The typical customer at the El Paseo Cos Bar in Palm Desert, Calif., has two things on her mind: hydration and sunscreen.
"When they come in, they're always looking for something that's hydrating, because it's so dry out here," says store manager Shamina Plott. "Our customer is really a resort type of a person — she's golfing, playing tennis, out by the pool — everything is very much outdoors. So she's all about sunscreen."
With the weather heating up, what are the best products you can use to protect your skin? Plott recommends Cle De Peau Beaute's new UV Protection Cream SPF 50 PA+++. "It has a higher SPF, the most UVA protection, and it also has UVB protection," she explains.
She also loves Sisley's All Day All Year. "It is unlike any other sunscreen — it's not even considered SPF, because it has natural botanical protection, which is pretty neat. It gives you 90 percent protection from UVA and UVB rays, and you can literally wear it all day, which is great for when you're running around and don't want to have to touch up your sunscreen."
As far as makeup goes, El Paseo's No. 1 selling foundation is Cle de Peau Beaute's Refining Fluid. "It always looks perfect — you look better by the end of the day than at the beginning. It gives a soft glow to the skin, making you look radiant without sparkle or shimmer. It's a treatment as well, so it helps improve your skin."
By Terry's lipsticks and liquid blushes are also hot. "She uses the rarest pigment in the world, so it gives a nice color punch. The lipstick has a long-lasting quality, but it's also hydrating and creamy at the same time. It's kind of like your perfect lipstick."
Skincare-wise, Plott recommends Natura Bisse's Inhibit-Tensolift, which relaxes, fills, and lifts the skin. "It's almost like Botox in a bottle. So it helps extends your Botox, or if you're not into Botox, it works like Botox," Plott explains, adding that Madonna is a fan.
Finally, your hair: Plott loves Serge Normant's Meta Sheer Dry Oil Finishing Spray. "It's really lightweight, but it gives a brilliant luster and smoothness to the hair, and it wears all day," she says.