The change in seasons is the perfect time to overhaul your beauty routine. To make navigating the beauty world easier this season, we’ve rounded up a handful of our favourite beauty must-haves that we’re using this spring.
With a blend of native New Zealand actives including mamaku, kawakawa and manuka honey combined with 5% vitamin B5, Sans [ceuticals] new Superdose Sleep Infusion Masque, $75, aims to soothe inflammation and boost hydration and repair environmental damage. Designed to apply in a generous layer before bed, it doesn’t need rinsing, so is an easy, intensive treatment for stressed and very dry skin.
Like a holiday in a bottle, Narciso Eau Neroli Ambree, 50ml EDT $143, is a fresh, luminous new perfume that is both alluring and light. As with all Narciso fragrances, a heart of soft musc is updated and decorated with top notes of neroli, orange blossom and frangipani and a base of woody notes with hints of amber.
Guerlain Abeille Royale Advanced Youth Watery Oil, $171, is a unique new arrival to Guerlainâs age-defying Abeille Royale collection that hinges on key ingredients made from bee products, an area devoted significant research by the French beauty giant. Itâs an incredibly nourishing yet light serum hybrid with a unique texture that offers the richness of an oil, the lightness of a lotion and the power of a serum. Made from 95% naturally-derived ingredients it contains a number of different types of honey as well as royal jelly, each chosen for their repairing properties in order to deliver smooth radiant and plump skin.Â
Dior is extending its divine Rouge Dior lipstick line with a collection of coloured balms with 95% natural origin ingredients. The lightweight hydrating Rouge Dior Natural Balms, $66 each come in satin, matte and metallic finishes and offer a soft veil of low-key colour. Retail inserts are also available to minimise packaging waste. They are available from September 12.
Meccaâs affordable house brand named Mecca Max has moved into skincare with a concise range of simple options that don’t cost the earth but offer useful solutions to skin challenges. Among the cleanser, acne treatments and mask is the Watercooler Calming Hydration Serum, $28, a suits-everyone vitamin-rich serum that will help boost the moisture content of skin and keep it in great condition. It also contains probiotics that help keep skin balanced and protect its natural protective barrier.Â
From the just-landed Rare Beauty line, the Stay Vulnerable Melting Blush, $39, is a cream blush that can be blended into cheeks with your fingers and gives a fresh healthy flush that looks flattering and natural whether you’re wearing other makeup or not.Â
From L-R: Sans [ceuticals] Superdose Sleep Infusion Masque; Â Narciso Eau Neroli Ambree; Guerlain Abeille Royale Advanced Youth Watery Oil; Dior Rouge Dior Natural Balm; Mecca Max Skin Watercooler Calming Hydration Serum; Rare Beauty Stay Vulnerable Melting Blush in Nearly Apricot.