It’s almost summer and what better time than now to get thinking about your skincare – from sunscreen to makeup. Here are some of our favorite new products to give you that summer glow.
ELEMIS Pro Collagen Glowboost Exfoliator
ELEMIS London is our new favorite skincare line. We love it just as much as LA-based Arcona. This new Elemis Glowboost baby has arrived ready to make your face feel clean and soft with a gentle exfoliating balm made with cellulose beads sourced from spruce trees – a non-plastic alternative to microbeads. The clear skin wash wipes away dead skin cells and locks in moisture with key ingredients such as starflower oil, elderberry oil, Optimega oil, and Padina Pavonica (algae on the Mediterranean coast). Improve your skin and radiate!
The ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Vitality Eye Cream is also amazing my ultimate eye cream as it feels like it is working as soon as applied made with macroalgae, elderflower extract, Japanese flower extract, and the essence of two white flowers. Lightweight and non-greasy, the eye cream helps reduce fine lines and crow’s feet.
Did you know SOHO House has its own sustainable genderless skincare line that you can find at their hotels? Well now you can buy them online too with Soho Skin. We love all of the products (even the shave gel in a tube) but one of our favs is the French green clay mask that gently purifies and cleans your skin with salicylic acid. Pores are minimized and cellular renewal is promoted with Lactococcus ferment lysate. This formula is perfect for when you want a deep cleanse. If you are a SoHo member, check for discounts on the app.
Shiseido Urban Environment Fresh Moisture Sunscreen SPF 42
Who do I love thee? This product includes Hyaluronic acid so your skin is getting repaired while helping with wrinkles but also moisturized and protected from the sun. It goes on non-greasy and absorbs quickly plus the pearl light powder in the formula feels like a big skin brightener as it reflects more red light.
Neogen Dermalogy Real Fresh Foam Blueberry Moisturizing Cleanser
Not sure how they do it but there are actual blueberries at the bottom of this foam cleanser. This has been my go-to creamy moisturizing cleanser that I left sit on my face while I brush my teach as after a few minutes the white cleanser turns to clear. This cleanser really feels like it is deep cleaning my face and removing my makeup. They even have other options like green tea and cranberry.
Made in Korea, we tested many Neogen products and adore them all especially the following:
- Neogen Dermalogy Wine Lift PHA Gauze Peeling has two different sides to the cleaning pads – one gauze side for more scrub action and one cotton side plus they are soaking in a big container of fluid (wine polyphenols and peeling ingredients) and thus the pads won’t dry out like other brands. The pad allows you to slip your fingers into the cleansing pad too. These pads are the perfect solution for when you are too tired to wash your face at night or just need a pick-me-up skin cleaner.
- Double Vita Drop In Serum + Double Vita Glow Wrap Mask Set — Infused with Vitamin C Citrus Junos and Poncirus Trifoliata Fruit Extract to help revitalize and keep skin hydrated all day long, this can be used with Double Vita Tone Up Ampoule Mask
Neogen Dermalogy Extra Slim Metal Maxicara
Bristle-free mascara? I dig it, especially the way it turns my eyelashes into perfectly curled smudge-proof lashes. The 2.55 mm metal brush applicator makes clumping a thing of the past. It is more precise, even TikTok creator Sol Pena shows us how to apply.
GXVE By Gwen Stefani Can’t Stop Staring Clean Lengthening and Lifting Mascara
We are super picky about mascara and this one did not disappoint as the end of the wand is a bit thicker allowing the brush to help with lifting and separating eyelashes. The fuller lashes from this mascara seem more natural to me than most brands that go on too strong and clump so I give this brand a 10/10. Find it at Sephora for $20.
Another amazing find is her delicious-smelling Bubble Pop Electric High-Performance Clean Lip Gloss which reminds me of Buxom’s Lip Plumping Cream with its creamy shiny yummy scent.
This is the first tanning product spray that I have found for the face and chest that smells good. Spritz once and use the soft Iconic London Face and Body Brush to quickly maneuver all over the face and decolletage and in less than an hour it looks like you rolled in from a beach vacation. Prep, Set, Tan! We love the warm rich tan shade but once again, the Hyaluronic Acid is the winner making the glow flawless and helping prevent breakouts.
We discovered the brand on FLIP, a next-generation social commerce platform/shopping app that acts as a single destination to discover and learn about products through 60-second videos of user-generated content.
Sheglam Liquid Makeup Products
Another Coachella discovery at the Nylon party was this fun affordable makeup brand with colors and highlighters that allow you to paint dots or lines on your face and rub them in to highlight, illuminate, and contour. I love the Chroma Glow Bloom Liquid Highlighter in Flying Comet. A few small dots around your eye area and the Va-Voom iridescent glow sparkle is REAL, brightening the eye area and your overall appearance.
I can totally see why these easy-to-use liquid makeup products are a beauty trend. These best sellers we adore – COLOR BLOOM DAYGLOW LIQUID BLUSH SHIMMER FINISH-LOVE CAKE that I use on my cheeks – just 2 dots and blend, and the brown Sun Sculpt Warm Honey Contour.
Kumo Luxe Encore Working Hair Spray
We pretty much detest hair spray but this turned us on to it as it holds the hair in an effortless way not feeling sticky or drying out locks. It resists humidity and creates a touchable bounce. Perhaps the secret ingredient is the hydrolyzed quinoa protein, one of the highest plant-based amino acid contents, which strengthens hair, helps with color retention, and enhances shine. We discovered this amazing product line of shampoo, conditioner, and Bombshell Blowout Thermal Mist at a Coachella party too.
1SAVES20 Big Changes Hair Mist and Dry Shampoo
LA-based, resource-conscious 1SAVES20 beauty collection was founded in 2022 by friends devoted to preserving the planet’s precious resources by empowering people to make big changes through small choices, 1SAVES20 formulates resource-conscious beauty products that conserve water. Rich in natural and organic ingredients, 1SAVES20 delivers a convenient, rinse-free experience at home or on the go. With each application the user saves 20 gallons of water. So, skip the shower. That’s the beauty of 1SAVES20.
As Californians are familiar with drought conditions, the brand formulated a rinse-free refresh for the body, hair, and skin. Our favorite products include the Hair Mist to enhance your unwashed locks with beachy tousled waves and volume as the hair mist is formulated with sea salt and aloe vera. The Dry Shampoo is meant to be used after the hair mist as the powder is sprayed into roots and massaged with fingers for that effortless LA style.