A Fenty Skin Face Mask, Plus 9 Other Standout April Beauty Launches to Have on Your Radar
A new Rihanna beauty drop is almost as exciting as a new album.
‘Tis the season to switch things up. In the spirit of spring freshness, this April we watched beauty and wellness brands branch out of their respective wheelhouses to expand their offerings. Additionally, with more fashion brands stepping into the beauty world this month—from Off-White debuting fragrance to Farfetch adding beauty products to their site—the challenge at hand for brands and consumers alike is to expand how we see, appreciate, and consume beauty, not just add more products to the zeitgeist (it is Earth Month, after all).
Ahead, we’ve narrowed down the top releases that will be welcome additions to our vanities, like the sustainable new look for Tata Harper’s iconic Eye Crème and the intoxicating new fragrance from Byredo. Keep reading for the beauty and wellness launches that deserve your attention.
Therabody’s Theragun is a deep-tissue treatment that many people use for DIY massages post-workout. In fact, it’s not a far stretch to imagine that you might be mid-Theragun massage while reading this. Since the Theragun is a bit intense to use above the neck, Therabody launched a facial massage tool to give your skin-care routine a relaxing boost. But it’s not just for easing tension—the gun combines percussion (the Theragun’s signature massaging motion), microcurrent LED therapy, and cleansing to create an eight-in-one system that treats everything from jaw-clenching to fine lines and wrinkles.
Yes, Oribe is a hair-care brand, but the recent redesign of their Balmessence Lip Treatment implies that a full-on foray into skin care might be on the horizon. This month, the brand relaunched their Balmessence as a stick with the same uber-hydrating formula of Camelina oil, jojoba oil, vitamin E, and shea butter. This isn’t a lip balm you’ll be reapplying all day—just one swipe will leave your lips with a lightweight, super-silky cast for hours.
If you thought that matte lips were past their heyday, think again. Gucci’s latest lineup of liquid lipsticks comes in nine rosy, transfer-proof shades that are mattifying, but not drying—the ideal finish for lipstick lovers.
I’m not going to lie: As someone with curly hair, I tend to look at hair-drying brushes with a bit of a side-eye. Oftentimes, they’re better suited for straight textures. But the reviews for Amika’s new multipurpose straightening brush are hopeful. Though the recommended textures are 1-3a (don’t worry, their Hair Blow Dryer Brush caters to coarser textures), this brush is said to style hair three times faster than a regular blow-dryer. This will give you the styles you want without the heat damage.
These aren’t regular tweezers, these are cool tweezers. The latest addition to Flamingo’s body hair removal lineup is a luxe, weighty tweezer to tackle stray hairs with precision, from your chin (no chin-hair shame here!) to your brows to below the belt. Each pair is made in Italy using stainless steel with a sleek lavender finish.
Despite how popular the term has become, gut health isn’t just a wellness buzzword—the gut can be at the root of anything from your latest breakout to your stress response. Ritual added Synbiotic+ to their roster of supplements to target gut health using prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics that support a healthy gut and digestive system.
At last, a Fenty Skin mask. Requests for a face mask from Rihanna and co. were almost as intense as requests for her next album. This month, the mom-to-be surprised fans by announcing her skin-care brand’s first-ever mask Cookies N Clean: a fragrance-free charcoal and salicylic treatment that aims to clear and detox skin. The brand recommends leaving the mask on for 10 to 15 minutes—so, basically, just brush on the mask and play “Needed Me” five times in a row.
Just in time for Earth Month, Tata Harper relaunched their Restorative Eye Crème in refillable packaging. By choosing to refill bottles instead of repurchasing them, the brand says that customers will save six bottles from the landfill each year.
The Cure is nail expert Deborah Lippmann’s first foray into an entirely new category: skin care. Sound familiar? The Cure is actually named after the brand’s luxe cuticle cream but brings the ultra-hydrating impetus to the face. The treatment is designed to be the final step in your evening skin-care routine and work overnight to help you wake up to smoother, firmer, more supple skin.
Vanille Antique is part of Byredo’s Night Veil collection: a lineup of fragrances designed for evenings out. As its name suggests, this scent leans into the smokier side of vanilla’s signature sweetness with notes of cashmere wood, ciste, and musk to add depth to each spritz.