We don’t hate winter, we just hate what comes with it: horrible, dreadful colds. As if the sniffling, sneezing, and general grogginess isn’t bad enough, it often brings on a whole slew of skin issues from a dry, chapped nose to dehydrated skin. And while we aren’t doctors, we do have some tricks up our sleeves for fending off colds, and in turn, the inevitable skin stressors. Here, five ways to kick a winter cold to the curb.
Drink plenty of water
We’ve always heard that we should drink eight glasses of water per day. But that number is actually much h
|Posted: January 15, 2019
Name one thing that ruins a perfectly good lipstick like dry, flaky lips (we’ll wait). Nothing? Our point exactly. Since we’d prefer not to give up our lipstick-wearing for all of eternity, we decided to take matters into our own hands and come up with an easy five step solution to banishing chapped lips once and for all.
Step 1: Drink *Plenty* of Water
We’ve all heard the “rule” that we’re supposed to be drinking about eight glasses of water a day. But what exactly is a glass and is it the same for everyone? Not exactly. Sure, striving for eight water refills a day is a great jumping off point, the number goes up depending on height, bodyweight, and if you sweat, workout, eat salty foods, and more. Without getting too scientific, we just like to drink more water tha
|Posted: January 01, 2019
Love resolutions? Don’t believe in ‘em? Either way, the start of a new year is the perfect time to reevaluate your routines. But don’t go crazy thinking about what healthy skincare habits you should adopt this year, because we already did that for you (your skin can thank us later). Here, five easy tweaks that will make 2019 your best, glowiest year ever.
1. Unplug from technology
Step away from Instagram and pick up our SmartMud mask instead to detoxify your face and your mind. We all spend way too much time on our phones (and thanks to Apple’s new time-tracking feature, we know just how bad it is). But even swapping in an alternate activity for a few minutes a day can bring on some serious Zen. Take a few minutes to meditate, read, or listen to music while you let the mask do it’s t
|Posted: January 01, 2019
We did it! We made it to the start of a whole new year, full of glowy skin promises and healthy choices. But it is winter after all, so those dewy dreams may need a little extra help. What we need now is an easy skin routine that refreshes like a tall glass of water, but won’t cause us to go into oil overdrive. Here’s our dream-come-true combo of products and tricks for hydrating dry winter skin without causing a pore panic.
Start from Within
We all know it: what you put in your body (we’re looking at you, 3rd glass of wine) can affect your skin. Start by eating balanced, nutritious foods with plenty of good fats (seriously), and avoiding too much sugar and alcohol. And of course, drink water like there’s no tomorrow.
FlashMasque® Hydrate 5 Minute Sheet Mask
Everybody’s coming home for the holidays. And we mean everyone. Which can make the whole process a little bit of a headache. Have a bestie flying in from cross country? Or a coworker zipping off to visit family in Sydney for the break? Make their day (from 30,000 feet in the air) with these jet-ready picks that make traveling—dare we say—fun. Gift this survival kit just before takeoff and their skin (and sanity) will thank you.
Clean AF Facial Cleansing Wipes
A mid-air refresh is one towelette away. At take-off, she’ll use one to prep skin for all the mile-high masking she’s about to do. And at touch down, she can break one out to cleanse and recharge moisture levels to glowy perfection, no matter how long the flight was.
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You and your bestie go together like Netflix and chill. The only thing that can make those ‘New Girl’ binges even better? Enough masks to last her all winter break. And since masking is way more fun together, grab an additional set for yourself, then declare this weekend a girls’ weekend in.
Perfect Ten Self-Warming Hand and Cuticle Mask
Press play, put your phones down, and slip your hands into this self-warming hand mask. Using the same insulation technology as space blankets, the gloves lock in your natural body heat to allow the coconut-infused formula inside to better penetrate the skin. Your hands will be softer than ever before the opening credits are over.
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Down to Mask Kit
Your BFF should basically be a YouTube makeup star considering how good she is at lip liner. But since she probably already has every makeup product under the sun, get her a holiday gift that she’ll get even more use out of: Our makeup-prep essentials.
FlashPatch Hydrating Lip Gels
Any lipstick-wearing person knows how crucial it is to start with flake-free, hydrated lips. And that’s exactly what these gels deliver. Made with Peptides and Green Tea Extract to soothe skin and deliver protective antioxidants, they prevent lips from dehydrating while enhancing their shape and volume (no needles necessary).
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Lip Service Gloss to Balm Treatment
Because she’s going to w
Categories: Product Notes|Posted: November 05, 2018
If your hands are already a little worse for wear just a few weeks into fall, we’re with you. The truth is, hands need just as much (if not more) care as the skin on our faces. We rely on them for everything, so it’s about time we gave them the R&R they deserve. That’s why we created our new Perfect Ten Self-Warming Hand Mask—and why we plan to use it as the first step in our at-home mani routine all season long. Want in on the self-care? Here’s how it’s done, in three simple steps.
First up: The hand mask
You know the old trick where you slather lotion on your hands and stuff them into gloves before bed for softer skin by morning? Our new mask is sort of like that, but much quicker thanks to a little thing we like to call science. Using the same insulation tech
Categories: Product Notes|Posted: October 22, 2018
Oh, dark circles. Basically everyone has them and everyone hates them (sorry, not sorry). Sometimes, no matter how many hours of blissful, undisturbed sleep we get, they never seem to fade. That’s why we’re so excited to introduce the newest member of our eye gels family. Meet, FlashPatch Illuminating Eye Gels.
To really understand how these babies work, we must first ask one question: What the heck are dark circles and why won’t they leave us alone? Here’s the gist:
Dark circles are caused by a number of different factors, but the four most common are genetics (thanks, Mom and Dad), age, sun exposure, and seasonal allergies.
|Posted: October 04, 2018
Pumpkin-latte-fueled all nighters (or one too many Oktoberfest pints) making a trip to the spa today seem like just too much? Follow this guide for that feeling of accomplishment, even on your laziest day.
Grab your robe, it’s time to move from the bed to the couch. Apply a pair of FlashPatch Rejuvenating Eye Gels while you enjoy your coffee and bagel–extra cream cheese, please. Your eyes are most likely looking a little puffy due to dehydration, and could use some TLC. Because skin in the eye area is super thin, when moisture is lacking, it really shows.
To up the cooling sensation, store your eye gels jar in the fridge. Listen for the faint choir of angels when you apply.