Beauty Review: 5 Products To Protect Your Skin This Season

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Jo Munro

The Savvy Shopaholic

Jan 03, 2024

I am fastidious about protecting and nourishing my skin in the hotter months. 

So I hit the shops to see what is new to give skin that extra protection. I am in the perfect state to really test drive current products and there is a rich choice to pick from. So here are my favourites.


No doubt our skin reacts to the cold, the dehydrating effects of indoor heating and needs a little help when those inevitable sniffles sets in. Beyond our regular skin care a little nurturing makes all the difference.

Wild Rose Advanced Brightening & Nourishing Face Oil – by Korres RRP $75.00

This Wild Rose Face Oil is a beautiful treatment oil with rose petals visibly steeping in the infusion.

Wow, it is such an instant pick me up. It is a light emulsion that absorbs quickly. Light yet rich in antioxidants and powered with vitamin C to soften lines and boost radiance. It smells like a decadent armful of red roses. My skin felt plumb, soft and restored even though I was on the end of a head cold and feeling a little off. This is a great investment for your winter skin.


Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo $46.00

I was delighted to find this gorgeous tinted lip-softening blend of shea butter, mimosa and sunflower seed. So if you love a lip-gloss but prefer the longevity and coverage of a lipstick, this is the answer. Colours range from gorgeous nudes through to strikingly bold hues.


Elixir Body Oil – by Mecca Cosmetica $60

We do tend to focus on looking after our face, neck and hands. No surprises here. These are parts of the body that show ageing. Why not treat all your body with a treatment blend chock full of goodies? The Elixir body oil is a powerhouse of vitamins A, B and E derived from sandalwood nut oil in its purest form, along with rosehip, jojoba, avocado and nut oils.  It is light and easy to use and absorbed readily by your dry, thirsty skin.  It is effective on stretch marks, the décolletage and I particularly love it after shaving or waxing.


Lit From Within Sheet Mask 4 Pack – Mecca Cosmetica $45.00

Time is of the essence and although I love the results of having a facial, some days I am lucky to have time to shower and put on moisturiser. For the time poor, treat yourself to the results of a facial by using these gorgeous brightening sheet masks. They multitask (just like us) by illuminating, hydrating and perfecting the complexion all at once. Expertly crafted from a unique hydrogel material for effective delivery of concentrated doses of brightening and moisturising ingredients including a white flower brightening complex and vitamin C to the skin. The result is an instantly radiant, more even complexion.  Just the treatment to give a little indulgence to tired skin.


Kit Cosmetics Wonder Balm & Hand Cream Duo $35

Wonder balm caught my attention. Just what I needed at the end of a cold with cracked lips, red nose and everything feeling like it needed a miracle.  This rich, gentle, multi-purpose, does-everything balm superbly moisturises and soothes lips, face, nails and body.

The hand cream is perfect to pop on when you are in your car.  Infused with a powerful mix of rich Australian botanicals, this beautifully hydrating hand balm with SPF 15 nourishes and protects hands.  Yes, you need to SPF your hands.

This limited edition pack Includes Mini Hand Repair Balm (30ml) and Multi Purpose Wonder Balm (30ml).

These products are available in various store and most found in Mecca Cosmetica


By Jo Munro

The Savvy Shopaholic

Jo Munro is best known as The Savvy Shopaholic with the tag line 'Shop More, Save More'. She is The Carousel's resident shopping expert and a regular TV presenter on Ch9's Today Show and A Current Affair. In Jo's book The Savvy Shopaholic, she shares over 20 years of savvy shopping expertise, business wisdom and channel management with those who want to turn their shopping skills into cash. Much loved for her luxe for less shopping tips and wide-brimming smile, she's always keen to share her passion for shopping and savvy tips to get the most out of your dollar.



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