Editor’s Picks For Best Beauty Products: January 2017

Here at RZHQ, we love trying new beauty products—and it’s not lost on us that we’re lucky to have access to the latest and greatest from tried-and-true brands as well as the opportunity to discover emerging lines. But what good would it be if we kept our of-the-moment faves to ourselves? Each month, we share our current obsessions in hopes that you’ll love them just as much as we do. Ahead, our top picks for January. New year, new products—yes please!


Editor's Picks

"These packets are life-saving after a week of shoots and red carpets, or after too much sun and chlorine. They're a total repair for your hair."

—Rachel Zoe, Editor in Chief

"I’ve yet to score a facial from her myself, but San Francisco’s skincare guru Kristina Holey has long been on my radar—so when she launched a line of products with organic brand Marie Veronique, I knew it would be good. While all three formulations from the debut line are noteworthy, I’m loving the Soothing B3 Serum in particular. I’m always looking for products that promise to soothe my sensitive, redness-prone skin, and this gel—which I’ve been applying at night before bed—definitely delivers. I wake up with a calm, even-toned complexion that requires less concealer than normal. Hallelujah!"

—Kristi Mikesky, Managing Editor

"I have crazy wavy hair and this Oribe cream really helps to tame and soften the curls. It also smells SO good!"

—Alyson Fishbein, Sr. Manager, Social Media

"I’ve recently suffered from severe dryness in an attempt to remedy breakouts. This rose-hip oil has become my hero. It’s deeply hydrating, helps to reduce redness and brightens my complexion despite winter’s dulling effects."

—Laura Lajiness, Fashion Editor

"I'm completely obsessed with false lashes and always eager to try new ones. My best friend recommended these to me and I've been wearing them non-stop. They're lightweight and instantly open up my eyes without looking crazy dramatic. The result is perfectly wispy and fluttery, plus they're more affordable than most other mink lashes."

—Amy Lee, Associate Fashion Editor

"I’ve been spraying this fragrance almost every day for the past couple of months, replacing a scent I’ve used for more than five years. It’s absolutely luxurious and ultra-feminine—plus it’s one of the longest lasting perfumes I’ve ever owned. I’d bathe in this thing if I could."

—Samantha McDonald, News Editor

"This is the only mascara that doesn't migrate down my face over the course of the day. I also love the shapely brush for extra lift and volume."

—Nicky Deam, Editorial Director

“My skin has officially fallen prey to the cold winds of winter. Dealing with dry patches and flakes has been no fun, but this serum has been my savior. It’s packed with high levels of hyaluronic acid and keeps my complexion feeling hydrated and smooth longer than any moisturizer ever could.”

—Andrea Navarro, Associate Beauty Editor

"I've never been much of a lipstick girl but I've been wearing this shade every time I go out lately. It glides on smoothly, isn't drying and has a long-lasting shade that's bold without being over the top."

—Samantha Corbett, Graphic Designer

"I've been a fan of this Mario Badescu facial spray forever. I use it in the morning to make my face look alive and again mid-day because 3 o' clock walls are a real thing. It's also great for adding moisture to dry skin. Winter=dry=no good."

—Leah Benzie, Social Media Editor

"I'd heard great things about this highlighter but I finally tried it for myself. Now that I have, I totally get it! It leaves my cheekbones looking dewy, not glittery and just gives me the little something extra my complexion needs."

—Stephanie Montes, Senior Beauty Editor

"This natural serum uses an antioxidant I'd never even heard of, which is 65 times stronger than vitamin C in fighting free radicals. I've noticed definitive improvements in the tone and texture of my skin since I first became addicted to this product. As an added bonus, Maya Chia donates a portion of its proceeds to the Mayan people."

—Erin Bunch, Lifestyle Editor