Lakme Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Color, in Mulberry Feast and Matte Finish
A Feast of Mulberries
The Lakmé Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Color, Mulberry Feast lasts all day, no matter how many sips or kisses you throw its way! Apply this in the shade Dancer and pave the way to the most exciting moment of the day. Price: INR 698. Available on Amazon Beauty.
Jimmy Choo Illicit Flower Eau De Toilette for her
Add a whiff of the slightly illicit, with this Illicit Flower Eau De Toilette for her floral fragrance by Jimmy Choo to complete your Spring look. You’ll leave everyone in your path mesmerized. Available on Amazon Beauty. Price: INR: 5,850.
3-step skin prep kit by Bare Anatomy
Here’s the perfect 3-step skin-prep guide that is custom made basis your unique skin profile with fresh and clean beauty ingredients. The new range by Bare Anatomy is available in kits consisting of a Deep Pore Cleansing Face Wash, Intense Hydrating Moisturizer and Overnight Restorative Night Cream, to suit Indian skin types, ranging from oily, normal to dry. With the goodness of high-grade ingredients such as salicylic acid, hyaluronic acid, resorcinol, peptides, fruit enzymes and lactic acid, Bare Anatomy offers India’s first ever 100 percent custom-made, dermatologically approved, vegan, phthalates- and paraben-free skincare line for nourished, radiant skin. Price: INR 2,250. Available at http://www.bareanatomy.in
Nykaa Naturals Hair Range
Nykaa has launched a Natural Hair Care Range that not only cares for your mane but also addresses common hair concerns through ingredient-led solutions. Here’s presenting Nykaa Naturals Hair - Shampoo and Conditioner in two variants, Apple Cider Vinegar and Ginger and Onion & Fenugreek. The Nykaa Naturals Apple Cider Vinegar & Ginger range combats dandruff and clarifies the scalp. Apple Cider Vinegar is a natural PH balancer that lowers the PH of your scalp to lock in hair cuticles and natural oils to ensure a healthy, build up free scalp. Enriched with vitamins, minerals and fatty acids, ginger invigorates the scalp to get rid of dandruff and contribute to a clarified itch-free scalp. The Nykaa Naturals Onion & Fenugreek range helps promote hair growth and prevent hair fall. Sulphur-rich onion promotes collagen and keratin production which is necessary for strong hair growth. High in protein and Vitamin B3, Fenugreek prevents hair fall by increasing the blood circulation in the scalp. Price: INR 399. Available on the Nykaa website / app and in stores across India.
Eternal Garden Playful Edition Gift set for Women
An Indian Garden
The perfect gift for yourself, or a loved one! Eternal Garden fragrances come in elegant glass bottles designed by Krsnaa Mehta. The scents are a tribute to India's iconic and most-admired aromas, Rose, Jasmine, Vetiver and Musk. These Eternal Garden Playful edition gift sets add a touch of contemporary Indian beauty to your special occasions. Price: INR 1,690 (2 x 30mls); INR 2,100 (2 x 50ml).
Arata Essential Morning Regime Gift Box
This unisex Essential Morning Regime gift box from all-natural, plant-based, vegan, and chemical-free brand Arata contains the perfect ingredients to kickstart your day – Toothpaste with peppermint and chamomile, Refreshing Facewash, and a Hydrating Face Serum Cream with rosehip, lavender, and primrose. The best part? No harsh sulfates, parabens, phthalates, silicones, synthetic cleansers or colours. Price: INR 1,299. Available on Arata.in
Aroma Yong Spearmint Aromatherapy mask
Masque it up!
The Aroma Yong Spearmint Aromatherapy Mask is a sheet infused with an extract of organic Sasa quelpaertensis (bamboo native of Korea’s Jeju Island), and natural jojoba seed oil that give a dual moisturizing effect for locked-in moisture. With safe, natural ingredients, the mask soothes and calms skin quickly after outdoor activities or sports. It’s great for red, sensitive and acne-prone skin, tightening the pores on oily skin, moisturizing, and controlling sebum. Price: INR 240. Available on https://www.wonderskin.in/
Accoje Hydrating Aqua Toner
Born in the pristine surroundings of Jeju Island in South Korea, clean beauty brand Accoje’s Hydrating Aqua Toner refreshes, soothes, and moisturises the skin. It is packed with botanicals and vitamins, and has a refreshing watery gel texture with hydrating and astringent effects. Its skin-friendly formula keeps your pores clean, and prevents breakouts and diminishes blackheads and blemishes. Price: INR 2,190. Available on https://www.wonderskin.in/
Aveda Botanical Repair range for hair
New Age Hair
The future of hair repair is here, and it’s powered by plants. Transform your hair with the new Botanical Repair range by AVEDA, a breakthrough vegan bond-building hair repair collection that instantly strengthens and repairs from the inside out while creating new hair bonds. Formulated to work across all hair types and textures giving salon-style, professional results at home! Available on Nykaa and Nykaa Luxe (online and offline).
An established hair label, GKHair is present in Ireland, Switzerland, and Hong Kong. The brand founded by Arpit Jain (he’s the Managing Director of Maison D’Auraine) has been dominating the haircare industry worldwide for the past seven years. Just right for the harsh summer is the Argan Serum, which fortifies and nourishes hair with Juvexin – a product that restores hair from the inside out, returning it to a more youthful state. Instantly fighting frizz, the serum sedates flyaways, giving the hair 90 percent more shine. Price: Serum 50 ml: INR 1,900. Available on www.gkhair.co.in ; Nykaa; Amazon; Tata Cliq and Smitten.
GKHair Gold Shampoo and Conditioner
Sold on Gold
This Gold Shampoo and Conditioner by GKHair imparts deep moisture and shine, natural oil extracts, and an exquisite floral fragrance to the hair. Ideal for daily use, these are sulphate-free and chloride-free. Price: Gold Shampoo 250 ml: INR 1,900; Gold Conditioner 250 ml: INR 1,900. Available on www.gkhair.co.in ; Nykaa; Amazon; Tata Cliq and Smitten.
Beauty Collagen Builder by Bare Anatomy
Drink and Glow
One of India’s leading personalized beauty brands, Bare Anatomy has now introduced a new way to boost collagen production and give you that plumped, youthful skin you strive for – from within. The Beauty Collagen Builder is a supplement that is 100 percent vegetarian, sugar, gluten, and soy-free. With 10.4 gm of protein per serving, it is scientifically formulated to replenish collagen in skin lost from sun damage, unbalanced diets, pollution, and ageing. It is rich in pro-collagen nutrients - biotin, hyaluronic acid, and Vitamin C, along with highly bioavailable natural proteins for that healthy, glowing, supple, and radiant skin. Available in two delicious flavours, Rich Chocolate, and Swiss Vanilla, this high-performance supplement is easily digestible and leaves no fishy aftertaste. Price: INR 1,495 (pack of 15 sachets). Available on http://www.bareanatomy.in
Becca Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter
For an all-over pearlized glow for the face and body, smoothe on some Becca’s Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter for instant radiance. Price: INR 2,900. Available online on Nykaa.com
Beetroot Lip Butter by The Ayurveda Co.
Incredibly rich and hydrating, this Beetroot Lip Butter by The Ayurveda Co., is enriched with plant-based essential oils and butter with the goodness of Ayurvedic Ashwagandha and Shea Butter. It is purely designed to replenish and soften dry, chapped lips, making them look naturally plumped, with a lush colour. It’s free from synthetic chemicals and petroleum products. Price: INR 395. Available at theayurvedaco.com
Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lip Color in Mango Mood
Bobbi Brown’s Crushed Liquid Lip Color in Mango Mood gives you the full coverage of a lipstick with the hydration of a balm, and the sheen of a gloss. It’s a superfruit blend featuring cranberry, blueberry, and raspberry extracts, that is full coverage and ultra-hydrating. Price: INR 1,900. Available on Nykaa.com
Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color
Bobbi Brown’s Crushed Lip Color has a satin-matte, balmy finish, with 8-hour colour-true wear, and is rich in Vitamins E and C, and beeswax. It gives you hydrated and kissably soft lips, and is fade proof and feather-resistant. Price: INR 1,900. Available on Nykaa.com
Forest Essentials Light Hydrating Facial Gel Pure Rosewater
The Forest Essentials Light Hydrating Facial Gel Pure Rosewater is a blend of naturally hydrating pure rosewater, fresh cucumber extracts and soothing aloe vera gel that soothes, refreshes, and moisturizes the skin. The infusions of wheat germ extract and floral waters act as natural humectants which replenish the skin's moisture. Price: INR 1,650 (50 gm)
Forest Essentials Soundarya Radiance cream
Ayurveda speaks of flawless skin as lustrous, smooth, firm and elastic, with a golden sheen. The Forest Essentials Soundarya Radiance Cream With 24K Gold & SPF25 is an exceptionally rich, yet light textured face cream that incorporates a combination of precious herbs and real 24 k gold, which helps to restore the firmness of the skin, giving it a natural facelift. This face moisturizer comes with SPF 25 that helps neutralize UVA and UVB radiation and protects the skin from sun damage, environmental stressors, and pollution. Price: INR 5,400 (50 gm).
Forest Essentials Sun Fluid SPF 50
A sunscreen that has the lightest texture for intensive sun protection, the Forest Essentials Sun Fluid with SPF 50|PA + + uses the most organic form of sun care available in nature - tender coconut water. This sheer fluid formulation evenly distributes a thin veil of luminosity over the skin. A blend of hydrating and nourishing ingredients is infused with naturally derived SPF, Yashada Bhasma (Zinc Oxide) that adds to the intensity of the sun protection. Basil leaf infusions protect the skin from environmental stressors, making it perfect for daily application. Price: INR 1,175 (50 ml)
Charcoal Black Forest Essentials Gulaab Khaas Kajal
Inspired by the ancient Ayurvedic ritual of ‘Chakshushya’ or ‘One that soothes the eyes’, the new Gulaab Khaas Kajal from Forest Essentials is formulated with a traditional Ayurvedic rose petal formulation to soothe the eyes whilst enhancing their natural colour and shape. This Kajal is made according to Vedic traditional processes to not just enhance beauty, but for soothing, purifying and keeping eyes cool and moisturized. This Kajal’s two main intrinsically Indian ingredients include pure cow’s ghee and fresh rose petals, which were traditionally used to soothe the eyes and relieve eye strain in the form of a ghee wash. It is prepared with the purest ingredients including liquorice, amlaki, and camphor with bamboo charcoal and natural carbon that give the Kajal its intense colour pigmentation, also making it beneficial for the eyes. Available in four deeply pigmented shade: Charcoal Black; Earth Brown; Ash Gray; Cobalt Blue. Price: INR 775.
Clarifying Mask by Sulwhasoo
Sulwhasoo Clarifying Mask is a honey-textured peel-off mask from Korea that provides just the right amount of clarity for smooth, supple skin. The indulgent formula removes debris from pores and dead cells from the surface for a noticeably smoother and clear complexion.
Combining the benefits of honey with finely ground Solomon's Seal and Japanese honeysuckle, this mask gently exfoliates to instantly reveal healthier, more even-looking skin. Price: INR 2,950 for 150 ml.
Gentle Cleansing Water by Sulwhasoo
Sulwhasoo Gentle Cleansing Water is a soap-free cleanser that removes makeup and dirt while delivering dewy hydration as well, with the innovative Hydra Capture Complex and a mix of soothing Korean herbs. This cleansing water formulated with a mix of chestnut shell extract and calming Indian lotus extract helps replenish the surface of the skin while imparting moisture. This formula cleanses and preps skin for water, emulsion, and serum without leaving a filmy residue behind. Price: INR 2,800 for 200 ml.
Dermafique Bio Cellulose Tone Perfector Masque by ITC
ITC’s leading skincare brand, Dermafique, has launched its first Bio-Cellulose Face Masques. Co-designed by Dermatologists, the Dermafique Bio Cellulose Face Masques are crafted with biodegradable Bio cellulose fibers. With a philosophy of providing expert skin care at the comfort of your homes, Dermafique provides hydrating sheet masking experience with bio cellulose sheet masks, that are derived from 100 percent Natural Coconut water via a patented technology, that are also biodegradable, instead of ordinary synthetic sheet masks. This gel-like sheet adheres to your face like second skin, allowing for every curve and contour to continually soak in the formulation for healthy-looking, Zen-like skin. They can be kept on for 30 minutes to soak in the goodness of chamomile, aloe vera, grapefruit, bamboo, and pine extracts into the skin. Dermafique Bio cellulose Face Masques are Dermatologist-tested for Indian skin. Launched in three variants, the range consists of Dermafique Bio Cellulose Pore Tightening Masque, Dermafique Bio Cellulose Charcoal Masque and Dermafique Bio Cellulose Tone Perfecting Masque. Price: INR 299 (for 1 Face Mask). Available on Nykaa and Amazon Beauty.
Mario Badescu Collagen Moisturizer with SPF15
Cult skincare brand Mario Badescu has reached Indian shelves, via the good offices of Nykaa – online and in select stores only. For the first time ever, skincare buffs in India will be able to experience the magic of this iconic brand, a go-to for Hollywood’s insiders. For over 50 years, Mario Badescu has been a source for reliable, quality skin care. Badescu himself was a cosmetic chemist and aesthetician who not only understood the uniqueness of skin but recognized an untapped synergy between beauty and skincare. Starting as a trusted name in New York City for its products and signature European facials, Mario Badescu Skin Care since gained recognition worldwide for its timeless approach to simple, effective skin care. Now, Mario Badescu will be the solution to all your skin woes, from the coveted on-the-spot Drying Lotion, Buffering Lotion, Vitamin C Serum, anti-ageing Collagen Moisturizer, A.H.A. Botanical Body Soap, Enzyme Cleansing Gel, the Facial Sprays, Silver Powder and more. Nykaa will also be offering moisturisers, face scrubs, eye creams, toners and other skincare products from the celebrity loved brand. Shown here is the Mario Badescu Collagen Moisturizer. Price: INR 2,700. Available on Nykaa.
Faith In Nature Hair Masks
Nature’s Goodness for your Hair
Inspired by the conscious consumer of today, Sublime Life – Curators of Clean Beauty, introduces Faith In Nature, all the way from the UK to join their family within the clean beauty space. Known for their belief in nature, the brand comes with an array of products that span across haircare and bodycare. Carefully curated with the healthiest and most naturally nourishing ingredients such as aloe vera, coconut, lavender, avocado, rose, chamomile, dragonfruit, these hair masks are a wonderful treat for your hair. Price: Starting at INR 545. Available on sublimelife.in
A Tinge of Envy
What better gift than the option to create your own clean make-up. Choose from lipsticks, foundations and multi-sticks from Tinge to make them yours. Plus they are cruelty-free and 100 percent vegan. Price: Starting at INR 750. Available on sublimelife.in
Avon True perfectly matte lipstick in French Toast
Avon True Color Perfectly Matte lipstick in Peach Flatters
Avon True Color Perfectly Matte lipstick is the bestselling 100 percent matte finish lipstick in four new shades. Its high-pigment colour doesn’t cake, crack or dry out lips. Featured here is the shade French Toast. Price: INR 200 onwards. Available on Amazon.in and Flipkart.in
Avon Flickering Crystals Nail Enamel in Hello Weekend
Avon Crushed Crystals Nail Enamel in Pearl
Avon True Flickering Crystals and Crushed Crystals Nail Enamel has the texture finish of crystals with a new modern look and has a highly textured effect with flashes of glitter. It gives an edgy spin to the crystalline / mineral crush effect, and nails flicker and glimmer as hands move. INR 600 (approx.). Available on Flipkart.in
Indya Skin Care - AM to PM Age Defence Kit
In Defence of Youth
Wear a youthful glow every day with Indya Skin Care AM to PM Age Defence Kit. Curated with products that are supercharged with Retinol - the holy grail for ageing skin - this kit takes care of your morning to night skincare needs, leaving it soft, plump, and nourished. Suitable for all skin types, it consists of Retinol & Vitamin E Ultra Revitalising Moisturiser, a day cream that’s a multi-tasking formulation that nourishes and firms up skin while leaving it hydrated. Then, there is Retinol Infused Night Cream which restores the skin's natural firmness. It increases the production of collagen and elastin in the skin and boosts cell turnover to smoothen fine lines and soften the skin. This kit also includes the Haldi & Retinol Infused Brightening Under Eye Cream which helps brighten the delicate under eye area and rid you of puffy eyes. Price: INR 1,800. Available at www.houseofindya.com, exclusive brand stores, and online at Nykaa, Purplle, and Myntra.
Indya Skin Care - Morning Glow Kit
Start your day with your glowing best using the Morning Glow Kit by Indya, that is suitable for all skin types. This combo has been crafted as an elixir to wake up and brighten dull, dry, and tired skin. It includes Goji Berries and Vitamin E Hydrating Face Wash, a cleanser that works as a magic potion for dull skin, absorbing impurities and rehydrating the skin, leaving it soft and glowing. The Green Tea Infused Pore Tightening Rose Water Toner will give your skin some post-cleansing TLC while minimizing enlarged pores and improving skin tone, complexion, and naturally soothing your skin. The highlight of this kit is the Vitamin E and Niacinamide Moisture Surge Cream which is packed with skin conditioning, brightening, and protective properties, leaving the face hydrated, calm, glowing, and guarded against harmful UVA/UVB rays. Price: INR 1,350. Available at: www.houseofindya.com, exclusive brand stores, and online at Nykaa, Purplle, and Myntra.
Kay Beauty Hydrating Foundation in 20 shades
Shades of Beauty
High definition, high hydration and high glam. What more could you ask for? It’s time to meet the foundation match for your skin tone with Kay Beauty’s latest launch, presented by Katrina Kaif, the Kay Beauty Hydrating Foundation. A deeply hydrating formulation that takes you from day to evening, the foundation launches with 20 shades curated especially for all Indian skin tones and undertones, ranging from deep, tan, medium and light. The #MakeupThatKares commitment ensures a smooth, luxurious texture and untraceable finish, courtesy ingredients like Mango Butter, Avocado Oil and Hyaluronic Acid. The Kay Beauty Hydrating Foundation is true to its promise of a natural, dewy finish, with an ultra-creamy luxurious butter infused texture, that instantly gets absorbed by the skin. Once applied, it releases a light and impalpable film that leaves the skin looking refreshed all day long. Enriched with moisturizing agents, this foundation works overtime to ensure hydration for a more healthy-looking complexion. The formula makes your skin feel super nourished while offering the right amount of coverage. Price: INR 1,200. Available exclusively on the Nykaa website/ app and across Nykaa stores pan-India.
ITC Charmis Deep Radiance Skincare Range
Three’s a Charm
ITC Charmis, has added to its repertoire a new age skincare portfolio with the launch of Charmis Deep Radiance. The all-season skin care range comprises of a Face Serum, Face Wash and Hand Cream. Skin care has been an integral part of the beauty industry and with the evolving consumer needs, innovation in skin science is essential. Face Serums, a concentrate of active ingredients which not only nourish the skin but also help in addressing skin complaints of dark spots, uneven tone, dullness of skin, etc., have continued to carve a niche in high-end skincare. Charmis Deep Radiance Face Serum, crafted with the goodness of Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid and Salicylic Acid, penetrates 15 layers deep into the skin to give a hydrated, clear and radiant skin. Charmis Deep Radiance Face Serum is dermatologist tested, and is suitable for all skin types. and Charmis makes face serum an affordable and accessible skincare routine. Charmis Deep Radiance also introduces a specially crafted Vitamin C Facewash which washes away 99.9 percent of acne-causing bacteria. Charmis Deep Radiance Facewash crafted with the goodness of Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid and Salicylic Acid helps revive and hydrate dull skin. Charmis Hand Cream comes in an easy to carry tube to hydrate hands while also providing protection from 99.9 percent bacteria. With young star, Sanjana Sanghi as the new face for the brand, Charmis Deep Radiance embarks on an innovative journey to make high-end, quality skincare more accessible and affordable. Charmis Deep Radiance Face Serum is introduced through a fresh conversational film narrative.
The Charmis Deep Radiance range will be available in all leading retail and e-tail stores in India. Charmis Deep Radiance Face serum is priced at INR 210 for 30 ml. Charmis Deep Radiance Facewash and Hand Cream is priced at INR 70 for 50ml / gm and INR 180 for 150ml / gm.
Kaya Dramatic Renew Day Cream
Kaya Dramatic Renew Day Cream is a potent formulation that helps stimulate the production of collagen and restore the firmness and elasticity of the skin. It helps in dramatically reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots. Price: INR 1,450. Available at shop.kaya.in and Amazon Beauty and Nykaa online.
L'Occitane Happy Shea Shower Cream
The Happy Shea Shower Cream by L’Occitane contains the goodness of chia. The detergent-free butter concentrate imparts a vibrant fragrance to your beauty regimen. Cleanse and exfoliate the skin with scrub granules to stimulate the skin, along with the unique moisturizing properties of shea butter. Price: INR 1,750. Available exclusively on https://in.loccitane.com/
L'Occitane Invigorating Shea Hand Cream
French luxury maison L'Occitane en Provence spoils you with its limited editions starring its patented invigorating scent. The Invigorating Shea Hand Cream is enriched with 20 percent organic shea butter. This super-creamy balm penetrates quickly to protect, nourish and moisturize hands. Price: INR 800 (30 ml). Available exclusively on https://in.loccitane.com/
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