7 Multitasking beauty products to try this spring
You work hard, so why shouldn't your beauty products? Make your beauty routine more efficient by choosing products and tools that multitask and get professional results right at home.
With these products I spotted at the CEW show, you can cut down your beauty routine while still looking lovely. Get out there, gorgeous!
Dry shampoo that doubles as a perfume
Stop being a slave to your hairdryer! Skip a wash and keep your hair looking and smelling fresh with scented dry shampoo. Alterna's Bamboo Style Cleanse Extend Dry Shampoo is Mango Coconut scented and smells like a beachy vacation. Yes, please!
Cell renewal CC cream
CC creams offer one-stop shopping for your face. They combine primer, foundation, concealer, SPF and anti-aging components all together in one genius product. CoverFX's CC Cream Time Release Tinted Treatment SPF 30 has a retinoid-like ingredient for anti-aging benefits and anti-wrinkle microsome that reads and reacts to skin's pH for stimulating cell renewal for 8 hours. Why shouldn't your CC cream work the same hours you do?
You can ditch the heavy moisturizers now that skin won't be as dry. The latest trend in body lotions is sprayable ones that are super quick to apply and dry and make full body coverage a snap. We liked how St. Ives Naturally Energizing Citrus & Vitamin C Fresh Hydration Lotion went on evenly at any angle, even when we held it upside down.
St. Tropez's Gradual Tan Plus Anti-ageing Multi-action Face does more than give you that "just back from the beach" look. It firms, lifts and hydrates your face, too, thanks to the collagen, hyaluronic acid and omegas 3, 6, and 9 in the formula. The gradual color means you can use it every day without fear of looking like Snooki.
Acne fighting LED light
You have a new option for beating blemishes besides zit cream. Syneron Beauty's Tanda Zap Power is an at-home acne clearing device that features blue LED light, sonic vibration and gentle warming to clear skin. "Blue LED light is an effective acne fighting tool which works by directly killing bacteria without harsh chemicals or prescriptions and improves the skin’s appearance," ClearClinic's Jessy Ayala, PA-C, explains.
Cellulite-fighting massage gadget
Bikini season is around the corner so it's time to consider how to ditch the dimples if you have them. Bliss' Fatgirlslim Lean Machine is an at home device with vacuum assisted massage action to promote lymphatic drainage and reduce the appearance of cellulite. They also make a Fatgirlslim cream with encapsulated caffeine if you're not sure about shelling out for the machine.
The next big curling tool
First came the curling iron, then the curling wand and now there's Conair's Curl Secret. This crazy looking device draws hair into a ceramic chamber once you clamp it and spins it around to create curls. It can be a bit tricky to get the hang of when you first try it, but supposedly, it gives you a full head of curls more quickly than the traditional curling iron that you wrap yourself. Give it a whirl!