Beauty Alert: MyChelle Dermaceuticals, the Ultimate Skincare Brand in These Uncertain Times

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OK, we are living with a global health pandemic, as well as a global economic recession. And there are no definite signs when things will get better. Still, that is no reason to let your skin become sallow and listless.  Happy days could be just around the corner and wouldn’t it be great to celebrate good times looking bright eyed and bushy tailed.

Don’t wait for the days of celebration. Start working on skin right now. Time is of the essence. Happy days could be here again in just under two weeks.

Fashion Reverie has found the perfect skincare solutions that can elevate your skin game and keep your eyes and your complexion sparkling. From great moisturizers to facial cleansers, exfoliators and masks to eye care and mists, MyCHELLE Dermaceuticals has the perfect products for all your skincare needs.

Founded in 2000 in Colorado, MyCHELLE is the original innovator of clean skincare. Since day one, we have worked to be positive and active agents of change in the world by making highly effective products that are inspired by nature. We continue to lead in creating effective, eco-friendly products that are science-driven and help to get real results for all skin types.

We are committed to full transparency around our ingredients. We promise powerful, effective products that make you look good, created by a mission-driven company that you can feel good about supporting. Because we care about you, our furry friends, and our planet, we do our best to go above and beyond. We are proud to be a founding member of the Environmental Working Group’s “Verified for Your Health” program, a PETA certified cruelty-free company and certified by Leaping Bunny. And, YES, we’ve been making reef-safe sun care for over a decade!

Proudly all MyCHELLE products are vegetarian, cruelty-free, and free of phthalates, parabens, petroleum, sulfates, ureas, artificial fragrances and colors. And the skincare products smell fantastic and feel good on your skin, leaving your skin feel soft, luxurious and renewed.

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Fashion Reverie’s favorites is MyCHELLE’s facial cleanser and moisturizing renew cream. The brand’s Clear Skin Cranberry Cleanser is ultra-refreshing, natural exfoliating, and pore-clearing cleanser brings skin into healthy balance. Deeply cleans pore-clogging impurities, oil, and irritants. The Pumpkin Renew Cream is lightweight daily moisturizer with antioxidant-rich cloudberry extract and pumpkin seed oil to protect and nourish skin. Astaxanthin, shea butter, and Vitamin E replenish and balance skin’s moisture levels to prevent dehydration.

In these uncertain times, MyCHELLE’s Dermaceuticals will not only keep your skin in a celebratory state, but also keep your skin primed to fight free radicals and manage sun damage. Who could ask for anything better?

William S. Gooch

Banishing Seasonal Dry Skin

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For some reason it seems that no matter how much we moisturize throughout the year, with the colder weather comes dry skin.  After years of constantly finding dry patches, you’d think we’d be prepared. But every autumn these skin woes seem to creep up on us.

To keep our skin as healthy as possible, especially as the temperature starts to drop, Fashion Reverie spoke with medical and cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Joyce Davis.

According to Dr. Davis, seasonal dry skin comes from a decrease in humidity in the atmosphere.  “Typically, we notice this at the end of summer, because summer is a humid time …” explains Davis.  “In the autumn the humidity drops abruptly, and our skin reacts to that and reflects it.”

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Since we can’t change the weather, we need to change our skincare regime. “Ensure you apply lotion after a bath,” stresses Davis. “If you have been using a lotion, you may want to advance to something thicker like a cream or an oil which will be heavier and hold the moisture in, forming a barrier for your skin.”  When determining what type of moisturizer to use, you need to look for ingredients that hold the water in the skin, such as petrolatum, which is a popular option.  “Hyaluronic acid and lactic acid binds water and keeps it in the skin. Along with shea butter and other oils too, especially on dry areas like around ankles and the heels of the foot.”

You may notice when on your quest for the perfect lotion and serum that there are to be dozens designed specifically for one part of the body … foot creams, hand creams, face creams, and even booty creams.  Dr. Davis explains that while you need something a bit heavier this time of year, that there are different degrees of heaviness. Your face, for example, needs something a bit lighter than the rest of your body, like a serum, while your feet and bum might react better to a heavier lotion.

Now is also the time to really avoid drying products “… such as salicylic acid, glycolic acid or any glycerin cleansers, which are the clear soaps.  These are more summertime products.”  Davis also suggests avoiding acne products, as they also can be very drying.

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Taking a supplement can also help keep your skin in tip-top shape.  Davis recommends Vitafusion’s “Gorgeous Hair, Skin and Nails” gummies that include Vitamin E, as well as adding more oils to your diet.  However, for faster results, Dr. Davis recommends more topical treatments to directly moisturize the skin.

Out of lotions and finding dry, itchy skin unbearable?  Davis says pretty much any cooking oil will help, so she recommends coconut oil as one of the best options to apply to your skin.

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While dry skin might always be an annoying problem, these quick switches to your routine can keep it at bay.  So there’s no need to stress over that crisp air; you can keep glowing and feeling comfortable in the skin you are in.

—Janine Silver

Beauty Alert: Eyetitude Keeps Your Eyes Bright

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If you live in an area where the temperatures are beginning to dip and the leaves are falling off the trees, you may be suffering from fall allergies. And though there are prescription medications and a ton of over-the-counter remedies for red, puffy, itchy eyes due to seasonal allergies, most of them only work on one or two of signs of seasonal allergies. And these products do nothing for fine lines and wrinkles.

As some of the COVID-19 restrictions start to relax in some states, who wants to be seen with tired, puffy, red eyes. You not only want to appear bright-eyed and bushy-tailed; you also want to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines—which may have increased due to the stress of self-sequestering.

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Eyetitude has an array of product that not only reduce some of the redness and swelling but can also minimize wrinkles and fine line. Think “eyes” and “attitude,” meaning windows to soul, as a reflection to what going on with us on the inside.

Founder Tricia Morris has created a brand that contains smart formulas that a pH balanced for maximum absorbability, while feeding the fragile eye are hydration and restorative ingredients. The three products that Fashion Reverie likes best—and yes, we tried them all out, is NoCrowZ Retinol Eye Cream, EyeZ-luronic Serum, and FixZer Instant Eye Repair.

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NoCrowZ Retinol Eye Cream – Don’t let the creamy texture fool you. Behind this advanced strength pro formula there’s cutting-edge technology that allows delivery of retinol and other supportive ingredients deep into the skin targeting fine lines and wrinkles. 

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EyeZ-luronic Serum – This formula containing key ingredients Hyaluronic Acid and Japanese tea extracts is perfect not only for your eyes, but for the anti-aging concerns of your face, neck and decollete. As the serum generates cell turnover for stronger firmer skin, you feel silky smooth. 

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FixZer Instant Eye Repair – If you only have time for one product, this is it. This must-have instant (let me say that again), INSTANT eye repair will reduce inflammation and puffiness, minimize dark circles and fine lines while delivering a brighter, lifted appearance.

—Staff

 

 

 

New Autumn Fragrances for the Ladies

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“Each time we inhale or smell a Perfume, we are all going on our own very personal perfume journey” —Huib Maat

Recently personal care giant Unilever has reported that sales of shampoo and deodorant have taken a deep dive. Being stuck at home means certain folk aren’t concerned about how they smell. So why wear fragrances?

Since our world has become so small, taking little pleasures is truly important. Scent is tied strongly to memory and mood. Indulging in a new perfume can really be uplifting.  Fashion Reverie has reviewed several new perfumes and compiled a list of great fragrances for the fall 2020 season.

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Perfect – Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs has a vast library of perfumes to choose from, and his latest creation isn’t just perfect—that’s its name, Perfect!  It is a sophisticated blend of fruity florals that dries down to a creamy powdery scent in an elegant yet whimsical bottle. Jacobs has the word “perfect” tattooed on his wrist to remind himself that no one and nothing can ever be truly perfect, but we must continue reaching.

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Smyth by Henry Rose

Michelle Pfeiffer founded Henry Rose when she was unable to find perfumes with clean, healthy ingredients. The most recent addition to the collection is Smyth, a unisex fragrance that’s a sparkling blend of Granny Smith apple and melon notes combined with a deep musk making it ideal for fall 2020.

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Pleasures – Estee Lauder

Pleasures is a solid budget-friendly option from a respected brand. Capturing the romantic aroma of taking a walk in a garden after a summer shower, Pleasures is a clean, floral scent that contains notes of white lily, violet leaves, and green leaves.  It’s a light airy perfume that is a perfect for everyday and can easily be layered with other scents.

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California Dream – Louis Vuitton

Not quite ready to let go of summer? Well this fragrance has your back. With mandarin, vanilla, and amber, this is a luxurious scent that feels soothing and familiar.  The sleek gorgeous Instagram-worthy bottle captures the relaxing aroma of beach sunset.

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Les Epures de Parfum Discovery Set – Cartier

A wonderful sampling of three striking and vibrant scents comes in a red box that is so beautiful and elegant that you won’t be able to throw it out.

THREE-PIECE SET INCLUDES

  • Pur Muguet Eau de Toilette
  • Pur Kinkan Eau de Toilette
  • Pur Magnolia Eau de Toilette

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Idole -Lancome

This new fragrance from Lancôme was created by three uniquely talented female perfumers in France and is represented by brand ambassador singer/actress Zendeya.  This is a perfume for women by women. The musky rose blend of sophisticated fruity florals comes in a crystal-shaped bottle designed to lay flat on a vanity. To top it off, the bottle is refillable! Female empowerment never smelled so good.

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Byredo – Gypsy Water

As the weather turns cooler and air gets crisp, this perfume will take you on a walk in the woods.  A woody and aromatic fragrance that opens with notes of bergamot, lemon, pepper, and juniper berries, Byredo will transport you to a cabin by a lake in October.

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Classic Rain Perfume – Clean Reserve

With its notes of water lily and violet leaves, everyone who smells this perfume describes it as dewy flower petals after a summer rain. Since it’s so clean and aquatic, this scent is suited for layering with other fragrances. 

Clean Reserve just isn’t the company name, it’s also a motto. Clean Reserve cares about the health of the planet. Working with vendors who use green manufacturing processes and minimizing the amount of waste produced by the packaging is of paramount importance. The glass bottle is recyclable, and the carton is made from FSC certified paper printed with non-toxic soy and water-based inks. 

—Cameron Grey Rose

 

 

Beauty Alert: Let Honey Help Combat your COVID-19 “Maskne” Challenges

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With its sticky texture, honey is usually thought of for sweetening a cup of tea or smoothie, not something you’d put on your face—but it’s actually a wonder ingredient,  noted for it’s exceptionally large range of benefits from helping prevent the common cold to clearing up acne. 

But not all honey is created equal. When looking for the medicinal properties and skin calming affects you need Manuka honey, a type of honey produced in New Zealand.  (So that bear shaped bottle in the back of your cupboard probably isn’t going to cut it.)

According to an article on healthline.com,  some varieties have a stronger antibacterial potency, so when picking the right type of honey look for the word “active” on the label and check the UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) and OMA (Organic Manuka Active) which should be 15 or more with an MGO (methylglyoxal) rating of at least 250.

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You can find many articles online on how to transform Manuka honey and a few other ingredients into a facemask, how to dilute it into a cleanser or even apply it as an acne spot treatment, but for a less sticky—and more effective results—Fashion Reverie recommend trying out some of our favorite new products.

Not only do these products encompass the magical effects of this pricey ingredient, they also combine other top skin-loving ingredients to keep your complexion calm and clear.

Here are the main properties that make this honey so beneficial for you:

Antibacterial and Anti-microbial:

Thanks to the active ingredients methylglyoxal and hydrogen peroxide and a low pH, Manuka honey helps protect against bacteria and microorganisms.  While more conclusive research needs to be done, it may help against E.coli and MRSA as well as help with the treatment of dermatological issues.

Anti-viral: 

With its compounds and enzymes, Manuka boosts your immunity to protect you against viruses.

Anti-inflammatory:

At the right concentration, Manuka honey and Manuka oil (taken from the leaves) reduces redness while blocking substances in the body that may cause inflammation, making it extremely useful in combating skin conditions like acne and eczema.

Antioxidant:

When the free radicals and antioxidants in our body are not balanced it leads to oxidative stress.  Manuka honey helps balance our bodies both when ingested orally or applied topically, which makes it a beneficial ingredient for its anti-aging properties.

Humectant: 

With a high sugar component, Manuka honey helps draw moisture to your skin (and helps you retain it) making it a great natural moisturizer.

 

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For the Biome’s Restore Essence Spray from

This mattifying mist acts a toner, blocking excess oil production and helps create an even-toned appearance. Packed with not only Manuka honey, but also Swiss black bee honey, and Probiotic 6-Plex, For the Biome’s Restore Essence Spray encourages cell renewal, protects against pollution, and protects your skin against blemish-causing impurities.

Borne from the idea of “awakening the skin-microbiome connection” and giving back (3% of every purchase supports climate justice, sustainable housing, and empowering women), all of the For The Biome products are made from natural 100% active ingredients, no preservatives, fillers or toxins.

Key benefits:

Protects

Hydrates

Tones

Balances

Mattifies

Microbiome-friendly

Pros:  The cooling spray feels refreshing on your face, not sticky.  While it does take two weeks to neutralize any skin impurities, it does feel hydrating right away.  Plus, filled with two honeys, 8 probiotic strains and two botanicals, this skin-strengthening formula is all natural. So, you can feel good about what you’re putting on your skin.

Cons: The scent isn’t all together one you’d associate with beauty products—more like fermented food—but the good news is that if you find it unpleasant, it does dissipate almost immediately.

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Aú Natural Skinfood’s On the Spot Treatment Kit

Eliminating some 168 known toxins that are commonly found in commercial skincare, the Aú Natural Skinfood line of products focuses on “super foods” for their skin healing benefits.  Made in New Zealand and focusing on local ingredients, it’s no surprise that Manuka honey is the starring ingredient found throughout the entire line.

This acne calming kit cultivates the powerful “antibacterial activity” from Manuka and Kanuka honey to help decrease inflammation—reducing redness and pimples.  But that’s not all, according to Aú Natural, the hydrogen peroxide found in the Kanuka leaf oil treats p. acnes (a bacteria that causes acne).

Key benefits:

Deep cleansing

Reduces redness

Anti-inflammatory

Controls bacteria (associated with conditions such as acne)

Softens skin

Environmentally friendly

Pros: The company focuses on sustainability with their “Refill, not landfill” motto, and all the containers are made from reusable aluminum or plant-based refillable pouches that are recyclable and compostable (in designated states).

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It can be hard to take care of your skin especially when the face mask you use to protect yourself feels likes it turning against you.  But with a little of this sweet nectar, you’ll be feeling better than your old self in no time!

Cons: Their Spot Gel treatment doesn’t come out of the container too easily.  However, if you open it up and stir it a bit, we found that the pump will work—just takes a little finessing as the formula is pretty thick.

The moisturizer does feel ever so slightly sticky on your skin.  While you won’t notice it after about 10 minutes (and even so, it’s very, very light) if you’re more sensitive to this (or in a rush to wash your face and put on your makeup) you should be aware that this product does take a bit of time to absorb into your skin.  (Their instructions say to wait 10-minutes before applying anything on top of the moisturizer.)

* Please note if you have an allergy to bees or any other ingredient listed in these products, it’s recommended you consult a doctor before starting a new Manuka honey beauty routine.  A full list of ingredients can be found on each of their websites.

—Janine Silver

Fall 2020 Beauty: Un-Masked

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In 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything in all facets of our daily lives, and beauty is no exception.  Not even talking about the virus itself—which in addition to the well-publicized symptoms ranging in severity is also causing hair loss for many infected individuals—the preventative measures we’re taking are doing a number on our skin.

That said; this unusual fall 2020 season, Fashion Reverie is going back to the basics and focusing on skin!

So, leave your favorite lipstick at home—your mask is covering it up anyway—swipe on some mascara to play up those eyes and let’s talk about how to prevent the dreaded skin irritation and acne caused by friction from wearing a mask, now dubbed: “Maskne.”

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According to Elizabeth Mullins, MD, Board-Certified Dermatologist at Uptown Dermatology in Houston, TX, the prevention of “Maskne” and skin irritation caused by our newest everyday accessory, the face mask, starts with properly caring for you mask.  “Masks should be washed every day in hot water with laundry detergent and white vinegar (because of its antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties) and dried on higher heat settings in the dryer,” explains Mullins.

 “Detergents with fragrances can leave residue in the fabric, which can also cause a rash in people with sensitive skin,” shares Mullins.  “Since repeated washing and drying may cause fabric masks to deteriorate faster, and because some people are sensitive to fragrance, I recommend using a mild, fragrance-free detergent such as Arm & Hammer Sensitive Skin Free and Clear.”

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Mullins also suggests keeping products that can build up on your skin to a minimum recommending avoiding heavy moisturizers and makeup, particularly in areas covered by your face mask. “Only use noncomedogenic products. Try to keep your makeup to the bare minimum to allow your skin to breathe …,” explains Mullins.  In fact, Mullins advises a lightweight tinted moisturizer instead of your typical face makeup if you really need something.

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But what if you’re already suffering the effects on your face from months of wearing your mask?  What can you do to clear it up?  Mullins advices, “Wash face twice a day, before and after wearing the mask. Acne prone individuals may benefit from cleansers that contain salicylic acid.”  Mullins recommends a mild cleanser such as Cetaphil or CeraVe for clear skin.  You can also, “spot treat pimples with a salicylic acid, sulfur, zinc, or 2.5% benzoyl peroxide gel.” 

As always, fall beauty starts with healthy skin.  With so many things “attacking” our complexions normally everyday—pollution, ultraviolet rays, and toxins keeping healthy and clear can always feel like a challenge.  However, with half our faces covered to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus, it can feel even more challenging this year than ever before.  So, while you may need to make a few tweaks to your beauty routine, clear, calm skin while wearing a mask day in and day out is possible.

—Janine Silver

Kissable Lipsticks for a Summer of Love

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“Summer heat /boy and girl meet but oh/ oh the summer nights.”
– Summer Lovin – “Grease”

 

Time for strolls on the beach, chilling with your honey by a bonfire, and some serious smooching.  One problem, all that puckering up can wreak havoc on your lipstick. Have no fear!  Fashion Reverie has compiled a list of beauty products perfect for some summer loving!

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Vatarie

In light of the recent political protests, many people want to spend their dollars at businesses owned by Black women who support Black Lives Matter  and the LGBT community.  Fashion Reverie presents Leticia Williams of Vatarie Cosmetics. Leticia has created a cruelty-free, vegan line of liquid matte lipsticks and a clear lip gloss that will stand up to hot weather make-out sessions. To top it off, the products come in a stunning box your Instagram followers will love.  

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Besame Red Velvet Lipstick

Summer is in full swing and rocking a bold red lip is just the trick to attract the right partner. Besame cosmetics are modern reproductions of classic luxury makeup from the 1920s, 30s, 40s, and 50s. Each lipstick collection is designed with the modern woman in mind. The smooth long-lasting shades will bring back wonderful memories of your Grandmother’s vanity while you create new memories with a summer romance.

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Shiseido Color Gel Lip Balm

Dry lips stopping you from getting busy with your significant other? Shiseido’s range of moisturizing tinted shades provides lots of color that sink into your lips rather than sitting on top, ensuring longevity. Nothing says “kiss me!” like smooth soft lips.

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Burt’s Bees Tinted moisturizer

Looking to get rid of dry lips with a tinted balm that won’t hit your wallet quite so hard? Burt’s Bees tinted moisturizer delivers a slight blush of color while making lips soft and kissable. With minimal color transfer, it can stand up to some intense smooching.

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Peripera Peri Ink the Velvet lip tint

With a budget-friendly price, wide range of colors, and Instagram-worthy packaging, this lip tint is a favorite among makeup artists for rom-coms. Why? Once it’s in place, it stays put.  It’s more than able to withstand long make out sessions, even under hot camera lights!

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Charlotte Tilbury Matte Lipstick

Despite its matte finish, this lipstick is packed with nourishing oils to keep your lips kissing soft.  Its long-lasting formula and ability to withstand hot weather make it perfect for summer strolls on the beach ending with the perfect sunset kiss.

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Marc Jacobs’ Liquid lip Crayon

This innovative product combines everything you love about a liquid lipstick in a creamy crayon. The crayon shape makes the application a breeze. It fits easily in purse or pocket and once it’s on, it does not budge for a solid 16 hours.  This item is not inexpensive but by eliminating the need for reapplication you might not need to buy another one until October.

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BareMinerals Barepro Longwear Lipstick

This lightweight long-wear lipstick comes in a thin tube perfect for your purse or your pocket.  With its high impact color and soft matte finish, it’s perfect for a romantic date night. The nourishing formula glides on comfortably and stays put without feathering or transferring.

 

-Cameron Grey Rose

For Summer 2020, Discover Fashion Reverie’s Hemp-infused Skincare and Wellness Guide

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As you may have figured out by now, Fashion Reverie loves CBD products as they are so helpful with Seasonal Affective Disorder and other ailments. But did you know CBD products can be fantastic for your skin? There are plenty of scientific studies demonstrating that CBD has some amazing anti-inflammatory, as well as anti-aging, qualities that can be beneficial in beauty products.

Be aware that CBD products cannot get you high unless they contain THC. Products applied to the skin will only show up in trace amounts in your blood stream, and topical products are unlikely to have any impact on your mood. Check your local laws even when products aren’t intended for consumption, some age restrictions may still apply.

Be sure to discuss any CBD products you are using with your doctor, especially if you pregnant or nursing.

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Beekman 1802 Milk Drops & CBD Facial Oil

For years the cosmetic industry has told women oil is the enemy! Scrub, scrub, scrub the oil away. But now we know not only is oil not the enemy, but some oils are extremely beneficial to skin and even treat acne. Beekman 1802 has been featured on Fashion Reverie before, but they have recently created a new product combining goats’ milk (a natural exfoliant) with 1000 mg of CBD into a nourishing dry facial oil, ideal for stressed, inflamed or sensitive skin.

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Mantra Mask – CBD Sheets Masks

Is there anything more calming than kicking back and relaxing with a soothing face mask and just doing nothing a few minutes? CBD masks from Manta are a fantastic way to soothe your skin thanks to the powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory skin properties found in CBD oil.  Mantra makes a mask or skin treatment for any complexion ailment you may have and you can even set up a subscription service so you never run out!!

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I + I Botanicals – CBD Coffee Body Scrub

When it comes to CBD beauty products, most folks don’t consider that CBD beauty goes beyond the face. Remember, it’s summer and you showing more skin and it is your right to have smooth, soft, radiant skin.

I + I Botanicals CBD Coffee body scrub gently removes dead cells to reveal smooth and radiant skin. The unique blend of hemp-derived CBD, coffee, seaweed, and aloe leaves your body feeling energized, nourished, and revitalized. The rich-foaming exfoliator will make you will feel brand new, just like your morning caffeine infusion.

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Pure Bloom – CBD Relief Cream

This relief cream is great for athletes and anyone suffering from pain ranging from arthritis to achy muscles.  Cooling, fast-absorbing, and fast-acting, this topical cream uses the power of organic CBD and healing botanicals such as turmeric, kukui nut, and black pepper.  Topical lotions can do wonders for sore muscles. And this one comes in three different strengths.

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Daily FurZen – CBD products for pets

CBD oil for pets? Yes, indeed. Fashion Reverie checked with a few veterinarians who said while there is no conclusive evidence that CBD oil helps pets, there is no evidence that it harms them.  Meanwhile, many pet owners say it helps with anxiety, inflammation, and joint problems for their fur babies. If you choose to use Zen Pet Hemp Oil from Daily Fur, do not do so without checking with your vet first. Start with a half dose and closely observe your pet to see how it reacts. Take 10% off your first order when you sign up for the email list.

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Crop Beauty

Crop Beauty makes it easy to find the right CBD skincare product. It’s your one-stop-shop for all the best CBD has to offer. Crop Beauty has done all the hard work, painstakingly testing every product to make sure what it claims is actually true. Its CBD-enhanced products are clean, effective, and created to treat specific problems. Not sure where to start? Crop beauty has a beauty quiz to help you figure out what products you want to try. During the month of June, 10% of all sales will be donated to the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.

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Vital You CBD Bath Bombs

How is it possible we are only halfway through the year? Between the pandemic and civil unrest, this summer will be far from easy. What better way to relax then with a calming bath?  

So, why not turn your escape into your own personal spa time with a next-generation bath bomb, one that is as healing and restorative as it is pretty to look at? Vital You delivers the goods with its CBD and flower-essence infused bath bombs, each with its own purpose – whether it be to promote better sleep, combat stress, boost energy or soothe sore muscles.  Using a combination of CBD oil and carefully selected herbs, you can get a bath bomb for almost any need.

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Hempz Thirsty Facial SPF 30 CBD Lotion from Ulta

In 1997, director Baz Luhrmann wrote an essay he used for a graduation speech. It was remixed into a spoken word dance single that amazingly was a top ten hit. It began and ended with the same advice, “Always use sunscreen.”

He was right. Not only is it a critical daily step to avoid aging sun rays, it can reduces your chance of developing skin cancer. Hempz Thirsty Facial lotion not only delivers great SPF protection, but the CBD oil can help with acne, inflammation, and dry skin.

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Cannacell Sun Buddy SPF 30 from Andalou Naturals

After a painfully stressful spring, summer is finally here. And as restrictions are being eased, it is time to head to the beach! But don’t forget the sunscreen! If you followed guidelines and avoided going outside, your skin might be even more susceptible to sunburn. Make sure you have a good all-over body lotion to prevent burns and protect from skin cancer. This hemp-infused lotion will protect you and make your skin glow.

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Jupiter Drops

Can you believe this year? Pandemic, murder hornets, and worldwide protests. What squares are left on your Apocalypse 2020 bingo card?  It feels like January 2020 was 7 years ago.  While doing research for CBD skincare, Fashion Reverie discovered a new company that makes high-quality CBD drops for stress relief, and couldn’t we all use a little comfort?

These CBD drops are produced from certified organic, small-batch, single-origin, hemp grown in Denver. The company is committed to making products that are both good for you and the environment.  These all-natural, vegan, and non-GMO peppermint-flavored drops can help with stress, depression, anxiety, and sleep issues. You can even buy a small bottle if you want to try it for a couple of weeks before spending money on a larger supply. 

—Cameron Grey Rose

Fashion Reverie’s Unique Summer 2020 Skincare and Wellness Guide

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It is understatement to say that 2020 has been a very tumultuous year!! And we are only halfway through. With global protests aimed at police brutality and racial inequality and the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to upend global financial markets and institutions, it is a wonder that most of us aren’t screaming, “enough is enough.”

Well, most of us are not desperately screaming for relief. Most of us are hoping for the best, anticipating a COVID-19 vaccine soon, and cautiously expecting the protests to render a more just society.

Still, all the unrest and disruption can be hard on your skin and with summer just around the corner, no one wants dull, listless skin or skin that looks like a battleground. Fashion Reverie has curated some unique and innovative skincare and beauty products that will maintain and protect your skin against the brutality of the summer sun—that’s right, keep protesting—as well as give you that extra summer glow that we all love!!

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If you are in the market for a skincare brand that acknowledges that your skin is a unique universe with its own communication system that sends signals throughout the body about personal health and emotions, then For The BIOME skincare is for you!!

Biome awakens the trillion microbes that cloak you skin and uplift your skin communication systems. Founders Paul and Barbi Schulick believe that a holistic approach to skincare renders better results. Paul and Barbi believe that the skin is your third brain and like any thinking organism your skin needs the correct nutrition.

The Biome team has identified nature’s most efficacious ingredients and obsessively sourcing their purest form, we pay homage to this intensive process with our technologies: Artisanal Fermentation™ and volcanic CO2 extraction. It is with these preparation methods that we see the clinically studied benefits of each ingredient come to life. The ancient practice of Artisanal Fermentation™ further elevates already exquisite formulas, enriching them with increased antioxidant content, prebiotic nutrients, and postbiotic actives including skin-strengthening short chain fatty acids (SCFAs), peptides, and probiotic lysates. If your skin’s microbiome is a garden, prebiotics act as a fertilizer that nurtures a healthy balance of bacteria while postbiotics may increase the absorption and efficacy of those nutrients, stabilize them, and lavish the skin with complex actives not found in isolated formulas.

This summer promises to one of the hottest on record. And whether you are out and about enjoying the warm weather or out doing your part to protest social injustice, the sun and the elements can do a real number on your skin.

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No need to fret, actress, author, and entrepreneur Denise Richards has the perfect CBD skincare line, CBMe Beauty, that will not only be your go-to CBD skincare line for the summer but will also satisfy your skincare needs throughout the year. CBMe Beauty’s daily regimen contains superior formulations that include patented peptides to enhance performance. The line includes a daily use pH neutral probiotic cleanser, a lightweight, hydrating cream oil moisturizer with an optional SPF 30, a retinol based nightly renewal serum, an advanced eye therapy treatment, a neck & décolleté treatment, and a hemp seed oil that it contains vitamins, omega 6 & 3 and fatty acids. 

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Are you in the market for an ethical alternative to standard skincare and beauty products? Well, Sea Witch Botanicals may just have the skincare and beauty products that you are looking for. For this roundup, Fashion Reverie thought Sea Witch Botanicals solid fragrances were the perfect for those looking to incorporate natural scents into their summer beauty regimen. With natural solid perfumes ranging Goldberry, Green Fairy, White Lodge, Fae Ring to Herbal Renewal, Hermitage, and Night Nymph, these very affordable sold perfumes—$12—with deep floral notes in reusable tins.

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PopMasks are the brainchild of British jetsetter and beauty maven Louisa Booth, who tired (literally) of trying to sleep on international flights and hated looking less than fresh upon landing.  So, she invented something she calls “calm in a pouch”—a self-warming eye mask that refreshes and relaxes at once.  Its warmth increases circulation, plumping skin around the eyes for a more rested appearance, while also encouraging the mind to quiet itself, let go of tensions and maybe even drift off to sleep.

PopMasks are made of non-woven cotton and contain heat cells with naturally occurring ingredients (iron powder, vermiculite, activated carbon, salt and water) that activate when the mask is removed from its pouch and exposed to oxygen. The warming effect lasts more than 20 minutes.  It’s vegan, cruelty-free, biodegradable and all packaging is recyclable. 

PopMasks come in Starry Eyes (fragrance-free), Jetsetter (infused with jasmine oil), and coming soon Sleepover (rose-infused.) They are available as singles for $5 each or in value packs of 5 for $20 at CVS stores nationwide.  They’re no muss, no fuss, and perfect on-the-go or at home.

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Fashion Reverie never leaves the guys out of our seasonal skincare and beauty roundups. Luxurious Wellniss transcends the label of being another brand”—it is a mission-driven enterprise that seeks to refresh and rejuvenate the routines and products of both men and women of color whose needs have not been prioritized in the wellness realm.

Luxurious Wellniss has five products that are sure to bring a richness and lushness to a guy’s face. Wash Your Face: This is formulated to pamper your skin with a sugar-based Aloe Vera rich formula. Combined with nurturing botanical ingredients that will nourish and protect his skin. Deep Cleanse Your Face: This powerful wash blends the anti-inflammatory benefits of cayenne with the antiseptic benefits of clove and the astringent benefits of willow bark. Perfect for oily and blemish prone skin types, this face wash is designed to eliminate oils and dirt on his skin. Tone Your Face: Calm and cool his face! After shaving or a deep cleansing this toner will soothe and settle his skin. Hydrate Your Face: Superior daytime moisturizer! pH-balanced for all skin types. Tones, conditions and moisturizes with all the natural benefits of organic aloe vera, jojoba oil and shea butter. Shave Your Face: Shaving never felt so good! A nonfoaming, moisturizing conditioning creme to facilitate and support the best shaving experience ever! Loaded with oils such as coconut, tamanu, borage, sesame and avocado to hydrate while oatmeal and Vitamins E and B5 help to sooth and heal skin. 

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This addition to our summer skincare and beauty roundup is a little unusual; however, Fashion Reverie uniquely understands that beauty goes beyond what is on the outside, what’s going on inside of us also contributes to our beauty. The summer is not only the perfect time to concentrate on looking fit and trim, it is also important to consider beautifying our environment, and that includes our refrigerator smelling good. Get rid of those bad smells in your fridge with Moso Bags.

Moso Bags are a very simple and effective solution for a smelly refrigerator, providing odorless and chemical-free results within hours of placement! These bags might be small, but they are mighty: all-natural bamboo charcoal contains millions of tiny pores that can attract and absorb odors, bacteria, chemicals and moisture from the fridge like a magnetic sponge (including spoiled produce or foods with strong scents like fish). They also keep your produce fresh by absorbing ethylene gas, a naturally occurring gas from fruits and vegetables that causes them to ripen quickly. Moso Bags are also reusable for up to 2 years, ensuring the fridge is fresh year-round.

All bags are fragrance-free, natural and non-toxic. For space saving convenience, a suction cup is also included to hang the bag out of the way of groceries.

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Have you ever heard the expression that the eyes are the windows to your soul? That may be true, and if it is true who wants a cloudy and fettered soul because of all the stress and discomfort everyone is experiencing. HydroPeptide to the rescue!!

HydroPeptide’s All Eye Need eye care kit is a 3-piece kit that targets fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness around the eye area. The new Vital Eyes Instant Awakening Serum will firm and immediately hydrate the eye area with a gentle retinol alternative called bakuchiol. Follow up with the best-selling Eye Authority Eye Cream, which will deeply moisturize while crushed pearl powder will add an instant glow and reduce the look of dark circles.

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Last, but not least, it is so important to protect your lips from the ultraviolent rays of the sun. Who wants a scaly pucker this summer? No one!! Merle Norman’s lip conditioner helps protect against environmental factors with SPF 15 and antioxidant-rich, pomegranate extract keeps lips feeling great. Plus, it’s packed with humectants and emollients to smooth, soothe and seal in moisture. Can be worn under lipstick, and remember for best effect, use daily.

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Beauty Alert: Fizz and Bubble’s Bath Truffle Collection

If you are like many US consumers, you have been sequestered in your homes for now over two months and a half. And though some states are relaxing some of the stay-at-home restrictions, for the most part outside activities are still limited.

Just think about it, over two months of working from home—if you are fortunate enough to still have a job. If you have school-age children, having to home school them. No access to concerts, sporting events, movie theaters, restaurants, bars, amusement parks, the gym; all the activities that entertainment and serve as stress relievers.

Hmm, this is a real conundrum. How can stress be relieved in these uncertain times? Fashion Reverie to the rescue!!

If you are not familiar with Fizz & Bubble’s products, it’s time you got on the bandwagon. Relieve the stress of COVID-19 with Fizz & Bubble’s new collection of bath truffles.

Ice cream, donuts, bonbons, oh my! Our ALL NEW reimagined Bath Truffle Collections feature the classic scents you all know and love, and some new beautiful fragrances that are sure to make your bath-time better than ever. Enjoy Assorted Ice Cream Bath Melts, Fruit & Floral Bubble Donuts, and our Spa Fizzy Bomb-Bons! And you can have a box of these bath truffles for just $8.

These bath fizziess are made by handmade and the actual size of donuts, bonbons, and ice cream treats. And these bath fizzies are designed to fizz into fragrant bubbles in the bath. Fizz & Bubble’s proprietary ultra-moisturizing, 8-oil blend deeply moisturizes the skin for a softer look and feel.

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And they are so relaxing!! They very thing needed to detoxify your skin and relieve stress. Let Fizz & Bubble take you away to another place!!

—Staff

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