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Top Three: Adore Beauty’s Senior Editor Amy Clark’s must-have products

IMAGE VIA AMY CLARK

WORDS BY CAIT EMMA BURKE

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I’m a notoriously nosy person when it comes to products. I want to know whether you double cleanse at night, and if so which cleansers you use. I want to know if there’s some special hair contraption or pair of tweezers that have (hyperbole warranted) changed your life. I want to know what curl definer you use and which lip balm you swear by.

But my interest in products doesn’t just pertain to the world of beauty – I’m always eager to hear about an air fryer that someone loves so much they’ve convinced their entire extended family to get one, or a laptop stand that’s corrected their posture and improved their quality of life by at least 25 per cent.


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In short, I j’adore products. This is why I’ve asked some of our favourite Australian beauty and skincare influencers for their top three products, AKA the products they simply cannot live without. The scope is broad – it can genuinely be any three products, as long as they’re the three they value the most.

Next up is Amy Clark, Adore Beauty’s Senior Editor. With a career title like that, you just know she’s acquainted with all the best products. These ones might surprise you, though. Let’s peek into her beauty routine…

Product one: Christophe Robin Scalp Scrub

 

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How did you first discover this product?

This tub came across my desk in a PR package around three years ago and I’ve repurchased it approximately seventy thousand times since.

What is it/what does it do and why do you love it?

It’s a cult sea salt scalp scrub/shampoo hybrid that gently cleanses and exfoliates the scalp for your cleanest hair, ever. It also smells bloody divine – I’d eat it if it wasn’t so expensive. I use this as my first shampoo once or twice a week. Apply a 20-cent piece amount to wet hair, and add more water to lather it into a luscious foam. Really get your fingers in there. Go on, give yourself a little scalp massage. Rinse, and follow with a second shampoo with your regular shampoo and conditioner. 

Where can we find it and who would you recommend it to?

You can find the full size tub on Adore Beauty, or buy a mini tub in a gift set if you want to try before investing in the big boy. I’d recommend this scalp scrub to everyone as it’s suitable for all hair types and textures, but especially great if you get product buildup or have a dry scalp.

Product two: Ghd Glide Hot Brush

 

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How did you first discover this product?

I’ve used this hair tool *almost* every single day since I road-tested it for a story at the brand’s media launch.

What is it/what does it do and why do you love it?

This dry-styling hot straightening brush has essentially replaced my regular straightening tongs because I’m not into that fully sleek, dead-straight look. I literally tip my head upside down and run the large hot brush through medium to large sections of hair for a smooth, straight finish that looks put together, but not ‘done’. It’s the tool you whip out when you’ve got precisely .78 seconds to make frizzy, kinked, meh-looking hair look above average. 

Where can we find it and who would you recommend it to?

This tool is for anyone who:

  1. Wants smooth, straight-ish hair that still has movement and body
  2. Has thicker or coarse hair that takes ages to straighten
  3. Can’t be effed using a straightener every day, and wants great hair, fast

Find it at Adore Beauty.

Product three: Amolin Nappy Rash Cream

 

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How did you first discover this product?

You know how families have weird things or traditions you’ve just always done? Using nappy rash cream as a lip balm is ours. I can’t ever remember not seeing a tube in the family bathroom, on the coffee table, on my dad’s bedside table, even at my grandparents’ place.

What is it/what does it do and why do you love it?

As the name suggests, Amolin is a nappy rash cream, but really, it’s so much more. I slather the thick oil-based cream on my lips before bed, the sides of my crusty nose in winter, dry elbows and knees, weird flaky patches of skin, as a cuticle cream, and on thigh chafe. And bra chafe. Any kind of chafe. Is it sexy? Absolutely not. But do I feel a sense of urgency when I realise I’ve run out? 100 per cent.

Where can we find it and who would you recommend it to?

Literally anyone can use this product (almost) anywhere on their body. You’ll find it in the baby aisle of your local chemist or supermarket.

You can keep up with Amy here.

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