It’s mid-Summer and at advicesisters.com we are busy at work finding products that make your (beauty) life easier, more successful and more joyful. Here are some of our latest. Which will be your own new faves?
Love Your Lips
If you have lip lines that make it nearly impossible to wear regular lipstick (and you’re not into using filler), consider Jan Marini Skin Research and their new, unique anti-aging lip treatment, Hyla3D HA Lip Complex ($65).
This little powerhouse of pout-enhancing product in a tube can bring your lips back to life and even soften the appearance of vertical lip lines with their Hyla3D HA Lip Complex.
Hyla3D HA Lip Complex use a multi-form of Hyaluronic acid and advanced peptides help boost firmness and volume in your lips.
Retinol and DMAE work together to soften and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the lips.
For those who need to know all, here are the key ingredients in a nutshell: Tripeptide, Retinol, DMAE,
Ceramide2, Tyramine Hydrochloride, Cross-Linked HA, Liposomal Encapsulated HA, Tissue Respiratory Factor,
and Coenzyme Q10
Is this a miracle in a tube? Everyone’s skin is different, but we did see immediate improvement. Since Jan Marini has been providing good skin care for nearly 2 1/2 decades, and the ingredients are sound, we feel great about this.
Apply it morning and night before you apply lipstick. Visit http://www.janmarini.com
Sun Therapè Pro Sport™ from Pharmagel ($19.95) gives you a full spectrum sunscreen for active people in the easiest of applicators – a spray can.
The fast-drying lightweight formula is for athletes or anyone who wants to enjoy a product full of botanicals, antioxidants and vitamin-rich sunscreen that hydrates but won’t make skin feel oily.
Sun Therape Pro Sport can b found online and at Pro golf shops nationwide or visit https://www.suntherapeprosport.com/
Help Your Hair
EVO Happy Campers Leave in Moisturizer $28 5.1 fl. oz. may be your BFF at the beach, but your hair will thank you for using this leave in conditioner anywhere you use it.
What it does is restore moisture balance and provide sun protection making your “beach waves” safe from us and heat damage.
What’s in it? Key ingredients include: Cyclomethicone, acetamide mea, and panthenol
There’s also a Companion End Doctor 5.1 fl. oz. ($28) that’s great for curly and wavy hair. It’s a smoothing product that helps to seal split ends
Visit the cute website http://www.evohair.com/ with the tag line “saving ordinary humans from themselves.”
Nourish Skin, From Within
Can supplements make your hair and skin more moist and beautiful?
Possibly so, if you are taking a supplement with Biotin and *ceramosides such as Glow by Nature Made® Skin Moisture + Hair & Nails.
Try 2 soft-gels a day, and in as little as 15 days and you might see smoother, firmer, more supple and more hydrated skin plus healthier hair and nails.
The key ingredients are Vitamins A, and E and copper are Biotin (proven good for hair, skin and nails) and 70mg of Ceramosides® that help replenish the natural ceramides in your skin.
FYI: Ceramides occur naturally as part of your skin and they help your skin to retain moisture.
We can’t say for sure how your skin will react to this supplement, but Nature Made says try it for 30 days and if you’re not happy with the results they will give you your money back (the box says there are 25 servings per container).
Prices range from about $12 to $15 for a jar of 50 soft-gels, depending on where you buy them. Nature Made is available in drugstores and mass market retailers or visit http://www.naturemade.com/
(From the Nature Made Website and from advicesisters.com): Please check with your doctor or health care professional before taking any supplement.
This is particularly true if you are especially if you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medications, have vascular disease (E.g. heart disease or history of stroke), diabetes or have other risk factors for heart disease.
Note that ceramides are made from Wheat Seed Extract, so if you’re really* gluten-free,” check with your doctor.
You get a cream and a powder blush in one, but while you can use them separately, you are supposed to apply the cream first and then set it with the powder blush.
If you wish to use it, there’s a unique double-sided brush that helps you both brush and sculpt for a natural-looking finish, but we used our fingertips for the cream, a blush brush for the powder.
Available in nude pink and spotlight pink, the result is a natural looking blush with more dimension and staying power than most.
We like it–a lot! Visit QVC or https://www.westmorebeauty.com/
Make A Color Statement
Rituelle de Fille Forbidden Lipstick ($24) lets you really extend your self-expression from demure with some very avant-garde tones of green, gray, goldenrod.
Our re-centric samples were “Written in Blood” and “Love in Madness.”
“Written in Blood” looks like a bright red in the tube, but on lips it looks more “blood red” as though you dangerously ate something raw.
“Love in Madness” is a little more subdued but not really.
It’s a bold berried red but it is still very much a “look at me!” color.
Tip: Dark, matte lips shades magnify every bit of uneven or dry skin so exfoliate well and dab on a bit of lip balm before applying them.
It appears to be a loose powder, packed into a mini sized faceted jar, but it is solid — a hybrid between a powder and a cream.
Use these little pots of glamour as a liner, an eye shadow or a primer. There isn’t any wax to melt with the warmth of your skin, so they stay put much longer.
We found these quite resistant to creasing and fading but the opening of the jar suggests using a brush, not your fingertip to apply them. *Eye soot color is picked up and applied with vertical pressure, pressing rather than just swiping.
The shimmery, coppery tone of “Golden Age” is perfect for Summer into Fall. It’s a burnished coppery gold with a smoky undertone but do try some of the other sexy smoky colors, too.
Rituelle de Fille products are all cruelty-free, made with 99% natural ingredients. There are no synthetic dyes. They’re also free from paraban, phthlates, suflates and talc. Visit https:/www./ritueldefille.com
LORAC Alter Ego and Thrill Seekr Hydrating Lip Stain ($19) coats your lips with highly pigmented color, but it also offers dry lips a lot of hydration and nourishment.
Key ingredients include Jojoba Seed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Shea Butter and Mango Seed Butter.
We love these super most lip products that beautify, and nourish lips.
However, if your lipstick tends to run, wear a lip primer and/or a lip liner, or be sure to blot.–a lot.
We tried “Activist,” a deep berried red that is universally gorgeous. “Thrill Seeker” lights up lips with a true red that makes lips look amazing.
You can’t see it in this photo but our samples arrived in shiny mauve-y metallic cases that made us feel chic and special.
Lorac’s lovely lippies are available in 10 shades please visit HSN.com and loraccosmetics.com
Fight Facial Hair:
Sometimes it’s the “little things” that can have a big impact.
Flawless by Finishing Touch ($19) is a lipstick-shaped, rose-gold accented women’s facial hair remover.
It might be embarssing, but lots of women have unwanted facial hair. This little gizmo instantly and painlessly gets rid of it with a new spinning technology (and a 18K plated head) so gentle you can use it every day.
The company says hair won’t grow back thicker. It also doesn’t inhibit hair growth (essentially, it’s a women’s shaver) but it certainly puts an effective and elegant “spin” on an annoying problem many women face.
The white and rose gold and lipstick shape makes Finishing Touch feel less like shaving and more like a “beauty treatment.”
It’s discreet enough to carry in a purse, safe for all skin types and tones, and dermatologist approved,
It even includes the AA battery needed to power it, and there’s even a tiny light to guide your view.
Visit finishingtouchflawless.com, or try Walmart, Walgreens, Bed Bath and Beyond, CVS, Rite-Aid, Sally Beauty, and Ulta .