Our picks are here for February 2014 Best Hydration Beauty Fixes for Face and Hair. We trudged through snowbanks of product submitted for review and came up with a tight and bright list of winners worthy of your time.
Check out the latest paraben free, safe beauty fixes that will make you look like you went to a spa:
Lierac Masque Confort Creme Oncteuse Hydratante 1.75 ounces
COMFORT MASK – An easy creamy moisturizing rescue for the face in a TSA size friendly packable tube. Going skiing? This is your new best friend. Apply the ultra creamy potion made of rose, magnolia and ylang-ylang in a Shea butter, apricot oil, pink clay and rose extract base all over for 15 minutes, and gently remove the excess. Calms down chapped cheeks. Restores a luminous glow to the skin.
Results: Instant comfort. Skin revitalized and nourished. After giving your skin a gentle scrub, apply a thick layer of dry skin, avoiding the eye contour. Leave for five to 15 minutes. The excess is best removed using a moist cotton pad. Use once or twice a week as needed.
Okay first, let’s talk culture and “brightening.” Tissue or sheet masks aren’t as well known in North America, but they’re a popular part of Japanese and Korean beauty routines. Asian ladies love to lighten their skin with these masks steeped in botanical extracts to fade sun damage.
Here in the USA, it is odd to ask for a lightening mask for obvious reasons, but this particular little packable gem gives a clarity and evenness to the skin that is quite remarkable. Sulwhasoo Snowise EX is a bio-cellulose mask soaked in white ginseng and fermented for 2 weeks, allowing the nutrients to thoroughly seep into each mask, improving the skin’s complexion dramatically with frequent use. These masks come all in one piece for easy application: just open, unfold the mask, and apply. Many of them include anti-aging ingredients, including some of the newest in skin-care technology, and there’s one for every skin type.
I love this hair care company for their humor and no B.S. approach to marketing. Their products are well designed, contain quality ingredients and the concept is straightforward.
evo Root Canal builds body and textures for optimal volume results. The spray delivers controlled lift and is recommended for all hair types, especially fine, brittle hair. I love the clean citrus melon scent that fades quickly. This is supple, stong hold for the base roots of the straight-haired people. I’ve got nothing but love for this workhorse.
I am lazy and hate washing my hair daily. Don’t need to as I did when I was 16, and now my hair actually looks better the 2nd or 3rd day without washing IF I’m using this easy to use 2-in-1 dry shampoo and styling spray for clean, bouncy hair that feels and smells fresh. Can be used anytime, anywhere, and doubles as a texturizing styling spray. Like all evo products it is free of sulfates, parabens and propylene glycol. Helps prevent damage to hair through washing and blow drying.
Saves precious time and packs like a champ at 2.5 ounces.
One particular hair product that is great to have is shine spray. It’s the one styling product that finishes off any style and gives hair a more polished look. The evo Love Touch Shine Spray has a citrus fruity watermelon scent. If you’re not a fan of melon scented things fear not, as the smell fades fast. I do 1-2 light sprays into the palm of my hand, rub my hands together and then distribute the product evenly throughout my hair. This is an unusual product in that it is a very lightweight sheer spray unlike most silicone or argan oil sprays out there. Fine haired people can use this with excellent results.
*Also try: evo Liquid Rollers curl balm, evo Easy Tiger smoothing fluid, evo The Therapist, a calming shampoo and conditioner, and evo The Great Hydrator moisture mask.