Beauty Buys returns with our another round-up of the best of beauty for October.
This season, we’re taking our skincare seriously — through our skincare picks. We’re focusing on anti-aging and lifting formulations this time around, which give us that youthful bounce to our skin. You know what they say, prevention is better than cure. La Mer launches The Lifting Toning Serum to keep the face taunt and right! Supercharged with marine goodness and its new Lifting Ferment, this serum will have you looking snatched in no time. Sulwhasoo’s The Ultimate S Cream is another one that you’ll want to cop if you’re looking for that injection of youth. The Ultimate S Cream contains Ginseng Berry SR — Sulwhasoo’s own anti-aging miracle — to lift and firm the skin.
To add to the skincare mix, SK-II releases the new Skinpower Advanced Cream. The cream is a concoct of PITERA™, Kinren BiO Extract and White Peony Root Extract to reduce visible signs of ageing. If you’re prone to zits, Caudalie’s new spot treatment is a must cop. The new Vinopure Salicylic Acid Spot Treatment is our latest skincare saviour. The salicylic acid treatment will visibly reduce the size of your unwanted pest in just four hours.
In the makeup section, we’re focusing on the lips! We’ve rounded up the best new lip products to give your pout the TLC it deserves. For the lips, we have two new lipsticks from NARS and Supergoop. If you’re a matte lip girlie, NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment Lipstick is definitely one to cop. Prefer a good old classic formula? Supergoop’s first ever lipstick — Lipshade 100% Mineral SPF 30 — gives you high-impact colour payoff with extra protection. For the ‘clean girl makeup’ aficionados, Chuck’s launches a new shade of it’s Lucky Lip Jelly in Acai. The purply-pink gloss texture is the perfect no-makeup makeup lip.
Here are the top beauty buys for October
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- Caudalie Vinopure Salicylic Acid Spot Treatment
- La Mer The Lifting Firming Serum
- Chuck's Acai Lucky Lip Jelly
- NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment Lipstick
- Sulwhasoo The Ultimate S Cream
- Supergoop! Lipshade 100% Mineral SPF 30
- SK-II Skinpower Advanced Cream
- TWO LIPS BLACKOUT Charcoal Mask
- Paula’s Choice 25% Vitamin C + Glutathione Clinical Serum
- Sephora Best Skin Ever Matte Powder Foundation
- Make Up Forever HD Skin Concealer
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Fall Romance Eyeshadow Palette
- Sigi Skin Calming Breeze Body Wash
- Oribe Hair Alchemy Strengthening Masque
- Dior Prestige Le Nectar Premier
- Kora Organics Plant Stem Cell Retinol Alternative Serum
We’ve all been there, haven’t we? You wake up on the day of a big event, and wham! An uninvited guest appears on your face. But guess what? Those days are history now. Caudalie has rolled out their brand-new Vinopure Salicylic Acid Spot Treatment, and it’s a real zit-zapping superhero. Packed with salicylic acid, niacinamide and tea tree oil, this lifesaver unclogs, purifies, and soothes your skin, visibly shrinking that pesky spot in just four hours. Trust us, we’ve put it to the test. This is the skincare essential you definitely can’t do without.
If you’re on the lookout for the latest serum and are ready to indulge, La Mer is here to deliver. The luxury skincare powerhouse presents The Lifting Firming Serum. Powered by their Miracle Broth™ and Lifting Ferment, this serum works its magic, promoting your skin’s natural collagen production to lift and plump, giving you a firmer, more lifted appearance.
Chuck’s is back with a new addition to their lip care lineup: Acai Lucky Lip Jelly. This purple-pink shade is your go-to for that “your-lips-but-better” look. Enriched with 4% shea butter and royal jelly extract, this lightweight and nourishing lip balm glides on effortlessly, providing instant hydration and putting an end to chapped lips once and for all.
Matte lipsticks can be a bit finicky. There’s nothing worse than applying a bold shade and, an hour later, your lips are dry and flaking. That’s just not the vibe, right? If you’re a fan of matte lips, you absolutely need to check out the new NARS PowerMatte Lipstick. Its high-impact matte formula delivers intense color that stays put for a solid 10 hours. Thanks to the Power Pigment Complex, those pigments are suspended in rich, emollient oils with color-locking magic, ensuring your lips stay bold and beautiful without sacrificing moisture.
This month, we’re all about elevating and toning our skin game. Enter Sulwhasoo’s latest creation: The Ultimate S Cream. Just look at that packaging – it’s a work of art! Sulwhasoo harnesses the potent power of Ginseng Berry to concoct the Ginseng Berry SR, an anti-aging marvel that visibly lifts and firms your skin. And let’s not forget the packaging – it’s like a tribute to the full moon and embodies the brand’s commitment to art and science.
Supergoop is stepping into the world of lip products with their all-new Lipshade 100% Mineral SPF 30. This isn’t just any lipstick; it’s highly pigmented, serves up maximum colour payoff, and comes equipped with SPF 30 – because your pout deserves protection, too. Infused with natural peppermint oil, Lipshade pampers and nourishes your lips with the help of natural peptides, shea butter, and rosehip oil. Say goodbye to dry, unprotected lips!
SK-II’s revolutionary SKINPOWER Advanced Cream is a game-changer in anti-aging skincare. It targets the root cause of premature aging by addressing the Aging Trigger Factor “AT-0” generated by daily stressors. With a potent formula containing PITERA™, Kinren Bio Extract, and White Peony Root Extract, it stimulates skin regeneration and reduces visible signs of aging, leaving your skin firm, radiant, and youthful. No more aging worries with SK-II!
Ladies, this one’s for you. TWO LIPS — STRIP: Ministry of Waxing’s sister brand — launched five years ago, and now they are introducing the world’s first activated Charcoal mask for the vulva. Made to deliver on the classic cleansing for your intimate skincare in a four-step process: soothe, detoxify, brighten and moisturise. So, what makes up the TWO LIPS mask? A power combo of Binchotan Charcoal sourced from the Japanese Ubame Oak tree and Vitamins C, B3, and B5 — to not only purify but also strengthen the skin’s barrier, making it stronger and healthier. Also introduced into the formula is Chitosan with its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that promote healing. Healthy vulva, happy woman!
Paula’s Choice debuts the 25% Vitamin C + Glutathione Clinical Serum – a highly stable oil-and-water soluble vitamin C serum. The potent serum tackles uneven skin tone. radiance , elasticity and firmness without irritation with its pro-collagen formula.
Drying matte formulas are a thing of the past! Sephora introduces the Best Skin Ever Matte Powder Foundation to its Sephora Collection line. The powder foundation visibly mattifies, evens out and smoothes skin giving a flawless finish.
Lightweight and buildable – the Make Up Forever HD Skin Concealer delivers an undetectable skin-like finish. Formulated with Smooth Skin Complex, the 24-hour wear concealer contains a blend of hyaluronic acid, jojoba oil and snow mushroom that plumps, blurs and hydrates the undereye area. Ditch the drying, creasing formulas and add this into your collection!
Looking for an eyeshadow palette for the holiday season coming up? Well, nobody does a colour story like Anastasia Beverly Hills. The brand’s latest release – the Fall Romance Eyeshadow Palette – contains 12 jewel-toned metallic and rich neutrals perfect for the holiday season. From a metallic party look to neutral day look, the versatile palette is a must for the upcoming season.
Give your body the gentle love and care it deserves with Sigi Skin’s Calming Breeze Body Wash. The kind-to-skin body wash is enriched with superfood ingredients to repair, protect and nourish while cleansing the day away.
Oribe is a brand synonymous with luxury haircare. The brand offers professional grade high-end hair care at home and the new Hair Alchemy line does just that! Our pick from the collection? The Hair Alchemy Strengthening Masque. Formulated with shea butter and yacón root, the buttery treatment nourishes and strengthens your locks while Oribe’s Curative Blend penetrates the hair cortex to strengthen from the inside out.
Dior targets ageing at its source in their latest release – Dior Prestige Le Nectar Premier. The new serum features a concentrate, Rosapeptide Premier, harnessed from the buds of the Rose de Granville. Within the Rosapeptide Premier, 99 molecules rich in peptides are infused with the formula of Dior Prestige Le Nectar Premier to correct the signs of ageing on three dimensions: volume, texture and radiance.
While we love our retinols, it isn’t for everybody. And that’s okay! If you’re not a fan of retinol, Kora Organics offers all the benefits without the irritation. The Plant Stem Cell Retinol Alternative Serum features a 5% blend of retinol alternatives that tackles and prevents visible signs of ageing while providing a hydrating boost antioxidant protection.