Labor Day weekend typically marks the end of summer fun, when most of us have to get back to business. This season unveiled a wealth of new beauty, fashion and lifestyle products that can help to extend the summer vibes.
Some highlights to keep l’été alive include:
Blue Saint Self-Tanning Mousse
Made from plant-based ingredients and Italian probiotics, Blue Saint is literally the best self-tanner I have ever tried. Easy to apply without streaking, works quickly with no chemical odor or orange shades, the product creates a natural looking, deep bronze tan for your body and face.
Salty Girl Salt and Sugar Scrubs
Before you apply Blue Saint, a good exfoliation is in order. I recently discovered Salty Girl products, including amazing scrubs that leave one’s skin uber soft with a blend of naturally scented oils with sugar and salt. The brand was created in 2015 by Sarah, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 36, and her sister Leah, an oncology nurse. The duo wanted to create healthy products to put on their bodies. The Bergamot Rose Salt and Sugar Scrub is absolutely divine – all natural, free of fillers, parabens and sulfates. Another favorite product I love is the Multi Stick from the brand’s cosmetic line that can be used as both a blush and lipstick.
Sometimes the hot summer weather can contribute to acne flare-ups and skin irritations. Time for The Banisher 2.0, a specialized tool that improves the appearance of acne scars, hyper pigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles, while helping with the skin’s tone and firmness and collagen stimulation.
To help clean the skin thoroughly and absorb creams and serums more effectively, don’t forget your mobile QykSonic Zoe, the 3 in 1 anti-aging sonic beauty device that can be used on the go. The product requires charging approximately only once a year!
Sunscreen is important all year round, especially in Southern California, and my summer 2019 pick is the truly genius, the Clear Stick UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ by Shiseido. The clear sunscreen is applied almost like a stick deodorant and can be used both over and under makeup, providing optimum UV rays protection. The product features WetForce technology that actually becomes stronger when in contact with water or perspiration.
Also, to keep our figures in tip top shape post-bikini season, try a truSculpt iD no surgical body sculpting treatment, available in the LA area at Haas Wellness Center in Glendale. One treatment is said to have optimal effect with no downtime, with results beginning to show after four weeks and culminating at the 12 week mark. Also try the new Achy Muscle Balm by Biggs & Featherbelle, for any post-workout aches and pains.
On the fashion side, Free People recently opened up a new location in Malibu. The bohemian style brand features dresses, skirts and camisoles, perfect to extend the endless summer.
And what better way to truly end the season than with a rosé toast…… my picks for summer’s water include Château de Berne and sister brand Ultimate Provence, to be featured at the upcoming COLCOA French Film Festival in Hollywood later this month.