It's not easy saying goodbye to summer—but a slew of new fall skincare products certainly helps! Especially when they can get our skin ready for the new season with ingredients that brighten, fade pigmentation, hydrate and clear breakouts.
September is always the biggest month for launches, which is why I've got more than 30 to show you here. Some of the highlights: silicone-free primer, copper peptide serum, brightening and clarifying treatments, and mists and cleansers galore!
Here are the latest products you need to know about....
New Skincare Products for Fall 2019
REN Perfect Canvas Clean Primer
REN Perfect Canvas Clean Primer is one of the only silicone-free primers on the market—perfect for controlling shine, blurring pores and improving the longevity of your makeup without aggravating acne and dryness. This formula originally launched in 2018 as a "skin-finishing serum," but JUST got a new name and new packaging. The texture is a lightweight gel, and it's got skin-friendly ingredients like glycerin and probiotics.
Dr Roebuck’s Ningaloo Firming Serum
I'm so excited that Dr Roebuck's Ningaloo Firming Serum has copper peptides, one of the best ingredients for treating signs of aging (on par with retinoids!). That's why it's blue in colour; it also features two types of hyaluronic acid and a hydrating plant extract. Oh, and get this—there are only six ingredients in total!
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Pore Perfecting & Refining Serum
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Pore Perfecting & Refining Serum helps keep pores clean and prevents blackheads with a combination of AHAs and BHAs. (Glycolic, mandelic, lactic and salicylic, to be exact, although the brand doesn't specify the percentages.) It's also got a mushroom extract to mattify, and adipic acid to smooth the skin surface. This formula is also silicone-free.
Sisley Radiance Foaming Cream
If you feel like splurging on a face wash, you won't be disappointed with Sisley Radiance Foaming Cream. It's a makeup remover and sulfate-free cleanser in one, with a creamy, foaming texture and a gorgeous fresh scent. The light lather rinses clean and doesn't leave your skin feeling tight at all.
RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-Up Cream Foundation
RMS Beauty "Un" Cover-Up Cream Foundation is a cream foundation version of the original "Un Cover-Up" with higher coverage and a formula that's nearly as clean. (I believe foundation IS skincare!) It's made from a blend of oils, including jojoba, castor seed, meadowfoam, coconut and buriti, and comes in 16 shades.
Summer Fridays CC Me Serum
Summer Fridays CC Me Serum is a silicone-free brightening serum for dark spots, pigmentation and overall glow. It's packed with some of my favourite ingredients, like niacinamide, vitamin C (in the form of ethyl ascorbic acid and ascorbyl glucoside) and squalane.
Clear Skin Days by Sephora Collection Clarifying Serum
Clear Skin Days by Sephora Collection Clarifying Serum is a lightweight serum that targets acne, excess oil and large pores. The short ingredients list features two percent salicylic acid, five percent glycolic acid and one percent hyaluronic acid (and no silicones!). This is part of a six-piece limited-edition collection—the other products include a Cleanser + Mask, a Toner, Peel Pads, a Spot Eraser Stick and a Mattifying Powder.
Tower 28 SOS (Save.Our.Skin) Daily Rescue Facial Spray
Tower 28 SOS (Save.Our.Skin) Daily Rescue Facial Spray is a three-ingredient face mist that treats "stressed out" skin. Inside is water, salt and hypochlorous acid, a compound naturally found in white blood cells that inhibits bacteria and stimulates wound healing. So it should help with irritations, breakouts, scars, sun damage and more.
Farmacy Very Cherry Bright 15% Clean Vitamin C Serum
As an alternative to L-ascorbic acid, Farmacy Very Cherry Bright 15% Clean Vitamin C Serum boasts a 15 percent concentration of vitamin C derivatives and acerola cherry extract (a natural source of vitamin C). These ingredients are more stable, and are great for brightening; there's also hyaluronic acid for extra hydration.
Herbivore Prism 12% AHA + 3% BHA Exfoliating Glow Serum
Herbivore Prism 12% AHA + 3% BHA Exfoliating Glow Serum is the new and improved version of the brand's original Prism serum. Now, it's even stronger, with 12 percent AHAs and three percent BHAs . Just keep in mind that these are fruit-derived (from bilberry, sugarcane, sugar maple and willow bark)—so they're a lot milder than pure glycolic, lactic or salicylic acids.
Ursa Major Vital Spring Face Lotion
Ursa Major Vital Spring Face Lotion is a lightweight moisturizer for all skin types. Aloe vera, olive oil fatty acids, marula oil, glycerin and shea butter create a milky texture without the need for silicones or petrochemicals.
Caudalie Vinopure Purifying Gel Cleanser
For oily, acne-prone skin and large pores, there's Caudalie Vinopure Purifying Gel Cleanser. It's a gel-to-foam formula with salicylic acid, but unlike most cleansers of its kind, it is sulfate-free and non-drying.
Tatcha The Silk Peony Melting Eye Cream
Tatcha The Silk Peony Melting Eye Cream is a buttery balm that melts upon contact, releasing ingredients like hydrolyzed silk, squalane, glycerin and botanical extracts to moisturize the eye area. It's low in silicone and has less than one percent synthetic fragrance.
Dermaflash Dermapore Ultrasonic Pore Extractor & Serum Infuser
Just when you thought you didn't need another skincare gadget, Dermaflash Dermapore Ultrasonic Pore Extractor & Serum Infuser comes along. You start with the Extract mode, which uses sonic vibrations to deep-clean your pores (basically by "jiggling" the gunk out!). Then, you can use the Infuse mode to enhance the penetration of your serums and moisturizers.
Kopari Coconut Melt Wipes
Kopari Coconut Melt Wipes are biodegradable cleansing cloths saturated in coconut oil—that's it! Swipe them over your skin to remove dirt, makeup and sunscreen. They even double as a convenient, wipe-on face and body moisturizer.
Ole Henriksen PHAT Glow Facial
Ole Henriksen PHAT Glow Facial is an exfoliating and brightening mask that's made with PHAs, a.k.a. polyhydroxy acids, which are a gentler alternative to alpha-hydroxy acids. It also has glycerin and propanediol to hydrate, kaolin and bentonite clays to clarify, and less than one percent synthetic fragrance.
Tata Harper Concentrated Brightening Essence
Tata Harper Concentrated Brightening Essence is a spray-on liquid made with all-natural brightening and hydrating ingredients. Think: caviar lime, willow bark, larch tree, phytic acid and hyaluronic acid. Use it after cleansing, and it will also boost the absorption of your serums. (There happens to be a matching Serum, too.)
Odacité Bioactive Rose Gommage Pineapple + Hyaluronic Acid Baby Soft Peel
Inspired by gommage, a French exfoliation technique, Odacité Bioactive Rose Gommage Pineapple + Hyaluronic Acid Baby Soft Peel might be the most satisfying mask ever. You paint on a thin layer of the enzyme-rich gel (it's got papaya and pineapple extracts), and once it's almost dry, roll it off with your fingertips to reveal baby-soft skin.
Skinfix Barrier+ Nutrient Water Misting Tonic
Skinfix Barrier+ Nutrient Water Misting Tonic is a moisturizing mist that preps your skin for other products, sets your makeup, and refreshes your skin throughout the day. Coconut water, rose water, cucumber extract and panthenol are some of the hydrating ingredients in this blend.
Tarte Micellar Magic Makeup Remover & Cleanser
If you're looking for a cleaner micellar water, Tarte Micellar Magic Makeup Remover & Cleanser could be just the ticket. It gets off long-wearing and waterproof makeup, but thanks to glycerin and babassu oil, won't strip skin of moisture. It also has a convenient push-top dispenser!
Volition Celery Green Cream
Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin was the brains behind Volition Celery Green Cream, an oil-free and silicone-free moisturizer for oily skin. Inspired by the celery juice she used to drink before training, it uses celery seed extract, hyaluronic acid and peptides to minimize pores while delivering lightweight hydration.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner
Unlike most toners, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner is actually moisturizing, thanks to its blend of glycerin, squalane, honey and propolis extract (and no alcohol!). It also contains colloidal oatmeal, which is famous for its ability to soothe and protect dry skin.
Goop Beauty GoopGlow Microderm Instant Glow Exfoliator
Inspired by professional microdermabrasion, Goop Beauty GoopGlow Microderm Instant Glow Exfoliator gives you both physical and chemical exfoliation. First, you massage it on to polish with the quartz, garnet, alumina and silica minerals. Then, you leave it on for three minutes for the glycolic acid to dissolve dead skin cells.
Naturally Serious Illumi-Nation Anti-Fatigue Power Serum
Naturally Serious Illumi-Nation Anti-Fatigue Power Serum is all about that "glass skin" look. So besides hydrating with propanediol and glycerin, this silicone-free serum creates instant glow with mica particles and a natural blush tint.
L’Occitane Cleansing Milk
L'Occitane Cleansing Milk has just landed with a new formula and new packaging. It's now infused with soothing honey and fig extract, along with the brand's signature shea butter. Plus, you can use it to remove even waterproof makeup.
REN ClearCalm Non-Drying Acne Treatment Gel
REN ClearCalm Non-Drying Acne Treatment Gel is a natural alternative to harsh spot treatments. It clears blemishes with 0.5 percent salicylic acid derived from willow bark, while glycerin, pine extract and propanediol minimize dryness and irritation. It dries clear, so you can even wear it in the daytime.
Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Mask
If you're curious about retinol but worried about irritation, Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Mask would be a great place to start. It's formulated with gentler encapsulated retinol and polyhydroxy acids, plus moisturizing propanediol, glycerin and avocado oil and extract. You can wear it overnight or as a 10-minute wash-off mask.
Olio E Osso Shave Oil
Olio E Osso Shave Oil is an all-natural oil blend that helps you get the perfect shave. The base is olive oil (the brand's signature ingredient), which softens skin and hair, and prevents nicks and razor burn. Bergamot, frankincense and neroli give it a light scent.
Jillian Dempsey Gold Sculpting Bar
Made with 24-karat gold, Jillian Dempsey Gold Sculpting Bar is the most luxurious way to sculpt your skin. Its subtle vibrations feel like a firm massage, to give your skin a temporarily more toned and lifted look. Makeup artist Jillian Dempsey discovered the tool on a trip to Japan and now uses it on all her celebrity clients!
Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water Hydrating Face Mist
The recently reformulated Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist is now even more hydrating, thanks to the addition of hyaluronic acid. The brand has also swapped the rose water for organic rose hydrosol, removed the witch hazel, and changed the dispenser to emit a super fine mist.
Reversa Retin[A]list Cream
This one's for the Canadians out there—Reversa Retin[A]list Cream is a silicone-free and fragrance-free emulsion featuring 0.3 percent retinol. Other ingredients include hyaluronic acid, coconut fatty acids, propanediol, fatty alcohols and glycerin for a light, fast-absorbing texture.
Biossance Squalane + Rose Vegan Lip Balm
Biossance Squalane + Rose Vegan Lip Balm is a vegan, clean beauty alternative to beeswax- and petroleum-based lip balms. Castor seed oil, squalane and ceramides are among its moisturizing emollients, and rose extract gives it a light rose scent.
Peter Thomas Roth Pro Strength Lactic Pore Treatment
All you need are two to three minutes, once or twice a week, to use Peter Thomas Roth Pro Strength Lactic Pore Treatment. It's a rinse-off exfoliating gel with a powerful 30 percent lactic acid complex. The addition of five percent glycerin means it is also hydrating.
Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Sleeping Mask
Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Sleeping Mask lets you reap the benefits of retinol, even on your delicate eye area. Like the face version, it has a gentle form of encapsulated retinol. There's also coffeeberry to reduce puffiness, and of course avocado oil and extract for nourishment.
BioClarity Dewy Dew Multi-Tasking Mist
BioClarity Dewy Dew Multi-Tasking Mist is a moisturizing face mist and setting spray that leaves your skin with a slight sheen. Alcohol-free and low in silicone, it includes rose extract, chamomile, witch hazel and chlorophyll.
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