RUSSH Loves: beauty favourites for July

July has introduced as to some new and exciting releases in the realm of beauty and wellness. It's also reintroduced us to some old favourites. Find our edit of the best in beauty below.


Hermès Twilly Eau Ginger

New to the Twilly collection is a spicy new scent with top notes of peony. Out from July 15.


Chanel Les Ombres Lumières Les Vibrations

Chanel always know how to make the perfect tonal eyeshadow quad and this iteration is a bronzey golden delight.


GHD Unplugged cordless hair straightener

We know GHDs are great. But this brand new iteration is cordless, making it perfect for travel or just easy use around the house.


Dr Naomi Skin Screen Time

Not exactly a sunscreen, not exactly a serum. This innovative product from Dr Naomi skin is a holistic environmental shield. It doesn't just protect against the sun with an SPF 15, it also offers protection against other lights like the blue light coming from your screens. Apply as the last step in your skincare routine.


Ole Henriksen Dewtopia 20% Acid Night Treatment

This exfoliating serum combines two types of acids, PHAs and AHAs for a surface and mid-level exfoliation. Apply at night to wake up with a glow.


Swisse Ultiboost Calm & Destress

I've been begrudgingly sharing this with my partner. We're both big fans. He doesn't like to take capsules so being able to take supplements for wellbeing support in a pleasant-tasting powder form is far more convenient.


Kevin Murphy Blow.Dry Ever.Bounce

The great think about Kevin Murphy's blow dry products is that they hold beyond one wash and become more effective at smoothing and styling the hair the more you use them. I like the bounce formula which helps with curl and wave control. Just remember, they're heat activated.


Clarins Milky Boost Cream

We love a tinted moisturiser and this one is light and glowy. It looks beautiful on the skin. If you're choosing between shades, definitely opt for the lighter one. I chose what I thought would have been my normal shade and it far too dark. They are a lot darker than they appear on the website.




Caudalie Vinosource-Hydra Grape Water Gel Moisturiser

Caudalíe's new Grape Water moisturiser is packed with prebiotic grape water and aloe vera for a bouncy fresh face. It's much lighter than creamy moisturisers and its excellent on oily skin.


Triology Vitamin C Energising Mist Toner

We can't have a RUSSH round up of beauty favourites without a new face mist to obsess over. This particular variety has vitamin C for a midday skin wakeup. Vitamin C helps protect against environmental aggressors so it's very helpful to keep in your bag on stressed out days.


La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Serum

A mix of hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5, this serum helps to hydrate the skin and prevent trans-epidermal water loss. It also assists in strengthening the skin barrier, so a great one to incorporate if you use lots of other stimulating and aggressive ingredients.


Marzena Pink Clay Leg Mask

If you have have a mask for your face, why not one for the rest of your body? This one also has a hair removal benefit, so you can treat your legs to some TLC as you engage in your hair removal. I know hair removal creams have not been overly popular in the past but since most body shaving razors are made with non-recyclable plastic, I'd argue this is an option worth investigating.


Circa Amber & Sandalwood Soy Candle

Same brand, new look. And this is a new scent. It's woody and delightful, a universal crowd pleaser.



Vanessa Megan Vitamins A+B+C Daily Face Cream

Vanessa Megan is natural, clean and certified organic. It's a brand that lives by the principle that you shouldn't put anything on your skin that you wouldn't eat. This daily cream is powered by a retinoid, niacinamide and ascorbic acid aka vitamins A, B and C for a holistic approach to skin protection and renewal.


Liberty Belle Superstar SPF 50+

I love trying out sunscreens and this one is really good. There's no white cast, its water resistant and it can be used on face and body. The biggest tick is that it's been created by Dr Chris Moss, a plastic surgeon who wanted to make safe products for his patients. So there is thought and care behind the formulations.



Orveda Deep-Cleansing Botanical & Enzymatic Oil

Enzymatic cleansers are some of my favourite owing to their ability to exfoliate gently and without disrupting your skin barrier function in the same way that hydroxy acids can. In this particular case, enzyme cleanser meets oil cleanser in a perfect union. It leaves you feeling cleaning, glowy but nourished.


Sisley Le Sculpteur Intensive Contouring Care

Sculpting products can be really helpful in reducing the appearance of water weight especially when you're feeling a little bloated. This particular product explains that it has a new patented approach which helps to contour and sculpt in two weeks. The interesting thing is that it primarily uses botanicals to achieve this effect.



Summer Fridays R+R Mask

This mask utilises the power of roses to leave you glowing. Finely milled Wild Rose Flower Powder shifts dead skin cells and a mix of nourishing oils leaves your complexion baby soft. I have this mask on ask I'm writing. It's luxurious.


Q+A Niacinamide Daily Toner

Sign me up for anything with niacinamide. One of the most tolerable of all the skincare actives, niacinamide or vitamin B regulates oil flow, brights and protects. This daily toner is an easy way to include more of this active into your life.



Aesop Miraceti Fragrance

Part of Aesop's Othertopias fragrance trio, Miraceti wants to take you on an adventure to another realm. It is hard to describe this incredibly evocative scent. You really need to try it for yourself at an Aesop store near you.


Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate

This is an OG and it recently made its way back into rotation courtesy of a press kit. But the reality is I have been spending my own coin on this concentrate since 2015. The particular blend of oils is more about nourishment and balance than harsh exfoliation so it's a wonderful product for dry or sensitive skin.


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