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 from 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 July.
The White Tea Brightening Cream
"White tea has a reputation for promoting elasticity and restoring skin through antioxidants, even becoming more popular than its green sister in recent years. I like to incorporate a little bit of it in my daily routine, and this cream not only does the aforementioned tricks, but also leaves my face hydrated all day long."
—Samantha McDonald, News Editor
"First of all, the price point is great. And second, my skin feels so refreshed after using this. I love having a dewy-looking complexion, especially during summer, and this gives me exactly that plus a bit of hydration."
—Alyson Fishbein, Senior Manager, Social Media
Aircraft Pomade Mousse
"It's a pomade but in mousse form. It's light and very buildable so it doesn't feel like you're wearing anything in your hair, but it helps keep whatever shape you're trying to achieve."
—Christian David, Art Director
Smoothing Detangling Conditioner
"This plant-based conditioner is for babies, but I'm obsessed. It smells so sweet, and it more than effectively detangles and softens my thin, damaged hair."
—Erin Nicole, Senior Lifestyle Editor
X-Treme Cream Propolis Sunscreen 45+
"I've been slathering this on by the bucketload every day. It absorbs brilliantly, almost feeling like a serum, and you don't even notice it under makeup."
—Nicky Deam, Editorial Director
"It seems like everyone has used NARS Blush in Orgasm at some point or another, but the brand's new liquid formula is even better. I love creamy products because they melt into my skin and don't look cakey. I just pat this liquid blush onto the apples of my cheeks for a super-believable flush."
—Stephanie Montes, Beauty Director
Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara
"I saw so many good reviews of this new mascara that when I finally found it in stock somewhere, I had to try it. It definitely lived up to the hype and the promise of full and flirty lashes. It's a major drugstore find!"
—Lauren Black, Content Analyst
"I've been using this concealer every day! It's perfect because it has a soft, creamy feel and blends super well. I use it to cover under-eye circles as well as blemishes."
—Leah Benzie, Social Media Editor
Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil
"I love how gentle this cleansing oil is on my dry skin, and it truly does remove all traces of makeup. Why would I use traditional makeup remover and wash my face if I could do both in one step with this hydrating cleanser?"
—Rebecca Iloulian, Marketing Manager, Partnerships & CRM
Retention Body Scrub
"I love using this once a week as a treat and when I'm in need of a deep scrub. This body wash makes my shower smell like the spa, and the aromatic exfoliant leaves my skin super soft, refreshed and extra clean—but never dries it out."
—Amy Lee, Fashion Editor
Masque For Beautiful Color
"I recently went a little lighter blonde, and my strands are significantly dryer post-color. This hair mask for colored hair has been an absolute savior—it’s super hydrating, luxurious and actually softens my super thick strands. Worth every penny."
—Laura Lajiness, Fashion Editor
Damage Detox Daily Revitalizing Shampoo
"I put my hair through the wringer. Heat, product-layering, haphazard brushing—you name it, I do it. I've tried some pretty fancy hair-care formulas, but haven't been able to shake the straw-like texture that's a direct result of too-much styling ... until now. This shampoo-conditioner duo makes my hair touchably soft, clean and super shiny. And at $4 to $5 a pop, I feel like I'm winning at life."
—Angela Melero, Managing Editor
Superfood Facial Oil
"While attending Miami Fashion Week last month, I took a moment to relax at the Conrad Miami's luxury spa. The facialist used a variety of Elemis products on my skin, and I just had to buy this hydrating oil. Packed with an abundance of superfoods, it leaves my skin feeling extra moisturized and softer than ever."
—Andrea Navarro, Associate Beauty Editor