This morning as I sat to write the blog post for this week, I was thinking about my basic, tried and true, life long beauty staples. Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour for my lips in the winter, Nivea Creme in the beautiful small blue tin for my travels, and Cetaphil bar soap, delicate in every way, at every sink, shower and tub in my house. I usually write of new product lines that I love, trends in beauty, etc., but today, I thought I would give a shout out to the best tried and true product that has protected my skin for decades. It is perfect for any and all skin types and conditions, gentle and effective, super affordable and the choice of dermatologists the world over. I buy mine by the case.
Mermaid Luxury Lip Oil from the eponymous line by Linda Rodin is so light weight and flattering that you will wonder how you have done without it for so long. Formulated with vitamin E along with a plethora of other nourishing good-for-you oils I wear this on its own for a pick my up, or over lipstick for the perfect shimmer that makes any color better.
When I can't get to a yoga class, or find a quiet place to sit and meditate during a busy day, I turn to Calming wellness oil from UMA OILS to help me ground down. Designed to naturally alleviates anxious feelings and stress, this perfectly fragrant oil is made with Roman chamomile, vetiver, and lavender essential oils. Suitable for most skin types. Crafted from organic ingredients, Uma Oils are vegan, cruelty free and contain nothing synthetic.
I am in love with this 100% active, moisturizing beauty oil from KYPRIS. Aside form delivering the softest skin, it is formulated with organic and biodynamic Bulgarian rose essential oil to combat acne and soften the skin; antioxidant-rich CoQ10 to diminish the appearance of sun damage; vitamin C Ester and vitamin E to encourage collagen production, baobab oil to reinforce the skin's barrier and retain moisture; and blackberry and pomegranate seeds to fight inflammation. And as if its beauty super powers weren't enough, you can feel good about the fact that it is crafted in a cruelty free environment in the USA from natural, organic and sustainable ingredients.
Yoke's Ayurveda Apothecary sources ingredients for their luscious bath salts from the Dead Sea. Rosemary adds to the healing and detoxifying properties of these salts which smell heavenly and are made by hand. Yoke is an integrative wellness brand originating in Australia, before the move to Venice, California. Each product in their line is inspired by their yoga, meditation, and wellness practitioners. These bath slats, made in Israel, are formulated and named for the Ayurvedic Doshas - biological energies found throughout the human body and mind - Vata, Pitta, and Kapha Dosha.
I have written before about my love affair with the Fog Linen brand. From gorgeous frocks and totes to napkins and hand forged scaled-up brass safety pins. But when I saw this buttery soft eye mask in their signature washed linen, I just swooned. Made from linen and leather with a velcro fastening, use this for sleeping or napping any day of the week, and bring it along when you travel for sweet dreams on planes and hotels wherever you roam.