The Beauty Memo

The Best New Beauty Products Of 2024 That You’ll Want To Try

Clockwise from top left: U Beauty The Super Tinted Hydrator; Charlotte Tilbury Joyphoria Eau de Parfum; Augustinus Bader The Body Cleanser; La Mer The Lip Volumizer in Sheer Coral; 111Skin Wrinkle Erasing Retinol Patches; Hermès Beauty Trait d’Hermes Volume Mascara in Noir Fusain; MZ Skin Expert UV Protector SPF; Dr. Barbara Sturm Glow Cream; Oribe Hair Alchemy Heatless Styling Balm; Shani Darden + Déesse PRO LED Light Mask; Westman Atelier Suprême C Serum;

With summer in full force, it’s the perfect time to re-think your beauty regimen and swap in a few lightweight hero products to keep you glowing when temperatures rise. Here, MALENA HARBERS shares the most exciting new skin, makeup, hair and body products to help you master it with ease


The illuminating moisturizer: Dr. Barbara Sturm Glow Cream

Perhaps the most anticipated beauty launch of the year, Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Glow Cream is the moisturizer iteration of her famous Glow Drops (which, when added to any serum, cream or foundation, deliver a soft, natural-looking luminescence). Besides the coveted instant glow that comes from pearl pigments – for a radiant, not greasy finish – this moisturizer delivers anti-inflammatory, soothing, plumping and nourishing benefits, too – everything you’d expect from the brand. This is that one-and-done cream you need to hand for any bare-faced, makeup-free look for summer and beyond.

The ‘extra’ vitamin-C serum: Westman Atelier Suprême C Serum

Most vitamin-C serums contain up to 20% of the antioxidant ingredient, but this silky gel-oil formula from makeup pro Gucci Westman has a whopping 100% (as THD ascorbate, a gentle form of vitamin C), which stays stable and effective until the last pump. Once applied to skin, it’s transformed into pure ascorbic acid – the gold standard for visible results – which brightens and evens skin tone (it’s great for topping up between pigmentation-busting IPL treatments), while firming and plumping up skin over time. Better yet, this all comes without any irritation, even when I tried it on my reactive-prone skin.

The luxury body essential: Augustinus Bader The Body Cleanser

This isn’t your ordinary body wash – like all of Augustinus Bader’s cult skincare heroes it banks on the skin-regenerating TFC8-technology that made it so famous (and a staple in any A-listers bathroom cabinet). Paired in this formula with eucalyptus for an extra hit of skin-calming goodness and offering an invigorating scent (it’s especially great for waking up your skin and your senses in your morning shower), as well as multi-tasking niacinamide and barrier-repairing ceramides, this is truly face grade skincare from the chin down.

The ‘no blow-dry’ balm to know: Oribe Hair Alchemy Heatless Styling Balm

Whether you want to lean into summer’s beachy, air-dried styles or simply take a break from heated hair tools, this Heatless Styling Balm from Oribe is a must. Part of the Hair Alchemy range, which protects hair against breakage by strengthening and repairing it (chia seed and bio-fermented bamboo leaf feature here), this lightweight balm is ideal for fine to medium hair types, as it doesn’t weigh hair down or leave an oily residue. Apply a dollop from mid-shaft to ends to set natural waves in place or to define your natural texture – the formula’s ‘soft-touch memory’ will keep any heatless hairstyle in place from morning to night.

The LED mask everybody wants: Shani Darden + Déesse PRO LED Light Mask

Featuring three modes to help smooth fine lines and wrinkles, tackle bacteria and breakouts, and target pigmentation, this LED face mask from Hollywood’s beloved facialist Shani Darden boasts FDA-cleared technology in the form of red light, near-infrared light and blue light. What’s more, it has a dedicated neck piece so you can address your entire complexion and neck in one go – no wonder it’s a bestseller already.

The intuitive fragrance: Charlotte Tilbury Joyphoria Eau de Parfum

Charlotte Tilbury’s six new Collection of Emotions perfumes are meant to invoke positive feelings when you wear them, and are backed by neuroscience experts and three master perfumers. Joyphoria, a fruity-floral blend of ylang-ylang, tuberose, jasmine and neroli oil with vanilla bean and powdery musk at its heart, is particularly uplifting and sunny. I use it on my pulse points to bring on a moment of pure bliss amid a chaotic day.

The ultimate skin tint: U Beauty The Super Tinted Hydrator

If you love U Beauty’s original Super Hydrator, this tinted version packs all of the same hydrating goodness (it’s loaded with five sizes of hyaluronic acid to hit all levels of the skin), renewing peptides, protecting antioxidants and plant oils but with a flattering tint (offered in nine shades) that cleverly adjusts to your skin tone for a dewy, luminous, blurred finish – think of it as your ideal IG filter, bottled.

The lip color to covet: La Mer The Lip Volumizer in Sheer Coral

Everything about this lip volumizer is what you’d expect from La Mer – it’s not sticky or greasy, it hydrates, it contains its patented Miracle Broth and, most importantly, it really does plump lips. The formula comes in four tinted shades that also deliver a sheer wash of color – try Sheer Coral for a shimmer-inflected, universally flattering peach shade that’s great for the beach and the bar. There’s also a cool- and warm-toned pink and vibrant plum hue to choose from.

The new-gen sunscreen: MZ Skin Expert UV Protector SPF

The average sun cream does the job to protect skin from UV rays, but oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Maryam Zamani’s new high-factor 50 SPF is a standout formula. First, it’s skincare-grade with multiple weights of hyaluronic acid (to target all layers of the skin), niacinamide and panthenol to hydrate, protect, and boost the skin barrier. What’s more, it feels featherweight when applied, sinks in instantly (great as a makeup base) and doesn’t leave a hint of a white cast behind.

The smart eye patches: 111Skin Wrinkle Erasing Retinol Patches

Meant to slot into your existing skincare routine as a targeted treatment, 111Skin’s genius Wrinkle Erasing Retinol Patches come in varying sizes to ‘inject’ frown lines, laugh lines, crow’s feet or any area in need of firming, a smoothing boost with heavy-hitting actives retinol, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and peptides. Delivered via micro cones (molded from these ingredients), they are meant to be worn overnight – or for a minimum of two hours – to get the most benefits.

The multitasking mascara Hermès Beauty Trait d’Hermes Volume Mascara in Noir Fusain

If you want definition, volume and lift in one single sweep, this mascara from Hermès Beauty is it. The Noir Fusain shade is an inky black that gets richer the more you layer on (perfect for a summer-evening soirée), while the slim brush lets you get into the inner and outer corner of the eyes to coat even the tiniest of lashes. It also comes in a beautiful blue (Bleu Encre) and purple (Violet Indigo) for a subtle pop of eye-opening color, perfect for daytime looks.