Do you ever feel like your bathroom could be mistaken for a chemist? Are your shelves filled with half-used products from an array of different brands that sit, colour clashing and gathering dust? While it’s good to have everything on hand for those one-off emergencies (like my nifty splinter retriever), it can derail the design aesthetic of your bathroom.
If you’ve put some effort into styling your home like a Vogue Living shoot, why neglect the one room most people will visit? So to please yourself, and your guests here are nine brands that are good for the body, and for the eyes.
An iconic brand with iconic two-tone branding, Mecca Cosmetica is a staple in every bathroom display. Not only are the products of expert quality, they’re always on-trend. Our top picks include their ‘Brush With Success’ makeup brush cleanser, ‘To Save Face Superscreen’, ‘Go Smooth Body Moisturiser’ and limited edition ‘Happy Hands’ cream. Oh, and everything else they offer.
Toothpaste is often an eyesore in a well-styled bathroom so we’re pretty happy we stumbled across Dr. Bronner’s All-One Toothpaste. Made with 70% organic ingredients, it’s free from fluoride, cruelty and all the common hidden nasties. Plus, the box and tube are both 100% recyclable. But toothpaste aside, we love all of Dr. Bronner’s goodies (like the Pure-Castile Liquid Soap above). Not only do they come in a range of colours to coordinate with every bathroom; they’re fair-trade and backed by five generations of family-run business.
For sleek shower styling, look no further than Mr. Smith hair care. Using a minimalistic design, with hard lines and bold typography, it’s a statement in every bathroom. Plus, if you’re nit-picky like us, you’ll appreciate the square bottles that allow for perfect symmetry in styling. But aesthetic aside, we love every product in this natural, nourishing hair care range.
For a pop of pastel, Go-To skin care has you covered. Not only are the products cute (check out their names), they’re cruelty-free. Find all the essentials like the ‘Very Useful Face Cream’, imbued with more antioxidants than oranges, ‘Face Hero’, featuring 10 potent, purposefully selected plant and nut oils, and the ‘Properly Clean’, a smooth, non-irritating cleanser that according to them, “actually, yknow, cleans.”
There’s a reason Aesop graces the bathrooms of luxurious hotels and elegant restaurants all over the world: every product looks and smells inviting. You only have to take a step into one of their perfectly styled stores to know that they’ve got it right. Below you’ll find some of our favourites: the Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash, Purifying Facial Cream Cleanser, Parsley Seed Anti-oxidant Facial Toner, and Camellia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream.
Comfort Zone have a sophisticated yet simplistic design style to suit any bathroom. Add a subtle touch of pastel blue through their popular Sublime Skin range. Made with around 90% natural ingredients and free from hidden nasties, the anti-ageing collection is designed to “renew, replump and firm.” We also love the tranquility blend (featured below) for its sweet, subtle fragrance and softness on the skin.
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Add a pop of vibrancy with Shu Uemura’s limited edition art series 2.0. Designed by three remarkable Australian artists, the bright and fun conditioners will bring life to your bathroom. Choose from ‘Silk Bloom’ for damaged hair, ‘Color Lustre’ for coloured hair and ‘Muroto Volume’ for fine hair. Hang them in the shower and your wall art is sorted.
OriginalMineral products are as soft on the eyes as they are on the hair. They avoid harsh chemicals, and utilise natural extracts and active minerals to produce safe, high-quality products. And it just so happens they look great in the shower and on the bathroom sink. Featured above are some of our essentials: Style Guru styling cream, Frizzy Logic shine serum and The Power Base protein masque hair treatment.
You may have heard (or seen) that pastel pink is the current it-colour, so for a truly on-trend bathroom display, shop Kevin Murphy’s hair care. Well-regarded for their premium products, the brand has the look down pat too. All products are slim, sleek and super stylish. Plus, they’re functional and fit well in any shower holder. Below you’ll find some of our cult favourites.
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