Not to throw shade at new makeup launches—hello, we love a long-wear concealer—but few things are more exciting than the genius innovations and technology that crop up regularly in skin care. This month especially, a whole slew of glow-imparting, acne-fighting skin care products are landing on shelves. As we finally (hopefully) make our way into spring, we can swap our heavy creams for dewy lotions.

From the most Instagrammable vitamin C serum on the planet to mood-boosting eye patches, the latest and greatest formulas offer new options for every skin type and concern. Skin looking duller than an encyclopedia? Need a new moisturizer? Just curious? Whatever the reason, you’ll find everything you’re looking for—and maybe a few surprises—below. Scroll on for the best new skin care products dropping in April. We’ll be updating our list as our editors try more game changers throughout the month.

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Kopari Starry Eye Balm

I have trust issues when it comes to coconut oil (I don’t want to get into it), so I was a little hesitant to try this but was once again sucked in by the name. The first time I patted it on I actually gasped, I’m so obsessed. It’s a creamy coconut oil balm that hydrates my undereyes and gives the prettiest dewy glow but doesn’t break down my concealer; in fact, it helps it glide on. It has caffeine to depuff and pearl pigments to add brightness, so I look awake even before I put makeup on. —Bella Cacciatore, beauty assistant

$28 at Ulta

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Glow Recipe Pineapple-C Brightening Serum

This adorable vitamin C serum has successfully helped me maintain a brighter complexion, reduced hyperpigmentation, and made my pores appear smaller. I use it instead of doing a 15-minute peel a couple of times a week. It’s gentle enough that it hasn’t triggered my rosacea or caused any dry patches to crop up. Plus, the sunny golden hue and irresistible scent are half the reason I willingly get out of bed on weekdays. —Sarah Wu, beauty contributor

$49 at Sephora

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Drunk Elephant Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser

I looooove a balm cleanser, so I was really excited to give this one a go. I love everything about it, from the springy green packaging (and the included magnetic scoop—genius) to the fact that it’s fragrance free and therefore sensitive-skin friendly. It easily removed all my makeup and melted into a creamy oil that left my skin soft and happy but not a greaseball. The included Bamboo Booster, a gritty charcoal and bamboo powder exfoliant, is the perfect add-in when you need a little extra oomph. —B.C.

$34 at Sephora

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Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Hydra Burst Gel Lotion

As a very unproud member of Team Rosacea, I’m always looking for the next best moisturizer that won’t cause my skin to go haywire. That’s what I love about this gel lotion. It combines the hydrating power of a thick cream with the consistency of a lightweight gel to deliver instantly refreshed skin and a more soothed appearance. —Lindsay Schallon, senior beauty editor

$68 at Sephora

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Belei Oil-Free Micellar Facial Cleansing Wipes

Amazon has a new in-house skin care line, and it doesn’t disappoint. The rock star, though, is these micellar wipes. A few quick swipes dissolved a faceful of heavy foundation, Boy Brow, and triple-layered mascara. Some facial wipes have given my skin an unpleasant burning sensation or dryness afterward; I experienced neither with these. And I have to admit it: My hand twitched for my phone when I first saw Belei’s Instagrammable green packaging. —Halie LeSavage, fashion features associate

$855 at Amazon

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Patchology Moodpatch Eye Patches

It’s finally spring, which means the return of miniskirt weather, sunlight, and the joy that is allergy season. I have yet to see a plant in bloom, but somehow my eyes are already puffy, itchy, and watery. Enter these pretty patches from Patchology, which have real rose petals suspended in them, plus tea extract and hibiscus to soften and condition skin. They claim to be mood-boosting due to the rose oil. Although they smell very good, I didn’t notice a change in my mood. However, they definitely soothed and tightened my undereyes and left me feeling refreshed and ready for they day. —B.C.

$15 at Patchology

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Lano Face Base The Aussie Flyer Mask

I’m a longtime fan of Lano’s lip balms and body products, so I’m thrilled the brand is finally venturing into skin care. This mask was made to refresh skin after a long flight and has a combination of soothing and energizing ingredients. My face usually gets irritated when I leave brightening masks on too long, but the lanolin and shea butter base felt like a hug on my stressed skin. You can leave it on overnight, but I found 15 minutes was enough time to see the brightening effects from the mint and caffeine. I’m headed to Tokyo this month, and this mask will 100 percent be coming with me to get my skin in shape after a 14-hour flight. —B.C.

$24 at Ulta


Venus x Vera Bradley Extra Smooth Refillable Razor

When it comes to shaving, something that reminds you of being a tween isn’t generally a good thing. Luckily I’m not talking about nicked ankles or your mom only letting you shave below the knee (the shaving scene in Pen15 was so real), I’m talking about the cheery patterns on these Gillette Venus x Vera Bradley Razors. Something about the print reminds me of middle school and friendship bracelets, but unlike the razors of yore, this one gives me a perfect shave every time. —B.C.

$12.99 at Target

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Love Beauty and Planet Hand Cream

The only thing better than the heavenly scent of this all-natural shea butter and sandalwood lotion? The fact that every tube is made from 65 percent recycled materials—and is also fully recyclable. —L.S.

$4.99 at Target

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