17 New Beauty Products to Help You Practice Some Self-Care in May
Buying new beauty products may not be top of mind right now, but if experimenting with your hair, makeup, and skin routines helps you find comfort during these stressful, uncertain times, it's okay to take a time out. Giving yourself an at-home manicure, doing a wicked eye makeup look, or treating your skin with a refreshing face mist can do wonders for your mood.
For anyone who finds beauty to be a meditative escape, brands are easing into May by launching new products that are great to try while quarantining at home. A few examples to get excited about include Anastasia Beverly Hills' blinding neon gel liners, Kate Somerville's soothing moisturizer for stressed-out skin, and Sunday Riley's detoxifying scalp serum.
Ahead, 17 just-launched and soon-to-launch beauty products to play with while staying home.
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Kate Somerville DeliKate Recovery Cream
If your stress is showing up on your skin, this ultra-soothing cream is going to quickly become the MVP in your skincare routine. Kate Someville's DeliKate collection was created for sensitive, compromised skin — whether you overdid it with retinol or did an at-home chemical peel. On top of reducing redness and irritation, the formula repairs and strengthens the skin barrier, which is essential for keeping skin hydrated and protected against environmental stressors.
And DeliKate isn't just comforting for your skin. Through the end of May, the brand is donating 15% of all DeliKate sales made on katesomerville.com and sephora.com to World Central Kitchen’s #ChefsForAmerica COVID-19 Food Relief Effort. This initiative safely provides pre-packaged fresh meals to commnities in need, from front line responders to seniors.
Chantecaille Radiance Chic Cheek and Highlighter Duet
Thanks to a special gel-powder formula, this blush and highlight palette gives skin a bright, dewy finish without any chalky streaks.
Diptyque Exfoliating Hand Rinse
Yes, everyone's hands are red and raw right now from excessive washing, but don't write this hand wash off because it's exfoliating. It contains crushed olive stones to gently smooth rough, skin without causing further dryness.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Electric Cake Liner
Now is the time to experiment with bold makeup colors you've never tried before. Enter Anastasia's gel liners. The three opaque colors are water-activated and since the formula is super creamy, it's best to apply an angled brush for precise lines. And if you don't like your fuchsia cat eye, no ones's going to see it. Really, there's nothing to lose.
Jo Malone Fragrance Layered Candle
Bring the outdoors in by setting the mood with a fresh, fruity, and floral scented candle. This Jo Malone pot blends two of the brand's signature scents together: English Pear & Freesia and Lime Basil & Mandarin.
RMS Beauty Tinted Daily Lip Balm
Let's get real: It's been nice to give your skin a break during quarantine. That being said, when you have a Zoom meeting with your boss, it's a good idea to not to look like you just rolled out of bed — even if you did. That's where a no-makeup makeup look comes in. For your lips, go with a multitasking tinted balm like RMS Beauty's Tinted Daily Lip Balm. It nourishes and smooths cracked dry lips, but also adds a sheer wash of color.
Neutrogena Soothing Clear Turmeric Mist
If stress has been showing up on your skin in the form of breakouts, it's time to switch to soothing products to counterbalance the drying effects of acne treatments. Neutrogena's ultra-fine mist hydrates skin like the typical face mist, but it includes turmeric, an ingredient that's great for acne-prone skin. The anti-inflammatory benefits of the spice can reduce redness and help fade acne scars.
Clinique Moisture Surge Sheertint Hydrator SPF25
Should you still wear sunscreen when you're spending all day at home? Dermatologists resoundingly say yes! An easy way to ensure your skin is getting SPF is to kill two skincare steps with one product: a moisturizer with SPF. On top of SPF 25 coverage, Clinique's lightweight moisturizer has a sheer tint for a perfect your-skin-but-better look. It comes in seven shades.
SERUMKIND Iceland Moss Drop
A hydrating serum is the answer to skin that's dry and tight from stale indoor air. With a formula that's 77% moss extracts, this moisturizing serum soothes dull, dehydrated complexions.
Sunday Riley Clean Rinse Clarifying Scalp Serum
Sunday Riley is the latest cult-favorite skincare brand to enter into the haircare space. First up: a clarifying scalp serum. Thanks to a blend of exfoliating AHA/BHA chemical exfoliants, rose clay, and witch hazel, this rinse-off treatment works to clear away oil, dead skin cells, and product buildup for a balanced scalp. Vitamins and minerals support the hair follicles to promote growth.
Bio Ionic 3-in-One Styler
For anyone whose quarantine past-times include mastering new hairstyles, it takes practice to perfect bombshell waves, along with the right tools. Instead of buying three different tools, a multi-tasking iron will save you money — and space in your bathroom. This Bio Ionic iron functions as a flat iron, and curling wand and iron. On top of the endless styling options, the plates are also made with minerals that hydrate and smooth hair for a frizz-free finish.
Fresh Rose Petal-Soft Deep Hydration Lip Balm
Dry, flaky post-winter lips need a treatment that will fill in and smooth over cracks. Thanks to vitamin C, rose flower, and emollient oils, this deeply hydrating treatment conditions lips and relieves any tightness.
Nails.INC Freshly Juiced Collection
Fact: Giving yourself a bright manicure will instantly lift your mood. The shades in Nails.INC's latest collection aren't just inspired by fruit juice, they're actually infused with it. Vitamin C is added to the formula to improve nail health, and this polish duo is also scented with oranges and watermelon. It adds a little something extra to any DIY mani.
Saint Jane Beauty Luxury Lip Cream
Whether or not you've jumped onto the CBD oil train, these lipsticks make it impossible not give into the trend. The seven creamy berry-inspired shades offer rich color and a ton of skincare benefits, care of botanical extracts and of course, CBD oil.
Unite Hair U:DRY Plus+ Dry Shampoo
With nowhere to go, you might be washing your hair less. It's good to give your hair a break and let its own oils thrive — until you have a last minute video call with your boss. A heavy-duty dry shampoo will quickly hide the fact that it's been over a week since you last shampooed your hair. Unite's latest product freshens up hair and adds volume without any powdery residue.
Alterna My Hair My Canvas Glow For It Universal Gloss
It's been a few months since you've been able to get your hair color done. Your roots are grown out and your base has faded. Your colorist told you not to use a box dye, but you're tempted to do it anyway. Take the color kit out of your online cart and treat your hair with a gloss instead. Safe for all hair types and colors, Alterna's treatment boosts shine and eliminates frizz, which in turn, makes dull hair look a lot healthier.
Augustinus Bader The Hand Treatment
With all of that washing and scrubbing, your hands are probably in rough shape right now. Enter Augustinus Bader's The Hand Treatment. This rich moisturizing cream is formulated with the brand's signature complex TFC8, a mix of repairing and renewing natural amino acids, vitamins and synthesized molecules that earned the brand its cult-following. The hand treatment also contains white peony extract to soothe, shea butter and glycerin to hydrate, and vitamin E to strengthen the skin barrier.