The Top 5 Products We’re Enjoying This Month: January Edition

We all know that January is traditionally associated with new beginnings, but did you know that the month was named after the Roman god Janus?

Depicted with two faces, Janus has the ability to look into the past and into the future and is a good symbol for letting lessons from the past power us into new goals. As the Winter solstice is behind us and a new year has begun (and with it another lockdown), we’ve thought about how we can adapt and modify our routines – as well as seeking out the little moments which spark light and joy.

Starting Off With Skincare

Dermalogica Healthy Skin Kit

Dermalogica is a new addition to the allbeauty family for 2021!

They say that January is the perfect time to kickstart healthy routines and as well as being mindful about what we put in our body, it may be time to consider adapting what we put on our body too – we’re talking skincare rituals here. It’s important to remember that TOUCH is a key sensory experience and whilst our exposure to the touch of others is limited, it’s important to stay in tune with our body’s needs. And this includes the skin, the body’s largest organism!

The majority of us are wearing less makeup indoors and having to deal with less exposure to fresh air and more exposure to central heating, as well as the dreaded Maskne from wearing a face mask. Dermalogica is a brand created by professional skincare experts and their products target breakouts, blackheads and shine. If you’re looking to relax and unwind with a skincare moment and new to the brand, you can start off with their Discover Healthy Skin Kit – a special collection of their most popular products. The set includes their Precleanse solution (with nourishing olive, apricot and kukui nut oils), the Special Cleansing Gel, the award winning Daily Microfoliant and Skin Smoothing Cream.

An additional reason to love Dermalogica – the brand has committed to 90% of their packaging being recyclable or biodegradable by the end of 2020. Here’s to 2021 sustainable beauty!

Philosophy Purity Oil-Free Cleanser

Like to keep your skincare simple but regularly have to deal with oily skin? We have some good news for combination skin and oily skinned beauties everywhere!

Philosophy have launched a new version of their iconic Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser. A popular multi-use product (as you well know, we are HERE for multi-use products, this new edition has the bonus of being oil-free. Containing bamboo extract, the cleanser gently removes impurities whilst mattifying the face. It also has the dual purpose of being a makeup remover and a cleanser.

Embracing our Creativity

Anastasia Beverley Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

Let’s face it, we’d rather be in a different era right now, so why not escape to Venice with Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Modern Renaissance Palette? This palette was originally released in 2016 but with the emergence of the TikTok Renaissance look trend, we think this is well worth a revisit. With 14 shades ranging from neutral to berry tones and whimsical old world names, there is bound to be a colour to spark your creative juices and imagination. It is inspired by the colours found in Renaissance art, after all!

Our Editor’s favourite shades include Vermeer, an iridescent shell colour befitting a Venetian Goddess, and Primavera, a lovely shimmery gold that hints at the hope and light of springtime and new beginnings. Highly pigmented with good blending, we rate this palette for its versatility, beauty and timelessness!

Berry tones not your thing? Unleash your inner sophisticate with the Soft Glam palette, or have a playful moment with the unusual brights and glitters concealed within the Amrezy and Norvina palettes. For a full escape, unleash your NeverEnding Story with the Moonchild highlighter palette, inspired by… you guessed it, the cult ‘80s film, the NeverEnding Story.

The Haircare Game Changers

MoroccanOil Treatment and Treatment Light

MoroccanOil’s products capture the magic properties of Argan Oil in a bottle and count “God’s Gift To Grooming” (Shawn Mendes) amongst their A-List haircare fans. It can be tough to find a hair oil for fine hair which doesn’t leave your hair limp and flat, which is why we’re especially excited about their new launch of Treatment Light, which promises to meet the “delicate needs” of fine hair!

Nourish, smooth and shine your locks with Moroccanoil’s Treatment Light, specially formulated for light coloured and fine hair. This contains argan oil and linseed extract, which help to improve hair health, as well as give it silky shine. Perfect for giving an extra touch of TLC to hair that may have been neglected!

TIGI Oh Bee Hive!

We noticed that Bridgerton, the Netflix series which was released on Christmas Day 2020 is having a moment. And by moment, we mean everyone is talking about it – the costumes, the fashion, the fact that it’s narrated by National Treasure Julie Andrews…and watching on catch up is definitely adding a much needed pop of colour to January days. Being able to style your hair in an updo was one of the key hair trends from Regency England and you can bet we’ve been reaching for the dry shampoo to practice some intricate styles and Regency era buns!

TIGI’s Oh Bee Hive is a mattifying dry shampoo (with a tongue in cheek name) with a super fine powder which removes greasy roots, helps add volume to your hair and gives your hair a bit more texture for styling and securing up-dos. So whether you want to experiment with your look (Bardot Beehive, anyone?) or just disguise the fact that you’re giving traditional shampoo a break, we can definitely recommend this TIGI product (sky) highly!

Let us know if you’re going to be trying out any of our January picks!

With love, allbeauty x

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