Beauty Files: 8 Must-Have Beauty Products For Your Spring Routine
It looks like St. Louis will get a lucky break this weekend with the cold finally giving way to the warmer temps we have been begging for. With a change in weather comes much needed updates to your beauty routine—dare we say some spring cleaning? Here are a few products that should be on your must-have list for a fresh new beauty routine:
1/ Evian Facial Spray: Although winter is the season that tends to be the most drying on your skin, a fresh, dewy face is spring’s top trend. Spritz a bit of Evian Facial Spray on any time you need a refresher or a makeup retouch and ensure that your face will glow all day long. Available at ULTA, multiple locations.
2/ Coconut Lemon Sugar Scrub by Real Beauty for a Cause: Made right here in St. Louis by busy mom Eryn Ricker, this all-over scrub is one of the best we’ve found for getting rid of dry, wintery skin and starting anew. The ingredients are 100 percent all-natural and the lemon essential oil helps brighten your complexion while ridding the skin of toxins—without the greasy after-effect of many other handmade scrubs. The best part? 25 percent of the company’s sales benefits a new charity every month. Available on the web at Realbeautyforacause.com.
3/ L’Oreal Paris Sublime Sun SPF 30: Sunscreen is the basis of every good skincare regimen and perhaps the most important. SPF 30 is what is recommended by the experts to be worn daily, and this option from L’Oreal is a favorite—it’s non-greasy formula is safe for your face and even contains antioxidants to help with anti-aging. Available at drug stores.
4/ Renpure Advanced BB Crème Shampoo: Sure you have heard of BB cream for your face, but for your hair? Now that’s another story. New to the market as an alternative to the average shampoo with harsh chemicals, Renpure Advanced has come up with a new alternative that doesn’t contain sulfates. The product is the consistency of a mousse, designed to lubricate hair and prevent friction damage while you shampoo. It also doubles as a leave-in conditioner, a dollop in your hair for 30 minutes will leave even the driest, color treated locks silky soft. Available at drug stores.
5/ Cetaphil Makeup Wipes: Whether on a budget or not, the refreshing cleaning power of Cetaphil is obvious, making it a fan favorite for years. Now they carry makeup wipes (finally!) that make it even easier to use daily. The gentle, non-drying formula is perfect for a skin refresher and of course, removing makeup. Available at ULTA, multiple locations.
6/ Cutex Spa Formula Polish Remover: The folks at Cutex have heard our prayers and have developed a spa formula polish remover that is guaranteed to rid even the most difficult-to-remove polishes. The formula is tough on lacquer (even gel nails don’t stand a chance) but smooth on nails with gentle ingredients that include botanical oils like perilla, flax and apricot seed. With spring comes a ton of new nail colors and now, no hesitation (nor a trip to the salon) is needed to seamlessly switch from one color to the next. Available at drug stores.
7/ Bumble and Bumble Dry Spun Finish Spray: For easy spring tresses and added volume without the weight or stiffness, Bumble & Bumble’s Dry Spun Finish Spray is a lifesaver, especially if your hair could use some extra volume. Just a few spritzes and hair will have a sexier, messier, airy texture that is perfect for the warmer temps. Available at Sephora.
8/ Clinique Instant Lift for Brows: Since your spring makeup routine should be kept minimal to let your skin have a much needed break, killer brows are a must. Cliniques Instant Lift for Brows does just that with a brightening highlighter and brow pencil in one. Look instantly more awake and refreshed! Available at Clinique.