The Products Our Beauty Editor Has Finished This Month

The Products Our Beauty Editor Has Finished This Month

As you can imagine, 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 thick, nourishing creams to everyday essentials and satisfying scrubs, here are her latest empties…

All products on this page have been selected by our editorial team, however we may make commission on some products.


AHC Essential Eye Cream For Face, £26

This cult Korean cream was originally formulated for the eye area only. Testers loved it so much, they created a version that was suitable for the face, too. Silky, lightweight and quick to absorb, it melts into the skin at speed with plumping peptides and vitamins that visibly hydrate and smooth dry, needy skin. The luminous, dewy finish it lends is unbeatable, too, making it a great base for any make-up that’s applied on top.

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Clinique Moisture Surge Lip Hydro-Plump Treatment, £16.50

Lip balms can often leave you feeling disappointed, but this came highly recommended by a professional make-up artist. Not only does it leave behind a satisfyingly glossy sheen, it also hydrates with castor oil and shea butter, getting rid of that tight, dry feeling that often occurs seasonally. A little dab looks great over matte lipsticks, too.

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Dior Polish in Muguet, £22

If you’re after a seriously clean, chic manicure, this is the shade for you. A pink-y-white, it’s very sheer, and requires at least three coats, but once layered up you’ll love how healthy your nails look. It makes for a great base if you’re wanting to replicate the ‘French Mani’ look, too. Plus, with colours this light, it’s hard to go too wrong any mistakes around the nailbed.

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Elemis Cool Down Body Wash, £30

Whether you’ve been pushing yourself with exercise or your body feels stiff and swollen after sitting down all day, this stimulating wash is guaranteed to help. Designed to work like deep heat, it creates a tingling sensation on the skin, thanks to potent combination of magnesium, birch sap and calcium, which works to take down inflammation. Massage the gel-like texture in from the ankles up, and you’ll find your entire body feels lighter. You’ll love the eucalyptus scent, too.

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Pixi By Petra Lash Lift 188 Mascara, £11.20

Double-ended, this clever mascara has been a beauty kit staple for years. The thinner wand allows you to create a daytime lash, with more of a wispy, subtle finish that looks like you’ve had your lashes tinted, whereas the thicker wand offers volume and density with just a couple of swipes. It has a tubular formula too, which means you only need water to remove it as it comes away in tiny, round balls.

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Sol de Janeiro Samba Foot Fetish Cream, £25

Maintaining smooth, flake-free feet is no easy task – especially with the closure of beauty salons and lack of pedicures. But Sol de Janeiro’s Foot Fetish Cream yields some impressive results. Brimming with cupuaçu butter and coconut oil, a thick layer works to soften hard skin and keep dry patches at bay. Layer on a generous amount at night, before applying some thin socks on top to let the formula fully absorb. Doing this will also mean you’re not sliding around throughout the day, either, and you never have to worry about excess grease. The scent – think coconut and SPF – is iconic, too.

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Hermès Eau De Rhubarbe Écarlate, £85

Hermès Eau De Rhubarbe Écarlate is one of the best fragrances of all time. It’s often worn by men, but it has a unisex appeal, too. Unlike anything else on the market it’s crisp and sharp, before drying down into the rich, sweet creaminess of rhubarb. You can wear it in the day, although the intense, lingering smell makes it ideal for the evening.

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It’s Skin Ve Cream One Shot, £13.95 (was £19.95)

Korean brand, It’s Skin, made waves when they first launched in the UK and it’s easy to see why. They’re dedicated formulas are easy to use and are designed to target individual skin concerns – the serums are loved by so many make-up artists. Designed to improve dullness and uneven tone, this eye cream uses vitamin E and brightening Polglutamic acid to give skin a much-needed boost. You only need a small amount as it’s quite rich, but you’ll notice the benefits in just a few days. Just like AHC, this melts in fast, so make-up applies seamlessly on top, too.

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Sunday Riley Charcoal Smoothie Jelly Body Scrub, £32

This Jelly Body Scrub is one of the top discoveries of lockdown. Satisfyingly gritty, it’s black, charcoal beads are rough, but in the best possible way. They work in tandem with salicylic acid and zinc to break down under the skin bumps, keratosis pilaris and acne, too, for smoother skin. Try rubbing it in dry as this will boost circulation and lymphatic drainage, before stepping into the shower – or bath – to slough everything off. Ideal if your skin is congested, it hydrates too, thanks to added coconut water and jojoba seed oil.

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L’Occitane Delicious Lip Scrub, £15

This may look like a small pot of jam, but really, it’s a juicy scrub that treats your lips using heaps of vitamin E. Available in three flavours (marmalade, raspberry and fig), they smell good enough to eat, with thick beads that gently slough away flakiness and dry patches. The raspberry tint it leaves behind is gorgeous, too, as it gives lips a subtle, healthy flush of colour. 

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Malin + Goetz Eucalyptus Deodorant, from £12

So many of us are on a constant quest for a clean, but effective deodorant and this one from Malin + Goetz finally ticks all the boxes. Free of aluminium, alcohol, baking soda and synthetic fragrances, it’s as natural as possible, with a fresh eucalyptus scent that lasts the entire day. It’s a transparent gel, too, so you never have to worry about any white stains left on your clothes.

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Paula’s Choice Daily Replenishing Body Cream, £18.40 (was £23)

Designed to strengthen and hydrate the skin, this cult body cream from Paula’s Choice uses nourishing ceramides and protective antioxidants It isn’t greasy and sinks in quickly to improve elasticity, so limbs enjoy a firmer-looking appearance over time. A must-try pre-summer for those looking to bare some skin.

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Perricone MD No Bronzer Bronzer, £29

Often hard to get hold of, this liquid bronzing serum is a must-try if you’re fed up of wearing powder. It has SPF 30 for added protection, while the warm, dewy glow it lends skin is unbeatable. It’s taken a long time to reach the end of this, too, which means you really do get your money’s worth. Use your fingers or a brush to apply – whichever you choose, the radiant results are the same.

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