October is a time to glow

I always think October is a great time to do a skin audit because the weather is changing and the excess of summer and stress of back to school has gently exited.

It is also the time of year for great value and the skincare world does its best work during winter. It is also the time to think about getting rid of pigmentation. Are you ready to glow?

The new PHA Renewal Pads from the Neostrata Restore Collection (€45) are just the way to radiance. The pre-soaked tonic pads for the face are designed to smooth, brighten and prep your skin in just one step. They feature 4% polyhydroxy acid for gentle exfoliation.

What else? Green tea and cucumber extracts which are known to hydrate and soothe dry, stressed skin. If you’re new to exfoliation or if you have dull, reactive, dehydrated skin that is prone to redness, then this is the perfect step to help prep your skin for the rest of your skincare routine. Use twice daily after cleansing to balance, reset and prime skin for other products that follow, while also helping to remove the remaining traces of dirt and impurities.Available from leading pharmacies and neostrata.ie.

A.C.E. Warming Gel Mask (€10.75) is packed with your favourite superfood ingredients. It brightens and rejuvenates your complexion, warming the skin on application, then turning milky as you wash it away! Highly moisturising and deeply nourishing, this honey-coloured face mask is for your most relaxing mask evenings yet. Great for dry skin.

Apply a thick even layer to your skin and massage it for 20-30 seconds. Leave on for 10 minutes. Wash off with warm water.

Éminence Ireland’s Bright Skin Licorice Root Booster Serum(€58) will reveal your skin’s luminous complexion with extra strength brightening.

You can also use this booster serum as a product enhancer for other Éminence skincare products such as masks etc. You can add 3-4 drops to an Éminence masque or moisturiser and apply evenly to your skin.

Ultraceuticals’ latest innovation, Ultra Granule-C Microfoliant (€53) is a dual-action exfoliator containing micro-fine granules of pure vitamin C that help to smooth, refine and brighten the complexion.

The ground-breaking formula is also infused with vitamin E that works in synergy with vitamin C to protect and maintain a healthy skin barrier.

With a transformative cream-to-serum formula that gently melts down for maximum penetration when massaged into the skin, this product is designed to address uneven skin texture, visible pores and dull complexion to leave skin looking visibly polished and glowing.