Gift sets are like the holy grail of Mother's Day presents, much like buying mum luxe beauty products. More bang for your buck means you can spend a little and get a lot. While bathroom goodies always work a treat with mum, don't forget fragrance and mascara — the staples! And just because she doesn't wear it now, doesn't mean she won't if you gift it. From skincare to smellies and even the perfect lipstick set, click through.
The thought of putting an oil on acne prone-skin can be a really scary thought for some, but with the right oil-based ingredients, you can in fact treat and fight stubborn greasy build-ups. Today's Earth Day so we're taking acne treatment back to nature with The Jojoba Company's new Acne Attack Pack ($49.95). The gentle treatment regime incorporates the wrinkle-fighting jojoba oil in conjunction with a cleanser, exfoliant, serum and spot treatment — which has strong antiseptic nettle and burdock extracts, along with bacteria-fighting totarol. Curious as to how an oil-based skincare regime can help control oily, acne-prone skin? Keep reading.
Every brand has a hero product — the one that gains cult-like status and sometimes becomes more well-known than the brand itself. Here in Australia, one of our most famous beauty exports is paw paw ointment (Lucas Paw Paw, we're looking at you), but there's countless other five-star offerings made in our very own backyard. To celebrate the end of Australia Week we're showcasing the Aussie beauty all-stars — and we've even plucked out the hero product from each brand for you, too.
'Tis the season to be jolly but also, to jump on a plane and take a much-needed holiday. When it comes to travel, it's important to downsize on the products, but that doesn't mean compromising on quality. A holiday is about rest and relaxation, so why not give the gift of hassle-free, plane-ready beauty goods this Christmas? They key ingredients to good holiday skin include hydration in the form of miracle face and body oils, beauty balms and bronzed makeup. Come fly with me?
There's no denying the affects Winter can have on our skin, and that's why it's important to change your skincare routine when the temperature drops. For example, if you're using a foam cleanser but the brand also offers a cream version, now is a good time to switch over. Similarly, you should pay more attention to your skin's hydration levels over the coming months, and an easy way to do that is by incorporating a face serum into your night time routine. You just apply it after cleansing, before you moisturise — simple! Just be sure to give it a few minutes to sink in before you add your moisturiser on top. And don't stop using a serum when Winter finishes... it's also beneficial for improving the appearance of unwanted scars, blemishes and has anti-ageing properties! Click through to see five of our favourites.
Hand cream is one of those must-have-in-my-handbag beauty buys, and since most of us like to have a tube handy, we thought it was time to find some that will fit in amongst our other daily necessities. With that in mind, our top picks are all under 60ml. They're also enriched with botanical ingredients and antioxidants to keep your skin feeling soft and your hands youthful-looking. Whether you're a fan of fruity scents or like something sweeter, we've got you sorted.
Besides the fact that it smells absolutely divine, pomegranate packs much more punch than you might think. Full of antioxidants, it also contains punicic acid to assist in cell regeneration, delaying the ageing process and keeping your skin in tip-top shape — winner! Check out our top ten pomegranate picks, including a nourishing body cream, a sweet-smelling body wash and a luxe Jo Malone fragrance.
When confronted with dry skin from the cold weather, conventional wisdom suggests you just scrub yourself shiny. But rubbing your face raw can further dry skin and irritate already-sensitive follicles, leading to dermatitis and breakouts. So what can you do to keep your skin glowing this Winter? We've got five easy tricks for getting radiant in a flash — no exfoliation required.
Oil yourself: Applying a dab of jojoba or olive oil to your skin will give you an immediate healthy glow and will also help protect your face outside in the cold. Try The Jojoba Company Pure Australian Golden Jojoba ($18.95).
Illuminate: The liquid illuminator you'd normally only consider using as a highlighter is actually a great way to fight dullness. Mix a dot of it into your moisturiser to give your skin a subtle pearlescent sheen that'll last even after your cream sinks in.