I love new beauty. Any time Sephora wants to take my money they can just come out with a new product and trust me, I will be all over it. Right now, I’ve been seeing tons of skincare and haircare being updated and introduced with new ingredients and super innovative ideas. I’ve recently went out to get my hands on some of these guys and can’t wait to share my thoughts and which are worth the money. We have a lot going on right now and some super popular brands coming out with new products.

 

Summer Fridays CC Me Vitamin C Serum

This brand was created by two Instagram influencers, so it’s no surprise that they have a killer digital marketing campaign. You’ve likely seen this being advertised on Instagram and other social platforms, just like you’ve seen their classic masks in those nice metal tubes that resemble paint tubes. This is their first product that isn’t a mask and has been so highly requested by the brand’s fans. The results shown on Sephora are actually pretty incredible. There are so many vitamin C serums out there and this one is competitively priced and stocked with good ingredients. One thing I’ve noticed is that the two main active ingredients Vitamin C and Niancanimide are not something usually mixed together in skincare, actually, I have heard that you should try to keep them away from each other. However, the brand and others have acknowledged this in the comments saying that the two actually work in conjunction with each other. This product is new and innovative and from just three uses  I think I have noticed a brighter complexion.

giphy-1

Sunday Riley ICE Ceramides Moisturizing Cream

I have yet to test this guy out because he’s already sold out, but from my experience with Sunday Riley as a brand, I have high expectations. Good Genes is the most amazing product, it can instantly make skin look and feel more radiant. This cream has ceramides in it, ceramides help keep the skin bouncy and smooth because they are fat molecules which can soften and fill in skin. I know you may not want more fat molecules, but trust me this stuff is good. The cream is also said to help fight the stressors of everyday life and their impacts on the skin. So yeah, I definitely need that.

Laneige Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer

This product is really cool because it acts as a two in one. It works as a toner and moisturizer. The only thing that weirds me out about this is how I would work it into my routine because usually, I have serums and other steps between toner and moisturizer. Someone with dry skin may want to layer on a light moisturizer or a facial oil after this product! The smell is light and simple and the texture is smooth and milky, leaving skin feeling plumped and ready for whatever you’ve got going on. If you want to step up your skincare but don’t want a 15-minute long routine, this is for you.

Biossance Squalane+ Rose Vegan Lip Balm

This lip balm is petroleum and beeswax free which is super tough to find these days. For vegans (not me) this product is super appealing because it leaves out those ingredients, but for clean skincare junkies (me) it’s also appealing because it means that the products that I’m putting on my lips (and probably a bit in my mouth) are natural and good for me. It’s also super similar to the ByTerry Baume De Rose and could be considered a dupe but for a much less expensive price tag! The rose scent is amazing and feels super clean yet luxurious. It actually has essential oils in it (rose being one) which means that it isn’t just hydrating lips but it’s really helping to put back the necessary oils into the skin.

giphy-2

Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair!™ Honey Moisture Deep Conditioning Mask

If you’ve ever used the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Mask you will know how it leaves your hair feeling. It’s like you would never have a bad hair day again if you had the time to do that mask on the daily. They have just released a new limited edition version of the mask with organic honey in it! Firstly, the packaging is stunning and reminds me so much of that honey that I have in my pantry that I basically never use because I don’t know how to cook. But also, when I realized that they added honey to this mask I was like, wait this makes so much sense. Honey is such a hydrating natural ingredient which helps to fight hair frizz and can really assist in repairing split ends! This is the perfect ingredient to add to a product like this and I’m super excited to try it.

giphy-3

Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil

Looking at the before and afters of this product I was like “OKAYYYYYYY TAKE MY MONEY.” In all honesty, I didn’t believe it. The results seem too good to be true, hair looks as if it got professionally blown out in the afters and definitely not in the before. I had to try it for myself, especially because I love other Olaplex products. To be clear, I have oily hair, I need to wash my hair almost daily because it gets oily so quickly! So I usually stay away from oils.  This oil though will be in my daily routine from now on. It doesn’t make my hair more oily, just so much more smooth and easy to work with. I have so much less frizz and my hair is so nice and strong since using this for the past week. A little goes a very long way with this and I love the packaging because it doesn’t let me use too much.

OUAI Super Dry Shampoo

As I just said, I have super oily hair. I haven’t received this product yet but it has been ordered and I am patiently waiting. I hope it solves my oily hair problems and I can wash my hair less, but I will keep you posted. Everything from Ouai is so amazing, Jen Atkin is my actual life goals and I really truly wish I could be her. All the products I have from them work so well and smell so amazing, plus the packaging is to die for. This has volcanic minerals in it which are supposed to be super absorbent. Can’t wait for this product to come so I can try it out!

giphy-4