Our Favorite Beauty Launches Of 2018... So Far

February 5, 2018

In a world where a single click pulls upmillions of lipsticks, eye creams, and shampoos (on Google alone, the numbers before those zeros read 67, 18.5, and 60, respectively), landing on the "best" beauty product of the moment can feel a lot like looking for a needle in a haystack. The most exciting launches to hit our desks so far this year, however, are a lot easier to spot.
We may only be 36 days into 2018, but the future is looking bright. The new year is already ripe with lip balms that belong at the MoMA, moisturizers that knock 20 minutes off your skin routine, breakout-busting cleansers, and more. Ahead, Refinery29 beauty editors break down exactly what you should be buying right now — because the only thing you'll be getting from all that online scrolling is carpal tunnel.

"I'm the type of person who layers lip gloss on top of lip balm every single day. I love the look of glossy nude lips, but I'm not willing to skip on moisture. This formula goes on like a pink gloss and transforms into a shiny balm within minutes — blending both my needs into one tube. The kicker? It's infused with honey, goji berry, and hyaluronic acid, so it's been a miracle worker for my dry winter lips." - Jen Anderson, lifestyle writer


Lip Service Gloss-To-Balm Treatment, $15, available at Patchology.