September: must-have beauty buys
As we head into autumn, it is time to rethink your beauty regime. Your body’s requirements change from season to season, so here at The Upcoming we have picked out the best beauty buys for September. From your next favourite body scrubs to the must-have nail polish colour, take a look below to find out what you should be adding to your cosmetics bag.
Cuba Bath Oil (£55)
Oils for the hair and body are all the rage recently and this scented delight is made with the purest ingredients and traditional methods to create a delightfully delicious fragrance. The oil includes a floral mix of rose and clove, combined with the richness of cedar wood and tobacco, all reminiscent of Cuban culture. Double up by using the matching cologne for a seriously exotic and scrumptious scent.
Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown (£10.36)
Yoga is a superb way to maintain a supple, sleek and strong physique, and Jillian Michaels’ Yoga Meltdown DVD is the perfect introduction to the exercise. With two 30-minute work outs and Jillian guiding you the whole way through, there is no time like the present to strengthen your body. If you’ve ever been a little weary of yoga or are too shy to join a class, you can now do it from the comfort of your own home with a fabulous step by step DVD!
Ayurveda Pura Eye Gel (£16.63)
Whether it’s lack of sleep or those pesky genetics, at some stage we all have to deal with the dark under-eye circles or puffy-eye syndrome: enter Ayurveda Pura Eye Gel.
This revitalising roll on will help to banish dark circles, de-puff tired eyes and brighten the surrounding skin to truly make your peepers pop.
With witch hazel and oils from the juniper berry, germanium and mandarin, Ayurveda Pura’s gel makes it ideal for not only normal, but also oily skin.
The Barbary fig exfoliator is a gentle scrub that illuminates the skin and regenerates the natural complexion whilst ridding it of impurities, exactly what you need to brighten up your skin during these darker months.
Ingredients include cocoa butter, rose oil and fig oil, all of which are designed to hydrate the skin. Bamboo extract is also a main component which helps soothe irritated skin whilst enhancing natural youthfulness; what’s not to love?
Structure Conform Clay (£11.95)
With a hold level of 3 and innovative clay texture, Structure Conform is perfect. Whether you want to create a grungy, messed-up look or a sleek quiff, this is the product you should be using.
Ideal for thick and coarse hair as well as short and medium style lengths, the hard clay will give your hair the desired texture, volume and life. Simply rub into hands to warm up the clay and make it pliable before styling to your heart’s content.
Amie: ALL CLEAR (£4.95)
Amie’s ALL CLEAR spot clearing gel is an instant blemish-fixer that starts working the minute it is applied. Thanks to the spot-fixing ingredients, the product helps zap spots whilst unclogging pores and clearing the complexion.
The triple action gel includes salicylic acid that works as a natural exfoliator and also has healing properties to help reduce swelling. Eucalyptus oil is a healing component that dries out spots and also has anti-bacterial properties. Finally, peppermint oil is an organic cleanser that helps reduce inflammation of the hair follicles, which can ultimately lead to spots.
This dual-action cream from Rodial is a powerful cleanser that includes impressive stemcell technology which boosts skin’s vitality and helps in cell regeneration. With ingredients such as rose hip seed oil, coconut oil and cocoa butter, the super-food product will cleanse and feed the skin, offering it all the nutrients it requires.
Paired with a 100% cotton muslin cloth, you gently exfoliate the skin to reveal a younger looking complexion that is soft to touch.
A body scrub suitable for every skin type, Ruby Red’s soothing scrub is an exfoliator that is full to the brim with bio actives, all of which encourage skin regeneration. Ruby Red also uses a combination of three organic oils: sunflower seed, jojoba and macadamia to ensure the skin remains nourished. The scrub also has the scent of red mandarin, lemon, cedar wood and bergamot for a refreshing and fruity aroma to keep you energetic and smelling simply divine. To be used twice a week for a revitalised and invigorated skin – don’t forget to pay extra attention to the dry areas.
Australian Bodycare Lotion (£10.50, 150ml / £15.99, 250ml)
A change in temperature can have a negative effect on our bodies, and as the days start to become colder, our skin will start to feel the effects. Now is the perfect time to invest in Australian Bodycare Lotion. The nourishing cream, with its tea tree oil and coconut elements, calm and cool the skin, all the while ensuring it is silky and smooth to touch. Used by beauty companies all over, the Australian Bodycare Lotion helps prevent ingrown hairs. It is also easily absorbed which means little to no drying time is required; perfect for when you jump out of the shower on a chilly night and just want to get into your PJs!
OPI Nail Polish in Eurso Euro (£7.93)
OPI are known for creating fabulous nail varnishes in a range of stunning colours, and let’s be honest, you can never have too many nail lacquers. This month’s pick is a perfect autumnal shade that will work for day or night, and for work or weekend. Eurso Euro is a deep creamy blue that is a rich bold, and makes one hell of a statement. Not as harsh or Goth-like as black, a dark blue is the perfect transition from summer to autumn. And by simply applying a few layers of this OPI wonder, you will be adding a darker edge to any ensemble.