Including a must-try clean liquid eyeliner and new flavours of your favourite lip balm.
For the shortest month of the year, February sure did drag on and on. But at long last, after what felt like the longest winter of all time, we’re finally getting a glimpse at what we’ve all been looking forward to: the sweet release of spring. The few weeks of transition between winter and spring, otherwise known as March, are all about brightening (we are losing an hour of sleep this weekend, after all), skin repairing (post-winter dry complexion, anyone?) and summer prep (skin looking like it hasn’t seen the sun in months?). We’ve rounded up the March 2021 beauty products that have launched this month — or are launching soon — that can help you transition between the seasons, and deal with the rainy, still cold-ish, indecisive days in between.
Fenty Beauty Body Sauce Body Luminizing Tint
Launched on March 5, the latest release from Fenty Beauty is a lightweight luminizing body tint that provides skin coverage plus a bit of shimmer for a healthy-looking glow. Available in seven shades, the buildable sheer to medium coverage tint is just the thing to add to your cart after a long winter indoors. Bonus: it’s sweat-, humidity- and transfer-proof so you can continue using it into the upcoming warmer months.
Rodan + Fields Soothe Regimen
Still dealing with bouts of maskne? Rodan + Fields’ new Soothe regimen launches on March 24 and features a four-step system — a cleanser, treatment, moisturizer and SPF — that has been specifically formulated for sensitive, visibly red, dry and irritated skin. The line has even been proven to show results in eczema and atopic dermatitis thanks to ultra-soothing ingredients like colloidal oatmeal and seven essential ceramides to nourish skin and provide relief.
Embryolisse Lait-Crème Sensitive
A hypoallergenic version of the cult favourite Lait-Crème Concentré, Embryolisse’s new Lait-Crème Sensitive was formulated specifically for sensitive and reactive skin. So gentle that it can even be used on babies and children, its 98 percent natural formula features soothing ingredients like shea butter, beeswax and aloe vera. The multipurpose product can be used in a variety of ways, including as a moisturizer, makeup remover, body cream and after-shave lotion.
Skinceuticals Silymarin CF
Acne-prone? Breakouts happen when sebum oxidizes and clogs pores, and the application of topical antioxidants can help heal. SkinCeuticals’s oil-free vitamin C serum, Silymarin CF, works overtime to reduce excess oil and improve skin smoothness and clarity.
Fresh Sugar Mango Hydrating Lip Balm
The beloved Fresh lip balm offerings, available in flavours like peach, coconut and caramel, just got three tropical new additions: mango, passionfruit and lychee. Just in time for spring, these hydrating lip balms provide 24-hour moisture, tons of shine and of course, truly addictive flavours.
Nuxe Super Sérum 10
For the first time, Nuxe has used a green process called natural microfluidic encapsulation, which eliminates the use of silicones in a formulation. Super Sérum 10 features botanical oils encapsulated in thousands of micro-spheres, resulting in a truly unique sensorial experience as those encapsulated micro-spheres make contact with skin upon application and develops as you massage the serum in. Over time, these botanical oils will contribute to smoother, brighter and firmer skin.
Tatcha The Silk Powder
Inspired by oshiroi, the opaque yet illuminating makeup traditionally worn by geisha to shield their complexion, Tatcha has launched The Silk Powder, a protective, talc-free, translucent skincare powder formulated in Tokyo. Featuring oil-absorbing, skin-blurring silk and a blend of radiant pink and gold Japanese pearl, The Silk Powder absorbs excess oil while providing a skin-perfecting finish.
Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum
The 5th generation of its global best-seller, Sulwhasoo’s recently launched First Care Activating Serum is formulated using the Golden Ratio master blend of five herbal ingredients that work together to address wrinkles, hydration, radiance, moisture barrier. One bottle of Sulwhasoo’s First Care serum is sold every 10 seconds in Korea, and this latest iteration can be used on skin, around the eye area, and on the neck and hands. Used immediately after cleansing, the serum can even increase absorption of the products in the rest of your skincare regimen.
Bite Beauty Upswing Extreme Longwear Liquid Eyeliner
A black liquid eyeliner is a beauty bag staple, but trying to find one that’s made from high-quality clean ingredients is a challenge. Cue Bite Beauty. The brand is known for its non-toxic, vegan and cruelty-free formulas, and its first-ever liner, Upswing Extreme Longwear Liquid Eyeliner, is made with nourishing passion-flower extract and a fruit-derived thickening agent that delivers smooth-glide colour. What’s more, the felt-tip dip applicator is something even eyeliner amateurs can master to swish and flick their way to a flawless cat-eye. Bonus: The pitch-black pigment doesn’t budge once the liner dries.