This tip takes inspiration from one of the skincare’s biggest trends, slugging. The less-than-sexy sounding method involves sealing in hydration with a layer of occlusive product, such as petroleum jelly, to prevent moisture from evaporating overnight. We love Burt’s Bees Overnight Intensive Lip Treatment features ceramide to protect delicate lips from environmental irritants. Apply a layer, then seal that goodness in with Vaseline’s Lip Therapy balm for the softest lips ever come morning.
This Aussie brand’s star ingredient is lanolin, a soothing emollient derived from sheep’s wool that keeps in moisture and softens dry, flaky skin. We’re especially obsessed with Lanolip’s Golden Dry Skin Salve, a delicious blend of the purest grade lanolin, Manuka honey and vitamin E that works wonders on lips – and hands, heels, cuticles, just about anywhere else!
This K-Beauty fave received a LOT of love from you guys thanks to it’s ultra-plumping Moisture Wrap™ Technology, which uses beta-glucan to form a hydrating layer that lasts all night long.
Clinique’s cult cleansing balm typically gets a mention when discussing makeup removers, for very good reason. Used on dry skin, this fragrance-free balm melts even the heaviest makeup, transforming into a silky oil when water is added and leaving behind super-clean skin with zero residue.
Another cult classic, this waterproof makeup remover combines a layer each of oil and water-based ingredients that mix when you shake the bottle, creating a super-powered liquid that’s surprisingly gentle, yet instantly wipes away even the most stubborn mascara.
From one our favourite home-grown cosmeceutical brands comes this cucumber-scented bi-phase eye makeup remover that is, as promised, Ultra Soothing, yet also ultra effective.
We love this luxe sustainable brand‘s refillable skincare line, packaged in indigo and pink to add a pop of colour to your bathroom cabinet.
Asrìq‘s vegan friendly, locally-made range of body oils are wanderlust in a bottle. The Mirissa version – inspired by Sri Lanka’s Mirissa beach – features notes of white rose, jasmine petals, vanilla bean, white musk and soft leather.
You know a product is pretty amazing when a teenage boy agrees to use it! Weleda’s miracle-in-a-green-tube contains lanolin and almond oil to soothe dry areas on the face and body, with a comforting scent of sweet orange, lavender and warm vanilla. Perfect to pop on before bedtime.
A celeb favourite, this French pharmacy buy soothes irritated, parched skin with a single ingredient: the brand’s Thermal Spring Water. Rich in silica with a neutral pH, Avène’s signature ingredient make a miraculous mist that’s perfect for settling fussy skin.
Another K-Beauty pick, this delicious mist is said to be a favourite among Korean airline hostesses to rehydrate lacklustre skin mid-flight.
Nuxe’s luxe blend of smoothing oils, including Macadamia, Hazelnut, Borage, Sweet Almond, Camellia and St John’s Wort, has certainly earned its cult status. A bottle is sold every 6 seconds in the world, and it’s the number 1 beauty oil in France (and if there’s anyone whose taste we trust, it’s the French).
The original do-it-all treatment for dry skin, Elizabeth Arden’s legendary balm is thick, rich and feels amazingly comforting. Pop a tube in your handbag or by your bed and it’ll be your one-stop-shop for everything from dry hands to ragged cuticles to unruly brows.
Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Ultra Fine Mist‘s blend of 84% watermelon, hyaluronic acid, and hibiscus AHAs is one of the most delectable mists on the market, and super cute, too!
Glow Recipe’s fan favourite Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer gives dewy, dumpling skin and smells like a slice of fresh melon – what more could we want?
We can see why Chanel’s chic skincare range is a favourite among French fashionistas – it smells divine and has something for every skin care concern.
With a super-rich texture courtesy of cocoa butter and sweet almond oil, this uniquely scented body creme from the queen of fragrance is a winner.
A multi-tasking oil for head to toe, this chic rose-scented formula (brought to you by celeb hair stylist Jen Atkin) softens dry Winter skin like nothing else.
This fragrance-free ‘express medi mask‘ calms skin in just 5 minutes – perfect if you’re running late! The cooling gel formula combines multiple methods of hydration to ensure supremely plump, dewy skin: humectants to attract and hold moisture, saccharide isomerate (an ingredient that actually stimulates the skin to make its own natural hyaluronic acid deep in the dermis), and super-effective direct hyaluronic acid, as well as hero ingredient niacinimide to reduce redness.
Best in the business indeed! Biologique Recherche may test your French pronunciation skills, but their range has a reputation rivalled by few other skin care brands, and is used by celebrities and their aestheticians alike. The famous Masque Vivant is purifying concoction containing a high concentration of the brand’s signature Yeast Extract, producing a unique colour and scent which has been compared to Vegemite. While that may not sound glamorous, this ingredient actively combats the bacteria that causes breakouts, and is rich in B group vitamins to regulate oil production.
Their Masque VIP O2, on the other hand, is a hydrating, brightening treatment for a red carpet-worthy glow. The clever Biologique Recherche Oxygenating Complex draws oxygen into the skin to rev up a dull, tired complexion, while cucumber extract hydrates. Biologique Recherche is an exclusive brand used in select salons, so unfortunately it’s a little harder to get your hands on than some products. You can find your closest stockist here, or head to skin specialist Melanie Grant‘s online boutique (you will need to register an account to purchase, as these products are potent!).
This supermodel approved skin treatment gets skin glowing with tumeric, papaya enzymes, rosehip seeds and peppermint for skin that’s exfoliated, refreshed and red-carpet ready.
We agree – Dove’s Summerglow Body Lotion is one of the best affordable gradual tans out there!
Australian made and vegan friendly, this cheap and cheerful body lotion will whisk you away to a tropical island (at least for a minute or two!)
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