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The greatest things to happen to your skin this month

Over the course of an (incredibly long) short month, we’ve witnessed a flurry of launches to counter the weather’s effects on our skin (and wellbeing). With heaps of exciting new skin care arrivals to ward against winter’s worst efforts, discover a host of fresh favourites to fall for…

Harnessing mushrooms – one of the industry’s ‘otm’ ingredients – KORA Organics’ {Milky Mushroom Gentle Cleansing Oil} is dual-phase to effortlessly melt the day away. Packed with skin-nourishing essential fatty acids and laced with the energies of clear and rose quartz (to calm, promote clarity of thought and encourage self-love and acceptance), this certified-organic oil emulsifies with water to protect while gently ridding skin of make up, dirt and damaging aggressors.

Fresh from fresh (via Korea), the new {Kombucha Cleansing Treatment} cleans and treats your face in one fell swoop (no rinsing required). Perfect when you’re on the go… (hopefully soon!)… this works to balance, bolster skin’s defences and protect against free radicals with prebiotics, antioxidants and thirst-quenching hyaluronic acid. Soap berry peel then helps to purge your pores of deep-seated impurities, to keep your complexion as clear as… your calendar *tumbleweed*.

Created to soothe reactivity, Honest Beauty’s latest range of calming cleanser, serum, mist and moisturiser helps to quickly comfort skin in crisis. Creamy, rich and reassuring, the {Calm On Foaming Cream Cleanser} creates a light lather that melts away make up and grime while respecting your skin’s equilibrium, while the featherlight {Calm & Porefect Serum} combines the plumping properties of hyaluronic acid with the barrier-boosting benefits of niacinamide, to lessen irritation and provide some reassurance.

S.O.S. skin care’s a ‘thing’ and Pixi’s {Remedy Masks} have a jelly-esque texture that cools and refreshes whenever your face feels fatigued. With three pots to choose from (we recommend keeping them all in your cabinet), there’s {Rose} to replenish, {Milky} to soothe and the brightening {Vitamin-C} when your face needs a pick-me-up. Plus, they’re only £20 a pop.

Always ahead when it comes to creating the products that bridge any gaps in your beauty routine, Versed have developed a retinol made for those new to the retinol realm – or who’re blessed with especially petal-esque skin (spare the blushes). Sufficiently gentle to work without ruffling feathers, the {Press Restart Gentle Retinol Serum} delivers all the beauty benefits (read: firmer, smoother, ‘spring-ier’ skin), without the common downsides (no flaking or redness to speak of).

Calming is hiiiiigh on the beauty agenda and the latest, eagerly anticipated arrivals from PAULA’S CHOICE – the {CBD Skin Transformative Treatment Milk} and {CBD Oil + Retinol} – will help your stressed-out skin to chiiiiiill. Harnessing full spectrum, hemp-derived cannabidiol (or CBD, to you and me), these calming concoctions are here to help strengthen skin’s barrier function and tackle the root cause of cell degradation (we’re looking at you, inflammation).

And trust THE INKEY LIST to triumph yet again with two affordable arrivals we’re excited by. First up, the {Fulvic Acid Brightening Cleanser} – a brightening, exfoliating blend of fulvic acid (derived from Nordic peat), kakadu plum, liquorice root and aloe vera – that works to refine and enliven while melting away even stubborn eye make up. Next up is the {Symbright Moisturizer} – the perfect follow-up for those who’re craving radiance. Starring 0.5% Symbright® – a complex of fermented clary sage – this innovative treatment works to bolster moisturiser levels and consolidate your skin tone – lessening dark spots and bolstering brightness for beautifully luminous skin. 

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Verity Ann Douglas

Verity Ann Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…