MILAN, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 22: seen outside Fendi during the Milan Fashion Week – Spring / Summer 2021 on September 22, 2021 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)

If you’re enduring an extended lockdown like most of GRAZIA‘s editors, you’ve likely got a bit of time on your hands. And if you’re exactly like us? Well, you’re using that spare time to pamper yourself in the name of self-care. With our collective release on the horizon, we’re indulging in our favourite beauty and self-care rituals ahead of the inevitable rush of calendar invites.

While we’re more than ready for freedom, we’ll also be taking a few new habits into life on the other side. Here are the products team GRAZIA has found during lockdown, that we’ll be enamoured with long after the last daily press conference.

Clear Skincare Micro Polish Powder with Salicylic Acid, $45 SHOP NOW 

“As we edge closer to Freedom Day, two things are certain: collective hallelujahs in the streets may cause another earthquake, and glowy, healthy-looking skin is a must to face the deluge of events and picnics coming our way this summer. While there’s been many a suggestion for lockdown beauty routines, none have stuck more for me than Clear Skincare’s ultimate morning duo: Micro Polish Powder and Gel Cleanser. Post a steam, I love mixing the powder with the cleanser and massaging it in circular motions into my face and neck. It’s thick, thorough and you can really feel it’s actually doing something as it gently buffs away dead skin cells. You’re left with a very smooth, shiny face, ready for your serums, your beauty sleep – and your emergence back into this wayward world.”  – Jessica Bailey, Editorial Director

Chanel Le Lift Fluid, $218 SHOP NOW

“I’ve replaced my regular moisturiser with this ultra-light emulsion from Chanel. It’s perfect for my oily-combination complexion as it’s not too heavy, gliding on and leaving the skin refreshed and hydrated, yet subtly mattified. That would be thanks to the botanical alfalfa concentrate and roucou seed extract in the formula, which effectively reduces shine and minimises the appearance of pores, for a smooth, firm complexion. It also makes an incredible base for the tinted moisturisers I’m wearing during lockdown, as the formula nixes oily areas so that I can get away without wearing powder.” – Kate Lancaster, Contributing Beauty Editor


“When it comes to skincare I’m a minimalist (some would say a little lazy). My short routine does not often change but that is not to say that I don’t love trying out new products. When lockdown hit, I was looking for a new way to relax and low and behold, the FOREO UFO 2 came across my desk. Using T-sonic facial massage, the device is said to give you a healthy glow from first use. And it does! It comes with nifty little masks that you place on the UFO 2, while the device connects to your phone via bluetooth. With presets tailored to each mask, you simply follow the instructions for a facial in less than two minutes. You can also adjust the settings with different temperatures and massage intensity depending on your preference. It’s the best lazy girl hack to amazing skin.” – Rebekah Clark, Features Writer

Lash Therapy Eyelash Serum, $79.95 SHOP NOW and brow Serum, $79.95 SHOP NOW

“Has anyone else fallen victim to the midnight TikTok vortex? If you have – welcome! – you may have noticed ads for Lash Therapy here or there; the wonder serum filling in your brows and lengthening your lashes when your beauty technicians are unavailable. I have been trialling these products for six weeks and can confirm the TikTok hype: my eyebrows are back! While I admittedly wasn’t initially a star candidate at remembering to apply the brow and lash serum every evening, when I finally settled on a routine (night-time, next to my toothbrush), my brows went from sparse to unruly (in a good way). My lashes, while naturally long, have taken a little longer to catch up, but they are much more fluttery to the point that my mascara now marks my upper eyelids. Affordable and super easy to apply, give it a try so you can emerge into freedom with Lily Collins brows.” – Jessica Bailey, Editorial Director

Hourglass Curator Five Shadow Palette, $23 Shop Now

“While I love playing with coloured eyeliner, I’m decidedly more conservative when it comes to my eyeshadows – especially during lockdown, when I just need a little something-something to dress up my eyes for Zoom. I tend towards neutral tones of bronze, chocolate and soft beige, but it can be a struggle to find the exact shades I’m after in the one palette – which means my bathroom cabinet is constantly strewn with varying singles and sets to find the shadows in question. This palette solves all my problems by allowing complete customisation. I can choose each individual Hourglass eye shadow shade – which are all buttery and blendable perfection – and snap them in to this convenient palette, switching them out at my leisure.” – Kate Lancaster, Contributing Beauty Editor

Paula’s Choice Hyaluronic Acid + Peptide Lip Booster, $36 SHOP NOW

“Springtime in Sydney is an amalgamation of glorious beach weather and the coldest of cold temperatures. In turn, my lips are often flaky and dehydrated. To my delight TikTok’s favourite brand, Paula’s Choice, just released its Hyaluronic Acid + Peptide Lip Booster. While I’m often picky with my lip balm, this product was love at first use. It smooths away fine lines and keeps lips looking hydrated with a blend of moisture-attracting hyaluronic acid, firming peptides and hydrating squalane. Even my better half noticed after first use.” – Rebekah Clark, Features Writer

Liberty Belle RX Glam Squad Hyaluronic Acid Serum, $144 SHOP NOW

“My skin has been extremely dry during lockdown, thanks to a combination of heavy prescription skincare and hours spent in front of the heater (I live in Melbourne, it’s necessary, ok?). This silky serum has been my saviour, with a cocktail of hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, smoothing and soothing Niacinamide, and anti-inflammatory Panthenol. I notice the difference after every morning and evening application, with my complexion left visibly softer, plumper and more luminous. My skin is looking so much healthier since I started using it each day and I plan on making it a staple in my routine for years to come.” – Kate Lancaster, Contributing Beauty Editor

Louis Vuitton Spell On You, $440 SHOP NOW

“It is no secret that Louis Vuitton do a really really good fragrance. This season the French house have released a new plethora of luxury scents. Our favourite? Spell On You. Presented in a vibrant pink liquid and the brand’s signature bottle, this was inspired by passionate love. Crafted by Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud, it has been aptly described as “romantic” and “mischievous”. Key notes include Iris from Florence, Rose from Grasse, Sambac jasmine, Acacia flower from Egypt and Musk. It perfectly sits on the skin to become one with the wearer – the perfect springtime scent.” – Rebekah Clark, Features Writer

MYJS Personalised Calligraphy Name Necklace in Sterling Silver, $69.95 SHOP NOW

“When Emily Ratajkowski gave birth to her first child Sylvester Apollo, she added her baby’s name to a necklace. Bella Hadid has been a fan of the personalised necklace for years wearing both her former boyfriend’s name “Abel” around her neck, before switching to her own. Yes, 20 years since their popularity peak, name necklaces are back. So when this sweet little brand arrived in my inbox, I had to tell you about it: Meet MYJS – My Jewellery Store – who specialise in personalised jewellery. My favourite is the calligraphy name necklace. But if you’re more a Bella than a Gigi, the Lacuna necklace will be more your vibe.” – Jessica Bailey, Editorial Director