The Monthly Edit: Every Product Our Editors Loved in December


As beauty editors, we’re always discovering and trying out fun, new products. While not every hair oil, lipstick, or serum becomes a new favorite, the ones that do definitely deserved to be shared with our fellow hair and beauty lovers (i.e. YOU!).

Each month, we’ll be highlighting the products that our editors can’t and won’t stop talking about. Below, see their top picks for the month of December.

The Route Beauty Lil’ Glow Duo

“The Route Beauty’s Lil’ Glow Duo is everything. The peel and primer set is all you need for a glowing, smooth complexion. The Party Peel rids the skin of impurities and leaves you feeling refreshed and bright. The Girlfriend Primer is a perfect base for dewy glam and can even work on its own to blur skin and reduce the appearance of pores.” — Emily Lentz, beauty features editor

Shop: The Route Beauty Lil’ Glow Dut, $25.00

Milk Makeup KUSH Lip Balm

“I absolutely love this balm! It’s moisturizing and exfoliating too. I use it every morning and night to refresh my lips and it leaves them feeling so soft. A bonus is that it has hemp oil and is vegan!” —Katie Allen, social media coordinator

Shop: Milk Makeup KUSH Lip Balm, $16.00

BARBIE x GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD Limited-Edition SuperMud Clearing Treatment

“Despite all the hype surrounding GlamGlow’s SUPERMUD treatment, it took a fairly recent Barbie collaboration for me to finally give this cult-favorite product a try. And, I’m happy to report that it did not disappoint me at all! Blackheads has always been an issue for me and this miracle mask finally helped me to say good-bye to them for good. I love the minty tingle you feel across your skin upon application —it makes you feel like it’s really working —and the fact that it utilizes activated charcoal, which keeps my skin feeling smooth as well as blemish-free. Not to mention, the Barbie-pink packaging is super cute!” —Camille Nzengung, hair features editor

Shop: GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD Limited-Edition SuperMud Clearing Treatment, $60.00 (similar)

Glossier Body Hero Exfoliating Bar

“What was originally a stocking stuffer for my wife has turned into a family fave. And by family, I mean that I use it now. It’s great for a good scrub down without taking off all of your skin like say the way a pumice stone would. Bamboo Powder creates that powerful scrub action and sunflower seed oil and aloe leaf juice help lock in moisture. And it smells really good? Definitely buy it.”  — VP of Digital Content and Volume Up podcast co-host

Shop: Glossier Body Hero Exfoliating Bar, $14,00

Lapcos Charcoal Exfoliating & Cleansing Pad

“The Charcoal Exfoliating & Cleansing Pad from Lapcos not only washes away impurities, but it also removes dead skin and leaves your face feeling tight and smooth. Not to mention, it’s very gentle, so you don’t need to worry about stripping the skin while minimizing pores and removing dirt.” —E.L.

Shop: Lapcos Charcoal Exfoliating & Cleansing Pad, $2.50

Briogeo B. Well Organic + Cold-Pressed 100% Castor Oil

“A Sephora employee suggested I get this for hair growth and I’m obsessed! I struggle with growth on my scalp and have some patchy area that I needed to fix. This is helping a lot! I use it any night that my hair is dirty before bed and then rinse it off the next morning. You can also apply it to your brows!” —K.A.

Shop: Briogeo B. Well Organic + Cold-Pressed 100% Castor Oil, $26.00

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Lip Pop

“Ever since Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Lip Pop came into my life, my lips have never been the same. Thanks to this lip product, my lips have stayed flake-free and oh-so-soft all winter long. This lip pop truly handles all your lip care needs: it acts as a balm, scrub, and lip tint —all while tasting like a watermelon Jolly Rancher! It contains watermelon extract which helps to provide long-lasting hydration to your lips. But, truly the best part, in my opinion, is the fact that the color reacts to the pH of your lips to leave you with a subtle pink stain that’s all your own. Trust me, this product is worthy of the $22 price tag!” —C.N.

Shop: Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Lip Pop, $22.00

Los Poblanos Lavender Hand Sanitizer

“Hand sanitizer is a must these days and this one is my favorite. I was due for some restocking on my supply. There’s no shortage of ethyl alcohol, 65% in fact, with the CDC recommending a minimum of 60%, but it’s not drying. It’s made with essential oil from certified organic Grosso Lavender that’s grown and distilled on the very Instagrammable Los Poblanos farm — where peacocks roam freely. Mostly it smells incredible and doesn’t leave behind any tackiness. It’s cruelty-free, too: ‘tested on farmers, not animals.’ Grab yours before they sell out again!”—J.L.

Shop: Los Poblanos Lavender Hand Sanitizer, $18.00

Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30

“This product is trending and I can see why. This correcting treatment completely corrects redness on my face. I use it almost every morning all over my face especially because it has SPF too! It smells great and a little goes a long way, so it’s totally worth the money.” —K.A.

Shop: Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30, $52.00

All our product picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team.

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