A change of season can unbalance your skin, but with a little attention you can get back on track. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Adore Beauty – Australia’s longest-running beauty shop – to bring Broadsheet Access members a $20 discount code to use on your next order. Not a member yet? Sign up here.
There are more than 260 brands to choose from, but we’ve narrowed down some products to try – from serums to combat the inevitable dry skin that comes with the cooler months, to a two-in-one hair tool designed to give your hair a boost.
Skinceuticals CE Ferulic Serum, $233, 30ml
This is Adore Beauty founder Kate Morris’s favourite serum, used by the likes of J.Lo and Sienna Miller. This hydrating facial serum protects your skin against photo-aging (caused by repeated UV exposure) for up to four days. Made with vitamin C, antioxidant vitamin E and ferulic acid, this is a gentle yet potent boost for dull skin.
Ultra Violette Queen Screen SPF 50+ Luminising Sun Serum, $47, 50ml
It’s a common mistake to shove your sunscreen to the back of your bathroom cabinet when summer ends. Ultra Violette was founded by Aussies Bec Jefferd and Ava Matthews, who wanted to create a skincare-grade sunscreen suitable for all skin types. The result: a milky, invisible and oil-free SPF 50+ packed with antioxidants, vitamin C and Australian Kakadu plum to help you stay protected and hydrated. Its luminising finish will keep you glowing throughout the day.
Eye of Horus Goddess Pencil, $28
A return to your winter wardrobe calls for dramatic make-up – and this deeply pigmented eye pencil from Byron beauty brand Eye of Horus delivers. Made with natural waxes and organic moringa oil, this award-winning, smudge-proof liner has a creamy texture that allows for easy application. And it comes in seven bold colours – our favourite is the lazuli blue.
Mermade Hair Blow Dry Brush in Black, $99
Want a professional blowout from home? This hair dryer and oval brush can dry and style your hair in one step. Mermade Hair works with top hair stylists to develop its products. This one has flexible, tangle-free bristles and multiple heat settings, which quickly add extra volume and shape to your hair. Its ionic technology is meant to protect your hair and give it a shiny salon finish.
Nak Hair Ori Lab Overnight Dew Serum, $33.96, 100ml
This nourishing leave-in serum – infused with hyaluronic acid, camelia oil, vitamin F and sunflower extract – should be your new go-to for softer and smoother hair. It can be used on dry or damp hair, which means there’s no need for a rinse out if you’ve planned a long evening on the couch. And it’s 86 per cent organic, vegan and cruelty-free.
Adore Beauty Self-Love Set, $89.00
This pack has a bullet-sized, lip gloss-shaped vibrator from Instagram-famous brand Vush, a soothing aquamarine body oil from Salt by Hendrix, a water-based Lelo personal lubricant and more.