The Beauty Memo

The 8 Best New Beauty Products To Try Now

L-R (center row): U Beauty The Super Tinted Hydrator; Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked Palette in Leopard; Trudon Astral Fir Candle; Dr. Barbara Sturm Make-Up Remover; MZ Skin LightMax MiniPro Eyeconic LED; Eighth Day The Intensive Moisturizer

From an LED mask that targets crow’s feet to a luxuriously hydrating skin tint and the festive candle to covet, these are the latest launches worth investing in, as chosen by the NET-A-PORTER team


The next-gen LED tool: MZ Skin LightMax MiniPro Eyeconic LED

“This LED mask from eye expert Dr. Maryam Zamani – aka MZ Skin – specifically targets the fine lines, pigmentation and dark circles around the eyes using a unique two-piece format. Rechargeable, flexible and FDA-approved, the patches offer both red and near-infrared light to target collagen and elastin deep within the skin. What’s especially novel is how they’re applied – you get about six weeks’ worth of hydrocolloid patches that stick to both the LED pads and your skin. Plus, they’re infused with skin-loving ingredients (peptides, hyaluronic acid and niacinamide) for supercharged results, too. When used five times a week, I noticed my skin was brighter, smoother and plumper after just three weeks.” Malena Harbers, acting beauty editor

The supercharged makeup remover: Dr. Barbara Sturm Make-Up Remover

“This refreshing formula is the ultimate post-party pre-cleanse. Not only does it purge skin of long-wear foundation, waterproof mascara and hard-to-remove SPF (thanks to micelles, which bind to dissolve fat-soluble makeup and dirt), but it also uses a mix of plant oils and hyaluronic acid to intensely hydrate skin, too. There are also prebiotics to balance skin’s delicate microbiome, as well as the brand’s signature purslane, which works to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. I love to let the formula sit on my skin for a minute after applying, before rinsing clean.” Alice Casely-Hayford, content director

The ultra-hydrating skin tint: U Beauty The Super Tinted Hydrator

“Thanks to its incredibly silky texture, U Beauty’s original Super Smart Hydrator makes a real difference to my chronically dry skin, and this new tinted version works just as well, with the added bonus of blurring and smoothing out imperfections with its hit of sheer color. Offered in 10 shades that adapt to your skin tone, it acts as an instant pick-me-up (great for post-festive cocktails) by delivering a little coverage with lots of luminosity.” Newby Hands, contributing global beauty director

The skin filter in a palette: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked Palette in Leopard

“For the ultimate shortcut to a radiant complexion, this gorgeous Hourglass palette contains five best-selling shades of highlighter, bronzer, blush and finishing powder that, when dusted strategically over browbones, lids, cheeks and contours, deliver an elegant, candle-lit glow to all skin tones. There’s also a new soft-peach blush shade in the mix (called Ethereal Flush), perfect for adding a hit of warm luminescence to the apples of the cheeks. Plus, the leopard-adorned case (in support of fundamental rights for animals) ensures it’s suitably chic for gifting – and receiving.” AC-H

The neck-to-toe treatment: Agent Nateur Body(balm) Lifting and Firming Body Treatment Crème

“Ideal for the current cold, dry temperatures, Agent Nateur’s body balm is packed with nourishing plant oils (rosehip, olive, argan and jojoba among them), blended with a special anti-inflammatory tomato extract and skin-strengthening glycogen as the ultimate winter-skin solution. What I love best about this barrier-strengthening, line-smoothing formula is the velvety, sink-into-skin texture and how soft and truly hydrated it makes the dry skin on your body look (shins, elbows and decolleté included). Even more, it leaves a satiny, not sticky finish – great for adding a hit of radiance to bare limbs and plunging necklines when in party-season attire.” NH

The SOS face cream: Eighth Day The Intensive Moisturizer

“If you love the hydrating goodness of Eighth Day’s cult Reparative Moisturizer, then you’ll love this intensive version just as much. It has a thick, velvety texture but is still surprisingly lightweight and won’t clog pores, either – even if you’re prone to breakouts. It banks on the brand’s signature peptide-rich plasma (developed by wound-healing expert Dr. Antony Nakhla), plus a slew of firming, hydrating and regenerating ingredients. Use it when your skin is feeling dry, dehydrated or irritated – it’s especially great as a post-treatment soother that won’t leave a greasy or oily film behind.” Abigail Routley, senior buyer

The festive candle to covet: Trudon Astral Fir Candle

“One sniff of this enchanting pine- and fir-tree mix from Trudon and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a magical snow-covered forest. Crafted just for the season, and inspired by the power of the sun and its prominent place in astrology, it also includes notes of myrrh and incense for a warmer, cozier, more radiant scent. What’s more, the candle comes in a celestial blue glass adorned with transparent golden rays that give off an otherworldly aura when lit, making for the ultimate winter warmer.” MH

The instant glow-up: By Terry Hyaluronic Glow Setting Mist

“Primer, hydrator, makeup-setting spray, skin-barrier protector: this multi-tasking, alcohol-free face mist from By Terry does it all. It’s packed with eight types of hyaluronic acid, ranging over three weights, so that you get instant radiance and plumping benefits, as well as better hydration over time. It’s also packed with ceramides and probiotics to strengthen and balance skin. Spritz it over makeup (it really does keep it in place all day and night), or layer underneath for added lit-from-within dewy (not greasy) luminosity.” Abigail Gwyther, assistant buyer