Our Favorite Beauty Products of March 2021
HYPEBAE editors share their most-loved makeup and skincare of the month.
Between game-changing skincare treatments and exciting new makeup launches, at HYPEBAE, our editors test out a bunch of products every month to find and share with you our latest beauty favorites. As we transition into spring, this March, we are reassessing our skin needs and addressing these concerns with products that we now can’t seem to part with — from a skin-plumping serum by Tatcha, to a FOREO mask treatment device ideal for at-home pampering. Following a year of isolation, we are also reincorporating some makeup into our routine, because why not look extra fresh-faced even when staying indoors? Keep reading for all the products that have earned a spot in our beauty cabinet this month.
Tatcha products have always found their way into my regimen because of their frequent use of superfoods, highlighting ingredients such as double-fermented Japanese rice, green tea and algae. With its newly launched The Dewy Serum, a potent blend of lactic acid, plant-derived hyaluronic acid, renewable sugarcane-derived squalane, as well as the aforementioned superfoods is meant to replenish skin back to optimal levels. Long story short, I can’t get enough of how this product makes my skin feel hydrated, plump and dewy. – Zarah Cheng, Editor-in-Chief
Out of the countless types of skincare ingredients, cica is one that I religiously use after having tried out Dr. Jart+’s Cicapair line years ago. Although I don’t fully understand the science behind why it works so great, my skin has mostly been smooth, nourished and balanced whenever I use cica-based products. This oil-based cleanser works to exfoliate while soothing the skin, creating a rich foam when rubbed between the hands. – YeEun Kim, Associate Editor
For some reason, I’ve never tried any products from FOREO, but I’ve always stayed curious about all its innovative devices. I’ve been playing around with the latest UFO 2 tool, which uses thermotherapy, LED and sonic pulsations to give your skin a supercharge of hydration, vitamins and other ingredients. Lockdown has definitely made me lazy, and the UFO 2 helps me condense a 20-minute mask routine into 90 seconds. The Green Tea and Manuka Honey masks have been perfect for my dry-combination skin when transitioning into spring. – Tora Northman, Editor
For a long time, I’ve been loyal to Laura Mercier’s signature setting powder, but I’ve recently found a new love in the Kosas Cloud Set Powder. Sadly, I haven’t been wearing much makeup due to lockdown restrictions and spending most of my time indoors, but for the days I’ve put on some concealer and foundation, this powder has been a godsend. It manages to keep your natural glow without looking too drying and cakey, and is easy to apply. I’m currently using the color “Breezy,” but have also got a shade darker so I can continue using it once summer comes along. – Tora Northman, Editor
I am without a doubt an SPF+ warrior, and I encourage everyone to always wear sunscreen – no matter what you’re doing. Having tried countless different products, the Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen has been the perfect addition to my routine as it works well with my skincare, and as a base for makeup. The clear consistency means it doesn’t leave the white cast that a lot of other products do, and it stops you from feeling greasy throughout the day. As London is getting warmer and sunnier, it will be a staple for me. – Tora Northman, Editor
For a gentle treatment that helps minimize the appearance of scars, look no further than the Avène Cicalfate+ Scar Gel. A new launch from the beloved French pharmacy brand, this product is formulated with hyaluronic acid as well as a protein-rich postbiotic restorative ingredient to recover and hydrate skin affected by wounds up to six months old. – Teresa Lam, Features Editor
A quick beauty pick-me-up, the new Mineralist Lip Gloss-Balm from bareMinerals serves as the perfect touch-up before a video call. I’ve been especially loving the shade “Sincerity,” a rosy gloss that gives my lips a sheer wash of color and a beautiful shine. Packed with nourishing oils, the formula will leave your lips feeling soft and smooth all day long. – Teresa Lam, Features Editor
I don’t think I’ll ever go back to normal lipstick again now that I’ve seen what the hype around Sunnies Face’s Lip Treat is all about. This product is perfect for those on the hunt for a tinted lip balm that offers just the right amount of pigment while moisturizing your lips throughout the day. Thanks to its skin-loving ingredients like shea butter and collagen, my lips have been looking and feeling healthy and smooth. – Pauline De Leon, Associate Editor
About six months ago, I began noticing a pore on my cheek slowly enlarging in size — it looked similar to a small ice pick scar, even though I’ve never had acne on my cheeks. I raised the issue during a facial, after which my aesthetician recommended Biologique Recherche’s Serum Dermopore to close up the opening. After applying the serum once a day to the area for four months, I’ve noticed the pore drastically shrink in size. It’s not completely gone, but it’s no longer something I stress about in front of the mirror — I’ve even come to embrace my pesky pore along the way. – Alexandra Pauly, Associate Editor
- Teresa Lam