Six Beauty Products that Will Change Your Life

We round up six game-changing beauty products that will change your beauty routine. Keep your hair, face and body glowing with good health with the latest advanced skincare technology, hair products and innovative ingredients.

The Eyes Have It

’s radiance-enhancing Biolumin-C Serum quickly garnered a cult-like following after its launch in 2018. Now Dermalogica has harnessed the same potent and ultra-stable vitamin C to rewind the clock in the area that often needs it the most – the delicate skin surrounding the eyes. As well as the brightening, collagen-boosting properties of vitamin C, new BioLumin-C Eye Serum ($136) also features a firming peptide to help restore youthfulness to the eye area. “These advanced ingredients will help brighten and firm the eye area, and help fight the signs of premature skin ageing caused by daily eye movements and environmental stress,” says Caroline Parker, Dermalogica New Zealand’s head of education. Shop it here

Your Future Looks Bright

Post-summer skin often needs help. Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Brightening Treatment Ferment2 + Vitamin C ($158) takes a holistic, multi-targeted approach to skin health with its brightening complex. The clever formulation is powered by two potent ferments and vitamin C which target numerous pathways within the skin to create a more luminous and even complexion. Molasses ferment speeds up natural cell turnover and exfoliation and yeast ferment reduce the appearance of dark spots on the skin’s surface. Meanwhile, vitamin C’s powerful antioxidant properties work on the deepest layer of the skin to improve radiance and tone. The end result is well-hydrated, glowing, clear skin. Shop it here

No Heat, No-Hassle Tresses

If you dream about putting down the heated styling tools without having to worry about unwanted frizz and unruliness that tends to come with skimping on the heat styling, Joico Zero Heat ($36) makes sleek, fuss-free tresses easy. Designed to be used when you want to air-dry your hair without sacrificing style, the clever formula – available for fine/medium hair and thick hair – defines and enhances your hair’s natural texture without you needing to reach for the hairdryer. Not only does it minimise frizz, it reduces drying time, protects hair from humidity and boosts shine.

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Out of the Dark

Dark spots that contribute to uneven skin tone are difficult to treat. Thanks to various factors, when one spot vanishes, another appears. Clinique Even Better Clinical Radical Dark Spot Corrector + Interrupter (50ml, $189) works to disrupt this cycle by not only minimising the appearance of stubborn dark spots but by preventing future dark spots from forming. By using advanced skincare technology – including exfoliating salicylic acid, and gyokuro extract – the clever formulation interrupts the cycle by calming skin, making it less susceptible to irritation and resilient to further darkening. Shop it here.

Recapture Your Youth

More than 20 years of research has gone into the creation of the new youth-restoring Dior Capture Totale C.E.L.L. Energy line, including a collaboration with the Centre for iPS Cell Research at Kyoto University in Japan. As we age, the energy within our stem cells declines, but the new collection can reactivate the energy that helps fight the signs of ageing. Dior Capture Totale C.E.L.L. Energy Super Potent Serum (50ml $345) is at the heart of the collection. It features Dior’s remarkable Bio-Cellular Technology made from four game-changing floral extracts, resulting in smoother, more age-proof skin. Shop it here.

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Perfect the at-home Blow Wave
A salon-standard hair dryer that ensures every day is a great hair day is essential for any haircare routine. The latest addition to the ghd family, helios ($320) helps you get smooth and silky blow-dried tresses in a jiffy. Created in conjunction with top physicists, engineers and styling professionals, helios uses a clever aerodynamic design and concentrated airflow travelling at 120km/h to dry hair quicker than ever. “The ghd helios hairdryer gives you the perfect flow of air when drying to create a natural fullness, stunning shine and smoothness like no other,” says Grant Norton, national education manager for ghd Australia and NZ. Shop it here.

How the fashion industry is fighting coronavirus

From designer dresses to medical gear – the fashion industry is being swept up by the coronavirus outbreak and fashion’s biggest brands are adapting to a new product line.

Prada is the latest brand to announce their move to manufacturing face masks to address the growing demand for medical gear around the world. The brand will be making 110,000 face masks over the coming weeks. Gucci has also pledged to make over one million, alongside Yves Saint Laurent and Balenciaga.

It marks a fascinating shift for the designer labels, as they face both dwindling retail sales and the global demand for medical gear. And it’s not just the clothing companies that are the making the switch.

EstĂ©e Lauder has reopened its manufacturing facilities to make hand sanitiser for medical officials, as well as donating $2 million to Doctors Without Borders. Luxury French brand LVMH is also making the switch from perfume to hand sanitiser, donating it across France’s hospitals.

While not all brands have made the shift, many of fashion’s big names have pledged millions of dollars to the cause. Fashion icon Giorgio Armani donated $1.4 million to hospitals in Milan and Rome, Hermès gave 5 million yuan to a Chinese welfare foundation and Donatella Versace pledged $200,000 to a Milan hospital.