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Combat Dry, Winter Skin With These Winter Skin Savers

Combat Dry, Winter Skin With These Winter Skin Savers

As we enter into the season of cold, dry air, you may notice your skin gets drier, itchier, and looks and feels less supple. That’s because the cold will drastically affect your skin. The cold air has less moisture; the harshness of the winds will strip your skin of its moisture; and unless you have a humidifier at home, the heated air in your home will dry out your skin. All of these leads to your skin looking aged. It is a fact that your skin needs an extra level of love and hydration during the cold, winter months. Luckily, there are some wonderful skincare products out there to help and we’re highlighting them today. Let’s face it, we all want luminous skin for the holiday season and all winter long and these winter skin savers are here to help.

Combat Dry, Winter Skin With These Winter Skin Savers

Whether you’re looking for preventative skincare or skin rescuing products, these winter skin savers are here to get your skin to its optimal state. You’ll love the handmade products from Black-owned organic skincare brand Choate Body; the effective, multitasking products from Clef skincare; the softening power of Beurre’s butters; the advantage of the science behind SNP Prep; the potency of Potency No. 710; the skin calming effects of Stone & Tumble; and the skin clearing mask from Ziri Skincare.

CHOATE BODY

Black-Owned Skincare Brand - Choate Body

Let’s face it, your skin can get angry.  The stress of life (especially living in a pandemic), face masks, the dry, cold air, and other environmental factors can wreak havoc on your skin. Choate Body has a trio of organic products, $77.00, that are wonderful at calming your skin.

Their Matcha Peppermint Facial Cleanser boasts Turmeric, Honey, Matcha Green Tea, French Clay, and Castile Soap meant to help balance oils and your skin’s ph. Packed with antioxidants, this cleanser soothes sensitive, acne, and eczema-prone skin and helps to reduce signs of aging, dark marks, and scars. The Lavender and Honey Face and Body Scrub calms inflammation from dry itchy skin; restores moisture and softens dry, rough skin. It helps to release ingrown hairs, rids dead skin, dirt, and oil that clog pores and cause breakouts. After you slothed off the dry, dead skin, slather your skin in the rich, moisturizing, organic Body Butter. Prepare to relieve your itchy, dry, and inflamed skin, soothe eczema and psoriasis, repair elasticity, minimizes scars, and stretch marks. All of Choate Body products are handmade in small batches to give you the freshest, cleanest ingredients for your skin.

CLEF SKINCARE

Combat Dry, Winter Skin With These Winter Skin Savers

For those of us trying to reduce our skincare routine to less than a dozen products (we’ve all seen those “Go to Bed With Me” nighttime skincare videos), say hello to Clef Skincare. Wouldn’t you love a skincare product that is an all-in-one solution?

The CLEF Skincare Hydrating Cleansing Gel is a multifunctional cleanser that delivers multiple benefits in a single step. It’s a moisturizer in a cleanser, formulated to deep cleans pores, moisturize, repair, and forms a protective layer to prevent loss of moisture. The Copper Peptide Mask has the benefits of nine masks in one convenient package. It brightens, repairs, increases firmness, reduces wrinkles, increases elasticity, fades scars, reduces pigmentation, minimizes pores, and of course, moisturizes. It helps to rejuvenate skin by stimulating your natural collagen boost; plus it’s the thinnest nighttime mask out there, and is great for treating “maskne.”

BEURRE SHEA BUTTER

Combat Dry, Winter Skin With These Winter Skin Savers

Sometimes you can’t beat the classics. This is why we love the yummy shea butters from Beurre Butters. This wonderful line of clean shea butters are all handcrafted, cold-pressed, plant-based, and vegan. This New York-based shea butter skincare company has shea butter for whatever skincare ailment you might have, in delicious scents.

Their classic shea butter comes in raw, vanilla, lavender, and unscented. For those who suffer from Eczema, there’s a hand and body cream and a Calendula Balm. The brand also provides a Belly & Nipple Cream for moms, an unscented Chamomile, and Shea Butter Chamomile-Calendula Diaper Balm for babies.

SNP PREP CICARONIC SOS Ampoule

SNP PREP CICARONIC SOS Ampoule

SNP Prep’s Cicaronic SOS Ampoules are filled with lightweight yet deeply hydrating 7-day skincare vials. The powerful hydrating skincare that’s in these vials will stop the dryness of winter skin dead in its tracks. These individually-packed ampoules combine two key ingredients, Centella Asiatica (Tiger Grass) and Hyaluronic Acid, to quickly soothe and restore skin within a week and provide intense moisture to help improve skin energy and vibrance. It helps heal irritated skin by drenching your skin in soothing and healing properties. Your skin will be restored within a week and provides intense moisture to help improve your skin’s energy and vibrance.

POTENCY NO. 710

Potency No. 710

Although the House has passed the marijuana legalization bill, CBD is still going very strong in the skincare category.  Potency No. 710’s range of CBD products bring your the power of plants to get your skin to selfie-perfection. Their Gold Skin Serum is jam-packed with over 20 of the world’s most sought after plant oils. Blended with full-spectrum CBD, plant oils like blue tansy, frankincense, sandalwood, and rose oil makes this serum incredibly potent. Not only does it increase skin’s elasticity, but it also speeds up cell renewal, and is a true skin balancer for every skin type.

STONE & TUMBLE SOOTHING SERUM

Combat Dry, Winter Skin With These Winter Skin Savers

Stress-induced skin conditions on top of dry, winter skin can sometimes get painful, so it pays to be preventative. If you suffer from dry skin, acne, rosacea, redness, inflammation, and/or irritation, you need Stone & Tumble’s NEW Soothing Serum. This clean, plant-based skin serum will soothe and heal stressed skin, no matter the skin type or skin sensitivity levels.

The Stone & Tumble Soothing Serum is an effective concentrate that contains active, plant-based ingredients such as Cardiospermum, Echium Plantagineum, Sweet Almond, and Sunflower Seed oil to help heal, repair, rebalance, and calm irritated skin to reduce redness and dryness. This serum strengthens the skin’s natural defenses while minimizing the skin’s sensitized reaction. The brand avoids harsh ingredients sulfates, parabens, phthalates, silicones, mineral oils, petroleum, artificial dyes, and fragrance. Founded by Brianna Gilstrap, Stone & Tumble is a cruelty-free company and never tests on animals.

ZIRI SKINCARE RED CLAY MASK

Ziri Red Clay in Paste Facial Detox Mask

Over the summer we highlighted a few Ziri Skincare products, including their Moroccan Red Clay Mask. Although the winter air is drying, those with oily skin know, oiliness doesn’t stop in the winter. This mask is rich in iron and silica; it effectively absorbs both sebum and excess oil, unclogs pores and blackheads, restores skin elasticity, evens out skin tone, reduces acne and brightens skin, promotes cell regeneration, and improves blood circulation. It’s one of our favorite winter skin savers.

We hope you get to love these winter skin savers as much as we do. Let us know which ones you’re dying to try.

7 Ways to Reduce Your Wrinkles Without Surgery

7 Ways to Reduce Your Wrinkles Without Surgery

No matter how much we try, we can’t escape the fact that time continues to tick on. And as the years go by, our bodies often start to show the signs of aging. But while the gradual development of facial wrinkles may be somewhat inevitable, that doesn’t mean you have to accept this fate when you’re still in your prime.

In other words, there are a number of things you can do to prevent and reduce wrinkles. What’s more, you don’t have to rely on surgical procedures to do it. Although there were 4 million cosmetic procedures performed nationwide in 2017, it’s not necessary to go under the knife to preserve your youthful appearance. Here are just seven tips that can help you fight the signs of aging — naturally.

7 Ways to Reduce Your Wrinkles Without Surgery

Always Wear Sunscreen

Fine lines and wrinkles can often be attributed to sun damage, so it makes sense that you’d want to protect your skin from harmful rays. Aside from reducing your sun exposure altogether, you should always take care to wear sunscreen on your face — even during the winter, on cloudy days, and when you don’t plan on setting foot outdoors. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen that offers an SPF of 30 or higher to properly protect your skin. One study showed that applying this type of sunscreen for a year improve skin texture, clarity, and hyperpigmentation by 52% for participants. Of course, wearing sunscreen can also prevent skin damage and potentially alleviate your skin cancer risk.

Apply Moisturizer and a Retinoid

Sunscreen isn’t the only facial product you should apply on a daily basis. A daily (or twice daily) moisturizer can help your skin retain moisture; since dry skin is more likely to show or develop wrinkles, you’ll want to keep your face hydrated. It’s also a good idea to use a retinoid, which is a vitamin A derivative. Retinoids can increase collagen production, which can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, encourage cell turnover, and create new blood vessels — all of which can improve your complexion.

Remember to Hydrate

You can’t rely on your topical moisturizer to do all of the work. You’ll also need to hydrate from the inside out. Drinking water can help with virtually every function in the body, including toxin removal, but it also makes a huge difference in the appearance of your skin. Studies have found that higher water intakes can keep the skin hydrated, and we know that hydrated skin simply looks better. If you really want to achieve that glow-up, you should focus on how much H2O you’re drinking each day.

Use a Jade Roller

You might have seen jade rollers on social media, but they aren’t a new trend. Jade rolling has been around for centuries and was originally used to balance chi or energy. But it also has a cooling effect on the skin, which has a lot of purported benefits. Jade rollers can reportedly brighten the complexion, promote blood circulation, and reduce puffiness. They can also make it easier for skincare products to penetrate more deeply into the skin, which can prevent wrinkles in a more roundabout way. Although they can’t handle the wide temperature range of a load cell and torque sensor unit (which can operate between -452 and 450 degrees Fahrenheit), these rollers can even be refrigerated with other skincare products to provide an even greater cooling sensation on the skin.

Get Lots of Sleep

It may not sound like brilliant skincare advice, but getting enough shut-eye can do wonders for your appearance. When you’re running low on sleep, your body will actually produce more cortisol. Known as the stress hormone, cortisol is also responsible for breaking down skin cells. That explains why your skin tends to freak out when you’re under emotional strain. If you prioritize your beauty sleep, however, you’ll see that it really does live up to its name. As a result, you’ll produce more human growth hormone (or HGH), which can strengthen and elasticize the skin, making wrinkles less likely to develop.

Cut Out Your Vices

Since we’re approaching the end of the year, it’s a good time to think about setting resolutions. If your main goal is to improve the look of your skin in 2021, you might consider cutting out some of your unhealthy vices — like smoking and drinking alcohol. Both of these habits will dehydrate the skin and make your wrinkles more noticeable. Plus, anything that attacks your system from the inside is bound to show up on your face. Keep in mind that this is especially important during the ongoing pandemic, as these habits can lower your immune system and make it harder to fight off infections!

Revamp Your Diet

You’ve probably heard the expression, “you are what you eat.” And while that doesn’t mean you need to completely cut out comfort food, it’s a good idea to turn to Mother Nature when you want to improve your skin. Make sure to add foods rich in omega-3s (like salmon and flaxseed) to your diet, as this can keep your skin looking its best. And since vitamin C is also a good source of collagen and antioxidants can help protect skin cells from toxins, it pays to focus on fresh fruits and veggies, like citrus fruit, bell peppers, melons, berries, Brussels sprouts, carrots, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, leafy greens, and more. If you can eat the rainbow, you’ll start to see the effects on your skin! Foods that contain soy can also improve skin appearance for some people while swapping coffee out for dark chocolate can keep your skin more hydrated and improve circulation.

Now that you know how to prevent wrinkles with these simple and natural lifestyle changes, you may be able to avoid the need for more serious treatments. While not all skin issues can be solved with these tips, you may see a marked improvement — and may be able to keep those wrinkles at bay for years to come.

2020 Stocking Stuffers: Small Gifts That'll Bring Joy this Holiday Season

2020 Stocking Stuffers: Small Gifts That’ll Bring Joy this Holiday Season

There is no doubt that gifts placed under the tree are the stars of Christmas morning, but stocking stuffers can bring the same amount of joy. Although they may not as big as the “main holiday gifts”, the small gifts are quite special on their own. We know lots of small gifts that will bring big joy and we’re highlighting them today in our first 2020 Stocking Stuffers gift guide.

2020 Stocking Stuffers: Small Gifts That'll Bring Joy this Holiday Season

You and everyone will love these small but mighty gifts from NatraCure, Baby Foot, Beekman 1802, Formula 10.0.6, ella+mila, Crep Protect, and Benefit Cosmetics. The best part about these 2020 stocking stuffers? They are essential; for selfcare, for joy, for wellness. Whether your routine has changed from being stuck at home or whether your day-to-day remains the same. Let’s get to know these wonderful holiday gifts.

NatraCure Intense Hydrating Gel Gloves, $14.99

2020 Stocking Stuffers: Small Gifts That'll Bring Joy this Holiday Season

We’ve all been washing our hands a million times a day, so it’s quite understandable that they can feel as dry as the Mojave desert. Thankfully you can combat the dryness by slipping on the NatraCure Intense Hydrating Gel Gloves. Your parched hands will thank you. These dermatologist-tested moisturizing gloves feature a SmartGel Technology lining that slowly releases moisturizing oils and botanicals into the skin. This gel lining soothes and softens dry, rough hands, fingers, and cuticles. Perfect for an at-home spa treatment, this therapeutic blend of oils includes jojoba oil, olive oil, grape seed oil, and boasts a relaxing lavender scent. The best part, you can use them over and over as needed.

Baby Foot Exfoliation Foot Peel, $25.00

2020 Stocking Stuffers: Small Gifts That'll Bring Joy this Holiday Season

Since we just showed you a great hand moisturizing product, it’s only fair we share some selfcare for your feet that’s vital to your wellbeing. As you age, partake in a lot of hot showers, hot baths, and foot baths, or endure prolonged standing, you WILL experience dry skin on your feet. Luckily there is a foot savior. Baby Foot Exfoliation Foot Peels are scientifically formulated with 16 types of natural extracts that exfoliate and moisturize your feet at the same time.

Its formula contains a fruit acid that penetrates the layers of dead skin cells and breaks it down. Don’t worry, during this process, the skin is undamaged. You’ll be amazed as dead, dry skin easily peels away from the fresh layer of skin that’s waiting to be free underneath. Even if you regularly get pedicures, you’ll be surprised how much dead skin might be present. The peeling process is quite something to behold. After peeling, you’re left with feet that are reborn, just like a baby’s foot.

Beekman 1802 Skincare Stars 7 Day Gift Set, $65.00

Beekman 1802 Skincare Stars 7 Day Gift Set

Next up on our 2020 Stocking Stuffers list is the luxurious benefits of milk. ‘Tis the season for healthy skin to shine bright and bloom. Pamper yourself (or a loved one) with a new product every day of the week. Housed in a star-shaped boxed, this stocking stuffer fits right on top of your tree. Each Skincare Stars 7 Day Gift Set boasts Beekman 1802’s Triple Milk Complex™: our proprietary blend of goat milk, milk probiotic, and colostrum. It includes travel-friendly versions of Milk Wash Cleanser, Buttermilk Cleanser, Milk Drops Serum, Bloom Cream, Dewy Eyed Serum, Milk Mud Mask, and Milk Foam Bubble Mask. For Black Friday, 11/24 – 11/28, Beekman 1802 is offering wonderful savings; 20% OFF All Bar Soaps, All Skincare, Caddy Sets, and Hand Creams (2oz + 3.4oz). On Cyber Monday, Save $15.00 when you spend $100.00 and $40.00 when you spend $200.00.

Formula 10.0.6 Merry & Bright Skin Care Travel Kit, $11.99

Formula 10.0.6 Merry & Bright Skin Care Trial Size Collection

Give the gift of holiday cheer with the Merry & Bright Travel Kit Holiday Collection. This joyful kit has four of Formula 10.0.6’s best items to have your skin glowing in time for the holidays! The Self-care holiday bundle boasts gentle yet powerful products that harness the benefits of nature’s best ingredients. Included in the collection are Formula 10.0.6’s Best Face Forward Daily Cleanser, Pores Be Pure Clarifying Mud Mask, Three Times Sublime 3 in 1 Wash + Scrub + Mask, and Wipe Your Face Off Make-up Removing Wipes. Get this set and more at on www.ulta.com, www.kohls.com, and www.formula1006.com.

ella+mila Holiday Kiss Set, $26.00

ella+mila Holiday Kiss Set

Give the gift of holiday-ready nails with the 3-pc ella+mila Holiday Kiss Set. This set of non-toxic vegan, animal cruelty-free nail polish colors are perfect shades for the season. They are made without the 17 harmful chemicals that are usually found in most nail polishes.  The chip-resistant, quick-dry, and high-shine colors include Holiday Fling, Kiss Kiss, and G-Old Money. It’s a great way for you and them to treat your nails with love and care. Grab these for your favorite nail polish addict instore and online at www.ellamila.com, Target, Amazon, and Ulta.

Crep Protect Cure Travel Kit, $18.00

 

Crep Protect Cure Travel Kit

Like jeans, sneakers have become more than just a classic staple. The more “crisp” your sneakers look, the better your look. Welcome the Crep Protect Cure Travel Kit, the ultimate when it comes to a shoe cleaning kit for at home or on-the-go. For any sneakerhead, it’s important for sneakers to look as fresh as they did when their first pulled them out of their box; this travel kit is the perfect way to achieve that. The travel kit contains Crep Protect Cure Ultimate Cleaning Solution, a Premium Hog Hair Brush, and a Microfibre Cloth, all housed in a Re-usable zip-up case.

Benefit Cosmetics Makeup Shakeup Holiday Set, $15.00

Benefit Cosmetics Makeup Shakeup Holiday Set

Last, but certainly not least, on our 2020 Stocking Stuffers holiday gift guide is the Benefit Cosmetics Makeup Shakeup Holiday Set. This set is one of many holiday gift sets from the beauty brand. This limited-edition set features Benefit bestsellers Gimme Brow+ tinted brow gel for fuller-looking brows, BADgal BANG! volumizing mascara for 36-hour volumized lashes and the iconic Benetint rose-tinted lips and cheeks stain. It all comes wrapped and ready to gift in a fun ‘n’ festive holiday cracker. For Black Friday, 11/24 – 11/28, they’re offering an amazing 25% off sitewide + free shipping. What better time to get those Christmas presents and stocking stuffers for the beauty lovers on your holiday list.

These are some of our favorite 2020 Stocking Stuffers. Would any items on our list bring joy to someone on yours?

CLn Skin Care: Effective Dermatologist-Recommend Skincare

CLn Skin Care: Effective Dermatologist-Recommend Skincare

So many things can affect how your skin behaves: stress, the environment, diet, etc. Unfortunately, as we’re seeing yet another increase in Covid-19 cases, we have to continue taking precautions. That means suffering from Maskne, dry hands from frequent hand washing, stressed skin, and dull complexions. The pandemic has made it difficult to make in-person dermatology appointments, and while telemedicine appointments are available, trying to clearly show your skin issues via computer or phone screen is not the same as in-person. The solution? Using skin care products that are recommended by more than 6,000 doctors. CLn Skin Care is a range of effective products to help sufferers of reactive skin conditions like Eczema, Acne, and Folliculitis (Razor Bump or Burn).

CLn Skin Care: Effective Dermatologist-Recommend Skincare

The colder season brings lower temperatures and drier air, both of which affect your skin. Today, we’re highlighting three of the CLn Skin Care products – CLn Acne Cleanser, CLn BodyWash, and CLn HandWash. CLn Skin Care’s sodium hypochlorite cleansers help wash away skin triggering microbes, bacteria, and allergens without impairing the skin barrier to allow the skin to heal itself.

CLn Skin Care: Effective Dermatologist-Recommend Skincare

Let’s face it (pardon the pun), with layers that may include primer, foundation and powder, finishing spray, and a mask with filters, your skin might have trouble getting enough fresh air to breathe. The CLn Acne Cleanser is designed to penetrate pores to stop new breakouts before they begin, yet avoids the drying effects of many topical treatments.  Advanced cleansing is the first step to a healthy complexion. The CLn Acne Cleanser clears breakouts by eliminating clogged pores, killing acne-causing bacteria, and soothing skin. Thanks to this cleanser, we’ve stopped our breakouts dead in their tracks, even hormonal acne (a huge issue for us). We also noticed this acne cleanser doesn’t dry out our skin. We don’t have to follow this acne face wash with a heavy moisturizer as we did with others. Finally, an acne wash that doesn’t have side effects.

CLn BodyWash is a physician designed gentle formula for hands and body prone to infection, eczema, rash, redness, irritation, and folliculitis.  With continued use, CLn leaves skin looking smooth, clear, healthy, and refreshed. As we mentioned above, hormonal acne is a big issue for us. Add in regular stress acne and the skin on our body gets angry. We used this body wash on backne on our upper left side and our regular cleanser on the right; almost immediately we started seeing results from the CLn BodyWash. Within 3 days, that side was clear; this is a definite must for body acne sufferers.

The CLn HandWash is formulated with sodium hypochlorite and glycerin, making it tough on germs, yet gentle on skin – especially for frequent hand washing.  Designed by dermatologists, this non-prescription cleanser is tough on microbes but easy on the skin. It can be used for frequent hand washing that can cause sensitive skin to over dry and crack.

“One of the reasons I was drawn to CLn was its amazing efficacy for my patients suffering from eczema and acne,” said Dr. Sklar. “The far-reaching abilities of this patented sodium hypochlorite cleansers are astounding. I am very proud to be involved in the cultivation and success of CLn because I strongly believe in its ability to revolutionize skincare for everyone.” Jerald Sklar, MD, CLn Skin Care Board of Directors

Over the years, the team at CLn Skin Care has had several tests conducted for kill rates of their products; the results are below:

  • 99.9% kill rate of P. Ances at 30 and 60 seconds
  • 98% kill rate of S. Aureus at 2 minutes
  • 99.9% kill rate of S. Aureus at 3 and 5 minutes
  • 99.9% kill rate of Coronavirus at 15 and 30 seconds

If you’re battling Maskne, dry hands from frequent hand washing, or looking for a solution to treat dry, flaky skin, get acquainted with the products from CLn Skin Care.

Seasonal Tips for Promoting Your Own Wellbeing

Health & Wellness: Seasonal Tips for Promoting Your Own Wellbeing

Despite how trivial it may seem to care for your health, the fact of the matter is that it’s incredibly important. Caring for yourself is one of the best things you can do because you are promoting your own wellbeing. If you’re hoping to be your best self this new year, here are some tips you can follow for each season to stay on top of your health.

Seasonal Tips for Promoting Your Own Wellbeing

This Winter

As the winter air brings dryness and cracked skin, you’re going to want to make sure you’re moisturizing and using lotion more often around this time. Even kids can suffer from dry skin in the winter. If you’re a parent and have a child who is among the one in 10 kids who develop eczema, be sure to help them stay moisturized as well. Lotioning, where the dry skin is the worst, will be extremely important for overall comfort throughout the day.

Similarly, making sure you’re moisturizing your skin when the weather is extra dry will be beneficial for you in the long run. If you hope to avoid wrinkled skin in your later years, moisturizing regularly will help you to achieve this. Don’t forget your neck!

Though the air is extra dry in the winter months, it’s still important to try and get outdoors and enjoy the cool air. It’s easy to stay inside all winter and avoid the cold, but it’s important for your overall physical and mental health to get outdoors and stay active. Aim for at least one outing a week you wouldn’t normally do.

Next Summer

In the summer months, it’s super important for the protection of your skin to wear sunscreen. A study performed by IMPACT Melanoma found that 86% of participants use sunscreen “always” or “sometimes” in the summer. Wearing sunscreen is a very smart habit to get into. The sun’s rays are very powerful and can cause damage to our skin including various types of skin cancer. For this reason, wearing sunscreen is critical to protecting your skin while outdoors.

While wearing sunscreen is important during the height of summer, you should still apply it year-round. In the winter months, it’s really easy to assume that sunscreen isn’t necessary because you’re mostly covered anyway. The fact is, however, that the sun is still dangerous for our skin in the winter. As a result, applying sunscreen on your face is still a smart idea.

Seasonal Changes

As the seasons change, it’s very likely you’ll experience some seasonal allergies. In the spring and fall especially, make sure you’re taking the necessary precautions. Whether that is avoiding certain areas altogether or more routinely taking your allergy medicine, you’ll want to be on top of it. There are more than 3 million cases per year in the United States of seasonal allergies so it’s very likely you are someone who has them.

Though this isn’t something that has a huge impact on your overall health, if you simply ignore your allergies it’s very likely you’ll have a less enjoyable time all around. It can also drain your energy to constantly feel like your head is exploding. Not only that, but a cracked, irritated nose from constantly blowing it not only causes some aesthetic concerns but is uncomfortable to deal with. Avoid this by caring for yourself!

This also means making sure you’re taking time for yourself if your allergies become too much. Rest is an important aspect of self-care and your health overall. Be sure to know your limits and respect them.

There are a lot of different ways you can help care for your health. These tips should help you keep your skin and body feeling as good as possible. Make sure to prioritize yourself and your health throughout the year in order to live your best life.

Holiday 2020 Gift Guide: Beauty Gifts You'll Love to Give & Receive

Holiday 2020 Gift Guide: Beauty Gifts You’ll Love to Give & Receive

So much of this year has been so ugly; it’s time to think about adding some much-needed beauty to the holiday season. The pandemic is forcing us to add a bit more self-care practices into our hectic lives and we’re here to help. We’ve already featured some great gift ideas for wine lovers, and today we share some beauty gifts the beauty lovers on your list will love.

Holiday 2020 Gift Guide: Beauty Gifts You'll Love to Give & Receive

From beauty tools to product-packed gift sets, you and the beauty addict on your holiday gift list will love these wonderful beauty gifts from Fancii, Trophy Skin, Miss Swiss, Beekman 1802, and Benefit Cosmetics. Keep reading to get to know these must-have beauty and skincare products.

  1. Fancii Remi Rose Quartz Roller, $47.00 – Remi is the must-have beauty tool for when you need a little TLC. Since spa services are very limited due to the pandemic, we’ve had to up our at-home spa experience. This dual-ended facial massage roller stimulates blood circulation, increases collagen production, and improves skin’s texture, firmness, and elasticity. This glamorous tool is designed with 30 small germanium stones to replicate a massage similar to one you’d receive at a spa. Plus these stones are made to attract harmful positive electrons from the skin caused by overexposure to phones and computer screens. The naturally sourced Rose Quartz stone can be used to massage acupressure points on the body to help manage nausea, tension headaches, and more! With just 3 minutes a day, you’ll see improved skin texture and firmness.
  2. Fancii Lighted Vanity Mirrors, $48.00 – $119.00 (various sizes) – Fancii designs innovative beauty tools for skincare, nail care, and makeup endeavors. Natural daylight is proven to be the best light for makeup application but finding that perfect ray of sunshine at home or on-the-go can be a struggle. Their mirrors are built with natural daylight LED lights to eliminate Bad Beauty Lighting for all men and women, at home and on-the-go. We love the Zora Tri-Fold Vanity Mirror ($69.00) for its three-panels and trio of LED light settings. Fancii’s mission is simple, to make beauty routines easier, more effective, and even a bit more glamorous.
  3. Trophy Skin BrightenMD Beauty Tool, $99.00 – this multi-function eye, face, and neck beauty tool offers a quick, effective, and relaxing treatment. It’s a portable facial in your purse. Enjoy Microcurrent stimulation to improve your skin’s appearance; therapeutic warming stimulation for improved circulation; red light therapy that stimulates cell turnover and renewal; ultrasonic waves that enhance absorption of your favorite serum; a smart touch sensor turns on when in contact with your skin; and a 90-degree rotating head that makes every treatment a comfortable experience.
  4. Miss Swiss Travel-Size Makeup Case, $30.00 – if you look at any professional makeup artist’s makeup kit, you’ll see it’s a hard case or trunk. It’s the best way to protect the products and tools they work with. We’ve all experienced a lipgloss or lipstick uncapping in our bags thanks to friction; or opening up your purse to find the horror of loose power everywhere. Unlike makeup artists, the average beauty lover can’t carry those “toolbox-like” carriers every day (no purse is that big). Thankfully, there is a solution. Thanks to 24yr old entrepreneur Ashley Piszek and her patented travel size makeup case, your makeup kit can be as protected as a professional makeup artist.  The Miss Swiss Travel-Size Makeup Case resembles the utility of a Swiss Army Knife® with custom holders that prevent friction between commonly used makeup products. Miss Swiss also helps in making makeup application on the go much easier, something we’re positive your current makeup bag can’t do.
  5. Beekman 1802 Twinkle Twinkle Collection, $94.00 – What’s more fun than an advent calendar full of amazing beauty treats? $160 worth of beauty treats to keep you pampered every day until Christmas.  Celebrate each and every day of your holiday countdown with Beekman’s signature Advent calendar, stocked with 24 minis of their favorite bath and body products. Daily surprises include Goat Milk Wash, Goat Milk Lotions, Stick of Butter, Cuticle Serum, Bar Soaps, Lip Balms, Hand Creams, Cuticle Creams, and a Gingham Hair Clip. We know this is at the top of the list of beauty gifts we’re hoping for this holiday season.
  6. Benefit Cosmetics Cheers, My Dears! Holiday Set, $50.00 –  Get gorgeous from head to mistletoe with major deals on Benefit’s beauty bestsellers. This limited edition mascara, brow, primer, and bronzer holiday set includes 4 full-size products, is wrapped and ready-to-gift. This giftable set includes BADgal BANG! BIGGER, BADDER volumizing mascara, Precisely, My Brow Pencil ultra-fine brow defining pencil, The POREfessional smoothing face primer, and Hoola matte powder bronzer for face, all in a reusable tin that’s ready to go under the tree.
  7. Benefit Cosmetics Shake Your Beauty Advent Calendar, $65.00 – since we offered you a skincare advent calendar, we had to share a makeup one. Also from Benefit, the Shake Your Beauty holiday advent calendar makeup set includes mini and fun sizes of Benefit Cosmetics’ 12 bestsellers; a $139 value for only $65.00. The set includes travel-sizes of They’re Real! lengthening mascara in black, They’re Real! tinted lash primer, Roller Lash super-curling & lifting mascara, BADgal Bang! volumizing mascara, 24-HR Brow Setter clear shaping & setting eyebrow gel, Hoola matte powder bronzer, Dandelion baby-pink brightening face powder, The POREfessional pore-minimizing face primer, The POREfessional Hydrate Primer hydrating face primer, Gimme Brow+ tinted volumizing eyebrow gel, Precisely, My Brow Pencil ultra-fine eyebrow defining pencil, and Roller Liner waterproof liquid eyeliner in black. It’s like a mini haul of beauty gifts you or the beauty addict on your list will love.

What are your thoughts on these spectacular holiday beauty gifts? Will these make it onto your wishlist and gift list? What beauty products are you hoping to score this holiday season?

Fall Beauty Musts: 5 Skincare Products With Unique Twists

Fall Beauty Musts: 5 Skincare Products With Unique Twists

It’s a new season, so you know what that means? New skincare! Much like we change our clothing every season, so do must we change our skincare, and today we’re highlighting five skincare products that wow you with their unique capabilities and ingredients. Trust us when we say, your skin will love you. As we all know, changes in seasons, temperature, etc affects your skin; so you need products that will provide as many benefits as possible and these do.

Fall Beauty Musts: 5 Skincare Products With Unique Twists

Today, we present the incredible skincare products from Payaru Skincare, Ollie Belle, Elevé Cosmetics, Dazey CBD, and PhilanthroBee. From skin-softening facial scrubs to invisible blemish-fighting barriers and a moisturizing sunscreen, these five skincare products are a must for the changing season.

Payaru Skincare, $12.00

Payaru Skincare Mung Bean Facial Scrub

Payaru introduces a different type of facial scrub, one powered by the mighty mung bean. If you didn’t know, mung bean is great for acne-prone skin. It also hydrates, brightens, and is a great natural, anti-aging solution. We fell completely in love after one use. We still can’t stop touching our face; it feels buttery soft for hours afterward. The way it sloughs off the dead skin and leaves behind total softness… it’s incredible!

Each of Payaru Skincare products contains only 3 or 4 natural ingredients, all of which are non-toxic, vegan, and biodegradable. These two scrubs are products you can trust and feel comfortable putting on your delicate face. Payaru sees the crushed mung bean not only as a gentle exfoliant but one that enhances the health of your skin. As a bonus, it saves freshwater and ocean life from added microplastics in the process.

Ollie Belle, $26.95

Ollie Belle Acne and Blemish Barriers

It’s time to say goodbye to unwanted blemishes. Covertly! Ollie Belle is unlike any other dot acne treatment on the market. Not only is it FDA-registered and produced in the US, but Ollie Belle also offers you medical-grade acne care at an affordable price. Their dots are flexible, durable, and ultra-thin. No one will know what’s under your makeup. We love that Ollie Belle’s acne and blemish barriers work with our everyday needs so you feel like your most confident whether you’re lightly painted or wearing a full beat.

Elevé Cosmetics Vitamin Sea, $49.00

Elevé Cosmetics Vitamin Sea

No matter the season, sunscreen is an important addition to your beauty arsenal. The Elevé Cosmetics Vitamin Sea mineral antioxidant sunscreen with SPF 28 is a thoughtfully curated sunscreen made for everyday protection. Not only will it help prevent sun damage and skin cancer, but it will also leave you with a healthy, moisturized glow thanks to turmeric, shea butter, and vitamins C and E.

Dazey CBD, $45.00 – $108.00

Dazey CBD

We’re all been enjoying the calming effects of CBD beauty products. That enjoyment should definitely continue into the cooler seasons. Known for its anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties, CBD is great for reducing redness, irritation, and uneven skin tone. Dazey is a natural beauty and wellness brand that believes in the power of hemp and it shows in their wonderful products.

Their full-spectrum CBD oil is tested by a third-party lab and contains absolutely zero preservatives, sweeteners, or added flavors. It counteracts free radicals, protects against environmental stressors, and nourishes the skin with vitamins and fatty acids. Our lives may not be completely stress-free, but your kin should feel and be stress-free.

PhilanthroBee, $38.00

PhilanthroBee BeeCause Body Bar

One thing we don’t like about the colder seasons is the way it leaves our skin feeling – tight, flaky, itchy, or angrily inflamed. The last thing you want is to layer chemically treated thick creams on top of your already irritated skin. That’s why PhilanthroBee’s BeeCause Body Bar works with your body heat to melt into your skin. Using the power of natural bee products, it soothes, replenishes moisture, promotes skin health, and protects your skin against damage.

Their ingredients are simple. Organic raw honey, unrefined beeswax, and bee propolis are harvested right from their hives in California and are medicinal by nature. They penetrate deep into your skin for lasting moisture and then create a bacteria-fighting barrier to lock in hydration and protect your skin from irritation. With its melty texture and creamy color, the BeeCause Body Bar feels like it just bee-longs on your skin.

We hope you add a few or all of these five skincare products to your fall beauty arsenal. Their unique twists will benefit your skin greatly and help you survive the subtle and dramatic effects the change in season has on your skin.

Get a Grip: Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Collection Sets Your Makeup for Hours

Get a Grip: Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Collection Sets Your Makeup for Hours

One thing about the end of summer we are thankful for is the extremely high humidity. It’s like Kryptonite to a beat face. There’s nothing more annoying than sweating your makeup off. Even with blotting sheets and powders, the humidity can ruin a flawless face. Of course, just because the fall season is here, doesn’t mean humidity goes away. Although it is a bit less aggressive, humidity is here all year’ round. Luckily there are beauty champions to help combat the unwanted effects of humidity and give your makeup more staying power. With the Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Collection, you enjoy makeup that is set and locked in for hours; all you have to do is shake to activate.

Get a Grip: Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Collection Sets Your Makeup for Hours

The Hydro Grip Set + Refresh Spray ($36.00) and Hydro Grip Primer ($30.00) make up the beauty power couple that is the Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Collection. Once these two products are applied to your face, your makeup is staying put, humidity be damned. As the newest member of this must-have beauty duo, we’ll highlight the Hydro Grip Set + Refresh Spray first.

Get a Grip: Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Collection Sets Your Makeup for Hours

This clean, alcohol-free setting and refreshing spray sets makeup for up to 12 hours, hydrates skin, and leaves you with a breathable, gleaming glow. Don’t worry, you won’t be left looking greasy, just wonderfully dewy. The setting spray features a dual-phase formula you shake to activate. It contains blue agave extract to grip and set makeup while hemp-derived cannabis seed extract, hyaluronic acid, aloe, and niacinamide hydrate, refresh, and provide antioxidant benefits for blissed-out skin all. day. long. The Hemp-derived cannabis seed and moringa seed oils add an extra shot of hydration to lock in moisture for that dewy glow. It forms a weightless invisible layer so you can also use it before your makeup application to prep your skin. We love the fact that you can use it throughout the day as needed to refresh and revitalize your skin.

Get a Grip: Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Collection Sets Your Makeup for Hours

The award-winning, hydrating, Hydro Grip Primer is also formulated with hemp-derived cannabis seed extract and blue agave extract. Especially great for dry skin, you’re going to need this makeup-gripping gel primer as the cold, drier air of the colder seasons starts to deplete the moisture in your skin. Aloe makes it smells wonderfully fresh, a bit like morning dew. It glides on smoothly and remains tacky enough to hold your makeup, whether you apply light makeup or a full face. The aloe water and Hyaluronic Acid also hydrates, soothes, and calms your skin. Together with the Hydro Grip Set + Refresh Spray, your makeup and skin will be untouchable.

this duo has helped us so much; we always had to carry blotting sheets in our purse (if blotting sheets were currency, we’d be rich) and we usually use at least 3-4 a day. This was our routine until we tried the staying power of this Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Collection. We are now leaving our blotting sheets at home without feature of looking oily. Both Hydro Grip Set + Refresh Spray ($36.00) and Hydro Grip Primer ($30.00) are available now on www.sephora.com.