Now that we are all at home, what skin care products are we going to be using to exfoliate, bio-treat, or infuse for a more refreshed, reset, or plumped look, you ask? Excellent question, friends! There are endless choices, but I've cherry-picked a few for you with singular, effective features.
Organic Male OM4 is an iconic men's beauty line that has some of the most clinically advanced, hyper-targeted solutions I've ever seen, regardless of gender. Select your skin type and the daily four-step product process is an easy-peasy no-brainer, with body cleanse and luxurious treatments available for other maintenance touch-ups in-between. The standouts? The Bamboo Resurfacing Scrub, Dry Shave Mask: Advanced Age-Intercepting Hydration Butter, Vitamin A Regulating Serum, Ancient Alchemy Age-Arresting Elixir, and High Alpine Brightening Isolate. They're cool science, totes green, and full of those trendy and vital organics. #MicDrop.
Hear Me Raw is a new beauty launch that can be summarized in four words: powerful, natural, sustainable, and beautiful. My favorite? Hear Me Raw has two mask products that, combined, equal one big result -- The Detoxifier With Charcoal+ and The Brightener With Chlorophyll+. Refillable pods drop in the display-quality container. Luxe was never so easy. Breaking news: The Hydrator With Prickly Pear is a day-and-night moisturizer and nongreasy overnight mask, and The Clarifier With French Green Clay is 10-minute T-zone mask and pore extractor -- all available on June 15.
Having worked nearby on global beauty runway Sunset Plaza in West Hollywood's Sunset Strip, I know firsthand Ole Henriksen Face + Body Spa has always served the most elite clientele (yes, that means movie stars) in Los Angeles. Quietly. Henriksen's namesake brand has produced some seriously on-point serums, skin solutions, and couture creams over the decades. New now is Mild Night in Skincare Duo, an effectively gentle at-home AHA peel and microdermabrasion system with a brightening moisturizer that comes complete with six individually wrapped applications. Glow Cycle Retin-ALT Power Serum is all that and PHAT Glow Facial is a larger moisturizing acid molecule that works best below the skin's surface level, creating effortless red-carpet readiness and incandescent glow.
Elina Organics caught my eye with two major product releases: The Probiotic Peel (for balance) and Angelite Crystal Elixir. This coveted healing liquid crystal mix is also infused with super-fighting Tremella (snow) mushrooms that fight stubborn scars and hold five times more water than hyaluronic acid. Whoa. Look for the Probiotic Polishing Mask and Restoring Dew Elixir with natural fulvic acid and silk peptides as a brightening and nourishing protocol for solo use at bedtime. With two-ounce bottles of indulgent potency, the value is simply terrific.
Where art, science, and beauty converge is a happy place for Retrouve skin care. The company represents those clients (you know who you are) that demand stellar ingredients but have little time to waste so require the work be expedited. Skin Brilliance Priming Pads offer an amazing no-rinse, clinically effective selection of unique fruit AHA's that follow with soothing panthenol. This preps for maximum absorption of Retrouve's hero product, Nutrient Face Serum, which is rich and dense, but still light enough to be used as a summer moisturizer. Intensive Replenishing Facial Moisturizer is rich (as in Rodeo Drive rich) and concentrated. Who can forget in the 1990s, when we heard the screams clamoring for Chanel's impossible-to-get Vamp nail lacquer? Mere beauty mortals had to wait six months or longer for Retrouve's two-bottle limit. Revitalizing Eye Concentrate has achieved similar cult status Why? Because one vita-riche pin drop will nourish both eyes. Amazing. You can still get it on their website. Balm Ultime is a velvety-matte squalene and avocado oil that absorbs like no other. A type of hydrating luxury that still allows a crisp white shirt and collar. Love it!
The secret's out about Titok Naturals. From Hungary to San Francisco, this barely available product is a culmination of the life's work of one of the most dedicated beauty and wellness queens, Eva Claiborne. For more than four decades, Claiborne has provided skin solutions for many niche (affluent) clients to combat aging, acne, rosacea, hormonal and gender-transitioning, and more. The line is plant-based, eco-certified, and eco-friendly with exotic distilled extractions and botanicals in small batch precision. It's amazing to see that after all these years, Eva Claiborne is still all about seasonal fruits and foliage. Cool.