10 Refreshing Skincare Products to Shop This May
It’s a brand new month, which means that new products are making their way onto store websites and shelves and into our medicine cabinets. These are the products Skincare.com’s editors can’t live without this May.
Alanna, Assistant Managing Editor
I’m always striving for a brighter, more even complexion, which is why I was stoked to recently try this vitamin C serum for the first time. It has a whopping 15% antioxidant blend with a triple-c complex, passion and dragon fruit extracts, plus caffeine to help wake up dullness. I love how lightweight this formula is and how easily it absorbs.I’ve seen a noticeable difference in my skin since I’ve started using it. My dark spots are minimized, and my skin looks more energized.
Body scrubs are a must-have for me all year around, but especially during the warmer months when I’m consistently self-tanning. This scrumptious new exfoliator contains pomegranate enzymes, sugarcane and sugar crystals to gently polish the skin without leaving it feeling stripped. I love using this to help reveal more radiant, even skin before tanning at home.
Ariel, Associate Editor
This classic sunscreen/moisturizer has been my go-to skincare product every day for the past few months. Each morning, I cleanse my skin and apply a couple pumps all over my face. Unlike a lot of sunscreens I’ve tried, this one has a very subtle scent and leaves my skin looking glowy once I blend it in. It also makes my skin feel significantly softer thanks to hydrating ingredients like ceramides and hyaluronic acid. Once I let it soak in for about 10 to 20 minutes, I’m ready to apply my makeup on top.
My skin is dry, sensitive and not very acne-prone, but like anyone else, I still experience occasional breakouts. This gel is one of the few products I’ve tried that drastically reduces the size and redness of my breakouts overnight without drying out my skin. It has a refreshing minty smell and a jiggly, jelly-like texture that combines aloe, organic sulfur, green tea extract and centella to help calm inflammation. It’s also completely transparent, meaning you can wear it out during the day and nobody will notice you have a spot treatment on.
Mary, Associate Editor
This body wash has been a staple in my shower for over a decade — it’s that good! Made with aloe vera and soap tree extract, it creates a rich lather and always makes me feel clean and refreshed. I also love that the packaging and formula is completely biodegradable, so I feel like I’m doing something good for the earth every time I hop in the shower.
Eye cream has been a staple in my skincare routine for years, but I’ve never been loyal to just one product. Once I finish a jar, I’m usually eager to try something new, but I’m not even halfway through this one and I’m already contemplating purchasing another. The silky formula features a powerful mix of vegan probiotics (made from cabbage!), peptides, vitamin C and niacinamide that together address almost every eye concern. I love how it melts into my skin and instantly brightens, depuffs, and makes my eye area look and feel smoother. Applying eye cream has never felt so indulgent.
Caitlyn, Assistant Editor
I’m a huge fan of double cleansing.There’s something so pleasing about knowing every trace of the day’s makeup, grime and oil has been cleared away. I especially love double cleansing with balms, like this one from Youth to the People. They’re gentle on my skin and eyes, remove makeup with ease and are a more eco-friendly alternative to wipes and cotton pads.
At the end of a stressful day, I crave a sensorial experience that’s going to relax me before bed. When NATIVE dropped their new body lotion in a spa-like minty eucalyptus scent, it quickly earned a spot at my bedside table. Not only does the fragrance help me wind down post-shower, but it lingers long after the cream itself has been absorbed into my skin, helping me stay calm (and my skin silky smooth) as I drift off to sleep.
Alyssa, Assistant Editor
As the weather warms up and the UV index increases, I want my makeup — specifically base makeup — to do more than just even out my complexion. The formula is made from 90% skin care ingredients — including hyaluronic acid and niacinamide — for hydration and improved skin texture and tone. It adds a glowy veil of coverage to my skin while protecting it from the sun and keeping it hydrated throughout the day.
I’m not often fond of floral scents, but this rich body cream with notes of lychee, hibiscus, vanilla and more warm up beautifully when massaged into the skin. The scent isn’t overpowering, but it’s strong enough to linger slightly on the skin throughout the day. Plus, the formula is creamy and moisturizing without leaving a greasy residue behind. It’s the perfect body cream for the warm weather.
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