Photography via instagram.com/lixrlip
From a smart serum that knows your skin better than you do to an aromatherapy-infused line of lip balms.
Souzan Michael Galway
Date June 3, 2021
Feeling emotionally ready to head back into the world this summer? Same. But perhaps your skin and hair don’t exactly share those sentiments. If you’re looking for quick fixes and touch-ups, have we ever got you covered with the just-launched products that will get you summer-ready in no time. From 10-minute hair colour solutions to lip balms that instantly brighten your mood, and a serum from the future (or so it seems) that can recognize what your skin needs before you even do, these are the June 2021 beauty launches we’re obsessing over — and June’s barely begun.
Browse our list of must-have June 2021 beauty launches and get ready to click “add to cart.”
Launching this month in Canada is Biolage’s ColorBalm collection ($33.50 each). Available in six different shades, the range of conditioners can be used to refresh, intensify or totally transform your hair colour — all while seriously conditioning and nourishing your strands, of course. The vegan formula is designed to deposit colour in just five to 10 minutes, depending on your desired effect, making it a great choice for a summer hair refresh — no matter how short on time you might be.
Freck Lip + Cheek Tint
TikTok-famous makeup brand Freck Beauty, which is perhaps best known for its faux freckle products, has just launched three new shades of its beloved Cheekslime Lip + Cheek Tints ($29 each). The new shades, Jam Sesh (a deep berry), Fever Dream (an electric coral) and Orange Wine (a dusty orange) are meant to be used on lips and cheeks to achieve a monochromatic look, but can be used anywhere and everywhere you want to infuse with a dewy glow and subtle hint of colour.
Meet EYE, the latest launch from Radford Beauty ($45), a multipurpose, super concentrated eye cream formulated to treat signs of aging like loss of firmness and elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles, dryness and of course, under-eye circles. In fact, it’s so concentrated that it can be used all over the face and neck. EYE uses micro-emulsion technology, resulting in molecules that are small enough to penetrate the skin and deliver key ingredients, maximizing the product’s efficacy.
CeraVe Itch Relief Moisturizing Cream
Dermatologist favourite brand CeraVe’s Itch Relief Moisturizing Cream ($28) has just landed in Canada, along with a less-thick lotion version of the formula. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, three ceramides and one perecent pramoxine hydrochloride (a steroid-free ingredient commonly used for itch relief), this will be a godsend if you suffer from itchy skin at any time of the year.
During the pandemic, beauty industry pro Susanne Langmuir (best known for founding Bite Beauty, which she sold back in 2014) was inspired to dive head first into her newest project. The time has now come to introduce you to LIXR, a new brand of lip elixirs that feature aromatherapy benefits. “They have therapeutic-grade essential oils and aromatics that have been used for centuries for their mood-altering benefits,” says Langmuir. “After 25 years of traveling around the world sourcing aromatics, I was inspired to create LIXR using these ingredients that I’ve sourced in a sustainable, cruelty-free way. I think this endeavour is really appropriate for what’s been going on and how we’ve all been feeling.” The lip treatments are available in six different scents ($28 each and available in either a tinted or a clear version) and there’s also an overnight lip mask and a lip polish. “Aromatherapy comes with scientific proof,” says Langmuir. “We know [there are scents] that can calm the mind and induce feelings of relaxation. And so, LIXR was born.”
Dermalogica Smart Response Serum
Launching on June 3 at Dermalogica spas, salons and skin centres is the new Smart Response Serum ($189), the brand’s most sophisticated formula yet. It’s formulated to recognize and address micro-changes happening in the skin before they’re visible to the naked eye. Yes, you read that right! The serum can effectively address your skin’s developing needs before you even know that you have those needs. Cool, right? For example, it can sense an inflammatory response in your skin and activate its soothing, anti-inflammatory properties before you even notice any sort of inflammation. The same goes for collagen weakness, the beginning of the development of dark spots, and more. Welcome to the future of skincare.
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