“Coachella Rehab” #1! What You Need Right Now in Skincare, Hair Products and More!

Coachella is an interesting event. People spend a lot of time planning Coachella out– right down to the clothing, beauty gear and little things (battery chargers) that they take with them. However despite that most will have packed more than they needed, clearly some things were left at home as well as some items really were not part of the anticipatory mental packing list. By the way, this goes for the guys too!

Disclosure: I was provided some products (not all) for this review/round-up. It makes it a lot easier to tell you about a brand honestly when I have a product to test!

This post doesn’t deal with Coachella except as the afterthought of people who went to the desert for the weekend or for the day and realized that they needed a couple, a few things or a lot more “stuff” than what made it into the bag stashed in the trunk. This post is the “A-ha!” moment or afterthought from several people I talked to about their experience at these weekend events. Based on their comments and feedback, I have curated a list of products or things you need to take with you- just to have on hand. This post will not be the entire list: no one I know wants to read a post that has 25 (or more) items listed. I am breaking this up into a couple of posts so that each post is a fast, easy read and you can add these great items to your shopping or wish list.

Dermalogica is a well-known skincare brand. Some of their newest products are great for summer 2017 and particularly helpful for those heading to Stagecoach or other music festivals.
Here are three products that would be a good fit for most!

dynamic skin recovery spf50 $59.


Help minimize skin-aging triggers with this medium-weight, emollient daily moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF50. Patented Oleosome encapsulation technology boosts sunscreen effectiveness for critical protection against UV rays, while a unique polypeptide helps encourage collagen-producing activities.

This is a great moisturizer with serious sunscreen qualities. It feels good on the skin!

For those with oily or combo skin: Active Moist $60


Sheer, easy-to-apply Active Moist formula contains Silk Amino Acids and a unique combination of plant extracts that help improve skin texture and combat surface dehydration. This does not have sunscreen qualities. (See Solar Defense Booster SPF 50 below)

Provides effective, oil-free hydration without a greasy feel.
Smooths and helps improve skin texture.
Sheer formula goes on quickly


Add sun protection to any moisturiser or foundation with solar defense booster spf50: customizable spf defense




Add critical UVA and UVB defense to your moisturizer or foundation with this Broad Spectrum sunscreen for all skin conditions. Antioxidant vitamins C and E improve skin smoothness and softness while providing added defense against skin-aging free radicals

This is a must have and would help you get sun protection anywhere!

All products are available at Dermalogica.com and also sold at Ulta stores and Ulta.com


It’s easy showing up with great hair but after 3 days of a music festival, your hair might not look so great! What you need is a brand you can depend on and that you can pack in an effort to “travel light’ yet (and this is essential)- you have consistently great hair that doesn’t always require washing every day!

Iles Formula:
Iles Formula was created by Wendy Iles, a celebrity/editorial hair stylist who has worked with some of the most photographed celebrities. She’s amazing at what she does and I met her before her product launch when she was testing it on men and women.



Tip #1: Just 3 products and you have gorgeous hair! Shampoo, conditioner and finisher serum.
Tip #2: Wait! There’s more: NO matter what kind of hair you have, you use the same three products.
Tip #3: You don’t have to wash your hair every day either!
Tip #4: Good for both men and women- no matter what.
Tip #5: Want to put oomph into your style? Revisit the Finishing Serum.



Tip #6: Traveling light? Buy the Discovery Pack– a set of 4 packets of each product. Each packet is good for more than one use!

Ok so maybe you don’t want to invest in a new hair care product line. Here are some amazing other products for travel and music festival trips:



For those addicted to natural hair products, PHYTO has a great kit:PhytoKeratine Travel kit for $45(Bargain score!)!!



PHYTOKÉRATINE EXTRÊME MINI TRIO: shampoo, conditioner and “exceptionale cream” (styling cream) that will help protect hair while styling and also keep the hair glossy.

Phyto has other travel kits available. You can find them at Sephora.com


If you are seeking styling products that travel easily and deliver the results you want, try these products:

Leonor Greyl PARIS ‘Lait Luminescence’ Detangling Milk Spray



Lait Luminescence is a leave-in, detangling styling milk spray with exceptional smoothing properties. It nourishes, aids the styling of the most difficult hair and enhances luminosity. The formula is enriched with plant extracts, vegetable oils, offers UV/UB protection and is silicone-free.

Shake before use. After shampooing, apply to damp hair, length and ends, to detangle and protect. Also use prior to sun exposure or after swimming.

This Greyl product does exquisite things to your hair!



Unite is a professional line that is fabulous. I discovered it about a year ago just before they went into reformulation and repackaging. Now the products are out and better than ever. I use some of the curly hair products for definition (FABULOUS!)
Now they have launched some new products well worth checking out. My favorite of the group is the Liquid Dust. It’s suitable for all hair types.

Liquid Dust by Unite,


unite liquid dust

Liquid Dust by Unite 4.0 oz For use on wet or dry hair, Liquid Dust provides volume with or without heat. The texture spray activates and re-activates with each touch or brush throughout the day. The spray uses silica silylate to add texture, volume and body to the hair.

Here’s my version: this is a spray in product that will act fast. It takes almost no time to give you volume and texture. Section out your hair and apply very lightly, then play with that section to get the look. Then move on to the next section. If you spray all of your hair at one time, you can’t begin to move fast enough. You don’t need a lot to get the look. I have very fine hair that  never  holds a look- until this product fell into my hands. If it works for me, it will work for you!


This is the end of Coachella Rehab #1.
Part 2 will feature more sunblocks, cosmetics and beauty tools, and gadgets.
Fragrances and body products will be part #3.


Stevie Wilson,





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