While we may be wearing the same tie-dye lounge set on repeat, our beauty routine has been changing nonstop. From weekly hair masks to daily SPF trials to yep, even at-home waxing kits, we’ve already vetted the best new products for summer. And (drumroll, please) here are 14 must-haves that get our seal of approval.
1. Augustinus Bader The Hand Treatment
Developed by Professor Augustinus Bader, one of the world’s leading experts in stem cell research, the hand cream is just as luxurious as the brand’s cult-favorite face creams. But this hand treatment (exclusively sold at Violet Grey) was created to help hands maintain healthy moisture during this time of constant washing and to keep them looking as youthful as possible.
2. Flamingo Pubic Hair Wax Kit
Flamingo is known for its easy at-home hair removal products, from razors to shaving cream to face and body wax strips. And now the brand is adding pubic hair wax strips to its repertoire, just in time for summer. Each strip is ready to use, no heating required. One game-changing tip straight from team Flamingo: Smooth the strip on in the direction of hair growth, and then swiftly rip it off in the opposite direction of hair growth for the cleanest result. The kit includes wax cleanup wipes, which not only remove sticky residue, but also calm and mildly exfoliate the sensitive area to prevent ingrowns.
3. Versed Silk Slip Tinted Lip Oil
Another newcomer from clean beauty brand, Versed, this tinted lip oil is a spin on their super popular clear Silk Slip Lip Oil. It features the same amazingly hydrating formula with antioxidant-rich vitamin E and a moisturizing blend of jojoba, camellia and sesame oils, no sticky feeling and a slight tint in three popsicle-like red and pink hues.
4. Juice Beauty PREBIOTIX Instant Flash Facial
What if you could get a post-facial glow in as little as three minutes? Well, that’s what this face wash delivers. It’s packed with mild physical and chemical exfoliants that slough off dead skin cells from the comfort of your own home. Buff it on, let it sit for three minutes and then rinse to reveal radiant, glowy skin.
5. Authentic Beauty Concept Replenish Hair Mask
Whether you’ve been spending more time outside in the sun or inside in air conditioning, chances are your hair is begging for moisture. And this ultra-reparative mask delivers. It just came out, and it already has approval of beauty editors everywhere with benefits like softer and more moisturized strands in just one use.
6. Olay Pitaya & Cranberry Seed Exfoliating Face and Body Powder
This powder cleanser instantly activates with water to transform into a micro-scrubbing lather. It gently exfoliates your entire body and can be safely used on your face, if you so choose. The super-fine exfoliating powder removes dead cells without stripping skin and is packed with vitamins C and E to to reveal a natural glow.
7. Versed Guards Up Daily Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35
This new sunscreen debuted a few weeks ago, and it’s already been well received by shoppers and editors alike. Its quick absorbing formula leaves nearly zero white cast behind—and that’s without having to aggressively rub it in. Plus, it helps protect skin from UV, pollution and blue light, so yes, you’ll actually want to wear it every day.
8. Color Wow Color Correcting Toning + Styling Foams
Right about this time of year, hair color hiatus or not, our highlights start to turn brassy from UV exposure. But this color correcting foam is about to change all of that. Made in purple to remove yellowy hues from blonde hair and blue to remove orangey tints in dark hair, it deposits a small amount of color to strands to keep them looking vibrant between salon visits.
9. Lanolips Baby Rose Gold 101 Ointment Balm & Tint
On days when you don’t feel like wearing anything but SPF, slather this hydrating balm onto lips and cheeks for a perfect rosy glow that looks like you’ve been out in the sun. Or wear it in place of lipstick in any season for a more hydrating option.
10. Olive and June Into You Mani Box
We don’t even miss our weekly manicure appointments thanks to this at-home kit that has everything we need to do our own nails like the pros. This summer-themed box includes all seven summer nail polish shades plus an ultra-shiny topcoat and all the tools to shape and groom nails to perfection.
11. Indie Lee I-Waken Resurfacing Mask
Between sun exposure and product buildup, our skin needs to be exfoliated even more in the summer. Enter this brightening face mask, made with all-natural yet super effective ingredients, like vitamin C-rich java plum, mango and banana extracts. With a combination of BHAs, it helps to gently exfoliate and prevent breakouts, while kaolin and bentonite clays clear pores.
12. Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Mirror Lip Lacquer
Even if you don’t consider yourself a bold lip type of lady, we assure you this lipstick will convert you. It’s super hydrating to the point that it feels like a moisturizing balm, but the color payoff is extremely high thanks to a rich pigment and it creates this dewy shine that your hair won’t stick to. Plus, it can even be buffed out to more of a lip stain (one that stays put) for the days when you want something a little more muted.
13. Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Body Scrub
If you’ve tried Sol de Janeiro’s cult-favorite Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, you know how amazing this brand’s products smell. This new body scrub brings the same salted caramel notes to your shower routine. Made with ultra-fine sugar crystals and crushed cupauçu seeds, it gently removes dead skin cells while hydrating and softening.
14. Playa Pure Dry Shampoo
Don’t worry, Playa didn’t tinker with their beloved dry shampoo formula too much—they just added a few upgrades. The new and improved formula features a bigger can, more control over how much product is released at a time and, our favorite addition, the ingredient Star Anise, which is antimicrobial and actually cleanses hair rather than just absorbing extra oil. Plus, the brand is donated 100 percent of profits sitewide on PlayaBeauty.com for the entire month of June to female-founded organizations fighting inequality.
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