Beautyscopes: May 2020

During times like this, sometimes the simplest things can cause the most joy. Take your time at home this month to embrace who you are and indulge in some new beauty and skincare products!

During these difficult times, you’re sure to face some situations that aren’t so black and white, and it may take looking into the gray area to find the right solutions. While the world seems to be steeped in confusion, you have the power to provide your own mental clarity. Invest time in the things you have control over and that make you happy. 

A good night's sleep is vital to a healthy mental state. With so much darkness in the news it can be hard to find that state of pure relaxation. MILK is here to help with their recently launched Melatonin Overnight Serum. This topical melatonin infused serum rejuvenates skin and thoroughly reduces redness as you sleep while also balancing your natural melatonin levels.  

MILK Melatonin Overnight Serum  | $36 | Sephora

This month is all about finding a work-life balance, Taurus. No one knows how long we’ll be working from home and that bit of uncertainty can provide large amounts of stress both mentally and physically. While you WFH, make sure to take breaks, follow your usual daily schedule and remind yourself that this is a new uncharted territory for everyone so try not to get caught up in your need for perfection. 

Strive for balance in all aspects of your life including your complexion. Quarantine skin is definitely a thing so it’s important to stick to a solid skincare routine. Caudalie’s Vine[activ] Overnight Detox Oil is perfect for keeping skin clear, glowing and healthy during these stressful times. More on the dry side of oils and packed with 100 natural ingredients, this fast-acting oil helps flush out pollutants while you sleep. 

Caudalie Vine[activ] Overnight Detox Oil | $50 | Sephora

Seek a socially distant adventure this month, Gemini. While being cooped up inside all day isn’t ideal, protecting the lives of millions is. Get creative this month when it comes to fulfilling your need for adventure. While you can’t hop on a plane you can dive into a new book or movie. If you are able to safely go outside (i.e. wearing a mask), then take a stroll through your neighborhood or local parks.

Give your skin the moisture it needs this month with Farmacy’s new Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya. Lightweight to the touch, this formula is like a splash of green juice to the face, packed with Moringa Seed extract to purify and detoxify and Papaya Extract to exfoliate skin for optimal brightness.

Farmacy Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya | $38 | Sephora

This month you should focus on spring cleaning. Take advantage of all your extra time at home and work on those home improvement projects that you’ve been putting off or deep clean every room from top to bottom. Keep yourself busy this month to distract you from all of the uncertainty going on in the world right now. 

From constant hand washing, over exposure to cleaning products to working in the yard, your hands have gone through a lot these past few weeks. A few weeks back, Glossier released their new Hand Cream to nurses, doctors and others working the frontlines battling Covid-19, and now it’s available to all! Not only does it have the cutest packaging, but this fast-absorbing formula nourishes even the driest hands. 

  Glossier Hand Cream | $18 | Glossier 

It’s easy to fall into a rut when your daily uniform consists of leggings, sweatshirts and not a bit of makeup. Turn to self-care to give your mood the boost it needs. Not only will you look better, but you’ll feel better too. And to be honest, there’s no better feeling than being the best-looking person in your Zoom meetings. 

It’s easy to go days without washing or brushing your hair when you’re literally cycling between your bedroom, living room, kitchen and bathroom all day long. Sunday Riley is here to help you and your locks with their new Clean Rinse Clarifying Scalp Serum. It’s like a facial for your scalp, no seriously it is, packed with AHA/BHA acids to remove excess buildup of product (we’re talking to you, dry shampoo), excess oils, dead skin and pollutants for a healthier more luscious head of hair.

Sunday Riley Clean Rinse Clarifying Scalp Serum | $48 | Sunday Riley

Virgo, if you feel like you’ve been struggling for the past few weeks just know that you’re not alone and that things are going to get better. While there’s no clear answer to when this whole pandemic will end, it’s important to stay positive and strong and to remember that nothing good ever comes from worrying. 

Wash away your daily stresses with the Purifying Face Wash from skincare queen, Renée Rouleau. This sulfate-free, gel wash is extremely gentle yet efficient at deep cleaning and balancing your skin and will never leave you feeling tight or stripped of natural moisture. Take the skincare quiz on Renée Rouleau’s website to find the perfect follow-up items for an all-encompassing skincare routine. 

Renée Rouleau Purifying Face Wash | $36.59 | Renee Rouleau

There is a lot happening in both your work and personal life and finding a way to juggle all the obligations can be overwhelming, especially when you have to do it all from your home. Take the time to prioritize both sides of your life and map out how you plan to move forward especially for when quarantine ends, and life begins to regain some normalcy. 

Eventually you’ll have to venture out into the world again, which means your go-to quarantine look will probably need a bit of a makeover. Take advantage of your refreshed skin after weeks of not wearing makeup and upgrade your beauty products to items that glorify your natural beauty rather than mask it. Add a touch of color and glow to your skin with Fenty’s new Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blushes. Fool-proof to use, simply dab the sheer formula onto skin for a natural wash of color that screams your skin but better. 

Fenty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush | $20 | Sephora

This month is all about learning to love yourself for who you are and not who the world expects you to be. Listen Scorpio, it’s easy to get into your head when you’re cooped up inside all day. Sure, you feel like all you’re doing is eating and laying around, but you know what? THAT’S OKAY. Take this extra time to yourself to embrace all that makes you special and unique.

Mix your love of creativity with self-care and treat yourself to an at home manicure experience. Essie’s Expressie Quick Dry Nail Polishes not only come in a wide range of shades, but they make it super easy to achieve a salon quality manicure and they dry almost instantly. Need help picking a shade? We love the sunny and bright hue, Don’t Hate, Curate

Essie Expressie Quick Dry Nail Polish | $9 | Ulta

While it’s uncertain when we will be able to see our friends and family again, take time to immerse yourself in all that nature has to offer. Get outside and let the fresh air instill some inspiration in your life. Look for ways to incorporate nature into your daily routines. 

Give your skin a glow that would give even a dewy meadow a tinge of jealousy with Mario Badescu’s Hyaluronic Dew Cream. This botanical infused daily moisturizer is formulated with green tea extract for a boost of antioxidants and thyme extract to clarify skin. This quick absorbing formula provides a boost of hydration and natural dewy finish for a naturally glowing complexion.

Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Dew Cream | $26 | Ulta

May is about learning to budget. Throughout this pandemic, many of us have been thrown obstacles, whether its difficulty working from home or, like many Americans have faced, no longer having a job to work for. Take this time of social distancing and quarantining to get your finances in order. 

It’s easy to stay on a budget with your beauty routine when you aren’t walking through the aisles of a store being taunted with all the luxury vials and palettes. Ordering your products allows for more research and less impulsive buys. Clinique, while still a high-end brand, is actually on the lower end of pricing when you look at their competitors. Their new Moisture Surge Sheertint Hydrator is a three-in-one product that not only saves you money but also your time getting ready. Achieve the moisture of a lotion, the color of a sheer foundation and the protection of an SPF all with just one product. 

Moisture Surge Sheertint Hydrator | $39 | Ulta

Self-care and reflection will be the theme for you this month, Aquarius. Reflect on the past few months and create a path for where you want to go once life goes back to normal. The whole world is getting a chance to reflect on what needs to change in order to move forward, so why not do the same for yourself?

Find a skincare routine that lets your skin breathe. Sometimes all of the extra promises in our products can do more harm than good, which is why keeping it simple and gentle is the best way to give skin the refresh that it craves. Renee Rouleau’s Skin Recovery Lotion is a gentle, oil-free, moisturizer that reduces redness, never clogs pores and is ideal for those with even the most sensitive skin. 

Renee Rouleau Skin Recovery Lotion | $43.50 | Renee Rouleau

This month is all about investing your time in the things that make you happiest, Pisces. Working from home can make it hard to separate your work life from your personal life. Make sure to set guidelines for when to stop working and to start living. Set aside an activity that you can look forward to once the clock strikes five.

While we aren’t doing much outside of our homes, it doesn’t mean that our skin couldn’t use some midday freshening up. Murad’s 3-in-1 Prebiotic MultiMist gives your skin the pick me up it needs after staring at your computer screen for hours on end. Spritz onto the face to provide relief from dehydration and erase the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, all the while priming the skin for whatever is set comes next.

Murad 3-in-1 Prebiotic MultiMist | $32 | Ulta