8 double-duty beauty products
Lifestyle expert Megan Meany joins TODAY to offer beauty tips as part of a three-part "TODAY's Double Take" series. From tanning creams that exfoliate to makeup removers that moisturize, these beauty products will help you tackle two beauty regimens at once.
Nivea Active3 Body Wash (hair & shave)
Where to buy: Amazon; Wal-Mart, etc.
Nivea for Men Active3 is a stimulating, soft foam for your body, hair and face. The blue transparent gel with mint extracts has a fresh-but-masculine scent. Even though the product is convenient to use, it doesn't compromise on quality. Thanks to micro-tec technology, it combines high-tech polymers and essential nutrients. The caring nutrients are provided by avocado and sunflower oil extracts. These lipids help restore moisture to the skin making it feel smooth. At the same time the high-tech polymers create a generous lather which allows the razor blade to glide gently — giving a comfortable yet thorough shave. Get more done in the shower! Great product for the gym!
Real Men Go 24•7 (face & bald cleanser)
Where to buy: go247men.com
This is the perfect two-in-one product for men who have lost their hair. The pH balance makes it perfect for face and scalp. It gently cleanses without over activating the sebaceous glands to avoid an oily complexion. Just use a dime size amount, rub, lather and wash off.
Brazilian True Tan
Where to buy: Sephora
The first step to ensuring an even tan is proper exfoliation, and Brazilian true tan combines the two steps of exfoliation and tanning into one. It was developed with an advanced glycolic formula to exfoliate and condition skin to ensure an even, natural-looking tan. Within five hours of application you will be bronzed, and multiple applications let you go from a light to a deep tan. The non-greasy formula is enriched with shea butter, jojoba oil, and aloe vera, and leaves skin lightly fragranced.
Where to buy: dualitycosmetics.com & QVC
Throw these All n' 1 Nail Paks in your purse or suitcase to have a perfect manicure at your fingertips. The bottom of the 0.6 oz. nail polish bottle unscrews to access a nail file and 40 presoaked non-acetone polish remover pads. I love that it was created by a mom of six girls! She got her big break on the ABC show "Shark Tank." Now a Lori Greiner product.
RMS Beauty Raw Coconut Cream makeup remover
Where to buy: rmsbeauty.com
Coconut is all the rage. It’s a natural ingredient popping up everywhere. Use this as a makeup remover and skin and body (elbows, nose, hands) moisturizer. It even removes waterproof makeup. It removes makeup while conditioning lashes. It’s organic, raw, pressed coconut oil. Because it's raw, every living enzyme and nutrient is left intact to nourish skin and lashes. Give it time to absorb before dressing. It also works as a deodorant! If it turns to oil, just refrigerate to reset. It’s known for antimicrobial, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties that remove dirt and bacteria.
Salma Hayek Nuance Lights, Camera, Action Eye Trio
Where to buy: CVS
Actress Salma Hayek has gotten into the beauty business, creating a line of convenient products for women. This eye trio includes a creamy eye shadow, shimmery highlighter and eyeliner in one convenient wand.
John Frieda Salon Shape Hot Air Brush
Where to buy: amazon.com
Dry and style your hair in one step with this hot air brush, newly redesigned with a sleeker, one-inch ceramic titanium-coated barrel. The salon shape brush uses anti-frizz conditioning, and ionic technology that produces up to 50 percent more ions when compared to hot air brushes with natural ion sources, to deliver lustrous, voluminous curls and waves. Now featuring two heat settings, as well as a cool setting, this time-saving brush delivers 500 watts of power to help dramatically reduce frizz. Newly developed with nylon and soft bristles to enhance hair's natural shine, can be used on wet or dry hair.
For the whole family
Where to buy: Drugstores
An old standby, Aquaphor is "the original" multi-purpose skin ointment. Use it on dry skin anywhere on your body or face. Great for adults and kids. It also protects cuts, scrapes and burns too. I even use it over lipstick to add a layer of shine (a friend of mine who was a model gave me that tip). Dermatologists recommend it. It’s gentle and non-irritating.