01 Jul 2021

The cult-fave beauty essentials of The Rocks

The Rocks is home to some of the best brands and boutiques that the world of beauty has to offer — and with them, these cult-fave beauty essentials.
The cult-fave beauty essentials of The Rocks
Whether you’re a beauty guru looking for your next holy grail, or a newbie curious about where to start, The Rocks has your next beauty must-have ready and waiting. Here are a few of our top-pick cult-fave beauty essentials, perfect for a bit of extra-special pampering while working from home or taking a break from the grind.


Caring for oily skin can be a delicate balancing act, but doesn’t have to be a major skincare hurdle. Endota Spa's organic balancing moisturiser tips the scale in your favour, caring for your complexion with a soothing, featherlight touch. Packed with nature’s antioxidants grapeseed and aloe vera, this versatile daily facial lotion assists in calming the appearance of your skin while delivering an optimal amount of moisturising nourishment. Its easily absorbed clean formula is designed to visibly reduce redness, smooth texture and promote elasticity to improve the skin’s appearance.


We’re doing a lot of extra handwashing at the moment, and an unfortunate side effect is that it can leave our hands feeling sensitive, dry and even cracked. Aesop’s famous Resurrection Duet has come to the rescue. It features the Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash and the Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm, both of which are soft and soothing — perfect for suffering skin. Treat your handworking hands to a gentle cleanse with the hand wash, and follow it up with some sumptuous hydration from the hand balm. Oh, and did we mention they smell gorgeous? With a gloriously citrusy, woody and herbaceous scent, that 20 second handwash will be an absolute treat.


Next time you fancy a little luxury, pop into Get Drenched to shop a range of premium handmade soaps, candles, skincare, bath bombs and selfcare goods. This family owned business stocks all the most iconic Australian and international selfcare brands, from Ecoya and Mor to Lucerne and Bomb Cosmetics.

Their bath blasters are made with natural ingredients, are gentle to sensitive skin and soften the bath water. They also contain pure essential oils to help condition your skin, and enhance or heighten your moods and emotions. Their blasters fizz more because they are all handmade, meaning more aroma is thrown into the air for a truly fragrant explosion. They are all made with only the best pure essential oils, picked from around the globe.


The name says it all. Allow yourself to drift off to somewhere special atop the floral, woody scent of this luscious body butter. With fragrance notes like white rose, lily, bergamot, white musk, amber, cedar and peony, Come Away With Me is a divine treat for the senses. It’s nourishing and soothing on the skin too, featuring natural ingredients like sweet almond oil, apricot kernel oil, shea butter, camellia oil, aloe vera and vitamin E. All of DUX Collection’s body butters are handmade in Sydney using only the highest quality ingredients, so you can be sure you’re treating your body to the best butter there is.


For those among us who can grow a beard, your working-from-home period is a pretty great time to give it a go and see what you think. Just like using actives, there’s an awkward stage at the start — but now you can now get it out of the way in comfortable seclusion. Treat yourself and your face fuzz to a nice bit of self care with some of Stuga’s brilliant Beard Oil. It’s available in a huge range of natural fragrances (our faves include vanilla bean and sweet orange, bergamot and lemon, and green tea) and features a rich blend of pure botanical oils including certified organic jojoba, argan and sweet almond. These oils work hard to nourish the skin, beard and moustache hair, and when used regularly they add moisture to dry hair and skin. 


Who couldn’t do with a massage at the moment? Whether you have someone to share the favour with or just want to give your own muscles a nice bit of attention, the perfectly named Treat Yourself Massage Oil from boutique aromatherapy experts Oleu Life is waiting in the wings. It’s packed full of vitamins, antioxidants and rejuvenating camellia oil so it’s good for the skin — and, of course, it smells divine. Sweet notes of soothing sweet orange essential oil and calming patchouli come together to blur away stress and invite a lingering moment of tranquillity to your day.