One word that could summarise the month of May is “hot.” While it may seem obvious (read: the scorching hot weather), this month has witnessed a plethora of surreal beauty launches. These products not only inject excitement into your beauty routine but also play a vital role in preparing for the months ahead. From the latest releases by cult-favourite brands to newly reformulated products, let’s explore the best beauty launches of May below.

The Best May Beauty Launches 2023

1. OLEHENRIKSEN Banana Bright Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

Topping our list of the best May beauty launches is the Banana Bright Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 by OLEHENRIKSEN. Its formulation works beyond shielding the skin from harmful UV rays, as it corrects and prevents visible signs of damage. This multitasking product harnesses the power of zinc oxide, enhanced Vitamin C, and light-reflecting pigments to radiate the skin from within. 

Why we love it:

  • Brightens dull complexion
  • Waterproof
  • Prevents visible signs of skin damage

Price: RM180.00

Where to buy: Sephora

2. La Prairie White Caviar Pearl Infusion

The newly reformulated La Prairie White Caviar Pearl Infusion boasts Lumidosem, a proprietary elixir that is augmented with Swiss Golden Caviar ingredients. Its high-performance formulation is designed to minimise discolouration and enhance the skin’s reflecting features through its three-pronged approach. Aside from addressing the four facets of pigmentation, this potent serum also boosts the density of collagen fibres. 

Why we love it:

  • Contains Lumidose, a proprietary illuminating ingredient
  • Radiates the skin from within
  • Minimises the appearance of pigmentation

Price: RM4,100

Where to buy: Available at Isetan The Gardens Mall, Isetan KLCC, and Parkson Pavilion

3. Dr Sys Reset Hair Care Range

Dr Sys Reset Hair Care Range utilises a revolutionary patented plant stem cell technology to target the underlying hair issues. The hair care line comprises three products: of Dr Sys Reset Cream Shampoo, Dr Sys Reset Hair Treatment, and Dr Sys Reset Hair Serum. It employs four innovative core technologies: plant stem cell extracts, lactobacillus exosomes, osmocell, and peptides to deeply revitalise the hair.

Why we love it:

  • Formulated with patented plant stem cell technology
  • Adds volume to hair
  • Delivers deep nourishment 

Price: starts at RM260

Where to buy: STEMEY’s official website 

4. Dyson Airstrait Straightener

Are you looking for the best beauty launches in May to level up your game? Dyson Airstrait Straightener is a revolutionary styling tool that imparts a focused airflow to stretch and straighten hair simultaneously when wet. It is innovatively engineered to deliver straight hair with a shiny finish instantly. Leveraging its airflow technology, this must-have item features no plates or heat damage. 

Why we love it:

  • Ideal for all hair types
  • Saves time
  • No heat damage

Price: TBC

Where to buy: Dyson’s official website 

5. Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear

Lancôme has unveiled a newly improved formula of Teint Idole Ultra Wear, which defies expectations with its longwearing and impeccable finish. Crafted with advanced Airwear Technology™, its breathable and lightweight formula provides 24-hour undetectable coverage. It is jam-packed with skin-loving ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, moringa, vitamin E and probiotics. These ingredients work collectively to intensely hydrate the skin, shield it from environmental aggressors, and fortify the skin barrier. 

Why we love it:

  • Ideal for all skin types
  • Perfect shade match
  • 24-hour longwearing

Price: RM215.00

Where to buy: Lancôme’s official website 

6. Huda Beauty Nude Obsession Palettes

Our personal pick of the best May beauty launches is the Huda Beauty Nude Obsession Palettes. These universal mini eyeshadow palettes feature nine gorgeous shades of buttery mattes, super-shimmery shadows, and complementary metallic shades. It is available in three variations, Nude Light, Nude Medium & Nude Rich Obsessions.

Why we love it:

  • Suits every skin tone and eye colour
  • Various shades range 
  • Long wearing

Price: RM149.00

Where to buy: Sephora

7. Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor Mineral Spf 15 Hand Cream

Meet your newest beauty BFF, Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor Mineral SPF 15 Hand Cream. This product contains a concoction of zinc oxide, vitamin E, Barbados cherry, mangosteen extracts, murumuru, mango butters, sorrel, kalahari melon, cranberry, and moringa oils. It delivers on all its promises, from keeping your skin hydrated and smooth to making it softer while protecting it against the sun’s rays. 

Why we love it:

  • Contains sun protection benefits
  • Non-greasy
  • Keeps skin hydrated

Price: RM105.00

Where to buy: Sephora

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