The best beauty products for women over 40!

If there’s ever been a time you deserve to pamper yourself and feel like your freshest, best self, it’s right now, after the year we’ve just had. To help you find genuinely game-changing products, the ones that will become your new favourites, we tested hundreds of beauty products and tapped industry pros for their insights. The result is this list of the most effective skincare, barely-there makeup, salon-worthy haircare, and nail products that will truly make you look and feel fabulous. Whether you want to fight frizzy locks, smooth skin for summer or find the best anti aging product for your skin type, we have you covered!

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Daily skin essentials
BLEMISH-BANISHING CLEANSER
Vinopure Purifying Gel Cleanser
Caudalie
rrp$39
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If your skin is oily or prone to breakouts, then you need this cleanser. The clean, fragrance-free formula with salicylic acid helps clear blemishes, the hydrating plant oils and grape water leave your face feeling clean and soft and the organic rose water helps to promote a healthy glow.

SENSITIVE SKIN CLEANSER
Ultra-Sensitive Treatment Cleansing Oil
QED Skincare
rrp$60
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This gentle cleansing oil doesn’t require water, since jojoba, sunflower and non-palm vegetable oils do all the work – just swipe off with a cotton pad. “Perfect for all skin types, it does an excellent job of removing make-up and leaves skin feeling hydrated,” says make-up artist Amanda Ramsay.

BUDGET CLEANSER
Grapefruit Cleansing Balm
Q+A
rrp$18
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“I love a good budget find and this cleansing balm is a beauty,” says Prevention beauty editor Cecily-Anna Bennett. “Ingredients including sweet almond oil, cacao seed butter and squalane help melt make-up away, leaving skin feel soft and nourished.” Apply to dry skin, massage for 30 seconds and then wipe away.

DAILY EXFOLIANT
Daily Microfoliant
Dermalogica
rrp$89
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This exfoliating powder gently smooths with water-activated enzymes, balances uneven skin tone, thanks to a complex of phytic acid from rice bran, while a super-soothing colloidal oatmeal blend helps calm the skin. “The ingredients are exfoliating without stripping the skin,” says dermatologist Dr Eleni Yiasemides.  

 

DAILY MOISTURISER
Daily Moisturising Lotion
Nude By Nature
rrp$39.95
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“A simple, nourishing formula that feels great on the skin,” says Amanda. “I especially like the lightweight texture and the fact that it’s fragrance free.” Natural ingredients, including shea butter and vitamin E, are super hydrating and help strengthen the skin’s natural barrier.

BUDGET MOISTURISER
Hydro Boost Water Gel
Neutrogena
rrp$26.99
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This affordable moisturiser has hyaluronic acid and antioxidants for long-lasting hydration that keeps skin supple all day, plus the cooling gel is a pleasure to apply. “The oil-free, hypoallergenic and hydrating ingredients are suitable for people with acne- and rosacea-prone skin,” says Dr Yiasemides.

 

PROTECTING MOISTURISER
Collagen Glow SPF 50+ 100% Mineral Sunscreen
Naked Sundays
rrp$39.95
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This three-in-one SPF, primer and moisturiser, featuring vegan collagen, is first-rate. It feels like skincare, shields like a sunscreen and contains vitamin C and amino acids for extra protection. Best part? The unique blend of iron oxides means zero whitecast!

DAILY TONER
30-Second Miracle Toner
Cemôy
rrp$43.95
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Inside the incredibly opulent packaging is a hydrating toner packed with skin-loving and restorative elements that leave skin clear, smooth and softened. “It contains glycerine, vitamin C and niacinamide (or vitamin B3), ingredients known to hydrate and protect the skin,” says Dr Yiasemides.

BRIGHTENING EYE CREAM
Vita-C Eyes Dark Circle Corrector
Murad
rrp$115
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“Moisturising ingredients such as vitamin C, niacinamide and glycerine improve hydration, which is important around the delicate eye area,” says Dr Yiasemides. “Vitamin C is especially effective around the eyes and can help with wrinkles, hydration and antioxidant protection.” Its light-reflecting micro-minerals minimise the appearance of dark circles, too.

BRIGHTENING SERUM
Vitamin C + Ferulic Acid
Biomimic
rrp$69
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Containing an effective trio of 15 per cent L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C), ferulic acid and vitamin E, this antioxidant-rich serum helps protect skin from the ageing effects of free radicals, while brightening, evening out pigmentation, protecting and hydrating. Perfect for normal to dry skin.

PROTECTING SERUM
Super B Complex
ASAP
rrp$105
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With its high concentration of niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3, and other powerful active ingredients, this serum penetrates deeply to hydrate skin from within, locking in moisture beneath the skin’s surface, while also gently fighting the signs of ageing and evening out skin tone.

RADIANCE-BOOSTING SERUM
Vinoperfect Radiance Serum Complexion Correcting 30ml
Caudalie
rrp$101
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If you have pigmentation or dull skin, you’ll love this silky serum, which really does improve your natural radiance and dial down uneven skin tone. The hero ingredient? Viniferine (from grapevine stalks), which Dr Yiasemides says is a potent antioxidant, similar to vitamin C.

HYDRATING SERUM
2D-Hyaluronic Hydro Boost Serum
Boost Lab
rrp$29.95
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“Hyaluronic acid is an important ingredient for daily use that can seriously boost the skin’s hydration,” says Dr Yiasemides. This beautifully lightweight serum not only rehydrates and redensifies, but also tackles dry, rough, dull or irritated skin. The result? Plump skin that looks as good as it feels.

NIGHT SERUM
Dewtopia 20% Acid Night Treatment
Ole Henriksen
rrp$85
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Wake up looking radiant with this clever mix of 10 per cent alpha-hydroxy acids and 10 per cent polyhydroxy acids (these penetrate more slowly into the skin and thus don’t exfoliate as strongly as AHAs), which work together to re-texturise, smooth and brighten your skin while you sleep.

MASK SANITISER
Freshield Mask Sanitiser Byron Bay Breeze
Sensori+
rrp$25
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“It’s a sign of the times that this product even exists, but I’m glad it does,” says Cecily. Spritz this antibacterial spray a few times into your face mask before putting it on. Peppermint oil ensures mask-wearing feels minty-fresh and anything that keeps acne-causing bacteria at bay is a good thing.   

Anti-agers
HYDRATING AND PLUMPING SERUM
Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum
PCA Skin
rrp$199
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A potent hyaluronic acid serum that boosts hydration both on and beneath the surface of your skin. Containing niacinamide (to improve skin defences and help clear the skin) and ceramides (to soften and support the skin’s protective layer), it sinks in instantly and feels silky smooth. 

RETINOL SERUM
Clinical 0.3% Retinol + 2% Bakuchiol
Paula’s Choice
rrp$73.70
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Studies show that retinol and bakuchiol (a plant-based retinol alternative) work more effectively together and this serum contains both, which, along with peptides, help stimulate collagen, boost cell turnover and smooth lines. “Most clinical prescriptions of retinol are 0.05%, so 0.3% retinol is quite potent,” says Dr Yiasemides.

PLUMPING DAY CREAM
Nutri-Define Supreme Restorative Rich Cream
Jurlique
rrp$145
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Rich, luxurious and super nourishing, this cream replenishes moisture and lipids in the skin, leaving your face feeling smooth and deeply hydrated. It also provides deep delivery of actives from Jurlique’s advanced Biosome6 system, to help reduce the signs of ageing.

COLLAGEN BOOSTER
Line Correcting Booster Serum
No 7 Laboratories
rrp$61.99
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This highly anticipated new arrival on Aussie shores really does live up to the hype. The booster serum, which plumps the skin and effectively stimulates collagen, is clinically proven to soften lines and wrinkles in as little as one week.

REJUVENATING SHEET MASK
Line Smoothing Complex High Potency Sheet Mask
Dr LeWinn’s
rrp$14.95
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Give your face a replenishing treatment with this potent mask, full of peptides, antioxidants, collagen and hyaluronic acid to smooth and hydrate your skin while softening lines and wrinkles. Simple to use, the hydrogel mask is moulded to fit your face like a second skin.

NIGHT CREAM
Hydrating Night Repair+
ASAP
rrp$85
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This potent night cream has a powerhouse of ingredients, including AHAs, peptides and antioxidants, that stimulate collagen, boost cell turnover, even skin tone and gently exfoliate. The lightweight, non-greasy formula penetrates deeply to work on the surface and from within, resulting in younger-looking skin.

SMOOTHING EYE CREAM
Nutri-Define Supreme Eye Contour Balm
Jurlique
rrp$99
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This rich, buttery balm smooths and hydrates, helping to reduce the appearance of lines and shadows around the eyes. It’s deeply moisturising with a powerhouse of botanical ingredients, handpicked from Jurlique’s biodynamic Adelaide Hills farm.

SKIN RESURFACER
Reversaderm Corrective Skin Peel
Dr LeWinn’s
rrp $39.95
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Want to wake up looking flawless? Remove dead skin cells, unclog pores and soften imperfections while you sleep with this highly effective peel containing a powerful 15 per cent alpha-hydroxy acid complex of exfoliating trio glycolic, lactic and mandelic acids.

BUDGET ANTI-AGEING SERUM
Anti Ageing Serum
Elucent
rrp$49.99
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An excellent all-rounder for ageing skin, this serum has a whole host of key ingredients that’ll help smooth, protect and replenish your skin, including a huge 16 per cent AHAs, vitamins B3, E and provitamin B5. Lightweight, it absorbs quickly and leaves your skin feeling fresher and softer.

BRIGHTENING CLEANSER
Hydra-Bright AHA Cleanser
Glo Skin Beauty
rrp$56
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Formulated with blue lotus, lactic acid and carnosine to purify, hydrate and brighten skin, this exceptional cleanser is both exfoliating and hydrating – an excellent combination that leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth. “AHA cleansers are very good for oilier skin types,” says Dr Yiasemides.

AMAZING FACE OIL
Lift Off Firming Super Oil
Dr Naomi
rrp$139
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“I’m so enamoured with this plant oil blend, which includes jojoba, macadamia seed, camellia, grape seed, apricot kernel and avocado,” says Cecily. “It sinks in without feeling oily, leaving skin feeling instantly plumper.” Intensely nourishing and super tightening, it helps skin look more defined and supple.

UNDER-EYE DEPUFFER
 InfuseFAST Eye Smoothing & Depuffing Mask
Wrinkles Schminkles
rrp$50
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Fifteen minutes is all you need to hydrate and depuff with ingredients including peptides, vitamin B3 and caffeine. “I use these on my clients before I do their make-up,” says Amanda. “They’re very effective at smoothing and hydrating the delicate under-eye area.”

Body boosters
SENSITIVE SKIN WASH
Intensive Moisturising Cleanser
QV
rrp$23.92
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Enriched with moisturisers, this affordable soap-free cleanser for sensitive skin works a treat all over. It helps to maintain the skin’s protective properties and doesn’t strip away natural oils, and its slippery, silky-smooth texture makes it perfect for shaving your legs.

MULTITASKING MOISTURISER
Extra Relief Moisturising Cream
Kenkay
rrp$8.99
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We love a multitasking cream that can nourish, soothe and reduce inflammation all at the same time, especially when it also caters to skin concerns such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis. Formulated for gentle, fast-acting and long-lasting relief, it’s both so good and so cheap!

NOURISHING BODY WASH
Body Wash
Minenssey
rrp$34
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This botanically inspired foaming body wash permeates skin not only with the exquisite fragrances of honeysuckle, jasmine and pink grapefruit, but also the deep nourishment of macadamia and jojoba oil, leaving skin feeling silky soft. “The heavenly blend of jasmine, honeysuckle and pink grapefruit really elevates shower time,” says Cecily.

SILKY OIL CLEANSER
Floral Oil Face and Body Cleansing Oil
Ella Baché
rrp$76
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This gently scented oil cleanser glides on and washes off like a dream, leaving a protective veil on the skin that leaves you feeling silky soft all day. The delightful blend of natural skincare oils, including rose, jasmine, ylang-ylang and patchouli, make for a relaxing, spa-like experience.

NATURAL DEODORANT
Rose & Australian Sandalwood Natural Deodorant
A’kin
rrp $10.95
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“My favourite natural deodorant,” says Cecily. “It’s delicately scented with rose and sandalwood, dries quickly and leaves you feeling and smelling fresh as a rose.” Formulated without any nasty ingredients, and non-irritating, it’s clinically proven to provide all-day protection, even after exercise.

BEAUTIFUL BODY OIL
Contour Body Treatment Oil
Clarins
rrp$73
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Massage this oil all over your body to instantly nourish and hydrate dry skin. It contains hazelnut, geranium and marjoram oils and aromatic essences to indulge the senses, while also encouraging the removal of toxins from within the body, leaving you with skin that is firmer, nourished and hydrated.

RELAXING BATH SOAK
Epsom Salt Bath Lavender + Green Tea
Bathefex
rrp$12.99
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We love this generous bag of Epsom salts that turns a soak in the tub into a calming, soothing experience. “There’s a lot of data on the benefits of Epsom salts for skin and muscles,” says Dr Yiasemides.

MUSCLE SOOTHER
Magnesium Charge Lotion
Elektra
rrp$28.60
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We love this hybrid between a cream and oil, that moisturises the skin and is excellent for massage. It contains 30% magnesium which works wonders on sore muscles, as well as other nourishing ingredients including almond, apricot and coconut oils and shea butter, to leave you feeling silky smooth. 

SUNLESS TAN
Purity Vitamins Bronzing Water Mist
St. Tropez
rrp$49.99
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Infused with 95 per cent natural ingredients, all-natural tanning active, hyaluronic acid and vitamins C and D, this self-tanner seamlessly blends for a hydrated sun-kissed glow. It’s so easy to apply, too. Just spritz it on and watch as it develops into a soft, natural tan.

FOOT SMOOTHER
Softsole Express Exfoliating Foot Peel
Bathefex
rrp$9.99
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This mask peels the dry, dead skin off your feet over 14 days, leaving them baby soft; no cracked heels or calluses to be seen. Tip: steer clear of sandals while you’re shedding, and then show your feet off when they’re soft and smooth.

SENSITIVE SKIN EXFOLIANT
The Body Exfoliant
QED Skincare
rrp$68
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“I love everything about this exfoliant,” says Amanda. “The big pump pack, the gentle formula and the way it feels. It’s ideal for sensitive skin, too.”  Simply buff over your skin in rotating motions and wipe shells off with a dry cloth – no water required.

NOURISHING EXFOLIANT
Microdermabrasion Paste
Rodan + Fields
rrp$114
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This sugar-and-salt-based face and body scrub deeply exfoliates, brightens and smooths skin with key ingredients vitamin C and E. Expect more vibrant-looking skin after just one use. “My legs have never felt so silky soft,” says Cecily.

LUXURY MOISTURISER
Idrasol Cream
Santa Maria Novella
rrp$127
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The exquisite scent of this rich moisturiser, with carrot, rose and orange flower extracts, elevates it from deeply hydrating to a sensory experience that takes you straight to Florence. Spoil yourself. Ideal for stressed or dry skin, or after a day in the sun.

LOVELY LEGS
 Bronze Shimmering Body Oil
Boracay Skin
rrp$38.95
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Made with natural pearlescent minerals, and utilising the hydrating properties of organic coconut oil, this lightweight, fast-absorbing oil moisturises your skin as it imbues you with a subtle golden glow. Perfect for giving your legs and shoulders a chic, summer polish.   

SKIN SERUM
Youth Body Serum
iS Clinical
rrp$165
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“When you use fake tan, moisturisers and oils can break down the tan, whereas serums don’t,” explains Amanda. “That’s why I was excited by this product, as it’s light, it soaks into the skin easily and it’s incredibly hydrating and nourishing.”

Hand saviours
GENTLE HAND WASH
Spirit Lemon Ironbark + Olive Hand Wash
Natio
rrp$14.95
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For frequent handwashing, a nourishing hand soap is essential. We love this pump pack with its unique and zesty Australian Lemon Ironbark scent and conditioning plant oils that leave skin feeling soft and protected.

 

CUTICLE SOFTENER
Lemon Butter Cuticle Creme
Burt’s Bees
rrp$14.95
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This moisturising balm conditions your nails and cuticles with vitamin E, sweet almond oil and beeswax. Keep this little tin in your handbag for nail care on the go, or, for an intensive overnight treatment, apply generously to hands and nails before bedtime.

NAIL STRENGTHENER
Scientifique K+ Applicator
Mavala Switzerland
rrp$32.95
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This genius pen applicator instantly penetrates and bonds the three layers of your nail plate, to restore splitting, soft or flaky nails. Strengthening your nails has never been easier! Use two to three times a week until your nails have obtained the desired hardness.

 

NAIL SMOOTHER
Buff Wand
Buff Wand
rrp$24
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The easiest way to smooth, shiny nails is with this clever glass file. It works as a nail file, plus it also helps smooth ridges and buffs nails to a glossy, polished shine. You’ll get healthier nails, too, as it uses nano-glass technology to seal the nail edges, preventing bacteria from entering in.

PERFECT POLISH
Nail Colour + Treatment
PAX
rrp$29
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Free of chemical nasties, and enriched with celery seed extract, pomegranate seed oil and vitamins B and E, this polish paints on flawlessly, dries fast and lasts. And you’ll be painting like a pro, thanks to the precise, rounded brush and ergonomic wand.

SOOTHING HAND CREAM
I Have Calm Hand & Face Cream
Melissa Allen
rrp$47
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Take a moment to inhale the calming lavender scent of this light hand cream, which is hydrating without being greasy and sinks in instantly, leaving hands feeling soft and nourished. It’s also rich in antioxidants to help restore elasticity and softness to your skin.

BUDGET HAND CREAM
Hemp Hand Cream
Burt’s Bees
rrp$19.95
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Who said quality hand creams need to be expensive? This rich cream will restore dry hands to their soft, supple best, with nourishing hemp seed oil, which is rich in vitamin E, essential fatty acids and moisturising butters. We love the fresh verbena and basil scent, too.

 

Healthy hair
STRENGTHENING SHAMPOO
Growth Bomb Shampoo
Growth Bomb
rrp$24.99
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Utilising organic compounds from the Yerba Maté leaf from the Amazon Jungle, this potent shampoo is packed with antioxidants that help to strengthen hair, provide charged growth and leave it feeling fuller. It smells great and lathers beautifully, too.

TONING SHAMPOO
Clean Blonde Damage Rewind Violet-Toning Shampoo
Fudge
rrp$26.99
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Use this brightening and hair-strengthening shampoo to instantly erase yellow tones from white, blonde and grey hair. It works best as a once-a-week treatment, suggests hairdresser and educator Sue Caires, who runs acclaimed Sydney salon Cabelo Culture.

DANDRUFF SHAMPOO
Scalp Remedy Shampoo
Davroe
rrp$29.95
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Designed to reduce flaky scalp, this shampoo is also suitable for people with eczema and psoriasis. Made with anti-itching wonder ingredient aloe vera, it cleanses and protects and offers an instant cooling sensation. Best of all, it leaves hair feeling soft and healthy.

REPAIRING SHAMPOO
Defy Damage Protective Shampoo
Joico
rrp$33.95
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With a luxe lather and gentle formula, this shampoo cleans and avoids stripping the hair, leaving it shiny and resilient. “It does what it says and is a really good all-rounder,” says Sue. It also gives your colour more staying power and keeps your locks smoother for longer.  

 

HYDRATING CONDITIONER
Argan Oil From Morocco Repairing Deep Conditioner
Hask
rrp$4.99
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Is your hair dry, damaged or chemically treated? This conditioner will hydrate and repair it. The secret is in this amazing combo of nourishing argan oil and strengthening keratin, which work together to create a super-powerful treatment for salon-worthy results.

 

INSTANT DETANGLER
All In One Leave-In Conditioner
Moroccanoil
rrp$52.92
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“We know how important hydration is for the face and it’s no different for your hair,” says Sue. This lightweight leave-in conditioner with argan oil leaves your hair feeling incredibly soft and healthy. Use on wet hair for instant detangling or on dry for a hydrating boost.

REPAIRING TREATMENT
Ends Repair Leave-In Treatment
Davroe
rrp$25.95
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This protective, repairing cream helps seal the hair cuticle to deter split ends, prevent breakage and strengthen strands. It’s Australian made, seriously nourishing and a cinch to use. Simply smooth a little through the ends of your hair when it’s damp or dry, before or after styling.

SHINE-BOOSTING TREATMENT
Heart of Glass Sheer Glaze
Davines
rrp$47.95
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“This beautiful product provides luminosity and lasting shine,” says Sue. “It’s marketed to blondes, but good for anyone.” Plus, thanks to its exclusive Fortifying Botanical Shield technology, it gives elasticity and vigour to the hair fibre, helping to extend the duration of your blow-dry.

 

STYLING TOOL
Original Iron Pro Pearl
Cloud Nine
rrp$495
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For a gentler way to style your hair, you need this iron. We love the revolutionary Revive mode, which works to minimise friction by vibrating at 8000 times a minute at the controlled temperature of 150°C. Less drag means minimal damage and longer styling results.

HEAT PROTECTOR
Bodyguard Heat Protect Spray
ghd
rrp$35
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This effective spray creates an invisible barrier to protect your hair from damage. “Thermal damage is one of the biggest issues I see and it’s really hard to come back from,” says Sue. Plus, its lightweight texture means it can easily be layered underneath other styling products for a perfect customised finish.

HUMIDITY BLOCKER
Dream Coat Supernatural Spray
ColorWOW
rrp$57
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Not only does this leave-in treatment protect your hair from humidity and frizz, it also works wonders on texture. Whether you want sleek, glass-like shine or smooth, glossy volume, spray this on before blow-drying for results that last for up to three washes.

DEEP CLEANSE
Solu Sea Salt Scrub Cleanser
Davines
rrp$46.95
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Exfoliating your scalp helps to eliminate product residue that can lead to hair loss, and this scrub wins on all counts for its texture and efficacy. Its secret weapon? The potassium- and magnesium-rich sea salt from Trapani, Italy, which not only cleanses and exfoliates, but also adds texture to hair.

 

HYDRATING HAIR MASK
Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque
Shea Moisture
rrp$24.99
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This treatment leaves hair feeling exceptionally soft and strong, alleviating dryness without generating any residue. “This has some really nourishing ingredients including raw shea butter, which is deeply moisturising,” says Sue. Plus, mineral-rich sea kelp helps to seal and smooth hair cuticles.

 

HAIR BOOST SPRAY
Hair Growth Spray
Georgie Mane
rrp$42.99
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Caffeine, one of the key ingredients in this spray, has been found to stimulate growth of the hair follicles. Add trifolium flower and castor oil to promote thicker, longer hair and you have a winner. We love the ease of application, too; simply spritz daily and give yourself a 30-second scalp massage.

DRY SHAMPOO
Dry Shampoo & Volume
Batiste
rrp$12.95
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This handy spray effortlessly absorbs oil, gives volume and texture without the feeling of residue. Spray it in before you go to sleep and by morning you’ll have refreshed hair that’s good for another day. It’s the perfect way to extend your blow-dry, too.

Clever cosmetics
TINTED LIP BALM
Tinted Lip Balm SPF30
Lanolips
rrp$14.95
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This smoothing, pigmented lip balm is glossy, non-sticky and infused with vitamin E and 60 per cent medical-grade lanolin, which moisturises and conditions dry lips. Deeply hydrating, it smooths and softens lips while giving a flattering nude tint. The UV filter is an added bonus.

LASH AND BROW DYE
Lash & Brow Dye Kit
1000HOUR
rrp$19.95
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“This is the easiest and most effective dye kit I’ve ever used, and it delivers professional-level results,” says Cecily. Simply brush on the formula with the spoolie, wipe it off after a few minutes and you’re done. The effects last up to six weeks.

BUDGET FOUNDATION
 Light Illusion Foundation
Flower
rrp$13.99
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This weightless foundation applies flawlessly, blends easily and gives the skin the most flattering soft luminosity, all for less than rrp$15. The breathable formula not only helps to fix imperfections and uneven skin tone, but also provides broad spectrum SPF 18 protection.  

MULTITASKING FOUNDATION
MineralWhip
Synergie Skin
rrp$62.73
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Buildable and blendable for medium to full coverage, this clever cream foundation provides a flawless, dewy finish and also works as a primer, concealer and complete UV protector. It’s infused with antioxidant-rich squalane to help reduce the appearance of dry, stressed skin.

MINERAL FOUNDATION
Minerals Powder
Aspect
rrp$59
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“This powder foundation is great for oily skin types and also menopausal skin,” says Amanda. “It buffs in easily, leaving a velvety finish.” It contains kaolin clay to purify the skin and absorb oil, hyaluronic acid for hydration and an Aspect signature botanical complex to re-energise the skin.

CONCEALER
Coverage Concealer
The Ordinary
rrp$10.80
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“The texture of this concealer is really good, especially under the notoriously tricky eye area,” says Amanda. It camouflages blotches, blemishes, pigmentation and redness with ease. With 21 shades to choose from, you’ll find the perfect partner for your skin tone.

BRIGHTENING PRIMER
Radiance Mineral Primer
Skin O2
rrp$69
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A skincare-primer hybrid, this silky formula is packed with natural minerals, peptides and hyaluronic acid to hydrate and smooth the skin, creating a radiant canvas for make-up. Easy to apply, the primer helps relax dynamic facial lines and disguise any skin imperfections for a more youthful look.

SPF PRIMER
Re-Vital Expert Defence
Cemôy
rrp$29.95
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“This is a really good protecting primer for under make-up,” says Amanda. “I love that it’s SPF50 and gives the skin a beautiful luminosity.” The ultra-lightweight, vitamin-rich Coenzyme Q10 formula also generates a refined, smooth and healthy-looking complexion when worn alone.

BROW BOOSTER
FiberFix Brow Gel
Flower
rrp$9.99
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Get bolder, fuller eyebrows in seconds with this foolproof brush-on brow gel. The precision micro-brush allows for complete control and buildable, flawless application, plus the soft and flexible formula doesn’t flake and is never thick or stiff. An easy and effective tool for an exceptionally low price.

MASCARA
XtendLash Tubular Mascara
MCo Beauty
rrp$20
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“This is an excellent tubing mascara, great for humid climates,” says Amanda. It coats every eyelash with a waterproof ‘tube’ that doesn’t smudge or flake, but does maximise lash length and volume. When you’re finished using them, simply remove them with warm water and gentle pressure.

SUNSCREEN FACE MIST
SPF 50+ Hydrating Glow Mist
Naked Sundays
rrp$39.95
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This genius spritz is Australia’s first-ever over-your-make-up SPF 50+ top-up. Infused with skin-loving ingredients, including hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and vitamin C-rich Kakadu plum, the mist not only sets your make-up, but also gives your skin a luminous glow.

MOISTURISING LIPSTICK
Lipstick in Wild Poppy
Mavala Switzerland
rrp$27.95
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Exceptionally easy to wear, this glides onto the lips with a beautiful satin gloss finish. It’s the perfect shade of pink, too. Containing a complex of botanical extracts, including shea butter and aloe vera for their moisturising and protecting properties, this lipstick will keep your pout soft and silky year round.

MULTITASKING COLOUR STICK
Glow Time Blush Stick
Jane Iredale
rrp$70
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A creamy blush stick for buildable colour with a subtle golden glow. Plus, jojoba seed oil provides hydration and a smooth finish. “I wear this on my eyes and cheeks,” says Amanda. “It’s a lovely formulation that’s easy to use in so many ways.”

LIQUID BLUSH
ModCon Liquid-Gel Blush
KVD Beauty
rrp$35
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A small dot is all you need to bring a healthy glow to cheeks. “Buff in with a blusher brush to bring instant, dewy colour to your face,” says Cecily. “Its silky texture is blendable, buildable and oh-so pretty.” It’s infused with hoya lacunosa flower extract to help calm and moisturise skin.

Best beauty tools
SONIC CLEANSER
Clean Freak
Dr Naomi
rrp$149
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This clever device elevates face washing into a deep-cleansing ritual. It has medical-grade silicone bristles and uses sonic vibrations for deep exfoliation; it works best as an adjunct to your daily cleansing ritual. “Use a cleansing device only once or twice a week,” advises Dr Yiasemides. “Everyday use could irritate your skin.”

LED LIGHT THERAPY
LED Light Therapy Mask V2
Peppy Co
rrp$179
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Take 10 minutes to relax under the glowing LED lights of this mask and you’ll notice your complexion looking smoother and brighter over time. “There’s a lot of emerging data on the benefits of LED for skin rejuvenation and acne,” says Dr Yiasemides.

BEAUTY SLEEP
Anti-Acne Pillow Case
Silvi
rrp$109
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If you haven’t discovered the luxe benefits of sleeping on a silk pillowcase, this vegan bamboo silk delight is your best place to start. The fabric is treated with natural silver to reduce acne-causing bacteria, and less friction while you sleep means waking up with smoother hair and skin.  

MAKE-UP REMOVER
Face Halo X
Face Halo
rrp$38 (4-pack)
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These soft microfibre mitts help to clean your skin thoroughly. What’s more, they’re reusable and work with just water – no need to rub or scrub. “I love these,” says Amanda. “They’re really good for gently removing make-up, especially around the eyes.”

DIY MICRONEEDLING
RX Dermaroller
Aesthetics
rrp$79
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We love this dermaroller, which has 540 medical-grade stainless steel 0.25mm needles to improve skincare absorption and boost collagen. “The concept of collagen stimulation and rejuvenation using a microneedle device has a lot of evidence behind it,” says Dr Yiasemides. “Once a week is all you need.”

DÉCOLLETAGE SMOOTHER
Chest Wrinkle Patch
Wrinkles Schminkles
rrp$42
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Side sleepers especially will love this reusable, adhesive, medical-grade silicone patch that plumps skin overnight and ‘irons out’ chest wrinkles while you sleep. Meanwhile, the décolleté pad helps support the skin’s natural ability to retain moisture, stimulate blood flow and boost collagen production.

SELF-MASSAGE
Beauty Tool
Edible Beauty
rrp$40
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Designed to massage the face and body, improve blood flow and help smooth your skin, while reducing puffiness, this cleverly shaped device can be used all over the face and body. It’s especially good after applying your serums or body oils.

BODY CLEANSER
Clean Body
PMD Beauty
rrp$239
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This luxury shower tool vibrates gently and has three interchangeable heads, including a sponge, exfoliator and massage tool, so you can create a spa experience. The SonicGlow technology not only ensures a deep cleanse, but also provides a way to lift, firm and tone problem areas for a more youthful appearance.

Clean beauty
ROSEHIP OIL
Certified Organic Rosehip Oil
Trilogy
rrp$42.95
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From moisturising skin and reducing scars to calming inflammation and boosting elasticity, rosehip oil has many talents. We adore this 100 per cent organic, cold-pressed variety, which is super powerful and nourishing, thanks to its high essential fatty acid content.

 

BRIGHTENING FACE OIL
Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil
Biossance
rrp$110
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Deeply moisturising, this lightweight face oil leaves skin feeling soft and silky all day. It contains brightening vitamin C, soothing rose extract and hydrating squalane. Simply press a few drops onto clean skin morning and night, or use it after your serum and moisturiser to lock in long-lasting hydration.

HAND-BLENDED BODY OIL
De-Stress Superfine Body Oil
Arithmos
rrp$72
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This luxury handmade body oil combines mood-enhancing aromatherapy with certified organic botanical oils to melt away tension. Take a deep breath and feel your tension melt away as you smooth it all over your body for skin that looks and feels nourished and soft.

LIP BALM
Lip Oil Balm
Ipsum
rrp$28
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An ultra-conditioning formulation to give long-lasting nourishment to dry lips. The formulation features a unique blend of hydrating and moisturising plant oils, with high levels of skin-nurturing vitamins and antioxidants, to heal and regenerate the skin. “It works as a beautiful overnight lip treatment, too,” says Cecily. 

ORGANIC HAND CREAM
Fir Hand Cream
Tangent GC
rrp$29
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Made from 100 per cent naturally sourced ingredients (even the glossy aluminium tube is fully recyclable), including shea butter, aloe vera leaf juice, rapeseed, olive and coconut oils, this hand cream softens skin instantly and has an uplifting fresh fragrance.

NATURAL CLEANSER
BC Refresh Cleanser
Biologi
rrp$62
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With nothing but the power of Australian soapberry fruit extract, with its naturally occurring antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, this non-foaming cleanser works wonders for even the most sensitive skin types. Indeed, it’s so gentle it can be used morning and night.

DAILY MOISTURISER
Protect + Clarify Daily Face Lotion
Clémence Organics
rrp$79.98
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This terrific daily moisturiser is packed with nourishing ingredients, including native Australian botanicals, plant and essential oils, biofermented hyaluronic acid and zinc oxide and Karanga seed oil for natural UV protection. Glides on and melts in like a dream.

BODY MOISTURISER
Skin Food Body Butter
Weleda
rrp$32.95
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The body version of Weleda’s cult classic Skin Food is just the ticket for nourishing body care that hydrates from top to toe, with a luscious mix of ingredients including shea and cocoa seed butters, beeswax, lanolin, chamomile and vitamin-rich sunflower oil.

BRIGHTENING SERUM
Bd Luminosity Face Serum
Biologi
rrp$108
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Biologi’s single-ingredient philosophy harnesses nature to improve the look and feel of your skin, and this serum does both. “It has a high antioxidant content from pure Davidson Plum extract,” says Amanda. With more antioxidants than blueberries, Davidson Plum contains a treasure trove of skin-loving phyto-actives.

NATURAL GLOW
Organic Face Tan Water
Eco Tan
rrp$39.95
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Packed with anti-ageing ingredients, this clean formula offers a sun-kissed complexion without the damaging sun. Plus, this lightweight product won’t clog pores, so it’s perfect for anyone who doesn’t want to wear make-up. Simply swipe it on for a natural, healthy-looking glow.

ORGANIC PRIMER
Organic & Mineral Pure Primer
Megan Potter
rrp$53
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Say goodbye to enlarged pores, shine and oil with this clean cream primer that helps to hydrate, mattify and smooth your skin before make-up. It’s rosewater-based and contains witch hazel and squalane for soothing, smoothing and hydrating.

NATURAL FOUNDATION
Soft Focus Foundation
Vapour Beauty
rrp$74
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This all-natural light-to-medium-coverage foundation feels more like skincare with its creamy texture and calming frankincense, myrrh and lotus blend. “It’s luminous, silky and leaves a beautiful finish on the skin,” says Amanda. It’s available in 19 shades, so take your pick!

SMOOTHING SCRUB
100% Natural Miracle Glow Jasmine & Rose Body Scrub
Nontre.co
rrp$11
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An affordable scrub that looks expensive, smells nice, thanks to jasmine and rose essential oils, and softens skin with shea butter and almond oil. Meanwhile, finely ground walnut shell powder buffs away dry and dead skin cells for beautifully revitalised skin. Gift it to yourself today.

MULTITASKING FACE COLOUR
Carrot Colour Pot
Ere Perez
rrp$36
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“This is a really great pot of colour,” says Amanda. “It’s a cream blush, but can be used all over the face, including cheeks and eyes.” It blends effortlessly, thanks to a silky combo of plant oils and waxes. We also love the practical mirror lid for touch-ups.

NATURAL SHAMPOO
Botanique Shampoo
Mukti
rrp$56.95
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This gentle shampoo is full of certified organic ingredients, including a wonderful combination of organic Australian botanicals, including desert lime and lemon basil, that cleanse your hair without stripping its natural oils, leaving it glossy and bouncy. Suitable for all hair types, including colour-treated hair.