Witch hazel may sound like a tonic straight out of your great grandfatherâ€™s medicine cabinet, but it is actually a potent astringent used in modern day beauty products. Its use dates back hundreds of years; in fact, Native North Americans taught the Puritans how to extract the plant derived remedy. Today, witch hazel is used for treating skin disorders like acne, psoriasis, insect bites, and poison ivy because of its naturally astringent and anti-inflammatory benefits. Found in everything from body lotion to eye cream, witch hazel is best for oily, combination, or problematic and temperamental skin.
Boscia Pore Purifying Strips ($15-28)
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When I was in high school, everyone wore Jean Nate. It was the light and clean citrus scent that we loved. Now the world of cosmetics is overflowing with lemon-based products. The lemon is both a small evergreen tree native to Asia, and the tree’s oval yellow fruit. The distinctive sour taste of lemon juice makes it a key ingredient in many dishes and itâ€™s also used in aromatherapy, first aid and medicine. Use it for itchy, flaky scalp and unclogging pores. Rinse hands and feet in lemon juice and water to and pat dry. You can even get sunny highlights with lemon juice. Hereâ€™s a roundup of some lemony loveliness to try:
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Creams smear and liquids spill, so whatâ€™s a girl to do? Stick it! Thatâ€™s right. Use sticks for everything from blemish concealers to lipstick, bronzer and eye coolers. Hereâ€™s a roundup of products that are guaranteed to make your life simple and keep your purse clean. Plus, theyâ€™re great for traveling!
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Yes, the nameâ€™s a little strange, but the versatile and original The Multiple in Orgasm by NARS creates the perfect glowing complexion and itâ€™s conveniently designed for fail- proof application.