La Prairie has bottled the majestic light effects of the gracious golden hour in their Pure Gold collection. The power of the noble metal is used to impart immediate radiance to the skin and release actives over time in a sustained manner to replenish the skin long term. Capturing the scent of Switzerland’s striking summits at sundown, the collection is a luxurious ritual that is an ode to timeless beauty.
La Prairie The Pure Gold Radiance Concentrate, $1345; Cream, $1345; Eye Cream, $1010.
Less is More
Gone are the days of the 10 step skincare system. What we’re yearning for are products with multi-targeting abilities and versatility. In an effort to eradicate confusion in self-care, Vela Days was created by pharmaceutical medicinal cannabis company, Greenfield MC. Their Active Compound CannaComplex Multi-Active Facial Serum, $135, harnesses the anti-inflammatory and active healing properties of cannabis and hemp to nurture the skin. Kari Gran Essential Hydrating Rose Tonic, $60, includes organic flax glycerin, aloe and rose de mai hydrosol for a natural, alcohol-free all-day refresher or it can be blended with serums to amp up hydration levels. A thirst quencher for dry skin, Cosmedix Resync Revitalizing Night Cream, $179, intensely hydrates the skin overnight and feeds it with potent antioxidants such as snow mushroom and kakadu plum. If you’ve yet to experience the glorious brightening effects of turmeric, La Mav Glow Beauty Mask, $63, will give you the radiance you never knew you could achieve.
The heat is on for a hot girl summer. Recreation Beauty At Night We Dance, EDP, 50ml, $109, encapsulates the impromptu nature of meshing bodies during balmy summer nights. Brazilian orange and violet accord is doused in frankincense, sandalwood and amber for a warm and sensual scent. An intoxicating animalistic fragrance, The Virtue Narcosis, EDP, 50ml, $189, inspires human connection through intimacy with its herbaceous and spicy oriental blend of Sichuan pepper, white peony, geranium and patchouli. Abel Odor NURTURE, EDP, 30ml, $109, is one that celebrates the journey of motherhood with a therapeutic amalgamation of calming rose, orange blossom and ginger.
Lock & Load
A decade in the making, CLOUD NINE launched the most advanced wireless hair tool to date – the Cordless Iron Pro, $595. As light as a smartphone with 30 minutes of use time, the floating plates have undergone a 72-hour infusion process of vitamins and minerals in South Korea to minimise dragging and pinching. Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask, $58, is the latest cult product that tackles all hair woes, leaving it strong, silky and hydrated after two uses. Created by Negin Mirsaheli, Gisou Honey Infused Hair Oil, $140, has become a social media sensation for its multi-purpose abilities. Use it as a pre-styling and finishing oil to tame frizz and add shine. For your final step, LUST Finishing Spray, $37, provides a long-lasting strong hold without the sticky texture or flaky residue.
Touch of Silk
Quality body care has boomed to reflect the changing times. The most noteworthy brand to try this summer is the local luxury line, Tronque. Free of endocrine disrupting chemicals, their Scar Concentrate, $160, softens scars with a potent formulation of 26 bioactive superfruits and antioxidants. For something lightweight yet deeply nourishing, Weleda Skin Food Light, $13.90, is a cult find that has found its way into many handbags as a travelling staple. If you’re looking for an instantly tanned complexion, macadamia, jojoba and olive oils are blended with bronzing shimmering minerals in the limited edition Emma Lewisham Illuminating Face & Body Oil, $92. To give longevity to your golden glow, St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Vitamins Bronzing Water Body Mist, $61, provides a full-proof no-rinse and no-transfer formula.
Hear Her Roar
The iconic duo of red and gold comes to life once again to manifest good health and wealth in 2022; something we can all clink our drinks for! For the party prep process, Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Peel, $141, shrinks pores, fine lines and smoothes texture; and the Tatcha The Kissu Lip Mask, $45, is a non-sticky melting lip mask that delivers prompt hydration. To ensure flashback-free photo-ready skin, NARS Light Reflecting Setting Powder, $67, is an unbeatable cult-classic with its soft-focus satin-matte finish.
Slip Slop Slap
To cater for our ingrained sunsmart habits, the latest launches in sun protection are truly impressive. DNA repairing enzyme phytolase is included in Medik8 Advanced Day Ultimate Protect, $154. Derived from plankton extract, this impressive hero ingredient has been proven to reduce DNA defects by 93% compared to 63% with sunscreen alone. For those with sensitive skin, Aspect Sun Physical Sun Protection SPF 50+ Sunscreen Cream, $65, provides 80 mins of water resistance with no white cast. Skinbetter Science Tone Smart Advanced Mineral Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 50+, $99, adapts to your skin to deliver a hint of colour and also protects against blue light. To top up your sun protection over makeup, Naked Sundays Hydrating Glow Mist, SPF 50+, $42.50, is enriched with kakadu plum to fight against free radicals and leaves the skin with a luminous glow.
The fresh faced look with a pinch of healthy colour is the effortless summer energy we’ve been yearning for. To achieve the dewy and luminous effect, shimmer-free cream formulas are the way to go. Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Bronzer, $66, is a warm and weightless formula that grips to the skin in a comfort matte finish so you can sculpt dimension into the face with ease. To emulate the sun-kissed look, place the Sisley Phyto-Blush Twist in Berry, $95, across your nose cheeks and temples. Hyaluronic acid infused Jane Iredale HydroPure Lip Treatment, $99, is a pillow-soft non-sticky treatment that boosts hydration for plumped up lips.