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    18 Beauty Products That You'll Probably Need To Hide From Your Housemates

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    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. This cleansing bar by Carbon Theory that will have your skin squeaky clean and ready to absorb all your various serums and moisturisers.

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    I've been using this cleansing bar for about a month now and I think it's the product that has single-handedly saved my skin from stress acne. This bar contains charcoal to draw out bacteria and excess oil, shea butter to keep everything moisturised and tea tree oil to fight inflammation and target breakouts. Carbon Theory products are also all vegan and cruelty free!

    Buy it from Priceline for $14.99.

    2. This Sukin exfoliating mask for all skin types that uses coffee grounds and coconut shells to exfoliate the skin while simultaneously using aloe vera to soothe it.

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    Promising Review: "I have used different products from the Sukin range for quite a while now. I love how affordable they, but the best thing is that they're all natural. This coffee mask doubles as an exfoliant — it always leaves my skin feeling rejuvenated and smooth. Plus, it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin, unlike other masks."

    Zeta Morgan

    Buy it from Sukin for $16.95.

    3. This Sand & Sky Australian pink clay kit that will rid your skin of dirt, pollution and makeup that may have built up.


    This kit includes the exfoliator, which will gently scrub away your dead skin cells and leave your skin fresh and clean. Plus, the pore-refining face mask will tighten your pores and leave your skin silky smooth.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $110.50.

    4. This Thursday Plantation tea tree oil that is a lifesaver if you suffer from oily skin and experience breakouts because of it.

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    You can also use it to treat mozzie bites, so you won't be scratching the hell out of them into the night.

    Promising Review: "The Thursday Plantation Tea Tree oil range shouldn’t be overlooked. Their oils and creams are amazing for clearing breakouts, as well as being used as a general antiseptic. I also recently tried their cold sore cream and it was really, really effective. Their stuff is magic."

    —Amelia Stanojevic

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $14.99.

    5. This Bed Head detangling spray that will make it super easy to get rid of the knots that have appeared because you've had your hair in a top bun for a week straight.


    This moisturising detangling spray is silicone free, so it won't leave any residue or make your hair feel greasy. It lubricates your hair strands to make it easier for your brush to run through without causing you a world of pain. It also smells incredible, which is always a plus.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $22.67.

    6. This Go-To cloth face mask to breathe life into your poor, tired skin in just 10 minutes — which makes it ideal for those of us who are too lazy for clay masks.

    Go-To Skincare

    Promising Review: "Go-To is one of my favourite-ever Aussie beauty brands. One product that is definitely a must for winter is the Transformazing face mask. Deeply hydrating, packed with antioxidants and vitamin C (as well of lots of other great stuff), this product makes my face feel soft, bright and rehydrated."

    Natalia Krslovic

    Buy it from Go-To Skincare for $9.

    7. These Cosrx acne pimple patches that you can use during all your virtual meetings without anyone catching on to your beauty routine.

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    These patches are super easy to use and are designed to heal breakouts overnight. They use hydrocolloid, tea tree oil and calendula oil to get the job done. They're also very thin and barely noticeable when in use, which makes them perfect to use during all your online catch ups.

    Read our in-depth review on these patches here!

    Buy a pack of 24 from Amazon Australia for $5.10.

    8. This light therapy Neutrogena acne spot treatment, which uses dermatologist in-office technology (no UV rays!) to treat mild to moderate acne.

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    Promising Review: "I DEFINITELY did not think this would work. How can light get rid of pimples? Well, after only using it a couple of times my mind was completely changed. It's good at making big, sore pimples smaller overnight. I also had a red mark on my skin from a giant pimple I'd had two months ago that I couldn't even get rid of with microhydrabrasion. After about a week of using this light pen on it twice a day, it was way smaller and lighter. This pen is true magic."

    Jemima Skelley

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $23.99.

    9. This Lush bubble bar that will turn your bath into the energising tub of soup you need.

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    I'm sure I'm not the only one finding it hard to focus lately. This bubble bar contains grapefruit oil and lemon myrtle oil to uplift your mind and have you ready for the day, no matter what you'll be doing. It also contains fair trade organic cocoa butter to moisturise and nourish your skin.

    Buy it from Lush for $11.95.

    10. This Thayers Witch Hazel that will soothe and tone your skin on a truly magical level.

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    This witch hazel is made from rose petal, aloe vera, vitamin E and witch hazel extract. You can also use it to remove makeup and it'll make your skin look clean and fresh AF.

    Promising Review: "I have combination skin that's prone to redness (especially around my cheeks and nose, with the latter being really annoying), plus the occasional pimple. After two weeks of regularly using this toner in my evening routine, I barely need concealer to cover the Crayola redness under my nostrils. PLUS! It's super effective as spot treatment. This stuff attacks your pimples with the same vendetta that Buffy used to destroy vampires: It works that well."

    AnaMaria Glavan

    Read the full review for this product by AnaMaria here!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $31.95.

    11. This hot air brush that makes it easy for you to give yourself volume and dry your hair without it getting poofy as heck.


    The brush uses hot air and ionic technology to get rid of frizz and leave your hair looking and feeling as smooth as silk. It's also the perfect device for those of us (me) who don't know how to give themselves a blowout. You'll have gorgeous, Victoria's Secret level hair in no time.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $52.99.

    12. This Aztec Secret Healing Clay that will draw out all of your skin's demons — and imperfections.

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    This mask draws out all the gross gunk that's been caught in your skin. Just mix a bit of the powder with some apple cider vinegar and you'll be all set.

    You can read all about how magical this stuff is here.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $36.95.

    13. This HappySkinCo IPL skin removal device, so you can continue your road to becoming hair free, even when you can't make it to your laser appointments.


    This handheld device is struggle-free and allows you to get a laser treatment at home with little to no hassle. It's safe to use, as it will only activate when pressed against the skin. This little device will last you over 20 years and comes with a one year warranty and lifetime servicing.

    Buy it from HappySkinCo for $239.

    14. This coffee scrub that will wash away all the dirt and filth that has built up on your skin, while boosting your energy levels.

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    This coffee scrub contains nothing but coffee grounds, almond oil, vitamin E and sea salt to leave your skin rejuvenated and fresher than ever.

    Buy it from Frank Body for $16.95.

    15. This Mario Badescu lip wax that's the answer to all the prayers that have ever passed your chapped lips.

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    This one is enriched with jojoba oil, vitamin E and beeswax, which means your lips are going to have a healthier diet than you (probably).

    Promising Review: “I’ve tried so many different lip balms that seem to dry up my lips instead of actually making them softer. This stuff was the answer to ALL MY PRAYERS. It’s smooth as velvet going on and tastes and smells like literal buttercream. There’s also an unscented one if you prefer, but I’ll probably judge you.”

    Hameda Nafiz

    Buy it from Mecca for $9.

    16. This Innisfree serum, which uses green tea extract and seed oil to hydrate the crap out of your skin, which is perfect with winter on our doorstep.

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    Promising Review: "So, I've been getting serious about my skin this year. Part of that included doing a Korean skincare challenge for a month, which led to me discovering this green tea serum. Besides from smelling fresh and fantastic, this product feels like absolute heaven on my skin — especially after washing my face. It moisturises, hydrates and has became a staple in my skincare regime. I don't think I could live without it!"

    Isha Bassi

    Buy it from Innisfree for $39.

    17. This dry shampoo for when washing your hair for a virtual meeting sounds like the worst idea in the world.

    Hask Haircare

    This dry shampoo will remove excess oil and grease from your roots without drying your hair out. It contains coconut oil and monoi oil to moisturise and rejuvenate your hair while keeping it from looking like an oil slick.

    Buy it from Priceline for $9.99.

    18. And finally, this Sleepy Lotion by Lush that will make you feel relaxed and ready for your eight hours.

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    This body lotion also contains lavender to calm your mind, oatmeal to soothe your skin and jojoba oil to moisturise the heck out of your skin. The lavender scent is absolutely phenomenal and will lull you to sleep in no time.

    Promising Review: "I kid you not, this lotion has changed the quality of my sleep. It's this heavenly mix of oatmeal, lavender oil, organic cocoa butter and a bunch of other natural goodness — plus, it smells divine. My colleague swore up and down I would never sleep better than getting out of the shower, lathering this on, then jumping under my covers — and he was not wrong."

    Mariela Summerhays

    Buy for it from Lush for $17.95.

    You, knowing your beauty routine is superior to everyone else's.


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