AR Beauty Beat, April 2021: Best Beauty & Grooming Releases
Welcome back to the AR Beauty Beat, where we cover the must-have beauty and grooming releases of the month. As a fast-paced industry, there are new beauty and grooming releases each week. However, not all products are created equal. So, to help you differentiate the hits from the misses, we’ve put together the products worthy of your time this month.
Without further ado, here are the 9 best beauty and grooming releases of April 2021.
1. Milk Makeup
New York City-based vegan-friendly brand Milk Makeup has launched in Australia. Available in Sephora locations across the country, Milk Makeup is focused on high-quality, low maintenance skincare, with fan favourites including the Kush Mascara, Sunshine Skin Tint, and Vegan Milk Moisturiser.
A vegan-friendly formula courtesy of squalane-focused clean beauty brand Biossance, the Biossance Squalane + Rose Lip Balm combines ceramides and hyaluronic acid with squalene to moisturise lips while wakame algae promotes plumpness.
Combining clinically tested peptides with anti-ageing actives, collagen, and caffeine, the Wrinkles Schminkles Eye Smoothing & Depuffing Mask works to plump, depuff, and minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles under the eyes.
The latest offering from innovating haircare brand R+Co is designed to protect hair from the elements while enhancing colour and accentuating natural waves. R+Co Dreamhouse Cold Pressed Watermelon Wave Spray utilises a combination of watermelon seed oil and jackfruit, turmeric root, and red algae extracts to deliver lasting hydration, antioxidant protection, and texture to hair.
The iconic Clarins Double Serum gets a jumbo upgrade. Originally released in 1985, the Clarins Double Serum is now on its 8th iteration, with the anti-ageing formula combining 21 active plant extracts. With anti-inflammatory turmeric at its heart, the hydro-lipidic serum has been favoured by multiple generations of women, with the larger size ensuring you (almost) never run out. Sometimes bigger really is better.
6. Rodan + Fields Reverse Targeted Dark Spot Corrector
Formulated with niacinamide, antioxidants, and a proprietary pigmentation-targeting blend, the Rodan + Fields Reverse Targeted Dark Spot Corrector is designed to minimise the appearance of stubborn skin discolouration like brown spots, dark spots, patches, post-acne dark marks, and age spots. Small but mighty, the Reverse Targeted Dark Spot Corrector can be used on its own or in conjunction with the Rodan + Fields Reverse regimen.
7. Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Radiance Emulsion
A new addition to the Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum family, this lightweight serum-emulsion formula harnesses the benefits of cordyceps, ginseng, bamboo, and thale cress flower to minimise fine lines and wrinkles and protect skin from environmental pollution while promoting a more radiant, dewy complexion.
A new addition to the makeup as skincare niche, the Clarins Everlasting Foundation utilises skin-loving ingredients like organic oat sugars, bamboo powder, and silica to create a 24-hour wearing, high coverage, matte finish foundation that works to absorb excess sebum and lock in hydration. The Clarins Everlasting Foundation is available in 23 shades.
This lightly-tinted formula adds texture to lank hair and teases roots, resulting in more voluminous locks. The use of styling resins and a polymer complex creates an invisible, web-like effect between the hair fibres while bamboo extract works to strengthen weakened strands.