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 August.
Editor's Picks: August 2016
Hydro Cool Firming Face Gels
"I can't live without these Skyn Iceland face gels—I love them for red-carpet occasions and normal days alike. They add instant hydration and work wonders to firm and de-puff."
—Rachel Zoe, Editor in Chief
"iS Clinical has some of my favorite skincare staples, but I've been especially into this gel cleanser lately. Just a tiny amount is needed for a gentle lather that results in a deep clean sans irritation. My face is instantly refreshed and revived. It's also helped smooth out the texture of my skin."
—Amy Lee, Associate Fashion Editor
My Perfect Complexion
"I recently discovered MatchCo, an app that lets you customize your foundation using your camera phone to scan your skin. I was skeptical at first, but when I received my blend in the mail, I was super impressed. It matches my skin tone perfectly and delivers good coverage—not too light or too cakey. Also, the packaging is gorgeous, and your name is printed on the bottle. I'm sold."
—Samantha Corbett, Graphic Designer
Charlotte’s Magic Cream Treat & Transform Moisturizer
"My skin is a lot drier than it was just a few years ago, so I've become addicted to luxe moisturizers. Charlotte Tilbury's Magic Cream is my favorite. A more cost-effective version that I absolutely adore is the Yes To Coconut Ultra Hydrating Facial Souffle."
—Erin Nicole, Editor
Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum
"I'm all about a product that encourages supple, glowing skin, and this serum fits the bill. I layer it under my night cream several times a week and wake up with a fresh, luminous face. I can even use it as part of my daytime routine—it's not super oily or sticky, so makeup glides on nicely. Highly recommend for anyone looking to incorporate hyaluronic acid into her routine!"
—Kristi Mikesky, Features Editor
Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream
"This summer I’m loving Tatcha's Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream. I have really sensitive skin that doesn't react well to the humid, muggy conditions of New York City, so this has been my savior. The indigo extract calms irritation while the colloidal oatmeal combats redness. It's perfect for using right after sun exposure, plus it smells amazing."
—Andrea Navarro, Associate Beauty Editor
EradiKate Acne Treatment
"The heat has taken a toll on my acne-prone skin, but this Kate Somerville treatment is an absolute lifesaver!"
—Laura Lajiness, New York Editor
Air Blush Soft Glow Duo
Marc Jacobs Beauty
"Not only is this blush beautiful, but the design of the compact also serves a major purpose. Use the right side of the palette to get a darker flush and the left side for a softer shade."
—Stephanie Montes, Senior Beauty Editor
"Summer has left my skin and hair in dire straits, so I basically want to bathe myself in oils right now. I was just introduced to this amazing natural line that has the most incredible scented body and hair oil. As in, I look like a total weirdo because I can't stop smelling my arms."
—Jaclyn Decell, Social Media Manager