There’s no denying that beauty is an incredible fast-moving industry and with a buzzy new launch or celebrity-approved product seemingly going viral every day even I struggle to keep up with what’s trending right now. However, I make sure to regularly test and trial the newest cult beauty products because I always want to know if they’re genuinely worth they hype. The result? I have an overflowing makeup bag and struggle to close the doors of my bathroom cupboard on a regular basis. Yes, at this point, I’d hazard a guess that I’ve tested hundreds of apparent cult beauty products with mixed results: some are total flops which make a quick exit from my beauty stash while others take up permanent residence in my regular rotation.
However, when I’m shopping for cult beauty products there’s one destination that I swear by for delivering a efficacious edit of products that I know will actually be worth my money: Net-a-Porter. From cult brands like Tata Harper and Dr. Barbara Sturm to the beauty trends that we need to know about—I’m talking the latest power-packed active ingredients to glow-boosting complexion launches—it’s a destination for the very best in luxury beauty. So when I heard that they’d just launched the Net-a-Porter Beauty Hall of Fame, a curated collection of iconic products for your skin, body and hair, I knew that their would be some seriously good cult products in the mix.
Ahead, keep scrolling for 15 of my favourite products from Net-a-Porter's Beauty Hall of Fame. Trust me—the hype is real with these ones.
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From Hailey Bieber to Kim Kardashian, this is a cult product in the truest sense of the word and has a loyal following of both celebrities and beauty editors. Yes, it's expensive but this hydrating serum uses a blend of both high and low-molecular weight hyaluronic acid to penetrate deep into the layers of your skin to truly quench any dehydration.
When it comes to iconic perfume brands, Byredo has to be up there with the best of them with fragrances like Gypsy Water (£178) fast becoming modern day classics. This new launch from the brand is an innovative blend of warm maté tea, sharply sweet blackcurrant and a woody hints of papyrus and birch. It's complex yet comforting and I think it has cult perfume written all over it.
While it's Augustinus Bader's The Cream (£205) that is raved about most frequently, I think that it's the brand's face oil which deserves most honourable mention. It works to nourish all skin types but if you're spot-prone like me then rest assured that it sinks in quickly and doesn't leave even a hint of greasy residue. And best of all it leaves your skin looking seriously glow—I'm talking celeb-levels of luminosity. This is definitely an underrated skincare gem.
Every now and then a celebrity beauty line comes along that really delivers, and Kora Organics is one such brand. Founded by Miranda Kerr it's, unsurprisingly, all about achieving that supermodel glow. The hero product from the range is this 2-in-1 exfoliating mask that uses skin-brightening turmeric to boost glow alongside papaya enzymes and rosehip seeds to gently work away dull, dead skin cells. Honestly, even on my most tired days this stuff never fails to rejuvenate my complexion.
Basically every beauty editor that I know raves about at least one of Tata Harper's luxurious skincare products but it's this creamy, exfoliating cleanser that is undoubtedly the most popular. Proving that clean beauty doesn't have to compromise on efficacy or spa-like vibes, this 100% natural formula is brimming with skin-friendly ingredients to tone, exfoliate and refresh your complexion.
It has been almost two years since Gucci relaunched its beauty collection and there is one product in particular that they've gone on to become renowned for: the red lipstick. Sure, it's a classic beauty product but as a red lipstick lover I can confirm that it's no easy feat to perfect this formulation. They come in matte and velvet finishes but it's this creamy, high-shine version that has stolen my heart for summer.
I speak to a lot of hair stylists as part of my job and Hair Rituel by Sisley is frequently mentioned as one of the best hair care ranges. This intensely nourishing hair mask uses a blend of shea, macadamia, camellia and hazelnut oils to hydrate and strengthen every single strand of hair. It's been more than worth the investment while salons have been closed but it's truly brilliant if your hair is damaged, brittle or just needs some extra care.
When it comes to trending tech beauty, Net-a-Porter are always ahead of the curve with stocking the latest tools and skincare devices, and they don't come more cult than this LED face mask from Dr. Dennis Gross. Everyone from Halle Berry to Kris Jenner has been sporting this on Instagram and it's easy to see why—it's the closest thing you'll come to an in-salon facial at home. It uses an impressive combination of over 150 blue and red LED lights to reduce the appearance of fine lines, boost skin's elasticity and smooth texture in as little as two weeks. It's truly impressive stuff.
I'm not going to lie: being sent my first tub of La Mer while working as a beauty editor was a big deal. After all, for as long as I can remember I've been aware of this iconic skincare brand and with celebrities like Beyonce and Chrissy Teigen claiming it as a favourite I knew it must be good. This is a truly luxurious product with a price tag to boot but if you're looking for a hardworking moisturiser to regenerate the skin and boost radiance—and you want to feel like an A-lister while doing so—then it's a real treat.
Net-a-Porter's makeup offering is all about effortless glamour—multitasking, minimal-effort products that deserve a place in your everyday makeup bag. Perhaps one of Charlotte Tilbury's most beloved products, the Hollywood Flawless Filter certainly fits the bill. It's basically glowy skin in a bottle and can be used in a multitude of ways: as a radiant primer, a subtle highlighter or mixed with foundation to add luminosity to your base. Everyone I've ever recommended this to has become instantly obsessed and I genuinely panic if I'm ever running low on this.
When it comes to luxury home fragrance, Diptyque is most certainly the go-to candle brand of choice. The French perfume house creates expertly blended candles that fill your home with scent and look good at the same time. Baies is one of the classics—a fresh blend of roses and blackcurrant leaves—and is undoubtedly worth the money.
Alexa Chung, Sophie Turner, Emilia Clarke...to say that Le Labo's Santal 33 has a cult following would be an understatement. The unisex fragrance is widely adored thanks to its unique smokey, sweet, floral scent. Honestly, I can't really explain it other than to say it's a really head-turning fragrance that would make a welcome addition to any perfume collection.
When a hairdresser as in demand as Larry King launches a hair range, you know it's going to be good. While it might be impossible to get an appointment at his London salon right now, you can get a taste of the good life with this de-tangling conditioner. It uses a blend of nourishing pea protein, sweet-smelling Japanese camellia and nourishing avocado oils to hydrate, seal cuticles for a shiny finish and do away with knots. Mark my words, this is a new cult product.
Dark circles and under-eye bags are one of the hardest areas to target in skincare but Dr Maryam Zamani, founder of MZ Skin is one of the UK's most renowned oculoplastic surgeons with hands-on experience on all things eyes. This 5-day brightening and firming eye regime truly delivers on results thanks to its hardworking mix of collagen-boosting peptides and antioxidants.
Victoria Beckham Beauty has acquired a whole host of fans since its launch thanks to its careful edit of considered makeup products that are both chic and simple to use. The eye palettes are definitely my cult buy from the collection thanks to the impressive pigment and wearable range of shades. A beauty classic in the making.
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