As the New Year settles in and the Old Year passes, let’s take a look back at what made beauty in 2011 so amazing! From hair products to nail colors to skin care, 2011 made us look like a million bucks. How about a stroll down memory lane to recap the top selling products from our treasure trove? Remember what makes you love your favorite, or maybe find a new product worth trying out.
From the land of hair care comes a Knight in Shining Armor I like to call Enjoy. Three of our best selling products come from this Southern California based company: Luxury Conditioner, Conditioning spray, and Hair Mask. Luxury conditioner smoothes, moisturizes, and softens the hair while indulging your senses in an incredibly soothing and luxurious experience. Luxury conditioner is a thicker formula designed to hydrate and treat thick, coarse, or unruly hair to the smooth down it deserves. Hair Mask is an intensive smoothing mask for enriching dry and unruly hair. It leaves your hair feeling soft, silky and easy to manage. Apply to wet hair for 5 to 10 minutes and rinse for noticeably softer, shinier hair, or, if your hair is exceptionally rowdy, use as your normal conditioner every time you shampoo. Finally, Enjoy’s leave in conditioner, Conditioning Spray, is a top seller because of its weightless formula and intoxicating smell. Perfect for detangling hair, upping the conditioning factor, or even spraying on your skin for a quick moisture boost, you’ll never go wrong with Conditioning Spray.
Another hair care item that is more than just a blip on the radar is Schwarzkopf’s Sealed Ends serum. This creamy fluid is best used on wet hair, concentrating on the ends to repair breakage, prevent split ends, and maintain the integrity of your hair by rebuilding the cuticle. This product is perfect for fake blondes who need some serious resuscitation after salon visits. Use every day for seriously softer hair with less split ends—you’ll notice a difference!
What’s worse than looking at your mani and realizing your cuticles are ripped to shreds? Um, nothing! Fix dry, dehydrated cuticles in a snap with Deborah Lippmann Cuticle Oil! This Cuticle Oil is as pure as it gets. Made with jojoba oil, vitamin E, and coconut oil, a tiny drop goes a long way (the bottle should last months). Gently massage a drop to your cuticle area whenever you see white around your cuticle. Apply it anytime because it won’t stain your clothes or sheets. Cuticle Oil is so natural it may freeze in extreme cold, if it does, just let it sit at room temperature and it will return to its natural state. Massaging the cuticles with oil actually helps stimulate nail growth, so get oiling!
Another treasure from Deborah Lippmann is the intensely hydrating Rich Girl hand cream. Your hands are the first to reveal your age, so keep them guessing with this award-winning hand cream that is formulated with shea butter, avocado and jojoba oil for unparalleled hydration. A botanical brightening complex to help even skin tone and a broad-spectrum sunscreen also lend a hand. Apply a dime size, and then thoroughly massage into the hands and cuticles. It even has SPF 25 sun protection and was Health Magazine’s winner for “Healthiest Hand Cream.” Grab yours today and never reveal your real age again!
Skin care lines are always trying to help consumers reveal the new, younger looking you. Lucky for us, Planet Beauty favorite Perricone MD skin care launched a new product that not only helped us have younger skin, but gave us the glow of a tan at the same time! No Sun Tanner is a multi-tasking all over face and body self-tanner that nourishes the skin with pro-Vitamin D while promoting a gorgeous, natural looking tan. Unlike traditional self-tanners it does not streak, smell, leave the skin dry or impart an unnatural color. Results are truly dramatic with a tan that customizes to your skin tone within 3 to 7 days. Best of all, it also acts as a treatment and hydrator delivering essential moisture and firming benefits to the skin.
Also from Perricone on our top sellers list is the loved by all Face finishing Moisturizer. This lightweight facial moisturizer is formulated with powerful antioxidants to help firm skin’s appearance and minimize fine lines and wrinkles. Face Finishing Moisturizer is emollient, yet not greasy and imparts a visibly radiant and smooth appearance. It’s formulated with three powerful anti-aging sciences: Alpha Lipoic Acid, DMAE and Vitamin C Ester, and is paraben free.
2011 also gave us celebrities best kept skin care secret: Glam Glow mask! This amazing mud mask is packed with French sea clay, green tea leaves, and volcanic rock to purify and exfoliate your skin, revealing a truly glowing complexion. When you apply the mask, it warms and tingles until it dries, and when you rinse it off, you scrub in a circular motion to exfoliate dead skin away. You’re left with glowing, bright, soft skin! This product comes in two sizes (small and large), and remember, a little bit goes a long way!
Last on our list of best sellers comes to us from hair care giant Philip B. Create an authentic Hawaiian hair experience with PHILIP B Maui Wowie Beach Mist. Not like other beach mists, this product gives your hair the look and feel of random texture, body, bounce, and volume without the crunch or stickiness of other similar products. With just a few mists onto your wet hair, enjoy alluring piecey body, texture, fullness, and bounce. Wrap your tresses in a loose bun until it’s half dry, then pull down and scrunch gently. You’ll have beach worthy locks whenever you need a hint of summer!
Find all of these products online from Planet Beauty, or head to your local store to score your own!
By Allie Kelley