Sisley Introduces A New Moisturizing Serum


French luxury beauty brand Sisley was created by Hubert d’Ornano, who was one of the first to use botanical essences in cosmetology. The family-owned company creates the highest quality skincare and make-up products, combining the best of nature and science. The brand is renowned for its anti-ageing range, face masks and award winning sun care. It is also well known for its fine perfumes which are created in the tradition of the French ‘haute parfumerie’.

Now Sisley has just introduced a new serum for thirsty skin. Sisley’s Hydra-Global range, designed to offer optimum hydration as a solution for maintaining plump, supple and radiant skin, now welcomes the Anti-Aging Hydration Booster.

The cutting-edge, super-potent moisturizer is announced as a new daily step in reinforcing skin’s auto-hydration properties. The Anti-Aging Hydration Booster increases hydration and deeply quenches the skin to help restore its moisture balance and support its natural hydration mechanisms. The triple-actions serum boosts skin’s autonomous hydration by re-teaching it how to absorb water, promoting the circulation of water within different skin layers, and by improving its water-retention properties.


It reactivates the skin’s natural hydration mechanisms by acting on the 3 key stages of the water cycle. Rehydrated from within, the skin is more supple and more bouncy. The complexion is glowing and wrinkles are softened out. The skin is ready to withstand the hands of time.

Deeply moisturized, the skin is more ready to withstand exposure to various environmental stresses such as cold, wind, sun-induced damage, and pollution. It also makes it more resilient to emotional stress, fatigue, and busy, unhealthy lifestyles. Continuously moisturized, the skin is fresh and radiant while fine lines and wrinkles appear less visible.

Sisley Hydra Global Serum Anti-Aging Hydration Booster is formulated with moisture-retaining Iris extract and Edelweiss extract, hydrating Yeast extracts of Blue Agave from Mexico, Carob seeds, and Japanese Cedar bud extract, and quenching Wild Pansy extract.


Sisley’s new Sisley Hydra Global Serum Anti-Aging Hydration Booster has a refreshing gel-to-serum texture that instantly absorbs leaving a second-skin feel. The freshly scented serum, infused with the essential oils of Sage, Lavender and Marjoram, should be used daily, morning and evening, on face, neck and décolleté.

Sisley Hydra Global Serum Anti-Aging Hydration Booster is available from May 2018






Biotherm awarded Butterfly Mark by Positive Luxury

Biotherm awarded Butterfly Mark by Positive Luxury

Biotherm has been awarded the Butterfly Mark by Positive Luxury. The French skincare company will join other L’Oréal brands with the mark including Kiehl’s and YSL.


The mark helps consumers identify a luxury brand that ‘cares’; assessment to gain the mark includes the consideration of criteria including transparency, sustainability and philanthropy.

Biotherm’s strong sustainability commitments, which include improving the biodegradability of its formulas, using more biosourced and renewable materials, optimising its packaging, and raising awareness of the importance of ocean conservation, are emblematic of L’Oréal’s overall sustainability engagement.

Alexandra Palt, Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer at L’Oréal

Biotherm also commits to equal employment, PVC-free packaging and water reduction. It is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil and runs a philanthropy project, Water Lovers, that helps fund projects that create marine-protected areas.





Hawaii bans certain sunscreen sales to protect its coral reefs

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Sunscreen does a good job of protecting our skin, but it may not be so good for marine life. Several research studies have found out that chemicals found in some popular sunscreen products are harmful to ocean ecosystems. And now, after state lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday, Hawaii is set to become the first state in the US to ban the sale of sunscreens that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate.

The chemicals that help us by filtering UV rays are causing severe damage to Hawaii’s marine environment, according to a study by Haereticus Environmental Laboratory, a nonprofit scientific organization. They show up in coastal waters after beachgoers swim in the ocean and via discharges from wastewater treatment plants. The study found that these chemicals seep into young coral and contribute to coral bleaching, which occurs  when an increase in sea temperatures kills the algae that grows inside coral, turning reefs white and eliminating nutrients that sustain other marine life.

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It seems that we only apply a thin layer of sunscreen, but ultimately about 14.000 tons of sunscreen enter the world’s reefs every year, according to a 2015 paper published in the journal Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. Hawaii’s legislation prohibits the sale and distribution of any sunscreen that contains the two chemicals — oxybenzone and octinoxate — without a prescription from a licensed physician.

Hawaii is the first state in the nation to pass a measure of this magnitude. The world was watching. We delivered. Preserve and protect our ocean environment!”

state Sen. Will Espero on Twitter

The bill now goes to the office of Hawaii Governor David Ige. If he signs it, the law would go into effect January 1, 2021.

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In an effort to protect Hawaii’s reefs, Hawaiian Airlines last month began offering passengers complimentary free samples samples of Raw Elements USA ‘Eco Formula’ sunscreen to guests on all flights from North America to Hawaii this month, along with full-size bottles for purchase at a discounted in-flight price through June.

The airline is also encouraging its passengers to learn more about Hawaii by showing a 11-minute documentary on each flight about the environmental challenges affecting reefs.





Remember Estée

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Cosmetics capitalist Estée Lauder (Josephine Esther Mentzer) died at 95 on this date, 24 april, in 2004. She was born to Hungarian immigrants who ran a hardware store, and she became interested in cosmetics through the work of her uncle, a chemist who developed beauty products and fragrances. In 1953, she introduced her first fragrance, Youth Dew, a bath oil and perfume that sold 50,000 bottles in its first year and 150 million by 1984. She co-founded her eponymous company in 1946 with her husband Joseph Lauder (whom she divorced and then remarried); today it has 42,000 employees and nearly $12 billion in annual net sales.




Estée Lauder Idealist Skin Refinisher


Estée Lauder Idealist Skin Refinisher

This gem from Estée Lauder does it all – it makes your face feel silky smooth, absorbs oil throughout the day, and gives you that polished appearance that you crave – all with two pumps of Idealist Skin Refinisher.

It’s not a Makeup Primer  – it doesn’t have the typical silicone formulation or feel but it can be used before makeup and it can give you that same flawless look that most primers do. The difference is that it’s not as thick and instantly absorbs in the skin rather than sitting on top. This is a great product to have for those summer months and you could use it on its own to make your skin look pore-free.




La Mer To Launch Replenishing Oil Exfoliator


The upscale beauty brand La Mer has just announced the launch of its new Replenishing Oil Exfoliator, designed to gently exfoliate skin, slough away dead skin cells, and reveal healthy looking, radiant complexion.

The gentle new exfoliator, which has a consistency of a thick golden jelly, is formulated with the Miracle Broth, a blend of natural oils, kelp, molasses, and vitamin C. The delicate scrub is infused with natural exfoliating agents such as sea salt and sugar Crystals.

The gentle new exfoliator, which has a consistency of a thick golden jelly, is formulated with La Mer’s signature Miracle Broth, a blend of natural oils, kelp, molasses, and vitamin C. The delicate scrub is infused with natural exfoliating agents such as sea salt and sugar Crystals.


On contact with the skin, the golden gel transforms into a silky soft liquid oil that penetrates deep into pores to clarify the skin, brighten and renew the complexion. The soothing, natural blend relieves any discomfort, irritation and inflammation, as it instantly moisturizes, smoothes, and improves blood circulation.

La Mer’s new Replenishing Oil Exfoliator, it is replacing The Refining Facial, is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. People with acne-prone skin should be beware of the product with mostly natural oils. They tend to clog pores. People with dryer skin will most likely welcome the new addition for the skin supposedly feeling more hydrated than using a traditional scrub.

La Mer’s new Replenishing Oil Exfoliator is presented in a 100 ml tube.





Caudalie Vineactiv Overnight Detox Oil

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Caudalie Vineactiv Overnight Detox Oil  helps effectively neutralize the toxins that pollute the cells. In the morning the skin is fresh and ready to face a new day. This 100% natural origin formula, suitable for all skin types, draws its benefits from grape oil. Rich in omega 6 and vitamin E, it provides a burst of nutrition and repair. Fortified with musk rose oil and essential oils of neroli, lavender, carrot, white sandalwood and petitgrain.