(photo: Donnel Super Skin Lightening Gel at essentialdayspa)
Every now and again you find a site on the Net so useful that you can’t believe you hadn’t found it before. The Essential Day Spa & Skin Care Store is one of those sites. Operated by – yep, you guessed it – a spa, EDS boasts a huge range of cosmetic and therapeutic product lines for the face and body (nearly 80 when I last counted, some of which I’d never heard of) and a highly impressive number of products per brand, to treat every skin condition imaginable. Got stretchmarks? Try StriVectin, “the stretch-mark-reducer-turned-anti-wrinkle-phenomenon.” What about razor bumps? Try Tend Skin. The EDS site also includes forums to discuss skin care and makeup concerns, and product reviews, but these aren’t your average forums. These forums are frequented by extremely knowledgeable and helpful health and beauty aficionados. Unlike some boards where you can’t get a word in edgewise, these guys and gals not only know their stuff, they’re willing to share it with newbies. You’ll get incredible insights, advice, feedback on which products work and which don’t, and do-it-yourself skin care recipes. Find Essential Day Spa at essentialdayspa.com.