Put to the test: Trilogy Exfoliating Body Balm

WHAT IT’S FOR: Sloughing away dry, dead skin cells and getting that bod beach ready.

STAR INGREDIENTS: Finely ground rosehip seeds and Trilogy’s famous rosehip oil.

THE VERDICT: Trilogy has always been ahead of the game as far as sustainable, conscious beauty is concerned, and the Exfoliating Body Balm continues the trend. Now that we’re well aware of the impact that plastic microbeads have on the environment, there’s really no excuse for including outdated exfoliators in our beauty routines. Trilogy’s Exfoliating Body Balm makes use of environmentally friendly ground-up rosehip seeds which gently exfoliate without polluting our waterways.

Mindful beauty aside, the real joy in using this balm comes from the rich blend of rosehip oil, sweet almond oil and beeswax. Unlike other body exfoliators that can feel harsh and dry out skin, this nourishing blend melts onto skin leaving skin feeling soft, smooth and hydrated. We’ll definitely be popping this one into our holiday beauty bag.

Trilogy Exfoliating Body Balm ($39.99)

Bottled Sunshine

As local beauty enthusiasts celebrate the highly anticipated and long-awaited arrival of Tom Ford Beauty, Ford’s Black Orchid eau de parfum, one of the fragrance world’s most alluring scents, celebrates its tenth anniversary.Orchid Soleil, the latest addition to the Black Orchid family, is a radiant and seductive ode to summer and Ford’s enduring obsession with the bewitching black orchid.

The sparkling scent begins with subtle notes of pink pepper and cypress, capturing the warmth and sensuality of a woman’s bare skin in summer.Middle notes of tuberose and red spider lily wrap around the Orchid Soleil’s intoxicating center – the dramatic black orchid – before the scent reveals gourmand notes of chestnut cream and vanilla and sultry patchouli. Orchid Soleil is encapsulated in a luminous rose-gold version of the Art Deco-inspired Black Orchid flacon and comes in 50ml ($196) and 100ml ($290) eau de parfum.

Tom Ford Beauty is available now at David Jones Wellington and Smith & Caughey’s Queen Street, Auckland.