If you’re trying to make the most of the last few weeks of summer sun, it’s easy to over do it and
end up with dry, sunburned skin. Whether your skin is craving moisture or needs some after-
sun soothing, there’s a product to treat, moisturize and relieve it.
Solar Recover Save Your Skin is a fine mist that calms a sunburn and prevents post-burn peeling. It’s an all-natural product made with oils like lavender, chamomile and sandalwood for an unbelievable fragrance.
Buy Now, Solar Recover Save Your Skin, $11.99
Coconut water is all the rage these days, but did you know it can be just as hydrating for your
skin as it is for your body? Spritz this on for a light, beachy scent and non-greasy hydration. You can use it in your hair, too!
Buy Now, Coconut Quench Hydrating Mist, $38
This light cucumber toner is great for removing all of the sunscreen and salt residue after cleansing. You can also keep it in the fridge to increase the cooling effects and provide soothing relief from a sunburn.
Buy Now, Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Toner, $16
Hawaiian Tropic is known for great-smelling sunscreens, but if you want to smell beachy after you’ve ditched the bikini AND prolong your tan, this product works great. It’s ultra-moisturizing without being heavy. Plus it has cocoa and shea butters, which are amazingly rich moisturizers.
Buy Now, Hawaiian Tropic After Sun Moisturizer Lotion, $7.99
Solarcaine spray is known for soothing sunburns by not only treating the skin but helping with the pain. Aloe soothes, heals and moisturizes the skin. We love the ease of
applying with an aerosol spray for instant relief.
Buy Now, Solarcaine Spray, $5.64
Sometimes lightly scented body oil is a nice alternative to lotion during the summertime, especially after a day of wearing thick sunblock. Nourish your skin and give it a healthy glow with the yummy-smelling sugar body oil from Fresh.
Buy Now, Fresh Sugar Body Oil, $45
Recently we’ve been seeing new launches in the world of FDA approved skincare devices. Two of them are particularly interesting, Zeno Line Rewind Wrinkle Reduction Kit is mass priced and sold in drug stores. It retails for $39.99. PaloVia Skin Renewing Laser is premium priced and sold online and on QVC. It retails for $499.00.
Below are FAQs about these new devices.
1) How do these skincare devices work?
Ron Robinson: PaloVia Skin Renewing Laser eliminates under-eye wrinkles using patented fractional laser technology (apparently the first FDA-cleared, at-home device that can be used to help treat under-eye wrinkles). The micro-fine light works from within the source of wrinkles. It stimulates the skin’s natural collagen and elastin production. The unit comes with a pre-treatment gel and the device. The pre-treatment gel is applied to the under-eye area. The device is switched on and activated with the desired low or high setting. The unit is placed and worked upon the target under-eye area. Suggested use is three-four minutes for the first month and twice a week thereafter.
ZENO LINE REWIND Wrinkle Reduction Kit uses heat, vibration and red LED technology to fight wrinkles. The system includes a serum and the device. The serum, enriched with peptide complexes, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid, is applied all over the face. Upon turning on the device, it warms to a soothing temperature and gently vibrates to massage the serum onto the skin.
2) Do these devices represent a threat to the topical market?
RR: These devices do pose a minor threat to the topical market due to their immediate, long-lasting effects and prices almost comparable to mass and premium cosmetic products.
In addition, they may take away a minor share of consumers who undergo dermatological procedures, given their relatively low price points and convenience.
3) Can these devices be used in tandem with a cosmeceutical treatment?
RR: In case of PaloVia, it is recommended to use a sunscreen daily and use a moisture-rich cream after the application if the skin feels dry. It is safe to continue using regular skincare products. Zeno Line Rewind comes with a serum, as mentioned above, but it also can be used in conjunction with other skincare products. A mild cleanser is recommended.
4) What do consumers say about these skincare devices?
RR: We surveyed the BeautyStat.com community. Eighty-eight percent of Beautystat readers are excited to try the PaloVia Skin Renewing Laser, and 70 percent are interested in trying the ZENO LINE REWIND Wrinkle Reduction Kit. They feel great about the affordable price compared to expensive doctor visits. Consumers are interested in trying non-surgical procedures to fight aging lines. One percent of consumers are not convinced by the claims made by PaloVia, and 20 percent are skeptical about the effects of the ZENO LINE REWIND Wrinkle Reduction Kit.
|Ron Robinson is a cosmetic chemist and research executive who has developed products for Clinique, Estee Lauder, Revlon, Avon and Lancome. Ron is the founder of a fast-growing online beauty community called BeautyStat.com. Ron and BeautyStat.com have been featured in Women’s Wear Daily, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Self Magazine, Women’s Health Magazine, GCI Magazine, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, AM New York, Allure, NBC and CBS News.|
By Lindsay Leff
This refreshing, all-natural spray is perfect for saving your skin from the ravages of summer. A great product for calming sunburn pain, you can also use it to moisturize hands and face or even as an aftershave. And there’s no greasy residue on the skin.
Purchase Solar Recover Skin Spray.