From an AI-assisted beauty device to reboots of iconic skincare, October’s latest beauty products could leave a dent in your wallet.

With the recent spike in COVID-19 cases leaving us staying at home more despite not having a movement control order, it’s time to delve back into some self-care after frolicking about for the past four months.

This month’s beauty releases see some reboots of old favourite products — if you’ve been a fan of those, you might be excited to try them out. For those who are still heading out, we have some products that combine both skincare and makeup to keep you looking presentable, whether mask on or off.

If you don’t mind splashing out on some money, there’s also a new facial cleansing device that comes with AI to make your cleansing experience more personalised. Interested to find out more? Read on below.

L'Erbolario Delicalma range

Sensitive and hyperreactive skin is fast becoming a regular problem, with so many overactive stimulants and free radicals that harm the skin. Why else are calming ingredients such as cica appearing in beauty products? Adding on to the repertoire of calming skincare products out there is L’Erbolario’s Delicalma range, a collection specially perfected for sensitive skin. Using only natural and organic ingredients, the range is powered by Portulaca, ginger, oat, and Helichrysum extracts that, when put together, reduces hyperreactive skin and reduce localised redness on the skin while all treating skin gently. Within the range are three products to help you on your cause: the 24 hours Face Cream, Face Micellar Water, and Two-phase Face and Body Oil.

Delicalma Face Micellar Water
Delicalma 24 hours Face Cream
Delicalma Two-phase Face and Body Oil
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Jurlique Lavender Hydrating Mist

Loved Jurlique’s iconic Rosewater Balancing Mist? Then, you’re going to love this new release from the brand: the Lavender Hydrating Mist. Calming, hydrating, and refreshing, this mist is formulated with lavender extract that contains antioxidant properties to also protect the skin. Also, who wouldn’t love the calming scent of lavender when doing their nighttime skincare routine? While this mist will provide an instant refresher to the skin during the day, we also love using this mist to moisten the skin in-between layers of serum during our skincare routine.

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Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Serum

These days, it’s not just the act of physically ageing that causes your skin to experience the ageing process. It’s more than that, from external stressors such as pollutants and UV rays to internal stress including stressful living habits. All these contribute to premature skin ageing and inflammaging. Luckily, Sulwhasoo is here to the rescue with a new product: the Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Serum. The serum is powered by a technology that took the brand over 50 years to research and develop, which is the active anti-ageing ingredient found in ginseng — Ginsenomics. With this formula, the serum is able to penetrate deep into all the layers of skin to renew and strengthen our skin’s inner resilience and health. Strengthening skin’s defence from its deepest layers, you can be sure that your skin will have a strong barrier to fight outside pollutants.

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Kiehl's Super Multi-Corrective Cream

We’re always wary when a favourite product undergoes a reboot — but we couldn’t be happier for the updated Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream that features three new ingredients designed to maintain skin’s youthful appearance. The three ingredients are Proxylane, Chaga Mushroom, and Phytomimetic Vitamin A. These three ingredients in addition to the existing formula will firm, lift, smooth out and even skin tone, refine its texture, boost radiance, and hydrate skin all at the same time.

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Supergoop! CC Screen

In the age of the pandemic and masks, it almost seems irrelevant to wear foundations anymore — unless you want to invest in a transfer-proof option. Otherwise, combining skincare and makeup is the way to go, especially when you have Supergoop!’s latest product: the CC Screen. We all know the brand has many loved SPF products, and we’re sure this new one is going to be a winner too. This 100% mineral CC cream has SPF50, is formulated with clean and nourishing ingredients, and is buildable enough to cover imperfections on the skin. That’s everything you need in one product. The CC Screen also comes in eight self-adjusting shades ranging from light to dark.

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Chanel Rouge Allure Laque

If you’re going to put on lip colour, make it count — like with Chanel’s newest product, the Rouge Allure Laque. This new satin-finish lip colour has a delightfully fluid formula that combines bold colours and continuous shine thanks to two agents that traps pigments and locks in a blend of oils. Its texture seemingly hugs the lips in a flattering finish while being water-resistant and can also withstand the rubbing and smudging of daily life. Sounds like a dream to us. Available in a multitude of shades from reds to pinks, corals, and nudes, you’ll be spoilt for choice on which colour to get.

Dermalogica Hydro Masque Exfoliant 

Dermalogica’s latest mask is a product that will make the masking affair a fun one. Combining both hydrating and exfoliating properties, the Hydro Masque Exfoliant is a quick five-minute mask that’s packed with super ingredients to help reveal luminous and healthy-looking skin. We’re talking about bamboo, a mineral-rich ingredient with gentle exfoliation; snow mushroom to infuse skin with hydration, antioxidants, and Vitamin D; Phytolipids and sugar beets to fortify skin’s natural moisture barrier; and cucumber extract for a soothing and refreshing finish. Our favourite part of the mask, however, is the little sphere balls you’ll find after pumping out the product. While massaging the mask onto your skin, burst the spheres for targeted exfoliation on the skin. You can also direct the spheres onto areas of the face that you want for more exfoliating power.

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Philosophy Purity Made Simple Oil-Free range

If you’ve always been a fan of Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple range but wish there was something for oily and combination skin, this one’s for you. The brand has just released an Oil-Free extension of the range to give you matte skin without over-drying it, as most matte skincare products would. The range is made up of a One-Step Mattifying Facial Cleanser and a Mattifying Gel Moisturizer that is simple yet covers your basic needs. Both products are formulated with bamboo extract, which is known for its mattifying qualities.

Purity Made Simple Oil-Free One-Step Mattifying Facial Cleanser
Purity Made Simple Oil-Free Mattifying Gel Moisturizer
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Foreo Luna fofo

We loved our Foreo Luna cleansing device, but imagine taking it one step further with AI-assisted personalisation as you cleanse? Sounds like a technology beyond 2020, yet here we are with the Foreo Luna fofo. This cute device is an upgrade of its predecessor, fitted with advanced skin sensors to analyse your skin’s moisture levels and condition in each zone to prepare a personalised cleansing routine that’s completely unique to your skin’s condition.

As you know, your skin condition changes daily depending on the climate, your stress levels, pollution, and hydration levels. It only makes sense that your skincare routine is tailored to those daily changes. How it works is that the dual skin sensors will read your skin’s hydration levels, connect to the app, and customises the frequency, power, and duration of T-Sonic pulsations to cleanse your skin with. That sounds pretty high-tech to us.

The Foreo Luna fofo is available in four colours: Fuchsia, Pearl Pink, Mint, and Purple.

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PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.