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On Our Radar
2 April 2020

5 Star Skin on a Pharmacy Budget

Words By Caitlyn Batterham

Get the skin you want without sacrificing your budget.

Indeed Laboratories

This brand should be on your radar, especially since they’re the team behind your other favourite beauty brand – The Ordinary. Before they were bringing hyaluronic acid into the mainstream, they introduced nanoblur – a freezing technology working from within your skin to stop signs of aging and pollution. The Canadian company has a range of problem-solving products, with lines catering to Anti-Aging, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dark Spots and Dryness, and Hydration. The products include night and day creams, cleansers and serums, to target all your skin care needs with the confidence that the products are backed by real science and deliver real results.

Indeed Laboratories Nanoblur, $38, ASOS

Revolution

You may know this brand as a trending makeup staple, especially overseas, but it recently launched a skincare range and it delivers on every element. The packaging is cute, borrowing from the simple lines and details of the makeup line, and the ingredients list like a summer fruit salad. They not only have a great range of serums and moisturisers, but Revolution has also created a line of masks, to help target every skin issue, from congestion to dehydration. As an added bonus, they smell incredible. We especially like the sheer volume of serums available, with ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C, and even caffeine. There doesn’t seem to be a single skin issue not covered by the brand, and at a price point so affordable, there’s no harm in trying all the products on offer.

REVOLUTION X Jake – Jamie – Watermelon Hydrating Face Mask, $16, Priceline

Nip + Fab

Nip + Fab is all about targeted, results driven products that are based on scientific research. Their Glycolic Acid range has hit cult status and regular users are boasting glowing, hydrated skin without breaking the bank on procedures that achieve similar effects. The brandnot only promises to  tighten, detox and moisturise your face, but they also have plenty of products for the body as well, such as their High-Tec Body Care Cellulite Fix, which is a bestseller for a reason. Another favourite is their Dragons Blood range, aimed at hydrating and plumping any tired, red or dry skin.

Nip + Fab Dragons Blood Hyaluronic Shot, $25, RY

Luma

If you’ve ever looked at Australian model Jessica Hart and dreamed of having her luminous skin, all you have to do is click here. Her skincare range, LUMA, is natural and organic, and is used routinely by the model herself. The range is based on the illuminating properties of crushed pearls, so all the products work together to create a naturally lit-from-within glow, without excess shine and oil. The skincare line is based on a 3-step routine – prepare, perfect and enhance – and works wonderfully with and underneath the makeup products in the brands range. Shop Monde’s favourite product is the multi-tasking The Balm Multi-Purpose, which gives thirsty skin a much needed does of hydration.

LUMA The Balm Multi-Purpose, $14.95, Priceline

Glow Lab

Glow Lab is all about natural skincare ingredients, and using them well. The brand is cruelty-free and doesn’t include any nasties like parabens or sulphate in any of the products. They maintain a focus on products that deliver real results through the use of science, all without making a huge financial impact. They’re based in New Zealand and produce all of their products there, making sure to test on themselves rather than on animals. Recently they’ve expanded into hair and body care and these ranges are sure to be as wonderful as their facial products. And with plans in the works to have all their pakcaging made from recycled materials by 2025, how could we not love them?

Glow Lab Eye Serum, $22.99, Priceline