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 September.
Editor's Picks: September 2016
Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner
"A great eyeliner is the key to my heart and Urban Decay's Razor Sharp Liquid Liner is everything I've been looking for! The fine-tip brush and quick-drying formula is the recipe to a perfect cat eye every time."
—Stephanie Montes, Senior Beauty Editor
Extreme Protect SPF 30
"This is the best sunscreen I've ever used and can't imagine going back to anything else. The formula is perfect as it's lightweight, blends into the skin seamlessly and doesn't feel sticky or oily. It absorbs so quickly and doesn't leave a greasy film, even at midday. I actually enjoy putting SPF on everyday and never forget to now!"
—Amy Lee, Associate Fashion Editor
Brightening Facial Wash
"I came back from a trip to Mexico a few weeks ago and my face was covered in sun spots. Using this has really helped even out my skin tone again as much as possible, plus it's affordable and has a delicious, citrusy scent."
—Andrea Navarro, Associate Beauty Editor
"Esthetic Underground Acne Gel has legitimately transformed my skin. After years of trying everything from highly rated acne products to spironolactone with no consistent success, Biba de Sousa (who also happens to be Rachel's aesthetician) completely cleared up my cystic acne and this is the one product she swears by. Let's just say, I'm a believer."
—Jaclyn Decell, Social Media Manager
Oh My Busty Bust Care
"Gotta show the girls some love."
—Erin Nicole, Lifestyle Editor
Copaiba & Zinc Perfect Balance Blemish Serum
"Recently, my chin spontaneously broke out like crazy—I used this two nights in a row and it completely cleared up my skin (to the point where I was shocked when I looked in the mirror). Plus, it's organic!"
—Leah Benzie, Social Media Editor
Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream
"Between battling breakouts, seeking SPF and keeping my skin hydrated, this multitasking gel cream has become an essential for my makeup routine. It’s incredibly lightweight, doesn’t clog pores and gives me a radiant glow—the perfect base while the weather is still warm."
—Laura Lajiness, New York Editor
Antioxidant Facial Serum
Laurel Whole Plant Organics
"I've really come to appreciate natural beauty products, as I've found certain ones to be just as effective as their synthetic counterparts. This serum in particular has really impressed me—I use it alone during the day in place of my regular moisturizer, and layered under a night cream during the evening for more intense hydration. The woman behind the line, Laurel Shaffer, is so knowledgable about the power of plants, and it shows in her products."
—Kristi Mikesky, Features Editor
Wisp Max Fresh Peppermint
"Colgate Wisps are usually my go-to when I travel but lately they've been making their way into my everyday routine. They are great when you have a meeting and want to freshen up (and don't want to chew gum). I also like that they have a pointed tip so you don't need to carry around floss as well."
—Christian David, Art Director