25 posts tagged "Elizabeth Arden"
The forecast for Memorial Day weekend here in New York was pretty depressing when we checked earlier this week, but we’re happy to report that meteorologists seem to be retracting their previous calls for thunderstorms. There will be sun, so best to ready a few bottles of the latest sunblocks. Fortunately, the options have never been so plentiful, thanks to new advances in formulations and ingredients. From green creams to DNA-repairing lotions to water-repelling sprays, we’ve rounded up the ten best ‘blocks to pack in your weekend bag, come rain or shine.
The Antiaging Wonder
What: NEOVA DNA Damage Control Everyday SPF 43
Why: Think of this as the Ferrari of your sunblock arsenal. The zinc oxide-based face protector contains enzymes that repair and protect against UV-induced damage, while a combination of highly active antioxidants preserve skin’s collagen to prevent wrinkles.
What: Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream Targeted Sun Defense Stick SPF 50
Why: This smart stick, which is infused with the legendary Eight Hour Cream moisturizer, has a contoured tip to glide over hard-to-reach areas—like the ears and hairline, where dermatologists are noticing more cases of skin cancer. In fact, it fends off UV damage so well that it carries the impressive Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation.
Wear When Wet
What: Aveeno Hydrosport Sunblock Spray SPF 85
Why: The breakthrough technology in this mist allows SPF to adhere to wet skin. Just spray on post-dip, no toweling off necessary, and you’ve got protection for up to two hours.
Last week, her new album Speak Now broke records. Today, it was announced that Taylor Swift has signed her second beauty deal (after CoverGirl), for a signature scent to be produced by Elizabeth Arden. When it launches next year, Eau de Taylor will join Arden’s other successful celebrity franchises—think Britney Spears, Usher, and Mariah Carey. All the country crossover star needs now is a hair endorsement, and she’ll have the beauty trifecta in full effect, and with curls like that, we’re wondering what the holdup is? What do you think her scent will be called? [WWD]
It turns out Mariah Carey’s name for her new collection of fragrances, Lollipop Bling, isn’t that random after all. When Nick Cannon proposed to Carey, he apparently presented her with a Ring Pop, and inside the package was a proper engagement ring. That’s where Elizabeth Arden got the idea for the singer’s perfume trio. Phew. We were readying ourselves for another bout of post-Glitter “exhaustion.” [NYT]
Exciting news from across the pond. Liz Earle, our favorite U.K.-based purveyor of natural skincare products, is branching out into haircare for fall. Taking into account the U.K. vs. U.S. launch date lapse, we’re gonna guess that they’ll make landfall here right before the holidays. Two words: Christmas list. [Elle U.K.]
Did he or didn’t he? Inquiring minds want to know whether or not President Obama has been dying his increasingly graying hair back to black. Take your mind off the oil spill for a minute and peruse the before and after pictures. [Huff Po]
He may be darkening his salt-and-pepper strands, but Mr. Obama is definitely not indulging in the eighties fad of shaved designs that’s currently experiencing a revival. But man, things would be a whole lot cooler if he was. [NYT]
With tan bans, tan taxes, and general anxiety over the damaging effects of UV rays, it’s easy to swear off the idea of a sun-kissed glow. But what if you could eat your way to bronzed skin with orange and green produce? According to a new study, adding more carotenoid-rich fruits and vegetables, like cantaloupe, apricots, carrots, peppers, and spinach, to your diet can impart the look of a perfect tan from the inside out. If you’ve been looking for a good reason to shell out for that professional-grade juicer, you’re welcome. [NYDN]
If you do choose to venture out into the sun, Consumer Reports has just published a list of its best sunscreen bets, so read closely. These lotions not only boast very good UVA/UVB protection, but they met their SPF claims even after treated skin was soaked in water for 80 minutes. What has your sunscreen done for you lately? [Stylist]
Gold has emerged as a popular skincare ingredient over the past few years, but some people allege that it’s all hype. Billed as an effective antiaging, anti-inflammatory, and anti-acne agent, at best it often does nothing, and at worst it can irritate the skin. [NYT]
Beer and honey, on the other hand, are ingredients that have stood the test of time—at least according to Catherine Zeta Jones, who reportedly conditions her hair with a mixture of the two, while using Elizabeth Arden face and body products, of course. [Total Beauty]