I’m a Skin Expert and These Are the New Products I’m Adding to My Routine

I may have been in the beauty business for almost ten years, but there’s still nothing that excites me more than a new skincare launch. Trying and testing the latest and greatest launches is always a lesson in ingredient innovation and a great way to see how brands are interpreting the latest skincare trends and technologies.

Of course, skincare is incredibly personal, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned as a beauty editor and esthetician, it’s that any and every skin type and concern can benefit from a focus on soothing, hydrating, and repairing skin. And so far, that seems to be top of the agenda in 2023. Healing and nourishing products dominated the year’s first skincare launches, and the trend has continued into summer—so if you’ve got sensitive or breakout-prone skin, you’re in luck. Skin Rocks have created a capsule collection of sensitive skin-friendly skincare essentials; Dermalogica has a new barrier-strengthening moisturiser, and Estee Lauder just dropped a new serum within its world famous Advanced Night Repair collection. Plus (and while we know SPF is for life, not just for summer), there have been a bunch of exciting new sunscreen launches that have totally revolutionised the way we perceive sun protection.

All of the above is welcome news for me and my stressed summer skin. Between too much time spent in environments with dehydrating central heating, plus warm weather-induced oiliness, my skin is dull, tired, breakout-prone, and officially in need of some major TLC - which thankfully summer 2023’s newest skincare launches provide. 


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Featuring hero ingredients like ceramides, cica, peptides, and polyglutamic acid, you’ll find all the details on the best new skincare launches below.


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Shop the Best New Skincare Launches for 2023:

1. Neutrogena Retinol Boost Serum

2. Clarins Cryo-Flash Cream-Mask

3. Ulé Fraiche Cloud Hydra Fortifying Water Cream

4. Mecca Cosmetica To Save Face SPF50+ Sunscreen

5. Naturium The Smoother Glycolic Acid Exfoliating Body Wash

6. Purifide Power Patch

7. Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore-Minimizing & Polishing Powder

8. Sunday Riley B3 Nice Niacinamide

9. Dr. Jart+ Pore Remedy Renewing Foam Cleanser

10. Dermalogica Stabilising Repair Cream

11. Skin Rocks The Cream Cleanser

12. Soho Skin Face Oil

13. Summer Fridays Rich Cushion Cream

14. Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Rescue Solution Serum

15. Ultra Violette Preen Screen SPF50 Reapplication Mist

16. Dr. Barbara Sturm Makeup Remover

17. Yves Saint Laurent Pure Shots Cleanser

18. Lisa Eldridge Beauty Skin & Makeup Enhancing Mist

19. Rhode Glazing Milk

20. Supergoop! Every Single Face Watery Lotion SPF50

Next Up: I Try Hundreds of Skincare Products a Year, But These 15 Are My Holy Grails

Freelance Beauty Editor

Grace Day is a beauty editor and content creator. She has over 10 years of beauty-industry experience, spanning editorial, retail, and e-commerce, which gives her a unique understanding into how people shop for their beauty routines. While studying for a history degree (specialising in the history of beauty) and working as a beauty adviser in department stores, Grace started writing her own beauty blog in order to share the products she discovered while dealing with acne. After graduating, she moved to Beauty Bay as beauty editor and content manager. Grace is currently a beauty contributor to Who What Wear. She has also written for Hypebae and PopSugar and works as a brand consultant and copywriter.