With just a few more weeks of summer left, and Labor Day coming up, many people are still traveling and planning family vacations before school starts. Whether you’re looking for a flawless makeup look, or something to pamper your skin and hair, below are some top favorites to help beautify yourselves all the way through fall.
Artis offers beautiful, natural and ergonomic makeup brushes that are uniquely shaped. These luxurious top of the line makeup brushes are animal-free, in which no animal hairs or by-products are ever used in its makeup brushes. Below are some Artis brushes that are perfect for summer and Labor Day travels.
- Artis Palm Brush has many application uses, such as: foundation, concealer, setting powder, blush, self-tanner, moisturizer, and sunscreen and sunblock. This ultra minimalist brush is designed to fit comfortably in your hand, providing unique application control. This is perfect for travels, because it shortens the application time by applying and blending makeup and cosmetic formulas over the face and body with a few gentle gliding or circular movements. The Palm Brush can also be used to apply skincare formulas, like moisturizer and sunscreen to your face and body, or to extend your summer glow with your favorite sunless tanner or bronzing product.
- Artis Precise Lines Elite Mirror Linear 1 and 3 Demi Brushes are ideal for creating a curved wing liner effect, thanks to its slight tilt of the handle. The Demi versions have fibre bundles that are half the length of the standard size, but the same width. This reduction in length gives the User increased maneuverability so that the brush can be moved in curving angles. This creates a thin line that can bend and curve as the brush handle is angled during application. It’s ultra-precise, so you can place powders and gels within the brow area replicating the look of brow hairs, and can be used along the perimeter or end point of the brow shape. The precision fibre bundle can also use powder, creme or gel to create a remarkably thin line at the base of the lashes, making a shadow/contrast look more realistic.
Chaleur Beauty self heating technology offers users a luxurious and relaxing spa experience at home or during travels. Its Self Heating Facial Treatment Mask is very unique and in high demand at many spa destinations, and was recently seen at iSPA and Cosmoprof North America. Chaleur is the only skincare line that pairs with a self heating facial treatment mask. By applying heat to your anti-aging routine, important skincare ingredients can be delivered deep into the skin to improve tone, texture and luminosity. Chaleur’s skincare boasts of some of the finest ingredients available today, that promotes skin resilience, skin longevity, radiance, firming and wrinkle reduction. Give it a try, and you will instantly feel relaxed and pampered, as the heat increases circulation.
Dolce&Gabbana Beauty offers luxurious and sophisticated skincare to achieve the most beautiful skin. For those who want nothing but the best of the best of what Dolce&Gabbana has to offer, then this prestige line of skincare that brings out the pure beauty is a must-try. Below are three special skincare products from Dolce&Gabbana Beauty that are infused with the exclusive Gold Flavo-silk Tricomplex™with gold silk sericin, olive oil extract and Vitamin B3 to help give skin a gorgeous complexion, more moisture and elasticity.
- Essential Cleansing Milk is a very gentle, lightweight and velvety cream that helps remove impurities, stubborn make up and even waterproof mascara.
- Essential Cleansing Oil is great for all skin types, in addition to those with acne prone and very dry, sensitive skin. This cleansing oil is rich and turns into a milky emulsion when mixed with water. This moisturizing cleansing can be used daily, because does not strip the skin of its natural oils.
- Essential Exfoliator removes excess oils and dull skin, making skin brighter and more radiant. Don’t be afraid to exfoliate your skin daily with this wonderful foaming cleanser with exfoliating micro beads. It’s very mild and not harsh on skin like many other exfoliators that can lead to excessive dryness, irritation and redness.
Gold ‘N Hot Professional 1875 Watt Ionic Ultra-Lightweight Dryer dries hair faster without damaging it. This hair dryer with Tourmaline is great for those who are busy with work, school and are always operating in time constraints. It’s more than just a standard dryer, thanks to its two speeds and six heat settings to make it perfectly customizable for styling different hair textures from naturally curly to relaxed. This ionic dryer puts out tens of thousands of negative ions to dry hair faster while causing less damage so you can get dryer hair quicker, without sacrificing healthy hair. Gold ‘N Hot Professional 1875 Watt Ionic Ultra-Lightweight Dryer (available at SallyBeauty.com) with Tourmaline conditioning emits negative ions heat to reduce static, frizz and seal in moisture for a healthy look. It comes with a pik attachment that lifts, shapes and smooths as you dry your hair and a cool shot button helps set your style with ease.
L’Occitane has something that everyone should have for heading out of town, going to picnics and pool parties, or simply pampering yourself with a much needed “staycation.” Here are a couple of must-haves from L’Occitane.
- Certified Organic Pure Shea Butter is 100% certified organic pure shea butter. It can be used as a lip balm, to soothe razor burn, prevent and treat painful blisters, tame fly-aways and groom brows, protect scars from the sun, heal sunburn and more. It is also available in a travel friendly 10ml tin ($12), perfect for on the go.
- Verbena Refreshing Towelettes ($12) is great for every purse, gym bag, travel bag and school bag! These 100% biodegradable towelettes smells light and fresh, and gentle on skin. They are a must to use for children’s greasy hands after a meal, slimy sunscreen hands or your face when ever you want to feel clean and refreshed. These delicate. citrusy Verbena scented towelettes come in a resealable packet, so they’re great for everyone’s travels needs.
NuSonic Face & Body Cleansing Tool by Skinn Cosmetics helps achieve clean, glowing and beautiful skin. This a spa-like beauty treatment for all skin types is very easy to use, so it’s perfect for travels or use in the comfort of your own home. There’s no need to spend hundreds of dollars on facials, when you can deep clean your pores and polish your skin with with this innovative cleansing tool. Designed for even the most sensitive skin, this everyday tool allows for 400 movements per second, utilizing sonic vibrations to loosen and dislodge any clogged pores and impurities from the skin. Your skin will be deep cleaned like never before, as the NuSonic gently exfoliates to remove dead skin cells, greatly enhancing skin’s ability to absorb beauty treatments. Not only will your skin be getting the most effective clean, but will also appear less lined and wrinkled, allowing for better skin tone and texture. The NuSonic comes complete with three additional cleansing heads to meet everyone’s skincare needs from a soft, gentle cleanse to a deeper clean.
- Skinn Makeup is designed with three things in mind: texture, ingredients and staying power. This is wonderful for achieving the “No-Makeup” look, naturally and flawlessly. Whether you’re a busy mom, or you just want the toned down, natural drama-free look, Skinn Makeup is a must try! For example, Skinn’s CC cream is a lightweight foundation that automatically adjusts to your skin tone. It makes your skin look even and feel smooth, even in hot summer weather. High Definition Cotton & Mineral Foundation with SPF is wonderful for those who want extra sun projection. This talc free powder does not clog pores, is very smooth and soft, and gives your makeup a very even and natural finish.
Pro Beauty Tools help you to to style your hair professionally in minutes! Its celebrity stylist, Johnny Lavory offers Protips on how to achieve bouncy curls, shiny and smooth styles here. So that you can curl, flip, straighten and smooth out hair in minutes, check out Johnny in action creating salon looks with Pro Beauty Tools in his videos here. Long luxurious soft curls are hot now, and it can easily be achieved with Pro Beauty Tools X-Long Curling Wand.
- Another must-try is PRO Beauty Tools XL Ionic Ceramic Thermal Brushes (available in 1 ¾” and 2 ¼”), thanks to its 25% longer barrel that helps dry larger sections of hair faster. Ionic Ceramic Technology evens heat distribution, eliminates frizz and adds shine. It has a rubberized Anti-Snag Handle Comfortable grip, and maximum control and a professional Seamless Barrel Design for a smoother finish.
Regenica skin care by Suneva Medical, renowned for its anti-aging products that help deliver a youthful and radiant complexion, has a very effective and gentle anti-aging eye cream. The Regenica Revitalizing Eye Creme is specifically formulated for delicate skin around the eye area. It works to decrease fine lines and wrinkles in the outer corner of and under the eyes areas. This anti-aging product is developed with the combination of MRCx™ next generation growth factor technology, advanced peptides, powerful antioxidants and moisturizing agents. It’s very light and absorbs quickly into the skin. You can feel and see the difference after the first use. After about four weeks of use, you’ll be very pleasantly surprised at how clear and smooth your skin around the eyes! Check out these before and after photos below.
Trilipiderm All Body Moisture Retention Creme with Vitamin D with SPF 30 is ideal for those who lack Vitamin D, which is sometimes referred to as the “sunshine vitamin” because it’s produced in response to sunlight. If our bodies don’t get enough vitamin D, then there is a risk of developing soft bones (osteomalacia) or fragile bones (osteoporosis). Today we use sunscreen to block out UVB light, but it also lowers vitamin D levels. Thanks to Trilipiderm All Body Moisture Retention Creme with Vitamin D with SPF 30, users can receive one of the best dry skin protection all year long. This SPF 30 cream contains Vitamin D, is not greasy at all and absorbs right into the skin.
Ultra-Potency Vitamin C+ Antioxidant Serum by Reviva Labs is an all natural anti-aging serum that is a must try for those who want an all natural anti-aging skincare product. It backs up its claims with real science. The research shows that Emblica antioxidant fights both oxygen-free radicals and nitrogen-free ones, which slows the skin aging process. Emblica promotes collagen, reduces age spots, pigmentation and wrinkles. It helps retain natural moisture and prevents sun damage. There’s so much pollution in the air, especially in big cities, so it’s important to also neutralize the nitrogen-free radicals emitted by auto exhausts, soot and polluted air. Reviva Labs’ Ultra-Potency Vitamin C+ Antioxidant Serum delivers all these benefits naturally ― thanks to the incorporation of Emblica. The serum can be used alone, under sunscreen or makeup. Ultra-Potency Vitamin C+ Antioxidant Serum by Reviva Labs will soon be available for purchase in health food stores throughout the USA, and is available now online at RevivaLabs.com and at Ulta stores nationwide.
ZO Skin Health is ideal for sun worshipers with damaged, dry, discolored skin that is layered with dead skin cells and sunscreen buildup. This highly effective, skincare line by world-renowned dermatologist and skincare expert Dr. Zein Obagi, helps to revitalize and rejuvenate your parched, summer-exposed skin. Below are three ZO Skin Health products radiant, healthy, glowing and younger looking skin.
- Offects Exfoliating Cleanser is formulated with exfoliating micro-beads and the free-radical-fighting antioxidant vitamin E, this skin-smoothing cleanser not only removes dead skin cells and washes away surface oils and impurities, but it also stimulates the production of collagen, which is key after months of collagen-destroying sun exposure.
- Offects Exfoliating Polish is packed with the antioxidant protection of vitamins A, C, and E, as well as ultra-fine magnesium crystals to promote healthy circulation and increase epidermal turnover, this exfoliating scrub instantly polishes your complexion, restores its healthy glow, and leaves you with smoother, softer, more even-toned skin.
- Oraser Correcting Hand and Body Scrub is a dual-action scrub that utilizes both chemical and manual exfoliators to reveal your most radiant, renewed skin along with powerful sugar crystal which physically remove dead skin cells. The scrub is also infused with mega-moisturizing ingredients like shea butter, mango seed oil, and rosemary leaf extract, as well as cetyl dimethicone, a silicone that helps enhance the skin’s moisture barrier and lock in long-term hydration. It’s just what your hands and body need after a summer of fun in the sun.
Veridatta is an organic skincare line that just introduced a sunscreen that’s gentle enough for baby’s skin, fragrance free, non-comedogenic, never tested on animals and dermatologist recommended.
- Vital Sun True Glow is an anti-aging sunscreen with SPF 30 that is safe enough for babie’s delicate skin and ideal for all skin types. This tinted sunscreen enables users to pick a shade that blends in with their own skin tone (choose from blanco, oliva, crema, caffe). It’s very lightweight and goes on skin evenly and smoothly. This works like a bb cream (helps cover up redness, blackheads, pores), as it enables skin to glow and radiate. It is wonderful for those who want the natural look, need coverage, but don’t to wear too much makeup.
- Sea Foam Cleanser is an anti-aging cleanser that’s ideal for those who have acne or blackheads. It’s very gentle so you can use it daily to clean out the dead layers of skin. After a week of use, skin will look clearer and pores will be minimized.
* Bevs Lim also writes for Lifestyle411.