Best Beauty Products of October, According to Real Simple Editors

Our team tried allll the products and found seven picks that make looking great look easy.


Ted + Chelsea Cavanaugh

At Real Simple, we worship economy and efficiency. We road-tested a lot of today's top beauty products—from makeup to skincare—to figure out what's actually worth adding to your everyday routine. Here are the 10 stand-out picks that topped our list this month.

Best Beauty Products October 2022

01 of 07

Shinery Radiance Wash


With this gel, cleaning my engagement ring is as easy as washing my hands. Rub three drops into damp skin and rinse. Glycerin softens hands while fatty acids nix buildup on jewelry, leaving a sparkle that rivals a professional cleaning. Real Simple readers score 15 percent off jewelry care essentials from Shinery. Use the checkout code RS15 at

To buy: $28;

02 of 07

Supergoop Glowscreen SPF 40

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Old me slathered on tons of skin-care products. Two kids later, I love a one-and-done. Meet my sunscreen, antioxidant, primer, and tinted base, all in a single tube. Rub it in with fingers and you’re golden.

To buy: $36;

03 of 07

Strivectin Multi-Action Super Shrink Pore Minimizing Serum

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Bad news: You can’t change your pore size. Good news: This serum—with salicylic acid, clarifying enzymes, and oil-reducing red clover—unclogs pores so they appear smaller. I’ll take it.

To buy: $72;

04 of 07

T3 Edge


Anyone else feel like they need extra arms while blow-drying? No longer! Glide this heated brush through dry hair to add volume and shine for a just-left-the-salon style—no curling iron needed.

To buy: $150;

05 of 07

RMS Beauty ReDimension Hydra Powder Blush

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I used to be Team Powder Blush until I got fine lines and the pigment settled right into them. (Rude!) This talc-free gel goes on smooth, thanks to buriti and jojoba oils, and doesn’t get caught in my crevices. Plus, it lasts all day.

To buy: $30 each;

06 of 07

Hanni The Shower Scarf

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Nothing beats a spa exfoliation, but this recycled-nylon cloth gives you a similar effect at home. In the shower, saturate it with warm water, add body wash, and scrub to slough off dead skin. 

To buy: $16;

07 of 07

Holifrog Utopia Microflora Toner

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Traditional toners turn my reactive cheeks tomato red. This liquid serum keeps them serene with good bacteria from honey and probiotics. Pump into hands and press into skin before serum and moisturizer.

To buy: $44;

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