We’re finally starting to peel away the layers of cosy, and while we find this super exciting – who isn’t sick of bundling up in coats – we’re also remembering how much prep we need to do to our skin. For one, we’re gonna have to start shaving our legs again (sigh), but we also need to switch up our products to align with the warmer weather. It’s time to shed your dry dull winter skin and make way for the glow, and to do that you need to make sure your skincare routine is in line with the new weather. Thankfully, these ten products landed on our desk, and they’re halfway to making us feel all sparkly for spring already…
For the body:
Start with: Grounded Coffee Body Scrub, $21
A body scrub is step number one to getting your skin looking anywhere near ready for summer sunshine, and we can’t deny that we’re prone to neglecting this during winter! These insanely-delicious scented scrubs contain some of our fav all-natural ingredients – coffee, brown sugar, sea salt, sweet almond oil, coconut oil, and vitamin E – and that’s actually all they contain, which we love even more… There’s no nasty microbeads, chemicals, sulphates or parabens. Post-scrub, our skin was BEYOND soft! Check out the full collection of body scrubs, including Coconut, Grapefruit, Peppermint, and Chocolate Orange here.
Finish with: Kora Noni Glow Body Oil, $58
We recently got a divine delivery of Miranda Kerr’s Kora Organics products and we may have become a little obsessed! The Noni Glow Body Oil could not have come at a better time, it’s the ultimate hit of hydration for your skin after showering and post exfoliation. The body oil boasts Noni, a fruit that has over 100 vitamins and minerals, as well as cult favs, rosehip seed oil and sea buckthorn seed oil. The all-natural, organic oil is also super lightweight, so you won’t have to hang around to get dressed if your home is still a little chilly. Shop it here.
For the face:
Start with: Kate Somerville ExfoliKate® Intensive Exfoliating Treatment, $85
This 2-minute facial in a tube is the best way to start the spring. Using both physical and enzyme exfoliators, Kate’s Hollywood-loved exfoliator is the bomb for stripping your skin of any dead skin that’s holding you back from your full glow potential. Plus, it’s pumped with vitamin E, honey, rosewood and cinnamon extracts that’ll nourish your skin and help reduce the appearance of fine line. Shop it here.
Dissolve Dirt: African Botanics Pure Marula Cleansing Oil, $73
Cleansing oils have become huge in the past year and are loved for their gentle yet powerful ability to dissolve makeup and melt away impurities. This botanical cleansing oil harnesses the antioxidant-rich healing powers of marula oil, and combines them with AHA fruit acids to gently brighten the skin and improve skin tone. Not only does this do THE best job of removing makeup, we swear in just a couple of weeks we’ve noticed our blackheads visibly disappearing. Shop it here.
Plump Your Skin: Blueberry Bounce Cleanser, $34
In case you didn’t notice, we’re on a bit of a K-Beauty hype, and this Korean cleanser is top of our hotlist. Post oil-cleanse, or for a fresh face in the morning, this gently foaming gel is the best way to wake up your skin. With lactic acid to unglue dead skin cells, defensive blueberry antioxidants, and hydrating hyaluronic acid, this is the ideal cleanser for springtime – it literally leaves your skin feeling plump and bouncy, we’re so obsessed! Shop it here.
Get the Glow: Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask, $45
If anyone can create products that give instant glass-skin results, it’s Korea. This sleeping mask guarantees that you’ll wake up with baby-soft, bright and glowing skin in the morning. Radiance-boosting watermelon, tons of hydrating hyaluronic acid, and gentle AHAs have made this glow-giving sleeping mask a cult product in no time at all. It’s also pillow-proof – who doesn’t love the idea of not wasting any product on their pillows! Shop it here.
Look Fresh: Kora Organic Noni Radiant Eye Oil, $39
Nothing says freshness like wide-awake eyes, and this natural and organic eye oil is surprisingly potent as it contains a natural type of retinol in the form of Kahai Oil, which helps improve elasticity and smooth fine lines. Coffee seed oil helps with puffiness, and tomato fruit brightens the skin to diminish the appearance of dark circles. We also love that this has a roller ball application made of Rose Quartz, which makes it super refreshing and soothing to apply. Shop it here.
For your makeup kit:
Start With: Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer, $52
Tatcha just made achieving a flawless, poreless canvas for spring easy af. The Japanese brand’s latest cult product is primer goals. The balm-like primer smells like a Japanese garden, as well as being an ahhhhmazing base for your makeup – it grips it so well. You can say goodbye to pores and enjoy your flawless makeup all day because this makes it last SO well. It’s actually like skincare as the formula combines pink and gold pearl to help even tone and boost radiance, while superfoods like green tea, algae, and rice, feed and protect the skin from pollution and harmful free radicals. It works for all skin types – even if you have a tendency to get super oily before midday!
Finish With: YSL Touche Éclat All-In-One Glow Foundation, $48
This foundation is literally made for spring and summer as it’s made with 70% water, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin E, so it’s super hydrating, and it also has SPF 23 – we all know we should be using SPF! Despite the lightweight formula, this actually gives amazing coverage, so even if you’re a full coverage kinda girl, you can build this up and still get a gorgeous dewy glow. Shop it here.
Perfect Your Pout: Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Lip Gloss Ultra Cushion Lip Gloss, $20
Urban Decay’s latest glossy offering is giving us major spring vibes and nothing says summertime like a light glossy lip. With 20 stunning summer colors like bold fuschia, coral, Barbie pink, and holographic shades in four different finishes you’ll end up struggling to choose a fav. The formula also contains peppermint oil, which adds an instant plumpness to lips, plus we love the sensation. Shop them here.
What are your spring makeup and skin essentials?