10 Things NewBeauty Readers Couldn’t Stop Buying in May

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This May, NewBeauty readers officially swapped out winter-tailored products for the best in blurring, brightening and protective skin care. There’s not a heavy foundation or moisturizer in sight. Instead, our audience is embracing sheer face tints, dewy creams and sun spot–fading treatments as the start of summer is top of mind. Keep scrolling to explore all the top picks from May.

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TULA Filter Primer ($38)

While most primers are meant to be a canvas-setting base for makeup, the Filter Primer goes steps beyond. Choose from four sheer tints that deliver an undeniable glow that instantly makes skin look nearly flawless. A 45-year-old shopper concurs, sharing that thanks to Filter Primer they “completely eliminated foundation from [their] makeup routine.”

tula filter primer
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Dermalogica Powerbright Dark Spot Peel ($79)

For the second month in a row, Dermalogica’s at-home, dark spot–reducing peel is a favorite among NewBeauty readers. Its cult-like status is a testament to how effective it is at visibly lifting surface hyperpigmentation, including UV-induced dark spots, post-blemish marks and melasma on a wide range of skin tones.

dermalogica powerbright peel
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Erno Laszlo Shake-It Tinted Skin Treatment ($56)

Jackie Kennedy Onassis relied on New York–based Dr. Erno Laszlo, a Hungarian-American dermatologist famous for his expertise and celebrity client roster, for everything from pimples to sunspots. The First Lady was also a fan of htheer dermatologist’s Shake-It Tinted Skin Treatment, a skin-perfector still available to shop today.

erno laszlo tinted treatment
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Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream ($72)

This best-selling moisturizer is so good it crosses generational divides. Thousands of shoppers in their 20s, 30s (like Bridgerton‘s Nicola Coughlan), 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond call The Dewy Skin Cream “the best ever,” “glorious,” and “a miracle” for dry and mature skin.

Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream
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Supergoop! Sunnyscreen 100% Mineral Stick SPF 50 ($24)

NewBeauty readers know the best way to healthy, clear, younger-looking skin is SPF protection. This lightweight, nourishing and mess-proof sunscreen stick is  formulated to protect the most delicate of skin, making it a fabulous choice for the entire family.

supergoop sunnyscreen
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TULA Beauty Sleep Overnight Repair Treatment ($68)

Described by the brand as its “most potent treatment,” this treatment is a serious make up of superstar anti-aging ingredients to hydrate, smooth, brighten and firm skin while calming irritation and diminishing the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

tula beauty sleep
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Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 Moisturizer ($starting at 28.50)

The best sunscreen is one you’ll wear, and Dermalogica’s 3-in-1 moisturizer (a Courteney Cox favorite) makes sun protection easier than ever. Its formula combines collagen-stimulating peptides, antioxidant-rich white tea and squalane to visibly firm, hydrate and protect skin with a non-greasy flawless finish.

dermalogica dynamic skin-recovery moisturizer spf50
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Dermelect Smooth Upper Lip Professional Perioral Anti-Aging Treatment ($49)

Fade vertical lip lines, laugh lines and upper lip discoloration with this at-home treatment that one shopper in their 60s said made their upper lip lines look “unnoticeable.” Its superstar formula includes retinol, collagen, hyaluronic acid, peptides, skin-tightening GABA and brightening arbutin that, when used daily, smooths the entire mouth area and decreases the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Award Photo: Smooth Upper Lip Professional Perioral Anti-Aging Treatment
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Curology Dark Spot Serum ($23)

Another dark-spot reducer NewBeauty readers flocked to in May is Curology’s potent serum of glycolic acid, tranexamic acid, kojic acid, licorice root extract and niacinamide. Combined, these ingredients will help fade existing discoloration, prevent future spots from forming and soothe redness-causing inflammation.

curology dark spot serum
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Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant ($35)

An oldie but goodie, Paula’s Choice iconic liquid exfoliator has consistently been a best-seller for decades, but it’s officially “gone viral” thanks to TikTok influencers and celebrities like Olivia Culpo and Kaia Gerber, who all sing its praises for gently unclogging pores and controlling excess oil.

paulas choice bha liquid exfoliator

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