The latest and beauty products to hit the shelves – and why they warrant an ‘add to cart.’
The beauty of, well, beauty products is that they only demand a short-term commitment. No matter the product – be it a shampoo, serum, eye cream or foundation – eventually, it will run out. The plus side? It’s the perfect opportunity to try something new.
As isolation restrictions continue to slowly lift, now is the time to try something new and refresh your look before human interaction becomes a thing again. We can’t be the only ones who feel like a brand new person after spritzing on a new scent or applying a swipe of lipstick.
One that note, we’d like to welcome you back to What’s New Now. A monthly roundup of the latest and greatest products to hit the shelves. Whether you’re searching for a few hints to drop, a gift for your best girlfriend or just want to try something that you haven’t before – you will find everything you need, right here.
Aveda Cherry Almond Body Scrub
Winter skin getting you down? We have the perfect solution – the new Aveda Cherry Almond Body Scrub. Combining a gently exfoliating blend of walnut and bamboo with the moisturising properties of cherry blossom extract and sweet almond oil, this scrub will slough away dead skin cells whilst nourishing the skin at the same time. Bonus? The ingredients are 98 per cent naturally-derived, so you know it’s good for you.
Buy Now: $50 at Aveda.
Shiseido White Lucent Illuminating Micro-Spot Serum
For brighter, more-even skin look no further than the new Shiseido White Lucent Illuminating Serum. The luminosity-promoting and skin-perfecting serum harnesses the power of ReNeura Technology to target the look of dark spots, dullness and uneven skin tone. With white sand lily extract to target the synthesis of dark spots and highly concentrated 4MSK to target dullness, this serum is undoubtedly your new skin BFF.
Buy now: $250 at Mecca.
NARS Orgasm X Cheek Palette
Ask any makeup lover to name the blush they repurchase time and time again and you will get one answer: NARS Orgasm. A new take on the classic, the Orgasm X cheek palette comes complete with the limited edition Orgasm X blush (slightly deeper than its famed counterpart), the classic Orgasm shade and a limited edition highlighting powder. With superfine, micronised powder pigments, each shade has versatile opacity – from sheer to striking in a matter of swipes.
Buy now: $67 at Mecca.
Evo Curl Range
This ones for all our curly-haired queens out there – Evo have brought out a brand-spanking-new curl range for your troubles. Complete with a rinse, co-wash, treatment, balm and definer, this range has everything you need to get those curls bouncing. Use all five products together, or pick and choose your faves – either way, your curls will be thanking you.
Buy now: Springsclean $40, Heads Will Roll $40, Baby Got Bounce $45, Liquid Rollers $34, Total Recoil $34 at Evo Hair.
Dermalogica Retinol Clearing Oil
Combining the anti-ageing benefits of retinol with the acne-treating power of salicylic acid, this new overnight oil is ideal for those of us still struggling with iso-skin. The vegan, paraben-free formula is formulated with time-releasing retinol to treat the skin consistently while you rest. With argan, rosehip seed and jojoba oils to actively nourish the skin, the days of a drying retinol products are over.
Buy now: $132 at Dermalogica.
Malin + Goetz Bergamot Deodorant
Natural deodorants (that are aluminum-free) are hard to nail. On more than one occasion, we’ve tried a new formula and quickly given up due to a less than pleasant body odour. That was until we were introduced to the Malin + Goetz Deodorant in the new bergamot scent. This vegan, sulfate-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free and alcohol-free formula (phew!) contains odour-neutralising probiotic enzymes to absorb excess moisture and any unpleasant smells. So you can say goodbye to the nasties!
Buy now: $35 at Mecca.
QV Intensive With Ceramides
About as cult as you can get, there is a reason why the QV moisturisers have stayed front of mind for so many years: they work. The new formula, infused with ceramides, helps to alleviate dry, itchy and flaky skin for 24 hours. The non-greasy and fast absorbing texture also means you can apply at any time of the day and not have to peel your jeans off (we’ve all been there). The ceramides are also clinically proven to reinforce the skin barrier and protect it from external stressors that could lead to skin dryness.
Buy now: $26.99 at Priceline.
Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm
When Summer Fridays releases a new product, we listen. And, like their cult-favourite product the Jetlag Mask, their new lip balm has become a fast go-to. The cruelty-free, vegan formula is enriched with shea and murumuru seed butters to soothe, heal and condition parched lips as well as sodium hyaluronate to seal in the moisture. Oh, and the packaging? So chic!
Buy now: $35 at Mecca.
Too Faced Diamond Light Bronzer
For a two-in-one bronzer and highlighter duo, look no further than the Too Faced Diamond Light Bronzer. The perfect product for those no-makeup makeup days when you still want colour and glow, this bronzer is infused with real crushed diamond powder and light-reflecting pearls. Use around the perimeters of the face for a sun-kissed glow or on your body for that supermodel, I-just-got-back-from-Hawaii skin. Either way, it’s pretty major.
Buy now: $58 at Mecca.
Which new product are you desperate to try? Tell us in the comments below!