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The 19 Best Beauty Products That Launched in February

From an ultra-soothing SPF moisturizer to a hydrating mud mask, plus our favorite new mascara under $25.

By: Hannah Baxter, Valeriya Chupinina
Styling: Meagan Wilson

We can’t be the only ones on the hunt for products that make us look and feel like winter hasn’t completely ravaged our bodies, right? Don’t let the freezing temperatures get you down—there’s no shortage of new beauty launches to help nourish, protect, and soothe your skin, as well as a few mascaras to volumize your lashes, a tinted lip balm that will also deeply hydrate, and a skin-brightening serum from one of our favorite Korean beauty brands. So join us on the couch, wrap yourself in a cashmere blanket, and make a cup of hot tea, because it’s time to dive into the best new beauty releases from February. Check out our 19 favorites below.


YSL Touche Éclat High Cover Radiant Concealer, $35

The original Touche Éclat from YSL is a staple in any makeup artist or beauty lover’s kit for its ability to cover and brighten spots, darks circles, and anything in between. The latest iteration of the cult-favorite concealer still delivers the creaseless and cake-free finish we love, but in a high-coverage formula.

Avene XeraCalm A.D Ultra-Rich Cleansing Bar, $12

If your skin is sensitive, or you’re particular about bath and body products while traveling, then allow us to introduce this new cleansing bar from Avene. It’s a gentle, effective cleanser that soothes dry skin without disrupting your skin’s microbiome, and best of all, it won’t burst and spill all over your checked luggage.

Oribe Côte d’Azur Refining Hand Scrub, $52

Washing your hands has never seemed more chic thanks to this new release from Oribe. After cleansing, you gently massage the scrub over your hands and rinse with warm water. Consider how vital exfoliation is for keeping your complexion clear and youthful—why shouldn’t your hands get the same treatment?

Rituel de Fille Inner Glow Crème Pigment, $29

Rituel de Fille has already established itself as the best-kept secret among many a beauty addict for its otherworldly highlighters, but the three sisters have outdone themselves with the newest shade of their universal pigment. Made to create a glow-from-within effect, the Lust shade is not only the ideal blush shade, but looks stellar on your eyes and lips, too.

Orveda Deep-Clearing Mud Masque, $105

While we’re always fans of a pore-clearing mud mask, in the winter we tend to shy away from anything drying. But thanks to Orveda’s new mask, we don’t have to sacrifice hydration for deep cleansing. Bio-fermented Kombucha black tea keeps you extra glowy, while papaya enzyme exfoliates, marine enzyme heals your moisture barrier, and green bentonite clay purifies your skin.

Jin Soon Dotty Nail Polish, $18

Celebrated nail artist Jin Soon wows us with her latest Mamagami collection, which was inspired by her mother’s original origami creations. As an homage to Soon’s mother (who started this new hobby at 80 years old), the colors of this glitter polish invoke her most beautiful sculptures.

L’Occitane Divine Light Cream SPF 20, $179

An anti-aging moisturizer that also helps protect your skin from harmful UV rays? That’s a product we’re ready to invest in, and since it’s from L’Occitane, it’s also insanely chic and contains soothing essential oils for a beautifully dewy finish.

PUR Fully Charged Light Up Mascara, $22

A combo of vitamin B5 and biotinoyl tripeptide-1 help nourish your lashes without weighing them down, which means the added carnauba wax and beeswax are able to lift and separate for maximum volume.

Amorepacific Youth Revolution Radiance Concentrator, $250

This is the first vitamin C product from K-beauty giant Amorepacific, and we could not be more excited. The serum has a rich, luxurious texture without feeling sticky and will help banish dark spots for a more even, luminous complexion.

Kosasport LipFuel, $18

Hyaluronic acid is one of our favorite hero ingredients to keep skin deeply hydrated, so when Kosas released their new Kosasport LipFuel, we were beyond excited. Available in clear, warm tan, or a cool pink shade, the balm uses konjac root to create a protective barrier between your lips and environmental stressors.

Malin + Goetz Stem Eau de Parfum, $95

Inspired by the lingering scent of a fresh bouquet, the new fragrance from Malin+Goetz is surprisingly light for being so floral-dominant. With a musky base of white cedar, vetiver, and ambrox super, plus mid and top notes of rose, jasmine, mandarin, and freesia, it’s a sensual, sophisticated scent while still feeling youthful and bright.

Biossance Squalane + Tea Tree Balancing Oil, $49

When you’re struggling with breakouts, but your skin is also desperately dry, an active oil can be your best friend. Biossance uses a blend of their hero ingredient, moisturizing squalane, and tea tree oil to calm blemishes and congestion without stripping your skin. Best of all, it’s totally natural, clean, and non-toxic, so your skin and the planet are happy.

Tammy Fender Bulgarian Lavender Body Oil, $65

Tammy Fender does it again, and this time with Bulgarian lavender. This body oil is super lightweight, radiant, and aromatic—it’s perfect for after-shower use and to rescue dull, dry winter skin.

I Dew Care Matcha Mood Soothing Green Tea Wash-Off Mask, $25

When skin care is inspired by ice cream, we can’t help but try it out for ourselves. While we’re already huge fans of I Dew Care’s peel-off masks, this green tea mask is so calming and refreshing it leaves our skin looking radiant and plump. Our favorite ingredient in this mask is the glacier water, which helps aid in the cooling process.

Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Renewal Retinol Treatment, $82

As long as retinol stops us from aging, it’ll be on our radar. Estée Lauder’s Retinol Treatment is definitely up to par with others on the market, providing cell turnover from day one. Get your daily dose of vitamin A and much-needed bonus ingredient Hyaluronic Acid to boast dramatic results.

Ouai Hair & Body Shine Mist, $20

We’re absolutely obsessed with this lightweight shine mist that leaves our hair with the ultimate glossy sheen and free of frizz. Did we mention that it’s sulfate, paraben, cruelty, and gluten-free?

Dry Bar Flat Mate Brush, $85

If you’re unsure if your product is distributing evenly throughout your hair (or that your natural oils really are helping to protect your hair), look no further than Dry Bar’s new boar-bristle brush. It’s going to be your hair’s new best friend, making sure that you’re getting the most shiny, luminous scalp possible.

Shiseido Controlled Chaos Volumizing Mascara Ink, $25

Shiseido is a sucker for precision, so we expected nothing less from their new mascara launch. Designed to build, thicken, and lengthen all while keeping your wand steady and controlled, your lashes will be at the top of their game—no smudging or flaking in sight.

Rene Furterer Okara Color Protection Shampoo, $30

Okara (soy pulp) and hamamelis (witch hazel) extracts in Rene Furterer’s new Okara Color Protection line shield your hair from color fading and damage. We love this formula to keep our hair extra shiny and healthy despite the frigid temperature outside.

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