10 Best New Products to Try in April
By Elise Minton Tabin |
Spring beauty is all about freshening it up—your skin, hair, makeup, nails and perfume. Now is the time to give your beauty routine an overhaul from those dark colors and heavy creams you've been using all winter long. Not sure where to start? These 10 new products won't let you down.
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Cleansing oils never fell to the wayside and this one promises not to disappoint. Loaded with good-for-your-skin emollients like coconut and jojoba oils to moisturize it, this one, which is perfect for sensitive, normal and dry skin, removes every last trace of dirt, oil and makeup. As if that wasn’t enough, skin is also treated to a dose of antioxidants for protection.
Inspired by the Moroccan seaside village Essaouira, this roll-on oil hints to notes of rose, sandalwood and lavender. Where as most spring fragrances hit heavy on the floral side, this one is super fresh and oh-so clean, making it a scent that you can wear through the summer season, too.
Housed inside this chic gold case lies a moisturizing formula that lends a hint of pretty color. Although there are only two colors to choose from for now—Linger Sigh, a honey color, and Sweet Suite, a fun pink—the formula is loaded with antioxidant-rich green tea, which not only conditions lips, but also leaves them with a subtle plumpness.
Color Wow Cocktails ($24)
Whether you choose the coconut, kale or carb version, these new "hair cocktails" from Color Wow are a spring must-have. Each one does something different for your hair—coconut adds hydration and flexibility; the vitamin-packed kale option reinforces hair and decreases breakage; and the carb one fattens hair to make it thicker, fuller and shiner. Bottom line: No matter what you put your hair through on a daily basis, these treatments will nurse it back to health in next to no time.
There’s something to be said about a super luxe sunscreen: You know you’re getting the protective benefits, but when it feels good on your skin too, you know you’ve hit gold. No fumbling or messy application here—just press down on the nozzle (you can even use it upside down and to the side to get every last inch of skin) for a nonstop light mist of oil-free, vitamin-enriched sunscreen that has you covered on every level.
Perfect for travel, these superpigmented shadows glide onto lids for a dose of serious color. Infused with primer, so you don’t have to apply one separately, mix and match the shadows together to create a multitude of different looks—you can even add them into the ShadowClutch Palette to create a more customized color palette that suits your liking.
Whereas some acne products are drying to skin, this new hydrating one leaves skin perfectly moisturized while fighting acne at the source. Employing 5-percent benzoyl peroxide, just a drop is all you need—literally—to take down bumps and redness sans any of the itching, dryness, redness or peeling that acne products are known to do.
With its thick, marker-like tip, this liquid eyeliner makes getting a perfect winged eye that much easier. Just hold it up to your upper eyelids and gently drag the marker across, creating a tiny flick at the outer corner. We like that it stays put and doesn’t do a disappearing act.
Patchology SmartMud ($30)
Whereas most sheet masks contain a serum formulation to make the mask adhere to your skin, this one uses mud. The first of its kind and purportedly mess-free, this super-detoxifying treatment is infused with volcanic mud sourced from the coasts of Korea to purify your skin without leaving it feeling dried out.