Beauty Brands that don’t break the bank
La Mav Cranberry Bio Exfoliating Scrub
This deep cleansing facial scrub will leave your skin purified and invigorated. Formulated with bamboo, certified organic cranberry seeds and natural fruit acids, this gentle scrub removes surface dirt and impurities, balances oil secretion and stimulates cell turnover.
Australia’s pioneering stem cell research skincare company, has launched its first all-over body product. The Complete Body Firming Lotion (280ml pump RRP $80) merges ingredients that have traditionally been reserved for the face and increased potencies to complement the active stem cells of the Saponaria Pumila plant. Ideal for daily use morning and night, the lotion intensely nourishes and hydrates the skin while visibly toning its appearance in as little as two weeks. The Saponaria Pumila is a perennial plant from the alpine mountains of Europe. Deep rose in colour, the flower sports small fleshy leaves and is recorded to have survived the planet’s last glacial period over 11,700 years ago. Resilient in nature, this organism learnt to avoid the harsh wintery conditions of its climate by relocating to rare ice-free peaks called nunataks. Exposed to extreme cold temperatures and high amounts of UV radiation, the Saponaria Pumila successfully adapted to these challenging environments by developing protective repair mechanisms allowing it to suspend its lifecycle and renew itself. Clinically tested in collaboration with Mibelle Biochemistry, findings show that when applied to human skin, Saponaria Pumila stem cells protect from daily environmental stressors whilst increasing skin density, elasticity and firmness. The exclusive blend of Sunflower Seed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Shea Butter, Macadamia Oil, Lecithin and Soybean Oil, deposits restorative antioxidants deep within the skin.
blinc Eyebrow Mousse
Tint, fill and hold your hairs in place with blinc’s water-resistant colour craft. The anti-ageing gel won’t smudge, yet is easily removed with your night-time cleanse. $35.95, blinccosmetics.com.au
Elizabeth Arden Prevage® Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum
Give your brows the benefit of a green smoothie by applying Elizabeth Arden’s Triple Lipopeptide Complex. Longer, fuller and stronger, your brow life will increase, lapping up the Vitamins A, C and E, proVitamin B5 and botanical extracts. The fragrance-free formula is safe for contact lens wearers. $99, elizabetharden.com.au
1000 Hour Lash
Australian beauty brand 1000 Hour has launched a new range. Tegan Martin, former Miss Universe Australia and 1000 Hour ambassador, said she was excited to announce there are 10 new styles in the collection. Favourites include Kitten, featuring an added wing; and MySelfie, light, natural lashes designed to be ‘Instaworthy’. Individual lashes are available in short-medium and medium-long.
from Priceline, RRP $9.95
La Mav DNA Phyto-Guard Pink Clay Mask.
Combat the Cooler Weather with La Mav DNA Phyto-Guard Pink Clay Mask. Now is the time to change up your skincare regimen with regular mask treatments. This antioxidant-rich certified organic mask re-hydrates the skin, while gently exfoliating to reveal a radiant and evenly-toned complexion. Perfect for balancing stressed and sensitive skin.RRP $34.95.
Too Faced Instant Attitude Brow Lift
A little contrast is the key to brow power. By applying the vanilla shade to the brow bone, your peepers pop a little wider to freshen up your morning look. The matte finish won’t draw attention to age lines without any overdone shimmer additives. $28, mecca.com.au
Get Savvy with Minerals
A woman should never have to compromise quality for beauty. Devoid of cheap fillers and synthetics, Savvy Minerals by Young Living products have been carefully crafted using pristine ingredients, so you can feel good about what you’re putting on your skin. Ingredients include essential oils, Aspen bark extract, Mica minerals, high-quality minerals and non-nano ingredients. Young Living Savvy Minerals blush RRP $52.55, bronzer RRP $52.55, eyeliner RRP $33.95, eyeshadow RRP $32.90, foundation RRP $78.90, lip gloss RRP $52, lipstick RRP $49.05, misting spray $32.30.
LashFood 24H Tri-Feather Brow Pen
Three felt-tipped prongs boost your natural strand sparseness in a third of the time as a regular pencil, provision effortless precision for the time-poor. LashFood’s Nano-Peptide Complex maintains brow health and the smudge-proof colour won’t fade with the day. $28.48, net-a-porter.com.au
M.A.C Brows Are It Big Brow Pencil
Thicken up those face framers with M.A.C’s mechanical brow crayon to minimise grooming time and create a flawless final product. $32, maccosmetics.com.au