BEAUTY NEWS: What’s new this week?

by mera

Calling all skincare junkies as we’re bringing you five new products that have hit the shelves this week.

There are always new products and releases coming out all the time, so how do you know what to try out? To make it easier, we’ve rounded up a few new products that are worth adding to your collection.




Ethique has recently released its first lip balm range made up of five flavours and packed in gorgeous 100% plastic-free, plant wax-lined home compostable push tubes. This range is created from direct trade with sustainable ingredients to hydrate and give you luscious lips.

Did you know almost 200 million plastic lip balm tubes end up in landfills EVERY year? Personally, I am a lip balm addict, so knowing that I can pop the tube into my home compost or garden to break down and nourish the earth makes me feel less guilty about having a bunch of lip balms lying around.


The range includes:

PEPPED UP – A cooling peppermint formulated with cocoa butter and jojoba oil
SO COCOA – Yum… smells just like chocolate as it’s made with organic and fairtrade cocoa butter, moringa, jojoba, and castor oil.
SUGARPLUM – The only tinted balm from the selection perfect to add a boost of natural color. Made of castor seed, cocoa butter, moringa, and jojoba oil.
JUICY – Sweet and citrusy with pink grapefruit and vanilla.
NECTAR – One of the unscented balms for the everyday hydration if you’re sensitive to scents, packed full of fatty acids and Vitamin E.

RRP $12.00



With the seasons changing, not only do we need to switch up our skincare but the same should be done for your scalp. After all, a healthy scalp means healthy hair. Whether you have a dry or oily scalp, Moroccanoil has released two products that will suit either scalp type.

Dry Scalp Treatment

Firstly, this high-performing product is formulated with essential nutrients to combat dry hair/scalp. Rich in Vitamin E, Polyunsaturated fatty acids, and Moroccanoil’s signature argan oil to moisturise the scalp and revitalise hair.

RRP $49.09


Oily Scalp Treatment

For the oilier scalps, this treatment is formulated with organic ginger oil which helps stimulate the scalp to increase circulation and regulate sebum production. A mixture of essential oils to soothe the scalp, purify hair, and leaving it looking balanced and healthy thanks to the fatty acids and Vitamin E.


RRP $49.09



Shake, squeeze, smooth, for brighter, clearer, skin! Elizabeth Arden’s Visible Brightening CicaGlow Concentrate is a triple-action brightening peel that is gentle enough for daily use. Created with an innovative formula, CicaGlow delivers advanced brightening benefits while smoothing and soothing skin. The bi-phase formula includes a green top phase infused with natural nourishing oils, while the pink bottom phase gently boosts natural exfoliation. Together, this power combo encourages cell turnover while diminishing dark spots and discoloration.

Leaves skin looking clearer and brighter with a youthful healthy glow!

What’s inside?

Chestnut Extract – Helps promote gentle exfoliation
Niacinamide – Improves dark spots and discoloration
Angelica Root – Evens skin tone
Vitamin C – Brightens and reduces dullness
Persian Silk Tree – Helps reduce the appearance of sallowness
Cantella Asiatica – Calms skin and helps strengthen skin’s protective barrier

RRP $135.00



Loved by many of us New Zealanders, essano, has brought in an even better new and improved hydrating rosehip range. Rosehip oil, one of my favourite oils in my skincare routine as it’s loaded with polyphenols (anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and helps repair skin), rosehip oil is scientifically proven to help minimise the appearance of fine lines, scars, sun damage, and improve the appearance of skin elasticity, tone, and texture.

This new range is packed with Açai Berry Oil, Aloe Vera, Jojoba Oil, and Shea butter! There are fourteen new products to the range but here are a few out of the many gorgeous products essano has launched.


essano Certified Organic Hydrating Rosehip Oil RRP $22.99

This cult favourite oil across NZ is certified organic and sustainably sourced from Chile. Scientifically formulated to help improve skin’s elasticity, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A true gift from nature!

essano Hydrating Rosehip Hyaluronic Moisture Serum RRP $29.99

A combination of Rosehip Oil, PENTAVITIN, and four different size molecules of Hyaluronic Acid to nourish, hydrate, and strengthen skin. (Lightweight and super silky!)

essano Hydrating Rosehip Treat Your Skin Pack RRP $24.99

This is an ideal travel or gift set for yourself or a loved one. Includes five of essano’s most popular Hydrating Rosehip products like the gel foaming cleanser, night crème, rosehip oil, regenerating moisturiser, and the pink clay mask. Comes in mini sizes so you can test out a bunch of products at once.

essano Hydrating Rosehip Pure Defence SPF15 Moisturiser RRP $19.99

Especially in New Zealand with our strong UV rays, SPF is a must in your daily beauty routine. Protect your skin with this lightweight moisturiser and keep your skin hydrated, balanced, and shielded from UVA and UVB.



Last week, New Zealand skin health brand MānukaRx launched a radiant new branding for its hero ingredient, East Cape Mānuka essential oil. More than 1000 times more potent than manuka honey, East Cape Mānuka essential oil is scientifically proven to have powerful anti-aging, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory properties!

Unique to the East Cape, mānuka essential oil is scientifically proven to contain the highest amount of β‐triketones (β‐triketones are natural compounds that kill or stop the growth of microorganisms), 30x more effective than Australian tea oil, and contains synergistic properties when combined with other ingredients (meaning the potency of both ingredients is amplified).

RRP $41.95

Words by: Mera Tabarruk

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