The Best Beauty Launches of 2022, According to Editors Who Have Tried It All

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With new launches rolling out by the hour, it’s next to impossible to recall every beauty launch that hit shelves this year. From in-office innovations to everyday products that blew us away, our editors selected the top beauty launches of 2022 that deserve a spot in your routine.

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Grande Cosmetics 2-in-1 Tinted Brow Gel ($38)

“I’ve been using this for a couple months since I had a sneak preview with founder Alicia Grande, and my brows have never looked so good. For someone like me who uses tinted brow gel every day anyway, this is a no-brainer.” –Brittany Fallon, director of beauty

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BeautyPie The Perfect Eye Makeup Remover ($30)

“I challenge anyone to find me a better eye makeup remover that takes every last bit of makeup (including waterproof mascara) off in just a few swipes. BeautyPie gets a lot of things right and this hydrating and soothing, hyaluronic acid– based formula is as perfect as the name implies.” –Tatiana Bido aesthetic content manager

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Dieux Instant Angel ($45)

“As someone with dry skin, I’m always looking for the most emollient, moisturizing product I can get my hands on, and this one delivered. With all the talk about the skin barrier this year, Instant Angel goes beyond the trend—it’s a skin-repairing solution for the ages. It also leaves a gorgeous, angelic glow.” –Allie Hogan, associate beauty editor

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“I’ve only had one session, but I can honestly say I saw results while I was still in the treatment room. Yes, it’s that effectively good and I can’t think of any other recent in-office offering that so many plastic surgeons and derms have given the thumbs-up to.” –Liz Ritter, executive editor

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SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF ($167)

“I thought I was a CE Ferulic ride-or-die, and then I met this vitamin C serum formulated specifically for oily, blemish-prone skin types. After consistent use for almost a year, it has been a game-changer for my slick skin.” –Danielle Dooley, associate director, digital content

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Natura Bissé Diamond Extreme Creams ($395 each)

“The luxury brand relaunched their famous Diamond Extreme cream in two textures: a Light Formula that dries matte (perfect for summer), and a rich formula that has an emollient textures and leaves skin dewy (for when you need extra moisture or glow). Now you can get the brand’s famous Smart Energy Complex in a formula that you prefer, or you can change it up from season to season.” –Amber Milt, senior director, video

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Alastin A-LUMINATE Brightening Serum ($168)

“In its research to create this formula, Alastin studied the pathways of pigmentation and the way it forms, so that it could find ways to block and minimize it. The brand successfully achieved that with its proprietary PATH-3 Technology in this lightweight serum (it’s not greasy at all and absorbs quickly), which is clinically proven to help reduce the appearance of surface pigmentation and minimize recurrent pigmentation underneath the skin. It also helps decrease inflammation and redness in the skin, which is a huge bonus.” –Brittany Fallon, director of beauty

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GXVE Beauty Anaheim Shine Clean High-Performance Satin Lipstick in Screen My Phone ($26)

“I’m on my third tube of this particular pinky-peach shade and although I’m a huge Gwen Stefani fan I’m not repurchasing because Spiderwebs was the soundtrack to my teenage dreams. It’s the long-lasting color, the smooth satin texture and the absolutely exquisite shade that isn’t too opaque or too peachy—it’s pink perfection in a tube. I give it a 10 out of 10 every single time I swipe it on and I’m quickly working my way to a fourth tube soon.” –Tatiana Bido aesthetic content manager

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K18 Biomimetic Hairscience Peptide Prep Clarifying Detox Shampoo ($38)

“After highlighting my hair for the first time in four years, I didn’t know what to grab that was effective but still safe for dyed hair. Luckily, a couple of weeks after my appointment, I found this color-safe shampoo that I now use a few times a month for a detox from products, pollution and buildup. It boasts an amazing lather, scent and results without the sulfates.” –Allie Hogan, associate beauty editor

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SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Essence Mist ($67)

“It might seem silly to get so excited about a mist, but this one is magic. It’s simple to use, but instantly makes skin look like it has an in-real-life filter and helps calm redness on-contact.” –Liz Ritter, executive editor

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Kosas Revealer Skin-Improving Foundation SPF 25 ($42)

“Kosas launched this foundation after its buzzy concealer hit cult-classic status, and dare I say it’s even better than its muse? The tiniest drop goes a long way in delivering a natural, healthy-looking glow, complete with niacinamide, arnica, peptides, hyaluronic acid and SPF.” –Danielle Dooley, associate director, digital content

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Ameōn Skin Glow Manifesto ($55)

“Cryotherapy isn’t for everyone but if you’re into icing your face, why not use ice with benefits? These cubes contain a host of ingredients like AHAs, rose floral water and more to brighten and awaken skin for an instant refreshing glow!” –Amber Milt, senior director, video

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Dyson Airwrap multi-styler ($600)

“I was very excited to see Dyson’s upgraded version of its cult-favorite Airwrap over the summer. The brand improved and added a few different elements, including the one thing that made the user experience not-so-seamless for me: having to stop and change the barrel mid-style. Now, the barrel spins both directions so I can style faster and more efficiently. Though it’s an investment, it truly delivers a salon-quality blowout in the comfort of your own bathroom.” –Brittany Fallon, director of beauty

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“We waited for this launch with bated breath and it finally came. While the long-lasting injectable is just getting rolled out into practices now, the FDA-approved wrinkle-relaxer appears to be a game-changer for anyone who wants to schedule their neurotoxin injections along with filler touch ups. Keeping frown lines away for a few extra months is the beauty breakthrough we’ve all been waiting for.” –Tatiana Bido aesthetic content manager

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Haus Labs By Lady Gaga Triclone Skin Tech Medium Coverage Foundation with Fermented Arnica ($45)

“Before being introduced to Triclone Skin Tech, I probably wore foundation all of seven times in 2022. I’ve never loved how medium-coverage products look or feel on my skin. However, this foundation has been a game-changer. I’m more comfortable and confident in this foundation than any other I’ve tried, and the arnica is a great addition for my rosacea.” –Allie Hogan, associate beauty editor

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Biologique Recherche Collagène Originel

“I only recently became a BR serum devotee and my only regret is that I didn’t start years sooner. This new release is fantastically solid for hydrating, plumping and just making skin look all-around better—people will ask if you got a facial.” –Liz Ritter, executive editor

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Homecourt (starting at $20)

“From surface sprays and dish soaps to the most luxurious candles you’ll ever burn, Courteney Cox’s home-care line has revamped my entire home routine. Every product is elegant, well-formulated and doubles a room-refresher with its top-shelf lineup of fragrances, including Cece, Cox’s ‘signature scent.'” –Danielle Dooley, associate director, digital content

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Jouer Overnight Conditioning & Repairing Lip Mask ($24)

“Many lip masks are either too heavy, taste awful or simply don’t work. I use this mask at night and wake up with hydrated lips, and I love the light vanilla scent before bed.” –Amber Milt, senior director, video

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Kora Turmeric Glow Foaming Cleanser ($42) 

“This one was recommended by our director of beauty, Brittany Fallon, so I can’t take credit for its inclusion in my daily routine, but I’m so happy it’s made its way to my vanity. My skin is notoriously reactive and cleansers are a sticking point— just a dash of an active ingredient in the mix and I’m red-faced for an hour. This gel formula is super gentle, wakes up my face and encourages skin radiance without any irritating ingredients. It’s like a spa day for my face every day and night.” –Tatiana Bido aesthetic content manager

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Kate Somerville HydraKate Serum ($78)

“Inspired by the micro-channeling treatment Kate Somerville performs at her LA Clinic, this silky serum uses peptides, Nobel Prize–inspired AquaPort technology and hyaluronic acid to provide long-lasting hydration, and over time, increase radiance and reduce fine lines and dark spots. And if you’re wondering what AquaPort technology is, Somerville describes it as a way of optimizing hydration transportation and retention in the skin.” –Brittany Fallon, director of beauty

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True Botanicals Everyday Skin Tint SPF 30 ($54)

“I’m really, really, really picky when it comes to tinted SPF so when a good one impresses me, I’m all in. This one took me a minute to get my shade right but, once I did, my morning routine became so much easier. It really is a one-step product that gives you a natural-looking glow.” –Liz Ritter, executive editor

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Tower28 MakeWaves Lengthening + Volumizing Mascara ($20)

“Lengthened, volumized, clump-free, never-flaky lashes are finally possible with the latest vegan launch from Tower28. I’m on my third tube and never looking back.” –Danielle Dooley, associate director, digital content

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Westman Atelier Vital Skincare Complexion Drops ($68)

“Remember how I said I didn’t love using foundation? I almost always opt for something on the lighter side, like a skin tint, and this is the best one I’ve used. It’s a true skin-care serum that offers light to medium coverage with a radiant finish.” –Allie Hogan, associate beauty editor

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