From brand new launches to reformulated heroes, here is the best in beauty from October 2021.
This favourite has been recently reformulated and now has 10 times the amount of active ingredient from the Imortelle plant that grows in Corsica.
The first serum from Augustinus Bader. It's been designed as the serum accoutrement to The Cream or The Rich Cream, enhancing the skin benefits of the TFC8 technology. You can read more in our full review of The Serum.
The latest chapter of beauty for Hermès is a collection dedicated to the hands, including hand cream, cuticle oil, emery boards and nail polish of course. Introducing the most luxurious hand and nail care products you could experience. Each is a collectors item in its own right.
Youth to the People Mandelic Acid + Superfood Unity Exfoliant
It's hard to find exfoliating solutions that contain BHA, AHA and PHAs for exfoliation on all levels. This latest release from Youth to the People is one of the few that has all three for a holistic experience.
I find that most of the masks that land on my desk are of the deep cleaning clay or exfoliating variety. As some one who thinks that many of as are exfoliating a bit too much, it's nice to find a mask that's designed to add rather than take away. This mask from Skinstitut's new expert range is all about adding hydration and nourishment to the skin for a plumped up, happy complexion.
As summer time rolls in and many of us swimming more and more, it can become an issue for our hair wash cycles. I try not to wash my hair more than once a week, but I can't exactly go to bed with a head full of sand because I didn't want to wash my hair off cycle. The solution I've come to is cleansing conditioner. A product that nourishes and lightly cleans but without the full impact of a shampoo. This newly launched version from Christophe Robin is a perfect example.
This special iteration of Chanel's cult powder comes with an emblem of the iconic 31 rue Cambon street front facade in Paris. It's a treasure add to any beauty tray.
There's not much to say here other than this is a really good sunscreen. As someone with skin in the medium to dark end of the colour spectrum, it's always difficult to find something that doesn't leave a white cast, even if it's faint. This one blends straight in and has some added skin-loving ingredients.
I love products that allow you to work with what you already have - like this bronzing serum. Use a couple of drops in your moisturiser or foundation for an easy and sun-safe glow.
Blue light damage is a bit of a buzz topic at the moment but the science is there. Blue light causes oxidative stress to the skin. So a product such as this anti-oxidant spray can offer your skin some additional protection throughout the day. I keep mine on my desk as a reminder to spritz.
Okay, so this isn't technically a beauty product but it's in here because it's a new obsession that I think everyone should know about. This is an organic laundry detergent that is scented like a perfume. It's glorious and leaves your clothes smelling and feeling amazing. I'm a complete convert.
Please give us most ingestible beauty in capsule form! These are so easy to add to your routine because you can take them on the run. Also, Swisse is a brand I feel you can trust on the health and wellbeing front. It's well established and has a huge team of scientific formulators. If you like ingestible beauty, this is an excellent option.
Clarins has formulated an iteration of its cult Double Serum for the eye area and as you would expect, it's a winner. It's light and not overwhelming to the delicate eye area but still comes with lots of anti-ageing benefits - as shown by satisfaction testing.
Good mascaras are hard to find! This tacky formula manages to hold a curl without clumping. It's a tick for me.
A hairspray that holds without leaving your hair with that crispy feeling. Give you hair a good spritz after a blow out for a preserved style minus the typical hairspray crunch.
A new launch from Clinique. Where many serums and cream target fine lines, this serum is here to soften the appearance of deeper wrinkle. The product listing of the website has plenty of before and after photos and they're impressive.
I always love discovering new enzymatic products and this one is a new favourite thanks to its combination of enzymes and the gentler acids (like lactic). This is a brand that also focuses on skin health as a priority, so this cleanser has been formulated to respect the skin barrier and not strip.
It's been too long between ABH palettes, but at last we have a new one. It's called Primrose and it's all about the rosy, summery shades that take you from beach to bar.
A cleansing balm to me is an essential. It's the only way to truly remove all your sunscreen and makeup from the day. This smooth balm is perfect as a first cleanse. It melts into the skin and helps wipes away the sins of the day while preserving the skin's barrier.