BestLife: The 30 Best Beauty Products As Picked by Cosmetologists

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BestLife: The 30 Best Beauty Products As Picked by Cosmetologists

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100% Pure Argan Oil Facial Moisturizer

$37; buy now at 100 Percent Pure

If you’re eager to fight the signs of aging, you’ll want a lightweight moisturizer with SPF to wear on a regular basis. Julie Featherman, owner of Juju Salon & Organics, says that one is her go-to all year round. “A facial moisturizer with an SPF of 30 is a must in preventing wrinkles, sun-damage, over freckling and dry skin,” she says.


French Girl Le Lip Tint

$16; buy now at French Girl Organics

Love a colorful lip, but don’t love the stiff feel of a matte lipstick? Try one of French Girl’s Le Lip Tints on for size instead. “[They’re] vegan, organic, and hydrating, with a simple pop of color. Perfect for everyday use, when you want a natural look with a little eye-catching color,” says Featherman.



Hamadi Shea Leave-In Conditioner

$37; buy now at Beauty Bridge

The prescription for softer, healthier hair? A rich leave-in conditioner. “Leave-in conditioners are great for long lasting moisturizing and fly-away control and can also act as a styling product.  Apply leave-in on towel dried hair, mid-shaft to ends,” says Featherman, who specifically recommends this product for those who like to air-dry their hair.



Skinnyskinny Organic Dry Shampoo

$32; buy now at Anthropologie

Not in the mood to wash your hair? Not a problem, thanks to Skinnyskinny’s organic dry shampoo. “Over shampooing will dry out the hair, and dry hair, especially on curly hair promotes frizz and the dreaded halo-effect,” says Featherman, who lists this among her favorite beauty products. “I recommend shampooing no more than three times a week and using a dry shampoo on off days.”


Supergoop Lightweight Sunscreen Oil with Meadofoam

$34; buy now at Amazon

While many sunscreens are goopy and hard to rub in, this lightweight sunscreen oil, a favorite of Featherman’s, is easily blended and absorbs quickly. Better yet, this sunscreen is loaded with antioxidants that can help heal damaged skin, as well. And if you need further convincing to stay safe in the sun, learn the 20 Ways a Sunburn Harms Your Overall Health.



Stinky Girl Natural Deodorant

$12; buy now at Stinky Girl Beauty Co.

If you want healthier skin, start by swapping out your deodorant for a more natural formula. “Stinky Girl Beauty Co’s natural deodorants are made with ingredients straight from this small company’s farm in Upstate New York,” says Featherman, who describes them as capable of handling the hottest heatwave.



Innersense Inner Peace Whipped Creme Texturizer

$20; buy now at Innersense Beauty

Finishing creams aren’t just for short hair anymore. Nutritive finishing creams, like this one from Innersense, are great for making dry, brittle hair look and feel healthier. “Dab a very small amount of a finishing paste on dried and styled hair to lock in moisture, nourish weak and brittle hair, and give a healthy shine,” says Featherman. “The Shea Butter and Essential Oils in Innersense’s Inner Peace Whipped Creme Texturizer really fights frizz and helps heal damaged hair.”


MGA Styling Gel

$12.99; buy now at Max Green Alchemy

Hair gel has come a long way in the past few decades. In fact, new formulas, like this aloe-infused variety, can help hold your hair in place without the wet, crunchy look made popular in the 1990s. “I like MGA’s Styling Gel because of its lightness and versatility,” says Featherman. “Aloe not only moisturizes the hair, reducing frizz potential, it also provides hold and style.”

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