It’s Elle, Z Club NY’s make up, skin care and all around beauty Guru! I’ve got so many tips
and wholesome cosmetic brands along with motivational quotes I want to share with you all!
Spring is here everybody! Believe it or not, Spring has sprung! and mother nature is gracious
enough to give us some extra time to accomplish our perfect bodies, for the Summer. However
that perfect body looks to us, we must continue to take care of ourselves. We are a society that
follows the “GO GO GO!!!” mantra, the “Sleep when you’re dead” mantra; But REST is crucial!
So know when to stop! We cannot get anything accomplished efficiently if we’re worn down and
running on fumes! I know we all love to show how hard working and relentless we are but we
gotta know when told hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em. Let’s not be cruel to our bodies we love
them, right!? Moving on, WATER is so crucial! Our body is mainly made up of water. Our lean
tissues are made up of more water than our fat tissues, and while the actual percentage of
water varies from body to body, you have to stay hydrated! We don’t drink nearly as much water
as we should and it affects EVERYTHING! Like our skin!
I don’t know about you but, my skin and skin care regimen are just as important as getting
my sweat on at Z Club NY. If my skin is hydrated and properly nourished then I feel like the
goddess I truly am! Around this time of year, with the weather flux and allergies, our skin gets to
be rather temperamental. Our winter creams are just too heavy and our summer creams are not
heavy enough. I think a lot of us give up around this time of year. Some of us just have one
cream year round regardless of how effective it is. Well it doesn’t have to be that way! I want to
share some of my favorite skin care “must haves!” These products are non toxic, safe,
wholesome ingredients that your body can identify and process. No synthetic dyes, fragrances,
preservatives or fillers. Let’s take a look!
The Hydrating Accelerator by Josh Rosebrook: once you try this your life will be FOREVER
CHANGED!!! This multipurpose spray will be your safe haven. Use it as a face toner, right after
you wash and before your facial cream. Use it to set your make up and or as a pick me up! It’s
so refreshing and light. The organic vitamin- infused aloe water helps to fortify your skin and
maintain its hydration, keeping your skin soft and smooth. It’s Anti-inflammatory properties help
soothe the skin and take down redness ANNNDDD help restore blood circulation! It didn’t know
what all the hype was about until I tried it. and more than that, I noticed the difference in my skin
once I stopped using it. It’s amazing! It also comes in a travel size, so you can take it with you
on the go like maybe use it after a great Zumba workout? well I can tell you, you’ll be so happy
Toner by SW Basics: Saves my life. This brand is unique because they believe less is more.
With that being said, all of their products are made with 5 ingredients or less! and they list them
right on the bottle! NO surprises here! This Brooklyn brand just made simple, luxurious. Made
with only 5 ingredients with product is great at balancing your skin, getting rid of bacteria
trapped under the surface. OH! you know what? This toner became my favorite when it took off
the rest of the makeup my facial wipes didn’t get! Wait what’s that smell? oh that’s the Apple
Cider Vinegar getting ready to work it’s magic on your skin. You’re Welcome. There is no
synthetic astringent so your skin is going to be tightened without the drying! AHmazing? again,
you’re welcome. When do you use it, you ask? After you wash your face and before your
moisturizer. If you’re feeling fancy you could use your Hydrating Accelerator right after! I hope
your mind is blown because really, you’re welcome.
Squalene Facial oil by Indie Lee: Facial oils ya’ll get into it! Many are afraid of oils on their
face especially when they have oily skin. So, before you “side eye” me, here me out. Oil fights
oil! when we have oily skin its because your skin is compensating for lack of hydration. Your skin
thinks it’s helping you out, but also trying to tell you to hydrate it!. This Squalene oil is 100%
olive oil derived. It helps cell regeneration. Say goodbye to age spots, spots from scarring etc
and say hello to healthy skin. only 2-3 drops for your entire face. ACTUAL DROPS FOLKS, not
squirts! we can be very heavy handed with products and that’s a major no no especially with
oils. This oil should not be greasy, it’s fast absorbing and small molecules get to your sebum
glands (oil glands) and hydrates them and your skin with out extra residue! this is another crowd
favorite! Sometimes there is just so much going on it’s best to just keep it simple! Oils are great
for that! Especially this one.
And last but certainly not least Blue Cocoon by May Lindstrom: This luxurious line is one for
the champs! Try not to swim in this balm, it will be hard not to! This Balm is blue in color
because of the sacred blue tansy flower. This protected flower is protected because of its
healing properties. Along with other elegant flowers and herbs, the Blue Cocoon also features
frankincense and myrrh and literally melts in your hand on contact. use sparingly! Even though it
is a face balm, it is actually a balm/oil hybrid. A little bit goes a very long way. STORY TIME: I
had to use it on my neck and underarms. TMI moment, I get really bad heat rash on my neck
and underarms in the summer. What I was using to soothe it wasn’t working so I decided to try
the Blue Cocoon and it soothed my rashes so much, I couldn’t believe it. This Balm is great for
mature skin, and PERFECT for hormonal skin, or skin that could be reacting to airborne
allergies or situations like that. I’ve recommended this balm to many different women with
different concerns and different ages; actually men as well; everyone LOVES this decadent
cream. It is a spiritual cream, a miracle worker! It’s an experience and a celebration. Her line is
meant to be enjoyed and celebrated by all the senses. It’s a revelation of sorts from the type of
jars she uses to the type of ingredients. If the price point doesn’t deter you, you will truly see
why men and women alike are singing her praises. In fact, take a look at her website! If that
doesn’t do it for you than I don’t know what else will. TAKE MY WORD FOR IT! the ultimate yes
for your skin!
Okay ladies and gents those are my absolute favorites for this time of year, the products
that everyone can enjoy! Please! before you dive in, test them out, a small dab behind the ear or
in your elbow (where doctors take blood)! okay? Some of these brands can be found in ABC
Home, Brooklyn Grooves, Follain (Boutiques are in Boston); go to their website they have ALL
the brands and products I’ve mentioned and more * Follain also has a store on nantucket that
opens in the summer*, and Shen Beauty! or you can do directly to the brands website!
Welp that’s all for now! see you next Month!