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. 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, welcome 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.
Sand & Sky Tasmanian Spring Water Splash Serum
If hydrated, plump skin is what you’re after, look no further. Formulated with Tasmanian spring water, Tasmanian sea kelp and two hyaluronic acid molecules, the new Sand & Sky Tasmanian Spring Water Splash Serum is as hydrating as they come. The non-greasy formula also works to reduce the appearance of fine lines, leaving skin healthier and fresher than ever.
Available August 25th: $89.90 at Sand & Sky.
Alpha-H Clear Skin Tonic With 2% Salicylic Acid
The perfect solution to congested or problematic skin, the new Alpha H Clear Skin Tonic is a must-have in your transitional beauty wardrobe. Working to improve skin by gently exfoliating with 2 perc ent BHA, the formula also comes enriched with natural anti-inflammatory ingredients like chamomile, arnica and thyme to diffuse the redness, irritation and puffiness.
Buy now: $57.95 at Alpha-H.
Victoria Beckham Beauty Smoky Eye Brick Signature
Want to spice up your life? The debut eye palette from famed designer (and former Spice Girl), Victoria Beckham does not disappoint. With four neutral, satin-matte shades to help you re-create Beckham’s iconic smoky eye, this compact is a new must-have. Bonus? The shades are blended with a hyaluronic acid powder complex to smooth and nourish while you wear.
Buy now: $110 at Net-A-Porter.
Lilah B Aglow Priming Oil
Don’t be alarmed by the close proximity of the words ‘priming’ and ‘oil’ – this hydrating base product is a serious winner. The vegan, three-in-one serum, moisturiser and primer is fast-absorbing and works to even and plump the skin for a seamless makeup application. Enriched with tamanu oil for it’s anti-inflammatory properties, jojoba oil to protect the skin and sweet almond oil for softness, it’s a new non-negotiable.
Buy now: $109 at Mecca.
Kosas Chemistry AHA Serum Deodorant
It’s no secret that natural deodorants are hard to nail and that’s why we were thrilled to see the Kosas Chemistry Deodorant (finally) land on our shores. Not only does the deodorant stop odour and brighten the skin but the formula’s AHAs help to create an unliveable pH environment for odour causing bacteria. The exfoliating properties from shikmic, mandelic and lactic acids also work to fade discolouration. Need we say more?
Buy now: $24 at Mecca.
Tom Ford Skin Illuminator Face And Body
PSA: summer is right around the corner. And much to our delight, that means we can bring out the big guns, like the Tom Ford Skin Illuminator Face And Body. This light-diffusing highlighting product uses micronised pearls to give off the ultimate translucent glow. Inspired by skin bathed in summer evening light, this product will give you all the glow with none of the stickiness. Gisele, eat your heart out.
Buy now: $98 at Myer.
Gucci Vernis à Ongles Nail Polish
Gucci flip flops? No, Gucci nail polish. Inspired by the vintage glamour of iconic Hollywood movies and characters, the new Gucci Vernis à Ongles Nail Polishes are a little slice of luxury. Coming in five shades and a quick-drying, ultra-shiny formula, these will be a firm favourite in no time. Oh, and we love the custom-designed brush for ease of application.
Buy now: $41 at Gucci.
KYN Hyaluronic Acid
So, you use hyaluronic acid on your skin, but what about your hair? Great for adding volume and bringing lacklustre hair back from the brink, this Kyn Hyaluronic Acid serum is a shower must-have. Not only does it strengthen the hair and protect it from breakage but the serum also draws in moisture to increase hair growth and thickness. Say no more.
Buy now: $19.29 at KYN.
Have you got a favourite product that has just hit the shelves? Leave it in the comments below!