Keeping your skin in peak condition as snow starts to fall and radiators start to rattle is no easy feat. However, the latest skin-care products launching in December are sure to help bring your complexion just the healing hydration it needs right now via rich moisturizers from brands like Kiehl’s, FaceTory, and Biossance, as well as lotion-like serums and essences from ISDIN, Lancer Skincare, and Pink Moon.
For those who deal with the worst of their eczema as soon as temperatures drop below 50 degrees, you’ll want to check out what Murad and Apto Skincare have in store for you this month. Think of a comforting bowl of hot oatmeal and a golden milk latte… for your face.
And all of that is just the tip of the iceberg, if you will. Keep scrolling to find out all the details on December 2022’s best new skin-care launches. As for the last makeup and hair-care releases of the year, we’ve got those all accounted for too.
Pink Moon Scorpio Essence
What’s your sign? I only ask because The Pink Moon Once in a Pink Moon Astrology collection dropped this month with 12 cleansers, essences, and moisturizers inspired by each sign and grouped by element. Personally, I’m a fan of the Scorpio Essence, not just because it’s an ode to both my sun and moon placements, but also because the lightweight, lotion-like fluid combines the powers of rejuvenating white rose hydrosol, as well as moisture-locking panthenol and sodium hyaluronate, to give my skin a bouncy, dewy glow.
Peace Out Skincare Acne Day Dot
Peace Out took its Best of Beauty-winning Acne Healing Dots and made them more lightweight and less noticeable so you can feel as comfortable as possible wearing pimple patches while out and about — not just while you sleep. Plus, they were created to seemingly disappear under makeup.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Barrier Cream
The combination of below-freezing temperatures and moisture-zapping indoor heating do not need to be your skin’s biggest enemies this winter. With the help of Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Barrier Cream, you’ll be able to keep it at flourishing equilibrium. This thick formula blankets skin in soothing colloidal oatmeal and repairing beta-glucan to keep it happy and healthy no matter how cold it is outside.
Murad Quick Relief Colloidal Oatmeal Treatment
Speaking of colloidal oatmeal, it’s the star ingredient alongside ground cherry in Murad’s new eczema control line. The Quick Relief Colloidal Oatmeal Treatment packs the highest concentration out of all the products in the collection (5 percent, to be exact) to help you target flare-ups while quelling itchiness and irritation asap.
Lancer Skincare Ultra Hydrating Serum
The Lancer Skincare Ultra Hydrating Serum has a lightweight lotion-like texture to give your skin an extra layer of plumping, moisture-locking benefits — courtesy of ceramides and seven different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid — underneath your favorite moisturizer.
Well People Pore Detox Niacinamide Serum
If your skin needs a little bit more than just hydration right now and something more clarifying, consider the new Well People Pore Detox Niacinamide Serum. A botanical blend of beet and hibiscus flower extracts clear out pores, decrease the appearance of dark spots, and smooth out skin with a dose of brightening niacinamide by their side.
John Masters Organics Concentrate Gel Milk with Pomegranate and Lily
Pomegranate and lily may sound like notes in a luxe perfume, but they pack the John Masters Organics Concentrate Gel Milk with intense nourishment that those with oily and acne-prone skin will absolutely adore.
Dermalogica Micellar PreBiotic PreCleanse
Double-cleansing fans are about to fall in love with the Dermalogica Micellar PreBiotic PreCleanse. This gentle, apricot kernel oil-based formula is like a milky version of micellar water that helps melt away makeup and grime before fully washing your face for fresher, cleaner skin after a long day. All the while, it will keep your skin’s natural moisture levels intact.
Chillhouse Chill Globes
Need a last-minute gift for someone who loves to take a moment for their skin, the Chillhouse Chill Globes just relaunched with gorgeous gold globes. When popped into the fridge for a bit, they are the chicest way to give yourself an at-home facial while helping promote circulation and lymphatic drainage for instant depuffing and tightening.
Isdin Melaclear Advanced
Dermatologists and cosmetic chemists alike have long raved to Allure about the wonders of ISDIN’s original Melaclear for gently exfoliating skin and leaving it glowier and smoother in no time. Well, the new Advanced version with a completely different texture (a rich gel rather than a fluid) and the addition of powerhouse ingredients, like gluconolactone, tranexamic acid, and niacinimide, to take the beloved products hyperpigmentation-diminishing benefits to the next level.
Topicals Faded Under Eye Masks
Fans of Topicals’ Faded Serum, meet the Under Eye Masks inspired by your favorite dark spot corrector. The stay-put patches are infused with caffeine, tranexamic acid, and kojic acid to not only depuff under eyes but also decrease the appearance of dark circles.
Dieux Skin Auracle Eye Gel
Also from the world of eye products comes the Dieux Skin Auracle Eye Gel. You can slick it onto your under eyes before placing Dieux’s TikTok-favorite reusable Forever Eye Masks or solo to give the delicate skin around your eyes a comforting layer of moisture, plumping, and smoothing.
Coco & Eve Sunny Honey Antioxidant Face Tanning Micromist
Maintain your warm summer glow with a spritz or two of the Coco & Eve Sunny Honey Antioxidant Face Tanning Micromist. It’s part self-tanner, part facial serum, so it will give your face a natural-looking tan while adding more antioxidants to your skin-care routine.
Apto Skincare Turmeric Glow Bundle
This convenient Apto Skincare Turmeric Glow Bundle features a product that hasn’t even been officially released yet. The brand-new Turmeric Oil has yet to officially hit shelves, but it accompanies the brand’s Turmeric Mask and Mist for an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant-rich skin-care affair.
FaceTory Urban Calm Barrier Cream
K-beauty brand FaceTory just launched a lineup of products all formulated with fermented plant extracts to help support your skin’s microbiome. The highlight: the Urban Calm Barrier Cream, which brings together fermented honeybush extract with cica, hyaluronic acid, squalane, and heartleaf extract to keep your skin calm, dewy, and balanced even as temperatures start to drop.
The Inkey List Supersize Hyaluronic Acid Serum
The Inkey List is now offering the option of a 3.4-ounce version (in addition to the 1-ounce one) of its best-selling Hyaluronic Acid Serum, so you can always have your favorite product ready for you to slather on.
Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Moisturizer
Biossance’s Best of Beauty-winning Squalane + Vitamin C Rose products are an absolute glow-inducing dream come true, and this new moisturizer is no different. It joins its signature brightening benefits with intensely moisturizing ones for a impactful final step of your skin-care routine.
Clinique Take The Day Off Charcoal Cleansing Balm
Another past Best of Beauty winner got an update. The Clinique Take The Day Off Charcoal Cleansing Balm is spiked with — you guessed it — charcoal to amplifies the classic makeup-dissolving product’s pore-clearing, oil-absorbing powers.
The Outset Ultralight Moisture-Boosting Oil
Allow us to introduce you to latest addition to Scarlett Johansson’s skin-care line: The Outset Ultralight Moisture-Boosting Oil. Smooth it onto your face and body without worrying about it making your skin breakout or it feeling too heavy with its lightweight combo of jojoba, grapeseed, sunflower seed, and avocado oils.