August 2019 Beauty News

by Rona Berg

Your August 2019 Beauty News

Redness Reducer

It’s always a good idea to say it with flowers, and the Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Mask contains a blend of 13 flowers—arnica, borage, calendula, camellia, candle stick, clary sage, jasmine, kangaroo paw, lavender, meadowsweet, rose, Roman chamomile, sunflower—to hydrate, soothe redness and provide skin nutrition.

“In a clinical study of women 33 to 75, this product immediately reduced redness,” says founder Tata Harper, “showing an almost complete reduction (95 percent) eight hours later. This visible reduction in redness is due to a blend of Australian coastal flowers, banana flower, arnica and juniper berry, all of which have been shown to be powerful anti- inflammatories.” 

A Soft Mist

Keep your skin hydrated, with Jurlique’s softly scented mists, available in travel size as well as full. In addition to the iconic Rosewater Balancing Mist, the Sweet Violet & Grapefruit Hydrating Mist and the Lavender Hydrating Mist are just as luxurious and irresistible. Plus, each will ensure that your skin stays smooth and supple throughout the day, and you will be enveloped in a lovely cloud of (essential-oil based) scent. 

Roll It

Not only are they beautiful, but stone rollers are great on-the-go tools that can help reduce lines and wrinkles, stimulate circulation and promote lymphatic drainage, which can take down puffiness and inflammation, and prep the skin for makeup.

Tip: For an optimal de-puffing effect, store the roller in the fridge. A face massage with a stone roller is extremely relaxing, and a great way to take a time out and do something for yourself in the course of a busy day. Apply a face oil or serum first, or not! Plus, they travel beautifully.

Try: Anda Facial Roller, made with mineral-rich Sibin Bian stone; Honey & Be Rose Quartz Facial Roller.

Shankara Kansa Wand

Rooted in Ayurvedic traditions, the kansa wand is made with a mix of pure tin and copper—the latter known as “the healing metal”—with a wooden handle. Despite its seeming simplicity, the dome-shaped tool can impart great benefits to the skin, using slight friction and rolling movements to break down toxins built-up in the tissues, encourage lymphatic drainage, and help tighten and brighten. (It’s said that the dual metals also help revive and relax at the same time, and balance your energy centers.)

For best results, apply your favorite serum or organic oil, then roll the wand around the face in circular motions, beginning with the forehead then moving down to the brows, temples, cheekbones and chin. Check out some of the kansa-specific online videos to help you get started. 

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