Our beauty routines can sometimes become just that — routine. That’s why we’re always on the hunt for the latest and greatest from our favorite brands. Here are a few must-haves we’re using to rev up our usual lineup.
CC cream? Fantastic. CC cream from a leading dermatologist who is devoted to helping customers get professional results at home? Supercalifragilistic awesome. Dr. Dennis Gross’s new addition to the CC market is as multitasking as you’d expect, with hydrating, color-correcting, and antiaging ingredients. It’s also lightweight and noncomedogenic, making it ideal for acne-prone or oily skin types. There are four easy-to-blend shades.
After bring us some of our most beloved haircare products, Kérastase won our hearts (and, obviously, our heads). They’ll soon be taking up even more of our vanity space with their first foray into styling products. The 11-piece collection has two targeted sublines—Construct and Finish. The first product (available now) is <Spray á Porter, a salt spray that’s ideal for classic beachy waves. But the product we’re most eager to try? Powder Bluff, Kérastase’s first dry shampoo, which will launch with the rest of the collection in summer 2013.
p>Who didn’t love dressing up as Disney characters as a kid? Get the same thrill in a much more grown-up, less first-grade Halloween party kind of way (or make your niece’s day) with Sephora’s Reigning Beauties. The latest edition pays homage to one of our all-time faves, Ariel, and while there may not be a dinglehopper, you will find two eyeshadow palettes, a lip gloss set, perfume, and a small mirror compact all inspired by the vibrant colors of The Little Mermaid.
Your favorite protect and detangle spray is about to get a double boost thanks to Beauty Protector’s shampoo and conditioner duo. First, add shine and enrich strands with the vitamin-packed Protect & Shampoo, then follow with Protect & Condition to add volume and hydrate dull locks. Grab this complementary set exclusively through Birchbox.
We’re calling it now: Ceramides are the next ‘it’ skincare ingredients. So, of course, innovative Korean brand Dr. Jart+ is on it. Their Ceramidin line comes in both liquid and cream formulas to repair damage, boost moisture, and protect skin’s outer layer from harsh environmental factors thanks to ceramides, lipids found naturally in skin. Ceramidin Liquid combats flaky, stressed-out complexions with licorice extract and aloe vera, while the thicker cream helps skin regenerate and provides 26 hours of intense hydration. Both are free from irritating ingredients like parabens, mineral oil, synthetic dyes, and sulfates.
Juicy’s ever-popular daytime scent Viva La Juicy just got a midnight makeover. Inspired by the adventure of a daring night out, the bold Viva La Juicy Noir combines fruit such as wild berries and mandarin with honeysuckle, jasmine, and vanilla to create an evening to remember.