Beauty Trends


Last Updated: 09/02/2024

Missed another appointment? We’ve all been there… With busy work weeks and back-to-back outings social plans, it’s no wonder that facial has been pushed to the bottom of your to-do list. Life hack: swap out the search for a last-minute slot and master the art of an at-home facial. Zen, incoming… 

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Perfect for times when your skin is calling for a bit more TLC, Sunday Riley’s Good Genes range might just make you delete your aesthetician’s number once and pore all. We bet you’re wondering why you’d ever do such a thing? Allow us to explain… Backed by science-powered formulas that are balanced by botanicals, Sunday Riley’s everyday skin care essentials work to keep your complexion in tip-top shape. Think: daily dews designed to maintain your glow in-between visits. 

Wearing many hats (or lab coats, shall we say?), the Good Genes Glycolic Acid Treatment is formulated to minimise the look of sun damage, dark spots and plump super-fine lines. The star of the show? Glycolic acid molecules that team together to target pore-clogging foes and gently exfoliate the skin to reveal radiance beneath. All you need is a mirror, some scene-setting mood music and a pump of this featherlight blend of prickly pear extract, lemongrass extract and lactic acid for a touch of brightness.  


Designed to transform your bathroom into a spa — and your skin into a vision of radiance — the Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm ups the ante on sensorial feels. Melting away a day of endless to-dos in seconds, this oil-rich icon dissolves make up without tugging or pulling. Made to excite your senses with a soothing aroma of mimosa, rose waxes and elderberry, this spa-in-a-jar balm cocoons skin with moisture, boosts circulation with every massage and reveals a glow that won’t wash down the drain.  


A two-step treatment, anyone? Enter: Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare’s Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel, the professional-grade shortcut to texture-refined skin and a cheek-to-cheek glow. Uniting a powerhouse blend of five AHAs and BHAs, alongside time-rewinding resveratrol, retinol and calming chamomile, this facial-from-the-sofa hero grants your complexion a renewed radiance… without the downtime, we might add! 


If there’s one thing your wind down session needs to reach sanctuary status, it’s Facegym’s Multi-Sculpt High Performance Contouring Tool, a pocket-sized personal trainer on a mission to tone over 40 muscles in your face. Arguably the stainless steel secret to the ultimate at-home facial, this hand-crafted essential supports lymphatic drainage with a tone-and-lift effect. Ergonomically designed with six unique edges, this cool tool works to redefine your facial structure over time. Need a hack? Pair with your favourite face oil to glide and sculpt with ease. Hello, cheekbones… 


On the hunt for more hero formulas fit for the job? Discover ready-to-love winners worth the hype: 


Precious Sodimu

Precious Sodimu

Midweight Copywriter

Precious is a Midweight Copywriter at Cult Beauty. Sticking her teeth into all things make up and skin care, Precious is always on the hunt for products that work perfectly together (while remaining loyal to her can’t-do-without staples). Like most beauty devotees, Precious doesn’t go a day without her trusted SPF 50+ and is a self-proclaimed fragrance-phile. Away from the vanity mirror, Precious can be found sat with a good book (probably by her favourite author, Toni Morrison) or nurturing her nostalgia with a quality animated film – namely Shrek.