37 Editor-Approved Beauty Products For Fall 2021

Whether you are looking to update your makeup, skin, hair, or personal care routine, there are a host of new serums, masks, and moisturizers to get you through pumpkin spice season.
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Written by The AEDITION Editors
09.22.2021
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Here at AEDIT, our motto is simple: Change of season, change of skincare — and makeup, and hair care, and personal care, and any other part of your beauty regimen that could use an update. With steamy summer temps in the rearview mirror and sweater weather upon us, it’s time to consider what products are going to set you up for success through pumpkin spice season.

Whether you are trying to atone for summer skin sins, keep your complexion hydrated as the humidity drops, revive limp locks, or find a foundation that doesn't feel like, well, foundation, the market is full of innovative new moisturizers, serums, masks, makeup, and more to help you navigate the crisp autumn air. Keep reading for our editor-approved fall 2021 beauty picks!

SkinCeuticals Advanced Scar Control

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Whether you have a procedure planned or are already in the healing process, this high-silicone scar gel has been shown to improve the appearance of recent scars by up to 29 percent. The formula features 95 percent silicones, 2 percent fatty acids, 1 percent silica, and 0.5 percent allantoin to create an occlusive barrier that prevents new scar formation and improves the tone and texture of existing marks. $110, skinceauticals.com

BeautyStat Universal Microbiome Barrier Balancing Cleanser

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The latest from cosmetic chemist Ron Robinson's cult-favorite skincare line is a silky cleanser that is suitable for all skin types (yes, even if you're sensitive). The multitasking formula features a medical-grade silver that has short- and long-term benefits. It immediately gets to work helping to remove makeup, sunscreen, and impurities, but it also lingers on the skin for sustained antiviral and antimicrobial effects. The result? A healthy, clean complexion. $38, beautystat.com

Goodhabit Bright Bright Baby Glow On Enzyme Mask

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Extend your summer glow with this gentle exfoliating treatment that revives dull skin without irritating it. A blend of vitamin C, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), and fruit enzymes brightens, replenishing oils (think: avocado, apricot, prickly pear) nourish, and the brand’s proprietary Blu5 Technology protects against visible light damage. Apply a generous amount for 10 to 15 minutes once every one to two weeks for lasting radiance. $55, goodhabitskin.com

Victoria Beckham Beauty Posh Gloss

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Inspired by her Spice Girl days, consider this high-shine clear lippie a modern take on your favorite '90s gloss. The non-sticky formula pairs barrier-strengthening black currant oil and vitamin E with moisturizing capric triglyceride and aloe butter for a plumper, glass-like pout. $28, victoriabeckhambeauty.com

Saint Jane Beauty Hydrating Petal Cream

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The perfect dose of soothing moisture to get you through the change of season, this featherweight formula features hyaluronic acid for all-day hydration, 500 milligrams of CBD to calm, and hibiscus peptides to support cellular renewal. The result? Smoother and more supple skin. $68, saintjanebeauty.com

Moon Juice Ting

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The wellness brand has found yet another way to deliver good-for-you ingredients that are sure to delight. This mango-flavored powder offers a non-stimulating morning boost to enhance metabolism, energy, and mood thanks to a carefully curated blend of methylated B12, adaptogenic ginseng, and organic monk fruit. The tincture may just be enough to replace your morning cup of java. $42, moonjuice.com

Versed Out of Sight Dark Spot Gel

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Atone for summer skin sins and stave off future ones with this dual-purpose correction and prevention treatment. Tranexamic acid is paired with licorice root extract, niacinamide, and kojic acid to safely slow the transfer of pigment while also impeding melanin production. Oh, and the precision applicator makes spot-treating with the clear gel formula a breeze. $17, versedskin.com

Gisou Honey Infused Face Oil

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Just in time for sweater weather, the beloved honey-infused hair care line is here with its first foray into skincare. The fast-absorbing formula blends cold-pressed botanical oils — including honey, safflower, evening primrose, and rosehip seed — to hydrate and smooth the complexion with antioxidant-rich vitamin E to strengthen the skin barrier. $60, us.gisou.com

Beautyblender BOUNCE Always On Radiant Skin Tint

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Looking for lightweight, your-skin-but-better coverage without sacrificing wear time? This buildable oil-free formula fits the bill. Available in 20 shades, it features hyaluronic acid to hydrate and plump, niacinamide to smooth and brighten, willow bark extract to clarify, and beta glucan to soothe. The radiant finish is perfect for extending your summer glow. $29, sephora.com

Odele Clarifying Body Wash

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Summer might be over, but sweaty workouts aren’t seasonal. Keep your skin smooth and clear with this gently exfoliating body wash that blends alpha hydroxy acids and melaleuca (read: tea tree) to break down dirt and debris and slough away dead skin cells. We’re also partial to the subtly invigorating bergamot and mint scent. $9, odelebeauty.com

ByRoe Pear Serum Oil

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This innovative oil-in-serum is perfect for getting your skin through autumn's temperature and humidity changes. In keeping with the brand’s nutrition-driven approach to skincare, this brightening blend pairs anti-inflammatory pear with an antibacterial leaf complex, protective red algae, and smoothing moringa seed oil. $65, byroe.com

Evolvh DreamGel Strong Hold Styler

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Not your grandparents’ hair gel, this ultra-lightweight formula offers strong hold with a touchably soft finish. Loaded with short-chain amino and fatty acids that penetrate deep into the hair shaft, the gel seeks to both strengthen and style strands for a totally customizable look that prioritizes hair health. $24, evolvh.com

IDEO Skin Memory Serum

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When Cher sang “if I could turn back time...” we doubt she was speaking of skincare, but we have a feeling this serum is working to do exactly that – reverse signs of aging. Bountiful in a patented complex of resveratrol, malate, and antioxidants, the formula helps combat uneven skin tone and texture concerns as it retrains the cells to regain their youthful memory. $175, ideoskincre.com

KVD Beauty ModCon Long-Wear Hydrating Liquid-Gel Contour

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With high-contrast pigments in an innovative clear base, this liquid-gel product adds realistic shadow and depth to your complexion without any muddiness or annoying streaks. Expect a natural finish, transfer-proof formula, and an all-day wear time. $26, sephora.com

Ursa Major Forest Alchemy Eye Cream

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This nourishing eye cream targets dark circles, puffiness, fine lines, and wrinkles in one simple step. Powered by two powerful mushrooms — chaga and tremella — that brighten and hydrate the delicate eye skin, this balm-like formula is deeply nourishing but still layers well under makeup. $54, ursamajorVT.com

Iconic London Glaze Crayons

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It’s never too early to nail your holiday beauty look, and these multitasking crayons certainly deserve to be a part of it. Available in seven metallic shades, the dual-sided sticks feature a shimmering (and ultra-blendable) cream eye shadow on one side and a complementary liquid glitter on the other. Wear each formula alone or layer — the options are endless. $30 each, us.iconiclondoninc.com

Potent Serum AM + PM Duo

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Skinimalism at its finest, this day-night duo packs just about everything your complexion needs into two simple steps. The water-based A.M. blend features hyaluronic acid, caffeine, CoQ10, and vitamins C and E for a dose of hydration and antioxidant protection, while the oil-based P.M. formula packs a, well, potent punch with vitamin A, glycolic acid, and evening primrose oil (to name a few). $69 for the set, potentserum.co

DefenAge 10 Luxe Hand & Body Cream

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You take meticulous care of the skin on your face — and maybe even your neck and décolleté — but what about the rest of the body? Featuring defensin molecules, the formula visibly improves firmness and elasticity, smooths creepiness, restores skin barrier function, and boosts hydration for glowing skin from head to toe. Use alone or as a complement to any body contouring procedures you have planned. $184, defenage.com

Younique TOUCH Serum + Foundation

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If you are in the market for an autumn complexion update, look no further than this buildable, skincare-inspired foundation. Soft-focus technology has a filter-like blurring effect, but the semi-matte finish still reads as natural. The best part? The 25 shades boast 12 hours of wear time. $42, younique.com

PCA SKIN ExLinea Pro Peptide Serum

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This potent serum packs a one-two punch thanks to its ability to address a wide-range of skin concerns on a wide range of skin types. The proprietary peptide blend helps strengthen the skin by improving epidermal thickness and smoothing texture, while helping lift, tighten, and hydrate. Use A.M. and P.M. to visibly relax facial muscle contractions and reduce the appearance of expression lines. $135, pcaskin.com

Irene Forte Triple Level Hyaluronic Serum

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Say ‘so long’ to dry skin with this innovative hyaluronic acid serum. Clinically proven to hydrate the skin over 12 hours, the lightweight hydrator features a unique triple weight HA blend that offers immediate and lasting results. After applying, you’ll instantly notice a plumping and smoothing effect thanks to the moisture hit, but your skin will also grow more supple over time. $155, ireneforteskincare.com

Odacité Green Smoothie Quenching Creme

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This mint-hued moisturizer lives up to its name in more ways than one. For starters, it’s packed with cucumber, apple, blueberry, kelp, and more fruits and veggies from your favorite smoothie. But, more importantly, it delivers on its quenching claims by helping to lock water into the skin for lasting hydration. $68, odacite.com

Charlotte Tilbury Cryo Recovery Face Mask

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Leave it to the legendary celebrity makeup artist to figure out a way to harness the skin-revitalizing benefits of cryotherapy without the arctic chill. This reusable, no-mess silicone wrap is an updated take on your classic sheet mask, and it employs a cooling facial acupressure technology to visibly lift, firm, and smooth the face and jaw. $55, charlottetilbury.com

Priori R-Spinasome Ultimate Day Creme

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Extracted from organic leafy greens, the brand's patented R-Spinasome Complex features lipid-encapsulated chlorophic cells for a potent antioxidant effect. Paired with nourishing avocado butter, skin-balancing meadowfoam seed oil, and photo-protective smithsonite and rhodochrosite, this lightweight day cream improves skin texture, hydration, and firmness. $250, neimanmarcus.com

CoverGirl Clean Fresh Creamy Eyeshadow Stick

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Rich, deep colors are often the foundation of a good fall makeup look, and CoverGirl’s newest eye sticks promise intense color pay off with none of the hassle. The creamy eyeshadow glides smoothly onto eyelids, and you can blend it out with a brush or your finger. Need a shade recommendation? We suggest Lilac Bloom (above) if you’re looking for a deep purple, and Dreamy Haze for a beautiful nude. $10.99, ulta.com

Sweet Chef Celery + Hyaluronic Acid Serum Shot

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Consider this the skincare equivalent of your favorite green juice. Cold-pressed celery and mixed green sprout are rich in anti-inflammatory and skin-soothing vitamins, while hyaluronic acid draws moisture deeper into the skin and niacinamide brightens dullness and minimizes pores. $20, sweetchefskincare.com

Stride Foot Peel

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Give your feet a little TLC after a summer spent in sandals or barefoot on the boardwalk. Developed by dermatologist Neil Sadick, MD, this medical-grade treatment will slough away even the thickest and most calloused skin on the soles, toes, and tops of the feet. While you’ll only need to wear the booties for 60 minutes, the peeling process unfolds over three to 14 days — be sure to plan your footwear accordingly. $25 for 2 peels, getmystride.com

Erborian Yuza Super Serum

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Dropping autumn temps can lead to a dry, dull complexion, but this vitamin C super serum is here to remedy that. The formula contains yuzu fruit extracts to lock in moisture while also helping to protect it from external aggressions — and that’s in addition to the prebiotics that are there to help maintain your skin’s ecosystem. $49, usa.erborian.com

La Prairie Skin Caviar Nighttime Oil

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The latest edition to the Swiss skincare brand’s Skin Caviar collection is this line-effacing night oil that combines the benefits of caviar lipids and naturally occurring caviar-derived retinol. The formula complements the circadian rhythm of the skin to maximize collagen synthesis and barrier permeability for a smoothing, firming, and hydrating effect. $530, saksfifthavenue.com

PanOxyl Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30

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Just because summer is over doesn’t mean you can skimp on sunscreen. This lightweight mineral formula is a multitasker that offers broad spectrum UVA, UVB, and antioxidant protection while also hydrating the complexion with hyaluronic acid. Oh, and the mattifying finish works great alone or layered under makeup. $14, walmart.com

Kiss Lash Drip Strip Lashes, You Dew You

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New season, new lashes! Kiss’ You Dew You falsies offer a 3D effect with a spiky volume and length that’ll flatter any eye shape. These strips are even Met Gala approved — makeup artist Emily Cheng used them on Yara Shahidi before she hit the carpet in her Dior look. $4.99, ulta.com

Thrive Causemetics Timeless Ambition Power 10-Peptide Sculpting Serum

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Lightweight, not sticky, and peptide-packed, this new serum is a gentle addition to any youth-preserving skincare routine – need we say more? Ten peptides target fine lines by hydrating to restoring firmness in this vegan-friendly formulation that can be a great retinol-alternative for those with sensitive skin. $78, thrivecausemetics.com

Bliss Disappearing Act Niacinamide PC + Pore Vanish Micro Purifying Toner

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As its name suggests, this purifying toner is all about the pores. Barrier-boosting niacinamide works alongside oil-controlling mushroom and rosa canina extracts and antioxidant-rich green tea extract to decongest and tighten pores. The result? Smooth, supple skin all day long. $12, blissworld.com

Revitalash Cosmetics Lash & Brow Masque

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You likely have a host of skin and hair masks. Don’t your lashes and brows deserve some love as well? A complement to the brand's best selling lash and brow serums, the 15-minute, twice-weekly treatment deeply nourishes and conditions the hairs to repair damage caused by professional treatments (here's looking at you, tints, lifts, and extensions) and even daily makeup usage. $49, nordstrom.com

Anové The Sample Kit

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Whether you’re heading to the airport or are just a fan of pint-sized products, this sample kit is a perfect fall pick. The kit includes TSA-approved amounts of their best selling products, including the Cleansing Gel, Cooling Mist, and Firming Eye Serum, as well as an exclusive product, the Illuminating Masque, that works to brighten your complexion. $85, anove.com

eos Whipped Pumpkin Latte Lip Balm

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Pumpkin spice season isn’t just for coffee. The brand’s newest lip balms taste like fall with notes of rich cream, pumpkin spice, smooth espresso, and cinnamon. They’re also crafted with sustainably sourced shea butter, coconut oil, and jojoba oil for long-lasting hydration. $5.49, evolutionofsmooth.com

MAËLYS Get Cheeky Enriched Cellulite Oil

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Minimize the appearance of cellulite with this warming oil that blends pink pepperslim (a plant extract that smooths the look of fatty skin) with vitamin E to fight environmental stressors, and shea butter to nourish. Massage into affected areas in the morning and evening to enjoy an instant glow and gradually restore skin tone and texture. $35, maelyscosmetics.com

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