From diamond-inspired skincare to a perfume tribute to the late Issey Miyake, here are our must-have beauty items this month
Every month a plethora of new beauty products hits the shelves, and the start of a new year is as good an excuse as any to treat yourself to some of the latest most-coveted goodies.
Whatever stage of your beauty journey you’re on, whether you are after something to elevate how you look or feel or products to complement your inner glow, here are eight of January’s best beauty buys to add to your vanity. From Aveda’s scalp-care creams to a nature-inspired fragrance from the maison of Issey Miyake, these products will be at your service to turn up your confidence a notch higher as you slay it in 2023.
1. Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Sculpted Transformation Crème
Yes, that is a super long name, but you’ll see why once you understand its proclaimed benefits and the inspiration behind this product. Like how a jeweller cuts a diamond to maximise its radiance, this cream nourishes the skin with its SIRT-2 technology for a sculpted, youthful and luminous look. The technology—developed by in-house researchers—activates the sirtuin proteins found naturally in the skin, which helps to regulate cell metabolism and repair, leading to healthier and more radiant skin. And for those who enjoy being a little extra, this crème is also infused with black diamond truffle extract, and we can’t seem to resist truffles in any form—can you?
2. Origins Plantscription Wrinkle Correction Eye Cream With Encapsulated Retinol
Thanks to its retinol, the new eye cream from Origins works wonders on the delicate area around the eyes. It targets under-eye wrinkles, crow’s feet and frown lines, and it’s also eco-friendly! Its vegetarian formula makes use of naturally derived ingredients and it’s encased in a recyclable glass jar and FSC-certified recyclable packaging.
3. Aveda Scalp Solutions Overnight Scalp Renewal Serum
Scratching your head over why your scalp is feeling irritated? It just might be the cold weather, which can take out all the hydration and moisture, making it dry and itchy. Thankfully, Aveda’s Overnight Scalp Renewal Serum from its Scalp Solutions collection, with its blend of natural ingredients—including lactobacillus ferment and ectoine bacteria—works overnight while you get your beauty sleep to fortify the scalp’s barrier, while the ever-reliable hyaluronic acid helps improve hydration. The best part? It works on all scalp and hair types.
4. Dior Prestige Le Cérémonial set
Dior Prestige continues to harness the essence of organically grown Granville roses in its new set of serums that promise not only to smooth out fine lines but also to holistically replenish your skin—in just three weeks. Extracting 22 micronutrients from the whole flower, from stem to petals, the luxury house has created not one but three serums that work to rejuvenate the surface layers of the skin cutaneous layer with a three-pronged approach: improving radiance, increasing collagen and enhancing skin density. Those looking to quickly rejuvenate their skin—for instance, in time for Valentine’s Day—could give this a try.
5. Dior Addict Lip Maximizer
Dior is also taking care of your makeup needs with its new plumping lip gloss that comes in a range of 20 different shades. From lavender to intense red, this long-lasting formula leaves your pout with an irresistible sheen with a natural formula that’s soothing on the lips. It’s also housed within an eye-catching case that will look so good when you take it out of your purse to reapply your lipstick at the end of a dinner date. Meanwhile, the Dior Addict Lip Glow range of balms has also been enhanced with three new shades, including a playful strawberry red developed for designed by Blackpink’s Jisoo for her January 3 birthday.
6. Issey Miyake A Drop d’Issey Eau de Parfum Fraîche
The iconic Japanese brand pays tribute to its late eponymous designer through a perfume that’s inspired by the inherent sophistication of the legendary artist’s creations. Perfumer Ane Ayo draws from the rain-soaked elements of nature, from the fresh smell of springtime showers to the burst of aroma from damp flowers, to concoct a fragrance with a vibrancy that will linger for hours.
7. Fenty Eau de Parfum
For a brand that’s yet to take a misstep, it was only a matter of time before queen Rihanna releases a perfume. Fenty Beauty’s first scent—designed by Rihanna herself, of course—carries notes of magnolia, musk, tangerine and Bulgarian rose. Inspired by the smells of Paris, California and New York, its aroma promises to transport you with just a spritz.
8. Benefit Fluff Up Brow Wax
Lift your brow game with the Fluff Up Brow Wax from Benefit Cosmetics. Not only does it keep things in place for 12 hours, it also nourishes the brow with its ingredients that include jojoba seed oil, argan oil and shea butter. What’s not to like?