Lately, we have been juicing daily and really thinking about what we put in and on our body. If you haven’t read the latest Darling Magazine Issue 17 in their Beautician section, Sunnie Brook shares in her article “Beauty Bizaar” some of the potent natural ingredients you want to make sure are in your beauty products for long term health benefits, like soybean (soy), willowherb, collagen, glycerol or glycerin, vitamin c ester, and allantoin.
It may be fall, but LA always feels like summer. Here are some of our favorite Indian summer beauty finds from the last six months that were either sent to us or we discovered in gift bags or at events that we think you may also adore for their beauty-full results thank to key ingredients.
Joico Co+Wash Color Whipped Cleansing Conditioner
It comes out like a whipped mousse, but leave this product on in the shower for 5 minutes to help color stay between highlights and color appointments. It locks down your color and gives you three times more protection than other color washes. Get your shine, strength, and body from Color Wash’s super-rich combo of nourishing Argan Oil; the powerhouse amino acid, Arginine; B Layer Resurfacing (to repair the damaged cuticle); and Joico’s exclusive HPS Hair Protection System, a keratin silicone blend.
Mirai Purifying Body Serum
This is our go-to after shower slather for all over my shoulders, back, and chest to help with anti-aging, and too much sun exposure. This light cream penetrates fast and smells fresh, which is helpful with back sunburn too. The serum provide superior anti-aging protection against wrinkles, age spots, and skin discoloration with the world’s most powerful antioxidant astaxanthin along with botanicals, persimmon extract, shea butter, jojoba oil, and green tea.
Philosophy’s Uplifting Miracle Worker Cryo-Rejuvenating Treatments
The cooling eye cream that glides on smooth with an easy applicator plus Philosophy’s instant-effect cool-life and tightening moisturizer booster used with their cool-life and firm moisturizer right afterwards for face and neck is like an instant face tightening lift. Your skin automatically feels tighter and smooth. Philosophy skin labs developed these cool-lift and firming creams to help restore skin’s firmness and elasticity while redefining facial contours for a more uplifted and youthful appearance.
Their microcirculation complex featuring provitamin p helps stimulate skin’s natural functions; and second: a special combination of extracts helps rebuild a stronger collagen and elastin network. These products help your skin resist that gravity pull. Another Philosophy we recommend is the oil-free Take a Deep Breath Oxygenating Gel to breathe life into tired, stressed skin.
Fresh Soy Face Cleansing Milk
This soy milk cleanser feels creamy on skin. First, you use this conditioning cleanser without water to dissolve impurities and make-up, then splash off with water. Harvested from the soy plant, the amino acid-rich soy proteins help maintain elasticity and healthier skin while the white hibiscus flower extract nourishes. The cornflower extracts tones and enhances suppleness while the cooling cucumber extract soothes. Our face feels deep cleaned, but still moisturized.
Fresh Instant Glow Luminizer
We love to wear this illuminating cream as moisturizer, but also as a luminary glow over make-up on cheeks and around eyes. It smells somewhat like cucumbers probably due to the soothing cucumber extract. Other key ingredients include Meadowfoam seed oil that helps to soften and moisturize, Vitamin C that helps to brighten, Vitamin E that helps to soften, and Evening primrose root extract that helps to keep skin supple and smooth.
Kiehl’s Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate
Refresh dull skin overnight with a few droplets of this oil blend concentrate before bed. This sustainably sourced Quinoa husk extract serum promotes cell turnover. This serum can be used nightly after a toner and before moisturizer. Find products at Kiehls.com or Kiehl’s Since 1851 stores located at 1516 Montana Ave., Santa Monica or 100 N. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles.
Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Mineral Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50+
Summer may be over, but it is still important to protect your face. This tinted mineral based sunscreen with 50+ SPF feels like silk and quickly penetrates the skin for a flawless sheen. Fragrance free, this sunscreen is also infused with antioxidant-powered Vitamin E, which helps fight the effects of damaging free radicals.
Arcona Gentle Solution
We have written about Arcona for years and are pretty much obsessed with all of their products. Our favorite product is their night time ritual for perfect skin. If you can’t find anything that really works, this should be your go-to before bed treatment. This clear solution for gentle skin repairs sun damage and resurfaces skin as you sleep. The gentle-acting Glycolactolymer Complex deep exfoliates and stimulates rapid cell renewal while the antioxidant complex strengthens skin’s immune system and combats free radical damage. Skin becomes clear and smooth and decongested to refine pores. The algae, amino acids and chlorophyll are the ingredients that nourish and create healthy, glowing skin.
BABOR Ampoule Concentrates
We discovered these scientific little glass bottles at the Beverly Hilton spa. You carefully snap off the top of the glass encapsulated bottle with their scientific blend and gently place the liquid in your hand before applying all over your face. The Hydra Active Plus Fluid gives you an intense moisture boost that instantly lends the complexion a smoother and fresher appearance. A complex of hyaluronic acid and a polymer moisturizer hydrates and protects the skin against moisture loss.
Josie Maran Argan Body Oils
We love applying these test tube-like body oils to our legs in scents like lemon verbena, lavender, and orange for a nice leg shine with a yummy scent. These rich body oils contain a blend of nourishing oils, including Josie Maran’s signature argan oil–a moisturizer that helps hydrate and soften skin. You can also use the oils in a bath for a moisturizing aromatherapy experience.
Pixi Glow Skin Tonic
Splash a little of this tonic on your skin before bed or even in the morning before moisturizer or makeup. We love the way it smells and skin is smooth and brighter in no time at all thanks to glycolic acid (exfoliates), aloe vera (soothes and softens), and witch hazel (an antiseptic).