Kirsty Doolan
Kirsty Doolan is Editor of Mintel's Beauty & Personal Care platform. She edits content written by our global analysts to ensure the insights are interesting and relevant.

Mintel’s Beauty and Personal Care team is lucky enough to see new beauty product launches from across the globe on a daily basis, so we’ve hunted down the latest innovations shaking up the beauty industry and shared them with you. This month is all about quirky new ingredients, unexpected textures and formats, and healing crystal-based beauty products.

Herbivore Botanicals Lapis Blue Tansy & Kukui Balancing Facial Oil, $76.08 (UK)

Blue facial skincare products are enjoying a moment in the sun thanks to their soothing and calming properties. The plant extract blue tansy in this skin-balancing oil is high in azulene, which is said to be a powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial ingredient that reduces redness and clarifies the complexion.

Helen Seward Emulpon Salon Garlic Mask, $4.20 (Egypt)

This stimulating hair mask is formulated with garlic extract, which is said to purify the scalp and reinvigorate hair fibres. The product claims to give renewed body, resistance and luminosity to weakened hair.

A’Pieu Goblin Blackhead Scrub Stick, $6.24 (South Korea)

Stick formats are increasingly crossing into new segments thanks to their travel-friendly size and fuss-free benefits. This stick scrub, designed to eliminate blackheads and dead skin cells while on-the-go, is made with charcoal powder, apricot kernel powder, sweet almond powder, and blackjack flower.

Beautyblender Bounce Foundation, $40 (US)

The world-famous application sponge brand has launched its first foundation. It comes in a rectangular pack with a built-in mixing palette and is designed for use with the original Beautyblender sponge. There’s a choice of 32 shades and the ‘liquid-whip texture’ dries to a ‘velveteen’, semi-matte finish.


La Mer The Replenishing Oil Exfoliator, $154.18 (China)

This oil-based exfoliator is such a great idea we can’t believe no-one has ever thought of it before! The mix of natural sea kelp fibres, sea salt and sugar crystals gently buff away skin cells and draw out impurities, while the blend of precious oils nourish and replenish the skin.

Elizabeth Arden Dare to Bare Bronzing Gel Pearls, $33.24 (France)

A light, gel-formula self-tanner that’s packed with illuminating bronzing pearls to achieve bright, sun-kissed, radiant-looking skin. Hyaluronic acid adds extra moisture and Tilia cordata flower water refreshes the complexion.

Skin Builders Pimtox, $45.17 (South Korea)

If you’ve never heard of ‘micro-epine’ before, then you don’t know what you’ve been missing. The micro-sized invisible thorns are extracted from sea sponges and have been added into this skincare concoction to directly deliver active ingredients by permeating troubled areas of skin and improve its overall condition.

KORA Organics Clear Quartz Luminizer. $28 (US)

This organic, shimmering highlighter is part of an Ecocert-certified, crystal-inspired range from Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr. It’s made with clear quartz crystal powder to enhance natural radiance, and certified organic noni fruit extract, coconut and rosehip oils to nourish, moisturise and melt into the skin.

Jill Stuart Birth Gem Gloss, $27.29 (Japan)

Limited-edition lip glosses in a pack that’s inspired by each month’s birthstone, complete with a removable Swarovski crystal-decorated charm in the birthstone’s colour. The lipgloss itself is a moisturising mixture of honey, soluble collagen, hyaluronic acid, jojoba oil and a crystal floral bouquet fragrance, to add a translucent sparkle and plumpness to lips.

Briogeo Rose Quartz Crystal Energy Comb, $160 (US)

The handcrafted, natural rose-quartz comb detangles hair but is also said to stimulate scalp circulation, promote loving energy and clear away negativity. The brand claims daily use of the comb banishes stress and tension and re-balances and restores scalp and hair harmony.