May Editors' Picks
This month, it’s all about glowing skin, pampering one’s self, and being ultra-comfortable. We checked out a bunch of the latest beauty and wellness launches, providing details on some of the most anticipated products hitting shelves. From pineapple serum to luxe loungewear, these are our top picks for the month of May:
ALEX AND ANI #IAMSTRAIGHTFORWARD Red Kindred Cord Bracelet ($38)
This bracelet is a bold statement of inner strength and beauty that lies beyond our limits. It benefits the StraightForward Scoliosis Foundation to improve the quality of life for individuals affected by Scoliosis through empowerment, education, awareness and preventive care. Wear it as a reminder to always be straightforward, no matter what. ALEX AND ANI will donate 100% net proceeds from the #IAMSTRAIGHTFORWARD Bracelet to the StraightForward Scoliosis Foundation to improve the quality of life of individuals affected by Scoliosis through empowerment, education, awareness and preventive care.
Algenist ALIVE Prebiotic Balancing Moisturizer SPF 15 ($40)
This lightweight moisturizer leaves skin feeling alive and immediately hydrated, balanced and glowing with a smoother, more even complexion. Skin is protected from the sun with all mineral SPF 15. Formulated with a prebiotic from algae and a probiotic, paired with our patented Alguronic Acid, to target concerns that may result from unbalanced surface skin bacteria. Probiotics and prebiotics are good for you ingredients that help balance skin’s natural surface ecosystem.
Another Love Cory Lounge Pants in Light Mocha ($49)
These luxurious lounge pants are not only comfortable, but ultra-stylish as well. Features a soft fabric made of 65% polyester and 35% rayon. Perfect for running errands in, Sunday brunch with friends, or simply relaxing at home with Netflix. Also available in dark denim star print.
Artis Phantom Cleansing Silks ($55)
These dissolving textiles use breakthrough, patented nanofibre technology to deliver a complex clean without a complex routine. Through the magic of design and technology, these oval-shaped Silks transform a traditional 3-step process of oil cleansing, foam cleansing, and gentle exfoliation into one graceful, meditative and effective beauty ritual.
Bare Republic Mineral SPF 50 Shimmer Sunscreen Stick in Diamond Dust ($8.99)
Reflect your inner sparkle with a holographic shimmery radiance! Non-Nano zinc oxide is blended with sustainable, light-reflecting mica for a healthy, go-get-’em glow- no matter the occasion. Also available in Golden Daze, Silver Surfer, and Sparkling Rose.
Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Mask ($48)
A luxurious facial mask infused with stabilized, pure 10% vitamin C, energizing ginseng and calming rose oil, this mask leaves skin visibly brighter after just one use. Vitamin C is captured in squalane so that it activates upon application, transforming from a gel to a cream to instantly reveal a visibly brighter complexion—and with continued use, it gets visibly brighter and smoother.
Buddha Gear Buddha Bands ($16.95)
Buddha Bands provide fashion and function, with moisture-wicking fabric and a hidden pocket that holds your chosen crystal over your third eye for better yoga, meditation, and sleep. Every crystal has a different energy and vibration and facilitates a slightly different experience or journey when held over your third eye. A different crystal takes you on a different journey! Bands are available in multiple colors and designs. Buddha Gear always gives back a portion of all proceeds to help clothe the homeless.
Bumble and bumble Surf Styling Leave In ($29)
This UV-protective leave-in gel-cream styler moisturizes, detangles, and fights frizz, while creating soft, beachy waves without the grit. Features a Beach Protective Blend with Red Seaweed (moisturizing blend of aloe leaf juice, kelp extract, coconut fruit extract, and algae extract); Flexi-style blend adds light hold and flexibility; and UV Filters protect hair from the drying effects of the sun.
Cartier La Panthère Eau de Toilette ($90)
A panther in a bottle, this luminous, assertive feminine fragrance is light as air with the freshness of gardenia. The sensual notes of musk mix with the joyful floral notes for a scent that translates the contemporary vision of Cartier fragrances: to escape the dull consensus and instead spark emotions.
DERMAdoctor KP Duty Dermatologist Formulated Therapy ($38)
This moisturizing therapy helps improve the appearance of dry, rough, bumpy skin concerns using a patented blend of glycolic acid, green tea extract and urea to help exfoliate, calm and hydrate. Skin feels smoother, softer, silky and supple.
Dermalogica Clear Start Clearing Defense SPF30 ($28)
Shine-reducing SPF moisturizer protects breakout-prone skin from environmental stress. Ultra-lightweight formula provides a long-lasting matte finish without clogging pores. Patented TT technology works with the skin’s natural microbiome while natural Tapioca helps reduce shine. Antioxidant Willow Bark Extract, Green Tea Extract and vitamin C combat the irritating effects of pollution on breakout-prone skin. Broad Spectrum sunscreen defends against UV rays, which may lead to the appearance of uneven skin tone.
Edible Beauty Deep Sea Collagen Elixir Serum Plump and Refine ($43)
This elixir is designed to slow down cellular aging, providing intense hydration for flawless skin texture and a smooth, radiant complexion. Seaweed Collagen improves the look of wrinkles and overall skin appearance;
Pullulan Extract visibly tightens and firms skin and supports collagen; and Seaweed Leaf protects against free radical attacks, which accelerate aging.
Elemis Peptide4 Plumping Pillow Facial ($65)
This hydrating sleep mask helps prevent overnight water loss, leaving skin looking brighter and plumped with moisture. Star Arvensis Oil and wild-harvested Indian Night Jasmine work overnight to leave thirsty skin feeling rehydrated, Red Algae forms a cooling veil on the skin’s surface, delivering intense hydration, and Peptide4 works in sync with skin’s natural processes to revitalize and replenish skin.
ella+mila Goddess Palette Collection ($29.99)
Composed of eyeshadows, blush, and highlight this palette has everything you need to complete any look while including good-for-you ingredients! Like all ella+mila products, these eye palettes are vegan, cruelty-free, PETA certified, do not contain harmful chemicals, and are available in four different goddess shades. Pictured: Blushing Goddess.
Eminence Organic Skin Care Lilikoi Mineral Defense Moisturizer SPF 33 ($68)
This mineral SPF protection not only keeps skin protected from UV rays, but it does so without leaving a white cast. Enjoy this formula's organic ingredients that leave your complexion looking fresh, soft, and healthy. Zinc Oxide & Titanium Dioxide feature natural minerals that block UV rays to protect skin from sunburn; Lilikoi (Passion Fruit) Seed Oil contains vitamin C and antioxidants, which help with the visible signs of aging; Satsuma Mandarin Peel Extract protects against drying pollution elements and helps to minimize the look of hypersensitivity; and Larch Tree protects skin from drying environmental stressors.
Endure Under Eye Therapy Gel Pads Renewing Formula ($45.10)
Treat those expressive genuine fine lines gently and beautifully. These Renewing Under Eye Therapy Gel Pads include Organic Calendula Extract, Organic Wild Carrot Seed Extract and Allantoin. They are formulated to rejuvenate and revitalize tired eyes while reducing inflammation and promoting new skin growth.
Face Halo Original - Pack of 3 ($22)
This is a one-step modern makeup remover pad that uses HaloTech fiber technology to gently and efficiently remove makeup. 100 times finer than a human hair, the fibers reach deep into the pores to remove and trap makeup, daily dirt, and grime using water only. Each pad replaces up to 500 make-up wipes. The Face Halo pads can be machine washed up to 200 times and are perfect for travel and on-the-go cleansing.
Farmaesthetics Watercress Eye Gel ($38)
A 100% natural formulation made with watercress, cucumber, caffeine, arnica and aloe. One drop to eye contour helps make dark circles, fine lines, and puffiness vanish. Use alone or over makeup throughout the day to cool, hydrate, and lift the eye area—leaving eyes looking firm and well-rested.
Fleur’s Intense Exfoliating Cream ($44)
Thanks to the combination of intensive exfoliants of natural origin and hibiscus oil, this creamy scrub provides the face with a sublime "new skin" effect. Day after day, the skin is smoothed, skin texture is visibly refined, and the freshness of the complexion revealed. Incredibly soft and radiant, the skin is wrapped with a delightful floral fragrance.
Free + True Ramblin Rose ($68)
This botanical-based, pH-balancing serum is formulated with deeply hydrating organic pomegranate juice, rose water, low molecular weight hyaluronic acid and white tea. Adaptable to any skin environment, this potent potion feeds thirsty skin while providing soothing, softening and regenerating properties. Skin is left feeling smooth, plump, and primed for make-up application.
Glo Skin Beauty Gentle Makeup Remover ($20)
Gently and effectively removes all traces of makeup. This non-oily formula has been both allergy and clinically tested to be non-irritating for the delicate eye area. Anti-inflammatory and hydrating actives leave the skin softened and soothed.
Glow Recipe Pineapple-C Brightening Serum ($49)
This potent, lightweight vitamin C and AHA serum is concentrated with smoothing pineapple juice and hyaluronic acid to brighten and even tone. Vitamin C provides antioxidants while chamomile calms and soothes, creating a gentle formula for sensitive skin. Vegan cruelty-free, and gluten-free.
Gorjue Lipstick ($22 each)
The colors of the lipsticks mimic and are named after foods from around the world! Gorjue offers its full first line of five cream lipsticks to all foodie beauties who want to collect them all! Also available in a limited-edition set. Includes: Spicy Tuna Roll, California Burger, Southern Fried Chicken, New York Hotdog, and Salmon Nigiri.
H2a Botanicals Red Alaea Exfoliation ($68)
This blend of volcanic red alaea salt, nourished clay such as Rhassoul, and vitamin C combines to form a must-have exfoliating treatment. Remove dead skin, balance skin tone, and reveal an unparalleled glow by incorporating into your beauty rituals two times per week.
Hanhoo Beauty Fix Collagen + Vitamin C Dietary Supplement ($2.50)
This supplement features a citrus-infused blend of collagen, vitamin C, and biotin to help achieve youthful, illuminating skin while strengthening hair, nails and bones. It contains 1000mg of collagen per serving, full daily vitamin C intake, and is also a multi-vitamin. It also helps skin elasticity while being gluten and dairy-free.
HERLA Beauty Damask Rose Smoothing and Nutritive Exfoliating Mask ($60)
An amazing formulation of natural ingredients, this creamy mask unveils silky smooth, glowing and nourished skin. Damask rose oil, rosehip oil and black rose, packed with vitamins E and A, improves skin's elasticity, smoothness and evens tone. The pomegranate, grape, fig and white mulberry delivers necessary nutrients, brightens and clarifies skin, and delays signs of aging. Fruit acids from apple, grapefruit and lemon effectively exfoliate and refine your skin’s texture, while gingko biloba and gromwell remove toxins and impurities.
Indie Lee I-Recover Body Soak ($42)
This dual-action soothing bath soak/skin scrub provides relief for over-worked muscles. Indulge in this therapeutic blend of Dead Sea and Himalayan salts combined with arnica, black pepper and patchouli essential oils which help to ease tension. Rosemary, lavender, and sage smooth and revitalize the skin while eucalyptus reinvigorates the soul.
ism SKIN Personal Growth Serum ($97)
This multifaceted super serum delivers an innovative combination of biomimetic growth factors and neuropeptides in one revolutionary product that allows your skin to achieve its greatest potential. This state-of-the-art formulation contains five unique peptides that support repair of damaged skin, provide elasticity, and help maintain the skin’s protective functions.
Karuna Anti-Oxidant+ Face Mask ($28)
This powerful yet soothing sheet mask features green tea to protect, fortify, and replenish skin. Leaves skin looking supple and radiant. Ingredients include aloe, chamomile, Hyaluronic Acid and peptides, Chinese licorice, and vitamin B. 4 masks per box.
LAPCOS Red Collagen Hydrating Cream ($39)
This rich cream quenches skin’s thirst with comforting moisture and nourishment, serving as the ultimate opponent for dry skin. Red algae and collagen are versatile and effective enough to keep all skin types deeply hydrated, creating a radiant blank slate. Camellia Japonica Flower Extract is a moisturizing and revitalizing extract from flowering plants with benefits for supple skin and lustrous hair.
Life Around 2 Angels 12 Pack Bath Bomb Gift Set ($26.80)
This package features some of the brand’s best offerings, containing all-natural ingredients including Shea butter, cocoa butter, olive oil, coconut oil, Epson salt and Kaolin clay that are gentle for all skin types and easily absorbed to leave skin silky soft. The perfect gift for yourself or others!
Oribe Flash Form Finishing Spray Wax ($42)
This finishing spray creates weightless, buildable texture with control and lasting hold, adding style, separation and a sheen to short cuts and long lengths.
OUAI After Sun Body Soother ($25)
This super-cooling body moisturizer spray combines aloe leaf juice, cucumber extract, and rosehip oil to instantly hydrate sun-exposed skin. Aloe leaf juice restores moisture and provides soothing, cooling relief to sun-exposed skin. Cucumber extract contains cooling properties and provides antioxidant benefits. Rose Hip Oil is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins to help hydrate dry skin.
Phytocéane Age Solution Firming Cream ($77)
Naturally firm the skin with organic wakame, a seaweed that boosts the skin's collagen and elastin production. After one month, skin is 2 x more plump, elastic, firmed, and toned.
Probelle Advanced Total Foot Cream ($18)
This complex foot cream focuses on one simple solution: total foot and skin rejuvenation. This formula works because it contains 13 vitamins, natural oils, and extracts that target common conditions including itchy, sore, tired, and dry feet. Multifunctional formula softens and hydrates the skin, penetrates to retain moisture, and restores circulation with anti-inflammatories. Natural antiseptics are incorporated to strengthen skin and accelerate skin healing safely.
R+Co Moon Landing Anti-Humidity Spray ($32)
This lightweight aerosol spray instantly absorbs to control frizz and tame flyaways. Its flexible hold is designed to work in the toughest humidity, leaving a controlled, satin finish.
Renpure Bamboo Coconut Water Volume + Body Conditioner ($6.99)
Condition and strengthen delicate hair with this lightweight, nourishing conditioner made with real bamboo fibers. Natural oils and waxes seal, protect and condition the hair, leaving it hydrated, protected, and shiny. Completely transforms limp, lifeless locks into gorgeous, voluminous hair.
Sara Happ Let’s Glow Lip Illuminator in Pearl ($24)
What highlighting can do for your face, The Lip Illuminator can do to enhance your lips. Shine a spotlight on your perfect pout. Formulated with reflective, ultra-filling light spheres and nourishing natural oils, your lips stay hydrated while projecting high-impact shine. It uses rich, moisturizing pigments to set and last longer without drying or blending away.
Smith & Cult Magnetic Metallic Nail Polish in Palace in Wonderland ($18)
This new magnetic metallic nail polish delivers chip-resistant coverage and brilliant shine. 8-free, vegan and gluten-free. Available in 3 colors: SOUL PURPOSE (metallic midnight blue), UNSCENE (metallic nude) and PALACE IN WONDERLAND (metallic fuchsia pink).
Stila Beauty Boss Lip Gloss in Blue Sky ($15)
These high-shine lip gloss shades feature a light-refracting formula with iridescent pearls to create intense shine and amplified dimension, while hyaluronic filling spheres and luminous oils add natural-looking plump without the pain. Bonus: it has an addictive fig vanilla scent. Available in 12 stunning shades.
Tonymoly I’m Sheet Mask + Hand Cream Cracker Box Set in Avocado ($6)
Enriched with a variety of natural extracts, the set includes set of 2 I'm Hand Creams, which are gently moisturizing and nourishing for the skin without feeling heavy or greasy—making them perfect to reapply throughout the day and take with you on the go! The set also includes a set of 2 sheet masks to nourish skin.
TRUHAIR Frothy Moisturizing Micro-Bubble Exfoliating Shampoo ($26)
This fluffy, micro-bubbling exfoliating shampoo contains a proprietary 17 Amino Acid Compound that moisturizes and protects hair. Green caffeine energizing capsules gently burst to remove impurities and build up on hair and scalp. Vita-lather replenishing capsules rapidly lather to restore balance to scalp, and soothes dry scalp itchiness.
VIE Collection Cleansing Gel with Glycolic-Lactic-Salicylic Acid ($57)
This foaming cleansing gel builds on the synergy of glycolic, lactic and salicylic acids to reveal clean and fresh skin. Glycolic Acid regenerates and accelerates cell renewal, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin and enhances skin hydration. Lactic Acid eliminates dead skin cells. Cleanses and tightens the pores while purifying the skin and refining the texture. Salicylic Acid is an anti-bacterial and seboregulator, accelerating skin renewal, and brightening and evening the complexion while reducing wrinkles and fine lines.
Whish Pink Champagne Lip Balm With Bakuchiol ($20)
This moisturizing balm will soothe and soften your lips while added bakuchiol will help improve appearance. this balm features vitamins A, C and K, in addition to cucumber butter for the sweetest scented kissable lips. Choose from Vanilla, Pink Champagne, or Watermelon.
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