Every month, we put together a comprehensive list of cool products that make our beauty shelves happy. Here are the latest buys to fit every budget — 10 stellar beauty products that launched in January that we loved.
Best new luxury beauty launches —
Laneige Lavender Water Sleeping Mask
Say hello to the new variation of the cult favourite water sleeping mask — the Lavender Water Sleeping Mask. It comes with patented Sleep-Tox technology that purifies the skin during sleep, and has highly concentrated Hydro Ionized Mineral Water that gives hydration to parched skin. And this lavender-scented sleeping mask also contains apricot and evening primrose extracts that guarantee a glow.
Price: Rs 1,890; available on Nykaa.com.
Kiehl’s Powerful Strength Line-Reducing Vitamin C Eye Serum
Lack of sleep, stress, and increased screen time — now you have a saviour that will keep your tired eyes from all the harm caused. The vitamin C serum comes with the new Tri-peptide Complex that takes care of all these issues. The effective ingredients help correct and reduce the appearance of fine lines and dark circles around the sensitive eye area, and give you bright-looking eyes in one use. While vitamin C is for brightening, the Tri-Peptide Complex helps with micro circulation and reduces puffiness under the eyes.
Price: Rs 3,600; available on Kiehls.in
Ikonic Professional Pro Curl
Ikonic Professional’s Pro Curl is for those looking for a little drama this year. This user-friendly tool is designed in such a way that anyone can curl their hair without feeling tired or overwhelmed. The cool shot setting option helps you set your curls, making them last longer too. The Pro Curl has an LCD digital temperature display that auto shuts-off in an hour, so no overheating issues. And it comes in two colours: Black and rose gold.
Price: Rs 5,900; available on Ikonic’s website, Amazon, Salontrix, and Flipkart.
System Professional Hair Rejuvenating Spray
What’s good about system professional? The fact that they have their basics right Their haircare range is free of sulfates, silicones, and parabens. The new Inessence line brings forth conscious ingredients that bio-mimic nature, and features Acai Berry stem cells extract. If your hair is looking for a quick pick-me-up, look no further than this product that offers daily protection from UV while reducing internal friction and protecting the hair against mechanical damage and frizz.
Price: Rs 2,300; available at Systemprofessional.com
Innisfree’s Black Tea Youth Enhancing Ampoule
The star product of the year from Innisfree is this ampoule that’s perfect for those starting their anti-ageing process with antioxidants. The ampoule comes with reset concentrate (Black tea ferment) that rejuvenates the skin after a tired, stressful day. Black Tea is ‘pre-fermented tea’ that comes with the highest level of fermentation (80%) among other pre-fermented teas, and treats dryness, and dull and stressed skin to give it energy and glow.
Price: Rs 2,780; available on Nykaa.com.
Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Serum
Sulwhasoo’s new and exciting Concentrated Ginseng Line is now in India. It’s a well-known fact that ginseng is great for glowing skin and Sulwhasoo has harnessed its magical powers for 50 years. Another anti-ageing gem, Sulwhasoo’s patented Bio-conversion Technology brings the miraculous effects of ginseng back to the forefront with the Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Serum, a deeply hydrating gel serum that takes care of the skin’s bounce. Boosting the moisture in your skin, this serum also reduces the appearance of wrinkles and improves elasticity.
Rs 13,900; available on Nykaa.com.
Accoje Hydrating Aqua Gel Cream
Accoje is a well-known Korean label that has been making waves in the skincare community for a while now. Their newest range to hit India is the hydrating range that contains some great thirst-quenching products. This gel cream in a fun blue container locks in moisture and keeps your skin hydrated all day. It’s a water cream, so it’s light, effortless, and contains Jeju black radish that gives your skin that extra boost of hydration.
Price: Rs 1,890; available at Wonderskin.
Best new affordable beauty launches —
Pilgrim Red Vine Lip Balm
Pilgrim is a 100% vegan global beauty brand that recently launched its vine-extracts-infused range in India. The range ‘Secrets of Vinothérapie, Bordeaux, France’ comes from the French Concept of Vinotherapy, which means you can expect ingredients like Vine Extracts, Retinol, Vitamin C and Mulberry. Our pick? The Red Vine Lip Balm that comforts dry, chapped lips (it’s also great for pigmented lips).
Price: Rs 325; available on Discoverpilgrim.com
Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic Cold Cream
This natural cold cream comes with tried and tested ingredients, namely glycerin, aloe vera and sesame oil, all known to be hydrating and moisturising. We recommend that you use it on your back and neck for that extra moisture boost. You will also find a bit of cocoa butter, shea butter, essential oils of neroli and lavender too.
Price: Rs 175; available at Netmeds.com
St. Botanica GO Colored Purple Shampoo + Conditioner
The affordable homegrown label recently launched a quirky and unique GO Hair Range that has come out with nine unique sets of shampoo-conditioner combos for various hair issues. They even have the very first purple shampoo and conditioner for blonde and bleached hair infused with purple mica, linseed, and sunflower oil. The idea is obvious — it helps in maintaining colour-treated hair so it lasts longer and shines better.
Price: Rs 399; available at Stbotanica.in
Best new makeup launches —
Daughter Earth Creamy matte Red Lip & Cheek Tints
Red algae- and antioxidant-enriched lip and cheek tints in five interesting reds that suit all skin tones. From Fonce Red to Rouge to everything in between, these tints are 100% vegan, beeswax-free, and come with ingredients like moringa, grape seed, and vanilla. It’s the astaxanthin, wild sea berries, and vegan pigments that give these tints that bold, undiluted, passionate colour.
Price: 975; available on Daughter.Earth
Benefit California Kissin’ ColorBalm
Almost like a lip balm but in vibrant, bold colours, these new Benefit lip balms are perfect to start your zoom meetings with. The formulation contains wild mango butter for nourishing, and hyaluronic acid for a moisture boost. There are 12 colours that suit all skin tones, and the balm stays put for eight hours.
Price: Rs 1,950; available on Sephora India.
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