By Deanna Pai
While we’d never say no to a new mascara or the latest dry shampoo, nothing beats a new skin-care formula. Because even once you’ve found your holy-grail lineup of cleanser, serum, and face oil, it’s tough to resist the siren call of a sparkling new product that sounds like it’s going to change your life (or at least your skin). And the proof is in the latest batch of newcomers, which are more effective, convenient, and innovative than ever. They make it possible to brighten dark circles, intensely nourish your skin, and treat those sudden breakouts. We’ve teamed up with Sephora to break down our curation of the latest and truly greatest to hit the shelves — and just what makes them so perfect for each and every skin concern.
This isn’t your average overnight mask. The two-part formula consists of a deeply hydrating, rose-infused layer to nourish skin, while a second layer locks it in so it doesn’t move or wear off as you snooze. Your skin will be soft and dewy — and your pillow, clean.
FOR: The Sleeping Beauty
Get your iced latte with an extra shot of espresso and a side of this primer + eye cream duo. They both contain a yellow tint that illuminates skin ASAP and vitamin C that brightens over time. The primer enhances the wear of your foundation. And the eye cream creates a smooth canvas for concealer while reducing the look of dark circles.
FOR: The All-Nighter
Offset that rosé (hello, it’s spring) with a major refresher for your skin. Filled with hydrating grape water and reparative polyphenols, it increases hydration by 90 percent in just eight hours, giving skin a nourished, healthy glow all day long.
FOR: The Seriously Dehydrated
These patches take a cue from microneedling: The micro tips on each one gradually dissolve, infusing skin with active ingredients. They target a range of concerns, from breakouts to dark spots, so you can practically do an entire skin-care routine with stickers!
FOR: The Microneedling Novice
Leave it to the creators of the best-selling Watermelon collection to come out with what’s bound to be another hit. This lightweight serum contains a skin-brightening (but not irritating!) trifecta of vitamin C, pineapple enzymes, and alpha hydroxy acids.
FOR: The Sensitive Type
Sun’s out, skin’s out — and you’ll be ready for it with these hydrating oils, which soften, smooth, and leave behind a bronze-y finish. Cupuaçu butter helps with moisture and elasticity thanks to a combination of fatty acids, phytosterols, and polyphenols.
FOR: The Bronzed Babe