Gentle enough to use post sunburn, Babo Botanicals’ Oatmilk Calendula Moisturizing Baby Shampoo & Wash promises not to sting or dry out sunburned skin. The care that goes into children’s products serves the Peter Pan in us all.
For a soothing evening bath with an eye toward unwinding, BabyGanics Lavender scented Bubble Bath will ease you right into sleep. And, you’ll sleep like a baby.
Turning your daily shower into an art form just got easier with Weleda’s Pomegranate Creamy Body Wash. The cleanser’s fruity smell and luscious texture beat a bar of soap any day of the week.
Sometimes you just want something sparkly and Armour Beauty’s Dreaming Lip Gloss will keep you sparkling all night long. It’s the perfect pink-y gold to compliment an end-of-summer tan.
All everyone wants for summer and beyond is a hint of healthy color to make it look like you just returned from a fabulous vacation. Colorescience’s Mineral Powder provides the tan along with a 30 SPF sun protection built in to keep you glowing all year long without damaging your skin.
And speaking of the perfect summer tan, Diana B. presents a duo of products to give the glow without the UV rays. Her good-enough-to-eat maple sugar scrub preps the skin for the glory that is her 60 Second Instant Miracle Tan. The end result? Luminous, healthy-looking skin with a glorious brown color that smells faintly of chocolate truffle.
Everyone loves the look of a winged black eye, but few can master the stroke. Hourglass solves this dilemma with an easy to use applicator for their Precision Liquid Eyeliner in Jett – it promises to bring out your inner seductress.
RMS organic cosmetic line dazzles with unique formulations and ideas for products. My current favorite, Lip2Cheek in modest, provides a glorious flush for romantic summer evenings.
Ingeniously formulated, Sula’s Paint & Peel nail polish goes on easily and literally peels off, eliminating the need for toxic polish remover. Environmentally friendly and cool, the classic and trendy colors, like azure and sky, will take you right into fall.
More than a slice of heaven, Aromatherapy Associates’ Relax Deep Bath and Shower Oil, feels like an entire corner of heaven. The elegant bottle makes this a perfect gift for just about anyone.
As good as a massage, EO’s Bubble Bath works at the day’s accumulated knots and stresses until they dissipate into the steam. The mood-targeted fragrances, like Renew, Serenity and Nighty Nite use essential oils, such as blue chamomile and lavender to relax the mind along with the body.
So luscious you will want to keep it for yourself but so scrumptious you will want to give it to everyone you know: Glowology’s Heavenly Honey Wash is to die for. With a light fragrance and bubbly lather, this creamy body cleanser transforms the shower into an otherworldly experience.
Formulated with CoffeeBerry, RevaléSkin’s Day Cream is one of those products that changes the texture of your skin in days. As a result, you end up wanting to proselytize about it to everyone you know. They will thank you.
There is something nifty about solid perfumes – you can throw them in your purse without incident, and you don’t have to worry about getting overly drenched in scent. The Soap and Paper Factory make irresistible ones in fragrances like Green Tea and Balsam Fig set in beautifully decorated canisters.
Dr. Sebagh’s Luminous Glow lives up to claims, improving skin within days. Using a sesame seed derivative, this multi-tasking moisturizer leaves the skin feeling refreshed and downright radiant.
Genius in a jar, Le Mieux’s Vita-C Clear Skin Pads sweep away any detritus left after cleansing. More convenient than a toner, these cotton discs multi-task to even out skin tone and combat acne.
If you like a smooth visage without the cake-iness of too much make up, Miracle Skin Transformer will flip your lid. Light and absorbent, the tinted hydrating skin enhancer, combined with SPF 20, turns your face camera ready in an instant.
Being a “Real Housewives of New York” enthusiast, of ex-housewife Bethenny Frankel in particular, I will try any product she endorses, including skincare. When I read that she uses Suki, I immediately wanted it. I fell in love immediately with the Moisture-Rich Cleansing Lotion, which leaves my face feeling squeaky clean without feeling tight.
A mask that simply transforms your skin, Votre Vu’s Nouveau Glow Bilberry Bergamot Peel works like a miracle. Technically a fruit acid peel, this product, after one use, seems to slough off the muck of the week leaving behind a glowing visage.
Freya’s Restorative Night Cream with Arctic Antioxidant Recovery intrigued me immediately with its Scandinavian sensibility. With a strong sun in the summer and a long, snowy winter, I imagined this region would have a thing or two to say about skincare, and this moisturizer did not disappoint. Immensely creamy without being greasy, my skin drank it up like a parched desert after a drought.
Molton Brown’s Seamoss Stress-Relieving Hydrosoak feels as good as it sounds, and the unisex metal canister packaging makes it a perfect gift for just about anyone. Bliss.
One of the gentlest lines on the market, Mustela’s products are great for skin and hair that have been beaten up by sand, sea and chlorine. I especially love the 2-in-1 Hair & Body Wash, which can be used once or even twice a day without residual dryness.
Like a jack-of-all-trades, Bio-Oil works overtime to fix nearly anything your skin might need fixed. Containing the amazing PurCellin Oil, this product will not only moisturize skin but even better, improve texture on scars, stretch marks and normal wear and tear.
Having searched high and low for a shampoo/conditioner combo that actually accomplished both jobs, imagine my surprise to discover Cutler Specialist Cleansing + Conditioner with Olive Oil. Not only does this amazing product clean and smooth, it works equally well as a leave-in tamer of unruly flyaways! A true miracle.
Celebrity stylist extraordinaire, David Evangelista brings his panache to hair care with his eponymous line. Sleek packaging and up-to-the-minute products like Hush… Volumizing Dry Shampoo and HD Hold Brushable Hold Hairspray make these must haves for anyone fashionably inclined.
Vibrant and invigorating, shampooing your head with Hamadi’s Lemon Mint Hair Wash is the perfect way to start your day. Gentle enough for color-treated and blonde hair, this yummy product can be used everyday without drying out your hair.
Chock full of Amazonian rainforest ingredients, Rahua’s shampoo and conditioner not only clean beautifully, they all leave hair unbelievably shiny.
Products for the End of Summer