We welcome the warmth of spring, the season of renewal, rebirth and newness. This is the perfect time to reawaken your skin, discover new products and switch up your beauty routine to keep your skin looking fresh and radiant. It is the season to transition into lighter moisturizers, more effective sunscreens and soothing and repairing masks and toners to help undo some of the damage done by the arctic cold temperatures and blizzard-like winds which traversed the Northeast more frequently than we would like to recount. Spring ahead into your new skincare regimen with these amazing newly launched products and must-have beauty tools:
SHISEIDO ULTIMATE SUN PROTECTION CREAM SPF50+
This exciting new sunscreen from Shiseido is a must-have in preparation for sunny days to come. It just launched last month and stays true to Shiseido’s reputation for being cutting-edge and a leader in the beauty industry. They have found a way to reinvent sunscreen by introducing Wetforce technology which changes the way water and perspiration interact with sunscreen. Wetforce not only resists water, but it amazingly recruits water into the protection process to actually boost the UV protective veil. Gone are the days of having to worry about sweat compromising the effectiveness of your SPF! This highly nourishing cream-formula sunscreen also contains Super-Veil 360 which provides high protection from UV rays at all angles. It also features another innovative ingredient, Profense CEL, which protects cells and DNA from UV damage by controlling enzyme activity which can cause uneven skin tone and wrinkles. Best of all, this cream is great for all skin types and gentle without any sticky texture or white residue. It’s a great year round sunscreen we should all be excited to try. www.shiseido.com; $36
SHISEIDO IBUKI MULTI SOLUTION GEL
This recent addition to the Ibuki line also just recently launched in February and is designed specifically to address the unique skincare concerns of the millennial woman ranging from mid 20’s to 30’s. It takes into account our hectic lifestyles and demanding careers, not to mention late nights, stress and often unbalanced diets along with external environmental factors which all contribute to unhealthy skin. This Ibuki gel helps to correct these imperfections and strengthen our skin from a cellular level, making skin look its best by targeting roughness, visible pores, breakouts and blemish marks while also keeping skin moisturized and smooth. This gel is perfect for Asian skin and has a great texture that goes on smoothly while adhering to problem areas and can be applied over or under makeup.
PETER THOMAS ROTH IRISH MOOR MUD
There is no better time for detoxing and renewal than spring.
And with Peter Thomas Roth’s Irish Moor Mud your face can detox and decongest after a few short minutes. This mask helps to purify and clarify while also hydrating. It is made from a plethora of nutrients and minerals such as Hijiki seaweed, volcanic ash, activated charcoal and powerful antioxidants. The main star ingredient however is the 9,000 year-old Irish moor mud which has the highest level of organic content in the world. It is harvested by hand from the Irish countryside and effectively draws out dirt, oil and impurities as it infuses skin with moisture and vitamins. This mask will surely helps minimize the look of pores, fine lines and wrinkles, leaving skin looking pure, fresh, hydrated, and protected from future damage.
BOSCIA EXFOLIATING PEEL GEL
Buff away all that dryness from one of the coldest winters in decades with this amazing lightweight peeling gel that serves as a complete exfoliator and brightener. It is gentle enough to be used on all skin types yet also truly effective revealing a brighter, more smooth, radiant complexion. It’s triple-activated to get the best results with outer exfoliation, chemical exfoliation deep within pores, while a brightening treatment penetrates deep into skin. Your skin will look renewed and ready for the new season.
MICHAEL TODD SONICLEAR
As we head into the warmer months and begin to lather on more sunscreen and become more active, it’s important to fully cleanse our face. Most of us are familiar with Clarisonic, however this Soniclear is an even better brush because it is the first ever sonic skin cleansing brush that has built in antimicrobial protection. This brush thoroughly cleanses skin and leaves it feeling smooth, exfoliated and enables better absorption of skincare products. It also uses patent-pending sonic-wave powered technology to micro-massage away dirt and other impurities at brush speeds in excess of 300 times per second. This is especially great for Asian skin care concerns including large pores, pigmentation and dullness. Within just minutes of use per day skin will look healthier, clearer and brighter with a smoother texture and refined pores.
T3 FEATHERWEIGHT LUXE 2i HAIR DRYER
This beautifully designed sleek dryer by T3 will save you a considerable amount of time with its innovative technology and long-lasting salon looking quality blow-out. It even comes with a super Tourmaline Ceramic Styling Brush. The Featherweight Luxe 2i features an ion generator-enhanced dryer, which delivers lightning-fast results and leaves your hair looking healthier and more shiny than ever before. This is thanks to its enhanced T3 Tourmaline and advanced SoftAire technologies which dries hair up to 75% faster than other dryers while reducing frizz, dramatically improving hair’s health, body and shine.
SIMPLEHUMAN SENSOR MIRROR
Light up your daily make-up and skincare regimen with this new and fabulous Simplehuman Sensor Mirror. This high-tech mirror automatically lights up as your face approaches so you never have to touch a button! It also has an impressive 7x magnification and uses the Tru-lux system which simulates natural lights. Now, no need to stand by the window or play around with your light bulbs for flattering lighting. The mirror also features a convenient cordless design so it can be placed anywhere without having to worry about clutter and plugs. It easily recharges with the included USB cord and adapter, and one charge lasts up to 5 weeks. It’s a must-have addition to perfect your beauty routine and look your best this spring.
NORDIC BEAUTY YOUTH COLLAGEN PEPTIDE CREAM
Hailing all the way from the pristine and beautiful Norway, Nordic Beauty is an all natural skincare brand that targets aging and dehydrated skin. As we transition into a new season it’s important to continue to keep our skin hydrated and radiant. This amazing cream offers all the benefits of high-end department store brands but without the added chemicals and toxic irritants. Youth Collagen Peptide Cream features Marine Collagen Peptide, natural yet extracted with a high-tech process into an anti-aging proprietary formulation that also includes organic lingonberry extract, and organic iris stem cells, combined with lovely organic essential oils like Frankincense, Sunflower, and Sweet Almond Oil for a rich and super hydrating finish.
SELFIE TAN’N GO GRADUAL TANNER
As much as us Asians love porcelain light skin, the spring and summer seasons are the perfect time to add a bit of color giving skin that natural glow. With Selfie Tan’n Go Gradual Tanner, an all over radiance will make taking those “selfies” that much better. Their product is formulated with the perfect amount a gradual self-tanners for a subtle moisturized bronzed look. What is amazing about this product is that it not only adds an off the beach glow but also has skin conditioning moisturizers, Vitamins A & E, and a unique botanical blend of Green Tea and Kola extracts to keep your skin nourished and healthy. Selfie Tan’ n Go products also have fresh and clean fragrance technology virtually eliminating the tell-tale self tan aroma while leaving your skin smelling fresh.