AR Beauty Beat, November 2020: Best Beauty & Grooming Releases
Welcome to the AR Beauty Beat, where we cover the must-have beauty and grooming releases of the month (plus some tried-and-tested favourites). As a fast-paced industry, there are new beauty and grooming releases each week. However, not all products are created equal. So, to help you differentiate the hits from the misses, we’ve put together the products worthy of your time this month.
Without further ado, here are the 9 best beauty and grooming releases of November 2020.
1. Ultra Violette Lean Screen
Australian label Ultra Violette has gained cult-favourite status for their SPF products that are more akin to skincare than traditional sunscreens. Their newest release Lean Screen is a physical sunscreen, using zinc to block UVA and UVB rays. Like their other sunscreens, Ultra Violette Lean Screen is a matte, tinted formula, lighter than typical physical sunscreens and free from any white cast.
The brainchild of makeup artist Nikkia Joy, the Ready Set Glow Bundle includes the makeup label’s Velvet Finishing Powder, Illuminate Highlighting Palette, and two beauty sponges. The vitamin and botanical laden finishing powder is one to look out for, providing a smooth finish while working to calm irritation and condition the skin.
Light and floral yet complex, Chloé Rose Tangerine Eau de Toilette combines Chloé’s signature rose note with the gentle tanginess of tangerine. The fragrance is underscored by blackberry and cedarwood, creating an elegant verdant scent.
Created by skin therapist Isabella Loneragan, The Dermal Diary The Luminous Lift offers professional results at home. Working to treat fine lines and wrinkles on the face and neck, The Luminous Lift uses niacinamide, fucus vesiculosus extract (a type of seaweed), and albumen (a protein) to tone and firm the skin while fading pigmentation and improving skin elasticity.
Home to some of our favourite beauty brands (think The Ordinary, NIOD, and Hylamide), beauty company DECIEM is running a month-long educational content series during November. Sharing team skincare routines, product and ingredient guides, and masterclasses, KNOWVEMBER is the ideal opportunity to enhance your skincare knowledge. Plus, DECIEM is offering 23% off all products for the entire month, in a bid to promote educated purchases over compulsive ones.
Perfect for Christmas gifting, this offering from Australian skincare label Peggy Sue features a Pink Dragonfruit Mask and Vitamin C Serum. Designed to be used in conjunction with each other, the mask pulls out impurities and excess oils, while the vitamin C serum works to brighten and hydrate the skin.
John Plunkett’s are a stalwart in the hyperpigmentation game. Their Superfade Accelerator Serum harnesses the benefits of BHA, AHAs, and ferulic acid and Superfade Creams, while the Superfade Cream uses clinically-proven active ingredient hydroquinone; both products work to inhibit melanin synthesis to aid in reducing dark spots and marks.
8. Skin Physics Oxygen-C Vitamin C Brightening Serum
Australian cosmeceutical brand Skin Physics have released a range of affordable serums. Our pick is the Oxygen-C Vitamin C Brightening Serum. At under $20, it utilises two forms of vitamin C combined with niacinamide to brighten the complexion, aid in fighting free radical damage, even out skin tone, and minimise the appearance of pores.
Comprising an exfoliating solution and pore cleansing tool, the Rodan + Fields Pore Cleansing MD System combines chemical exfoliation with lactic and salicylic acid with a suction and pressure tool to tackle clogged pores and blackheads. The tool uses suction to lift oil, dead skin cells, and impurities to minimise the appearance of pores.