Local Experts Share the Beauty Products and Tools They Swear By

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Elemis productsPro-Collagen Super Serum Elixir by Elemis

“The Pro-Collagen Super Serum Elixir by Elemis is a must for your daily routine. This concentrated, anti-aging super serum elixir significantly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Your skin will feel firmer with improved elasticity and superior hydration, leaving your complexion visibly smoother, plumper and looking more youthful. I pair this with the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream for the ultimate anti- aging cream to tackle those wrinkles. The combination of both of these products will help you to see dramatic results in just two weeks.” – Angela Avellino, spa director at The Spa at Fearrington.

VOLU Hair Mist

“I have really fallen in love with Davines’ Volu Hair Mist. It’s a volume-enhancing spray that is so light, which means I can use it on my fine-haired clients, but it’s powerful enough that I can still use it on my heavy-haired clients. It’s become one of my go-to products, and I probably use it on a daily basis.” -Pax Green, stylist at The Beehive Salon

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Bamboo Firming Fluid by Eminence

“The Bamboo Firming Fluid by Eminence is really good for any skin type. It actually helps with fine line and wrinkles. I tell people to start using it around age 25. It smells really nice, like bamboo. I use this for every facial I do on every client. I tell people if you only buy one product, buy this one.” – Robin Blackwood, owner of Belle Spa.9 Eminence-bamboo-firming-fluid

Daily Dose of Water by ClarityRx

“An important skin care product is a moisture-binding serum made for all skin types. Daily Dose of Water, a ClarityRx product, provides amazing anti-aging and moisture-binding benefits while protecting your skin from free radicals in the environment. It protects from UVA/UVB damage and environmental pollutants, and even repairs past DNA damage.” – Chris Harris, licensed esthetician and makeup artist at Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa.3 A Daily Dose O Water

Intensive-C Radiance Peel by Murad

“The Intensive-C Radiance Peel by Murad is something I cannot do without. It just gives you a glow. Cleanse, do this mask and go. It’s awesome. I rarely wear makeup after using this product. I use it once a week without fail.” – Cherry Gibbs, owner/franchise, Massage Envy.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant by Eminence

“I couldn’t live without Eminence’s Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant. [It] is the best day-to-day exfoliant I’ve ever used. It comes in the form of a very finely milled powder, so even people with the most sensitive skin can use this nightly without any fear of irritation. I’ve used similar exfoliants in this powder form before, but this one doesn’t dissolve and maintains its shape to properly exfoliate the skin. I mix it together with my cleanser in my hand to make it one easy step. Without using much at all, it instantly evens out the texture of my skin, making it feel smooth. It also brightens my complexion by sloughing off the dirt, oil and dead skin cells that have built up on my skin throughout the day.” – Adrienne Duterte, esthetician at Moshi Moshi Means Hello.

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Boarshine Angled Smoother Brush by Bio Ionic

“The one product I can’t live without is the Boarshine Angled Smoother Brush by Bio Ionic. This is the absolute best brush I’ve used in my 20-plus years as a hairstylist. The ionic technology conditions, smoothes and speeds drying time. [It’s] perfect for long, layered hairstyles and for smoothing curly hair.” – Helen Ingersoll, owner at Haven Salon.8 Boarshine

Patchology Energizing Eye Patch Kit

“A favorite pre-makeup product we adore is the Patchology Energizing Eye Patch Kit. We sell a lot of these kits, and for good reason. They work! Silicone patches are applied for 20 minutes once a week for hydration and depuffing. The patch’s special technology aids in the absorption of hyaluronic acid, cucumber and peptides so you look bright-eyed even when you don’t feel it. Your under eye concealer won’t need to work as hard for you. We love this product so much that we offer it for retail, but also as a 30-minute facial treatment targeting the eye area.” – Angela Hugghins, esthetician at Citrine Salon.2 Patchology

Beautifying Composition Oil by Aveda

“This Beautifying Composition Oil is gentle yet very hydrating. It is safe to use just about anywhere – hair, face, body and nails. It can be used on your hair and scalp as a conditioning treatment. It will hydrate your skin and lock in moisture. It is perfect for brittle nails and dry cuticles.” – Lisa LeFrevre, esthetics educator at AVEDA Institute Chapel Hill.

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“DOO.Over by KEVIN.MURPHY is dry finishing hairspray with holding power to mold, form and shape while giving you the freedom of movement. Tapioca starch gives the hair a soft, velvety feel and provides the powder technology, giving the hair volume that last. The silica gives body, suppleness and sheen.” – Amy-Jae Rignola Crawford, stylist/co-owner at Syd’s Hair Shop 

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Rituel de Fille Inner Glow Cream Blush

“Rituel de Fille Inner Glow Cream Blush in Delirium is a must-have in everyone’s makeup bag. Its peachy-pink neutral hue will brighten and give life to all skin tones. Even better, it’s a multitasked; use it on your lips and cheeks, no tools needed – just apply with your fingers!” –Annie Mercer, lead makeup artist at Ceremony Salon

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