Monday, August 15, 2016

National Relaxation Day Beauty Must Haves

Did you know that according to the American Psychological Association, almost half of all Americans feel more stressed than they did five years ago? We all know that stress is harmful to both mental and physical health, but finding the time to relax in our crazy day-to-day lives is easier said than done.

Put down the phone, log out of Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter and take time for yourself by taking advantage of National Relaxation Day on August 15th. 

Below you’ll find a sampling of products that will help you pamper, indulge and achieve that perfect day of relaxation.

bliss mask a-peel radiance revealing vitamin c spa mask

Introducing a radiance mask for at-home use, a spa-intensive rubberizing peel-away face mask that leaves skin instantly brightened and glowing with an evened tone and texture. Formulated with vitamin C, mask a-‘peel’ radiance revealing rubberizing mask offers a blend of antioxidants along with bilberry and seaweed extracts that work to leave your skin instantly looking more radiant, moisturized and healthy. Relax at home while getting the same benefits of the in-spa treatment.

Price: $30, Available at

Erno Laszlo Hydrogel Masks

Take 15 minutes from your busy day and find a private place to relax with one of Erno Laszlo’s new Hydrogel Masks that deliver maximum results in one simple step. Available in three formulations to address common skin concerns – Sooth & Calm, Firm & Lift, and Exfoliate & Detox – the collection offers customized results, delivering skin that is smooth, hydrated and free of discomfort.

Price: $60 each for four individual treatments, Available at The Institute at Erno Laszlo, Nordstrom and

goop by Juice Beauty Exfoliating Instant Facial

Relax and unwind with this at home facial that will leave skin instantly brighter and softer. Glow-inducing, age-defying Meristem plant cells are sustainably sourced from poet’s daffodil and sweet iris, then blended with a revolutionary antioxidant juice complex designed to brighten skin tone and target fine lines and wrinkles – leaving skin smooth, even, and luminous. Formulated with USDA certified organic ingredients, it contains approximately 86% total organic content.

Price: $125, Available at

L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Mask Collection

Relax. Detox. Unwind. Introducing a unique tailor-made facial mask created to treat and beautify skin in ten minutes, available in three varieties to meet different skincare needs for a custom spa-like experience. Made with three mineral clays and other ingredients sourced from different regions around the world, each of the three clay masks offers a unique benefit specific to that mask: one to detoxify, one to mattify, and one to refine skin texture:

· Pure-Clay Mask Purify & Mattify Mask

· Pure-Clay Mask Detox & Brighten Mask

· Pure-Clay Mask Exfoliate –Refining Treatment Mask

Price: $12.99 each, Available at and drugstores nationwide

m-61 Vitablast C Scrub & Mask

Relaxation should be an everyday thing, and it can be with this quick-acting mask. This one-minute vitamin C & E facial scrub and mask exfoliates and brightens. It’s perfect for anyone with sensitive skin and made for those looking for an instant pick-me-up. Paraben, gluten and synthetic fragrance-free, dermatologist & allergy tested.

Price: $44, Available at Bluemercury stores nationwide and

SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Masque

Chill out with this new masque. Optimal for sensitive or problematic skin, this light masque contains botanical extracts with anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties to soothe, hyaluronic acid to hydrate, and a new calming dipeptide to reduce the perception of heat sensitivity. Ideal for treating skin post-laser or post-sunburn, or for soothing reactivity after any other aggressors. Clinical studies showed an average 4oF reduction in skin surface temperature after just 15 minutes of use, immediately post-Fraxel.

Price: $55, Available at, and dermatologists nationwide


Dollar Shave Club’s Wanderer Calming Body Cleanser with Amber and Lavender

Emerge from the shower a more relaxed version of yourself with Wanderer’s Calming Body Cleanser with Amber and Lavender. The hydrating formula lathers while locking in moisture with vitamin-rich, naturally derived extracts without stripping skin of natural moisture. The coconut-derived cleanser is formulated without sulfates, parabens, or synthetic dyes. The warm scent of Amber and Lavender infuses your shower with herbal tranquility, calming the senses, relieving tension and unwinding the mind.

Price: $9.50 (12 oz.), Available at

June Jacobs Papaya Body Balm

Paraben and preservative free, this luxurious body balm contains a delicate bouquet of papaya and blends the moisturizing miracle of shea butter with nourishing oils of squalane, sunflower, jojoba, and sesame to hydrate and replenish lost moisture. Leaves both the skin and the senses refreshed and revitalized.

Price: $50, Available at

Shaveworks Pearl Polish Dual-Action Body Oil

Give skin the ultra-royal treatment with this dual-action body oil – it’s both a gentle cleanser and sumptuous shave oil. When mixed with water this rich oil gently foams into a luxe, milky texture without any greasy residue, leaving the skin touchably soft and scented with notes of ginger, lavender and vanilla. As a shave oil, it conditions and nourishes skin to give you the optimal glide for a close, smooth shave.

Price: $28, Available at

StriVectin Instant Retexturizing Scrub

Relax and unwind with this physical exfoliating scrub that cleanses and instantly re-texturizes skin. Key ingredients provide physical exfoliation while calming and soothing the skin, priming it for maximum absorption of treatment products. Effective skin surface exfoliant helps reinforce the skin barrier to defend against the visible signs of aging and smoothes texture for a visibly brighter, more even complexion.

Price: $29, Available at


Alterna Haircare Caviar Moisture Intense Oil Crème Pre-Shampoo Treatment

Indulge your hair with this luxurious treatment that deeply moisturizes to revitalize dehydrated strands. Designed for use on wet hair pre-shampoo, it boosts the performance of both shampoos and conditioners by binding the hydrating agents in both products to better hydrate hair while also repelling minerals present in water to defend against build up.

Price: $30, Available at, Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom and fine salons nationwide

DESSANGE PARIS Purifying Clay Balancing Pre-Shampoo Mask

Treat yourself to a fresh and revitalized scalp. This first clay-in-mask pre-shampoo regulating treatment specifically targets an oily scalp with a breakthrough skin purifying technology. The 30% mineral green clay concentration works to absorb sebum excess and regulate oil production over time while the professional application brush, allows for even, targeted coverage. The scalp is left deeply purified, helping to drastically reduce excess oil production.

Price: $11.99, Available exclusively at Target nationwide

Garnier Whole Blends Hydrating Mask with Coconut Water & Vanilla Milk Extracts

The deeply moisturizing, yet light and silky, formula blooms with a tropical fragrance of coconut water and vanilla milk, bringing to life Garnier’s wholesome care that delivers a deep dose of hydration without weigh down for hair that is delectably soft with silky shine. After shampooing with their Hydrating shampoo, apply a generous amount of treatment to hair. Gently work through hair, making sure to cover ends. Wait three minutes, then rinse thoroughly.

Price: $6.99, Available at mass retailers nationwide or

Kérastase Nutritive Masque Magistral

Sit back, relax and give your hair the ultimate, luxurious treatment. Designed for thick, severely dry hair, Masque Magistral intensely nourishes the hair fiber and protects it from drying out. It contains Kérastase’s Nutritive Irisome Complex – a powerful nutrition complex that nourishes and creates a shield on the hair surface to provide 72 hours of dryness immunity protection, as well as resin from the Benjoin Tree, known for its ability to recreate its inner nutrition from within.

Price: $63, Available at and Kérastase Salons

OPI Infinite Shine Summer ’16 Collection

Give yourself the ultimate luxurious manicure with OPI’s Infinite Shine No Light Gel-Lacquer. It is a professional 3-step system offering the high-shine and long-wear of a gel manicure with the ease of application and removal of nail polish. Prepare to shine in six of summer’s most sophisticated hues with up to 10 days of wear and gel-like shine.

Price: $12.50 each, Available at


Bliss Spa Triple Oxygen Facial

Come into bliss and relax with one of its most classic and popular facials for an all-around complexion reviver. This facial starts with a skin-type-specific peel then follows with a pre-extraction oxygen wrap, the necessary extractions, and application of their Triple Oxygen cream and mask, an energizing, hydrating enzyme pack and a vitaminized oxygen spray. It’s like a breath of fresh air for your face, literally.

Price: $170 for 75 minutes. To book an appointment, call 877-to-bliss

Blushington Makeup & Beauty Lounge

Treat yourself to the ultimate day of relaxation with Blushington Makeup and Beauty Lounge, the premier makeup service destination with locations in Dallas, Los Angeles and New York City. Blushington gives women of all ages the chance to find their pretty with professional, affordable makeup and esthetician services in a beautifully designed, chic atmosphere. Full face makeup applications, BeautyRX 40% Glycolic peels, eyelash extensions, faux lash applications, brow maintenance, and touch-ups are available seven days a week in-store or on the go. Experience the Blushington way, where feeling pretty is

Clarisonic Luxe Brush Heads

Create the ultimate relaxing, spa-like experience with the Clarisonic Luxe High Performance Brush Head Collection. A symphony of performance and comfort, the collection is designed to amplify the daily cleansing ritual into an exceptionally sensorial experience that leaves skin feeling pampered and invigorated. They feature innovative tapered, ultra-long filaments to deliver uncompromising cleansing efficacy with enhanced hydration results.

Price: $30 each, Available at Sephora, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and select physicians and spas nationwide

Iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Eye Mask

A luxurious satin-soft eye mask specially woven with copper infused fibers to help maintain skin's youthful appearance. Proven to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles for smoother, younger-looking skin in as little as four weeks, it can be worn each night to help achieve results. Hand wash with mild detergent and lay flat to dry.

Price: $35, Available at

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