Posh Beauty Blog’s favorite beauty products for December 2014
By Carla Snuggs
December went by like a flash! It’s hard to believe we are days away from 2015! Posh Beauty Blog is ending the year with some of best beauty products of the month. Keep reading for the latest monthly roundup of the some of the BEST beauty products tried by myself (or contributors) throughout the month of December (that were not otherwise featured this month).
Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick Collection
Gerard Cosmetics has launched a new lipstick collection which includes six gorgeous shades: Cherry Cordial, 1995, Nude, Fire Engine, All Dolled Up and Tequila Sunrise. The matte formulation glides on smooth for a long-lasting wear ($19, Gerardcosmetics.com).
CLn Skin Care Facial Cleanser
CLn Skin Care is a TopMD brand developed by dermatologists. The line functions to serve athletes and anyone prone to skin sensitivities. CLn’s six products effectively cleanse the face and body for a fresh, blank canvas. Try CLnBodyWash and CLn SportWash for your body. Posh Beauty Blog picks: CLn Facial Cleanser. It’s a gentle skin cleanser designed by dermatologists for skin prone to rosacea, eczema, acne and other sensitive skin conditions ($28, Clnwash.com).
Suntegrity "5 In 1" Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen
Yes, you do need sunscreen even in the winter! I was recently introduced to the brand Suntegrity . Suntegrity products use only the best known physical block ingredient (non-nano size zinc oxide) to provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and super anti-oxidants and amino acids to enhance that protection and repair skin. They also use non-toxic preservatives to maintain their integrity without sacrificing safety or health. Posh Beauty Blog picks: Suntegrity "5 In 1" Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen - Tinted , Broad Spectrum Spf 30, an all in one, "UV Chemical-Free" Tinted Sunscreen and Beauty Benefit (BB) cream. It’s vegan and cruelty-free. I usually shy away from BB creams because they usually leave my dark skin looking grey and ashen. Not Suntegrity! I use the Deep Bronze and it blends wonderfully. I love that it makes my skin look radiant while it protects ($45, Suntegrityskincare.com).
RevitaLash Advanced is a finely-calibrated, breakthrough cosmetic formula addresses the visual signs of eyelash aging and stress – dry, brittle, lifeless lashes. A proprietary blend of scientifically-advanced technology and natural botanicals join in concert to protect against breakage and brittleness and improve flexibility, moisture, and shine for more dramatic-looking eyelashes. Daily use provides immediate conditioning benefits; leading to healthier-looking, more luxurious lashes. It also contains a powerful cosmetic anti-microbial system, allowing for repeated use of a single applicator (3 months supply, $98, RevitaLash.com).
NEOVA DNA Damage Control ACTIVE
Did you that fresh snow may reflect as much as 80 percent of UV rays? So when it comes to facing the elements during the winter, you’re not truly safe without protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. While sun protection works to prevent pesky burns and signs of premature aging, it also shields us from the long-term, invisible effects of the sun. Enter Neova DNA Damage Control ACTIVE ($46, Neova.com) which:
- Provides complete photoprotection in one advanced formula
- Breakthrough DNA repair technology mobilizes high performance activity to reduce visible signs of the aging and burning effects of UVA and UVB rays
- Contains light-activated enzymes that help minimize tell-tale signs of photodamage
- Is Water-resistant [80 minutes]
Looking for silky, shiny hair without the greasy feel? Try Arganesse. High in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, argan oil alone naturally hydrates for silky, shiny, frizz-free hair. Unfortunately, it also leaves hair a bit greasy. Arganesse controls the frizz, repairs, and rehydrates while adding shine and eliminating oiliness. Arganesse obtains this by blending argan oil with the perfect combination of complementary ingredients resulting in a winning secret formula. When applied to hair, this incredible elixir gives a lustrous gleam to dull, lifeless locks. Arganesse can be used on thick or thin, curly, straight, coarse and fine hair ($96, Arganesse.com).
Murad Youth Builder Bodycare Preview Kit
Murad's Youth Builder Bodycare Preview Kit is the perfect addition to any travel bag! The kit consists of 1) Detoxifying White Body Cleanser (2.0 FL. OZ.): A stimulating cleansing clay that transforms into a rich lather, gently removing oil and surface impurities and utilizes Ginger Root Extract to encourage circulation, along with Safflower and Sunflower Oils to impart moisture. 2) Rejuvenating AHA Hand Cream (1.0 FL. OZ.): A silky, quick-absorbing weightless moisturizer formulated with Glycolic Acid, helps restore clarity and even tone while a Hyaluronic Acid-rich botanical extract helps keep hands soft and supple. The Youth Builder Bodycare Preview Kit is available now at Murad.com and Massage Envy Spa ($18, Murad.com) and the entire Youth Builder Bodycare line will be available at select retailers nationwide beginning April 2015.
GuruNanda Pulling Oil
Have you ever heard of oil pulling? It’s a simple method of oral detoxification), an Ayurvedic healing practice that dates back 5,000 years that has many wellness benefits that extend far beyond the mouth itself. It’s an easy way to rid the body of toxins by swishing an oil in your mouth twice a day — and it’s 100% natural and completely safe! Oil pulling works to rid the body of toxins that build up from poor diet, environmental factors, sedentary and stressful lifestyles, lack of hydration, etc. These oil soluble toxins get "dumped" into the mouth through the salivary glands, and the pulling oil (which is swished for several minutes and then discarded) takes them out. The result is cleaner, whiter teeth and fresher breath, plus users report systemic changes that range from weight loss to increased energy and decreased pain. GuruNanda Pulling Oil features a proprietary blend of 4 different oils, which together perform at a higher level than the single oils routinely used for oil pulling ($14, Amazon.com).
Outdoor pool season may be over for many, but if you swim year round, you no longer need to smell like chlorine after getting out of the pool. Used after swimming, SwimSpray eliminates chlorine odor and irritation from hair and skin. Invented by a swimmer, SwimSpray is a 100% natural, Vitamin C-based technology. Swimspray solves the problems chlorine leaves behind – strong chlorine odor; dry, itchy, and irritated skin; bleached, straw-like hair; etc. Leave the chorine smell where it belongs – poolside ($14, Swimspray.com).
Press samples were provided by the brands/PR for editorial consideration, product testing, photography and review.
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