Best new beauty buys: September 2021
Here are the new cult beauty buys to have on your radar this September.
BEST NEW BEAUTY BUYS: SEPTEMBER 2021
Help skin glow, soothe joint pain and boost serotonin levels | The Light Salon's new Body Boost LED Patch
The Light Salon's Boost LED Body Patch uses clinically proven red 633nm and near-infrared 830nm wavelengths to calm and give temporary relief from stiffness, pain and spasms in the muscles and joints by increasing the blood circulation and relaxing the muscles.
It's also crafted from super-soft and tactile medical-grade silicone, so unlike some of its harsh plastic counterparts, this is very comfortable to use. Charge it up, let the mask work its cable-free magic for five sessions, and reap the benefits. The warm sensation is like that 'aaah…' feeling you get when lazing in the afternoon sun – but without any of the UV damage.
The Light Salon's Boost LED Body Patch, £375 – buy here
A brilliant post-summer skin fix | New Glossier Universal Pro-Retinol
Glossier's new Nightly Renewing Complex, £30, is a PM retinoid that is a good choice for retinol newbies. It improves the appearance of fine lines, blemishes, pores, dark spots and uneven tone and texture, without irritating sensitive types, so it's a brilliant post-summer skin fix.
It's also super-nourishing and feels more like a cream than other brand offerings, plus it's a reasonable price. Use a couple of nights a week to begin with, then build up to nightly applications when your skin can tolerate it and always use SPF during the day.
Glossier Universal Pro-Retinol, £30 – buy here
DELIGHTFUL SKIN CLEANSERS
When your nightly routine is more grind than ritual, switch your cleanser for a more pleasurable experience. These new and loved launches are brilliant at removing pollution, daily debris and make-up while calming the skin and mind with their unctuous formulations.
New spa-grade cleanser | Omorovicza's Queen of Hungary Crème Cleanser, £69
A beautiful new cream cleanser that leaves a glowy and cushioned complexion – and something that the world's best spas will be stocking from today.
Omorovicza's Queen of Hungary Crème Cleanser, £69 – buy here
Great budget cleanser for dry skin | Angela Langford Clean Sweep Softening & Smoothing Cleansing Balm, £18
This aromatic cleanser is a brilliant budget buy for dry skin and anyone who likes their skincare to fill the room with its aroma. It also makes a good choice for men who like to wet shave as it gives a good glide and doesn't leave the skin dry.
Clean Sweep Softening & Smoothing Cleansing Balm, £18 – buy here
The new anti-pollution cleanser | Dior Capture Totale Super Potent Cleanser, £43
This Super Potent Cleanser eliminates make-up residue, impurities, excess sebum, dust and residual fine particles and even 85% of your SPF; thus making it the perfect choice for city dwellers. It's also super-kind with up to six hours of hydration so that your skin won't feel irritated or tight post-wash.
Dior Capture Totale Super Potent Cleanser, £43 – buy here
BEST NEW FRAGRANCES TO BUY NOW
Fresh & Fruity | Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia Cologne – Fluted Bottle Edition, £102
This luscious Jo Malone London favourite is inspired by orchards awash with golden sunshine. The sensuous freshness of just-ripe pears wrapped in a bouquet of bright white freesias, their unmistakable blooms radiating innocence and a delicate, cool touch.
'When you smell English Pear & Freesia, you're instantly transported to an orchard where juicy fruit mingles with blooming flowers. There's something unexpected about the combination of key ingredients and it's got that freshness and elegance we're known for.'
Celine Roux, Global Head of Fragrance
Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia Cologne – Fluted Bottle Edition, £102 – buy here
Commutable scents | Jo Loves A Fragrance Paintbrush Gel, £40
This handy on-the-go gel perfume brush is now available in six of Jo Malone's iconic scents and is perfect for storing in your tote to uplift your commute or apply before soirées. Non-spill, easy-to-carry and a beauty no-brainer make it the ideal perfume-lover present, too.
Jo Loves A Fragrance Paintbrush Gel, £40 – buy here
A new oud | Miller Harris Oud Éclat, £160
The company has recreated an oud accord very close to the original scent of oud, choosing not to extract agarwood due to its rarity and fragility.
Usually used as a base note; however, this oud sits at the top of the pyramid, meaning it's modern, aerated and fresh, boosted by the clean notes of balsam, complemented with sugar, leather and cosy notes of cashmere. Perfect for the long wintery nights ahead.
A new Oud | Miller Harris Oud Éclat, £160 – buy here
POST-SUMMER BODY ELIXIRS
The new luxurious & high-tech body cream | Chanel Sublimage La Crème, £250
If you're already in love with Chanel's iconic skincare Sublimage range – it now extends beyond the face with the launch of La Crème. A luxurious and rich body cream experience, with light-reflecting micro-pearls that help even out the skin tone and add moisture for glowy skin head to toe.
Chanel Sublimage La Crème, £250 – buy here
Aromatics that are good for mind, body and the planet | Desavery Garrigue Body Oil, £48
The company doesn't use any synthetic ingredients, they’re certified 97% organic and are picky about suppliers, but all you really need to know is that Desavery’s range of skincare for the face and body is absolutely divine to use.
Our current favourite is the Garrigue Body Oil, £48, that leaves an aroma on your robe for days and the fig seed-loaded oil gives softer, silkier skin instantly.
Desavery Garrigue Body Oil, £48 – buy here
FIX FRAZZLED HAIR, NOW
Split end remedy | Philip Kingsley Bond Builder, £26
What is the best split end remedy? Firstly, it’s getting a decent trim. Secondly, it’s this latest launch from one of CW’s favourite ranges. Philip Kingsley Bond Builder is a leave-in pre-shampoo treatment that helps to smooth ends and when you can’t get to see your favourite stylist, it stretches out the time between salon appointments. And the smell is amazing and for that alone you’ll thank us.
Philip Kingsley Bond Builder, £26 – buy here