The Route, the vegan skin care brand founded by a nurse, is launching its first sunscreen, the Shake & Shield, on April 1. It’s rated at SPF 50 (PA+++), blocking 99 per cent of UVA and UVB radiation, and contains a patented Kleair technology to help boost antioxidants to fight free radicals. The Skin Cancer Foundation has given it its Seal of Recommendation, and it’s also Reef Safe. Find out more at theroutebeauty.com.
Living Nature has scored another award, this time the Editor’s Choice in the Beauty Shortlist Awards 2022 for its Radiance Night Oil. Known for being more transparent, and against greenwashing, the Beauty Shortlist Awards has an international panel of industry experts as judges.
The oil contains 100 per cent natural and 96 per cent organic ingredients, including rose oil for collagen production, organic rosehip oil for cell regeneration and skin tissue repair, frankincense oil to improve skin tone and elasticity, and organic calendula and jojoba oils soothe and nourish the skin. Living Nature has also announced a larger 18 ml bottle. Available at livingnature.com, retail NZ$69.
Finally, Biotulin has been making more of an impact since we first heard of it in 2019; since then it’s said that both Jennifer López and HRH the Duchess of Cambridge are fans. It’s also claimed that the Duchess of Sussex, Michelle Obama, HM Queen Letizia of Spain and HM Queen Maxim of the Netherlands use it, too. It’s applied as a lotion to the skin, so while the active ingredient has similarities to botulinum toxin treatments, it’s not injected. Spilanthol is a main ingredient and acts as an anæsthetic, reducing muscle contraction and making small wrinkles disappear. Hyaluronic acid and blady grass (imperata cylindrica) are also active ingredients.
It is 100 per cent vegan, for all skin types, paraben-free and cruelty-free.