Beauty Insider: April 2020


Welcome to Beauty Insider, where each month we bring you all of the latest beauty news, the best new product launches and the beauty brands we think should be on your radar. It’s a must-read for any beauty lover who wants to be in the know.

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Big news in beauty

  • Lovekins’ brand vision has always been about improving the health and happiness of families, and so during the critical stages of the Australian bushfires they donated $46,000 worth of baby care products such as wet wipes, skin care, nappies and feminine hygiene sanitary pads to help women and families in need.
  • Great news for Weleda fans everywhere (AKA everyone, including Victoria Beckham who names the brand’s Skin Food moisturiser among her beauty faves) – they’ve just launched in Priceline. One tube sells every 16 seconds, so grab yours (online) ASAP.
  • Rihanna (otherwise known as everyone’s number one skinspiration) has teased the highly anticipated launch of Fenty Skin in an interview with British Vogue, alluding to the fact that while the wheels are in motion, she’s going to take the necessary time to get the formulas perfect. “Skincare, it’s the truth. It either works or it doesn’t. There’s nowhere to hide,” she shared. Fair; but in the meantime, we’ll happily continue hiding behind our favourite Fenty Beauty Match Stix shades.
  • In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, essence has started an initiative to generate additional awareness around #socialdistancing, donating close to $900,000 to Doctors Without Borders, and launching a social campaign where they will donate approximately $9 for each post shared of a ‘digital kiss’ under the hashtag #kisstance. Selfie cams at the ready.
  • Anyone who has ever perfected the art of the ideal hairstyle and outfit combo knows how well they complement each other – turns out Aussie haircare company De Lorenzo and Sydney fashion label IXIAH agree, having announced a 12-month brand alignment with De Lorenzo hair products being used to complete IXIAH fashion looks onset at photoshoots and via social media

The best beauty launches this month

Nature’s Way Beauty Collagen Mature Skin Gummies
Not sure your collagen topicals are cutting it? Plump skin up from the inside out with these new collagen gummies, designed to aid skin in reclaiming its youthful appearance.
Discover Nature’s Way Beauty Collagen Mature Skin Gummies

Synergie Skin Sanitiser Spray
We’ll take all the sanitising action we can get right now, and this antimicrobial disinfecting spray offers it in spades, helping to protect skin against unwelcome germs.
Discover Synergie Skin Sanitiser Spray

Sensori+ Hydra + Detox Hand Sanitiser – Gyndah Orchard 4625
Still struggling to find a good hand sanitiser on supermarket shelves? Treat your palms to this disinfecting cedarwood and citrus scented concoction.
Discover Sensori+ Hydra + Detox Hand Sanitiser – Gyndah Orchard 4625

Garnier Micellar Rose Water Clean & Glow
Keen for your face to come up smelling like roses post-shower? Try washing with this floral micellar cleanser, featuring radiance-reviving rose water.
Discover Garnier Micellar Rose Water Clean & Glow

Magnesium Power Magnesium Gel
If cramps or muscle and joint pain are getting you down, this 100 per cent natural magnesium gel can help; it’s super effective for soothing muscles and decreasing discomfort.
Discover Magnesium Power Magnesium Gel

Sonia Washburn SYDNEY Pink Frangipani Eau de Parfum
We never met a natural scent we didn’t like, but TBH, one that smells like frangipani, neroli and vanilla may just top them all. Add amber to the mix and you’ve got yourself a deal.
Discover Sonia Washburn SYDNEY Pink Frangipani Eau de Parfum

Glasshouse Fragrances Lost in Amalfi – Sea Mist Hand Sanitiser
We’re stocking up on hand sanitisers for obvious reasons right now, but honestly, with the fragrant freesia, lime and musk mix of this one, we’ll be loading up on it long after our COVID-19 concerns are over.
Discover Glasshouse Fragrances Lost in Amalfi – Sea Mist Hand Sanitiser

L’OCCITANE Herbae L’Eau Beauty Milk
Okay, tell us beauty milk doesn’t sound delightful?! If you’re looking for a pressie for your mum this Mother’s Day, we highly recommend this shea butter-powered floral-scented hydrator; but hey, it also works as a gift from you to you.
Discover L’OCCITANE Herbae L’Eau Beauty Milk

Hask Keratin Protein 5-In-1 Leave-In Spray
Featuring hydrolysed keratin to coat and seal strands, this leave-in-spray leaves hair hydrated, smooth and frizz-free with a few simple spritzes.
Discover Hask Keratin Protein 5-In-1 Leave-In Spray

New brands on bh

NYX Professional Makeup
Honestly, any makeup look you’ve ever wanted to create is probably possible with NYX. They’ve got everything from flawless foundations to neon eyeshadows, and we’re big fans all around. We’re loving this colour correcting palette, amazing for concealing and correcting uneven skin tone.

bh loves: NYX Professional Makeup Colour Correcting Palette

There’s no need to struggle through the pain of laser hair removal or tattooing when you can apply this skin-numbing cream instead. It contains two active ingredients (lidocaine and prilocaine if you’re keen to get technical) that work together to ensure it’s all gain, no pain.

bh loves: Numit

If you’re keen to get your pearly whites looking, well, pearly white again, this range is a must-try. Their whitening kits are genius, but the dark stains toothpaste is a great everyday option, able to rid your teeth of just about everything (including wine stains, so bottoms up).

bh loves: iWhite Dark Stains Toothpaste

Remescar is all about self-confidence, so they’re committed to helping you solve beauty issues that may be causing a hit to yours, with products designed to treat everything from eye bags to fine lines. We’re relying on this pore reducing face cream right now to keep our skin looking smooth, matte and clear

bh loves: Remescar Instant Pore Reducer

Have you tried…

Novellus Fruit Enzyme Cream Cleanser

Formulated with a combo of Aussie native fruit enzymes and rosehip oil, this lightweight cleanser rids skin of impurities and balances pH levels while also working to relieve and reduce redness and inflammation.

Read Novellus Fruit Enzyme Cream Cleanser reviews…



Dermatologically developed to stimulate skin renewal and nourish dry, rough skin, this face and body cream is great for healing and hydrating skin suffering from keratosis pillaris, working to resurface and replenish inflamed areas to make way for smoother skin.

Read LANATÉ Cream reviews…


pjur Woman Aloe

Pleasure is great; irritation from sensitivity-triggering formulas as a result, however, is not. This water-based lubricant is formulated with soothing aloe vera, to ensure good times all around.

Read pjur Woman Aloe reviews…


Suffering from skin irritations like eczema or dermatitis? This comforting cream can help. Formulated with a blend of cod liver oil, lanolin and zinc oxide it aids in sealing moisture in and keeping germs out to nix inflammation and ease discomfort.

Read Covitol reviews…

Sensori+ Air Detoxifying Aromatic Soy Candle Wiruna Night 2850

While we’re spending more time indoors, scented candles are a massive source of serenity, and this plant-derived citrus and sandalwood delight is a damn good one.

Read Sensori+ Air Detoxifying Aromatic Soy Candle Wiruna Night 2850 reviews…

We-Vibe Moxie

Regular vibrators? Great. Remote-controlled vibrators? Excellent. This sneaky device was designed to be slipped into underwear, and can be controlled by you or a partner via the remote or the We-Connect app. Nifty, eh?

Read We-Vibe Moxie reviews…

Main image credit: Getty Images What did you think of this month’s Beauty Insider? Which product launches are you most excited about?

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  1. I always look forward to this article each month. I’m very excited about Weleda being available in Priceline. I got to try it for the first time in a recent trial and I’m hooked. I’d been wanting to try it for a long time but there wasn’t a stockist anywhere near me. Yippee!

  2. Yay NYX, so many hit or miss products it will be great to see them here. Love Welda and happy to see them at Priceline, the OG Skinfood is a staple in my household so I'm glad it will be more readily available at Priceline.

  3. So many fantastic products to choose from really would like to try Swissline Cell Shock Age Intelligence™ Perfection Booster sounds like it would be great for my skin.

  4. Lots of lovely things, quite a few from brands I don’t know. With my stocks at home I can’t really justify buying anything but if I see the Garnier micellar water on my next exciting outing (shopping) I might get it.

  5. Noticed Weleda in a local Priceline store last weekend. Fingers crossed the brand will be included in the next skincare sale – I quite like the idea of Skin Food Light being at least 40% off!

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