After the dry air, grey skies, and dark colors of winter, spring can't get here fast enough. From bright eye-shadows to carry you through festival season to organic foundation and skin repair serums, check out our favorite products for this season.
1. Zuii Certified Organic Powder ($34) Made with vitamin C and rose petals, this organic powder foundation goes on smooth and light and is a perfect transition foundation for slightly dry winter skin, because it moisturizes as protects.
It's time to put the fated New Year's resolution to the test. While everybody makes them, it's hard to keep up sometimes so breaking them might occur at some point. Stick to something you can actually accomplish this year, like boosting your beauty regimen and giving yourself a fresh start. Commit to spending some time on yourself for just a couple of minutes a day and you will see vast improvements that all your friends will be jealous of.
Cleanlogic Bath and Body Care designs eco-friendly products that you can use in the shower to freshen up your skin. Not only does their Green Collection help you exfoliate and moisturize your skin for a perfect smooth glow, but all the products are completely recyclable and sustainable. Try out the Recyclable Mesh Bath Sponge ($2.99) to help you lather up and brush away dry skin. Look and feel well-rested with their Soft Bamboo Sleep Mask ($4.99), that ensures a healthy, revitalized you each morning. Not to mention, the company's products are practically a steal at these affordable prices.
The wintertime can be deadly to your skin, making it flaky and dry as a crocodile. Juara Skincare is the perfect solution to your dry skin needs. The line is inspired by beauty secrets all the way from Bali, combining rituals of ancient Indonesian royalty and modern science. Juara's Romancing the Candlenut Set is not only the perfect gift for others, but a great gift for yourself, as well. The set includes four of Juara's products in a convenient travel bag and the fragrant candlenut smells divine.
Harsh winter weather requires a step up from lightweight moisturizers and we've found the perfect product in Brilliance New York's Time Travel Day Cream. It's heavy-duty enough to keep your skin hydrated all day and throughout the night, without weighing down your face or clogging pores.
The natural formula releases vitamins A, C and E, along with antioxidants and amino acids that penetrate the epidermis and boost cells with oxygen. This helps improve skin texture and facial contours. An advanced peptide complex stimulates the production of collagen and elastin to invigorate skin's resilience and radiance.
The beauty market is saturated with an array of quick fixes, wrinkle busters, creams, and serums. All of which sometimes leave us with more questions about what will really work rather than solutions.
For those of you looking for more results than mere relaxation, look no farther! Advanced Skin Care Day Spa, located on 140 W. 57th St, has cutting edge treatments and owners with bonafide expertise. Although this small, chic spa only features three treatment rooms, it prides itself on the individual attention and expert care by its founders and owners, Anna Antal and Isabel Anton.
A wise woman (Heylia James, Weeds) once said “If it’s free, it's me. I don’t turn down anything but my collar baby." In this economy, who can afford not to live by that message? With that being said, everyone knows there is no such thing as a free lunch. Now, thanks to birchbox.com, there are free beauty and skin care samples. If given the option, it’s fair to say that free samples beat lunch. Not only will the samples help keep you looking great, they don’t come along with added calories. Time for a new cliche.
WWD reports that Tom Ford has partnered with Estee Lauder Cosmetics, Inc. to launch a 132-piece makeup and skincare collection! Our first thought was, "It's about time." Tom Ford is a man who epitomizes beauty, so (in our opinion) it's a natural progression. Frankly, we're surprised it didn't happen sooner! Ford dabbled in cosmetics previously with his 12-piece Private Blend Lip Color Collection and apparently wanted to do an entire line while at Gucci, but according to WWD, "they weren't convinced he had a voice in color until his lipsticks started selling out again and again." Really? Seems like a no-brainer to us. We love you, Gucci, but you were soo wrong on that one!
Voted one of InStyle's Best Beauty Buys of 2011, CE Ferulic is a skin care essential. The formula contains vitamin C, a natural anti-oxidant that helps the fight free radicals and harmful UVA/UVB rays that are so detrimental to our skin. The vitamin also helps to brighten the skin, creating a natural radiance. It is a perfect addition to any skincare regimen, but is particularly effective for those who have dull, dry or sun damaged skin.
Additionally, the potent treatment contains vitamin E, which acts as an incredible emollient that hydrates the skin cells. Ferulic acid, another main ingredient, acts as a barrier to ultraviolet light -which in turn helps reduce the amount of hyperpigmentation, or discoloration of the skin, we suffer when we're exposed to the sun.
Use CE Ferulic in the morning after cleansing by applying three to four drops all over your face and neck. Follow with moisturizer and sunscreen.
Protecting your face from harmful UV rays is just as important as picture perfect makeup. Your face often gets neglected when it comes to sunscreen application, but the intense rays of the Miami sun are not to be ignored! UV rays reach some of the highest rates in the nation in Miami, but you're in luck because we've got some products and tips that will give you the perfect look while protecting your skin from harmful sun exposure.
Often times, sunscreen products are oily, abrasive, odorous, greasy, caky, or thick. Reasons like this lead women to avoid the use of sunscreen products on their face. While no one wants to walk around looking like a frosted cup-cake or a glazed donut, there are ways to protect your skin without the mess.