Posts Tagged ‘beach’

Another “cool” Japan beauty product – Cooling Sprays!

Now that we’re in the midst of summer, we’re also in the midst of a heat wave. That trickle of sweat running down your back? Ewwww… Well it looks like the Japanese have once again come up with a brilliant albeit unusual product – this time to battle the intense heat with ICE COLD COOLING FOAM SPRAYS. The latest Japanese skincare trend? Ice cold cooling sprays! Japanese male cosmetics brands like Gatsby and Uno have always... 

Beauty & the Beach: 2011 Best & Worst Beaches in the U.S

Since you’ll be hitting the beaches plenty of times this Summer – you might want to check first if your beach is clean or not. The NRDC (National Resources Defense Council) just released their annual report on water quality of over 3,200 U.S beaches. Here are some interesting results: Beach closings & safety advisories occurred 24, 901 times in 2010 andmorethan70% of these incidents were due to the water’s bacterial contamination The... 

New ways to use Aloe Vera: Ice-cubes and a…Bra?

OUCH! So you’ve enjoyed the hot rays of the sun hopefully in a safe sunscreen-protected way but now looking down at your pink skin and dreading the pain that’s about to come. Aloe vera gel is by far the BEST remedy in cooling off your sunburn and now there’s a collection of aloe-infused bras and undies! Simone Perele, a French lingerie brand founded in 1948, recently launched their Caressence collection of bras, undies, and bodysuits... 

NEW Sunscreen Laws by the FDA (finally!)

Now that its officially Summer, we know you’re stocking up on sunscreen and probably confused when looking at sunscreen brands all promising SPF 90 protection (which by the way doesn’t mean anything). After a 9-month delay, the FDA has finally announced some new regulations regarding the SUNSCREEN industry that will DEFINITELY affect your future sunscreen purchases: 1. ACCURATE SUNSCREEN LABELS: To protect consumers like us from false... 

Triple S: Summer Skincare SPF (Must-haves)

The other day I was walking along Manhattan beach enjoying the sun (and the random plastic turtle that washed ashore by my mint-green painted toes above). Then I got home and saw more dark spots on my nose and major sunburn on my shoulders – AAAAARRRRGGGGH! Just when I thought I put enough sunscreen on! Now that its officially summer, its time to make sure that everything you wear on your face and body has SPF. It’s not just sunscreen... 

Sunscreen 101: 5 Rules You Need to Know Before Buying Sunscreen

With Memorial Day weekend coming up, we all know that summer is just around the corner so its time for you to finally learn how to BUY and APPLY sunscreen the right away. Here’s are 5 rules on making SUNSCREEN SIMPLE: DON’T BUY ANYTHING OVER SPF50: With the FDA still deciding on sunscreen regulations (hello, its been a year already), they’ve at least admitted that there isn’t enough conclusive evidence that anything over... 

Best & Worst Sunscreens by Consumer Reports

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, Consumer Reports just released their Sunscreen Report which tested 22 different sunscreen brands (sprays, creams, and lotions). Pretty interesting results: Go for Dual-Protection: 9 out of the 22 sunscreens offered excellent protection from both UVB and UVA rays All Types are OK: No one type of sunscreen – spray, cream or lotion was better than the other in providing coverage Price Doesn’t Matter:... 

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