11 of the best new beauty launches this April 2018
Upgrade your beauty loot with these must-haves
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / April 09 2018
Want the lowdown on this month’s hottest products? Scroll down to discover the best buys for your face, body and hair. We promise you won’t regret any of these purchases!
Giorgio Armani Sì Passione
Armani’s newest scent Sì Passione is unapologetically bold, confident and empowering. Not only will the notes of pear and pink pepper draw you in at first whiff, the alluring florals that follow (like heliotrope, jasmine and rose), along with grounding base notes of vanilla and cedarwood, will have you captivated during the entire scent journey. It truly is a fragrance not to be missed this month.
Garnier Fructis Nourishing Banana Hair Food
Who can resist a fruity hair product that smells amazing and is deeply nourishing? The new Garnier Fructis Nourishing Hair Food masks are exactly that, and our top pick is the Banana variant, which is creamy, deliciously scented and brings together shea butter and coconut oil to give you healthy-looking hair.
Sodashi Cell Renewal Drops
Packed full of botanical ingredients such as rosewood, lemon, lavender and geranium, the Sodashi Cell Renewal Drops aim to boost the skin’s natural renewal cycle to replenish and resurface the skin for a flawless complexion. “I was inspired by my passion and love for essential oils and how they work so powerfully to regenerate the skin,” explains Megan Larsen, founder of Sodashi. “I wanted to create the perfect blend of botanicals that would boost cell renewal and turn around the visible signs of ageing, and at the same time be a beautiful and nurturing self-care experience.” After cleansing, add a few drops to a basin of warm water, dampen a face cloth with the solution and compress it onto your face.
Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon
If you want to make your (beauty) sleep work even harder, then you may want to give Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon a go. The key ingredient, French lavender essential oil, works in conjunction with Persian silk tree extract and wu-zhu-yu extract to soothe and boost radiance in lacklustre skin.
Benefit Cosmetics Gold Rush Blush
We’ve never met a Benefit Cosmetics compact we didn’t like, and Gold Rush is no exception. Featuring a dusty pink colour infused with fine gold flakes, this blush is best suited to fairer skin tones that prefer a light wash of colour. What also took our breath away was its scent, which is a gorgeous combination of citrus, vanilla and sandalwood. So divine.
Sukin x Kimmy Hogan Limited Edition Hand Wash & Cream Duo
Sukin’s newest collaboration with Australian artist Kimmy Hogan is bound to pretty up your bathroom. The limited edition pack of hand wash and hand cream features a dark floral print on its packaging, however the formulas inside still carry the signature soothing botanical scent of mandarin, tangerine, vanillin and lavender that all Sukin products have.
Lush Naked Shower Gel in Antiope
We’ve waxed lyrical about Lush Naked Shower Gels as they’re environmentally-friendly and super gentle on skin. The newest scent to join the range is Antiope, a beautiful blend of suma root, davana and pequi oils that can invigorate the senses and wake up the mind.
Goldwell StyleSign Ultra Volume Body Pumper
Move over volumising dusts and mousses - there’s a new volume-boosting product in town. The Goldwell StyleSign Ultra Volume Body Pumper is a lightweight liquid that transforms into a fluffy foam and can be used to plump up fine or thinning hair without weighing it down.
COVERGIRL Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation
Look no further if you’re wanting to try a new base this month. The new COVERGIRL Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation contains vitamins E, B3 and B5 to look after your complexion, but it also feels really light to wear, glides on easily during application, and has in-built SPF 20 protection.
Moroccanoil Mending Infusion
Packed with quinoa protein and argan oil, Moroccanoil Mending Infusion can reduce the appearance of split ends as well as improve hydration, shine and malleability in all hair types. All you need is a tiny amount - about the size of a 10-cent coin - applied to mid-lengths and ends whilst blow-drying to see the product work to its full potential.
frank body Cherry Bomb Lip Scrub
If this product didn’t have a label that clearly stated “lip scrub” on it, you’d think that it was a yummy and sugary dessert topping. Made with raw sugar to refine skin texture, coffee arabica seed oil to improve blood flow, and beeswax to protect skin, frank body’s newest launch guarantees smooth and plump smackers after a single use.
Which product would you most like to try/buy from this list? Let us know in the comments below.
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinot noir, she has a healthy obsession with fake tan smell, wispy false lashes and CND Shellac in the shade Romantique. Her words and styling can also be found in previous issues of SHOP Til You Drop, Cosmopolitan and Women’s Health.