Can’t believe it’s August? Us either, but on the plus side, there’s plenty of new beauty launches coming out this month to treat yourself to. Scroll down for nine of the best new beauty launches happening in August:
The Ordinary 100% Niacinamide Powder
What you need to know: Cult Canadian skincare brand The Ordinary has launched a Niacinamide Powder which offers “the most direct topical exposure” of the skincare ingredient and allows users to customize their dose. It works to decrease shine and even out skin texture, as well as visibly reduce the size of pores. According to a release, the water-soluble formula can be mixed into any non-conflicting, water-based treatments “provided that the pH of the base is between 5.0 and 7.0.” If you’re a brand junkie, this means you can mix it with several products in the range including the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA, “Buffet” + Copper Peptides 1%, Matrixyl 10% + HA and Argireline Solution 10%.
Where to get it: Available now at Theordinary.deciem.com.
Guerlain Abeille Royale Cleansing Oil Anti-Pollution
What you need to know: This month, Guerlain has released its very first makeup remover in its renowned Abeille Royale range. The oil formula transforms into a lightweight milk upon contact with water to soften and hydrate the skin whilst removing impurities. Suitable for use on the face, eyes and lips, the new product effectively removes pollution particles whilst protecting the skin’s pH level.
Where to get it: Available at Guerlain boutiques and Shopper’s Drug Mart.
GOOPGENES All-In-One Nourishing Face Cream
What you need to know: Gwyneth Paltrow has released a new face cream under her Goop brand which has been clinically proven to keep skin moisturized for 48 hours. The whipped formula contains plant-based ceramides and botanicals that work to hydrate, firm and even skin tone. Plus, the formula also helps to improve skin discolouration whilst also brightening the skin.
Where to get it: Sephora.ca.
Tom Ford Black Orchid Parfum
What you need to know: Tom Ford first introduced the Black Orchid fragrance in 2006. Now, almost 15 years later, the designer has reimagined the signature unisex fragrance to bring out the olfactive impact of the black orchid, ylang-ylang and black plum like never before. The new iteration is housed in an eye-catching gold bottle, which will look as good on your countertop as it smells to wear.
Price: $150 for 50ml/$195 for 100ml.
Where to get it: Sephora.ca and Tomford.com.
Innisfree Moisture Plumping Cream Mask with Lava Seawater
What you need to know: The new Lava Seawater collection from Korean skincare brand Innisfree utilizes the potent, mineral-rich lava seawater from South Korea’s Jeju Island to fight against visible signs of aging. The collection includes the Moisture Plumping Cream Mask which can be used both day and night to firm and brighten the skin. You can also use it as a sleeping mask – the brand recommends popping the jar in the freezer first where it will transform into a sherbet-like texture – so you wake up with skin that looks refreshed and is intensely hydrated.
Where to get it: Available this month in Innisfree stores.
NARS Orgasm X Cheek Palette
What you need to know: NARS devotees will welcome the newest addition to the brand’s famed Orgasm collection. The new deep coral pink hue with gold pearl is ultra-flattering – and is available in a singular blush palette, as well as the above cheek palette. The palette includes the new blush, as well as the brand’s signature Orgasm Blush and the Orgasm Highlighting Powder so you can “build the thrill,” according to the brand.
Dior Dreamskin Care & Perfect
What you need to know: Dior is releasing its Dreamskin Care & Perfect formula in a new 75ml size this month. Made with shea butter and vitamin- and mineral-packed water from the Alps, the product works to reduce the appearance of spots, whilst transforming skin to be tighter and brighter.
Where to get it: Available at Hudson’s Bay this month.
Weleda Awakening Oil
What you need to know: Beauty editor-loved brand Weleda has released its newest sure-to-be cult product: the Awakening Oil. The oil harnesses the power of pomegranate seed oil (as well as eight other plant oils) to boost moisture and nourish the skin. It can be used alone, or mixed in with your favourite moisturizer – or if you’re a face tool fan, pop a little on your skin to help ease any friction before using your jade roller. Celebrity makeup artist Pati Dubroff uses the oil over makeup to add a little dewy goodness to her look, all whilst hydrating her skin. Skincare + glow-up? Yes please.
Where to get it: Well.ca, as well as natural beauty, health and wellness retailers across Canada.
Tatcha Rice Wash
What you need to know: Cult skincare brand Tatcha has released its newest product this week in the form of The Rice Wash. The product was inspired by the centuries-old tradition of using leftover rice water, which is rich in skin-friendly vitamins, as a form of skincare. The brand describes its newest addition as “a purifying daily cleanser that transforms into a gentle foam to wash away impurities without stripping skin.” It’s made with Japanese Rice Powder which works to boost luminosity, as well as Okinawa Red Algae, Japanese Brown Algae and Hyaluronic Acid for hydration.
Where to get it: Available now at Sephora.ca.