Posh Beauty Blog’s favorite beauty products for September 2014
By Carla Snuggs
What a wonderful month! This September, Posh Beauty Blog, was able to discover some very incredible beauty products! Here is the latest monthly roundup of the some of the BEST products tried by myself (or contributors) throughout the month in the categories of beauty, health and lifestyle (that were not otherwise featured this month). Here are some favorites for September 2014:
MAKEUP AND NAILS
Spa Ritual Nail Lacquer
It’s fall, so it’s time to switch up your nail color to reflect the season! When, I look for nail lacquer, I try to find a brand that is 5-free. These fun nail colors from Spa Ritual are some of my favorites for the season. Spa Ritual’s nail laxquers are vegan and free of DBP, toluene, camphor, formaldehyde and formaldehyde resin. Shown here: Tapestry, Idyllic and Hope & Inspiration ($12, Sparitual.com).
Beverly Hills MD Lash Enhancing Serum
I’m so excited to introduce you to Beverly Hills MD products. I tried Beverly Hills MD Lash Enhancing Serum, a non-prescription treatment that helps lashes look longer, fuller, darker, and denser for a more dramatic look. The Beverly Hills MD Lash Enhancing Serum is great for those who have lost lashes due to aging, hormone changes, or by damage caused by continuous use of mascara, eyelashes curlers, or eyelash extensions. So if you’re looking for a dramatic overall look without false lashes or extensions, give this a try. I have tried eyelash serums in the past that have irritated my eyes so bad, I had to stop using them. This eyelash serum feels great with no irritation and so far has reduced lash fallout significantly, plus my lashes look lush ($85, Beverlyhills-md.com).
I always encourage others to care for your hair, skin and nails from both the inside and outside. Nouráge provides vitamins that noursigh your hair, skin and nails. Nourage has wonderful benefits to make your hair stronger, longer and shinier and may also improve skin and nail health as well. It includes Biotin, B vitamins, copper, zinc and antioxidants that boost hair and nail strength and shine. This is a new formula provides that can help reduce hair loss by 30%, improve strength by 12% and drastically improve hair shine and brightness over 90 days. Nourage may also Increase skin elasticity and skin moisture and reduce wrinkles and reduce nail breakage ($59.95, Nourage.com).
HairMax for den•si•ty Collection
Comprised of sulfate free products to cleanse, condition and revitalize the hair and scalp, the HairMax for density collection invigorates and fortifies weakening hair follicles for thicker, healthier looking hair. I tried the HairMax for den•si•ty conditioner. This scalp treatment deeply cleanses and exfoliates the scalp dissolving excess sebum, perspiration and environmental pollutants that can clog hair follicles and inhibit hair growth. I love the invigorating blend of menthol and peppermint oil - it makes my scalp feel revitalized ($18, Hairmax.com).
NightCare Gel Gloves
If you subjected your skin to a lot abuse this summer, treat your skin to a little TLC! With NightCare Gel Gloves you can multi-task while relaxing, or even while sleeping! NightCare gel gloves contain a no-mess, no-fuss Visco-GEL® lining* to soften hands in just 20 minutes. You can also pair them with their Rejuvenating Hand Cream to instantly moisturize. It’s paraben-free and combines Shea butter, Jojoba oils, along with vitamins A, D and E into a silky, non-greasy cream to soften rough, dry hands ($23.50, Nightcareproducts.com).
Another interesting brand that makes this month’s list is Tula, a skincare line that specifically uses a patented Probiotic Technology, which is quite unusual in skin care products. Probiotic technology is one of the new beauty breakthrough as they have been shown to help with clearer skin, calm inflammation, decrease skin sensitivity and redness, and boost skin's natural barrier function and hydration. The line includes a purifying cleanser, an illuminating face serum, a revitalizing eye cream, and a day-and-night hydrating cream. All of the products are free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, petroleum and propylene glycol (big bonus!) My favorite is the Hydrating Day and Night Cream – it smells heavenly! As someone who always wakes up with bags under the eyes, this alleviates the problem very quickly. I also love the face serum, it’s very hydrating and makes my skin feel super smooth. Check out the collection here: Tulaforlife.com
Ceramide-C helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by restoring the skin’s natural Ceramide. Each dose of Ceramide-C contains the active ingredient Ceramide III which reinforces the skin’s natural protective lipid barrier, helping to retain moisture. Individually portioned Ceramide-C (anti-aging creams to prevent overuse. Each capsule contains a consistent amount of Ceramide-C for your face, neck, and hands. Each capsule also contains rosehip extract, to help repair damaged skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as squalene, an olive oil extract that promotes cell growth. Each pack of Rozgé’s Ceramide-C contains 60 capsules ($49.50, Rozge.com).
Onsen Smoothing Eye Serum
When I learned that luxury skincare line Onsen incorporats Micro Water Technology into all of it’s products, I was intrigued. I tried Onsen Smoothing Eye Serum, a luxurious eye serum infused with natural minerals straight from the Japanese hot springs! I love that the serum absorbs quickly into the skin and feels silky smooth. The Smoothing Eye Serums is packed with peptides and retinol to help gently polish eye area skin to reduce fine lines and crow’s feet when applied morning and evening ($169.95, Onsensecret.com).
The Organic Pharmacy
The Organic Pharmacy is a London-based retailer with locations in LA and New York that features top quality skincare, make-up, health and beauty products and treatments derived exclusively with 100% all-natural and organic ingredients. With a strong celebrity following which includes Katy Perry, Beyoncé, Jessica Alba and Claudia Schiffer, I was excited to try the Organic Pharmacy Discovery/Travel Kit which includes 4 skincare products for 4 steps to radiant healthy skin. First, cleanse with the Carrot Buter Cleanser + Organic Muslin Cloth. Then, hydrate and tone with Herbal Toner. Next, apply the Pre-Moisture Serums. Finally, moisturize with Double Rose Rejuvenating. I love this because it’s the perfect size for travel and allows you sample and luxuriate before you buy the full size products ($80, Theorganicpharmacy.com).
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