16 New Beauty Products to Help You Get Through April
I'm more than two weeks into quarantine and I'm at the point where I don't know what day of the week it is anymore.
Since I've been spending so much time at home, I've been filling the empty hours with my favorite face masks, hair treatments, and bath salts. But by the end of March, I found myself scraping out the last bits of goop from the jar of my favorite clay mask, and running the last drops of hair oil through my hair.
Thankfully, for anyone looking to continue experimenting with their beauty routine while staying at home, brands aren't hitting pause on launching new products this month. While physical stores might be closed, April's new haircare, skincare, and makeup products are all available online.
Given the COVID-19 pandemic, buying more beauty products might not be top of mind. But, in times of uncertainty, swiping on a bright red lipstick or taking in the gorgeous scent of a soothing moisturizer can instantly lift your mood.
From Playa's nourishing leave-in conditioner that repairs damaged hair, to Giorgio Armani's dewy-finish concealer, these are the 16 best new beauty products to try in April.
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Clinique Superdefense Broad Spectrum SPF 25 Fatigue + 1st Signs of Age Multi-Correcting Cream
Like a shot of espresso that wakes you up enough to get to work on time, Clinque's moisturizer awakens the skin with caffeine, along with carnitine and creatine. A side of seven superfoods provide skin with antioxidants to prevent fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin texture. Even better: The lightweight cream offers blue light protection and SPF 25 coverage from UVA/UVB rays.
T3 Lucea Straightening and Styling Iron
With nine temperature settings, this flat iron guarantees you're using the right heat level for your hair type and texture. It has a built-in microchip that actively monitors the temperature so it's consistent throughout your styling session. To sum it up: You'll be able to straighten or curl your hair faster, without excess heat exposure.
Olay Body Purifying Kaolin Clay Mask
A mask for your body? It's worth the extra step in your skincare routine, trust. Just like your favorite detoxifying face mask, this clay-based treatment sucks up the extra dirt and oil that's clogging your pores to prevent body acne. And hey, it might not feel like it, but summer is coming. So, you might as well prepare accordingly.
Kevyn Aucoin Stripped Nude Skin Tint
If you're working from home indefinitely, there's a good chance you're not wearing much makeup right now. That's where Kevyn Aucoin's skin tint comes in. It offers hydrating, light coverage for when you want to elevate your WFH look for your Zoom video calls. And when it's finally safe to go outside again, the sheer formula is perfect for balmy summer days.
REN Clean Skincare Overnight Glow Dark Spot Sleeping Cream
The rest of your body might be resting when you sleep, but nighttime is when your skin goes into repair mode. If hyperpigmentation is one of your skin hang ups, get the most out of a dark spot treatment by trying a night cream. REN's overnight moisturizer is formulated with clean ingredients including an active algae complex that works to lighten dark spots caused by hormones, pollution, age, and the sun.
RéVive Bronzé Supérieur Self-Tan Booster
Self tanner might be easy to use, but it's even easier to screw up. A foolproof way to avoid an at-home tanning disaster is by using bronzing drops instead. Simply add ReVive's tanning booster to your favorite body lotion or moisturizer and you'll end up with a gradual, even tan. Another reason why these drops are so special? They're infused with the brand's signature Bio-Renewal Technology, a protein complex that improves collagen production, elasticity, and skin renewal. In non-scientific terms, it helps skin stay firm and smooth.
Caudalie Vinoperfect Brightening Moisturizer with Niacinamide
Your go-to spring moisturizer? This lightweight gel. On top giving skin a dewy, fresh finish, it minizmes dark spots and brightens skin tone with a mix of grape vine extract, vitamin C, and niacinamide.
Laura Mercier Purifying Micellar Water
If you have micellar water in your medicine cabinet, there's really no excuse for not washing your face at night. The no-rinse cleansers are every skincare minimalist's dream. Infused with vitamins and amino acids, Laura Mercier's micellar water dissolves makeup and soothes skin in a single step.
Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Concealer
There are cult-favorite foundations, and then there's Giorgio Armani's Luminous Silk. The award-winning, medium-coverage, radiant-finish liquid foundation counts celebs like Meghan Markle and Kim Kardashian among its fans. Now, 20 years after the foundation first hit shelves, Armani is finally answering fans' demands for a Luminous Silk Concealer. Like its foundation counterpart, this concealer leaves skin dewy and stays crease-free for up to 24 hours.
Playa Monoi Milk Leave-In Conditioner
When you don't have the time or energy do a hair mask, a leave-in conditioner is a miracle worker for dry, damaged hair. Safe for all hair types and color-treated hair, Playa's nourishing leave-in conditioning spray detangles knots and coats the cuticles to strengthen hair and lock in hydration. Use it on wet or dry hair for shiny, frizz-free styles.
Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Strengthening Treatment Hair Oil
Let's set the facts straight: All hair types and textures can benefit from using a hair oil. For anyone with fine hair that finds oils to be too greasy and heavy for their hair, look for a silicone-free formula. Hair oils with silicones don't fully absorb into the hair, but coat with a film (aka that slick feeling you're left with hours after using an oil). Which one should you try then? Briogeo's oil uses macadamia nut to give hair that silky soft texture, plus it's infused with strengthening ceramides to repair damage.
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream
For spring 2020, Chanel gave one of its most-beloved makeup products a makeover. The cult-favorite bronzing cream adds a sun-kissed glow to skin without looking streaky or chalky, thanks to a creamy texture that blends like a dream.
Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm
Give your lips a swipe of this balm, as a treat. Summer Fridays' lip butter smells like a delicious vanilla cake, but it's just as decadent for your lips, too. The rich balm is infused with a mix of shine-boosting vegan waxes, plus nourishing shea and murumuru butters to heal and hydrate lips. And while the treatment might be thick, it goes on like a smooth glaze.
Elta MD UV Active Broad-Spectrum SPF 50+
Forget mascara or concealer, sunscreen should be the one beauty product you use every single day. For a non-greasy, full-body sunscreen that's waterproof for up to 80 minutes, try Elta MD UV Active Broad-Spectrum SPF 50+. The mineral sunscreen has zinc oxide to shield skin from UV and UVB rays and knotgrass, an anti-inflammatory botanical extract that provides protection from free radicals.
Chantecaille CBD 300 Face and Body Cream
For anyone who hasn't dipped their toes into to the now big wide world of CBD products, Chantecaille's face and body cream is a good place to start. On top of calming cannabidiol, the formula is topped off with soothing, hydrating eggplant stem cell extract and cannabis sativa stem cell extract for a clear, moisturized complexion.
Dove Amplified Textures Twist in Moisture Shaping Butter Cream
This rich cream is specifically designed to hydrate and enhance curls, coils, and waves. Use it to repair damage from heat and chemical treatments, along with shaping and defining curly styles.