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new beauty products june 2020

The 33 Best Beauty Products That Launched in June

Acne-fighting cleansers, dark spot correctors, and plenty of nourishing body washes.

By: Hannah Baxter, Isabella Sarlija

Summer is officially in full tilt, although our warm-weather activities do look significantly different this year. But even with social distancing, masks, and various levels of businesses opening, we’re not letting our seasonal beauty routines fall by the wayside. Skin that glows, hair that’s free and voluminous, highlighter that you can see from space—these are all beloved hallmarks of summer, and you can be damn sure we’re still going to achieve them. Happily, brands have released a wide array of new products to ensure that we’re looking and feeling our best, even in 90+ degree temperatures. From a new minimalist face oil company to a must-have vitamin C eye cream, these are the 33 best beauty products that launched in June.

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Algenist Blue Algae Vitamin C Dark Spot Correcting Peel, $85

If you’re looking to get rid of dark spots, you can’t ask for a better combination of ingredients than brightening vitamin C and a triple-threat blend of alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, and polyhydroxy acids to slough off dead skin. Blue-green microalgae are the source of the potent vitamin C to banish hyperpigmentation, while antioxidant phycocyanin defends your skin from free-radical damage. This peel will help you reveal a fresh, vibrant complexion underneath the skin’s surface.

Amika Mixtape Color Boosting Drops, $25

Anyone with color-treated hair knows that a single shampoo session can drastically fade your shade and ruin your particular tone. These new color-boosting drops, which come in blue for brunettes, violette for blondes, and gold to enhance warm tones, add a subtle tint to your favorite shampoo or conditioner to fight brassiness and amplify your hair between salon sessions.

SuzanObagiMD Physical Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 40, $59

This new mineral sunscreen may just be our savior this summer. It protects against five (yes, you read that right, five) different types of harmful radiation, including ultraviolet A (UVA), ultraviolet B (UVB), visible light (VIS), high-energy visible light or blue light (HEV), and infrared radiation (IR). In addition to all the protection that it provides, this is a great option for a physical sunscreen, as its consistency is lightweight without ever feeling too greasy.

Westman Atelier Eye Pods, $88

Finally, famed makeup artist Gucci Westman has added an eye-specific product to her clean beauty lineup. Available in two three-piece collections, Les Nuits and Les Jours, the cream-to-powder formulas (which come in magnetic packaging, so you’ll never lose a top) are velvety, long-lasting, and free of any nasty ingredients. We love adding a simple swipe across the lid with our ring finger—they’re really that easy to use.

Izé Calming Facial Oil, $68

This minimalist, clean skin-care brand just launched with three facial oils—calming, brightening, and hydrating—all ethically sourced and often with locally procured ingredients. The less-is-more approach applies to both your skin and the brand’s overall effect on the environment, with a low carbon footprint being one of its priorities. And considering our skin is dealing with newly hot temperatures and near-constant mask wearing, this calming blend of CBD, apple seed, strawberry seed, jojoba seed, and squalane oils is precisely what we want to incorporate into our routines right now.

Polo Red EDT Pride Edition, $90

We don’t know about you, but sometimes a citrusy men’s fragrance is our ideal summer scent—not too sweet, not too youthful. This fragrance is simply sophisticated, grounded in a woody base and entirely intoxicating, with notes of grapefruit, lavender, lemon, and sage.

Josh Rosebrook Daily Acid Toner, $29

Don’t worry if you’re late to the exfoliating toner game—this new clean formula is the perfect place to start. Aside from being an affordable alternative (without losing an ounce of efficacy) to other luxury options on the market, this toner simultaneously balances your acid mantle’s pH, brightens, and helps to slow skin deterioration. The acid blend contains malic, citric, glycolic fruits, pyruvic, and flower acids along with clay minerals, red and brown algae, and hydrating aloe juice, meaning your skin feels softer, more nourished, and healthier. Try it—you’ll thank us later.

Kosasport Chemistry AHA Serum Deodorant, $15

This month Kosas welcomed its first-ever body product, a clean, stain-free serum deodorant that contains a unique AHA blend. AHAs are great for the underarm area because they fight odors while improving the texture of the skin and preventing ingrown hairs. This deodorant contains pure aloe vera juice, hyaluronic acid, and palmitoyl tripeptide-5, ingredients that help to nourish, hydrate, moisturize, and tighten the skin.

CHANEL Beauty Chance Eau Tendre Hair Oil, $60

If you have thick and/or textured hair, you know how important adequate moisture is this time of year, which is why a hair oil is a must for your bathroom shelf. This delicately fragranced blend contains the hit Chance scent from CHANEL Beauty, with notes of rose, grapefruit, and jasmine. Hair is nourished, frizz is tamed, and you’ll have strangers demanding to know what it is you’re wearing that smells so delicious.

MAC Bronzejour Strobe Face Glaze in Bronze Jour, $28 $22

There’s nothing prettier than a glossy, bronzy glow to your summer complexion, and this brand-new formula offers just that. Comfortable, blendable, and absolutely dewy (courtesy of the pearlescent particles), we love to sheer out the formula along our cheekbones for some eye-catching luminescence. This deep bronze shade is ideal for darker skin tones—just wait for the compliments on your otherworldly glow.

HoliFrog Sunapee Sacred-C Brightening Powder Wash, $44

Looking for a gentle physical exfoliator, but still want the benefits of chemical formulas? This powder wash is the best of both worlds, with a water-activated blend of antioxidants, hydrators, and enzymes that help buff away dead skin to reveal a luminous complexion underneath. It’s also ideal for travel—no risk of liquid leaking out of the bottle and destroying your beauty bag.

Pixi Clarity Lotion, $24

If your skin is feeling extra greasy and shiny these days, you’re definitely not alone. A lightweight, oil-free moisturizer like this can help keep your face matte without losing that subtle glow. This formula’s added salicylic acid also clears buildup and minimizes the appearance of pores, while ceramide NP offers time-release moisture, kaolin absorbs excess oil, and aloe soothes any lingering irritation.

Victoria Beckham Beauty Cell Rejuvenating Priming Moisturizer in Golden, $95

The newest iteration of Victoria Beckham’s beauty line collaboration with Augustinus Bader uses the same patented TFC8 technology for this moisturizer, but now with a gorgeous golden tint. Black tea ferment, papaya enzymes, and micro-algae extract help your skin feel softer and look brighter. The added pigment will only enhance your summer complexion and give you a radiant, sun-kissed look.

Hero Cosmetics Micropoint for Dark Spots, $13

We all know the pain of finally healing a nasty zit and realizing it left a prominent dark spot in its wake. This temporary patch provides targeted application of brightening ingredients like niacinamide, tranexamic acid, beta glucan, and vitamin C. Just pop one on for a day a few times a week to help your hyperpigmentation fade faster.

Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind Avocado + Kiwi Mega Moisture Superfood Mask, $36

Hello, new favorite hair mask! The hydrating and nourishing formula is packed with green super foods like spinach, kiwi, and avocado to condition and protect your hair, no matter how beaten and dried it feels. Chia seeds and cocoa butter will have your parched strands feeling touchably soft and supple, no matter your hair texture or type.

BeautyStat Universal C Eye Perfector, $65

This new eye cream offers a 5-percent patented vitamin C blend to soothe and revitalize the eye area, as well as fade any darkness and the appearance of fine lines. Added CBD and hyaluronic acid ensure that the delicate skin around the eyes is hydrated and protected with nutrients and antioxidants.

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Body Scrub, $42

The fine texture of exfoliants like crushed cupuaçu seeds and crushed sugar crystals makes this body scrub ideal for polishing skin until it’s sinfully soft and glowy. Packed inside of this deliciously scented body scrub is guarana, which contains five times the amount of caffeine than coffee, making it perfect for smoothing skin and boosting circulation.

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Micro Capsule Skin Replenishing Essence, $62

Add an essence to your skin-care routine for long-lasting hydration and dewiness. This new fragrance-free formula helps to wake up dry, dull skin with a nourishing blend of orchid stem cells, red algae extract, and tsubaki oil ferment. Add it as the first step to your product lineup after cleansing and before your favorite serums.

Revision Skincare YouthFull Lip Replenisher, $35

If you are looking to add a bit of plump to your pout, consider this product. With ingredients like hyaluronic acid and shea butter, it works to diminish the appearance of fine lines on the lips while providing them with intense moisture and hydration. The minty flavor also makes it a perfect refresher for summer.

Thayers Witch Hazel Blemish Balm, $15

If you haven’t already tried this brand’s classic witch hazel toner, this new balm will convince you to reconsider testing out the line. The alcohol-free formula contains a blend of aloe vera, salicylic acid, and tea tree oil to fight acne-causing bacteria, dissolve pore-clogging dead skin, and soothe irritation and redness. Spot-treat any blemishes for a gentle, effective addition to your acne-care routine.

Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Orange Soleia Eau de Toilette, $130

Spending the summer in Sicily sounds pretty spectacular right now, but alas, 2020 had other ideas. Blood orange and bergamot notes can transport you there with this new fragrance, enhanced with tangy pink peppercorn and a warm, woody base. We know you need another stunning bottle to add to your collection, and this iconic bee design is the perfect fit.

Voloom Bliss Out Shampoo, $19

Get ready to transform your bathroom into the relaxation retreat of your dreams. This shampoo is filled with tea tree, lavender, and peppermint oils, which all play key roles in soothing the mind through aromatherapy. This shampoo works to stimulate and soothe the scalp while adding intense shine to the shaft of the hair.

Vichy Normaderm PhytoAction Daily Deep Cleansing Gel, $18

If you suffer from an increase of acne during the warmer months, you are not alone. This gel cleanser contains salicylic acid, an ingredient widely used to treat acne through the chemical exfoliation of excess buildup and dead skin cells that would otherwise clog pores. After cleansing, skin is left feeling purified and never tight.

Scott Barnes Flossy Glossy Lip Gloss, $26

When J. Lo’s makeup artist creates two lip collections, it’s normal for your ears to perk up a bit. Scott Barnes has created a breathtaking collection of 13 opaque and high-shine lip glosses. The shades range from delicate nudes and sexy reds to fun, shimmering pinks. We recommend wearing this over top one of Barnes’ Lip Fetish Matte lipsticks for a bolder look, or alone to stunt on your next Zoom meeting.

Muri Lelu Mauvaise Herbe Indica Oil, $170

“Mauvaise Herbe” is the French word for weed, which is a tip of the hat to the star ingredient in this new night oil: organic whole-flower cannabis extract and terpene-rich essential oils that work to calm, nourish, and revitalize aging skin. Additionally, this oil includes rosehip seed oil, sunflower seed oil, and prickly pear extract, ingredients extremely high in antioxidants that work to protect the skin from the detrimental effects of oxidation.

Haoma Earth Soap, $15

With summer now in full swing, we are looking for any products to help suppress the extra shine that has found its way onto our complexions. With purifying clay and charcoal, this soap works to rid the skin of excess sebum, while pine acts as an antimicrobial to prevent breakouts. Plus, the bar form of this soap makes it the most sustainable option for cleansing.

ZitSticka Hyperfade, $34

Working from home has drastically upped our use of pimple patches—they prevent us from touching active breakouts while remaining barely noticeable during Zoom meetings. But what do we do when the pimple is gone and there is a scar left behind? These new patches by ZitSticka work to fade acne spots and hyperpigmentation fast with ingredients like niacinamide and vitamin C.

Dear Dalia Paradise Dream Volume Long Lash Mascara, $36

It’s tough to find a mascara that provides that desired lift and length while also nourishing your lashes, but this new formula manages to do exactly that. The blend of oils contains sweet almond, argan kernel, and olive oils, in addition to cacao seed butter, shea butter, and dahlia flower extract. Lashes are hydrated but still voluminous, perfect for a fresh summer look.

Charlotte Tilbury Lightweight Magic Cream Moisturizer SPF 20, $100

If you are a fan of Charlotte Tilbury’s award-winning Magic Cream, consider this new and lighter rendition as your new go-to summer moisturizer. The formula contains Citystem Plant Extracts 2%, which supports the skin barrier, Radicare Gold 2%, which protects the skin against blue light radiation, and Replexium Peptides 2%, which minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A truly perfect intersection for skin that is properly hydrated and protected during the warmer months.

äz Craft Luxury Haircare Remedy Restorative Masque, $45

As the temperature rises, you might notice your locks becoming a bit dryer. This is due to the intense heat that strips the hair of its natural moisture. This intensely restorative hair mask is amazing for weekly deep-conditioning masks, as it penetrates cuticles with its proprietary blend of microemulsions that work to hydrate and strengthen the hair.

Everyday Humans Rosé S’il Vous Plait SPF 30 Gentle Mineral Sunscreen, $25

This new mineral sunscreen is quite a special addition to the sun-care world. While it is a mineral formula, it remains very lightweight and has been clinically demonstrated to not clog pores. The added vitamin E helps to smooth skin and further protect it from free radicals, while the aloe and rose water help to soften skin over time. Oh, did we mention there’s no white cast with this product (a very tough feat)?

Patrick Ta Major Beauty Headlines – Double-Take Crème & Powder Blush, $34

Patrick Ta has done it again. This crème and powder blush duo is the perfect two-in-one product: the powder blush is velvety smooth and highly pigmented, making it extremely buildable, whether you are looking for a flush of color or a dramatic pop on the cheeks. The crème blush is perfect for a dewy, no-makeup makeup look, and can double as a lip color, as well.

Pai Soapsud Island Hand Wash, $29

The sea buckthorn in this hand wash gives it a glorious citrusy scent that is perfect for the warmer months. This soap is packed with vitamin C, making it perfect for nourishing and protecting hands while also brightening any sun spots from your additional time outdoors.

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