Harvey Nichols boasts a very well curated beauty hall, and just like its Christmas adverts, it’s not afraid to try something different. Amongst the well-known, big beauty names: Charlotte Tilbury, Nars and Aveda, you’ll find a selection of lesser-known but equally as brilliant niche brands all vying for your attention. With so many products on offer, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to curate for you a selection of 11 brands and products you may not have heard of but you’ll wish you had.
Oh, and from 10 a.m. today until midnight, if you download the Harvey Nichols Reward App to your phone, click through any of the links below and then use your app to log in to shop, you’ll get 15 percent off. It works across all beauty products on the website, so you may as well stock up on your trusty favourites while you’re at it.
Click through, and be prepared to make some space in your bathroom for this little lot.
Turning makeup brushes on their head (literally), this set with its dense, tightly packed bristles is designed to help you buff your makeup, from foundation and blush to eyeshadow and contour powder, for a flawless, perfected finish.
We’ve had argan and coconut oil, but now there’s coffee oil for your hair—who knew?! Extracted from ground coffee, this oil is seriously rich in antioxidants to help protect tresses from the damaging effects of pollution and the environment. Once the bottle is empty, plant it and watch as your own coffee tree grows. Great for your hair and the environment.
Dubbed a “facelift in a jar,” this cream instantly and impressively tightens the skin, making it the perfect product to slather on before a night out (or after a bad night’s sleep). It also works over time to smooth, firm and brighten, but it’s that instant tightening that’s seriously exciting.
Unlike many aloe vera gels that contain a ton of water, this is 90 percent aloe vera juice and 10 percent plant oils. A natural moisturiser, a bottle should be kept close at hand during the summer months to soothe stressed out skin (and any insect bites, should you be so unlucky).
A lightweight translucent tinted gel, this imparts a rosy hint of colour to your lips but feels unbelievably weightless. The packaging is très chic, too.
Accelerated ageing has been found to occur in space. With this in mind, Harley Street plastic surgeon Dr. Yannis Alexandrides collaborated with space scientists (responsible for the well-being of astronauts) to create a line of products that work under the harshest of conditions. The products effectively heal and repair skin either from surgery or natural ageing factors. Try the eye gel; it has been designed to tackle puffiness, dark circles and fine lines.
We spend so much time focusing on the skin on our faces, but as we know, our hands can often give our real age away. Start using a hand cream with SPF or UV protectors daily; this one contains plant stem cells for some serious anti-ageing firming and repairing benefits.
Slather this lactic acid–rich lotion onto dry skin and leave it on for a few minutes before jumping in the shower. It quickly makes light work of dry, flaky skin. It was formulated especially for people with keratosis pilaris (that chicken skin on the back of the arms), but it’s a great exfoliator for anyone.
After looking at the skin of over 100,000 Scandinavian women, the True North skincare line was created to address the concerns modern women have. Focusing on skin stress, the products work to counteract the toll modern day life has on us all. Packed with hydrating hyaluronic acid, anti-ageing peptides and a cocktail of vitamins, this toner would be a great addition to your daily routine, post-cleansing but pre-moisturising.
Have you come across any great niche beauty brands lately? Sound off about your favourites in the comment box below.
Harvey Nichols T&Cs: 30% off fashion and accessories and 15% off beauty and sunglasses with Rewards App (except Dublin) when making purchases in all Harvey Nichols stores (excluding Beauty Bazaar) and online at harveynichols.com on Thursday 19 May 2016, between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. (online until midnight).