The Beauty and Skincare Items We Are Eyeing This July

Shopping for beauty and skincare products can feel like an extreme sport in Kenya. While they are so many options out there, finding some products locally is not so easy. When it comes to buying products you also have to be knowledgeable and sure about what you are spending your money on.

My fellow beauty enthusiast Wendy and I share some of what we have tried – and look forward to trying this July.

Zaron Cosmetics Oil Block Mattifier

Looking for a way to get rid of that excess shine with or without makeup? This spray is oil-free. Controls and absorbs excess oil, set your makep, and keeps you looking matte throughout the day. It is suitable for all skin types. Spray a little before you start your makeup and after to keep everything in check. 

Canvas Cosmetic Concealer

Canvas cosmetics launched their ‘multitasker ‘concealer in 7 different shades. The super hydrating full coverage concealer is creamy, none crease, and non-cakey. It has a brightening formula so you can say hello to smooth skin and goodbye to wrinkles. The product contains SPF 30 to keep your skin protected. You can use it to Brighten, correct and contour – living up to its name.

The Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

Fashionable Step Mum’s recent post reviewing this product had us wanting to try it out. “Clinique’s Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm which is hands down the best makeup remover I have used so far. It does not contain parabens or any sulfates and it leaves my skin feeling very moisturized and clean. You can get your hands on the @clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm from any @lintonsbeautyworld.” she says

Luguah Naturals Dude Care Mini Kit

Kenyan owned natural hair, skin, and lip care line has something for the guys; The ‘Dude Care Mini Kit’. The kit includes a beard oil to keep your beard shiny, whipped vanilla shea body butter for smooth and moisturized skin, and a balm because soft lips are always a plus.

Acids

Exfoliating and toning acids have been the latest skincare wave that everyone swears by. Online shops like BeautyBar and Bandari Beauty are always stocking some that we would love to add to our routines. Picking the perfect acids for your skin is a must. Keep it KV Beauty for more on this in future articles and interviews with beauty experts.

Marini Pure Butters and Oils

Marini Naturals is back with another range of amazing products. They just dropped a line of pure butter and oils. The butter comes in three different flavors; Shea butter, Mango butter, and coconut oil with coconut extract. The butter is great for both hair and skin. Treat your hair to assured softness, shine, and elasticity, and if you know anything about Marini you know these butter smell wonderful.

Benji Cosmetics Illuminator 

It’s no secret that we all love a little glow. Benji cosmetics has 2 body glow illuminators for you to choose from. They come in gold and bronze to give you a little bronze and extra sparkle here and there. Serves as a face highlighter by applying on your cheeks, nose, forehead, and don’t forget to blend. Apply a little on your shoulders as well as wherever you feel the sun hits you for that extra shine.

Skin By Ij Finer Details E-Book

“Skincare is not just about the bottles and jars,” says Ij t’s also about STUDYING the bottles and jars and how best to use them. The Finer Details is a simple and unique guide to skincare. No big scary words. No harsh criticism. It’s a guide that will help you look at your routine in a different way and hopefully give you some food for thought (and restraints!) when shopping for skincare.

Glow With S: The Glow Guide For Beginners 

This is a 10-page ebook to get you started on your skincare journey. This guide is not only great for beginners but also anyone who had a bumpy start to their journey and would like to refresh on the basics. It includes essential steps, determining your skin type, product recommendations, and more tips.

What products are you looking forward to trying out?

LL is a Nairobi based writer with the latest scoop on what's popping in the Kenyan beauty, fashion, lifestyle, tech, travel and entertainment scene.