From Coachella gift bags to beauty and spa events, we have tried hundreds of new products in 2019. Here are our favorite new beauty and wellness finds. Charcoal is an ingredient we see popping up in many new products while trusty coconut oil and tingly peppermint oil are transitioning to products you might not expect. There seems to be more of an emphasis on using natural ingredients in products while the scent is everything when it comes to putting it on your body. Products with multiple uses are always a plus, like Supergoop’s new sunscreen eyeshadow, Kompari’s Coconut Melt, Manuka Honey, and Elemis Rose Cleansing Balm. Discover and try one of our new must-have products.
For your health and wellness
Roll this stick filled with peppermint, spearmint and lavender essential oils in a coconut oil base on your temples, forehead, and back of the neck at the first sign of pain. This natural support system brings relief, but I found it helped me relax and fall asleep easier. All-natural cooling relief! Our friends used it at Coachella to help with hangover relief.
This coconut flavored dental floss feels so good it actually makes you want to floss your teeth. Woven with 500+ grime-grabbing fibers, Cocofloss gently scrubs away plaque, leaving your smile and mouth fresh and clean. The floss feels padded and is infused with naturally antimicrobial coconut oil and lightly coated with microcrystalline wax. Try other fruit oil flavors too like watermelon, strawberry, and orange. Thanks to the sister dentist/artist duo who created Cocofloss, you no longer have to dislike flossing, AND who wants gum inflammation anyway? Protect your pearly whites.
Manuka Honey has grown in the past year as an essential in wellness and healing. Over the last four decades, Comvita co-founder + beekeeper, Alan Bougen has grown Comvita from 40 to 40,000 hives to become New Zealand’s #1 Manuka honey, a global leader in the space, and has been certified by the Manuka gold standard, UMF™.
Known for its antibacterial properties, use the rich gold thick pot of gold for a sore throat, an upset stomach, and even to heal a cut. Manuka Honey is known to support digestive and immune health which is why we often take a spoonful a day. Try it in your own DIY face mask or one of these beauty tips.
Saje Wellness from Canada has sprung up all over LA. We have spent the last couple of years using their essential oil blends to help us sleep and add moisture to our bedroom due to living in such a dry climate. Some of our favorite calming blends we use in our diffuser include Goddess, Stress Release, and Bloom. Although there are many diffusers to choose from, we like how the Aroma Gem Chrome looks on our dresser.
This enchanting oil in a rollerball smells deliciously intoxicating. We have used it as a perfume and for tranquility. Some oils that help relax you don’t smell good, but this pure blessed essential oil is the right blend of Paris Rain with Lilly of the Valley extract and is often our go-to to put on before bed. Alcohol-free, Oniro Oil encourages you to anoint yourself while saying your own mantra or intention for the day. Their “dream” goal setting is also in partnership with My Saint, My Hero – wearable blessed inspirational jewelry.
For your skin
This light non-greasy Japanese “WaterBlend” keeps your face hydrated for hours. Water Balm can be used before bed or before applying makeup. The superior technology allows you to use the product as a toner, serum, day cream, night cream, eye cream and makeup primer all in one. We have never felt another product quite like it.
This 30-minute mask combats sun damage and fine lines while improving skin texture with bioderived DNA Repair Enzymes and Vitamins E and C. Created by world-renowned dermatologist Dr. Ronald Moy who has served as president of numerous national dermatologic associations and currently serves as a Vice President of the Skin Cancer Foundation, get that instant healthy glow at home with the mask that boosts cellular renewal. You can feel it working.
Moisturize your delicate eye area and watch the thick greenish cream formulated with avocado oil be sucked into your skin like a sponge. It feels like a burst of hydration and might be just what you need to brighten your eye area and avoid eye wrinkles.
Based in Australia, we are hoping this product comes to Sephora or Amazon soon. After discovering their products at The Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, we are obsessed with the scents in all of their products. The richly blended moisturizer comes with 24K Gold Leaf promotes daily hydration and collagen production with the enchanting smell of Indian rose. The age-defying Facial Blend with Ayurveda aromatherapy also smells delicious with Indian Rose (mega mood lifter) while ingredients like mogra and ashwagandha stimulate cell renewal, promote collagen and elastin production, and keep the skin firm and revitalized. Find these enchanting Subtle Energies at spas and wellness resorts around the world.
This English Rose skin cleanser in a jar comes out in a thick creamy balm (almost like a smoother vaseline) that dissolves make-up, daily grime, and pollutants for a soft and glowing complexion. Formulated with 5 rose extracts from around the world, this soothing balm is scooped and melts into a rich cleansing oil. Safe for all skin types, the luxurious Rose and Mimosa waxes are infused with nourishing Elderberry, Starflower and Optimega™ oils and supercharged with hydrating Mediterranean algae, Padina Pavonica. The balm nourishes the skin’s lipid barrier, soothing it with hydration. For added moisture, leave on your face for 10 minutes as a mask.
This thick and rich moisturizer uses a concentration of signal peptides, growth factors, supportive amino acids and pygmy waterlily for visible and immediate improvement in the appearance of skin’s tone, texture and firmness. Expect to see a quick improvement in lines, wrinkles and reduced signs of sun-damage. Find this Southern California brand online, at Sephora, and popping up all over.
These soothing toner pads with Lactic Acid combat breakouts quickly and help clear away the dirt. The spot specific acne-fighting formula soothes blemishes, ingrown hairs, and razor burn. Allantoin, Grape Seed Extract, and naturally purifying Witch Hazel are some of the magic ingredients that help clarify skin. The green Arcona pads are the perfect end of the day clean before bed.
Creamy rich lotion that smells like beach candy is how I would describe this Bum Bum cream. The smell alone (a Pistachio and Salted Caramel fragrance) is why I slather this cream all over my body, but the fast-absorbing cream works and combats dry skin fast. Infused with all-powerful caffeine-rich Guaraná extract and a cocktail of Cupuaçu Butter, Açaí Oil, and Coconut Oil, there is no way you won’t feel luxurious.
If you don’t mind smelling like a coconut beach day or an Almond Joy, this Kopari Coconut Melt changes with the temperature. Rub a bit between your hands to melt it and watch how fast it shines up and moisturizes your legs. My legs were glowing the next day after one use. But the Melt comes with more uses than your skin, the 100% organic and unrefined coconut oil can be used for under eye rescue, hair deep-conditioning, belly-balming, makeup remover, and baby skin soothing, so basically beauty in a bottle for your whole bod. The Coco Hydration Lipglossy is another favorite coconut-smelling Kopari product that can also be used on your cuticles if too much comes out. Now 5 shades are available. See the other Kompari product we adore AND their new line of CBD products.
For your hair
Feel the tingles on your scalp when you scoop up this greyish thick mud-like shampoo. The Binchotan charcoal in this product helps with dry flaky scalp from product buildup or hairdye treatments by drawing impurities from the scalp and hair follicle. Vegetable-derived micro-exfoliators remove dead skin cells while a cooling blend of peppermint and spearmint oils reduces scalp itchiness. Tea tree oil has anti-septic and healing properties that reduce scalp irritation and inflammation. Coconut Oil provides superior moisturization and super-vitamin panthenol provides essential nutrients to strengthen the hair roots and shaft. Scalp health to the rescue!
The best dry shampoo we have tried is perfect for days you don’t feel like washing your hair or just don’t have time. Spray on your root area and around your crown to feel freshly showered hair. No chalky white build-up, the detoxifying charcoal powder lifts dirt and build-up while absorbing oil and sweat. Cooling, calming white tea powder calms your scalp and strengthens hair follicles.
For your make-up face
The fact that it comes with SPF 30 is an added bonus to this little pot of easily spreadable gold shimmer, which I can’t imagine the shimmer shades looking bad on anyone. Keep your eyes pretty and protected with this long-wearing cream eyeshadow thanks to a hybrid of mineral and clean chemical actives that protect from UV rays. Finger-friendly, we’ve thought about using this on more than just our eyes, but a contour lift look.
For mega illuminating, smear this cream around your eyes to brighten your appearance or slather on your cheekbones for a summer glow. This mega illuminating moisturizer can act as your daily moisturizer AND illuminated glow in one supercharged soft cream. Iridescent illuminating pearl particles will blur, reflect & enhance your complexion for an instant luminous finish. The yummy smelling potion comes in three shades, but we adore Sunglow.
Set and lift your arched brows with a clear airy gel and side brush. No botox needed, just a more defined brow with no flakes.
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil
Use it as a liner, inner corner liner, or an eyeshadow. The chunky pencil is easy to apply and comes in 15 shades. We love Pure Violet and Iced Mocha. Made with a blend of mineral oil and powder, the creamy Jumbo Eye Pencils glide on effortlessly and can be used as a facial contour highlighter too.