October is the calendar year equivalent of the 3 p.m. slump. We're somewhat exhausted, but there's still a decent way to go before it's time to log off. But beauty affords the perfect pick-me-up, just think of it as your vending machine Diet Coke.
If luxury skincare is your Roman Empire, you'll fall hard for Sisley's new Supremya Baume. Designed to renew and repair this skin overnight, it combines a naturally derived ingredient complex to target key markers of ageing (such as lines, loss of vitality and discolouration). The texture is also considered: plush, velvety and soft.
How can you not love this Micellar Water from Florentine beauty brand Santa Maria Novella? Enriched with damask rose and vegetable-based surfactants, it gently removes makeup and pollutants, leaving the skin soft, clean and prepped for the remainder of your routine.
Our lips need sun protection as well, and we can't think of a better way to do so than Ultra Violette's just-launched tinted balm. Not only does it afford a sheer, semi-glossy colour, but provides broad spectrum protection from UV rays. We love the berry hue of Last Bite.
This razor comes courtesy of Lui, a Melbourne-founded body care brand working to give hair removal a chic upgrade. The ergonomic handle is easy to manoeuvre, while the refillable blades ensure a super smooth finish. Pair it with the matching shave cream for best results.
Foaming cleansers that purify the skin without stripping away moisture are hard to find, but Augustinus Bader has come up with a seemingly perfect formula. It dissolves makeup and sunscreen with ease, while replenishing the complexion thanks to a combination of niacinamide, moringa oil and plant extracts. Consistency-wise, it's transforms into a silky foam upon contact with water, before rinsing clean.
The Jojoba Company Vitamin C Glow Potion
If you historically struggle with vitamin C due to sensitive skin, this new option from The Jojoba Company might be your answer. It combines nourishing jojoba with turmeric, tomato and THD ascorbate – a gentle form of ascorbic acid to illuminate and firm, with little risk of irritation. It's also dense in nutrients and essential lipids, so feels extremely comforting when applied.
Ceremonia, a haircare brand founded by tastemaker Babba Rivera, recently launched into Mecca, and our pick of the lineup is this clean fragrance (despite it not being 'haircare'). it's made up of notes like tonka bean, vetiver and drift wood, giving it a softness and familiarity. It's the kind of scent that's indiscernible but still sensual.
Another fragrance, but Nero Palo Santo comes from Diane Gorgievski, hair stylist and the founder of Koda Cutters. Created in collaboration with Italian fragrance house Tonatto, it's a unisex scent that marries notes like pepper, rose, iris and amber woods. While it is smoky and soft, the name actually comes from Diane's daily ritual of clearing her space with Palo Santo; there's a grounding quality about this fragrance, too.
Just in from Chanel is Sublimage L'Extrait de Nuit, a supercharged serum to improve skin tone, texture and radiance overnight. The formula works to enhance existing repair processes; it contains the signature ingredient, vanilla planifolia, as well as other natural extracts like swertia. It's light, fresh and readily absorbed, and comes in a refillable glass vessel you won't want to get rid of.
*Launches October 27, 2023
If you want to smell like summer, Pomeloflow is it. Overflowing with juicy notes of mandarin, pomelo, lychee and green rhubarb, it's zesty, bright and warm.