Aveda’s Invati line

Invati-3-productsThis product is perfect for anyone with fine or thinning hair. Invati, from Sanskrit, means to invigorate, which this product will do to a thinning mane. The products are made from 97 percent naturally-derived products to reduce hair loss by 33 percent.

The working ingredient in the Invati products is Densiplex™, a complex made up of Ayurvedic herbs. These herbs are meant to energize and rehabilitate the scalp around the hair follicles. A key technique in using any hair-thickening or invigorating product is the massage required to allow the product to absorb around the follicles. Scalp massage alone can invigorate the skin and follicles, but paired with these rehabilitating products, you’re guaranteed some thicker hair within weeks.

The products should be used everyday. The Scalp Revitalizer should be used twice a day. The directions say to spray eight times on either side of the scalp, but it really depends on how comfortable you are applying the product to the amount of hair you, specifically have. The product doesn’t smell amazing, but it does make your scalp feel great and your hair looks fuller within days.

This spray ($69), paired with the Exfoliating Shampoo ($28) and Thickening Conditioner ($28), which have a herbal scent, make your hair look summer ready in no time.

Kiss My Face Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40 ($16.99)

028367840442Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 10.00 %; Titanium Dioxide 6.00 %. Other Ingredients: Aqua, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin-E), Ergocalciferol (Vitamin-D), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin-C), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

This Kiss My Face product won Redbook’s beauty award for “Most Valuable Product 2013. The mineral sunscreen is particularly nice because it doesn’t have the pungent sunscreen smell like most. The coconut smell isn’t always bad, but for those that may not enjoy it, this is a nice, natural alternative to other sunscreens. It also rubs in clear, and isn’t greasy like a lot of sunscreens. This sunscreen is definitely worth the switch from other sunscreens.

Kiss My Face also makes a delicious coconut moisturizer ($6.99), for those that enjoy the sunscreen-y coconut smell of summer, and well-nourished skin. The moisturizer is made with real coconut water, and rubs in nicely without leaving you feeling oily. It’s got a beautiful, light coconut scent and is perfect for the days you may have got a little too much sun. After swimming at the beach or otherwise, it’s important to replenish your skin with some moisture; this product can do just that and make you feel beach-bummy in no time.

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