Beauty
Best Tools of the Month
by Michele Elyzabeth
For the face
Even with the best cleansing products in the world, we have residues of makeup or simply dirt left over on the face. To insure a thorough cleaning I like to use a brush. But brushes are prompt to microbes. I recently came across the first ever sonic skin cleansing brush with built in antimicrobial protection against stain and odor causing bacteria. Traditional rotary and sonic skin cleansing systems don’t offer protection against bacteria, however Michael Todds’team found the solution. The result is SONICLEAR, a revolutionary sonic cleansing brush that thoroughly cleanses the skin and then protects itself against microbial contamination leaving the brushes cleaner, fresher longer.
Within just minutes of use per day, your skin is healthier, clearer and brighter looking with smoother texture and refined pores. A big plus! SONICLEAR is waterproof for use in the shower. $150
www.michaeltoddtrueorganics.com
For hair
Ghd classic Jade limited edition pastel collection
The ghd classic styler has had a makeover. It comes in three super-glossy fashion-forward shades; Periwinkle, Jade and Lavender, all with contrasting black plates. With ceramic heat technology to straighten and smooth, and a rounded body to create curls and waves the ghd pastel collection has all the versatility that you’d expect.
The Advanced ceramic heater technology for smoother, shinier results
Sleep mode: switches off if not used for 30 minutes
Universal voltage for consistent performance when travelling
Round barrel: creates curls, waves and flicks as easily as it straightens
Extra long 9 foot swivel cord for freedom during styling . It comes in a limited edition collectors edition box. $199 www.ghdhair.com

Platform Nano Weight Pro 1900 Turbo Tourmaline Ceramic Hair Dryer
It seems that FHI Heat is everywhere these days. From the runways of New York Fashion week to the hands of my own stylist. I just got the Platform 1900 which is one of the lightest professional dryers that I have tried. Quiet and Powerful DC Motor Professional Hair Dryer. The tourmaline Ceramic reduces drying time up to 50%. It repels humidity, reduces frizz and helps eliminate static, has a triple heat setting and dual air setting. Ideal for all hair types.
Exclusive Proprietary Nano-Fuzeion™ Technology, Gentle Far Infrared Heat, and low EMF (Electromagnetic Field) prevents damage to the hair to produce unmatched conditioning and shine. $179.98 www.fhiheat.com
Having fun with Discipline and Densifique from Kerastase
Bain Fluidealiste for normal, unmanageable hair. Cleanses while providing the optimal amount of nourishment without weighing hair down.
Morpho-Keratine™ technology to strengthen and replenish unmanageable hair, transform the hair fiber, tame frizz and protect against humidity.
Surface Perfector to make the hair smooth, soft and easy to detangle.
High Precision Care Agent for restoration with a natural,
weightless effect. $39

Bain Fluidealiste Sulfate-Free is ideal, for very sensitized or chemically treated hair. $39

Fondant Fluidealiste for Fine To Normal Hair
An anti-frizz conditioner for hair discipline and fluidity. Softening Agents to make the hair extremely soft to the touch. Lipid Agents to coat the hair and provide frizz protection. $42

Maskeratine For Fine to Coarse Hair
A powerful mask for maximum frizz control, extreme softness and suppleness. Optimized Starch for maximum anti-frizz action and to facilitate blow drying Use after every shampoo, or alternate with Fondant Fluidealiste. $62.50
Bain Densité
Formulated with Ceramides and Hyaluronic Acid, gently
cleanses while helping strengthen hair from the root to ends. $39

Densifique Masque
Densité
A unique gel-texture mask, which combines Gluco-Peptides
and Hyaluronic Acid to create immediate hair transformation
as soon as it is applied, provides smoothness and lightness to
hair that is lacking density. $62.50

Densifique Densimorphose Mousse
This decadent, skin-care inspired rich mousse uses the power – enriched with Hyaluronic Acid and Gluco-Peptides, instantly transforms the hair. $42
www.kerastase-usa.com

Also for the hair:

Bumble & Bumble has a must try: The Hairdresser’s Invisible oil line.

Invisible oil sulfate free Shampoo
A sulfate free shampoo infused with 6 featherlight oils to help soften, silken, tame, de-frizz, detangle and protect. 8.5 fl oz. $30
Invisible oil conditioner
A deep conditioner infused with 6 featherlight oils to help soften, silken, tame, de-frizz, detangle and protect. 6.7 fl $33
www.bumbleandbumble.com

Accompanied by three wonderful treatments for damage hair.

Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil heat/UV protective Primer
Infused with 6 featherlight oils it helps soften, detangle, de-frizz, tame flyaways, ease styling and protect against breakage, heat styling and UV damage. 8.5 FL oz $26
Hairdresser's invisible oil conditioner
A deep conditioner infused with 6 featherlight oils to help soften, silken, tame, de-frizz, detangle and protect. 6.7 fl oz $33
Hairdresser's invisible oil
This transformative blend of nourishing oils vanishes into hair, leaving a smooth feathersoft feel and a trace of shine. 3.4 fl oz. $38
Special for curly hair Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Naturally Straight
For all the girls who dream of straight hair, Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Naturally Straight is the answer. It is a lightweight styling creme that progressively loosens curls every time you style.
Derived plant fibers invisibly attach to hair to loosen curl and help lock in straightness. The formula’s humidity barrier of organic cassava root and maize defends against frizz. It has a fresh, citrus-floral blend smell featuring bergamot, palmarosa, Turkish Rose and Australian Sandalwood.
The more you use it, the easier it is to create straight, smooth styles, so you can spend less time with a blow dryer and flat iron every day. $26
Check out Aveda Shampure composition calming aromatic oil. A beloved calming aroma with 25 pure flower and plant essences. Moisturizes and provides instant radiance. Nourishing blend of certified organic sunflower and meadowfoam oils for body, bath and scalp all in one. $30
www.aveda.com

Aveda Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil
99.9% naturally derived, with the hydrating power of buriti oil. Instantly moisturizes hair by 41%. Leaves hair soft and full of shine. Formulated without silicone, so it takes only a few drops to moisturize hair. $27

As introduced by Artistic director Gerard Caruso during Fashion week in New York, I chose two finishing sprays from RUSK.
RUSK Texture Offers instant volume and fullness by enhancing hair’s texture and shape. This multi-benefit spray maintains hair’s natural sway/movement and delivers a matte finish. Developed with Glycerin to provide optimum moisture balance to aid in styling. $18/8 oz.; Ulta 
RUSK Freezing Spray A quick-dry, humidity-resistant hairspray that offers all-day, extreme hold and definition without build-up while increasing hair’s body, suppleness and shine. Developed with a propellant that ensures dry application every time. $19/10 oz.; Ulta

www.rusk1.com