Out of all the new beauty products launching, here are the ones worth knowing
The best of the bunch
By Samantha McMeekin
Editor / May 01 2023
These days it seems like new beauty products are dropping every minute. And it's not far off. As beauty editors, we see a tonne of products come across our desks each month – the good, the game-changing and the... less so.
But that's exactly why we're here. To help you figure out what’s actually worth the splurge, so that the next time you need a hydrating serum, face sunscreen, or foundation, you'll know exactly which new launches deserve your attention.
So even if you're not shopping right this second, here are the best new beauty products to bookmark for later. You know what they say, always be prepared for a Sephora sale (it's us, we are 'they').
The best beauty launches for May 2023
Go-To Very Luxe Face Cream
This face cream couldn’t have arrived at a better time. If you’re someone who suffers from dry, thirsty skin in the depths of winter, this will be your rose gold knight in shining armour. Think a rich, velvety texture you can slather on morning and night, with ceramides that work to reclaim moisture while pink algae extract helps to improve the appearance of any roughness and redness.
$79 at gotoskincare.com
Chanel Le Baum Essentiale in ‘Rouge Frais’
Chanel’s Spring-Summer 2023 Makeup Collection features a stunning display of warm tones and foretells the return of red lips. But if you can only snap up one of the limited-edition products (you’ve got until the end of May), let it be this luminescent rouge. It’s the same glossy formula favoured for Sofia Richie’s wedding makeup only with rosey finish that’ll leave cheeks looking flushed and radiant.
$71 at Myer
Ultra Violette Preen Screen™ SPF50 Reapplication Mist
Ultra Violette know how to craft damn good sunscreens and its latest launch is no different. After spending six years perfecting its formula, the ultra-lightweight Preen Screen™ is here to make your SPF top-ups easy. Simply mist over your makeup or skin care and enjoy the glow-giving protection.
$42 at Ultra Violette
Morrocanoil Fragrance Originale Shower Gel
If you’re someone who loves the daily luxury of a good-smelling shower gel, Morrocanoil has entered the building. Yep, the very same brand responsible for the hair oil you know and love has branched into body care. There’s a coconut, pineapple and gardenia scent we’ll be saving for summer but for now, the ‘Originale’ has secured top shelf position.
$40 at Sephora
Kerasilk Smoothing Mask
Say hello to the new-look Kerasilk. Its entire product lineup has undergone a rebrand and its steps towards sustainability have truly impressed us. The ingredients, packaging and manufacturing techniques have all been revisited to minimise waste and secure a climate-neutral tick of approval. The smoothing mask has always been a favourite and a must-try for those looking to fight frizz and breakage.
$50 at Oz Hair & Beauty
Mecca Cosmetica Restoring Retinol Serum
Thinking about using a retinol into your routine? Pop this newbie on your radar. It’s a gentle introduction to the ingredient that will allow you to reap results while minimising the chance of irritation.
$70 at MECCA
Bondi Sands Technocolor Deluxe Self-Tanning Application Mitt
Yes, we realise that Bondi Sands just launched a whole new range of self-tans. But you know what product really got us weak at the knees? The newly designed mitt. It’s colourful, it has a thumb and it’s big enough to fit the hand of anyone whose assistance we require. 10/10.
$10.95 at Bondi Sands