Urban Veda is a multi-award-winning Ayurvedic skincare brand, designed for tackling 21st century skin concerns. The four Urban Veda ranges (Purifying, Radiance, Soothing and Reviving) are naturally formulated to leave skin less vulnerable to the environment. The ranges are bursting with antioxidants to pollution-proof skin and protect it from the negative effects of free radicals, leaving it less vulnerable to dehydration, dullness and stress. From fresh and fruity body oils to radiating day creams, read on to find out our top Urban Veda products were loving this month!
Vegan and sustainably produced, Urban Veda’s walnut wood and cactus sisal fibre body brush is a must-have addition for your cleansing routine this season! Derived from the ancient Ayurvedic ritual of Garshana, this fabulous new body brush can be used to detoxify the body and stimulate lymphatic drainage by enhancing blood circulation and softening the skin through gentle exfoliation. So why not release your body’s internal glow and try out the brush today!
If you’re like us then you’ve probably spent the last year or so stocking up on that all important hand sanitiser – Urban Veda have formulated their very own antibacterial sanitiser spray packed with 11 essential oils! Packed with refreshing bergamot, lemon and lime, this spray is perfect for a quick spritz of hygiene on the go, this fast-drying and non sticky formula comes in a handy 100ml size so it’s perfect for your bag too!
Developed using a sweet blend of floral plant oils, this luxurious formula softens skin and enlivens the senses too. Embrace self-massage and prepare to nourish and condition your skin using Urban Vedas all new Reviving Body Oil. Enriched with rose and ginseng, this unique boots blood circulation, leaving your skin feeling rejuvenated and supple. If you’re after a little pick-me-up during these turbulent times then this product is perfect for you!
In need of a major pamper session? Urban Vedas Soothing Body Oil has got you covered! Find your inner ‘zen’ and transport your senses into a world of wooded aroma with a few drops of this luxurious oil. Relax and recuperate with calming notes of healing sandalwood and Rosemary. Plus, you can use this wonderful oil to relieve joint pain and condition delicate skin too!
Just finished up with your relaxing Saturday night bath? Follow it up with this uplifting blend of fresh, minty plant oils that clear the mind and body of stagnant energy. Say goodbye to bad vibes and hello to Urban Veda’s Purifying Body Oil, detoxify and awaken your body with a fresh blend of cooling botanicals now!
If you’re on the hunt for a warming and earthy oil that boosts circulation and calms aching muscles then Urban Veda’s Radiance Body Oil is the ultimate one for you. Clear your senses and focus on your mind-body-soul connection with warming turmeric and frankincense. Treat yourself or somebody else this season!
It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas… With winter on its way and the days are getting more and more grey. Why not grab a little fragrant treat for someone who you know can’t beat a brand new scent. From women to men, we have a selection of winter fragrances to add to your collection!
Inspired by the genuine search for meaning and authenticity, this fragrance is a contemporary floral fusion of white flowers, vanilla and orange blossom. If you’re after something a little more on the warm fruity side, that can be paired with a killer night-time look, then My Way is the right way for you!
The all new Marc Jacobs Perfect has landed! With juicy notes of rhubarb and bright daffodil and almond milk at its heart, this scent is here to stay. From winter to summer, this fragrance will see you through all the seasons this year. See for yourself how stunning the scent is, from cute bananas and bows on the bottle, the fragrance speaks for itself!
Your Christmas gift list is long, we get it, that’s why we have selected Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb as the ultimate winter fragrance to give this season. If you know someone who longs for that fragrant explosion then treat them to this addictive scent, the warm woody undertones will transport you through the diamond grenade bottle to a world of floral fantasy…
Sweet, deep and fragrant… Voce Viva is a must-have winter fragrance, it’s fresh italian bergamot, softened by sweet and juicy madarin makes this scent aboundingly addictive. It’s perfect for the colder months, just give yourself a spritz and you’re good to go!
What do you get when you pair together aromatic lavender from France and sensual orange blossom from Morocco? This gorgeous smelling perfume from YSL! Libre Intense and the colder months is a match made in heaven, the warming blend of unique ingredients will leave you feeling fresh, yet cosy.
Winter, spice and all things nice! Le Male is an intense fragrance by Jean Paul Gaultier. This oriental scent has been created using the finest ingredients including, cardamom, vanilla and lavender. Leave a warm, masculine trail with this gorgeous scent this season.
An ultra new twist of the bottled fragrance legacy by Boss, this dark and powerful fragrance is an intense and refined blend of warm and addictive cardamom, cinnamon oil and apple and bergamot! This powerful balance of strength and sophistication is the ultimate warming winter fragrance for any man.
The most sophisticated, sensual fragrance for men yet… This male fragrance is an essential addition to any man’s wardrobe. An oriental fougere, it opens with the crisp, uplifting freshness of apple and citrus bergamot, combining with vanilla and patchouli, this long lasting blend is displayed in a unique bottle design of Neymar Jr’s iconic lion tattoo, representing courage and bravery. Treat someone this season…
The temperature is turning and what better way to give yourself a little warm hug than with Moschino’s Toy Boy? It’s spicy yet refreshing blend of amber, nutmeg and pink berries presents itself in an iconic black bottle with a glossy effect. If you’re a man who’s on the hunt for that everyday scent during the colder months, then this one’s for you!
Viktor & Rolf’s explosion of fresh zesty bergamot and fruity grapefruit is an addictive scent for men who love a super strong and spicy scent. Discover the incandescent notes of chilli and saffron, fusing together with strong and woody vetiver. Shop now and this scent could be your next new toasty addition to your fragrance collection…
Organic, eco-friendly and vegan… It’s safe to say that NUXE, just about has it all! It’s about time you got to know NUXE’s all new organic skincare range. It’s unique formulas feature active star ingredients which help to nourish and soothe the skin, leaving it looking fresh and radiant. So, sit tight, relax and read our round-up of our NUXE faves this month!
First off we have the skin tinting cream, this product acts as an ultimate two-in-one duo that works as a moisturiser and a light coverage foundation too! White tea scented and lasts all day long, the formula has a rich, melting texture that ensures that any fine lines, redness or dark spots are unified, revealing a luminous complexion. If you prefer a natural finish to your beauty routine then pick out your perfect shade and enjoy!
Top Tip: Apply this either on its own or after your usual day cream. Apply a small amount of cream onto your palm, then, be sure to lather the luxurious liquid into your skin, focusing on the specific zones that you feel need to be perfected.
Fragranced with a fabulously floral scent, this micellar water effectively removes make-up and impurities thanks to its 100% natural-organic cleansing base. It’s moringa seed extract helps to remove particles and pollution from your skin, leaving you with a soft, cleansed complexion.
Top Tip: Make this an essential step in your morning and evening skincare routine. Renew your ritual with a cotton pad soaked in micellar water, gently cleanse your face and eyes, make sure to repeat until the cotton pad appears to be clear.
A unique blend of botanical oils and a fragrant orange scent, this body oil is a must-have for the colder months. If your skin is feeling a little dry, then say goodbye, with this nourishing body oil that was made to make your skin feel smooth and supple.
Top Tip: Warm a few drops of oil in the palm of your hand, then, apply the blend wherever you feel necessary, make sure to pay particular attention to the driest areas of your skin. Additionally, use this as a massage oil when you’re in need of a little relaxation…
Missing out on your beauty sleep? Don’t panic, use this as your replacement! Be eye-catching with this extraordinary eye-care cream. Featuring buckwheat extract, this product targets your fragile eye contour, ensuring that it’s protected from any oxidative stress. Its rich balm-like texture is rapidly absorbed into your skin, ensuring that any dark circles you may have are visibly reduced.
Top Tip: Again, make sure to warm the product in your fingertips, this will really help the cream to thoroughly absorb into your skin. Apply the product to the eye contour area, starting with the lower eyelid and working from the centre outwards. Complete your eye care routine by tapping gently.
A product that strives to cleanse, purify and refine the skin’s texture while preserving its balance. This creamy mask is not to be missed, the luxurious scrub provides double exfoliation with just a single layer. The key ingredients of this product are 100% botanical salicylic acid and apricot kernel powder, giving you the perfect formula to revive and renew your skin!
Top Tip: Once or twice a week, apply a thick layer to your damp face. Avoiding the eye contour area, be sure to leave the mask on for 3 minutes, follow this with a light massage using circular movements. To finish, rinse with cold water.
T stands for Tea and Travel. Their scents come from treasured moments of their founder and creative director Jayne has experienced on her adventures around the globe. They use fragrance to bring these memories to life, to create new moods and sensations.
London is an important part of this brand. The brand was born in London and it is its home. They love its quirky corners, experimental attitude and endless possibilities. Exotic teas, spices and fragrances have been transported and traded in the capital throughout history.
The luxurious products that T London create are made from pure, high quality ingredients. Using skin friendly formulas and ethical production processes. At T London, the perfumers blend the complex fragrances of different atmospheres and places with the aromatic essential oils of handpicked spices, grasses, fruits and flowers. They collect potent botanical extracts from far flung corners of the globe, to gently cleanse your skin, boost it with moisture and leave it in excellent condition.
T London strive to keep things as holistic and natural as possible. Formulating their products in England, they are free from parabens, SLS, SLES and artificial colours and they never test on animals.
These are some of our favourite products:
Yerba Mate Candle ‘ Blended for focus and clarity, the Yerba Mate candle is a fresh, stimulating aroma inspired by the steeped leaf infusion of Argentina and South America. The candle smells incredible and has notes of petitgrain, mate absolute, guaiac wood and vetiver.
Darjeeling Hand & Body Lotion ‘ Blended for positivity, the Darjeeling lotion is a deeply hydrating botanical conditioner for the hands and body. With extracts of witch hazel, chamomile flower, jojoba seed oil and aloe vera it sinks into the skin easily and leaves you with smooth and protected hands.
Dimbula Bath & Shower Gel ‘ Blended for equilibrium, experience the Dimbula, a deeply rebalancing body cleanser and bath soak. Infused with natural botanicals and spiced aroma oils it will refresh and care for the skin while composing your mood.
‘Travel is one of my biggest passions and there’s always a particular memory that stands out from each trip. It typically comes when I’m reflecting on the day, with a wonderful cup of the local brew after something special has happened. T London are my memories expressed through fragrance: the bright positivity of the Darjeeling hills. The easy balance of the Dimbula mountains and the adrenaline of the Argentinean plains ‘ it’s the way the light falls, the sounds, the landscape, textures and aromas’ Aroma is such an amazing thing, you can almost paint with it. It conjures memories and gives you space to escape to ‘ to pause, reset and move on. We take all this into the mix to leave you feeling recharged and ready for the next adventure. I hope you enjoy the ride!’ Jayne ‘ Founder of T London.
Magnitone are one of the newer brands we have here on FD and we’re super excited about it! Magnitone offer a range of sonic brushes to deeply clean, massage and tone the skin. Like a mini work out for you face! Vibra-Sonic technology is what makes Magnitone Special, the uniquely developed technology works to cleanse skin better and more deeply than traditional methods, a mix of sonic oscillations and pulsed vibrations, that deeply clean and help boost the skin. If you’re new to the Magnitone brand keep reading as we discuss each of their amazing products’
This is the ultimate multi-tasker! It cleanses, tones, exfoliates and buffs for beautifully conditioned skin from head to toe. The Full Monty also gives dead skin cells the brush off, to max your skin fitness and leave you buffed from top to toe. Don’t let your face reap all the cleansing and smoothing benefits of your brush. Use it all over your body to blast dry patches on knees and elbows or do the Full Monty workout, for a whole body toning massage and exfoliation. Finish with heels and toes to wave goodbye to flaky feet. Switch between three brush heads’ Active Clean for facial cleansing, The Exfoliator for body smoothing and Well Heeled for a perfect pedicure buff.
Wet or dry, the compact Lady Shaver contours to the natural shape of your skin, gliding effortlessly over short hairs, for more comfortable hair removal and silky smooth skin! The Lady Shavers effortlessly removes hair from legs, underarms and bikini lines. So you can use it at home in the shower or out and about on the go. Th SkinSoft Floating Head is designed to contour to the shape of your skin and glides effortlessly over short hairs to comfortable hair removal. The rounded protection rail also reduces irritation from shaving. The rechargeable mini shaver is compact enough to fit neatly in your handbag and perfectly in the palm of your hand. Plus it’s super cute with a pearlescent shell design!
Firm and tighten your complexion with the BareFaced Vibra-Sonic cleansing brush. It is a powerful tool that delivers a deep pore-cleansing action for radiant, refined skin. It effectively exfoliates the skin’s surface to eliminate excess oil, dead skin cells, dirt and impurities, whilst improving the absorption of moisturising and skincare products to take the ‘dare’ out of going bare. The soft brush is gentle to skin and the innovative, Vibra-Sonic technology combines energising sonic oscillations and electromagnetic pulsed vibrations to boost micro-circulation and tone skin for a plump appearance and healthy looking glow.
The Clean Sweep is the 30 second daily wash for strong, clear and resilient skin. Designed by men, specifically with men’s skincare needs in mind this revolutionary gadget will get your skin in shape. The precision molded HydroPRO head exfoliates 30% deeper (even under beards) to help prevent ingrown hairs and prepare your skin for the smoothest shave. The Vibra-Sonic technology dislodges sweat, bacteria, pollution and dry skin. It has two speeds and only takes 30 seconds to cleanse, exfoliate and condition your skin!
How much do you know about the cosmetics brand Lord & Berry? Not much? Well they’re actually celebrating 20 years in the industry! Born in Milan, the style capital of the world has always been a strong symbol for the brand. Firmly established in the backstage at Milan and London fashion weeks, Lord & Berry are devoted to creating and empowering woman worldwide through their fashion forward cosmetics. Lord & Berry create products for mothers, daughters, grandmothers business women, explorers athletes, intellectuals, philanthropists, wives: cultured women. They strive to carry these women through the daily and special events of their lives, enhancing through self-confidence their quality of life.
Here at FD we’ve just got this amazing makeup brand on board and we were squealing with excitement when all the products started passing through the office. Here are some of our favourite products from the range:
1. Timeless Kissproof Lipstick. This is a liquid lipstick that is dries superfast without leaving you with any cracking. It glides onto the lips like a dream and feels ultra lightweight. Our favourite shades are Perfect Nude (for that perfect nude we’ve all been searching for), Bazaar (a pinky, mauve tone) and Brave Red (for the ultimate red lip).
2. Smudgeproof Waterproof Eye Pencil. This eyeliner literally stays put from the moment you put it on until the moment you come to take it off, it does not budge! It comes in Black and Black/Brown which is really gorgeous if you want something a little bit softer.
3. 20100 Matte Lipstick Pencil. This lipstick is so easy to apply as it comes in a pencil! You literally use it like you would a lip liner and totally fill in the lips to create an intense matte finish. It’s super long lasting but also really comfortable to wear. Our favourite shades are Adorable, Divine and Prelude.
4. Luminizer Highlighter Stick. This highlighter stick is a satiny-gold colour that is just beautiful! It creates a radiant, dewy glow that will perfectly on all skin tones. Dot and blend it over the areas that the light would natural hit, cheekbones, brow bone, bridge of the nose and cupids bow.
5. Vogue Matte Lipstick. This lipstick has an extraordinary matte formulation that has a velvet feel on the lips and brings glamour to any look. It helps lips appear full and defined instantly! Euphoria is a beautiful coral, orange colour that would love gorgeous with a tan. Another favourite is Smarten Nude, a deep cool toned brown.
6. Magic Brow Eyebrow Pencil. This brow pencil is quite unusual as it combines two colours in one pencil to help define the brows but in a really natural way. It also has a spoolie on the other end that you can use to brush through and blend out. It comes in three shades so you can choose the best one to suit your natural brow colour.
7. Lip Oil Potion. Now this is an absolute life saver if you’re someone that constantly has dry or chapped lips (*hello me!). The combination of oils and active ingredients in this potion work together to condition the lips, relieve dryness and chapping and also shield and protect against the environment.
8. Back in Black Mascara. This mascara is perfect if you’re looking for something that has the deepest black colour ever but also gives you high definition and loads of volume. Apply a couple of coats for deep and intense lashes. Bonus the applicator is really small and precise so you can reach each individual lash.
9. Ultimate Lip Liner. The Ultimate lip liner is the original Lord & Berry product. It’s comfortable and super easy to use as it has a round shaped barrel that glides over the lips. This pencil is also enriched with LXB complex that softens and protects the skin. Our favourites shades are Plum, Romantic Rose and Bare.
10. Cream Foundation. The cream foundation in the Lord & Berry range is long lasting and high coverage but also doesn’t leave your skin looking cakey. It has a silky finish that is buildable as it is so easy to blend out. This foundation also has added skincare benefits that help moisturise and also keep you protected from UVA/UVB rays.