We try and shop locally as often as we can, but we especially make this a priority when July rolls around. We are proud to announce that our Suite Retreat Wellness Giveaway features health, wellness and beauty brands based in the U.S. We’ve selected the best brands that are made within our lovely country’s borders (as well as a few favorites from abroad). From suncare to haircare, come back each week, to see what life changing brand we are highlighting. Suite Retreat Wellness Giveaway Week 4: Skincare Summertime means swapping out nights in for weekend trips, days lost at the beach, BBQs, shorter hemlines and bronzed skin. But it is also important that when the warm weather hits, you trade out your skincare routine as well. Now if your face transitions from season to season with no distress then proceed right ahead, but if you are oily or extra sensitive to the increase of sun exposure, making small tweaks to your routine will restore your face to its glowing self. We chose emerginC for our summer skincare routine swap, and we think you should too. We recommend starting with their Kombucha Cleanser as it is gentle yet provides a deep clean that will remove the dirt, grime, environmental pollutants and even oil that comes from the added heat and humidity. Give your most notorious oily spots a swipe of Spirulina Toner to re-balance the skin after cleansing and to prep the skin for better product absorption. Follow with Revital Eyes Mask to soothe, calm and reduces morning puffiness. and a pump of the Peptide Booster Serum which is formulated with “Colhibin PF™ peptide, silica-rich bamboo extract, pomegranate concentrate, red algae, kombucha and super-antioxidant astaxanthin” to firm, brighten and dimish the appearance of wrinkles. If your skin is still lackluster and you need to amp up your brightness factor, at night you can use the Phytocell Detox Mask, which is a French-based clay mask that detoxes by drawing our impurities and fights the signs of free-radical damage to reveal an even and tone complexion. Even if you spend more time at your desk than the beach, your skin is still being exposed to UV rays on your daily commute aka you still need to be protecting your skin from all those rays it is soaking up. When we need to delay signs of aging we turn to Supergoop!’s Day to Day Value Set because it contains five of the brand’s paraben and oxybenzone-free products. Beginning with the Advanced SPF 37 Anti-Aging Eye Cream, which we use to shield one of our face’s most delicate areas (our undereye area). We follow with The Anti- Aging City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30, which glides on flawlessly and is lightweight enough to be worn under our daily foundation. The oil-free Everday SPF 30 with Cellular Response Technology is our lifesaver when it comes to total body protection (think arms, shoulders, ears etc.). Not only does it give us a moisture boost but it as an added force to defend against unnecessary wrinkles. If you want a little glow, add a spritz of the Sun Defying Sunscreen Oil with Meadowfoam SPF 50 for that perfect sunkissed warmth. Finish your routine with the Fusion Lip Balm SPF 30+ in Acai which soothes and locks in hydration with a nice pinky tint (no lipstick needed here), a spray of Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50 to lock everything in and a dab of Forever Young Hand Cream for on-the-go nonstop sunspot prevention. Suite Retreat Wellness Giveaway Week 3: Haircare René Furterer was founded in France on the belief that proper hair care leads to a healthy scalp and beautiful hair (a principle we are completely behind). Their 3-step system is involves preparing the hair, cleansing it and treating it with customized products to work to the root of each client’s need. And now for the first time, the brand has introduced 3 products that are made in the USA. We are able to keep our hair frizz-free during the balmiest of days thanks to the use of their Control Emulsion featuring a hydrating leave-in formula that polishes curls for the perfect touchable look. To make sure our hairstyle can never be described as limp or flat, we add a spritz of the Vegetal Texture Spray to lift our locks and give it the body it craves. We complete our look with a final mist of the Vegetal Strong Hold Finishing Hair Spray to provide a long-lasting hold. Some beauty trends come and go but few have the shelf life of the beach wave. Season after season from model to it girl, this is the coveted go-to look. Thanks, to hot tools genius, Sarah Potempa, we all can have the coveted locks of Lauren Conrad. The BEACHWAVER S1.25 is an easy to use as it and ideal for long-haired ladies as its barrel is wider (1.25 inches to be exact). It still has the same lightweight, iconic rotating barrel as its predecessors aka it will still do all of the work in half the time, and people will be eternally jealous of your perfectly lived in waves. We can think of few things that bum us out as much as forgetting to protect our hair before we do a midday touchup with our styling tools. Luckily, that rarely happens because label.m has created a Blow Out Spray fortified with Ginger, White Lily, Juniper Jasmine and fig that we simply can’t get enough of aka we are obsessed. Not only does this spray protect against the heat of your favorite blow dryer it also will prevent UV damage all while adding a healthy shine. For a finishing fragrant touch, we turn to label.m’s Hair & Body Perfume, which bursts with tantalizing citrus blossoms and seduces with notes of rich woods. It is long lasting and includes Argan Oil so it nourishes your strands and can double as a regular scent (nothing beats a multitasking product)! Suite Retreat Wellness Giveaway Week 2: Sleep Mask You may think the only way to look awake is your daily coffee intake, but we are here to tell you that they key to looking truly refreshed is a 100% silk Perpetual Shade sleep mask, which allows you to be well rested because it not only blocks out the light but also provides essential beauty benefits (the silk protects your delicate undereye area from worsening wrinkles, budding crow’s feet and can lock in moisturizing serums). Our Perpetual Shade’s sleep mask is our number one nightly companion and an essential for all trips (especially when we need to wake up with luminous skin). Suite Retreat Wellness Giveaway Week 1: Travel We think you work hard enough and deserve a little retreat (on us, of course)! When we were deciding where we would like to escape to, we knew it needed to have breathtaking views, fresh cuisine and have a strong wellness presence (that’s sort of our thing). When we saw the Miramonte Resort and Spa, “nestled at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains,” we knew we had the found perfect combination of adventure and rejuvenation! Their spa, “The Well Spa was named ‘Top 100 Resort Spas’ by Conde Nast Traveler and features the Grove Artisan Kitchen, which has perfected fresh, seasonal cuisine with locally sourced ingredients & items grown on the property. The best part? This stateside oasis is just 15 miles from the Palm Springs Airport. Enter for your chance to win HERE. One Response Raymond Stone July 11, 2016 In it to WIN it! Than k You!!!! 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