What’s the best way to maintain balance while sheltering at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19? Self-care. And the good news? Recently, the beauty market’s been flooded products to help you look great and just as important: feel great as well.
With that in mind, ahead are 15 newly-launched items that’ll make anyone’s skincare routine feel more indulgent, pampering, and luxurious. And because all the items in this guide are perfectly portable and TSA compliant, they’ll be ready to hit the road with you when it’s safe and appropriate once again.
Sonya Dakar Jade Energy Energizing Eye Balm, $65
To remedy puffiness, dark circles, and dryness around the eyes – where skin is thinnest and susceptible to first showing signs of stress – gently tap on this ultra-rich balm formulated with green coffee and hemp seed oils. The potent natural ingredients are packed with antioxidants and essentially fatty acids, and the positively pretty green color makes it a pleasure to use.
Nails.INC 5-piece The Heroes Set, $36
Because there’s no better time than now to master an at-home manicure. And with this chic set valued at $75, all you need for a pretty, polished finish is at your fingertips. The NailKale Superfood Base Coat is infused with kale and lots of vitamins to create a strong foundation, while the three neutral hues complement all skin tones. As the name suggests, the 45-Second Retinol Infused Top Coat dries in a flash – so you can get right back to your day.
Foster’s Lab Anti-Tech Serum, $68
Don’t be fooled by the pretty packaging and lightweight texture of this groundbreaking serum. Expressly developed to combat the aging effects of excessive blue light exposure, it’s loaded with proven ingredients like Bakuchiol (considered nature’s retinol), Cacao Seed Extract, and vitamin C. Apply a pea-sized dab all over your face every morning to help gradually firm and brighten even the most screen-fatigued complexions.
Also Organics 500 MG CBD Hand Lotion, $99.99
There’s plenty of ways to enjoy the healing effects of full spectrum CBD from this hip, Nashville-based line, but the hand lotion feels especially timely – given how frequently we’re washing our hands nowadays. Because it’s fortified with face-friendly ingredients (think vitamin A, lavender, and vitamin C), it goes way beyond supporting your hard-working mitts. Use it to also alleviate discomfort from eczema, bug bites, even new tattoos.
Ava Isa Sun-è-Serum Drops SPF 35, $45
With Ava Isa’s latest launch, we finally have a sunscreen that truly checks off all the boxes. Because it’s formulated with Zinc Oxide, it won’t irritate even the most sensitive skin. The innovative serum-like texture leaves no telltale white cast, and flatters all skin tones. Even better? A few drops is all you need to protect your entire face. (Don’t forget your neck and the back of hands.)
Vie Healing 24K Gold Ear Seeds, $34
Ear seeds, which are having a big moment, draw upon the key principles of acupuncture and acupressure. Simply adhere them to strategic ear points to alleviate a multitude of issues, ranging from anxiety to digestion of food. Leave them on for a few days, then remove, clean your ears with alcohol, and reapply. And since they’re made with real gold, they lend a soft, pretty shimmer while they’re at work.
Julep Boost Your Radiance 24/7 Hydrating Lip Treatment, $12
The newest launch by Julep marries everything you love about glosses and balms in one convenient product. The plumping peptides and Songyi mushroom extract create the effect of a fuller pout while deeply hydrating, and the barely-there shade complements all skin tones. Leave it on overnight as a nourishing mask, and dab on during the day for extra moisture and shine.
Clark’s Botanicals Jasmine Vital Cream, $70
After surviving a debilitating accident at the age of 24 – which paralyzed him from the neck down – the unflappable Francesco Clark forged ahead to launch a botanically-driven beauty brand adored by some of the world’s most recognizable faces, from Michelle Obama to Madonna, in 2009. And to give loyal fans even more to love, a couple months ago Clark unveiled a new look, eco-friendly packaging, and this silky moisturizer featuring a proprietary Jasmine-Catalyst Complex suitable for all skin types.
Arêmês Fermentis Super Bioactive Face Serum, $115
Know how fermented products (like kimchi and sauerkraut) are beneficial for our insides? Turns out: they’re just as healing when topically applied as well. And in this golden serum, it’s a powerhouse quartet of fermented shiitake, reishi, snow, and chaga mushrooms that work together to help naturally correct a range of skincare issues, including inflammation, dark spots, and lack of elasticity.
Moon Juice SuperBeauty, $60
We all know how stress impacts our minds, but it also can have a negative impact on our skin – rendering it dull, uneven, and lax. To help address it at a cellular level, take two of these capsules every morning. Packed with antioxidant and adaptogen-rich ingredients such as glutathione, Astaxanthin, and Schisandra, these supplements slow down our body’s response to stress while promoting vital skin functions like collagen production.
Maapilim Hand Sanitizer, $10
This might share the consistency of your standard drugstore hand sanitizer, but that’s where the similarities end. The heady notes of jasmine, bergamot, and cedar chicly disguise the alcohol base, and the end result is fresh, clean, and non-sticky. And since it’s so concentrated, a dime-sized dollop is more than enough to tidy up both hands. Keep this tube handy when you step out to run errands or get some fresh air.
Lord Jones Acid Mantle Repair CBD Moisturizer, $75
There’s no shortage of CBD brands out there, but Lord Jones stand out from the rest. With colorful boxes emblazoned with the brand’s gold logo, the packaging immediately engages. But beyond good looks, the entire lineup – from the best-selling gum drops to the Royal Oil – quickly delivers deep, full-body relaxation. And its first foray into skincare assures similiar results, but to faces that need relief from harsh cleansers, sun damage, and aggressive treatments.
Malin+Goetz Resurfacing Face Serum, $70
The New York-based apothecary brand has championed uncomplicated, but effective skincare solutions since 2004, and the newest addition is no exception. A results-driven blend of vitamin C and AHAs tackle even the most lackluster complexions, by gently exfoliating and promoting cellular renewal to reveal smoother, softer skin in as little as two weeks.
Wildling Empress Wand, $65
Gua Sha dates back to China’s Ming Dynasty, but using a stone tool to scrape (or sculpt) your face feels more timely than ever now. It reportedly helps with everything from boosting circulation to increasing product absorption, but above else: feels really good. While most of the Gua Sha tools out there do the trick, Wildling’s version sets itself apart from the rest with its original shape – it even sports a pointed corner for acupressure – and use of mineral-rich Bian stone.
LASHFOOD Lash + Brow Rx Kit, $69
Lash extensions are popular for obvious reasons. The downside? How they can leave your natural lashes weak, thin, even damaged. So give them a well-deserved break and let them heal with this handy kit. During the day, use the Conditioning Collagen Lash Primer, and at night, apply the Phyto-Medic Eyelash Enhancer along the lash line and Phyto-Medic Eyebrow Enhancer to your brows. In as little as four weeks, your hard-working lashes (and brows) will be look good as new
Lanolips Baby Rose Gold + Rose Gold 101 Ointment, $17
To give tired-looking skin a quick and healthy flush, pat a small dab of this concentrated, rosy balm on the apples of your cheeks and pout. In addition to natural pigments, it stars lanolin, which is humanely sourced from Australian sheep farmers. Its molecular structure mirrors our own skin’s natural lipids, so it’s brilliant on most skin types, from hyper sensitive to super dry.
Surface Deep Anti-Odorant Pads, $26
When dermatologist Dr. Alicia Zalka forgot to pack her deodorant on a vacation, she improvised with a product containing glycolic acid. To her surprise: the popular skincare ingredient also worked wonders on keeping her underarms fresh and odor-free all day long. So to ensure fuss-free application, Zalka created these single-use, biodegradable pads. Simply swipe and go.
Herbivore Emerald 50mg CBD Cleansing Soap Bar, $14
Ditch the plastic, do something good for the planet, and reach for this innovative bar – which replaces your face wash, body cleanser, and hand soap. It’s infused with 50mg of organic, full-spectrum CBD, hemp seed oil, and kaolin clay, so no matter how often you use it – your skin will aways be left in better shape than when you started.