With April being Stress Awareness Month, we took this time to delve into our self-care rituals and routines full of meditations, exercise, and good-for-you meals to diminish the sometimes pressing feeling that is stress. If you are a beauty lover, you understand why we also give a lot of stress-relieving credit to our beauty products. With a simple coat of waterproof mascara or an at-home spa day with a LED mask, beauty is a way for us to connect to ourselves, care for ourselves, and bring out our creativity. If you are looking for some new products that span the hair care, skin-care, makeup, and fragrance categories, consider adding some of our favorite April launches to your beauty collection.
Your favorite cream bronzer got a makeover just in time for summer. The Bronzino Bronzer comes in three new shades to add a sun-kissed glow to people with darker and lighter complexions.
Tower 28 Beauty
If you are looking for a mascara that will add volume to the base of your lashes while lengthening them to whispy heights, consider giving Byredo’s new waterproof formula a whirl. We’ve worn this formula through some intense workouts, happy cries with friends, and socially distant nights out, and our lashes remained just as glamorous at the end of our activities as they did upon application.
Face Gym launched its new skin-care line this month, and you will surely want to get your hands on these formulas. These days, we are all about minimizing our beauty routines and incorporating products that can essentially do it all. If you have dry skin and are struggling with hyperpigmentation, try this Serum that will hydrate the skin with hyaluronic acid while simultaneously fading the appearance of dark spots and acne scars.
Your favorite at-home LED mask now comes in body form, and the entire beauty industry is (for lack of a better word) shook. This body LED mask will diminish fine lines and wrinkles with 148 red LED lights and get rid of stubborn backne with 68 blue LED lights. This tool also has an excellent setting for pain relief—because gone are the days where the phrase beauty is pain reigns supreme.
Dr. Dennis Gross
Pai releases their bronzing drops this month—a tincture that mixes in with your favorite moisturizer or SPF to add a sheer, bronzy glow to your complexion. This product contains glycerin to help moisturize the skin, while sea kelp and lemon water adds radiance to the complexion. Truthfully speaking, we still cannot believe the glow that we accomplish with just a few drops.
As the warm weather approaches, you might find yourself reaching for your setting powders more often to lock in makeup for a melt-free finish that will last all day. Consider adding this powder brush to your collection. It has a naturally antibacterial Kiri wood handle, 24k gold ferrule, and individually razor-trimmed synthetic bristles that will maneuver around your face effortlessly while feeling baby-soft on the skin.
It seems that skin care is moving down south from our faces and making its way onto our bodies. And for a good reason, too—skin is skin, whether it is on your face or your arm, and you should be taking care of all of it. A perfect way to care for skin is sunscreen, and Supergoop made a new body sunscreen this month that will ensure you will never forget to leave home without SPF again. This formulation is a bigger version of their Glowscreen that essentially broke the internet when it provided people the ability to glow like no other while protecting their skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. This body formula will have your arms and legs beaming light while protecting it from the harsh sun this summer.
Cover Fx launches their first-ever cleanser this month that promises to do a double-cleanse process in one quick and straightforward step. You can use this formulation with water to strip the day’s grime while balancing your skin’s pH levels, or simply apply to a dry cotton pad to wipe all the makeup from your skin, with no rinsing required. We love this simple yet effective approach to cleansing.
When getting ready for a long day full of Zoom meetings, you might not have the time to invest in coating your strands with a handful of hair products before a quick blow-dry. If you are interested in a product that can detangle, nourish, and protect your hair before a blow-out, try Sisley Paris’ new hair cream. This formula contains polymers that will help seal the fibers in your hair, effectively filling in any breakage and decreasing frizz.
We predict that the matte lip trend will be put to rest this summer and replaced with the juicy, luscious look that lip glosses and balms provide. Consider this new lip balm by Westman Atelier for a plump and soft finish to the lips, thanks to its innovative gel-oil formulation. This liquid lip balm comes in six shades that are ideal for finding your mainstay my lips but better color.
Olaplex continues on in its tradition of creating stellar hair-care ingredients for those with dry or damaged locks. This moisture mask will penetrate your hair’s shaft to deliver hydrating ingredients that will surely increase shine in your locks. Additionally, it contains bis-aminopropyl diglycol dimaleate, an ingredient that will work hard to create a seal around damaged or frayed strands.
If you are looking to minimize your number of shampoos a week, consider adding this new dry shampoo to your arsenal. This formula contains Japanese persimmons, minimizing oil production while nourishing your scalp for a smooth and silky finish. Plus, this dry shampoo comes with a brush—how chic is that?
There is no better way to tone down puffiness in the skin than through regular massages with cold tools. This cryo roller is special, as it is essentially the Goldilocks of cryo rollers—the antibacterial stainless steel head is big enough to cover your face’s larger areas while still being small enough to diminish puffiness under your eyes and cheekbones.
If you find yourself looking through old vacation photos wondering when you will see the Amalfi coast again, this new eu de toilette is undoubtedly for you. It reminds us of the salty Mediterranean shores with notes of galbanum and cedarwood, where the waves crash upon huge boulders while we sit in the sun. Additionally, mandarin, bergamot, and grapefruit notes leave us in a citrusy, heady high, ready for the warmth and brightness of summer.
Acqua di Parma
Whether you are a maximalist, often trying every new product on the market, or a minimalist who has been using the same formulas for years, body wash is likely the skin-care product that you purchase most often. Unfortunately, most body washes come in plastic tubes and bottles, which can end up in our landfills. If you are looking for a waste-free alternative to getting your skin squeaky-clean, add these cleansing papers to your cart. These papers activate with water and melt into a cleanser to whisk the grime off your skin. And the packaging dissolves in water, too, making this product 100 percent waste-free.
You likely already know of vitamin C’s skin-care capabilities, but if you don’t, here is a little refresher: Vitamin C is ideal for lightening hyperpigmentation, protecting the skin from free radicals, and evening out texture. This formulation contains 20 percent vitamin C derived from THC ascorbate, making it ideal for those sensitive to vitamin C. Additionally, it contains marula oil that will deeply nourish the skin.
Carter + Jane releases a new spot treatment this month that will banish zits and spots from your complexion as you snooze away during the evening. It contains a powerful combination of natural ingredients like zinc, witch hazel, French pink clay, and prickly pear seed oil that work synergistically to draw out impurities while calming redness and inflammation in the skin.
Carter + Jane
You’ve likely tried a lip oil before—now, it’s time for you to try a blush oil. This innovative blush is green in the tube, but don’t let that alarm you—the color-changing formula adjusts to the pH levels in your skin to provide you with a rosy flush that is perfect for your skin tone. Plus, this formula is 98 percent fossil fuel-free, making it healthy for your skin, too.