All The Products Our Beauty Editor Has Finished This Month

SL beauty editor Rebecca Hull tries and tests hundreds of new products that land on her desk each week. The constant rotation means it’s rare she reaches the dregs of any product. So, when she does, you can be sure it’s something worth shouting about. From shampoo creams to everyday make-up essentials and effective skincare, here are her latest empties…

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Björk and Berries Never Spring Hand Cream, £16

It’s no secret Björk and Berries is one of my favourite brands. The definition of ‘eco-luxury,’ their slick, recyclable products are second to none. Usually, it’s their fragrances which stand out, but right now it’s all about their comforting hand creams. Silky-soft, they absorb fast and never leave your palms feeling greasy or sticky. They’re one of a few hand creams that have really helped cure my ragged, lockdown hands – and cuticles – thanks to organic extracts and aloe vera. The fragrance is unbeatable, too – think clean, uplifting and fresh, with notes of lemon and cedarwood. Available at


By Terry Beach Bomb Brightening CC Palette, £42

With a brightening powder, colourful blush and rich bronzer, this easy-to-use compact is the definition of a one-stop-shop. You can wear the colours separately or swirl them together and apply them to the skin with a big, fluffy brush. It’s the easiest way to bring some definition and warmth to your complexion. I was hesitant about the powder textures initially, but quickly realised the dry down wasn’t cakey or dry – instead, each shade has a pretty sheen that really goes the distance.  Available at


Clarins SOS Primer in 03 Coral, £27

It all started with Clarins’ iconic Beauty Flash Balm – one of the most coveted and copied beauty products to date. The brand then extended their line with its SOS Primers – a range of useful, radiant skin perfectors. My go-to is this one in ’03’. It gives a hefty dose of luminosity, while evening out skin tone and lending a soft, peach-y finish that’s universally flattering. Expect great glow and smoother-looking pores, too. Great worn solo, or underneath make-up. Available at


DCL C Scape Enzymatic Gel Cleanser, £33

There’s been a lot of hype around this brand for years, and it’s easy to see why. Rarely do their products get bad reviews, because they deliver exactly what they promise. This Enzymatic Gel Cleanser completely resurfaces and brightens dull skin by using natural sugar and fruit acids – ideal for sensitive skin like mine, as neither aggravate it. Meanwhile, added vitamin C maintains brightness and keeps dull, grey undertones at bay. The gel-like texture also feels seriously cooling on the skin, while chamomile keeps any redness at bay. Available at


Elemis Peptide4 Night Recovery Cream Oil, £49

Merging the benefits of a cream and an oil, this is rich but doesn’t suffocate the skin. You only need a small amount, massaged in after cleansing at night, and you’ll start to see plumper skin in just a few days. It’s incredibly gentle and non-sticky, sinking in gradually while you sleep. Perilla seed and peptides work to boost collagen and hydrate, keeping your complexion supple and smooth – the relaxing scent is a bonus, too. Available at


OUAI Fine Hair Shampoo & Conditioner, £22

If you have fine, limp hair like me, you’ll love this duo from OUAI. Designed to ‘plump’ up your hair, it uses hair-strengthening keratin and growth-boosting biotin for visible bounce and fullness. While no shampoo and conditioner can make your hair grow, this certainly fakes the appearance of extra density by temporarily expanding your follicles. Ideal for keeping frizz at bay, the in-built seed oils give strands some much-needed shine and hydration, too. Like all OUAI products, you’ll enjoy the subtle scent these leave behind post-wash – think jasmine, musk and magnolia.  Available at


Lixirskin Universal Body Grains, £39

When I was sent these, I had no idea they come free with every purchase of Lixirskin’s Universal Oil – and trust me, it’s worth the splurge. Heavy-duty, the salt-like grains are full of minerals and gentle acids to remove dead, dull skin cells from the surface of your body. Apply them with water and massage them all over to encourage exfoliation and better circulation or, if you do buy the oil, mix the two together and work the formula into your body before washing them off in a shower or bath. You’ll be amazed how much more invigorated your skin looks.  Available at


Guerlain Terracotta Le Parfum, £65

Every summer I get through a bottle of this fragrance. The ultimate holiday scent, it’s a timeless classic reminiscent of tropical, warm air. The notes include jasmine, tiare and coconut. At first, it’s quite floral and fresh, but then becomes musky and more indulgent as it settles into your skin. Almost more-ish, you’re guaranteed to like this, no matter your perfume preference – it’s a fragrance wardrobe staple every single summer. Available at


Kérastase Blond Absolu Bain Cicaextreme Shampoo, £21.20

Despite only discovering this a few months back, it’s already become a permanent staple in my haircare routine. A shampoo cream, the eucalyptus scent is addictive, and the formula is designed to nourish and brighten dyed, blonde hairs. In the past, ‘blonde treatments’ have sometimes caused more issues with yellowing, but this one is the opposite. Created with cleansing agents, hyaluronic acid and nutritive lipids – which are found in hair naturally – it nourishes, prevents breakage and lifts colour immediately. Hair just looks healthier and fuller – thanks to the full cleanse – while strands are softer, too, with visible shine. A must-try for blondes.  Available at


Hello Sunday The One That’s Got It All Sun Primer SPF50, £20

If you want to find a multi-purpose SPF this summer, Hello Sunday is a brand to know. My favourite from the line-up is this does-it-all primer. Protecting skin against sun, pollution and blue light, it ticks all the boxes, while the feather light texture preps your complexion for any make-up that follows. With added hyaluronic acid and vitamin C, skin stays looking supple and luminous, too, while the fragrance-free SPF50 formula never irritates. A summer staple.  Available at


Lancôme Lash Idôle Mascara, £18.80

Mascara is one of those things I’m constantly testing, but this one has earned a permanent place in my make-up bag. With a jet-black formula, it’s rich and glossy, while the curved wand allows you to get right up to your lash line for full definition. The pointed tip catches all those smaller lashes, too, while the stubbier bristles are brilliant for achieving more of a daytime look. Versatile and completely budge-proof, it’s not impossible to remove either. Easily the best mascara of 2021 so far.   Available at


Sculpted by Aimee Connolly Tint & Glow Enhancer, £23

Few products knock iT Cosmetics cult CC Cream off the ‘best base’ top spot. However, this comes close. Matte without being dull, it provides incredible coverage with a dewy sheen that leaves skin looking more even and smooth. It’s lightweight too, so it never feels too heavy or thick – ideal for the hot summer months. Extra points go to the hydrating hyaluronic acid, and anti-redness niacinamide which keeps skin in check – the in-built SPF30 also protects against blue light, which is emitted from our digital devices and can cause premature ageing. A great all-rounder. Available at

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