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Summer on The Beach with Sonrei Sea Clearly Translucent Gel Sunscreen

Hey girls, It’s almost July – The best timing in a year for beach vacations. Do you have plans? Well, before you have plans, you should make plans for your skin’s sun protection. You enjoy the sunshine, but your skin says no. Even though you don’t really feel the sun damage to your skin at all, it actually happens. Having a good sunscreen with you is so important which protects your skin from itchy, rash, or even potential cancers. Yes, that is how important sunscreen is!

Sonrei, LLC has announced the launch of its eco-friendly, gel-based sunscreen line, available for purchase from June 17, 2019. “Crafted for every kind,” Sonrei is driven by a commitment of bringing to market a translucent broad-spectrum SPF with environmental principles at the core.

Sonrei Sea Clearly Translucent Gel Sunscreen is a premium sunscreen providing broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Developed for all ethnicities and skin tones in the form of a translucent gel, Sonrei provides sun protection via a proprietary gel with three powerful antioxidants: Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid. Designed for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and gender, Sonrei‘s gentle, spreadable gel melts into the skin, leaving a velvety matte finish without the appearance of a white cast.

“We’ve created cosmetically elegant products that people will love applying, while providing safe and effective sun protection. From outdoor leisure to high intensity activities, we hope to help increase the number of people consistently using sun protection,” said Dustin Holt, Co-Founder.

Currently available in two formulas, the sunscreen line includes the Sonrei Sea Clearly Translucent Gel Sunscreen SPF 30 and Sonrei Sea Clearly Translucent Gel Sunscreen SPF 50, both for $24.99.

Rooted with Organoshield technology, the Sonrei Sea Clearly formulation creates a smooth film that dries quickly and bonds effectively to the skin, creating a safe, protecting layer that remains in place, no matter the activity. The triple antioxidant-rich ingredients help maintain the skin’s protective barrier and improve texture, quality, moisture retention and hydration.

Sonrei Sea Clearly Sunscreen is a premium, environmentally-conscious sunscreen providing broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection for all skin types and pigments in the form of a translucent gel. Not watered down, Sonrei provides concentrated, water resistant sun protection via a proprietary organogel with three powerful antioxidants: Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Ferulic Acid. Sonrei’s gentle, spreadable gel melts into the skin and leaves a velvety matte finish. Designed for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages, genders, and skin colors, Sonrei stays where it is applied and won’t run.

Other key qualities include:

  • Water and sweat resistant, up to 80 minutes
  • Vegan, GMO and Gluten-Free
  • Reef-friendly ingredients that are free of Oxybenzone and Octinoxate
  • Non-irritating and free of alcohol, fragrance and parabens
  • Non-greasy and safe for both the face and body

Sonrei was born out of a need for a sunscreen that looks and feels as good as it works,” said Kaya Patel, Co-Founder. “Let’s face it, nobody likes putting on sunscreen, we want to abolish that stigma with a clean alternative that goes on clear and doesn’t leave a messy white residue, no matter the skin tone. Sonrei Sea Clearly is sunscreen reimagined, from our proprietary Organoshield technology to our commitment to 1% For the Planet.”

Sonrei Sea Clearly Translucent Gel Sunscreen (3.4 fl oz) is available from June 17 at sonreiskin.com, as well as on Instagram and Facebook, each for $24.99. Free shipping is available on all domestic orders.

About Sonrei, LLC
Sonrei is a California and Illinois-based company, established in 2018 by four co-founders with a vision for positively touching the lives of our customers. A majority of our founding team has either Indian or Brazilian roots, so for years we’ve dealt with the frustration that is applying white sunscreen to darker skin. We developed a sunscreen that actually feels good on your skin and may appeal to all ethnicities. Sonrei is named from the Spanish verb for smile, “sonreir,” because we know our sunscreen will leave our customers grinning. As an eco-spirited brand, Sonrei Sea Clearly is crafted with environmental artistry, and as a partner of 1% For The Planet, Sonrei is giving 1% of gross sales each year to carefully-vetted environmental nonprofit partners. For more information or to shop online, visit sonreiskin.com and follow on Instagram: @SonreiSkin and Facebook: @SonreiSkin.

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It’s So Much More Than a Diet: How to Embrace the Mediterranean Lifestyle and Enjoy Stellar Health

The popularity of the Mediterranean diet is no surprise. After all, it helps prevent diabetes, heart attacks, and strokes; reduces inflammation; lowers your risk of dementia; and may even extend your lifespan. Amy Riolo says if you want to get the most out of the Mediterranean diet—which was named Best Diet Overall for 2019—you must also adopt the Mediterranean lifestyle.

“The Mediterranean ‘diet’ is more than the foods you consume; it’s also a way of life,” says Riolo, author of The Mediterranean Diabetes Cookbook, 2nd Edition: A Flavorful, Heart-Healthy Approach to Cooking (American Diabetes Association, May 2019, ISBN: 978-1-580-40702-1, $22.95). “The people in this part of the world live in a way that optimizes health. But to achieve the same level of wellness, you can’t just eat the foods of the region. You must also commit to its food philosophy and make lifestyle changes that feed your body, mind, and soul.”

In the Mediterranean, people not only value the preparation and enjoyment of natural whole foods, but they participate in communal eating and make regular physical activity a priority. Together, these factors make them some of the healthiest people in the world. If you are one of the 25 million people in the U.S. with diabetes, you too will benefit from the Mediterranean way of life.

These tips will help you enjoy the Mediterranean diet as part of a greater lifestyle where food is steeped in a rich tradition of community and activity.

First, start thinking of food as an ally. To fully benefit from a Mediterranean-style eating pattern, you should adopt the belief that food is a friend—instead of something problematic. Throughout the region, food plays an important role. It is viewed not only as a traditional medicine, but also as a form of artistic expression, a social activity, a cultural relic, and most of all, a symbol of hospitality.

Embrace the Mediterranean-style eating pattern. The great thing about this eating pattern is that there’s no “one-size-fits-all” daily intake list to stick to. It simply focuses on seasonal produce, fish and seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy, and smaller amounts of meat and sweets. To start following a Mediterranean-style eating pattern, plan your meals around plant-based foods including seasonal vegetables and fruit. Be sure to incorporate fish at least two to three times a week. Cook with olive oil. Enjoy dairy often, and consume meats and sweets only sparingly. Try to cook as much of your food as possible and incorporate the freshest, highest-quality foods you can find. NOTE: Please see the attached sidebar for a recipe from The Mediterranean Diabetes Cookbook, 2nd Edition.

Tune into the eating process. “In the U.S., we tend to think of mealtime as something we have to do, instead of something we want to do,” says Riolo. “But the eating process is a big part of life in the Mediterranean. It’s a major topic of conversation, and people think about it all day. To emulate this in your own life, start finding ways to get excited about cooking and eating Mediterranean-style meals. Search for healthy and delicious recipes you’ll enjoy, make a meal plan every week, and schedule times when you’ll be able to cook. Then, find ways to make cooking fun. Host a themed dinner party or invite friends over to cook a meal together. When you’re finished cooking, sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labor.”

Nurture strong social ties through communal eating. Every country and culture in the Mediterranean has its own way of encouraging people to eat together. (In fact, eating alone was once frowned upon throughout the region!) Restaurant dining is a rarity, and most meals are served family-style at home. This tradition has been linked to improved digestion and eating less overall. Further, eating with others contributes to overall well-being.

“Even modern researchers have concluded that having at least three confidants whom you can call upon after a bad day plays a great role in longevity,” says Riolo. “Sharing the table with people you care about can be even more rewarding—it provides a sense of comfort, security, and stability. Strive to enjoy regular communal meals with your loved ones. Pencil it into your schedule, as you would any other activity, and when you can, include meal prep as part of the fun! In addition to having regular family dinners, enjoy lunch outings with coworkers and host a potluck dinner party with friends.”

Get physically active. Americans don’t typically get the 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity we need daily. When this is compounded with an unhealthy diet, it causes weight gain that can lead to diabetes, clogged arteries, and other health problems. But in the Mediterranean region, the simple tasks of daily life—things like hanging clothes out to dry, shopping, and cooking—naturally require more activity and calorie expenditure. Nightly walks with family and friends, more walking due to limited parking, and the abundance of stairs also keep people healthy throughout the region. Try the following ways to incorporate exercise into your routine.

  • Play a team sport.
  • Garden.
  • Take the stairs and walk whenever possible.
  • Take walks after meals.
  • Sign up for exercise and/or dance classes.
  • Meet friends and relatives at parks, gyms, sports meets, or lessons, rather than at restaurants.
  • Invite people to walk and window shop while catching up instead of sitting down and talking.
  • Cook your own meals! Shopping for produce at markets, going grocery shopping, preparing food, and cooking are great ways to burn additional calories.

“You’ll get the greatest benefit from the Mediterranean diet when you think of it as a part of a healthy lifestyle,” concludes Riolo. “The food you eat is important, but so is enjoying that food with a network of people you care about, and getting up and moving so your body stays strong and healthy. Together, these changes create lasting wellness and vitality.”

About the Author: 
Amy Riolo is the author of The Mediterranean Diabetes Cookbook, 2nd Edition: A Flavorful, Heart-Healthy Approach to Cooking (American Diabetes Association, May 2019, ISBN: 978-1-580-40702-1, $22.95). She is an award-winning, best-selling author, chef, television personality, and educator.

A graduate of Cornell University, Amy is considered a culinary thought leader who enjoys changing the way we think about food and the people who create it. Amy is a food historian, culinary anthropologist, and Mediterranean Diet advocate who makes frequent appearances on numerous television and radio programs both in the United States and abroad, including FOX TV, ABC, CBS, NBC, the Hallmark Channel, Nile TV, the Travel Channel, Martha Stewart Living Radio, and Abu Dhabi Television.

For more information about Amy, please visit www.amyriolo.com.

About the Book:
The Mediterranean Diabetes Cookbook, 2nd Edition: A Flavorful, Heart-Healthy Approach to Cooking (American Diabetes Association, May 2019, ISBN: 978-1-580-40702-1, $22.95) is available at bookstores nationwide and from major online booksellers.

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A Natural Home, Made Easy With Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box

One of the beautiful things about essential oils is that each bottle is slightly different, because every plant and harvest is different. Simply Earth preserve these unique qualities by professionally packaging their oils in amber glass bottles. This not only guards their oils freshness and natural benefits but also protects against damaging UV rays. Simply Earth is so confident in their oils abilities to safeguard your home they offer a 365 day satisfaction guarantee.

With the safety of your home in mind, Simply Earth is meticulous about every step of their process. To make sure each plant reaches its potential, Simply Earth carefully and ethically chooses a region where it will thrive. Then they work with their farmers. When plants have reached maturity, they are harvested safely and fairly. From there Simply Earth collects their natural essential oils through either cold-pressing or steam-distillation. Every batch is then tested to ensure 100% purity.

From displaying quality testing for oils in the form of GC/MS reports for all Simply Earth’s oils right on the product page to visiting their vetiver farm in Haiti, they are working on creating the standards for what it means to have high quality oils. All this is backed with Simply Earth’s 365 day Simply Earth Guarantee.

Make your home natural

Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box

with Simply Earth essential recipe box.

It includes 4 Essential Oils | Natural Ingredients | + Fun Extras

$150 value for only $39/month

Each month you get all the ingredients, containers and extras you need to make 6 natural recipes… delivered right to your doorstep.

How it works?

Design

Our aromatherapy team designs the perfect recipes.

Deliver

Pure Oils. Honest Prices. Delivered Right To Your Door.

Discover

Discover how fun and easy it is to make your home all natural.

With Simply Earth, you can enjoy making incredible handmade products with your friends and family. You can be in control of your natural home.

  • All of the good stuff.
  • None of the bad stuff.
  • Tested 100% Pure.

About Lulu’s box:

So happy to start my Simply Earth journey,
for the first box I received,
it includes

Lavender Essential Oil (40/42)

One of the most well-known and commonly used essential oils in aromatherapy, Lavender boasts a wide array of benefits including promoting healthier skin and hair, supporting the immune system, and aiding in sleep.

Uses:

  • Calms
  • Promotes healthy skin
  • Relieves sore Muscles
  • Relaxes
  • Boosts immunity

Fir Needle Essential Oil

Fir needles are believed by some to have the power to purify the air and the soul because of their disinfecting and calming properties. The burning of fir needles after childbirth was a common practice in the past, believed to impart good health for the mother and newborn. The pitch of the tree was also used to treat problems like menstrual irregularities.

Uses:

  • Supports respiration
  • Combats seasonal illness and pollen threats
  • Fights fatigue

Tangerine Essential Oil

Tangerine’s fresh citrusy smell can have a refreshing and rejuvenating effect, while at the same time providing support to the immune system and soothing a queasy stomach.

Uses:

  • Refreshes and rejuvenates
  • Clears the mind
  • Reduces nervous tension
  • Supports the immune system
  • Quells queasy stomach

Sleepy Essential Oil Blend

Sleepy Essential Oil Blend was created to help to relax your mind and body before sleep. Being fully relaxed can lead to a better quality sleep.

Uses:

  • Relaxes
  • Calms

I absolutely love the box! The oils have great qualities and they work so well for their better-living functions. The price for 4 bottles of oil plus a secret ingredient for recipes, it is an amazing deal.

Not only for yourself, sending a box to your mom or friends can be also a great gift. Let us get started! For a natural healthier and happier life. Click here to know more about it. Using the code – HEYDOYOUFREE. When you subscribe for the first time using our code, you will receive a $40 gift card with your initial subscription box and bonus box. You can use the $40 gift card on your future purchase or next box. Our code is not a discount but an additional incentive intended for first time subscribers.

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ChocZero’s Sugar-Free Syrup is Just What We Need for Breakfast

The most difficult thing for all the people, no matter you are a daily worker or a home mom, is breakfast ideas. You love making pancakes, french toast for breakfast, but you feel so guilty to feed too much sugar for your family. That is me! I read nutrition fact for every product that I potentially buy at market. Usually the result is quite disappointed, I put the products back on the shelf. As a sweet tooth, I need sweet, but I don’t need sugar!

But until I know ChocZero! What better time to grab a bottle of ChocZero’s sugar-free syrup?

By providing a healthy alternative to these products with ingredients you can trust, ChocZero is proving health-conscious consumers or those with diabetes can have delicious food options minus the unnecessary sugar.

ChocZero has just revised their ingredients to contain even less carbs than before. Bottles of their syrup proudly display 1g net carb a serving. This makes it even more enticing for those on low-carb diets.

More about ChocZero syrup:

  • ChocZero’s syrup is the ONLY syrup on the market without sugar or sugar alcohols!

  • GMO free, low carb, and all natural.

  • No preservatives: they don’t use water to dilute our syrup. This also means they’re THICK and RICH!

  • They use monk fruit to sweeten the syrup.

Here are my favorite flavors!

Caramel Sugar Free Syrup
– Low Carb (1g net carb), No Sugar, No Preservatives.

Unlike the human body, we don’t think syrup should be composed primarily of water. And yet that’s what most syrups do along with adding preservatives and other additives.

With ChocZero’s syrup line, ChocZero has created a syrup you can trust with an ingredient list you can pronounce.

ChocZero’s caramel syrup is smooth and sweet, perfect for adding to your protein shakes or healthy desserts. Add it to some low carb ice cream, drizzle it on your mug cake, or drink it out of the bottle when no one’s watching. It’s the perfect addition to your sugar free life.

Chocolate Sugar Free Syrup
– Low Carb, No Preservatives, Sugar Alcohol Free

So good you’ll think it’s homemade.

With our sugar free chocolate syrup, ChocZero put the exact same chocolate from their Dark Chocolate Keto Bark directly into a bottle–making it the perfect consistency to pour onto your culinary creations. This is a decadently thick syrup, perfect for hot fudge sundaes or dipping strawberries in.

My beautiful yummy pancake with Chocolate Sugar Free Syrup

With no preservatives and no sugar alcohols, ChocZero’s syrup is also free from additives and contains only five ingredients! You care about what goes into your body and so do I.

Maple Syrup
– Low Carb (1g net carb), Sugar Free, No Preservatives,
No Sugar Alcohols, Keto Friendly

The only sugar free maple syrup that’s thick, rich, and completely free from sugar alcohol.

ChocZero’s maple syrup is an instant classic, all natural maple extract paired with their exclusive monk fruit and soluble vegetable fiber blender and nothing else. Perfect to replace sugar at the breakfast table or to use in recipes to caramelize foods and sweeten baked goods!

About ChocZero:

ChocZero started in late 2016 with two goals: to make a sugar free chocolate that was truly delicious and to create a company that cared about its customers. Now, over two years later, ChocZero has grown a passionate community of chocoholics and have even expanded their product line to contain a variety of sugar free syrups that contain no preservatives.

 

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CBDfx Unveils New CBD Oil Face Serum

Los Angeles-based CBD industry leaders CBDfx proudly unveiled Rejuvediol, their latest product innovation. This luxurious phytonutrient rich CBD oil face serum is formulated to help diminish signs of aging, regenerate skin cells and promotes healthy, glowing skin.

Rejuvediol™ contains 22 carefully curated oils, extracts, and botanicals that were hand-selected. Inspired by plants, earth and sea, Rejuvediol™ is beauty dedicated to nature and simplicity. We bring you truly natural skincare that is powered by science and the best ingredients that nature has to offer. Experience spa-like serenity with this blend of therapeutic extracts, nourishing oils and CBD. From jojoba oil and rosemary extract aimed at dry or cracked skin, to frankincense, red raspberry seed, and rosehip for calming and aromatherapeutic effects; never before has a CBD skincare product reached this level of refinement and quality.

CBD Oil Face Serum
– 250mg $99.99

This CBD oil face serum has been lovingly formulated to gently care for your skin by reducing signs of aging, firming up skin, and strengthening collagen to create a younger and healthier appearance. We’ve hand-picked critical essential oils and extracts like jojoba, red raspberry seed, and bergamot to nourish you with vitamin E while helping to calm inflamed or dry skin. Best of all, this CBD face serum also acts as a protectant to prevent future damage and provide critical cell turnover that helps to guard against free radicals.

Rejuvediol face serum’s ingredients are formulated to improve facial skin appearance in every possible way. The oil extracts found in Rejuvediol have been shown in various studies to potentially stimulate cell turnover, diminish signs of aging, prevent wrinkles, shield against free radical damage, and return skin to its more youthful, elastic quality.

MULTI-CORRECTIONAL ANTI-AGING FORMULA THAT HELPS:

  • Diminish signs of aging
  • Stimulate cellular turnover
  • Shield against free radical damage
  • Prevent wrinkles
  • Renew skin elasticity by strengthening collagen and deliver oxygen to cells

Of course, what makes Rejuvediol™ distinctly unique is the inclusion of CBDfx‘s famously pure, organically farmed CBD oil. CBDfx is known for uncompromising product quality and total consumer transparency when it comes to lab testing and batch consistency. That’s no different with the launch of Rejuvediol™.

CBD represents a huge beacon of hope for people who have struggled with skin appearance and health throughout their lives. Although it’s still early in the game in terms of completed clinical research demonstrating cause-and-effect between CBD use and skin relief, the initial results are extremely promising to say the least. CBD has been shown in studies to reduce sebum production — potentially acting as a powerful acne treatment — as well as providing a protective effect through free radical reduction and collagen boosting.

That said, Rejuvediol™ CBD Oil Face Serum is a special product that contains more than just CBD. Among other ingredients, rose extract, jojoba, and red raspberry seed oil specifically provide vitamin E and skin calming effects to help you look and feel your best.

CBD Calming Balm
– 150mg $39.99

Life can be stressful, so the next time you need a much-needed break, treat yourself to a soothing rub with CBDfx’s Calming Balm.

The CBDfx calming balm is specifically formulated to soothe stressed and sensitive skin. The subtle blend of lavender, chamomile and tea tree oil is made for sensitive skin types and will not irritate eczema or other skin conditions. This nourishing balm can be used daily or whenever you need a boost of skin restoring nutrients.

Loaded with the purest essential oils, this CBD Calming Balm contains the best botanicals. The hemp plants are sourced from brand’s partner hemp farms in the USA, before they end up at our Southern California labs for clean CO2 extraction. This process ensures that all of brand’s CBD oil is free of harsh chemicals, GMO’s and heavy metals because the brand control every step of the process.

CBD isn’t the only ingredient CBDfx take seriously. The base of this CBD Calming Balm centers around shea butter, a common skincare ingredient – and rightfully so. Shea butter has been shown to provide important moisturization and protection, and the shea butter in this balm feels nothing short of silky on your skin.

About CBDfxCBDfx is a Southern California-based company founded on providing high quality, full-spectrum CBD to customers in a wide variety of formats. The company’s mission is to offer the purest and most effective organic/ethically sourced CBD options on the market today.

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Zone Naturals’ signature product, Chub Rub Formula, has an incredible secret ingredient: years of community feedback

MedZone, the first company to introduce a skincare brand dedicated to the plus size community, PlusZone, announces the debut of its all-natural product line: Zone Naturals. Inspired by plus community feedback, Zone Naturals strives to help Every BODY feel better. Available on ZoneNaturals.com and amazon.com, these products fuse the brand’s proven approach to chafing solutions with their commitment to consumers.

“When we started conversations about chafing two years ago, practically no one wanted to talk about it. People were embarrassed,” CEO/Founder, Joe Freeman, recalls. “We’re thrilled to see how the conversation has evolved as we’ve supported the plus community at events, conventions and celebrations. Chub rub is no longer a taboo.”

Introducing Chub Rub® Formula
Chub Rub® Formula is full of pure goodness. Coconut Oil lends hydration and anti-inflammatory properties. Shea Butter protects natural oils and Aloe Vera brings healing relief. Vitamin E, which helps diminish past scarring, rounds out the list to produce a long-lasting, grease-free, anti-friction stick that feels as good as it performs.

The Chub Rub® Formula name was derived from body positive community conversations. Zone Naturals – a brand founded on transparency in its ingredients and messaging – believes in a “call it as you see it” approach. Since the plus community has embraced “chub rub” to describe chafing, it was a clear decision for Zone Naturals to name their product after the widely-used term.

Zone Naturals will expand its offerings throughout 2019 to include Friction Formula, Blister Formula, and self-care focused bath and body products.

Summer 2019’s Must-Have Skincare Product
Zone Naturals invites you to discuss the natural pairing of Chub Rub® Formula with summer activities: beach days, vacations, road trips, festivals, etc. Wear this residue-free formulation with dresses, shorts, rompers and more for long-lasting chafing protection.

About Zone Naturals

From the professionals who brought you MedZone®, find everyday Chub Rub® prevention from your head to your toes – always only a swipe away. Their skincare solutions are designed to help every body and every size feel better, every day.

At home, on the go, and everywhere in between, they are made to fit your lifestyle (and not the other way around). More than a comfort to the plus community, they’re proudly one of its biggest allies. They’ve met you at community events, fashion conventions, blog parties and beyond, but most importantly, they’ve heard you.

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