By Becca Newell
Additional research by Caley Breese
There’s always something exciting showing up on What’s Up? Media’s doorstep—from the latest hair and skin care products to the best cosmetics on the market. Here, we present items tried and tested by staff and readers alike so you know What’s Up? in the world of beauty and beyond.
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Exfoliating Pore Refiner by Perricone MD
This refreshing, lightweight, and natural exfoliator helps illuminate and refine the skin’s surface while preventing and minimizing visible pores. After skin is cleansed, simply douse a cotton ball with toner and smooth all over face and neck for glowing, youthful skin.
“I wouldn’t change anything about this product. I especially loved its packaging—a simple, yet interesting bottle that perfectly fit the aesthetics of my bathroom cabinet. Go ahead; try it!” —What’s Up? Media’s Chief Operating Officer Ashley Raymond, 31, Annapolis
Resurfacing Strengthening Milk by Kerastase
$45.50/5.1 Fl. Oz., David Alexander Salon and Spa, Annapolis
This revitalizing leave-in hair milk not only protects hair from heat, but also strengthens hair thanks to its specialized formula containing Vita-Ciment and Vita-Topseal. Say goodbye to split ends and welcome some extra shine!
“The non-greasy formula softened and detangled my hair. It’s a good product and a little goes a long way, so I won’t need to repurchase for a while!” —Beauty Buzz Member Cathy Belcher, 64, Edgewater
Ultimate Color Repair Mask by Paul Mitchell
$28.60/5.1 Fl. Oz., The Temple, Annapolis
With the help of Quinoa Color Repair complex, this conditioning mask for color-treated hair secures color while hydrating and repairing. Its special formula, including shea butter, soybean oil, and jojoba, returns hair to its full vibrancy with added conditioning.
“My hair smells and feels fabulous! Deep conditioning that isn’t heavy and left my hair feeling healthy and smooth. You can always count on Paul Mitchell!” —Beauty Buzz Member Valerie Smith, 46, Severna Park