Cool beauty boosters to beat the heat
Temperatures are at all-time highs around the Northern Hemisphere, and there’s never been a greater need to find small-but-luxurious ways to decompress from everyday stress. Luckily, we have come across some very cool beauty, wellness, and home indulgences ideal for those moments when you need to chill out, relax and clear the air
Skinn DermAppeal Microdermabrasion Treatment
Too much sun exposure may lead to uneven skin texture and hyperpigmentation. This at-home aluminium oxide-free resurfacing and revitalizing treatment will help promote smoother and brighter skin with a swirl of your fingertips. Formulated with tiny, non-abrasive Dead Sea minerals and vitamin C crystals (including Kakadu plum extract) to give your skin the benefits of a professional microdermabrasion treatment at home.
Ameva Essential Skin Biotech
While its rare for any skin care line to be all things to all people, Ameva is designed to come as close as possible. It has going for it sustainable and refillable bottles and proprietary science (mevalonic acid, produced with true carbon-negative technologies, combined with collagen, hyaluronic acid, and cellular growth factors). Ameva formulas are universal, regenerative and easy to use.
Joico has introduced the YouthLock collagen-infused hair care collection, with nourishing remedies designed to de-stress tresses after exposure to the passage of time and the elements. The line restores a healthy look to one’s mane with the power of a collagen formula that softens dry, brittle hair without weighing it down, boosts shine, and reduces frizz and fallout.
Amazonian Skinfood enters the market as a visionary clean skin care brand that uses powerful, exotic ingredients from the Amazon rainforest to restore the skin’s natural balance and glow. Amazonian Skinfood sources raw ingredients with accredited traders based on sustainability credentials, fair trade practices, and socio-environmental activities. The company uses sustainable packaging and prioritizes ethically sourced vegan ingredients that benefit communities. The natural formulas use cold-pressed organic oils and butters from nutrient-rich botanical extracts. The newly launched brand consists of two multi-functional products made for all skin types, including the most sensitive.
Image Skincare Prevention + Daily Perfecting Primer SPF 50
Image takes their international best-selling Prevention + line a step further with a new tinted primer. This 100 per cent mineral SPF 50 moisturizer replaces multiple steps in your routine, providing the blurring effect of a primer with the benefits of broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection. It features a ferment-based ingredient that helps to mitigate the effects of environmental stressors that can cause dehydration and free radical damage. Sheer enough for a skinimalist routine but powerfully perfecting, this silica-enhanced face base helps smooth the appearance of uneven skin texture, wrinkles and pores while leaving a soft matte finish that feels light and breathable.
Bali Body New Personal Care
Bali Body has just released its brand new line of personal care products designed to indulge the body and senses in a sea of natural oils and extracts for a purely decadent experience. A curated range of ingredient-focused products to naturally nourish and cleanse your hair and body. Formulated using only the highest-quality, naturally derived ingredients and oils to keep your personal care routine simply luxurious.
Get that gorgeous, dewy glow, even in the summer when it’s easy to feel as parched and crêpe-y as a bag of dried fruit. Canadian brand Om tackles the power of the prickly pear to restore skin to a more supple, youthful, and yes, juicy state. Prickly pear oil is derived from the seed flower of the prickly pear cactus and works as an intense antioxidant extremely rich in vitamin E and fatty acids that hydrates, nourishes and brightens your skin like nothing else. It’s the secret ingredient to recovering from any sun damage while creating a foundation for soft, moisturized and luminous skin from within!
John Masters Organics Scalp Follicle Treatment & Volumizer
Don’t let the heat bring your hair down. Thin and lifeless hair can take an extra beating in the summer. Excessive sun exposure can aggravate symptoms of a dry, itchy or flaky scalp. John Masters Organics Scalp Solutions tones down the itch and turns up the relief with a proprietary system to restore health, shine, and bounce to element-stressed hair while stimulating the scalp to calm and restore comfort.
FactorFive Regenerative Serum
A bona fide global sensation, this serum is the arch-nemesis of solar and free radical damage. A dermatologist- and æsthetician-backed product clinically proven to improve skin. Through the use of ethically derived stem cell technology and copper peptides, the serum targets the five signs of ageing: wrinkles, sunspots, skin laxity, thickness, and uneven texture. It works at the cellular level to teach skin to restart critical processes and help repair itself. Made without parabens, mineral oil, sulphate detergents, phthalates, urea, DEA or TEA, and never tested on animals.
Is your skin mineral deficient? Known by the Egyptian pharaohs as the ‘elixir of the gods’, Ormus has been known to balance our chakras and provide a sense of well-being. So how on earth can you acquire this ancient beauty ambrosia? Mahina Beauté offers a range of plant-based and cruelty-free skin care products formulated with Ormus, a natural, alkaline mineral that fights off toxins and aids in the rejuvenation of skin for improved radiance. Get glowing with the Devavani Illuminating Face Oil that brightens, improves radiance, and promotes an even skin tone. The Rejuvenating Body Oil leaves your skin noticeably softer and more radiant.
Shiseido Waso collection
The product range targets the values and specific skin concerns of Gen Z such as enlarged pores, excess sebum, and dark circles, as well as preventing future damage with a daily oil-free sunscreen. Clean, sustainable, and cruelty-free, the product range features raw food-grade key ingredients from four regions in Japan, naturally sourced to tackle specific concerns. Instead of working with conventional large-scale suppliers, Waso works directly with farmers in Japan to ensure traceability, freshness, and potency of ingredients while supporting local economies. These ingredients are then harnessed by scientists to create nutrient-rich skin care with proven efficacy.
Can’t Stop Me Now Ultimate Coverage Scalp Foundation
While the look of beachy waves and sun-kissed strands seem effortless, getting your hair to achieve that perfect state isn’t always easy, especially among the many women dealing with thinning hair for a variety of reasons. Camille Barreto, who faced this issue head-on, developed Me Cosmetics as a way to improve the appearance of one’s hair almost instantly. Her aptly-named Can’t Stop Me Now Ultimate Coverage Scalp Foundation is a pressed powder formula with rich, reflective pigments that matches hair to create the appearance of thicker, fuller hair, and conceal thin scalp patches. Infused with ten active hair- and skin-loving ingredients, the innovative formula delivers lightweight, highly pigmented, buildable coverage that blends seamlessly with hair and skin.
Alleyoop Dream Team
Like all Alleyoop products, Dream Team is a multifunctional product, helping you save time, space, and money. By using the creamy, cloud-like fluffy goodness of your favourite moisturizer infused with clean, clinically proven ingredients gentle enough for the eye area, Alleyoop created a powerhouse blend of high molecular weight hyaluronic acid and plant-derived squalene—leaving your skin so soft and smooth, your face will think it’s dreaming. Except this isn’t a dream, it’s real life.
Foreo Bear Mini
There are many worthy micro-current facial toning devices that allow you to bring med-spa technology to your vanity or favourite retreat spot at home. However, if you’re on the road a lot, the Foreo Bear Mini will always be there to provide a confidence-building lift while helping reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Like its larger mama Bear, the smaller version comes with its own charger and is used in conjunction with a handy app that allows the user to customize the charge and vibration, giving a workout to over 65 muscles in the face and neck.
Tocca Home Fragrance
If summer vacation plans aren’t in the cards right now, home fragrances by iconic lifestyle brand Tocca brings the spirit of a vacation to most desirable destinations home with its reed diffuser collections. The Gorgeous Girls collection take you to Paris through Florence, with notes of bergamot and gardenia or the Mediterranean with watery, crisp cucumber and sweet grapefruit. The Voyage Collection includes Montauk, inspired by the cooling ocean breezes, salty air and sea grass of New England in summertime, and Kauai, whose blend evokes gentle trade winds, golden sand beaches, and magnificent rainforests. Like wonderful vacation memories, the fragrances linger for a long time.
Milk + Honey Spa
Planning a spa weekend or spa day getaway is a perfect way to beat the heat and stress during the summer. However, when time is of the essence, there’s Milk + Honey to offer a sweet selection of spa and med-spa services in a luxurious setting. Flanked by a boutique offering a curated collection of spa products for skin and hair, there are locations in Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas–Fort Worth, Austin and Houston, with Miami coming soon.