HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!
Summer is calling our names! Whether you’re vacationing on the beach, traveling back home or hanging out with your buddies, you want to look and feel your best during this unofficial kick off to summer. These beauty essentials make packing a breeze, keep hair and skin beautiful and more importantly protect your skin from the sun. We have tried them all and LOVE them! You can’t go wrong with any of them this summer:)
NEW La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin Dry Touch Sunscreen ($19.99/ Drugstores nationwide):Introducing Anthelios Clear Skin Dry Touch Sunscreen – advanced broad spectrum protection that is a 100% oil-free formula, offering a dry-touch texture that won’t cause breakouts. The innovatie formula contains the brand’s patented Cell-Ox Shield Technology, which is a synergistic combination of UVA/UVB filters for broad spectrum SPF 60 protection and a powerful antioxidant complex to protect against damaging free radicals that can accelerate skin aging. Additionally, it contains perlite (a naturally occurring volcanic glass that is able to absorb up to 2.5x its weight in water & oil) and silica (which has the ability to absorb significant amounts of oil) so skin is left soft, matte and protected for hours after use.
NEW La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Daily Tone Correcting Primer ($39.99/Drugstores nationwide): Developed with dermatologists to help prevent further UVA induced damage and visibly conceal existing skin tone discolorations that can also be attributed to sensitivity. The Anthelios 50 Mineral Daily Tone Correcting Primer is formulated with Cell-OX Shield™, which provides 100% mineral broad spectrum protection and creates a soft focus effect on skin. The breakthrough formula is tinted to help those with light to medium skin tones conceal uneven skin tone issues triggered by UV exposure including visible sun damage, redness, dark spots, acne marks, melasma. The innovative optical blurring technology produces a soft-focus effect to provide skin with an even canvas. Wear this primer alone or under any type of makeup or foundation to help build coverage.
Natural/vegan alternative! Nature’s Gate Aqua Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen ($11.50/Whole Foods) A trusted alternative for sun protection, Nature’s Gate Sun Care is safe and gentle for the entire family. Infused with natural botanicals, Nature’s Gate Sunscreens are formulated with responsible and effective ingredients that help protect skin against UV exposure while soothing and hydrating skin. Water resistant (80 minutes). Vegan, Fragrance Free, Paraben Free, Phthalate Free, Oxybenzone Free, Cruelty Free
Natural/vegan alternative! Nature’s Gate Face Broad Spectrum SPF 25 Sunscreen ($11.49, Whole Foods): It is essential to have a good SPF in your beauty regimen! Infused with natural botanicals, Nature’s Gate Sunscreens are formulated with responsible and effective ingredients that help protect skin against UV exposure while soothing and hydrating skin.
Natural/vegan alternative! Nature’s Gate SPORT Broad Spectrum SPF 50 ($11.50/Whole Foods) Vegan, Fragrance Free, Paraben Free, Phthalate Free, Oxybenzone Free, Cruelty Free. Active ingredients: Octinoxate 7.5%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 7%, Zinc oxide 6.9%
Bed Head Line Up™Electric Green Mini Ceramic Straightener ($19.99, Ulta):1/2″ Electric Green Mini Ceramic Straightener. Perfect for small touch-ups, including bangs, roots and ends.
Bed Head Attitude Overhaul Mini Straightener ($19.99, Ulta: 1″ Pinkaholic Mini Ceramic Straightener. Keep your attitude in check with seriously straight, extra shiny, frizz free hair
Ergonomic design makes it easy to pack! And, no need to pack multiple tools The Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Styler is a two-in-one powerhouse that reduces styling time and delivers smooth, frizz-free results in half the time. The lightweight, ergonomic design allows you to comfortably dry and style hair using just one hand to smooth out hard to reach areas, especially the back of the head where many people struggle to get smooth results. ($49.99/Target and Ulta)
Nature’s Gate Sunless Tanner ($10.29, WholeFoods): Get the look of a natural summer tan without exposure to the sun this winter! Nature’s Gates Sunless Tanner provides a natural looking tan while lightly hydrating and soothing skin, with a classic blend of Aloe and Olive oil.
DS Laboratories Spectral.LASH ($49.99, www.dslaboratories.com): Long, luxurious and full eyelashes proclaim youth and attractiveness for both women and men. DS Laboratories created Spectral.LASH, a cutting-edge treatment that helps lashes grow and feel fuller. It’s time to break up your long term relationship with your mascara and lash curler and open your eyes to Spectral.LASH!
DS Laboratories Keraméne ($98.99, www.dslaboratories.com): Depilation, whether it is shaving, waxing, threading or laser hair removal, is a one of the most dreaded beauty chores amongst women and men. Keraméne minimizes the frequency and severity of depilatory sessions and skin stays smoother and silkier with less hair for longer!
DS Laboratories Oligo.DX® ($38.99, www.dslaboratories.com): Physicians agree that cellulite cannot be treated by exercise and diet alone. Both do little or nothing to break up and drain the unsightly cellulite deposits trapped under the skin. DS Laboratories Oligo.DX® is a one-of-a-kind, high-tech breakthrough in skincare. With this unique gel, dimpled fat impervious to diet and exercise takes on a smoother and healthier appearance.
SENTÉ Daily Repair Complex SENTÉ Daily Repair Complex with SPF 30, engineered with patented HSA Technology, is the most complete age management day cream which hydrates your skin while providing UVA/UVB protection to help prevent sun damage.
Skin Health Benefits:
Smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Provide hydration for radiant, luminous skin
Decrease the appearance of aging skin
Provides UVA/UVB protection
Fast-absorbing, skin-tones, non-greasy formulation blends flawlessly into skin
Retail Price: $130.00, Available at select physician’s offices and online at www.Sentelabs.com
got2b POWDER’ful volumizing powder
Give limp hair a boost with the got2b POWDER’ful volumizing powder Formulated with virtually weightless micro-particles that help texturize the hair’s surface, you can achieve radical root lift on demand by shaking powder on dry strands. Results in 10 seconds flat! $5.99; mass retailers
Schwarzkopf essence ULTIME Omega Repair11-In-1 Leave-In This 11-in-1 Leave-In, specifically formulated for all hair types is enriched with lavishly rich omega oil which features multi-benefits: 1. Intensive Repair*, 2. Split End Control & Prevention, 3. Easier Combing, 4. Shine & Flexibility, 5. Bounce & Vitality, 6. Rebalance Hydration Levels, 7. Non-Burdening Formula, 8. Smoothening, 9. Softness, 10. Frizz Control, 11. Blow Dry Heat Protection. $6.97; mass retailers
CrazySmooth® Anti-Frizz Shampoo & Conditioner
Prepare yourself to be amazed. Breakthrough smoothing, de-frizzing technology, featuring a proprietary blend of exclusive oils including Camellia Oil from Japan and Abyssinian Oil from Africa, with seaweed and shea butter, instantly eliminates unruly frizz and infuses hair with extreme smoothness, shine and super healthy condition without weighing hair down. This 100% vegan formula gently cleanses, rinsing clean for long lasting, brilliant color without the use of harsh sulfates, salts or gluten.
$9.50; 2 oz sold exclusively in salons and spas nationwide
Australian Gold X-Treme Sport Spray Gel ($7.99; Mass drug stores and AustralianGold.com) Allows you to protect yourself while you stay active with Total Performance Formula. It’s self-adapting polymer technology helps boost SPF and improve water resistance while providing a low-shine finish on skin.
Macadamia Professional Endless Summer Sun Shield Dry Oil Veil ($20, MacadamiaHair.com) A pre-sun treatment spray that helps protect and shield hair from harmful rays. It hydrates, conditions hair cuticles, and helps minimize loss of color, dryness and damage. Hair is left looking shiny and smooth. Imparts shine and smooths down flyaways.
Macadamia Professional Travel Sized Style Extend Dry Shampoo ($10, Ulta.com) Extend the life of your hairstyle with a translucent dry shampoo designed to absorb oil and product build-up. Hair is left feeling clean, revived and full of body.
PCA SKIN Sheer Tint SPF 45 Water-Resistant ($49; PCASKIN.com)
This Skin Cancer Foundation recommended, luxurious formulation provides water-resistant, broad spectrum protection with a tinted finish.
Jurlique Sun Specialist SPF40 High Protection Cream PA+++ ($38 at Jurlique.com) This rich cream combines UVA and UVB sunscreen ingredient technology with new Superberry Complex, a fruit extract blend that delivers essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids to condition and protect the skin from the effects of environmental aggressors. Inca Inchi Oil is rich in essential fatty acids and a special blend of natural emollients and Shea Butter help to maintain optimum skin moisturization during sun exposure for skin that looks and feels protected, hydrated and smooth.
Jurlique Sun Specialist After Sun Replenishing Moisturising Lotion ($36 at Jurlique.com) A deeply nourishing, post-sun hydrating lotion for face and body designed to help restore moisture to the skin and maintain a lasting, even tan. This creamy formula is enriched with deeply hydrating natural butters to deliver the ultimate in moisturisation to protect and condition the skin from the effects of the drying effects of sun exposure.
Jurlique Sun Specialist Sunless Tanner ($36 at Jurlique.com) This lightweight, non-streaky formula is designed to provide multi-benefits of a natural, golden sunless tan, protection from environmental aggressors and intense hydration. Specially formulated with Sweet Orange fruit extract to help gently produce a natural, bronzed glow, and new Superberry Complex, a fruit extract blend that delivers essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids to protect and condition the skin from the effects of environmental aggressors. With a hint of color for an instant glow and Safflower Seed Oil to deeply hydrate, skin feels smooth, soft with healthy-looking color and luminosity.
Dial Silk & Magnolia Body Wash ($4.97; Available atgrocery drug and mass retailers nationwide) NEW Dial® Silk & Magnolia Body Wash helps restore your skin. Enriched with silk protein, this clean-rinsing formula provides a luxurious lather for healthy skin that feels touchably silky soft. Enriched with Silk Protein and Magnolia Blossom, Advanced moisture-attracting formula for lasting, lightweight hydration, Clean-rinsing formula provides a luxurious lather for healthier looking skin that feels touchably silky soft
The NEW Hot Tools® Turbo IONIC® Dryer is the perfect combination of quality and design. The modern dryer with a narrow, European nozzle packs an impressive airflow with quiet operation. Its PRO-MOISTURE SYSTEM™ with ION TECHNOLOGY® is supplemented with Tourmaline to deliver a hydrating “spa treatment” for your hair — while fighting frizz and locking in moisture for supremely soft, manageable hair. The contemporary dryer also includes a concentrator with a narrow opening for precise drying. The lightweight dryer is available in classic black or bright neon orange for those who crave a little color in their life. ($70.00; Ulta/Ulta.com)
Dr. Teal’s Bath & Body Oils ($6.99, Walmart)
Formulated with super-emollient ingredients, this luxurious treatment gives instant hydration and pampers dry skin.
The lightweight, nourishing oil goes on sheer and vanishes into skin, leaving a silky, radiant finish with the delicate fragrance. The formula also works wonders in a warm tub.
Infusium 23 Repair + Renew Heat Tamer
(8oz / $5.99-$7.99; Walmart/Walgreens)
The Repair & Renew Heat Tamer includes protein-rich Keratin to fortify hair and Argan oil to prevent future damage. This formula protects your hair from superior heat and maximum breakage from temperatures of up to 450 degrees! Fortified with advanced provitamins and amino acids to guard against styling and finishing damages.