Without a doubt, fall is the season to reset. From reversing summer damage to your complexion to infusing your hair with much-needed moisture and switching up your products for lush, cozy textures that mimic your cool-weather wardrobe overhaul, it’s got that fresh-start vibe checklist lovers live for. And our third QVC Byrdie Beauty Hour will have you checking all this—and more—off your new-season to-do list.
Join Byrdie’s GM, Leah Wyar, who will go live on September 14 at 8 p.m. EDT to debut her favorite fall essentials from QVC. Check out QVC’s Facebook page or QVC2 to catch 60 minutes of skin, hair, and makeup must-haves, live demos, amazing before-and-afters, and more. But first, here’s a sneak peek to what you’ll see IRL when you tune in.
Reset Your Skin
Although amazing skin is on everyone’s wish list 365 days a year, when September strikes, it’s time to pull out all the stops. We polled Byrdie readers on their top three complexion concerns when fall rolls in, and the results were dryness, dullness, and fine lines around their eyes. All we can say is same. The good news: These problems can easily be reversed with a targeted skincare approach using science-backed ingredients and formulas. Below are Byrdie’s selects to hydrate, brighten, and blur.
Problem: Dryness and Fine Lines Around Eyes
While magic in a bottle may sound overzealous, we are 100% on board with going there to describe this all-in-one face serum–cream hybrid. Laced with omega fatty acids (along with vitamin C ester and copper tripeptide), this megamoisturizer hydrates and smooths skin. According to a consumer survey, after four weeks of use, 87% agreed that their skin appeared rejuvenated and more radiant; while 90% agreed that their skin appeared healthier-looking and suppler.
Because the skin around your eyes is among the thinnest of your entire body, a formula made specifically for the delicate area is key to seeing results. Enter the other half of this all-in-one skincare bundle. Made with the same skincare game changers as the face serum, the plant-derived omega fatty acids, plus vitamin C ester and copper tripeptide, also iron out fine lines. Tap it into the pesky fine lines and crow’s feet around your eyes and allow the creamy, luxe texture to work its magic as it quickly absorbs. The stats don’t lie: 100% of users showed improvement in the appearance of crow's-feet fine lines and and wrinkles after just four weeks of use, according to a study using image analysis.
Using this gel-cream exfoliating mask created by Beverly Hills–based celebrity dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer, M.D., FAAD, means you are on your way to a gorgeous, glowing complexion. Chemical-based exfoliators (alpha hydroxy acid, glycolic acid pineapple and papaya fruit enzymes, and retinol) gently exfoliate to remove dulling surface cells and impurities. Apply the supersoft gel cream to dry skin like you would a face cream, set your timer for 10 minutes, and then rinse to reveal your glowiest and softest skin ever.
Give Your Hair a Fresh Start
We also polled Byrdie readers on their hair goals for the new season. Here’s all you need to revamp your style for fall.
For Smoother-Looking Hair
Get a pro-worthy blowout at home with this multitasking styling cream and roller set. Chiuri Seed Butter from the Himalayan Mountains in Nepal (known to the Nepalese as the butter tree) is rich in fatty acids that provide hair with a feeling of softness and hydration. Apply the lightweight cream to dry or damp strands—straight, wavy, curly, or coily—to create smoothness, add volume, or enhance texture. If your hair’s damp, blow-dry and then roll small sections of dry hair away from your face into the six-pack of self-gripping, easy-to-use large rollers. Next, hit each one with a few blasts of warm air to set the style, wait for them to be cool to the touch, unravel, and reveal smooth, bouncy strands.
For Fewer Washdays
This shampoo-and-conditioner combo is formulated with high-tech science to set the foundation for amazing hair right in the shower—before you style. The gentle shampoo and lightweight conditioner are powered by the brand’s patented Healthy Hair Molecule, which washes away any residue, dirt, or product buildup. Second, the volume-boosting formula also takes its cleansing and conditioning power a step further by creating a humidity-resistant force field on strands. That means your hair will be bouncier for longer and won’t look greasy. Plus, they're sulfate and silicone-free, so they won’t strip your color or leave strands feeling like Brillo.
For Less Damage
Need to do some damage control? Bleached split ends and overall fragility are no match for this high-tech treatment. Apply to damp hair pre-shampoo, from roots to ends, and let it soak for 10 minutes, and then rinse, shampoo, and condition like normal.
Anyone who is beauty-obsessed (guilty!) knows that beauty products can have the power to truly transform. And nothing visually showcases this quite like a before and after. We plucked this trio from QVC because of how floored we were by the results—the proof is in the link.
Switch Up Your Texture
Dyson entered the hair space back in 2006 with its revolutionary hair dryer that uses air-styling technology to blow-dry hair. Consider this wand the hair tool of all hair tools with attachments that do it all: smooth, straighten, or create curls and waves. Admittedly, it comes with a high price tag, but considering that it can replace every tool in your arsenal—curling iron, rollers, straightener —as well as speed up styling time and keep your hair healthy-looking, it’s worth putting on your wish list.
Score Smoother-Looking Skin
Feel like the skin on your arms, legs or chest simply doesn’t look as smooth as it once did? This body treatment duo contains a smoothing exfoliator with alpha hydroxy acids and lactic acid to reveal softer skin cells primed to absorb the next step: a treatment formulated with mega-hydrators like coconut oil and glycerin as well as their TruFirm Complex to target crepe-y skin. Once again, befores and afters tell a convincing story, revealing flawless results after just two weeks of use. And according to QVC, one Crepe Erase System sells every 30 seconds somewhere in the US!.
Save Your Strands
This creamy hair mask contains a long list of hair helpers: coconut, argan, and avocado oil, as well as carrageen moss and kelp and seaweed extracts. Plus it’s free of toxins, parabens, silicones, and mineral oil. Why we love it: Instead of having to apply it to damp hair in the shower, you can slather it on dry hair, pull your hair back, or put on a headband, and leave it in for as short (5 minutes!) or as long (overnight!) as you want and still see results right after you rinse. The longer you leave it on, the better the results.
Shop the Best in Clean Beauty
When it comes to curating the best of the best in the clean beauty category, we think we are at the top of the list. Selecting standouts is truly a passion project for our entire beauty team and it’s why we started our annual Eco Beauty Awards. And we loved discovering that QVC has awarded some of the same brands—even products—for their Customer Awards Clean Beauty nominees as we have for our annual roundup. Here are the Byrdie and QVC clean beauty crossovers we’re crazy about.
Model turned makeup maven Josie Maran has been a pioneer in clean beauty. If you haven’t tried this top-selling duo yet, add it to your cart asap. The melt-in-your-skin oil is made of her signature ingredient—100% pure, cold-pressed Moroccan argan oil—which instantly gives skin a super-hydrated, dewy look. Next, apply the rosy cream blush color stick on your cheeks to level up your glow in one swipe.
Truly the OG in mineral makeup, its original mineral foundation powder, available in 28 shades, is still a complexion game changer, enhanced by its infamous swirl, tap, and buff technique: Swirl the brush to pick up the powder, tap it against the ledge to remove excess, and then buff over your skin to apply the pure mineral pigments onto skin.
With wild huckleberry seeds, plus a gentle creamy whipped marshmallow-like paste softly buffs your skin, freeing stuck-on cells that cast a dull appearance. Bonus points for the eight-acid blend (white willow bark, plus ferulic, azelaic, lactic, glycolic, tartaric, malic, and citric acids) that simultaneously works to dissolve remaining glow-robbing surface skin cells, improving the appearance of overall skin texture and reducing the appearance of pores.
Small but mighty, this duo is your complexion’s new BFF. Made up of superfine mineral pigments, the ultra-creamy and buildable formula disappears into your skin the moment you apply it, yet leaves just the right amount of coverage behind. Next, swipe the sheer pearl luminizer on your cheekbones, the inner corner of your eyelids, and the arch of your brow bone for a lit-from-within hint of radiance.