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sans [ceuticals] Activator 7 Body + Hair + Face Oil

A cult favourite – the Activator 7 Oil from Sans [ceuticals] is a multifunctional reparative, potent vitamin oil that boosts the skin’s hydration levels, stimulates cell repair, increases collagen production and improves skin tone. Recommended to treat scars, stretch marks, dry skin, sun damaged and acne-prone skin, this bathroom staple is a necessary staple product in the bathroom for daily use.

★★★★☆

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LeQure Detox Bomb

Bath bombs aren’t for everyone. Usually because you need a tub to even use it. Despite this, we thought to cover one of our favourite products for those who are lucky enough to have a bath or who one day aspire to live the luxe life. The LeQure Detox Bomb is made from 100% all natural and vegan ingredients to detoxify and nourish your body. It’s a cylinder shaped, charcoal fizzy that makes the tub a murky grey once dissolved. Doesn’t seem too appealing? Read on. 

★★★★☆

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Trilogy Botanical Body Wash Product Review

Trilogy’s Botanical Body Wash is a gentle gel-like textured formula, that lightly foams to create a delicate, gentle wash. The fresh, invigorating scent is owed to the three hero ingredients: Rosehip oil for hydration and repair, Kawakawa for stimulation and antioxidant properties, and Amla for its traditional use of healing and toning properties. It creates a spa-like aroma-therapeutic experience once the lather infuses the shower-steamed air. The gel formula leaves a non-drying finish to the skin, keeping it hydrating and nourished while feeling clean.

★★★★☆

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Eco Tan Invisible Tan Product Review

With sun beds out the window, the market is pumping with self-tan products, particularly those gradual tans that have the added benefit of moisturising the skin. On the top of the list are ones that we don’t have to wash off in the morning – dream! Eco Tan’s Invisible Tan is just that – a gradual tanning lotion infused with Avocado, Aloe Vera and Rose Geranium for a soft, nourishing lotion to hydrate and soothe skin while providing it with a sun-kissed glow.

★★★★☆

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Aesop Moroccan Neroli Shaving Serum Product Review

Shaving gels, creams and serums have recently saturated the market as competition against the infamous bottled shaving foams, and rightly so. They have less irritative qualities, as the gel or cream-like consistency doesn’t dispense with air-pockets like a shaving foam does, allowing the hairs to actually stand up in preparation for the razor. Serums on the other hand generally leave out occlusive ingredients like petrolatum or mineral oils that keep water from evaporating, and are generally water-based. They will lather the least, however aim to create maximum slip for a closer shave.
★★★½

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SKIN by ecostore Rejuvenating Body Moisturiser Product Review

Skin by ecostore have developed a nourishing and rejuvenating body moisturiser, catered toward all skin types: combination, dry, normal and oily alike. Combining beautiful, clean ingredients, the moisturiser aims to keep skin hydrated and smooth, particularly adding nourishing ingredients for dryer skin types. The product is derma logically tested, cruelty free, and vegan.

★★★½

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Sukin Cleansing Hand Wash

The Sukin Cleansing Hand Wash is an aromatic cleansing gel that is targeted specifically for dry hands. Jojoba, Rosehip and Avocado oils contribute to moisturising and replenishing dehydration in dry hands, and the soothing properties of Aloe Vera, Chamomile and Lavender leaves the skin feeling clean, hydrated and soft, whilst repairing any damage.

★★3/4

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Swisse Lemongrass Body Wash

The Swisse Lemongrass Body Wash has an invigorating blend of ingredients, with citrus notes of Lemongrass, Orange and Tangerine for freshness. It aims to nourish and hydrate the skin while leaving it soft and smooth. The product is marketed to have 98.81% of natural ingredients in this product, leaving out harmful chemicals, preservatives and animal products.

The product is pH balanced, therefore suitable for all skin types, although we recommend to patch test particularly if you are on the dryer side or have skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis.

★★3/4

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Aesop Rind Concentrate Body Balm

Body balms are immensely hydrating as apposed to moisturisers, as they are free from water content and formulated with predominantly oil components. The Aesop Rind Concentrate Body Balm is for intense hydration of the body but be careful not to use this product on your face as the dense and intense formulation may cause breakouts. This product is suitable for normal to dryer skin due to its nourishing and protective properties. Due to its high level of active ingredients containing natural retinols, this product is not suitable for anybody that suffers from skin irritations or sensitivities. Its retail price for the 500ml pump bottle is $105 AUD.

★★★☆☆

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Palmolive Softening Aloe Vera & Chamomile Handwash

The Palmolive Softening Aloe Vera & Chamomile Handwash is at an unbelievable price of $2.99, found in almost all supermarkets and pharmacies across Australia. The product contains only two naturally derived ingredients, Aloe Vera and Chamomile, both labelled at the end of the ingredients list signifying the lack of concentration in the product. At first glance, the ingredients don’t look promising in the slightest, and at the price point noted, we aren’t too surprised.

★½

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Lime and Orange Blossom Hand Wash

The Lime and Orange Blossom Hand Wash in Grace Cole’s Boutique Collection is a favourite among the range. Marketed as a luxury product aiming to condition and cleanse the skin, its fragrant formulation is for normal skin types to leave them feeling silky soft. That said, the ingredients at a glance don’t show to have any natural derivatives of the lime and orange blossom stated in their headlined scent, in contrast extremely high levels of sulphates, surfactants and preservatives.

★½

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Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash

Hand wash is a common household product found in any Australian home. Even if you’re not one to buy “cosmetics”, you’re more than likely buying hand wash for the house. The Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash has been marketed for “hard-wearing hands” and includes many antiseptic qualities derived from Mandarin and Orange oils used to combat this condition. These oils can be quite abrasive on delicate skin.

★★★☆☆

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