Here at RZHQ, we love trying new beauty products, and while our readers are familiar with our top monthly picks, we’ve decided to share our favorite launches of the year. Whether it be a debut brand or a new product from an already existing line, we love them all. And our 2017 obsessions have us just as excited for what lies ahead. Check them out here.
"I don't know if it's the weather, hormones or my age, but lately my skin has been feeling dry and looking tired. I love this day cream because it's packed with hyaluronic acid, aloe and vitamins C and E, which keep my face moisturized well into the evening hours. And the best part is it hydrates so deeply that it plumps my skin and makes those fine lines around my eyes disappear."
—Stephanie Montes, Beauty Director
"Although I recommend the entire skincare line to everyone I know, this serum is the real MVP—a standout that moisturizes, protects and over time makes my face smoother and more radiant than the mirror I stare at each morning."
—Samantha McDonald, News Editor
"After an amazing facial at HeyDay, I learned that more vitamin C in my skincare routine would increase brightness in my dull skin. I fell in love with Image Skincare's killer lip balm and hydrating facial cleanser, and this year its new hand and body lotion has been equally life-changing. It offers the same highly active forms of vitamin C and antiaging ingredients often reserved for the face, which is perfect on the rest of my body because a) winter dryness is tragic and b) signs of aging can show up beyond your face."
—Laura Lajiness, Senior Fashion Editor
"I was introduced to Playa at The Cabin in Venice—the most adorable, cool-girl beauty studio by hairstylist Kristen Shaw and brow guru Jimena Garcia—and I fell in love. The line is the brainchild of Shelby Wild, a former fashion stylist, and basically embodies that enviable beachy, low-maintenance but incredibly chic lifestyle. All the products are thoughtfully made in Venice from a blend of natural and clinically active ingredients (read: nothing harmful). My favorites are the Endless Summer Spray, which gives my fine hair great texture, and the Ritual Hair Oil, which nourishes my hair and makes it super shiny without weighing it down."
—Allie Flinn, Associate Lifestyle Editor