Tried, Tested, Obsessed: Beauty Products We Loved This Month


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One of the perks of being a beauty editor is reviewing the best new formulas that the beauty industry has to offer. From hair care to skincare, makeup, and fragrance, we try it all, and as you’d expect, some are far better than others. So, we wanted to shout out some of the products that landed on our desk this month, which have bagged a regular spot in our beauty routine. These products are far from a ‘meh’ moment. They’re packed with beauty-boosting ingredients that actually deliver.

1. For Deeply Hydrated Skin: OSEA Seabiotic Water Cream, $48

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Formulated with Undaria seaweed and microbiome-friendly probiotics, this nutrient-rich water cream delivers up to 72 hours of intense hydration, making it a no-brainer for the winter months. The formula also boasts moisturizing squalane and soothing bisabol, leaving your skin plump and silky smooth. We loved the rich and indulgent texture, which never felt heavy on our skin. It has become our new staple night cream!

2. For Tired Eyes: Sundree Cooling Facial Globe, $14

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A quick and easy wake me up for tired eyes and a puffy face, this small little handheld globe helps take down inflammation and tightens pores. The hand-blown glass is filled with a biodegradable gel that instantly cools puffy skin. Stash it in the fridge and use it in the morning to depuff in minutes.

3. For Damaged Hair: In Common Beauty Crystal Cashmere Treatment, $50

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This is like the ultimate makeover for your tresses; literally, your hair will feel reborn. The two-step treatment treats your locks to the most nourishing oil blend featuring jojoba oil, avocado oil, olive oil, argan oil, and shea butter oil to hydrate and heal damaged hair, restoring your strands from the inside out. It’s also enriched with a unique blend of conditioning agents that defend your hair from cuticle abrasion that occurs from mechanical and physical damage. It’s also infused with silk proteins, aloe vera, and prickly pear seed oil, all of which are bursting with fatty acids, and omegas that protect that hair against free radical damage. This 2-step at-home kit legit made our hair feel like we’d had a salon deep-conditioning treatment; it was that smooth, soft and shiny after.

4. For Congested Pores: Slurp Laboratories Decalt, $60

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If you’re dealing with congested pores, this is the product for you. The acidic decongestant tackles chronic skin congestion that leads to blackheads, whiteheads, acne, milia, and papules, leading to decongested pores that appear smaller. Formulated with a potent combination of salicylic acid, polyhydroxy acid, and volcanic ash, it takes a multilayer approach, reducing oil production and detoxing pores without damaging the skin’s barrier. We can confirm that while it packs a serious punch it doesn’t cause irritation or skin sensitivity. The formula should be used like a toner: applied after cleansing (3 to 4 times weekly), but 15 minutes before any other steps. We noticed a huge difference in our pores after around two weeks with consistent use!

5. For Tired Skin: WISHFUL Rose Quartz Lift & Glow Peel-Off Face Mask, $39


Treat your skin to this skin-loving mask that lifts, tightens, brightens, smoothes, AND unclogs pores! The iridescent formula is infused with supercharged rose quartz, moisturizing hyaluronic acid, antioxidant-rich watermelon and calming lotus flower. It’s the ultimate self-care moment for your skin.

5. For Dull Skin: Undefined Beauty R & R Day Serum, $28

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If your skin is lacking luster right now, Undefined Beauty has the answer in the form of this skin-enhancing serum. Formulated with antioxidant-rich licorice root, collagen-infused noni fruit, pore tightening niacinamide, and brightening vitamin C, this serum works overtime to hydrate, brighten, and plump your skin. Thanks to the combination of alpha-arbutin, kojic acid, and nature’s hyaluronic acid, tremella mushroom, it also helps promote even skin tone and protect the skin from damaging pollutants. The lightweight serum literally glides onto your skin and gets to work immediately.

6. For Lackluster Hair: Khali Min Clean Cream, $34

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When female-founded brand Khali Min launched its first product, the Rescue Oil, it quickly became a fave among beauty editors, and this leave-in followed quickly in its footsteps. The naturally scented, silicone-free leave-in conditioner harnesses rosehip oil, hydrating aloe, murumuru butter, and broccoli seed oil that work together to detangle and hydrate your locks, leaving them feeling silky smooth. The formula works beautifully on all hair types and if you’ve been blessed with curls, the cream adds definition and bounce instantly.

8. For Gym Bunnies: Off Court X The Dog Pound, $18

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We’re obsessed with this gender-neutral body spray. The deo-body spray has an odor-fighting base and is packed with prebiotics and aluminum-free actives to keep body odor at bay. Plus, it has an ultra-luxe gender-neutral fragrance created exclusively for the collaboration with notes of sparkling citrus, suede, vetiver, moss-oak, neroli, orris, saffron, and white musk. And we can 100% confirm that the vegan and cruelty-free spray actually works… Read about what happened when we wore it to a spin class.

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