Beauty Bliss

Treat yourself—and your skin—with these hot new beauty products.

By { Misty Milioto

Celebrity hairstylist Kelly Cardenas has developed a silky new hair product, dubbed Bling ($25), that uses argan oil to add weightless moisture and shine to hair, skin and nails. Cardenas has been a national educator for John Paul Mitchell Systems for more than 26 years, and he spent 10 years working alongside, opening and directing salons for the Global Artistic Director of Paul Mitchell. Available at

Based in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Dionis is a beauty company that provides handmade natural goat milk skincare products that nourish, condition and revitalize skin. Why goat milk? It’s naturally enriched with high amounts of protein, iron, lipids, lactic acid, and vitamins A, D and E. All of the products are free of cruelty, parabens, gluten and sulfates. The Hand Cream & Body Cream ($9) is a non-greasy, moisturizing formula with B complexes, lipids and triglycerides. Meanwhile, the Bath & Shower Crème ($12) does double duty as a cleanser and moisturizer. The Whipped Sugar Scrub ($15)—made only with pure sugar and goat milk—exfoliates while brightening skin. The Pure Goat Milk Bath Bomb ($10) features goat milk blended with plant-derived ingredients, organic sunflower oil and essential oils for a deep-moisturizing bath experience. The Dionis line also includes hand soap, lip balms and foot-care products. Available at Amazon, Ulta Beauty, Macy’s and

Kelli Klus, founder of Swell Skin, won Project Runway: Fashion Startup in 2016 for her beauty products, all featuring sea buckthorn berry for its powerful antioxidants and more than 100 bioactive ingredients. The oil derived from the berry moisturizes with nutrients that leaves skin vibrant, fortified and smooth to achieve the look of renewed, youthful skin. The line includes the Bare Face bar ($16) to cleanse, restore, moisturize and prevent future skin problems; the Tight & Toned pore exfoliating toner ($17) with witch hazel and olive leaf to reduce the appearance of pores and reveal brighter skin; the Hydrate & Radiate moisture retention serum ($25) with hyaluronic acid, green tea and shea butter to reveal plump and dewey skin; the Everything all-boosting serum ($25) with vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and tri-peptides for potent protection against environmental damage; and the One & Done Sea Buckthorn Oil Moisturizer ($17) for immediate hydration. A new body line includes The Good Body Hydrating Body Wash ($11) with citrus scent that cleanses, moisturizes and brightens skin from head-to-toe; and The Good Body Dry Body Oil ($22), a dry, light oil that locks in moisture for all-day soft, glowing skin. Available at Whole Foods Market and

UltraViolet Advanced Skincare and Repair, founded by San Diego-based NCEA certified Master Esthetician Marci Malbrough, is a line of custom-designed treatments focused on clinical results. The cleansing line includes the Pure Omega One Step Cleansing Oil ($48) that melts away eye and face makeup, and leaves the skin soft and supple; the Renewing Antioxidant Cleansing Mousse ($35) with omega-rich antioxidants that cleanses, tones and removes makeup in one step; and the AHA BHA Clarifying Cleansing Mousse ($40) that penetrates below debris-blocking pores to fight imperfections where they start. The line also includes concentrated accelerator serums ($58-$115) that provide everything from hydration to firming. The treatment line includes a bevy of products, including the Age Reform gentle resurfacing cream ($99), the Revital illuminating eye cream ($99) and the Reparative Reserve night concentrate ($71). There’s also a hydrate line that includes the Lipid Drench luxury facial oil accelerator (58), the Biolipid Restoring Emulsion ($69) and the Indensity volume recovery cream ($132). Available at

Developed by Stephanie Miklosvary, Lucky Chick first started out as a luxury bath and body line and has now expanded into makeup. The line includes jewel-tone lip lacquers ($20) and lipsticks ($25), and gel-based liquid eyeshadow ($22) that provides a perfect pop of color and shimmer. Miklosvary’s mom was given an assignment to create a painting every day as a meditation while she was going through breast cancer treatment. Each color in the makeup line—from deep reds and oranges, pinks and calming nudes—has been precisely duplicated from her mom’s painting of the poppy flower. Hydrating active ingredients include coffee oil, rose hip seed oil and Jojoba oil. All of Lucky Chick’s products are vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free and gluten-free. Available at