Eight beauty buys to simplify your routine—and make it more sustainable.

By Heather Muir Maffei
Updated March 18, 2021
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R + Co Bleu

$52; saksfifthavenue.com

This new hair-care line has game-changing packaging, with recycled and recyclable material. It’s also smart (matte caps offer grip in the shower), sweet (each purchase supports reforestation efforts), and sexy (Capri-inspired scent). Plus, every product has the brand’s unique molecule complex to enhance shine and strengthen.

Jo Malone London Blossoms Cologne in Yellow Hibiscus and Red Hibiscus Intense
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Jo Malone London Blossoms Cologne in Yellow Hibiscus and Red Hibiscus Intense

$98; sephora.com

Maybe you can’t feel the sun yet, but these scents mimic its warmth for instant happiness. Yellow is fresh; red is rich. The bottles look like art and last forever.

Paula’s Choice Skincare Clinical Niacinamide 20% Treatment
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Paula’s Choice Skincare Clinical Niacinamide 20% Treatment

$48; dermstore.com

This potent vitamin B3 serum refines pores, brightens spots, and smooths fine lines—it’s a maskne miracle worker.

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Mary Kay Clinical Solutions Retinol 0.5 Set

$120; marykay.com

Mix these two for a youthful glow: You get all the anti-aging goodness of retinol without the potential irritation, thanks to the calming facial milk.

Maybelline New York Color Sensational Ultimatte Slim Lipstick
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Maybelline New York Color Sensational Ultimatte Slim Lipstick

$9; ulta.com

A matte lipstick (in 10 hues) that doesn’t feel like shrink-wrap on lips—yes, please! Bonus: The blurring pigments conceal flakes.

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T3 Fit

$150; sephora.com

At under a pound, it’s small but mighty. It cuts drying time and leaves strands oh-so shiny while not fatiguing your arm. But best of all, it’s extremely quiet (shh!).

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4C Only Too Easy Collection

$70; 4conly.com

This kit babies 4C coils—the tightest and most delicate—with a rich shampoo, two conditioners, and a styling cream.

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Benefit Cosmetics The Porefessional Super Setter

$32; ulta.com

Does your makeup fade or smudge? Lock it in place with this superfine water-based mist that imparts a soft-focus finish.