Top Five Skin Care Products

Heat + Humidity can wreak havoc on your skin and hair during these scorching months. To combat the ill effects of the sun, heat and humidity, I set out to find the very best multitasking products for summer.  Here are my top 5 products for perfect skin!

Sunscreen – Summer’s must have product comes in so many formats: lotion, stick and powder. That’s right…I said powder! Sephora carries a great brush on sunscreen by Peter Thomas Roth. With a retractable brush and an SPF of 45, the Instant Mineral SPF 45 offers sun protection on the go! My favorite part about this sunscreen is that you can use it anywhere! Not only is it great for your face providing a smooth, matte finish, but also places where a spray or lotion don’t work – Think the area near your hairline, your part, or even your entire scalp if it’s needed!

When it comes to a full body sunscreen, Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen offers a great formula that’s not greasy. It’s water resistant for up to 80 minutes and doesn’t have a traditional “sunscreen” smell.

Moisturizer – When it comes to a facial moisturizer, products that multitask are the best! There are great options no matter what your skin concern at Sephora. The specialists in the store can help you choose one that is best for your skin. For summer, I like one that combines antioxidants with sunscreen.  Jack Black Double-Duty Face Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 is a lightweight option that helps to soothe skin before and after sun exposure!

NEW LOGO_RECTANGLEBody Wash – LUSH West County has some of the freshest washes for skin that feels and smells great. Happy Hippy is a grapefruit scented body wash that can even be used as a shampoo! It’s a great option to throw in your pool bag for the after pool shower when you don’t want to lug a bunch of products around. I am also super excited to try the Avowash…available this Saturday at West County Center. More on that later. 

Cleanser – Micellar cleansing waters are one of the newest (and hottest) ways to cleanse your skin. They are both gentle and effective! Guerlain Eau de Beauté Micellar Cleansing Water featuring nigella oil combines a powerful makeup remover and toner in one easy step. And the best part? No rinsing required!  Simply use a cotton ball and swipe over your face to feel refreshed and clean.

Lotion – Hands down, Bath and Body Works has great lotions at great prices. I opt for simple scents from their new men’s collection. Whitewater Rush is a new scent with notes of Bergamot,  Lavender, White Cedar, and Sandalwood. My wife is a fan of the new Waikiki Beach Coconut line. The everyday lotions are lightweight, super smooth and provide a great light scent for summer!

And before I forget, let’s circle back to Avowash….this limited-edition, softening shower gel fragranced with the best-selling Avobath perfume will be available this weekend at Lush West County Center’s one year anniversary party. The party starts at 10 am, Saturday, July 16 and runs until 5 pm. In addition to your opportunity to pick up this unique product, Lush will be featuring luxurious demonstrations, tasty vegan treats, and more. Here’s to rocking that summer skin!

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