Lux List: September Best Beauty Buys
The Lux List is back, and this time, we’ve rounded up our top beauty buys in September. Including new releases and a couple of our favourite products right now, so you can press the add to the cart button with confidence. Below, you’ll see a mix of haircare, skincare, body care, makeup and wellness goodies.
So, without further ado, these are the top ten products worth trying during the first month of Spring.
Vida Glow Radiance
Vida Glow has done it again, taking a step further on the next generation of ingestible skincare. Radiance, the latest addition to the Vida Glow range, is a once-daily capsule to target dull and uneven skin. Through cutting-edge science, it operates on a cellular level, addressing visible imperfections on the complexion. Radiance is powered by SkinAx2, an award-winning formula combining French grape seed and melon extracts. Each capsule is set to brighten dull complexions, resulting in an even skin tone and a more illuminated complexion.
As Vida Glow’s founder @anna.lahey says, Radiance has been created for the ultimate skin tone perfection. The ground-breaking formula provides skin with the vital, internal nutrients it needs to heal. Working hard to diminish the appearance of existing imperfections on the face and guard against future damage.
Moroccanoil All in One Leave-in Conditioner
As one of the products most requested by the Moroccanoil community –stylists and customers–, it was a no-brainer to add the All-in-One Leave-in Conditioner to the Moroccanoil hair care line. With innovation and care residing at the brand’s core, this is a product that will prep your hair for effortless styling, both in the salon and at home (while we wait for salons to re-open).
The formula? Rich in argan oil, amino acids, and naturally derived superfoods. This milky treat replenishes your strands, prevents moisture loss while improving hair’s manageability and protecting against breakage and thermal damage. I’m feeling this will be a must in our beach bags sooner rather than later!
Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Intense Serum
We have exciting news for you if you are familiar with Aesop’s antioxidant-rich Parsley Seed Skin Care range. Its new addition, the Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Intense Serum, complies a formula with a lot to give. Powered by an exclusive unique blend of antioxidants in the name of Grape Seed, Green Tea and Parsley Seed extracts, and supported by nourishing Tocopherol (Vitamin E). This new formula hydrates and fortifies the skin while guarding it against airborne pollutants.
Lightweight and rapidly absorbed, the Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Intense Serum leaves the skin hydrated with a beautiful matte finish. Making it an attractive choice to consider for those seeking a safe alternative to cream or oil-based moisturisers.
Face Halo Glow
Exciting news for Face Halo as they are launching as we speak (6th September) Glow – a new pink trio that is a three-step, chemical-free solution to clean skin. Glow has been formulated for all skin types and works perfectly as a chemical-free acne prevention system. Thus, a perfect companion to be used daily if your goal is to clear out blemishes and reveal glowing skin.
The Glow set includes:
Step 1: The Removalist; to unclog pores.
Step 2: The Cleanser; to remove impurities.
Step 3: The Exfoliator; to eliminate dead skin.
Grown Alchemist Hand & Body Twinsets
One of our favourite Aussie skincare brands is launching 100% recyclable, 100% natural and 100% vegan limited edition Hand & Body Twinsets, available since Monday 30th August 2021. These limited-edition Twinsets feature some of Grown Alchemist’s all-time favourite and best-selling hand and body products, as well as two new luxurious aromatic hand washes, perfectly paired in 300mL pump bottles. All four limited edition sets are packaged in sleek biodegradable carry bags, making them a perfect gift for those loved ones we cannot visit yet.
The LuxNomade pick:
Refresh & Rejuvenate Body Care Twinset
Body Cleanser: Chamomile, Bergamot, Rose 300mL
Body Cream: Mandarin, Rosemary Leaf 300mL
Naked Sundays Glow Body Mist Sunscreen Spray SPF 50+
With summer on the horizon, we are starting to see more and more brands launching new SPF formulas. Thus, Naked Sundays welcomed Spring with a unique hybrid SPF50+ body mist that doubles as a moisturiser. Infused with Kakadu Plum, A true superfood rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin E, folic acid, and carotenoids. And Watermelon extract; another superfood that moisturises, plumps, and smooths, treats fine lines, and fights free radicals.
This new kid on the (sun) block leaves your body glowy and protected from damaging UVB and UVA rays.
Heard of Lauren Curtis before? This time around, she’s coming with what looks like it will be our go-to makeup for the rest of 2021. Wondering why the hype? This is a no-smudge tubular mascara made to volumise, lengthen, lift, and define lashes for an even and buildable look. Just like magic, Lauren’s mascara extends the length of each lash, and with each coat, you apply, the thicker your lashes will become. A massive yes for those not gifted with voluminous lashes! But that’s not even it, thanks to the longwear, water-resistant formula life tested for Lauren herself. This mascara also withstands sweat, humidity and prevents panda eyes (Thank you, @lozcurtis!) from taking you straight to the highly desired no-smudge zone.
For the illusion of bigger eyes, pull the wand upwards instead of outwards and apply it to the first 3/4 of your lash line. The final 1/4 should follow the natural direction of your lashes. This is one of Lauren top tricks to make the most out of your Loungeface Lash.
Kind-Ly The Armpit Detox
Have you been wearing less deodorant during the lockdown? If so, we hope you are choosing natural options, but if your answer is no. There’s a new kid on the shelves we’d like to introduce you, The Armpit Detox by KIND-LY. It magnetically draws out impurities, clears skin and assists in the transition to natural deodorants. Formulated with Activated Charcoal, Australian Bentonite Clay and Colloidal Silver works to eliminate odour caused by bacteria. Plus, it leaves a beautiful fragrance thanks to blended essential oils of lemongrass and ginger. As you can imagine by now, KIND-LY is proud of:
100% natural and organic ingredients
Vegan and Cruelty-Free
Australian Made and Owned
For optimum results, use it daily for around 7-14 days and then, once a week for maintenance, or as desired.
cinch Sleep + Glow Mask
Using that many sheet masks during lockdown have made you loathe them? cinch to the rescue, Sleep + Glow cleanses, exfoliates, hydrates minimises fine lines and leaves you with a pretty epic glow! Is that even possible? Yes, and all while you sleep. We are talking about a super lightweight formulation for a sleep mask that gives you an instant glow – and not you’re not dreaming! Indeed, an overnight success. Formulated with Paw Paw and Pineapple Enzymes, this mask dissolves impurities, whilst the Sodium Hyaluronate hydrates, plumps, and smoothes fine lines. Without forgetting the power of their unique SUPEROX–CTM combined with pure Kakadu Plum works to evens out skin tone, simply delivering an overall brightening effect.
Koko&Kush Bong Appétit
Koko&Kush is a new Melbourne-based brand with a big focus on sustainability, hence their refillable packaging, among other practices. The main star in Koko&Kush formulas? Hemp. Her founder, Cindy, sees hemp as ‘nature’s most perfectly balanced oil’ – HEMP seed oil has the ideal 3:1 ratio of omega 3, 6 & 9. It is non-comedogenic, meaning it is suitable for ALL skin types. A simple yet effective range with results that speak for themselves, Koko&Kush is gaining a well-deserved spot in beauty cupboards alike.
The LuxNomade pick:
Koko & Kush Bong Appétit
A HEMP based serum that is lightweight easily penetrates and absorbs into the skin, leaving it brighter, profoundly hydrated and reducing the appearance of fine lines and irritation.
iS CLINICAL White Lightening Serum
This potent formula safely reduces the appearance of uneven skin tone while providing significant controlled exfoliation without peeling. With a lightweight and easily absorbed touch, this serum is an excellent go-to for overall coverage or as a targeted boost for problematic areas.
Perfect to use during spring/summer months for pigment management as the formulation is a milder version of the original White Lightening Complex. Great for people who want a product that won’t make them photosensitive to the sun in the summer season.