Each month, ishonest editors break down the latest and greatest skin-care launches. Looking for more in skin care? Here are some of the best new products.
There's something about skin care that just soothes our soul. Maybe it's the sense of normalcy that a routine brings or maybe it's that spark of joy when discovering a new ingredient — it can be an escape from the chaos and the unknown. So if you're in need of an outlet while social distancing in quarantine, we will continue to update you on the launches that excite us. We're here for you, always.
That said, skin care can be intimidating — there are so many products out there. And with such a wide range of options come a lot of questions. Is this serum worth the splurge? Do we really need a cleanser made of oats? And what the hell is a body serum? To ease any and all anxiety about what you should be trying, we've tested and tried every single product — moisturizers, cleansers, serums, masks, and more — that's come our way to help you make an informed decision about what you should be putting on your skin. That's right: We've done the hard part so you don't have to.
This May, revamp your skin-care routine with the newest products to hit virtual shelves, including the Neutrogena Soothing Clear Turmeric Mousse Cleanser and Belif True Cream Aqua Bomb Aloe Vera.
Sun Bum Mineral SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray
Sun Bum's Mineral Sunscreen Spray makes applying SPF easy. Its spray nozzle effortlessly coats skin with just one spritz — just apply 15 minutes before you're exposed to the sun and then reapply every two hours while you're out and about. The formula is made mineral-based and made of zinc oxide, but don't worry about any white cast issues, this formula is basically invisible. Once the sunscreen is all evenly applied, make sure you pat it in to ensure it's fully absorbed and ready to protect.
Sara Happ Lip Elixir Intensive Treatment
Reapplying lip balm to avoid chapped lips can require constant vigilance, but not anymore. Sara Happ (a long-time favorite brand known for its lip scrubs) just launched its first lip balm-gloss hybrid. Created with hyaluronic acid, this lip treatment makes lips feel smooth and soft.
Ellis Day Wild Resilience Active Phage Serum
If you're prone to hormonal breakouts, this is about to be your holy grail product. The Ellis Day Wild Resilience Active Phage Serum is made of natural and vegan ingredients to help soothe irritation and reduce redness from acne. Start your skin-care routine with a gentle cleanser followed by two drops of this, and finish with the rest of your regimen. After a few weeks, you'll start to see results and you'll never look back — we promise.
Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Broad Spectrum SPF 45 Hyaluronic Cloud Moisturizer
Since Peter Thomas Roth's Water Drench Cloud Moisturizer was such a success when it first launched years ago, the brand finally formulated a version of the iconic cream with sunscreen. This non-greasy moisturizer shields skin from the sun while hydrating with hyaluronic acid, so get ready to have skin that's protected, hydrated, and soft as a cloud.
Kate Somerville Delikate Recovery Serum
The Kate Somerville Delikate Serum is ideal for those who have sensitive skin. Its lightweight formula is made with cucumber seed oil to help calm and soothe redness, as well as ceramides to help protect and strengthen the skin's barrier.
Ole Henriksen 3 Mega Wonders
Ole Henriksen is bringing together three of its game-changing products to create the ultimate kit: 3 Mega Wonders. Included here is the Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner, the Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum, and the C-Rush Brightening Gel Crème, three products that work together to give your skin a serious glow. Stick with this trio and you'll have hydrated, radiant skin in no time.
Schmidt's Fig+Yuzu Natural Deodorant
Schmidt's is known for its natural deodorants, but what makes the Fig+Yuzu Natural Deodorant different than its predecessors is its incredible zesty scent. The essential oils smell like fig jam and refreshing citrus. As you can always expect from the brand, this formula neutralizes odor and keeps you fresh all day with just one or two swipes under the arms.
Kylie Skin Sugar Lip Scrub
When we found out Kylie Skin was launching a lip exfoliator, we thought, It's about time the queen of lip kits dropped a prepping product. This formula is made with a mix of nourishing oils (jojoba and grape seed) and vanilla-scented sugar, which leaves lips soft, kissable, and hydrated after a gentle scrubbing.
Saturday Skin Wide Awake Brightening Eye Cream
Perfect for all skin types, Saturday Skin Wide Awake Brightening Eye Cream is a lightweight undereye cream formulated with avocado to improve hydration and date seed extract to give the eye area a subtle glow.
Thrive Causemetics Moisture Flash Active Nutrient Toner
Thrive Causemetics Moisture Flash Active Nutrient Toner is a pH-balancing liquid exfoliant that helps smooth and brighten skin. The witch hazel in the formula cleanses and targets unevenness, while salicylic acid aids with any pore congestion and acne. Get ready for bright, even, clear skin without added dryness.
Kinship Mint Mud
In our opinion, the Kinship Mint Mud mask was practically made for an facial/' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' >at-home facial. The refreshing treatment clears out pores, thanks to kaolin clay, while lactic acid gently dissolves dead-skin build-up, brightening skin. Above all else, you'll love how it smells: like a freshly opened sleeve of Thin Mints.
Goodhabit Rescue Me Clean Scene Micellar Gel
A full face of makeup is no match to the Goodhabit Rescue Me Clean Scene Micellar Gel. Just one pump of the formula, which is made of hydrating hyaluronic acid and chamazulene (to help with redness), whisks away any makeup, including those of the waterproof variety.
Moon Juice Acid Potion Resurfacing Exfoliator
Loaded with glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acids, Moon Juice Acid Potion Resurfacing Exfoliator is a one-way ticket to a smoother and clearer complexion. To make sure all those acids don't dry you out, its formula also has niacinamide to ensure your skin stays hydrated.
Laneige Glowy Makeup Serum
If you're looking for some serious luminosity, look no further: Laneige just dropped Glowy Makeup Serum to make any base makeup more radiant. Apply two pumps as the last step in your skin-care routine and apply your makeup as normal; the diamond mineral powder in the formula will create a translucent glow that looks gorgeous on all skin tones.
Versed Guards Up Mineral Sunscreen
Even though we're indoors right now more than ever, it's still super important to wear sunscreen. Versed Guards Up Mineral Sunscreen boasts SPF 35, and its finish is creamy — not too dewy, not too matte — is a great option. Oh, and it never leaves a white cast on any skin tone. A winner in our book.
Then I Met You Honey Dew Lip Mask
Then I Met You Honey Dew Lip Mask is a versatile pick because it can be used as a glossy daytime balm or an intense nighttime treatment. The squalane in the tube will leave lips feeling moisturized, while the honeydew melon will soothe the sensitive and delicate skin on your lips.
Juice Beauty Prebiotix Instant Flash Facial
Give yourself an at-home facial with the Juice Beauty Prebiotix Instant Flash Facial. This all-in-one treatment acts as an exfoliating mask and cleanser. Plant beads and tartaric acid exfoliate away dead skin while iris extract and prebiotic ingredients help encourage balance, giving skin a fresh-faced glow.
Chantecaille Radiance Elixir
Hydrate and replenish your complexion with Chantecaille's new Radiance Elixir. This illuminating serum will give your skin a healthy, fresh glow. Either wear it alone or mix it with your foundation — either way, you'll be feeling lavish and radiant with just one drop.
Frédéric Malle Portrait of a Lady Foam
Prepare to turn your bath into a spa with Frédéric Malle's Portrait of a Lady Foam. This chic bottle holds an opulent mousse that is crafted with notes of rose, red fruits, and cinnamon. One soak with this foam and you'll be transported to a rose garden in the comfort of your home.
U Beauty + ReFa Exclusive Set
To tackle skin's most pressing concerns, like dullness, for example, sometimes two products are better than one. Such is the case with the U Beauty + ReFa Exclusive Set, a duo featuring the ReFa I Style (a three-in-one facial roller embellished in Swarovski crystals) and the U Beauty Resurfacing Compound (a serum made with vitamin C, E, and glycolic acid). After cleansing, apply the serum to skin and then gently massage the ReFa tool all over in outward motions. The glowing results will have you constantly reaching for the roller.
Neutrogena Soothing Clear Turmeric Mousse Cleanser
Turmeric is well-known for its soothing properties, which is why it's an ingredient great for calming acne breakouts. Neutrogena's latest launch, Soothing Clear Turmeric Mousse Cleanser, utilizes this ingredient in a lightweight formula that removes dirt, oil, and makeup from pores without stripping the skin of natural oils.
Belif True Cream Aqua Bomb Aloe Vera
Belif's True Cream Aqua Bomb just got a soothing upgrade. The new Aloe Vera version gives you the same hydration of the original gel-cream (thanks to the glycerin and ceramides), but it contains the aforementioned aloe, which is known to calm irritation and acne.
Heyday x Supergoop! Defense Refresh (Re) Setting Mist
To celebrate the Supergoop! Defense Refresh (Re) Setting Mist's fifth anniversary, it's getting a complete makeover — at least package-wise. Over the course of five months, Supergoop! will be releasing its SPF-packed setting spray in five newly-designed packages. This month, the skin-care brand has partnered with Heyday for a bright yellow bottle that just brings us a lot of joy.
$30 (Available May 1 at supergoop.com)
Malin+Goetz Resurfacing Face Serum
Asking for bright and smooth skin just got a lot easier, thanks to Malin+Goetz's new launch. The Resurfacing Face Serum is made with glycolic and lactic acids to exfoliate dead skin cells and vitamin C to give you a more radiant complexion. All you need is two or three drops before moisturizer and you'll be good to go.
$70 (Available May 1 at malinandgoetz.com)
Diptyque Infused Face Serum
Diptyque is relaunching its Beauty Shelfie skin-care line and adding some brand- new products to the line, like the Infused Face Serum. It's made with vitamins C and E to give you a brighter-looking complexion and help skin fight off free radicals to protect it from skin damage.
$68 (Available May 1 at diptyqueparis.com)
Clinique Moisture Surge Sheertint Hydrator SPF 25
Get dewy-looking skin with Clinique's new Moisture Surge Sheertint Hydrator SPF 25. It's made of hyaluronic acid, aloe water, and a sugar called trehalose to provide moisture for up to 12 hours. In addition to broad-spectrum SPF 25 to give you some protection against the sun's harmful UV rays, it also has a sheer tint to give you a touch of color and glow.
$39 (Available May 1 at clinique.com)
Elemis x Olivia Rubin Collection
Who doesn't love a gift set? In this Elemis and Olivia Rubin collaboration, you get seven full-sized products from the skin-care brand (Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, Peptide Night Recovery Cream-Oil, and Sea Lavender & Samphire Body Cream to name a few) all housed in a super fun rainbow-colored makeup bag designed by the British fashion designer.
$99 (Available May 1 at elemis.com )
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