January 2020

The Lush List - January 2020

This month’s 10 tried, tested and trusted - places, beauty, fashion and lifestyle products that I’m loving at the moment...

The Ordinary: AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

The Ordinary: AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

Anything but ordinary, this peeling solution unites AHAs and BHAs to offer deep exfoliation and help battle blemishes for improved skin radiance. Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) exfoliate the skin’s topmost layer for a brighter, more even appearance, while beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) exfoliate the skin more deeply to clear pore congestion – together, they radically improve the appearance of the skin’s texture and reduce the look of fine lines. Don’t be perturbed by the irritation often associated with acid use – The Ordinary’s AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution also features Tasmanian pepperberry to reduce inflammation, as well as a crosspolymer form of hyaluronic acid for comfort, vitamin B5 to assist healing and black carrot as an antioxidant.

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Morphe: High Impact Highlighter Spark

Morphe: High Impact Highlighter Spark

Get that prismatic effect wherever you glow thanks to this glimmering, golden pink highlighter. With an innovative, daringly creamy formula and weightless, zero gravity feel. Where to drop the pop? Focus on prominent areas of the face - centre of the forehead, high cheekbones, bridge of the nose, browbone and eyelid, Cupid’s bow and the center of the chin.

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Herbivore: Jasmine Glowing Hydration Body Oil

Herbivore: Jasmine Glowing Hydration Body Oil

Named for the precious Jasmine Sambac oil that it contains, the Jasmine Body Oil is a blend of pure, natural botanical oils that leave skin glowing and hydrated with an intoxicating floral scent. Targets dryness and dullness. Oils are concentrated, long-lasting, and effective moisturizers. Our oils sink in deeply to moisturize and nourish with antioxidants and vitamins, which work to hydrate dry skin and give it a radiant glow.

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111 SKIN Harley St. London: Sub-Zero De-Puffing Eye Mask

111 SKIN Harley St. London: Sub-Zero De-Puffing Eye Mask

A cooling hydrogel mask wraps around the contour of the eye area and infuses the skin with powerful active ingredients that targets puffiness and dark circles. Apply for a minimum of 20 minutes for a dramatic, re-energised result. Intensify the de-puffing effects by storing these masks in the fridge for an awakened, uplifted, enlivened eye area. SEAWEED EXTRACT reduces inflammation and puffiness, alleviates the appearance of dark circles and tightens skin around the eye area. A powerful PEPTIDE COMPLEX strengthens the skin, removes dark circles and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

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ZITSTICKA: KILLA KIT

ZITSTICKA: KILLA KIT

One of life’s pimple pleasures, KILLA is a genius spot patch that aims to disrupt a zit before it emerges... Designed for deep, upcoming varieties in their early stages, it has 24 microdarts to allow a potent potion of ingredients to enter and work beneath the skin’s dead skin cell layer. Before you withdraw in horror—these microdarts are so tiny that they don’t hurt, although you may feel a slight (and rather satisfying, might we add) tingling sensation. Once these darts have worked their magic, there are just five ingredients that are called to action: moisture-magnet hyaluronic acid, exfoliating salicylic acid, calming niacinamide, the silencer oligopeptide-76 and pH-balancing sodium hydroxide – notice the lack of parabens, sulphates and other nasties? Three cheers for ZitSticka! Alongside eight KILLA patches, the kit contains eight CLEANA ingredient-soaked swabs which prime your skin so the patch will easily adhere. Once applied, leave these bad boys to do their business without fear of slipping (they’re water-resistant) or drawing attention to the problem (they’re semi-sheer, clear and very discreet).

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BECCA: Under Eye Brightening Corrector

BECCA: Under Eye Brightening Corrector

Backlighting for your cover-up, these pink-toned camouflages neutralise the blue hue of dark circles and broken capillaries, whilst ultra-fine pearlescent particles subtly scatter light, to brighten and unify the entire under-eye area. With a buttery soft cream texture, these virtually melt into skin without a trace – blending effortlessly to refine the appearance of delicate skin, whilst allowing you to 'fake awake' in minutes; just use the warmth of your fingertips to blur, for a flawless, 'soft focus' effect. Long-wearing and crease-resistant, the formula stays put and helps extend the longevity of your concealer – there’s no risk of product smudging or migrating into wrinkles, so you stay looking bright eyed and bushy tailed ‘til bedtime. Choose from two shades to flatter all skin tones: 'Light Medium' or 'Medium to Dark'.

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OSKIA London: Liquid Mask

OSKIA London: Liquid Mask

An overnight radiance and conditioning peel containing 10% Lactic Acid, super-nutrients, multi-vitamins and anti-oxidants to visibly illuminate and improve skin condition and texture. Lactic Acid powerfully but safely exfoliates while boosting moisture levels to rejuvenate, revitalise and brighten while your skin sleeps. Superior (mixed molecular weight) Hyaluronic Acid deeply hydrates and plumps. Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) evens skin tone and reduces the appearance of skin blemishes, pores, congestion and boosts skin immunity. Red Snow and Black Carrot extracts protect against free-radical damage, while patented Cactus Stem extract, Pro-Vitamin B5 and MSM condition while calming redness and irritation.

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Too Faced: Better Than Sex Mascara

Too Faced: Better Than Sex Mascara

Guaranteed to be better (and last longer…) than even your most dangerous liaison, Better Than Sex Mascara by Too Faced is a bona fide make up icon. The number one selling prestige mascara in the USA, this is a Holy Grail formula for countless devoted fans. What makes it so good, you might well ask? It starts with the formula – it’s enriched with film-forming polymers and collagen to provide smudge-proof, all-day wear, as well as acacia senegal tree extract to nourish, thicken and lock each curled lash in place. And, of course, a mascara is only as good as its brush – this one is shaped like an hourglass to ‘unlock’ the formula and leave no lash behind, lifting and coating each and every little one, top and bottom. In just a few coats, your eyes will look more defined and bright than ever before.

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Augustinus Bader: The Rich Cream

Augustinus Bader: The Rich Cream

An intensely luxurious, super hydrator that stimulates skin’s natural processes of rejuvenation to dramatically improve the complexion’s appearance. Suitable for normal to dry skin types. Offers the ultimate protective shield against dry climates. Ideal for your night time routine. Replenishing argan, avocado and evening primrose oil, rich in omega 6 fatty acids and anti-oxidants, help to protect skin from free-radicals. A 50ml bottle should last approximately 6 weeks; the 30ml, 4 weeks and the 15ml, 2 weeks. INSTANT RESULTS Skin feels soothed and deeply hydrated, and is left with a youthful, healthy, radiant glow.

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Milk Makeup: Hydro Grip Primer

Milk Makeup: Hydro Grip Primer

Boasting a heavy hit of plant-derived oils, as well as moisturising, soothing and balancing aloe water, cherry blossom, hyaluronic acid, and B vitamins, this hard-worker deeply hydrates skin for a smooth and blissed-out finish. While the game-changing addition of blue agave extract forms an invisible layer to grip make up for all-day hold. In fact, in a consumer study 100% of subjects said their skin felt more hydrated, had a healthy-looking glow and their make up lasted longer as long as 12-hours post application! Just allow the formula one minute to fully absorb to activate full grip effect and then apply your make up as normal to create a flawless and long-lasting make up look.

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