June Editor's Picks
The first day of summer is less than three weeks away, and things are heating up with lots of great beauty and self-care products. We checked out a bunch of the newest launches and are sharing our favorites here with you. From brass busters and tropical face masks to makeup applicators and beachy body scrubs, these are our top picks for the month of June:
Acaderma The Oasis Barrier Booster ($68)
The Barrier Booster is an infusion serum that provides an immediate soothing effect to the skin. Use to strengthen skin barrier or repair skin barrier damage induced by dehydration and over-cleansing. It is powered by two powerful Sahara xerophytes: African kinkeliba and cactus.
amika Bust Your Brass Violet Leave-In Treatment Foam ($20)
This no-rinse, ultra-violet, daily conditioning treatment provides an instant burst of optical brighteners to enhance blonde radiance, while weightlessly hydrating and softening. Keeps hair bright and hydrated, and counteracts harsh brassy tones to deliver shiny, cool-toned results.
Bath & Body Works Waikiki Beach Coconut 3-Wick Candle ($14.50)
Escape to the beach with this decorative candle, which delivers up to 45 hours of fragrance and features the vacation-inspired scents of white coconut, saltwater breezes, and sun-bleached woods.
Beachwaver Shubie Surf Beach Spray ($18)
The ultimate beach spray infused with coconut oil and sea kelp that enhances your natural texture while adding strength. Features the amazing scent of Caribbean coconut and Mexican vanilla orchids. For beach babes on-the-go, just spritz and scrunch for major surf-worthy vibes.
Bite Beauty Agave Lip Care Collection ($14-$22)
The improved bestselling Agave lip care collection delivers more hydration and recover, in all-new clean, vegan, gluten-free and cruelty-free formulas. Each of these lip care products is supercharged with superfood ingredients for the lip routine that will give you your most kissable lips yet. The collection includes a Daytime Lip Balm, Nighttime Lip Therapy, and Weekly Lip Scrub.
CTZN Cosmetics Globalm Pearl ($19)
Recommended for lips, cheekbones and eyelids, this dewy, lightweight balm creates a glowy shine anywhere on the face. With a silky smooth texture that maintains shine and stays in place, it creates an oil-free, high shine, glossy look with high luminosity.
Elemis Ultra Smart Pro-Collagen Eye Treatment Duo ($230)
Introducing ULTRA SMART PRO-COLLAGEN, a range of uniquely engineered treatments that cleverly mimic the resilient appearance of younger skin. Double up with two highly intelligent treatments that visibly brighten dark circles and smooth deep set lines, for younger-looking eyes in 28 days. The Morning Eye Balm helps target the appearance of puffiness, brightens dark circles and tightens for a lifted look, while the Evening Eye Cream hydrates and plumps the delicate skin around the eyes for a more youthful look.
Endure Beauty Papaya Clay Mask ($35.10)
Made with organic papaya and grapefruit extract, this clay mask helps to brighten and improve the overall texture and tone of skin. The vitamins and antimicrobial properties reduce inflammation and leave skin looking positively radiant.
Everyone Happy Faces All-in-One Set ($34.99)
These scientifically-driven formulations simplify your family’s skin care routine, and the revamped collection is suitable for all ages and skin types. Includes: Brightening Cleanser, 2in1 Exfoliator + Mask, Nourishing Moisturizer, Hydrating Toner, and 3in1 Cleansing Wipes.
Face Atelier Ultra Skin ($50)
This lightweight foundation features a silicone-based formula that perfects the skin with a long-lasting satin finish with light to medium buildable coverage. The creamy, soufflé-like texture produces an airbrush-like result and is perfect if you want a foundation that can be applied like a moisturizer without compromising performance. Available in 11 shades that cover the lightest to richest complexions and are color-matched to the award-winning Ultra Foundation.
Farmaesthetics Deep Lavender Rub ($30)
This deeply comforting chest and neck rub utilizes the heat-producing essential oils of ginger, rosemary and eucalyptus to relax and release upper respiratory tightness due to colds, allergies, stress, or asthma. An excellent lineament for stiff or strained muscles due to over-exertion or inactivity (both extremes can yield sore muscles), and lots of lavender with its relaxing, antiviral, antibacterial properties to quiet the whole system.
Farmhouse Fresh Bath Fizzers ($10)
Each little, adorable 1 oz. fizzer is the perfect size for one full-tub soak. Made with nourishing vitamin E and coconut oil, these fizzer balls pack a punch of long-lasting softness. Available in two sets (Sweet and Fruity), and each set includes 3 best-selling scents. Sweet (Whoopie Pie, Fluffy Bunny, Lemoncreme) and Fruity (Sparkling Passion Fruit, Cucumber Fresca, and Watermelon Basil).
Fenty Beauty PRO KISS’R Luscious Lip Balm ($18)
This creamy moisture-lock lip balm with a plush doe-foot applicator smoothes, softens, and preps your pout for instantly luscious, kiss-worthy lips that last. Made with rich yet non-greasy shea and mango seed butters, this lip balm soothes and nourishes while making lips instantly softer, smoother, and ready for lipstick application. Plus, the non-sticky formula delivers a universal invisipink sheen, with a light peach-vanilla scent you just can’t get enough of.
Four Sigmatic Superfood Beauty Mix with Adaptogens & Vitamins ($30)
This hydrating tart berry drink mix features the power of adaptogens and vitamins, so you can sip inner beauty and glow. Glow with the power of adaptogens and vitamins in your new favorite way to hydrate. Retain moisture, support collagen synthesis, and hair, skin and nails with Superfood Beauty Mix. Beauty adaptogens schisandra and amla pair with vitamin C and biotin to support your glowing skin from the inside out. Drink once daily, day or night.
Generation Clay Ultra Violet Brightening Purple Clay Mask ($29)
This mask is packed with locally sourced superfruit, Davidson plum. A gentle, natural version of skin-exfoliating alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), the hardworking beauty hero rejuvenates dull, tired skin while lightening dark circles and pigmentation. Also contains witch hazel to extract excess oil, vitamin E to protect against free radicals, and desert lime—a thorny Australian citrus fruit that boosts hydration, assists with the absorption of antioxidants, and increases collagen production.
Hipdot Limited-Edition Legendary Pressed Glitter Palette ($30)
This glitter palette features 15 shades of gel-like pressed glitter, which helps keep the glitter in your kit and on your face. The palette features each primary color of the rainbow, plus bonus shades to help make your pride lewks as festive as you are! Packaging was designed by queer illustrator Hey Rooney and proceeds will be donated to the Anti-Violence Project. Free of talc, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil and petroleum. Cruelty-free and vegan.
IN COMMON Beauty Magic Myst Universal Elixir ($35)
This weightless, universal elixir is designed for all hair types. Formulated to enhance, strengthen and transform hair at first use. Infused with a proprietary blend of Custom Care Complex and patented Healing Water Technology, this multi-functional potion assesses and restores your hair’s unique balance of repair and hydration—delivering what it needs, where it needs it. Wards off damage from daily heat-styling, harmful UV rays, and high mineral content water.
Joanna Vargas Daily Serum ($85)
This lightweight elixir is packed with the perfect blend of high-potency antioxidants, vitamins and skin-brightening elements. This refreshing serum effortlessly moisturizes with hyaluronic acid, leaving skin refreshed and naturally glowing. It acts fast to revitalize your skin’s appearance, improving skin tone, minimizing pores, raising moisture levels and giving you remarkably radiant skin.
LALICIOUS Endless Summer Sugar Scrub ($35)
This limited-edition body scrub features pure sugar cane crystals that gently slough away dry skin cells to reveal a youthful and even skin tone. Cold-pressed coconut and sweet almond oils nourish and deeply moisturize, leaving skin deliciously soft. Fragrance is a luscious blend of exotic fruits, white jasmine, and vanilla musks.
Lily Maymac Lilac Matte Liquid Lip ($17)
Using the best of Korean technology and innovation, these go-with-anything liquid matte shades are lightweight and comfortable. They can be worn alone or combined to customize. Each bottle is small enough to fit into a tiny purse or pocket, yet contains a generous 6.8 grams of product. Comes in three fun shades: Peony, Zahara, and Yasmin.
L’OCCITANE Delicious Tinted Lip Balm ($24)
This moisturizing tinted lip balm with a creamy texture leaves lips feeling soft with an irresistible sunny scent. Available in four fun shades (pictured: Gimme Mauve).
Mad Hippie 2-Minute Polishing Mask ($17.99)
Gently scrub away dull, dead skin while extracting impurities. Physical exfoliants adzuki bean and rice bran join forces with organic matcha green tea and clay, leaving skin soft, supple and radiant.
M.A.D.E. CBD Wellness Cream ($37.50)
This weightless, ultra hydrating moisturizer is infused with 100mg Full Spectrum Cannabidiol and eight key ingredients to help restore the skin and body’s healthy balance. Reduces the effect of body pain and skin irritations. The 1oz. size is perfect for on-the-go or at home self-care use.
Merci Handy Hello Sunshine Hand Sanitizer ($3.50)
Vegan and cruelty-free, this hand sanitizer is 98% natural with the alcohol being derived from beets. Available in 9 fun scents (pictured: Hello Sunshine).
Michele Lopriore Lulu Galaxy Slippers ($195)
Dress up any outfit with these super stylish and comfy slippers that sparkle! Height: 1 cm, sole is made of genuine leather. Available in two colors: gold and silver.
NOMAD X Sydney Bathers Palette ($27)
This sun-kissed face palette comes with four highlighting and bronzing powders so you can create the natural glistening look of the sexy Sydneysiders! Formulated with extra-fine pigments making each shade smooth, blendable and buildable. Infused with macadamia oil to help skin feel soft and moisturized.
non gender specific Flooid ($125)
The seductively sweet and warm fragrance appeals to both genders and features top notes of yellow citrus, orange and grapefruit; mid notes of warm amber and patchouli; and base notes of sweet cedar wood, pine bark, and mossy undertones. A hymn to purity both in structure and experience.
Nuest Magical Jelly Highlighter ($15)
This oil-free, water-based formula is available in five colors, with a shade for every skin tone group. A playful, fun-to-touch gel giving unstoppable shine, layer it over foundation, lipstick, or on your body for a luminescent shimmer. The bouncy innovative gel texture is one-of-a-kind and delivers high pigmentation with even the slightest touch.
Nuest OG Silisponge Makeup Applicator ($15)
Made from hypoallergenic silicone, this makeup applicator is both easy-to-use and economical. Its teardrop shape makes it a great asset to use all over your face, getting into even the hard-to-reach areas. As an environmentally-friendly product, it’s easy to clean, rinse, and reuse.
Oribe Priming Lotion Leave-In Conditioning Detangler ($38)
This silky, leave-in conditioning lotion instantly detangles to ease combing and prevent breakage. The ultra-hydrating formula, with cupuacu and mango seed butters, moisturizes and smoothes strands for healthy, beautiful curls that are prepped for styling. Formulated with Oribe Signature Complex (watermelon, lychee and Edelweiss flower extracts), olive oil, avocado oil, and jojoba seed oil.
Paula’s Choice Power Berry Serum ($31)
This 95% natural serum gives skin a healthy glow through a potent combination of berries selected for their proven antioxidant power in nature. The pink color is naturally derived from bio-available antioxidants that occur within berries. Additional vitamins, polyphenols, flavonoids, lignans and anthocyanidins are what make berries so nutritious overall, and particularly repairing for skin. 13 richly pigmented berries with high polyphenol and flavonoid antioxidant properties, work together to defend skin from aging free radicals while preventing future damage.
Priya Apotheca Eye Illuminating Essence ($55)
This silky, cooling, and revitalizing roll-on is designed as an instant refresh for tired eyes. Illuminate the gateway with the sacred plants of Ginkgo, green tea, chamomile, and seaweed. The terpene-rich, full spectrum, organically grown, hemp-derived CBD can recharge your skin with vitality while peptides, hyaluronic acid and essential vitamins work to help reduce puffiness, tighten and firm skin, and minimize lines. Formulated for the sensitive skin around the eyes, it absorbs quickly leaving no sticky residue.
R+Co Bel Air Smoothing Conditioner + Antioxidant Complex ($28)
Up the glam with this second step into BEL AIR, a conditioner for smoother and straighter hair. Use with BEL AIR Smoothing shampoo for best results. Vegan and cruelty-free, its ingredients include Tocopherol (an antioxidant), Tucuma seed butter, Pequi fruit oil, broccoli seed oil, and red algae extract.
Repêchage Vita Cura B3 Lifting Mask ($95)
This rich, at-home facial sheet mask combines the advanced formulas of the Vita Cura® Gold Collection combined with Kappaphycus Alvarezii Extract & Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Extract to create an invisible film on the skin’s surface for an immediate temporarily-lifted appearance. Provides an immediate visible smoothing of facial wrinkles.
Robin MGraw Pore Tiny Me Pore Perfector Cream ($34)
Like Photoshop in a bottle, this pore perfector provides a blur-like effect on the skin—making pores appear smaller, skin appear smoother, and fine lines fade away. The fast-absorbing formula has a light lavender scent that feels weightless and fresh on the skin, doubling as a great makeup primer. Caffeine detoxifies pore-clogging sebum, macadamia seed oil protects pores from environmental damage, and allantoin conditions your skin while you sleep—making this product perfect for day and night. Dynamic Infusion Technology™ allows these ingredients to absorb 26 times faster, resulting in tiny-looking pores in a flash.
Rodan + Fields Soothe Rescue Mask ($60)
Reveal softer, smoother-looking skin in just 10 minutes with this mask, which reduces visible redness, transforming dry, irritated skin to a clearer, healthier-looking complexion over time. With moisture-attracting glycerin, this calming green mask helps skin feel softer instantly and more comfortable over time. Plus, calamine calms skin and neutralizes irritants to help relieve stressed skin. Use this calming mask if you’re concerned about visible redness or sensitivity and to bolster the results of any regimen.
Save Me From Hair Reboot ($78-$98)
These damage-specific hair treatments are formulated to save your hair and scalp from the damage you expose them to, giving you a great hair day no matter where you go or how you style it. Designed to treat a variety of issues, ranging from pollution and sun to heat and chemical treatments. Purchase the complete kit for $98.
Smith & Cult Liquid Glitterbaby Metallic-Shift Eyeshadow ($24)
Make eyes stand out with this liquid glitter shadow that turns black and smoky when smudged. Multiple shades can be layered for a high-intensity chrome look. Encapsulated black pigment lets you use your fingers or smudger brush to customize a smoky finish, and once it dries, it doesn’t smudge, budge or crease for all-day wear. Available in 12 gorgeous shades (pictured: Bronze).
The Pocket Palette ($11.99-$34.99)
This summer, rather than lug along your whole makeup bag, just throw The Pocket Palette into your bag! The Pocket Palette is a single-use, full face travel makeup kit that allows you to carry your beauty basics in the palm of your hand! The palette includes mascara, lipstick/cheek tint, and bb cream—making it the perfect essential to include in your beach bag or purse! You can purchase a 3-pack or 10-pack and select your choice based off of your skin tone, with four options from light to dark.
Trilogy Vitamin C Booster Treatment ($44)
A unique dispensing mechanism pops with freshness when the 100% pure vitamin C powder is released into an ultra-hydrating hyaluronic acid concentrate enriched with daisy extract, rosehip, and mandarin oil. The fresh activation ensures the vitamin C powder potency levels are at their optimal level to deliver maximum skin brightening results. Once activated, the treatment is designed to be used twice daily for two consecutive weeks to visibly boost the skin’s natural glow and to help improve the overall appearance of dull and tired skin.
Unwash Deep Conditioning Hair Masque ($9)
This self-heating masque deeply infuses hair to strengthen, rebuild, and restore damaged, over-processed hair. Contains peptides, natural fruit extracts, and essential fatty acids to help strengthen hair and improve the health of new growth. The self-heating packets get the formula warm so it can penetrate more deeply into every strand.
Voke Tabs ($25.49-$118.95)
A great solution for combating jet lag, these energizing tabs provide almost instant mental clarity and focus in a convenient, all-natural chewable tablet without the annoying jitters that accompany other alternatives. Voke’s convenient packaging fits easily into your pocket or purse and you can count on three hours of smooth energy after consuming just one tab. Ingredients include organic raw guarana seed, organic acerola cherry, natural red beetroot, and natural green tea caffeine.
waksē Metamorphic Lava Hard Wax Beans ($36)
Introducing the world's first color-changing strip-less at home wax! Using a heat-activated formula, Metamorphic Lava transforms from jet black to a vibrant glowing orange. Packed with calming essential oils and scented with citrus and ginger, waksē’s Metamorphic Lava is a fun and invigorating waxing experience!
Yonka Quintessence Candle in Lavender ($40)
This limited-edition candle is infused with the essential oils of lavender, geranium, rosemary, cypress, and thyme.
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