Summer has finally arrived in the northern hemisphere and so have the new products we’ll be wearing all season long and, very likely, beyond. June’s vegan and cruelty-free launches give us plenty to be excited about: there’s new skincare, body care, makeup, and hair products to keep us looking and feeling fresh through the sticky, sweaty summer.
So, whether you’re looking for affordable vegan skincare for acne-prone skin, a multitasking lip gloss, the perfect minimalist face palette, a plant-based alternative to retinol, or glittery unicorn shower slime, there’s probably something in June that will speak to you.
Half of the items we chose are under $20 because buying things that are fun to play with and that make you feel good shouldn’t have to eat up your whole budget. Get a new eyebrow pen and those vegan tacos, okay?
The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque, $12, theordinary.com
If your summer skin feels more congested and oily than radiant and glowy, this balancing, exfoliating mask could make the perfect addition to your skincare routine. With salicylic acid, charcoal, and clay,The Ordinary’s latest launch is an affordable way to slough away old skin and neutralize blemishes. The addition of squalane counteracts the sometimes drying effects of salicylic acid and clay, adding back moisture and keeping your skin looking dewy and hydrated.
Glossier Brow Flick, $18, glossier.com
If you’re craving the wisp-thin strokes of a microblader’s needle without a few casual hundred dollars to throw down, Glossier’s latest might be just what you need in your life. This fine-tipped pen can help give you the fluffy brows of your dreams or erase the mistakes of last night’s all-too-eager ‘brow cleanup’: yeah, we’ve all been there. Like any kind of makeup pen or pencil, getting the strokes you desire takes a bit of getting to know the tool and how to best use it. Expecting to have the technique mastered right out of the box will probably lead to disappointment so give yourself time to practice.
Herbivore Botanicals Bakuchiol Retinol Alternative Serum, $54, herbivorebotanicals.com