New Beauty Obsessions for July

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New Beauty Obsessions for July

French-girl face cream, the chicest-ever sunscreen, bronzing oil, and something called Tubmarine are just a few of the new discoveries that goop beauty editors Jean, Brianna, Erica, and Emma say are perfect for summer. (Above, Emma after smoothing on her new favorite skin serum, lip treatment, and subtly gleamy serum highlighter.)

Jean Godfrey-June

executive beauty director

“This chic lemon-yellow tube has to be the cutest sunscreen ever made. It’s also moisturizing and scentless, and it sinks in like magic. I carry it in my bag both for showing-off purposes and because it’s the perfect size–especially in the summer: Keep reapplying! Sunscreen is the ultimate why-don’t-you-look-your-age miracle cream (don’t forget the backs of your hands), and the minimalist-meets-apothecary vibe of this one is as glamorous as it gets.”

“There’s just nothing like this deep-green (it’s made with single-origin French green clay, seaweeds, and algae, so…green) salt-and-mineral bath. You sink into it and the first surprise is a fizzing bit of a bath bomb tucked into the bag of hand-harvested French grey sea salt with eucalyptus and rosemary essential oils. The next surprise is just how good your body feels–every limb, every joint–floating in that bath. When you’re out, you curl up in a robe or a towel and rest and sweat, which also feels out-of-this-world incredible. But what blew my mind was how my body felt the next morning: The same fantastic sensation I’d experienced in that bath itself. As usual, I had plenty of thoughts sitting cross-legged in meditation for twenty minutes, but for once, not one of them was ‘My leg hurts! My back’s in the wrong position! Maybe I need to adjust!’ It was just a lovely allover zinging-good feeling that has to be tried to be believed.”

“A scent that people love and bugs hate is the best idea I’ve heard in a long time. This silky gel-serum from clean perfumer Douglas Little tucks insect-discouraging essential oils like cedar, geranium, peppermint, and lemongrass into a mix of gorgeous botanicals for a fresh, green, subtly sophisticated fragrance. Like the Grown Alchemist, it fits easily into my bag, and I’m telling you there’s nothing cooler than whipping this out when mosquitos suddenly appear at a dinner party.”

“The way of the French girl is definitely our preference here at goop: Focus on skin care and use makeup just for fun (see: smoky eye, plum-stained lip, et al.). And this night cream could not be more French. It lifts; it firms; it nourishes skin with resveratrol and peptides and moisturizes with hyaluronic acid and squalane. It smells faintly of flowers, and the delicate whipped texture is just divine.”

Brianna Peters

associate beauty editor

“Dab on a little eye cream first and your concealer looks so much more natural. I use this one–made with a combination of turmeric, tree bark extract, and coffee to brighten, depuff, moisturize, and smooth–twice a day. I let it sink in for a few minutes before applying concealer (I do my brows while I wait) and I look instantly refreshed, not to mention wide-awake.”

“This shimmery bronze oil gives me the most gorgeous sun-kissed color that’s both subtle and flattering on my fair skin. It’s made with nourishing coconut and avocado oils to moisturize; cacao oil gives it a bronzy tint and an addictive chocolaty scent. I smooth it over my decolletage, legs, and shoulders while my skin is still damp after a shower–it sinks in beautifully and gives me the perfect amount of warmth and glow.”

“I love styling my long hair (I’ve become something of a blowout guru in the beauty department), and this curling iron is flat-out amazing. It uses infrared heat and tourmaline ceramic to minimize damage, and the five attachments make it easy to give yourself just about any style, from beachy waves to Bardot-esque curls. The secret is that the infrared speeds up the styling time, so your hair gets less exposure to heat. The results? Guaranteed I-just-left-the-salon-level hair that’s shiny, bouncy, and silky.”

Erica Ndlovu

junior associate beauty editor

“This curated set of shadows makes doing my eye makeup easier and less intimidating. It comes with four earthy neutral shades that work whether I want a simple, minimal look or something edgier and sultrier. The colors blend seamlessly and range from matte to luminous and shimmering. And get the chic red compact–it’s both refillable and recyclable.”

“I used to avoid oils and oil cleansers because I was worried about making my skin more oily, but I was so wrong. This cleanser feels almost gel-like, it easily melts away dirt and makeup, and with avocado, olive, and grape-seed oils, it feels velvety and moisturizing as I wash my face. It leaves my skin luminous, beautifully clean, and refreshed. And the citrusy scent is heavenly.”

Emma Brophy

editorial assistant

“My lips get dry and lose color very easily, and I’m now in love with this ultranourishing treatment. It’s lightweight and made with organic plant oils, ceramides, and antioxidants–it feels like a luxurious face oil for your lips. Peppermint oil gives it this very subtle cooling effect and a scent I just love. I swipe it on throughout the day instead of lip balm when I need extra hydration and want my lips to feel a bit more cushy or in place of lip gloss when I simply want to enhance the natural color of my lips.”

“I have yet to go a day wearing this iridescent serum without being complimented on my skin. A tiny pump is all I need to give my skin a little pick-me-up–I dab it onto the high points of my face and it sinks in beautifully and leaves me looking less like I’m wearing makeup and more like I just came off a five-day cleanse.”

“This milky serum is made with potent ingredients like nettle, rambutan (an alternative to retinol), and niacinamide that give me noticeable results but are still gentle enough for my sensitive skin. I pat half a dropperful over my face and neck morning and night to help hydrate, soothe, and brighten my skin and then layer goop face oil over the top. It’s a quick three steps (or four, when I apply sunscreen in the morning), and my skin is loving it.”


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