The Beauty Memo

The 7 Products You’ll Want To Add To Your Beauty Routine Right Now

Everyone benefits from the occasional skincare, haircare and makeup upgrade. From the latest retexturizing retinol serum to a lash-lifting mascara and glow-giving skin and body heroes, these are the standout new products that will add a little luster to your everyday routine – as chosen by the NET-A-PORTER beauty team


Augustinus Bader The Retinol Serum

A retinol is key in any anti-aging arsenal – and this one from Augustinus Bader is everything you’d expect from the coveted range. It delivers a hit of pure stabilized retinol (to boost cell renewal and turnover), together with a botanical microbiome blend (to keep blemishes at bay) and a zinc complex (great for purifying and skin-strengthening), in a silky, lightweight texture. If you’re prone to breakouts or have oily skin and want to tackle aging concerns at the same time, this serum is for you – it really helps to retexturize and smooth skin, plump out fine lines and fade dark spots and acne scarring, all at the same time.

Dr. Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Aging Cleansing Cream

There are standard cleansers that get skin clean and clear, and then there are exceptional cleansers that do everything from nourishing the skin barrier and boosting hydration to promoting cell renewal and targeting firmness and fine lines – and Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Super Anti-Aging Cleansing Cream falls into this multi-tasking category. It’s spiked with ceramides, hyaluronic acid and purslane to prevent moisture loss, as well as vitamin E and plant amino acids to protect and regenerate skin – even after it’s been washed off. Apply it as you would an everyday cleanser on wet skin before emulsifying and rinsing off, or smooth it over dry skin for a deeper purge of makeup, grime and pollution from pores.

Diptyque L’Eau Papier Eau de Toilette

Evoking the scent of paper (through powdery, floral notes of mimosa) and the richness of ink (thanks to a hefty helping of white musk), this new eau de toilette from Diptyque is surprisingly fresh but really warms up once spritzed over your pulse points, making it a great new-season scent for both day and night. What’s more, notes of roasted sesame-seed extract (part of a rice steam accord) gives it a distinctly unique edge. If you love a classic with a twist, this is it.

U Beauty Resurfacing Body Compound

If you haven’t tried U Beauty’s original Resurfacing Compound for the face, do. It truly transforms skin on another level – and now, the famous formula comes in a full-body version, so you can get these same smoothing, silky-skin results from the neck down, too. AHAs, salicylic acid, enzymes and plant-based exfoliators speed up the skin’s natural exfoliation (this edit works wonders on bumpy skin, especially on the backs of arms), and thoroughly hydrates and repairs (courtesy of peptides, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid), so you get an even-toned, refined skin texture from head to toe.

Oribe Serene Scalp Oil Control Shampoo

The beloved haircare brand has cooked up an oil-control shampoo that is infused with its signature complex (watermelon, lychee and edelweiss flower protect and defend hair against sun damage), so you can go for longer between washes if you’re prone to an oily scalp. It includes a sugar-derived prebiotic to control excess oil, a biomimetic amino acid to keep your scalp’s microbiome in check, and a green marine-algae blend to thoroughly cleanse without stripping hair of moisture. Use this Oribe hero daily and it will give limp, quick-to-go-greasy hair a new lease of life.

MZ Skin Micro-Peeling Glow Essence

If you make only one addition to your skincare regimen this spring, this treatment lotion from MZ Skin should be it. It easily slots into your routine – a quick cotton-pad-soaked sweep over clean skin does the trick – and delivers a whole host of benefits, from exfoliating (using AHAs and PHAs), brightening and pigmentation-busting (from tranexamic acid) to hydrating and nourishing (thanks to microalgae and hyaluronic acid) properties. With a list of ingredients that’s just as impressive, including 3% succinic acid (a more potent but less aggressive exfoliant than salicylic acid), you’ll see results from the first use. It’s meant to be used daily, but start off by applying it three times a week at bedtime on clean skin at first – especially if your skin isn’t used to a lot of actives.

Rose Inc Lash Lift Serum Mascara

What really stands out about this mascara from Rose Inc is not simply the curved brush and the tightly packed, comb-like bristles (which are ideal for building volume and definition, and create a natural, eye-opening curl), but also the skincare ingredients infused into the formula. Peptides, argan oil and goji-berry-oil extracts are responsible for strengthening and protecting delicate lashes from damage, while squalene, mixed into the rich black pigment, gives a super-luxe, glossy finish to your flutter.