The Beauty Memo

The 9 Best New Beauty Products To Try Now

L-R: Westman Atelier Suprême C Serum; Noble Panacea The Energist Multi-Defence Cream SPF 50; U Beauty The Super Intensive Face Oil; 111Skin All-Day Radiance Face Mist; Diptyque Biscuit Scented Candle; Augustinus Bader The Geranium Rose Body Oil

From a powerful vitamin C serum that suits all skin types to the hot new fragrance collaboration and an ultra-hydrating face mist to see you through the season, these are the latest launches worth investing in – as chosen by the NET-A-PORTER team


The hero vitamin C serum Westman Atelier Suprême C Serum

If you normally steer clear of vitamin C serums (certain forms can cause irritation in reactive or sensitive skin), this is the one for you. Westman Atelier’s Suprême C is made from 100% pure THD Ascorbate – a powerful yet gentle vitamin C derivative from Japan that is oil-soluble, so that it penetrates deeper and gives better results than traditional L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C) without any irritation. Brand founder Gucci Westman tells me the gel-oil texture is so gentle she can even use it daily on her rosacea-prone skin: “This is a very harmonious, skin-loving formula – and it really works on brightening your complexion and softening fine lines. I dowse my face with Skin Activator followed by Suprême C in the mornings – it sits nicely under makeup, which is important, and you can even apply makeup straight away.” Malena Harbers, acting beauty editor

The glow-giving skin pick-me-up 111Skin All-Day Radiance Face Mist

Face mists are having a moment this season and 111Skin’s All-Day Radiance Face Mist is a standout formula. Exclusive to NET-A-PORTER, this ultra-fine mist is ideal for setting makeup and dialing up dewiness over the course of the day. The combination of Damascus rose water and a multi-peptide blend delivers intense hydration and a more plumped-up skin finish. There are also prebiotics included in the mix to balance your skin’s microbiome. Use this to set and refresh makeup – plus, it’s also a dream for rehydrating skin during a long-haul flight. Newby Hands, contributing global beauty director

The super-smart all-mineral SPF Noble Panacea The Energist Multi-Defence Cream SPF 50

This is one of the few mineral sunscreens I actually look forward to applying – it has a silky texture that truly glides onto skin without leaving even a hint of a white cast. What’s more, the formula is packed with good-for-skin ingredients – special peptides and spirulina extract work on DNA repair; potent antioxidants (ferulic acid and moringa seed oil) fend off aging UV rays, blue light, pollution and dust; and mullein flower extract ensures skin looks luminous (by absorbing and transforming UV rays into light). Even better? Besides being packaged in the travel-friendly, single-dose sachets the brand is known for, this sunscreen uses a smart technology that turns on the active ingredients when exposed to UV rays. Bring on the sun. Alice Casely-Hayford, content director

The heavenly scented body oil Augustinus Bader The Geranium Rose Body Oil

Augustinus Bader’s original The Body Oil is a favorite among celebrities and beauty editors alike for its firming, toning and hydrating results. This skin-softening elixir offers all of the same benefits and is also powered by the brand’s patented TFC8 technology (a potent mix of amino acids, vitamins and peptides), but comes infused with added rose and geranium essential oils for a fragrant finish. With the warmer weather, I love to add an extra layer over bare limbs for a little extra radiance and a subtle floral fragrance. Plus, both rose and geranium offer aromatherapy benefits as well – to both soothe and relax the mind. Rosie Jameson, senior buyer

The café-inspired candles to covet Diptyque Café, Chantilly and Biscuit Scented Candles

Whether you’re a gourmand scent fan or not, candles that smell of freshly ground coffee, rich vanilla cream and warm, melt-in-the-mouth spiced cookies are as luxurious as you can get. Diptyque’s limited-edition Café, Chantilly and Biscuit candles (also offered in a trio set) deliver the aromatic flavors of a French café (the famed Café Verlet in Paris to be exact), and they smell truly authentic – not too sweet and cloying, they add just the right amount of gourmand aroma to any room, especially the kitchen. Plus, the whimsical illustrations of each ingredient adorning the glass vessels brings an extra je ne sais quoi to the table. AC-H

The oil-hydrator hybrid U Beauty The Super Intensive Face Oil

Face oils work by creating a barrier on the surface of the skin to prevent moisture loss. U Beauty’s The Super Intensive Face Oil does so with a rich (but still breathable), silky coating, which is ideal for chronically dry or dehydrated skin. It also doubles as a hard-working moisturizer – avocado oil, vegan squalane, hyaluronic acid and botanical extracts target the various layers of the skin to increase moisture and keep it there. Powerful antioxidants, including astaxanthin (responsible for the oil’s vibrant apricot color) and stabilized vitamins C and E boost skin’s defences at the same time. Apply it on top of the brand’s Super Hydrator, or indeed any moisturizer, for a gorgeous dewy, smooth skin finish – I like to take it over lips and hands too, for an added nourishing treatment. MH

The skin-perfecting foundation Sisley Paris Phyto-Teint Perfection Foundation

Sisley Paris is renowned for doing excellent skincare and foundations that deliver a ‘skin that looks like skin’ finish – and this new foundation formula marries both with fantastic results. It includes a special botanical ingredient complex that hydrates, smoothes imperfections, blurs pores and brightens skin. Plus, it’s a truly lightweight formula that melts into skin but still delivers an impressive amount of buildable coverage – from medium to full – and a matte finish that looks naturally radiant, not flat. I like to apply it with my fingers first, then use a brush to buff it into my skin, for the most seamless results. Abigail Gwyther, assistant buyer

The new-gen sleeping peel Noble Panacea The Exceptional Overnight Chronobiology Peel

Skin-cell renewal peaks overnight, and this clever formula from Noble Panacea takes full advantage of this fact by micro-dosing your skin with a supercharged pairing of both AHA and BHA exfoliators – to ramp up skin-refining results. Using the brand’s unique OSMV technology, which delivers ingredients exactly when and where they’re needed, it also delivers a soothing blend of gotu kola when your skin is able to absorb the most product (around 4am), to prevent any irritation and sensitivity. Use this peel as a pre-event treatment, the night before, or when you’re sleep-deprived – it visibly refreshes, brightens and peps up skin come morning. Norah Alhryshawi, buying assistant

The eye lift in a bottle La Prairie Skin Caviar Eye Lift

As one of the first serums designed to be used around the entire eye area (including the brow), La Prairie’s original Skin Caviar Eye Lift is known for its eye-opening results. Now, it’s been reformulated to strengthen the skin’s ligaments (which act as its vertical scaffolding) and target skin’s ligament-to-cell communication (crucial for younger-looking skin), while still rebuilding skin tissue (we lose it with age and see it first in the delicate eye area) for even punchier lifting results. Packed with the range’s signature Caviar complexes, this is ideal for night and day – and applies beautifully under makeup, too. NH