At Escentual, we’re surrounded by the latest fragrance, makeup, skincare and more, so you know that anything that catches our eye must be worth knowing about!
If you want to hear about some of our favourite new releases from the month of October, you’re in the right place. Read on to find out what products take the top spot for some of Team Escentual this month…
Ceryn, Communications and Campaigns Editor
Product Pick: Vichy Volcano Drop
As I have dry skin, my moisturiser choice is critical to me. I don’t want just any old thing, and Volcano Drop is anything but that. It contains two of my favourite skincare ingredients, squalane and hyaluronic acid – a hydration duo like no other – and has a texture that feels ultra-nourishing without being too heavy, and not forgetting the glowy finish it leaves on the skin. It’s everything a moisturiser should be – and then some.
Product Pick: Hugo BOSS BOSS Bottled Eau de Parfum
This October, HUGO BOSS launched BOSS Bottled Eau de Parfum Spray, blissfully marrying a concoction of citrusy, spicy and woody notes to create this banger of an Eau De Parfum…
So, it feels incredibly fitting that my favourite this month (probably this year, in all honesty!) is loved by my twin brother too. Usually polar opposites in our taste, I took a sample home and he instantly said, “Get me a bottle… The biggest one!”
Don’t just take our word for it though; his fiancée also loved it and stated that he must wear it on their wedding day. Having clearly struck all the right chords, it just goes to show that BOSS knows exactly what men want to wear, and what their partners want them to smell like! – Ben, Merchandiser.
Chelsey, Communications & Campaigns Manager
Product Pick: PAYOT Face Moving Revitalizing Facial Roller
This handy facial massager has been a saviour for my tension headaches and stressed forehead. I’ve never been one for tools, but since using the facial roller every other evening, I’ve found I relax more; this massager has made my nighttime routine a haven for me – I’d recommend it to anyone who wants to level up their regime.
Kate, Communications & Campaigns Assistant
Product Pick: DHC’s Olive Concentrated Cleansing Oil
I’ll admit, when it comes to cleansing, I want something that works hard and works quickly – especially at the end of the day when I’m getting ready for bed! So, I love that DHC’s Olive Concentrated Cleansing Oil melts away everything from waterproof makeup to sunscreen.
I’m the type of person who feels permanently cold, so now that the seasons are starting to change, I’m cranking up the heating and trying to keep my complexion protected (not only against the drying effects of overly-warm rooms but also the cold, windy weather outside). And, this cleansing oil is perfect for those moments as it helps nourish and hydrate the skin using organic olive oil. But don’t feel put off by the fact that this is an oil-based cleanser; it doesn’t feel greasy or unpleasant at all. In fact, it feels both comforting and luxurious!
Product Pick: Lacoste Match Point Eau de Toilette Spray
With the whole world on lockdown for most of the year, it’s been tricky to get enthusiastic about fragrances when I’ve got nowhere to go to wear them. Luckily, I soon came across the new Lacoste Match Point Eau de Toilette, which instantly reignited my love of fragrance!
With a mixture of fresh and woody notes in the form of pink pepper, gentian and vetiver, Match Point is an intense, energetic fragrance that makes me want to take on all the challenges of 2020 head on!
You don’t have to love tennis to appreciate the flacon design either – with nods to Lacoste founder Rene Lacoste’s legendary playing career, the racquet strap lid, the tennis ball design at the bottom, and the grass-court green glass, Match Point stands out on any dresser.
Product Pick: Tisserand Aromatherapy The Little Box of Happiness
During these challenging times, Tisserand has been my go-to brand to make sure I’m taking the time for self-care and to remain positive.
The Happy Vibes blend of lemon tea tree, bergamot and nutmeg is a personal firm favourite within the Tisserand rollerball collection. With its citrus aroma, it brightens and uplifts your mood; what’s not to smile about! And right now, we need as many reasons as possible to find positivity even on our darkest days.
The new Little Box of Happiness set has two new additions to the wellbeing family. The Shine Bright and Creative Space blends encourage you to embrace your inner child and a little self-care, discovering new ways to unlock self-belief, creativity and positivity – all things that can lead to a happier, healthier mindset. What’s not to love about this gift set? It also makes a lovely Christmas present to someone special.
Product Pick: bareMinerals Strength & Length Serum-Infused Mascara
I think it is fair to say that all of us want naturally long and strong lashes. Unfortunately, when my skin flares up particularly badly, even wearing mascara can irritate my eyes.
But using the bareMinerals Strength & Length Serum-Infused Mascara, your lashes will look fuller and thicker. Not only will they instantly be lifted and lengthened, but the vegan formula will reduce fallout for long-lasting results. The paddle brush can be used to build length and has side bristles for definition. A must-have for healthy and dramatic lashes!
Richard, Merchandise Manager
Product Pick: HUGO BOSS BOSS Bottled Eau de Parfum
The bottle of HUGO BOSS BOSS Bottled Eau de Parfum retains its iconic status with this new version. The juice brings a more sophisticated but broody nuance to the lineup. The scent for me hits all the right notes and is sure suited to this time of year with the darker evenings and moodier skylines. I think it could easily be a new favourite for any fan of Hugo Boss. – Richard, Merchandising Manager.
Elisabeth, Communications & Campaigns Assistant
Product Pick: L’Occitane Almond Milky Bath
If you’re a regular to our monthly favourites, you’ll already be aware of my undying love for L’Occitane’s Almond range. Up until now, I’ll admit I’d already been using the almond shower oil in my bath, but this new almond Milky Bath takes my daily bathing ritual to the next level of dreaminess! I know I sound as though I’m exaggerating here, but I can assure you, once you’ve tried L’Occitane’s almond range you will be hooked – and you’ll understand exactly what I’m talking about. The latest edition looks just like milk when you pour it into running water (part of the fun, in my opinion!) and creates the most luxurious bath that leaves skin soft and silky to the touch. I am obsessed!