Written by Maria Nichol
Our 2020 Beauty Calendar has landed and this year we’re doing things a little differently. We’re marking the upcoming festive season with a one of a kind edit of 24 show-stopping products that work. This week we’re discussing skincare saviours, showcasing the products that you’ll receive in your Award Winners – The Beauty Calendar. Let’s zero in on what makes the brand and products so special.
Sukin’s formulas are always reliable, so it’s no surprise they won Best Skincare Brand Australia at The Beauty Shortlist 2018. This Blemish Control Clearing Facial Wash is a dreamy lightweight gel cleanser that really works hard to rid the skin of makeup, impurities and breakouts too.
LiB Tip: Use a small amount on moist hands before lathering with water.
Preventative serums are a must for any skincare lover, and Murad’s Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum was recognised at this year’s Glamour Power List Beauty Awards for just that. The luxe product minimises signs of ageing while helping strengthen it’s protective barrier. Suitable for all skin types, it’s also enriched with cotton wool grass extract and marine kelp complex for the ultimate hydration experience.
LiB Tip: this serum was built for the eyes, so don’t be afraid to apply on the lid as well as the whole eye area.
Rodial’s Snake Jelly Eye Mask won at the Notebook Beauty Awards 2017, a self-care must-have made the Rodial’s iconic SYN®-AKE tripeptide. Actively freezing and firming under the eyes, these patches are enriched with glycerine and tripeptide to plump and smooth, leaving you feeling refreshed and revitalised.
LiB Tip: These can be left under the eyes for 20-30 minutes, so sit back, catch up on some Netflix and let the patches do their thing.
All-natural ingredients are vital for feeding this skin, and that’s where this All-In-One Rescue Butter comes in. Winning at this year’s The Beauty Shortlist for Best Multi-tasking Balm/Ointment/Butter, Dr Botanicals have created a multi-purpose product thats packed with minerals, antioxidants and minerals to invigorate dry and dull skin.
LiB Tip: The formula includes the ingredient sea buckthorn fruit oil, which is known for its healing and rejuvenating effects on the skin. It’s a great natural cleanser and exfoliator and can heal burns, cuts, wounds, sunburn, rashes, and other types of skin damage.
The ultimate in self-care? OhK! Have you covered. This sheet mask is a triple award winner of Best New Sheet Mask at the Pure Beauty Awards 2016/17/18, if that’s any indication as to it’s beneficial properties. Whether it’s a last-minute breakout or unwanted redness, the three-step mask really is a skincare saviour.
LiB Tip: The mask is in three parts, so apply the cleansing wash to wet skin, gently massaging into skin avoiding eye area then rinse. Place the buffing pad over fingertips and massage over the face, targeting problem areas. Apply the T-Zone mask to the T-Zone area. Remove after 10-20 minutes.
At the Elle Beauty IT List 2016, Aurelia picked up the award for Best Cleanser, and it’s little wonder why. This luxurious, aromatic formula includes a rich blend of botanicals that rid impurities and makeup to leave the skin bright and glowing. It also comes with a beautiful muslin cloth to use alongside it, an added and luxurious bonus.
LiB Tip: For optimal results, apply the creamy cleanser to dry skin, massaging it deeply with your fingertips to lift any impurities. Soak your muslin in warm water before gently sweeping across the face to remove the cleanser.
Your new go-to primer, this unique aqua formula is delicately scented with watermelon to smooth the skin and lock makeup in place. Winner of the Newcomer of the Year Award at the WWD The Beauty INC Awards 2012, it’s all about the do-good ingredients that are suitable for all skin types with this formula: think witch hazel, vitamin E and hyaluronic acid.
LiB Tip: Apply before foundation in place of, or on top of your moisturiser – the choice is yours.
Finding the perfect self-tan can be a toughie, but Balance Me has a winning formula (literally!), taking home the prize for Best Self Tan Face & Body at the Tatler Beauty Awards 2018. A beautifully sunkissed complexion is only a few drops away, with this formula made from 100% naturally-derived DHA.
LiB Tip: For a more subtle glow, a few drops can be added to your daily moisturiser.