1. SOON JUNG pH 6.5 Whip Cleanser

Skin Concern: Dryness, hydration, dark under eyes

Skin Type: ALL

We are completely obsessed with this Korean skincare staple! This SOON JUNG rich foam cleanser is perfect for all skin types as it has a low pH of 6.5 (a very weak acidic foam) and uses 98.9% naturally derived ingredients to cleanse your skin in a gentle way. Perfect for sun damage, irritation or fragile skin. Did we mention it’s also hypoallergenic?

2. Peach & Lily Glass Skin Refining Serum

Skin Concern: Acne, uneven texture, fine lines/wrinkles

Skin Type: ALL

Another amazing Korean skincare line, the Peach & Lily glass skin refining serum is definitely key for bright, well-hydrated skin this summer! Packed with niacinamide to even skin tone and fight blemishes, alongside madecassoside (an anti-inflammatory and anti-aging agent), peptides and hyaluronic acid – you can expect more radiant and clear-glass skin, perfect for those make-up free beach days.

3. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50

Skin Concern: Sun damage, sensitive skin

Skin Type: Sensitive, oily, combination

SPF is a must all-year round, but is even more important in the summer! Make sure your skin is UV protected using La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios Mineral Sunscreen (SPF 50 is highly recommended). The mineral face sunscreen is developed using zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which provides a broad spectrum of sun protection, and is packed with vitamin E and antioxidant technology. It is great for sensitive skin, water resistant for up to 40 minutes and provides a gorgeous matte finish for those struggling with oily or combination skin. It also comes as a tinted face sunscreen if you want to shelve your foundation for the summer!

4. CeraVe Healing Ointment

Skin Concern: Cracked and dry skin

Skin Type: ALL

If there’s one product you need to have on your dresser it is the CeraVe Healing Ointment . The balm hydrates and soothes extremely dry skin, and is developed using petrolatum, hyaluronic acids and ceramides to help retain moisture, and protect and restore the skin barrier. Perfect for nightly use (and the ‘slugging’ trend, that’s taking the skincare world by storm), you can expect to wake up with freshly plump, hydrated skin. As one of our favourite skincare brands (developed with dermatologists and accepted by the National Eczema Association), you can trust that CeraVe will exceed your expectations.

5. Good Molecules Niacinamide Brightening Toner

Skin Concern: Hyperpigmentation, uneven skin texture, enlarged pores

Skin Type: ALL

If you haven’t yet added a toner to your skincare routine, this is a sign that you MUST cop the Good Molecules Niacinamide Brightening Toner. This is one of the best vegan, alcohol-free toners on the market at the moment. Targeting excess melanin production (hyperpigmentation), dullness and skin damage, this toner is formulated with some of our favourite ingredients: niacinamide, vitamin C, naturally derived arbutin and liquorice root extract. The toner works to visibly brighten skin, promote collagen production and target enlarged pores. It’s also got a pH of 6.2 (slightly acidic), which helps to balance the skin after cleansing. A little tip: apply the next part of your skin routine before the toner dries to make sure your skin retains the moisture!

6. Paula’s Choice Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid (SPF 50)

Skin Concern: Sun damage, breakouts, wrinkles/fine lines

Skin Type: Oily/Combination skin

This fantastic, lightweight moisturiser from Paula’s Choice is perfect for normal skin types, but is especially suited for oily or combination skin. With a soft matte finish, this moisturiser offers UV protection as well as plant-based antioxidants (i.e. green tea extract) to fight signs of ageing. The light texture is great if you’re prone to breakouts and blackheads, or if you just generally don’t enjoy the feeling of sunscreen residue. Add this to your daily routine for smooth, hydrated and younger-looking skin!

7. Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Ultra Sheer Daily Defence (SPF 30)

Skin Concern: Sun damage, hyperpigmentation, breakouts

Skin Type: Oily/Combination skin

We love Paula’s Choice so much, we had to add a second product to our Top 10! Similar to the Youth-Extending moisturiser, the Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Ultra Sheer Daily Defence moisturiser acts as a sunscreen with a broad spectrum SPF 30. Key ingredients such as boerhavia diffusa root extract, avobenzone and vitamin E work to protect the skin from UVA exposure, premature aging, and minimises oil production for breakout-prone skin. It’s potent antioxidant and skin-restoring blend is also perfect for soothing dryness, making it a perfect sunscreen choice for those hot, summer days.

8. ACWELL Licorice pH Balancing Cleansing Toner

Skin Concern: Uneven skin texture, hyperpigmentation, dry and dull skin

Skin Type: ALL

Another fantastic toner, the ACWELL Licorice Cleansing Toner works on three levels: cleansing, hydrating and toning your skin. With a pH of 5.5, the gentle acidity helps to deeply cleanse, ensuring that any leftover makeup, dirt or debris is completely removed from your skin. It’s also an effective brightening toner, using licorice root extract and green tea extract to tackle blemishes and fade pigmentation from acne scars (hyperpigmentation) – it’s also a great choice if you suffer from any sun spots and want to generally balance the texture of your skin!

9. SKN by LH Peptide Eye Complex

Skin Concern: Dark circles, puffiness, lines/wrinkles

Skin Type: ALL

Founded by Lori Harvey, SKN is a new skincare line to watch. The Peptide Eye Complex is steep (it’ll set you back $45), but that’s because of its luxurious and effective treatment. It’s bio-active complex – made with a blend of antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and peptides – works to combat dark circles, puffiness, crow’s feet and other lines/wrinkles. Use as part of your daily skin routine and watch as your eyes appear more youthful and hydrated.

10. Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser

Skin Concern: Irritation, redness

Skin Type: Sensitive

Our final choice in our top 10 is the Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser. As obvious by its name, this is the perfect cleanser for sensitive skin, as the cleansing formula is developed with cotton extract which retains moisture and gives a gorgeous softening effect. It provides a deep clean to remove any dirt, debris or makeup, without disrupting the skin barrier. You can also be sure that it’ll provide an extra gentle touch, as its infused with Aloe – a fantastic ingredient to soothe redness and irritation.