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20 Notable Beauty Products That Launched in May 2022
Including a lightweight foundation, a celeb-backed fragrance and a multi-purpose moisturizer.
by : Patricia Karounos- May 31st, 2022
Billie Eilish Fragrances
For overnight TLC
Dry hair will be relegated to the stuff of nightmares thanks to Amika’s Dream Routine Overnight Hydration Treatment. Apply the leave-in mask—which is made with moisture-boosting ingredients like hyaluronic acid, coconut water and blue algae—before bed and wake up with deeply, noticeably hydrated hair that lasts for up to 72 hours. Even better? You don’t have to worry about staining either.
A long-awaited debut
L.A.-based brand Tower 28’s popular SunnyDays Lightweight Foundation has finally made its way north of the border. The sensitive skin-friendly product is formulated with soothing aloe and centella and reparative prickly pear extract to soothe irritation and even out redness for a natural, skin-like finish. Available in 14 shades, the brand suggests applying with your fingertips for light coverage and a sponge or brush for buildable medium coverage.
For getting glam on-the-go
Everything you need for an effortless makeup look enclosed in one very convenient portable case that also happens to be refillable? It almost sounds too good to be true—but Charlotte Tilbury’s Quick & Easy 5 Minute Looks make it possible. Each of the five kits (which include shades like rosy nudes and date-night pinks) contain three must-have products: an Easy Eye Wand, for a smudge-free, long-wear eye colour, an Easy Highlighter Wand, for a pretty glow, and an Easy Lip and Cheek Wand, for a versatile blush of colour. You’ll want one for every bag.
For chilling out
Lavender and vetiver are known for their calming aromas that encourage relaxation, especially before bed, so it makes sense that The Body Shop has built its entire Sleep collection (part of its new Wellness range) around the duo. Find a hair and body wash, rich body cream, pillow mist, essential oil blend, body scrub, massage oil and bedtime balm that will have you dreaming of Provence before you can even start counting sheep.
Price: from $18
For silky soft hair
All hair types can reap the rewards of Sol de Janeiro’s Brazilian Joia Milky Leave-In Conditioner. The lightweight conditioning mist blends Brazilian ingredients, including strengthening Brazil nut oil and frizz-smoothing Cupuaću butter, to hydrate, protect from heat damage, repair split ends and detangle without weighing your hair down.
A covetable eyeliner
When Rihanna puts her stamp of approval on something, we’re automatically interested—which makes Fenty Beauty’s Wish You Wood longwear eye pencil all the more intriguing. Available in two creamy, matte shades, the waterproof liner delivers eye-catching pigment with impressively precise application. All wood used to create the pencils is sourced from a sustainably managed forest to minimize the environmental impact as much as possible.
For a sun-kissed look
Self-tanning facial drops plus skincare benefits? Yes, please. That’s exactly what you get with the St. Tropez Luxe Tan Tonic Glow Drops, which contains natural tanning actives and skincare ingredients like niacinamide, vitamin E and hyaluronic acid to hydrate, plump soothe and even out skin.
A new must-have
A good primer can make or break a look. Milk Makeup’s Pore Eclipse Mattifying + Blurring Makeup Primer blurs pores and combats shine to create a smooth base that’s ready for your artistic hand. The primer is silicone free, and feels cool upon application before it dries down to a translucent matte finish. Use it on your entire face, or just on the oiler spots.
A buzzy celeb fragrance
When it came to designing her first-ever fragrance, Gen Z icon and long-time scent obsessive Billie Eilish “wanted it to feel like a warm embrace—like what it feels like to feel your blood rushing through you.” The result—which is housed in a sculptural bottle shaped like the upper part of the body—is Eilish, a warm and sweet clean perfume that imparts notes of sugared petals, mandarin, red berries, cocoa, vanilla, musk, tonka bean and more, which is now available in Canada for the first time. “It’s my favourite smell in the world,” Eilish said in a press release.
Price: $80 for 100 mL
A luxe body cream
You may not want to (or have the time to) do a full 10-step skincare regimen for your entire body (we don’t blame you), but doesn’t it deserve the same high-quality care you give to the skin on your face? Enter U Beauty’s Super Body Hydrator, a version of their popular face moisturizer designed for all-over use. The luxe, fast-absorbing cream is made with nourishing ingredients you already know and love, like niacinamide, hyaluronic acid and oat extract, to hydrate, smooth and brighten skin. You won’t be able to get enough.
A multitasking serum
When the founders of new Canadian brand FirstBase Skincare first met years ago, they immediately bonded first over their love of fitness and wellness, then over the skin challenges they both struggled treating. The brand was born out of a desire to create products that delivered results with a less-is-more approach, and its first launch, The Double Dose Organic Vitamin C Serum, does just that. The potent formula contains hydrating hyaluronic acid, brightening vitamin C, omega 3-rich baobab extract, balancing lotus flower extract, pore-minimizing willow bark extract and tension-reducing acmella oleracea extract to plump, soften and smooth skin and minimize the appearance of dark spots.
A head-to-toe moisturizer
Dry and sensitive skin will love Boscia’s Cica Soothing Universal Cream. The lightweight gel-like moisturizer blends soothing cica and ginger root extract with nourishing ceramides relieve irritation, strengthen the barrier and shield against water loss to leave behind smooth and silky skin. It’s gentle enough to be used on your face, too.
For an effortless mani
As a lifelong dancer, Nia Faith longed to see a world where every dancer could easily find clothes that matched their skin tone rather than spend hours dyeing their outfits like she had to do. So she started Révolutionnaire, an inclusive clothing line designed to help everyone feel empowered in their own skin, and, alongside her sister Justice, has grown it into a larger network and movement. The duo have now teamed up with Essie to curate a limited-edition collection of six quick-drying neutral shades meant to celebrate that same ethos.
Price: $11 each
For super-soft hands
One of life’s greatest (minor) annoyances is when you find a wonderful hand cream that feels amazing and works as promised, but its fragrance is so strong and overwhelming that you can’t stand to actually use the product. You won’t have that problem with Weleda’s Unscented Hand Cream, which combines smoothing jojoba oil, moisture-trapping trehalose, nourishing coconut oil and comforting borage seed oil to treat normal to sensitive skin types.
For targeting flyaways
Achieve the slicked look of your dreams with Triviso’s Frizz Smacker. The brand has infused its new serum with its fave ingredient—vitamin-rich watermelon extract—to nourish strands and tamp down frizz and smooth flyaways. You won’t be left with greasy buildup at the end of the day either.
For sensitive skin types
Our skin repairs itself overnight—give it a helping hand with Burt’s Bees Gentle Night Cream. Ideal for sensitive skin types, the replenishing cream is formulated with softening cotton extract, moisturizing rice extract and soothing aloe to rejuvenate skin without concern of increasing redness or irritation.
A summery haircare routine
Canadian brand Voir Haircare is spreading cheer by rounding out its Walk in the Sun collection. The vegan range, which already includes a bestselling hair oil and a protective mist, just got three new products added to its lineup: a shampoo, conditioner and masque, all of which work together to moisturize, repair and prevent future damage to strands.
Price: from $31
For a refreshing spritz
You’re already familiar with Canadian brand Lohn’s dreamy candles (or at least you should be). Now, get ready to obsess over its newest launch, the Everywhere Mist. Available in four scents—citrusy Jura, woodsy Erde, floral Este and earthy Nord—the spray can be used to freshen up linens, clothing and rooms as you desire.
For your next self-care night
We love a good face mask, and Loops’ latest, Hyper Smooth Mask, contains active ingredients like brightening alpha-arbutin and strengthening niacinamide to even tone, reduce the appearance of dark spots and prevent new ones from popping up. Happy glowing.
Price: $45 for five
A new SPF
Ask any derm about what the best SPF is, and they’ll probably tell you it’s the one you’ll want to use everyday. That means you’ll have to test a bunch to find the one you love most, which brings us to Avène’s new Aqua Fluid High Protection SPF 50+. Suitable for both the face and body (and those with sensitive skin), the mineral sunscreen is formulated with four broad-spectrum filters, an antioxidant complex to protect against oxidative stressors and the brand’s soothing thermal spring water. It also has an invisible, non-sticky finish and is water- and sweat-resistant.
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