New Australian Beauty Products - October 2021 – a-beauty
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October may feel a little too early to be dropping the ‘C’ word (aka ‘Christmas’), but it’s definitely not too early to start preparing yourself for the madness that is party season. Kicking off as early as next month, your social calendar is about to fill up fast (here’s hoping lockdowns end nation-wide by then).

While we could all probably use a drink or two to celebrate the end of what hasn’t exactly been the best year, party season isn’t alway kind to your skin. So make sure you’re well equipped with an arsenal of glow-boosting formulas and a few fun party essentials, too.

Here's all the party season-inspired a-beauty newness we’re loving this month...

Best for sun-kissed cheeks

OUR PICK: Lanolips Bronze Gold 101

Summer is almost here, which means it’s time to get your bronzed glow on. And our new favourite way to do just that is with Lanolips’ balm/tint hybrid. The texture is one you know and love - aka the iconic Original 101 Ointment - only now it’s got a gorgeous sun-kissed tint mixed in with it. The result is glossy, golden skin that looks healthy and summery.

Best for tired-looking complexions

OUR PICK: Skinstitut Expert Revitalise Hyaluronic Jelly Mask

Party season will be here before you know it, and this is sure to be your secret weapon for keeping up appearances. Part of the high-performance yet affordable cosmeceutical brand’s new Expert range, it’s exactly what dull, dehydrated and tired skin needs to wake up looking refreshed and fabulous. It’s enriched with anti-inflammatory and vitamin C-rich native Kakadu plum and ever-so-hydrating hyaluronic acid for instant radiance, while collagen-boosting peptides work on reducing fine lines and wrinkles long term.

Best supercharged night cream 

OUR PICK: Salt by Hendrix Halo Bright Crème 

While we’re on the topic of glowing skin and surviving party season, you should definitely add this to cart, too. Set to take over from your current go-to nighttime moisturiser, it’s got all the good stuff your skin is going to need to keep glowing through those late nights and busy days. Containing no less than 10 actives and 10 hydrating ingredients, it’s supercharged with the likes of brightening niacinamide, exfoliating lactic acid, and hydrating squalane and watermelon seed oil to boost your skin’s glow to new heights. 

Best for inner radiance

OUR PICK: Cilk Beauty Daily Radiance Collagen

Ok, so by now you’ve put in the hard yards with the above products to up your skin’s glow from the outside. Next up, take an inside approach. Cilk has packed as much bioavailable and sustainably sourced marine collagen as it can into its Daily Radiance Collagen - with 10,000mg of collagen per 10g serve, it’s up to three times more potent than other collagen powders around. Drink it daily to improve your skin’s moisture, reduce the appearance of acne, and firm and plump skin.

Best for fragrance aficionados  

OUR PICK: Lumira Sphera

To say we are fans of Lumira’s luxurious candles and the way their fragrances transport us to far away places from the comfort of our home is an understatement. We are obsessed. And we are beyond excited about their latest innovative addition to its range - Sphera. A new way to experience Lumira’s divine blends, these fragrance lava gently effuse the a-beauty brand’s cult scents (choose from Arabian Oud or Cuban Tobacco) while sitting pretty in the hand-blown glass sphere vessel. Hosting at home? You *need* one of these in your life.

Best for party hairstyling

OUR PICK: Silver Bullet Inspire Deep Waver

After a year of WFH topknots, it’s time to let your hair down. We are loving the versatility this hair tool provides. It’s got you covered for undone beach waves, glam Hollywood curls and all kinds of wavy, curly ‘dos in between. The heat setting is adjustable up to 210°C so you can customise it to suit your hair type and texture, and the results are quick and long-lasting. Snap one up now and get working on your hairstyle repertoire.  


  • Salt by Hendrix / @saltbyhendrix
  • Cilk Beauty / @cilkbeauty
  • Lanolips / @lanolips
  • Lumira / @atelierlumira
  • Pexels / @pexels

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