This October, our beauty favourites are all about giving off a glow. With the days getting longer and the nights warmer, we want to be looking and feeling our most vibrant in the days ahead. Of course, fresh scents also abound, with floral and citrus notes the go-to spritzes of the season. Here, we break down our October 2022 beauty favourites to have you feeling primed for the spring weather.
The first signs of ageing typically show around the eyes, so caring for the delicate skin surrounding the area is of utmost importance. Susanne Kaufman’s eye serum is cragged to revive and energise tired-looking skin, and reveals refreshed eye area. The product is infused with baobab pulp and chicory root, all in an effort to reduce the appearance of dark circles, lines and puffiness.
When it comes to hair styling tools, GHD are one of the best in the game for achieving a sleek finish to your look. One of its best selling products is the GHD Platinum+ Straightener, known for its execution and ease of use. What makes this version of the tool even better is that $20 from every sale of the limited-edition pink collection goes towards the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
The dream finish of a foundation is always to appear luminous, dewy and radiant, and the Lancôme Teint Idole is an ideal product for achieving this. Consisting of an unprecedented neo-glow foundation technology, it gives your complexion a 24-hour natural glow. With a medium, buildable coverage, it allows you to choose the level of coverage you would like on any given day, whether it be a subtle sheen or a heavier glow.
As we all know by now – and if you don’t, listen in – vitamin C is a powerful active to have in your skincare routine, known for its brightening properties. Here, Ole Henriksen harnesses the best of the vitamin in its brightening eye cream in an effort to minimise dark circles. The product is clinically formulated to brighten, smooth and hydrate under eyes while reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
R+Co BLEU combines breakthrough innovations in formulation and sustainability with a thickening masque to deeply condition and strengthen hair. The masque pumps stands to add body and bounce to your mane, and is blended with the strengthening, shine-enhancing Bleu Molecule Complex, along with vitamins B5, B7 and E for anti-oxidant protection.
Taming our brows and finessing our lashes are daily tasks for many in beauty routines, so combining the two products needed into one sounds an ideal prospect. Clarins’ Lash & Brow Double Fix Mascara both waterproofs lashes and brows with an invisible gel to set, fix and help make any mascara water and sweat-resistant. You can either apply this one to bare or filled-in brows, depending on your current routine.
An absolute match made in heaven: Lanolips and Messina, coming together to ensure our lips are always at their most supple, pouty and delicious. In the latest collaboration between the pair, the beauty brand and Gelateria are offering generously hydrating lip balms in the flavour of two Messina favourites: Salted Coconut Mango and Dulce de Lece. Run, don’t walk.
There’s much more to skincare than a simple cleanse, tone and moisturise, with the face mask an integral component of the routine as well. Coming from Sisley Paris, the Exfoliating Enzyme Mask is a preparatory skin care product that helps in achieving a radiant glow, leaving the skin feeling soft and silky. It is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, and is an express, one-minute step to help transform skin quality.
Seeking intense hydration? Is your skin in need for a drink? Jurlique’s Rose Serum helps resort the skin’s natural glow, allowing the appearance to be fresh and dewy once again. With Jurlique Rose and Dwarf Lilyturf Root extracts in its make, it protects against moisture loss while helping to achieve a natural glow to your complexion.
The Fix XMood and XCramp Active Period Relief
Period cramps and muscle aches are discomfort we could do without for one week every month. Thankfully, The Fix has released two products to assist with alleviating this pain. XCramp helps to relieve pain caused by cramps and spasms, alongside premenstrual tension spasms, while XMood helps with emotional and mood balance during this part of the cycle.
Tatcha’s Camellia Cleansing Oil is a drop of luxury in a bottle. After applying to your skin, you will find your face is left feeling clean, hydrated and tangibly plumped after application. For the best results, apply to dry skin initially and follow with a second cleanse for a thorough clean. It is also the ideal product for removing makeup after a day or evening out.
As the season changes to warmer nights and longer days, so does the go-to scent to be worn each day. The heavier bottles are saved for the winter, and the lighter are welcomed for the spring and summer. This offering from La Perla is ideal for the change, with crisp notes of bergamot and lemon, followed by lavender. Orange blossom and jasmine also mingle, with the scent akin to a floral bouquet.
The House’s first powder blush, Gucci Blush de Beauté is made with creative expression in mind. An adaptable formula of smooth powders and pigments, it is infused with emollient waxes to deliver a buildable, long-lasting colour intesifying with each layer applied. The powder is hydrating and cares for all skin types through being infused with Shea Butter and Hyaluronic acid. It is versatile and designed for a second-skin feeling.
Cult beauty retailer Adore Beauty really pulled out all the stops this month – launching its private label AB LAB. The brand is focussed on offering high-performance skincare essentials; bringing together Adore Beauty's 20+ years of beauty knowledge to create a line that is both effective and accessible. The first offering for AB LAB is a line of three skincare-led SPF products, which includes the Dewy-C SPF50+ Facial Sun Milk. This product is perfect for anyone looking to simplify their morning skincare routine – featuring ingredients such as Vitamin C and Resveratrol for the hydrating, dewy boost we're all chasing this spring/summer.
2022 is the year of the body oil, the year many have dabbled in producing and using the product alongside body lotions and serums. Ecoya are the latest to add the product to their body care range, the oil consisting of almond, jojoba, rosehip and evening primrose, a blend designed to replenish the skin. Your skin will also be left lightly fragranced with ginger, lime and mandarin alongside a blend of violet and rose.
For those with frizzy or unruly hair, Love’s shampoo and conditioner duo is the ideal pairing to achieve a smooth look. The formula is a soft and creamy foam, designed to gently cleanse hair, alongside the conditioner designed to moisurise the follicles and restore elasticity. Both help eliminate the frizz effect, allowing the hair to shine.
The Liberty Belle Rx Bright Star is an advanced brightening cream to address pigmentation through the combination of stabilised vitamin C and Ferulic Acid. Containing Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate. The oil-soluble vitamin C penetrates the skin for better than traditional Ascorbic acid and effectively delivers the active ingredient to the skin. Thus, the product helps improve the quality of pigmented and sun-damaged skin.