The Beauty Memo

The Best New Beauty Buys To Try Now

L-R: Westman Atelier Super Loaded Peau de Rosé; Oribe Hair Alchemy Resilience Shampoo; Omorovicza Queen Essence Toner; FaceGym Brightening Active Roller Crystallised Microneedling Tool; Tata Harper Resurfacing Body Serum; Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks Blush Stick in Petal; Agent Nateur Rose Infused Calming Coconut Milk Bath

The new-season products worth investing in – tried and test by NET-A-PORTER’s beauty team


The ultra-hydrating skin essence: Omorovicza Queen Essence Toner

A truly excellent lotion from Omorovicza, this not only resets the skin’s pH post-cleansing, but also saturates it with moisture – to such a degree that I often forget to put a cream over the top. In hot, humid weather, it could be enough to keep the complexion plumped up and dewy, while for anyone with dry or summer-dehydrated skin, it’s the perfect toner/serum hybrid that leaves skin wonderfully fresh and soft. I love it. Newby Hands, global beauty director

The matrimonial must-have: Westman Atelier Bridal Edit Set

Famed for her easy-to-use and super-flattering range, makeup artist Gucci Westman is now sharing the makeup she uses on brides-to-be in this edited kit. Containing a sample choice of shades of her iconic foundation – for perfect color matching – plus, the prettiest Peau de Rosé highlighter and Baby Cheeks Petal Blush (which also looks great on eyes), a true black mascara and her Squeaky Clean Lip Oil in Ma Puce (a rosy, raspberry pink), when it comes to planning your wedding look, Westman has done all the hard work for you. Amy Robinson, beauty buyer

The glow-giving skin roller: FaceGym Brightening Active Roller Crystallised Microneedling Tool

If you haven’t tried one of the new-gen dissolving face rollers yet, make sure you do – because they work so well. Unlike the standard skin rollers, which just create micro channels to enable your products to be better absorbed, this roller from FaceGym has dissolving micro needles made up of active skincare ingredients, which dissolve into your skin to work their magic. It’s painless, easy to use and perfect to add to your routine for post-summer skin brightening and to even out tone. Rosie Jameson, senior buyer

The ultimate summer moisturizer: Augustinus Bader The Light Cream

What’s impressive about this light version of Augustinus Bader’s cult cream is how it offers the same hydrating, calming and brightening effects of the two original creams, while clarifying and controlling oil at the same time. This makes it ideal to use in hot and humid climates, but also for oily or combination skin types all year round. It has a slightly mattifying finish, too, which is key when braving heat and humidity. But it’s the weightless, sink-into-skin texture that I really love – it makes smoothing dry patches and reducing redness under makeup a breeze, and truly ticks all the boxes for a multi-tasking summer moisturizer. Malena Harbers, beauty journalist

The luxury bath soak: Agent Nateur Rose Infused Calming Coconut Milk Bath

Containing the most beautiful blend of soothing coconut milk, detoxifying salts, magnesium and botanical extracts, this Agent Nateur bath soak takes your mundane evening bath to a whole new level. The coconut milk really calms dry or itchy skin – and it helps deep-clean acne-prone skin. But, best of all, it leaves your body feeling wonderfully soft and silky, while the mix of Dead Sea, Himalayan and magnesium salts help relax tension for a better night’s sleep. NH

The brightening body serum: Tata Harper Resurfacing Body Serum

This is the body product I’ve been waiting for. The right active ingredients can transform facial skin, so a serum that does the same below the neck is a no-brainer. And this one comes with a whole slew of skin-rejuvenating and conditioning ingredients that Tata Harper calls ‘face grade’. They include fruit- and plant-based vitamins C and A – which work to boost glow and collagen levels and even out your skin tone – plus a mix of superfruit AHAs to ramp up cell turnover, so it’s great for softening and nourishing a rough, uneven texture. I love how it sinks in fast and leaves zero stickiness. MH

The strengthening shampoo: Oribe Hair Alchemy Resilience Shampoo

If you have weak, prone-to-breakage hair, this super-nourishing cleanser is a must, as it builds resilient strands from the inside, rather than just coating your hair (which also weighs it down). Packed with strengthening chia seed and plant-based proteins to form a protective layer over cuticles, you’ll see a major difference when it comes to split ends and fly-aways. Meanwhile, hyaluronic acid in the formula plumps up and smooths strands by keeping moisture in the hair, where it’s most needed. This shampoo isn’t just for restoring dry, brittle strands, but is a great one to prevent damage, too. Use the matching conditioner for even greater assurance of longer, stronger hair. AR