8 New Beauty Products to Bring You Joy in January



From a serum that creates an instant glow to eyeliner that lasts all day long, here are eight new beauty products we’re loving right now.

Star Scrub

Nexxus Clean & Pure Scalp Scrub, $14.99 at Target

Too many blowouts (maintained by too many squirts of dry shampoo) means we’re often walking around with major product buildup. Our new fix: This pre-shampoo exfoliator, which scrubs away excess oil and product residue and leaves our scalp feeling clean and refreshed.

Just Dew It

Aveeno Positively Radiant MaxGlow Infusion Drops, $17.99 at Target

This liquid-y serum blends kiwi and soy and is just the thing to revive dull, lackluster skin. A few drops add a quick hit of hydration and an immediate glow.

Shower Power

Seed Phytonutrients Anti-Frizz Shampoo, $24 at Sephora

The 93-percent natural formula has amino acids to strengthen, jojoba oil to nourish, and coconut green silicone to smooth, but what really won us over is the eco-friendly packaging. It comes in a shower-safe bottle made almost entirely out of of paper. (It’s paper recycled from parent company L’Oreal’s distribution centers, no less!) Talk about looking good while you’re doing good.

Made-for-You Moisturizer

Clinique Clinique ID, $39 at Clinique

You can customize everything from your phone case to your sneakers these days, so why not your moisturizer, too? This new collection allows just that with 15 different potential combos. Start by picking your moisture base (lotion, oil-control gel, or jelly), then choose your active ingredients (from blends to fight uneven skin tone, lines and wrinkles, irritation, pores and uneven texture, and fatigue). You’ll end up with a targeted, perfect-for-you hydrator — and noticeably better skin.

Long-Haul Liner

CoverGirl Get In Line Liquid Eyeliner, $7.99 at Target

When you need your cat-eye liner to make it all the way from a breakfast meeting to after-work drinks, grab this. It produces a thin, sharp line that doesn’t budge, thanks to a long-wearing formula that’s waterproof and sweatproof.

Magic Wand

Chanel Baume Essentiel Multi-Use Glow Stick, $45 at Chanel

This highlighter is basically ethereal, runway-model skin made easy. Swipe the creamy stick on lids or cheekbones for a natural-looking radiance. The secret? There’s no gaudy shimmer in the formula, so your skin won’t look sparkly — just fresh, dewy and gorgeous.

Dream Cream

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair BarriAIR Cream, $30 at Sephora

The skin’s barrier is its natural defense system, but man, can it take a beating. And when it’s damaged, it can’t do its job of keeping bacteria and allergens at bay, and that can translate to irritation for you. Consider this lighter-than-air moisturizer rehab for that battle-tested barrier. The soufflé-like cream is packed with a blend of hyaluronic acid, colloidal oatmeal, and lipids that calms, moisturizes, and gets your skin’s barrier back in tip-top shape.

Air Spray

Love Beauty and Planet Medium Hold & Volume Hair Spray, $6.94 at Walmart

Not only does this volumizing spray hold our style without leaving it feeling stiff or crunchy, but it’s got some pretty amazing technology behind it, too. While most aerosols rely on carbon-footprint-raising gases and compounds, this spray uses compressed air to produce its ultra fine, continuous mist. That’s good news for your hair and for the environment.