Beauty / Feature

RUSSH Editors share the supermarket products they use and love

Tried and tested. If active serums are the dream then dry shampoo is the reality. Here the RUSSH Editors share the products they purchase, use and love.

Natalie Petrevski

Fashion Editor

A recommendation from my in house give-it-to-me-straight beauty expert, Ellen Presbury. My skin has been playing up on me a lot these past few months and I found myself using unnessary products that were doing nothing for my sensitivities. I needed a new moisturiser that would actually absorb into my skin and keep my dryness and hormonal breakouts at bay. Enter CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion, purchased from Chemist Warehouse for $17 and I’ve never looked back. Non-comedogenic, maintains hydration well and contains niacinamide, a vitamin B3 for soothing. Use this after CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser and you’re good to go. Won’t be breaking the bank either. Win win.

Megan Nolan

Designer & Creative Services Manager

I’m not much of one for change and therefore have been using the same eye makeup products since I was about 15-years-old when mascara and eyeliner magically appeared in my Santa stocking (thanks Mum!). Luckily for me my mum has great taste and I’ve never felt the need to upgrade my favourite supermarket buys. Over the years these brands have updated their products a little but I still use a Max Factor mascara, Maybelline Kohl pencil and Rimmel London Liquid eyeliner to fund my not-so-guilty eye makeup obsession. All smudge-proof and party-all-night-long compatible.

Megan Nolan

Designer & Creative Services Manager

I’m not much of one for change and therefore have been using the same eye makeup products since I was about 15-years-old when mascara and eyeliner magically appeared in my Santa stocking (thanks Mum!). Luckily for me my mum has great taste and I’ve never felt the need to upgrade my favourite supermarket buys. Over the years these brands have updated their products a little but I still use a Max Factor mascara, Maybelline Kohl pencil and Rimmel London Liquid eyeliner to fund my not-so-guilty eye makeup obsession. All smudge-proof and party-all-night-long compatible.

Victoria Pearson

Content Director

With age comes the acceptance of certain realities. For example, it is likely I will never be fluent in French. Another is the recognition that my hair will always just be straight and fine and middle of the road medium length, not the thick, wavy, waist-length locks I was obsessed with a teenager. Acceptance leads to progress, however, and I’ve since abandoned any volumnising or styling products, instead buying Australia’s number one dry shampoo product (according to woolworths.com) in bulk. Batiste’s hair cleansing aerosol (in brunette) has cut down the number of times I wash my hair each week and adds a welcome texture and grit to my current crop. It also seems to be stocked everywhere, which is very convenient.

Gabriela Hidalgo

Senior Designer

I’ll let you in on a not-so-well kept secret: skincare absolutely terrifies me. Serum before oil? Exfoliants vs acids? How much and when? I have a list of my tried and tested favourites but as for everything else, it’s overwhelming. The logic I now apply is ‘What does my skin need right now?’, and ‘If you can eat it, it’s safe for your skin’. To manage any surprise outbreaks, I use raw honey as a cleansing mask and (unfiltered) Apple Cider Vinegar to target the more stubborn, specific problem areas as they make themselves (aggressively) known. They are both anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and most conveniently available at any grocery store. Using natural ingredients as skincare may be a slower process but is a great reminder to be gentle and patient with your skin and to be attentive of what it needs in that moment, week or season.

Gabriela Hidalgo

Senior Designer

I’ll let you in on a not-so-well kept secret: skincare absolutely terrifies me. Serum before oil? Exfoliants vs acids? How much and when? I have a list of my tried and tested favourites but as for everything else, it’s overwhelming. The logic I now apply is ‘What does my skin need right now?’, and ‘If you can eat it, it’s safe for your skin’. To manage any surprise outbreaks, I use raw honey as a cleansing mask and (unfiltered) Apple Cider Vinegar to target the more stubborn, specific problem areas as they make themselves (aggressively) known. They are both anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and most conveniently available at any grocery store. Using natural ingredients as skincare may be a slower process but is a great reminder to be gentle and patient with your skin and to be attentive of what it needs in that moment, week or season.

Andréa Tchacos

Deputy Editor

Having overdone it on polish, my nails were looking dry when my pedicurist recommended I sub in coconut oil. I transfer into a sample container for holidays. Good for moisture but, as I’ve discovered, great for just-buffed shine.

Ellen Presbury

Market & Beauty Director

Given to me by Isabella on a shoot when I had particularly cracked lips, the La Roche Posay Lip balm made a noticeable difference in just one night. It is basically nothing – which is probably why I like it so much. It’s not scented, it isn’t glossy and it’s not thick. I own multiple. And for skincare that doesn’t have to be a well-considered part of your budget plan then it will always be The Ordinary. As much as I wish I had a ‘beauty routine’, I don’t, but I do find that when I use it the Niacinamide serum makes a difference to the overall health and balance of my skin. At under $10 a bottle there’s also no need to ration.

Ellen Presbury

Market & Beauty Director

Given to me by Isabella on a shoot when I had particularly cracked lips, the La Roche Posay Lip balm made a noticeable difference in just one night. It is basically nothing – which is probably why I like it so much. It’s not scented, it isn’t glossy and it’s not thick. I own multiple. And for skincare that doesn’t have to be a well-considered part of your budget plan then it will always be The Ordinary. As much as I wish I had a ‘beauty routine’, I don’t, but I do find that when I use it the Niacinamide serum makes a difference to the overall health and balance of my skin. At under $10 a bottle there’s also no need to ration.