November’s best skin-care launches are here to remind you of the importance of using sunscreen all year round — even during the fall and winter — with new SPF options from EltaMD, Good Molecules, and Naturium. After all, snow and ice reflect UV rays, raising your chances of sunburn. Also, you should be protecting your skin from the sun even when you’re inside.
SPF aside, this month’s complexion newness also brings tons of new cleansing and blemish-busting options to the table thanks to some of our favorite brands, like Mediheal, Perricone MD, Charlotte Tilbury, and Hero Cosmetics. Need something that tackles both tasks at the same time? Check out what Zitsticka and Then I Met You just dropped.
If you’re not one for spoilers, keep scrolling to find out all the details on November’s best new skin-care launches below. As for this month’s makeup and hair-care releases, I won’t give you any hints, but we’ve got you covered on those too.
Bubble Over Night Hydrating Sleep Mask
This adorable purple bottle is filled with the ultra-creamy Bubble Over Night Hydrating Sleep Mask, which amps up the hydrating and restoring benefits of your favorite moisturizer. Squalane, niacinamide, and shea butter help lock in all the moisture your skin could possibly need. It also has some gentle exfoliating acids in the mix, like kojic and mandelic, to add extra radiance to it too.
Biossance Squalane + Retinol Night Serum
Biossance’s Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum has long been beloved by Allure editors for its Botox-like results — all thanks to bakuchiol, a plant-based alternative to retinol. Well, now the brand is offering up the real stuff in its new Squalane + Retinol Night Serum. Retinol and retinal team up to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, even out pigmentation, and banish blemishes, while squalane keeps the dreaded irritation and dryness that sometimes accompanies retinol use at bay.
Kosas x The Skinny Confidential The Plump + Icy Set
Now, this is a collab we didn’t see coming. Kosas teamed up with The Skinny Confidential to give fans of both brands a full-sized bottle of Kosas’ Plump & Juicy Vegan Collagen Spray-On Serum alongside The Skinny Confidential’s Hot Mess Ice Roller in one cute set. It’s basically the ultimate morning self-care kit. All you have to do is spritz on the serum and roll the popular skin-care tool over your face to help soothe, depuff, and brighten before you get your day started.
Skincare by Freeman Warming Gel-To-Oil Mask
This affordable mask was made with showering in mind. While you let your hair saturate in conditioner, you can coat your skin with the equally as nourishing Skincare by Freeman Warming Gel-To-Oil Mask. This formula needs to hot steam of your shower to morph into a mini spa treatment that drenches skin in hydrating goodness, like aloe vera, ceramides, and banana fruit extract.
Billie Ultimate Skin Solution
Speaking of spritzing, here’s a fun-and-effective spray to add to your body-care routine. The Billie Ultimate Skin Solution packs gentle AHAs and BHAs to help exfoliate skin from the face down. Mist it on after showering to fend off ingrowns, roughness, and bumps. It’s also a helpful product for those who deal with keratosis pilaris and dry, itchy winter skin.
EcoFabulous Calming Face Oil
EcoFabulous, a new clean beauty brand with prices under $45, just dropped a spectrum of fas-absorbing face oils. We’re the most intrigued by the one in the red bottle: the Calming Face Oil. Its anti-inflammatory blend of squalane, bisabolol, and oat oil sounds and feels like a soothing dream — a cup of Sleepytime Tea for your face if you will. You can mix it into your favorite moisturizer or layer it on top of it to help destress your skin.
4.5.6 Skin Max Glow-Getter Firming Radiance Serum
The jelly-like texture of the new 4.5.6 Skin Max Glow-Getter Firming Radiance Serum gives skin a delightful dewy plumpness while infusing skin with niacinamide, urea, and moringa oil, to decrease hyperpigmentation and increase moisture.
Naturium Dew-Glow Moisturizer SPF 50
Believe it or not, Naturium doesn’t already have sunscreen in its lineup. The Dew-Glow Moisturizer SPF 50 is the brand’s first foray into sun protection, and it’s good. Because it’s combined with the nourishment of moisturizer, it goes on completely clear and keeps skin happy, hydrated, and bright with every reapplication.
Charlotte Tilbury Take It All Off Makeup Remover
For the most stubborn, long-wearing mascara, lipstick, and liquid eye shadows, consider soaking a cotton pad in the Charlotte Tilbury Take It All Off Makeup Remover to truly remove all of the pigment on your face. The brand reformulated this bi-phase elixir with floral extracts, such as chamomile and eyebright aka Euphrasia Officinalis, to ensure it doesn’t strip moisture from skin or irritate it in the process.
Mediheal Madecassoside Blemish Pads
Madecassoside, for those unfamiliar, is a derivative of cica that gently quells the angriest of breakouts with its anti-inflammatory properties. Swipe on Mediheal’s Mediheal Madecassoside Blemish Pads, which are made out of eco-silk, whenever you feel some pimples brewing. You can even let a couple cling to the areas where you need extra help for a bit like a makeshift sheet mask to really reap the benefits. If blemishes aren’t an issue for you, the K-beauty brand also came out with treatment pads for calming, hydrating, and firming.
Zitsticka Cushion Cleanse
Like all of Zitsticka’s beloved products, its first-ever cleanser, Cushion Cleanse, was formulated with acne-prone skin in mind. The super creamy foam is spiked with antibacterial, moisture-locking sea moss, as well as exfoliating salicylic acid and lactic acid to simultaneously keep your skin fresh, clean, and deeply nourished.
Tirtir Rosemary One Essence
K-beauty brand Tirtir recently debuted in the U.S. after a couple of years of being Seoul’s best-kept secret. That means you can finally shop one of its bestselling products: the Rosemary One Essence. Cold-brewed rosemary extract acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant to help kick off any skin-care routine after cleansing. It’s super soothing, hydrating, toning, and keeps skin free of unwanted greasiness…. while smelling absolutely divine.
Good Molecules Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
At $12, amazing sunscreen choices keep getting more and more accessible. The Good Molecules Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30, which features 13.3 percent zinc oxide, quickly melts into skin and feels like it’s barely on. It also has a nourishing base of grapeseed oil, tucuma seed butter, and hyaluronic acid that makeup will work beautifully with.
Hero Cosmetics Pimple Correct
If you love a spot treatment, this handy little pen is about to become your new bestie. The Hero Cosmetics Pimple Correct targets pimples quickly and efficiently with the help of a trio of blemish-busting acids — salicylic, lactic, and azelaic — niacinamide, and encapsulated beads of tea tree oil.
Then I Met You Living Sea Cleansing Tonic
For those who aren’t morning face washers, the Then I Met You Living Sea Cleansing Tonic is the perfect toner step for you. It’s infused with a whopping 86 percent mineral-rich deep sea water straight from Gangwon, Korea to help get your skin ready for the day. And at night, it helps remove any last bits of makeup and grime on your skin while giving your complexion a brightening boost with papaya enzymes and licorice root.
Fig.1 Even Tone Serum
Are you as obsessed with tranexamic acid as we are? If not, now is your chance to fully understand how amazing it is. The Fig.1 Even Tone Serum is rich in the gentle ingredient, as well as niacinamide, to decrease hyperpigmentation and melasma and prevent new dark spots from popping up. It’ll also help get your skin glowing and smooth it out.
Perricone MD Essential Fx Acyl-Glutathione Chia Cleansing Balm
Inside this luxe jar is the new Perricone MD Essential Fx Acyl-Glutathione Chia Cleansing Balm. It dissolves makeup and debris with an emollient combo of chia seed oil and amino acids. Follow it up with a water-based cleanser for a spa-like double-cleansing experience.
EltaMD UV Luminous Broad-Spectrum SPF 41
Yup, here’s yet another sunscreen launching in November. Unlike the others, the EltaMD UV Luminous Broad-Spectrum SPF 41 has a semi-matte finish and a slight rosy tint for a subtle blurring effect.