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20 Notable Beauty Products That Launched in December 2022
Including a hard working leave-on mask, ultra-sheer pimple patches and winter-ready skincare.
by : Patricia Karounos- Jan 4th, 2023
A glow-boosting moisturizer
Biossance’s award-winning Squalene + Vitamin C Rose Oil has long been beloved. Now it has inspired a brand-new product: the Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Moisturizer. Designed for all skin types, the lightweight, antioxidant-rich cream is formulated with free-radical fighting vitamin C, tone-evening fermented lemon peel and hydrating squalene to brighten, moisturize and combat pollution damage. Happy glowing.
For all-day volume
Say hello to major volume courtesy of the JVN Embody Volumizing Hair Foam. This latest launch from Jonathan Van Ness’ line is a fluffy, non-aerosol foam that delivers all-day volume while offering both style memory and heat protection. Simply start with a couple of pumps, add the foam to damp hair, particularly in areas where you want the most volume, and use a wide-toothed comb to evenly distribute. Bonus: The product is nourishing too, thanks to hydrating marshmallow-root extract and biotin (vitamin B7), which helps improve thickness.
A multi-tasking leave-on mask
Struggling with stubborn blemishes, dark spots and texture? Meet the Drunk Elephant Bouncy Brightfacial, a leave-on mask that targets all those concerns—and more. Soothing azelaic acid, exfoliating salicylic acid and a hyperpigmentation-reducing triple-antioxidant brightening complex come together to even skin tone, unclog pores, diminish redness and impart a radiant glow. It’s even lightweight enough that you can wear it during the day should you choose.
A nearly invisible pimple patch
By now, we’re all used to wearing pimple patches as if they are part of our look. But if there are days where you want to be able to wear a patch and do a full makeup routine, check out Peace Out Skincare’s latest addition to their blemish-fighting lineup, the Acne Day Dot. Formulated with the same effective ingredients as the brand’s OG patches (like salicylic acid, retinol and aloe vera), the Day Dots are made with a much thinner layer of hydrocolloid polymer. The result is an ultra-sheer application that is almost invisible under makeup.
A winter-ready lip mask
Just in time for the coldest parts of winter comes Fenty Skin’s Plush Puddin’ Intensive Recovery Lip Mask. The Rihanna-approved treatment combines Barbados cherry extract, vitamin E and pomegranate, jojoba, coconut and castor oils to hydrate, plump and replenish lips and boost their natural moisture barrier. Dry, flaky lips are officially a thing of the past.
A fragrance evolution
After launching her debut fragrance in Canada earlier in 2022, Grammy winner Billie Eilish is back with a second. Inspired by the artist’s synesthesia, Eilish No. 2 channels a more sensual side, with notes of Italian bergamot, apple blossom, black pepper, papyrus, wild poppy flowers, palo santo and ebony. “I really liked the idea of a darker, rainy world for Eilish No. 2,” she said in a press release. “We started with the original ‘Eilish’ elements of warmth and sweetness, but then added spicy and woodsy elements for a more sultry, wet feeling.”
A potent night cream
Who doesn’t want to go to bed and wake up with smoother, firmer skin? Let OleHenriksen’s Dewtopia 5% Acid Firming Night Crème do all the work. The lightweight moisturizer uses shea butter for all-night hydration, glycolic and lactic acids to exfoliate and reduce the appearance of fine lines and dark spots, and edelweiss stem cells to firm skin. Sweet dreams.
A calming balm
If you have dry, sensitive skin that really doesn’t like Canadian winters (who does?), you’re going to want to try Kiehl’s new Ultra Facial Advanced Repair Barrier Cream. The balm-to-cream formula contains soothing colloidal oatmeal and nourishing beta-glucan to relieve and soothe dry skin, reduce redness, and boost the moisture barrier to leave skin looking and feeling better. Plus, even though the cream is super rich, it doesn’t have a greasy finish.
A very blue collab
It’s been about 13 years since movie-going audiences made that awe-inspiring first trip to Pandora, so to say the release of Avatar: The Way of Water was highly-anticipated may kind of be an understatement. To celebrate the sequel, Nyx Professional Makeup has launched a limited-edition collab that is, unsurprisingly inspired by the stunning blue hues the films are known for. Choose from palettes, lipsticks, highlighters and even a setting spray, many of which are packaged in recycled materials.
Price: from $12
A versatile treatment
Simplify your skincare routine with Schaf Restore. The multi-tasking treatment is formulated with all-star skincare ingredients like hyaluronic acid, peptides, niacinamide, bakuchiol, jojoba oil and olive squalene to hydrate, support the moisture barrier and reduce the appearance of fine lines. What more could you ask for?
For instantly hydrated hair
Dry, frizzy hair will be no more with Amika’s Water Sign Hydrating Hair Oil. Formulated for all types of strands, the silicone-free treatment contains nourishing, vitamin-rich sea buckthorn, plumping hyaluronic acid and a blend of eight moisture-locking oils to combat frizz and breakage. It also boosts shine and protects against heat.
The latest TikTok fave
You’ve probably seen Rare Beauty’s Positive Light Silky Touch Highlighter all over your TikTok feed—and if you haven’t, we have very different FYPs. Selena Gomez’s powder highlighters have gone viral for a reason: the talc-free formula (which, btw, is also water-, transfer- and smudge-proof) comes in four colours, and seamlessly melts into your skin, leaving behind a stunning, glass-like glow that is unmatched.
A brightening eye cream
Mornings won’t feel so bad with Farmacy’s Wake Up Honey Eye Cream. The honey and vitamin C-infused cream works to visibly reduce the look of dark circles, brighten and hydrate the eye area. Meanwhile, caffeine and upcycled cranberry peptide targets puffiness so that you’ll be ready for whatever the day has in store.
A perfectly rosy blush
Add Too Faced’s new Cloud Crush Blurring Blush to your makeup bag for a subtle dash of colour—in both satin and diffused matte finishes—that also has a blurring effect. Find the pressed powder in six rosy shades that are perfect for winter looks.
For lavish TLC
Bath time just got all the more luxurious thanks to Omorovicza. The Hungarian brand is helping bring the experience of Budapest’s famous bathing culture home with its Budapest Bath Oil and Bath Salts. The mineral-rich bath salts use a blend of Hungarian, epsom, Himalayan and Dead Sea salts to create an aromatic pool that relieves tension and hydrates, softens and detoxifies skin. Meanwhile the oil can be used for a silky bath that relaxes and nourishes skin.
Price: from $60 (USD)
For glossier hair, longer
Good news, LolaVie fans: the Jennifer Aniston-backed brand’s Glossing Detangler—which detangles (duh), repairs damage, protects against future damage and adds shine—is so beloved that it just got a size upgrade. That’s right, the hero product is now available in a 12 oz. version, which, if you’re keeping track, is more than twice the size of the OG. It’s the perfect time to stock up.
Price: $49 (USD)
For a breath of fresh air
Indigenous-owned beauty brand Wildcraft—which is known for its natural, plant-focused skincare products—wants your home to smell even better. Its debut line of candles (which marks Wildcraft’s first launch outside of skincare) are made with an all-natural blend of high-quality essential oils and coconut/soy wax. They’re available in three transportive scents: Unwind, with lavender and eucalyptus, Awaken, with lemongrass and mint, and Focus, with rosemary and fir.
A stress-fighting moisturizer
You may already know Faace for its masks tailored towards your skin when you’re tired, stressed out or on your period. Now, it’s launched its debut daily moisturizer. With a whipped, balmy texture, the cream uses ingredients like marula oil, niacinamide and Neurophroline (a soothing active) to fight signs of stress, even skin tone and increase suppleness.
An all-over highlighter
Family-owned Canadian brand Gee Beauty has done it again. Use the Liquid Glow highlighter on its own for a natural radiance, blended into your primer for a fully luminous look or after foundation as you typically would for a more focused brightness. Even better? You can also add it to your body cream for a subtle head-to-toe glow.
The latest celeb launch
We can’t tell you the Keys Soulcare Multi-Benefit Peptide Serum will give you the same seemingly flawless skin as Alicia Keys. But we can tell you that the celeb brand claims its newest launch plumps skin, instantly improves the look of fine lines and offers all-day hydration, and who doesn’t want that?
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