#nzgirlhacks: Ways To Kickstart Your Summer Glow

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Summer! Our favourite season is coming and we can’t wait for long warm evenings with a glass of rosé on the deck and weekends at the beach.

Let’s start with the face!

Ecostore’s Brightening Exfoliator from their new skincare line uses New Zealand glacial clay, jojoba beads and pineapple to gently exfoliate dull skin and reveal the glowiness underneath.

If you have stubborn acne scars, Dr Dennis Gross’s Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel will work wonders for you. It can be a bit pricey, but Mecca Cosmetics lets you buy 5 day packettes so that you can try them out. Highly recommend using the original formula instead of the extra strength first!

More for your body!


Ethique is an amazing NZ based brand and their Lime and Ginger Body Polish is cruelty-free, palm-oil free, vegan and packed in compostable packaging. What is there not to love?!

Frank Body is becoming such a cult brand, we completely understand why! The Coffee Scrub is the product that started it all, with coffee grounds, sweet almond oil and no nasties. Bonus, if you use it in your morning shower, the smell of coffee wakes you up isntantly.

Aesop’s Geranium Scrub uses pumice and bamboo stem, creating a finer scrub. We just can’t resist picking it up whenever we walk past any of the Aesop stores, it works wonders.

Not a fan of body scrubs? Soap & Glory Scrub Gloves are the answer to your problem. You use it with your regular body wash and wash away! It gets all the nooks and crannies loofahs don’t get and plus, you feel quite fancy with pink gloves.

Give your skin a drink!

The Essano Body Oil is certified organic, vegan and made in New Zealand. Rosehip, pomegranate and jojoba oil creates a beautiful combination that is quickly absorbed into your skin, without the tacky feeling!

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If you want a extra glow, NARS Body Glow says hellllloooo. The smells of tropical coconut and gardenia will make you feel like you’re on vacation, with subtle shimmer that will give your skin that something extra in the sunlight.

So here are our go-to products to prepare our skin to look its best in summer! What do you do to shed off winter dullness?

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