January Launch Pad: Put your best face forward

By Cassandra Stern

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January Launch Pad: Put your best face forward

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The new year is the perfect time to start a new routine, and this month’s Launch Pad is focused on topical products with effective active ingredients to help consumers put their best face forward.

Bubble Skincare launches Moon Walk Gentle Exfoliating Serum and Water Slide Hydration Boosting Serum into Ulta 

Youth-focused skin care brand Bubble Skincare released its two latest products, Moon Walk Gentle Exfoliating Serum and Water Slide Hydration Boosting Serum, onto Ulta shelves at the beginning of this month. Bubble Skincare’s products utilize plant-based ingredients, are dermatologist-tested, vegan, cruelty-free, and are made in the USA. 

The Moon Walk Gentle Exfoliating Serum is formulated to even skin tone and improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation with ingredients like pumpkin seed extract, licorice root extract, pineapple fruit juice, and turmeric root extract.

The Water Slide Hydration Boosting Serum contains hyaluronic acid to support the skin barrier and improve the skin’s natural hydration and is formulated to “reduce the intensity of active treatments” like retinol with ingredients like aloe, candelilla wax, and shea butter, as detailed on the company website.  

Both products retail for $17.00 and are available on the company’s website​ and at Ulta stores. 

Clean beauty brand Live Tinted releases Superbright 15% Vitamin C Serum Stick 

Founded by South-Asian beauty entrepreneur and businesswoman Deepica Mutyala, the Live Tinted beauty brand offers a range of skin care, sun care, and cosmetic products that are clean, vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated with carmine-free pigments. The brand’s latest release, the Superbright 15% Vitamin C Serum stick, is an innovative and convenient balm-to-serum option for skin brightening on the go. 

The Superbright 15% Vitamin C Serum stick is clinically tested and demonstrates reduced fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and improved skin brightness and overall texture. Formulated with 1% Alpha Arbutin ingredients and antioxidants like vitamin E and ferulic acid, users swipe on the balm to serum stick once daily to enhance the skin’s natural glow. 

Live Tinted Superbright 15% Vitamin C Serum Stick retails for $38 at LiveTinted.com​ and Ulta.com​.

Indie beauty brand Korres launches Black Pine Up-Lift Contouring Serum

Drawing inspiration from Greek fragrances and ingredients, beauty brand Korres has released its latest product, Black Pine Up-Lift Contouring Serum. Designed with a convenient roller ball applicator, the product is manufactured in Greece using organic plant actives and featuring recyclable packaging. 

Like all Korres products, the Black Pine Up-Lift Contouring Serum formula is free from silicones, parabens, phthalates, and formaldehyde and has never been tested on animals. The product is designed to define facial contours by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and firming targeted areas of skin sagging. 

Korres Black Pine Up-Lift Contouring Serum retails for $38 on the company’s website​ and is available now for purchase. 

Facetheory Ceranight Night Oil O12 is now available 

Facetheory’s Ceranight Night Oil O12 is formulated for all skin types, including sensitive skin, and offers smoothing and moisturizing benefits with its active ingredient profile. Containing retinol-alternative bakuchiol and ceramides, this product claims to improves hydration and rejuvenates the skin’s appearance overnight. 

Like other Facetheory products, Ceranight Night Oil O12 is vegan and cruelty-free and does not contain parabens, silicones, polyethylene glycols, SLS, SLES, or mineral oils. This product is unscented and quickly absorbs into the skin without leaving a greasy or unpleasant residue behind. 

Facetheory’s Ceranight Night Oil O12 retails for $39.00 and is available on the company’s website​. 

Japanese skin care brand Medi Lift releases the brand’s first Eye Serum 

This month, Medi Lift, a skin care brand that launched in the US last year, has released its newest addition to the Micro-Moments Special Care Collection: the Medi Lift Eye Serum. The product is formulated with effective ingredients, including Porphyridium cruentum​ microalgae extract, five different types of encapsulated ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide to hydrate, plump, and firm the delicate undereye skin and reduce the signs of fine lines. 

Additional ingredients include vitamins C and P, derived to brighten and reduce skin dullness. This lightweight serum is indicated for all skin types, and its formula does not contain any preservatives, mineral oil, petroleum-based surfactants, synthetic fragrances, dyes, silicone, or ethanol.

Medi Lift Eye Serum retails for $45.00 and is available for purchase now on the company’s website

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