Spring is here, which means it is time to refresh your beauty regimen and perhaps rethink your hair and makeup to go along with new color and style trends. From a primer and highlighter that will leave your skin glowing and sun-kissed to a full body and facial peel to prepare for swimsuit season, these are the essential beauty products we are loving on this spring.
1. Stacked Skincare Dermaplane Tool and HA Hydrating Serum
Slough off winter dry skin and remove peach fuzz at the same time with this from Stacked Skincare. Designed to mimic the skin-smoothing and brightening benefits usually only gotten from an in-office visit, the Dermaplane uses replaceable blades to safely remove baby hairs and dead skin in one go. Removing dead skin cells not only leaves your face instantly smoother, but their removal also allows serums and creams to more fully absorb into your skin. If you’re looking for a serum, Stacked Skincare’s works great after dermaplaning and leaves your face feeling fresh and dewy.
2. Amazing Cosmetics Illuminate Primer + Highlighter
We love Amazing Cosmetics’ to instantly brighten skin, especially during early spring, when we still feel pale and pasty from winter. It uses a lightweight, water-based formula with a Daisy Extract infusion that helps minimize dark spots and acts to conceal flaws. The best part about this product is it can be worn alone, used as a primer or as a highlighter if you’re looking for more definition. It comes in three colors to match different skin tones: Rose, Bronze and Glow. It also works well with the company’s if you need more spot coverage.
3. TCA Face and Body Peels
Spring is the time to exfoliate; to rid yourself of all that dead, dry skin that’s been building up all winter. We like using a full body peel like the to smooth out body bumps and dead skin. The non-abrasive body peel uses a powerful five acid complex to help with everything from body acne to dark spots to leave skin feeling softer. Best of all though is how easy this peel is to use. It comes with a fan brush and dish for easy application and does not need to be rinsed off. Also check out the for a multi-tasking solution to hyperpigmentation, aging, and acne that is still gentle on the skin. Like the body peel, it requires no rising thanks to its self-neutralizing formula.
4. Lubricity Labs Collection
Tired of your hair frizzing up in humidity? Then check out this 2-step frizz fighter by . It is made from an all-natural solution that lets you tame stubborn locks without losing natural texture or worrying about dumping scary chemicals like formaldehyde on your head. Created by a Dr. Boyce Clark, this line uses amino and glycolic acids rather than chemicals that not only keep your frizz at bay but also help to repair your hair. The brand recently launched to go along with their serums and keep hair smooth the natural way.
5. Colorado Aromatic Facial Products
If you’re looking for a good natural cleanser to take on the road this season I am loving the gentle Meadow Mist Face Cleanser by Colorado Aromatics. Made from rose, cucumber and mallow extracts, the milky style cleanser has a lovely citrus scent and keeps my pores clear and removes dirt without stripping away my face’s natural oils. It also uses oat powder to clean and sooth my skin while its jojoba beads offer a mild exfoliation that helps make my skin look brighter and more vibrant. The company also makes a great oil-free moisturizer with hyaluronic acid known as Razz Tightening Serum. It helps to lift and tighten the skin (and decrease puffy eyes!) by using rich herbal extracts. It is also super easy to use: just apply a few pumps of the serum and rub into your skin in an upward motion around your eyes and jawline or even all over your face. Finally for a more intense cleansing experience try the Starbright Brightening Mask. It uses fruit acids to mildly exfoliate your skin and also to lighten any dark spots while at the same time offering plenty of nourishing moisture. The mask is designed to be used after washing your face. Apply it in a circular motion and then relax for about 5 minutes before washing off. Use it up to three times a week to notice a difference in your skin.
After a harsh winter, your skin can likely benefit from a microdermabrasion session. But skip the salon and use the NuAcquaDerm device instead. It’s an at-home, filter-free and waterproof device that provides a professional microdermabrasion experience that leaves skin smooth and refreshed. Besides the dermabrasion, we also like how this tool uses a deep vacuum suction to eliminate dead skin cells at the same time.
7. Seriously Fab Light + Sheer Sunscreen Facial Mist
Using blueberry and pomegranate among other natural that you simply mist over makeup. Not only does it protect skin from harmful UV rays for more than a few hours at a time, but it also hydrates your skin in the process and doesn’t feel heavy or clumpy when sprayed on. The sunscreen is vegan, cruelty-free and free of most skin allergens such as perfume and dyes to silicone, petroleum, and parabens.
8. Luna Noel’s Earth Moods Perfumes
Staying with the natural theme, check out non-toxic perfumes for an all-natural, handcrafted, alternative scent to synthetic perfumes. The company uses top-quality wildcrafted, organic and unsprayed essential oils along with reverse osmosis structured water and crystals to make each of the four unique scents: woods, desert, sea and clouds. Best of all, Earth Mood’s don’t just leave you smelling fresh, the essential oils also allegedly offer benefits from detoxification to immune enhancement.
9. TWL Hair Treatments
Since you’re giving the rest of your body a spring beauty refresh, don’t forget your hair. Especially if you plan to spend a lot of time at the beach in the coming months. TWL Laughter Is Best Shampoo uses a lightweight formula to gently cleanses damaged, dry or color treated hair while also moisturizing and strengthening the hair follicles. Follow up your wash with the Let’s Get Tacos Treatment Oil, which is a hair oil created with grape seed oil that helps to strengthen, repair and moisturize your hair from the inside out. It also helps to seal split-ends and add shine.
10. Paul & Joe Beaute Limited Edition Nail Polishes
Now that it is mani and pedi season you’ll want to fresh new look for your nails. This season we like the new sheer and glossy colors in Paul and Joe Beaute’s limited edition for changing up our nail game. Even the names of the three polish choices are cool — like Juenes Herbes (Young Leaves) for a lovely emerald hue. Launched in 2002, the genius behind the Paul & Joe Beaute cosmetics line is actually a woman, Sophie Mechaly, who is Parisian born. The company focuses on creating “fun-loving sophistication” with its products.