The beauty industry is nothing like it used to be. Nowadays, there are thousands of products on the market, giving countless women the power to look, well, basically, anyway they want. The options are endless. But not all beauty products are created equal, and when it comes to the best of the best these five innovations are at the top of the list.
Moroccan Oil– Miracle frizz tamer, shine serum, heat shield, skin moisturizer, and Moroccan oil do it all. It’s packed full of vitamins, proteins, and Omega fatty acids, so it’s no wonder it’s so beneficial, not to mention it smells great. It is very precious oil, so buying the real thing might cost a little, but it goes a long way and the results are definitely worth it.
Mineral Powder Foundation– Since the introduction of mineral powder foundation, millions of women have switched from their traditional heavy creams and liquids to this lighter and more effective option. Not only is mineral foundation light and breathable, it provides enough coverage for even those with problem skin by blurring imperfections with its tiny light-refracting particles for a flawless look. Another great plus about mineral powder foundation is that it is super-blendable, which makes it easy and quick to put on; just a few swipes of a brush, and you’re out the door.
At Home Microdermabrasion– The key to healthy looking skin is exfoliation, and microdermabrasion is about as good as it gets, as far as that goes. The process uses crystals to strip away dead and dull skin cells, to reveal a healthy and fresh layer underneath. The results are immediate, and the visible reduction in wrinkles, blackheads, white heads, and uneven skin tone is amazing. You used to have to go to a specialist to get any kind of microdermabrasion, but now, many skin care companies offer at-home kits that are safe, easy, and affordable to use.
Matte Moisturizers– In the past, women with combination slum felt they had no choice but to suffer through rough dry skin in fear that applying a moisturizer would only cause break outs and turn their face into one big oil-slide. Not anymore, thanks to the development of handy double-duty lotions that quench dry spots of your skin, while oil absorbing agents get to work on the more greasy areas of the skin. A good matte moisturizer helps make up go on smooth, visibly reduces the look of pores, and keeps your skin oil-free and hydrated for hours.
Dry Shampoo– After you use a high-quality dry shampoo, you may feel like you have witnessed magic, as greasy limp hair goes to shiny, fresh and bouncy right before your eyes. Dry shampoos are usually packaged as a powder or aerosol, and they are intended to get hair clean in a hurry, or when showering just isn’t an option, but that’s not all. Trading in your regular shampoo for a dry one a couple of times a week can reduce the stresses of over-washing, and in time leading to healthier hair.
Cynthia Williams is a freelance beauty blogger who credits her expertise to personal experience and to Thalgo products she uses as a basis for research.