The latest and greatest 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.
And there’s no time like the present to refresh your look. 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.
On that note, we’d like to welcome you back to What’s New Now. A monthly round-up 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.
Malin + Goetz Resurfacing Face Serum
If you’re feeling the effects of winter skin as much as we are then the new Malin + Goetz Resurfacing Face Serum is for you. Containing glycolic and lactic acids to gently exfoliate and clarify the skin as well as vitamin C to brighten and even-out skin tone, this serum is baby skin in a bottle. The inclusion of niacinamide also helps to protect the skin and keep it balanced. Talk about multitasking!
Buy now: $112 at Mecca.
Breeze Balm Lanolin Ointment
For those days when chapped lips simply won’t do, the new Breeze Balm Lanolin Ointment is your knight in shining armour. Formulated with lanolin and beeswax, this hardworking formula treats dry lips by keeping them both hydrated and protected, at the same time. Rich in vitamin A, the balm is able to lock in moisture and smooth the skin, leaving your lips supple and juicy.
Buy now: $19.95 at Breeze Balm.
The Jojoba Company Calming Jojoba Oil
A new take on their cult-favourite Jojoba oil, the new Calming Oil is a must-have. Enriched with bisabolol to help reduce tension, alleviate stress and deeply hydrate and soothe, the formula is a bedtime essential. An added bonus? Jojoba oil helps mimic your body’s natural oils which activates your skin’s natural intelligence to help it heal itself. Mind = blown.
Buy now: $39.95 at The Jojoba Company.
McoBeauty Mini Lip Crayons
A new limited edition offering from the budget-friendly brand, these lip crayons by McoBeauty belong in every possible corner of your life. Be it in the handbag, in your car or on your desk, these crayons are versatile and pigmented, meaning every look can be nailed in a matter of seconds. Available in six shades with a satin finish, these bad boys are the epitome of bang for your buck.
Buy now: $20 at Woolworths.
NYX Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil
Perfect for those no makeup makeup days, the new NYX Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil is a lightweight formula that helps even the skin without any cakey aftermath. Containing cucumber and aloe extract to keep the skin hydrated for up to eight hours, the formula is available in eight shades and provides a sumptuous satin finish. Need we say more?
Buy now: $24.95 at Priceline.
Chantecaille Radiance Chic Cheek And Highlight Duo
If you’re after a natural yet striking highlight and blush duo, this is the answer. Chantecaille’s newest palette is both paraben-free and fragrance-free and is essential for creating that naturally flushed and sculpted complexion. With limited edition packaging, proceeds from this palette also go towards supporting WildAid in their mission to reduce global consumption of wildlife products. Good for you and the planet.
Buy now: $135 at Mecca.
Marc Jacobs At Lash’d Mascara
When Marc Jacobs Beauty releases a new product, we pay attention. And the launch of their new mascara, At Lash’d, was no different. The lifting and volumising formula contains peptides and antioxidants to curl and lengthen with ease. The unique wavy-bristled wand is also great for separating and helps deliver the ideal amount of mascara to avoid clumping and fall out. Genius.
Buy now: $41 at Sephora.
Glasshouse A Moment In Tokyo Candle
A limited edition, triple scented soy candle, this new Glasshouse treasure is one for the mantelpiece. With top notes of incense and rose petals, middle notes of leather and violet and rounding out with base notes of ebony wood and birch, this scent is dark, sexy and mysterious. Housed in a newly redesigned Glasshouse Fragrances jar, the frosted blue and green candle not only smells amazing, but also adds a daring pop of colour to any room.
Buy now: $49.95 at Glasshouse Fragrances.
REN & Now To Sleep Pillow Spray
We all want sleep. We all need sleep. But some of us, don’t get enough sleep. Cue: the REN & Now To Sleep Pillow Spray. This vegan and paraben-free formula is the ultimate in calming mists. Blending notes of lavender with deeply restful frankincense to relax the mind and body, this fragrance will have you slipping into the land of nod in no time. Oh, and the chic packaging doesn’t go unnoticed, either.
Buy now: $40 at Mecca.
Kora Organics Noni Glow Skinfood With Prebiotics Dietary Supplement Powder
If you, like the rest of the world, would die for skin à la Miranda Kerr, then this one is for you. The newest product from the supermodel’s certified organic skincare company Kora Organics, this dietary skin supplement helps to support cellular health and digestive functions. Containing noni extract as the core ingredient, which contains over 100 vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, this powder will serve you all the dewy skin realness.
Buy now: $70 at Sephora.
Have you got a favourite product that has just hit the shelves? Leave it in the comments below!