beauty products february 2020

The 16 Best Beauty Products That Launched in February

From creamy concealers to glass skin primers, these new products cannot be overlooked.

By: Hannah Baxter

We believe it’s a universal truth that February is tough. The leftover thrill of the new year is long gone, and there are still dark nights and cold days in our future for at least a few more weeks. All the more reason to refresh your vanity cabinets with all the best new product launches of the month. In case you need a reminder, you always deserve a spa day. From a new lifting cream to fight the effects of gravity, to a millennial-favorite clean deodorant, and a few essentials for getting that dewy finish you love, these are all the beauty essentials we’re scooping up before March.

Pat McGrath Labs Fetish: Sublime Perfection Blurring Under-Eye Kit, $79

Leave it to our makeup mother to create a handy kit for all of your under-eye concealing needs. The three-piece set comes with a concealer (of which there are 36 shades) and a corresponding blurring powder, plus an angled brush that is designed to mimic McGrath’s fingertip technique for blending.

Nécessaire The Deodorant, $20

With an aluminum- and baking-soda-free formula, the newest launch from millennial-favorite body brand Nécessaire promises to neutralize odors via mandelic and lactic acid without messing with your natural pH balance.

COSRX AC Collection Calming Liquid Mild, $26

This alcohol-free calming toner from COSRX helps banish breakouts without leaving your skin stripped or tight in the process. It contains aloe vera to soothe redness and Centella Asiatica extract (also known as tiger grass) to speed up the healing of remaining pimples and prevent them from scarring.

Dove Beauty Active Dry Conditioner, $7

Formulated especially for highly active women, Dove’s newest hair collection is designed to eliminate lingering odors after a workout while leaving your hair touchably soft. Our pick is the dry conditioner, which helps fight tangles left over from pulling your hair back.

CHANEL Beauty Le Blanc Rosy Light Drops, $50

We need all the help we can get when it comes to achieving dewy skin this time of year, and these new highlighting drops from CHANEL are seriously pretty. Just tap them into your skin with your fingers along your cheekbones, brow bones, and the inner corner of your eye for a lit-from-within glow.

Clark’s Botanicals Jasmine Vital Cream, $70

A new gel-cream hybrid moisturizer from industry fav Clark’s Botanicals utilizes algae, niacinamides, and calendula to deeply nourish the skin and banish lingering dullness or inflammation. Not to mention it’s a totally clean formula.

Dolce & Gabbana The Only One Eau de Parfum, $94

This alluring new scent is simultaneously familiar and exotic with bright citrus and violet notes mingling perfectly with warm coffee. It’s opulence like only the Italians can do, and we are 100 percent here for it.

Dr. Barbara Sturm Night Serum, $310

Skin-care guru Dr. Barbara Sturm always preaches the importance of eliminating inflammation throughout the body and repairing the skin while you sleep. Her newest launch helps that renewal process via her signature purslane ingredient as well as cotton thistle extract for dryness, antioxidant-rich senna alata extract, and of course, plenty of hyaluronic acid.

Kosas Revealer Concealer Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer, $28

Clean beauty favorite Kosas just launched their first-ever concealer to much fanfare. Each of the 16 shades has medium coverage and has an extremely creamy finish, making it ideal for using on dry complexions to add a little extra bounce to the skin.

Boscia Cherry Blossom and Bakuchiol Resurfacing Lip Repair, $20

Bakuchiol is still one of the buzziest ingredients in the skin-care world at the moment for being a vegan alternative to retinol. For anyone who is struggling with dry, cracked lips underneath your favorite lipstick, we highly recommend using this prior to help rid your lips of any dead skin.

LORAC Pro Skin Glass Skin Primer, $35

Similar to prepping your lips before lipstick, it never hurts to apply a primer before your foundation and concealer. This formula contains an oil-free serum that keeps your skin looking dewy and subtly blurred so that your complexion eventually resembles silk. Just top with your favorite complexion product, and go.

Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Soft Radiance Foundation, $150

There are 40 shades in the newest foundation range from Tom Ford, plus light-diffusing powders, hyaluronic acid for hydration, a trio of oils to keep your skin dewy all day long, and noni fruit extract. If you want foundation that really looks like skin, this might just be your new favorite formula.

Shiseido Vital Perfection Uplifting and Firming Cream Enriched, $135

Gravity takes no prisoners when it comes to your skin, which is why it never hurts to invest in a cream that is packed full of ingredients to leave you lifted, brighter, and firmer. Patented technology helps enhance your skin’s contours while minimizing lingering puffiness so you look youthful and rested. The texture is also delightfully bouncy.

Heraux Molecular Anti-Inflammaging Serum, $250

Everything from sun damage to a poor diet can cause inflammation within the skin, which in turn manifests as fine lines, discoloration, and a loss of radiance. This serum seeks to prevent and reverse that process via a patented molecule, HX-1, that provides your stem cells with added protection so that they then help preserve the youthful look of your skin.

Peace Out 1 Step AHA + BHA + PHA Brightening Peel Pad, $24

Staying on top of your exfoliating routine has never been easier with this double-sided gauze pad, which contains BHAs, AHAs, and PHAs (polyhydroxy acids) to gently dissolve dead skin cells and leave your complexion radiant. Plankton and evodia fruit extracts also douse your skin with antioxidants so it’s protected from free-radical damage. We recommend using it at night and following up with an SPF in the morning.

Dermalogica Invisible Physical Defense SPF 30, $54

Physical sunscreens that don’t turn your skin completely white are hard to formulate, but Dermalogica nailed it with their newest launch. The zinc-based SPF sinks into the skin fast and provides comprehensive protection against UVA (the rays that burn), UVB (the rays that reach the dermis), and blue-light damage.

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