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The face wash E! Australia Ksenija Lukich uses to manage her eczema isn't a... face wash.

This wonderful nugget of beauty wisdom comes courtesy of Mamamia’s beauty podcast, You Beauty

For this week’s In Her Bag, Leigh Campbell rummaged through Ksenija Lukich’s beauty bag to find out what products she loves.

Ksenija Lukich is a TV presenter, model and the E! Australia host. She’s covered almost every celebrity and entertainment event under the sun, from The Golden Globes to movie premieres, and she’s even hosted the launch of Gigi Hadid’s Guess Spring Summer Campaign.

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Scrolling through Ksenija Lukich’s Instagram, you’d never think she struggles with her skin. But, like you and me, she does.

The E! Australia host, who, by the way, does her own hair and makeup to interview every celebrity at every major event(!), has eczema. Through her work as a model and TV presenter, the 28-year-old has tried just about everything to treat her dry, sensitive skin.

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When Mamamia’s executive editor and beauty journalist of 15 years Leigh Campbell went rummaging through her beauty bag on the latest episode of You Beauty, she found Ksenija’s trusted eczema face cleanser isn’t… a face cleanser at all.

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Let’s take a look at all of Ksenija’s favourite beauty products (and there’s A LOT) below.

Ksenija Lukich’s go-to beauty products.

Cetaphil RestoraDerm Skin Restoring Body Wash, $20.50.

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Why she loves it:

"I have eczema, it sort of flares up and comes and goes in waves, I think it might be triggered by certain foods. I find if I try and change [my skincare] up and get too fancy, I've got really reactive skin. I use the Cetaphil eczema wash, it's actually a body wash but it removes my makeup very well, it's super affordable and it works really well for me, it's really gentle. If there's anything really stuck on [makeup-wise], I'll use Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water ($29.99) on a cotton pad."

Side note - Leigh only uses micellar water to cleanse her face. She wrote about it here if you'd like to know more.

Kora Turmeric Brightening and Exfoliating Mask, $59.95.

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Why she loves it:

"Miranda Kerr's brand has really beautiful products. This one has mint and turmeric in it - it kind of looks like poo, but it is really beautiful and rejuvenating, I put it on in the shower and use it as an exfoliator. It's really great, especially in the morning, I use maybe twice a week. I love that it's all natural."

Ola Henriksen Truth Serum, $68, and Banana Bright Eye Crème, $55.

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Why she loves them:

"[I love] anything that's brightening, soothing and very moisturising. My skin is very dry, I do sometimes get breakouts, but that's mainly from the amount of makeup I wear. The vitamin C truth serum one smells really orangey. I really love the banana cream, it's really brightening and layers well under concealer."

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream, $125.

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Why she loves it:

"Charlotte Tilbury is one of my favourite brands, it's annoying because you can only buy online in Australia, but every product I use, I really love. The cream is thick and quite heavy, super hydrating and really luminous."

Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil, $25.95.

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Why she loves it:

"At night time, I like to be super hydrating on my skin. Rosehip is good for healing, and for my scarring from eczema. I go through it all the time."

MECCA Cosmetica To Save Face Superscreen SPF 50+, $40.

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Why she loves it:

"I really like that I can wear it under my makeup. I love that it sits really well, and it has a blurring effect. I wear sunscreen everyday, I make my husband wear it all the time."

KOSÅS Tinted Face Oil, $64.

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Why she loves it:

"Armani Luminous Silk ($99) is an old favourite, but I've just tried this new one. It's super weird, you shake it up, put three drops in your palm and rub it on your face, and it's like your skin, but blurred and really beautiful. I'm really enjoying it."

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, $46.

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Why she loves it:

"I love this concealer, it conceals the pigmentation on the side of my face, goes on great under the eyes, covers spots and pimples, it's a great all-rounder."

Pat McGrath Labs Permagel Ultra Glide Eye Pencil, $40.

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Kat Von D Beauty Tattoo Liner, $28.

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Why she loves them:

"I use the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner for winged eyeliner. For smudgy liner, I use the Pat McGrath one. Once it's dry, it's set, but it applies so smooth and beautiful. It's expensive, but she's one of the best makeup artists in the world and these are the people I trust. Another trick, I put eyeliner on the upper water line, it tickles like all hell, but it also adds that extra layer of blackness and is really great if you've got pale eyelashes."

L'Oreal Paradise Mascara, $20.99.

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Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof, $35.

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Why she loves them:

"I love the L'Oreal one, it runs out quickly but it's great. If I've got a long day or am going swimming, I use the waterproof version of Too faced Better Than Sex."

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Saffron Fire, $40, and Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Rose Hip,$37.

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Why she loves them:

"Their products are all natural, so there is some variation between the batches of colour, however, they smell incredible and they feel great."

Medela Purelan 100, $13.30.

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Why she loves it:

"It's super thick, super hydrating, it's a full on barrier lip balm, but I put it on my nails, on my eczema, everything."

Coconut oil

Why she loves it:

"I use it as a body cream, I love oils for my body. If I'm shooting, a little coconut oil on the legs adds a bit of highlighter to the shin bones."

ModelCo Tan Airbrush In A Can, $25.

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Why she loves it:

"I can put it on for an hour, wash it off and I'll have a good amount of colour. I don't go dark, I just want a little bit of colour. If I'm going to get my legs out and haven't tanned, I have a last minute favourite product, Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs ($24.95). It's so good, but mix it with some oil or moisturiser - if it goes on dry, it goes streaky."

Narciso Narciso Rodriguez Rouge EDP 50ml, $127.

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Why she loves it:

"I like more masculine smells, I don't want anything too fruity or floral. This one is great."

Oribe Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray, $89.

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L'Oreal Elnett Normal Strength Hair Spray, $7.49.

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Klorane Dry Shampoo, $14.95.

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Why she loves them:

"I just bought the Oribe heat styling spray, it's beautiful, has a really beautiful smell, blow dries in really nicely and protects against the heat. I usually have two bottles of L'Oreal Elnett hair spray in my drawer at all times. I can't take it on carry on which is very annoying, though. I only wash my hair twice a week - I have very dry hair, but when I do start to get oily, I spray the crap out of it with dry shampoo."

Ksenija's Spendy: Charlotte Tillbury Pillow Talk Blush, $60.

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Why she loves it:

"It's a powder blush in the most beautiful colour. It's a nude rose, and in the centre, it has a beautiful highlighter attached which I use in the inner corners of my eyes and my cupid's bow. The Pillow Talk range is one of their most popular, the best selling lipstick is great too."

Ksenija's Savey: Ardell Individual Lashes in Medium Black, from $2.50.

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Why she loves them:

"I buy my lashes in bulk from Madam Madeline (the same place Leigh buys hers!). I like the individual medium ones for the flexibility. I like to put a few on the outer corner, or a full set for a fluffy look. Learning how to apply them involves a lot of swearing and kicking, but I eventually got there. Tacky glue is the top tip. On this site, they cost between $2.50-$3.50 depending on how many you buy."

Do you use any of Ksenija's favourite beauty products? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.

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