Looking to up the ante on your beauty routine this autumn? We’ve rounded up the six new beauty innovations that we can’t live without.
THE EYES HAVE IT
Dermalogica‚Äôs radiance-enhancing Biolumin-C Serum quickly garnered a cult-like following after its launch in 2018. Now Dermalogica has harnessed the same potent and ultra-stable vitamin C to rewind the clock in the area that often needs it the most ‚Äď the delicate skin surrounding the eyes. As well as the brightening, collagen-boosting properties of vitamin C, new BioLumin-C Eye Serum ($136) also features a firming peptide to help restore youthfulness to the eye area. ‚ÄúThese advanced ingredients will help brighten and firm the eye area, and help fight the signs of premature skin ageing caused by daily eye movements and environmental stress,‚ÄĚ says Caroline Parker, Dermalogica New Zealand‚Äôs head of education.
YOUR FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT
Post-summer skin often needs help. Est√©e Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Brightening Treatment Ferment2 + Vitamin C ($158) takes a holistic, multi-targeted approach to skin health with its brightening complex. The clever formulation is powered by two potent ferments and vitamin C which target numerous pathways within the skin to create a more luminous and even complexion. Molasses ferment speeds up natural cell turnover and exfoliation and yeast ferment reduces the appearance of dark spots on the skin‚Äôs surface. Meanwhile, vitamin C‚Äôs powerful antioxidant properties work on the deepest layer of the skin to improve radiance and tone. The end result is well-hydrated, glowing, clear skin.
NO HEAT, NO HASSLE
If you dream about putting down the heated styling tools without having to worry about unwanted frizz and unruliness that tends to come with skimping on the heat styling, Joico Zero Heat ($36) makes sleek, fuss-free tresses easy. Designed to be used when you want to air-dry your hair without sacrificing style, the clever formula ‚Äď available for fine/medium hair and thick hair ‚Äď defines and enhances your hair‚Äôs natural texture without you needing to reach for the hair dryer. Not only does it minimise frizz, it reduces drying time, protects hair from humidity and boosts shine.
Dark spots that contribute to uneven skin tone are difficult to treat. Thanks to various factors, when one spot vanishes, another appears. Clinique Even Better Clinical Radical Dark Spot Corrector + Interrupter (50ml, $189) works to disrupt this cycle by not only minimisimg the appearance of stubborn dark spots but by preventing future dark spots from forming. By using advanced skincare technology ‚Äď including exfoliating salicylic acid, and gyokuro extract ‚Äď the clever formulation interrupts the cycle by calming skin, making it less susceptible to irritation and resilient to further darkening.
RECAPTURE YOUR YOUTH
As far as beauty innovations go ‚Äď this is one we’ve been waiting to get our hands on for quite some time, as more than 20 years of research has gone into the creation of the new youth-restoring Dior Capture Totale C.E.L.L. Energy line. As we age, the energy within our stem cells declines, but the new collection can reactivate the energy that helps fight the signs of ageing. Dior Capture Totale C.E.L.L. Energy Super Potent Serum (50ml $345) is at the heart of the collection. It features Dior‚Äôs remarkable Bio-Cellular Technology made from four game-changing floral extracts, resulting in smoother, more age-proof skin.
EVERYDAY’S A GOOD HAIR DAY
A salon-standard hair dryer that ensures every day is a great hair day is essential for any haircare routine. The latest addition to the ghd family, helios ($320) helps you get smooth and silky blow-dried tresses in a jiffy. Created in conjunction with top physicists, engineers and styling professionals, helios uses a clever aerodynamic design and concentrated airflow travelling at 120km/h to dry hair quicker than ever. ‚ÄúThe ghd helios hairdryer gives you the perfect flow of air when drying to create a natural fullness, stunning shine and smoothness like no other,‚ÄĚ says Grant Norton, national education manager for ghd Australia and NZ.