AN ICONIC BRAND GOES SOFT
Crème De La Mer, the brand that pretty much invented high-end skin care with its $175-an-ounce moisturizing cream, is offering its take on the K-beauty trend of soaking a sponge applicator in makeup and housing it in an elegant compact. The Luminous Lifting Cushion Foundation ($120) is a buildable, longwearing formula with a satin finish and SPF 20. Like all La Mer products, it contains the Miracle Broth, a proprietary form of fermented sea kelp. :: cremedelamer.com
CBD TO THE RESCUE
Emera CBD Haircare Conditioner
Ever notice your hair looks better when you’re on vacation? One reason may be Southern California’s hard water, which coats your tresses with a deposit of calcium and magnesium, which are the enemy of shine and bounce. Pricey water-softening systems are one solution. We’ve discovered another that’s easier and far less expensive: CBD oil! EMERA CBD Haircare is a new line of five products – shampoo, conditioner, detangler, serum and scalp therapy – made with certified organic cannabidiol oil. The claim that these products “work with the body’s endocannabinoid system” to deliver “touchably soft, silky strands” seemed farfetched. But after trying the line, we’re no longer skeptics. CBD has coaxed our hair to repel that dull hard-water film and get its gloss on. $25 to $30.
ZOE, a hand-held, petal-shaped sonic cleansing and massaging device with teeny-tiny bristles, was an instant hit when it launched in late 2017. Made of medical-grade silicone, ZOE was an alternative to the oscillating brushes that swept the market in the early aughts, and offered several advantages: It never needs replacement brushes, runs for months on a single charge and can be tossed into its travel pouch so you’ll be able to deep cleanse your skin wherever you go. Now the Irvine-based QYKSONIC company is ushering in the next ZOE generation with three new products. ZOE Bliss (7,000 pulses a minute and over 2,000 touchpoints; $149), ZOE + (9,000 “rhythmic tap” pulses, 300 touchpoints and Bluetooth-enabled sensors that measure the skin’s moisture levels; $249) and the ZOE Luxx, which adds heating and cooling functions to open and tighten pores for better product absorption and smoother skin, $349. :: qyksonic.com
No parabens, sulfates, GMOs, mineral oils, synthetic colors or animal testing. Go-To, a new skin care line from a former beauty editor in Melbourne, Australia, leaves out everything you don’t want in your beauty products, including the confusion and B.S. You could do your nighttime beauty regimen in two minutes flat, going from a pump or two of the Properly Clean mousse cleanser ($24) to a quick pass of the Exfoliating Swipeys ($35), then on to massaging a few drops of the Face Hero lightweight oil onto skin and the final step of moisturizing with Very Useful Face Cream ($31). Done before the teakettle whistles that the water is bubbling for your evening cup of chamomile tea. :: gotoskincare.com