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Spring into summer with LaLaScoop’s favorite beauty products

We’ve come across countless beauty products in the last six months from branded parties, gifting suites, friends’ recommendations, and products sent for editorial review. Here’s the LaLaScoop on our favorite newly discovered skincare, haircare, and makeup products to look youthful and fresh, from spring to summer!

FACIAL MASKS

Fresh Beauty Rose Face Mask

Infused with rose petals, the yummy mask goes on clear and within ten minutes time, your skin feels hydrated and toned. The cooling gel is a luxurious experience and a quick skin pick-me-up.

FaceTory’s Korean Sheet Masks

This monthly subscription service comes with 4-7 amazing masks a month. I’m already hooked on the various varieties, from a gold mask with collagen, a brightening mask with oak tree sap essence by Polatam, to a foaming mask with Meringue Cloud Bubble by Entia. My skin looked hydrated and dewy after each use. I’m hooked on using them before bed because then you can let the ingredients work their magic while you sleep. Most packets say to not rinse off the treatment. Warning: You may scare your housemates. Learn more HERE.

 

FACIAL SKINCARE

Arcona White Tea Purifying Cleanser

This antioxidant clear facial cleanser smells like candy and is a nice way to wake up in the morning. The white and green teas calm and protect skin while purifying and toning leaving skin poreless and refreshed. Soothing Vitamin E with aloe and yucca extracts help maintain skin’s natural pH balance. Yummy cranberry enzymes nourish and clarify skin. Arcona products are always pure magic due to being cold processed in small batches giving skin active ingredients and major results.

 

Sonia Roselli Japanese Cleansing Oil

Based in Chicago but made in Japan, this oil surprised me with its deep clean and non-oily feel. It feels too good, as you massage a few pumps onto your face before adding water. The Prunus yedoensis leaf extract apparently is widely used in Asia as a skin brightening agent. If you suffer from melasma, the cleansing oil will slightly brighten your skin with continued use.

 

Bloom Mineral Beauty Dead Sea Hydrating Almond Scrub

We love that cheap St. Ives almond scrub. Bloom feels like a more luxurious version, a more moisturizing almond scrub. The natural almond shells, soybean oil, plus mineral Dead Sea salts combine to exfoliate but leave your skin feeling smooth, clear, and clean.

 

Cirem HCR 3-in-1 Serum plus Cirem Youthboost Diamond Moisturizing Cream

From Beverly Hills comes a fast absorbing serum with Hyaluronic Acid and Retinol to reduce age spots and wrinkles. Vitamin C reduces the appearance of dark spots and visible signs of aging. The serum is feather light with no greasy residue. For added moisture, follow with the rich creamy Yoothboost Diamond Cream that includes Diamond Dust (to polish and boost radiance) and nourishing Caviar Extract that delivers nutrients and rich moisture into the skin. Vitamins A and E dramatically enhance luminosity while Panthenol soothes and corrects the appearance of any redness or irritation.

Ole Henriksen Counter Balance Oil Control Hydrator

This hydrator is like a morning pick-me-up with its cooling agent that also helps with shine. Addicted after one use, I learned that the moisturizer is powered by Green Fusion Complex™, a proprietary blend of potent active botanicals—green tea, eucalyptus, algae (kelp) and Irish moss extracts—with natural antiseptic properties. Combined with neem seed oil and powerful alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), it helps keep pores clear and skin matte all day long while maintaining optimal hydration and a healthy balance. The lotion also helps your foundation stay on longer, up to 8 hours.

 

Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen 

We detest sunscreen on our face unless it in our makeup or BB cream, but this sunscreen goes on clear (not white) like a smooth gloss, not oily, but almost like a primer. Water and sweat resistant with SPF 40, avoid more California wrinkles by using this before you leave the house. Supergoop is weightless, colorless, oderless, and oil-free, gripping makeup in place with a velvety soft finish. Truly amazing!

 

 

Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate

Be gone, fine lines! I have the worst wrinkles from sun damage around my eye area. This is my favorite eye wrinkle cream, but now it has been improved to include an increased amount of Vitamin C to 12.5 % and Hyaluronic Acid to reduce lines and refine skin texture. The serum can be used anywhere on your face and over time offers the best results. The original launched in 2005 and since then has been the most popular seller.

 

BODY SKINCARE

Twila True Beauty Body Whip

The luxurious anti-aging moisturizer hooked me with its delicious intoxicating plum fragrance. The super whip has a blend of 13 different oils and extracts to help boost collegen as well as soothe, repair, and protect skin. It’s my favorite skin treat for my legs, arms, and all over.

 

Bloom Shielding Body Lotion

This super creamy lightweight body lotion absorbs quickly without a scent. The moisturizer is enriched with Soy, Aloe Vera, Dead Sea Minerals and Glycerin to hydrate and create an all-day protective moisture barrier.

 

HAIRCARE

Phyto Nourishing Day Cream and Phyto Plage Apres-Soleil Recovery Mask

Dry, damaged hair be gone! This leave-in day cream conditioner is infused with 9 plant extracts and macadamia oil. This weightless conditioner hydrates, smoothes, and protects hair while preventing frizz and split ends. If that’s not enough, get double protection with Phyto Plage Apres-Soleil Masque Reparateur After Sun Recovery Mask that you can use after you shampoo for 5-10 minutes to transform environmentally damaged hair with shea butter.

MAKEUP

Hourglass Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick 

A big fan of Hourglass’s Ambiant Lighting Blush and Bronzing Powders, I was happy to discover their Rose Gold Highlighter stick for around the eye area, or pretty much wherever you want that golden sheen, but in a barely there sort of way. The shimmery pigments brighten and illuminate skin. It adds a nice golden sheen over lipstick too.

 

Kiehl’s Skin Tone Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream with Sunscreen

BB Creams are my saving grace to even out my skin tone. This formula with SPF 50 with Vitamin C is like a magic wand that instantly perfects skin. The medium shade gives me a nice natural looking tan color. Why not have your makeup and sunscreen all in one when you have to get out the door quickly?

Lancome Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara

Most mascaras I detest for clumping, too much coming out in one application, and making me look like Tammy Faye Baker. I like my mascara to go on evenly and naturally bold with length and thickness. This mascara does just that and lasts for 24 hours.

 

 

 

 

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