It seems Summer is going out with a bang of heat this year and rising temperatures call for extra attention to skin care, hair care and all over hygiene. We’ve rounded up eight totally amazing products to help you get through that last burst of summer, looking beautiful and feeling fresh.
Grow Gorgeous End Split Ends
This leave in serum is like liquid velvet for your hair! It’s combination of Amazonian oils (acai, palm, and inca -inchi) help to keep ends from fraying and prevent any damage. It’s also sulphate, paraben free and smells so intoxicating you will literally just want to sniff your hair all day! Definitely a must have for year-round use. Grow Gorgeous products are available online at www.decium.com.
Becca Mineral Blush in Flower Child
When we were little and used to be outside all day in the sun, we would come home with the perfect glowing face and flushed cheeks. Now that we’ve aged, that youthful glow and flush is harder to achieve. Then I discovered, Becca’s Mineral Blush. Formulated with micro-fine minerals and antioxidant vitamins, this blush leaves your cheeks looking naturally flushed and radiant. The peachy-coral shade, Flower Child is the perfect pairing to a summer’s tan. Pick up this and other Becca products at your local Sephora.
Estee Lauder New Dimensions Shape + Sculpt Face Kit
Contouring is always one of the key elements to any makeup look. Defining the face can make as much a difference in appearance as a smokey eye, if not more. The compact Shape + Sculpt Face Kit from Estee Lauder boasts one contour cream and one highlighter cream. Both creams are extremely blendable making for the most perfect sculpted face. Also included in the compact is a small applicator, which is great for placement of contours and highlights. Note: Ensure that when blending creams you’re using a buffing or larger blending brush.
GHD Oval Dressing Brush
Brushing your hair is a daunting task. I hate it. However, I do brush it for two reasons: Firstly, tangles cause breakage and secondly, brushing your scalp helps to rid of dry skin and stimulate new hair growth. The GHD Oval Dressing Brush is made from natural bristles that help to evenly distribute the oils from our scalp through to the rest of our strands, making our hair look a touch more shiny. GHD Brushes are available for purchase online at www.ghd.com or your local Sephora store.
Josie Maran Nirvana Hydrating Mist Treatment
Skin care is of the utmost importance, always, but especially in the summer. Sweat, dirt and residual makeup can cause skin irritations and acne. Summer heat can also cause skin to produce access oils or no oils at all resulting in extremely dry skin. Josie Maran’s Nirvana Hydrating Mist Treatment is like a bonus to your in-place skincare routine. Formulated with argan oil, coconut oil, and protein-rich minerals, it leaves skin hydrated, supple and soft. This treatment obviously contains zero parabens, sulphates, or phthalates. Try adding this to your skin care routine, and start loving your skin! Available at your local Sephora store.
Murad Rejuvenating Lift for Neck and Decolette
The neck and upper-chest region is an area we don’t normally focus on, and we really need to. The skin on our necks is thinner than in other places, and will be one of the first areas to sag as you get older. Preventative action needs to be taken, starting at the age of 25. Murad’s Rejuvenating Lift is designed to assist in illuminating any signs of aging and increase firmness to the skin. The mix of java plum, mango and banana pulp help to plump, smooth and lift any sagging. This product is also formulated without any chemicals, parabens or sulphates, so you can lather it on as often as you like! This and other Murad products are available at Sephora, Murale and online at www.muradcanada.com.
Dealkalizing Deodorant by Consonant Skin Care
Deodorant is always a necessity in the Summer. Heat waves can cause some nasty sweat, which can create that nasty smell we all know so well. As mentioned before when we sweat, our pores are left open, allowing anything we put on our skin to absorb even deeper. This is why it’s important to always consider using a natural deodorant, so that you don’t have to worry about what your putting on your skin. Consonant has formulated their new 100% natural deodorant with bentonite clay and amino acids to help absorb moisture and condition skin. The deodorant helps to neutralize your PH level, which helps regulate the growth of the odour causing bacteria. Hallelujah! The dealkalizing deodorant is available at both Consonant Skin Care locations in Toronto.
Ultra HD Foundation by Makeup Forever
If you haven’t tried the original HD Foundation by Makeup Forever, you are seriously missing out on a life-changing product. The already amazing foundation has gone through an upgrade which allows for an even more flawless complexion. The Ultra HD foundation is almost invisible when applied and is more comfortable to wear than ever. The foundation was created for the television and film industry and is the first and only foundation designed for 4K technology. Incredibly stunning and natural looking, this foundation needs to get in your makeup bag ASAP. Forty shades of the Ultra HD Foundation are available at a Sephora Store near you!