Editors' Picks: March 2019
Spring Equinox (March 20) is right around the corner, and it marks the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator from south to north. Spring is the season of renewal and fresh beginnings, and is a time when many of us come out of “winter hibernation” mode, ready for a fresh start—which often includes the beginning new wellness and beauty regimens. From inspiring fragrances to hydrating body scrubs, here are our top product picks for the month of March:
amika High Tide Deep Waver ($120)
Create flawless beach waves with a design that allows for crease-free waves on all hair types. Features three tourmaline ceramic barrels in 0.7-inch that deliver gorgeous, beachy waves. The custom mold leaves no marks, while the negative ion technology seals the cuticle to smooth hair.
Artis Elite Oval 8 Brush ($70)
About the size and shape of your cheek, it quickly and seamlessly applies and blends foundation and bronzer to larger areas of the face and décolletage. Designed to be used with liquid, cream or powder products. The Elite Collection handles use paired elliptical/oval shapes with an oval fibre bundle that mimics areas and shapes of the face.
This scientifically formulated product contains 16 types of natural extracts which exfoliate and moisturize at the same time. This effective and gentle process removes the unwanted dead skin cells that have built up layer after layer. The fruit acid penetrates the layers of dead skin cells and breaks down the desmosomes, which hold the layers together. With this process, skin is undamaged, but peels easily away from the fresh layer beneath. After peeling, your feet are reborn just like a baby’s foot, giving you healthy, beautiful feet.
This micellar body wash is clinically tested to maintain skin's natural moisture barrier by trapping and lifting away dirt for clean, soft-feeling skin. Features the pleasant fragrances of coconut water, seaside freesia, sun-kissed lily, apple and driftwood.
This all-natural vanilla brown sugar body exfoliator gently removes dead skin cells and replenishes the skin with hydrating organic oils and food-grade vanilla flavors. Smells and feels like heaven, and perfect for getting skin ready for the beach and beyond.
This buttery smooth, ultra-decadent treat repairs stressed-out locks. Packed with lux butters and oils, this hair mask melts into every strand to replenish missing moisture, restoring hair and making it more manageable. Includes avocado oil, grape seed oil, bamboo extract, and vitamin E.
This semi-permanent root solution blends seamlessly with existing salon color and gradually fades over 10 days, providing ample coverage between appointments that leaves no residue on salon color. Even better, the reusable tube can be kept in your vanity for whenever your roots need a refresh, and the formula requires no mixing—just 10 minutes and you’re ready to go!
Collective Laboratories Activating Serum ($39/month)
With naturally sourced ginseng extract, biotin, lilac stem cells, malabar kino bark, pumpkin seed oil, and burdock root, this revitalizing serum reinvigorates the scalp to promote hair growth. Additional benefits include dandruff control, stronger hair, and prevention of breakage. The ingredient complex was developed by leading German scientists and is approved for hair growth claims under EU registration.
Specially designed to work with the COOLA Organic Sunless Tan Luminizing Body Serum, this unique brush provides an even application that brings out maximum shimmer. The super soft, vegan bristles are at just the right density and angle to spread with ease, while the sustainable bamboo handle fits comfortably in your hand.
This dermatologist-tested mask is inspired by rituals of the ancient Greeks, and fortified with vital minerals and anti-pollutants that detox skin. You'll unveil a smooth, refreshed. and rejuvenated complexion that will seem to glow with a radiance from within.
This light-activated multitasking moisturizer provides broad spectrum defense while preventing future signs of skin damage. Features iIntelligent drone technology, which is activated by visible light to help boost skin’s natural luminosity. Breakthrough antioxidant technology helps protect skin against pollution, while advanced moisture magnets provide all-day hydration for visibly smooth skin.
This intensely nourishing night cream has been designed to deeply nourish the skin, reduce redness and irritation, and plump and refine skin. Shea and cocoa butter work to intensely hydrate, calm, nourish, and enhance the skin's natural collagen production. Also contains B vitamins, vitamin E oil, pomegranate and acai, and the Australian botanical lemon aspen. It can also be used two to three times a week as a hydrating mask.
This revitalizing facial scrub is jam-packed with antioxidant-rich fruit extracts that gently exfoliate the skin, leaving complexions smoother, softer, and hydrated. Formulated with sustainably-sourced blackcurrant scrub particles, Nordic bilberry extract, and black tea.
The unique anti-aging range features nature’s best-kept secret, cloudberry. The collection includes a cleansing foam, day cream, eye gel, face serum, face mist, and night cream. Helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, provides deep moisture and volume, increases skin’s cell renewal, and provides a unique supply of antioxidants for an enhanced glow.
The long-wearing polish is non-toxic and 10-free, ad is available in nine stunning shades. The custom Japanese bottles magnetize together in pairs for impeccable travel and organization.
Uniquely formulated with rice bran oil for its high concentration of vitamin E that brings lasting, radiant-looking skin, this fine grain salt scrub features an amber-like scent with notes of clove and nutmeg. Works great on cracked heels as well. Charmingly hand packaged in a woven bag.
Made with activated bamboo charcoal, this detoxifying peel-off mask helps get rid of skin impurities for a more radiant-looking complexion. Binding to unwanted dirt, bacteria and blackheads, this botanical mask leaves skin feeling fresh and cleansed. Sugarcane, orange and lemon extracts help energize and awaken skin.
This bi-phase mist is packed with a juicy blend of 84% watermelon, hyaluronic acid, and hibiscus AHAs to refresh skin and enhance makeup. Ultra-fine and delicate, the hydrating mist envelops skin like a dreamy morning fog. Enhances skin’s natural dewy glow and makeup with a single spritz.
Continuously hydrates, softens, and revitalizes skin, and prepares it to absorb the full benefit of your serum and moisturizer. Key ingredients include marshmallow root extract, calendula flower extract, and peach leaf extract. Features special, limited-edition packaging for the lunar new year.
The innovative creamy clay mask is formulated with a blend of pre and probiotics to calm, balance, and nourish stressed skin while locking in moisture. Helps coax impurities out of pores without stripping skin of moisture. Loaded with antioxidant-rich superfoods to replenish skin with essential nutrients and help protect against free radicals.
This night moisturizer for ultra-sensitive skin provides immediate and lasting comfort. Key ingredients include La Roche-Posay thermal spring water, neurosensine, carnosine/vitamin E, and shea butter. Formulated with only the essentials and without potentially-irritating ingredients such as parabens, fragrance, and drying alcohol.
Enjoy super-sized straightening with this extra-large flat iron. Perfect for smoothing long, thick or coarse hair, this oversized version of the best-selling Neuro Smooth features extra-large 1.5" IsoTherm titanium plates, adjustable temperature control, and a SmartSense microchip for lightning-fast heat recovery to make smoothing hair fast, easy, and flawless.
Oka-B Millie Flip Flop ($30)
This chic sandal has a shape designed for a wide range of fit: straps lay flat on feet, arch support and heel cup provide stability and support, and features a patented recyclable, slip-resistant material. Great for the spa; available in multiple stylish colors.
This fantastically rich crème revitalizes hands and lightly scents with the brand’s signature Côte d’Azur fragrance. A luxurious blend of oils and shea butter hydrates and repairs, making it perfect for everyday use or as an overnight treatment.
Naturally restore dehydrated skin's glow with this cloud-like cream's blend of superfood omega fatty acids, replenishing ceramides and antioxidants. Omegas 3, 6 and 9 strengthen moisture barrier; passion fruit and guava extracts soothe stressed skin; lightweight, whipped texture locks in hydration.
Phytomer Hydrasea ($54)
This light and creamy mask with weaving algae delivers a dual moisturizing action. It has an instant thirst-quenching effect and rehydrates the skin for a long-lasting result. The skin regains comfort, becomes incredibly soft and remains hydrated longer. Active ingredients include polarized and encapsulated weaving algae, and gorse water. Also available in travel size.
This organic Patchouli and Palo Santo salve helps to soothe and heal dry irritated skin. The patchouli is infused in olive oil, shea butter, mango butter, beeswax, and essential oils of patchouli, Palo Santo, Clary sage, and Pinon Pine. Smooth this harmonious and hypnotic blend of sacred woodsy herbs on your body. Relax as it calms your mind and restores your nervous system. Use daily to seal in moisture.
Inspired by the memory of a sunny escape in the countryside, this fragrance evokes a nap under the trees in the park of an old villa, where fresh scents of cypresses and lemon trees float on the balmy breeze. Features key notes of Kalmansi Accord, coriander, and musk. The silhouette of the bottle is inspired by classic apothecary jars.
Fast-acting gel-serum primer leaves a translucent, shimmery finish that diffuses light over the skin. Hyaluronic acid and purple orchid extract hydrate and refresh. Ginger root extract brightens and prevents free radical damage, prickly pear extract provides insane hydration, and vitamin E helps to soften and soothe skin, while aiding in cell turnover for a brighter complexion.
This ultra firming, luxurious moisturizing formula with advanced phytoestrogen technology targets the delicate and vulnerable skin of the neck and décolletage. Used daily, it reduces the appearance of lines and deep wrinkles, and dramatically enhances elasticity for younger, brighter skin.
Packed with vitamin-rich fruits and veggies, this nourishing concentrate delivers enviable radiance and hydration. Formulated with papaya extract, carrot seed extract, juniper extract, and prickly pear extract, this clean beauty product is the perfect daily boost to elevate your skin care routine.
The soft, jelly-like mask sheet is made from coconut juice and is infused with light, comforting serum. Contains chamomile and Swiss Alpine herb extracts to gently hydrate and soothe skin, in addition to hyaluronic acid and ginseng extracts to help keep skin healthy.
Valmont Wonder Falls ($155)
This rich, sensory cream melts into skin to remove makeup, and morphs into an oil during a relaxing face massage. Balances the skin’s micro-biome, revealing natural, soft and radiant skin. Suitable for all skin, particularly dry skin.
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