Can’t leave the city without them: festive beauty essentials.

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Festive seasons come with high levels of anticipations and excitements. Outstanding shopping, long-distance journeys, regular outings, and aesthetic excursions with friends and family members form the threshold of any festival. The critical factor that cannot rule itself out during these times is the aspect of personal beauty. Most of the people tend to get trendy and classy during these times.

The beauty aspect varies depending on the impressions of one’s’ sight.  Therefore, that beauty cross-cut from the general figure, form, to the levels of inputs applied. Beauty essentials are principal embodiments to the successful, beautiful appearances since they are the needed bits to enhance the general beauty as well as, adding classic touches.

Beauty essentials, therefore, range from tools to serum. They include;

1. Cleansers these are facial care products that used to remove makeup, dead skin cells, oil, dirt, and other types of pollutants from the skin of the face. They help to clear pores and avert skin conditions such as acne.

2. Exfoliators- these are products and tools that remove the oldest dead skin cells on the skin’s outermost surface. Exfoliation achievement is through mechanical or chemical means.

3. Serums  these are lightweight moisturizers that penetrate deeper to deliver active ingredients into your skin. They can help in making skin firmer, smoother in texture, make pores appear smaller, and increase moisture levels.

4. Moisturizers- Emollients are cosmetic preparations used for protecting, moisturizing, and lubricating the skin. These functions typically performed by sebum produced by healthy skin. The word “emollient” derived from the Latin verb mollire to soften.

5. Eye Creamsare dedicated products meant to moisturize and tighten the skin right under your eyes. Muscles around your eyes always move, and the skin layer in the under-eye area is thinner and more sensitive than the rest of your face.

6. Tinted Moisturizers It gives a slightly polished look or a little tint to the skin compared to a foundation. It contains humectants, anti-oxidants, and a few other ingredients like iron oxides, titanium dioxide.

7. Foundationsare liquid or powder makeup applied to the face to create an even, uniform color to the complexion, cover flaws, and, sometimes, to change the natural skin tone. Some foundations also function as a moisturizer, sunscreen, astringent, or base layer for more complex cosmetics.

8. Concealers  are cosmetics used to mask dark circles, age spots, large pores, and other small blemishes visible on the skin. They are similar to foundations, but thicker and used to hide different pigments by blending the imperfection into the surrounding skin tone.

Other essentials include lip-gloss, lipsticks, perfumes powders, bronzers, and eye shadows.

 Beauty essentials are broad and come at a cost. Despite that, however, the following few essentials are worth the investment given their outstanding benefits. These products include:

 Shea Moisture African Water Mint & Ginger Detox Bath, Body & Massage Oil

This oil smells celestial, and can its usability is anywhere and everywhere. The oil combines hydrating Shea Butter with rejuvenating mint and ginger extracts, which will meticulously humidify skin, and the scent will instantaneously rejuvenate the skin. For extra indulgence, it’s essential to apply it while the skill is wet, mostly after a shower.

Sweet almond oil

This product made by pressing almond kernels, sweet almond oil is used widely as an ingredient in cosmetics, but can also be used appropriately on its own. It’s worth noting that sweet almond oil is not the same as the almond oil used in cooking.

Sweet almond oil is a light skin moisturizer that absorbs quickly and promotes skin health. It’s also suitable for blemish-prone skin because it will not clog pores. The product is appropriate for people with dry skin. The presence of Vitamin E, in sweet almond oil, keeps your skin cells healthy, protects your skin from UV radiation damage, and helps your skin look smooth, soft, and free of fine lines. The fatty acids help the skin retain moisture and can heal chapped and irritated skin.

Lush Avocado co-wash

There are many reasons why this Lush hair soap is such a good holiday staple. For a beginner using it means one can ditch taking a separate shampoo and conditioner; it is also a bar rather than a liquid soap that comes in a tube, which means one can save on space and use far less each time. The combination of avocado, extra virgin olive oil, and cider vinegar cleanses hair without drying it out and can work in all hair types. This product has the following characteristics;

  • Wash and condition in one creamy step
  • The perfect balance of cleansing and hydrating ingredients leave hair weightlessly moisturized without stripping away natural oils.
  • Fresh avocados and a healthy mix of cupuaçu butter, cocoa butter, and shine-enhancing cider vinegar define curls, tame frizz, and leave locks gleaming.
  • its fruity bergamot scent will keep your mood sunny, too

The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream.

There is no need to overdo on a face cream to get the desired effect of glossy, smooth skin that looks glowing and moisturized. This  Vitamin E Moisture Cream offers everything one needs – hydration from vitamin E and wheat germ oil and plumping from hyaluronic acid. Its moisturizing effects can help ward off dryness. Suitable for all skin types, even dry skin. Other characteristics include;

  • With vitamin E
  • Improved formula, with bio-fermented hyaluronic acid from Pomacle, France
  • With Community Trade Shea butter from Ghana
  • With Community Trade aloe Vera from Mexico
  • Facial day moisturizer
  • 48hr moisture infusion
  • Non-greasy, fast-absorbing formula

Coconut oil

Unlike sweet almond oil, coconut oil used for the skin is the same oil used for cooking. It is from the fruit of coconut trees—coconuts, of course. Coconut oil is a  virtuoso moisturizing agent that helps nourish dry skin. Coconut oil stimulates hair growth by getting deep into its follicles. Coconut oil promotes the scalp health fighting against such problems as insect bites, lice, and dandruff. This oil adds luster, shine, and softness to the hair, it also prevents hair breakage and split ends, contributing to hair length.

Lavender oil

Lavender oil extract is from the lavender flower. Like any essential oil, it is potent and not for everyone. Essential oils should always get diluted with water or a carrier oil—check the bottle’s specific instructions to determine exact dosages. Furthermore, pregnant or breastfeeding women, as well as children, should check with a health care practitioner before using essential oils.

  • It helps encourage hair
  • Lavender essential oil recently gained attention for stimulating hair. It is antimicrobial.
  • It may help prevent or kill head lice.
  • It may help curb skin inflammation.
  • It has a calming effect and a divine fragrance.


The lavender essential oil has antibacterial properties that may help fight acne, and its scent promotes relaxation.

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is fermented apple juice. Not only is it delicious and healthy in recipes but also recognized for its potential beauty benefits. These benefits include:

  • Apple cider vinegaris praised for being rich in vitamins and minerals good for hair, like vitamin C and B. Some also claim it contains alpha-hydroxyl acid which helps exfoliate scalp skin, and that it’s anti-inflammatory.
  • There are claims that its acidity helps balance hair’s pH after shampooing and leaves each strand shiny and smooth. It also has antifungal properties.

Clay powder

Clay powders for the skin are extracted from all over the world—from volcanic ash in North America to ancient sea floors in Europe. There are many types, and each is said to be beneficial for a particular skin type or concern, such as green clay for oily skin or white pottery for dry and sensitive skin.

Benefits of clay powder include:

  • Alleviate the problem of dry scalp.
  • Reduce the hair damaging
  • reduce frizziness.
  • Reduce the effects of heat damage.

Castile soap

Castile soap is a type of soap made from olive oil (or other plant oils) and an alkali, such as sodium hydroxide. It means that it’s free from harsh detergents, foaming agents, and chemical antibacterial (such as triclosan).


Many people use castile soap for cleaning around the house but don’t realize its cosmetic advantages. It’s so gentle that it works for even the most delicate complexions, and the vegetable oils it contains can help soften and replenish skin.

Castile soap usage can also include:

·         Makeup remover

·         Mouthwash

·         Facewash

·         Wound cleaning

·         Shampoo alongside other uses.

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