The Best New Beauty Buys For June

From do-it-all setting sprays to glow-giving balms and nourishing body care, this month’s new beauty buys are as good as ever. Here’s what’s on our wish-list right now…

NEW-GEN SKINCARE:

SkinCeuticals Advanced Brightening UV Defense Sunscreen, £45

Despite being an SPF50, this sunscreen isn't as heavy as others on the market. Leightweight in texture, it applies seamlessly and sits imperceptibly underneath make-up, without any white traces. Lending a dewy sheen to skin, it works just as well worn solo, too. The formula also includes tranexamic acid and niacinamide, both of which work to fight hyperpigmentation and discolouration.

Available at SkinCeuticals.co.uk

Avene Eau Thermale Avene Cleanance Comedomed, £13.87 (was £18.50)

Fans of Avene will love this latest launch. Designed to reduce spots and existing blackheads, it uses comedoclastin (an ingredient that reduces excess oil) and thermal spring water to prevent and treat long-term. Proven to work in just seven days, it absorbs fast to lend a mattified finish that leaves skin looking fresh and plump. Use it both morning and night for the best results, allowing the serum to sink in completely before applying another product.

Available at Boots.com

Biossance Squalane + Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum, £56 

For those who like their skincare to work while they sleep, opt for this new overnight serum. Formulated with AHAs, it gently refines and speeds up cell turnover for a smoother complexion. You don’t have to worry about inflammation either – skin-nourishing squalane will heal redness and deliver moisture deep into the dermis for extra brightening benefits. We’ve trialled it for the past two weeks and found our skin has better bounce, and looks more well-rested. Ideal for anyone wanting to reap the benefits of a gentle peel.

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow PHA + BHA Tightening Toner, £31

Struggle with open pores? Glow Recipe’s latest launch has been formulated to extract bacteria and refine skin for optimal smoothness. Featuring watermelon extract – a much-loved ingredient in Korea – it soothes irritation and inflammation, while vitamins, antioxidants and amino acids flood thirsty cells with hydration. As for the exfoliation, polyhydroxy acids buff away dead cells, easing congestion in just a few sweeps. After a week’s use, you’ll notice a difference in both texture and tone – especially those with oily skin.

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

NATURAL GLOW-GIVERS:

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer Trio, £34

Every summer we look forward to this launch, and this year, the cult bronzer doesn’t disappoint. Now available as an all-in-one palette, it houses two matte bronzers (medium and deep) alongside a luminous highlighter. Mix all three together for real depth, buffing it lightly across the forehead, cheeks and along the jawline to softly warm up the skin.

Available at JohnLewis.com

Clinique Powder Pop Bronzer, £26.50

This gel-powder formula is completely unique, and ideal for those who like their bronzers on the matte side. With a semi-opaque texture, it’s buildable, easy to sculpt with and long-lasting. The satin finish also means, unlike other powders, it sits beautifully on the skin without caking. 

Available at Clinique.co.uk

Chanel Sheer Healthy Glow Highlighting Fluid, £38

Chanel’s new collection is called ‘summer of glow’, which just about sums up this highlighter, perfectly. Providing a glossy, tinted shine, it lends skin an iridescent, bronzed finish that catches the light. But unlike other formulas, it has minimal shimmer, so it never looks theatrical or too pigmented. It’s versatile, too: use it on your cheekbones, brow bone, over your décolletage and on limbs for a natural tone that looks great on everyone.

Available at HarveyNichols.com

MUST-HAVE MAKE-UP:

Charlotte Tilbury Eye Colour Magic Liner Duo, £21

These clever new liners come in four tones to co-ordinate with your natural eye colour. Green Lights is for hazel eyes, while Copper Charge is for blue and grey. Dual-ended, one side provides a subtle shimmer, while the other adds shape and definition. Blend them together for an easy, fool proof smokey eye with great staying power. 

Available at CharlotteTilbury.com

Gucci Éclat de Beaute Gel Face Gloss, £18

Everyone’s after the wet-look these days, but finding a formula that’s glossy, rather than sticky, isn’t easy. Cue Gucci’s latest face gloss, which gives eyes, lips and cheeks a reflective, dewy finish that’s both healthy and luxe, with zero tackiness. Completely transparent, try it as foil over eyeshadows for extra dimension, or wear it solo for a slick of radiance that requires minimal effort.

Available at Net-A-Porter.com

Kate Somerville UncompliKated SPF50, £32

Setting sprays were once considered an unnecessary step in your makeup routine – but not anymore. New do-it-all mists set, prime and deliver a dose of SPF – just like Kate Somerville’s UcompliKated SPF 50 Spray. Hyaluronic acid gives a glossy finish, while silicone powders give make-up serious staying power. Just a couple of spritzes will protect the skin from the sun and blur out imperfections. A must-have.

Available at KateSomerville.co.uk

Revolution Pro CC Perfecting Foundation, £10

One of the best high-street bases we’ve tried in a while, this medium-full coverage formula promises a visible glow, and it delivers. Formulated with hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, it’s silky texture blends seamlessly, covering all imperfections and redness without feeling cakey or heavy. Added SPF30 is a bonus, keeping skin protected at all times. 

Available at BeautyBay.com

Stila Complete Harmony Lip & Cheek Stick, £19

We love this new blush stick from Stila. Available in a magnetic tube, it’s blendable formula allows you to scribble it on, without ever worrying you’ll look overdone. Think of it like a light gel cream that applies pretty colour, but blends out into a wearable, transparent wash.

Available at BeautyBay.com

HAIRCARE RANGE TO KNOW:

Fekkai Full-Blown Volume Shampoo, £20

Celebrity hairstylist Frédéric Fekkai is channelling his talent and expertise into a new conscious range. Created with plant derived ingredients, each product is free of parabens, sulfates, silicones and phthalates – in short, all the nasty stuff. Our favourite is the volumising shampoo and conditioner, which adds noticeable density after just one wash, with a heavenly scent to boot. Every bottle in the collection is made with 95% high-grade repurposed plastic and is 100% recyclable, too.

Available at FeelUnique.com

BEST IN BODY:

NEOM Complete Bliss Magnesium Body Butter, £36

Formulated with a hefty dose of magnesium, Neom’s latest body cream uses shea and mango seed butter to soften and smooth parched skin. Despite its lightweight texture, it gives maximum hydration, while the essential oil blend delivers on-the-spot grounding. Use daily and you’ll soon see a visible improvement in brightness and elasticity. 

Available at NeomOrganics.com

Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana Moisturising Body Cream Cleanser, £10

Boost your shower with this creamy cleanser from Sol de Janeiro. The coconut oil formula melts into the skin, lifting daily dirt and grime, while the scent of coconut cream and vanilla lingers for hours. Lasting hydration helps to firm and tone over time, while the foamy texture doubles-up as a shaving cream, too. Versatile and luxurious.

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

ESSENTIAL TOOL TO TRY:

Sunny The Pink One Razor, £8

Aesthetically-pleasing and effective, this razor has five blades for a smooth, comfortable shave. It glides evenly and safely over the skin, making even those hard-to-reach areas easy to shave for smooth results every time. What’s more, the blades are replaceable and recyclable, so you don’t have the disposable guilt each time you use them. The additional lubrastrip helps avoid irritation too, so even sensitive skin types can use it.

Available at Boots.com

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