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50 New Beauty Launches to "Quarantine-Shop" Online in May

Updated: May 12, 2020

We could all use a little retail therapy right now.

Photo by Laura Chouette on Unsplash

Retail therapy has taken on a new meaning in the context of a terrifying, global pandemic. The compulsive purchasing that results — "quarantine shopping" — takes many forms. If you're in a practical mood, perhaps a skincare brand-formulated hand sanitizer will satisfy your needs. If you're stressed out and need to indulge, an esthetician-approved, luxury skincare buy might satisfy the situation. And if you aren't in the mood to shop at all, a DIY beauty section awaits you.

That being said, there are as many new beauty product launches as there are moods for retail therapy, including plenty of CBD-goodies to consider. As the times are atypical, the offering below spans a little bit of April and into May. Here are 50 beauty launches to quarantine-shop online. Once they arrive, disinfect the packaging and indulge.


This hair mask features the oil from one of nature's most antioxidant-packed superfruits, amla, which can help to prevent graying and hair loss when used for the hair. The formula incorporates kaolin clay to balance oil production on the scalp, while keeping strands refreshingly summer-ready. The only problem with this Sephora darling? It keeps selling out.


Hemp-derived CBD soothes the scalp and resurrects dull hair along with anti-bacterial coconut oil, softening moringa oil, and microcirculation-stimulating essential oils, peppermint and eucalyptus, for the scalp. CBD makes for an excellent way to soothe scalp eczema, while essential oils are a celebrity hair stylist-approved way to add scalp and hair detox into your regimen. Finally, their new packaging is also the brand's first foray into using eco-friendly, post-consumer resource (PCR) maerials.


Meet the reef-safe, mineral SPF that you need for summer: A self-adjusting, tinted newcomer from a skincare brand that Kate Bosworth loves. Kukui nut seed oil, argan oil, and sodium hyaluronate — a deeply-penetrating variation of Hyaluronic Acid — join forces with Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide to protect the skin from UV-damage. Other extracts include soothing chamomile and antioxidant-rich, ECGC-packed green tea, while even THD Ascorbate — a potent form of vitamin C — makes an appearance in this formula. It launches May 1!


The makers of the innovative Hydrocolloid Mighty Patch — which was one of the industry's first pimple patches to incorporate this moisture-absorba technology — now have a skin balm for post-breakout repair. Beauty patches are a great way to treat active flare ups, but this balm is the ideal topical for use after the patch, or if you self-extract a pimple. It's inspired by Neosporin, plus peptides and antioxidants, but works as a spot-treating primer under concealer, too. (On the other hand, if you prefer an esthetician-approved acne scar regimen by Biologique Recherche then you're also in luck.)

P.S. Healthcare workers can fill out this form on the brand's website for a free Rescue Balm and Mighty Patch Variety Pack.


Get your wanderlust in check with a limited edition eyeshadow palette inspired by your favorite destination. The zero-waste, ethical cosmetics brand infuses crystals into their products; this palette features Citrine, which is associated with joy and abundance. Cannabis (hemp) oil, shea butter, and coconut oil provide for a smooth texture upon application.


The makers of my favorite micro dart-powered anti-acne beauty patch just launched a skin-clearing vitamin, Skin Discipline. Daxia Godoy, co-founder of a beauty account I love to follow, @theglossaray, has been testing out this new skin supplement and noticing a difference. "After my first month of taking Skin Discipline, I saw noticeable changes in my skin, and for the better!" she begins. "Although the first month is only the beginning of my Skin Discipline journey, I was surprised to see results that fast from a supplement."

P.S. If you are hoping for help with hyper-pigmentation, consider The Nue Co. Skin Filter which contains amla.


This isn't technically a new launch, but the ultra-exclusive beauty tools are now available at Costco. This is exciting news for those of us that don't rely on air-drying — although there is a case for taking a hair detox. Still, you can shop the snow white hair tools with rose gold accents at much more affordable prices, including the T3 SinglePass Ceramic Iron for just 70 bucks.


Just wow. Luxury clean CBD brand Saint Jane created seven luxurious, CBD-infused lippies. Combining elegant shades with skincare benefits — courtesy of sunflower seed oil, Candelilla Wax, Orange Oil, Sesame Seed Oil, Lemon Grass Oil, and good old cannabidiol — these lipsticks are bound to be a hit.


Each three-in-one makeup crayon is infused with elderberry, hemp, and plum oil to provide benefits to the eyes, lips, and cheeks. This zero-waste, non-toxic launch comes in nine different shades. The pick above? Nude Plum.


Tower23 Bronzino Illuminating Bronzer, $20

The eczema- and sensitive skin-friendly line created two shades of clean bronzer balm. We love and trust the formulas that come from the brand that pioneered the use of hypochlorous acid in face mist — which can also help with acne scars, by the way — and shimmer-free highlighter gloss that can be used from your cheekbones to your lids.


The luxury haircare launched a weightless protection mist for thermal protection up to 450 degrees, and anti-pollution protection. You will also benefit from anti-frizz hydration and color that lasts longer.


Wrote all about this tinted serum foundation made from balancing squalane that imparts skincare benefits and coverage via active ingredients like niacinamide and hyaluronic acid on The Zoe Report.


New to Credo, Gucci Westman's luxurious clean beauty line offers the next luxury clean mascara to try.


Shop this limited edition set created in collaboration between U Beauty founder @bagsnob — whose luxe skincare product contains the line's proprietary SIREN Capsule technology to target only damaged skin cells, along with hyaluronic acid, peptides, vitamin C, retinol, and antioxidants as actives — with the luxury beauty tool maker, ReFa. The platinum-coated beauty tool recreates the rhythmic technique of an esthetician's facial massage, de-puffing, promoting lymphatic drainage, and aiding the absorption of the anti-aging product.


If you're looking for an oil cleanser for first step of your double-cleanse, Yensa's new oil blend mixes black cumin, black sesame, chia, broccoli, grapeseed, flaxseed, and carrot oils to remove makeup.


Paraben- and phthalate-free. Also protects against blue light. Ideal for normal, combo, and oily. Power protein complex.


The clean beauty brand's summer-ready bronzer incorporates hydrating shea butter and meadowfoam seed oil to impart a bronzy glow with benefits.


A five ceramide complex (ceramides are critical components of the skin barrier, which is responsible for moisture retention and protection from external aggressors), full-spectrum hemp-derived CBD oil, sunflower seed oil, as well as balancing squalane, and emollient hyaluronic acid provide supreme moisture. The balanced pH ensures that the skin's acid mantle — which protects against surface bacteria, germs, etc. — functions properly.


Rumored to be the clean version of Olaplex's bonding hair system, this luxury duo repairs damaged strands to their silky potential. CBD distillate, rose water, jasmine, and chamomile all protect color-treated hair, impart shine, and provide aromatherapy. Our samples just arrived, and we cannot wait to try! P.S. The brand's luxury serum, Nomad, is featured in this FabFitFun piece on caring for natural hair.


These times call for a detoxifying bath with some Himalayan crystal salt and Ayurvedic herbs to help cleanse your system and reboot your vibe. Neem, Turmeric, Holy Basil, and Aloe Vera join almond and jojoba oils to make for one supremely soothing soak.


Antioxidant and ECGC-rich green tea is our current face mask obsession. This clean brand has concocted a veritable feast for your complexion, with gently exfoliating enzymes from pumpkin and papaya, calming and hydrating aloe, gotu kola, and a blend of oils (jojoba, rosehip, coconut, evening primrose, macadamia, and borage) nourish, protect, and hydrate the skin.


Kari Gran Essential Bar of Soap, $10

It's not vegan because it contains goat's milk, but it contains no added water, and is a great natural way to clean your makeup brushes. Used on the skin, you'll benefit from vitamin A (i.e. natural retinol), essential fatty acids, and triglycerides, all from a spa-worthy, luxury clean skincare brand.


The clean beauty pioneers recently launched this jojoba, coconut, buriti and tamanu seed oils blend for the body. Body oils are excellent options for maintaining hydrated, summer-ready skin. Apply body oil just after showering and underneath a lotion or body balm for the smoothest skin imaginable.


The popular clean beauty brand has graced us with some newness: haircare and body care — including a clean deodorant, Sweet Pitti, body cream, shampoo and conditioner, and even a hair detangler. The body wash is sold out right now, but undoubtedly worth the wait.


While we're on the subject of bar soaps, you can try Herbivore's new hemp seed oil and kaolin-clay soap bar infused with 50 mg CBD. Inspired by their popular Emerald facial oil, the convenience of bar of soap meets the soothing perfection of anti-inflammatory skincare.


A botanical medley of hydrating aloe and soothing florals — calendula, rose, jasmine, and geranium — is made even more skin-loving with 100 mg added CBD. This is a truly nourishing way to tone. Plus, the glass bottle it comes in is also recyclable.


Orly makes some of the cleanest nail polish available on the market — it's 13-free, breathable and produced in-house. For a limited time, you can shop their lovely Spring shades for buy one/get one 50% off with the code STATEOFMIND. That nude, Peaches and Dreams, totally belongs in our round-up of favorite non-toxic nude nail polishes.


The entire DeliKate collection is designed to soothe distressed, sensitized skin using ceramides, ginger root, green tea extracts, and honey. They tend to the skin barrier and are especially formulated for skin that has become reactive due to the use of harsh active ingredients like retinol. For the month of May, each purchase will send 15% of sales to The World Central Kitchen's #ChefsForAmerica COVID-19 food relief, a relief organization that delivers 100,000 meals to communities and healthcare workers on the frontlines.


A nice lightweight primer is the ideal way to go for summer. Dry, combination, and oily skin types can tolerate the oil-free, silky, liquid primer that treats pores, redness, dullness, and uneven texture. Read this if you're wondering whether or not you really need a primer.


This contains Glutathione, an immune-boosting antioxidant that provides ample protection against free radical damage (a predominant theory of cellular aging points to free radical damage as the top cause) for the skin cells. It's one of the supplements we have been taking daily along with its precursor, N-Acetyl Cysteine.


If you haven't already, here's why you should consider switching to a clean deodorant. While Nécessaire's buzzy new deodorant is sold out everywhere, this newcomer from NATIVE is a worthy alternative. It comes in several different fragrances to choose from.


The luxurious, clean beauty brand is rooted in the healing principles of Ayurveda. Hence the (non-vegan) ghee base, which is infused with moringa, pomegranate, and more. There's also a new Anti-Aging Body Scrub to use in the shower or bath before the balm for a spa-like experience.


Ever-popular Niacinamide, or vitamin B3, is one way to enhance the skin's moisture barrier, thereby preventing trans-epidermal moisture loss, and improving the look of pores. Paired with the brand's Niacinamide Serun 12% Plus Zinc 2%, the active ingredients can also work wonders on acne-prone skin, while the gel cream formula is ideal for oily and combination skin types. For dry skin types, the brand also launched a Marine Hyaluronic Water Cream, $20.


Cult brand Nécessaire — whose new deodorant is sold out everywhere — now offers their body collection in a new fragrance, Bergamot. The acid-powered body exfoliator has won awards on Elle and Byrdie, and we can only imagine is especially perfect when followed by their beloved body lotion. P.S. The brand gives back 1% for the planet.


The clean beauty brand famous for its thinning and softening hair cream — used on the nether regions, arm pits, and such — now offers a shave cream. Use it to prevent razor burn, ingrowns, and more.


More of us are detoxing our hair, washing it less, and letting our strands air-dry. If you're letting your natural texture shine, the non-greasy, non-crunch, softening and curl-taming could be the new launch for you. The brand is also now offering a Smoothing Creme if your natural texture is straighter hair types that would like to eliminate frizz.


The K-Beauty slash clean beauty skincare line just launched these silky-yet-spongey facial pads to replace your cotton rounds. Ideal for applying toner and removing makeup, the pulp- and rayon- pads use Airlaid technology to apply product efficiently and lint-free. Lastly, these consciously-made, cotton round-alternatives were made without water with environmental sustainability in mind.


Jurlique — makers of the classic Rose Facial Mist — is launching their new Nutri-Define collection in May. Featuring the brand's Advanced Biosome6 Technology, the five product line (a foaming cleanser, serum, light cream, heavy cream, and eye balm) draw upon actives like Horseradish extract for firmness (but can also treat hyper-pigmentation), and astringent Spilanthes extract to balance.


The cosmetic newcomer is here to make your WFH life simpler. Selling kits for the lips and eyes all for under $25, you can conveniently spice up your lids before your next Zoom meeting. All products in the line are formulated without parabens, fragrance, D5 or Talc.


Shiseido's WetForce Technology combines with their HeatForce Technology to create what they call the "SynchroShield," an invisible, lightweight protective veil that is strengthened by heat and water for ultimate protection. The silky sunscreen can be used on both face and body.


Gently exfoliate the face with enzymes from organic pineapple and papaya, while anti-inflammatory turmeric and soothing aloe vera calm and refresh the complexion. The 90% organic, vegan, cruelty-free mask sounds literally scrumptious. If you ever suffer from redness, turmeric is fantastic for that.


Newly available in six different kid-friendly packaging designs, these wipes are an eco-friendlier alternative to your average beauty wipes, which will end up in landfills. Whether you have a baby or you use wipes to clean off your dogs' paws after walking, these 99.5% plant-based, totally plastic-free, biodegradable baby wipes are as close as it comes to being sustainable. They literally biodegrade in landfill conditions after just 15 days.



An all-in-one, clean skincare kit that comes with everything you need for an at-home spa day — including a guided mediation. The mask contains green goodies such as spirulina, chlorella, parsley leaf, Zinc, Butterfly Pea Petal, and Costa Rican Blue Clay, and it comes with aloe water to serve as the base. In a nutshell? This is pure, filler-free mind-meets-body perfection and wellness at its finest.


With in-person appointments at a standstill, it's time to up our at-home hair removal game. Enter: Sugaring, a less abrasive method of hair removal than waxing that can be done from home. The paste contains lemon, sugar, and water, and requires only minimal prep: 10-15 seconds of microwaving. Then, using the brand's flicking technique, you can become your own sugarista and depilate to your heart's content.


Hair and scalp care meets environmental consideration in this new launch — a truly holistic wellness principle that encapsulates the brand philosophy. This drool-worthy green beauty brand just created a shampoo bar, whose packaging-free delivery method makes it extra sustainable for the earth. Rooted in holistic principles that provide your skin and hair with what it actually needs, the argan, coconut, jojoba and orange oil elixir saves the equivalent of three plastic shampoo bottles, working for approximately 60-80 washes.


Ascention Beauty Company Ritual Bottle

The first wellness fragrance collection is dropping May 4! Ascention dropped five aromatherapy-inspired, clean, vegan, consciously-crafted fragrances. Each bottle is infused with a fair trade crystal and paired with a custom mantra to match your desired mood. Think: Ascent to Love with Rose Quartz, Ascent to Peace with Amethyst, Ascent to Prosperity with Green Aventurine, Ascent to Courage with Citrine, and Ascent to Detox with Smokey Quartz. Now you can officially scent with intent.


SPARITUAL just dropped a new line to add to their collection. Twenty five new shades of 13-free, vegan nail polish are now available; above, Moonlight is pictured. For added benefits, they incorporate red tea, seaweed extract, and argan oil into their non-toxic blends to moisturize and revitalize your nail beds.


This esthetician founded line won our approval after it's calming facial oil soothed our founder's dry and itchy-beyond-relief legs. Containing only green ingredients — natural oils, herbs, and extracts — these magical products werk. Giving yourself a soothing eye massage with this rollerball applicator, you can truly enjoy the soothing, calming, and grounding effects of skincare as self-care.


Available mid-to-late May, Jane Iredale has repurposed their production facilities to manufacture this 80% alcohol hand sanitizer. They are providing it free of cost to those working on the frontlines, are donating them to healthcare professionals and skin-, spa, and clinic-workers. They have also partnered with Donate Beauty to provide sanitizers to hundreds more in need.


Makeup balms are ultra-softening and nourishing for the skin, removing makeup with the efficacy of an oil cleanser. Monat's newest product to drop is this pre-cleansing makeup-removing balm, made from a medley of oils, extracts, and waxes. It also comes with its own muslin cloth for removal.


This oil-free, vegan, and gluten free launch from Drew Barrymore's beauty line gives you a sun-kissed glow without UV-damage. Mix it into your foundation or try it on its own to hydrate the skin and provide radiance.


Beginning April 30, you can buy your faux tan for summer in this all-in-one envelope. It comes with their tanning mousse, a luxe mitt for streak-less application, and their best-selling tanning water for the face.


Sunday Riley Cleanse Rinse Clarifying Scalp Serum, $48

Scalp care has become a top concern within the beauty industry. Whether it's due to scalp eczema from the Brazilian Blow Out, irritation from dye or styling, or buildup from products, a healthy scalp really does yield healthier hair. This formula contains AHAs and BHAs to exfoliate and clear pores, purifying rose clay, vitamins to support hair health, and free fatty acids, jasmine oil, and jasmine essential oil to hydrate — all based in a gentle micellar water.

Would you rather DIY a beauty product than buy a new one? Then try this naturopath- and nutritionist-created hair mask.

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