Moisturisers, masks, serums, make-up…
these are the beauty products that should be on your shelves and on yourselves.
COSRX AC Collection Calming Foam Cleanser
If you're suffering from breakouts, the temptation to really scrub and clean your skin to get rid is real. Completely stripping your skin won't help but this cleanser from COSRX will - it's got salicylic acid to remove dirt and fight spots but it's gentle enough to use on sensitive skin.
Green People Liquid Gold Tanning Drops
Haven't been able to get a real tan this year? Fake it 'til you make it with these tanning drops from Green People. You just mix a couple of drops of this organic, vegan, unscented liquid into your face or body moisturiser and apply as normal for a non-streaky, natural golden glow without that fake tan smell.
Shine Shampoo Bar
This shampoo bar from Brighton-based salon Shine lathers up just like a liquid one and is packed with quinoa to help keep your hair colour looking fresh. It's also completely plastic free and lasts up to four times longer than a liquid shampoo, making it the perfect sustainable swap.
The Skin Geek Cryo Roller
Level up your at-home facials with this nifty little roller from The Skin Geek, The ice cold roller (you keep it in the freezer) helps to firm the skin, reduces puffiness and increases lymphatic drainage, not to mention it's a great way to cool down if it's too hot outside. Just roll over your face and neck after applying your fave serum for 10 minutes and that's job done.
PCA Skin Weightless Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 45
Having a good face sunscreen is really important, especially in summer, but they can be often be greasy. This Weightless Protection SPF from PCA Skin, the cosmeceutical skincare brand from Colgate, delivers proper protection without leaving any residue - it absorbs easily and you can wear make up on top without having to worry about it all sliding off. A true summer essential.
Faith In Nature Hand & Body Lotion
One of our fave eco brands Faith In Nature has just launched a range of hand & body lotions. Not only are they packed with natural ingredients like coconut oil and shea butter to nourish the skin, but they come in 100% recycled and recyclable packaging.
BY SARAH LONDON Organic Body Oil
BY SARAH LONDON is all about skinimalism - that's why they put the full ingredient list on the front of the label. The Organic Body Oil, containing sweet almond, jojoba, evening primrose & apricot oils plus vitamin E, has everything you need for soft and hydrated skin and it's particularly great for any dry or sensitive patches.
Blink Brow Bar Tinted Brow Gel
BBB knows what's what when it comes to brows. Their brow gel was already great but they've made it even better with a new formula - strengthened with vitamins and proteins - and an improved applicator. A couple of swipes and your brows are on point.
CELF Moisture Set
If your locks are feeling a bit dry and a bit undernourished, you need CELF. The organic, vegan and natural hair care brand has a restoring shampoo (with quinoa protein for strength) and conditioner (with argan oil for shine and elasticity) that get some much needed hydration back into your hair.
The Nue Co. Forest Lungs
The Nue Co. has created the world's first fragrance that replicates the compounds emitted by trees (which are scientifically proven to reduce stress). So not only does the unisex woody and smoky scent smell good, it actually helps calm you down - it's the perfect pandemic fragrance.
Volition Hibiscus Unspottable Correcting Oil
Volition is an ‘outside-in’ beauty company, meaning they use consumer feedback to craft new products that cater to your exact needs. This hibiscus oil is a wonder for uneven skin tone as it soothes and brightens your complexion right up.
Wild an aluminium-free natural deodorant (with scents like coconut, mint and toffee apple) and it really does work. Plus it's sustainable - you get a reusable case and the refills are both plastic-free and compostable.
Rouge Hermès Satin Lipstick
Hermès has gone into the beauty game and as you'd expect from such a luxury brand, this stuff is good. The satin lipsticks, which come in that iconic orange packaging, go on a like a dream, and the cases are refillable too - a win for sustainability.
A Stylist's Secret 24 Hour Minute Duo
Get all day control over your locks in seconds with these two products. The Styler tames frizz and smooths hair without feeling heavy (just run through wet hair and style as normal) and the Volume instantly adds body and fullness (spritz into dry hair). Getting that salon finish has never been easier.
The Solution Salicylic Acid Clear Skin Body Gel
New body care brand The Solution takes the same high performance ingredients you'd find in skincare and packs them into formulations for your body. This lightweight salicylic acid and niacinamide gel clears pores and reduces redness so you can have clear skin from top to toe.
BeYou Anti-Chafing Cream
Tackle the dreaded chafing, no talc needed, with this lightweight cream. Not only does it reduce friction on the skin it contains colloidal silver to help heal any abrasions. Double win.
Green People Quinoa & Artichoke Shampoo
Yes quinoa and artichoke are no longer just for eating. The quinoa nourishes the hair and adds shine, whilst the artichoke smooths the hair giving a frizz-free finish. Follow up with the conditioner for extra volume too.
Triumph & Disaster Gameface Moisturiser
This Kiwi company have packed their moisturiser with indigenous ingredients (hello ponga fern) that nourish your skin in a whole new way.