April Showers: Beauty’s Best
April showers bring… beautifully soft hair, plush, glowy skin and an overall sense of wellbeing. Yes, these things can be achieved; in lieu of the quick wash n’ go morning routine, enjoy a little pampering in the steam and step out of the shower looking and feeling extra gorgeous.
Bliss Fabulous Makeup Melt Gel-to-Oil – $34
What feels more divinely luxurious than a silky, sumptuous oil? Yep, pretty much nothing. Which is why smoothing Bliss’ brand new Fabulous Makeup Melt Gel-to-Oil cleanser is the most sumptuously enjoyable experience you can have when washing your face. When massaged onto dry skin, the innovative gel formula emulsifies into a gorgeous, lightweight cleansing oil, melting away makeup and impurities. Oil attracts excess oil, so when rinsed away, your skin is left super clean, yet super supple thanks to its nourishing and smoothing texture that truly feels incredible on skin.
Clarisonic Aria – $230
When it comes to cleansing brushes, the Clarisonic still reigns supreme. The most advanced of the bunch, the Aria, boasts a customizable 3 speed cleansing experience for polished, perfect skin. It removes six times more makeup and sweeps away twice as much dirt and oil than manually cleaning, which results in gorgeously smooth texture and diminished pores. Gently buffing away flaky, dead skin, the Clarisonic Aria also creates the perfect canvas for better absorption of moisturizer and skincare products, leaving skin plump and radiant. The results are as amazing as the brush feels when buffing skin, making your usual routine feel like a spa-like experience.
Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge With Bamboo Charcoal – $19
Another import from skincare obsessed Asia, Konjac Cleansing sponges have pampered the faces of our faraway beauty friends for over 100 years, thanks to its beautifying properties and luxe-like feeling. Its unique texture feels like a gentle, scrub-like facial massage, thanks to Konjac fibres (from the Konjac plant). The fibre absorbs water like a sponge, making it feel bouncy and soft when massaged into skin. Rich in a ton of vitamins, proteins, lipids, fatty acids and natural minerals, konjac sponges smooth and buff skin, softening and imparting a boost in good-for-you ingredients. Boscia’s sponge takes it one step further with the addition of Bamboo Charcoal, which draws out impurities, deeply cleanses and exfoliates.
Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Clay Mask – $70
Makeup master Charlotte Tilbury is like the beauty equivalent of King Midas; every product in her namesake makeup and skincare line is like pure gold. After using some of these products backstage and on A-Listers walking the red carpet for years, Tilbury has finally graced us all with the ability to achieve goddess-like skin in our bathrooms at home. The Goddess Clay Mask truly lives up to its namesake, as it’s inspired by Tanit, the Goddess of Ibiza and rebirth. Tilbury explains, “The supercharged mask is based on an ancient Mediterranean beauty recipe I discovered while growing up in Ibiza. Spanish clay is nutrient rich yet gentle, and has been used to heal skin complaints as far back as 700BC. I have mixed this with Sweet Almond Oil, prized by the Arabic cultures that infiltrated Ibiza in the ninth century AD for its nourishing and moisturising properties.” With its divinely scented addition of Frangapini Flower Extract, which soothes, clears bacteria and leaves skin silky soft, this mask is the perfect addition to a steamy, pampered shower: your pores will better absorb the mask, and it can be rinsed off right before hopping out.
L’occitane cleansing and softening shower oil – $24
Nicole Richie proclaimed she won’t shower without this gorgeous, unique cleansing oil, and we have to agree: this divinely scented, supremely silky shower oil really luxuriates showering, boosting your experience into spa-like territory. Hydrating and toning skin, this creamy oil lathers into a rich foam, leaving skin satiny-soft and refreshed.
Clarisonic Luxe Body Brush Head Velvet Foam – $36
This little wonder brush doesn’t stop at your face: in fact, there are a few varieties for the body. Supremely soft bristles smooth skin thanks to their ultra long, tapered filaments. Flexible and extra cushy, the Luxe Body Brush Head creates a beautiful foaming lather for an ultra clean, soft result.
Fresh Brown Sugar Scrub – $39
Fresh’s Brown Sugar Body Polish is as yummy as it sounds: gently exfoliating skin with — you guessed it — real brown sugar crystals, this scrub smells and feels supremely divine. Start at your toes and work your way up in circular motions, buffing away all signs of dull, dry skin. Invigorating, revitalizing and brightening ingredients, like a cocktail of precious oils and ginseng root, leave you with the most deliciously smooth skin you’ve ever had in your life.
Alterna Caviar Clinical® Exfoliating Scalp Facial – $36
Any avid avoiders of traditional shampoo who swap in dry shampoo at least a few times a week? Us too. Go ahead and spray away, but once a week, treat yourself to a scalp treatment to exfoliate and cleanse away product buildup. First of all, this ‘scalp facial’ feels absolutely incredible and truly soothes, cleanses and moisturized for the healthiest scalp possible. The formula features tiny, exfoliating microbeads that are distributed with a unique brush-like applicator. Massaged into small sections in a circular motion, this is the most relaxing and enjoyable way to rebalance your scalp for a completely comfortable result.
Josie Maran self heating oil packets – $36
After a good scrub resulting in a clean, happy scalp, delight strands with a deeply moisturizing treatment for a full-on healthy head. Josie Maran’s Self Heating Oil Packets are pre-measured and feature a thick enough formula to never escape fingers, which sadly only smooths your drain. When warmed between palms, you can feel the oil self-heat to the perfect temperature for penetrating hair. The warming, relaxing feeling does more than make your shower a joy: with it’s Argan Oil spiked formula, which contains a whallop of mega moisturizing vitamin E, your strands will be left amazingly soft thanks to the damage-reversing properties.
Phyto Gloss Colour Enhancing Express Treatment – $40
When inevitable dulling starts to set in and your colour seems just a tad bit lackluster, reach for French beauty favourite Phyto’s Gloss Colour Enhancing Express Treatment. Available in a multitude of shades and tones to bring life back to cool, bright blondes to warm, rich brunettes alike, this treatment is a pick-me-up akin to a mini-salon treatment. Botanical pigments illuminate, and the formula creates depth and mega shine thanks to its nourishing mango butter and honey extract. Intensified, revitalized depth and colour is achieved in five minutes flat and lasts for an impressive five shampoos.