Johanna Bear is a Sydney-based honey who spends her days studying as an Arts/Law student, making collages, volunteering at the Arts Law Centre of Australia, working at the Ellery boutique, and occasionally modelling. Ooft – what a mouthful! Despite being an unlikely combination of interests, she’s found the contrast between law and art/fashion a swell balance.

“I think I’m able to bring something unique to each of these spheres and look at them from a different perspective. My work as both a collage artist and a model has taught me a lot about business and, surprisingly, I’ve also met clients at the Ellery boutique who have given me some great advice about my law studies.”

We asked the talented beauty to give us the low-down on the products she can’t live without, and she sure delivered. Cheers, Johanna!

Su:m37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick

“I’ve been really into Korean skincare lately, and had heard this Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick was one of the products people are going crazy for. I wasn’t sure it would live up to the hype, but it is really amazing. It feels really lovely on your skin, and smells so good. You basically want to eat it.”


Map Of The Heart Gold Heart V.4

“Perfumes really interest me, and I completely fell in love with this fragrance when I came across it last year. Map Of The Heart is doing some really special things with their scents, and they were kind enough to engrave my bottle with a personalised message. Gold Heart v.4 not only looks incredible, but also has an intoxicating mix of saffron, cinnamon, pink pepper, and milk notes.”


Etude House 24k Gold Therapy Collagen Eye Patches

“I realise I seem to have an obsession with gold beauty products! I’d seen some really expensive gold eye patches, but these 24k Gold Therapy Collagen Eye Patches are really affordable. They are super fun and feel super indulgent, but they also actually work. My eyes feel and look a lot fresher afterwards.”


La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Light Tinted SPF 50+

“For years I’ve hunted for the perfect sunscreen, and was so happy when my friend Kitty got me onto La Roche Posay’s. It’s lovely and light, and doesn’t smell like sunscreen – I wear it every day! I think it also makes my skin look great, because people have told me my skin looks really glowing and fresh, when I was only wearing this at the time.”


Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist

“I have used Jurlique products for years, and love that they are Australian-made, super natural, and smell and feel beautiful. Their Rosewater Balancing Mist is definitely my favourite product they make. I use it morning and night and always have it on the plane with me – a quick spray makes me feel so much better on a long flight.”


Words, Madeleine Woon.