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The Greatest Things To Happen To Your Skin

Last Updated: 30/09/2023

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As we say goodbye to summer and welcome in (erm, kinda?) the seasons to come, we’ve witnessed a flurry of launches to counter the weather’s effects on our skin (and wellbeing). With heaps of exciting new skin care arrivals to ward against winter’s worst efforts, discover a host of fresh favourites to fall for — and re-discover old favourites, too… 

Break the blemish cycle with Avène’s Cleanance AHA Exfoliating Serum, your very own glow-giving genie in a bottle. What’s all the hype about, you ask? For starters, this gentle (yet concentrated) blend of lactic and succinic acids teams up to do all the heavy lifting — lifting dead skin cells to the surface, that is.  

This texture-buffing serum helps regulate sebum production, tackles blemish-causing bacteria and leaves your skin feeling hydrated, softer and supple. Perhaps that facial appointment can wait after all… 

Dew the right thing for your skin and invite Alpha-H’s High Tide Water Cream into your sea of skin care saviours. Extending a life raft during the trying (and almost drying) times, this weightless moisturiser — coming soon to Cult Beauty — sends a surge of hydration to parched pores on the brink of an S.O.S. 

Made with antioxidant-rich Australian river mint, plant-powered squalene and 1% panthenol, this blue-hued gel cream moisturiser promotes a bouncier-looking beam and improves elasticity. Rest a-shore-d that your complexion will be sporting a renewed radiance. 

Take a seat with The Seated Queen. Formulated to relieve dryness and restore balance, The Infinite Oil is a multi-use must-have for your face, hands, nails and *even* nipples… 

Formulated with vegan ingredients, this hard-working oil softens and repairs rough, dry and irritated skin by sealing in moisture. Not only is it the ideal final step in your skin care routine, but it also works wonders as a cuticle oil, nipple balm and lip balm. Taking its multi-tasking properties up a notch you can even use it as a highlight on your cheeks, a brow gel and as an eye gloss — perfect for an editorial wet effect make up look. Now who said one product couldn’t do it all?! 

Get spot on it with Caudalie’s Vinopure Salicylic Spot Solution, your key to visibly reducing the appearances of spots. 

Acne prone skin? Say au revoir to blemishes and enlarged pores with this creamy solution, packed with a trio of powerful ingredients that work to target spots. Salicylic acid helps unclog pores and refine skin texture while niacinamide soothes skin and tea tree oil (known for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties) helps purify blemishes. Caudalie’s Vinopure Salicylic Spot Solution can be used on its own at the end of your skin care routine or worn underneath make up as a colour corrector, with its light green tint neutralising redness. 

Harnessing the power of mushrooms, KORA Organics’ Milky Mushroom Gentle Cleansing Oil is dual phase to effortlessly melt the day away. Packed with skin-nourishing essential fatty acids and laced with the energies of clear and rose quartz (to calm, promote clarity of thought and encourage self-love and acceptance), this certified-organic oil emulsifies with water to protect while gently ridding skin of make up, dirt and damaging aggressors. 

Fresh with fresh, the Kombucha Cleansing Treatment cleans and treats your face in one fell swoop (no rinsing required). Perfect for when you’re on the go, this cleanser works to balance, bolster skin’s defences and protect against free radicals with prebiotics, antioxidants and thirst-quenching hyaluronic acid. Soap berry peel then helps to purge your pores of deep-seated impurities, to keep your complexion as clear as… your autumnal calendar *tumbleweed*. 

And trust The INKEY List to triumph yet again with this affordable skin care staple. The Fulvic Acid Brightening Cleanser – a brightening, exfoliating blend of fulvic acid (derived from Nordic peat), kakadu plum, liquorice root and aloe vera – works to refine and enliven while melting away even stubborn eye make up.  


We don’t know about you but our wishlist just got even longer. If that’s possible… 



Precious Sodimu

Precious Sodimu

Midweight Copywriter

Precious is a Midweight Copywriter at Cult Beauty. Sticking her teeth into all things make up and skin care, Precious is always on the hunt for products that work perfectly together (while remaining loyal to her can’t-do-without staples). Like most beauty devotees, Precious doesn’t go a day without her trusted SPF 50+ and is a self-proclaimed fragrance-phile. Away from the vanity mirror, Precious can be found sat with a good book (probably by her favourite author, Toni Morrison) or nurturing her nostalgia with a quality animated film – namely Shrek.