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10 Must-Have Products to Refresh Your Beauty for 2020

Forget the detox via your fridge. The start of a new decade is deserving of a serious refresh of your beauty cabinet.

The needs of your skin, hair and body changes over time, as well as seasonally, so January is an ideal time to take stock of your bathroom haul and replenish any duds with a fresh batch of products that work for you.

Whether it’s glow-giving supplements or superfood tonics, these products will help boost your beauty regime in January and beyond. Here’s our top 10 of feel-good beauty for 2020…


From make-up boss to wellness guru, meet Bobbi Brown’s new baby, Evolution_18. Bobbi has switched her focus from eyeshadow palettes to collagen powders with a new line of wellness supplements that combine her 25 years in the beauty industry with her expertise as a certified health coach. Think ingestibles that promote beauty from the inside out, like Beauty Glow capsules, £15, and Beauty Recharge Tablets, £20. 


The craze for CBD is going nowhere, but Apothem is a botanicals brand that’s doing it more like luxury skincare. Cue glass dropper bottles and slick monochrome packaging. Apothem’s capsule line is small but mighty with everything from the cult Lights Out Drops (£170) to help you drift off for a deeper, restorative night’s sleep, to the handbag-friendly pure CBD-infused Recharge tube (£15) to ease tension on-the-go. 


Skin feeling parched from party season? Slick on some goodness via Elemis’ new green tonic. The Superfood Cica Calm Hydration Juice is a moisture-quenching prebiotic moisturiser that comes in a gel formulation for instant hydration. With 75% organic aloe vera juice and organic cucumber extract, it’s like the skincare equivalent of a super-green juice for your face. 


If your cleansing routine needs recharging, check out REN’s innovative new jelly formulation. Designed to melt away make-up and grime – without being harsh to skin – it leaves your face feeling smooth and hydrated. Work the jelly into dry skin and feel it turn into a rich oil. Splash on warm water and the oil turns into a milky emulsion to leave your skin feeling refreshed, not stripped. 


Meet the wellness line that celebrates skin, sleep and diet and is designed for all gender identities and ages. Normalife includes four skincare products – Smooth, Soft, Glow and Clean – the brainchild of fashion designer and wellness advocate, Norma Kamali. Simplified but oh-so-chic on your bathroom shelf, it’s skincare that’s made for sharing. 


Getting your glow on for 2020 is about more than just epic skincare. Get your daily fix of bacteria with benefits via Seed’s Daily Synbiotic. This next-gen probiotic and prebiotic is formulated for systemic inside-out benefits that goes beyond digestive health – think skin health, heart health and gut immune function. Seed’s first subscription comes with refillable glass jar and glass travel vial for a chic way to take your daily supplement. 

The Daily Synbiotic by Seed£40 for a 30-day subscription Shop Now



New year, new scent? A new fragrance is ideal for creating and evoking memories for a fresh decade. Jo Malone’s latest Vetiver & Golden Vanilla Cologne Intense launched on January 1st, 2020 making it a perfect addition to your treasured perfume shelf. A combination of Madagascar’s two prized ingredients, the sensual scent takes its inspiration from the island’s vanilla-swept coastline. 


Take your skin from December dull to January glow with Murad’s new Replenishing Multi-Acid Peel. This daily bi-phase peel accelerates cell renewal by 33% in seven days, without causing dryness or irritation. It’s all in the wonder-acids – while Salicylic Acid (BHA) delivers exfoliating benefits, the blend of Glycolic, Lactic and Malic Acids (AHAs) smooth away dull surface cells to get your glow back. 


Spend more time in the fitness studio than the pub? Meet the skin-friendly make-up line that you can wear in the gym. Make-up artist Gia Mills combined her love of exercise with her knowledge of make-up to develop Skin in Motion. Designed to withstand even the sweatiest workout, go for the Work It Tinted Moisturiser or Lift It Waterproof Mascara, and cool down afterwards with the Clear It Wipes or Cool It Mist.


Don’t leave your hair out of the 2020 refresh regime. Living Proof’s PhD Triple Detox Shampoo takes cleansing to the next level. Designed to eliminate the build-up of city living: product, pollution and hard water, this shampoo will help overhaul your hair for the new year. The innovative cream-to-lather formula means you can fully cleanse your hair without stripping it.


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