Let’s Make-Up: the new beauty launches to have on your radar in January

By Ellie Davis

It’s the start of a new year and 2022 is going to be the best one yet. Allow us to manifest please.

In our Let’s Make-Up round-up, we bring you a selection of the tried and tested, freshest, and buzziest beauty launches that are worth adding to your basket. All types of lotions and potions across makeup, skincare, haircare and more cross our desks and we take it upon ourselves to review each and every one so that you don’t have to. If we include it below, then you know it’s a good ‘un.

January is a time for reset and that includes your beauty routine. This month’s new launches are all about giving back and starting fresh. Jo Malone is helping you well on your way to the first one through its charity candle that donates 75 per cent of the RRP to mental health charities including Black Minds Matter.

It’s Veganuary and you need the skin, hair and bodycare to match so it’s the perfect time for Aussie-import Bondi Wash to land on UK soil. Elsewhere you’ll find new additions to the ever-growing Keys Soulcare line-up from Alicia Keys and more non-nonsense skincare from CeraVe and The Inkey List.

For all this and more, see our edit of the beauty goodies you need on your radar.

Jo Malone Elderflower & Gooseberry Charity Candle

Jo Malone is giving back with its new candle. The add-on to its hugely covetable range will donate to important charities with each purchase. The Elderflower & Gooseberry has floral notes of summer-green gooseberries and delicate elderflower. With each one sold, the brand will donate 75 per cent of the RRP to support individuals and families affected by mental health problems, including its new partner Black Minds Matter.

Buy now £50.00, Jo Malone

Keys Soulcare Bodycare and Skincare additions

Alicia Keys’ eponymous range will be adding both body and skincare to its collection. As with all the drops, each and every product is designed to create a ritual for your body, mind and spirit to care with intention.

In the body care realm, you’ll find the Mind-Clearing Body Polish (£25). This is made up of physical and chemical exfoliants to transform dull and dry skin and to smooth as you moisturise. The Melting Body Balm (£30) combines shea butter and coconut oil moisturiser to soften and soothe, while the Dry Body Brush (£22) uses biodegradable vegan bristles to gently exfoliate.

Last but not least, the Nourishing Cleansing Balm (£30) transforms from an oil to a milk when applied onto the skin. It melts makeup, dirt and impurities from the day with a stellar combination of niacinamide, zinc PCA and snow mushroom.

Buy now £22.00, Cult Beauty

The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Cleanser and Omega Water Cream

There’s not one but two new products over at The Inkey List. The no-nonsense skincare label has unveiled the Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Cleanser - a lightly foaming product to remove makeup and hydrate skin at the same time, and the Omega Water Cream Moisturizer. The latter is a water-based, nourishing formula that packs hydration without feeling oily with the star ingredient, an Omega Fatty Acid Complex.

Buy now £9.99, The Inkey List

CeraVe Micellar Cleansing Water

Beloved pharmacy skincare label CeraVe is adding to its stellar line-up and its loyal fans will be pleased to hear that the brand is bringing a micellar water to market to simplify the makeup removal process.

The first step in your skincare routine, it contains micelles - surfactant suspended in small molecules - that attract dirt and oil and removes it without stripping the skin of essential oils. The formula also includes ceramides to protect the natural barrier and hydrate your complexion as well as niacinamide for its anti-inflammatory effects.

Buy now £13.35, Amazon

Benefit POREfessional LITE Primer

Ahh, The POREfessional primer - hello nostalgia. Any makeup maestro growing up in the 00s will recall the bright blue packaging playing a starring role in their makeup bag. To mark the start of 2022, the brand is adding to the POREfessional family with a ultra-lightweight version. It transforms the cream into a weightless, more breathable consistency that works to even out makeup application, blur pores and has a subtle cooling, redness reducing effect.

Buy now £29.50, Benefit

FLANNELS Modern Muse Candle

FLANNELS may have only recently launched its beauty department but the luxury multi-brand retailer has already made a splash. They are now unveiling the first FLANNELS candle - Modern Muse. The limited-edition scent combines top notes of bergamot, cassis and mandarin, a heart of neroli, jasmine and rose and a woody base of amber, vanilla and patchouli. The vessel is also slick, sophisticated and matte black.

Buy now £75.00, FLANNELS

Jo Loves Cobalt Patchouli & Cedar and Red Truffle

Jo Malone changed the scent game when she launched her Jo Loves Fragrance Paintbrush collection back in 2017. Instead of the traditional spritz, you apply the aroma much like a cosmetic product. It comes as a gel texture that dries onto the skin and makes the fragrance last far longer. They are also refillable and thus more sustainable than traditional flacons.

This month, the brand is launching two new scents - Cobalt & Patchouli, a clean crisp open with a warm woody vetiver, patchouli and cedarwood finish and Red Truffle that combines the unmissable truffle aroma with green fig, citrus and fresh pine.

Buy now £40.00, Jo Loves

Bondi Wash

There is a reason why there are so many skincare brands inspired by and harking from Australia. Aussies take a lot of time and consideration to look after their complexions - and it shows.

This line - Bondi Wash - is now available on UK soil and it comprises of natural products for the home, body, baby and even for your dog. It harnesses the power of Australian botanicals, essential oils and plant-derived, natural ingredients to remain vegan and eco-friendly. There’s a detergent, dog wash, yoga mat spray, haircare and even an aromatherapy diffuser.

Buy now £8.10, Harvey Nichols

Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester Daily Brightening & Exfoliating Peel

Perricone MD is adding a new innovation to its line-up of scientifically backed skincare products. This no-rinse peel puts Vitamin C front and centre to give that post-holiday season glow. It also acts as a gentle exfoliant to remove dead skin cells and smooth out texture but remains kind enough to be able to use everyday. The blend also consists of AHAs like glycolic acid and PHA including five fruit-derived extracts.

Buy now £59.00, FeelUnique

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