The Beauty Memo

The 7 Best New Beauty Products To Try Now

L-R: Sisley Paris Intensive Dark Spot Corrector; La Bouche Rouge Bleu Extrait de Parfum; Nécessaire The Scalp Serum; La Prairie Skin Caviar (part of Skin Caviar Discovery Set); Olaplex LashBond Building Serum; Dr. Barbara Sturm Anti-Aging Body Scrub; Medik8 Crystal Retinal Ceramide Eye

From the skincare set you’ll want to stash in your carry-on, to the salty-skin-inspired scent you’ll fall in love with, these are the latest launches you need to know about, as chosen by the NET-A-PORTER team


The instant body polisher: Dr. Barbara Sturm Anti-Aging Body Scrub

Just in time for summer, this luxurious scrub pairs sea salt with brown sugar to clean out clogged pores and smooth the surface of your skin from the neck down. As with all of Dr. Barbara Sturm’s targeted formulas, it’s packed with a powerhouse blend of antioxidants, plus a slew of anti-aging plant oils (cue mango-seed butter, jojoba, apricot kernel and coconut). It’s even spiked with ingredients that support and repair the skin barrier (think vitamin F and sea fennel), so it’s great for those with sensitive skin. Use it up to three times a week before applying the brand’s Body Cream for a polished, buffed effect. Newby Hands, global beauty director

The multi-tasking skin brightener: Sisley Paris Intensive Dark Spot Corrector

Combining Sisley Paris’s unique lightening complex with salicylic acid, my new favorite brightening serum helps to improve dark spots and hyperpigmentation patches – and gives skin a refined finish, fast. A slew of nourishing and hydrating ingredients (hello, vitamin E, sunflower oil and barbary-fig blossom) also soothe and cocoon skin to prevent any irritation. Just one pump of this silk-like formula covers your entire face, and will visibly brighten and even out tone. I like to pair it with a vitamin C serum in the morning and a hyaluronic acid-infused formula at night. Malena Harbers, acting beauty editor

The hydrating scalp treatment: Nécessaire The Scalp Serum

Scalp care is now the new skincare, so it’s about time there was a product that addresses a plethora of scalp concerns – especially since your scalp ages much faster than your face, according to Nécessaire founder Randi Christiansen. This is where the brand’s scalp serum steps up, delivering hyaluronic acid to boost hydration, green-tea extract to target flakiness and itchiness, plus a special biomimetic peptide blend to bolster hair growth and treat thinning. It’s super-easy to use, too: I apply it daily on wet hair all over my scalp, but as it’s clear and weightless, it can also be used on dry hair. Katie Jennings, beauty buyer

The jet-set skin collection: La Prairie Limited Edition Skin Caviar Discovery Set

Exclusive to NET-A-PORTER, this trio of lifting, firming skincare heroes is just the ticket if you want to dip your toe into La Prairie’s iconic Skin Caviar range. All three products, which comprise the Luxe Cream, Liquid Lift (a melts-into-skin serum) and Luxe Eye Cream, are infused with special anti-aging caviar extracts and deliver noticeable results, almost instantly. I’ll be taking this set on vacation with me, as the mini-size format offers the perfect fit for your carry-on luggage and doubles as an in-flight hydrating treatment. NH

The smoothing eye illuminator: Medik8 Crystal Retinal Ceramide Eye

Offering all the benefits of a classic retinol but with none of the nasty side effects, retinal (short for retinaldehyde) is the newest vitamin A on the block, and a potent new ingredient in Medik8’s gentle but effective Crystal Retinal formulas. Now packaged for the delicate eye area, this powerhouse blend is available in three strengths (3, 6 and 9), so you can progressively work your way up to a stronger potency for even more visible results. Designed to be used at night, the product combines ceramides and hyaluronic acid to target dehydration and puffiness at the same time as fine lines, wrinkles and those hard-to-erase crow’s feet. Genius. MH

The ocean-inspired scent: La Bouche Rouge Bleu Extrait de Parfum

La Bouche Rouge’s first foray into fragrance delivers a set of five exquisite scents, but Bleu is especially standout. It’s meant to evoke a coastal, sun-drenched skin vibe – and it doesn’t disappoint. On the first spritz you’ll pick up notes of lavender and pink peppercorn, with a subtle rose-imbued tinge. Then, as the fragrance settles, look out for earthy, hazy, heat-inflected hints of cedar and frankincense. The result? A refreshing scent that works equally well for a sultry summer evening as it does an everyday, all-season spritz. Maria Snowden, beauty buyer

The coveted lash volumizer: Olaplex LashBond Building Serum

It seems only natural that the brand renowned for bond-building and hair-strengthening would take its superb hair-growth know-how down to our eyelashes. Olaplex’s LashBond Building Serum banks on a unique peptide complex to boost the natural growth cycle of lashes and help to stop them from falling out. There’s also a bond-building formula included in the mix to really bolster thin, fragile lashes, as well as hyaluronic acid (to address brittleness) and biotin (for even more nourishment). Use the brush to line the upper lashline daily and you’ll see longer, stronger lashes in just a few weeks. Elle McGivern, assistant beauty buyer