From Caudalie to Odacité: 29 New Skincare Products You Need to Know About This Month

Salicylic acid, retinol, vitamin C and more!
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Best skincare products August 2018

Just in time for fall, I'm resurrecting my monthly "what's new in skincare" series to keep you up to date on all the latest launches!

Here are some of the highlights in this edition:

Read on to discover the best new skincare products right now...

Ava Isa Ultra Matte SPF 45 Sunscreen

Ava Isa Pure Untinted Ultra Matte SPF 45 Sunscreen

Ava Isa Pure Untinted Ultra Matte SPF 45 Sunscreen (Note: Final packaging is an 80 mL tube)

I told you about Ava Isa Ultra Matte SPF 45 Sunscreen in my 2018 sunscreen guides, and now, it's available for purchase! This is one of my new favourites—an innovative zinc oxide-based sunscreen that's lightweight and non-whitening, yet gives you high SPF 45 protection. It comes in Pure Untinted, reviewed here, and Aurora Rose, reviewed and swatched here.

Available at: The Sunscreen Company • Well.ca

Active Ingredient: 15% Zinc Oxide. Other Ingredients: Aqua, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate*, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate*, Isostearic Acid*, Polylactic Acid*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride*, Propanediol*, Undecane*, Tridecane*, Cetearyl Olivate*, Sorbitan Olivate*, Polyglyceryl-3 Dicitrate/Stearate*, Titanium Dioxide, Stearic Acid, Alumina, Cerium Dioxide, Silica, Aluminium Hydroxide, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Glycerin*, Polygonum Aviculare Extract, Xanthan Gum. *Certified organic.

BIOeffect Micellar Cleansing Water

BIOeffect Micellar Cleansing Water

BIOeffect Micellar Cleansing Water

BIOeffect Micellar Cleansing Water can be used as a makeup remover or to cleanse away dirt and oil. It's a splurge, yes, but it won't dry out your skin, and it's oil-free, fragrance-free and alcohol-free.

Available at: Bergdorf Goodman • BIOeffectCos BarHolt RenfrewNeiman Marcus • Orchard Mile • ShopBAZAAR

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Isopentyldiol (Hydrating Agent), Glycerol (Hydrating Agent), PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Propylene Glycol (Hydrating Agent), Sorbitol (Hydrating Agent), Coco Betaine, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA.

BIOeffect OSA Water Mist

BIOeffect OSA Water Mist

BIOeffect OSA Water Mist

I mentioned the BIOeffect OSA Water Mist in my summer skincare routine—what makes this face mist different is that it's both hydrating and mattifying (thanks to the silica). So you can spritz away without getting that overly dewy look.

Available at: Bergdorf Goodman • BIOeffectCos Bar • Holt Renfrew • Neiman Marcus • Orchard Mile • ShopBAZAAR

Ingredients: Ingredients Water (Aqua), Silica, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate.

Caudalie Vinopure Purifying Toner

Caudalie Vinopure Purifying Toner

Caudalie Vinopure Purifying Toner

Finally, there's a mild salicylic acid toner for people who find COSRX and Paula's Choice too strong! While they don't disclose the acid percentage, Caudalie Vinopure Purifying Toner is said to help clear acne and make pores look smaller. It's also formulated with more natural ingredients than most products of this type.

Note: The alcohol is acting as a penetration enhancer and shouldn't be a problem if you moisturize properly afterward.

Available at: Bluemercury • CaudalieSephora • SkinStore • Violet Grey

Ingredients: Water, Alcohol Denat.*, Rosa Damascena Flower Water*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Water*, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Juice*, Salicylic Acid*, Cymbopogon Citratus Leaf Oil*, Lavandula Hybrida Oil*, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Oil*, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil*, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil*, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Phytate, Arginine, Citric Acid, Citral*, Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Limonene*, Linalool* (182/035). *Plant origin.

Caudalie Vinopure Skin Perfecting Mattifying Fluid

Caudalie Vinopure Skin Perfecting Mattifying Fluid

Caudalie Vinopure Skin Perfecting Mattifying Fluid

If you're looking for a lightweight, silicone-free moisturizer with natural ingredients, you'll be happy about Caudalie Vinopure Skin Perfecting Mattifying Fluid. There's silica in here to help control oil, along with rosewater, glycerin and niacinamide to hydrate. I love the thin, cream-gel texture.

Available at: Bluemercury • Caudalie • SephoraSkinStore • Violet Grey

Ingredients: Water, Rosa Damascena Flower Water*, Alcohol*, Glycerin*, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate*, Butylene Glycol*, Silica, C14-22 Alcohols*, Niacinamide, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside*, Palmitoyl Grape Seed Extract*, Tocopherol*, Cymbopogon Citratus Leaf Oil*, Lavandula Hybrida Oil*, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Oil*, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil*, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil*, Citric Acid*, Sodium Phytate*, Citral*, Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Linalool*, Limonene* (183/074). *Plant origin.

Caudalie Vinopure Skin Perfecting Serum

Caudalie Vinopure Skin Perfecting Serum

Caudalie Vinopure Skin Perfecting Serum

Another gentle salicylic acid option is the new Caudalie Vinopure Skin Perfecting Serum. It promises to reduce acne, clogged pores and excess oil while exfoliating the skin surface. It even has an antioxidant to prevent oil from oxidizing (leading to blackheads). I'm very impressed!

Available at: Bluemercury • CaudalieSephoraSkinStore • Violet Grey

Ingredients: Water, Rosa Damascena Flower Water*, Alcohol*, Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol*, Salicylic Acid*, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cymbopogon Citratus Leaf Oil*, Lavandula Hybrida Oil*, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Oil*, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil*, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil*, Palmitoyl Grape Seed Extract*, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Phytate*, Tocopherol*, Xanthan Gum, Citral*, Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Limonene*, Linalool* (184/123). *Plant origin.

Dermalogica BioLumin-C Serum

Dermalogica BioLumin-C Serum

Dermalogica BioLumin-C Serum

Dermalogica BioLumin-C Serum combines vitamin C, lactic acid and a peptide in one serum to treat dullness, uneven tone and wrinkles. They're using a new vitamin C derivative, aminopropyl ascorbyl phosphate (AAP), which is supposed to be more stable than L-ascorbic acid and is water-soluble. So this would be a good product to try if you break out from oil-based vitamin C products—it has a really light texture!

Available at: Dermalogica • DermstoreNordstromSelfridges • Sephora • SkinStore • Ulta

Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Ethoxydiglycol, Lactic Acid, Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed, Extract, Sodium PCA, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Sophora Japonica Flower Extract, Ascorbyl Methylsilanol, Pectinate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, Polyacrylate-13, Propanediol, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Polyisobutene, Methylpropanediol, Carrageenan, Pentylene Glycol, Glyceryl, Polyacrylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 20, Limonene, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol.

Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Booster

Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Booster

Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Booster

Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Booster is a 2 percent salicylic acid treatment that can be applied all over the face or just on blemishes. Unlike most products in this category, it's low in silicone.

Note: The packaging is confusing... to dispense it, you have to push up the bottom of the tube!

Available at: DermalogicaNordstrom • Ulta

Active Ingredient: Salicylic Acid 2.0% W/W. Other Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Niacinamide, Salicylic Acid, Cetearyl Glucoside, Polysorbate 20, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Thymol, Terpineol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Lactic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Glucoside, Lecithin, Pullulan, Schlerotium Gum, Xanthan Gum, Propanediol, Gluconolactone, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol.

Go-To Exfoliating Swipeys

Go-To Exfoliating Swipeys

Go-To Exfoliating Swipeys

Aussie brand Go-To recently arrived in the US (hopefully Canada is next!), and my top pick would be the Go-To Exfoliating Swipeys. These are gentle lactic acid-based exfoliating pads with aloe vera to soothe and hydrate.

Available at: Go-To Skincare • Sephora

Ingredients: Water, Lactic Acid, Aloe Vera, Ethanol, Propanediol, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance (Natural Mandarin And Lemon), Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Citrate, Potassium Sorbate.

Henné Organics Lavender Mint Lip Exfoliator

Henne Organics Lavender Mint Lip Exfoliator

Henné Organics Lavender Mint Lip Exfoliator

Henné Organics has just landed in Canada with its array of all-natural lip products. The Henné Organics Lavender Mint Lip Exfoliator buffs off dry skin with sugar crystals in coconut oil, jojoba oil, beeswax and shea butter. It also comes in Nordic Berries and Rose Diamonds.

Available at: Amazon.ca • Amazon.comAnthropologie • Free People • Henné Organics • Murale • Revolve • The Detox Market 🇨🇦 • The Detox Market 🇺🇸

Ingredients: Organic Sucrose (Sugar), Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Organic Cera Alba (Beeswax), Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Organic Vanilla Flavor, Organic Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Organic Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E). 

Henné Organics Luxury Lip Balm

Henne Organics Luxury Lip Balm

Henné Organics Luxury Lip Balm

As I explained here, oils tend to be the most effective for treating dry, chapped lips. Henné Organics Luxury Lip Balm fits the bill, and is 100 percent natural! It also comes in a pot format.

Available at: Amazon.ca • Amazon.comAnthropologieFree People • Henné OrganicsMurale • Revolve • The Detox Market 🇨🇦 • The Detox Market 🇺🇸

Ingredients: Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Organic Cera Alba (Beeswax), Organic Persea Americana (Avocado) Oil, Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Organic Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E). 

Henné Organics Luxury Lip Tint

Henne Organics Luxury Lip Tint

Henné Organics Luxury Lip Tint in Bare, Intrigue, Coral and Azalea

Henné Organics Luxury Lip Tints are probably the nicest tinted lip balms I've ever tried! (Proof? I had to have ALL the shades after trying just one!) They're super-nourishing and long-lasting, and give amazing sheer colour. Choose from Bare (nude), Intrigue (dark red), Coral and Azalea (vibrant pink).

Available at: Amazon.caAmazon.comAnthropologieFree PeopleHenné OrganicsMuraleRevolveThe Detox Market 🇨🇦 • The Detox Market 🇺🇸

Ingredients: Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Organic Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Organic Cera Alba (Beeswax), Organic Persea Americana (Avocado) Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Tocopherol (Vitamin E). 

Herbivore Prism Exfoliating Glow Potion

Herbivore Prism Exfoliating Glow Potion

Herbivore Prism Exfoliating Glow Potion

Herbivore Prism Exfoliating Glow Potion is a natural exfoliating and hydrating serum that promises brighter, more even-toned skin. It contains a blend of AHAs derived from fruit—including lactic, glycolic, citric and malic acids—in an aloe vera and hyaluronic acid base. 

Available at: HerbivoreSephora • The Detox Market 🇨🇦 • The Detox Market 🇺🇸

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Sodium Hyaluronate, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water, Glycerin, Malus Fructus (Apple) Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Populus Tremuloides (Aspen) Bark Extract, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract (Kakadu Plum), Vaccinium Myrtillus, (Bilberry) Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract.

Kate Somerville EradiKate Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment

Kate Somerville EradiKate Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment

Kate Somerville EradiKate Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment

I feel like brands are suddenly listening to me that salicylic acid works best as an all-over treatment! That's what Kate Somerville EradiKate Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment is all about—it's meant to be applied on your entire face, overnight, to prevent acne. There's 2 percent salicylic acid in here, and it's low silicone.

Available at: Kate SomervilleSephora

Active Ingredient: Salicylic Acid 2%. Other Ingredients: Water, Glycereth-7 Trimethyl Ether, Cetyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isopropyl Isostearate,Trimethylolpropane Tricaprylate/Tricaprate, Steareth-21, Dimethicone, Glycereth-18 Ethylhexanoate, Propanediol, Steareth-2, Retinyl Propionate, Hexylresorcinol, Oligopeptide-10, Proline, Hydroxyproline, Ethyl Linoleate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Saccharide Isomerate, Sodium PCA, Panthenol, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Boswellia Serrata Extract, Honey Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Sea Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Glycereth-18, Trimethylpentanediol/Adipic Acid Copolymer, 1,2-Hexanediol, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Polymethylsilsesquioxane/Silica Crosspolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Disodium Carboxyethyl Siliconate, T-Butyl Alcohol, Linalool, Limonene, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491).

Lanolips 101 Ointment Multi-Balm Coconutter

Lanolips 101 Ointment Multi-Balm Coconutter

Lanolips 101 Ointment Multi-Balm Coconutter

Lanolips 101 Ointment Multi-Balm Coconutter is a new spin on Lanolips' original 100 percent lanolin ointment. Besides the star ingredient, lanolin, it has coconut oil and vitamin E, plus an amazing coconut milk scent and flavour.

Available at: Amazon.comAnthropologieBloomingdale's • Free People • NordstromSephora • Shen Beauty • Ulta

Ingredients: Lanolin*, flavour, tocopherol acetate*, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*. *Naturally derived.

Odacité Adventurine Kiss Lip Serum

Odacite Adventurine Kiss Lip Serum

Odacité Adventurine Kiss Lip Serum

Odacité Adventurine Kiss Lip Serum is a genius idea—a blend of nourishing oils in a leak-proof portable rollerball. (I've been wanting something like this for ages!) It hydrates and plumps the lips, and can act as primer under lipstick. The applicator itself is a green Aventurine crystal, said to bring good luck!

Available at: Amazon.com • BluemercuryContent Beauty & Wellbeing • Cult BeautyNordstrom • OdacitéSpace NKThe Detox Market 🇨🇦 • The Detox Market 🇺🇸

Ingredients: Adansonia Digitata [Baobab*] Seed Oil, Moringa Oleifera [Moringa*] Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis [Jojoba*] Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii [Shea Nut Oil] Extract, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba [Meadowfoam*] Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii [Shea] Butter, Cocos Nucifera [Coconut*] Oil, Theobroma Cacao [Cocoa*] Seed Butter, Glycine Soja Seed Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate [Vitamin C], Punica Granatum [Pomegranate*] Seed Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea [Marula*] Kernel Oil, Vaccinium Corymbosum [Blueberry*] Seed Oil, Lactobacillus/Capsicum Frutescens Fruit Ferment Extract, Hordeum Distichon [Barley] Extract, Tocopherols [Vitamin E] Oil, Ubiquinone [Coenzyme Q10], Alcohol, Lecithin, Aqua [Water], Aroma, Phellodendron, Santalum Album [Sandalwood] Extract, Yeast Extract, Cucurbita Pepo [Pumpkin] Seed Oil & Papain, Rosmarinus Officinalis [Rosemary] Leaf Extract. *Organic origin.

Odacité Black Mint Cleanser

Odacite Black Mint Cleanser

Odacité Black Mint Cleanser

Odacité Black Mint Cleanser is a sulfate-free gel cleanser best for normal to combination, oily, congested or acne-prone skin. Made with natural ingredients, it has charcoal, clay, peppermint and tea tree oils to deep-cleanse and reduce oil (but without stripping). It pairs beautifully with the Foreo Luna!

Available at: Amazon.comContent Beauty & Wellbeing • Cult BeautyNordstrom • OdacitéSpace NK • The Detox Market 🇨🇦 • The Detox Market 🇺🇸

Ingredients: Water [Aqua], Algal Betaine [Capric/Lauric/Myristic/Oleic Amidopropyl Betaine], Decyl Glucoside, Lauryl/ Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids, Xanthan Gum, Activated Charcoal, Rhassoul Clay [Moroccan Lava Clay], Tea Tree Leaf Oil [Melaleuca Altemifolia], Peppermint Oil [Mentha Piperita], Rosemary Leaf Extract [Rosmarinus Officinalis*], Sunflower Seed Oil [Helianthus Annuus*], Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glycerin, Tetra­sodium Glutamate Diacetate. *Organic origin.

Odacité Crystal Contour Gua Sha

Odacite Crystal Contour Gua Sha

Odacité Crystal Contour Gua Sha

Gua Sha, an ancient Chinese "skin-scraping" massage technique, is all the rage right now for smoothing wrinkles and reducing puffiness. The Odacité Crystal Contour Gua Sha has all you need to get started: a rose quartz tool plus a detailed instructions booklet. I shared the basic method in my Instagram Stories!

Available at: Amazon.comContent Beauty & Wellbeing • OdacitéThe Detox Market 🇨🇦 • The Detox Market 🇺🇸

Omorovicza Cashmere Cleanser

Omorovicza Cashmere Cleanser

Omorovicza Cashmere Cleanser

Omorovicza Cashmere Cleanser is a gentle, sulfate-free cleanser suitable for all skin, but especially sensitive skin. It has the texture of a milk, so is best removed with a cloth or their cleansing mitt.

Available at: BeautylishCult Beauty • Omorovicza • Space NK

Ingredients: Water / Aqua (Hungarian Thermal Water), Glycerin, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Olivate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Olivate, Stearic Acid, Yeast Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Xanthan Gum, Tocopherol, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Phospholipids, Lactic Acid, Parfum / Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol Geraniol, Limonene.

Omorovicza Complexion Perfector

Omorovicza Complexion Perfector

Omorovicza Complexion Perfector

It's rare to find a tinted moisturizer without silicone, so of course I'm thrilled about the Omorovicza Complexion Perfector (which replaces their old BB cream). It's a skin treatment and makeup in one, and comes in three shades (Light, Medium and Dark). The coverage is sheer but buildable. Love!

Available at: Cult BeautyHarrodsNeiman Marcus • Omorovicza • Space NK

Ingredients: Aqua (Hungarian Thermal Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, CI77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Zinc Oxide, Glycerin, Ethyl Macadamiate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Stearyl Heptanoate, Cetearyl Olivate, CI 77492 (Iron Oxide), Squalane, Octyldodecanol, Sorbitan Olivate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Myristate, Griffonia Simplicifolia Seed Extract, Yeast Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Levulinate, CI 77491 (Iron Oxide), Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, CI 77499 (Iron Oxide), Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Tocopherol, Lactic Acid, Isostearic Acid, Parfum (Fragrance), Xantan Gum, Propylene Carbonate, Phospholipids, Carbomer, Malic acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Anisate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract, Trehalose, Galactoarabinan, Xylitol, Sodium Phosphate, Sorbitol, Benzyl Salycilate, Linalool, Limonene, Coumarin.

Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist Limited Edition

Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist Limited Edition

Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist Limited Edition

Every year, there's a new Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist Limited Edition in a colourful bottle... and this time, there are three to choose from! This is the blue; there's also a teal and a lime. See my review of this cult face mist here

Available at: BeautylishHarrods • Neiman MarcusNet-a-PorterOmorovicza • Space NK

Ingredients: Aqua (Hungarian Thermal Water), Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Saccharomyces (Hungarian Thermal Water) Ferment Extract, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Mannitol, Malpighia Punicifolia (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment, Pectin, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Water, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Water, Phospholipids, Yeast Extract, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol.

Pixi Retinol Tonic

Pixi Retinol Tonic

Pixi Retinol Tonic

First there was Glow Tonic. Now, Pixi has released Pixi Retinol Tonic, a retinol in toner form! This won't be strong, but it's also going to be less drying than most retinoids (and can be used day or night!). They're using a time-released form of retinol; I would still keep the bottle away from heat and light to preserve its potency. 

Available at: Amazon.com • PixiTarget

Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Rosemarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Water, Glycerin, Propanediol, Methyl Gluceth-20, PEG-8, Panthenol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lecithin, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower Extract, Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis Flower Extract, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-27, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Retinol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower/Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Sodium Citrate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Polysorbate 20, Ethylhexylglycerin. 

Schaf Restoration Mask

Schaf Restoration Mask

Schaf Restoration Mask

Schaf Restoration Mask is a brightening, hydrating and exfoliating mask. It's made with a unique blend of ingredients that includes clay, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid and gotu kola (a calming, skin-rejuvenating herb). Unlike most clay masks, it's not drying or messy—the texture is actually buttery!

Available at: Schaf

Ingredients: Deionized Water, Kaolin, Niacinamide, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Polyglyceryl-6 Stearate, Polyglyceryl-6 Behenate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cococaprylate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Arctic Mud, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glyceryl Stearate, Pisum Sativum Peptide, Allantoin, Xanthan Gum, Mixed Tocopherols.

SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense

SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense

SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense

If you struggle with any kind of pigmentation, SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense is worth a try. It's a daily dark spot corrector with 5 percent niacinamide, 5 percent sulfonic acid, 3 percent tranexamic acid and 1 percent kojic acid—all amazing ingredients for brown marks and post-acne marks! It even helps prevent recurrence with continued use. 

Available at: Amazon.comBluemercury • Dermstore • SkinCeuticals

Ingredients: Aqua / Water, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Glycerin, Tranexamic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Kojic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Allantoin, Chlorphenesin, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA.

Tata Harper Clarifying Cleanser

Tata Harper Clarifying Cleanser

Tata Harper Clarifying Cleanser

Tata Harper Clarifying Cleanser is an all-natural gel cleanser for acne-prone skin (also part of my skincare routine right now!). Although it's sulfate-free, it does foam; it also gently exfoliates (with enzymes) and calms the skin (with chlorella). It's so gentle, I think even dry and sensitive types could use this!

Available at: Bergdorf Goodman • Bloomingdale'sCos Bar • Cult BeautyNeiman Marcus • Net-a-PorterNordstrom • Orchard MileSaks Fifth AvenueSelfridges • SephoraSpace NKShopBAZAARSpace NK • Tata Harper • The Detox Market 🇨🇦 • The Detox Market 🇺🇸

Ingredients: Hordeum Vulgare Leaf Juice*, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Coco Glucoside, Glycerin, Decyl Glucoside,Lauryl Glucoside, Aqua/Water/Eau, Maltooligosyl Glucoside, Mel/Honey/Miel, Salix Alba (Willow) BarkExtract, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Aroma**, Hydrolyzed Opuntia Ficus-Indica Flower Extract,Lactobacillus Ferment, Leuconostoc Ferment Filtrate, Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Extract, L (+) Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Chlorella Pyrenoidosa, Juniperus Communis Fruit Extract, Saccharide Isomerate, Arnica Montana (Arnica) Extract*, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Leaf Extract*, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract*, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Extract*, Spiraea Ulmaria (Meadowsweet) Extract*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil*, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, p-Anisic Acid, Menthol, Menthyl Lactate, Sodium Phytate, Acacia Senegal Gum, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Caproyl/Lauroyl Lactylate, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, CI 77288, Alcohol, Limonene, Linalool. *Ingredients from Organic farming. **Clinical grade essential oils blend.

Tata Harper Resurfacing Serum

Tata Harper Resurfacing Serum

Tata Harper Resurfacing Serum

Inspired by the cult favourite Resurfacing Mask (reviewed here), Tata Harper Resurfacing Serum is a daily glow-boosting treatment with AHAs, BHAs and antioxidants. Besides exfoliating and fending off free radicals, it softens the skin with jojoba and squalane oils.

Available at: Bergdorf Goodman • Bloomingdale'sCos Bar • Cult BeautyGoopNeiman Marcus • Net-a-Porter • NordstromOrchard MileSelfridges • SephoraSpace NK • Tata Harper • The Detox Market 🇨🇦 • The Detox Market 🇺🇸

Ingredients: Hordeum Vulgare Leaf Juice*, Propanediol, Aqua/Water, Silybum Marianum Ethyl Ester, Galactoarabinan, Glycerin, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Cetearyl Olivate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane, Sorbitan Olivate, Cupuacu Butter Glycerides, Isopropyl Shea Butterate, Lactobacillus Ferment, Leuconostoc Ferment Filtrate, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, L (+) Lactic Acid, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Citric Acid, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Lithospermum Erythrorhizon Root Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil*, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil*, Saccharide Isomerate, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Arnica Montana (Arnica) Extract*, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Leaf Extract*, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract*, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Extract*, Spiraea Ulmaria (Meadowsweet) Extract*, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil*, Tocopherol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Sclerotium Gum, Aroma**, Sodium Phytate, Sodium Citrate, Mica, Alcohol, CI 77891, CI 77491, Citral, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Benzyl Benzoate. *Ingredients from Organic farming. ** Clinical grade essential oils blend.

The Ordinary Amino Acids + B5

The Ordinary Amino Acids B5

The Ordinary Amino Acids + B5

The Ordinary Amino Acids + B5 is a new, silicone-free and oil-free hydrating serum—that's about all the information they've released about it so far! As far as benefits, the B5 is hydrating, while the amino acids have antioxidant and anti-aging properties.

Available at: The Ordinary

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Propanediol, Betaine, Sodium PCA, Panthenol, Sodium Lactate, Arginine, PCA, Aspartic Acid, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Threonine, Valine, Proline, Isoleucine, Lysine HCl, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Glutamic Acid, Citric Acid, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Polysorbate 20, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol.

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rehydrating Cream

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rehydrating Cream

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rehydrating Cream in Rich, Gel and Light

Hooray, there's now a cleaner moisturizer option at the drugstore! Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rehydrating Cream has just been reformulated, and now it's silicone-free, with only 20 ingredients of 97 percent natural origin. There are two creams (Rich and Light) as well as a Gel-Cream

Available at: Escentual • Vichy

Ingredients (Rich): Aqua / Water / Eau, Glycerin, Isocetyl Stearate, Propanediol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Alcohol Denat., Cetyl Esters, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Pentylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Mannose, Sodium Polyacrylate, Sodium PCA, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid, Parfum / Fragrance.

Ingredients (Light): Aqua / Water / Eau, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Trigylercide, Alcohol Denat., Propanediol, Isoproyl Palmitate, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Ammonium Poylacrylodimethyl Taurate, Zea Mays Starch, Mannose, Glyceryl Isostearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Sodium PCA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hydroxide, P-Anisic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Parfum.

Ingredients (Gel-Cream): Aqua / Water / Eau, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Caprylic/Capric Trigylercide, Mannose, Carbomer, Sodium PCA, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Limnanthes Alba Seed Oil / Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Parfum / Fragrance.

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rehydrating Serum

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rehydrating Serum

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rehydrating Serum

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rehydrating Serum was also reformulated recently. It, too, is silicone-free and uses 97 percent naturally-derived ingredients! (If you're looking for something similar but oil-free and fragrance-free, check out their Minéral 89, reviewed here.)

Available at: Escentual • Vichy

Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Mannose, Carbomer, Sodium PCA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Limnanthes Alba Seed Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylates / C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Parfum.

Conclusion

Best skincare products August 2018

New skincare products from BIOeffect, SkinCeuticals, Odacité, Omorovicza, Caudalie, Pixi, Demalogica and Tata Harper

This has to be the best batch of new skincare in recent memory!

I'm excited about everything, but most of all the sunscreen; the salicylic acid toner and serum; the vitamin C; the tinted lip balm; the dark spot corrector; and the gel cleansers

I'm planning to talk about these more in-depth soon, after I've done some testing... in the meantime, I'd love to hear what you think!

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