Rounding up December and January’s most innovative products.
This story first appeared in the December 14, 2012 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
ESTÉE LAUDER ADVANCED NIGHT REPAIR EYE SERUM INFUSION
Advanced Night Repair’s newest item is a lightweight eye serum to help reduce fine lines, puffiness, dark circles and dry skin. $62
IMAN SKIN TONE EVENER BB CRÈME SPF 15
Available in four shades, this has vitamin C and licorice root extract to brighten and fight hyperpigmentation; vitamin E and sweet almond oil hydrate the skin. $20
CLINIQUE REPAIRWEAR LASER FOCUS WRINKLE CORRECTING EYE CREAM
This invigorating eye cream contains enzymes extracted from the organism micrococcus luteus to help reverse the effects of UV damage. $63
LA ROCHE-POSAY EFFACLAR MAT ANTI- BRILLIANCE DAILY MOISTURIZER
Blending micro-exfoliating lipo-hydroxy acid with sebulyse to target excess sebum, this helps reverse the effects of hyperseborrhea. $30.95
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KIEHL’S POWERFUL WRINKLE REDUCING CREAM
This wrinkle reducer, texture smoother and pore minimizer is said to improve elasticity by 32 percent in four weeks, while protecting skin’s moisture barrier. $50
OLAY PRO-X EVEN SKIN TONE SPOT FADING TREATMENT
Based on proprietary genetic research into skin discoloration, Olay developed this serum, said to achieve results comparable to the prescription ingredient hydroquinone. $39.99
ST. TROPEZ GRADUAL TAN PLUS ANTI-AGING MULTI-ACTION FACE CREAM
The self-tanning brand enters skin care with this hybrid antiaging moisturizer that is available in one shade and gives skin a subtle, buildable glow. $35
An array of companies are embracing a new generation of retinoids. Many are fusing the vitamin A–derived ingredient with other actives, such as hyaluronic acid and vitamins C and E, in specialized eye and night treatments. Talk about getting to the root of the wrinkle.
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS HYPERCOLOR BROW AND HAIR
Designed to give hair and brows a temporary pop of color, this powder mixes pigment-rich oxides, silicone and kaolin clay
to deliver intense color. $12.50 each
VIDAL SASSOON PRO SERIES SPRAY REPAIR & FINISH
P&G is staging a Vidal Sassoon comeback, with a 20- sku hair color, care and styling line. The collection includes this spray to help protect damaged hair from breakage. $3.99
L’ORÉAL PARIS ADVANCED HAIR CARE
L’Oréal’s new 17-item hair-care collection features a five-module system of shampoos and conditioners and seven specialized treatments to target a variety of hair types and needs. $7.49
ISSEY MIYAKE PLEATS PLEASE
A blend of nashi fruit from East Asia amid fresh peony and a base of cedar channels the lively spirit of renowned Japanese designer Issey Miyake’s Pleats Please collection. $66
ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA INDONESIAN OUD
Part of a five-piece collection based on the finest raw materials, this scent from the Italian men’s wear brand fuses rose with a heart of amber amid notes of patchouli. $195
Take your pick; brands such as Guerlain, MAC and L’Oréal Paris have readied major mascara launches for early 2013. With each enhancing formula comes a wand structured to lengthen, thicken or define each individual lash. Extended care never looked so good.