Many people feel that when a beauty product and regimen perform great results, they stay loyal and share it with friends, family, and/or coworkers. Below are ten great, must-have beauty brands, which consist of products that work wonders, so they’ll be sure to stick around in the new year and many more years to come!
1. DHC Skincare is the number one direct skincare company in Japan, where the women are highly regarded for their flawless, porcelain, radiant and youthful skin. DHC has been helping women obtain high-quality products based on the natural benefits of olive oil for more than 30 years. It’s known for using effective ingredients that are tested and true, without adding unnecessary coloring agents or irritating fragrances. Some of DHC’s most notable products are:
- Deep Cleansing Oil ($28) is truly an amazing cleanser that’s loved by women all over the world. It’s very gentle, yet effective to remove dirt, oil, makeup and even waterproof mascara. It rinses off easily, and leaves skin feeling and looking incredibly silky, smooth and soft. It contains olive oil and vitamin E, which hydrates even the most dry skin.
- Velvet Skin Coat ($22.50) is a primer that’s perfect for all skin types, even oily skin. After just one try, it’s hard to live without this amazing primer, because it fills in creases and fine lines and smooths over rough patches, so the result is flawless skin. A little bit of this miracle powdery gel goes a long way, leaves skin feeling moisturized, and not sticky or greasy at all.
- Liquid Eyeliner EX ($20) launched recently over the fall, and is loved by women of all ages, because it can make a very thin line or a more dramatic line, stays on all day long, and doesn’t smudge or fade. This is one of the best liquid eyeliners out in the market today, as it’s so easy to line and define eyes with its liquid brush-tip that dispenses the right amount of pigment.
- Pore Minimizing Set includes four items that totals $126, but only $100 for the set. DHC’s Pore Minimizing Set is a must-have to minimize pores and maximize youthful skin. The Pore Cleansing Oil and Pore face wash are especially wonderful and very effective to help visibly reduce the look of pores. They are not oily or greasy at all, helps clean makeup, oil and dirt off face and helps shrink those dreadful pores, and the results are immediate after the first use! This set includes Pore Cleansing Oil makeup remover Pore Face Wash, alcohol-free Pore Lotion toner and moisturizing Pore Milk.
- The Designing Pencil Eyeliner and Eyebrow liner will be launching in February 2013. These pencil liners contain olive oil to nourish your skin and provides a smooth, highly pigmented application. Both will be available in Black, Black Brown, Brown, Soft Brown and Gray.
- Kakonjuka (Japanese for flower, root, tree, fruit) Series will be launching in the U.S. in March 2013. This skincare collection by DHC is one of it’s best products yet, and is one their most sort after Japanese favorites. The Karkonjunka Series consists of an alcohol-free toner, emollient serum that absorbs immediately into skin and a luxurious, rich cream that offers immediate results after the first use! The rich cream works wonders to help get rid of fine lines and wrinkles, and results are visible after the first use. This magical and luxurious cream consists of six Japanese and Korean botanicals to soothe, hydrate and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles: Maitake mushroom, platycara strobilacea, licorice leaf, great burnet, purslane, and reishi mushroom.
2. H20 Plus Skincare, uses precious resources from the sea, the power of marine life such as seaweeds and algae to create the most effective antiaging skincare products, that delivers wonderful results. Algae and seaweeds absorb a rich concentration of minerals and antioxidants, so H20 Plus is able to use them in its scientifically proven formulas to offer skincare products with the deepest source of life, strength and vitality. Some of H20 Plus’ amazing antiaging products are, but not limited to:
- Aqualibrium Cleansing Face Wipes ($19) are freshing, oil-free and very gentle cleansing face wipes, that effectively remove makeup and refreshing skin with antioxidant-rich marine algae, lavender extract and Provitamin B. They’re perfect for travels, going to the gym and to use for touch-ups, as they come in a resealable pack.
- Eye Oasis Instant Hydrating Stick ($26) is a savior, especially during late night holiday parties, because eyes do not lie and can add years if there is sleep deprivation. This wonderful eye hydrating stick is very gentle on skin around the eyes, absorbs immediately on skin and effectively hydrates, cools, refreshes and nourishes delicate skin around the eyes.
- Night Oasis Overnight Eye Complex ($31) is great to pamper eyes while you sleep, as this intensive nighttime eye treatment works to diminish dark circles, puffy eyes, and fine lines, so you wake up looking radiant, refreshed, and vibrant.
- Sea Moss Replenishing Body Lotion Spray ($19.50) is very light and absorbs immediately into skin to hydrate and noursh skin, leaving it silky, soft and smooth.
- Sea Moss Black Sand Bath Bar ($12) is very gentle on skin, yet it effectively cleans and and exfoliates skin, leaving it feeling soft, smooth and smelling clean and fresh.
- Waterwhite Advanced Brightening Eye Cream ($35) is highly regarded by those who prefer antiaging skin brightening products. This is a high quality and high performance eye cream that will brighten, smooth and revive fatigued under eyes after the first use! It has a lovely creamy consistency, that will brighten and pamper skin around eyes (and also face), make you look years younger, and is truly one of the best brightening eye creams out in the market today.
H20 Plus also has a wonderful fragrance collection for her and for him, for those who love delicate floral and citrus scents. The Blue Fragrance Collection ($49.50) is perfect for the spring and summer, it consists notes of watery peony, rosewood, nectarine and bergamot. It’s light and subtle, not over powering, and will last all day when used with the combination of body lotion and eau de toilette.
3. Lavanila Laboratories (a company that offers healthy and luxurious beauty products, rich in natural and organic ingredients, free from harsh chemicals and clinically proven to be effective, safe and nourishing) makes the world’s premier, all natural and healthy fragrance! Lavanila was the first to fuse luxury fragrance with natural science, and its growing line of healthy products continues to expand with everything that’s good for adult and baby skin. It delivers 100% healthy products formulated with the highest quality of natural and organic ingredients, are packed with vitamins and minerals, and completely free of harsh chemicals. Some of Lavanila’s must have beauty and skincare products are:
- Pure Vanilla Eau de Parfum ($19-$58), which blends the tender sensuality of fresh Madagascar vanilla with the warm touch of soft patchouli and pure tonka bean, is a favorite fragrance choice for many who prefer healthy and natural perfumes that’s safe and gentle for even the most sensitive skin. It’s a clean scent and smells so delicious and irresistible, as it’s Infused with more vanilla bean than vanilla cookie. It also comes in Vanilla Grapefruit, Vanilla Coconut, Vanilla Passion Fruit, Vanilla Blackberry, Vanilla Lavender and Vanilla Summer.
- Healthy Deodorant ($10) is a clinical-strength deodorant that is 100% natural, safe, and effective. It effectively fights odor while soothing, conditioning, and strengthening the skin. It goes on clean, with no sticky wetness, and delivers long-lasting, luxurious results. This healthy deodorant is one of the best deodorants out in the market today and is perfect for even the most sensitive skin. It goes on smooth, feels natural and does not itch at all. For those who can no longer tolerate store brand deodorants that leave yellow stains on clothing, this healthy deodorant is the answer.
- Lavanila for babies offers newborns and toddlers a healthy collection of bath-time essentials. Be sure to get the Healthy Baby Bundle for everything required to clean, hydrate and protect baby’s sensitive skin without having to worry about harsh chemicals. It contains Healthy Baby Wash, Healthy Baby Lotion and Healthy Baby Bottom which are 100% natural and contain 30 essential vitamins and minerals that support the health & development of delicate baby skin. It’s all packaged in a phthalate/pvc free reusable bag.
- The Healthy Baby Wash is a must for babies and toddlers with sensitive skin, and even my husband who has very dry and sensitive skin loves this too! My baby girl has very sensitive skin and this Healthy Baby Wash doesn’t dry out her skin, does not make her break out in rashes and does not make her itch, like many other store brand baby soaps and wash which makes her skin react. She also has delicate dry hair, and this Healthy Baby Wash is amazing for her hair too, and doesn’t make her tear. It’s a 100% natural wash that contains 30 essential vitamins and minerals to support health and development of delicate baby skin. This tear-free, extra-gentle wash blends soothing Coconut and Vanilla Oil with nourishing Calendula and Noni Juice to cleanse and soften sensitive hair and body.
4. LORAC, created by Carol Shaw who is one of Hollywood’s most prominent makeup artists, offers red carpet glitz and glamour to women all over the world. For those who want to experience the most prestigious and fun products used by celebrities, supermodels, soccer moms and all who seek only the most beautiful and glamorous results, LORAC is a must have. Below are a couple of LORAC makeup kits that will be sure to help you get expert results.
- Close Up Real Life To Red Carpet Natural To Dramatic Face Tutorial ($39) offers all the tools needed to easily create any look. In this tutorial, Carol Shaw shares her professional tips to get that red carpet look, by showing how to master a Natural Day and Dramatic Night looks in minutes. This kit contains a step-by-step look book and her favorite must-have products to get a red carpet look: .15 oz Starry-Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio in LORACstar, .02 oz Front Of The Line Pro in Black, .43 oz Multiplex 3D Lashes Mascara in Black, .12 oz Blush in Soul, .17 oz Couture Shine Liquid Lipstick in Trend Setter, and Tutorial Look Book
- Close Up Real Life To Red Carpet Eye Tutorial ($37) offers the tools to create any eye look. Carol Shaw shares her professional makeup tips to create a soft natural eye, a sexy cat eye, and her signature smoky eye. This kit contains Carol’s favorite must-have full size products and everything needed to do makeup like a professional: .53 oz Behind the Scenes Eye Primer, .15 oz Starry-Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio in Movie Star, .35 oz Special Effects Mascara in Black, .02 oz Front of the Line PRO Eyeliner in Black, Double Ended Blending/ Smudging Brush, and Eye Tutorial Booklet with removable instructions that cling to your mirror.
- Sweet Temptations Lip Gloss Collection ($25) offers six lip glosses with matte-gold, diamond-etched caps, a clear tube, and each gloss has its own scent which corresponds to the name of the gloss. This lip gloss collection is a hot item this holiday season, and will be loved for many more years to come, as this luxurious deluxe set of diamond-etched glosses contains an assortment of ultra-rich colors to match your every look. These hydrating glosses are infused with antioxidants of Açaí Berry, Pomegranate, Grape Seed and Vitamins C and E to help nourish and protect your lips for a luscious pout with super-high shine. This collection contains the following: Candy Apple (Warm Red), Butterscotch (Pale Peach), Crème Brulée (Light Pink), Cotton Candy (Medium Pink), Frosted Gumdrop (Bright Pink) and Sugar Plum (Berry)
5. Luster Premium White makes great gifts for all your loved ones, and for yourself to use throughout the New Year, as it offers a line of oral care products that significantly whiten teeth, ensure enamel safety and promote whole mouth health. According to Luster Premium White, clinical trials are performed to guarantee whitening strength and safety of the products, so you know it’s healthy for your oral care needs. Below are some Luster Premium White products that are gentle on teeth and gums and guarantees a whiter smile at the convenience of your own home in just an hour.
- 1 Hour White is an at-home Whitening Light System ($32.99), that’s the same light-activated whitening technology used by dentists. It’s zero tooth sensitivity, enamel-safe and comes with activating whitening light, four AAA batteries, instructional guide, shade guide, measuring cup and storage stand. It comes with Refills ($9.99), 2 Minute White, that’s a two step process for whiter teeth, in which Step 1 is the Accelerator Mouth Rinse, and Step 2 is the Super Whitener Gel. It offers teeth six shades lighter in six weeks, which is a great incentive to start using it now.
- Power White7 Daily Fluoride Toothpaste ($6.99) is named the Best Whitening Toothpaste, by Real Simple Magazine. It works to transform your smile in just a week, Includes therapeutic-grade essential oils for whole mouth health, and is clinically proven to whiten 2X more than the leading brand.
- Luster Now! Instant Whitening Toothpaste ($7.99) received the Beauty Breakthrough 2011 Award, by Allure magazine. It’s gentle and safe on dental restorations and for daily use, comes in three convenient tubes for home, on-the-go, and travel.
6. Rita Hazan has been giving women gorgeous hair for more than 15 years! As a top celeb stylist, she created signature styles for A-Listers such as, but not limited to Katy Perry, Jessica Simpson, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Michelle Williams, and Britney Spears. Some of her wonderful must have hair products are the Root Concealer, Foaming Color Gloss and Pop Color. Rita Hazan Root Concealer ($24) helps to temporarily cover gray roots quickly and easily which is perfect for that last minute party and/or in between salon visit. Rita Hazan’s Foaming Color Gloss is another great hair product that keeps your hair color shiny and vibrant between color treatments. Rita Hazan’s new Pop Color ($18) is perfect for fun parties or a night out with the girls, when you want to add some vibrant streaks, tips, or all-over color to your hair without having to use tints, bleaches or peroxide.
7. SeroVital-hgh by SanMedica International ($99) is an amazing anti-aging breakthrough pill that can reduce wrinkles, decrease body fat, increase lean muscle mass, strengthen bones, boost mood and make users look and feel decades younger! This wonderful beauty invention sounds extraordinary and it really does work to produce youthful levels of growth hormone naturally, without injections which can be incredibly expensive (averages $15,000+ per year). It’s so easy to use, simply take four capsules by mouth on empty stomach in morning, two hours before breakfast or two hours after dinner. HGH is a natural peptide hormone made in our bodies, and makes you look more toned even if you have not been working out. HGH encourages healthy blood flow in skin and a great addition to your existing skin rejuvenation plan. As we age, HGH levels decrease, but thanks to SeroVital-HGH it’s possible to look even better and be more energetic than ever before in our 40s, 50s, and even 60s+.
8. Tria Hair Removal Laser ($395) is the best at-home hair removal laser product that’s available to consumers today. Recently, the funny and sexy Jenny McCarthy was named spokesmodel for Tria Beauty, because she loves The Tria Hair Removal Laser, and depends on it to get rid of unwanted hair. It’s the first and only FDA cleared laser available for at home hair removal. Finally, women don’t have to worry about unwanted hair, especially busy working women and moms. It’s so easy and convenient to use, and best of all is that it guarantees professional and permanent results in the comfort of your own home. Every woman’s wish to never needing to shave or wax again is now a dream come true! This product is a must-have, because the results are immediate, and hair becomes thinner and barely visible. For those with facial hair, you’ll be happy to know that the results are impressive (be sure to avoid eye area). Time is of the essence for so many people, so it’s great to finally have Tria’s hair removal system, which is a wonderful alternative to in-office treatments or hours spent waxing and shaving.
9. Tweezerman has been known for its precise brow grooming and premium beauty tools (for brows, lashes, hands, and feet) for over 30 years, and is used by many celebrities, makeup artists, and beauty professionals.
- Tweezerman and Cynthia Rowley launched The 2012 Limited Edition Designer Series Collection over the summer, and it was a huge hit! The new products from the 2012 Limited Edition Designer Series Collection included funky and graphic Sporty Foulard prints for Tweezerman’s Slant Tweezer, Mini Slant Tweezer and Filemate Nailfile. The collection sold at Sephora over the summer, and was in such high demand, that so many people are hoping for another launch in the new year.
- It’s new sister brand, alessandro International launched in the states recently in November, introducing it’s luxurious nail, hand and foot care collection, which includes 99 nail colors! alessandro International also has a network with local partner companies in more than 50 countries, including Austria, France, Italy, Switzerland. Some of its notable products are Coco Mango Nail Butter ($25), Age Complex Cream Rich ($30), Cream Royal Nutrifying Hand Treatment ($39), and Vital Serum Revitalizing Hand Serum ($25).
10. Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics is highly regarded for its top quality mineral makeup products, that dramatically improve the look of any complexion. Youngblood makeup gives the illusion of clear, healthy blemish free skin with just a light coverage and can be applied it in seconds. Also, it was made for patients recovering from harsh medical procedures, such as laser or chemical peels, surgeries, and even cancer treatments. One of it’s latest and greatest products is its Mineral Radiance Creme Powder Foundation ($56), This two in one foundation glides on smoothly with a creamy feel and sets to a luminous, powdery finish. The nutrient-rich formula helps soothe redness, keeps skin hydrated and supple, and provides even, natural coverage for a radiant, flawless appearance. For those who have very sensitive skin, this is a must-try, because it gives even the most delicate skin a natural dewy finish, youthful glow. You’ll love the sheer coverage, as it’s so easy to blend, and a little big goes a long way, so it lasts longer than the average quarter ounce makeup. It’s the winter season now, so this creme powder foundation is a great alternative to powder foundations.