By Jennifer McKee
From new releases to popular favorites, we’ve culled some of our favorite beauty brands you’ll want to stock up on now.
Traditional Chinese Medicine-Powered Skincare
Holistic care has long been a tradition in Eastern beauty rituals. A new skincare line from San Francisco entrepreneur Helina Fan lets the public in on the secret.
With Redmint, the purest herbs and botanicals come together to balance skin tone for maximum radiance. They’re full of antioxidants, vitamins and fatty acids and leave skin hydrated and nourished. The name evokes the spirit of Yin and Yang, with red connoting fire, passion and drive, mint signaling a refreshing and soothing pause: they work together to form a balanced, harmonious whole.
Put your best face forward with the Black Rice Daily Exfoliant, which uses a treatment once reserved for Chinese royalty. Keep your hands sanitized—and soft—with the Tea Tree Hand Purifier. And get a boost of all-natural energy with the Q1 Energy herbal extract.
The Eyes Have It
“Effortless elegance that surprises by being both practical and indulgent” is how Catherine Zeta-Jones describes the mission of her new cosmetics brand, Casa Zeta-Jones, which released its first three products, a mascara and two eyeliners, in July.
My Mascara is a buildable, lengthening, all-day mascara in classic black. Apply a light coat during the daytime, then enhance your evening look by adding extra strokes to give your eyes that nighttime pop.
Also available are two long-lasting pencil eyeliners, Eye Contact, in Gilda Gold and Beach Bronze. The creamy feel lasts all day and is waterproof.
Been cooped up? Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time to work on your tan. And Bali Body is here to help. The Australian brand is vegan friendly and only uses natural and naturally derived products. Its tanning oils come in a number of dreamy scents such as peach, grape and pineapple, and you can consult the “find my glow” feature at https://us.balibodyco.com/ to achieve best results.
If you’re not ready to step out into the sun, Bali Body has a solution for that: a full line-up of self-tan products. Bali’s Self-Tanning Mousse applies flawlessly (use the Luxe Tanning Mitt for best results) and evenly — orange streaks are a thing of the past. Get it in regular or ultra-dark formulations.
Hair Repair in Minutes
Keep hair luxe with the decadent Coco & Eve Like A Virgin hair masque. It’s so coveted, it sells out quickly—so when it’s in stock, jump on it! Revitalize overtreated tresses using the power of raw virgin coconut, shea butter, linseed and Argan oil to repair, condition, soften and shine.
The treatment transforms hair from the inside out and uses no drying sulfates—it’s completely paraben free, and also vegan and gluten-free. But be forewarned, it’s easy to get addicted to the masque’s intoxicating fragrance.
Take In the Essence
Love lip balm? Essence’s Fruit Kiss Caring Lip Balm nourishes with 10 percent almond oil, and comes in the irresistible scents Raspberry Dream, Cherry Love, Strawberry Kiss, Lime Crush, Pineapple Vibes and Coconut Lust. Can’t decide on which flavor you like best? Buy them all for only $15. You’ll have a different scent for almost every day of the week.
In addition to smelling divine, this lip balm makes lips soft and smooth, thanks to the vegan blend that has no parabens, acetone, preservatives or alcohol. It’ll even give you a light shimmer.
Photos courtesy of Casa Zeta-Jones, Bali Body, Coco & Eve, Essence and Redmint