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3 August 2023
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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.

  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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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