During a time when quarantine has become our new routine, a little self-care is vital to help us find the balance we need. Grooming and beauty woes might seem trivial in comparison to the global Coronavirus pandemic, but with salons and other non-essential businesses shut down, at-home hacks and DIY fixes have become the new normal. Moreover, self-indulgence is the best way to spend the extra time you have on your hands.
Here’s some must-have beauty products to turn your coronavirus quarantine into a self-care staycation to treat your mind, body, and soul at home.
By Kinya Claiborne & Aphua Larbi-Amoah, STYLE & SOCIETY
Photo Credit: Shelly Fleming & Keturah Harris
Alleyoop has made self care easy, by creating 4 bundle sets that are curated for every type of girl. Make beauty moves with this set of on-the-go makeup essentials with everything needed for a quick, 5-minute fresh-faces look with just four easy products. Pick your go-to lip color with Multi-Mood, your favorite eyeshadow shade with 11th Hour, and your perfect face palette with Stack the Odds. Click the nostalgic Pen Pal to reveal eyeliner, lip liner, brow pencil and highlighter, and use Tip Off makeup removing swabs for quick fixes.
Looking for something delicious? Look no further than this sweet duo! This Sugar Scrub and Body Butter will leave skin with a natural warm vanilla coconut scent that smells divine! C’est Moi products are clean, gentle, effective, vegan and cruelty free.
SeneGence’s Retinol Renewal Serum
Advanced SenePlex Renewal Serum with Retinol supercharges your nighttime skincare regime for quick, visible and sustained results. Powerful serum formula reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improves the appearance of uneven skin tone, texture and radiance in one quick step. The powerful skin renewal serum targets the most frustrating signs of aging including wrinkles, sunspots, loss of firmness, and rough texture.
Are you in much need of a manicure? The first step to clean healthy beautiful nails is removing old nail polish without using harsh chemicals full of toxins that can damage your nails. A must DIY home nail essentials is 10+ Free Chemistry acetone-free Sugar Nail Polish Remover, the first 100% Natural Sugar-derived, Plant-Based Polish Remover that is good for you and good for the environment. The 3-in-1 clean polish remover is designed to remove polish quickly and conditions and hydrates to keep nails healthy. It also preps the nail surface for stronger polish retention without drying out cuticles and nail plate.
Seiso JBeauty launched a four-product collection based in the sound, skincare science of Japan including Water Velvet Cream, Ceramide Moisture, Ceramide Concentrate and the Fuwafuwa Foaming Cleanser. Seiso JBeauty offers a counterpoint to harsh/aggressive formulations and trend-driven K-Beauty formulations. Additionally, ceramides, which are in two of the products, help repair barrier function in acne-affected skin brought on by stress.
The Better Skin Co Mirakle Cream
Nature plus science combine to create the Mirakle Cream, a one-stop, skin-loving, problem-solving, all-purpose cream that can be used as a day cream, night cream, eye cream, brightener, and primer – all in one. Moisturize and fight the signs of aging, dry skin, dark spots, and fine lines.
Give yourself a staycation with the “OMG! Hug Me Staycation Kit” including a hug me spa blanket and reversible mega hair band, available in lavender or pink. Also, try the OMG! X COLOLAB Nail Polish. You will not need acetone or a UV lamp! Enjoy easy apply, quick dry, long lasting and simply peel it off!
With 8 billion heads on the planet, hair care should be unique and personal for everyone. Function of Beauty makes fully customizable shampoo + conditioner according to your unique hair goals, and aesthetic preferences (including color + fragrance). Using an easy-to-use online questionnaire select your hair goals, then your personal formula is mixed and delivered to your door with bottle pumps, stickers, and a personalized regimen card.