Health & Beauty

Vicki’s May Beauty Faves

June 10, 2024

As the warmth of May embraces us and the vibrant hues of blooming flowers fill the air (get your allergy meds ready), I’m thrilled to share the beauty products that have brightened my routine this month. From revitalizing skincare to must-have makeup essentials, May has gifted me with a range of products I’m sure to adore for seasons to come. Here are a few of my top picks from this month. —Vicki Duong

kerasilk activating scalp foundation. This innovative treatment ($48) has transformed my scalp care routine, ensuring a healthy environment for hair growth. This scalp foundation targets the root (pun intended) cause of common scalp issues and is designed to balance the scalp’s moisture levels, soothe irritation, and reduce excess oil. 

skinbetter alpharet clearing serum. For achieving clear, radiant skin. It targets blemishes, fine lines, and uneven texture look no further than the AlphaRet serum ($190) from skinbetter Its unique blend of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and retinoids exfoliates and rejuvenates the skin, promoting a smoother and more youthful complexion. 

milk makeup pore eclipse primer stick. The newest innovation from Milk Makeup is this game-changing primer stick ($49) has become my secret weapon for achieving a flawless complexion as of late. This stick instantly blurs pores and mattifies the skin and is infused with nourishing ingredients, minimizes shine and controls oil throughout the day. 

skinceuticals gentle cleanser cream. This luxurious SkinCeuticals cleanser ($56) has become an indispensable part of my skincare routine. Expertly formulated with advanced technology, this cream gently removes impurities without stripping the skin of its natural moisture. Enriched with a blend of soothing orange oil, skin-conditioning emollients, and nourishing allantoin, it calms and replenishes the skin, making it perfect for daily use—even on sensitive skin. 

epic blend coffee scrub. Meticulously crafted with high-quality ingredients, the Epic Blend Coffee Scrub ($24) combines the exfoliating power of coffee grounds with the nourishing properties of coconut oil and green tea extract. The blend effectively buffs away dead skin cells, revealing a radiant and polished complexion, making it ideal for pre-tanning or shaving.

olaplex no. 4c bond maintenance shampoo. In preparation for spending our days at the pool and out in the sun, the Olaplex Bond Maintenance Clarifying Shampoo ($41) is a healthy hair dream come true. It removes impurities, excess oil and hair products to leave your hair healthy and shiny.

charlotte tilbury more sex eau de parfum. Her first forte into fragrance, Charlotte Tilbury’s More Sex ($210) has become my signature scent. What makes this certified clean at Sephora scent special is that it’s warm and spicy, it long lasting without being too overpowering and it’s the kind of scent that has everyone asking “what are you wearing?” 

skin frequency equilibrium. The Skin Frequency spray Equilibrium ($50) has quickly become a cornerstone of my skincare routine, offering balance and radiance to even my stressed-out skin. Plus the addition of rose hydrosol reduces redness and inflammation, making it a go-to for my skin post-workout.

goldie lux 24K gold face cream. Add a touch of luxe to your skincare with this real gold-infused face cream ($239). It provides a radiant, youthful finish that can be worn on its own or as a primer for a lit-from-within glow. The gold particles not only lend a luminous finish but also enhance the lotion’s anti-aging properties, promoting collagen production and improving skin elasticity. 

fenty beauty demi-glow highlighter. When it comes to impactful glow, Rihanna knows a thing or two. Her newest highlighter, Demi-Glow ($54) is a must-have for anyone craving a radiant natural glow. Formulated with finely milled pearls, it delivers a stunning, natural-looking luminosity to the skin. The buildable formula allows you to customize your glow—from a subtle sheen to a more intense shimmer—making it versatile for any occasion. 


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