With winter just around the corner, it’s time to get serious about your skincare. If you’re not happy with your current line-up, then now is the perfect excuse to start shopping around for some new superstars that are going to help you get through the cold months without turning into a flaky mess.
We’ve found the perfect a-beauty newcomer for the job (hint: it’s an essence and yes, you need one in your winter routine). There’s also a new dry shampoo that will help you stretch out your hair washes - because wet hair in winter is not fun - and two reformulated anti-ageing serums that are even better than before.
Here are some of our favourite new Australian beauty products to hit shelves this month.
Best for fighting the signs of ageing
OUR PICK: The Jojoba Company Ultimate Serum
It’s always a bit unnerving when a product you love reformulates. Will you still love it? Why mess with something that already works? Well, the world of skincare is constantly evolving and there are new and more effective ingredients constantly being discovered. Like HumaColl21™, the latest addition to The Jojoba Company’s much-loved Ultimate Serum. The first-ever human identical vegan collagen has been clinically proven to outperform retinol and vitamin C. So yeah, we reckon you’ll be pretty happy with this new and improved version!
Best for lazy hair days
OUR PICK: Frank Body Dry Clean Volume Powder
Can’t live without dry shampoo? We feel you. But if you’ve been struggling to find one that meets your other top two criteria - Australian and made with natural ingredients - then we have good news. Frank Body has recently launched a dry shampoo powder that meets all your requirements. Plus, it helps boost your hair’s volume and comes in powder form, making it easier to cart around in your handbag (and take on trips).
Best for dry skin
OUR PICK: Jurlique Activating Water Essence+
Essences can be a confusing product. What do they do? Do you need one? And where do they fit in your skincare routine? Here’s a crash course: An essence’s main role is to hydrate skin and help skin to stay hydrated. So if you have dry skin, they are a skin saviour. Especially as we come into winter, which is why we are loving the timing of Jurlique’s latest launch.
Their Activating Water Essence+ actively improves skin's ability to retain moisture so you won’t spend all winter fighting an uphill battle in the hydration department. Instead, you’ll see the season through with a radiant complexion. As for when to use an essence, it goes on after cleansing and before all your supercharged formulas, like serums and face oils (hint: essences help them to penetrate your skin for better absorption and results).
Best for pigmentation
OUR PICK: Synergie Skin EnLighten
You’ve heard of lactic acid and glycolic acid, but how about tranexamic acid? It’s the latest addition in Synergie Skin’s reformulated brightening serum and we are here for it. The cosmeceutical ingredient inhibits and reduces UV-induced hyperpigmentation and also helps fade melasma. And let’s not forget all the good stuff that was already in EnLighten: collagen-stimulating niacinamide, anti-inflammatory liquorice root extract and hydrolysed tomato skin for protecting skin against environmental damage and ageing.
- Jurlique / @jurlique
- Frank Body / @frank_bod