September beauty news: editor’s picks

 Aptly named Verso
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Aptly named Verso

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Verso

Aptly named Verso, the Latin word for 'reverse', the Swedish skincare brand is out to defy traditional signs of ageing. The inclusion of the patent-pending substance Retinol 8, a newly developed cosmetic ingredient said to exceed the potency of Retinol by eight times, makes the five-step regimen ‘a milestone within modern skincare’. Creator Lars Fredriksson, previously behind Scandinavian brands Swedish Skincare System, Restylane and Jabu’she, enlisted the help of scientists and doctors (some from Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm) in the development of this forward-thinking brand – and design agency Today Creative to create the packaging.

Starting at 325 SEK; www.versoskincare.com (opens in new tab)

Writer: Micha van Dinther

‘Sole di Capri’ by Fornasetti Profumi

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‘Sole di Capri’ by Fornasetti Profumi
 
Perfumer Emmanuel Philip, the man behind the iconic scents at French candlemaker Cire Trudon, has created a new interior fragrance for Fornasetti Profumi, an offshoot of the witty Italian design company Fornasetti. It is designed to transport you to  high summer in the Italian playground of Capri; all citrus trees and sea air, lazy days bathing in the island's intense heat. The design has been plucked from the family archives, originally concocted by founder Piero Fornasetti himself who, at the time, had never visited the resort.  The new 'Sole di Capri' candles and room spray come in Fornasetti-designed ceramic vessels.

‘Sole di Capri’ scented candle £99; Large candle, £380; Room spray, £85 for 100 ml; www.fornasetti.com (opens in new tab)

Writer: Rachael Sanders

Collezione Barbiere by Acqua di Parma

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Collezione Barbiere by Acqua di Parma

The Milanese grooming range Acqua di Parma has reworked, repackaged and rereleased three new products from its long-established heritage brand. The new collection includes a shave oil, face and eye creams, all in the brand’s classic yellow and tobacco packaging. Like an old-school Italian barber, the products gently prepare the skin for the shaving ritual. The new oil formula is enriched with toning basil extract and pomegranate oil to help model the beard shape and lift the hair to support regrowth. The revitalising eye treatment and skin cream, meanwhile, contains Elagi-C acid, which stimulates collagen production. While the aesthetics of the range celebrate the brand’s storied legacy, the function accommodates the grooming needs of a very modern man.

Revitalising face cream, £37; Revitalising eye treatment, £29; Shave Oil, £30, www.acquadiparma.com (opens in new tab)

Writer: Rachael Sanders

Charlotte Tilbury make-up collection

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Charlotte Tilbury make-up collection

Charlotte Tilbury has been at the forefront of runway make up for over 20 years so she knows a thing or two about what works when it come to a smokey eye or clogged lash. She has put some of that nous into the creation of a new eponymous range of make-up and colour-skincare hybrids called ‘Treat and Transform’. Divided into five categories - prep, prime, perfect & conceal, facial framework and colour - the debut collection consists of a capsule of over 100 products, including a micro-powder made with rose wax and almond oil for an airbrush finish and a Kohl eyeliner that is infused with pro-collagen pearls for more concentrated anti-ageing. Another innovation of the collection is the interactive element where customers can have their own ‘Faceprint’ taken at a cosmetic counter before guiding you though the best application process for your complexion, colouring and features.  We don’t know if the packaging intentionally was designed to call our mothers’ cosmetic collections from the 1970s, but whether it was or not, it makes for happy nostalgia.

'Cheek to Chic' blusher, £30; 'Bronzer Brush', £60; www.charlottetilbury.com (opens in new tab)

Writer: Rachael Sanders

Charlotte Tilbury make-up collection

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Charlotte Tilbury make-up collection

Charlotte Tilbury has been at the forefront of runway make up for over 20 years so she knows a thing or two about what works when it come to a smokey eye or clogged lash. She has put some of that nous into the creation of a new eponymous range of make-up and colour-skincare hybrids called ‘Treat and Transform’. Divided into five categories - prep, prime, perfect & conceal, facial framework and colour - the debut collection consists of a capsule of over 100 products, including a micro-powder made with rose wax and almond oil for an airbrush finish and a Kohl eyeliner that is infused with pro-collagen pearls for more concentrated anti-ageing. Another innovation of the collection is the interactive element where customers can have their own ‘Faceprint’ taken at a cosmetic counter before guiding you though the best application process for your complexion, colouring and features.  We don’t know if the packaging intentionally was designed to call our mothers’ cosmetic collections from the 1970s, but whether it was or not, it makes for happy nostalgia.

'Light Wonder' foundation, £32; 'Take it all off' eye make-up remover, £24; www.charlottetilbury.com (opens in new tab)

Writer: Rachael Sanders

Charlotte Tilbury make-up collection

(Image credit: charlottetilbury)

Charlotte Tilbury make-up collection

Charlotte Tilbury has been at the forefront of runway make up for over 20 years so she knows a thing or two about what works when it come to a smokey eye or clogged lash. She has put some of that nous into the creation of a new eponymous range of make-up and colour-skincare hybrids called ‘Treat and Transform’. Divided into five categories - prep, prime, perfect & conceal, facial framework and colour - the debut collection consists of a capsule of over 100 products, including a micro-powder made with rose wax and almond oil for an airbrush finish and a Kohl eyeliner that is infused with pro-collagen pearls for more concentrated anti-ageing. Another innovation of the collection is the interactive element where customers can have their own ‘Faceprint’ taken at a cosmetic counter before guiding you though the best application process for your complexion, colouring and features.  We don’t know if the packaging intentionally was designed to call our mothers’ cosmetic collections from the 1970s, but whether it was or not, it makes for happy nostalgia.

'Full Fat Lashes', £22; 'The Retoucher', £25; 'Luxury Palette', £38; www.charlottetilbury.com (opens in new tab)

Writer: Rachael Sanders

Charlotte Tilbury make-up collection

(Image credit: charlottetilbury)

Charlotte Tilbury make-up collection

Charlotte Tilbury has been at the forefront of runway make up for over 20 years so she knows a thing or two about what works when it come to a smokey eye or clogged lash. She has put some of that nous into the creation of a new eponymous range of make-up and colour-skincare hybrids called ‘Treat and Transform’. Divided into five categories - prep, prime, perfect & conceal, facial framework and colour - the debut collection consists of a capsule of over 100 products, including a micro-powder made with rose wax and almond oil for an airbrush finish and a Kohl eyeliner that is infused with pro-collagen pearls for more concentrated anti-ageing. Another innovation of the collection is the interactive element where customers can have their own ‘Faceprint’ taken at a cosmetic counter before guiding you though the best application process for your complexion, colouring and features.  We don’t know if the packaging intentionally was designed to call our mothers’ cosmetic collections from the 1970s, but whether it was or not, it makes for happy nostalgia.

'Colour Chameleon' eye shadow pencil, £19; 'Lip Cheat', £16; 'K.I.S.S.I.N.G' lipstick, £23; 'Lip Lustre' gloss, £16.50; www.charlottetilbury.com (opens in new tab)

Writer: Rachael Sanders

Escentric Molecules

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Escentric Molecules

After the radical take on his one-ingredient, pheromone-enhancing perfume range, Berlin-based perfumer Geza Schoen has released a body wash for each of his '01', '02' and '03' fragrances by Escentric Molecules. It all comes down to the brand’s signature style of one active molecule: the main ingredient in the new collection is Energen, which contains leaf extract from the sapindus mukorossi (or Indian soapberry) and Peruvian caesalpinia spinosa tree. The bold metallic hues of each bottle recalls the colour palette of the original Escentric Molecule perfumes; purple for 01,orange for 02 and green for 03. Exclusive to Harvey Nichols, London, the body wash comes in a translucent substance as well as being sulphate and paraben-free.

Escentric Molecules body wash, £25; www.escentric.com (opens in new tab)

Writer: Rachael Sanders

Pitti Fragranze

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Pitti Fragranze

Pitti Fragranze, the highlight of the independent perfumer’s calendar, took place earlier this month. It’s the highlight not only because we have an excuse to escape to Florence's lush climate, but also because it is the occasion when perfumers emerge from their labs to reveal their latest creations, sharing thoughts on the industry and where it’s heading. A trip around the stands revealed to us a couple of interesting new entries to the market. 'Roads', an all-encompassing line of ten fragrances from the young Irish entrepreneur Danielle Ryan was the big one. Ryan, a RADA-trained actress who at the age of 26 founded Ireland’s National Theatre School, presented a take on fragrance strongly informed by her theatrical background – the scent likewise told a good story.

Elsewhere, 'La Parfumerie Moderne' is a new line from Philippe Neirinck and Marc-Antoine Corticchiato, inspired by the grandeur of jazz-age hotels – each of the three launch stories revolves around different establishments in London, Switzerland and Paris. Other launches from more established brands to catch our nose included: Blood Concept’s 'Black Series', which further develops the idea of distinct identities as defined by our blood groups; Andrea Maack’s forest-floor inspired 'Coven'; Agonist’s latest 'Dark Saphir', which interprets the gemstone sapphire in fragrance; Huitième Art’s woody 'Monsieur'; and finally the two new elements that expand Nu-be’s olfactory periodic table, 'Sulphur' and 'Mercury'.

'Cloud 9', by Roads, available from Spring 2014; www.roads.co (opens in new tab)

Writer: Emma Moore

Pitti Fragranze

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Pitti Fragranze

Pitti Fragranze, the highlight of the independent perfumer’s calendar, took place earlier this month. It’s the highlight not only because we have an excuse to escape to Florence's lush climate, but also because it is the occasion when perfumers emerge from their labs to reveal their latest creations, sharing thoughts on the industry and where it’s heading. A trip around the stands revealed to us a couple of interesting new entries to the market. 'Roads', an all-encompassing line of ten fragrances from the young Irish entrepreneur Danielle Ryan was the big one. Ryan, a RADA-trained actress who at the age of 26 founded Ireland’s National Theatre School, presented a take on fragrance strongly informed by her theatrical background – the scent likewise told a good story.

Elsewhere, 'La Parfumerie Moderne' is a new line from Philippe Neirinck and Marc-Antoine Corticchiato, inspired by the grandeur of jazz-age hotels – each of the three launch stories revolves around different establishments in London, Switzerland and Paris. Other launches from more established brands to catch our nose included: Blood Concept’s 'Black Series', which further develops the idea of distinct identities as defined by our blood groups; Andrea Maack’s forest-floor inspired 'Coven'; Agonist’s latest 'Dark Saphir', which interprets the gemstone sapphire in fragrance; Huitième Art’s woody 'Monsieur'; and finally the two new elements that expand Nu-be’s olfactory periodic table, 'Sulphur' and 'Mercury'.

'Desarment', by La Perfumerie Moderne, £135; www.bloodconcept.com (opens in new tab)

Writer: Emma Moore

Pitti Fragranze

(Image credit: bloodconcept)

Pitti Fragranze

Pitti Fragranze, the highlight of the independent perfumer’s calendar, took place earlier this month. It’s the highlight not only because we have an excuse to escape to Florence's lush climate, but also because it is the occasion when perfumers emerge from their labs to reveal their latest creations, sharing thoughts on the industry and where it’s heading. A trip around the stands revealed to us a couple of interesting new entries to the market. 'Roads', an all-encompassing line of ten fragrances from the young Irish entrepreneur Danielle Ryan was the big one. Ryan, a RADA-trained actress who at the age of 26 founded Ireland’s National Theatre School, presented a take on fragrance strongly informed by her theatrical background – the scent likewise told a good story.

Elsewhere, 'La Parfumerie Moderne' is a new line from Philippe Neirinck and Marc-Antoine Corticchiato, inspired by the grandeur of jazz-age hotels – each of the three launch stories revolves around different establishments in London, Switzerland and Paris. Other launches from more established brands to catch our nose included: Blood Concept’s 'Black Series', which further develops the idea of distinct identities as defined by our blood groups; Andrea Maack’s forest-floor inspired 'Coven'; Agonist’s latest 'Dark Saphir', which interprets the gemstone sapphire in fragrance; Huitième Art’s woody 'Monsieur'; and finally the two new elements that expand Nu-be’s olfactory periodic table, 'Sulphur' and 'Mercury'.

'Black Series', by Blood Concept, £98; www.bloodconcept.com (opens in new tab)

Writer: Emma Moore

Pitti Fragranze

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Pitti Fragranze

Pitti Fragranze, the highlight of the independent perfumer’s calendar, took place earlier this month. It’s the highlight not only because we have an excuse to escape to Florence's lush climate, but also because it is the occasion when perfumers emerge from their labs to reveal their latest creations, sharing thoughts on the industry and where it’s heading. A trip around the stands revealed to us a couple of interesting new entries to the market. 'Roads', an all-encompassing line of ten fragrances from the young Irish entrepreneur Danielle Ryan was the big one. Ryan, a RADA-trained actress who at the age of 26 founded Ireland’s National Theatre School, presented a take on fragrance strongly informed by her theatrical background – the scent likewise told a good story.

Elsewhere, 'La Parfumerie Moderne' is a new line from Philippe Neirinck and Marc-Antoine Corticchiato, inspired by the grandeur of jazz-age hotels – each of the three launch stories revolves around different establishments in London, Switzerland and Paris. Other launches from more established brands to catch our nose included: Blood Concept’s 'Black Series', which further develops the idea of distinct identities as defined by our blood groups; Andrea Maack’s couture-inspired 'Craft'; Agonist’s latest 'Dark Saphir', which interprets the gemstone sapphire in fragrance; Huitième Art’s woody 'Monsieur'; and finally the two new elements that expand Nu-be’s olfactory periodic table, 'Sulphur' and 'Mercury'.

'Coven', by Andrea Maack, £85 for 50ml; www.andreamaack.com (opens in new tab)

Writer: Emma Moore

Pitti Fragranze

(Image credit: bloodconcept)

Pitti Fragranze

Pitti Fragranze, the highlight of the independent perfumer’s calendar, took place earlier this month. It’s the highlight not only because we have an excuse to escape to Florence's lush climate, but also because it is the occasion when perfumers emerge from their labs to reveal their latest creations, sharing thoughts on the industry and where it’s heading. A trip around the stands revealed to us a couple of interesting new entries to the market. 'Roads', an all-encompassing line of ten fragrances from the young Irish entrepreneur Danielle Ryan was the big one. Ryan, a RADA-trained actress who at the age of 26 founded Ireland’s National Theatre School, presented a take on fragrance strongly informed by her theatrical background – the scent likewise told a good story.

Elsewhere, 'La Parfumerie Moderne' is a new line from Philippe Neirinck and Marc-Antoine Corticchiato, inspired by the grandeur of jazz-age hotels – each of the three launch stories revolves around different establishments in London, Switzerland and Paris. Other launches from more established brands to catch our nose included: Blood Concept’s 'Black Series', which further develops the idea of distinct identities as defined by our blood groups; Andrea Maack’s forest-floor inspired 'Coven'; Agonist’s latest 'Dark Saphir', which interprets the gemstone sapphire in fragrance; Huitième Art’s woody 'Monsieur'; and finally the two new elements that expand Nu-be’s olfactory periodic table, 'Sulphur' and 'Mercury'.

'Dark Saphir', by Agonist, £125 for 50ml; www.bloodconcept.com (opens in new tab)

Writer: Emma Moore

Pitti Fragranze

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Pitti Fragranze

Pitti Fragranze, the highlight of the independent perfumer’s calendar, took place earlier this month. It’s the highlight not only because we have an excuse to escape to Florence's lush climate, but also because it is the occasion when perfumers emerge from their labs to reveal their latest creations, sharing thoughts on the industry and where it’s heading. A trip around the stands revealed to us a couple of interesting new entries to the market. 'Roads', an all-encompassing line of ten fragrances from the young Irish entrepreneur Danielle Ryan was the big one. Ryan, a RADA-trained actress who at the age of 26 founded Ireland’s National Theatre School, presented a take on fragrance strongly informed by her theatrical background – the scent likewise told a good story.

Elsewhere, 'La Parfumerie Moderne' is a new line from Philippe Neirinck and Marc-Antoine Corticchiato, inspired by the grandeur of jazz-age hotels – each of the three launch stories revolves around different establishments in London, Switzerland and Paris. Other launches from more established brands to catch our nose included: Blood Concept’s 'Black Series', which further develops the idea of distinct identities as defined by our blood groups; Andrea Maack’s forest-floor inspired 'Coven'; Agonist’s latest 'Dark Saphir', which interprets the gemstone sapphire in fragrance; Huitième Art’s woody 'Monsieur'; and finally the two new elements that expand Nu-be’s olfactory periodic table, 'Sulphur' and 'Mercury'.

'Monsieur', by Huitième Art Parfums, €95 for 50ml; www.huitiemeartparfums.com (opens in new tab)

Writer: Emma Moore

Pitti Fragranze

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Pitti Fragranze

Pitti Fragranze, the highlight of the independent perfumer’s calendar, took place earlier this month. It’s the highlight not only because we have an excuse to escape to Florence's lush climate, but also because it is the occasion when perfumers emerge from their labs to reveal their latest creations, sharing thoughts on the industry and where it’s heading. A trip around the stands revealed to us a couple of interesting new entries to the market. 'Roads', an all-encompassing line of ten fragrances from the young Irish entrepreneur Danielle Ryan was the big one. Ryan, a RADA-trained actress who at the age of 26 founded Ireland’s National Theatre School, presented a take on fragrance strongly informed by her theatrical background – the scent likewise told a good story.

Elsewhere, 'La Parfumerie Moderne' is a new line from Philippe Neirinck and Marc-Antoine Corticchiato, inspired by the grandeur of jazz-age hotels – each of the three launch stories revolves around different establishments in London, Switzerland and Paris. Other launches from more established brands to catch our nose included: Blood Concept’s 'Black Series', which further develops the idea of distinct identities as defined by our blood groups; Andrea Maack’s forest-floor inspired 'Coven'; Agonist’s latest 'Dark Saphir', which interprets the gemstone sapphire in fragrance; Huitième Art’s woody 'Monsieur'; and finally the two new elements that expand Nu-be’s olfactory periodic table, 'Sulphur' and 'Mercury'.

'Mercury' and 'Sulphur', by Nu-be, £95 for 100ml; www.nubeperfume.com (opens in new tab)

Writer: Emma Moore

Fashion Features Editor

Jack Moss is the Fashion Features Editor at Wallpaper*. Having previously held roles at 10, 10 Men and AnOther magazines, he joined the team in 2022. His work has a particular focus on the moments where fashion and style intersect with other creative disciplines – among them art and design – as well as championing a new generation of international talent and profiling the industry’s leading figures and brands.