Coco Crush: 5 New Year Beauty Launches

Who doesn’t love to hear about new beauty products being launched, we do at #TeamCoco, especially in the winter months when we tend not to look after our skin as much as throughout the other seasons?

The dark-nights, damp-days, plus wet and windy weather plays havoc with our skin, especially our hands, face and neck, so this is in fact the perfect time to spend a little tender loving care on your skin.

Even though it’s cold and dull outside you still need to protect your face from UVA and UVB rays, and your hands are the first to feel the coldness, so keep them warm and well nurtured.

A gentle reminder that your skin is precious, so treat it that way!


30 Second MIRACLE™ Instant Eye Perfector, by luxury vegan beauty brand MONAT have extended their skincare range with new premium products.
A remarkable temporary quick-fix that instantly tightens and smoothes the appearance of crow’s feet, fine lines, puffiness, and wrinkles for a refreshed, youthful appearance.

A complex ingredient mix that makes up the perfecting 30 Second Miracle™ encompasses Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, a powerful peptide that tightens and rebuilds while temporarily reducing the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles, White Lily Flower Extract used as a mild calming active ingredient and Coffea Arabica Seed Extract, an antioxidant-rich caffeine phospholipid complex that helps fight early signs of ageing as it smoothes, tones, energises and de-puffs. Overall it creates a more lifted, well-rested effect that lasts for hours.

Priced at £85 (15ml). Available from

Alteya Organics

Alteya Organics Centifolia Rose Flower Water, The name of the Centifolia rose comes from Latin and means “a hundred leaves”, which corresponds to the numerous petals the blossom of this kind has.

The Centifolia rose boasts not only with its beautiful blooms, but also with rich and complex aroma. Its scent is sweet with rich honey and jamlike red berry nuances. Sensual and intensely floral, this aroma represents the elegance of eternal femininity.

Picked at dawn, these flowers are then put through Hydrolat Concentrate Distillation™, a steam distillation method developed by Alteya, proven to obtain flower waters that capture the most complete range of aromatic plants’ benefits. These flower waters are distilled solely to obtain richer composition, with full concentration of hydrophilic aromatic components.

Priced at £7.95 – £17.70. Available from

Calypso Sun Care

Calypso Sensitive Face & Neck Lotion, Calypso sun care have recently launched facial UV protection, which is sensitive, lightweight and non-greasy, so perfect for under makeup application.

Unlike many facial moisturisers which contain SPF, Calypso’s Sensitive Face and Neck Lotion actually protects you from UVA rays, which we are exposed to year round – regardless of how sunny it is! The high SPF means this product is not only is it great for everyday use but it is perfect for Winter travels, such as skiing trips abroad where the sun has stronger UV rays at higher altitudes especially when they are reflected off the snow.

Priced at £4.99 (50ml). Available from


Lush All The Wild Things Soap. From today 24th January, Lush will launch a global limited edition All The Wild Things soap in stores and online. Proceeds from the soap will form the Bush Animal Fund.

All The Wild Things soap is a limited edition koala shaped version of Lush’s best-selling Outback Mate soap, made with eucalyptus oils and lemongrass.

The Bush Animal Fund will allow eligible grassroots groups working in animal rescue or land restoration to apply for grants to use during the emergency, and for long-term projects focussed on rehabilitation of animals and regeneration of habitat.

Priced at £5 (per bar). Available in store and online at


Aldi LACURA® Naturally Derived Hand & Nail Cream, Aldi is excited to announce the launch of its very first vegan skincare range from Lacura.

Aldi has hands covered even better than your favourite gloves during the winter with the brand new Lacura 100% Naturally Derived Hand & Nail Cream. Lovingly softened with Shea Butter and Sweet Almond Oil, this cream will soothe and recover even the driest of winter hands in the most natural way.

Priced at £2.99 (50ml). Available from and in Aldi stores UK wide.

Rachel is currently a UK travel writer and beauty writer for House of Coco, she spends most of the week locked away in her country garden studio watching the world whizz by, and most of the weekend whizzing around the UK!