When summer hits, I want my skin to look glowy, not greasy. So I’m all about exfoliation, lightweight textures and brightening ingredients—and that’s exactly what skincare brands are offering up for June.
The makers of your favourite multitasking tint are back with another hybrid product, while the OG powder exfoliant has a new little sister and the moisturizer with a cult following has been reimagined for oily skin. There’s also a high-tech skincare tool, retinoid, sunscreen serum and so much more.
Keep reading to discover everything new and worth knowing about in skincare this month.
What’s New This Month (At a Glance)
Best New Serums
Best New Moisturizers
Best New Exfoliators
Best New Skincare Tool
Best New Retinoid
Best New Sunscreens
Best New Face Mask
Best New Gel Patches
Best New Eye Serum
Best New Eye Cream
Best New Scar Treatment
Best New Neck Serum
Best New Body Serums
The Best New Skincare Products of June 2022
Best New Serum: ILIA C Beyond Triple Serum SPF 40
ILIA C Beyond Triple Serum SPF 40 gives you three products in one—a vitamin C serum, a niacinamide serum and a light-protection sunscreen—all with a translucent tint. (There are three shades, which are more sheer than the brand’s other hybrid product, the Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40.) The active ingredients are 10% L-ascorbic acid, 2% niacinamide and 10% zinc oxide in a waterless squalane base.
Best New Moisturizer: Augustinus Bader The Light Cream
Augustinus Bader The Light Cream is an ultra-lightweight and mattifying moisturizer designed for oily skin and humid weather. It’s comprised of lightweight humectants to deliver weightless hydration, and myrtle extract to control excess sebum. Plus, just like the cult-favourite Cream and Rich Cream, it has the brand’s TFC8 complex of skin-rejuvenating vitamins and amino acids.
Best New Exfoliator: Dermalogica Daily Milkfoliant
Dermalogica Daily Milkfoliant is a powder exfoliator that calms your skin and is gentle enough to use every day. Just like the brand’s iconic Daily Microfoliant, it transforms into a creamy lather when you activate it with water. In addition to AHAs, BHAs and papaya enzymes to gently exfoliate, it’s infused with coconut milk, oat bran extract and hyaluronic acid for soothing hydration.
Best New Skincare Tool: Therabody TheraFace PRO Percussive Skin Care Device
Therabody TheraFace PRO Percussive Skin Care Device is a light therapy device, microcurrent device, cleansing brush and facial massager, all in a single skincare tool. The brand is most famous for percussive therapy, which helps to relieves facial tension. There are also attachments for blue, red and infrared light to target acne and wrinkles; microcurrent to firm; and a deep-cleansing ring to use with any face wash.
Best New Retinoid: Farmacy 1% Vitamin A Retinol Serum
Farmacy 1% Vitamin A Retinol Serum is an anti-aging serum for treating wrinkles, loss of firmness and uneven texture with two types of retinoids. Although we’re not told their exact concentrations, they include encapsulated retinol and pure retinaldehyde (which is even more potent). Also in the mix: ceramides and provitamin B5 (panthenol) to reduce potential irritation.
Best New Moisturizer: Boscia Cica Soothing Universal Cream
Boscia Cica Soothing Universal Cream is a gentle gel-cream moisturizer that can be used on both your face and body. Thanks to skin-soothing cica extract (Centella Asiatica), it’s especially suitable for sensitive skin, and helps to calm and reduce redness. It also has microbiome-balancing probiotics and barrier-supportive ceramides, and is silicone-free.
Best New Sunscreen: Solara Suncare Fortune Teller Brightening Sunscreen Serum SPF 30
Solara Suncare Fortune Teller Brightening Sunscreen Serum SPF 30 is a mineral sunscreen for the face with a silky serum texture. Not only is it lightweight on the skin and highly protective (with 22.4% zinc oxide), it also delivers brightening and hydrating actives. Think: THD ascorbate (a stable form of vitamin C), licorice root and hyaluronic acid. Rather than silicones, it has mica and iron oxides to help blur imperfections.
Best New Exfoliator: Cocokind Turmeric Illuminating Solution
Cocokind Turmeric Illuminating Solution is a gentle, acid-based exfoliator that brightens skin and fights free radicals. Suitable to use up to five times per week, it removes dead skin with 3% glycolic acid, 2% mandelic acid and 2% gluconolactone (PHA). The antioxidant-rich turmeric extract further helps to even skin tone over time.
Best New Face Mask: GlamGlow Thirstyquench Liquid Leave-On Mask
GlamGlow Thirstyquench Liquid Leave-On Mask is a spray-on face mask that instantly boosts hydration—no rinsing required. The sheer liquid formula is packed with moisture-binding humectants, such as coconut water ferment, hyaluronic acid and aloe. It can be used at any time of day, over or under other products, to alleviate dryness and soften texture.
Best New Gel Patches: Peter Thomas Roth FIRMx Collagen Hydra-Gel Face & Eye Patches
Peter Thomas Roth FIRMx Collagen Hydra-Gel Face & Eye Patches are a set of 90 gel patches that help to firm and smooth your targeted areas of skin. There are two shapes, so you can customize your treatment (whether around your eyes, forehead, nasolabial folds or lips). Each patch is infused with collagen, hyaluronic acid, caffeine, squalane and peptides, and can be worn for up to 15 minutes.
Best New Exfoliator: ROSE Ingleton MD SuperFruit Exfoliating Tonic
ROSE Ingleton MD SuperFruit Exfoliating Tonic is an exfoliating and hydrating toner that works to smooth, brighten and even skin tone. The star ingredient is 8% glycolic acid, which is combined with licorice extract to target dark spots, plus Dr. Ingleton’s signature blend of fruit acids for added radiance. This solution is also alcohol-free and fragrance-free.
Best New Eye Serum: Wishful Eye Lift & Contour 1% Bakuchiol & Peptide Serum
Wishful Eye Lift & Contour 1% Bakuchiol & Peptide Serum is a brightening, firming and de-puffing eye serum. The 98% natural formula features 1% bakuchiol (a non-irritating, plant-based alternative to retinol), plus a collagen-stimulating peptide and caffeine-packed matcha. Bonus: the packaging is refillable, and each tube comes pre-loaded along with an additional cartridge to insert when you’re done.
Best New Serum: Dr. Brandt Drop of Strength All-Day Strengthening Serum
Dr. Brandt Drop of Strength All-Day Strengthening Serum is a lightweight serum that works to repair damage and make your skin more resilient against stress, pollution and free radicals. It’s made from 91% natural-origin ingredients—including a complex of alpha-glucans, hyaluronic acid and berry stem cells that is said to improve eight signs of aging. When used twice daily, this serum also boosts the effectiveness of the rest of your routine.
Best New Exfoliator: Boscia Probiotic Exfoliating Powder
Boscia Probiotic Exfoliating Powder is a gentle powder exfoliator for both your face and your scalp. Similar to Dermalogica’s Daily Milkfoliant, it transforms into a creamy lather when activated with water. Here, a blend of rice powder, charcoal powder and salicylic acid do the exfoliating, while probiotics and niacinamide support a healthy skin barrier. It can be used up to four times per week, on any skin or hair type.
Best New Eye Cream: TULA Skincare Eye Recharge + Replenish Pro-Ferm Overnight Complex
TULA Skincare Eye Recharge + Replenish Pro-Ferm Overnight Complex is a rich nighttime eye cream that combats fine lines and wrinkles as it hydrates. Shea butter, squalane and multiple ceramides make it intensely nourishing, while bakuchiol and peptides work to firm, smooth, brighten and minimize puffiness. This eye cream is also free of silicones and fragrance.
Best New Scar Treatment: Dr. Zenovia Scar Gel Treatment
Dr. Zenovia Scar Gel Treatment is a medical-grade silicone scar treatment for acne scars, surgical scars and skin impacted by injuries (such as burns, insect bites and stretch marks). Applied as a spot treatment, the silicone creates a protective barrier to support optimal healing. The gel is also infused with bakuchiol and fruit enzymes to soften scars, calm the skin and encourage cell renewal.
Best New Exfoliator: JLo Beauty That Overnight Hustle AHA + BHA Resurfacer
JLo Beauty That Overnight Hustle AHA + BHA Resurfacer is a gentle overnight exfoliating treatment that targets uneven tone and rough, bumpy texture while you sleep. It has a creamy texture, and contains a blend of glycolic acid, willow bark (a gentle BHA), lactic acid and fruit extracts. Meanwhile, it’s also hydrating with hyaluronic acid, jojoba and glycerin.
Best New Neck Serum: Nécessaire The Neck Serum
Nécessaire The Neck Serum is a neck serum that treats both the signs of aging as well as “tech neck” (the wrinkles that form from looking down at a screen). It features an impressive 9% concentration of peptides, including Matrixyl 3000 and Argireline, along with barrier-supporting niacinamide and soothing rosewater. The base ingredients (like squalane and glycerin) are so hydrating, it doubles as a neck moisturizer.
Best New Body Serum: Topicals Slather Exfoliating Body Serum
Topicals Slather Exfoliating Body Serum is a moisturizing and exfoliating body serum for textured skin (including dry patches, flakiness, bumps, keratosis pilaris and strawberry skin). Like all the brand’s products, it’s loaded with potent but gentle actives, including glycolic acid, encapsulated retinol, lactic acid and urea. Squalane and other emollients give it a hydrating, milky texture.
Best New Sunscreen: Kinfield Cloud Cover Mineral Body Sunscreen SPF 35
Kinfield Cloud Cover Mineral Body Sunscreen SPF 35 is a lightweight mineral sunscreen for your body. Although it’s made with a high 20% concentration of zinc oxide, it promises not to leave a white cast, even on darker tones. It’s also water-resistant, low in silicone and packed with aloe and glycerin (so it won’t feel greasy).
Best New Body Serum: Tata Harper Resurfacing Body Serum
Tata Harper Resurfacing Body Serum is a smoothing and brightening body serum for dry, rough and uneven skin. It has a fast-absorbing, milky texture, with the same high-quality ingredients the brand uses in its face formulas. They include botanically-derived vitamin C, vitamin A, peptides and hyaluronic acid.
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