The Best New Skin-Care Products Launching in May

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We’ve been looking forward to May for quite some time (hello, summer!), and while we can’t wait for picnics, beach days and poolside hangouts, we’re extra excited about summertime skin-care launches. Ahead, the newest additions to the game that are here to wipe away the cold-weather blues.

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Summer Fridays Pool Time Glowing Body Oil ($36)

When you’re in need of both deep hydration and a touch of shimmer, reach for this glow-enhancing oil, which is made with jojoba oil, apricot oil, vitamin E, and a touch of warm almond.

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Ole Henriksen Cold Plunge Pore Remedy Moisturizer ($46)

Inspired by the “cold plunge” step of the Scandinavian sauna cycle, this pore-shrinker lightly cools the skin upon application and controls the appearance of surface oil without diminishing shine.

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Peace Out Microneedling Dark Spot Brightening Dots ($28)

If you’re struggling with a pesky dark spot, look no further than these niacinamide- and tranexamic acid-infused microneedling dots, which target dark patches via micro-channels to leave skin looking even and bright.

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Odacite Sun Guardian SPF 30 ($65)

Shield skin from the sun, protect against pollution and guard from blue light all in one pump with this heavy-hitter, which taps oceanic glacial water to hydrate and calendula to calm.

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Eadem Milk Marvel Dark Spot Serum ($68)

This fragrance-free serum not only helps to fade hyperpigmentation on the face, but it also refines bumpy or textured skin and minimizes the appearance of enlarged pores.

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MALIN+GOETZ Botanical Deodorant ($22)

Before or after a day in the sun, apply this all-natural deodorant, which is infused with coconut and plant extracts, to the underarms. Not only will the area smell fresh, but it will stay dry throughout the day, too.

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Arbonne DermResults Illuminating Skin Therapy Concentrate ($99)

Made with less than 10 ingredients, this do-it-all serum brightens, improves the look of wrinkles, supports the barrier, hydrates, and reveals radiant, healthy-looking skin. Plus, it works great on all skin types.

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Korres Black Pine Bounce Firming Moisturizer ($54)

Fight signs of fine lines and wrinkles with this black pine- and black tea-infused firming cream. After just 28 days of use, 100-percent of users saw firmer skin and said it made their skin look and feel softer.

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Olay Soothing Body Wash for Eczema Prone Skin ($13)

Eczema-prone skin deserves a little extra TLC, and this body wash is perfect for pesky red bumps that are too sensitive for your typical body wash. Thanks to oat extract and vitamin B3, your skin will never be smoother.

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MAKE Beauty Pre-Cleanse Fluid ($28)

Before you wash with your regular cleanser, suds up the skin with this pre-cleanse, which dissolves dirt, oil, makeup and other impurities from the day without stripping.

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Typology Antioxidant Botanical Mist ($19)

A spritz, a spray, a splash—whatever you call it, this naturally-derived facial mist revives the complexion and leaves the skin looking radiant and fresh after a long day of staring at a screen.

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Ellis Brooklyn MYTH Spectacular Scented Body Oil ($65)

Using the same fragrance as its MYTH eau de parfum, Ellis Brooklyn made this scented body oil with an added boost of nourishment. Included in the mix: squalane, rosehip oil and pumpkin seed oil.

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Pipette Look Awake Eye Gel ($14)

To wake up sleepy eyes, gently massage this rollerball in a circular motion all around the eye area. Within minutes, you will notice your eye area begin to brighten, thanks to quinoa peptides, squalane and caffeine.

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Lord Jones Bump & Smooth CBD Body Serum ($60)

Deeply exfoliate and reduce bumps with this smoothing, CBD-infused body serum. Aside from 200 milligrams of hemp extract, the formula includes four types of acids, ceramides and sustainably-sourced squalane.

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Weleda Refreshing Body Lotion ($13)

When your mind and body need a pick-me-up, reach for this refreshing lotion, which utilizes aloe vera, coconut oil, shea butter and citrus in order to achieve smooth skin.

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[Comfort Zone] Body Strategist Attack Serum

Post-shower, apply this firming body cream—it’s infused with caffeine, carnitine and pink pepper extract—to any area that needs a boost of firmness and moisture.

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Avène Solaire UV Mineral Multi Defense Sunscreen SPF 50 ($32)

Have you ever met a sunscreen that protects against UV rays and blue light, calms, reduces redness, and improves eczema? If you haven’t, this 100-percent mineral sunscreen is the perfect place to start. Plus, it also comes in a tinted version.

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Drunk Elephant Sugared Koffie Almond Milk Scrub ($28)

The brand’s first-ever scrub is infused with coffee seed oil, raw sugar derived from beets, and skin-smoothing almond milk meant to gently buff away dead skin and deliver a boost of moisture.

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First Aid Beauty KP Smoothing Body Lotion with 10% AHA ($26)

The lightweight feel, the hard-hitting ingredients and the resurfacing effect this body lotion gives the skin makes it a post-shower essential. While the lotion includes oatmeal and ceramides for soothing hydration, its main ingredient is 10-percent lactic acid, which helps reduce the appearance of bumps associated with keratosis pilaris, a condition that causes rough patches on the skin.

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Sonya Dakar Ultima C Serum ($88)

Chock-full of 15-percent vitamin C and deeply hydrating hyaluronic acid, this serum prides itself on its ability to lighten dark spots, reduce fine lines, even out skin tone and reveal a radiant complexion.

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James Read Glow 20Express Tanning Serum ($33)

The first to combine a 20-minute tanning technology with vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, aloe vera and vitamin E, this glow-enhancer treats your skin while it’s working on your tan. Even better, the product is colorless, mess-free, and continues to work even after you’ve washed it off.

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SkinCeuticals Daily Brightening UV Defense Sunscreen ($54)

This sunscreen does way more than just protect your face from harsh UV rays with SPF 30—it also features a blend of actives like niacinamide and tranexamic acid to soothe redness and irritation, reduce the appearance of dark spots and plump the skin.

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Desert Harvest Aloe Renew

A natural moisturizing and firming cream, this skin-booster is made for everyday use and can help heal the skin after excessive sun damage, or exposure to pollution or radiation. After just a few days of use, your skin will feel supple, soft and soothed.

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Circumference Daily Regenerative Gel Cleanser ($48)

Ideal for those with sensitive skin, this daily gel cleanser includes grape leaf extract for restoration and healing and olive leaf extract to support the skin barrier. As an added bonus, all of the ingredients are naturally-sourced.

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Dermelect All-Aglow All Over Scrub ($36)

Just one small dollop of this scrub goes a long way in sloughing off dead skin cells, whether they’re located on your face or on your hands. Formulated with papaya extract, cucumber leaf extract and sweet almond oil, your tri-weekly exfoliation sessions will never be the same.

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SeroVital Beauty VitaCorrect Solution ($69)

To reduce dark spots and fight the onset of future ones, apply this solution—it includes 15-percent ethyl-vitamin C boosted with kojic and ferulic acids—to your face, neck, décolleté and hands. Whether your pesky marks are brought on by aging or the sun’s harmful rays, this hard-hitter has your back.

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by rosie jane Calm the F*ck Down Everyday Body Wash ($25)

Before bed, shower off with this relaxation-inducer, made with organic white tea, pine bark extract and cocoa extract, which the brand claims promotes collagen production and proper circulation.

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Hanni Shave Pillow ($22)

We’ve all experienced that moment where we realized we forgot to shave, but Hanni’s Shave Pillow has us covered when we’re not near a shower. Simply glide this over the skin before shaving and it will act as the slip you need to get a close shave without razor burn.

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lilah b. Lovingly Lip Treatment Oil ($30)

This clear, stick-free gloss is packed to the brim with vitamin E, milk thistle extract and bilberry seed oil—three powerhouses for boosting hydration, neutralizing free radicals and protecting the skin’s moisture barrier.

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Blue Lizard Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen Spray ($20)

Have you ever met a sunscreen spray that is waterproof, clear, non-sticky, nourishing, reef-friendly and gentle? If not, meet Blue Lizard’s new mineral sunscreen spray, which does it all while offering major sun protection.

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Seiso JBeauty Experience Kit ($75)

This kit offers a travel-sized selection of Seiso’s best-in-house products, including the Fuwafuwa Foaming Cleanser, Pure Ceramide Concentrate, Ceramide Moisture Milk, and Water Velvet Cream. Formulated in Japan, the kit is made to deeply cleanse and quench thirsty skin.

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Cover Fx Future Perfect Water-Optional Cleanser ($32)

Remove makeup and deeply cleanse the skin without leaving it tight, dehydrated or irritated. To use without water, apply one to two pumps on the palm of your hand and wipe over skin until makeup is removed—no rinsing required!

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Sundree Ryse + Shyne Facial Serum ($28)

Lightweight and powered by the magical effects of hyaluronic acid, this serum adds some oomph to the skin barrier to improve texture and minimize pore size. Also in the mix is niacinamide, aloe vera, and CBD—three ingredients that heal, soothe and protect.

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