What’s new in skincare for the month of October? Consider this your update on all the latest launches that are editor-approved and worth adding to your wish list.
The most exciting launch is definitely The Inkey List’s SuperSolutions—a range of specialized, clinically proven and dermatologist-developed solutions for stubborn skincare challenges.
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Read on for all the details on these launches and more!
The Best New Skincare of October 2022
Cleansers & Exfoliators
Tata Harper Superkind Refining Cleanser
Tata Harper Superkind Refining Cleanser is a gentle exfoliating cleanser for sensitive skin. It’s free of irritants like fragrance and essential oils, and exfoliates with rice powder and cranberry enzymes.
Good Molecules Acne Foaming Cleanser
Good Molecules Acne Foaming Cleanser is an exfoliating cleanser for acne-prone skin. You’re meant to massage it in for 20-30 seconds, to allow the 2% salicylic acid to remove surface dead skin and debris within pores.
The Inkey List SuperSolutions 5% Benzoyl Peroxide Cleanser
The Inkey List SuperSolutions 5% Benzoyl Peroxide Cleanser is a creamy, non-lathering cleanser that helps treat stubborn acne without drying out your skin. When massaged over your skin for 1-2 minutes, the 5% benzoyl peroxide kills up to 95% of acne-causing bacteria.
Sweet Chef Ginger + Vitamin C Powershot Polishing Mask
Sweet Chef Ginger + Vitamin C Powershot Polishing Mask is actually a gentle exfoliating face scrub, not a mask—and it helps to smooth, brighten and hydrate. It contains both chemical and physical exfoliants (including rice powder and AHAs), and you’re supposed to massage it over your skin for just 60 seconds.
Serums, Mists & Treatments
The Inkey List SuperSolutions 1% Retinol Serum
The Inkey List SuperSolutions 1% Retinol Serum is an anti-aging serum that targets deep wrinkles, post-acne scars and dark discolourations, working to smooth and even out texture and tone. It contains 1% pure retinol (so it’s not for beginners or sensitive skin) along with apricot kernel oil and squalane to counteract dryness.
Odacité Retinol + Hyaluronic Acid Renewing Serum
Odacité Retinol + Hyaluronic Acid Renewing Serum is a gel-serum that targets signs of aging and blemishes. It contains a non-irritating encapsulated retinol, bakuchiol (a plant-derived retinol alternative) and hyaluronic acid in a base of rose water and squalane.
HoliFrog Moonbeam Retinol Treatment Serum
HoliFrog Moonbeam Retinol Treatment Serum is an anti-aging serum that helps to smooth fine lines and boost skin density, firmness and radiance. Although it’s called a retinol serum, the star ingredient is really 2.5% encapsulated retinaldehyde (which is more potent).
The Inkey List SuperSolutions 20% Niacinamide Serum
The Inkey List SuperSolutions 20% Niacinamide Serum is a lightweight serum for balancing excess oil, improving skin texture and reducing the appearance of enlarged pores. With its high 20% concentration of niacinamide, it’s clinically proven to control oil for eight hours.
COSRX The Niacinamide 15 Serum
COSRX The Niacinamide 15 Serum sold out in 24 hours when it launched earlier this year (along with the rest of the brand’s new DermSerums), and now it’s back. This is a 15% niacinamide serum for acne-prone skin that helps calm breakouts, control oil, and fade dark spots.
SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Essence Mist
SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Essence Mist is a hydrating face mist that is clinically proven to strengthen your skin barrier and instantly reduce redness by 31%. The key ingredients are a 5.75% botanical blend that calms and soothes, and 6.2% humectants (hyaluronic acid and glycerin) to attract and maintain moisture.
The Inkey List SuperSolutions 10% Azelaic Acid Serum
The Inkey List SuperSolutions 10% Azelaic Acid Serum is a soothing serum that reduces the appearance of redness, and is suitable for rosacea-prone skin. Besides the 10% azelaic acid, it has tiny green colour particles to help mask red tones.
Kosas Plump + Juicy Vegan Collagen Spray-On Serum
Kosas Plump + Juicy Vegan Collagen Spray-On Serum is a hydrating, soothing, and firming serum that sprays on like a face mist. It’s 95% naturally derived, with vegan collagen, peptides and probiotics.
Odacité Vitamin C & E + Hyaluronic Acid Brightening Serum
Odacité Vitamin C & E + Hyaluronic Acid Brightening Serum is a dark spot-correcting serum that brightens and evens skin tone while also fighting free radicals and reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. It uses encapsulated vitamin C and E, plus hyaluronic acid, squalane and a complex of other vitamins.
MERIT Great Skin Instant Glow Serum
MERIT Great Skin Instant Glow Serum is a hydrating, brightening and plumping serum that absorbs with zero residue, leaving your skin glowing and prepped for makeup. It’s made with 2% niacinamide and four types of hyaluronic acid, and is non-comedogenic.
Peace Out Acne Serum
Peace Out Acne Serum is an all-over clarifying serum that both treats existing breakouts and helps to prevent new ones. It’s just been reformulated, and is now silicone-free and fragrance-free, with 2% salicylic acid.
Odacité Salicylic + Hyaluronic Acid Clarifying Serum
Odacité Salicylic + Hyaluronic Acid Clarifying Serum is an anti-acne serum for blemish-prone skin. It fights breakouts with an encapsulated form of salicylic acid, which is said to make it more effective but less irritating.
Rael Miracle Patch 3-Step Pore Melting Pack
Rael Miracle Patch 3-Step Pore Melting Pack is a non-damaging alternative to pore strips for removing blackheads on your nose. The pore-melting sheet softens them for 10-15 minutes, and then you wipe them away with the cotton swabs. The last step is to apply the soothing sheet for 10-15 minutes.
COSRX The Hyaluronic Acid 3 Serum
COSRX The Hyaluronic Acid 3 Serum is a hydrating, plumping and soothing serum that supports your skin’s moisture barrier. It contains a high 3% concentration of hyaluronic acid, along with ceramides and natural moisturizing factors.
MARA Flower Acid Algae Serum
MARA Flower Acid Algae Serum is an overnight exfoliating serum that improves skin texture and the look of fine lines and pores. It’s powered by 8% lactic acid, gluconolactone (PHA) and naturally occurring flower acids. The brand’s signature algae extract helps hold moisture.
COSRX The Retinol 0.1 Cream
COSRX The Retinol 0.1 Cream is a non-irritating anti-aging cream for first-time retinol users. The 0.1% concentration of pure retinol helps to correct the early signs of aging, but is still gentle enough for beginners.
Moisturizers & Sunscreens
The Inkey List SuperSolutions 10% Urea Moisturizer
The Inkey List SuperSolutions 10% Urea Moisturizer is a soothing and smoothing moisturizer for dry and rough skin, including eczema- and psoriasis-prone skin. The 10% urea not only hydrates but also gently exfoliates, while 1% colloidal oatmeal calms irritation. In the brand’s clinical studies, one application kept skin hydrated for up to 48 hours.
Doré La Crème
Doré La Crème is the creation of French photographer, illustrator and author Garance Doré (who has now pivoted into skincare), and it’s just landed at Credo. This is a French pharmacy-inspired lightweight moisturizer that hydrates, helps even out skin tone and reduces signs of aging. It’s fragrance-free, silicone-free and safe for sensitive skin.
Skin Proud Proud Pods
Skin Proud Proud Pods are single-dose pods that contain 100% squalane oil. You simply twist the top of the ampoule and distribute the contents across your face and neck to soften your skin and balance oil production.
Peach & Lily Peptide Pro Firming Moisturizer
Peach & Lily Peptide Pro Firming Moisturizer is an anti-aging moisturizer that helps reverse lines and wrinkles, deeply hydrate and restore your skin barrier. It contains an impressive 12 types of peptides and four amino acids, plus hyaluronic acid, tremella mushroom and squalane.
True Botanicals Skin Barrier Sun Shield SPF 30
True Botanicals Skin Barrier Sun Shield SPF 30 is a lightweight mineral sunscreen that also hydrates, protects from free radicals and neutralizes redness without feeling greasy or clogging your pores. It protects with 19% zinc oxide and has a barely there warm tone.
True Botanicals Everyday Skin Tint SPF 30
Three Ships Superfruit Lactic + Multifruit 8% AHA Exfoliating Mask
Three Ships Superfruit Lactic + Multifruit 8% AHA Exfoliating Mask is a gentle exfoliating mask that acts as both a chemical and physical exfoliant. You’re meant to massage it on first to polish with the rice powder. Then, you leave it on for 2-5 minutes while the 7% fruit AHAs and 1.76% lactic acid remove dead skin and brighten.
Kinfield Lip Rescue Repair Balm
Kinfield Lip Rescue Repair Balm is a nourishing clear lip balm with a subtle minty tingle. It promises to keep your lips hydrated for hours, thanks to shea butter, mango seed butter and jojoba oil, and you can even use it on dry skin patches and cuticles.
MAKE Beauty Solar Citron Lip Reset Overnight Lip Mask
MAKE Beauty Solar Citron Lip Reset Overnight Lip Mask is a nourishing leave-on lip mask that delivers intensive moisture to dry and flaky lips. It’s rich in jojoba oil, shea butter and cupuacu butter, plus a vegan lanolin alternative.
Shani Darden by Déesse PRO LED Light Mask
Shani Darden by Déesse PRO LED Light Mask launched earlier this year, and it just became available at Sephora. This is a re-engineered version of Shani’s bestselling LED light mask (which all her celebrity clients use!), and which addresses signs of aging, acne and pigmentation. Treatments take just 10 minutes.
Foreo Luna 4
Foreo Luna 4 is a two-in-one facial cleansing device that removes 99% of dirt, oil and makeup residue, and also gives a firming facial massage. This latest edition is the gentlest design yet (so it’s softer and glides more easily), with three cleansing modes and five massage patterns. There are versions for Balanced, Sensitive and Combination skin.
Bath & Body Care
KORA Organics Invigorating Body Scrub
KORA Organics Invigorating Body Scrub is a nourishing body scrub that polishes away dead skin cells without disrupting your skin barrier. The brand’s bestselling Turmeric Brightening & Exfoliating Mask inspired it, so there’s turmeric to brighten and even skin tone, plus rosehip seed powder to exfoliate.
Tatcha Hinoki Body Wash
Tatcha Hinoki Body Wash is a gentle exfoliating body wash with an aromatherapeutic scent. It uses eco-friendly cellulose to exfoliate, and is scented with a forest-inspired essential oil blend.
KORA Organics Renewing Hand & Body Wash
KORA Organics Renewing Hand & Body Wash is a natural hand and body cleanser that gently cleanses without stripping or drying your skin. It has a gel-like texture and is scented with notes of rose, geranium, and basil.
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