Wednesday

Best of Beauty!

Hi Everyone! Today I'm going to write about some beauty products and supplements that I have researched and have found to be effective!! Take a look at the products that I've narrowed down to be the best of the best!

Hair
To improve hair and nail strength, luster and length try taking a Biotin supplement. Biotin is a water-soluble B-Complex Vitamin. Biotin is naturally produced by our bodies however, increasing the dose we naturally create stimulates the creation and growth of hair and new skin cells, making them healthier and more abundant.There are no adverse reactions from taking this supplement and often doctors recommend taking approximately 3 doses of 1000 mcg per day.

This supplement can be found at any local drug store or GNC.

Nioxin Hair Shampoo/Conditioner is a fabulous product that takes off environmental residue and DHT which is hormone that causes hair loss and thinning. The shampoo and conditioner add amino acids (proteins)to the hair follicle which strengthens the hair and gives the hair a nice healthy sheen.

This product can be found at Walgreen's, Target, Costco and Amazon Nails

As mentioned above, Biotin is used not only for hair strength but also for nail strength. In addition, Nailtiques Nail Protein polish is my favorite nail product which works to bond the nail layers creating a healthier, stronger nail.

This product can be found at many beauty and drug stores including CVS Priti Polish is a line of organic beauty products specializing in hands and feet. I LOVE their polish as it is gentle, glossy, chip resistant and carries the most amazing colors. I also enjoy their soy polish remover. These products have been featured in all kinds of magazines lately and are especially well received amongst fashion designers during New York fashion week. Most models were sporting Priti Polish down the runway! The products are 100% Biodegradable, non-toxic and non-carcinogenic.

These products can be found at select stores , their website or on Amazon


Lips
AmorePacific is my favorite lip moisturizer. For those who have dry cracked lips this lip balm replenishes and binds hydration to the lips for up to 8 hours.

This product can be found at Sephora
Philosophy Kiss Me Exfoliating Scrub is a gentle scrub for dry, flaky lips leaving the lips softer and smoother! I use this scrub a couple times a week to add hydration for an easier application of lipstick.

This product can be found at Sephora and at Philosophy website.

Face
Above any products we can use proper diet and hydration is our best tools for getting healthy skin. Remember to eat healthy balanced meals and drink at least 64 oz of water per day. Oh and don't forget to clean your face before bed!! Sleeping with makeup on is a BIG no no!

I have tried a variety of facial cleansers from Philosophy, Clinique, Proactive, Bobbi Brown, etc and I have found nothing better than Clean and Clear Morning Burst Cleanser. It smells fantastic and it is a gentle cleanser than cleanses without drying out the skin. Alot of the other cleansers that Ive used either leave my skin flaky and dry or a bit too moisturized leading to break out.

You can find this product at any drug store.Dr. Patricia Wexler's dermatology line at Bath & Body Works is amazing! I have been using the skin brightening daily moisturizer with SPF 30 for several years now and I have noticed a huge change in my skin. I have less breakouts and my skin feels soft and hydrated but not overly moisturized or greasy. The SPF is especially important!Body

I've been using the same body scrub for the past 5 years. St. Ives Apricot Body Scrub, is effective in sloughing off dead skin leaving it soft and smoother and you cant beat the price! St. Ives Oatmeal & Shea Butter body soap is also one of my favorites.

These products can be found at any drug store and most grocery stores.



Dove Shea Butter Cream Oil is a wonderful yummy smelling moisturizer combining both Shea butter and skin nourishing oils. Believe me, you'll fall in love with this lotion. Hope you were able to get some inspiration for your next beauty purchases!

2 comments:

Mi-ae said...

Lauren, I just discovered your blog... only because I work for AMOREPACIFIC and Google Alerts alerted me of your mention ;) However, I'm going to have to follow you now because you speak such truth! Are you on Twitter? And PS: I love the range of products/ingredients you mention in this post! Best wishes!

Lauren Pursley said...

Hello Mi-ae!! thanks for stopping by my blog, I absolutely adore AMOREPACIFIC!! You work for a wonderful company. I dont have a Twitter account but may be joining soon. Let me know if I can ever do a feature on my blog for any new AMOREPACIFIC products, I love to share the things I love:)