What exactly are cult beauty products? Part II

Portrait of a Lady

Cult beauty can mean something different to everyone. For us? It simply means we keep on coming back, over and again. Frederic Malle's Portrait of a Lady will always remind us of "the streets of Paris, late night dinners, and dancing the night away" and Kevin Murphy's Angel Wash is our "old flame". See here our second edit of the beauty products the RUSSH editors can't leave behind. 

Read the first part here.


Mia Steiber

Digital Content Director

My cult, can’t-live-without is The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid serum. It’s such a winner. Unlike some other hyaluronic serums, it’s got different types of hyaluronic acid to penetrate your skin at different depths. This encourages water retention at all layers of your skin. It works almost immediately too, helping to plump up my complexion. Which ultimately makes me look less sullen and tired, which is always a good thing. No matter what my routine is like, this product is always involved. It’s been that way since I first discovered it in 2016.


Ella Jane

Production Coordinator

Biologique Recherche is a cult brand for a reason, and although I am loyal to the notorious Lotion P50, Serum Placenta is where my heart truly lies. The biggest indulgence and exactly what it says it is. This serum is allegedly made of bovine placenta, and definitely smells like it. If you can move past this, it is a heal-all. Improving tone and elasticity, purifying and restoring. This paired with a good sleep will do some serious heavy-lifting.


Kitty Callaghan

Contributing Editor

A scent I look forward to embracing soon is Portrait of a Lady by Frederic Malle. Although I have never worn this scent myself, in some ways for that reason it is more special to me than those in my collection. When I stumble upon this aroma It allows me to be instantly transported back to special memories, places, and significant moments with people I love. My mum wears this scent on special occasions and a couple of dear friends wear it regularly too. I am a believer that you get to enjoy beautiful scents most when they are worn by those around you. It reminds me of adventuring the streets of Paris, late night dinners, and dancing the night away.


Andrea Tchacos

Deputy Editor

Kevin Murphy’s Angel Wash is an old flame that I have recently gotten back in touch with and can I say, I have zero regrets. It’s made for people who, like me, have fine hair. It’s volume boosting in a way that feels light, airy (like angels). My housemates have noticed a difference. It’s sulphate, paraben and cruelty-free with packaging created from 100 per cent ocean waste plastic. Which, for me, renders it cult worthy. And goes a long way towards diminishing buyers’ guilt.