It’s the holiday we’ve been waiting for…4th of July! While we’re all excited about beach parties, hikes, and all other exhilarating activities, the inevitable holiday weekend packing stress is real! Here are some great items that are essential for the holiday weekend.
Alba Botanica Cool Sport Spray SPF 50 ($15.99; Available at Target, Whole Foods, grocery stores)
Lightweight, non-greasy protection keeps you in the game! Quick-dry mist cools and refreshes skin as it sprays on. Durable broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, water resistant & sweat resistant for active use. Biodegradable, gluten-free formula. NO oxybenzone, octinoxate, PABA, nano-particles or vitamin A. NO parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances or artificial colors. Cruelty-free. Skin Cancer Foundation recommendation.
Alba Botanica Hawaiian Marula Miracle Moisture Therapy ($8.99 – $10.75, Available at Target, Whole Foods, grocery stores)
Marula oil is the next Argan oil! It’s extracted from the kernels in the fruit of the Marula tree for its many therapeutic benefits. The collection provides intense hydration therapy for totally dry, exhausted, stressed-out tresses. It’s formulated with virgin, wild harvested, fair trade Marula oil to replenish moisture, rebuild resiliency and restore hair health. Curls develop soft definition and tangles and frizz disappear! Completely sulfate-free.
Avalon Organics Intense Defense Detoxifying Towelettes ($6.99/30 count; Available at AvalonOrganics.com)
No water. No rinsing. No residue. No guilt. Featuring a powerful medley of Vitamin C, Lemon Bioflavonoids and White Tea, all potent antioxidants proven to neutralize free radicals before they can cause damage, while naturally boosting collagen and elastin production. These towelettes are sustainably-sourced, biodegradable cloths saturated with pure botanical cleansers to leave skin fresh and balanced.
Dial Hibiscus Water Body Wash ($4.49; Available at grocery, drug and mass retailers nationwide)
Dial’s latest hydrating and refreshing body wash specifically formulated for 12 hours of lasting freshness.
- An advanced moisture-attracting formula for lasting, lightweight hydration
- Specially formulated to release freshness for up to 12 hours
- Keeps skin feeling healthy and fresh
- Refreshing hibiscus water scent
Jurlique Sun Specialist SPF40 High Protection Cream PA+++ ($38; Available at Jurlique.com)
This rich cream combines UVA and UVB sunscreen ingredient technology with new Superberry Complex, a fruit extract blend that delivers essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids to condition and protect the skin from the effects of environmental aggressors. Inca Inchi Oil is rich in essential fatty acids and a special blend of natural emollients and Shea Butter help to maintain optimum skin moisturization during sun exposure for skin that looks and feels protected, hydrated and smooth.
Jurlique Sun Specialist Sunless Tanner ($36; Available at Jurlique.com)
This lightweight, non-streaky formula is designed to provide multi-benefits of a natural, golden sunless tan, protection from environmental aggressors and intense hydration. Specially formulated with Sweet Orange fruit extract to help gently produce a natural, bronzed glow, and new Superberry Complex, a fruit extract blend that delivers essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids to protect and condition the skin from the effects of environmental aggressors. With a hint of color for an instant glow and Safflower Seed Oil to deeply hydrate, skin feels smooth, soft with healthy-looking color and luminosity.
Jurlique Sun Specialist After Sun Replenishing Moisturising Lotion ($36; Available at Jurlique.com)
A deeply nourishing, post-sun hydrating lotion for face and body designed to help restore moisture to the skin and maintain a lasting, even tan. This creamy formula is enriched with deeply hydrating natural butters to deliver the ultimate in moisturization to protect and condition the skin from the effects of the drying effects of sun exposure.
BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium PRIMA3000 Stainless Steel Straightening Iron ($169.95; Available at Loxabeauty.com)
First again in professional styling products! The BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium PRIMA3000 Stainless Steel Straightening Iron takes the very idea of a straightening iron to unprecedented heights. Crafted from the most advanced materials. Designed with cutting-edge features that redefine ease of use and excellence of performance. Straighten or curl with smoother, shinier, more beautiful results.
- Stainless steel housing is lightweight, corrosion and warp resistant. The purpose of stainless steel construction is to allow parallel and even distance between heating plates at all times. Heat will not warp stainless steel as it does most plastics.
- Dual function – straightens and curls with maximum ease and effectiveness.
- Aircraft-grade titanium plates deliver highly efficient heat transfer and instantly smooth, condition and shine.
- HiDensity Dual-Ceramic Heating System delivers more power for up to 20% faster heat-up* and exceptional heat transfer – up to 465°F.
- FullWave Thermal Science provides instant heat recovery and constant temperature.
- IonMultiplier Technology – 2x greater ion concentration* for smoother, shinier, more beautiful results.
Conair Quick Blow-Dry Pro Vent Brush
With Conair Quick Blow Dry Pro Vent, Brush Vents allow airflow from blow-dryer to reach hair for fast drying and styling. Use to add volume and lift to hairstyles. Professional quality results. Contains 10% copper coating.
Scünci Heathered Knotted Ponytailers
Scünci’s Heathered Knotted Ponytailers are soft ponytailers, providing all day comfort.
DDF Advanced Mirco-Exfoliation Cleanser
Sloughing off dead surface skin cells to reveal new skin is a must in any skincare regime. Too harsh and your skin gets irritated, too soft and you’re not getting the needed results. This ultra hydrating, creamy, glycerin-based cleanser gently exfoliates with natural rice bran particles to reveal fresh new skin. Improves skin hydration up to 3 hours after cleansing alone!
Philip B. Crème of the Crop Hair Finishing Crème
Brilliantly transforms dry, puffy strands into smooth, glossy, piecey perfection. Great for medium to thick hair types.
- Intense conditioning and shine with supple hold
- Adds sexy definition to both straight and wavy styles
- Calms frizz and flyaways, seals thirsty ends and leaves hair silky-soft
- Botanical hydrators (Silk Proteins, Hydrosoy 2000™ and pure extracts of Carrot and Vanilla) restore precious moisture lost to heat styling and lend curls a pretty, ringlet-y effect
- Phthalate free; color & keratin-treatment safe
This Silicone Makeup Applicator was designed to completely eliminate wasted makeup and skincare. While sponge applicators soak up large amounts of makeup during application, the MakeupDrop perfectly applies and blends your foundation, blush, highlighter, concealer, moisturizer, and primer without absorbing one drop! Only half the amount of product is needed as compared to a traditional sponge or brush applicator.
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