You’ve got to love the mother’s grapevine for uncovering new and exciting products, tips and tricks when it comes to all things health, beauty and personal wellness. Here’s what’s blowing our hair back this month. #yourewelcome

La Roche Posay
The name sounds so fancy for a skincare range from the chemist, yet this one is spot on (literally). I’m loving the Effaclar range for my kids’ teen/acne-prone skin as it really manages the oil and clears things up. For my more mature skin (that’s a polite way to say I’m aging and my skin is sensitive and drying out!) their Toleraine range is gentle, economical and easy to use. And that’s all topped off with the tinted moisturiser (yes, with SPF) which is how I roll most days. www.laroche-posay.com.au

Ultra Violette’s Queen Screen SPF 50+ luminising sun serum
I wish my mum had taught me to be more sun aware when I was a teen and all that my girlfriends and I would love doing was oiling ourselves up with Reef oil and baking like roast chooks in the sun. I’m making up for lost time now. I’ve tried so many different daily (under-make-up) sunscreens but they’ve all been too gluggy, too greasy or gave me pimples. So, I literally died and went to sunscreen heaven when I tried this one, on the recommendation of another savvy haven team member! It smells awesome (rose scented), glides on, feels light on my skin and the packaging is rad – which, you have to admit, is important. This little winner ticks ALL the boxes. Get amongst it – we all need more sunscreen in our lives! 50ml, $47, www.ultraviolette.com.au

Morphe 350 Nature Glow artistry palette
My girlfriend gifted this colour palette to me for my birthday recently and, honestly, if you’re looking for the one palette that does it all – this is it! It holds the perfect mix of bronzes, browns and pinky-toned shades, in both matte and those lustful shimmers we all love. It works perfectly for all occasions, from the school run to media events! Not to mention, it’s totally affordable. $36, www.mecca.com.au/morphe



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