december beauty 2020

AR Beauty Beat, December 2020: Best Beauty & Grooming Releases

Welcome to the AR Beauty Beat, where we cover the must-have beauty and grooming releases of the month. As a fast-paced industry, there are new beauty and grooming releases each week. However, not all products are created equal. So, to help you differentiate the hits from the misses, we’ve put together the products worthy of your time this month.

Without further ado, here are the 8 best beauty and grooming releases of December 2020.

1. Bro-To Skincare Relaunch

december 2020 beauty launch

Aussie skincare label Go-To have relaunched their men’s range Bro-To, extending the woody-figgy scent from the face cream across the entire three product range and revamping the packaging from grey to a vibrant aqua and red colour scheme. Aside from the more #manly olfactory experience, Bro-To products utilise the same fuss-free formulas as the Go-To range. 

2. Grown Alchemist Natural Hydrating Sunscreen

Defying the reputation physical sunscreen formulas have for being thicker and more difficult to blend than their chemical counterparts, Grown Alchemist Natural Hydrating Sunscreen SPF30 utilises innovative sheer zinc oxide to create a lightweight sunscreen that provides broad spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays.

3. Minenssey Mine Natural Perfume Oil

A sensual, uplifting scent, Minenssey Mine combines floral notes of linden blossom, jasmine sambac, and rose, with fresh touches of pink grapefruit, mandarin, and neroli, surrounding a warm heart of white lotus. Made in an alcohol-free perfume oil format, Minenessey Mine works to soothe the mind and body, without causing irritation to the skin.


4. Synth Labs Intl. Bang Gang! Formula: Aphrodisia Serum

Unconventional a-beauty label Synth Labs Intl. have released an innovative new serum designed to give you that post orgasm glow. Harnessing aphrodisiac technology, Synth Labs Intl. Bang Gang! Formula: Aphrodisia Serum combines phyto-endorphin Vitex agnus-castus with vitamin C, niacinamide, and natural moisturizing factors in optimal ratios to promote cell regeneration, enhance collagen synthesis, and repair damaged skin. Plus, Bang Gang! Formula: Aphrodisia Serum is ‘polyamorous’, meaning it plays well with other serums in your skincare routine. 

5. Emma Lewisham Now In David Jones

It’s now easier than ever to get your hands on cult-fave New Zealand clean skincare label Emma Lewisham, with the range now available in select David Jones stores across Australia and New Zealand, as well as online. Utilising proven innovative ingredients such as​ ​peptides, lipids, and plant stem cell technology, Emma Lewisham creates scientifically-backed, high-performance skincare designed to tackle issues like hyperpigmentation and signs of ageing. 

6. Grow Volumising Dry Shampoo

Particularly well suited to fine hair, Grow Volumising Dry Shampoo works to revitalise dull, greasy hair in a matter of minutes. Ingredients like rice starch and silica work to lift hair from the roots to add volume, while absorbing excess oil and moisture for that freshly-washed feel. 

7. Cloud Nine The Texture Wand

Luxury haircare brand Cloud Nine have launched a new styling tool specifically designed for curly, textured hair. Cloud Nine The Texture Wand works to define and enhance naturally curly or textured hair, with each styling tool infused with the brand’s  healing sericite mineral which helps lock in moisture and seal the cuticle layer to minimise damage to the hair’s natural structure.

8. Amoris Beauty Rejuvenating Hair Mask

Designed to suit all hair types, Amoris Beauty Rejuvenating Hair Mask nourishes and conditions hair with a variety of plant oils, including argan, coconut, baobab, and avocado, as well as cocoa and shea butter. 

Words by Arabella Johnson and Theo Rosen