Tomorrow is the Autumnal Equinox, which marks the end of summer and beginning of autumn. But as the seasons change, so does the weather with cooler and drier temperatures. While it’s a no-brainer to update your wardobe to accommodate these shifts, you should apply this mindset to your skincare and beauty routine, too.
With that in mind: my personal skincare guru, Mary Allan, just released her Phyto Blue line. Spotlighting her proprietary Phyto Blue Urban-Shield Complex™—Allan describes it as “an infusion of master antioxidants, vitamin C, ceramides, blue spirulina and blue tansy for multiple benefits”—the new collection of five products are perfect for helping complexions transition from summer to fall.
Allan also recommends switching to a milk-based cleanser—“you can still get a deep cleanse without stripping the skin of its natural oils”—adding a hydrating serum and mist fortified with hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and ceramides to your regimen, enlisting a richer moisturizer, and last but not least: daily sunscreen. UVA rays, the ones that result in nearly all forms of aging, easily penetrate through clouds and rain.
Ahead, 25 new travel-friendly and TSA-compliant skincare and beauty products that’ll make terrific additions to your daily routine this fall.
Mary Allan Phyto Blue Multi-Use Balm, $195
If Allan had to pick a favorite product from her new Phyto Blue line for traveling, the Phyto Blue Multi-Use Balm would be it. It’s multi-tasking—Allan likes applying a dab to her hair while traveling to seal in moisture and tame flyaways—“luxurious and at the same time non-greasy,” and also helps ease her to sleep when she’s jet-lagged thanks to the aromatic flower molecules of blue tansy, jasmine, and lavender.
Element Eight O2 Niacinamide Eight Active Serum, $325
As we age, our skin’s oxygen levels drop—triggering laxity, dryness, and wrinkles. This new serum is packed with a high percentage of the company’s signature OATH (oxygen amplified therapy) technology and eight active ingredients, including niacinamide and hyaluronic acid, to flood the skin cells with liquid oxygen and encourage stimulation, repair, and renewal.
Arquiste L’Or de Louis Eau De Parfum, $245
This unabashedly opulent new fragrance from Arquiste will instantly whisk you away to the Palace of Versailles—when Louis XIV would frequent the Grand Orangery—with its glittering 24 karat gold flakes and heady blend of orange blossom, honey, and firewood smoke.
Skin Design London The C-Glow Peel, $215
The next best thing to getting a facial with famed London facialist Fatma Shaheen, this at-home peel starring Radianskin™, Skin Design London’s proprietary skin brightening agent, Ascorbic Acid, and Mandelic Acid, reveals a luminous, even-toned complexion in just 30 minutes.
Allies Of Skin Multi Peptides & GF Advanced Lifting Serum, $188
The latest from the cult skincare line adored by Kaia Gerber and January Jones, this concentrated serum is supercharged with an innovative lifting complex, growth factor complex, and other potent actives such as Copper Lysinate to deliver noticeably lifted, firmer, and more resilient skin.
Pavise Dynamic Age Defense SPF, $148
Developed by chemical biological engineer and MIT alum Sophie Bai, Pavise is breaking new ground in the world of sunscreen. How? By providing a comprehensive solution to shield against the sun, moisturize, correct photoaging, and combat acne in one step. The mineral formula suits all skin tones and types, and can also be safely used on post-op faces.
Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Eye Cream, $140
From one of Korea’s top-selling beauty brands comes this eye treatment harnessing the potency of ginseng, one of the country’s most beloved superfoods, with two special ingredients, Ginsenomics™ and Ginseng Retinol™. Use a tiny dab morning and night to see visibly smoother and brighter skin within eight weeks.
Savor Beauty Pore-Perfecting Pumpkin Face Cream with AHA + PHA, $125
Hand-whipped in small batches with farm-fresh botanicals and essential oils, this new cream that subtly smells like pumpkin pie uses lactic acid (an AHA) and gluconolactone (a PHA) to sweep away dull cells while revealing a healthy, lit-from-within glow.
iS Clinical Retinol+ Emulsion 0.3, $105
Retinol is one of those rare ingredients that everyone, regardless of age or skin type, should use. And that’s because it stimulates healthy cell turnover, unclogs pores, reduces fine lines, and evens out discoloration. This new launch by iS Clinical boasts a cutting edge, fast-acting form of retinol, which is boosted by antioxidants and Extremozymes®.
Nette Tata Harper Into The Garden Candle, $82
Already longing for warm, sun-drenched days? Then light up this candle, a collaboration between luxury home fragrance brand Nette and natural skincare pioneer Tata Harper. The yellow vessel and crisp floral-green scent by famed perfumer Celine Barel will instantly whisk you away to greener pastures.
Skin Laundry Vitamin A Serum, $79
One of the most beloved ingredients in dermatology, vitamin A can benefit all skin types. And this silky serum by Skin Laundry, the company that democratized laser facials for all, features 1.0% encapsulated retinol (a form of vitamin A) blended with EndiMoist 4HA and hydrogel technology to effectively boost collagen, stimulate cellular renewal, and even out skin tone.
Damdam Citrus Glow Vitamin C + Hyaluronic Serum, $68
This milky serum spotlights an ingredient that’s soon to be on everyone’s radar: Amanatsu. The juicy citrus fruit that’s been enjoyed by the Japanese for centuries is one of nature’s best sources of vitamin C, making it a fantastic addition to your skincare routine.
Osea Seaglow Resurfacing Scrub, $58
This recently unveiled product from Osea offers physical and chemical exfoliation for a deep, but gentle clean. Volcanic sand sloughs away dull skin cells, while kiwi-based AHA and flower acids diminish the appearance of fine lines and enlarged pores. Blue-green algae and cloudberry seed oil keeps complexions balanced and comfortable.
Biossance Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer, $54
Acne-prone, red, and inflammed faces will find relief from this best-selling gel-based moisturizer. Recently reformulated to deliver faster results, it now incorporates potent active probiotics to support balance in the skin’s microbiome. Use day and night for the best results.
Iris & Romeo Weekend Skin, $50
If you’re someone who wants craves sun protection and a glowy complexion—really, who doesn’t—reach for this aptly named and award-winning product by Iris & Romeo. It combines physical zinc protection with time-released vitamin C, and leaves even the dullest complexions with a radiant, luminous glow.
Lightsaver Activated Mineral Sunscreen SPF 33, $45
A vocal advocate for year-round sunscreen use, board-certified dermatologist Dr. David Kim unveiled Lightsaver to help make daily wear a no-brainer. Formulated with zinc oxide for broad spectrum protection, photolyase to correct sun damage, and lingonberry to shield against blue light damage, this goundbreaking sunscreen suits all skin types.
Carrière Frères Scented Taper Wax Candles, $44
Just in time for fall and the holiday season, Carrière Frères launched four scents of wax taper candles to bring the outdoors in: spearmint, cedar, tomato and jasmine. The scents are wonderfully crisp, the natural wax burns evenly and cleanly, and the candles lend a chic vibe to any room.
Coco & Eve Youth Revive Pro Youth Hair Mask, $39
Like the skin on your body, the hair on your head ages—resulting in decreased density and strength. This creamy mask, which you leave on for five to ten minutes before rinsing out, brims with powerhouse ingredients including Manuka honey, retinol, and a special prebiotic complex to nourish from the scalp and the roots of your hair down to the ends.
Tatcha The Indigo Cleansing Balm, $38
Suitable for even the most sensitive faces, this creamy and buttery fragrance-free cleansing balm from the beloved Japanese brand Tatcha is infused with Japanese indigo extract and a proprietary complex of rice, tea, and algae. A dollop gently but thoroughly melts away oil, sunscreen, and makeup while strenghtening the skin’s barrier.
Inde Wild Moonlight Scalp Serum, $36
Make everyday a great hair day with this scalp serum that merges ayurvedic medicine and chemistry. To use: massage one to to dropperfuls into your dry scalp for several minutes, and leave on overnight for the best results. In several months, you’ll notice decreased hair loss, along with softer and thicker-feeling strands.
Covey Sun & Done Moisturizing SPF 50 Sunscreen, $34
The sunblock for people who hate wearing sunblock, this innovative formula from Covey checks all the boxes. It’s got clean minerals to shield against sun damage, squalane and apple extract to boost moisture, and a creamy, soft formula that invisibly blends into skin.
JVN Hair Nurture Intense Hydration Mask, $34
Developed to instantly and intensely moisturize the driest, most damaged, and frizziest locks, this gorgeous-smelling mask by celebrity hair guru Jonathan Van Ness uses clean, groundbreaking ingredients like Keratris (a vegan alternative to keratin) leaves hair shiny and silky-smooth for up to 72 hours.
Kjaer Weis Cream Bronzer, $32
Create a just-back-from-vacation glow with this chic cream bronzer. It’s highly pigmented—so a little goes a long way—and has a delicate, mousse-like texture for superior blendability. And as with all Kjaer Weis products, the ingredients are sustainable and certififed organic for extra peace of mind.
Peace Out Skincare Retinol Eye Lift Patches, $29
Give saggy lids and dark circles around the eyes the boot with these innovative eye patches brimming with encapsulated retinol and three types of hyaluronic acid. Simply apply for 15 minutes, gently tap in the remaining solution, and marvel at how refreshed you feel and look.
Goldie Locks Flyaway Fix Hydrating Pomade Stick, $28
Since no one deplanes with polished-looking locks, keep this pocket-friendly pomade stick from Goldie Locks handy. A few strokes tame flyaways for a more natural look, but if you’ve endured on an especially long flight, rake some through from your roots to tips for a more bold and sculpted style.
Jouer Cosmetics Balm Bouche, $28
Imagine where a clean lip balm and matte lipstick meet, and you’ve got Jouer’s brand new Balm Bouche. Blended with nourishing shea butter and jojoba seed oil, these long-lasting balms lend a beautiful, lived-in color with one swipe. Swipe more for a more dramatic look.
Naked Sundays SPF50 Glow + Go Lip Oil, $22
Because our precious pouts desserve some protection too, stock up on this innovative lip treatment from the hip Australian suncare brand Naked Sundays combining the best traits of a lip balm, gloss, and sunscreen. Slick on for a perfectly shiny and protected pout.