I hate packing for vacations. I stress over all the different scenarios I might wish I had brought this and that, to the point that I overpack with butloads of clothes I never end up wearing. The same goes with beauty products and especially makeup. Am I really going to want to to a smokey eye to a beachside, picnic table resteraunt in the Carribean? No. Vacations are really about feeling beautiful and free and not wanting to spend all that extra time fluffing and primping in the morning when I could be relaxing. In saying that, I still want to look and feel beautiful, however there are products we can use to minimize time but also ensure our skin, hair and makeup are well looked after and not being neglected. Vacations are no reason to totally let yourselves go ladies...
Here is a list of our must have beauty products to take with you on vacation:
Adara Coconut Oil-Purely organic and uber-nourishing, this Coconut Oil is a saviour for healing sunburnt skin as well as being an overall skin conditioner. Use
it in your hair as a conditioning treatment as well!
Tan responsibly and even more so, self-tan responsibly. One of the gurus of sun protection, Supergoop!, is a leader in innovative UV protection solutions that also work to provide consumers with eco and body friendly ingredients without parabens, chemicals and phthalates. Not only are their formulations beautiful, but the packaging is also ingenious for it's customers needs.
If you're in a hurry, throw the City & Sand Sunscreen Travel Tote in your purse or even better, if you're away for a long time the SPF 30+ Endless Summer Pump has a brilliant handle that makes this 18oz bottle a breeze to lug around. You also can never beat their best selling SPF 30 Sunscreen Wipes, the best solution busy moms have to get their children protected efficiently with less than five minutes of squirming time. Simply wipe and protect!
One of my absolute favorites that I was so impressed they've made is the SPF 20 Gradual Self Tanning Mousse. Get a beautiful, natural looking tan with this mousse that melts into the skin to deliver color, hydration, and the globally approved SPF protection. Tan. Moisturize. Protect. The trifecta of sunless tanning can be yours in one product! No after sun tanning residue and it has a fresh scent of green tea and cucumber.Read More »
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Even though you you're wearing a self tanner that's still no excuse not to apply your sunscreen. However, what if you could kill two birds with one stone and get your gorgeous fake tan as well as SPF sun protection? Typically you'd need to do these in two separate steps but not anymore with Supergoops!'s latest ingenious arrival, the SPF 20 Gradual Self Tanning Mousse.
Even Oprah loves it as it was just featured in O magazine as part of the 'Sun-Day Best' feature on hardworking sun products that get the job done right. They suggest to begin using a few days before your first trip to the pool or beach. Besides getting a glowing tan and SPF, your skin is also being benefited by moisturizing ingredients like glycerin to leave skin smooth and steak free!
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Don't be fooled. Even though it's cold outside with a lot of gray cloud cover doesn't mean harmful UV rays still aren't doing irreparable damage to your skin. I know it's an extra step to take and unless you see sunshine gleaming through your windows wouldn't think to do it. However, adding this one extra step to your morning routine will really make all the difference years down the road. Make it easy on yourself by keeping a smaller size facial sunscreen like Supergoop's City Sunscreen Serum as seen on The Blush next to your toothpaste to drive home the reminder. This amazing product protects, moisturizers and repairs in one easy step!
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Forget BB's, now it's all about the CC's. Creams that is! After their huge success in Asia, BB creams took the US market by storm for their formulas that act as a primer, tinted moisturizer, and anti-shine product in one. Now CC Creams, which stand for complexion correcting takes it to the next level by offering fuller coverage like you would get from your favorite foundation. Great for sun spots and redness, products like Supergoop's SPF 35 Daily Correct CC Cream also give the added bonus of sun protection so you get to prevent further sun damage as well as correct existing unevenness. It comes in two great shades of light/medium and medium/dark and is so light it feels like you're not wearing anything!
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Heading to sunny skies for spring break? If so, you've probably got a new bikini, kaftan, and beautiful makeup all packed. However, I believe you're forgetting one important essential - sunscreen. Although it's not the most sexy thing to think about, I guarantee you'll thank me for this friendly reminder when you're one day into vacation and get absolutely scorched. We've all been there and when it happens we swear it will be different the next time.
The excitement of spring break and endless parties leaves little time for remembering to apply your SPF. Make it easy on yourself and bring products that are quick to apply and most importantly, ensure your skin is protected from those harmful UV rays. One we have our eye on at the moment is Supergoop's Antioxidant Infused Sunscreen Mist with Vitamin C. Water resistant and formulated with 30% less alcohol content then other leading sprays, this aerosol mist makes sunscreen application easy without worrying about that tell-tale oily residue.
Enjoy your spring break, stay safe, and please stay protected!
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From Women's Health to The Today Show, it seems like everyone is talking about Supergoop! - a skin-friendly line of sun protection products free of parabens, petrochemicals, fragrances, and phthalates. We wanted to get the scoop behind the 'goop', so we went straight to the source - Supergoop! founder, Holly Thaggard.
We have seen a ton of Supergoop! exposure in the press. Why do you think your sun care line stands out above the rest?
Supergoop! is 100% dedicated to healthy, good-for-you ingredients and ongoing UV protection research and development. This is what we do day in and day out. Because of this tireless devotion, we believe we do it better than other stand-alone sun care products.
We believe that continued research on antioxidants represents the next stage in sun care development, and look for Supergoop! to be on the forefront of that. We are really excited about the anti-aging benefits of antioxidant-rich skincare formulas. Many of our existing products naturally smooth and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and we look forward to pushing the envelope even more with our R&D efforts to explore the full advantages of antioxidants.
How do your SPF skincare products differ from the traditional SPF products we see at the drugstore?
Unfortunately, drugstore sunscreens contain many controversial ingredients that can be irritating and unhealthy for your skin. For example, Oxybenzone is found in most, if not all, drugstore sunscreen sprays on the market today. While Oxybenzone it is a very effective and inexpensive UV ingredient, it can be irritating to the skin and has even been linked to breast cancer (or found in breast cancer tissue). The Supergoop! line achieves superior UV protection without the use of these unhealthy ingredients. When you consider the price per ounce, the Supergoop! Endless Summer Pump, our most versatile everyday UV lotion, is priced competitively compared to drugstore alternatives that include harmful ingredients, like Oxybenzone.
What are your beach bag essentials when you are traveling light?
We've actually dedicated an entire Pinterest board to sharing our beach bag must-haves! Personally, on my short list, I always have at least one liter of Smart Water, Ray-Ban aviators, a white baseball cap, my trusty Aveda paddle brush for tangles and unruly beach hair, Jawbone speakers, a kite, a few magazines, and of course, several bottles of our new Sunscreen Mists with Vitamin C!
We are excited to introduce your CC Cream, can you explain what this new must-have product offers?
Our scientists combined the functionality of a primer/foundation with the anti-aging benefits often found only in serums. Supergoop! CC Cream contains a proprietary blend of the restorative omegas (omega-3 and omega-6) that together deliver spectacular results and are responsible for a significant reduction in skin inflammation, so that the skin appears more youthful. The CC Cream also delivers protection against aging. As we age, darker skin tones can look ashy, and Caucasians may notice duller skin or more uneven redness. Our CC Cream is intended to correct these problems, so your skin appears more healthy, vibrant, and youthful.
Marie Claire's BIG BEAUTY ISSUE is out on shelves and we couldn't help but notice a few b-glowing.com faves as we flipped through the pages of the May 2013 issue. Learn more about the products that had them talkin'!
Tom Ford Black Orchid Eau de Parfum - Inspired by the elegance and elusivity of its namesake, Tom Ford Black Orchid is a sensual and luxurious fragrance of blended notes that include black truffle and ylang-ylang, for an overall sultry, floral and woodsy scent.
Fekkai Advanced Brilliant Glossing Cream - This olive oil-infused shine booster creates soft and shiny hair that lasts all day. Great for all hair types, this is the perfect product to create the sleek hair that is trending for spring/summer.
Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk - A must-have for every bathroom shelf, this dry shampoo not only freshens limp hair, but also brings volume and texture to your 'do. Keep one bottle at home and one at work for convenient primping.
Mixed Chicks Shampoo - Perfect for curly-haired gals everywhere, this lightweight, non-sticky formula leaves ringlets inviting to the touch - locking moisture into every strand.
Mixed Chicks Leave-In Conditioner - Define curls and eliminate frizz, while restoring your hair health. This product is perfect for repairing all hair types, and is not exclusive to curly-haired lasses.
Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo Spray - This vitamin E-infused spray strengthens and protects hair, while absorbing excess oil and boosting volume for your day-old hair. The invisible formula is perfect for all hair colors, and you'll love the fresh, clean lemon verbena scent.
T3 Featherweight 2 Dryer - Clinically proven to dry hair 80% faster than the competition, this innovative hair dryer from T3 promises not only reduced drying time, but also an increase in shine, body, and style retention. We love how this styling tool cuts our 'get ready' time in half, while reducing frizz and locking in moisture.
bliss FatGirlSlim Skin Firming Cream - Visibly reduce the appearance of cellulite while firming and toning your skin! The ultimate tool for bathing suit season, FatGirlSlim is the perfect addition to your body-bettering routine. Combine with the NEW Lean Machine product for increased results.
Supergoop! CC Cream -This new product from Supergoop! is already receiving rave reviews. Combining coverage with skincare and suncare, this all-in-one product acts as a primer, foundation, anti-aging treatment, and SPF. Perfect for the girl on the go!Read More »
What is Melanoma?
Melanoma is the most deadly of skin cancers. It develops when a cell becomes damaged—usually from UV radiation—and then reproduces without any order or control, eventually becoming a malignant tumor. Melanoma can spread very quickly to other parts of the body if not caught early, which is why it’s so important to check your skin regularly. In fact, when diagnosed and treated early, the survival rate is nearly 100%.
How can you prevent Melanoma?
A person’s risk for melanoma doubles if they have had more than five sunburns at any age, so it’s important to protect yourself from the sun every single day. The most sun damage occurs just by day-to-day exposure, so even if you are walking to the office or driving in your car, you are being exposed to the sun. There are four simple steps you can take to ensure you are always protected: cover up, seek shade, apply sunscreen, and then reapply. And make sure your sun protection is broad-spectrum, which ensures it protects from both UVA-aging rays and UVB-burning rays.