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Spring Beauty Heroes at an Affordable Price

A new season means it’s time for a new skincare regime. With the official start to Spring, there’s no better time to begin prepping for the warmer weather. Where to start?  Derma Organics is made with the purest, highest quality, natural ingredients. Think African honey, papaya leaf, and plantain peel along with active vitamins and botanicals that heal your skin…naturally.

The brand was created by someone who knows a lot about challenging skin. Founder Adaaku Iwuajoku endured itchy, burning, weeping infected skin and scalp conditions caused by severe atopic eczema and seborrheic dermatitis. While she longed to use the products her friends used, they only aggravated her condition. Adaaku was in and out of the doctors’ offices with prescribed steroid creams and damaging chemical shampoos that made the conditions worse. However, she found opportunity in chaos with natural products and the healing began. At the tender ago of 9, her boarding school roommate suffered from severe weeping atopic eczema. Adaaku mixed up some creams with botanical oils and applied it every night until the condition improved. It sparked the motivation to help others by creating an affordable, holistic line for the face, body, and hair.

Derma Organics products are handmade, cruelty-free, paraben-free, gluten-free and sourced by ethical trading.

Best Sellers by Derma Organics:

African Honey Lemon Facial Scrub – Slough off dull, uneven skin with this lemon peel, vitamin C rich camu camu and raw African honey exfoliator. You’ll be rewarded with revitalised and even-toned skin. This dermabrasion- like scrub diminishes the appearance of dark spots, uneven skin tone and sun damage. And it’s not just for your face. Use it on your bikini line or underarm area to treat ingrown hairs or discoloration or use it to smooth the skin on your bum!

Scalp Stimulating Treatment – an overnight or 45-minute scalp and hair mask to give you fuller, healthier and more nourished looking hair. Formulated to penetrate your hair follicles, infuse your hair with powerful botanical extracts and nutrients that transform your hair and scalp into its most optimal and healthiest state. Enriched with biotin, ginger root and cinnamon bark, this product will immediately begin to repair and restore dry and damaged strands as well as to stimulate your hair shaft with a cooling peppermint sensation. The anti-fungal properties of Ginger root help relieve and soothe scalp conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis. Does not contain coconut or shea nut oils which can irritate seborrheic dermatitis.

Acne Buster Herbal Soap Paste – Packed with skin adoring vitamins A, B1, C & E, antiseptic & skin balancing properties from plantain peel extract, this enriched formula deeply cleanses by drawing out impurities, absorbing excess oil and helping refine skin while addressing problems associated with acne. Combined with superstar ingredients African black soap and ethically-sourced camwood (African sandalwood) from Nigeria this soap does wonders for your face and body, but it’s also great as a cleanser or treatment mask for the bikini line, underarm or buttocks bumps. One product, 3 uses, hooray!

Derma Organics- Products Inspired by Nature™ , an effective organic remedy to skin and hair complications. Handmade with utmost care, Derma’s products combine unique and exquisite natural-organic herbal formulations for all skin tones, colors and hair types. Derma promises to provide you with the purest, kindest creations, with all of their ingredients enjoying outstanding provenance and organic fruit and plant based accreditation, for nurturing acne/eczema prone skin, discoloration, seborrheic dermatitis and damaged hair.

As the Mother’s Day is approaching, Derma Organics should be under your consideration for a lovely gift for mom! For more information on Derma Organics visit https://www.dermaorganicsbycfbp.com/

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Beat May Showers with These Sustainable Rain Boots

Who doesn’t love looking fashionable in the rain and giving back at the same time? It is kind of difficult to have a happy mood and dress up in raining days, but with the right fashion items, you can look nice and feel very comfortable.

After nine years in business, ROMA Boots’ mission to merge fashion with philanthropy has totaled $2,953,186 worth of boots donated to children across the globe. For every pair of boots sold, a new pair is donated to a child in need. ROMA Boots even launched a new line of Men’s Rain Boots this January, so now the entire family can wear a pair of rain boots in contribution to a great cause.

With passion at the core, founder and CEO Samuel Bistrian has come full circle in his mission of being an entrepreneur and successful business owner. Through mistakes, loss, and setbacks, Bistrian reveals the not so glamorous truth to how he put love back into ROMA.

On April 3, 2010, despite being in the middle of an economic recession, Samuel Bistrian started ROMA Boots, the company that merges fashion with philanthropy to ‘Give Poverty the Boot.’ After spending years working at Neiman Marcus, Bistrian developed a passion for quality and customer service and wanted to take that a step further by giving back to people in need. Growing up extremely poor, he realized how big the impact of rain boots are in a child’s life in poverty-stricken countries and from that, his business model was created.

“I never considered myself a businessman or even an entrepreneur. Even when I wanted to leave Neiman Marcus to start ROMA, some of my superiors told me that it was a poor decision, and to some degree they were right. I did not have much of a plan as the country was in a recession. I had $5,000 in my bank account, significant credit card debt and student loans, but over all of that, I had passion,” explained Samuel Bistrian, Founder and CEO of ROMA Boots.

With the mission of bringing impoverished children throughout the world hope, love, and lasting change through aid and education, for every pair of boots sold, a new pair is donated to a child in need. ROMA’s ultimate goal is not only to provide aid but to educate. By doing so ROMA is empowering impoverished children around the world to break out of the cycle of poverty and contribute their gifts and talents to society.

“Having grown up so poor, ‘Giving poverty the boot’ was everything I always wanted to do, to help those less fortunate just like someone once helped me. But I knew from the start that without love as the foundation, all of my good intentions will result in disappointment,” told Bistrian.

After the first few years of launching, ROMA was a success but he wanted to expand. Finding the solution that any logical businessman would, he borrowed money and took on investors. While things seemed to be off without a hitch, there were downsides that came from this.

“All the pressures of growing a business can cause one to lose their purpose and you no longer have that same passion to help those in poverty when you can’t pay your own bills and you have partners putting enormous pressure on you,” Bistrian expressed.

It took a family crisis to put things back in perspective to help him rediscover his purpose; helping those who can’t help themselves. Hitting rock bottom was the motivator for Bistrian to take back the company that was once all his. Over the course of 9 months, he was able to buy out his investors and today, Samuel Bistrian is returning to his roots as the sole owner of ROMA Boots, running a successful business, giving back and doing what he loves.

After nine years, ROMA is ‘America’s Favorite Rain Boot’ and doing better than ever by giving poverty the boot with joy and love. ROMA Boots is easily on its way to becoming ‘World’s Favorite Rain Boot’ with countless practical, yet fashionable rain boots for women and kids.

For the first time ever, ROMA now offers a new, men rain boot line, which just launched January 2019, creating rain boot options for the whole family.

ROMA Boots can be a great gift for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, even for birthdays. They come with very nice package with a love to the world and kindness.

ROMA Boots can be found at boutiques across the U.S., Canada, and Australia. They are also available online at romaboots.com and Amazon. To learn more about ROMA Boots and how you can make a difference in a child’s life, visit romaboots.com or romafoundation.com. Find them at boutiques across the U.S., Canada, and Australia. They are also available online at romaboots.com or Amazon. You can enjoy shopping at ROMA with the promo code ROMA25 for 25% of anything at romaboots.com.

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Free STEM Program in Partnership with The Franklin Institute to Reach 26,000 Students Nationwide This Year

According to a recent article by Oxford Learning, students lose 2-3 months of reading skills over the summer on average. “A majority of students (56 percent) want to be involved in a summer program that “helps kids keep up with schoolwork or prepare for the next grade,”” said Ruth Peters Ph.D. With summer almost in full swing, there is a program dedicated to STEM education among children that will help keep their brain active all summer long, called GSK Science in the Summer.

This year’s summer enrichment program “The Science of Me”, sponsored by global healthcare company GSK and administered by one of the nation’s premier centers of science education, The Franklin Institute, engages children in science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on learning and exploration. Overall, this program will aid 26,000 students nationwide during the summer months.

 GSK Science in the Summer™, a free STEM program for students in underserved communities across the country, announced its new curriculum for summer 2019: The Science of Me. This summer enrichment program—sponsored by global healthcare company GSK and administered by one of the nation’s premier centers of science education, The Franklin Institute—engages children in science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on learning and exploration.

“At a time of skyrocketing demand for STEM skills in our nation’s workforce, GSK Science in the Summer™ continues to bridge a gap in access to science education where it is widest,” said Marti Skold-Jordan, Manager of US Community Partnerships at GSK. “We’re proud of our joint efforts with The Franklin Institute, as well as every parent and educator, to instill a love of learning in all of our students.”

Over the past 33 years, GSK Science in the Summer™ has brought free science education to more than 300,000 students nationwide. This summer alone, 26,000 children across the U.S. will discover how food fuels our bodies, where oxygen goes when we breathe it, how our brains interpret the world, and the role DNA plays in making us who we are.


“Engaging students in STEM at an early age is critical to fostering the next generation of scientists and innovators, and one of the best ways we can prepare students for lifelong success,” said Dr. Darryl Williams, Senior Vice President of Science and Education at The Franklin Institute. “We are extremely proud of this program, and of the partnership with GSK that makes STEM learning accessible and fun for students across the country.”

 

GSK Science in the Summer™ was created by GSK scientist Dr. Virginia Cunningham to encourage young girls and minority students to pursue careers in STEM. Learn more about the program and find an enrollment site near you atScienceInTheSummer.com.

ABOUT GSK:

GSK – a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer. For further information please visit www.gsk.com.

ABOUT THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE:

Located in the heart of Philadelphia, The Franklin Institute is a renowned and innovative leader in the field of science and technology learning, as well as a dynamic center of activity. Pennsylvania’s most visited museum, it is dedicated to creating a passion for learning about science by offering access to hands-on science education. For more information, visit www.fi.edu.

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New Spring, New Beauty – IT Cosmetics’ NEW Must-Have Super Creams

IT’s your super creams to the rescue!

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Rosy Tone and Confidence in a Neck Cream are here to save your skin from dryness and fine lines. Infused with skin-loving ingredients, these products work to moisturize, revitalize and transform your face and neck for a more youthful appearance! Both creams cater to all skin types and concerns to address these issues and help you feel like your most confident you!

NEW Confidence In A Cream Rosy Tone Moisturizer ($48.00)

Confidence in a Cream Rosy Tone Moisturizer is your quick-absorbing moisturizer that’s enhanced with rosy tone pigments to revitalize skin with the look of instant vitality, which diminishes with age. Perfect for all skin types and an ideal moisturizer for aging skin, this rejuvenating cream gently exfoliates and stimulates surface cell renewal to make your skin look younger.


Infused with iris root, peony extract, aloe leaf juice, squalane, chickpea extract, lipohydroxy acid and other skin-loving ingredients, this intensely hydrating moisturizer transforms dull skin with each application by boosting its natural surface cell turnover, smoothing uneven skin texture and helping to revive your complexion for a lifted, less tired look. You’ll see powerful results instantly and more dramatic results over time!

  • Quick-absorbing moisturizer enhanced with rosy tone pigments to revitalize skin with the look of instant vitality
  • Gently exfoliates dull skin and stimulates surface cell renewal for a more youthful appearance
  • Infused with iris root, peony extract, aloe leaf juice, squalane, chickpea extract and lipohydroxy acid

NEW Confidence In A Neck Cream Moisturizer ($52.00)

Confidence in a Neck Cream is your groundbreaking moisturizer that transforms the appearance of your neck, décolleté and chest! Perfect for all skin types, this quick-absorbing super cream is clinically tested to reduce the look of horizontal neck lines and improve firmness, smoothness and elasticity.

Featuring fucoidan seaweed extract, shea butter and a Tri-Structural Complex composed of elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid, this firming moisturizer instantly revitalizes the look of skin for a supple, smoother appearance and provides a tightening effect with continued use. It’s truly your must-have moisturizer for younger-looking skin!

  • Quick-absorbing and firming super cream transforms the appearance of your neck, décolleté and chest!
  • Reduces the look of horizontal neck lines and improves skin’s firmness, smoothness and elasticity
  • Infused with Tri-Structural Complex, shea butter, ceramides, fucoidan seaweed extract and niacin

Let us start the beautiful May with IT Cosmetics’ NEW Must-Have Super Creams!

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A Primer on Anti-Aging Tools and Treatments

Aging is a process that occurs naturally for everyone. Your skin is outside your body, so it takes
ongoing damage from chemicals, sunlight and other environmental elements all the time. It also
takes damage from internal forces. For example, smoking can damage it, as can a poor diet.
Naturally-occurring hormonal changes also affect the health of your skin. With all of those
influencing factors, fighting back may sound impossible. However, you can fight back against
Mother Nature a bit using certain anti-aging tools and treatments.

The Best Ingredients in the Anti-Aging Battle
To begin the process of restoring health to your skin, you must make sure any applicable
procedures you undergo or skincare products you use contain the best anti-aging ingredients. For
instance, several acids are used in the skincare industry to exfoliate the skin. Among them is
salicylic and glycolic acid. Antioxidants like Vitamin A and vitamin C are also essential for skin
health because they promote collagen growth and strengthen existing collagen bonds that help
tighten the gaps between your skin cells.

Exploring Laser Treatments for Various Skin Issues
If you have skin problems requiring clinical treatment, chances are lasers can help you. A laser is
a focused light beam that also produces hear. Depending on the type of laser, the intensity and
purpose of the treatment can vary. The skincare industry has used medical-lasers to help rejuvenate skin for years. They can dos o by getting rid of sun spots, treating
broken blood vessels and stripping away debris that clogs skin pores. There are also lasers that
can perform specific treatments like a scar, wrinkle or tattoo removal, as well as generalized and
widespread revitalization.
When signing up for laser treatment, there are a few things you need to know. For instance,
different lasers have different purposes. For widespread revitalization, a non-ablative laser not
affecting the surface of your skin is a good option. For surface treatment, an ablative laser that
can perform a laser peel may be a better choice. You also have to talk to a clinician to make sure
you can have laser treatment. Your skin type may make you more prone to side effects, in which
case you may want to pursue alternative treatments.

Chemical Peel and Microdermabrasion Procedures for Quick Results
When you are looking for quick treatment of a surface or near-surface skin problems, peels are
often the best options. They come in several forms aside from the previously mentioned laser
peels. Two top options are chemical peels and microdermabrasion.
Chemical peels use specific combinations of acids approved for safe use on the skin. Those acids
get rid of dead skin cells. They also remove other foreign materials that may be irritating your
skin. Acids used, such as salicylic acid, influence the depth and strength of each peel.
Microdermabrasion performs a similar service of revitalizing the surface of your skin. However,
that procedure only uses a hand-held tool that “sands” the skin. No chemicals are required.

Injections to Make Your Skin Look Plump

Injections are also popular skincare methods. However, some techniques, such as laser
treatments, are useful in many parts of your body. Injections are primarily used only on the face.
If you have wrinkles and fine lines, you can use injected fillers to make your skin look more
plump, round and smooth. Some injected materials also contain collagen or other skin-
strengthening agents to help repair your skin internally.

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Taco Tuesday Accessories by Prepara

We celebrated Cinco de Mayo in style this year with Prepara’s amazing Taco Accessories. Prepara has everything you need to make your taco meal a state of perfection!

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We have taco’s at least once a week in our household because it is fast, yummy and so much fun to make your own. Using the Single and Multi Taco Holder to fill your tacos changes everything. No longer are all the contents squished or falling out.

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First, the Taco Spoons to help load up your tacos, the 3 Section Taco Tray for piling up the fillings, and the Taco Savor for keeping the tortillas warm. Every day is taco day with Prepara’s Taco Accessories.

We made ground beef and poke/avocado tacos using Prepara accessories 🙂

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Prepara’s brand mission is to create high-quality kitchenware products that are ingenious, novel and utilitarian: each one designed for the enjoyment of people looking to eat and prepare healthier, tastier food while embracing a lifestyle of well-being and longevity.

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The Single and Multi Taco Holder has a beautiful soft shape for cradling your yummy tacos. The decorative holder has the look of traditional ceramic with a durable melamine construction. Works with both soft and hard taco shells. Available in blue, red and yellow with unique graphic patterns. (Single $3.99 and Multi $6.99).

The Taco Spoons (Set of 2) are uniquely designed and make filling and packing tacos easy. Perfectly sized to fit between shells, these spoons ensure less mess and more taco enjoyment. Available in yellow, blue and red ($4.99).

The 3 Section Taco Tray has connected bowls for serving all the taco fillings. Perfect for passing around the table and pairing with Taco Spoons. Made from melamine construction. Available in blue and yellow with unique patterns ($24.99).

The Taco Savor is great for tacos, burritos and fajitas. The Tortilla Savor keeps your warmed wraps ready to eat. Holds up to 24 corn or four tortillas. ($26.99).

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