Women's Fashion

Saie Beauty and Reformation Drop a Beauty Collab + More Beauty News

Plus, Amsterdam-based fragrance house Abel has a new all-natural soothing spritz.

Images courtesy of Reformation. Graphic by Kalyeen Dicuangco

Saie Beauty and Reformation have created the perfect rosy highlighter

Sustainable fashion label Reformation, the L.A.-based brand that’s carbon-neutral and creates its designs with dead stock and eco fabrics, has partnered with clean makeup brand Saie (think recyclable packaging, clean formulas, and Climate Neutral, Carbon Neutral Club, and Leaping Bunny certifications) to launch the High Glow Liquid Highlighter, a first-of-its-kind partnership for both labels. Available in one signature shade, Ref Rose, the warm-toned rosy liquid is a hybrid between Saie’s fan-favourite Glowy Super Gel and Dew Blush. What’s more, the collaboration was developed to coordinate with Reformation’s holiday collection of silky pieces in a similar rose-gold palette.

U Beauty is here to disrupt the face cleanser category

Inspired by the practice of hair co-washing, U Beauty’s brand new The Mantle Skin Conditioning Wash is an oil-balm formula that promises to be your one-step solution for removing water- and oil-soluble debris, including waterproof makeup, SPF, and pollutants without stripping the skin of its acid mantle. Our acid mantle is an invisible natural shield on the surface of the skin composed of lipids. Its main job is to keep the good stuff (like moisture) in, and the bad stuff (like bacteria and pollution) out. The secret sauce is U Beauty’s double patent-pending Flora-Siren Capsule Technology, a pH-regulating encapsulation of vitamins, antioxidants, and hyaluronic acid that ensures a deep cleanse while leaving the skin ultra conditioned. According to founder Tina Craig, the product has replaced her own triple-cleansing routine.

Natural fragrance brand Abel’s latest scent aims to promote relaxation

Photography courtesy of Abel

The philosophy behind Amsterdam-based fragrance house Abel, which was founded by former winemaker turned perfumer Frances Shoemack, is about bringing niche, high-end fragrance quality to the world of all-natural perfume (think scents that are 100 per cent natural, biodegradable and non-toxic). Abel’s newest spritz, Pause, boasts a therapeutic blend of essential oils, like violet leaf and narcissus, to help balance and calm the mind and body.