As we lighten up our skincare routines for the warmer weather, products that brighten, protect and refresh are all top of mind. Lucky for us, June’s batch of new products is here to do just that—without weighing skin down with heavy textures.
This month’s latest arrivals include:
- Two dark spot-fighting treatments featuring niacinamide, tranexamic acid, bakuchiol and retinol
- An all-natural day cream with mineral sunscreen and a matte finish
- An exfoliating and brightening lactic acid toner
- A non-greasy gel-cream moisturizer
Here are all the new skincare products you need to know about.
What’s New This Month (At a Glance)
Best New Serums
Best New Sunscreen
Best New Toner
Best New Moisturizers
Best New Face Mask
Best New Essence
Best New Skin Tint
Best New Lip Balm
Best New Body Serum
Best New Body Mask
Best New Deodorant
The Best New Skincare Products of June 2021
Best New Serum: Paula’s Choice Discoloration Repair Serum
Paula’s Choice Discoloration Repair Serum is a gel-like serum for treating and preventing dark spots, whether they are brown or grey in colour. It features 5% niacinamide, 3% tranexamic acid and 0.5% bakuchiol, and promises visible results within eight to 12 weeks. (This formula is quite similar to SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense, but less expensive!)
Best New Sunscreen: Odacité Sun Guardian Day Crème SPF 30
Odacité Sun Guardian Day Crème SPF 30 is an all-natural daytime moisturizer and mineral sunscreen. It boasts a high concentration of active ingredients (22% zinc oxide and 3.2% titanium dioxide) in a base of sea silt extract, aloe and capric triglycerides. It’s silicone-free and fragrance-free, and has a matte, pore-blurring finish.
Best New Serum: Selfless by Hyram Retinol & Rainbow Algae Repair Serum
Selfless by Hyram Retinol & Rainbow Algae Repair Serum is the first product from skincare influencer Hyram Yarbro, in collaboration with The Inkey List. This serum specifically treats post-acne marks using 0.2% retinol (in a 2% encapsulated retinol complex). It also contains moisturizing squalane and an algae with brightening benefits.
Best New Toner: BYBI Day Glow Brightening AHA Tonic
BYBI Day Glow Brightening AHA Tonic is a daily acid-based toner for all skin types. Lactic acid (an AHA) is the star ingredient, combined with mushroom extracts and lemon balm water for added brightening and hydrating. It’s fragrance-free and gentle enough to use daily.
Best New Moisturizer: Caudalie Vinosource-Hydra Grape Water Gel Moisturizer
Caudalie Vinosource-Hydra Grape Water Gel Moisturizer is a non-greasy gel-cream moisturizer for normal and combination skin. It’s silicone-free, with humectants like glycerin and grape water delivering moisture, and squalane and capric triglycerides to lock it in.
Best New Serum: Versed Auto-Save Advanced Restoring Serum
Versed Auto-Save Advanced Restoring Serum is a non-irritating serum that targets the first signs of aging, including lack of firmness, dark spots and dullness. It’s a blend of vitamins and antioxidants, including 3% vitamin C (THD ascorbate), 0.5% ferulic acid and 0.3% phloretin. It also has a 3% algae complex to give skin an instant lift that lasts up to 24 hours.
Best New Face Mask: Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Hyaluronic Clay Pore-Tight Facial
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Hyaluronic Clay Pore-Tight Facial is a pore-minimizing, exfoliating and brightening face mask. Unlike most clay-based masks, it’s non-drying, since it uses a whipped kaolin clay infused with hyaluronic acid. There’s also BHA, PHA and watermelon enzymes to further clear congestion. Treatments take only five minutes and can be done daily.
Best New Serum: Dermalogica Smart Response Serum
Dermalogica Smart Response Serum is a “smart serum” that recognizes changes in your skin and addresses them, before damage is visible to the naked eye. It features four unique active ingredients: gallic acid (from cherries) to reduce inflammation; M6P glycan to firm; hydrolyzed wheat flour to brighten; and beta-glucan to hydrate. But sensitive skin should avoid this one, due to the essential oils.
Best New Moisturizer: Versed Recovery Mode Advanced Night Cream
Versed Recovery Mode Advanced Night Cream is a lightweight anti-aging moisturizer that helps repair rough texture while you sleep. Besides hydrating and smoothing with glycerin, marula oil and squalane, it has fermented purple tea to combat free radicals, green coffee extract to boost circulation, and algae to plump and prevent collagen breakdown. It’s also silicone-free and fragrance-free.
Best New Essence: Kiehl’s Ferulic Brew Rejuvenating Facial Essence
Kiehl’s Ferulic Brew Rejuvenating Facial Essence is a 99% natural facial essence that brightens, hydrates and smooths while helping to ward off free radicals. You’re meant to pat a few drops of this liquid onto your skin after cleansing and before moisturizing. Among its ingredients are lactic acid, squalane, salicylic acid and ferulic acid—all brewed for 120 hours for maximum effectiveness. Just avoid this one if you are sensitive, since it contains essential oils.
Best New Skin Tint: GloWish by Huda Beauty Multidew Skin Tint
GloWish by Huda Beauty Multidew Skin Tint is a 92% natural skin tint for evening out your skin tone. It’s fragrance-free and low in silicone, and comes in 13 shades with neutral undertones. The coverage is light, with a dewy finish, and it’s both waterproof and sweat-proof to help it last all day.
Best New Lip Balm: ILIA Balmy Tint Hydrating Lip Balm
ILIA Balmy Tint Hydrating Lip Balm is the brand’s new and improved tinted lip balm—a moisturizing formula that gives your lips a hint of sheer colour. It glides on with a buttery texture, thanks to castor seed oil, beeswax, sunflower seed oil and shea butter. There are eight buildable shades, including warm, neutral and cool tones.
Best New Body Serum: Lord Jones Bump & Smooth CBD Body Serum
Lord Jones Bump & Smooth CBD Body Serum is an exfoliating, smoothing and moisturizing treatment for rough or bumpy skin. (Think: the back of your arms, elbows and knees.) It removes dead skin build-up with glycolic, salicylic, lactic and malic acids, as ceramides restore the skin barrier and CBD soothes irritation. It has a fast-absorbing serum texture, and can be used twice per week.
Best New Body Mask: Kopari Pink Soufflé Body Mask
Kopari Pink Soufflé Body Mask is a 10-minute body mask that you can use to improve the appearance of cellulite, body acne or dull skin. It’s a mix of kaolin and bentonite clays, coconut and jojoba oils, niacinamide and dragon fruit extract. You can either rub it on all over your body or just apply it as a spot treatment on target areas.
Best New Deodorant: Caudalie Vinofresh Natural Stick Deodorant
Caudalie Vinofresh Natural Stick Deodorant is an aluminum-free deodorant that controls odour for up to 24 hours with no sticky residue. Unlike most natural deodorants, which contain baking soda, this uses eucalyptus along with grape water (which balances the microbiome). It’s also fragrance-free and alcohol-free.
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