Not that we’re counting, but summer is just six weeks away and Christmas will be here before you know it. That means the season of sun-kissed sundowners, festive soirees and, let’s be honest, stressed-out skin, is upon us! To give you a good head-start on your summer beauty prep, some of our favourite Australian beauty brands have you covered with these latest launches.
Here’s all the a-beauty newness we’re loving this month…
Best for getting in the festive mood
OUR PICK: Sundae Gingerbread Foaming Body Wash
It seems everyone is getting started on their Christmas collections early and you know what, we’re here for it. Especially when it smells this good! Sundae have given their cult foaming body wash in a can a festive makeover with the scent of gingerbread, while still paying homage to its Aussie roots with its OG skin-loving formula featuring natives Kakadu plum and finger lime to deliver the gift of brighter, smoother and softer skin from head to toe.
Best for inner wellness
OUR PICK: The Beauty Chef Supergenes range
No doubt we don’t need to convince you on the benefits of nourishing your body from the inside out. We already have an impressive range of homegrown wellness supplements here on a-beauty. But what we’re loving about a-beauty approved The Beauty Chef’s newest range of intensive herbal probiotics capsules is how they’re targeted to tackle some of the top concerns facing our modern-day lives. There’s Sleep Support for inducing deep, restorative sleep & relieve restless nights; Stress & Anxiety Relief to assist with mood balance, nervous tension, stress & mild anxiety; Healthy Hair & Nails to support hair thickness, hair growth & healthy nails; PMS Support to ease your time-of-month symptoms like breast tenderness, pain and menstrual irregularity, and mood imbalances; and Menopausal Balance for relieving feelings of nervous energy, stress and hot flushes for those going through peri-menopause and menopause.
Best for sun-safe sun-kissed skin
OUR PICK: Airyday SPF50+ Dreamscreen
Tinted sunscreens are where it’s at this season. This newbie from Australian-made Airyday ticks all the boxes for us: SPF50+, dewy and weightless finish, illuminating tinted formula, vegan, and packed with other ingredients to look after your skin like hyaluronic acid, vegan collagen, niacinamide, blue light protection and vitamins C, E and F. Oh, and it smells of champagne and peonies!
Best for effortless hairstyling
As we near closer to the party season, this 3-in-1 hair tool is going to seriously come in handy. You can swap and change the three heads onto the one base to dry, smooth and style with a single tool. The Pre-Styling Dryer attachment can be used to dry your hair and add lift at the roots; the Volume Head is a 60mm oval attachment for adding movement and bounce through the lengths; and the Curling Head is a 32mm round curling barrel for creating Aussie It-girl waves with minimal fuss.
Best for longer-lasting summer makeup
Setting sprays are one of those incredibly amazing yet underrated products that do wonderful things for our makeup. Trust a makeup artist to know its value and make her own! Australian makeup artist Hilary Holmes has been busy this year adding a bunch of beautiful products to her inclusive makeup brand Holme Beauty, and this Setting Spray is her latest stroke of genius. The vegan formula contains hyaluronic acid, Kakadu plum and an ingredient called Radicare Gold which helps protect skin from stress caused by blue light from the sun and digital devices to leave your complexion pampered while its glistening mist sets your makeup in place for all-day hold with a soft-focus glowy finish.
NEW TO A-BEAUTY THIS MONTH
More to love on a-beauty! These are some of the products we’ve just added to abeauty.co
Ere Perez White Tea Phyto-Retinol Elixir
If you’re chasing the potent anti-ageing results that an ingredient like retinol delivers, but would prefer a vegan alternative then this is the botanical serum for you. Lightweight and loaded with actives and plant-derived goodness, it contains white tea whose high amounts of phenols help strengthen both collagen and elastin for smoother looking skin, along with bakuchiol to improve skin tone and protect from free radicals, and anti-inflammatory antioxidant-rich resveratrol to boost skin elasticity.
Base Camp Beauty Smooth Finish Bristle Brush
Base Camp Beauty founder Ashlea Penfold has a knack for making everyday mundane task beautiful. Like brushing you hair - we’re already obsessed with her luxe polished Acetate combs, and now we’re all about her Bristle Brush for creating instant body, smoothing frizz and taming flyaways. And we’re not the only ones - we’re currently sold out of them, but will have more stock soon!
Salt by Hendrix Dewtown Kombucha Serum
On the hunt for a serum that ticks more than one box on your skin wish list? Well, this one by Salt by Hendrix is sure to steal the spot of a few serums on your beauty shelf. It’s been formulated to brighten, balance, rejuvenate and repair the skin barrier with the help of ingredients like kombucha, probiotic and Australian native Davidson plum.