Seasonal Skincare Swap

Real talk: we’re freaking out about fall. Although summer heat isn’t ideal for a full face of makeup, cooler weather can present a slew of skin concerns—especially for those who struggle with acne. For an easy, blemish-free transition, you’ll need to change up your skincare routine the same way you swap out your wardrobe. Here’s how:

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Correct your cleanser: In the summer, we like reaching for heavy-duty cleansers that ensure salt & sand stay on the beach and out of our pores. In the fall, you’ll want to switch to something gentler like this PCA Skin Creamy Cleanser . Packed with beneficial oils like rosehip (a Kate Middleton favorite) and omega-6 essential fatty acids, this formula will remove dirt without stripping skin.

Peel away: Forget diamonds—chemical peels are your new best friend. While you should be careful not to over-exfoliate during colder months, you should add this Peter Thomas Roth FirmX Peeling Gel  to your lineup once a week. This gel uses a combination of pineapple & pomegranate enzymes that lifts away dry, dead skin to prevent clogged pores. Just be careful not to scrub too hard!

Tone and balance: After months of sun exposure, this Obagi Nu-Derm Toner  will help restore your skin’s natural pH level. Unlike most toners, this product features a natural astringent instead of alcohol, which can overdry skin. Aloe and calendula soothe & smooth skin as witch hazel tightens pores without over-drying your complexion.

Add a serum: Most people try to avoid extra oil in the summer, but it’s about to make a comeback. To build up your skin’s natural defense against the elements, we suggest using bareMinerals Eternalixir Skin-Volumizing Oil Serum. The calcium-rich concoction enhances your moisture barrier and fights signs of aging with nourishing botanical oils. Be sure to take this product down your neck, as well.

Thicken your moisturizer: Though it’s hotly contested, moisturizers should follow after serums! At night, show your skin some love with a generous coat of this  Peter Thomas Roth Camu Power CX30 Brightening Moisturizer . This product is loaded with a superfruit called the Camu Camu berry, which packs 30 times more vitamin C than your average orange. This is crucial during sun-deficient seasons to maintain collagen production and iron absorption.

Throw on a mask: If you’re in need of emergency hydration, it’s time for the GLAMGLOW ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment
. Having dry skin can be itchy and uncomfortable, so this mask was formulated to provide instant relief. Leave on for 10-20 minutes before going out, keep it on overnight, or slick on during a long flight to arrive glowy & soft!

Saying goodbye to summer is already hard enough—we hope this guide helps you winterize your routine with ease!

 

The Weirdest Celebrity Skincare Hacks

Celebrities do not always use high-end products. In fact, sometimes they use DIY hacks that cost less than a Starbucks drink. And sometimes those hacks are clever…or just straight up bizarre. Here is a list of the weirdest skincare hacks out there in case you are curious—try them at your own risk.

Washing your face with olive oil

If you have ever wondered if cooking oil can be used as face wash, wonder no more. Chloë Grace Moretz says that washing her face with olive oil does wonders for her cystic acne. “I swear my skin is so much clearer because of it,” she told Allure. However, we would not recommend using it as everyone has different skin types, so what works for her might actually break you out. Instead, try Avene XeraCalm A.D Lipid-Replenishing Cleansing Oil , as it is formulated to use during skin’s flare-ups due to eczema and dermatitis.

Dunking your face in cold water

To set her makeup, supermodel Bella Hadid dunks her face in cold water for 10 seconds. This Korean beauty hack involves submerging your fully made-up face in a bowl of cold water to “seal it.” While it looks effective, that seems like a lot of work to do every day, so we recommend using Jane Iredale Balance Hydration Spray  as a way more effective alternative. This setting spray not only hydrates the skin, but also calms down acne-prone skin since it is formulated with green tea extract.

Exfoliating with cat litter

This one is probably the weirdest hack on this list, but Snooki likes to mix cat litter with water to get rid of dead skin cells. The self-proclaimed “cheapo” does not like to spend a lot of money on spa treatments so she found on Google that cat litter does the trick. However, Rebecca O’Sullivan, an esthetician at Chicago’s Sine Qua Non Salon, does not advice putting cat litter on the face because it is a known neurotoxin for humans and can tear the skin. Save yourself the trouble and opt for Dermalogica’s Age Smart Multivitamin Thermafoliant  instead. This skin polisher sloughs off dead skin instantly without damaging your skin thanks to its advanced technology ingredients.

Applying hemorrhoid cream under your eyes

The secret to Kim Kardashian’s bright undereye is not an expensive eye cream, but actually a hemorrhoid cream! Her makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic, says he uses Preparation H. to reduce the appearance of wrinkles underneath her eyes. The ingredients in the cream really do help to tighten the skin temporarily by constricting the blood vessels, but if used too often can dry out the skin. Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM Eye Cream  is a safer, and way more powerful product, as it contains a potent concentration of retinol complex that visibly tightens skin and dimishes signs of aging.

Moisturzing your lips with a nipple repair cream

Margot Robbie believes lip balm contains additives that dry out your lips, so instead she uses Bepanthen, a nipple repair cream for breastfeeding mothers. Some lip balms actually do contain dehydrating ingredients like phenol and menthol, but Avene’s Cold Cream Lip Balm does not. It is an ultra-hydrating lip balm formulated with vitamins E and F to help relieve chapped lips in an instant.

Top Haircare Tips From Celebrities and Their Hairstylists

A red carpet look is nothing without an amazing hairstylist, which is why we’ve rounded up the best celebrity hairstylist tricks, as well as a few tips from celebrities themselves. Gorgeous Hollywood-style hair is just a few products away.

Create beach waves while asleep

All you need to create effortless no-heat waves is a good salt spray, according to Michael Angelo, a celebrity hairstylist who’s worked with Brooklyn Decker and Adriana Lima. Just lightly spritz dry hair with the spray, twist hair into “four flat Princess Leia buns” and go to sleep. “The style is super comfortable to sleep on and you can wake up and shake loose effortless beachy waves,” he told Self. Our personal favorite is Tigi Bed Head Queen Beach Salt Spray ($14.99) as it’s infused with mineral-rich Balinese salt and UV Complex, which protects hair against harmful sun rays.

Use hairspray before curling hair

If you’re familiar with Jane the Virgin, then you know how perfect lead actress Gina Rodriguez’s signature waves look on and off screen. Turns out the trick lies in the hairspray application! Celebrity hairstylist Paul Norton has a simple, yet interesting technique as he spritz it on before applying heat. “This gives her hair an extra ‘shape-ability’ so it adheres to what the curling iron gives you,” he explained to Glamour. To get a strong hold without any added weight, use Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Touchable Weightless Hairspray ($15.69) for healthy looking hair that will stay in place all day long.

 

Apply a hair mask before you exercise

Sweating from a workout is one of the best ways to get rid of toxins. Unfortunately, all that perspiration comes with a downside: the salt from sweat can actually dry out your hair. But luckily, there’s a quick fix for that. Hairstylist Jen Atkin, whose celebrity clients include Khloe Kardashian and Jessica Alba, advises to apply a hair mask on before exercise to help push moisture back into the strands and seal it in. The heat from exercising will also allow the mask to work deeper so all you have to do later is rinse it out. Obliphica Professional Seaberry Mask ($26.99) is the perfect mask as it deeply hydrates while restoring the hair’s elasticity.

Reduce hair breakage with the right brush

Not all brushes are alike—the one you use to brush out wet hair might actually be causing split ends. But fear not because Drew Barrymore has an easy solution for all of us: The Wet Brush. In fact, she let everyone know on Instagram that she swears by the brush for both her and her kids. They come in a bunch of different colors and sizes, but the Pop Fold Wet Brush ($7.89) is the most convenient for traveling because of its foldable, compact design. No more tugging or pain, guaranteed.

Freshen up with dry shampoo

It seems like Ashley Benson has never had a bad hair day, but maybe that’s because her secret weapon is dry shampoo. “It really works well for me because I have extensions from time to time so it helps make everything look really fresh,” she told W Magazine. The Pretty Little Liar confessed that she loves Oribe haircare products, especially the dry shampoo so try Oribe’s Gold Lust Dry Shampoo ($37.89) for a similar look. Not only does this product absorb oil and product buildup, but also it helps restore strength and softness back into the hair. Dry shampoo works well to texturize tresses so it’s a great double duty product.

 

 

 

The Best Beauty Products Celebrities Love Under $30

While A-list celebrities tend to gravitate toward high-end makeup brands, there are actually a lot of stars out there who are hooked on inexpensive products. But don’t let the price fool you—they’re as high quality as it gets. From foundation to lipstick, we’ve found some of the most affordable makeup products in the market right now that come with a stamp of approval right from your favorite Hollywood actresses.

 Primer:

Celebrity makeup always begins with a flawless base; namely, Dr. Brandt Pores No More Luminizer Primer ($30.99). Vanessa Hudgens wore this primer to the MTV Video Music Awards back in August, showcasing seemingly perfect skin. No surprise though, as this two-in-one product gives you a glowing complexion while blurring out all of your pores like a selfie filter.

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Foundation:

It’s hard to believe that Jennifer Aniston is almost 50 years old with skin that amazing, but one of her secret weapons is Youngblood Liquid Foundation ($26.99). “I like how lightweight it is and it blends well,” she told The Cut, adding that she could also build up more coverage if needed. Infused with ocean minerals, green tea extract, and more, this fragrance-free product does as much good to your skin from within as it does on the outside.

Concealer:

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For touching up any spots, Gal Gadot’s makeup artist revealed to HELLO! that she loves using bareMinerals bareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer ($16.99) on her. In fact, she said it’s “one of her favorite products of all time.” If it’s good enough for Wonder Woman, it’s good enough for us mortals! The silky smooth formula is guaranteed to cover up both your under eye circles and discolorations while not being heavy on the skin.

Powder:

You may know Jennifer Lopez for that signature “J. Lo Glow,” but even she turns to powder to set her makeup. Used by her and Kirsten Dunst, Glo Minerals Pressed Base ($26.99) gives the skin an all-over even finish. You can use it either as a skin-colored setting powder or as a replacement for foundation if you’re not a fan of liquid formulas.

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Eyeliner:

Emma Watson is all about eco-friendly and ethical beauty products, which is why she turns to Jane Iredale Liquid Eye Liner ($15.99) in Brown. She told The Gloss that it took her six months to find a good, natural eyeliner, but that this one’s it—and we agree. The latex-free eyeliner is gentle and nourishing on the skin thanks to essential oils like rosemary leaf and radish root extracts.

Lipstick:

To finish off any makeup look, a nude lip color is essential. Youngblood Lipstick ($12.99) is a great option as it’s a super pigmented lipstick formulated with natural oils and minerals. In fact, celebrity makeup artist Monika Blunder told Glamour she applied the lipstick in Brown Sugar on Jessica Alba for a gala to accentuate the natural fullness of her lips. It also comes in 24 other colors so you can pick the perfect shade for your skin.

5 Beauty Faux Pas That Make You Look Older

It’s no secret that we’re constantly seeking ways to look a little younger and compete with the natural passage of time. There’s an entire industry built around combatting fine lines and wrinkles, zapping away age spots, and creating a youthful visage that essentially fools the world. No one can be blamed for wanting to appear younger, but there are a few common beauty mistakes people make that actually result in an older appearance. Here are five faux pas to avoid.

1.You Overdo the Concealer

Concealer is a big yay—every cosmetic bag deserves to have at least one. The problem occurs when we pile it on with a sort of maniacal determination in an effort to minimize the appearance of dark circles. When you spackle it on this way, it actually has the reverse effect by sinking into the fine lines. The skin around the eyes is thin and delicate, so anything you add to that area must be blended flawlessly for best results. We love Dermablend Smooth Liquid Camo Concealer ($18.99). The wand allows for precise, fuss-free application, and it’s formulated to stay put for up to 16 hours.

2. You Skip the Blush

Blush is a genius beauty product. If you don’t wear it but constantly seek ways to look younger, you’re missing out on the simplicity of this color-packed powder. Designed to perk up a sallow complexion, blush emulates a natural inner glow and can look fresh and youthful when it’s applied to the apples of the cheeks. Try a silky product that won’t sink into lines, like Tigi Cosmetics Glow Blush ($12.99). 

3. You Line the Lower Lashes

You might be tempted to line your lower lashes, either out of pure habit or because you’ve seen it on the red carpet. It can look great if you’re aiming for a very specific look on a night out, but in day-to-day life it has an aging effect because it draws attention to the skin around the eyes. Nix this step to instantly look a little younger.

4. You Pack On the Powder

It’s fine to apply a light dusting of powder if you trust it to set your makeup. Some people swear by it. However, in many cases we go at it with a very heavy hand. Caked on makeup of any kind is a no-no, but that’s particularly true of powder because it settles into every single fine line and wrinkle and instantly ages anyone’s face. If you do prefer to wear it, use a powder brush to pick up a minimal amount of translucent product and dust it lightly over the skin.

5. Your Lip Game Isn’t Strong

You don’t need to be a makeup artist to rock fabulous lips all day long. The problem arises when we wear matte or dark shades that emphasize the mouth and draw attention to the lines that develop around the mouth. Matte formulas can also pick up on dryness and sink into those natural crevices in the lips. Opt for cream or sheer formulas in natural hues that are similar to your natural lip color. Jane Iredale PureMoist Lipstick ($19.89) is available in dozens of colors that flatter many skin tones.

How To Pamper Yourself for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, there’s no better time to give yourself some much-needed TLC. Regardless if you’re in a relationship or not, we could all use a designated day—or maybe a week—to kick back and relax. Aside from treating yourself to a box of chocolates, there are plenty of small things you can do to celebrate the holiday of love this year that is way more satisfying than watching a cheesy rom com.

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Take a bath

After a long day at work, there’s nothing quite as relaxing as a warm bath to soak your stress away. Not only does submerging yourself in water help you sleep better, but also it helps loosen any tight muscles, especially if you toss in Mama Mio Liquid Yoga Restorative Bath Soak ($32.99). As the name indicates, this soak eases your body like yoga would by using a blend of calming essential oils like lavender and citrus lemon peel. To create an even dreamier ambience, light a soothing candle like NEST Fragrances Classic Candle in Vanilla Orchid & Almond ($38.99). We warn you though—you may never want to leave your bathtub.

Do yoga outside

If you don’t have time for a bath, we recommend a quick outdoor yoga session in the morning. Practicing yoga is great for your overall health as it clears your mind and gets you ready for the day. Not sure how to do it? No worries—there are a gazillion videos on YouTube to help you out. Just make sure to set your mat on a shaded spot either in your backyard or a nearby park. Don’t forget to also bring a good SPF. Image Skincare Prevention+Daily Ultimate Protection Moisturizer SPF 50 ($27.89) works wonders as it offers both UVA and UVB protection, ensuring that your face is covered from the elements. Always namaste away from sun damage!

Get your glow on

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We’re told to drink about half a gallon of water each day, but let’s be realistic: That goal can be pretty hard to reach most of the time. Fortunately, you can achieve hydrated skin while you sleep by quenching it with GLAMGLOW ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment ($50.99). A single use of this mask is all it takes to give your skin an instant boost and make it look like you’re glowing from within. Apply it the night before Valentine’s Day to ensure silky, smooth skin that will enhance any date makeup look.

Put your best face on
Skip the spa—you can give yourself an at-home mini facial by using Peter Thomas Roth Facial On The Go ($18.99). This set allows you to recreate the professional experience in the comfort of your room with just four gel products. Before getting started though, take a hot shower to open up the pores for maximum effectiveness. Ingredients such as glycolic acid will brighten your skin while hyaluronic acid and botanical extracts gives your skin the moisture it needs. Our personal favorite is the peeling gel, which visibly rolls away dead skin cells. Great for normal skin types, it’s an easy way to bring life back into your skin without putting a dent in your wallet.

Valentine’s Day: The Dos and Don’ts of Gifting Skincare Products

When it comes to gifting your beloved on Valentine’s Day, you consider yourself something of an expert—until it comes to surprising your special someone with skincare products. Giving someone the gift of a healthier complexion is definitely a tricky proposition. But there are great ways to give your number one a skin-focused gift all in the name of showing just how much you care. Here’s what to do, what to give—and oh, yes…what not to do!

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For Dry Skin

Don’t…bore them with a bunch of rules that they need to follow, like avoiding hot showers and drinking more water. They already know, trust us.

 

Do…give them the best of the best. No one will be offended when you present them with a hyper-moisturizing product that drenches their skin with the hydration they need. Try a top-of-the-line treatment that they might not consider on their own, such as Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream ($36.59). It’s formulated to keep skin soft for up to three full days, which means it’s a miracle worker for anyone with a dehydrated complexion.

For Tired Ski

Don’t…comment on their tired eyes or pale skin. And by all means, don’t tell them to smile!

Do…be the hero that provides them with the change they need to see an improvement. When you gift them with a cult favorite that everyone loves, they’ll be thrilled. We’re partial to GLAMGLOW FlashMud Brightening Treatment ($47.93), a powerhouse mask that instant rejuvenates lackluster skin while leaving it softer. With regular use, skin appears more even and dark spots fade.

For Acne

Don’t…worry too much about giving a skin care gift to someone with acne. They know they have it—and they’ll highly appreciate something that works.

Do…try something that’s not in their usual line of vision. You won’t find iS clinical Acne Travel Kit ($98.99) at a drugstore or mass market retailer. Tucked inside a sleek travel bag, your recipient will find generous deluxe sizes of a cleanser, an SPF 50 moisturizer, and two potent serums. Used together, they’ll heal existing blemishes and help prevent new breakouts from forming.

For Sensitivity

Don’t…try to explain the gift as a solution to their “problem.” Skin care is tricky to give, but if you know the sensitive-skinned person well enough, you’ll be fine.

Do…put some thought into it. A product for sensitive skin needs to be formulated specifically with ingredients that nurture and soothe. Avoid heavy fragrances and additives that might cause irritation. Look for key words that suggest something gentle, like Glo Skin Beauty Healing Gel ($25.99). It’s an exceptional choice for anyone with skin that’s easily disturbed—and “healing” is a joy for anyone with deep sensitivity.

For Anyone

Don’t…try to figure out their skin problems and choose a random product that they may never use.

Do…focus on luxury instead. When you’re shopping for someone you don’t know quite so well or who is somewhat picky, it’s best to stick with a classy gift like the DermOrganic Skin Care Sampler ($8.89). Made with certified organic ingredients, the products are fragrance-free, cruelty-free, and infused with argan oil. Simple and skin-loving, this set contains a facial lotion, a facial cleanser, and a hand and body lotion.

 

New Year, New You: 5 Beauty Resolutions to Keep

We know: It’s easy to make a New Year’s resolution. The hard part is actually keeping it. How many times have you sworn you’ll go to bed earlier, lose five pounds, stop buying a latte every morning, and work out regularly? We’ve definitely all been there. In the interest of punching up 2018 and making it the absolute best year ever (positive thoughts breed positive results!), we’re ready to kick things into high gear with our five top beauty resolutions for the year—that you can actually keep. Here we go.

 

Less Heat Styling

This one doesn’t sound all that exciting, we know. Where would be without our flat irons and blowdryers? The problem is that all of those heat-blasting tools do a number on your hair over time. So while it’s completely fine to use them occasionally, you’ll do your hair a huge favor by cutting usage just a bit and adding TIGI S Factor Body Booster Plumping Spray ($13.29) to your routine. It works by amplifying lackluster locks at the roots, so you can enjoy a fresh, just-washed look even if you really shampooed yesterday. No heat styling tools needed!

Basic Neck Care

It’s one of the most overlooked areas of the body, but it’s also one of the most telling. The neck is often a dead giveaway of aging skin, primarily because the skin is so thin. Fine lines and wrinkles seem to develop almost overnight, and skin seems to loosen and lose its luster. Make it a point to add a smoothing product to your routine, such as Dr. Brandt Do Not Age Moisturizing Neck Cream ($36.89). Enriched with sugar cane-derived glycolic acid, this natural alpha hydroxyl cream drenches skin with moisture while improving the appearance of aging skin.

Break the Habit

It’s one thing to have a favorite lip color, but it’s quite another to marry it because you’re too afraid to branch out and experiment with your look. If you fantasize about shaking up your makeup routine every now and then, invest in a tube or two of boldly colored lipsticks that dare to take you in an entirely different direction. We love Youngblood Intimatte Mineral Matte Lipstick ($14.99) for this reason—it delivers the kind of no-fuss, check-me-out color that you can’t help but admire on someone else. The only difference is that this year, you’re the one rocking this fearless hue.

Enjoy Me Time

If there’s one resolution you should absolutely keep in 2018, it’s to take better care of your emotional health. Whether that means giving yourself the occasional mental health day to unwind or immersing yourself in a tub full of Mama Mio Liquid Yoga Restorative Bath Soak ($32.99), you’ll feel the difference in both the short- and long-term when you allow yourself to relax in the comfort of soothing oils and healing salts. It’s that combination that’s both rejuvenating and uplifting, and it’s ideal even if you just want to reduce your stress or shake off the day’s difficulties. Bonus: Your skin feels amazing when you’re done.

Practice Foot Care

All too often, we neglect our feet simply because they’re encased in socks and shoes. But what if you gave them the same attention you did, say, your face or your hands? You’d be walking on sunshine! Start now and your feet will look pretty much perfect in weeks—and certainly in time for your springtime pedicure. If excessive dryness is a concern, as it is for many during winter, try Baby Foot Deep Exfoliation for Feet Peel ($18.99). In just about seven days, you’ll enjoy softer, truly baby soft feet—without a hint of that old dryness in sight. It’s worth it even if it’s a little out of your comfort zone.

New Year, New You! We’re celebrating 2018 with a fabulous sale on your favorite brands and products. Save big on some of the year’s hottest beauty loot, and prepare to make all of your resolutions a reality. 

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Holiday 2017 Gift Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we’re excited to celebrate with a slew of get-gorgeous beauty products designed to make you look and feel your best. We aren’t just limited to cosmetics, skin care, and hair care, either—beauty doesn’t discriminate, after all. We’ve also got glam goodies for the home. Most importantly, there’s something for every single person on your list. Here’s what we’re loving this holiday season.

 

 

For Luxe Travels…

Perfect for jetting off to Europe during spring, the John Masters Organics Essential Travel Kit for Hair and Body ($24.99) contains everything needed to get through the trip in style. Tucked inside the sleek zippered pouch are two-ounce bottles of geranium/grapefruit body milk, geranium/grapefruit body wash, lavender rosemary shampoo, and citrus/neroli detangler. Not only will they feel fabulous, they’ll also smell incredible.

 

For Upscale Cleansing…

Who knew makeup removal could be such a posh experience? With the Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Cleansing Butter ($35.99) in her arsenal, she’ll never go to bed without washing her face again. Made with nourishing turmeric, hydrating chamomile, and gentle honey, this lovely blend melts on contact to effectively remove all traces of makeup, debris, and impurities. It even looks gorgeous, something that can’t be said for the boring tubes crowding her makeup cabinet.

 

For Bathing Beauties…

Showering is infinitely more enjoyable when there’s something wonderfully scented awaiting you. That’s why Bliss Blood Orange + White Pepper Soapy Suds ($26.99) is a guaranteed gift winner. The body wash is not only packed with uplifting notes of crisp citrus and awakening spices, but it’s also perfect for brightening up those tired, bleary-eyed mornings when nothing seems possible without a shower. This is the ultimate lift-me-up, and the scent is versatile enough for both men and women to enjoy.

 

For Makeup Junkies…

What do you give the makeup junkie who has everything? Try the Youngblood Glowy Cheek Essentials Kit ($39.99). It’s filled with everything she needs to achieve a warm, healthy, bright complexion. The set includes a creamy blush in a rich shade of coral-pink, plus a blush brush and a radiant moisturizing tint designed to drench the skin with hydration while also leaving behind a hint of natural, luminous color. During winter, it’s one of the easiest ways to brighten up.

 

For Happy Homes…

Whether for the hostess or the new homeowner, the NEST Fragrances Luxury Votive Gift Set ($40.99) is the ultimate surprise in every way. Packed inside a gorgeous gift box are six mini votive candles in bamboo, grapefruit, Sicilian tangerine, ocean mist/sea salt, cedar leaf/lavender, and Moroccan amber. Each votive is housed in a sleek black container that adds a touch of subtle sophistication to any room, from the kitchen to the bedroom to the bathroom.

 

For Skin Saviors…

We all know that one person who tries every single new skin care product on the market. The NuFACE Mini Facial Toning Device ($136.99) is the best possible surprise for anyone obsessed with a great complexion. On contact with the skin, the portable machine delivers gentle microcurrents that work to effectively reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. With regular use, the appearance of the skin’s tone is also improved. The set includes a primer gel to make it easy to use.

 

For OMG Hair…

If you or someone you love absolutely covets magazine cover-worthy hair (and really, who doesn’t?), the Bio Ionic Whisper Light Dryer ($104.89) is practically essential. It delivers high-powered heat in shorter-than-average time, meaning that drenched hair is no match for this wonder tool. In addition to its quick-dry functionality, it also performs in relatively quiet mode. The ionic feature ensures that hair feels softer and stays in better shape, even with regular usage and exposure to heat.

Skincare 101: Why You Need to Add Collagen to Your Routine

of collagen as the glue that keeps your skin strong and elastic. As we age, our natural collagen production slows, which results in those pesky fine lines and wrinkles that are so stubborn and often difficult to control. Lack of collagen can also cause skin to sag, which is another key sign of aging. You may also experience a reduction of this vital protein if you smoke, ingest lots of sugar, or spend excessive time in the sun.

The good news is that you can still revitalize your skin by increasing its exposure to products that are infused with collagen. At TheBeautyPlace.com, we’re big believers in the power of collagen and its ability to transform your skin. Here are our favorite products, all formulated to give aging skin the necessary boost it needs to achieve a more youthful, fresher complexion.

The Murad Age Reform Rapid Collagen Infusion ($59.99) is ideal for use on the face and neck, two key areas where signs of aging are most prominent. This product is known for its ability to work faster than average, which means that within a couple of hours of smoothing the lotion on, your skin will feel smoother and look marvelously better. The lightweight lotion is designed to plump up thinned out skin and restore a radiant look. It’s packed with antioxidants, which help combat harmful free radicals that contribute to ongoing signs of aging. It’s also a powerful moisturizer—and remember, the softer your skin, the younger it looks.

Don’t forget about your lips, which are equally susceptible to aging due to collagen loss. The Murad Age Reform Rapid Collagen Infusion for Lips ($22.99) is designed for easy use and promises big results. Fine lines on the lips will be a memory after you smooth on this gloss-like balm that is infused with moisturizing hyaluronic acid and plumping mustard sprouts, which improve circulation so that your lips look fuller and healthier. If your lips are naturally dry, you’ll appreciate the addition of shea butter—it’s extremely potent and leaves lips pillow-soft to the touch.

It’s clear to see why collagen is such an essential part of the skin’s overall health. At TheBeautyPlace.com, you’ll find a wide variety of products infused with this very necessary ingredient. Shop them all here!

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