Every month we hear about new products that have been released into the beauty world that we just have to try and sometimes if we are lucky enough – we get to do just that #perksofthejob. Like with every new release, it can be hard to know what you should be spending your money on and… what you shouldn’t. So, we have rounded up a few of our top picks of brand new products for a brand new year, kicking 2021 off with self-care – here are our top five for January.
Me. Period care
Meet Me. A new period care brand with an empowering message for all people with periods. Me. products are packaged in 100% recyclable cardboard, with cotton that is sustainably sourced and certified 100% organic and the sleeves are even biodegradable (on pads and liners). In addition to this, Me. is fragrance and chlorine-free, dermatologically tested and vegan. Me. is also committed to ensuring every woman has access to period care products and is working alongside KidsCan in an effort to alleviate period poverty in New Zealand. With their signature blue packaging that is distinctive, understated, non-binary and made to be seen, this brand is taking away the stigma around periods and having to hide them with shame.
Dermalogica Clear Start Cooling Aqua Jelly RRP: $42
Dermalogica Clear Start has just introduced their latest product designed for oily, breakout-prone skin – Cooling Aqua Jelly, which is a type of moisturiser with a gel-like texture that provides shine-free hydration. The ultra-lightweight formula contains a retinol-like Bioflavonoid Complex that not only helps reduce sebum production but works to refine the skin’s texture. Plus, Hyaluronic Acid’s skin-brightening and nourishing properties help skin achieve balanced hydration. The jelly’s cool blue colour comes from a blend of natural plant extracts and the tube is made from 38% recycled plastic.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face Mist SPF50 $25.99
Finally, a sunscreen that won’t ruin your makeup! Introducing the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face Mist SPF50 – the perfect addition to your sunscreen collection this summer. This new member of the Neutrogena family is a sunscreen spray that provides UVA/UVB protection, stabilised with Helioplex technology. It is a super lightweight product that is perfect for on the go application this summer and is even able to be applied over your makeup, holding it in place with a non-greasy, matte finish.
Aesop Cedar & Citrus Lip Salve RRP: $23
Aesop has just released their first new product of 2021 and it’s a beauty – the Cedar & Citrus Lip Salve is designed to care for the delicate skin on the lips, providing nourishment within a smooth, glide-on oil-gel. The key ingredients are essential oils of Grapefruit Rind, Cedar Atlas and Orange Rind, complemented by Glycerin, long favoured as a natural humectant, along with select emollients including Pomegranate Sterols, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride and Castor Seed Oil. Like all Aesop products, Cedar & Citrus Lip Salve is vegan and cruelty-free, formulated entirely without animal-derived ingredients nor tested on animals.
Bondi Sands Pure Self Tan Range
Self-tan with a conscience – Bondi Sands new Pure self-tan range is packaged in ethically sourced, 100% recyclable packaging to limit the impact on our environment. Combining their iconic Bondi Sands glow with skin-loving ingredients including, Hyaluronic Acid for hydration, Vitamin C for radiance and Vitamin E for repair. The range is dermatologically tested and suitable for sensitive skin – fragrance, dye and sulphate free, and is perfect for those looking for a sustainable alternative to add to their beauty routine without compromising on the result of their tan.