When it comes to summer beauty, looking fresh is an uphill battle. To brave summer temps sans caked-on makeup--that will just melt away anyway--you must take care of your number one: your skin. Enter Annmarie Gianni, whose organic skin care products have helped me from calling out an S.M.S.--Save My Skin--despite the heat (full disclosure: I tried out complimentary samples.)
Comprised of chemical-free cleansers, facial scrubs, toning mists, masks, facial and body oils, anti-aging serums, eye creams, and body washes, Annmarie Gianni Skin Care's complete product line incorporates aromatherapy, natural oils, and love--seriously, it's listed on the label.
Topping my must-have list for summer skin is the Dead Sea Scrub. It smells absolutely divine--thanks to organic lavender essential oil--and the Dead Sea mud works wonders on skin. The scrub doubles as a mask, too, and it leaves skin feeling--and looking--refreshed. Other key ingredients listed on the label: Love, Dead Sea Mud; Silaceous earth; Vegetable Glycerin; and Organic Rosemary Oleoresin.
Next up is the Coconut Body and Face Oil--I love me my two-products-in-one. The soothing body oil is a treat after an evening shower, it helps with sun burns, and can works well as a massage oil. It would be a big mistake to use this in the morning or before trying on a silk dress--I've been there, done that. Oops.
Finally, the Aloe-Herb Facial Cleanser is a gentle wake up call in the morning. I'm not big on face washes, but this cleanser is light, has a fresh scent, and leaves skin baby-bottom soft.
The entire line is conveniently available online and in select stores across the country and around the world. Prices range from $24.95 for facial scrub to $54.95 for body oil.