The Glass Edit: new skincare products

Glass handpicks the best new skincare delights on the beauty circuit

Ole Henriksen Nurture Me Cleansing Cloths – £12

The cleansing cloth is often badmouthed in the beauty industry – many of us using it in place of a proper cleanser, when it should instead be the preserve of flights, gym bags and festivals. But recently several luxury brands are coming to the humble cloth’s rescue, creating ultra luxe versions which – while they still shouldn’t replace the act of washing your face – are a highly more effective option to their mass market counterparts and are useful at removing make-up pre-cleanse. Case in point – Ole Henriksen’s Nurture Me Cleansing Cloths which include moringa and borage seed oils. These smell divine, remove harsh mascara without stinging the eyes and are imbued with essential fatty acids leaving skin hydrated and happy in the bargain.

Cleansing Cloths

Cleansing Cloths

Suti Honour Coconut and Roses Face Cream – £48

Suti has been a brand Glass has admired for a while, not least for its Rose Water Organic Facial Toner (a lifesaver for our parched skin come 4pm) and also because they take a holistic approach – incorporating the healing powers of Reiki into their products and treatments. Their latest addition is this delectable face cream, with 80 per cent organic ingredients and which smells so delicious to seem almost edible.  It’s based around the nurturing ingredients of rose, coconut and date seeds (which combine to nourish the skin and protect it from the elements) together with softening argan and macadamia oils.


suti honour coconut and roses face cream 50ml

OSKIA Restoration Oil – £60

Another organic British brand worth shouting about (with several award-winning products to its name) OSKIA’s new facial oil is set to be another big hit. It’s packed with hardworking high-tech active ingredients including firming African acmella flower, collagen-boosting sea fennel extract, together with soothing heart seed vine and echium. With a texture that’s light and easily absorbed, it’s good for even oily and combination skins, while those with mature and damaged skin will benefit from the Vitamin A-rich rose hip seed oil and elasticity-boosting starflower and evening primrose oils.


OSKIA Restoration Oil

Murad Blackhead & Pore Cleansing Duo – £50

Blackheads are one of the most common beauty bugbears (where the pores become clogged with sebum, which then oxidises and turns brown – resulting in those unsightly browns “dots” usually found on areas like the nose and chin). But eliminating them can be akin to a game of  “whack-a-mole” – just when you think you’ve defeated them, more suddenly crop up elsewhere. Most of us usually have to resort to grim looking implements and adhesive strips to yank them out (causing redness and broken veins at the same time). Dr Murad have come up with a kinder and more preventative solution – an innovative two-step treatment which has been clinically proven to reduce the formation of blackheads by an average of 58 per cent.


Murad Blackhead & Pore Cleansing Duo

First you apply the Blackhead Remover – containing volcanic mineral clay to draw out dirt and excess oil – to affected areas like the nose and leave on for ten minutes. Then follow up with the Pore Refining Sealer with a special oxidation reversal complex to prevent more of them from rearing their ugly heads.

Aesop Tea Tree Leaf Facial Exfoliant – £27

Another good way to prevent blackheads (and breakouts in general) is by regular exfoliation which clears away surface debris to ensure your pores are clean and your moisturisers and serums sink in properly. The finely milled texture of this Aesop version (with crushed walnut shells, tea tree leaf and purified clay) makes a noticeable difference in terms of smoothness. Mix a pinch of this in with your normal cleanser twice a week.

Tea Tree Facial Exfoliant

Aésop Tea Tree Leaf Facial Exfoliant

by Viola Levy

The Murad products are available in July