We’re always intrigued by what’s new in skincare and beauty, whether it’s a product designed with the help of cutting-edge technology, or an update on an old favourite with a new and improved formulation.
Although it can be overwhelming to keep up with the latest products, there are a myriad of reasons to incorporate them into your routine, whether you’re looking to change up your routine, or you’d like to target a particular area.
From highly efficacious serums to a velvety matte lipstick, here are five must-try skincare and beauty products that are sure to pique your curiosity.
1. Kiehl’s Retinol Skin-Renewing Daily Micro-Dose Treatment
A firm favourite for a hero skincare ingredient, retinol helps to combat everything from fine lines and wrinkles to skin tone and texture.
However, some individuals encounter side effects from a too-high retinol dosage, including redness, irritation, and dry skin.
This is why we were delighted to hear that Kiehl’s has formulated a potent new retinol serum in a daily-strength micro-dose, precisely engineered to deliver visible results with minimal redness, dryness, and peeling.
The serum is a dream to apply, being both lightweight and fast-absorbing. And as well as targeting fine lines and skin tone, the serum softens rough skin patches and helps fade pesky age spots.
2. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Serum
It’s an area of concern that isn’t spoken about enough—many of us in our late 20s, 30s, and 40s are still prone to acne breakouts.
Thankfully, La Roche-Posay, a leader in sensitive skincare, has launched the latest innovation in its effaclar anti-acne skincare solutions range, the Effaclar Serum which boasts three hero peeling acids–LHA, salicylic acid, and glycolic acid.
Committed to targeting breakouts while combating dehydration and improving skin texture, the Effaclar Serum is a must-try for those in need of a new anti-acne solution. And you’ll be pleased to know that when trialled by 51 acne-prone subjects every day for 28 days, the serum demonstrated a reduction in blackheads by 50%, acne marks and scars by 49%, and pimples by 45%.
3. Lancôme Advanced Génifique Sensitive
Lancôme’s latest iteration of the iconic Génifique serum is specifically formulated for those with sensitive skin in mind. The Advanced Génifique Sensitive is made up of two concentrates mixed together at the last moment to keep their freshness. Harnessing microbiome science, the serum base contains seven prebiotic fractions, while the active blue booster is enriched with Ferulic Acid and Vitamin E to deliver potent antioxidant protection.
Simply push and twist the black cap clockwise to release the blue concentrate into the serum base, and shake. Added to your daily routine, the weightless texture works to deliver immediate results by strengthening the skin barrier, soothing, smoothing, replumping the skin, and visibly reducing redness.
4. Lancôme Teint Idôle Ultra Wear All Over Concealer
If, like us, you’re always on the go, you’re probably on the lookout for the best in long-wearing makeup. But it’s not all about the foundation—your concealer counts too. Introducing the latest in longwear concealer, Lancôme’s Teint Idôle Ultra Wear All Over Concealer.
A multi-tasking matte face concealer, it provides up to 24 hour breathable wear, achieving a flawless and creaseless finish, all while hydrating the skin and brightening dark under-eye circles.
Available in a plethora of shades, use like a concealer to cover skin darkness and imperfections, or even as a foundation for a full face application. And if you want to highlight and illuminate specific areas of your visage, opt for a lighter shade, or go darker for immaculate contouring.
5. YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Velvet Radical
YSL Beauté’s iconic matte lipsticks have a new family member—the ‘Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Velvet Radical’.
A lipstick for the individual who loves matte, but seeks a velvety texture, the Slim Velvet Radical sets a new standard in sophistication, and prioritises comfort. Inspired by the fashion house’s love for velvet fabric, the formulation includes the addition of silky oils so that your lips won’t dry out upon application and will feel supple all day long.
The ‘Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Velvet Radical’ is available in a number of beautiful, vivid, and timeless shades.