Expert trial team: 4 great beauty buys to try
Are you a fan of beauty products that enhance – rather than disguise – your natural beauty? Do you like to show off the goods you’ve already got, using body and hair products that give you just that bit of extra sparkle?
If you answered ‘yes’, you’ll love the products our Expert Trial Team got to play with this week. There’s a pretty pair of pink tweezers to perfect your brow look, a certified organic body lotion that’ll give you glowing, radiant skin, an ultra-hydrating anti-ageing cream to help fight lines and wrinkles, and a luxurious rinse-out hair masque that’ll make your mane instantly soft and silky.
Here’s what our traillers had to say about the products…
bh's Carli says:
“Confession time: I'd been using the same, dull tweezers for years. So I was more than due to crack open a new pair, and I'm pretty pleased that I reached for this pink-ombre bad boy. Not only is it very easy on the eyes, but the slanted edges made plucking any stray brows a dream. They literally caught every single hair - even those teeny-tiny ones that are just sprouting.”
bh's Isabel says:
“First of all, I love the benefits of rosehip! I currently apply rosehip oil to my face and have seen great results. I was very excited to use this product based off my positive experience so far. Rosehip by Essano Intensive Hydrating Body Lotion comes in a 400ml bottle with a pump lid, which always allows for a mess-free easy application. I must say the smell of the body lotion is unique. The second feature that drew me to this product is its ability to moisturise, nourish, soothe and promote skin elasticity, especially with winter currently playing a factor in drying my skin out. The lotion is formulated with the following ingredients: rosehip oil, aloe vera and jojoba oil. It is currently my favourite because not only is it affordable and you get a generous amount for $16.99, but essano is a certified organic natural product. This is particularly important as the lotion felt so light on my skin without causing irritation. It absorbs very nicely and doesn’t leave my skin feeling oily. I have been using this lotion for a couple of weeks and I have seen a huge improvement in the softness and hydration of it. I love applying to my hands.”
bh's Kym says:
“Being prone to wrinkles at this time of my life is not fun - let's be honest! I was especially keen to try Nivea's new Q10 as it offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. The cream is quite rich in texture but it was absorbed quite quickly by my skin, which I liked. I feel assured and protected with the added benefits of SPF 30 as being susceptible to pigmentation I always apply sunscreen as part of my skincare regime. After using Nivea's Q10 for 22 days my skin has a smoother, more plumped appearance and feels well hydrated. I look forward to further results and benefits from this product.”
bh's Liv says:
“This rinse-out masque promises to make fine (tick!) and unruly hair (tick, tick!) feel soft, silky and strong. The idea behind the new Discipline range from Kerastase is that your hair will provide smoothness in motion, not just when your hair is poker straight. The range is also inspired by prestigious prima ballerina Diana Vishneva, of the Mariinsky Theatre,”‹ as she embodies the epitome of graceful movement- the very thing this range is designed to achieve. One thing I instantly noticed about this treatment was the luxurious feel. Hardly a rarity when it comes to Kerastase products, the silky formula made my hair feel soft and - stronger (even after just one use!)