August Skincare Drops That Made My Wallet Start Crying (2022)
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Who’s excited for new August skincare drops? For this month, we’ve discovered incredible skincare finds that we think are going to blow your minds (and make your wallet cry)! Here are twenty newcomers to select from and add to your skincare routine!

1Thayers Natural Remedies Milky Hydrating Face Toner with Snow Mushroom and Hyaluronic Acid

thayers natural remedies milky hydrating face toner with snow mushroom and hyaluronic acid

Thayers is best known for their affordable witch hazel toners, so it’s a surprise to see something new! This Milky Hydrating Face Toner is pH-balanced and promotes hydration – thanks to snow mushroom, hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and elderflower water. The result? You’ll be left with plump, hydrated, and glowing skin!

2Fresh Tea Elixir Skin Resilience Activating Serum

Fresh Tea Elixir Skin Resilience Activating Serum

This new serum may be pricey but it’s so good that it’s even impressed our beauty editor! While this full-sized serum costs a whopping $110, the product credits its technology that requires extracting and utilizing potent concentrations of antioxidants and phytocompounds from the rare Mauritius tea. The result? The milky serum is lightweight, glides effortlessly across the skin, and leaves smoother, glowing, and resilient skin behind.

3GO-TO Skin Prep Face Mist

GO-TO Skin Prep Face Mist

Make skin prepping your go-to step for effortlessly glowing skin! This new addition to the beloved Australian brand is a delight to the senses! This gentle mist includes hyaluronic acid, glycerin, sodium PCA, and betaine to hydrate and calm skin. It also has wild rosella extract, Tasmanian pepper leaf, and berry extracts to build a healthy skin barrier while soothing inflammation. Sounds like a keeper!

4Peach Slices Redness Relief Line

Peach Slices Redness Relief Line

Sensitive, red, and blemish-prone skin types, get excited because this new line will make you want to hit ‘add to cart’ immediately! This three-step line includes a cleanser, serum, and cream to noticeably calm redness and signs of irritation, even out skin tone, and repair a damaged skin barrier in one go! With the help of skin brightening ingredients like niacinamide, azelaic acid, panthenol, and licorice root extract, your skin will be in good hands! You can grab the entire line for $56 or purchase them separately if needed. And don’t worry; each product costs no more than $20! 

5Beekman 1802 Milk Glaze Lactic Acid Pore Mask

Beekman 1802 Milk Glaze Lactic Acid Pore Mask

How does a milk clay mask sound to you? If you’re a Beekman 1802 fan, this isn’t unexpected because your skin can get the best of both pore-purging and skin-nourishing worlds! This creamy and spreadable kaolin clay, lactic acid, and goat milk-infused wash-off mask is perfectly suitable for all skin types! It works by gently exfoliating your skin free of dead skin cell build-up and clogged pores, leaving your face clean and noticeably radiant without irritation.

6Paula’s Choice Phytoestrogen Elasticity Renewal Serum

Paula’s Choice Phytoestrogen Elasticity Renewal Serum

While many of us may not be in our 50s, this new product could be a game-changer for our aging relatives! This milky and easily spreadable serum seeks to help address signs of aging associated with the decline of estrogen – including crepey skin and loss of elasticity. To compensate for the loss, the serum uses soy-derived estrogen Equol, Daidzein, and Geinstein; all of which promote smoother texture and bounce for a restored and radiant complexion.

7Youth To The People Polypeptide-21 Future Cream

Youth To The People Polypeptide-21 Future Cream

Considering how summer’s wrapping up, it’s the perfect time for trying out Youth To The People’s latest addition! This is a hyper-nourishing cream that’ll not only maintain healthy and radiant-from-within skin, but it’s made with plant proteins, peptides, and ceramides to keep your skin dewy and rejuvenated; hours into the future! This cushiony cream will improve your skin over time to visibly firm, smooth fine lines, and strengthen the moisture barrier for a protected complexion.

8Mario Badescu Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

Mario Badescu Mineral Sunscreen spf 30

Finding a sunscreen that doesn’t leave your face like a grease ball by midday is like looking for a pot of gold or a rainbow unicorn. But according to reviews, this mineral sunscreen is lightweight, fast-absorbing, oil-free, and perfect for oily skin types! That means it won’t clog your pores, overwhelm your nose with fragrance, or leave you with a white cast that’ll have people looking at you wondering why you’re two months early for Halloween (unless it’s intentional, of course). 

9Naturopathica Chill Chocolate Vine Line (Detox Tonic, Eye Balm, Mask)

Naturopathica Chill Chocolate Vine Line

We’re familiar with the cacao bean and the fruit, but how about the chocolate vine? True to its name, this botanical smells delightfully of the coveted confectionery and is perfect for fighting visible signs of aging caused by stress. In this new line, Naturopathica brings this unusual ingredient to the spotlight with a restorative eye balm, detox tonic, and luxurious wash-off mask to simultaneously calm your skin and wellbeing. Yes, please!

10Peter Thomas Roth FIRM Collagen Face & Eye Hydra-Gel Patches

Peter Thomas Roth FIRM Collagen Face & Eye Hydra-Gel Patches

Hydra-Gel patches may be the perfect product to plump fine lines and refresh your skin, but your wallet may as well start crying with the money spent on different patches to target various areas of your face. Fortunately, Peter Thomas Roth understood the assignment and came out with their new collagen face & eye hydra-gel patches so you can simultaneously address under-eye puffiness, wrinkles, forehead, smile lines, and lip lines – all in one go! If you find yourself (and occasionally, your mom) regularly reaching for gel patches, this may not be a bad investment! 

11Laneige Water Bank Cleansing Foam

Laneige Water Bank Cleansing Foam

Here’s a refreshing face wash that doesn’t leave sensitive skin feeling irritated! As the new addition to the Water Bank line, Laneige’s Blue hyaluronic cleansing foam is the stuff of dreams! Since there are deep sea algae-derived blue hyaluronic acid and papain enzymes, you can expect to hydrate and gently exfoliate the skin for a brighter and smoother complexion. And if that’s not enough to entice you, the bouncy foam lather and soothing scent are enough to make the raving reviewers go wild. But you do you, of course! 

12Laneige Radian- C Brightening Treatment Essence

Laneige Radian- C Brightening Treatment Essence

This brand keeps coming out with new products, and we’re not ready for these delightful additions! This brightening essence brings out the radian-c (I’m sorry) from your skin, thanks to its super-packed antioxidant-rich Super Berry Complex, a stable form of Vitamin C, and caffeine. Your skin is sure to appear visibly brighter and evened out with consistent use! 

13Creamy Skincare Calming Rich Cream

Creamy Skincare Calming Rich Cream

Our favorite Brazilian skincare brand is back with a long-awaited product, and instead of providing a super blend of exfoliants, they came out with a soothing barrier cream! This lightweight moisturizer makes the perfect go-to for anyone in need of restoring compromised skin barriers, pairing alongside potent exfoliants, or giving an intense moisture boost! In addition to the brand’s signature red algae bioactive Hypskin, this cream includes a calming complex known as Avocadin™ HU25 and Neutrazen™ to soothe redness and signs of irritation for visibly calmer and healthier skin!

14Erborian Centella Cleansing Line (Balm, Oil, Gel)

Erborian Centella Line

If you didn’t realize already, we’re huge advocates for Centella Asiatica. After all, this tiny plant didn’t get the title “Herb of Longevity” for nothing! And as a surprising twist, Erborian’s latest line takes all the calming properties of this herb to transform them into innovative cleansers! From a soft balm to a silky oil cleansing balm to an ultra-fine and liquid cleansing oil and a plush gel cleanser, there’s an option for everyone to try – unless you’re the person to add all three to your basket; but we’re not judging!

15Dr. Jart+ Pore Remedy 5% Multi-Acid Radiance Peel

Dr. Jart+ Pore Remedy 5% Multi-Acid Radiance Peel

As a follow-up to our previous mention of milky products, how do milky lotion-type exfoliant peels sound to you? Because Dr. Jart+ just came out with a dermatologist-tested 5% multi-acid peel. This liquid peel uses AHA and BHA to dissolve excess buildup and dead skin cells to unveil fresh and glowing skin. Since it’s so gentle on the skin and feels more hydrating to the skin, be sure not to mistake this as a hydrating toner!

16EADEM Dew Dream Cleansing Balm

EADEM Dew Dream Cleansing Balm

This is one product that had me going, “WHO IS SHE?!” Despite the squeeze tube packaging and clear bouncy gel-like consistency, this product is a cleansing balm. To add on to the surprise, you’ll find this cleanser slipping and sliding across your face (probably like a snail strapped to a mini turbo) to remove makeup, sunscreen, and impurities, leaving behind a clean and baby-soft face. And as the cherry on top, you’ll be delighted by Centella Asiatica, allantoin, and Kalahari Melon and Moringa – all of which help to soothe everything down to leave your skin feeling as if it got a warm and reassuring hug after a long day! 

17First Aid Beauty 10% Vitamin C Brightening Serum

First Aid Beauty 10% Vitamin C Brightening Serum

Vitamin C’s great, but there’s no denying that this ingredient has some downsides that are hard to ignore. Case in point: metallic, firepit, cooked ham, or hot dog water scent. Fortunately, First Aid Beauty’s new brightening serum is not only hot dog water scent-proof, but its twist-up cap packaging and vitamin C derivative make this perfectly suitable for even the most sensitive skin types. Glowing skin, here we come!

18Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow AHA Night Treatment

Not to be mistaken with the OG Glow Recipe Watermelon Sleeping Mask, this night treatment takes inspiration from its predecessor to bring you a 2.5% AHA (with lactic acid and glycolic acid) night treatment to resurface, hydrate, and even out your skin overnight! And in case you’re concerned over stained pillows and sheets –  not to worry! The treatment mask has a hydrating serum texture that sinks delightfully into your skin without stickiness, so you’re welcome to unconsciously toss, turn, and roll all over your covers as you snooze the night away. At least your skin will look refreshed and glowing in the morning! 

19Covey Sleep Tight Bakuchiol Serum

Covey Sleep Tight Bakuchiol Serum

With retinol and bakuchiol in the spotlight this year, it’s fascinating to see beauty brands create their takes on this hot ingredient. For minimalist brand Covey Skincare, having a bakuchiol serum as a PM treatment is a genius move! Alongside retinol alternative bakuchiol, this lightweight serum also includes tripeptides, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid. In our eyes, this cocktail of ingredients is a golden melting pot that’s almost guaranteed to help you wake up with soft and glowing skin. Best of all, this serum stays true to Covey’s brand; it’s no frills and perfectly suitable for even the most sensitive skin. You probably can’t tell, but we’ve got heart eyes over this!

20Necessaire The Sunscreen

Necessaire The Sunscreen

We all know it’s important to keep your sunscreen game on fleek everyday! But one question still remains: what about those days when you’ll be out for 0.25 seconds? If your day consists of sleeping in, binge watching your favorite shows, staring at a wall, and stepping outdoors to walk around the corner and grab snacks for your Netflix or Hulu binge-watching spree, you’ll still need sunscreen to protect you while you do the bare minimum. Thankfully, Necessaire’s Mineral Sunscreen is perfect for these lazy and non-strenuous days. Besides non-nano zinc oxide filters and an algae blend for protecting against UV rays, this sunscreen comes in a pump packaging, is easily spreadable, doesn’t leave a white cast, and is infused with skin benefitting ingredients like hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and panthenol. I’d say this one of the most exciting August skincare drops to date!

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