The 2 cult beauty buys that just got even better

clut beauty products that just got even better

By Andrea

When you find the perfect pair of jeans, sunglasses, or cocktail, it’s hard not to wish you’d discovered them sooner. And it’s the same with beauty products.

But while I’ve only discovered these two cult beauty buy in the last year or so, I’ve got no regrets about the timing, as they’ve both recently become even better.


Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+

Every 4.87 seconds, someone somewhere on this big blue ball we call Earth buys a bottle of Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion, and it’s likely to be a regular beauty buy for you, too. But the white coats in the Clinique labs haven’t been resting on their laurels – they’ve spent the last six and a half years upping the ante by reformulating it for even better results.

Without going all “She blinded me with science!” and harping on about the techie details, the product will now give your skin more resilience and resistance to environmental stresses, plus new ingredients attract moisture to the skin.

They tested their improvements on 1,600 people in 5 countries, and their results showed double the moisture levels compared to other products. I wasn’t one of the 1,600, but what I do know is that my skin stays moisturised and feels good all day. Tick.

I’ve been using it over the last month as part of my beauty routine, morning and night. The texture’s velvety, it gets absorbed quickly and easily, and leaves a beautifully smooth finish. It’s now a permanent fixture on my beauty shopping list.

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Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ 50ml $29, 125ml $49 at Clinique counters nationwide,

or shop online: 50ml tube $29.82, 125ml $51.75.



Shu Uemura Cleansing Oils

The first cleansing oil to be launched in Japan in 1967, a bottle of this beauty classic is now sold every 7 seconds around the world. It’s a fast, effective and gentle way to cleanse your skin, and it leaves it silky-smooth.

I picked up a 450ml bottle for the first time late last year. I used it each morning in the shower and also at night to remove my make up (it even removes eye makeup – bonus!) and it lasted me over six months.

Responding to the iffiness of the current economic climate, the price of this cult beauty buy has become a lot more reasonable. 150ml bottles used to start at $55 but are now priced from $36. Add to cart, foxes!


Click here for global stockists of Shu Uemura Cleansing Oils, in Australia call 1300 651 991

or shop online 150ml $37.60,  450ml $163.45.



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