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August 30 2014

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3 posts tagged "First Aid Beauty"

Rock The Oat

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OATMEAL / (ote-meel) / n. / 1. Ground kernels of Aveena sativa, an annual grass native to Asia and readily cultivated in nearly every continental state; / n. / 2. A common feed for livestock that is also popular as a warm breakfast porridge for humans; / n. / 3. The third most important grain crop in America that arrived in the New World with other grains in 1602; / n. / 4. A favorite grain of President George Washington, who devoted 580 acres of farmland to sowing oats; / n. / 5. A known cholesterol inhibitor when consumed; / n. / 6. A soothing agent that relieves itch and irritation associated with various skin ailments when pulverized, mixed with water, and applied topically, e.g., “Have your calm complexion—and eat your oatmeal, too.”


Try It: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask, $22, www.sephora.com.

Photo: Courtesy of First Aid Beauty

Good Things Come In Small Packages

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As anyone who’s survived a fashion week is well aware, you basically live out of your bag from sunrise until long past sunset (stopping home in between shows and after-parties is completely out of the question). So when it comes to purse size, the bigger the better—the better to hold your laptop, iPhone, digital camera, notebook, a pair of flats, and the assorted mix of miniature beauty products you will surely need to keep that pale complexion and those greasy bangs from getting in the way of street-style superstardom. Here, we’ve amassed a short list of our favorite shrunken-down beauty essentials to help you make it through the non-stop hustle and bustle of New York fashion week.

Tweezerman Itty Bitty Files

Raggedy nails are not a good look on anyone. Keep that manicure neat and groomed with these teeny, tiny emery boards packaged in a matchbook-sized case.

Tweezerman Itty Bitty Files, $4, www.tweezerman.com.

First Aid Beauty Repair Cream to Go

This latest bout of frigid weather is bound to leave your skin a bit chapped and red. Soothe and moisturize with this super-rich oatmeal, shea butter, and ceramide-enriched cream that works just as well on chapped cheeks as it does on frost-bitten fingers.

First Aid Beauty Repair Cream to Go, $15, www.sephora.com.

Supersmile Quikee No-Rinse Toothpaste

Smiling and schmoozing while sucking down Venti coffees is a deadly combination unless you have this potent paste on hand.

Supersmile Quikee No-Rinse Toothpaste, $6, www.supersmile.com.

Frais Skin Revitalizer + Makeup Remover Towelettes

Need a makeup redo between shows? Whip out one of these refreshing and hydrating cloths to quickly prep your face for that next round of concealer and mascara.

Frais Skin Revitalizer + Makeup Remover Towelettes, $8 for 7 sachets, www.beautyhabit.com.

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First Aid Beauty Is Fab

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For Lilli Gordon, founder and CEO of the newly launched skincare line First Aid Beauty, function trumps frills. Gordon has collaborated with Dr. Robert Buka, a board-certified dermatologist, to create a six-piece collection that features targeted solutions for a host of common concerns, from acne and eczema to dark circles and redness. Everything is formulated to be free of chemicals, allergens, parabens, and phthalates, and each product comes sans fragrance and artificial dyes, so even those of us with the most sensitive of skin can partake of all the reparative goodness. We recently test-drove the Ultra Repair Cream, which boasts colloidal oatmeal and eucalyptus oil to soothe dryness, as well as the Facial Cleanser, which has a whipped, creamy texture that cleanses without completely stripping the skin of its essential oils, and were pleased with both. They possess that reassuring quality of pared-down prescription products from the dermatologist’s office with the fun packaging of a more boutique-y brand. What can we say? We’re suckers for a great font.

Photo: Courtesy of First Aid Beauty