\nWant to know the beauty brands and products you’ll be coveting this year? We spoke to 'Skinfluencer' Ali Whittle about her predictions for what’s hot and what's not in 2021.\n\nName: Ali Whittle\nInstagram: @aliwhittle\nJob Description: Journalist, Content Producer and Influencer\n[divider-1]\nA-Beauty Asks\n[divider-1]\nQ: Define A-Beauty\nEffortless, undone, less is more, glowing, down to earth, real! I think there’s also a distinct Australian style in our products. The design is always unique and super cute and the products actually work.\nQ: Quintessential face of A-Beauty?\nSo many people come to mind but two off the top of my head are Jessica Vanderleahy and Bella Thomas. I love their approach to beauty. Always super natural and glowing.\nQ: Favourite Australian ingredients and why?\nThere are loads of fantastic Australian ingredients and so many that are rapidly appearing in skincare – and not just in A-Beauty. Some that I love are Kakadu plum, desert lime and quandong. These three keep popping up everywhere.\n\n"I feel best when I do less in regard to hair and makeup." \nAli Whittle\n\nQ: Your go-to hair and makeup?\n\nI feel best when I do less in regard to hair and makeup. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good blow-dry and wave from the hairdresser or makeup done by a professional but day to day, I keep things very easy and low maintenance.\nHair – I am SO beyond low key. I just let it air dry and go – so I’d either wear my hair out, embracing my natural wave or tied back in a low, loose bun. \nMakeup – A glowy primer\/illuminating base product with little to no coverage, I sparingly spot conceal any blemishes or redness, a touch of bronzer and add this to my eyes for eyeshadow, a hint of blush, brow gel to brush my brows up and keep them in place, and either a gloss or berry lip stain on my lips.\nQ: What does A-Beauty mean to you?\nI think A-Beauty is whatever feels right to you. Whatever makes you feel comfortable. What makes me feel comfortable is definitely less makeup, but a really fantastic skincare routine that keeps my skin healthy and hydrated. And lots and lots of sunscreen!\n[image-grid-2]\nAli Whittle's 5 Skincare Saviours\n1\/ The Beauty Chef – Incredible ingestible beauty that focuses on inner wellbeing and gut health\n2\/ The Jojoba Company – They put jojoba on the map and now everyone is including it in their skincare\n3\/ Go-To – A peachy treat on any bathroom vanity but also delivers amazing results\n4\/ Frank Body – Genius scrubs and skincare\n5\/ Ultra Violette – Best SPF ever\nAli's other noteworthy A-Beauty skincare mentions: Alpha-H, Sand \u0026amp; Sky, Alya Skin, Salt by Hendrix, Minenssey and Grown Alchemist.