Beauty Editors’ Top Picks: July 2020
What we’re loving, coveting and “borrowing” from the Gritty Pretty beauty cupboard this month.
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I hope I’m not alone in saying that COVID-19 lockdown has lead to a few too many health slip ups on my behalf. Something about being home all the time seems to make me constantly hungry (what’s with that?) and it’s taken a toll on my skin. So, as you can imagine, I was delighted when the new Kora Organics Noni Glow Skinfood With Prebiotics Powder ($70) landed on my desk. Formulated to help support cellular health and digestive functions, the inclusion of powerhouse ingredients such as noni fruit, acai, blueberry, mangosteen and pomegranate, has meant that my skin is already back on track. Packed full of vitamins and antioxidants, it’s no wonder I’ve got my glow back. And the best bit? It tastes amazing, so you actually remember to take it. I just need to master my downward dog and I’ll look like Miranda Kerr, right? – Rose Garnett, Beauty Assistant
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If you, like me, are very much a texture person than this product is for you. The Avène DermAbsolu Serum ($59.99) is both moisturising but not too heavy to layer with other skincare products or under makeup. It’s also a bonus that the brand doesn’t break the bank but will always deliver on what they promise. My only gripe in this instance was that the dispenser makes it a little tricky to get enough product out. And when trying to race out the door in the morning, this isn’t very ideal. – Sue Hoffman, Brand Partnerships Manager
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Any lip gloss that smells chocolate-y takes me back to the best times of my youth. This delicious non-sticky, ultra-creamy Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminiser ($31) comes in one universal pink shade – and is designed to suit all skin tones. It wears beautifully on its own or over the top of a lipstick. For a gloss, it feels grown up as it doesn’t make your lips look ultra shiny and it lasts considerably well before re-applying. Rihanna nailed it. – Eleanor Pendleton, Founder & Editor-In-Chief
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Serum for the body – a new one for me. Since my baby bump has popped, I’ve been using different serums and oils at night in an attempt to avoid stretch marks. Plus, after a long day of feeling heavy, it’s a nice moment to myself to rub things all over the ever growing bod. The Biologi Body Serum ($72) is full of phenolic acids rich in antioxidants, which leave my skin feeling super smooth and supple every time I use (every 2-3 nights). It behaves similarly to that of a face serum; once absorbed, it leaves a nice sheen. I am careful not to miss a spot, as I want to be covered in it, head to toe. However it is on the thicker side, so it does need a tiny bit of time before bed (if you are using at night) to seep in properly. – Amie Jones, Art Director
As we entered into both COVID-19 lockdown and the cooler months, my skin certainly suffered. Experiencing more irritation and redness than usual I was down to try anything that would reduce the inflammation and get my skin back to its best self. So, when the Dr Dennis Gross Stress Repair Face Cream ($115) was resting on my keyboard, I couldn’t get home fast enough. In just one week this nutrient-rich moisturiser had reduced inflammation and brought hydration back to my skin. Coupled with the SuperFoods serum, the formula works to fight against oxidative stress. And work it did. – Eliza Hynd, Head Of Partnerships
Do you have a product you’d like us to try next? Leave it in the comments below!