From skin-loving sheer tints and pink hair straighteners for a good cause to seaweed scalp scrubs
and Mediterranean-scented body products, here’s what the 03 team are trying this month.
- Take your vitamins
For those days when you don’t want/need a full coverage foundation but still want your skin to look lush, new Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Skin Tint SPF15 ($86), promises skin-loving nourishment and natural-looking, imperfection-blurring 12-hour coverage. Tapping into a signature blend of vitamins B, C and E, shea butter and hyaluronic acid, this luxuriously sheer tint comes in 18 flexible shades that adapt to a range of skin tones.
- Pretty in pink
Having already raised $1 million in New Zealand and US$23 million globally towards breast cancer research, ghd is back for another year of thinking pink with the release of its sought-after, limited-edition ‘Pink’ collection of hot tools, with $20 donated from each peach-hued tool sold, including the Platinum+ ($440) in a unique cloudy print and the Unplugged Cordless Hair Straightener (pictured, $535) in its first coloured iteration.
- Whip it good
As fans of both Bumble and bumble and scalp scrubs generally, we’re excited to give the cult haircare brand’s new Seaweed Whipped Scalp Scrub ($77 at Mecca) a hoon. Part of a capsule range of seaweed-inclusive products, the scalp-balancing scrub is infused with Dead Sea salt and a trio of nutrient-rich seaweeds to draw out impurities like dirt, excess oil and build-up to refresh and invigorate and add a silly amount of healthy shine. The delightfully airy whipped texture and fresh fragrance of crisp apple, leafy green notes, mint, pineapple and white woods are added bonuses. Use once a week by sectioning damp hair and massaging into a lather directly at the scalp, before rinsing.
- New and improved
With one Skin Food product sold every four seconds, Weleda’s skincare range has already attained major cult status, but looking to further enhance the plant-based goodness, the beauty brand has introduced two new hero ingredients – sacha inchi oil and olive leaf extract – to the celebrated ‘five-ingredient’ signature formula of chamomile, rosemary leaf, pansy and calendula and sunflower seed oils. Our pick, Skin Food Nourishing Cleansing Balm ($26), is a unique balm-to-milk cleanser that can also be used as a nourishing face mask by applying a small amount onto the face, neck and décolleté, leaving for 10 minutes then rinsing away.
- An ode to oud
For those (like us) not lucky enough to holiday in Europe this year, Moroccanoil has released its Oud Minéral fragrance collection, a set of four hand and body products that evoke a Mediterranean beach walk, with the minerality of sea salt, the fresh green citrus of petitgrain and a hint of smoky cedarwood. We’re particularly in love with the Body Lotion ($55), an ultra-light body moisturiser formulated with aloe leaf extract and a nourishing blend of argan, tsubaki (aka camellia) and evening primrose oils.
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