Boasting some of the worlds best skincare and make up lines, Premiere Orlando is the perfect place to delve into the world of beauty. We spent two days slathering on creams, applying masks, testing lip plumpers and dipping our fingers into hot wax (yes, hot wax!) to bring you the creme de la creme of the beauty offerings at this year's show.
Eminence Organic Skincare
NaturallyCurly.com Co-Founder Michelle Breyer is obsessed--and I mean capital O-obsessed--with this skincare and make-up line from Eminence Organic. Naturally, I wanted to experience the magic too, so I went over to check them out myself. The entire booth was impressively packed with people snapping up the family-owned company's signature bio-organic masques, oils, cleansers and treatments.
I stopped to have a chat with Attila Koronczay, one of the founding brothers of the company, who gave me a rundown on their over 180 products. "They're not just great smelling products, they're great products," he explained, "We are the only biodynamic certified company in the US, so our nutrient content is six times more than other products." Be sure to check out their mineral shield sunscreens, dermafoliant, cleanser and lipglosses.
KollagenX - 24 Karat Gold Skincare
Sure, it may look a little creepy, but this facial masque is the signature product of KollegenX's 24 Karat Gold Skincare line. Soaked in rose water, this mask is infused with actual 24-karat gold, which works to remove impurities from skin while leaving you with a hydrated and glowing complexion.
The line also includes a serum, cleanser and face cream. Be sure to try their newest product, a lipgloss that not only gives a golden sheen but also plumps and smooths your lips.
Known for their healing and purifying benefits, Dead Sea minerals are the backbone of the products from Mindful Minerals, a company dedicated to promoting healthy skin. I was loving the residue-free body scrubs and mineral-rich mud masques but my favorite was this double duty candle that is infused with shea butter. Let your candle burn to warm and scent your home and then rub the warm wax directly on your skin as a moisturizer.
They also have two spas in Orlando, FL and La Jolla, CA where you can enjoy the therapeutic benefits of a salt room.
These high-definition make-up products by Niko cosmetics were formulated for use under the bright lights on stage and in front of the camera. With colors to match every skin tone, these product provide flawless coverage while making sure you put your best face forward.
This coral gloss called "Lola" is sure to be the perfect summer color for everyone!
Tucked within this gorgeous bamboo packaging are Shira's organic and mineral-rich cleansers, masques and toners. Using all-natural organic ingredients, Shira's products are packed with plant and fruit-based goodness to stimulate cell rengeneration, hydrate and moisturize the skin. Be sure to try the Pure Coconut Oatmeal Cleanser, Pure Blueberry Mask and Pure Revitalizing Pomegranate Serum.
This recently-launched beauty tonic is designed to do just want its name says: ensure you get the beauty sleep you need to look your best. Recently awarded a Beverage Innovation Award for "Best Relaxation Shot," this elixir from Beauty Sleep is infused with relaxation compounds such as melatonin and chamomile to soothe your mind and body and antioxidants such as green tea, acai and Sensara to replenish your body's essential nutrients while you catch your Z's.
After three nights (and a six-hour plane ride), of rigorous testing, I am refreshed, glowing and showing off all the benefits of Beauty Sleep!
This UK-based skincare line was formulated to restore balance and harmony to the skin based on the elements of ancient Chinese Herbal Medicine. Filled with all-natural ingredients, Elemental Herbology products cleanse, tone and purify, leaving your skin firm, smooth and clear.
With names like "Skin Food" and "Moisture Milk" and ingredients that include herbs, plants and minerals, these products are as nourishing as they were designed to be. Be sure to try their recently-released summer skincare regimen to keep your skin in harmony with the season.
It's not every day you see four brothers with a passion for skincare, but that's exactly where Nardo's Naturals came from. Inspired by all-natural ingredients, the Mastronardo (Nardo for short) brothers work together to ensure the integrity of not only their ingredients but also the family business. All of their products are made in the USA, use organic ingredients and are paraben, sulfate and cruelty free. Be sure to try their exfoliant which uses an activated charcoal (as opposed to a gritty scrub) to remove toxins from skin.
Spray suncreen, while tempting for its easy application, might not give you the protection you need in the hot summer sun. Tizo Solar offers up a new solution: a sunscreen mousse! The Sheer Foam SPF30 mousse is light and foamy in it's consistency, making it easy to smooth over skin. Better yet, is that it's safe for your face and won't sting your eyes!