The beauty landscape has changed rapidly over the past decade and whether you’re just getting into skincare or you're a make-up fanatic, there is always something that will cater to every need. From natural ingredients to science-powered formulas, we highlight some of the best innovations in beauty.
The beauty industry has become one of the most exciting spaces for experimentation and due to an ever-growing demand for newness, there’s literally a product out there for everything. With an increasing shift towards sustainable beauty, it’s becoming apparent that using [natural-based ingredients](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/skincare?prefn1=beauty-ingredientpreferences&prefv1=Natural) is instrumental in moving forward. Therefore, brands are coming up with new technologies and methods to produce and reformulate products that not only are effective in results, but also have a positive outcome on the environment. From lotions derived of plant extracts to delicate fragrance formulas, we take you through our top favourite beauty innovations in [skincare](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/skincare) and [make-up](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/make-up).
Manuka Honey-Infused Cream

Harnessing the power of natural ingredients is at the forefront of Kiehl’s products and the brand’s Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream is made with sustainably sourced New Zealand Manuka honey. The premium ingredient draws in vital moisture and hydration, making it a superfood for your skin. In addition, it’s composed with 99.6% naturally derived ingredients and comes encased in a dispensing container that protects the product from becoming oxidised. It has a swipe funtion, similiar to the same motion as opening your iPhone, to release the product. Silky smooth, rejuvenating and creamy like honey, it is a treat for your face.

Kiehl's Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream, £52

Alcohol-Free Fragrance

Legendary French perfumery, Goutal, have released a new collection of alcohol-free fragrances. This new range is composed of a water-based formula, and is a natural alternative to most fragrances, which contain a high alcohol concentration to prolong the scent longevity. Fresh and delightful, the brand’s Petite Chérie Alcohol-Free Fragrance 100ml is a refreshingly clean scent that’s mixed with notes of pear, peach and musky rose.

Goutal Petite Chérie Alcohol-Free Fragrance 100ml, £74

Customisable Skincare

Not all skin types are created equal, but Clinique has cleverly come up with the iD Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly & Active Concentrate Cartridge, a customisable moisturiser that targets different skincare concerns, helping us achieve the flawless skin we deserve. Choose a cartridge concentrate that fits your concern; options include uneven texture, irritation, fatigue, and more. Then the cartridges are slotted inside a moisturising base, delivering you a facial lotion that’s compromised of pure hydration and active ingredients.

Clinique iD Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly & Active Cartridge Concentrate, £36

Powder Lipstick

An unique way to apply your daily lippy, Laura Mercier’s Velour Lip Powder Collection is a creamy matte lip palette that comes with three powder shades and a moisturising balm to prep and condition the lips. Designed for comfortable, lightweight wear, apply the balm first onto your lips, then take a brush or your fingers and dip it into the powder before pressing it onto the lips. Great for those with dry lips, it delivers high-impact colour and allows you to mix colours together to create your signature shade.

Laura Mercier Velour Lip Powder Collection, £25

Light-Activated Moisturiser

It’s no secret how beneficial SPF is for our skin, especially with UV rays causing everyday damage under the sun. Dermalogica has taken SPF up a level with the Prisma Protect SPF30 50ml, a multipurpose moisturiser with light-activated SPF, meaning that once your skin hits the sun, the protection kicks in. Using the latest in skincare technology, it is packed with antioxidants to defend the skin from free radicals and helps to boosts the skin’s natural radiance.

Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF30 50ml, £58

Paraben-Free Formulas

A hero product from Kiehl’s, the brand’s Ultra Facial Cream has now been reformulated to be paraben free. Parabens are commonly used as a preservative to prolong the shelf life of a product and Kiehl’s has removed all parabens from the facial cream in order to create a more natural product. The hydrating moisturiser feels lightweight onto skin and leaves it soft and smooth. In addition, the brand pledges to be entirely paraben free by the end of 2019.

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream SPF30, £45

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