Showing posts with label new beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label new beauty. Show all posts

Friday, June 17, 2016

New Beauty Trends: Micellar Water, Hyaluronic Acid Face Gels, and Facial Oils

Liu Wen for La Perla by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Three of the biggest new product categories in skincare seem to fly right in the face of traditional thinking, especially in the summer when keeping our skin clean and fresh is key, and using products that keep us from looking greasy is just about the number one skincare concern.  So how can a rich, super-hydrating cream, facial oils, and makeup remover that doesn’t need to be washed off and yet gets the job done, possibly work??  Read on!

Facial oil is gentle on your skin, won’t clog your pores, moisturizes, and even tricks your skin into thinking it is oily enough to stop over-active sebum production – which means less breakouts!  Try Olay Regenerist Luminous Facial Oil for a glowing complexion without the grease, Korres Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil for luminous skin and a dose of antioxidant vitamin C, and multi-tasking Kopari Coconut Sheer Oil which does everything from moisturize to makeup removal, and even to repairing split ends of your hair.

Facial cleansing wipes don’t always get all your makeup off and often require warm water and a face cloth as a follow up to really leave your skin feeling refreshed and ready for serums and moisturizers.  Micellar water is a one-step wonder, with tiny micelle-molecules latching on to dirt and makeup, and wipes it all away without the need for any extra products or steps.  European women swear by micellar waters and many will not let normal tap water anywhere near their face.  It even works as a light moisturizer – no need to rinse it off.  

Bioderma Sébium H2O is the makeup artists’ choice for thorough and gentle makeup removal, especially for models during show season when their makeup is changed multiple times per day.  Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water has two formulas, one for regular makeup and the other for waterproof makeup, all without rubbing your skin at all.  Makeup artists are also using micellar water facial wipes now as well, usually to remove makeup from body skin on models during shoots, but it has been noted that they are less affective than micellar water used directly with makeup removal pads.  Simple Cleansing Micellar Water boosts hydration in the skin up to 90% and is formulated to be gentle on sensitive skin.

Hyaluronic acid is the key ingredient in the new gel moisturizers, which is naturally found in skin, keeping it hydrated and supple.  These formulations are light, oil-free, and their hydrating power gives skin an immediate glow.  Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel has the added benefit of olive extract which helps skin retain moisture.  Biotherm Aquasource Everplump smoothes skin and hydrates for 72 hours.  Tarte Drink of H2O has the added benefit of marine antioxidants that speed up skin’s own repair systems against sun damage and inflammation. These gels are a great choice even in summer months as they are lightweight, oil-free and are absorbed quickly into the skin.  

#Olay Regenerist Luminous Facial Oil   #Korres Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil   #Kopari Coconut Sheer Oil   #Bioderma Sébium H2O   #Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water   #Simple Cleansing Micellar Water   #Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel   #Biotherm Aquasource Everplump   #Tarte Drink of H2O   #facial oils   #hyaluronic acid  #micellar water   #new beauty trends   #summer beauty #new beauty products

Friday, November 22, 2013

Best Monthly Subscription gift boxes - Holiday gift ideas for everyone on your list!

Back in the day, a subscription to a magazine seemed to be a good holiday gift idea, but now the subscription market has exploded beyond anyone's expectation. And with Christmas just over a month away these boxed deliveries will allow you to check everyone off your list - there is literally a subscription for everything and everyone!

What's in your box? Watch the video {HERE}

The Beauty Box

The most widely known monthly box service. I am a subscriber to many of these monthly programs and when my package arrives it feels a little like Christmas! I get to try out new makeup without having to research and purchase. Plus, if you can imagine what a beauty bloggers' bathroom cabinets look like then you'll understand when I tell you that my collection has exploded far beyond into other areas of the home which is why I appreciate trying before buying full size product.

  • Birchbox is one of the original sample subscription boxes. I am a faithful member and at $10 a month this is still one of the best values out there! They send out 4-5 deluxe samples each month and usually one full size product and offer video tutorials and you can earn points for purchasing products through their website. {Subscribe to Birchbox}
  • IPSY formerly myGlam - I also subscribe to this box. This box was created by You Tube beauty guru, Michelle Phan. Very similar to Birchbox, also $10 a month for a variety of samples that arrive in a super cute zippered pouch. {Subscribe to IPSY}
  • GlossyBox has been an international success UK and Canada. Now launching in the U.S.Included each month are 5 high end and emerging beauty treats from around the globe for around $20 a month depending on your plan.  I just received my first box and was very impressed which contained a full size Tarte Lights Camera, Flashes Statement  Mascara with a retail price of $23. {Subscribe to GlossyBox}
  • New Beauty Test Tube - This comes straight from the editors of one of my favorite magazines, New Beauty. This is sent out quarterly and for $29.95 you receive a large tube with awesome products valued over $150. {Subscribe to New Beauty Test Tube} 

Man Boxes

  • Birchbox has also rolled out their program to the men so that they can discover the best new grooming and style products geared for them. This subscription is $20 a month. {Subscribe to Birchbox for men}
  • Mystery Tackle Box. 
  • Ashton Kutcher Fancy Box. Each month Ashton will be sending you the coolest gadgets, hippest t-shirt, electronic accessories and more. $39 monthly gets you over $80 worth of products. {Subscribe to Fancy Box}

Personal Style Boxes

  • Pop Sugar Must Haves. Every month the editors of Pop Sugar will send you full size items worth over $100. The "must have" in fashion, beauty, home decor accessories and more. {Subscribe to PopSugar Must Have Box}
  • Wantables. A monthly subscription that sends you hand selected items that match your style. Three categories: Intimates, Makeup and Accessories. Cost is $36 and each has a value between $80-100. You enter your profile of likes, dislikes and loves. You never get your dislikes. My first box I received a statement necklace, super cool ring that fit me perfectly, and Betsey Johnson houndstooth boxer pj bottoms - that all fit my style perfectly! WOW I was impressed. {Subscribe to Wantables}
  • FabFitFun VIP Box. Giuliana Rancic and her team 4 times a year for $49.99 per season will send you full sized premium products worth over $120 in beauty, fitness, fashion and wellness. Yes, pretty fabulous! {Subscribe to FabFitFun VIP}
  • Stitch Fix. Fun clothes, chosen by your own personalized stylist delivered straight to your door. You fill out a detailed questionnaire and they send you a box of 5 clothing/accessories hand picked for you based on your profile. Yes your personal stylist. You pay $20 for the styling fee which also includes delivery. You have 3 days to try on and decide what to keep or send back. Your $20 will be applied as a credit for anything you decide to keep. Keep all 5 items and get a 25% discount! {Subscribe to Stitch Fix}

Children's Boxes
  • Citrus Lane. Babies to preschoolers will love this box tailored to grow with each stage of your child's life. Products chosen by moms for moms. A great way to try and discover new brands. around $20/month. Your Citrus Lane box will be filled with healthy treats, books, engaging toys and sometimes a goodie for the parent. {Subscribe to Citrus Lane}
  • Crafter's Crate. Designed for girls ages 5-10. For $20 you will receive 4-5 complete craft sets to make. Perfect for busy moms who want to do something fun with their child. {Subscribe to Crafter's Crate}
  • Fab Kids. Every month you will get a new play outfit for your son or daughter. Girls or boys sizes 2 to 12. $39.95 a month. {Subscribe to Fab Kids}

Pet Boxes

  • Bark Box. $29/month. We love a box that gives back. 10% of all proceeds given to shelter and rescues for animals in need. 4-6 items each month including all natural treats, toys and pet products not typically found in big box stores are sent depending on the size of your dog, small, medium, large. {Subscribe to BarkBox}