The 22 Best New Products to Buy This Summer
By Elise Minton Tabin , Executive Beauty Editor |
Want to know what’s new in the beauty world? These nreakthrough releases are destined to make headlines. We can’t get enough of them, and chances are, you won’t be able to either.
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DevaCurl DevaTowel ($12)
Curls require TLC. One of the worst things you can do to your curls is towel-dry them with a regular terrycloth towel—all it does is rough up the outer cuticle and lead to frizz. Instead, try this super soft microfiber towel, which was made specifically for toweling off curly hair. The fabric absorbs water trapped in the hair without instigating frizz or fuzz.
We all know that SPF is a must-have year-round, especially come summer. This one does so much than your standard sunscreen. It illuminates dull skin, adds a touch of hydration, corrects redness and discoloration and provides an extra layer of protection against free radicals.
Keep your hair looking and feeling its best with this spray-on oil. Use it on wet or dry hair when you're outside for UV protection and serious nourishment and hydration.
Perfect for summer, this lip tint of sorts goes on like an oil but dries down to give a nonsticky layer of a pretty berry color. And because it's loaded with plant-based ingredients, your lips won't feel dried out in the least bit.
Ever wanted to tighten your pores to the point that they're virtually nonexistent? This single-dose sheet mask does just that. Great for oily and acne-prone skin, leave the egg white and vinegar extract on for 20 minutes and watch your pores shrink in front of your eyes.
When dull skin hinders your complexion, one of the best pick-me-ups is a quick peel. This one goes to work in three minutes and uses 10-percent glycolic acid to refresh and retexturize your skin so that it's perfectly smooth and gleams and glows.
Pre-shampoo treatments are all the rage at the moment. This one, from legendary hair giant John Frieda, is applied to dry hair right before your shower to fight frizz and fuzzy hair for about 10 days straight.
The MIT-developed Living Proof line made a name for itself with its frizz-fighting products, and this time around, they’ve done it with a hair oil (it’s the brand's first venture into the oil category). It comprises five different oils that mimic the natural oils found in hair, but there’s no need to worry about the oil slipping off your hair or clumping up, leaving you with greasy-looking strands.
Skin Inc Pure Serum Mist ($55)
Whether you use this spray to set your makeup in the morning, perk up your skin midday or soothe and calm inflammation and breakouts at night, this on-the-go serum covers it all. Thanks to hyaluronic acid and Japanese hot spring Onsen water, which is chock-full of minerals, this won’t irritate even the most sensitive of skins, but instead, it leaves skin perfectly balanced and hydrated.
Perfect for those days when you don’t want to wear perfume or anything heavily scented on your skin, this white musk and neroli body wash leaves your skin super clean and with a trail of one of the most delectable scents.
Perfect for what comes along with the summer sun—faded color and dehydrated strands—this shampoo removes chlorine, salt and buildup from your hair and scalp while nourishing it at the same time.
This clean nail polish earns the title of game changer in our book. When you layer it over polish, it extends the life of your manicure, lasting up to 10 days, while also infusing your nails with a healthy dose of conditioning and strengthening agents and antioxidants. Unlike gel polish, this one doesn’t need to cure under a light, nor does it dehydrate nails, but you still get the shiny finish that gel is known for.
With three different mists to choose from—there's Grease Relief, a purifying and mattifying mist for oily skin; Truth, an energizing mist that employs green tea and sweet orange to breathe life into normal and combination skin; and Nurture Me, a vitamin B5- and chamomile-rich spritz that calms down dry and sensitive skin—these new spray-on waters from Ole Henriksen offer something for every skin type. We also like that they have an aromatherapeutic benefit, too, so you get more than just your average mist.
Everything that Charlotte Tilbury makes, we love. And our newest obsession from her is this mascara, which gives length and volume to lashes that’s so off the charts you’ll think you’re wearing extensions. The unique brush has bristles of different lengths so that every lash—from the shortest to longest—is swathed in the formula.
Christian Louboutin Red Nail Extension ($50 each)
New for the season are these three shades of red, each with a different tone yet serious color payoff. Perfect for casual and more formal occasions, the long-wearing, chip-resistant formulas give a glossy finish with a single coat.
Kérastase Nutritive Magistral (starting at $41)
A new addition to the infamous orange top Kerastase Nutritive line (fun fact: It’s been around for almost 50 years and one product from the collection is sold in the U.S. every minute) is this at-home four-piece regimen, designed to nurse super-dry hair and scalps back to health. Counting extracts of the Benzoin Tree as a key ingredient, which fills areas with nutrients where they've become depleted, it leaves hair shiny, soft and almost brand-new.
Go-Comb (starting at $14)
Super-cute and available in a variety of fun colors, these flat, wallet-size combs (some even have a mirror on the back) are perfect for on-the-go touchups. Added bonus: You can even customize them with your name.
The start of warmer weather means more time out enjoying yourself, less time spent doing a 10-step contouring process. This new cream color duo allows you to quickly contour, brighten and highlight by just using your fingers. The silky-creamy formula melts into skin and imparts a gorgeous, natural glow. Use all three colors for full definition, or individually for a wash of color or light anywhere you desire.