13 New Beauty Launches to Help Break You Out of Your Winter Rut
Including a melatonin-free sleep supplement to make dreaming up a new beauty roster even easier.
This is typically the time of year that our New Year's resolutions fade from the foreground and get deferred to next year’s list. Or is that just me? But all isn’t lost—it’s still January and there’s a new wave of drops that can help you stay on track and stay on top of what’s new in beauty and wellness. Your beauty buys obviously won’t be the catalysts to set your goals in motion (trust us, we’ve tried) but whether you’re leaning into clean beauty, breaking up with razor bumps, or resetting your sleep schedule, they can be tools that you take on your journey to your best self. Keep reading to learn more about what’s new in beauty and wellness this month.
If melatonin leaves you with lingering drowsiness, you’re in luck. Hilma’s new sleep supplement is formulated with magnesium, reishi mushroom, and L-Theanine to lull you to sleep sans drowsiness. Though most sleeping pills are melatonin-heavy, Hilma opted for magnesium to get to the root of the problem — research shows that magnesium deficiency takes a toll on sleep quality, so Sleep Support tops up your intake while you catch up on rest.
For Chanel Beauty, 2022 is looking clean. 100 years after the launch of the ever-iconic Chanel No.5, the brand has made its first foray into the green beauty space with a revamped N°1 de Chanel collection with eco-responsible formulas and packaging. As a twist on the brand’s longtime love of the white camelia flower, the hero ingredient in N°1 is the antioxidant-heavy red camelia extract. Climate-conscious steps that this collection incorporates include swapping out the line’s signature paper leaflets for a QR code and housing products in recyclable, refillable glass packaging.
Isdin’s K-Ox Eyes Vitamin K Eye Cream works in as little as 28 days and now that we’re already at the tail end of January, it’s easy to see how fast that is. To soothe puffiness and brighten dark circles, just swipe and tap in the Vitamin K-rich formula using the redesigned ceramic applicator, which adds a cooling effect.
Celine’s tenth fragrance is an ode to Hedi Slimane’s youth. Taking its name from Arthur Rimbaud, who Slimane discovered as a teen, its warm, floral scent profile is designed to evoke the tension between newness and nostalgia, or childhood and adulthood, drifting between notes of lavender, iris, vanilla, and musk.
The latest iteration of Fenty Beauty’s Gloss Bomb is a slick, sheer gloss that leaves behind a subtle gold shimmer and a plumping tingle. With the drippy, wet look still reigning, the high-shine gloss is the perfect, Rihanna-approved addition to your beauty lineup, whether you’re pairing it with a more pigmented shade or sporting it solo.
Yet again, Nécessaire is making the case for ultra-chic deodorant. Like its standard cream deo stick, the new Gel comes in unscented and eucalyptus options. But the quick-drying liquid gel texture is the better fit for those with minimal underarm sweat. To moisturize and deodorize pits, the formula features a blend of chamomile, niacinamide, and 5% AHA, because underarms need TLC, too.
Behold, the foundation that launched a thousand TikTok swatch tests. With its impressive 30-hue shade range, Charlotte Tilbury’s new liquid foundation lets you blend your way to a flawless complexion while actually treating your skin underneath. The medium-coverage formula features hyaluronic acid and coconut extract to leave you more plump and hydrated. This way, you can have good makeup days and good skin days in tandem.
For their first launch of the year, Kosas reintroduced us to a classic: their 10-Second Eye Gel Eyeshadow. But two years since the product’s initial launch, the brand has revamped the fan favourite liquid shadow with a new selection of shimmery neutral shades. And as you’d expect, each shadow is packed with the clean, skincare-calibre ingredients that we love them for.
Supergoop synched their latest drop with peak ashy season. And considering that it’s tailored to dry skin types, their new oil is perfectly timed. Along with their signature clean SPF, Daily Dose Hydra-Ceramide Boost features ceramides, squalene, and jojoba oil to hydrate, repair, and shield (because you 100% still need sun protection in winter months).
Meet High Roller: Topicals’ sleek solution to ingrowns. You simply glide on the rollerball, which is packed with salicylic and glycolic acids, to soothe uncomfortable ingrown hairs and prevent them from popping back up. Bonus points for their ultra-diverse launch campaign which features Team USA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi, rapper Smino, and pole dancer Cami Àrboles.
Verb got the memo that scalp care is the new skin care. Their new Scalp Nectar is a rinse-out exfoliating serum designed to help all hair types clear product buildup and dead skin using biotin, Moringa oil, AHAs and PHAs. Simply leave it on for 10 minutes once a week for a deeper clean because we left flaky scalps in 2021.
Since my personal ethos is ‘If it’s good enough for Gwyneth, it’s good enough for me,’ Goop’s new cleanser piqued my interest. The exfoliating wash is being marketed as a ‘grown-up’ cleanser, for those who find that soap and water simply won’t cut it. Though they already have exfoliators on their growing roster, this one is on the gentler side — tame enough for daily use. Exfoliants aside, the formula features a blend of vitamins C, vitamin E, and squalene.
True story: Mere weeks ago I was called out on Zoom for having dry, cracked lips. I still haven’t recovered from the embarrassment (and probably never will), but ‘tis the season for lip crust and Ilia’s new balm couldn’t have dropped at a better time. As the daytime edition of the Lip Wrap Overnight Treatment, the Reviving Balm uses hyaluronic acid, prickly pear oil, and ceramides to lock in moisture, leaving behind a glossy sheen.
Photo: Courtesy of Nécessaire
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