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From white clay to arctic white peat, blanched ingredients are one of fall’s key trends.
01 CARITA HAUTE BEAUTÉ CORPS SATIN SKIN SCRUB
Sunflower seeds, white jojoba spheres and bamboo extract powder refine skin cells and even out texture in this creamy concoction made for a full-body application. ($68; caritadirect.com)
02 NICOLE MILLER FRENZY
The fashion designer’s newest eau is a union of clean aldehydes, white cedarwood and violet leaf. A Celtic knot from Miller’s prints inspired the weighty bottle’s design. ($95; Distribution TBA)
03 ELEMIS TRI-ENZYME RESURFACING GEL MASK
White truffle, Amazonian acerola cherry and tetrapeptides purport to stimulate cell renewal and help balance and brighten skin tone. ($75; Bergdorf Goodman, select Nordstrom, timetospa.com)
04 LOLLIA RELAX EAU DE PARFUM
A comforting blend of white orchid, Tahitian vanilla, honey and amber lie within the rounded flacon, etched with Lollia’s trademark packaging by designer Margot Elena. ($46; lollialife.com)
05 KIEHL’S RARE EARTH PORE MINIMIZING LOTION
Formulated specifically for oily skin, this mineral-rich medley of Amazonian white clay, oat kernel flour and diatomaceous earth promises to shrink visible pores and keep shine at bay. ($28; Kiehl’s stores & counters, kiehls.com)
06 LUMENE EXCELLENT FUTURE DEEP REPAIRING CREAM
This antiaging treatment utilizes stem cell technology and ancient Arctic white peat to purportedly smooth away wrinkles and help prevent future damage to the face and neck. ($29.99; CVS, Target, Ulta)