AR Beauty Beat, January 2021: Best Beauty & Grooming Releases

We’re back with the first AR Beauty Beat of the year, 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 9 beauty and grooming releases we have our eyes on in January 2021.

1. tbh Skincare Skin Shady SPF 50+

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By now, we all know the importance of daily sunscreen application, regardless of skin type. Specifically formulated for acne-prone skin, tbh Skincare Skin Shady 50+ is a matte, lightweight sunscreen that provides high broad-spectrum sun protection while preventing breakouts. The oil-free formula contains glycerin and vitamin E, making for an easily absorbed texture that doesn’t leave a white cast behind. 

2. Bobbi Brown Stroke of Luck Collection

To celebrate the Year of the Ox, Bobbi Brown has released a Lunar New Year Collection. The Stroke of Luck Collection comprises an eye palette, highlighting powder, and three luxe metal lipsticks, all adorned in festive packaging that captures the transformative and hopeful nature of the new year.

The Bobbi Brown Stroke of Luck Collection will be available at Myer and David Jones from the 24th of January.

3. Dermalogica Neck Fit Contour Serum

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Formulated for the neck and decolletage, the Dermalogica Neck Fit Contour Serum addresses fine lines and wrinkles from the neck down. Utilising peptides, polysaccharides, and botanical extracts, the serum aims to produce a retinol-like effect to tighten and lift skin, smoothen fine lines, and protect skin against pollution to prevent premature ageing.

The Dermalogica Neck Fit Contour Serum will be available from the 15th of January.

4. Aston James

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Created in collaboration with Fabio Lanzoni, the instantly recognisable romance novel model, the Aston James haircare and grooming line combines the style of an Aston Martin with the essence of James Bond. Utilising Australian ingredients at its heart, Aston James is a minimal, luxurious line, making for a welcome addition to the men’s grooming sphere. 

5. We Are Feel Good Inc. Kakadu Plum Body Milk

Combining native Australian kakadu plum and niacinamide with aloe vera, vitamin E, macadamia seed oil, and shea butter, the We Are Feel Good Inc. Kakadu Plum Body Milk provides intense hydration and nourishment to dry skin. Rich in antioxidants, the lightweight formula is perfect for the summer months.

6. Fresh Kombucha Cleansing Treatment

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A rinse-free cleanser, the Fresh Kombucha Cleansing Treatment combines a cleanser and treatment essence in one formula; sweeping away makeup, sunscreen, and impurities while prebiotic inulin keeps the skin balanced and healthy. Antioxidant-rich kombucha works to refine the appearance of pores and smoothen skin texture.

7. Gucci Beauty Foundation & Primer

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Last year saw the rise of Gucci Beauty, initially relaunched in 2019. The luxury Italian house ended 2020 on a high note, launching their Fluide De Beauté Fini Naturel and Sérum De Beauté Fluide Soyeux Primer, a natural finish foundation and illuminating primer. The latter can be used alone for a natural glow, or as a base to the Gucci Beauty foundation for a full coverage look.

8. Morphe 2 Skincare

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A range for the younger market, Morphe 2 have launched their first skincare line. Comprising a cleanser, moisturiser, face mist, face mask, and lip mask, the Morphe 2 skincare line aims to make skincare simple, providing effective, hydrating formulas made with clean ingredients.

9. Elizabeth Arden Flawless Start Hydrating Serum Primer

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Enriched with hyaluronic acid, this lightweight primer sets your skin up with the perfect base for flawless foundation application, working to smoothen fine lines and hydrate the skin.

Words by AR Staff