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The Beauty Edit

CF Beauty Editor's Favourite New Beauty Products This April

Want to supercharge your beauty routine as part of your spring clean? Citizen Femme’s beauty editor, Becki Murray, rounds up the best April beauty launches that have caught her attention across makeup, skincare and fragrance.

Even if April showers come our way, there’s a new array of beauty products promising to brighten your skin and your makeup bag this month. From one of the CF team’s favourite spring fragrances to the under-eye patches you need as a frequent traveller, these are the best April beauty launches that are actually worth adding to your beauty routine.


Whatever the weather decides to do this April, Dior's new glow-boosting tint has us covered. Available in 10 shades, the highlighting and bronzing fluids (which can be worn alone or over foundation) instantly give your skin a glossy sun-kissed radiance that means you can fake your way to your next holiday.



The CF team has been busy seeking out the very best spring fragrances for this year, and this might just be our favourite new addition. From a perfume house known for its understated elegance, this sunny, sparkly perfume featuring pink grapefruit and vetiver is instantly joy-inspiring.


April is Rosacea Awareness Month so there's a host of redness-reducing solutions hitting the market. Sensitive skin-safe brand, It Cosmetics' new serum is one of the best. The rich formula deeply hydrates the skin and restores the strength of its barrier using colloidal oatmeal and centella – meaning it's brilliant for calming sensitivities.


The uber-hydrating and TikTok-famous, honey-infused lip oil from Gisou is now available in three tinted shades, perfect for the summertime. The fruity pops of colour also have added jojoba oil to make their glossy finish even more long-lasting.



Whether you are struggling with a lack of sleep, jet lag or genetically dark circles, Dr Barbara Sturm's patches are a quick and refreshing solution. Easy-to-apply and super hydrating, the hydrogels instantly moisturise your under eye area using hyaluronic acid, ceramadies and vegan collagen. Our suggestion: don't travel without them.


Lancaster is a sunscreen brand you can trust to protect your whole family on your next trip away, and now, in association with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the iconic SPF is also more environmentally friendly. The reduced sleeve and cap design uses over 50 per cent less packaging. Plus, it's now lighter in your luggage too.



Dry, dull winter skin – be gone in a flash. These clever little pads utilise four different exfoliating acids to boost glow (with glycolic acid); remove rough patches (with PHAs); declog pores (with willow bark extract); and even your skin tone (with tranexamic acid). All while being specifically designed not to leave your skin feeling tight or sore.


As lighter days arrive, the temptation to give your limbs a little lift with fake tan increases, but avoiding streaks and an orangey finish is paramount. With Skinny Tan's latest formula that's a little easier, with its best-selling body glow lotion now available in a subtle peachy finish that's incredibly natural-looking, 


As you've probably noticed, April is a popular time for skin reviving products and this 'facial in a jar' ticks all those boxes and more. With a gentle blend of PHAs, plus marshmallow root extract and panthenol for moisturisation, it gives sleepy skin a little wake-up call – perfect before your next big event.


If dark spots and hyperpigmentation are your main concern right now pre-summer, this lightweight brightening cream can help, all without leaving your skin more sensitive to the sun. It tackles existing hyperpigmentation with tranexamic acid and brightening peptides, and then also protects uneven pigmentation happening in the first place with its antioxidant and probiotic-rich formula.


This deeply hydrating balm-to-cream makes light work of redness and flakiness (aka post-winter skin) and it's all due to the latest version of hyaluronic acid. Called Blue Hyaluronic Acid, it's 2000 times smaller than traditional HA, which gives it longer-lasting benefits.


The brand behind our beauty editor's favourite redness-reducing tint has just released an oh-so gentle cleanser that's perfect for sensitised, red skin. The balm-to-oil formula easily melts away makeup without the need to scrub and it can also be used as a soothing ten-minute mask to rehydrate a tired, tight-feeling complexion. 


Aurelia London's nourishing and sensitivity-safe SPF is a first for the probiotic skincare company, and we are suitably impressed. It not only aims to protect you from the sun's emerging springtime and summertime rays, but also contains niacinamide, peptides and probiotics to keep your skin smooth, evenly toned and hydrated.


The transition from winter to spring brings a renewed focus to our bodycare routine and if locking moisture into dry skin is your aim – Sanctuary Spa's indulgent body wash is the skincare treat you need. The oil-to-foam texture provides a nourishing clean and the floral scent is the uplift you need for lighter mornings.

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Lead photo credit: Aurelia London

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