MADE WITHOUT WATER
There’s no agua in these formulas, but you may still need a splash from the sink to activate them.
Shampoos – such as Lush Seanik Shampoo Bar, $14.95 – conditioners, body lotion, even selftanners, such as Ethique Bombshell Self Tanning Bar, $45 now come in block form. And because they’re more concentrated (for three bottles of, say, body lotion you’d usually buy, you would need to buy only one lotion bar) you save both water and money. (Some traditional bars do contain water, so always check the label.)
They make excellent cleansers – oil dissolves residue – as well as rich moisturisers for those of us with dry skin, since oil traps water in the skin. But guess what: even oily complexions can benefit. Shea and marula oils found in L’occitane Face Comforting Oil,
$59 deliver a dry finish, meaning that your face won’t be left looking like a used frypan. Handy!
They’re ideal as scrubs (the granules provide a gentle exfoliation), but they’re also great for getting your dose of topical vitamin C (the antioxidant destabilises in liquid, so a powder form helps maintain efficacy). Mix it with your favourite serum to instantly enhance the protective powers.we swear by Philosophy Turbo Booster C Powder, $47