As the local beauty industry has returned to its former glory with drops by the day, we have taken it into our hands to talk weekly about some of the best beauty launches. Some are noteworthy for their instant results, while others are special simply because they make us feel and look good while looking good themselves.
Here, the top 10 beauty launches that landed on GRAZIA’s beauty desk or piqued our interest this week.
Pictured Above: 1. Soft Touch
The key ingredients in this serum are organic oat sugars and white lupine extract that promote an instant lifting effect, particularly around the jawline and cheekbones but what you’ll appreciate more is how it imbues the skin with a radiancy that will allow you to skip base makeup on lazier days.
Clarins Precious Le Sérum, $495
2. In the Buff
If you’re too clumsy to use a razor or scared to have a complete stranger rip strips off your body, this egg-shaped device works on the arms, pits, and legs faster than you can say “All that trauma and for what?”. Pro tip: lightly buff it around and in circles.
Answr Exfoliating Hair Removal Drop, to be launched in-store and online at Sephora
3. Refined Ease
Do you know how some people have skin that’s never too oily or matte and have virtually no pores when you look at them up close? They’re probably using this pore-refining primer that also mattifies the skin while providing it with just the right amount of hydration.
Chanel La Base Matifiante, $86
4. Getting Higher
This lightweight spray is truly the best of all worlds if your mane problem is seeking volume and keeping it that way. It provides sky-high height for your hair that stands tall for up to 72 hours and is formulated with green tea extract and caffeine to protect it against environmental nasties.
IGK Pick Me Up Maximum Lift Root Boost Spray, $48
5. Under Cover
This concealer is beautifully buildable which means you can tap on just a little (or…a lot) depending on how severe your undereye area looks. Its formula also consists of brighteners like niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid, and caffeine which are suspended in a serum-like texture that moves with your skin so it never looks dry or cakey.
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Dark Spot Serum + Concealer, $47
6. Butter Up
Applying this cream that is scented with notes of guava, mango, and nectar feels like you’re giving your skin a refreshing drink. In fact, it’s so lightweight that you might think it’s diluted in actives but a potent combination of hyaluronic acid, prickly pear extract, and mango butter ensures you stay smooth for up to 48 hours.
Kopari Guava Ultra Restore Body Butter, $72
7. Good Grip
Don’t let the Medium Control on the packaging’s name fool you: one spritz of this mist gives you complete control when you’re styling your hair that’ll remain feeling like hair given its uber-fine finish.
Osis+ Volume Booster Spray, $13.95
8. Full Concentration
In an ideal world, we’d be able to turn the duration of our skincare routine into just seconds à la Black Mirror but until then, this moisturiser allows for the skipping of a serum and emulsion as its waterless formulation means you’re getting a full concentration of soothing oats, matcha extract, and other hydrating ingredients.
Sigi Skin Idyllic Fields Daytime Moisturiser, $78
9. Polish Off
Despite the product name, this scrub works fabulously too when used on the body and in particular, to combat skin issues like congestion and body acne as ingredients in it like crambe and sweet almond oil are potent anti-inflammatories.
Thisworks Perfect Legs 100% Natural Scrub, $45
10. Numerical Value
Did you know that the number on each Van Cleef & Arpels perfume bottle is the number of times its nose reworked it before deciding it was the one? We’re glad Jerome Epinette took his time with this beauty: an opening aroma of fresh laundry washed using bougie detergent before a bouquet of rosy fruitchouli and sophisticated musk takes over.
Van Cleef & Arpels Patchouli Blanc EDP, $265 for 75ml