Posts Written On October 14, 2016

Autumn Essentials by Born Skincare!

Every day, people unknowingly expose themselves to hundreds of chemicals with a daily average of 500 synthetic chemicals that is lathered onto their bodies. Approximately 60% of those chemicals absorb into the skin. Beat summer breakouts and the heat without exposing your skin to toxins and chemicals with Born’s full range of chemical-free skincare products.

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The key ingredient used in Born’s skincare products is grape seed oil, which they derive from a various selection of grapes, adding to the uniqueness of their products. Grape seed oil absorbs faster than any other seed oil, and is full of vitamins C and E, essential fatty acids and antioxidants. Each ingredient gently nourishes the delicate skin of the face while packing a potent punch.

The oils found in Born skincare products are cold-pressed and minimally refined without the use of chemicals, and is processed in small batches by hand to ensure the oils’ integrity. In just a few days, Born users will see that the oils are pure, and and rich with nutrients. Even the preservatives used are organic, Certified Toxic-Free and PETA-approved Vegan and Cruelty-Free.

Born offers a comprehensive line of products that include the following:

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  • The revolutionary Glow facial serum penetrates the deepest layers of the skin and repairs the appearance of past damage caused by environmental pollutants, daily stresses and sun damage. Glow provides instant results and protection to the skin along with a 15-minute wrinkle reduction.

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  • The rich, luxurious Essence facial moisturizer is a powerful blend containing CoQ10 and grape seed oil designed to absorb quickly and fortify the skin’s resiliency, leaving skin feeling smooth and hydrated. This daily lotion restores and replenishes the essential moisture to the skin and slow signs of premature aging, firm skin, eliminate dryness, reduce dullness and protect skin.

Available for $55

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  • Pure Foaming Cleanser – can be used morning or night! Use to wash away sunscreens, sweat and make-up after long summer days. Made for even the most sensitive skin for both men and women, Pure foaming cleanser is gentle, yet strong enough to remove dirt and make-up. This cleanser won’t dry out your skin, and will leave your face feeling hydrated and fresh.

Available for $28

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  • The Source for Skin – is a nightly facial moisturizer. This is pure grape seed oil which contains natural SPF. The Source or Skin is an anti-inflammatory, and is perfect for sunburns and helping reduce redness and swelling. Use for tightening the skin, closing pores, hydrating the skin and reducing wrinkles. One pump on your face and neck is all you’ll need to feel its full affects!

Available for $45

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Helena Christensen & Elizabeth Gaynes Launch Their Niche Fragrance Line – strangelove nyc – at VIP Luncheon in Bergdorf Goodman

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 06:  Brooke Shields and Helena Christensen attend the VIP Luncheon  Launching the Niche Fragrance Line - strangelove nyc - at BG Restaurant, Bergdorf Goodman on October 6, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for strangelove nyc)
NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 06: Brooke Shields and Helena Christensen attend the VIP Luncheon Launching the Niche Fragrance Line – strangelove nyc – at BG Restaurant, Bergdorf Goodman on October 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for strangelove nyc)

Helena Christensen, Creative Director of the niche fragrance brand strangelove nyc, along with Founder Elizabeth Gaynes, celebrated the brand’s official debut in Bergdorf Goodman this week.

Brooke Shields, Camilla Staerk and Danielle Snyder (of Dannijo) joined a celebratory luncheon at the BG Restaurant inside Bergdorf Goodman.

“It’s hard to find a perfume that you would want to put on every single day, spray it in your hair, spray it all over your body, and that’s how I felt when I got to smell the first samples,” Creative Director Helena Christensen said. “When you first try deadofnight, your senses are stimulated in the most magical way; you are simply transfixed by its power. With meltmyheart, you first fall in love with the scent itself; it is so tender and poetic, so full of yearning romance. It makes your heart flutter. It’s about surrendering to love and experiencing it fully.”

Sourced from exotic locales like Borneo, Madagascar, Mauritius and India, strangelove nyc uses some of the rarest natural oils and selected ingredients in the world, creating completely original scents that are long-lasting, extremely sensual and unquestionably unique. The company launched its two oudh-based scents, deadofnight and meltmyheart, this fall. Prized for centuries for its deeply complex scent and aphrodisiac affects, oudh is a rare, aromatic resin from the ancient East.

 

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DIY Face Paint for a Healthier Halloween!

Halloween is quickly approaching, and it’s time to nail your family’s costumes down. In order to make sure you stay healthy while participating in the fun, Sophia Ruan Gushee, author of A-to-Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide To Reducing Our Toxic Exposures, has created the ultimate recipe for nontoxic DIY face paint that the whole family can have fun making together!

There are many dangerous toxicants found in conventional paints, including lead, nickel, cobalt, and chromium. This recipe is quick, easy, and a great alternative to the common varieties out there:

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ tbsp cornstarch
  • ¼ tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ½ tbsp water
  • Natural food color (seek nontoxic products  on Amazon, or use household foot items that can act as natural dyes)
  • Mix the cornstarch and flour in a bowl. Add the honey and water to your mixture. It should create a thick, gluey substance that resembles a paste. If the paint is too thin, add more cornstarch and flour. If too thick, add extra water.

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·         Divide the mixture into separate bowls, and add your coloring. For example, you can use turmeric for yellow, and paprika for red.

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·         The paint comes out a bit more thick and gooey than conventional face paints, but the colors come out beautifully and stay on for hours.

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·         While the paint dries well, the honey component makes the paint slightly sticky to the touch. Avoid touching the paint after it is applied.

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4 Must-Have Beauty Solutions for Vacation Hangovers!

Happy almost Friday! Vacation is the main event everyone plans for during the beautiful Autumn. However, no one really prepares themselves for the vacation “hangover” once you’re back in town and reality hits!

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Not to worry, below I’ve listed some tried and true products from ArbonneBorghese and Skin Research Labs that can restore even the heaviest of post vacation blues (including a charcoal containing mud mask that works in just 5 minutes).

SKIN STRESS

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BORGHESE

Depending on where you go, the travel alone can leave skin feeling dry and dull try fango ESSENZIALI Mud Mask in ENERGIZE for an overall skin renewal. Apply on cleansed skin and feel the activated charcoal detoxify skin leaving it radiant and restored. Feel free to wash after 5 minutes, but can be used for up to 20 minutes.

Other Key Ingredients:

  • Mineral-Rich Mud: Derived from the earth, this powerful ingredient is infused with minerals that work to purify pores, exfoliate and clarify the skin without drying it out.
  • Coffee Seed Oil and Caffeine: Helps stimulate collagen and elastin production to leave the skin feeling toned and healthy.

Paraben-Free | Clinically-Tested | Allergy-Tested

Try the sheet mask version to awaken and exfoliate the skin!

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BODY DETOX

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ARBONNE

Since vacation allows you to indulge and set aside healthy habits for a short time, you might feel the need to detox and purify your body. Try a vegan botanical herbal blend like, Arbonne Essential Herbal Detox Tea which helps rid the body of toxins while cleansing the liver and kidneys.

RESTORE YOUR LASHES

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SKIN RESEARCH LABS

Need a lash boost after going makeup free all week? Use a lash enhancing serum and mascara in one with neuEnvy peptide enhanced mascara. It even works to extend the life and lushness of lash extensions, conditioning and protecting the lashes between trips to the salon.

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