Known for its cooling, hydrating, and antibacterial properties, rosewater provides a gentle astringent effect on the skin, which is perfect for those with sensitivities. Meanwhile the almonds exfoliate and provide moisture. Do you love DIY? Join the Do-It-Yourself Beauty group on the BellaSugar Community, and then get the DIY rosewater scrub how-to when you read more.
There's something about toner that seems a little old-fashioned. It's not that I haven't used one — I spent most of high school dousing myself in witch hazel — it's just that between cleansers, exfoliants, masks, and the army of high-tech new potions that claim to do anything and everything you can imagine, toner seems really simple, almost quaint. But appearances can be deceiving, and even though Sea Breeze ($5) and its ilk may be the same as they were in the '70s, there are some new toners out there with futuristic formulations that fight aging, acne, and even redness. I've put together some of the wildest, most technologically advanced toners out there, including several alcohol-free selections. What do you think? Is it time for a toner renaissance?
The busy bees in Chanel's laboratories have been very busy with their Précision skincare range. A few new cleansers and face toners are aimed at removing dirt, grease, makeup and all of the other environmental pollutants and impurities that wreak havoc on your skin during the course of the day.
Chanel has decided to incorporate phytoremediation — the process of using plants to help absorb pollutants into this new line of cleansers and toners. The main ingredient is tulip tree extract, a waxy substance that promises to trap the unwanted particles and filter them out.
There are three different product sets that have been developed to suit each of the different skin types. Confort consists of a foaming mousse cleanser, a cleansing milk and a toner that contains lily extract to moisturize, soothe and tone sensitive skin. Balance includes a foaming cleanser and gentle toner with mallow extract, a smoothing and softening ingredient for normal to combination skin. Lastly, Purity consists of a gel cleanser and mattifying toner made with meadow-sweet extract, a flower with astringent properties that is best suited for combination to oily skin.
I've tried all of the cleansers and for my sensitive and combination skin, I really love Lait Confort (cleansing milk) the most. Its thin and gentle consistency leaves my skin feeling soft and fresh without any trace of irritation. Plus, it has a wonderfully light floral scent that sticks around even after you wash your face. To find out the names and the cost of each of the products, read more
The toner itself is more of a thick, creamy gel than a liquid. Lancôme gets it right by making their products smell fabulous and inviting without being even a hint overpowering. Smell and appearance aside, this stuff is good. The thicker consistency worked double-time to remove all leftover traces of dirt and makeup on my face. I was worried that it would make my skin feel a little greasy because of the consistency, but my face felt smooth, refreshed, and clean.
Since it is a moisturizing toner, it is not meant for oily or acne-prone skin. But if you have normal or combination skin, I would recommend giving this one a try.
So you worked out at lunch but you didn't have time to take a shower. You feel a little icky and want to know what to have on hand next time you run (no pun intended) into this situation.
Well here's my recommendations of some things to keep in your desk for your Fit's post work out desk kit.
- Baby wipes are not just for babies anymore. They're great for wiping your self down and cleaning yourself up.
- Antiperspirant or deodorant - just keep a spare near.
- Powder helps absorb any lingering sweat. I like Burt's Bees Dusting Powder - it smells great and it is talc free.
- Toner - after wiping down your face, neck and chest apply some Murad's Clarifying Toner to freshen up and close your pores.
- Undies- it is always a good idea to change them post work out, since yeast incubates in damp, dark places.
So tell Santa you want a cute make up bag for Christmas and jump start your post work out desk kit today.