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Some of these brands may be familiar, some of them may not—and even if you are aware of these names, you probably didn’t know they’re Australian exports. But what sets these Aussie offerings apart? According to Melbourne-based Auspect Skincare’s founder Heather Harrison, “We take a holistic approach to skincare, and because we experience climates of all types in Australia, beauty brands are required to develop comprehensive lines that meet a broad spectrum of needs.” It’s also important to know that Aussie brands are among the most Earth-conscious. “There’s a strong emphasis on environmentally friendly products that are never tested on animals,” Harrison explains. So if
Get your summer glow on safely with this week’s Gorgeous Giveaway. We have 3 tubes of LORAC FACE selfTANtalizer (a $28 value) to give to our lucky winners. This is a gradual self-tanner that builds a natural looking bronze glow slowly. You apply it daily until you get the tone you want.
Plus, as it tans, FACE selfTANtalizer gives your skin a healthy boost with avocado, aloe vera, olive oil, green tea extract, and antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E.
For best results, apply to clean, exfoliated skin. You only need a dime size amount of the TANtalizer that you squeeze into the palm of your hand. Then apply on your face; blend well, and avoid the eye area.
Get a gorgeous summer tan, saf
In case you’ve been living under a rock, May is Skin Cancer Awareness month and dermatologists, the American Academy of Dermatology, and countless skincare and beauty brands have been doing their part to educate consumers on the dangers of playing in the sun and bronzing recklessly.
But in spite of this mountain of warnings to wear SPF, apparently many of us continue to go out in the sun without sunscreen, tempting the fates. Shockingly, even those who have been diagnosed with melanoma are still disregarding warnings to be sun safe. According to findings recently presented by researchers at Yale University, more than a quarter of people who have had melanoma say they never use sunscreen
Whether aiming for the smoothest of legs to show off flirty skirts and short shorts, or readying your body as a canvas for self-tanner, smooth and silky is a summer skin must.
B. Kamins, the excellent cosmeceutical brand from our neighbors to the north in Montreal, is, as I write, launching two new products to get skin warm weather ready.
B. Kamins Rice Body Polish ($26) is a creamy exfoliant so easy to use you’ll forget your are spending time on body prep. Apply in the shower or bath and massage gently with a circular motion, then rinse off. The gentle buffing will stimulate circulation for a healthy glow, dead skin will be removed, and fresh smooth skin revealed. It’s the perfe