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Summer beauty guide is here to solve everyone's skin problems

must have summer beauty
must have summer beauty
photo courtesy of Erno Laszlo, used with permission

Summer is in full force, so it's time to get a good beauty routine going, or else your skin will go too. Below are some must-have summer beauty products that compliment everyone's special, unique needs for beautiful and healthy summer skin.

Clarisonic Mia Electric Sonic Skin Cleansing Brush  allows for a gentle and effective cleanse suitable for all skin types!
Clarisonic Mia Electric Sonic Skin Cleansing Brush allows for a gentle and effective cleanse suitable for all skin types!
photo courtesy of Clarisonic Mia, used with permission

FACE

Alba Botanica® Good & Healthy™ Range: Free of Parabens, Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate, Petrolatum, Artificial Colors and Phthalates. A fresh new range of facial moisturizers developed for different skin types to ward off dullness and recharge skin. Powered by leafy green goodness, the formulas are packed with Kale, Spinach and Swiss Chard Extracts, with contain vitamins, antioxidants and phytonutrients like lutein for a smooth, luminous complexion. Too oily, too dry, overly sensitive – whatever your primary skin concern may be, there is a Good & Healthy ™ moisturizer to keep your face looking radiant and healthy. Range includes: Anti-Oil Weightless Moisture – For normal to oily skin; Oil-Free Radiance Cream – For normal to dry or sensitive skin; Tinted Perfector – For combination skin; SPF15 Moisturizer – For daily sun protection; Spots Be Gone Corrector – For dull, uneven skin tone. $9.99 each at Target, Walmart, Whole Foods Market, natural food stores, grocery stores, drug stores and on the web at www.AlbaBotanica.com.

bliss triple oxygen facial in a box: Get the bliss facial glow, on the go. Known for helping its busy clientele get their spa fix in a flash, Quickbliss™ spa services are now available to take on the road. Featuring the very same formulas used in its top treatments, bliss triple oxygen facial in a box allows you to indulge in one of its world-famous spa facials from the comfort of home—in mere minutes. It’s a quick 3-step, spa-at-home facial kit including mask, peel and moisturizer, that makes skin remarkably radiant and glowing. The kit includes: triple oxygen instant energizing mask (.34 oz, 2 treatments); that’s incredi-‘peel’! (2 treatments); and triple oxygen ex-‘glow’-sion (2 treatments). $12 at bliss spas and www.blissworld.com

bliss firm, baby, firm gel cream: The only multi-action gel cream formulated with five patent technology to firm, lift, volumize and provide intense moisturization for beautiful, healthy, younger-looking skin. Brimming with benefits yet astoundingly lightweight, this multi-action gel cream is the only of its kind, formulated with five patent-technology and a blend of cell-targeting peptides, retinoids, gardenia stem cells, and replenishing apple extract to firm, lift, volumize and provide intense moisturization for beautiful, healthy, younger-looking skin. The third member of bliss firm, baby, firm family, it's the perfect addition to your daily anti-aging regimen. For best results, layer on for moisture after massaging a few drops of our serum onto your face and neck.
• 99% active, water-free formula with aloe vera to soothe and nourish skin
• gardenia stem cells assist in boosting collagen/elasticity for a lifting effect
• cell-targeting X-50 peptides help to add volume by plumping
• retinoid help to correct and prevent fine lines and wrinkles
• apple extract that helps to boost skin’s moisture barrier
• glycolic acid exfoliates for softer and smoother skin
$65 at Sephora and www.Sephora.com

Caudalie Soleil Divin: Introducing a chic and easy way to extend your summer glow into the colder months. This rich facial gel provides a flawless, buildable tan just a few hours after application, even on pale complexions, without leaving any streaks. Over time, DHA and rapid DHA work to bronze the face with natural, gradual, and long-lasting color. A cocktail of nourishing ingredients keeps skin supple and smooth, including Sodium Hyaluronate, Plant Glycerine, Olive Phytosqualane, and Grape-seed Oil. Antioxidant-rich stabilized Grape-seed Polyphenols provide protection from free radical damage. The fresh, intoxicating fragrance is derived from a blend of white frangipani flowers, watermelon, and orange tree leaves. $32 at US.Caudalie.com, Sephora, www.Sephora.com, and NYC Caudalie Boutiques

Caudalie Polyphenol c15 Anti-Wrinkle Defense Serum: Caudalie’s exclusive stabilized Grape-seed Polyphenols, the most powerful anti-oxidants in the plant world, have joined forces with the top-performing stabilized Vitamin C, to block damaging free-radicals in an unprecedented, effective manner. The Anti-Wrinkle Defense Serum has the highest concentration of active ingredients in the entire Polyphenol c15 line, acting deeply to correct wrinkles and reinforce the skin’s natural protective systems. Its formula is also enriched with Hyluronic Acid and Olive Squalane to make skin more supple. $66 at www.Caudalie.com, Sephora, and Caudalie boutiques

Caudalie Polyphenol c15 Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Anti-Wrinkle Protect Fluid: Caudalie’s exclusive stabilized Grape-seed Polyphenols, the most powerful anti-oxidants in the plant world, have joined forces with the top-performing stabilized Vitamin C, to block damaging free-radicals in an unprecedented, effective manner. This multi-purpose anti-oxidant enriched cream incorporates a broad-spectrum sunscreen to preserve skin from free-radicals generated by UVA and UVB radiation. Its oil-free formula has a feathery-light texture that quenches skin, without leaving a greasy residue.
$49, at www.Caudalie.com, Sephora, and Caudalie boutiques

Caudalie Polyphenol c15 Anti-Wrinkle Eye and Lip Cream: Caudalie’s exclusive stabilized Grape-seed Polyphenols, the most powerful anti-oxidants in the plant world, have joined forces with the top-performing stabilized Vitamin C, to block damaging free-radicals in an unprecedented, effective manner. This gel-cream addresses every issue that affects the eye contour and lips; it fights oxidation, wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness. Its formula incorporates an instantly tightening fern extract, Matrixyl 3000 to boost collagen synthesis. Horse Chesnut extract helps to smooth, while Licorice extract decongests. Calendula and Witch Hazel promote softness. $49 at www.Caudalie.com, Sephora, and Caudalie boutiques

Caudalie Polyphenol c15 Overnight Detox Oil: Caudalie’s exclusive stabilized Grape-seed Polyphenols, the most powerful anti-oxidants in the plant world, have joined forces with the top-performing stabilized Vitamin C, to block damaging free-radicals in an unprecedented, effective manner. This dry oil helps to renew and protect your overtired skin while you sleep. Skin is detoxified and the complexion is revitalized. A cocktail of 5 essential oils and 3 vegetal oils, this 100% plant-based formula promotes cellular renewal and toxin elimination. On waking, skin is replenished and renewed. $52 at www.Caudalie.com, Sephora, and Caudalie boutiques

Elemis Pro-Collagen Super System: Smooth, plump and firm skin in 30 days with this complete system that combines the iconic anti-ageing Pro-Collagen products with the NEW Pro-Collagen Super Serum, which harnesses the power of padina pavonica, matrixyl peptide, hyaluronic acid, camelina oil, red seaweed extract and African Birch Bark Extract. Used together, the products and serum help new skin cells beneath the surfaces form for improved elasticity, targeting the top layer of the skin by ‘filling in’ existing wrinkles and protecting the lipid barrier. The system includes: Pro-Collagen Super Serum (30 vials); Pro-Collagen Oxygenating night Cream (15ml); Pro-Collagen Marine Cream (30ml); Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift Mask (15ml). $275 at www.TimetoSpa.com

Elemis Total Glow Bronzing Moisturiser for Face & Bronzing Body Lotion: These luxurious facial and body moisturisers boast natural self tanning benefits and skin illuminating extracts for a gradual, subtle glow. · Bronzing Moisturiser for Face ($54) –Green Tea Extract and Ginger Water offer antioxidant protection while Evodia Fruit Extract improves luminosity and texture and Nourishing Rice Bran Oil hydrates the skin. An uplifting, fruity floral aromatic blend of orange essential oil, ylang, rose, bergamot and vanilla prevents unwanted self-tan odor. · Bronzing Body Lotion ($62) –Green Tea Extract offers antioxidant protection, Red Algae Extract & Abyssinian Oil hydrate and Elderberry Seed Oil nourishes and smoothes. A delicate floral aromatic blend of lemon and patchouli essential oils, wild rose and tuberose absolute prevent unwanted self-tan odor. Available now at www.TimetoSpa.com

Elemis Pro-Collagen Eye Masks: These clinically proven hydra-gel eye masks are formulated to instantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Potent plankton extract, combined with the power of padina pavonica and chlorella, provides an instant skin-tightening effect, while hyaluronic acid hydrates the fragile eye area. Eye contours are left looking visibly smoother and feeling intensely moisturized.
· 90% agreed the product instantly hydrated the fragile eye area
· 84% agreed the product left the under eye area feeling revitalized
· 71% agreed the product left skin around the eyes instantly tightened
$85 at www.TimetoSpa.com in August 2014

Elemis Jasmine and Rose Milk Bath: This skin-softening milk bath is rich in nourishing oils and softening flower milks to offer an aromatic, sensorial bathing experience. It protects the body from moisture loss while leaving it soft, smooth and completely irresistible. A nourishing blend of Argan oil, vitamin E, camellia seed oil, Egyptian Jasmine, Turkish rose absolute and white lotus milks work synergistically to calm the skin and provide the hydration it needs and the nourishment it deserves.
$74 at www.TimetoSpa.com

Erno Laszlo Oil Control Day Lotion SPF 15: This oil-free antioxidant will support your skin's natural hydration. Protect and prevent fine lines, boosts the skin's own moisture barrier and protect against sun damage with broad-spectrum UV protection. $85 at Nordstrom and www.ErnoLaszlo.com

Erno Laszlo Phelityl Day Lotion SPF 15: This super light, vitamin rich moisturizer combines with broad-spectrum UV protection to soften, soothe and reduce fine lines. Phelityl indicates Erno Laszlo's unique moisturizing complex with a pH level nearly identical to that of the skin, which maintains the fatty acids essential for skin function. $85 at Nordstrom and www.ErnoLaszlo.com

Erno Laszlo R.E.M. Day Lotion SPF 30: A lightweight daily moisturizer-this lotion moisturizes, energizes and guards the skin with added broad-spectrum UV protection to arrest DNA damage. $85 at www.ErnoLaszlo.com

L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream: Women can rest easier with the Revitalift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream from L’Oréal Paris. Rated the #1 Eye Cream in America, this unique daily moisturizer was created specifically to care the delicate area around the eyes and delivers anti-wrinkle and firming action. The formula is infused with the powerful anti-wrinkle ingredient Pro-Retinol A and Criste Marine, a marine plant that gently stimulates cell renewal and encourages exfoliation. The result is firmer skin, which is key is to achieving a more youthful appearance. $16.99 at www.lorealparisusa.com and chain drug, food and mass market retailers nationwide

L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Golden Serum Treatment: Inspired by years of research in skin cell biology, comes an advanced skincare innovation formulated to aid in stimulating surface skin cell renewal at a time when the natural action is most prone to begin diminishing on its own. The serum contains a blend of high-performance actives formulated to treat and repair the complexion. This light-weight formula produces a fresher, more rejuvenated skin effect both immediately and after continued use.
$24.99 at www.lorealparisusa.com and chain drug, food and mass market retailers nationwide

L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Day Cream SPF 15: Inspired by years of research in skin cell biology, comes an advanced skincare innovation formulated to aid in stimulating surface skin cell renewal at a time when the natural action is most prone to begin diminishing on its own. This nurturing daytime formula contains a broad spectrum SPF 15 to protect the skin from the damaging effects of the sun. It immediately smoothes skin’s complexion, leaving it softer and more comfortable. $24.99 at www.lorealparisusa.com and chain drug, food and mass market retailers nationwide

L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Night Cream: Inspired by years of research in skin cell biology, comes an advanced skincare innovation formulated to aid in stimulating surface skin cell renewal at a time when the natural action is most prone to begin diminishing on its own. This 24-hour hydrating and restorative cream works to nourish skin with moisture both throughout the night and over time. $24.99 at www.lorealparisusa.com and chain drug, food and mass market retailers nationwide

Meaningful Beauty® Antioxidant Day Crème SPF 20 Broad Spectrum: Spoil skin with luxe ingredients and broad-spectrum protection to help rejuvenate, firm and reveal younger looking skin. Suitable for all skin types, the lightweight yet effective moisturizer is fortified with the Exclusive Microencapsulated Melon Complex and dual action Vitamin C. This cocktail of powerful antioxidants combats free radical damage and when combined with the Bearberry Extract and sunscreens, helps brighten the complexion and smooth out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to diminish the visible signs of premature aging. $45, sold separately by calling 1-877-383-1212 or available at www.MeaningfulBeauty.com as part of the 5-piece New Advanced System ($39.95 plus s/h for 30 day supply)

Meaningful Beauty® by Cindy Crawford Skin Brightening Décolleté and Neck Treatment Broad Spectrum SPF 15: This new, advanced formula includes a skin brightening complex designed to diminish the appearance of age spots and SPF 15 to help protect the often neglected chest and neck area. Firm, smooth and revitalize the neck and chest with this extra silky formula. $62, sold separately by calling 1-877-383-1212 or available at www.MeaningfulBeauty.com as part of the 5-piece New Advanced System ($39.95 plus s/h for 30 day supply)

Mia Electric Sonic Skin Cleansing Brush: The perfect introduction to sonic cleansing, the small, one-speed Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing Brush allows for a gentle and effective cleanse suitable for all skin types. Powered by patented sonic technology, it’s clinically proven to cleanse skin six times better than hands alone. Unlike spinning devices, Mia oscillates back and forth at a sonic frequency that produces over 300 movements per second, which gently works with skin’s natural elasticity to extract impurities from skin and pores. Clinical results have shown reduced appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles, and improved skin tone. Mia Electric comes in Electric Pink and limited-edition Electric Blue, with 1 oz. Gentle Hydro Cleanser, 1 oz. Refreshing Gel Cleanser, Sensitive Brush Head and a charger. $99 at www.Clarisonic.com, Sephora, Nordstrom, Ulta, Dillards, Neiman Marcus, SAKS Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales & Macy’s as well as at select spas and dermatology offices.

Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask: Cutting-edge plant biotechnology isolates and replicates the perfect rose stem cells for maximum anti-age repair. With state-of-the-art, 21st century breakthrough stem cell technology, five rose stem cells are blended with four rose extracts in a cooling, rejuvenating gel to help stimulate cell turnover for younger looking skin. Helps repair the signs of aging, including the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, dehydration, dullness and sagging as it strengthens and tones the look of skin. Reveals silky soft, radiant, beautiful and youthful-looking skin. $45 at www.PeterThomasRoth.com

Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Cleansing Gel: Cutting-edge plant biotechnology isolates and replicates the perfect rose stem cells for maximum anti-age repair. With state-of-the-art, 21st century breakthrough stem cell technology, five rose stem cells – rose commiphora, desert rose, damas rose, pale rose, and white rose – are blended with four rose extracts – rosa damascena, rosa canina, rose hip seed, and rose water – as well as glycolic acid, to help repair signs of aging including the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture and dullness. Regenerating facial cleansing gel effectively clears skin of impurities and sweeps away dead surface skin cells that can dull the complexion. Rose water adds a light, delicate scent. Leaves skin clean, purified, silky soft, rejuvenated, beautiful and youthful-looking. $38 at www.PeterThomasRoth.com

Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber De-Tox Hydrating Serum: Detoxifying, hydrating and soothing serum with a 78% ultra-concentrated complex of refreshing Cucumber Extract and Hyaluronic Acid that restores optimal moisture levels and helps minimize the look of fine lines. Cucumber Extract detoxifies irritants and soothes skin while Hyaluronic Acid hydrates skin by attracting up to 1000 times its weight in water from the moisture in the air. Leaves skin feeling silky soft, radiant, supple and hydrated. $65, at www.PeterThomasRoth.com

Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask Extreme Detoxifying Hydrator: With soothing botanical extracts of cucumber, papaya, chamomile pineapple, sugar maple, sugar cane, orange, lemon and bilberry; this ultra-gentle, non-stinging, anti-irritant gel masque is made for all skin types including even the most sensitive skin. Recommended for daily use as a hydrating and calming masque. May also be used under the eye area as a moisturizer to reduce puffiness. Use in the treatment room to soothe the skin, even after the most potentially irritating procedures including extractions, waxing, clinical facials, peels and electrolysis. $45 at www.PeterThomasRoth.com

Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber De-Tox Foaming Cleanser: Free your skin of impurities, environmental pollutants and protect against free radical damage by using this natural plant based cleanser. Gently cleanse, purify, and detoxify irritated skin with the benefits of cucumber extract. With daily use your skin will be left feeling softer, radiant, and moisturized. $32 at www.PeterThomasRoth.com

SkinCeuticals Physical Eye UV Defense SPF 50: The thin, delicate skin around the eye represents 1% of the skin’s total surface area, but over 10% of skin cancers occur in the area. Delivering a new standard in eye care, this daily, 100% mineral filter base defends, enhances, and optimizes the entire eye area. Formulated specifically for the unique structure of the more sensitive skin around the eye, Physical Eye UV Defense provides broad spectrum SPF 50 protection without migrating into or irritating the eyes. Translucent color spheres create a unifying tint that enhances all skin tones, while ceramides nourish, creating a smooth, optimal canvas for make-up application. Meant to be applied all over the eye area (including the lid), Physical Eye UV Defense has been tested post-injectable and proven 100% safe on even the most sensitive, traumatized skin. $30, at www.SkinCeuticals.com as well as physician offices nationwide

BODY

bliss ‘fuzz’ off bikini: Introducing bliss ‘fuzz’ off bikini, the only hair removal cream formulated specifically for your most intimate area with a precision applicator for a perfectly smooth and shaped bikini line. Unlike other hair removal creams and methods, ‘fuzz’ off bikini has a specially designed precision applicator so the cream only removes hair where you put it, removing unwanted hair in six minutes or less. ‘fuzz’ off bikini features: skin soothing and conditioning oils; shea and cocoa butters; fresh scent so your skin is not left with that chemical depilatory smell. $30 (2oz.) at Sephora and www.Sephora.com

bliss fatgirlslim arm candy: Who among us hasn’t suffered from a fear of going sleeveless? Well, consider yourself ‘armed’ and ready with our fabulous formula: it’s the only arm-perfecting cream, complete with a massaging applicator, proven to clinically reduce redness while providing a firmer, smoother and more toned appearance. Formulated with a complex of lactic acid, caffeine, white sapphire and moisture beads, it provides optimal results and beautiful, flaunt-worthy arms. $38 at Sephora and www.Sephora.com

Emily & Tony DownUnder Comfort: Bad hygiene is one of the top turn offs for both men and women. DownUnder Comfort addresses an extremely common hygiene concern for men that they usually don't talk about. This unique cream formula turns into a light, natural powder to keep your intimate areas dry and fresh. It can be used anywhere on the body to prevent sweat and chaffing where you don’t want it, including the undercarriage, armpits, inner thighs and more. It’s especially ideal for athletes as well as women for under the breast area. Tapioca, instead of carcinogenic talc, works to absorb sweat while witch hazel closes the pores. The cream to powder formula means the product stays localized, so forget about the mess on the floor, and the light, slightly citrus scent leaves you feeling and smelling fresh for hours. $18, at www.EmilyandTony.com

Shaveworks The Cool Fix: This targeted all-in-one gel lotion fights ingrown hairs, razor burn irritation, redness and everyday common hair removal woes from head to toe. Featuring a clinical level of a potent moisturizer, Mediacalm Complex, that instantly soothes the skin and reduces redness on contact – so gentle, it can be applied immediately after hair removal without the effect of burning or stinging. An effective combo of active ingredients including Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Phytic Acid, exfoliates dead skin cells on the surface, kills existing bacteria under the skin and simultaneously dissolves the dead skin so any hairs trapped underneath can be freed. The perfect solution for a tough fight against irritation and ingrown hairs. A portion of the proceeds of the sale of this product is donated to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. $25 for 5.3oz, $11 for 2oz, at Sephora, www.Sephora.com and www.Beauty.com

HAIR CARE

L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Collection: Building on the immense success of Advanced Haircare, L’Oréal Paris is proud to introduce Advanced Hairstyle – the first-ever styling range to utilize Fibralock™ Technology which boosts the endurance of any style and offers unparalleled performance. Advanced Hairstyle is designed for the demanding woman who wants products that truly perform. With 14 stylers across five hair segments – hold (“Lock It”), volume (“Boost It”), smooth (“Sleek It”), curl (“Curve It”) and texture (“TXT It”) – this range allows for endless hair possibilities and lasting, on-trend looks. L’Oréal Paris’ exclusive Fibralock™ Technology features micronized styling polymers that create a workable, holding matrix that locks style strand by strand. The products in the Boost It, Sleek It, Curve It and TXT It collections also contain L’Oréal Paris’ Arginine-K Complex (amino acids + protein), the transversal ingredient throughout the Advanced Haircare collection. $4.99 each at www.lorealparisusa.com and at mass, food and drug retailers nationwide