Last Drop: August’s Best Beauty Launches

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Welcome to Last Drop, where you can discover the newest and buzziest beauty launches hitting shelves near you.


Chanel CHANCE EAU FRAÎCHE

CHANCE EAU FRAÎCHE

Chanel CHANCE EAU FRAÎCHE

For August, Chanel wants to give you a chance—literally. The iconic French brand launched the sixth fragrance within their Chance collection—Chance Eau de Fraîche. Perfect for summertime, this scent has a sparkling citrusy aroma mixed with jasmine, and when it dries down, it mellows out with a warm aroma of teak wood, for a woodsy appeal. The smell is not too overpowering but definitely has a soft, feminine appeal.


Mario Badescu Mario Badescu Hydrating Glow Toner with Jojoba and PHA

Mario Badescu Hydrating Glow Toner with Jojoba and PHA

Mario Badescu Mario Badescu Hydrating Glow Toner with Jojoba and PHA

Part toner, part serum Mario Badescu’s Hydrating Glow Toner contains jojoba oil, hyaluronic acid, and PHA’s to replenish, moisturize, and exfoliate your skin. PHA’s are larger molecules in comparison to AHAs or BHAs—because of their size, they don’t penetrate as deeply into the skin and are great exfoliant for those with more sensitive skin tones. If you are looking for a gentle exfoliant with soothing properties, Badescu’s latest product is for you.

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Moon Luminous Shine Teeth Serum

Luminous Shine Teeth Serum

Moon Luminous Shine Teeth Serum

Whiter teeth in 10 days—no dentist appointment needed, at least that’s what Kendall Jenner does for her pearly whites. Moon’s newest product is a rapid whitening serum for your teeth that’s easy to apply with the doe-foot applicator for precise whitening. The flavor is not overpowering and the packaging is beautiful, making it a product you won’t mind applying consistently and will proudly display in your medicine cabinet.


Sepia Eventide Retinol Renewing Serum

Eventide Retinol Renewing Serum

Sepia Eventide Retinol Renewing Serum

Sepia is a new skincare line and they have launched with one product—Eventide Retinol Renewing Serum. The product instantly leaves your skin feeling soft, most likely from the ceramides that are infused into the formulation. With .3% retinol, this serum is great those that want firmer, smoother skin. Founded by global retail and beauty industry vet Mike Modula and Anna Bueno, clinical research specialist, this mindfully formulated skincare brand focuses on transparency and efficacy. And with a clinical research specialist on the team, their clinical trials rival those of bigger named brands—for the Retinol Renewing Serum the company had 43 participants, representing all skin tones on the Fitzpatrick scale, to ensure the product is great not just for those with melanin, but for everyone.


Beekman 1802 Potato Peel Rapid Resurfacing Milk Facial

Potato Peel Rapid Resurfacing Milk Facial

Beekman 1802 Potato Peel Rapid Resurfacing Milk Facial

Carb loading for your face? Yes, please. Potato pulp is rich in Vitmain B6 and C, which are great for combating dull, aging skin. Beekman 1802 launched their Potato Peel Rapid Resurfacing Milk Facial as the conduit to brighter and smoother skin. This gentle facial peel is formulated with potato pulp, goat milk, 10% lactic and lactobionic acid, and 15% glycolic acid to help rapidly replenish your skin and reveal brighter, more even skin. And if the ingredient list doesn’t have you excited—maybe Mrs. Potato Head will. She’s the brand’s first celebrity spokesperson and turns 70 this month. Her secret to youthful skin? Potato pulp.

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Danielle James

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Danielle James is the Digital Beauty Director of ELLE.com. Previously, she was the Fashion and Beauty Director of HelloBeautiful.com and MadameNoire.com. She’s bylined for The Cut, InStyle, Allure, Business of Fashion, Nylon, Essence, Good Housekeeping, The Grio, and Huffington Post. Danielle enjoys sailing, thrifting, Japanese whiskey, Naomi Campbell’s runway walk, and Rihanna in the comment section. 

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