Editors’ Picks For Best Beauty Products: September 2017

Matteo Scarpellini

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 September.


"I'm using only clean beauty products this month, and so far this is one of my favorites. I love vitamin C's brightening effects on my skin, and this antiaging serum from LATHER has all of the good ingredients and none of the bad."

Erin Nicole, Senior Lifestyle Editor

"This scrub makes you feel as though you just stepped out of the salon! I use it with this topcoat and my hair is so soft and shiny. A must-try for any damaged summer hair."

Leah Benzie, Social Media Editor

"My new go-to scent. The subtle notes of sandalwood, amber and vanilla make for the perfect combination and the scent lasts really well throughout even the longest of days. It's just dreamy!"

Alyson Fishbein, Senior Manager, Social Media

"This hair rinse is a lifesaver for my newly platinum hair. It removes impurities without stripping natural oils so I can shampoo less frequently, and it keeps my color on point!"

Natalie Mattozzi, Senior Video Producer

"I'm obsessed with this foolproof curler. There's no pinching, it's easy enough to use in the morning (before my eyes are actually open), and the curl holds forever."

Nicky Deam, Editorial Director

"With the discovery of this luxe foundation, I don't think I'll ever need to get my makeup done again. It's that good."

Rebecca Iloulian, Marketing Manager, Partnerships & CRM

"I've been applying this religiously every night and morning, and my skin is the glowiest it's ever been. The nourishing formula sinks in quickly and works as a great hydrated base for makeup and other skincare products. It's also perfect for travel."

Amy Lee, Fashion Editor

"I’ve been incredibly negligent when it comes to heat protectants but I finally I incorporated the crucial step into my routine. I'm loving this formula from Oribe, which feels like it's really nourishing my strands and protecting them at the same time. It may be in my head, but I'm certain my hair totally shinier as a result too."

—Laura Lajiness, Fashion Editor

"I might be all of 12 years old, but I'm obsessed with this antiaging gel. The formula is super lightweight, absorbs quickly and creates a smooth canvas for easy makeup application. My skin is instantly hydrated and brightened; it’s seriously the stuff of miracles."

Samantha McDonald, News Editor

"My favorite skincare step is exfoliating—it makes my skin look bright and feel so soft. This polishing mask gives me better skin in three minutes, and it has sulfur in it, which is perfect for when I'm dealing with an annoying breakout."

—Stephanie Montes, Beauty Director

"I want to start rotating in new face masks based on my different skincare needs during my regular Sunday night routine. I've been using a clay mask to cope with busy summer weekends, but as things start to slow down, this hydrating, toning mask will be the perfect way to unwind."

—Lauren Black, Content Analyst

"I get the occasional cystic blemish—usually right before an important life event, naturally—and these acne stickers are lifesavers. They significantly help reduce the size and redness of acne, thanks to a blend of salicylic acid, vitamin A and aloe. (Plus the sticker keeps me from picking at my skin.)"

—Allie Flinn, Associate Lifestyle Editor

"I've been obsessed with this shampoo and conditioner from a brand called Phylia de M. The conditioner is super hydrating and makes my hair softer than it's ever been, and I use it as a leave-in conditioner as well."

—Natalie Zurawin, Video Producer

"I love using a face brush to ensure that my skin is getting as clean as possible. This set comes with three different brush heads, and the silicone option is my favorite."

—Andrea Navarro, Associate Beauty Editor