Spring is in the air and I have some wonderful new beauty products to share with you that will make this fresh new season truly magical!
While the sun makes bees happy and helps the flowers bloom, it can harm delicate skin, which is why being conscious of sun protection as the first hint of spring arrives is extra important! I'm a fan of Dr. Robin For Kids
, a broad spectrum SPF 30+ Sunscreen
that provides immediate protection without irritating chemicals, parabens, phthalates or fragrance. Protecting skin early in life can prevent skin cancer and premature aging, but it's never too late to start! This is a great product for anyone who has sensitive skin. Fly on over to www.drrobin.md for more information and to order a tube of all natural chemical-free sunscreen!
Wembe Eco-Luxury Soap
has been described as showering in the amazon. I have to confide that this soap is one of the things that cheered me up when I came home from an ultra-luxurious spa back in early December because it made my bathroom smell like a luxe spa. What I love about this vegan 3.75 oz bar of soap (besides the delicious spa-like smell) is that it lasted and lasted! It's made with moisturizing butters and the finest herbs from the wild. If you'd like to infuse some energy into your life, detoxify your skin and your thoughts, and get the wild spirit of the rainforest into your soul, then make sure to visit their online store at www.Wembe.com.
Since we're on the subject of skin, Gone in Sixty Seconds
is a powerful formula that activates on contact to visibly erase fine lines and deep wrinkles in just seconds! Why put yourself through the expense and hazards of Botulinum injections for short term results? A scientific blend of oxygenating peptides, micro-collagen and firming proteins tightens, firms and reduces puffiness all day long. It’s like having a temporary face-lift in a bottle! The natural formulation is dermatologist approved and available at SkinStore.com.
If you're all for a beauty gadget that will make your life easier, then you'll want to check out SK-II's Air Touch Foundation
which is an ionizing airbrush foundation, battery operated, ergonomic and easy to use. No messy sponge or fingers needed for application - just spray and go! SK-II AirTouch
Foundation harnesses technology to deliver the correct amount of coverage for a luminous and flawless finish. The SK-II Air Touch Foundation is available at Saks nationwide.
After your foundation is flawless, you'll want to use these new vegan makeup brushes to add a little spring sparkle to your look! The new DermaBrush Collection
was created by a panel of top makeup artists and it’s eco-friendly Naturally antimicrobial, vegan and environmentally-friendly, the entire DermaBrush line is made of high-quality, synthetic fibers and the brushes are super soft and non-shedding too! There are 9 brush styles to choose from and you can find them at select spas nationwide and online at www.dermaminerals.com.
Donna Hinds, the creator of the Branché Charmeuse Case
, was craving a simpler lifestyle and discovered the beauty benefits, healing properties, and the luxuriousness of sleeping on silk charmeuse. She wasn't the only one! A-listers like Jennifer Lopez, Reese Witherspoon, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Eva Longoria adore this 100% silk Charmeuse Case, which allows the best glide for your hair and delicate facial skin while helping to minimize wrinkles by preventing morning creases. The Branché 100% Charmeuse Case will also extend your hairstyle, eliminating tedious and damaging daily styling. To keep your tresses beautiful and free from damage this spring please visit www.Branchebeautysleep.com for a store near you.
I'm always proud of companies that made a major transition into safe and green beauty products. Tarte is high on my list for creating products that are free from harmful chemicals that are also so fabulous they're used on celebs like Mary-Louise Marker, Claire Danes, and Amanda Peet. As a beauty editor, I try out a lot of lip gloss, and I have to tell you that Tarte's Natural Gel Lip Stains
are my favorite, even over major couture brands! Each mint-infused shade glides on smooth for a natural flush that stays on all day and adds just the perfect amount of gloss and shine without being sticky. Best of all they are clinically proven to increase lip volume by 3% while increasing moisture content by 6000%! There's also a 39% reduction of fine lines after a month of use! Mostly, I like the fact that they're easy to carry, feel good going on, and don't cause any irritation or stinging. Tarte is available nationwide at Sephora.
As you probably guessed, I'm a fan of green beauty products as a result of learning how harmful the effects of toxic chemicals are, and how adversely they can affect our health. As a result of my work as a beauty editor right here at Affluent
Magazine, I discovered the exquisite world of natural perfume while researching searching for healthier alternatives. Unraveling the history of natural perfume making, an art as old as civilization, led me to study with a Master Natural Perfumer and embark on this delicious adventure of scents and sensibilities. It is my pleasure to introduce me to my first signature scent, Magical Mind
™, which begins with a melody of sweet, fresh, and spicy top notes and moves right into narcotic jasmine notes enveloped in a lush forest scent. Jasmine is so incomparable that synthetics do not even come close to approximating the real thing. Rich, warm, and intensely floral, real jasmine is the closest thing I've experienced to the sensation of memory and the flow of time overlapping, creating a space for your own magical mind to emerge.
The highest concentrate of Magical Mind™ available is this 1/3 oz glass teardrop bottle with ground glass stopper. Because natural perfume is living, the scent will evolve over time, becoming richer, fuller, and more beautiful. For a limited time, each bottle of Magical Mind™ will come with a sterling silver Tibetan bell (yes it really tinkles!) that perfectly embodies the feel of the perfume. In Buddhism, the bell represents wisdom, the female principle and the sound of the bell symbolizes Buddha's speech. Please visit TrustYourStyle.com for more information about this perfume.
Wishing you all that is magical this spring!
Fashion designer Mary Jo Matsumoto writes a nationally syndicated style blog at www.trustyourstyle.com
. She is debuting her natural perfume, as a new as well as expanding her successful line of fine jewelry, women's couture line, and luxury handbag line. For more information, please visit www.maryjomatsumoto.com