It’s time for our annual round-up of products that we loved in 2023!
Some of them were new to us and have earned a place on our repeat purchase list and as always there are some that we’ve found ourselves returning to because they’re just fab and are part of our beauty and wellbeing collections.
There is so much to choose from and there are a lot of products that we’ve tried out and liked but we can’t include everything so here’s a snapshot…
Medik8 Press and Clear
This clarifying toner keeps the skin feeling cleansed, decongested and smooth… love! Unlike the Press n Glow, which utilises next generation exfoliating poly hydroxy acids (PHAs) to give the skin a glow, this fabulous toner user Salicylic Acid to improve the appearance of blemishes, oiliness, blackheads, pores, uneven skin tone and post-blemish imperfections.
This has become one of my Alpha H spf go-to’s. It is tinted which at first made me wonder if it would work for my skin but it blends in seamlessly. It’s easy to apply and works well with my vitamin c serum and hyaluronic acid serum…no pilling. It leaves my skin with a lovely satin finish.
Love that this is lightweight in texture, moisturising and easily absorbed without leaving any horrible white or grey cast on the skin. Did I mention that it contains ingredients like hyaluronic acid and moringa seed to hydrate and nourish the skin?
This is Medik8’s most powerful vitamin C serum… an absolute powerhouse! Its combined with turmeric root and botanical oils for intense antioxidant protection. Its lightweight and helps even and boost the skin… love!
The gorgeous fragrance of this cleansing oil combined with its luxurious texture really is a sensory delight: this cleanser is perfect for all skin types and provides a deep clean without stripping the skin of its natural moisture. Over time expect calm, nourished skin with increased radiance thanks to the vitamin rich oils in this 97% organic blend.
This is a luxurious offering from Antonia Burrell Holistic skincare and is unique because it foams when mixed with water! You can add as little or as much water as you desire to transform it from a thick paste to a lush foam.
Love this fragrance offering from the ever innovative Nue CO. Not only does it smell gorgeous but we’ve been using in the office daily since getting it and it definitely perks us up and helps us to focus especially in the afternoon when we need to get back into flow state. Addicted.
A primer is such an important step in your makeup routine if you want your makeup to last.
I’ve been loving this Elf primer as it is affordable, but really does help your makeup to last! This primer creates a sticky, tacky base that firmly holds the makeup in place throughout the day while keeping the skin well-hydrated and comfortable.
I’ve used it sparingly on my eyelids as a eyeshadow base and it works beautifully too: even a light wash of eyeshadow lasts all day!
Glisten Cosmetics Time Warp Pressed Pigment Palette
Glitter lovers: this is for you! This gorgeous glitter palette has a range of creamy glitter eyeshadows that don’t require a mixer. They can be used sparingly for a touch of glitter, but can also be build up for a pop of colour – gorgeous.
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment
This dual-action exfoliator features both physical and enzymatic exfoliants (including lactic acid and fruit enzymes) to get the best of both worlds! I love the vibrant green colour and has a slightly gritty texture thanks to the physical exfoliant so you really feel like it’s working to exfoliate the skin on all levels.
You massage this into the skin (giving you a physical exfoliant experience) and then leave it on the skin to get all the benefits of this gorgeous treatment.
This year I’ve been loving this new version of the Alpha H Cleansing Balm! Like the original melting moments cleansing balm, this cleanser breaks down dirt, oil and makeup like a dream. It’s a luxurious balm to oil texture that nourishes at it cleanses… love! This cleanser is different to the original due to its inclusion of Native Australian Davidson Plum – which gives it a beautiful scent and has great benefits for the skin.
Getting a good night’s sleep is so important and this eye mask has helped me sleep in 2023. The unique C-shaped eye cups is comfortable on the eyes and doesn’t irritate my lashes. It’s easily adjustable and is made from breathable material. It’s all 100% blackout to block out all light – which helps you get into a deeper sleep and I’ve certainly been loving the benefits.
This is a superstar! Thanks to its tri-oil recipe including sunflower, watermelon and argan oil, it helps to define your curls as well creating an invisible coat on the hair. This not only creates an invisible coat to prevent water absorption and reduce frizz, the hair looks healthy and shiny!
Shake to activate! What makes this oil unique is that in order to activate the formula, you shake it before applying it… unique, right? It has a beautiful smell and is so lightweight on the hair it practically disappears, working its magic behind the scenes to give your hair strength and shine.