Transseasonal skin can be hard. With weather fluctuations your complexion can feel dry one minute, shiny the next – not to mention the slow shift towards internal heating.
But the new season can also mean an influx of new skincare launches; lotions, cleansers, creams and treatments to correct a multitude of issues, from dehydration to ageing.
Below we’ve compiled seven of the very best in class right now, from reformulated icons to just-launched innovations. Add one (or all!) to cart below.
LA MER THE MOISTURIZING SOFT CREAM, $570. SHOP NOW
You might recognise this as one of the most iconic facial creams to ever exist, but La Mer’s Moisturizing Soft Cream has been reformulated to incorporate a new delivery system so that the famed Miracle Broth is able to have an even more transformative effect on the skin. That, coupled with the plush melting texture, makes for a luxury moisturiser that replenishes dry and mature skin.
DRUNK ELEPHANT PROTINI POLYPEPTIDE CREAM, $113. SHOP NOW
Finally, Australia has got access to Protini, Drunk Elephant’s peptide-rich treatment moisturiser. The key is nine signal peptides, that work at improving skin function for firmness, and a smoother texture. While it’s not as rich as LaLaRetro, it has a fresh finish that won’t disturb oil-prone skin, but still provides ample hydration thanks to the inclusion of waterlily and glycerin.
MECCA MAX CHILLOUT BRIGHTENING EYE CREAM, $22. SHOP NOW
This eye cream is seriously good for the price. It has an instant brightening effect thanks to the cooling applicator, but contains vitamin C and ceramides to nourish, protect and smooth the eye area. There’s also hyaluronic acid to smooth out any dehydration lines.
DERMALOGICA PHYTO NATURE OXYGEN CREAM, $199. SHOP NOW
The premise behind this new launch from Dermalogica is to flood the skin with oxygenating ingredients, improving hydration, tone and general vibrancy. The key ingredients are all plant actives – think nasturtium flower, electric daisy, luffa root and squalane. Despite its fluid consistency, it has a cushiony, balmy finish that instantly leaves the skin looking nourished and cared-for. A great one for anyone craving more radiance.
ALPHA H MELTING MOMENT CLEANSING BALM WITH AUSTRALIAN DAIVDSON PLUM, $70. SHOP NOW
Makeup, sunscreen and pollutants don’t stand a chance against this just-launched cleansing balm from Alpha-H. It’s a limited edition riff on the original, packed with native Australian Davidson Plum for an antioxidant boost. Because it’s rich in oil content, it’s perfect for dissolving stubborn sunscreen and mascara. Also, the smell is heaven.
AUGUSTINUS BADER THE FOAMING CLEANSER, $70. SHOP NOW
For those that prefer a lighter cleanse, Augustinus Bader has just released a foaming cleanser. Like the rest of the range, it contains the signature Trigger Factor Complex TFC8, plus moringa oil, niacinamide and vitamin C. While it is a foaming formula, it begins as a creamy oil, ensuring a deep clean that doesn’t strip the skin barrier.
RATIONALE THE LIGHT CREME #2, $192. SHOP NOW
Australian skincare brand Rationale are big on environmental protection, and this new day cream is one of the most innovative formulas to do just that. It works against glycation and other free radical damage, flooding the skin with antioxidants and melanin inhibitors to brighten discolouration, and diminish fine lines. It has a super glowy finish, too.