When it comes to spending, most of us have at least one category we’re willing to splurge on at least a little bit more than the rest.
For some people, that may be food or even clothes, but for others (us included), it’s definitely skincare. There’s no shame in investing in high-quality skincare products—after all, you only have one body for your whole life, so you may as well take care of it. But if you’re the kind of skincare fanatic that already has their 12-step skincare routine mastered and can’t help but crave every new trending ingredient that hits the shelves, you may have yet to discover the best new items that are actually worth adding to your routine. From beloved brands you already know and love to ones you may be finding out about for the first time ever, these are the new products you need to know about:
If you’ve long been searching for something that can make it look like you got a full night’s rest the night before—when you were actually up late texting your crush and/or binging the latest season of Love Island—look no further than this No Baggage Adaptogen Eye Cream from PROVENCE Beauty. While we love all that this brand (available at ULTA) has to offer with their line of under $20 skincare products, this one takes the cake thanks to its clean, vegan and science-backed ingredients that work magic to soothe and de-puff that temperamental skin around your eye area.
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Contrary to popular belief, retinol is not just helpful for your skin once you hit an age when wrinkles actually become one of your worries. It’s a total powerhouse ingredient that helps to reveal brighter, more even-toned skin—especially when it’s paired with additional heavy lifters like niacinamide, hyaluronic acid and bakuchiol, like this one from Tru Alchemy. Together, these ingredients work to fight off problems with skin texture, dullness and even an uneven skin tone and reveal firmer, brighter skin that’s as soft as can be.
While we’re talking about new retinol-based products that are definitely worth splurging on, we couldn’t go without adding this totally transformative texture-fixing concentrate from Matter of Fact to the list. This one also includes retinol and bakuchiol, but also adds in the extra punch of pure vitamin C, azelaic acid, ferulic acid and more for a completely revolutionized approach to skincare. Plus, you’ll only need to use it a few times a week to reap the full rewards of retinol’s truly impressive power.
Gather ’round, skin cyclers—you’re going to want to add this one to your cart immediately. While avid skincare aficionados have known about the benefits of AHAs, vitamin C and hyaluronic acid for a while, this newly launched moisturizing serum treatment from Nakery Beauty has found a way to take those benefits and multiply them. While it’s called a serum, this product can be used as an all-day and night moisturizer for not just your face but your entire body. It offers all the potency of a peel without the pain, allowing you to enjoy shrunken pores, a more even skin tone and even less noticeable dark spots after only a single application. While all of that for less than $50 sounds too good to be true, this supercharged serum will soon prove you wrong.
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While skincare products are often focused on adding things onto your face, the most important step in your routine is actually the part where you take everything off of it—simply put, washing your face. The right cleanser can make all the difference in the quality of your skin and the time you spend at the sink, which is why we highly recommend this juniper biome cleanser from the newly launched sustainable skincare brand JunkTheory. It contains key ingredients that go far beyond cleansing, including ones like blue-green algae and sugar beet extracts that you wouldn’t find in your average drugstore cleanser. And while we love the way it leaves your skin feeling healthy and moisturized, our favorite part has to be the way it can melt off makeup—even a full face—all on its own, with no intensive scrubbing or additional products required.
Does it seem like your skincare shelf is missing something by now? These five new products were definitely worth waiting for, but they aren’t the only ones deserving of a spot in your routine.
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