October 27, 2021

7 Beauty Products Our Editors Can’t Get Enough Of This Month: October 2021

What we’re loving, coveting and “borrowing” from the Gritty Pretty beauty cupboard this month.

Eleanor Pendleton

Founder & Editor-in-Chief

“If I ever want a relaxing, sensorial spa experience in my shower at home, L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil provides just that. This is a shower product I come back to time and time again. This unique texture leaves a satin-like softness all over the body, transforming from a soothing oil into lavish, softening foam when applied. Rich in almond oil and nourishing lipids, this shower oil cleanses while leaving the most heavenly scent. Also, if you’re pregnant, this shower body oil is perfectly for a growing belly.”

Rose Garnett

Beauty Writer

“I like to keep my makeup to a minimum when the weather warms up so the Naked Sundays SPF50+ Collagen Glow Creme has been the perfect all-in-one product to add to my morning routine. This vegan SPF formula is like an airbrush for the skin, serving four purposes (sunscreen, collagen-booster, moisturiser and primer) to have you out the door in two minutes flat. I also love that it helps to protect the skin from free radical damage while promoting smooth, glowing skin. If you can get your hands on it, do.”

Danielle Gay

Beauty Director & Executive Editor

“As a beauty editor, when something is referred to as a ‘facial in a bottle’ it invariably ends up on the must-try list. Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 is constantly hailed as such and now I understand why. Think of Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 as a liquid exfoliant—but it’s also so much more. It utilises a combination of acids in a low pH, to gently buff the surface of the skin. It also contains Niacinamide (vitamin B3) which helps restore moisture-loss for super hydrated skin. The brand recommends using it for 50 days (hence the name) and although I haven’t quite hit the 50-day mark, I am already seeing the results. My skin is soft, luminous and looks incredibly healthy. I’m loving it and ready to recommend it to anyone who’ll listen!”

 

Kate Reeves

Art Director

“Somehow floral and masculine, I am loving the combination in the Absinthe Boreale scent by Maison Crivelli. A truly perfect fragrance for the change in season, this luscious fragrance has got me feeling flirty. With notes of geranium, thyme, rosemary and lavender, you will feel like you’re skipping through the French countryside in a single spritz.”

Nicola Sevitt

Special Projects Producer

“I usually steer away from blush, as I tend to have a natural flush in my cheeks, although after using NudeStix Nudies Bloom Stick Blush in Bohemian Rose, it’s safe to say I’m now a convert. What I love most about this product is that it doesn’t feel overwhelming to use. You can simply apply a smudge to the apples of your cheeks, followed by lightly blending the creamy tint into your skin by using the divine brush at the other end of the stick. Added bonus – I also tried adding a dab to my lips to elevate the look. Who doesn’t love a dual purpose product?”

Sue Hoffman

Brand Partnerships Manager

“I’ve always wanted to like oil cleansers but have never seemed to have nailed the right one. So I was happy to be given the opportunity to trial Mario Badescu’s Cleansing Oil.  I definitely noticed that I needed to double cleanse to make sure I got that “clean skin” feeling – but in some instances it still wasn’t enough. If you’re an oil cleanser devotee you may be happy with this product but in this instance it just didn’t tick the right boxes for me.”

Eliza Hynd

Head Of Brand Partnerships

“If I could eat the Briogeo Mango + Cherry Balancing Shampoo and Conditioner I would! It smells insanely good–like a delicious smoothie–and has left my hair feeling fresh. My little minis love it too so that’s a bonus. My hair is exceptionally dry at the moment and in desperate need of a cut and colour (haven’t been to a salon in eight months thanks to Covid-19) so I still need to apply a leave-in treatment for a good 10 minutes to soften my locks after the wash/condition.”

Eleanor Pendleton

Founder & Editor-in-Chief

“If I ever want a relaxing, sensorial spa experience in my shower at home, L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil provides just that. This is a shower product I come back to time and time again. This unique texture leaves a satin-like softness all over the body, transforming from a soothing oil into lavish, softening foam when applied. Rich in almond oil and nourishing lipids, this shower oil cleanses while leaving the most heavenly scent. Also, if you’re pregnant, this shower body oil is perfectly for a growing belly.”

Rose Garnett

Beauty Writer

“I like to keep my makeup to a minimum when the weather warms up so the Naked Sundays SPF50+ Collagen Glow Creme has been the perfect all-in-one product to add to my morning routine. This vegan SPF formula is like an airbrush for the skin, serving four purposes (sunscreen, collagen-booster, moisturiser and primer) to have you out the door in two minutes flat. I also love that it helps to protect the skin from free radical damage while promoting smooth, glowing skin. If you can get your hands on it, do.”

Danielle Gay

Beauty Director & Executive Editor

“As a beauty editor, when something is referred to as a ‘facial in a bottle’ it invariably ends up on the must-try list. Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 is constantly hailed as such and now I understand why. Think of Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 as a liquid exfoliant—but it’s also so much more. It utilises a combination of acids in a low pH, to gently buff the surface of the skin. It also contains Niacinamide (vitamin B3) which helps restore moisture-loss for super hydrated skin. The brand recommends using it for 50 days (hence the name) and although I haven’t quite hit the 50-day mark, I am already seeing the results. My skin is soft, luminous and looks incredibly healthy. I’m loving it and ready to recommend it to anyone who’ll listen!”

 

Kate Reeves

Art Director

“Somehow floral and masculine, I am loving the combination in the Absinthe Boreale scent by Maison Crivelli. A truly perfect fragrance for the change in season, this luscious fragrance has got me feeling flirty. With notes of geranium, thyme, rosemary and lavender, you will feel like you’re skipping through the French countryside in a single spritz.”

Nicola Sevitt

Special Projects Producer

“I usually steer away from blush, as I tend to have a natural flush in my cheeks, although after using NudeStix Nudies Bloom Stick Blush in Bohemian Rose, it’s safe to say I’m now a convert. What I love most about this product is that it doesn’t feel overwhelming to use. You can simply apply a smudge to the apples of your cheeks, followed by lightly blending the creamy tint into your skin by using the divine brush at the other end of the stick. Added bonus – I also tried adding a dab to my lips to elevate the look. Who doesn’t love a dual purpose product?”

Sue Hoffman

Brand Partnerships Manager

“I’ve always wanted to like oil cleansers but have never seemed to have nailed the right one. So I was happy to be given the opportunity to trial Mario Badescu’s Cleansing Oil.  I definitely noticed that I needed to double cleanse to make sure I got that “clean skin” feeling – but in some instances it still wasn’t enough. If you’re an oil cleanser devotee you may be happy with this product but in this instance it just didn’t tick the right boxes for me.”

Eliza Hynd

Head Of Brand Partnerships

“If I could eat the Briogeo Mango + Cherry Balancing Shampoo and Conditioner I would! It smells insanely good–like a delicious smoothie–and has left my hair feeling fresh. My little minis love it too so that’s a bonus. My hair is exceptionally dry at the moment and in desperate need of a cut and colour (haven’t been to a salon in eight months thanks to Covid-19) so I still need to apply a leave-in treatment for a good 10 minutes to soften my locks after the wash/condition.”

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