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Out of Hundreds of Beauty Launches This Spring, These Were Our Absolute Favorites

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April showers bring beauty products, apparently. Spring 2022 has blossomed into a lively garden of new skin, makeup, and hair essentials worthy of adding into your routine—and they are definitely dreamy. Since it's almost summer, we wanted to round up all of the tried-and-tested beauty products that launched this spring to make sure you're not missing out. Of the hundreds of products that were sent to us for reviewing, the ones below are most worthy of your attention (and the contents of your wallet).

Some launches are timely enough to address spring-induced seasonal concerns, like SPF for more hours in the sun (Eleven by Venus Williams Game Set Match SPF 50 Body Lotion, $38) and strand-smoothing serums for impending humidity (Dae 3-in-1 Styling Cream, $26).) Others are new essentials, timeless classics that deserve a spot in your beauty routine in any season, like Pat McGrath's highly-anticipated hydrating serum, Rose 001: The Essence ($86), and Exa's impressive High Fidelity Color Corrector ($27).

If our medicine cabinets and beauty fridges are any indication, spring has most definitely sprung. Scroll to browse our favorite launches from the season so far.

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Our favorite beauty launches from spring 2022

Tower 28, SOS Intensive Redness Relief Serum — $34.00

With a potent dose of hypochlorous acid, this serum is like a lifeguard for your skin, throwing you a lifeline when redness, inflammation, and breakouts pop up.

Ouai, Scalp Serum — $52.00

This long-awaited scalp serum is packed with peptides and hair-loving botanicals that support scalp health to give the appearance of fuller, more voluminous strands.

Fenty Skin, Cookies N Clean Whipped Clay Mask — $32.00

Sweet name aside, it’s a dangerously good detox mask that sucks out pores to give you ridiculously clean skin. Please don’t eat it.

Sol de Janeiro, Brazilian Joia Milky Leave-In Conditioner — $28.00

It’s feather-light and sticky-free, allowing for long-lasting moisture that doesn’t weight strands down. And the smell? Divine.

Korres, Wide Awake Eye Gel — $28.00

Roll this caffeinated serum on sleepy circles and puffy bags to feel your eyes wake up instantly.

Alpyn Beauty, Willow & Sweet Agave Plumping Lip Mask — $28.00

Willow bark, agave, and hyaluronic acid come together to give you a perfectly plump pout and all-day hydration.

Mustela, Multi-Purpose Balm — $16.00

Not one, not two, but three avocado extracts give this mega-moisturizing balm its heavenly texture. Use it right after the shower to really lock in that hydration.

Dae, Cactus Fruit 3-in-1 Styling Cream — $26.00

The ultimate multitasker. Use it as a smoothing cream, a curl defining styler, or pre-blowout heat protectant, and let the desert botanicals go to work.

Exa, High Fidelity Color Corrector — $27.00

This new corrector from Exa has quickly become a fan-favorite for its color-balancing superpowers and lightweight finish. Can confirm: It’s worth the hype.

Act+Acre, Cold Processed Hair Oil — $48.00

A few drops of this luxe oil go along way in reviving dry, damaged hair and thirsty scalps.

Ami Colé, Skin Melt Loose Powder — $22.00

Despite its name, skin won’t melt when using this setting powder that extends the life of your makeup on even the hottest, stickiest days.

Kypris, Lip Elixir Balm — $49.00

This rich, healing balm makes a great overnight mask, reviving your lips while you sleep with its intense mix of peptides, plant stem cells, and cocoa-shea butter blend.

NakedPoppy, Awaken Eye Cream — $55.00

Another game-changing eye cream that makes you *look* like you got a restful eight hours of sleep even if you pulled an all-nighter.

Jones Road, Shimmer Face Oil — $34.00

This luminescent oil makes an ethereal highlighter when dabbed on the high points of your face. Or, mix a little in with your daily moisturizer for a subtle, all-over glow.

Florence by Mills, Sunny Skies Moisturizer SPF 30 — $24.00

Protection from UVA/UVB rays? Check. Light as a feather-formulation? Check. No white cast? Check. For $24, this SPF has it all, and more.

Pat Mcgrath, Divine Skin: Rose 001 The Essence — $86.00

Legendary makeup artist Pat Mcgrath’s first foray into skin care, “The Essence” features a milky pink emulsion that makes your skin as soft as rose petals. Fun fact: She used it on models and celebrities for years before releasing it to the rest of the world.

Ellis Brooklyn, Salt Soothing Scented Body Oil — $65.00

A signature summer scent, now in body oil form. Smooth it over your arms, legs, and decolletage while transporting your senses to a seaside getaway.

Alaffia, Chebe Powder Deep Conditioning Mask — $10.00

Even the thirstiest curls get quenched from this deep hydration mask from Alaffia. The hero ingredient? Chebe powder, commonly used in North Africa for hair growth and protection.

Stila, Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner with Shimmer Micro Tip — $23.00

This liner is just as versatile as the original Stila Stay All Day pen, only with a shimmery micro tip for hawkeye accuracy and detailing.

Eleven by Venus Williams, Game Set Match Body Lotion SPF 50 — $38.00

A sweat and play-proof SPF from Venus Williams, this stuff is an ace for summer activities. Its broad spectrum formula is water and sweat-resistant up to 80 minutes, giving you plenty of time for fun in the sun.

DPHue, Pickleball Protect & Play Hair Mist — $28.00

Don’t forget to give your mane some sun protection, too. This lightweight mist is made with UV-protective ingredients, blocking your strands and scalp from scorching rays.

Alo, Restorative Hand Cream — $14.00

This silky hand cream is as soft and buttery as the brand’s iconic yoga pants, and never greasy or sticky.

Ilia, Multi-Stick Cream Blush, Highlighter + Lip Tint Palette — $42.00

This limited-edition palette riffs off the brand’s best-selling multi-stick, packing in six versatile shades that can be used on your skin and lips as you please.

Herbivore, Moon Fruit Serum — $60.00

Your skin is left starry-eyed each time it uses this potent serum. Powered by 1 percent bakuchiol and peptides, this “retin-alt” smooths and renews your skin without irritating it.

Sand & Sky, Tasmanian Spring Water Hydration Boost Cream — $42.00

Want to hop on the slugging trend? Do it with this dewy, super hydrating gel cream mask. Its beachy blend of Tasmanian spring water, sea kelp, and other good stuff (like hyaluronic acid and squalane) penetrates skin for luminous “I drank all my water today” finish.

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