20 Notable Beauty Products That Launched in March
Spring into the new season with luxe body creams, light-as-air makeup, skincare that packs a punch, and more.
by : Melissa Perdigao- Apr 12th, 2021
A blissful body butter
If Sol de Janeiro’s classic Brazilian Bum Bum Cream has a permanent spot in your bathroom cabinet, make some room for Bom Dia. Now, before we get into the dreamy scent, it’s worth mentioning that this gem is loaded with brightening vitamin C, along with skin-smoothing exfoliating acids derived from banana and mango. And the fragrance? With a warm blend of black amber plum, vanilla woods and jasmine blooms, it has that addictive, can’t-get-enough-of-it quality we’ve come to love (and expect) from the brand.
Sol de Janeiro Bom Dia Bright Body Cream ($59)
An SPF you’ll love to wear
Now that winter is on its way out, it’s time to kick your SPF application into high gear (but you’re applying daily anyway, right?). Vichy Liftactiv Specialist SPF 30 ($62) combines all the protective benefits of SPF with a blend of vitamin C, peptides and Vichy’s iconic mineral-rich water to tone, hydrate and brighten skin. Slather on generously.
A spa visit in a tube
Get your vitamins in while sloughing off flaky skin with this potent (yet non-irritating) facial treatment from Murad. Murad Vita-C Triple Exfoliating Facial ($103) combines three exfoliators – derived from micro-minerals, enzymes and acids – to deliver the same results as a microdermabrasion treatment, no medi-spa visit required.
A smoothing spot treatment
You’ve heard of spot treatments for breakouts, but what about for lines? Shiseido Vital Perfection Intensive WrinkleSpot Treatment ($125) delivers precisely that. With a combination of pure retinol, a Shiseido-exclusive lifting complex, and 4MSK, a pigmentation-reducing and brightening ingredient, this small-but-mighty skin treatment targets smile lines, deep wrinkles and dark spots in a flash.
An oil-infused anti-aging serum
French skincare brand Nuxe developed Super Serum ($86) as a universal anti-aging treatment. No matter your age, skin type or sensitivity level, this golden liquid promises to restore a youthful quality to the skin, thanks to its combination of naturally-derived hyaluronic acid, a complex derived from the antioxidant-rich Edelweiss plant, and encapsulated botanical oils that melt into skin upon application.
A low-key tinted moisturizer
Looking for lightweight coverage that *actually* covers? Try Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint ($39), the tinted moisturizer that’s been spotted all over our IG and TikTok feeds as of late. With 25 flexible shades and a natural finish, it’s bound to be your go-to summer skin tint.
A blowout BFF
Haven’t been able to see your hairstylist lately, or have no reason to splurge for a blowout? Oribe Imperial Blowout Transformative Styling Crème ($85) will grant you voluminous, shiny, hot-off-the-salon chair hair with a single pump. Newly formulated and designed with eco-friendly packaging, it includes ingredients like plant collagen extract, caffeine, biotin and niacinamide to protect against heat, promote density and leave hair feeling soft.
A featherlight foundation
For skin that looks so flawless it practically lights up, look no further than Givenchy Prisme Libre Foundation ($60). This long-wearing, luxurious formula is available in a wide variety of shades, offers buildable coverage and is made with recyclable packaging. Consider us sold.
A brow perfector
Leave it to Charlotte Tilbury to create the fool-proof brow product of our dreams. Dual-ended and refillable, Charlotte Tilbury Brow Cheat ($32) boasts a precise tip that makes mimicking natural-looking brow hairs a breeze. It’s also part of the all-new brow kit, which includes your choice of a tinted or clear gel to help lock in the look.
A luminizing lotion
Approved by Gwyneth Paltrow’s very own daughter, Apple Martin, GOOPGLOW Glow Lotion ($75) includes a blend of superfood spirulina, kakadu plum and sugar-derived squalane to pep-up skin in an instant.
An exfoliating toner
BHA-infused toners are all the rage lately, and the Biossance Squalane + BHA Pore-Minimizing Toner ($37) is no exception. It’s made with plant-based ingredients like white willow bark, caviar lime extract and squalane to exfoliate, hydrate and banish shine with a single swipe.
An essential hand care roll up kit
Designed in collaboration with global leader in sustainable fashion RÆBURN, Aesop’s Adventurer Roll Up ($85) conveniently houses three hand care staples in a portable pouch. The kit contains a rinse-free hand wash; a mandarin rind, rosemary leaf and cedar rejuvenating hand balm; and a rinse-free hand mist. Each Roll Up is also made from recycled cotton.
A beloved serum, revamped
Now in its fifth iteration, Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum ($117) is made to multitask. Use it for your facial massage, infuse it into a sheet mask, or simply apply it after cleansing, the result is the same: supple, glowing, and healthy-looking skin.
A refillable blush
If you’re on the hunt for the perfect spring flush, opt for Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in “Blushing” (from $32). The refillable cream formula blends into cheeks effortlessly and includes ingredients like rose hip and sweet almond oil to improve the look of your skin inside and out.
A moisturizer that won’t irritate your skin
Touted by beauty editors, makeup artists and French women alike, the cult-favourite moisturizer from Embryolisse is finally available in a sensitive-safe formulation (although some might say the OG version is just as easy on the skin). Fragrance-free and made with 98 percent natural ingredients, Lait-Crème Sensitive ($43) hydrates and smooths skin, minus any extra frills that might cause irritation.
A serum that delivers
Dark spots got you down? Dermalogica PowerBright Dark Spot Serum ($136) is the ultimate skincare splurge. This skin-brightening serum works overtime to eliminate dark spots and also protects from external aggressors like pollution. Apply twice a day and watch the magic happen.
A nail collection made for Spring
Missed out on the egg hunt this year? No problem. With a blend of neutral tones and pastel shades, the CND The Colors Of You Spring Collection (from $10.50) is sure to spark delight. Plus, the complementary shades are easy to mix-and-match and make for some exceptionally adorable nail art.
A weightless hair oil
Love the glassy sheen hair oils provide, but hate the feeling of your hair being weighed down? Enter KMS MOISTREPAIR Hydrating Oil ($27), a conditioning oil that smooths and protects hair from humidity with zero greasiness. Whether you have fine hair, waves or tight curls, this moisturizing blend of avocado oil, aloe and plant-derived softening agents creates a silky-smooth feel and provides ample shine.
A vitamin C serum made for oily skin
Greasy T-zone? Acne-prone skin? Skinceuticals has you covered. Designed specifically for oily and blemish-prone skin, Skinceuticals Silymarin CF ($190) unifies their famous vitamin C and ferulic acid combination with silymarin – a powerful antioxidant extracted from milk thistle – to improve skin texture, reduce fine lines and stop pimples in their tracks before they get a chance to form.
A restorative face oil
Exclusive to the Detox Market, Pai The Light Fantastic ($89) is the answer to your sensitive-skin woes. Composed of omega-rich ceramides (the skin-saving ingredient du jour) and a blend of antioxidants derived from cacao and schisandra, it’s perfect for facial massage, or dropping into your favourite moisturizer for extra-glowy skin.
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