Across Q3, a few themes surfaced among beauty product launches. Many focused on skin protection as the months fizzled out of summer and into fall; from OneSkin’s OS-01 Shield, said to undo signs of aging due to previous UV ray exposure, to Obagi’s deeply moisturizing Hydrate Lite. Products for experimental makeup also came to market, including Milk Makeup’s gemstone-infused Odyssey Lip Oil Gloss and KiKi World’s 3D Play Paint Marker. Outlining the best of Q3, BeautyMatter highlights the products that caught our editorial team's attention:
Carla Seipp, Editor:
“I was saddened to hear about the shuttering of Costa Brazil, as their products, aside from supporting the conversation of the rainforest and having incredibly curated formulas, also smelled wonderful. In my opinion the brand ended on a high note with the Jungle Complex Shampoo and Conditioner launch and I hope to see them revived in the future. On the subject of hair, I have found that water quality and targeted scalp care make a huge difference, so I was intrigued by Canopy's Filtered Showerhead and Act + Acre's Microbiome Cooling Scalp Serum releases. Parfums de Marly’s Althaïr sounds like the perfect gourmand for cooler winter months, while nourishing lip formulas like The Inkey List’s Tripeptide Plumping Lip Balm and Milk Makeup's Odyssey Lip Oil Gloss are my favorite for keeping lips moisturized as temperatures drop (plus always happy to see skincare-grade ingredients in lip products!). Kiki World’s Play Paint Marker and 1 Night Strand are injecting the color cosmetics and hair coloring categories with a dose of play and experimentation, which I always appreciate, not to mention the fact that they design products in partnership with their own brand community, which I love. As for skin and health, OneSkin's OS-01 Shield is offering an exciting new advancement in terms of sun-protection benefits, and Perelel's Cycle Support capsules acknowledge the different phases of the menstrual cycle and how they can impact the body, which I greatly appreciate. I hope to see more cycle-syncing approaches to health in the future."