The Spa Insider's August Picks

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At The Spa Insider, we're constantly on the lookout for the latest and greatest things that are new in the world of beauty and wellness. But with all of the different products lining the shelves out there, how do you know which ones are really the best? From skincare and makeup to hair treatments and more, check out our picks for the month of August:

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1. Storie Veneziane Blu Cobalto I by Valmont ($445)

Part of the luxurious Storie Veneziane perfume collection from Valmont Cosmetics, this incredible fragrance is inspired by Campo San Moisè, a neighborhood in Venice, Italy. Blu Cobalto I emphasizes a gourmand character with pure cocoa extract, essences of Malacca patchouli and opoponax absolute. The beautiful bottle is decorated with golden covering, leather details on the cap, and a glass mask designed by Venetian artist Leonardo Cimolin, making it the ultimate statement piece for any art or fragrance lover. 


2. Shiseido Daiya Fude Face Duo ($40)

We love a good multitasking product: one side of this brush contains a blender that mimics the feel of fingertips without absorbing or wasting product, while the fluffy brush on the other side is perfect for buffing to create a soft-focus finish.


3. Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Foundation ($60)

This cushion foundation’s moisturizing blend of apricot seed and Korean herbs will create a flawless radiant glow. It also includes SPF 50+ to help protect skin from UVA and UVB rays.

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4. Malin + Goetz Mojito Lip Balm ($14)

A cult favorite, this moisturizing lip balm is long-lasting, highly nourishing and ultra conditioning. It leaves lips soft, soothed and comforted with hydrogenated polyisobutene.


5. Elemis Peptide⁴ Eye Recovery Cream ($49)

This skin-synchronizing treatment combines the hydration of a moisturizer with the protection of an oil, and is specifically formulated for the delicate eye area. Reduce puffiness, target dark shadows and replenish lost moisture with Star Arvensis Oil and exclusive Night Scented Stock Flower, which is a rich source of vitamin E and essential fatty acids. Complete the regimen with the Thousand Flower Mask ($45) and Night Recovery Cream-Oil ($59) for ultra luxurious skin.

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6. LALICIOUS Velour Body Melt ($38)

Restore skin's moisture, hydration and dewiness after those long summer days spent under the sun. This innovative formula features cold-pressed coconut oil and organic, cold-pressed kalahari melon seed oil, which defend skin against pollution and sun damage. This multitasking product can also be used as a hair mask, makeup remover, shaving oil and cuticle treatment. Available in three delectable scents: Sugar Kiss, Sugar Coconut and Sugar Lavender. 

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7. Farmhouse Fresh Blackberry Crush Lip Balm ($15)

Dry lips are in for a treat with this restorative and hydrating treatment that is made with jojoba oil and shea butters to promote healing. The ripe scent of blackberry is rich and scrumptious, while the long-wear formula lasts with just one application.

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8. Olie x Melissa Meyers RoseGlow Drops Daily Radiance Face Oil ($78)

Get skin glowing with this daily face oil blend that features 14 all-natural and organic potent plant and fruit seed botanicals that make skin appear more radiant and luminous. Benefits include more even skin tone, reduction in wrinkles, improved hyperpigmentation, a brighter complexion, and depuffing to reduce the look of inflammation. For every bottle that is purchased, the brand donates $5 to Project Angel Food, which provides a  week's worth of fresh fruits and veggies to individuals battling critical illnesses.

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9. SiO HandLift ($45)

Give hands an instant boost with these comfortable patches that are the equivalent of invisible silk gloves. Created with the highest quality medical grade silicone, these smoothing patches hydrate, firm and tighten hands, promoting skin's natural ability to retain moisture and help boost collagen production, reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

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10. Aveda Cherry Almond Shampoo & Conditioner ($17-$68)

A fan favorite that was recently brought back in honor of the brand's 40th anniversary, this popular conditioner is back with an improved formula, along with a new shampoo to go with it. The conditioner features naturally-derived cherry blossom extract and sweet almond oil, while the shampoo is formulated with gentle babassu and coconut-derived ingredients to gently cleanse hair.

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