You didn’t spend all your money this past Black Friday and Cyber Monday, did you? Oh, good. Because November 2018’s beauty product launches are so wonderful and plentiful that you are definitely going to need to add at least one or seven to your almost-winter routine. Whether you are looking for a new hydrating moisturizer, holiday-perfect red lipstick, or Instagrammable hair tool, last month’s newest beauty goods are here to deliver. Even better, they all make for great gifts. Who wouldn’t want to wake up to a millennial pink hair dryer or an avocado face mask on Christmas morning?
But just because the holidays are around the corner doesn’t mean all of this month’s beauty product launches are infused with gold glitter and topped with tinsel (much to your dismay or not). Yes, there are some products that are perfect for the holidays â€” we’re looking at you, Bumble and Bumble Glimmer Finishing Spray â€” but a lot of what came out this month focused on keeping your skin and hair healthy and safe from the impending doom that is winter climate.
Here are the best makeup, hair, skin care, and wellness launches from November. Pro tip: Send this link to your loved ones as a very conveniently curated wish list.
Your favorite cheeky skin care line from down under just launched an amazing new sheet mask with an even more amazing name â€” Transformazing! Made with Australian ingredients like kakadu plum (a great source of vitamin C), finger lime (great for collagen production), and tasmanian pepper leaf (a very potent antioxidant), this mask promises to transform even the most dull, tired, and hungover skin into a dewy, glowy visage.
Did you know that the vagus nerve is the longest cranial nerve in the body? Neither did we. The folks from Malibu’s Osea decided to create an oil specifically to calm this nerve. It’s an essential oil blend made with soothing ingredients like Juniper, Chamomile, Lavender, and Jojoba. Massage it into your neck during stressful moments and let the tension melt away.
Give the gift of clean skin to your beauty-obsessed friends (or yourself) with this limited-edition bottle of Koh Gen Do’s famous Cleansing Water. It comes in a massive 650 mL bottle, so you’ll never have an excuse to not clean your face before bed. It’s made with natural herbs and thermal water from Japan â€” in other words, this is not your ordinary micellar water.
ALERT: Kristen Ess is now selling hair tools at Target and not only are they pretty to look at (check out that white and gold!), they are also salon-quality, able to give you the same tousled waves Ess gives her famous clients Lauren Conrad and Lucy Hale. This soft wave pivoting wand iron can move any which way so you can create any kind of curl you desire.
Frank Body’s got a new scrub, but this time there’s no coffee. It’s made with green tea to fight off free radicals and avocado oil to hydrate your skin. Plus, it comes with a tarot card, because beauty products should do more than just make your skin smooth â€” they should also predict the future, too.
Here’s a gift for the luxe beauty lovers on your list: a curated kit from Australian skin care brand Aesop in collaboration with couturier Iris van Herpen. This particular set includes three products â€” a skin-polishing exfoliant, a replenishing hydrating mask, and a refreshing mist, all wrapped up in a zip-top amenity case.
Remember the Watermelon Sleeping Mask that garnered a 20,000 person waitlist? The creators behind the genius Instagrammable skin care product is back with a new Sleeping Mask that’s creating just as much buzz as the last. This time, it’s avocado. Glow Recipe’s Avocado Sleeping Mask is made with four forms of the fruit, including avocado oil, avocado fruit, avocado extract, and avocado butter. You can use it as a rinse-off mask or wear it overnight â€” just don’t eat it! (We know it’s tempting!)
You’ve probably already heard of NĂ©ccesaire by now â€” it’s the very chic, very sexy-looking brand that’s been blowing up on social media. Its the new beauty venture from former Into the Gloss co-founder Nick Axelrod and EstĂ©e Lauder executive Randi Christiansen. They believe that products like body wash and body lotion should be made with the same quality ingredients as what you use on your face. Try their starter kit to get a sense of what NĂ©ccesaire is all about.
Purlisse founder Jennifer Yen launched a new beauty brand called Yensa and every one of the products is made with superfood ingredients, including her Tone Up Primer. This particular product is made with black sesame oil, black seaweed, black tea, and Korean black raspberry â€” all powerful superfoods that’ll nourish your skin and leave you looking glowy.
Christen Dominique’s new eyeshadow palette is equal parts sweet and sultry. It comes with eight pigmented matte shades, three silky shimmering shadows, and one creamy matte with golden glitter. As @makeupshayla notes, it’s got a little of everything â€” a perfect palette for both everyday and glam looks.
IGK was inspired by skin care when its team created the new serum-in-oil product that aims to fight frizz and smooth your hair without weighing it down. It’s made with coconut oil and prickly pear cactus extract â€” all of the good-for-your-skin-and-hair buzzy ingredients that’ll make your strands shine.
Higher Education is a new skin care line dedicated to creating products for the millennial and gen Z generation, so much so that their advisory board is made up of young women between the ages of 17 and 35. One of its hero products is MBA, a serum made with retinol, which will help with hyperpigmentation and minimize the appearance of breakouts.
If you’re looking for an exfoliating peel pad that’s gentle enough to use daily, but will also effectively clear and tone your skin, Indie Lee’s newest product was made for you. It’s got natural beta hydroxy acids like wintergreen and Australian caviar lime to exfoliate dead skin cells and flower extracts to calm and hydrate.