Beauty Editors’ Top Picks – September 2019

Posted in Body, Fragrance, Hair, Skin on October 18, 2019 by


What we’re loving, coveting and “borrowing” from the Gritty Pretty beauty cupboard this month.

“I have been hooked on Clarins Tonic Body Treatment Oil ever since falling pregnant! What I love about it is 1) the ease of application – I apply it at the end of my shower on wet skin, rinse off and then pat dry (no moisturising when you’re out of the shower required) and 2) the smell. Geranium, mint, rosemary and hazelnut oil smells of pure heaven! Plus, no signs of stretch marks yet.” – Eleanor Pendleton, Founder & Editor-in-Chief.

“I can be quite fickle when it comes to my cleanser criteria: it needs to take off makeup easily without being overly stripping, it must be hydrating without being greasy, and needs to emulsify well and wash off easily. The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser does all of the above, aided by ingredient-of-the-moment, squalane, a hydrating lipid sourced from olive oil. Known for their no-frills approach to skincare, this was the perfect cleanser for me to take with me on my recent travels — I needed something that would do the job easily for my morning cleanse and evening double cleanse — and do the job it did. Count this as yet another successful release from The Ordinary.” – Hannah Paul, Editorial & Beauty Assistant.

“First things first: I’ll let you in on a little secret. This blonde hair of mine is fake, fake, fake. (Shock horror, I know.) With every hair appointment this year, I’ve gone blonder and blonder. It’s fun; I’m enjoying the blonde life. However, keeping this bleached mop in top-shape ain’t easy. Enter EVO Love Perpetua Shine Drops. This month, I’ve been smoothing this oil through my hair like it’s going out of fashion. It adds shine! It’s super nourishing! It gives my fried hair the appearance of health! Will purchase again! Thanks for listening! Sorry about the exclamation marks! I’ve had too much coffee!” – Erin Cook, Beauty Director.

“The fun and vibrant packaging had me excited to try Hermes Twilly d’Hermes. How cute is the little top hat as the cap? It’s a little different to what I usually wear; it’s still in the floral family but has a spicy and oriental twist. I’m glad I stepped out of my comfort zone and gave Hermes Twilly d’Hermes a whirl. I wear it on the weekend and to dinner.” –  Erica Wildey, Business Development Manager.

“Once I got around the word ‘paste’, this Alpha-H Vitamin C Paste really was a treat. It’s so silky, it slid on like nothing else, absorbed almost instantly and left my skin feeling super matte.” – Amie Jones, Art Director.

“When it comes to cleansers, I have always had my foot firmly in the gel camp. I know those is the cream camp feel that gel cleansers strip all of the natural oils out of your skin – however, I strongly disagree! And the beautiful Indie Lee Purifying Face Wash only backs up my opinion.

After the first use, I learned that a little goes a long way. The way it glides onto your face and then foams is magic; it’s hard to describe but during cleansing process, the product almost feels silky. Afterwards, my skin is clean and refreshed.

A friend (and ex-Beauty Editor) put me onto the double cleanse bandwagon about a year ago and I’ve been adhering to it religiously ever since. However, with this product, I felt that one cleanse was definitely enough. My skin feels clean and ready for the rest of my morning and evening skin care regime. I also love that there are no nasties lurking and it’s cruelty free and vegan.” – Sue Hoffman, Brand Partnerships Manager.

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