Beauty Maven, Polly Blitzer founder of BeautyBlitz.com stopped by recently to share her favorite beauty products for summer!
Polly Blitzer – Image via Twitter
Candace Rose: What are the must have beauty trends for summer?
Polly Blitzer: "This summer I'm so thrilled to tell you about 4 products that are must haves! The first is sunscreen. I'm really talking about innovative high tech formulas that deliver on their promises and Strivectin has this incredible SH Age Protect Sunscreen with SPF 30 and what's great about it is it really takes sunscreen to a whole other level because it has the highest grade of UVA protection that I've seen on the market. What that means is it protects against aging and wrinkle formation and free radical damage plus it's packed with antioxidants and vitamins so that you're really treating your skin while you're protecting it and then it goes a step further even to have an oil-free very cosmetically elegant sheer formula that you can wear easily under makeup and you won't get that slip and slide. It's $49 and you can find it at Macy's or at Strivectin.com.
But then, Candace, you don't want to forget about your lips. People can really neglect their lips and Neosporin is a big brand that we often associate with kind of healing and they came out with these 2 great products that I'm obsessed with right now. One is their Lip Health Overnight Renewal Therapy and another is their Daily Hydration Therapy. The daily hydration therapy actually has SPF 20 so you can protect your lips and then layer your lip color or your lip gloss over it. And then the night time one is great because it really helps you repair your lips and give them a boost and prevent that scaling and chapping with really neat emollients and nutrients overnight. And both of them are priced at $4.99 each and are a great deal.
Neosporin – Lip Health Daily Hydration Therapy (4 Pack) – Neosporin.com
But, then Candace, everyone complains about how dry and unmanageable and unpredictable their hair can be over the summer, so Dove really did a lot of research and created this new collection that's called their Nourishing Oil Care collection. Oils are such a buzz word in the haircare industry right now and Dove really nailed it. There's a shampoo, a conditioner and a smoothing cream and together they get rid of not 90%; not 99% but 100% of roughness and frizz. It's been proven so it's not just a weird claim. It actually does this and it just gives that dry, damaged hair a silky, soft, luscious, very satiny finish that you want to run your fingers through all season long.
Dove Damage Therapy – Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo (2 Pack) – Dove
And that's hairstyling but then there's hair removal, right? I mean think about the beach? So Veet which is a pioneer in hair removal did a study and found that 74% of women think that hair removal and a groomed bikini is the number 1 must during the summer ahead of even a toned beach body, so what Veet did is they went ahead and created these ready to use wax strips for the face and for the body and they have these easy grip tabs so that you can deal with them in like a no fuss kind of way plus a proprietary type of ingredient that shrink wraps to the hairs and removes as short as 2 millimeters which will give you smoothness for up to 28 days. They're totally affordable and they're at drugstores near you. So from head to toe, you really have everything covered here!"
Veet Wax Strips – Amazon
CR: Do you have any additional tips or information you'd like to share with us?
PB: "Well, if you want more information you can go to BeautyBlitz.com."