We’re back with another roundup of new beauty products to covet this month.
April Fools aside, this month is all about sustainability (hello Earth Day) and wellness — after all, we’re celebrating both World Health Day and Stress Awareness Month. It only makes sense that you would want to treat yourself well with only the latest and greatest beauty products that are just launched.
This April we’re also seeing the start of the holy month of Ramadan. You can never be too early to start preparing for Hari Raya — after all, you’ll want to put your best face forward then. These new beauty products launching in April 2021 are definitely going to help.
Chloé is launching a new collection of artisanal floral fragrances and we’re here for it. Atelier des Fleurs is a 12-fragrance collection, each with a single-note perfume that’s designed to be layered with each other. You can either experiment and craft your own signature layers or follow the pre-designed combinations that Chloé has. Of course, you can also wear it on its own. The 12 fragrances consist of Rosa Damascena created by Amandine Clerc-Marie; Lavanda by Quentin Bisch; Magnolia Alba by Louise Turner; Cedrus; Hibiscus Abelmoschus by Domitille Michalon Bertier; Herba Mimosa by Amandine Clerc-Marie; Neroli by Sidonie Lancesseur; Verbena by Mylène Alran; Jasminum Sambac by Louise Turner; Vanilla Planifolia by Quentin Bisch; Papyrus by Alexis Dadier; and Tuberosa 1974, the very first floral fragrance by Chloé.
The collection is available at Isetan KLCC.
Scalp hair is important, and Korean haircare brand Ryo is on a mission to make healthy scalps accessible and easy. The brand has just released the Derma Scalp Care Range, a simple shampoo-and-conditioner range that aims to soothe scalp irritation, especially for those who have a sensitive scalp. Using natural ingredients sourced from Jeju Island and naturally-derived Centella Asiatica from Madagascar. The range consists of two types of shampoo for either oily and sensitive scalp types or dry and sensitive scalp types, as well as one conditioner. All products are hypoallergenic and with 0% silicone oil and sulfate surfactants.
Gucci Beauty is adding more products to its lineup: pencils. Specifically, eye pencils and lip pencils. The Crayon Contour des Lèvres (contour lip pencil) is designed with emollients to effortlessly glide onto the lips for precise application. The lip pencil is available in six shades. Next up is the Stylo Contour des Yeux (kohl eyeliner pencil) is presented in a twist pencil style featuring a long-wearing formula that is also waterproof. We see the eyeliner pencils in six bold shades from your classic black to bright blue, red, and even amethyst.
After releasing collections designed for heightened levels of moisture and then sensitised skin, now Dr.Jart+ is releasing a new range that will be perfect for those with acne. The Ctrl-A Teatreement range is – you guessed it – formulated with tea tree oil, a known ingredient that helps fight acne, the bacteria that causes it, as well as anti-inflammatory purposes. The range consists of a mild cleansing foam, a toner, and a lightweight moisturiser.
Masking is taken to a whole new level with the all-new Foreo UFO 2. If you’ve previously tried the UFO, you’ll know that the device gives you all the benefits of masking but in under two minutes — 90 seconds, to be precise. The upgraded device now features in-app customisable skincare routines; thermo-therapy, a heating technology that softens the skin and ‘opens’ the pores; cryo-therapy to cool the skin for a more lifted appearance; eight different LED lights that all serve different skin type purposes; as well as T-sonic pulsations. There is both a UFO 2 and a UFO Mini 2 variant, which shares the same properties as the UFO 2 minus cryo-therapy features.
If your favourite SK-II Pitera Facial Treatment Essence is running out, it’s the perfect timing to replenish your stash with a cute limited-edition design. Shaped like two Japanese kokeshi dolls in vivid kimonos, these designs were inspired by Spring and the hope that comes with new beginnings during the season. Personally, we just think having these on our dressing tables will already brighten up our day.
For Hari Raya this year, Jo Malone London will be releasing a special Cologne Intense: Iris & White Musk. The perfect sent to gift this Hari Raya to either yourself or a loved one, the fragrance has powdery iris root at its base with creamy white musk, heady Casablanca lilies with top notes of violet. Wear it on its own or layer with other Jo Malone London fragrances — the brand recommends Myrrh & Tonka.
Just in time for World Earth Day, Caudalie will be launching its Vinoclean range, a line of clean and sustainable cleansers and toners. Not only are they vegan, but the products also use 97-100% natural-origin ingredients. The packaging is also made from 100% recycled and recyclable plastic bottles. There are five different types of cleansers to choose from with different textures to suit all skin types: the Micellar Cleansing Water, Cleansing Almond Milk, Moisturizing Toner, Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil, and Instant Foaming Cleanser.
You can never have too many sunscreen options — here’s another to add to your repertoire. Clarins is launching a new UV Plus [5P] Anti-Pollution SPF 50-PA +++, a creamy sunscreen that protects your skin not just against UVA and UVB rays, but also five different kinds of pollutants: atmospheric, indoor, photo-pollution (a combination of pollution and UV Rays), blue light, and pollen. Never too much protection, we say. Another nifty ingredient you’ll find in this product is Organic Mango Leaf extract, which is rich in antioxidants and will help activate something called NRF2, an existing protein in skin cells that stimulate the skin’s self-defence mechanism by 64%. The cream is available in three shades: Translucent, Rose, and Lavender for colour correction purposes.
For that flawless, filter-like blur on your complexion without feeling weighed down, you’ll need to try the new Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint. It’s the brand’s first light-to-medium coverage complexion product and it’s formulated with Fenty’s Quickblur Complex that helps reduce the appearance of pores and wrinkles. There’s also sodium hyaluronate to nourish and hydrate the skin. Like all Fenty Beauty complexion products, the Eaze Drop is sweat, humidity, and transfer-proof, and has a large range of shades for everyone.
Remember how we said you can never have too much sun protection? After your sunscreen and makeup, up the ante even further with a mineral setting powder like Supergoop!’s (Re)setting 100% Mineral Powder SPF 35. The product isn’t new, but it has been reformulated to include ceramides and olive glycerides, which will help decrease moisture loss. It also has coated silica spheres to diffuse light and reduce the appearance of pores for a soft-focus look. With SPF 35 protection, you’re ready to head out with your best face. You can also use it throughout the day to top up on the UV protection while refreshing your makeup.
In the age of mask-wearing, you want your lip colour to be transfer-proof yet not too drying that you end up with cracked lips by the end of the day. M.A.C is introducing its Love Me lipstick but in a nourishing Liquid Lipcolour version, which gives you vivid and full coverage colour minus the cakiness. It’s lightweight in texture and formulated with argan oil, coconut oil, shea butter, carnauba butter, barley extract, and cucumber extract to really nourish your lips.
The M.A.C Love Me Liquid Lipcolour will be available online and in-stores in M.A.C from April 5th onwards.
From multi-functional makeup, Nudestix has expanded its repertoire to now include skincare. In its debut skincare collection is the complete regime: a makeup remover, a cleanser, exfoliant, toner, and moisturiser. All the skincare products are vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free. In case you needed more convincing, the skincare range is made in Korea and is designed for all skin types. It’s a basic and minimal skincare range perfect for everyone.
Sothys has just released a 3-in-1 cleanser designed to be everything you need in one product: a cleanser, scrub, and also mask. It’s formulated with volcanic rock that’s rich in magnesium and rhyolite grains for a non-abrasive exfoliating process. You’ll feel your skin is instantly refreshed and radiant afterwards.