While we know the great importance of inner beauty, focusing on its external counterpart can be just as important for how we feel about ourselves. Here, we delve into all the excellent formulas, innovative beauty tools and new rituals we have been embracing in our pursuit of glowing skin. This is everything to know about in the beauty realm right now.
The Light Salon Boost Collar
Allowing us to be more specific in our application of red light therapy, this new Boost Collar by the experts at world-renowned The Light Salon targets areas like the neck and dècolletage, the jawline and the forehead — areas that often need a little more attention than we give them.
Legology Daily Care Kit for Legs
The arrival of shorts weather calls for a sometimes confronting shedding of layers. But armed with Legology’s targeted leg care, our pins have never felt more ready for the sunshine. Beginning with a dry body brush that exfoliates the skin while stimulating lymphatic drainage, the best-selling Air-Lite cream that follows minimises puffiness, water retention and heaviness in aching legs, lending your limbs some lasting confidence.
Zizia Botanicals All Balm
New to one of our favourite local beauty purveyors Inès, this balm is a summer beach bag essential. This 100% natural salve is our new favourite lip balm, with a formulation that can be used to soothe dry elbows and knees, alongside sunburnt noses and any residual seasonal dry patches.
Tronque Fully Ripe Vitamin C Body Serum
Designed to add the same luminosity to your body as you would your face, Tronque’s latest innovative serum is equal parts hydrating and skin-changing. We think it pairs perfectly with the brand’s new gua sha tool too, that allows you to slim and shape your limbs in one simple sweep.
Narciso Rodriguez Narciso Eau de Parfum Cristal
On track to be the scent of the summer, Narciso Rodriguez’s latest addition to its famed stable is a feminine fragrance designed to reflect the wearer’s inner light. With an abundance of florals, and base notes of elegant wood, it is mysterious yet unmistakable.
Omorovicza Cooling Derma-Globes
Designed to encourage lymphatic drainage and give us the contoured cheekbones we crave, these derma-globes are the perfect everyday tool for depuffing and refreshing your visage. Simply store them in the fridge and roll over the face as an easy step in your morning regime.
Sans Ceuticals Pro Facial Ritual at Hana
Elevating Hana’s already impressive stable of wellness treatments is this new facial ritual, undertaken in the comfort of your sauna. The regime comprises a three step process that involves a vitamin C mask, a hylauronic acid infused ice cube (a welcome addition as you sweat out your sins), and a leave-on sleeping mask that is best applied as you head out the door. A simple and affordable way to take your weekly sauna to the next level of indulgence, we think.
Chloe Zara Hair Glossifying Hair Mist
With the same principle of applying UV protection to your skin, Chloe Zara’s latest innovation (a hair mist that promises your glossiest tresses yet), is the greatest form of sunsmarts we’ve seen thus far. Formulated as a lightweight detangler, leave-in conditioner and heat-protecting conditioning spray, it is clinically proven to protect against damage from hot tools as it does the sun.
Peter Thomas Roth Pro Strength Stretch Mark Cream
Although it is said that summer bodies are made in winter, we think that a year-round beautification routine is better. This cult-favourite cream has been upgraded to a pro-strength formula, proven to totally reduce stretch marks in as few as four weeks.
Face Gym Cheat Mask
While we patiently await any signs of a Face Gym opening here in New Zealand, we still lust after their at-home products that promises brighter skin while you sleep. The resurfacing and brightening overnight treatment uses the very best of cosmeceuticals (a tri-acid complex, melotonin and probiotics), for clear and firm skin by morning.