Beauty Roundup: Antonio Banderas launches new scent; Cold weather skincare picks

Beauty / June 05, 2021

June is here bringing midyear launches, discoveries and additions to beloved product lines.

Antonio Banderas Perfumes introduces its newest scent: The Icon. It is described as a scent for every successful man. Top notes are citrus spicy, bergamot, grapefruit and black peppers. Heart notes are green aromatic, violet leaves, lavender and sage. Base notes are woody moss, oriental amber, sandalwood, patchouli, oak moss, tonka bean and amber accord.

Still on the scent trail, there’s Atelier Cologne’s Vanille Insensée. It is a raw vanilla scent that takes inspiration from New York City. The unisex fragrance combines vanilla and woody moss. Like the melting pot that is the Big Apple, the scent brings together different notes: vanilla from Madagascar, lime from Mexico and cilantro from Russia.

If you want to spread the joy of scents at home, there is the Acca Kappa Artistic Aromatic Atmosphere. The collection aims to combine art and creativity: “While one is expressed through the harmony of fragrances in an intriguing and innovative blend of scents and hints, the other becomes a harmony of colors, namely a chromatic synthesis of Gianni Sartor’s paintings and textures, which decorate the unique packaging especially designed for each product,” says the press material.

Scents available are Eucalyptus and Oakmoss, Blooming Tuberose and Vanilla, White Fig and Cedarwood, and Amber and Sandalwood.

As the weather turns, we will need to update our skin-care routine. The Perricone MD Cold Plasma Plus+ The Intensive Hydrating Complex is a luxurious balm that provides intense hydration. It addresses fine lines, wrinkles, dryness, dullness, uneven texture, uneven skin tone and loss of firmness. Key ingredients are peptides, vitamin C Ester and vegetable triglyceride complex.

If you’re on the lookout for an essence, there is the L’Occitane Immortelle Reset Essence. Shake the bottle before spraying on your face to combine the three ingredients: immortelle, an antioxidant sourced from Corsica; acmella that lifts the skin and smooths out wrinkles; and prebiotics that maintain the skin’s natural ecosystem.

With this, overall skin quality is improved so that skin is more receptive to your routine. This essence helps prepare the skin for you to fully enjoy the next steps in your skincare.

Neal’s Yard Remedies has the Frankincense Intense Hydrating Essence. It aims for you to achieve 80-percent smoother skin in one week.

The essence has purified pomegranate extract that helps restore the natural flow of water in the skin. It also has plumping sodium hyaluronate that binds water to the skin to help retain water, and conditioning argan oil to nourish and strengthen, leaving skin feeling soft, smooth, and radiant.

As with any Neal’s Yard Remedies product, the fragrance adds to the sensory experience and focuses on enhancing your well-being with boswellia sacra or frankincense essential oil.