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6 Skincare And Makeup Musts For 2021

Laura Eckstein Jones | January 7, 2021 | Style & Beauty

These products will keep you glowing from head to toe.

Ilia’s Balmy Gloss tinted lip oil comes in six delicious shades PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS

1. Ilia Balmy Gloss Tinted Lip Oil

Everything Ilia does lately has been a slam dunk, and this supremely moisturizing tinted lip oil is no exception. Packed with active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, salicornia herbacea extract and meadowfoam seed oil, the cushiony, plumping formula comes in six gorgeous shades—Tahiti, a rosy coral, and Saint, an orange-y red, are standouts—versatile and sheer enough to complement all skin tones.

2. Retrouvé Dermal Defense Hand Cream

Increased hand washing has led to many a dry hand these days. Luckily, Retrouvé’s luxurious new hand cream is here to help soothe, nourish and brighten. Made from pure avocado extract distilled from owners Jami and Klaus Heidegger’s Malibu farm, the nurturing, vitamin-infused formula—enriched with marine extracts, niacinamide, glycerin and more—has a salvelike texture that immediately sinks in.


3. Kosas The Big Clean Mascara

With its safe-yet-effective formulations and spot-on shades, Kosas has been a leader in clean beauty since it first launched lipstick five years ago. The new mascara’s safe, body-building formula swaps out carbon black, acrylates, mineral oil, fragrance and silicones in exchange for safer alternatives like castor oil, vitamins, botanical waxes and shea butter. For a lush look, make sure to wiggle the brush from roots to ends.

Mara’s new Sea vitamin C serum promotes a smooth, even complexion PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS

4. Mara Sea Vitamin C Serum

Any self-respecting skincare junkie knows that vitamin C is essential for overall brightening, improving dark spots and evening out texture. Mara’s soothing formula does all this and more by incorporating powerful natural ingredients like moringa, squalane and passion fruit oils; a whopping 15% vitamin C active; Mara’s signature algae blend; and calming adaptogens reishi and ginseng.

5. Ultimate Ayurveda Kit

Known for its incredible facial oils and body balms, Uma has created a comprehensive ayurvedic starter kit filled with the tools and skin- and bodycare items needed to begin a journey toward wellness and a more balanced life. In addition to four supplements meant to help with digestion, brain power, liver cleansing and deeper sleep, the kit includes a kansa wand and oil for self-massage, a tongue scraper, a body brush and more.

Uma’s Ayurvedic Experience contains the tools needed to begin a wellness journey. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS

6. Odacité Crème de la Nuit

Equally packed with highly effective botanical ingredients—such as ashwagandha, pomegranate, blue-green algae and kelp—and backed by clinical science, Odacité’s velvety night cream radiates luxury. A plethora of incredible results—think amazing hydration, less visible wrinkles, glow, texture and firmness—appear after just one application.

Photography by: Courtesy of brands