While I love me a Sephora haul, there’s another beauty destination in NYC that I absolutely adore if I’m looking to spend some $$. Space NK started out as a single store in Covent Garden over 20 years ago and has since branched out as a luxury beauty destination across the UK, Ireland, and the US.
When I step inside a Space NK store, I feel a bit relaxed. I pace myself, taking the time to sniff every scent, spray every perfume, and slather every cream on my face. It’s where I go when I want something a little luxe and some serious skincare.
I recently attended a press event for all of the newest items launching (or just launched) at Space NK so I thought I’d share a few of my favorites.
Natura Bissé Diamond Instant Glow
This was described to me as a three step mini facial that’s perfect just before heading out. Diamond Instant Glow includes three different ampoules that exfoliate, brighten and lift. Step one is the Peel ampoule which features a gentle, effective exfoliation with glycolic acid and an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) complex. You then go into the Radiance ampoule, a silky emulsion that hydrates the skin; lastly there the Lift ampoule which creates a tightening layer that gives skin an instant, lasting micro-lift
Kat Burki Complete B Illume Brightening Serum
I’ve never heard of Kat Burki prior to this event but now I want to try everything after meeting her! Her products were phenomenal in terms of texture and formula. The latest launch, Complete B Illume Brightening Serum, promises to visibly diminish dark spots and discoloration and reveal brighter more even skin complexion. I can definitely use this considering some of my recent breakouts left scars after extractions.
UMA Ultimate Brightening Rose Powder Cleanser
I’ve been loving powder cleansers lately and this one from UMA definitely piqued my curiosity. Inspired by age-old Ayurvedic traditions, Uma is a gentle skincare line formulated with botanical blends designed to enhance outer radiance and restore inner balance. This gentle and exfoliating cleanser work to brighten dull skin with every use. Powdered rose works to rapidly reduce redness and provides the skin with deep hydration, while calendula acts against inflammation. other ingredients include chamomile (to purify), oats and walnuts (to exfoliate), and bentonite clay.
TULA Probiotic Skin Care Pro-Glycolic 10% pH Resurfacing Gel (not yet available on Space NK; launching soon)
This alcohol-free toner uses probiotics and glycolic acid to balance the skin’s surface and restore its ideal pH, leaving skin smooth, hydrated and protected from damage.
Tata Harper Clarifying Mask (launching soon at Space NK)
Tata Harper is one of those brands that I love but don’t show enough love for. Tata Harper products are made with 100% organic ingredients but are still highly effective. This new Clarifying Mask may be one of my new favorite product. It’s a complexion clearing treatment formulated with an AHA superfruit blend and quartz sand micro crystals to create the look of a clearer, more refined complexion. The exfoliation was quite gentle on the skin and I kid you not, my skin was the softest it had ever been. My skincare products glided on afterward and really sunk in. 10/10 would recommend.
Miriam Quevedo Glacial White Caviar Resort Beach Waves
Perfect for summer, this hair texturizing spray adds volume and plumps hair for that just-came-from-the-beach-look for a sultry after beach look. I will likely only be able to use this whenever I blow-dry my hair (or if I add extensions for the summer) since my hair is naturally curly.
Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam
This isn’t new as it launched a few months ago to much hype and fanfare. I was convinced this is’t for my hair type but the sales rep onsite assured me that I can use this foaming dry shampoo on kinky/ curly hair. It works without water to thoroughly cleanse and refresh hair while adding instant volume and just-showered shine. I’m absolutely going to give this a test run to see if it’s worth the hype.
There were quite a few Oribe products on display including the Featherbalm Weightless Styler (a blowout lotion for fine to medium hair), Straight Away Smoothing Blowout Cream (another pre-blow dry cream that protects against heat and humidity) and the Gold Lust Pre-Shampoo Intensive Treatment. This is a pre-shampoo that moisturizes and repairs. I did receive a sample of their Matte Waves Texture Lotion which gives the salt-spray waves, without the dryness.
Christophe Robin Cleansing Volumizing Paste with Pure Rassoul Clay and Rose Extracts (launching soon at Space NK; available now at Sephora)
Christophe Robin is the cool girl haircare line that’s been around for years! This product is a clay that cleans your hair and helps create volume from the roots. When I heard that, I got pretty excited because the bigger the hair, the better in my book. Hopefully this works on my hair type too!