July 23, 2011

Beat the heat by putting your beauty products on ice!

Have you ever noticed that Canadians are all about the weather? Be it super hot or cold, we love to talk/complain/bitch about it - it's a good think we don't live in a temperate climate or what would we all have to talk about!?

Speaking of weather, damn it's hot! I've been keeping my cool by storing some of my beauty products in the fridge  - just don't do it if there is a warning on the package to keep the product out of extreme temperatures! I also find that lotions in a pump bottle become too thick to pump out so I avoid chilling those too.

Here's what I've been keeping on ice:

Benefit Ultra Radiance Facial Re-Hydrating Mist - 133ml - $30 -  It's funny that your skin can feel oily and sweaty yet at the same time dry! Not only does this spray hydrate your skin but also soothes and refreshes. With magnesium PCA and white & blue lotus extracts to help skin combat stress as well as relax and soothe the skin and sodium hyaluronate, a powerful hydrating agent capable of holding up to 1,000 times its weight in water, obviously to hydrate.

You can use it after you cleanse, use it to set and/or refresh your makeup or just use it as a pick-me-up throughout the day!

The only thing that I don't love about it is the smell - I can't put a finger on exactly what it is - it seems almost cucumber-y to me which is not a favourite scent of mine - but as the smell dissipates almost immediately and my skin feels so refreshed after using it, I can deal!

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Murale, Sephora and Holt Renfrew.
Biotherm Aquasouce 24h Deep Hydration Replenishing Gel - 50ml - $45 - you've heard me rave about this moisturizer before, it's a long time favourite of mine (as well as Christelle's) but did you know that it has a new improved formula. The scientific-y part of the new formula offers longer lasting moisturizing results which is all well and good but I love how it smells even fresher, feels even lighter and absorbs even quicker than it did before. I actually has a cooling feel to it on its own, but put it in the fridge for a half hour before using and it's A-MA-ZING!

LUSH Whoosh Shower Jelly - 100g - $10.95 - For ultimate coolness, store this one in the freezer. Contains rosemary and geranium essential oils for a kick of energy as well as a mix of lemon, lime and grapefruit juices to increase circulation while cleansing skin. Tear off a small piece of jelly and lather it in your hands or on a shower loofah. It's like washing with jello!
Avon Anew Sun Sunscreen Body Mist Lotion SPF 28 - 150ml - $39 - lightweight and oil free it has broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection that is water-resistant. I can't begin to describe how great this feels when you spray it on cold - especially on days like the ones we have been having lately where I am always too warm - it's heaven!

Available from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at www.avon.ca
The Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Foot Spray - 100ml - $10 - I'm going to come right out and say it, in this kind of heat, I come home with hot stinky feet - cooling on it's own, when left in the fridge this stuff becomes instant foot orgasm spray! TMI? Sorry, but it's true!

Other things I'm thinking would be great from the fridge: After Sun Lotion - especially if you have a bit of a burn, Toner, well really I can't think of anything these days that wouldn't be better cold! I'd love your suggestions!

- Lisamarie -


  1. great post! but since in Vancouver, it hasn't been as crazy hot as it is in the East, i won't be needing any of these yet! :/

  2. I have a bottle of that peppermint foot spray at work...like a little piece of heaven half way thru the day! I have an eye mask that I keep in the fridge. Get home from work, wash your face and sit with that on for a few minutes...so nice :) Althou we haven't had the heat you've had so I haven't really needed it this year..thank God!!


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