Natural, all-mineral sunscreen

If you have sensitive skin you may want to try chemical-free sunscreen, at least for your face. I use a wide variety of good spray-on sunscreens on my body, but I prefer a pure mineral sunscreen for direct contact with my face. Many top skin care and anti-aging specialists prefer mineral sunscreens, especially on the face. The feel that they are more effective and have fewer side effects.
Coola makes some of nicest natural sunscreens I have tried. These sunscreens are particularly nice if you breakout or have oily skin. They also contain anti-aging ingredients, but won’t irritate your skin or make it greasy.
Coola face SPF 20 Rose Essence Tint is a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen. It has a very faint rose scent and a pale tint. Titanium Dioxide is the main sunscreen ingredient and it is zinc-free. It contains 98 percent natural ingredients, such as organic Acai oil, Omegas-3/6/9, Vitamins B1/2/3 and antioxidant Vitamins C and E. It also has organic sunflower seed to help improve elasticity, as well as organic linseed oil to reduce redness and irritation. It also contains the phyto-protector plankton extract and organic cucumber extract that help to soothe and moisturize.
Coola face Mineral SPF 30 Cucumber Matte Finish is a broad spectrum UVA/UVB, SPF 30 sunscreen with moisturizing Organic Shea Butter and phyto-protector plankton extract. The light cream has a pleasant cucumber scent that disappears almost immediately. The formula contains organic rose hip oil, organic evening primrose as well as flax seed oil and linoleic acid to help improve elasticity and improve the skin’s moisture barrier.
There are no nano particles in any of the Coola sunscreens. A matte unscented version is available. These sunscreens are water-resistant for up to 40 minutes. The price is $36 each.

Ancient beauty secret

Rosewater, with it is concentration of anti-oxidants and healing properties, has been a beauty secret through the ages. Melivta Rose Extraordinary Water is contains hyaluronic acid from soya and organic glycerin. It binds moisture to the skin as it soothes and pampers it.
Melvita has also added Marsh Clove or Water Clover to help firm sagging skin and improving facial contours. This delightful floral essence is addictive and can be used alone or with your usual regime.
Melivta Rose Extraordinary Water is a natural and organic cosmetic certified by ECOCERT.

Modern straight hair

Redken Creative Consultant Guido created a natural, modern-chic hairstyle at the Akris Fall 2012 show. He emphasized the juxtaposition of the rich, colorful collection that was inspired by expressionist painter Franz Kline, with a super simple hairstyle. How to get the look:
  • On damp hair, create a clean center part.
  • Apply Redken Body Full Volume Amplifier to the roots and blow dry hair straight just at the roots; let the rest of the hair air-dry naturally.
  • Tuck both sides behind ears.
  • Apply Redken powder refresh 01 from mid-lengths to ends and then apply a bit of Redken powder grip 03 at the ends to create some texture.