The desk edit: What's landed on our desks this week

Welcome to The Desk Edit – a feature here at BEAUTYDIRECTORY, where the editorial team share the products hot off their desks.

Whether it be new launches or tried and true favourites, these products are worthy of sharing.

If you missed the last edition, you can catch up HERE.

Keep on reading to find out what team BD has to say about these offerings...

Yves Saint Laurent Lash Clash Mascara in Uninhibited Brown –     Aja's pick

With searches for brown mascara up +35% to last year (according to data by Trendalytics), I have been experimenting with the trend, and I have to say this offering from YSL has been my favourite pick of the bunch. The oversized brush is unlike anything I have tried before, but pairs perfectly with the oil-in-water wax formulation which adheres to lashes layer by layer. The volumising formula promises to add up to 200% more volume, and I can attest to this as my usually very straight (sad) lashes have never looked this good before. I'm not brave enough to try bold coloured mascaras (just yet anyway) but the Uninhibited Brown colour way is the perfect option at dipping my toe into the trend, without feeling too outside my comfort zone. It also isn't as harsh as black can look, and I’ve been loving the more natural hue. 

Glow Lab Cream Body Wash – Scarlett's pick

Now the weather has well and truly cooled down, my skin has been nothing but dry all over. I’ve been on the hunt for a body wash that doesn’t strip the skin of its natural oils but also cleanses it and I’ve found the perfect product for this – the Glow Lab Cream Body Wash has the benefits of both. What sets it apart is its cream-based formula, which not only cleanses but also nourishes the skin. Packed with ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, and vitamin E, it helps maintain the skin's moisture barrier, leaving it smooth and hydrated even after showering. I've noticed that my skin feels incredibly soft, almost eliminating the need for any additional lotions post-shower. Retailing at $18 it is an affordable luxury that won't break the bank. I highly recommend giving it a try for anyone looking to combat dry skin during the colder months. 

The Booty Co Contour Cup + Firming LotionSarah's pick

I am not normally one for body sculpting tools, but The Booty Co Contour Cup and Firming Lotion have been great additions to my body care routine. The Booty Co founder, Kirsty Bronner has innovated a cellulite targeting cup made from medical grade silicone, based on vacuum therapy. Vacuum therapy is a non-invasive technique for reducing cellulite, firming, contouring and increasing collagen production. This product was created off the back of years of research, testing and trialing and it’s safe to say – for me, the device actually works. At first, I found the cup quite abrasive, however upon researching found this to be normal with any cupping device. I noticed that my legs appeared firmer, shinier and smoother after the first use of the duo. I enjoyed the massage-like effect the cup gives especially as part of my post-shower routine. The Booty Co credo centers around breaking the taboo topic of caring for your intimate areas and aims to provide modern solutions, backed by science. I enjoyed using the range knowing that it was founded on the basis that women should not feel ashamed when addressing any body concerns and that any act of self-care is a good thing. 

Aqium Ultra Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser – Rachel's pick

As a mum-of-two, hand sanitiser is part of my daily arsenal and the Aqium Ultra Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser is my favourite! Whilst alcohol-based, this hand sanitiser is also enriched with four moisturises that actually keep hands nice and soft. It doesn’t irritate or strip the skin dry like others out there. The alcohol-based formula also effectively kills 99.99% of germs which gives me peace of mind, especially coming up to cold and flu season and constantly being out and about with the kids. We have multiple bottles of the little 60mL size that live in my everyday handbag, mum-bag, and car’s glovebox. It gets lots of use post-everywhere and especially pre-meals. The 60mL bottle is also such a great, convenient size that the kids can easily squeeze out themselves.