8 Editors’ Favorite Skincare Products to Shop This OctoberOctober 02, 2023
It’s a brand new month, which means that new products are making their way onto store websites and shelves and into our medicine cabinets. These are the products Skincare.com’s editors can’t live without this October.
Dawn, Executive Director
It’s my favorite time of year for my skin: when I double down on repairing products to erase summer sun damage and winter dryness has yet to set in. This serum is my go-to at the moment. It’s the most incredible feeling vitamin C — silky and hydrating — and it really works to brighten with everything from licorice extract to niacinamide.
Alanna, Managing Editor
Dry patches like to make their appearance all over my body the minute it gets below 60 degrees, so relying on a good moisturizer to keep my skin soft and flake-free is a fall beauty ritual I simply won’t give up. That’s why I was super stoked to learn about this new Youth to the People drop — a luscious body lotion formulated with omegas, superfoods and kale to help nourish and replenish the skin. It’s super silky and smooth to the touch, absorbs extremely quickly — and the best part — doesn’t leave behind a sticky residue. It smells amazing, and you can bet I’ll be slathering myself in this stuff all month long.
The moisturizing doesn’t stop there, though, because I also deal with flakiness on my face when fall weather hits, so switching up my facial moisturizer is a must, too. This ultra rich cream has become a new favorite — it has glycerin, squalane and hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate and plump the skin. It’s also approved by the National Eczema Association, which makes it a must-try if you deal with eczema on your face. When I apply this at night, I wake up with glowy, hydrated and extremely soft skin, so I really can’t do without it!
Hand soap is not something I ever could have predicted myself getting excited about — appreciating, sure, but genuinely looking forward to using one seemed completely out of the realm of possibility. That is, until I tried this hand wash from Youth To The People, which smells verdant and lush, like a layer of forest moss sprinkled with dewdrops. It has a silky, gel-like consistency that lathers well and leaves my hands feeling clean without drying them out, which is especially important to me as the weather gets cooler. It’s a small indulgence that makes the act of washing my hands just a little more luxurious, and is something I’ll definitely be gifting people this holiday season.
If your goal is to smell like a coconut cream pie — in the most subtle, decadent way possible — this is the body cream you need. The scent is delectable but not strong enough to distract from your perfume, and the whipped, buttery formula gives skin a cloud-like softness. It’s filled with fatty acids, maca and squalane, which help to hydrate and firm the skin. I’ve been loving it as a rich body cream immediately post-shower.
Jordan, Associate Editor
Just because summer is over (RIP) doesn’t mean I’ll be cutting SPF from my skincare routine anytime soon. Every good beauty editor knows you should wear sunscreen every single day, regardless of the season. This ultra lightweight daily face sunscreen from L’Oréal Paris is my current fave. The invisible fluid formula blends seamlessly into my skin without leaving behind any greasy residue — a major SPF pet peeve of mine. I also love how well it layers with makeup.
For years, my dermatologist has been recommending that I start using a retinol, both for its anti-aging properties and to help combat my breakouts. However, I have combination skin that is prone to flare-ups of dryness and flaking, so I have to be careful with ingredients that can potentially cause irritation. With a more mild concentration of retinol, this emulsion is gentle enough for me to use and I have already been noticing results. My skin definitely feels smoother and softer.
Kat, Social Media Editor
As the weather starts to get cooler, I’ve noticed my skin has felt a little drier than usual. As someone with dehydrated skin, my skin tends to look dull when it’s not getting enough moisture. To combat this, I’ve found myself reaching for the Armani Beauty Crema Nera Supreme Reviving Cream. It’s a super hydrating anti-aging cream that instantly nourishes and moisturizes my skin, leaving me with glowing skin that feels so soft all day long. Formulated with a proprietary complex and Mediterranean caper extract, this is a cream that you might want to consider if you want to give your skin barrier some TLC!