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Supporting our own Irish brands

Thursday, 4th May, 2017 1:00am

Irish women are really taking beauty seriously. As a result, some of the best products in beauty are coming out of our fair shores.

Moxi Loves is an innovative idea to help with spillage from makeup around the eye area. Kind to eyes and developed by Irish gal Pamela Laird, the preloaded cotton Q-tips make light work of any displaced liner or mascara while you are doing your makeup and can tidy up any fall-off throughout the day as they ae individually wrapped.

Perfect for emotional days too and easy to find in the beauty section of Penneys.

Holos Skincare adopts a ‘from-nature’ approach to ageing and skincare. The ethical brand sources all its produce from suppliers that are kind to the environment and to animals.

They have a line for men; a wonderful woody, musky blend made up of Sandalwood, Patchouli and Benzoin. It is a no-fuss line consisting of a face wash and face cream, perfect for everyday use and especially good after shaving, as it helps to soothe any irritation. They also cater to ladies and babies. Niamh, the brain behind Holos, is heavily involved in each step of every product.

Kinvara: If there was ever a cleansing oil that won awards and was on everyone’s shelf at some stage over the last few years, it was Kinvara.

Watermelon and Cedarwood are the base for this preservative-free oil, which you use with a warm cloth to eliminate makeup and free radicals from the skin. Creator Joanne believes sustainability and minimal maintenance are the identities of her brand.

Elave: Joanna Gardiner’s philosophy is to treat skin right and it is from this very idea that her business has grown. Available countrywide in almost every pharmacy, Elave has targeted treatments for Atopic akin and a whole antiaging range for all skin types. Paraben and SLS-free means that it is low on irritation and fragrance. Try their hand wash, which is mild and suitable for even the most delicate skins.

Human and kind believe a company should do more than just make and sell products.  They believe a company should give back to humanity and the planet. They are fully committed to making the world a better place and hope to inspire all, in turn, to do more for their communities, the planet, and people and animals in need.

With this in mind, they have created the Tropical hand and foot cream, which sees 50 per cent of the sales going to Trocaire. Available from larger pharmacies and Supervalu Glanmire, as well as online. 

Nia: Made on the Wild Atlantic Way, this vegan brand has a body balm that is suitable for use on all the family. It comes in a non-fragranced solid form that, when warmed between the palms, offers a luxurious and easily absorbed balm that is suitable for use during breastfeeding and pregnancy also.

Esters Aromas: An aromatherapist based in Cork, Ester offers a variety of products but the stand-out one, for me, are her hand-poured soya candles. Long-lasting and terrific value for money, the Sweet Orange and Chilli is an olfactory delight for your living room. The packing is simple, yet pretty, so they make a great gift. She also has a full range of body products. Available from selected pharmacies, the brand is one to watch. 

Aimee Connolly is a Dublin-based MUA, who recently launched her Sculpted Palette, which contains three colours to help you contour your face and add radiance. The other essential for your makeup bag is the double-ended brush which makes easy work of adding definition to your face; available from selected stockists and on www.aimeeconnolly.com.

Fuschia just launched the mascara of our dreams – a fibre-fused technology in the newest mascara builds upon your natural lashes to create a false lash effect.   The aqua-based formula helps keep your mascara from drying out throughout the day.  Natural waxes and mineral ingredients deeply nourish and promote growth in your own lashes. Shop for their products at www.fuschia.ie.

Buff make up: Sheer Glo is the cream highlighter and brightener that I love, however the brand has more than just this. Beautifully pigmented eye shadows and classy compacts are the other stand-out products for me in this range. You can check them out on www.buffmakeup.com.

So, Ireland is awash with skincare and makeup talent and it is so worthwhile to support these smaller businesses that do not have massive PR companies, or celebrity endorsements, behind them but they do have what every Corkonian loves – heart and soul.

Irish women are really taking beauty seriously.

As a result, some of the best products in beauty are coming out of our fair shores.

Moxi Loves is an innovative idea to help with spillage from makeup around the eye area. Kind to eyes and developed by Irish gal Pamela Laird, the preloaded cotton Q-tips make light work of any displaced liner or mascara while you are doing your makeup and can tidy up any fall-off throughout the day as they ae individually wrapped.

Perfect for emotional days too and easy to find in the beauty section of Penneys.

Holos Skincare adopts a ‘from-nature’ approach to ageing and skincare. The ethical brand sources all its produce from suppliers that are kind to the environment and to animals.

They have a line for men; a wonderful woody, musky blend made up of Sandalwood, Patchouli and Benzoin. It is a no-fuss line consisting of a face wash and face cream, perfect for everyday use and especially good after shaving, as it helps to soothe any irritation.

They also cater to ladies and babies. Niamh, the brain behind Holos, is heavily involved in each step of every product.

Kinvara: If there was ever a cleansing oil that won awards and was on everyone’s shelf at some stage over the last few years, it was Kinvara.

Watermelon and Cedarwood are the base for this preservative-free oil, which you use with a warm cloth to eliminate makeup and free radicals from the skin. Creator Joanne believes sustainability and minimal maintenance are the identities of her brand.

Elave: Joanna Gardiner’s philosophy is to treat skin right and it is from this very idea that her business has grown. Available countrywide in pharmacies, Elave has targeted treatments for atopic akin and a whole antiaging range for all skin types. Paraben and SLS-free means that it is low on irritation and fragrance. Try their hand wash, which is mild and suitable for even the most delicate skins.

Human and kind believe a company should do more than just make and sell products.  They believe a company should give back to humanity and the planet.

They are fully committed to making the world a better place and hope to inspire all, in turn, to do more for their communities, the planet, and people and animals in need.

With this in mind, they have created the Tropical hand and foot cream, which sees 50 per cent of the sales going to Trocaire. Available from larger pharmacies and Supervalu Glanmire, as well as online. 

Nia: Made on the Wild Atlantic Way, this vegan brand has a body balm that is suitable for use on all the family. It comes in a non-fragranced solid form that, when warmed between the palms, offers a luxurious and easily absorbed balm that is suitable for use during breastfeeding and pregnancy also.

Esters Aromas: An aromatherapist based in Cork, Ester offers a variety of products but the stand-out one, for me, are her hand-poured soya candles. Long-lasting and terrific value for money, the Sweet Orange and Chilli is an olfactory delight for your living room. The packing is simple, yet pretty, so they make a great gift. She also has a full range of body products. Available from selected pharmacies, the brand is one to watch. 

Aimee Connolly is a Dublin-based MUA, who recently launched her Sculpted Palette, which contains three colours to help you contour your face and add radiance. The other essential for your makeup bag is the double-ended brush, which makes easy work of adding definition to your face; available from selected stockists and on www.aimeeconnolly.com.

Fuschia just launched the mascara of our dreams – a fibre-fused technology in the newest mascara builds upon your natural lashes to create a false lash effect.   The aqua-based formula helps keep your mascara from drying out throughout the day.  Natural waxes and mineral ingredients deeply nourish and promote growth in your own lashes. Shop for their products at www.fuschia.ie.

Buff make up: Sheer Glo is the cream highlighter and brightener that I love, however the brand has more than just this. Beautifully pigmented eye shadows and classy compacts are the other stand-out products for me in this range. You can check them out on www.buffmakeup.com.

So, Ireland is awash with skincare and makeup talent and it is so worthwhile to support these smaller businesses that do not have massive PR companies, or celebrity endorsements, behind them but they do have what every Corkonian loves – heart and soul.

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