BeautyFIX August: Your Summer Checklist for Clear Skin and Sexy Hair

BY Dermstore Editors · August 3, 2015

Warm weather comes with a variety of skin and hair issues. Heat ramps up oil production. Add sweat and dirt to the mix and your skin becomes the perfect breeding ground for acne. And it’s not just that: Excess oil and sweat on your scalp weighs your hair down, leaving it limp, drab and unable to hold any style. What’s worse, direct sunlight, humidity, saltwater and chlorine can leave your hair dehydrated, making it more prone to damage, breakage and split ends.

Does reading all these give you a mini heart attack? Not to worry. This month’s BeautyFIX is all about achieving clear skin and sexy, voluminous hair. So if you’ve been battling with breakouts and limp hair all summer long, this box can be a lifesaver! Scroll below to see what’s in store for you.

*Note: The products in the BeautyFIX box are a combination of full, travel and deluxe sizes. All photos herein are for representation purposes only.

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Your Clear-Skin Checklist


1. An Oil-Free Face Wash That Doesn’t Overly Dry Your Skin

Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash

Why We Love It: Aside from the fact that it’s from a renowned spa and skin care line? We love that it thoroughly removes dirt, oil and makeup while gently sloughing away sticky dead skin cells with soft beads. And because it also features moisturizing botanicals—rose hip extract, milk thistle, passion flower and chamomile—it leaves your skin soft and supple, never tight and squeaky.

2. A Gentle AHA That Fights Acne as It Knocks Out Other Signs of Aging

Glytone Mild Gel Wash

Why We Love It: The thing about adult acne is that it usually appears along with other signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots. Glycolic acid, one of the gentlest forms of alpha hydroxy acids, is known for its deep-cleaning and skin-rejuvenating actions. So not only can it purge acne-causing bacteria and dead skin cells from your pores in one fell swoop and without irritation, it can also promote cellular regeneration, revealing brighter, healthier and younger-looking skin.

3. A Fast-Acting Spot Treatment That Doesn’t Irritate

Paula’s Choice CLEAR Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment 

Why We Love It: Since we can’t pile on concealer when it’s 100 degrees outside, we want a zit-zapper that acts immediately upon contact. This product does exactly that. Featuring 2.5 percent benzoyl peroxide—the gold standard for preventing and fighting acne, this spot treatment eliminates bacteria as it reduces redness, making breakouts less visible. But the best part? It doesn’t contain any irritating ingredients like alcohol, menthol or camphor that could potentially make acne worse.

4. A Hydrating Cream That Will Get Your Skin to Chill Out

Medicell Labs Advanced Redness Relief Hydrating Cream

Why We Love It: Does your skin easily turn scarlet when exposed to heat and sunlight? Then you’ll love this soothing cream. Featuring calming botanicals like aloe vera and chamomile, this face and body moisturizer relieves red, inflamed and irritable skin. As a bonus, it also features rose hip seed oil to help even out your skin’s tone and texture.

5. A Once-a-Week Pamper-Me Mask

patchology FlashMasque Facial Sheets—Exfoliate 

Why We Love It: Any mask that promises to reveal a brighter, smoother complexion in five minutes flat—sign us up! Actually, any mask, period. But what we love most about this mask is that it hydrates (with hyaluronic acid, algae and panthenol) as it exfoliates (papain and lactic acid), killing two of our weekly skin care chores with one stone.

Bonus: An INSTANT Eye Brightener and Dehydration-Lines Eraser

SmartFX SmartEye Wrinkle Lift 

Why We Love It: This tinted eye cream is a DermStore favorite. Aside from camouflaging dark circles with its color-correcting tint, this product features a proprietary complex of “micro-fillers” to plump, fill and tone the skin around your eyes, diminishing the appearance of puffiness, dehydration lines and crow’s feet seconds after you apply it.

Your Sexy-Hair Checklist


1. A Mild Shampoo That Restores Volume and Bounce

Keranique Scalp Stimulating Shampoo

Why We Love It: Whether you have naturally fine hair or have just been noticing lately that your hair isn’t as thick as it used to be, this product is for you. Unlike other shampoos, this shampoo is free of sulfates and other harsh chemicals, removing dirt and oil without damaging your hair and irritating your scalp. It’s also fortified with keratin and panthenol (pro vitamin B5) to stimulate your scalp, rejuvenate hair follicles and strengthen each strand to prevent breakage.

2. A Conditioner That Detangles Without Weighing Hair Down

Keranique Volumizing Keratin Conditioner 

Why We Love It: This sulfate-free conditioner coats your hair with keratin, repairing your hair’s outer layer, protecting against further damage and restoring shine. But while most conditioners leave hair with that heavy, waxy feel, this conditioner does the exact opposite. Its unique cream-gel, pH-balanced formula is designed to moisturize and detangle without weighing your hair down.

3. A Daily Vitamin Shot for Fine and Weak Hair

Alterna Daily Densifying Foam

Why We Love It: This lightweight foam is like vitamins to thin and weak tresses. Featuring algae extracts and a blend of amino acids, this product nourishes the scalp as it strengthens each strand, resisting breakage and fallout. (We also heard that this treatment can save you up to 1,300 strands a month—that’s not bad at all!) And did we mention it leaves our hair smelling so good?

Dermstore Editors

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