Clean & Innovative Wedding SkincareWords by Kate Darnell
With so many ways to care for your skin pre-wedding, it’s hard to know what is going to fit your needs best without doing some research. In this skincare product roundup, we have done the legwork for you, testing each item and identifying the best ways to incorporate them into your self-care before, during and after your destination wedding day.
Offering clean and cruelty-free products, Rael is on a mission to improve women’s lives by providing holistic skincare centered around your cycle. Its three Korean-American women founders aimed to make the LA startup’s products are designed to balance and calm skin’s fluctuating needs throughout the month. To achieve clear skin without all the harsh chemicals and fragrances, brides can follow Rael’s recommended routine to sync with their cycle and drop the worry of breakouts leading up to their destination wedding.
HollyHoux (pronounced “Holly-Who”) is implementing products made with high-quality ingredients, using vanguard, high-tech non-abrasive techniques. Our specific product recommendation from HollyHoux is the “Cool Liquid Cushion.” Ideal for avoiding sweat, sebum and shine on your special day, the “water powder” combines with herbs to provide a cool to the touch, soothing layer of protection. If you want the appearance of flawless skin without the cakiness and that heavy powdery feel on your wedding day (what bride doesn’t?), the “Cool Liquid Cushion” is a must-have.
Also from HollyHoux is a refresher mist set, perfect for adding to gift bags for your bridesmaids. You and your bride tribe can utilize these various mists for balancing, calming, revitalizing, soothing and brightening before, during and after your wedding. (Pssst, needing girlfriend gifts for the holidays? This refresher mist set is only $30, and makes for an easy present.)
Talking about needing a little refreshing lift, chances are your 2020 hasn’t gone as planned. (Has anyone’s?) That’s why you need to check out these two products ideal for airport travel. First is a facemask from Robot Bunnies. Offering the most adorable patterned face masks inspired by indie artists around the globe, their facemasks are handmade with precision in the US and developed with style, humor and heart. If you’re going to have to wear a mask traveling to your destination wedding, why not spread some love and laughter while doing it? A must-have travel item these days is also hand sanitizer, but make sure you don’t get just any old bottle. OLIKA Hydrating Hand Sanitizer is a “10/10 would recommend” from us, not only for its delightful scents, hydrating powers and adorable design but also for its ability to be easily refilled. Keep this little airport-friendly peep in your purse for a non-toxic sanitizing throughout your wedding travels.
Last, but certainly not least, we have the hey dewy portable, personal humidifier. Let us tell you, this little number can work numbers on your skin, especially if you plan to marry in a drier destination. Sneak the sleek humidifier into your suitcase for easy transportation, and plug it in as soon as you reach your hotel room. Each morning and night leading up to and on the wedding day, circle the humidifier around that beautiful face of yours to replace dry, wrinkly skin with radiant and healthy skin. Your hey dewy can also help nurture your sinuses in dry, winter air, helping to resist bacteria and viruses ruining your special day. With sinuses in primo condition, when bedtime comes around, the moisture offers comfort and may even reduce or eliminate your partner’s (or your own) snores. A well-rested couple is a happy couple after all.
We know skincare can sometimes feel cryptic and confusing with all of the products out there. That’s why we love these simple, innovative solutions and appreciate the chance to get to share our recommendations with all you soon-to-be newlyweds!
Photos courtesy of (in order of appearance): Rael (1st & 2nd); HollyHoux (3rd & 4th); Robot Bunnies (5th); OLIKA (6th); hey dewy (7th)
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