This week I’m loving a fantastic range of skincare and makeup must-haves, including some amazing new natural and organic products.
Grown Alchemist Hand Cream
You know those friends who have the immaculate bathrooms with the fancy hand soap and the lovely-scented hand cream? And you know how you have major envy, wishing your bathroom was just as heavenly? OK, I’m going to show you how to get there. Bestow your bathroom with a bottle of Grown Alchemist Hand Cream Vanilla & Orange Peel (300ml, $44.95). The smell is amazing and it deeply nourishes your hands.
And don’t pass up the Mandarin & Rosemary Leaf Body Cream (120ml, $26.95), which comes in a tube so you can squeeze out every last drop and feels amazing on dry skin (which we’re probably all suffering from post-summer).
Buy online at Grown Alchemist.
ModelCo Striptease Shine Ultra Lip Gloss
I’ve found it! The perfect your-lips-but-better lip gloss. After a never-ending search for a lip gloss that looks natural and polished, but ending up with glosses that are too glittery, or too pale, or leave a grey cast – this is it. It’s not too sticky either, but lasts through your morning latte. It looks great alone or over your favourite nude and rose lipsticks. This is my new handbag staple, I’m sure you’ll love it too. $18.
Buy online at ModelCo.
Boots Serum7 range
I started using Boots skin care while living in London – their technology is amazing and really high-end for a reasonable price. No wonder their new products sell out in seconds. The latest line is the Serum7 range which targets fine lines and wrinkles. A product I couldn’t wait to try was the Serum7 Protecting Body Serum (150ml, $19). I’d never heard of a serum for the body, so was intrigued to try this. It’s a great product for leaving the skin soft and supple – I layer it under my body cream, and after a day in the sun.
Another product I was really impressed with is Serum7 Regenerating Night Cream (50ml, $34), which felt like an overnight facial treatment – waking up with restored skin and plumped out wrinkles. All of the range is hypoallergenic, which is great news for sensitive skin.
Find the range at Amcal, Amcal Max and Guardian Pharmacies.
UltraCeuticals Even Skin Tone
We’re already missing summer, but not the pigmentation as a result of too many afternoons on the beach. UltraCeuticals Even Skin Tone Serum to the rescue! Those new freckles have diminished and my skin looks brighter and fresher, with none of the dry skin that was a legacy of our endless summer.
Buy online at ultraceuticals.com.
Ere Perez Bondi Blush and Sun Halo Highlighter
I’ve been obsessed with Ere Perez’ gorgeous makeup for years – it’s so natural, you could eat it! The latest products to celebrate 10 years of the Sydney-based beauty brand is the Bondi Blush, $37.95, and Sun Halo Highlighter, $31.95. Both are natural-looking and universally-flattering and I love layering them for nights out. And I love knowing that I’m not putting any nasties on my skin. Read the Q&A with Ere Perez Ambassador Simone Kessell here!
Buy online at ereperez.com.
Dr. Alkatis Organic Eye Cream
It’s no secret, I love natural and organic skin care. So I was thrilled to test Dr. Alkatis Organic Eye Cream, $66 – especially when you get to your mid-30’s and you’re obsessed with finding the best eye cream out there. This eye cream has a fantastic, light texture thanks to its base of aloe vera (and not water like other eye creams), which melts into the skin and keeps the eye area hydrated all day. I feel it really de-puffs my eyes and smoothes out those fine lines that are beginning to bother me.
Buy online at nourishedlife.com.au.
What products are you loving right now?