JOYA STUDIO, MD SOLARSCIENCE, V BEAUTÉ, BELMACZ BEAUTY, INDIE LEE, THYMES
|No-it does not smell like a pastrami sandwich, on rye with mustard…but kinda sweet smelling-and we think, only available at the actual Katz's Deli on LES/NYC|
|broad spectrum sunscreens-MD SolarScience-lotions, creams, stick and a quick dry body spray|
We slather on sunscreen more than most people we know-as long course triathlon and marathon training has us outdoors- year round. And we've found that on our face in particular-the scent free mineral sunscreens that are physical blocks-protect us the best, last the longest- and don't sting our eyes when the sweat starts dripping down.
MD SolarScience, founded by Robert J. Friedman, MD. went through a re-packaging since we discovered it a few years back…and as big fans of the tinted Mineral Crème sunscreen (see Athlete Gal's Guide)…it's great to see the collection expand to include skincare options too-featuring a proprietary blend of healing agents dubbed Provention-R™ Skin Care. As anyone who often feels/prefers the real deal effectiveness of a costly name prescription drug vs the cheaper genetic version-the ingredients can be identical-it's the mix that makes the difference…imo.
|LipSpread-by vbeauté-moisturizing and anti-aging biopeptides, At $19 not inexpensive-but it is long lasting…pretty shades.|
Packaging is a primo concern with luxury priced cosmetics/skincare…as are unique ingredients. Notice both qualities intact here---especially with the gold flecks-as in 24k gold leaf …by Belmacz Beauty, a collection of cosmetics and makeup tools by London based Julia Muggenburg.
INDIE LEE- a cancer survivor-embraces the green glamour of skin and body care with her eponymous collection of moisturizing oils, washes, cleansers, toners, beloved by beauty editors-spot blemish lotion/stick-and an apple based, anti-aging serum.
Bonus-a detailed list of ingredients ("good" and "avoid")-on the website helps sort through it all for the concerned…good to know (maybe memorize) in general- especially if trying to avoid GMO or Gluten ingredients...
|this amazing table belongs to Lalique fragrances...|