Quarantine gave many of us a lot more time at home. Self-care and taking care of yourself is more important than ever, as well as optimizing your beauty routine. Here are a few of our favorite discoveries during quarantine:
Haven’t made it to your facialist in months? Bring the results of a dermatologist’s office to you with Perfect Image peels. These 30ml minimalist bottles contain specially formulated peels made up of gentle acids and pure ingredients, and each bottle yields 15-30 peel applications. Created by a chemist in 2007, he saw a need in the market for professional-strength chemical peels at a price more affordable to consumers. Peel options include Glycolic, Salic, Lactic, and Pineapple Pumpkin Enzyme and are Paraben-Free, Gluten-Free, Phalate-Free and Cruelty-Free. The result? Skin that is smoother, plumper, firmer, more hydrated, and a reduction in wrinkles. Starting at $24.99
Most of us won’t be doing any exotic travel anytime soon, but you can take the wonders of the Amazon and its beautifying organic ingredients to your own home with Rahua Beauty. Rahua is rainforest grown beauty that is affordable and sustainable that is produced by the Quechua-Shuar tribe in the same complex, ritualistic, and sustainable fashion it has been for generations. Founder Fabian Lliguin, who had long worked to support the rainforest’s indigenous people, didn’t want to disrupt this process, and more than 500 families from the Quechua-Shuar, Achuar, and neighboring tribes work with Fabian and his wife and business partner Anna to cultivate the rainforest grown ingredients used in the collections.
The shower gels feature aromas of Palo Santo, lavender, eucalyptus and sweet vanilla to leave you soft, moisturized, and refreshed. After, use the Enchanted Island Lotion Mist, which moisturizes and acts as a botanical climate shield, protecting and hydrating the skin with natural ingredients such as aloe, guayusa and Morete oil, a natural UV protectant. A portion of the proceeds goes to The Pink Flamingo Project, an ongoing environmental clean-up in the Galapagos Islands. Shower Gel $30, Lotion Mist $16.00
Want to change your lashes on a cellular level to have longer, thicker, and fuller lashes? Stanford scientists have discovered the secret, and have created FACTORFIVE, a patent-pending skincare line that captures growth factors, polypeptide complexes and cytokines from adult stem cells harvested from fat tissues to create an eyelash cream that will generate a 15% increase in eyelash volume and a 23% increase in length, with initial results in four weeks and full results in twelve. FACTORFIVE is safe and easy to use, and will NOT change the color of your eyes. $149 at factorfiveskin.com
Has quarantine made your heels dry and cracked with no salon appointment in the near future? Founder Diane Cook founder suffered from dry, cracked skin and saw a hole within the industry where a working product was missing. BeeSpa products focus on clean beauty- 16% beeswax, no harsh ingredients, no artificial fragrances and are cruelty-free. The thick cream is a must-have for foot care and nourishes skin quickly and efficiently. 2.5 oz, $29.99
Heels & feet are going to need special attention after not visiting a nail salon in months. the “sock type” foot masks from MasqueBAR take care of dry, calloused feet with healing ingredients link Shea Butter, Apple Extract and Peppermint to smooth, soften and repair. www.masque.bar $9.99/2 masks. For those that need a unique foot exfoliant and treatment, try out the exfoliant Foot Mask formulated with Chamomile and Natural Botanical Fruit Extracts. The easy-to-use wearable socks remove calluses and dead skin to smooth feet within two weeks. $9.99/1 mask.
Looking for a fun selection of clean-beauty masks that cover everything from detoxing to recharging after the big night? Check out nügg beauty party packs and sets, perfect for any occasion.
- Party Packs (SRP: $29.99 for 9 pods) – introduced specifically with the bridal market in mind, great value, and available in Aqua Boost, Double Detox, Deep Clean, and Total Refresh.
With so much focus on clean beauty, ILIA Beauty checks all of the boxes with products that focus on ingredient transparency and safe formulas. ILIA’s Balmy Gloss Tinted Lip Oil includes 3 ket Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid – plumping long-term hydration.
- Salicornia Herbacea Extract – Improves hydration by up to 6000% for smoother, more supple lips.
- Meadowfoam Seed Oil – A rich, balmy oil that supports the skin’s natural barrier to help lock in moisture.
Perfect for buildable, long-lasting wear with sleek, supple colors. $26 at iliabeauty.com