As a beauty/style consultant to SELF magazine, I see up close and personal how the words healthy and beauty are now more than ever inseparable.
There is nothing more beautiful than being healthy… and strong… and fit… and glowing. So while we all live for makeup and hair and nails (well, most of us do), total beauty also includes fitness and nutrition, sleeping more and stressing less, reducing sun exposure and increasing water intake and so on. As any honest celeb will reveal on a red carpet, to look that amazing it takes wayyyy more than a smoky eye and an updo. It’s a complete lifestyle.
So when the Publisher of SELF magazine, Laura McEwen, spoke at SELF’s Healthy Beauty Awards this Tuesday at Rouge Tomate in NYC and noted that these days being fit is fabulous and being sweaty is sexy, a room full of beauty insiders nodded and smiled.
I was lucky enough to be seated next to SELF Editor-In-Chief Lucy Danziger (a total rockstar) who added in her remarks something along the lines of being in a room full of sweaty beautiful people in little clothing used to be Studio 54 – now it’s Soul Cycle.
The guest speaker Chris Sanderson from The Future Laboratory in London covered The 21st Century Beauty Revolution and shared implications for a more digitally-connected consumer and revealed advancements in the form of beauty innovation. Apparently, we will soon be eating our sunscreen and drinking our skincare. Makes sense to me. I’m currently taking Co-Q-10 and a Hair/Nail/Skin multi-vitamin. Literally ingesting my beauty!
There is so much to be excited for in terms of the future of healthy beauty.
And at the awards, of course, we also celebrated the state of healthy beauty now.
SELF honored 16 hair products, 7 body products, 14 face products and 22 makeup products with a SELF 2013 Healthy Beauty Award and Seal. These are the SELF-reader-voted best of the best.
Pick up a copy of SELF’s May 2013 issue for the full roundup!
Here is my well-read (cover to cover) issue… plus my TOP 5 PICKS from this year’s winners below.
LDIVA’S TOP 5 from SELF Magazine’s 2013 Healthy Beauty Award Winners are:
- Dove Deep Moisture Nourishing Body Wash, $7 (BEST HYDRATING BODY WASH)
- La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Ulta Light Sunscreen Fluid, $34. (BEST SPF 35+ FOR FACE)
- Estee Lauder Pure Color Gelee Powder Eye Shadow, $24 (BEST EYESHADOW)
- Maybelline New York The Colossal Cat Eyes Volum’ Express Mascara, $8 (BEST VOLUMIZING MASCARA)
- SpaRitual Meditate Nail Lacquer Collection, $10. (BEST NAIL POLISH WITH BENEFITS)