A Family, Beauty, Health and Lifestyle Blog
Allure magazine just announced it’s 2016 Allure Best of Beauty winners after testing countless products. Check out some of their picks below. These are my personal Fall favorites, too!
KORRES Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil (Best of The Naturals)
About the Product: This innovative brightening oil infused with real wild rose petals pays homage to the legendary wild rose oil ingredient that started it all. This ultra-concentrated vitamin C oil is rich in omega 3, 6, 9, fatty acids, and vitamins A and C. It provides significant antioxidant action while repairing the look of fine lines and wrinkles and improving skin's overall tone and texture. I use this oil every night right after cleansing. I was once wary of facial oils, but this amazing product sinks right into my skin without leaving any oily residue. It truly hydrates my skin and leaves it looking ever so flawless! I love the rose fragrance and the fact that it contains real rose petals. ($54; Sephora.com).
Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Sport Luxe Deodorant (Best of Body in Deodorant)
About the Product: This deodorant was created for life in motion. Lavanila’s proprietary, award-winning beta glucan technology is infused with SmartSport™ for high-performance defense and nourishment, and bursts with long-lasting vanilla breeze freshness.
This is the only deodorant I have ever used that keeps me dry without using chemicals! ($16; Sephora.com).
Bioré Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub (Best of Steals in Skin)
About the Product: This ingenious concentrated powder cleanser is specially formulated to foam up on contact with water, leaving skin 2.5 times as clean as a basic cleanser. The formula gently exfoliates while forming tiny bubbles that dive deep into pores to break up oil and impurities. When you rinse the foam away, oil, debris and dead cells are swept away, for instantly smoother, softer texture and visibly tighter pores after just one use.
Hands down, my favorite facial cleanser. My skin feels so clean and refreshed after I use it. It is also perfect for travel because it does not spill! ($9.99; Drug and Mass Retailers).
Curél Rough Skin Rescue (Best of Steals in Skin)
About the Product: Ideal for severely dry, flaky skin, this smoothing lotion gently loosens flakes without irritation, allowing essential hydration to reach the areas that need it most. The dermatologist-recommended formula uses natural ingredients to relieve roughness and help prevent it from returning.
Out of all of the body moisturizers I have ever used, I always go back to Curel. My skin is completely hydrated even 24 hours after I apply it. I love it! I slather it on my damp skin right after every shower. (7.99; Drug and Mass Retailers).
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Earth-Friendly Beauty Brands
Celebrate Earth Day 2014 by getting behind these earth-friendly beauty brands. These all natural beauty treats nix the harmful chemicals, without sacrificing effectiveness.
The Scientific Organics collection from emerginC is paraben-free, petro-chemical free and synthetic fragrance-free, with a minimum of 70% organic ingredients in every item. Products come with a packet of USDA organic seeds, so that consumers can start their own vegetable gardens and for every product sold, emerginC will plant a tree through the non-profit foundation Plant-It 2020.
In Lips We Trust Super Antioxidant Lip Balm nourishes, soothes and protects with 100% natural plant oils, butters, waxes, Vitamin E and super antioxidant astaxanthin. Perfect for after-sun exposure and nighttime use this balm protects from free radical damage while softening lips. ($24)
Grape Stem Cell, White Tea + Seaweed Body Butter nourishes and softens the skin to combat roughness, even skin tone and fight the appearance of aging skin. Contains grape stem cells, spirulina, algae, green and white teas, shea butter, jojoba seed oil, vitamins A, C and E, palmaria palmate and pine bark extract.($45)
Available at leading spas and online via www.emerginc.com.
ZERO White by Whitening Lightning fights yellowing without the dangerous chemicals, messy trays, unpleasant taste or sensitivity. Its key ingredients include baking soda and pomegranate extract. The brand is completely gluten-free, cruelty-free and never tested on animals.
ZERO WhiteTM Teeth Whitening System
The chemical-free ZERO WhiteTM product line contains a botanical based solution specially formulated in Whitening Lightning’s private lab. The whitening system contains no peroxide and will not cause sensitivity. The completely painless system restores teeth, crowns, veneers and caps to a natural white using all-natural botanical whiteners. See results of seven to ten shades lighter in 14 days. ($115)
Available via www.whiteninglightning.com.
Yu-Be Lip Therapy is formulated WITHOUT parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, petro-chemicals and phthalates. Based on the formula for the #1 selling medicated, vitamin-enriched skincare cream in Japan today, Yu-Be is safe and effective for the entire family.
Yu-Be Lip Therapy
Daily Body Oil
"We designed the Daily Body Oil after researching qualities of hundreds of oils," says Kathy Heshelow, founder of Sublime Beauty. "The oils have various complimentary qualities and help the skin look and feels its best. We used no chemicals, additives or fragrances." Included are sweet almond, aloe, argan, jojoba and sesame oil plus Vitamin E. Oil possess a wealth of vitamins and minerals that are helpful for good skin health. Several can help skin produce more collagen. The oils included also contain anti-inflammatory properties, anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties, moisturizing and hydrating qualities. ($22)
Available via www.amazon.com
Disclaimer: I am being sent product for review.