Too often, our nightly skincare regimens can seem like a chore. But sometimes it can be a soothing, relaxing alternative to meditation. What’s better after a long, hard day than washing away stress while pampering your skin? The Natura Bissé Diamond Extreme Night Dual Treatment starts with my new favorite beauty ingredient: oil. Part 1 of the treatment involves applying the Diamond Extreme Oil (actually a combination of seaweed, omega-5, chia, carrot, and other oils), which helps your skin boost production of procollagen and increase cell turnover overnight, with the included high-definition massager. Part 2 of the luxurious treatment is the Diamond Extreme Mask, which is designed to maximize the effects of the oil by sealing the ingredients into the skin. Both products are scented with lavender to aid in relaxation before bedtime. It’s the perfect way to wind down after a long day.
Diamond Extreme Oil, $160; Diamond Extreme Mask, $110; Eiluj a Beauty Lounge, Katonah; www.eilujbeauty.com
Laser skin treatments for wrinkle-reduction and skin-smoothing are ultra-popular, but scheduling (and keeping) multiple professional appointments can be ultra-expensive, not to mention inconvenient. The Tria Age-Defying Laser, a non-ablative laser (less invasive than an ablative laser) that’s been FDA-cleared for home use, distributes microscopic laser beams into the skin to stimulate cell renewal, as well as collagen and elastin production. You can treat targeted areas of the face; treatment of the entire face takes just minutes. You can customize the intensity level, and, best of all, there’s no downtime!
$495; Sephora, White Plains; www.sephora.com
Goodbeing is a “discovery and trial” subscription service that stocks products that promote natural wellness, clean and healthy beauty, and sustainable living. The company supports small, conscientious businesses and offers only nontoxic items. Each product in the box has been screened by Goodbeing, which supports cruelty-free companies. An average box value is $40 to $80 and contains four to five beauty and organic-wellness products, as well as occasional sustainable-living goods. Bonus: Goodbeing has added a Pick Your Product feature that allows members to choose one to two samples each month from a variety of products.
$18−$21 per month;www.joingoodbeing.com
Have You Heard?
Violeta from Mode de Vie Hair Studio in Eastchester will apply your makeup using a variety of high-end brands available at the shop, including Chanel, Bobbi Brown, and Lancôme. The service charge ranges from $65 to $75 for an everyday event and $150 for wedding makeup. Head in for one-stop shopping before your next big occasion.
Mode de Vie Hair Studio, Eastchester; www.modedeviehairstudio.com