Spring beauty must-haves
By Carla Snuggs
Our spring skincare routines are a bit different than our winter skincare routines. When warmer weather hits, we are ditching the heavy moisturizers and face creams and adding light, fresh products into the mix. Many beauty products come across my desk in for spring beauty edits. Some are meh and some products become must-haves! Here are some of my favorite spring beauty finds across all price points. I’d love to know yours so please leave them in the comments below!
BOOM! By Cindy Joseph consists of three versatile and multipurpose Boomsticks that can be used anywhere on the body for a natural look. Each stick is paraben-free and comes in one universal color, which looks amazing on women of all ages and on all skin tones. Boomsticks are small in size but pack in a ton of product, eliminating the myriad of products and applicators that cause clutter in cosmetic bags. Perfect for spring and spring travel. The Boomstick Trio contains Boomstick Color, Boomstick Glo and Boomstick Glitter ($68, Boombycindyjoseph.com - can be purchased individually for $24 each)
Sebamed Moisturzing Face Cream
In the spring, it’s time to swap out your daily moisturizer for something lighter. Since we aren’t fighting for our skin to stay hydrated, using too heavy of a moisturizer can clog pores or cause breakouts. Instead, try something subtle like Sebamed Moisturizing Face Cream which uses a quick absorbing lightweight formula infused with Vitamin E to protect the skin against free radicals ($12.99, SebamedUSA.com).
Regenica® Day Repair
Regenica® Day Repair is a luxe complex that helps reduce the signs of aging and repair skin damage caused by daily exposure to sun, irritants and pollutants, and restore vital moisture. Regenica® Day Repair can be applied in the morning and contains SPF 15. It’s lightweight, perfect for spring and very hydrating! This anti-aging complex is definitely worth the splurge, you’ll thank me later ($175, Regenica.com, Lovelyskin.com )
Amarte Daily Wonder Cleansing Foam and Amarte HydroLift® Cream
Since heat and humidity increase oil production, switch to a light, foaming cleanser to remove the excess oil during the warmer months. Amarte Daily Wonder Cleansing Foam is a cucumber-infused wash for oily and acne-prone skin that is chockfull of antioxidants to cleanse without drying out ($40, AmarteSKinCare.com).
Strong enough to help reduce wrinkles and aging lines, but light and soft enough to hydrate skin daily and replenish at any age, Amarte Hydrolift® Cream is perfect for spring. The silky formula protects, while nano-encapsulated retinol and adenine fight to alleviate the skin of wrinkles with zero irritation. With indulgent caviar extracts and acacia collagens, it also brightens the skin. Can be used day or night ($65, AmarteSkinCare.com).
Amala Beauty Brightening Face Polish
Regular exfoliation is a must all year ‘round. Revive your skin with Amala’s Brightening Face Polish. Revive the skin with this stimulating exfoliant, which contains a unique blend of Narcissus, Raspberry Seeds and Algae Extract that peel away dead skin cells, revealing a smooth, even and glowing complexion ($66, Amalabeauty.com).
The Karuna Luxe Regenerating Face & Neck Masks
I love a good face mask! Karuna, a professional DIY skincare line known for producing no-rinse, serum-infused sheet masks just launched their new new Karuna Luxe Skin Regenerating Face & Neck Masks just in time for spring.The new innovative masks target aging, dry and sensitive skin types using an exclusive creamy oil emulsion infused into a Bio-Cellulose sheet mask. They really leave the skin feeling soft and refreshed because of the Bio-Cellulose gel’s high water retention, and its unique nano-scaled 3-D effect which regenerates a wide variety of skin tissues. The Karuna Luxe Regenerating Face & Neck Mask’s creamy oil serum blends, Fair Trade Organic Kendi Oil containing 25% omega-3 fatty acids, Rose Geranium Oil, Oat Kernal Oil, and Seabuckthorn fruit extract ($56, Karunaskin.com)
Perfectly Pure Natural Vitamin E Moisturizing Stick
I swear by this Perfectly Pure Natural Vitamin E Moisturizing Stick because it can be used as lip balm or all over your body to hydrate your skin and give you a healthy, glowing complexion. It’s a no brainer beauty item for spring ($2.29, Naturesbounty.com).
Bath, Body, Personal Care
Aqua Spa Bath Oil
Hydrate and reduce the signs of aging with Aqua Spa Bath Soaks, Bath Oils, Body Cleansers and Body Crèmes. Aqua Spa combines the power of aromatherapy and its Marine Youth Complex, which is an exclusive anti-aging formulation. Aqua spa products are available in 3 scents: Energize (a fusion of citrus and ginger), Relax (a mixture of lavender and chamomile for calming relief) and Soothe. I enjoy the Aqua Spa Bath Oil in Soothe. It’s a super comforting combination of eucalyptus and mint ($9.99, Walmart stores and online at Amazon.com).
Perfect Beauty Tweezers
Posh Beauties, you know that eyebrows can literally change the way you look, and because of this you need a fantastic pair of tweezers to help you get the job done. Enter Perfect Beauty Tweezers with fun patterns from their Flower Collection for 2014, They are hand-crafted in Italy to help create perfect and precise brows – and they’re guaranteed for life with free lifetime sharpening!They are also made of an advanced formula of 100% pure stainless steel with absolutely no trace elements as its base, so they are lead-free and nickel-free ($21.90, Perfectbeautytweezers.com).
hello - Seriously friendly oral care
If you have not tried the latest in the hello line of oral care products, get thee to your nearest drugstore! I love their cheerful mouthwashes and breath sprays. hello’s delicious Pink Grapefruit Mint mouthwash will bring bright colors and tasty flavors to your sink. Most importantly, you won’t be embarrassed about leaving it on display this spring. Also try the breath sprays for fresh breath on-the-fly, hello breath spray is perfect when you need fresh breath in the clutch. Just toss in your clutch, pocket or gym bag. All hello products are available in fun flavors like Supermint, Mojito Mint and Pink Grapefruit Mint.
Beauty from the Inside Out
Beauty is also an inside job. Optimal Solutions® Hair, Skin and Nails Gummies are delicious strawberry-flavored gummies with the nutrients needed for lustrous hair, healthy nails and vibrant skin. There’s no artificial flavor, no milk, no lactose, no soy, no gluten, no wheat, no fish, and it’s sodium Free. Also, Sundown Naturals’ Hair, Skin & Nails is a great supplement to keep your hair, skin and nails this spring.
Some products were received for editorial consideration - all opinions are my own.
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