Tried and tested

Things We Finish: Empties #3

A rather hefty roll call of skin and hair care heroes this time. Team CB have collectively finished up (and almost instantly re-purchased) ALL of the above – and below are the honourable mentions…

Our designer Maria is one for aesthetics, therefore only the best looking cleansers gain access to her stylish bathroom. Aesop’s gorgeous {A Rose by Any Other Name Body Cleanser} (3rd from left) smells sweet, spicy and conditions dry skin with hydrating, botanical extracts. And it’s ridiculously good looking…

Less pretty – but we don’t judge books by covers (much) – Maria is now on her third tub of Aduna’s {Baobab Superfruit Powder} (far right), which is brimming with powerful antioxidants, immunity-boosting vitamin C and fibre, to keep skin glowing and protect against colds. Just sprinkle a spoonful on your breakfast every morning.

Sachajuan is out in force (as always). My personal obsession with the brand’s sleek styling and strand-strengthening ‘Ocean Silk Technology’ knows no bounds, and I’m particularly pleased with their invigorating {Scalp Shampoo} and the {Intensive Hair Oil} – both of which smell heavenly, and work wonders when it comes to transforming hair health.

Jen, our Senior Marketing whizz, cannot get enough of Emma Hardie’s {Moringa Cleansing Balm} (or the super-soft, double-sided cloths for that matter). Her bathroom cabinet resembles a scene from As Good As It Gets – with perfect pots of this make up-melting, skin-soothing cleansing balm stockpiled in case of apocalypse (but that’s where the Jack Nicholson/Melvin Udall similarities end… promise).

And on the topic of cleansers, Su-Man’s {Purifying Cleansing Gel Oil} literally smells like rainbows – and is brimming with complexion-balancing ingredients to effortlessly take the day off and leave dulled skin looking luminous. It also has the most ingenious dispenser – a clever twist-cap situation which is mind-bogglingly brilliant (prepare to be amazed).

No ’empties’ post would be complete without at least a couple of Anastasia’s {Brow Wiz} pencils – which CB Towers get through quicker than Prosecco. These ultra-fine brow definers are ideal for drawing feathery, hair-like strokes to create full, beautifully groomed arches.

And there’s more… Living Proof’s {No Frizz Leave-In Conditioner}, Grown Alchemist’s {Vanilla & Orange Peel Hand Cream}, Davines’ {NaturalTech Well-Being De Stress Lotion}, Oskia’s {Micro Exfoliating Balm}, Aurelia’s {Refine & Polish Miracle Balm} and Verso’s retinol-rich {Day Cream}.

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Verity Ann Douglas

Verity Ann Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…