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20 Notable Beauty Products That Launched In November 2022
Including winter-ready hair care, a festive lippie and a glow-worthy serum.
by : Patricia Karounos- Nov 30th, 2022
A reviving eye cream
The beginning of December likely means your schedule is full of non-stop holiday parties. Stave off the (appearance) of exhaustion with Drunk Elephant’s Ceramighty AF Eye Balm, which is formulated with skin strengthening ceramides, oat extract, vitamin F and omega-rich plant oils to calm and combat signs of fatigue in the eye area. It’s definitely not a substitute for a full eight hours of sleep, but you definitely won’t mind having it in your corner.
For a major glow up
Say goodbye to dark spots with the Fenty Skin Watch Ya Tone serum. Packaged in a refillable pump, the potent serum is made with brightening 5 percent niacinamide, anti-inflammatory vitamin C and nourishing licorice-root extract and Barbados cherry to target discolouration, even out skin tone and leave behind a soft, radiant glow. If Rihanna says she’s obsessed with it, we have to listen, right?
A statement lip
You can never go wrong with a little sparkle—especially during the holiday season. Gucci’s limited-edition Lunaison Glitter Lipstick is infused with three (!!) different kinds of glitter for the ultimate shimmer. Available in two timeless red shades, the creamy formula leaves behind an impressively bold hue with a single swipe.
A beloved formula with a twist
If you’ve ever used the cushy, best-selling Goopgenes Clean Nourishing Lip Balm, you probably already love it. Now you can find that same clear formula—which contains nourishing botanical oils like coconut, argan, castor seed and jojoba—alongside two tints (a translucent pink-nude and a sheer, vibrant red) in a giftable trio. Or, you know, you could just pick up a set to keep for yourself.
A new hair care regimen
Technically, minimalist brand Nécessaire launched its new line of hair care products last month, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention it. Keeping in line with its mandate to treat the rest of your body like you would your face, the three-step regimen (made up of a shampoo, conditioner and scalp serum) claims to balance the skin on your scalp and support healthy hair growth, making it perfect for winter use. Strands should feel clean and nourished, but never stripped or weighed down.
Price: from $38
An easy exfoliator
Another appealing launch we missed last month, Neostrata’s PHA Renewal Pads offer a daily exfoliator that the brand says is gentle enough for sensitive skin types. The single-use pads are soaked in in a 4 percent PHA to resurface skin and remove buildup as well as hydrating and soothing green-tea and cucumber extracts. The result? Balanced, primed skin with a stunning glow.
A covetable holiday gift
Just in time for holiday-gifting season, SSENSE has debuted an extremely covetable set of 26 (yes, you read the right) self-care products. Packaged in a cute reusable tote designed by Collina Strada, inside you’ll find a range of mini and full size products like La Mer’s Crème De La Mer Moisturizer, Dr. Barbara Sturm’s The Good C Serum, Aesop’s Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm, Diptyque’s Smoothing Body Polish, an Hourglass Veil Translucent SEtting Powder, Oribe’s Deluxe Supershine Moisturizing Cream, a Byredo Young Rose & De Los Santos set and so, so much more.
A signature candle
When Glossier first launched its You fragrance back in 2017, fans quickly became obsessed with its inviting, comforting notes of pink pepper, iris, ambrette and ambrox. Now, you can get that same scent in candle form. Housed in keepsake-worthy glass vessels, the candle is made from a vegan soy and coconut blend and promises up to 45 hours of burn time. Alongside the You candle, the brand also launched an Orange Blossom Neroli candle that borrows the fresh, citrus-y fragrance from Glossier’s Body Hero Collection.
A unique palette
When it comes to makeup, is there anything more fun than playing around with a new eyeshadow palette? Rest assured, you’ll love Makeup By Mario’s latest, the Ethereal Eyes palette. Find 12 gorgeous neutral shades in sueded matte, metallic and glossy shimmer finishes. The matte hues provide grip for additional colour, while the shimmers are infused with emollient-coated pearls to leave a reflective shine on top of lids.
A perfect holiday gift
Sure, the Ole Henriksen Seeking Self-Care Skincare Favourites Sets was intended to be something giftable for skincare lovers on your holiday list—but you deserve a little something nice too, don’t you? The handy trio was curated to impart a healthy glow on skin and includes the brand’s Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner, Banana Bright+ Eye Crème and Strength Trainer Peptide Boost Moisturizer.
A fun stocking stuffer
Stocking stuffers may not seem like a major holiday-shopping concern—until you remember that finding one that people will whole-heartedly love can be a serious challenge. Quo Beauty’s adorable Cosmetic Crackers come in fun, festive cracker-inspired packaging, which conceal a surprise shade of one of the brand’s lip glosses. They’re sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.
For strong, healthy hair
Meet Biolage’s Strength Recovery line. Just launched in Canada, the range was developed so that you could actually style your hair without worrying about risking its health. Made up of a shampoo, conditioning cream and deep conditioning pack, the collection uses vegan squalene to instantly repair and strengthen damaged strands while also enhancing their natural look and touch.
Price: from $24
A cult product in the making
According to science-backed, scalp-focused haircare brand Act + Acre, there’s one type of product that has long been on top of its most-requested list. After two years of development, its Cold Processed Leave-In Conditioner is finally here. Made with ingredients like squalene and snow-mushroom blends, the product aims to reduce frizz, hydrate hair, repair damage and protect against breakage. Say hello to happier hair.
A high-tech treatment
Toronto brand Radford Beauty wants to bring spa-worthy care right to your home with Light: The LED Mask. LED light therapy purportedly stimulates collagen production and helps to reduce redness, pigmentation, acne and the appearance of fine lines. The mask, which was designed in collaboration with local illustrator Lauren Pearson, emits four different types of light to treat skin. The brand recommends using it for 10-15 minutes every day for two weeks, then as needed (for example, at the sign of a breakout) from there.
A must-have shower duo
The cult-loved haircare line at Toronto’s THIC Studio just got bigger. The brand recently launched its shampoo and conditioner duo, which promises to add volume, shine and promote growth for all hair types. Not only will you love how the pair make your hair look and feel, you’ll also love the experience of using them thanks to their dreamy fragrance of citrus and aroma. You’ll be counting down the hours until it’s time to wash your hair again.
Price: $42 each
A vibe-setting kit
Want your home to smell like Courteney Cox’s? Now it can thanks to the Candle Discovery Set from the Friends star’s home and lifestyle brand Homecourt. The kit includes four mini votive candles in each of the company’s signature fragrances: woodsy Cece, floral Steeped Rose, crisp Neroli Leaf and aromatic Cipres Mint.
Seasonally-appropriate nail polish
Montreal-based beauty brand BKIND just dropped an all-new collection of its fan-favourite vegan nail polish. The latest fall/winter lineup contains 13 shades, ranging from a delightful Pumpkin Spice orange, to a chilly Le Fjord blue and a chic Petite Bourgogne maroon.
Price: $16 each
A dry hair saviour
Winter dryness will stand no chance against Everist’s new The Deep Conditioning Concentrate. The super concentrated, plant-based product—which is packed with repairing pumpkin-seed oil and aloe vera—can be used both as a daily conditioner or as a deep treatment mask and detangles, smoothes and hydrates dry, damaged or frizzy hair. The colour-safe formula is seriously rich, so remember that a little goes a long way.
A plush moisturizer
Protect your skin from the harsh winter with Cocokind’s Resurrection Polypeptide Cream. The rich, velvet-y cream is made with collagen-supporting plant-based polypeptides, hydration-restoring resurrection plant extract and antioxidant-rich watermelon-seed oil to fight trans-epidermal water loss, restore moisture levels, boost firmness and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
A spa-quality bath
Bathe like the French do with Bathorium’s new Clay Mineral Soaks. Inspired by French, spa-like mud baths, the soaks use clay and aim to detoxify and replenish over the course of a relaxing bath. Find it in three varieties: inflammation-reducing Emerald, exfoliating Amber Glow and impurity-diminishing Golden Hour.
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