5 Must-Have Beauty Products Our Team Swears By

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When it comes to building a beauty routine, nothing is more difficult than finding the right products that work for you. And with the beauty industry having seen an immense growth the last few years, it seems like there’s a new product coming out every day, only making our decisions more and more difficult to make.

But there’s no beauty problem a solid review can’t solve—and we’re here to help. We chatted up our team members to get some insight on their favourite products and why they love them, and rounded them up for you:

Sofia Guellaty, Editor in Chief

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream
“Not one day goes by without me using this hyper hydrating miracle formula that plumps my lips, prevents dryness, and give it a super cool glow without being sticky. The tiny packaging makes it super easy to throw it in a bag and use it on the go.”

Chanel blush
“For rosy cheeks my go to is a Chanel bush, the Joues Contraste blushes are my favourite from Chanel as they smoothly blend with my skin for a silky effect. They are easy to use and all the colors are beautiful.”

Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer
“I tried every single concealer on the market as I cannot stand seeing streakiness under my eyes yet I need to conceal my super dark circles. This one stays all day, doesn’t crease, and blends seamlessly.”

Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask
“If like me you have dry skin with large pores, this mask is for you. My face is just so smooth and energized after I remove it, best mask I have tried this year, hands down.”

Bioderma Sensibio H2O
“All the professionals will tell you the same: when in doubt, bank on French pharmacy products. At the top of their list of recommendations is this water that is gentle on the skin. It will remove all your makeup and excess oils every night giving you the best base for your skincare. A must.”

Amine Ben Salah, Editorial Assistant

Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay
“I use it as mask twice a week, it leaves your skin so smooth, takes away all that extra sebum and is great if you tend to break out or have shiny skin. Plus, it’s easy to remove it even when your beard is growing.”

Cleanance Avène Face Wash
“This is amazing for washing your face on a daily basis. It is really gentle on your skin but still gets the job done.”

Bully Crème Virginale
“I use it as a moisturizer, it so good that I call it food for your skin, it really gets your face hydrated and nourished.”

Gatineau Clear and Perfect Sebo-Regulating Serum
“Amazing, absolute greatness in a bottle. I apply it before using my moisturizer and it really prevents excess oil and shininess”

Black soap
“Black soap has been used as a body scrub for centuries now and it is great for exfoliating your body, leaving your skin soft and preventing ingrown hairs.”

Sarah Ben Romdane, Writer and Creative

Klorane Dry Shampoo
“I have complicated hair: greasy at the roots and dry at the end, it’s a nightmare. This dry shampoo allows me to alternate with real shampoo and it can literally save you when you’re late and need to get ready in 10 minutes.”

Charlotte Tilbury Magical Cream
“I think that the best beauty routine is a minimal beauty routine. I think you have to let your skin breathe. So just I just moisturise during the winter and this one makes my skin look magically smooth.”

Hermes, Eau Des Merveilles
“I have a few perfumes but the ONLY one I use is Eau des Merveilles. My grandmother had it when I was younger and it really left a mark on me. I will probably wear it forever.”

Glossier Haloscope Dew Effect Highlighter
“I don’t use makeup and unfortunately don’t have the skills. But I’ve heard highlighter was the thing of the moment and this one is very easy to apply and gives a beautiful, subtle golden glow.”

Benefit Gimme Brow
“This is another “non-makeup” beauty product I regularly use. I’ve never threaded my brows, I like them natural, so a bit of gel is always good to add this extra natural thickness”

Amina Kaabi, Staff Writer

Glossier Balm Dotcom
“This is hands down the best balm I’ve ever used. It’s super moisturizing and it smells great. I particularly like the rose one, but the coconut is awesome too.”

Bareminerals Originals Loose Powder Foundation
‘My ultimate go-to! I can’t live without it. It’s super lightweight, and makes my skin look literally flawless. And, it’s got SPF 15.”

Dior Forever Undercover Foundation
“I really hate wearing foundation, but every once in a while, I do. And when I tried this I was super impressed with how it sat on my skin! It doesn’t feel like I have anything on.”

Kiko Full Coverage Concealer
“This one is a bargain. I came across it randomly after walking into a Kiko store. It sits well on my under-eyes and doesn’t crease—and honestly, that’s all I look for in a concealer.”

Glossier Boybrow
“I know I already look like a Glossier fangirl, but please bear with me. It’s a solid eyebrow shaper. It holds them in place, and darkens them a bit, and is super easy to use. Perfect if you’re always on the go.”

Moez Akkari, Creative Designer

Boss Bottled Intense
“This perfume is my go to for cold climates, it has a great balance between woody and sweet. Perfect for winter.”

Hermès Le Jardin de Monsieur Li
“For warmer days I like this Kumquat and Jasmin scent.”

Olive Oil Soap or Green Soap
“My beauty routine is really minimal. This soap is great to wash my face without it feeling too dry.”

Yves Rocher Bouncy Curls Shampoo
“This takes care of my unruly curls very well.”

Philips Norelco Electric Shaver
“This shaver is as good as a razor for a clean shave, but it also always me to tame my beard if I want to grow it. I like the sleek design too.”

Ayah Halilah, Digital Marketing Manager

“Omg this is my absolute favorite cult product ever. I had no idea what magic it would do to my skin. It maintains, plumps, brightens, tightens and just keep my skin glowing. And, it’s cheap!

Eve Lom Cleanser
“I love this product, its texture, its smell, and the overall feel of this deep cleanser.”

Alpha H Liquid gold 
“I use this 1-2 a week and it makes my skin look as if it’s in love. Glowy, happy, shiny, healthy”

Indeed labs Hydraluron Acid
“No need to elaborate, hyaluronic acid is an absolute must in every routine”

AESOP Fabulous Face Oil
“Detoxifying, balancing, antioxidant”

Yusra Abulaban, Intern

Caudalie Beauty Elixir 
“Every day, I spray on my beauty elixir before putting on my make-up and I spray some on my beauty blender before dabbing on my foundation. The beauty elixir is all natural and gives the skin a beauty glow. It’s perfect for prep.”

Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder
“This is by far the best and most classic highlighter I have ever come across. It gives my makeup look such a natural and subtle bronze look.”

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
“This is the perfect way to set my makeup in the beginning of the day because my skin is a combination of both dry and oily and my makeup usually fades off by midday. Also, sometimes after a long day at work and heading out for dinner, all I do is dab some of this powder all over my face and it looks like I have fresh new makeup on.”

Nudestix Eyebrow Stylus Pencil & Gel
“My favourite eyebrow filler! The pencil itself can be turned into two tips, so you can fill up and line your brows easy (it basically does the job for you). The gel on the other end of the pencil keeps your eyebrows perfectly set in place for an entire day.”

NARS Climax Mascara
“I love the way it doesn’t clump my eyelashes together. Also, I love how it makes my lashes look full and long.”

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