A little round up of what’s currently going on in the hair and beauty industry, from celebrity hair tips to the latest product trends as well as news on the not to pretty side to false lashes and extensions.
Olivia Palermo’s Shine Secrets.
Olivia Palermo from reality show The City, revealed the secret behind her perpetually shiny hair. She uses a product called Electric P-4 preparation spray, by Electric hair. It is a leave- in conditioner with added UV and heat protecting ingredients and is retailed at just £15.50.
Eyelash Extension Health Risks Discovered.
Eyelash extensions, while creating a fuller and more dramatic look, come with many associated risks. According to the medical community, formaldehyde is a common ingredient in the adhesive and which commonly produces an allergic reaction. There is also a risk of infection from the extensions themselves as dirt and bacteria build up easily. The UK’s College of Optometrists have identified that the regular wearing of eyelash extensions can in fact cause traction alopecia- where the hair falls out due to the excess pressure. I don’t know about you, but I think I’ll stick to good old mascara from now on! Check out our tips for applying mascara.
CC Cream- the Latest Beauty Craze
2012′s beauty craze was bb cream, aka ‘beauty blemish’ creams. Originating in South Korea, this multi-function product acted as a moisturiser and foundation which smoothed out any blemishes. We are now moving up the alphabet to cc creams – ‘complexion correctors.’ This next step in all-in-one miracle products work to neutralise dull skin and redness, using plumping peptides and vitamins to give a glowing complexion.
Olay and Venus collaboration.
Two major high street beauty brands have teamed up to bring hair removal and skin care into one product. The Olay and Venus razor is designed so that the Olay moisture bars condition your skin as you shave, ideally eliminating the need for shaving foam, for a silky smooth finish. Another addition in the multi-tasking product trend.