing Emulsion EX 15ml, the Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Serum 5ml, Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream EX 5ml and the First Care Activating Mask. To top it all off is a limited-edition bucket bag.


Decorté launches the Lift Dimension Anti-Aging Brightening Care for gorgeous skin at any age

Even while we’re all tucked away and kept from the sun during this FMCO, the impact of environmental stress and lifestyle habits can lead to premature ageing. Fortunately, there’s a solution to this predicament.

Lifted, supple skin now comes in a bottle. The latest launch from Decorté is the result of their most recent ventures in research, and is formulated to strengthen, rebuild, and even out the skin. It contains the novel active ingredient, glucosyl naringin, which fills the weakened dermis and epidermis of ageing skin for a bouncy, plump finish.


Guerlain announces three new partnerships for their Guerlain For Bees Conservation Programme


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Saving the bees has never been chicer—following the success of their World Bee Day campaign, during which the French luxury beauty house raised €1 million for the cause, Guerlain has announced three new partnerships as part of their conservation programme.

The first, the French Committee of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), contributes to the conservation of biodiversity as well as the sustainable use of natural resources. To help their cause, Guerlain is providing financial support so the organisation can produce the Red List of Threatened Species of Wild Bees in France. This will help to raise awareness of the cause.

The second partnership is with the Shan Shui Conservation Centre (SSCC), an NGO focused on preserving Chinese species and ecosystems, and raising awareness for present and future generations. Guerlain has helped the organisation by implementing its Bee School program in China jointly with the SSCC and the Chinese National Department of Education. This programme will help to educate thirty primary schools in Shanghai about the bee crisis.

The final partnership is with the Museum of Natural History, who are themselves in partnership with the French Office for Insects and Their Environment (OPIE). The Museum and the OPIE’s project began in 2010. The project is a collection of pollinator images, taken by anyone with a camera and posted on a mobile app or on the Spipoll website. Guerlain is helping to boost the performance and scope of the app through a 3-year sponsorship which aims to attract more participants.

The Body Shop welcomes summer with two new, special-edition body care ranges

If you’re after a new signature summer scent, The Body Shop has you covered from the neck down. The beauty brand’s new summer ranges, Cool Daisy and Fresh Raspberry, are all about juicy berries, beautiful blooms, and sunshine.

The Fresh Raspberry range includes a Whipped Body Butter, a Hydrating Body Mist, a Shower Gel, and an Exfoliating Body Scrub. The Cool Daisy range, on the other hand, includes a Body Yoghurt, a Shower Gel, and a Hydrating Body Mist.

Available in store or online.

Grown Alchemist’s brand new primer is the ideal makeup companion

If you’re looking for better ways to protect your skin, Grown Alchemist is here to save the day. The brand has recently launched the Anti-Pollution Primer: Prebiotic-Peptide, Anti-Pollution Shield Complex, Ganoderma Extract.

The primer is perfect for makeup days, especially when your skin texture is just not co-operating. Packed with wonderful actives like prebiotics, peptides, and an anti-pollution factor, it is hydrating, blurring, and smoothing; an essential to your perfect base.

Available from 1st July

Elizabeth Arden’s PREVAGE Anti-Aging Serum 2.0 is more powerful than you could ever imagine

The brand’s bestselling serum now comes with four times the antioxidant power, thanks to the use of idebenone in its formulation. In addition to the novel antioxidant, the new serum harnesses the power of ten other skincare ingredients, blended to help visibly reduce the appearance of dark spots, texture, and wrinkles, while protecting against further free radical damage.

Available from July 1st onwards at Elizabeth Arden counters nationwide and online

Jurlique has bottled the essence of rose so you can have dewy, balanced skin

jurlique rosewater balancing mist

If you’re familiar with the brand, you’ll know that Jurlique’s best-selling Rosewater Balancing Mist is the ultimate companion for soft and dewy skin that is both balanced, refreshed, and shielded from environmental aggressors.

Well, the face mist has been given quite the formulation makeover: The Exclusive Edition Rosewater Balancing Mist now features five roses from Jurlique—one of which is a new breed on the Jurlique Farm in South Australia that has never before been used in any Jurlique formulation. They are as follows: Rosa gallica, Rosa centifolia, Rosa damascena, Rosa alba, and Rosa rugosa.

In addition, the mist contains ingredients such as marshmallow root extract to supplement the hydrating effect of the mist, and has extra fragrance notes of peony, freesia, cinnamon, cedar, lily of the valley, and oakmoss to round it off.

Available here from July onwards.

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