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Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Smart Skincare Year Round
February was Awards Season, the stars were out in full force, glam-o-rama. The first thing I look at is their skin, of course. Shining, luminous, glowing skin is always in season. Protecting your skin is the body's first defense against aging. I've been receiving really, cool skincare brands all month. One that stood out is Hampton Sun, as per Armani Beauty's Celebrity Face Designer, Tim Quinn's 'must-have' suggestion. Tim has skin that is always Greek God bronze, radiant and healthy. "Bringing glamour back to Sunbathing, is the motto at Hampton Sun." Their lightweight, clean and natural products, packed with anti-oxidants, Vitamins A through E, Aloe Vera, feel airy and chic when applied to the skin. They have something for everyone, a product to suit every skin shade & type. SPF needs to be worn all year long, not just in summertime.
I especially like Continuous Sunscreen Mist SPF 35. It's water-resistant, provides maximum protection, is hypo-allergenic with both UVA/UVB protection (we all know how important that is with the ozone layer growing). It's oil-free, doesn't feel heavy or clog the skin, and it's great for speed-walking, outdoor sports. Don't forget to protect those sensitive lips. Luxe Sport Lip Balm SPF 30, with Pomegranate and Green Tea, tastes so yummy its hard not to lick off.
If your are super white like me, and most of my clients are. I like to have them use Sunless Tanning Gel the night before a big event. Streak-free and odorless, it leaves the skin a gorge, dewy bronze. Serious Shimmer Cooling Spray in Pearl & Bronze, with Aloe Vera, Chamomile, Vitamins A & E, and pearlized pigment, leaves the most beautiful, shimmer. The final touch before pictures, apply Serious Shimmer to exposed skin, especially the decollete, arms and shoulders. Celebs love it on the red carpet, but so do my blushing, Spring & Summer brides.
Everyone deserves a bit of Hollywood chic. Hampton Sun, and their luxurious line of smart products, makes sun worshiping safe and fun.
Their new fragrance, the signature scent Privet Bloom is lovely and fresh, not heavy or over-powering. With hints of hyacinth, a blend of lily of the valley, sea spray, dune grass, blue plum and privet blossom, it reminds me of clean scents straight from the sea.
Hampton Sun is smart, serious sunbathing that's chic, glamorous fun.