Don’t overlook a good facial mist when packing your travel (or pool!) bag this summer. Calm irritated skin, set (or reset) makeup, brighten a dull complexion, balance pH—it’s a simple product but one you need to make a habit of throwing in your bag. We’ve found 4 products perfect for balancing, hydrating and reviving your summer skin for an instant pick-me-up!
Farmaesthetics Cool Aloe Mist This simple aloe preparation is a multi-purpose product to restore and protect the skin. The herbal combination wards off travel related flu, colds, sinus infections and coughs. Aloe vera and lavender together provide moisturizing, anti-bacterial action for the skin and nasal passages, which is important in stale, re-circulated air. Use the Cool Aloe Mist to tone and refresh, set makeup, condition the skin or as a sunburn remedy. www.farmaesthetics.com
Little Seed Farm Balance + Tone Facial Mist Tone and refresh with this daily pH balancing and pore refining facial mist for all skin types (especially sensitive!). Organic aloe and blue German chamomile soothe and calm skin while reducing redness. Marshmallow root extract plumps skin with naturally present hyaluronic acid. www.littleseedfarm.com
Mad Hippie Hydrating Nutrient Mist The Hydrating Nutrient Mist offers a harmoniously hydrating blend to minimize the appearance of photodamage—perfect for face, arms and chest. You can find Mad Hippie products at EarthFare or online at www.madhippie.com.
Lotion Yon-Ka This versatile healing water drenches your skin with the solar charged energy of five essential oils for purifying, toning and invigorating effects. More than just a toner, this alcohol and paraben free treatment will soothe and tone the complexion. With a gentle aroma, its energizing effects can be felt throughout the whole body. www.shop.yonkausa.com
Ladies, if you’re looking for a new skin care regimen, then get your glow on with new Glow Recipe skincare! The products that Glow Recipe creates are centered on harsh-free ingredients. They avoid parabens, BPAs, tar, talc, or sodium lauryl that could harm your skin.
Glow Recipe’s goal was to create a collection of beauty forward Korean products that would make the latest skincare trends more accessible. All of their products have undergone rigorous testing and reviews to ensure that they are perfect for all skin types and ethnicities!
A good place to start is their Energy Boosting Toner–created to reach the deepest layers of your skin, it makes it look brighter and more nourished. It is a favorite of many Korean celebrities because of its incredible results! Another favorite is the Modeling Rubber Mask Set, which is designed to lock in moisture, detoxify skin, and remove impurities and dead skin cells gently. If your old beauty regimen isn’t working anymore and you are looking for something new and innovative head on over to www.glowrecipe.com to find something that works for you!
Written by Kathleen Duffy
Regardless of age, protecting your skin is important– especially as we approach dry, cold winter months. Make moisturization, restoration and protection a part of your daily routine with the suggestions that follow:
You have a dependable chapstick or lip balm in your purse as winter approaches. Chapstick is offering a variety of new formulas that will help you keep your lips hydrated, fuller, and smoother for the holidays. Check out their festive flavors including Vanilla Candy Cane Milkshake, Pumkin Pie and Candy Cane– all available at your local drug store.
SPF protection often moves to the back of our minds during the winter, but we are still exposed to harmful UV rays–especially on our face. It is the one area that we usually leave uncovered when we spend any time outside. Consider using a facial moisturizer that also offers a powerful SPF, like Eve Lom Daily Protection + SPF 50 . The perfect two in one product for all skin types, Eve Lom SPF adds smoothness to your skin while providing protection against sun and environmental damage.
Toners are also a great way to hydrate and brighten your skin. EmerginC offers a pomegranate toner that uses high quality, potent and natural ingredients. The toner works for all skin types, even sensitive skin. The main purpose of the toner is to tone and brighten your complexion with also gently removing dead skin cells.
Pick up the November issue of Bella Magazine for more tips on cold weather skin care!
Written by Kristi Hall