Summer specials

 (photo credit: Courtesy)
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Don’t be surprised at the check-in desk, don’t spend too much time in the kitchen, look for tropical scents and happy shades and don’t for get to hydrate – this week is all about sailing smoothly through the sizzling days of the season. Have fun!
Smart travel
Rollink, the Israeli maker of suitcases that launched a trolley with a built-in phone charger last year, is again launching an innovative solution so needed in today’s travel world – a suitcase that has a scale built into the handle.
When traveling by air, one has to be careful not to have excess weight, because the airlines are precise about size and weight of luggage. You don’t want to be surprised and have to pay (a lot) at the check-in desk only because you didn’t weigh your suitcase.
With the new Soho suitcase, there will be no surprises – even if you got carried-away shopping during your vacation. Soho is offered in two sizes – large (27 inches, NIS 495) and huge (31 inches, NIS 555). Each suitcase has four quiet wheels for easy maneuvering, a telescopic strong easy-grip handle, water-tight closure and an international world-standard lock.
The suitcases come with a 10-year warranty and are offered in fve colorful shades. Available at Keter shops and online at
Tropical dreams
Jo Malone London, our very favorite scent maker, has added a new summer scent that is inspired by the rich colors and textures of Brazil. Brilliant Blossom Cologne is a fruity, floral scent that brings out the happy side of summer and is just perfect for this season. Like all of the house’s scents, this one, too, is unisex. Love it, although it doesn’t come cheap.
NIS 560 for 100 ml.; NIS 280 for 30 ml. Available in Jo Malone London stores in Ramat Aviv Mall, Mamila Mall and TLV Fashion mall.
Prolonged hydration
In time for our hot and humid summer, Clinique added a new hydration cream to its iconic “Moisture Surge” line – the “Moisture Surge 72-hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator” – a rich hydrating cream with a light gel-like texture.
New auto-replenishing technology with activated aloe water actually helps skin create its own internal water source to continually rehydrate itself. It then locks in all that moisture for an endlessly plump, dewy, healthy-looking glow.
Bursting with hyaluronic acid, the company says that testing proves that it works nonstop for up to 72 hours – even after washing your face.
Use on clean face twice daily. Can also be used for touch ups over makeup and on extra-dry spots such as elbows and fingernails. NIS 80 for 30 ml and NIS 120 for 50 ml. Available at pharm stores as well as online
Glam summer
Bobbi Brown Cosmetics has launched a new makeup collection, Dreaming of Capri, that’s glam enough to make you feel like you belong on a yacht.
The Dreaming of Capri collection features an eye-shadow palette (NIS 300), two liquid eyeliners (NIS 170), an illuminating moisturizer (NIS 250), and a nail polish (NIS 70). The palette includes 12 island-inspired shades, including 11 neutral, golden-brown shades.
To go with the shimmering shades, Bobbi Brown created an illuminating moisturizer to bring radiance to the entire face. The moisturizer uses squalane, which intensely hydrates skin and provides anti-aging benefts. It can also be used on the cheekbones as a golden highlighter. There are also two dual-ended liquid eyeliners that have a different color on each end and a crimson-red nail polish. The collection is available at Bobbi Brown stores.
Great vitamins
Ecosupp is a local company that imports to Israel quality patent-based dietary supplements. Made in Cure Support, the company’s plant in Holland, ensures that all of the products comply with the strictest standards and are backed with cutting-edge patents. Ecosupp is the only Israeli company that imports Liposomal technologies, which are geared towards better absorption and effectiveness of the products.
In their line, you can fnd liposomal plant-based Omega 3, liposomal vitamin C, liposomal plant-based D3, Iron Max – liquid iron with no side effects, which includes vitamin C for better absorption, B complex and natural folic acid. And to top it all – they will deliver anywhere in Israel. Available in nature shops and online
Check them out!
Clean and clear
Clear off dirt and purify the skin with Bioderma’s new Sebium Gel Moussant, a new item in the company’s cleaning line for mixed and oily skin that purifes the skin using a biological patent. The mousse is suitable for both adolescents and grown-ups suffering from clogged pores and acne. It gently cleans the skin, reduces the sebum’s secretion and does not clog the pores. Sebium Gel Moussant does not include soap, parabens or colorants and can be used also as a shaving foam for adolescents. Use twice a day. NIS 85. Available in Super Pharm stores.
Bamboo and coal
Magiray Cosmetics has decided to combine the new coal trend with another cosmetic trend – the facial cloth masks, in their new Detox mask. In cosmetics, detox means a deep cleanse of the facial skin cells using powerful herbal ingredients. In this mask, bamboo and coal are used to intensify the removal of toxins. The cloth mask made from bamboo and coal not only drains toxins lymphatically, but also treats over-sensitivity and puffness while invigorating blood flow. This may cause a slight tingling sensation while the mask is applied to the face. Use on clean skin, leave for 15 to 20 minutes and wash off. NIS 30 for 1 mask, available only at licensed beauticians.
Your second skin
Gigi cosmetics has introduced a new Nutri-Peptide peel-off mask – Second Skin – that contains active ingredients yet is easy to apply, has a supple texture and creates a refreshing effect so desperately needed these days. This innovative mask is the latest in Gigi’s Second Skin line of Nutri-Peptide products, and includes active coal, proved for its refreshing qualities. The mask absorbs and clears toxins, invigorates blood flow, reduces the size of pores and removes dead skin-cells, and adds freshness to skin appearance.
For women: use in the evening to refresh dull tired-looking skin, peel off and clean skin before applying your night cream. For men: use after shaving to relax skin and avoid in-growth. NIS 169, available at licensed beauticians, (03) 925-8888 and online at
For baby and mom
New York’s top brand Kiehl’s has just added two new products for babies and moms: Nurturing Oil for Mom & Baby, a nourishing oil that relaxes the skin, and Gentle Foaming Hair and No Tears Body Wash to gently cleanse the skin and hair.
Use the oil for a daily relaxing massage, but do not use the oil on grown-up facial skin or near breasts while breastfeeding. The products contain no parabens or mineral oils, scent or silicone and were approved by pediatrics and skin specialists. Oil: NIS 99, cleanser NIS 89. Available in Kiehl’s stores in Ramat Aviv Mall, Dizengoff Center, TLV Fashion Mall, Ofer Grand Mall Haifa and Malha mall in Jerusalem.
Neon summer
Orly has just released its 2018 summer collection and it offers six new colorful, bright and cheerful shades, including oranges, red, golden touches and shiny textures. I love their names, such as Sands of Tome, Valley of Fire and Desert Rose. NIS 80. Available at nail salons.
Quick removal
Chic has introduced personal wipes for the removal of nail polish. The solution protects the nails and the skin around the nails from dehydration and damage. Carry one or two wipes in your purse – you never know when you’ll need them. One wipe is enough to remove polish from all 10 fngers. The product is acetone-free. NIS 10 for 10 wipes.
Dinner in a minute
After the successful launching of their Minute Steak, Baladi has now added two more products to their Minute line, in time for the World Cup – Minute Schnitzel and Minute Chicken Shawarma – that will allow you to prepare dinner in between games. Both can be prepared on a skillet and need only one minute of cooking, and they come with recipes. The Minute Shawarma also includes a small bag of seasonings. Kosher, NIS 24.9 to NIS 26.9.
Eliminates odors
Sometimes, whether you’re staying with friends or at work, you wish you had an air-freshener to avoid embarrassments. Chemipal had just launched BBF, a neutralizing spray based on aromatic oils that eliminates all smells.
All you need to do is spray into the toilet bowl before sitting down, the spray blocks smells from spreading in the bathroom. Available in Super Pharm stores. NIS 35.
Cotton-like feel
Celebrating 100 years, Kotex has launched a new logo, symbolizing femininity and ensuring that negative perception of the menstrual cycle does not affect young women. In addition, the brand upgrades the popular hygiene pads adding a new Fast Dry cotton-like textured center.