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Clyde Johnson La Mer

As the executive director of education at La Mer, it’s Clyde Johnson’s job (and passion) to know everything there is to know about what’s best for your skin and how to achieve the results you’re looking for. We spent some time chatting (we really could have gone on all day) with Johnson about everything from rebooting your beauty regimen for the best possible outcomes to the science behind making the trademarked Miracle Broth, which goes into all La Mer products, so incredible and effective. Hint: the sound of rare kelp undergoing metamorphosis is vital to the process.

FIND YOUR “ME” MOMENTS AND GET BEAUTIFUL SKIN WITH MORE FROM CLYDE JOHNSON

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Our beauty trend editor Kate Fannin gives us the low down on the best and brightest in anti-aging products.

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As I celebrate my birthday today, it’s the perfect time to mention some favorite anti-aging products (and some that just make me feel or look younger than my 42 years!).

I started using sunscreen in high school (and am thankful I did; I shockingly still get carded sometimes). Also, I diligently follow my dad’s greatest ‘beauty’ advice, “keep a lip balm in every jacket pocket”–that has saved my lips more times than I can count! Ultimately, you’re truly as young as you feel, but a little ‘preventative maintenance’ and good old-fashioned primping never hurts. Nor does a glass of champagne and gourmet cupcake on your b-day…

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It’s time to vote for your favorite products in beauty! Why? How about for a chance to win the top 12 products, plus a $500 shopping spree with a Beauty Stylist. And two runners-up will also win the top 12 products. Yes, please.

With thousands of votes so far, here’s our play-by-play of your top products, with the current first-place contender on the left, followed by the second on the right. Don’t see the products you love in the lead? Vote now and vote daily, through September 10 (ends 1pm ET)! Winners will be announced September 17.


Eyeshadow
M·A·C Eyeshadow | Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette


Mascara
Dior ‘Diorshow’ Mascara | Lancôme ‘Définicils’ High Definition Mascara


Lipstick
M·A·C Lipstick | Clinique ‘Chubby Stick’ Moisturizing Lip Color Balm


Foundation
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 | Giorgio Armani ‘Luminous Silk’ Foundation


Blush
NARS Blush | M·A·C Powder Blush


Moisturizer
La Mer Moisturizing Cream | Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion with Pump


Serum
Clinique ‘Even Better’ Clinical Dark Spot Corrector | Estée Lauder ‘Advanced Night Repair’ Synchronized Recovery Complex


Eye Treatment
Clinique All About Eyes | La Mer ‘The Eye Concentrate’


Cleanser
CLARISONIC Mia 2 Sonic Skin Cleansing System | philosophy ‘purity made simple’ one-step facial cleanser


Fragrance
Jo Malone Wild Bluebell Cologne | Viktor & Rolf ‘Flowerbomb’ Eau de Parfum Spray


Body Care
L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream | Kiehl’s Creme de Corps


BB Cream
Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35 | Smashbox ‘Camera Ready’ BB Cream SPF 35

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Summertime Sun & Skincare

Here in Seattle, April showers bring May…showers, followed by a totally unpredictable month we refer to as “June-uary.” But every Seattleite knows that, somehow, consistent summer weather always begins right after Independence Day.


Miles Tucker via Visit Seattle Facebook page.

Today is no exception, with sunny skies predicted as far as our weather apps can see. It’s the season that makes enduring months and months of grey skies worth it to every Jet City dweller. What better time to talk about some of our favorite ways to keep our skin gorgeous and healthy during Seattle’s most beautiful time of year.

Here’s how we soak up the sun while saving our skin from damage with suncare.

1 – Faux Tanning Supplies. Faux tanning technology has come so far, and there’s no reason to risk damaging your skin over time to get a tan (nobody wants to look as leathery as a handbag). Add a little real luxury to that nobody-will-know-it’s-fake tan with 24-karat gold leaf for shimmering skin with this Xen-Tan Set (pictured).

2 – After-Sun Care. SPF protection is meant to shield you while outdoors. After you come inside, rehydrate, cool and guard your skin against signs of premature aging with a product formulated for after-sun care. [Pictured: Clarins After Sun Moisturizer Ultra-Hydrating]

3 – SPF Protection for Face. Sometimes you don’t need full-body protection for daily care or you need something specifically designed for the face that’s light and absorbs quickly. [Pictured: philosophy ‘here comes the sun’ age defense facial sunscreen]

4 – Total-Body SPF Protection. Make sure you pack total-body protection in your day-at-the-beach bag. When you have an all-in-one sunscreen meant for face and body, it’s a no-brainer essential. [Pictured: Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion for Face & Body SPF 60 PA+++]

5 – Tinted SPF Moisturizer. Moisturizer + SPF + tint? It’s a perfect-for-everyday trifecta. [Pictured: La Mer ‘The SPF Fluid Tint’ Broad Spectrum SPF 18]

6 – Sunscreen Wipes. We can’t get enough of sunscreen wipes. They’re totally packable, kid-approved and make applying sun protection so, so easy. [Pictured: Dr. T’s Supergoop! Sunscreen Swipes SPF 30+]

7 – Eye & Lip SPF Protection. Don’t forget these delicate parts of the face! For everyday or added protection, be sure to give your pout and your peepers some extra-special loving. [Pictured: Kiehl’s Lip Balm SPF 15 | Clarins Sunscreen for Eyes Wrinkle Control Cream SPF 30]

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