Spring is finally here—and so are some of the most exciting new skincare products that we’ve seen so far in 2022. The one I’m most impressed by? Probably a new waterless vitamin C serum that keeps its L-ascorbic acid both ultra-stable and ultra-potent!
There’s also a new retinoid cream on the block that boasts two high-strength forms of vitamin A: retinaldehyde and granactive retinoid. Plus, many more launches to help you fade dark spots, fight breakouts, repair your skin barrier and more.
Read on to discover what’s new and notable in skincare this month. (And remember, Sephora’s Spring Sale is happening now, so you can save on many of these products until April 11!)
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The April Edit
Best new serums
Best new retinoids
Best new face mist
Best new essence
Best new moisturizer
Best new face mask
Best new eye cream
Best new body moisturizers
Best new ingrown hair serum
Best new hand cream
Best new deodorant
The Best New Skincare of April 2022
Farmacy 10% Waterless Vitamin C Serum
Farmacy 10% Waterless Vitamin C Serum is a brightening and dark spot-fading serum for all skin types. It contains 10% L-ascorbic acid—the gold standard form of vitamin C—but since the formula is water-free, it stays stable and potent until the very last drop. It’s also made without oil, silicone or fragrance.
Peter Thomas Roth Pro Strength Vitamin A|C|E Retinoid Treatment
Peter Thomas Roth Pro Strength Vitamin A|C|E Retinoid Treatment is a high-strength retinoid cream that targets fine lines, wrinkles and uneven tone. It’s got 10% granactive retinoid, plus 10% Cosmin C (a stabilized form of vitamin C) and 5% vitamin E, all in a lightweight cream, all in a lightweight cream that is free of fragrance and low in silicone.
Peace Out Dark Spots Serum
Peace Out Dark Spots Serum is a lightweight serum that brightens, fades dark spots and evens out skin tone. It’s loaded with a long list of actives, including a 10% AHA blend (lactic, mandelic and glycolic acids), 2.5% tranexamic acid, 2.5% alpha-arbutin and 0.5% kojic acid. It’s also fragrance-free and silicone-free.
Glow Recipe Strawberry Smooth BHA + AHA Salicylic Serum
Glow Recipe Strawberry Smooth BHA + AHA Salicylic Serum is a gentle clarifying serum that smooths skin texture and clears pores and breakouts while lightly hydrating and soothing. It contains a 10% acid complex, including 2% encapsulated salicylic acid, plus mandelic acid, succinic acid and strawberry enzymes. This treatment is silicone-free.
Herbivore Moon Fruit 1% Bakuchiol + Peptides Retinol Alternative Serum
Herbivore Moon Fruit 1% Bakuchiol + Peptides Retinol Alternative Serum is an anti-aging serum that offers a natural alternative to retinol, minus the irritation. It has 1% bakuchiol, plant-based peptides (from teff grass) and an array of superfruits to support healthy skin. As usual, it’s made without silicone and synthetic fragrance.
Dermalogica Hyaluronic Ceramide Mist
Dermalogica Hyaluronic Ceramide Mist is a hydrating face mist that helps to strengthen the skin barrier. Not only does it boost the skin’s moisture content with hyaluronic acid, it also seals it in with emollients like lethicin and ceramides. The latter also help to fortify the skin barrier and minimize fine lines.
Alpha-H Generation Glow Daily Resurfacing Essence
Alpha-H Generation Glow Daily Resurfacing Essence is an exfoliating and brightening essence that is gentle enough to use daily. As a lightweight liquid, it’s meant to be pressed into the skin after cleansing. The 5% AHAs remove dead skin while Australian botanicals hydrate and protect from free radicals.
Augustinus Bader The Ultimate Soothing Cream
Augustinus Bader The Ultimate Soothing Cream is a rich but non-greasy moisturizer for normal to dry skin. What makes it different to the brand’s other creams is a higher concentration of fatty acids, anti-inflammatories and skin-soothers (like evening primrose oil, niacinamide and provitamin B5) to counteract dryness and irritation. As always, it contains the proprietary TCF8 complex, and is fragrance-free and silicone-free.
Tatcha The Clarifying Clay Mask
Tatcha The Clarifying Clay Mask is a clay-based face mask that gently exfoliates and absorbs excess oil for clearer pores and smoother skin. Unlike most clay masks, it has a creamy and non-drying texture, and is infused with mineral rich clay, konjac and volcanic ash. Treatments take just three minutes, up to three times per week.
Selfless by Hyram Peptide Q10 & Ginger Daily Defense Antioxidant Serum
Selfless by Hyram Peptide Q10 & Ginger Daily Defense Antioxidant Serum is a weightless antioxidant serum that protects from free radicals, lightly hydrates and boosts radiance. There are three key ingredients: 1% peptide Q10, 2% Halorubin (a carotenoid-based antioxidant), and 0.05% ginger root.
Lord Jones Line Refine CBD Eye Cream
Lord Jones Line Refine CBD Eye Cream is an anti-aging eye cream that helps to reduce the look of fine lines, dark circles and puffiness. Like all the brand’s products, it contains CBD, but there’s also encapsulated retinol, peptides, ceramides and algae extracts for a firmer, brighter, smoother eye area.
Trinny London Overnight Clarity Retinal/Niacinamide Serum
Trinny London Overnight Clarity Retinal/Niacinamide Serum is an anti-aging and anti-acne serum for fine lines and hormonal breakouts. Retinaldehyde is the star ingredient (although we’re not told the concentration), alongside multitasking niacinamide and azelaic acid. There’s also Overnight Sensation for mature skin, which combines retinaldehyde with granactive retinoid.
Lano 101 Dry Skin Super Cream
Lano 101 Dry Skin Super Cream is a buttery, rich cream for the face and body. It’s high in the brand’s signature lanolin, plus beeswax, fatty alcohol and other natural oils and butters. You can use it wherever skin is extra-dry and dehydrated for deep hydration and protection.
Fur Ingrown Eliminator Serum
Fur Ingrown Eliminator Serum is a soothing serum that prevents ingrown hairs and irritation after hair removal. It contains a combination of witch hazel, willow bark, aloe and lactic acid to calm the skin and take down bumpiness. It can be used on the pubic area, underarms, legs and even face.
Drunk Elephant Wonderwild Miracle Butter
Drunk Elephant Wonderwild Miracle Butter is a rich, concentrated salve for dry, chapped or irritated skin. It’s comprised of plant butters and oils—including marula, coconut, pumpkin, shea, mango and cocoa—which deliver fatty acids to support skin healing. You can use it on everything from chapped lips and windburned cheeks to dry elbows and cracked heels.
Native Coconut & Vanilla Lotion
Lano Vanilla Hand Cream Intense
Lano Vanilla Hand Cream Intense is a rich but non-greasy hand cream for very dry hands and nails. Lanolin is the hero ingredient that creates soft, supple skin with a long-lasting protective veil. It’s also infused with shea butter, cocoa butter and a natural vanilla scent.
By Rosie Jane Wake the F*ck Up Deodorant
By Rosie Jane Wake the F*ck Up Deodorant is a natural deodorant spray that combats odour and bacteria while acting like a perfume for your armpits. The aluminum-free blend includes alcohol, witch hazel, glycerin, aloe and a mix of invigorating essential oils.
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