Net-a-Porter's beauty section is to me what I imagine a candy store feels like to any toddler: colorful, exciting, and entirely gratifying to dig through. Of course, it houses all the usual brands and cult-favorite products—offerings like Dr. Barbara Sturm, Charlotte Tilbury, and Le Labo. But I dream of the other, lesser-known formulas included in its prestigious collection. There are all-natural formulas that rival (if not perform better than) the others: crystal eye treatments, ampoules of vitamin C, and essential oils to improve your mood and help you sleep.
There are makeup formulations I'd bet you haven't tried yet, with color payoff that's unprecedented. Below, find a list of my 15 favorites of the moment, each one more under-the-radar that the usual suspects but exciting nonetheless. And by the way, this is just to get you started. The site has thousands of indie elixirs, so you better hop to it.
Celebrity facialist Angela Caglia is all about crystal energy (trust, she also has a rose quartz eye mask that is to die for). When gently rolled around your eyes, this treatment set will help de-puff, boost circulation, and improve elasticity for brighter, tighter, and less puffy-looking skin. It's especially incredible if you stick it in the fridge first.
Coined "a shot of energy for your skin," Dr Sebagh's set includes five vials of a potent concentration of vitamin C to dramatically brighten your skin and protect it from sun and pollution. It's a powder-cream formula meant to be mixed with your favorite serum or moisturizer so as to make your entire routine more effective.
I am obsessed with muslin cloths. I notice a genuine, visible difference in my skin when I use them. Rather than cleansing with my hands, I sud up a muslin cloth (these are woven from bamboo, which has antibacterial properties) to lift away any dirt, oil, and makeup, as well as gently exfoliate and stimulate blood circulation. Using these cloths actually boosts your skin's natural renewal cycle, offering up fresher looking skin with each wash. They're 100% worth it in my book.
An all-natural, super-effective, all-in-one makeup remover, facial cleanser, and skin moisturizer, RMS's Coconut Cream checks every box. With every living enzyme and nutrient left untouched, this richly whipped conditioner emulsifies into a nourishing, lightweight oil for all your nourishing needs—and the smell is absolutely dreamy.
Perfect for stressed, tired complexions (hello, end-of-summer skin), Earth Tu Face's mask heals inflammation, tightens pores, and plumps your skin. It's like a miracle. It's made from antioxidant-rich raw honey and coconut oil, as well as lavender and rose petals (chic) harvested from the brand's gardens in North California (even chicer). It soothes irritation, diminishes redness, adds moisture, and feels truly amazing on your skin.
I'm already such a fan of Rahua's original shampoo, I couldn't wait to try its color-protecting variety. It's made with the same potent, plant-derived ingredients, only this one helps protect your hair color too. Rainforest-grown oils, gardenia, and lavender extracts make sure your hair stays soft, hydrated, and your color bright (and never brassy).
According to the brand, this is about to be your next hero product. See, it's a day and night formula, as well as a priming serum all in one. You can use it on the face, lips, neck, and arms for a dose of lightweight but deeply potent hydration.
De Mamiel's balm from the label's Sleep Series is everything you need to relax and sleep soundly through the night. It combines herbs, watermelon seed, passionflower oil, as well as magnesium, zinc, and vitamin B to ensure you rest easy and release tension. Apply it to your wrists, neck, and chest for best results.
We've gone on and on about Rituel de Fille's highlighters. But have you tried its concealer? It's creamy, blends flawlessly, and practically melts into your skin to yield a natural but entirely lit texture on your skin. It works on everything from breakouts to under-eye darkness (and I like to apply it with my fingers).
Though I haven't always been one for blush, this one managed to change my mind. It combines long-lasting and highly pigmented powder with the brand's Hydra Veil Primer, creating a gel formula hybrid that boosts moisture levels, blends easily, and doesn't budge.
Omorovicza's toner is inspired by one of the world's first documented perfumes, according to the brand. It's made to refresh and hydrate your skin with neroli and rose and purify your skin with each spritz. Plus, vitamin C is incorporated to help brighten, correct, and protect.
Designed to slow down signs of aging, this deeply nourishing mask is packed with vitamin E to replenish moisture, honey, and turmeric to promote healing and plump fine lines. FYI: It's ideal for those living in inner-city areas with higher air pollution.
By Terry's two-in-one stick is half foundation and half highlighter. Intrigued? I was too. Never have I found something so useful and, frankly, genius to throw in your bag and hit the road. It's infused with pixel-focus spherical powders to blur imperfections, and each side glides on smoothly, blends easily, and looks pretty flawless once you're done. I barely need a mirror.
With over 30 years of expertise (and a ton of A-list clients), celebrity beautician Mimi Luzon launched her own skincare line. This pot of goodness, a lightweight, fast-absorbing cream, is infused with hyaluronic acid to visibly hydrate, tighten, and plump your skin. It'll stay supple for hours on end.