Archive: Skincare

At-Home Skincare Videos from St. Ives®

At-Home Skincare Videos from St. Ives®

Not every woman can afford to splurge on a facial with a celebrity aesthetician, but thanks to St. Ives® now they can get skincare advice from one of the industry’s best! Jillian Wright, a leading New York aesthetician, whose client roster has included Alicia Silverstone, Ivana Trump and Tea Leone, shares her skincare secrets within how-to videos which can be found on stives.com. Whether your readers need help choosing the right exfoliation products or expert advice in building a skincare routine, they are one click closer to naturally vibrant looking skin!

Check out some great tips for at home spa care here.

Some great product to get you going on your at home spa day:

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I love this body polish it smells great and smooths on like butter. It has just the right amount of sugar crystals to exfoliate without irritating my sensitive skin. On top of being a great product it is super affordable!

· St. Ives Mineral Therapy In-Shower Exfoliating Body Polish ($6.99 for 8 oz. jar) contains a unique mineral blend and sugar crystals made for gentle skin exfoliation, removing dead skin cells to leave skin feeling soft and smooth.

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A great lotion for the cold, dry months I love how hydrating this lotion is. It leaves my skin feeling soft and absorbs super quick.

* St. Ives Renewing Collagen Elastin Advanced Body Moisturizer ($4.99 for 18 fl oz. pump) combines essential collagen and elastin, key proteins that enhance skin to look younger and healthier. Clinically proven to relieve and condition dryness, St. Ives has created a product that provides a true sensory experience, while simultaneously offering effective results.

My Review: Nature’s Gate Deoderant

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I was listening to Howard Stern last week, and he was raving about this new deodorant he had tried, from Nature’s Gate. Howard is all about natural, organic products, and swore that this was his favorite deodorant.  I contacted the company and asked them to send me some product, which I was so excited to try out! I hate the thought of using deodorants that are filled with aluminum, so I was excited to try this aluminum-free product! 

I love the scent, it was strong – and smelled great. It has an earthy-fresh smell, and I loved that! It went on well, and dried nicely.  My only complaint, is that it definitely doesn’t last nearly as long as the deodorants I’ve tried in the past. This product is only really good for 2-4 hours.  Which for me – doesn’t cut it. I don’t want to have to reapply deodorant throughout the day.  So I probably wouldn’t use this product again.  I was definitely not convinced.

Available in roll-on and stick formulations, Nature’s Gate deodorants are named after the four seasons with great matching scents! Each deodorant contains a unique and powerful odor-blocker Deoderm® and a combination of odor-preventing natural extracts. Phthalate free. Contain no animal derived ingredients and never tested on animals.

Nature’s Gate Certified Organic essences are fresh from the field, locally grown in California on land dedicated to growing Nature’s Gate botanical essences. At the family owned Organic farm, each plant receives individual care, ensuring the highest purity and quality. The farm’s water source is derived from the winter rains and snow pack of the Sierra Nevadas.

-Paraben Free

-No Propylene Glycol

-No Aluminum

-With Baking Soda to help neutralize odor

$5.99 – BUY IT HERE!

INTRODUCING INTELLIGENT NUTRIENTS™

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“because everything we put in and on our bodies must be nutritious and safe,”

–Horst Rechelbacher, Founder of Intelligent Nutrients

Horst Rechelbacher announced the launch of his new certified organic health and beauty brand, Intelligent Nutrients, at a press event in New York City. The health and beauty lifestyle brand, Intelligent Nutrients, was unveiled to the press and beauty industry and includes more than twenty SKUs for launch. The launch collection includes certified organic aromatics, certified organic scalp and hair care, certified organic hair styling, certified organic total body cleanser, certified organic lip delivery nutrition ™ , and the heart of the line—Intellimune ™ —an internal/external certified organic super antioxidant seed oil blend and tablets. This is the first phase of an entire lifestyle brand with future products to include skin care, body care, maternal/baby care, love therapy, pet care and INvironmental products for the home.

“We’ve created something that has not been done before with Intelligent Nutrients. We’ve merged food science and cosmetic chemistry to create a new paradigm in beauty. We called it Nutritional Chemistry—it’s based on using only certified organic food-derived ingredients—substances the body recognizes and readily assimilates as nutrients in the body,” said Horst Rechelbacher, founder of the company.

“At Intelligent Nutrients each product is formulated for both performance and safety -our belief is that what we put on our
bodies should be as safe and nutritious as what goes into our bodies. It’s my personal mission to change the outdated
chemistry which is used in personal care products. And rather than just talk about what’s wrong, I decided to show the
industry that beauty can be done differently—responsibly and safely—without compromising performance,” explains
Rechelbacher.

Because our bodies absorb toxins and chemicals in the air we breathe and in the products we use every day, Intelligent
Nutrients intends to educate consumers regarding the truth about ingredients. “Not all manufacturers are coming clean. In
fact, greenwashing has become an epidemic within the beauty industry. Our commitment is not only to tell the truth, but
to educate consumers and the industry alike about organics, as well as the risks associated with many harmful ingredients
commonly used in beauty products,” explains Melissa Christenson, President of Intelligent Nutrients.

NEW Product INtelligence:
The launch collection includes aromatics, hair and scalp care, styling, body cleanser and lip balm—all certified organic to the
highest standards, as well as the anti-aging, anti-oxidant powerhouse seed oil complex—Intellimune, also certified organic.
“When you look at current beauty products and their most potent active ingredients—you’ll see that most are derived from
food sources—from Omega-3, to lycopene, to fruit acids and antioxidants. We‘ve taken this chemistry and raised the bar on
cosmetic science by using the purest form of the food-derived ingredients to ensure safety, industry organic certification and authenticity — and most important—performance,” explains Christenson.

INgredients:
All IN products are free of the suspect ingredients commonly used in beauty products today, including sulfates, petrochemicals, plastics, phthalates, parabens, formaldehyde donors, heavy metals, silicone, mineral oil, petrolatum and 1,4 dioxane.

Intelligent Nutrients Launch Products Overview:
Certified Organic Intellimune™:
Intellimune ™ Oil and Tablets—USDA certified organic nutraceutical supplements– offer a super potent amount of antioxidants in a single serving. Both are made from thousands of certified organic fruit and herb seeds chosen for their extremely high antioxidant properties and blended for a synergistically higher health potential. Cold-pressed without chemicals or heat for integrity, efficacy, safety and purity. The unprecedented levels of immune-boosting antioxidants in Intellimune help prevent premature aging and help combat oxidative stress.

Each teaspoon of Intellimune ™ oil delivers the oil antioxidant equivalent of eating 10 pounds of grapes, raspberries or
cranberries.

Intelligent Nutrients feels so strongly about the value of Intellimune ™ , this powerful blend has been added into every hair, skin and body care product.

Key Ingredients:
Organic black cumin (nigella sativa) seed: Used for centuries in the Middle East. Black cumin oil is well known for its
immune strengthening properties; exceptionally high in antioxidants.

Organic red grape (vitis vinifera) seed: High in linoleic acid, Vitamin E and the antioxidant proanthrocyanidin. Its oil is
polyunsaturated.

Organic pumpkin (curcubita pepo) seed: Highly nutritious. Contains Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids.
Organic red raspberry (rubus idaeus) seed: Its oil is very low in saturated fat. Is a good source of polyunsaturated fats
including Omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants including tocopherols and tocotrienols.
Organic cranberry (punica granatum) seed: A rich source of fatty acids and antioxidants including Vitamin E in the form of
alpha and gamma tocopherols.

GO HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION – AND PURCHASING INFO!


Billy Jealousy Launches ULTAMATE

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Just in time for the Holidays, Mr. Billy Jealousy has launched a little something special with his friends over at ULTA. Now you can finally give you man that subtle hint of what to use before date night or a day at the gym.

• 2oz White Knight Facial Cleanser
White Knight contains essential moisturizing agents to provide necessary hydration while cleansing skin. The white, foaming formula cleanses without stripping the skin of essential oils. SLS-free, Paraben free, no fragrance added.

• 2oz LiquidSand Facial Exfoliator
Less penetrating than a scrub and more powerful than a face wash, this gentle cleanser removes dead skin cells, dirt and all round grime. Colorant –free, SLS-free

• 2oz Hydroplane Shave Cream
A rich, technologically advanced cream that keeps you looking sharp and feeling cool. This shaving cream cools, heals and conditions the skin with its micro-silicon beads, while natural citrus oils condition, moisturize and purify skin.

• 2oz Fuzzy Logic Shampoo
This shampoo contains two DHT blockers (DHT causes hair loss) Menthyl Lactate and Peppermint Oil creating strong, healthy and thick hair. The powerful shampoo also contains Cocamide MEA, which is a coconut-derived cleanser and moisturizer as well as Panthenol, a provitamin conditioner.

• 2oz Cashmere Coat Conditioner
This hair strengthening conditioner is infused with peppermint as well as DHT blockers to restore strength, volume and hydration to keep your hair lookin’ healthy

• 2oz Illicit Body Wash
Created after the huge success of the ILLICIT Eau de Parfum, this body wash is infused with citrus bergamot, tea, ivy, ginger and sandalwood. The hemp seed oil softens and sooths the skin while Cocamide MEA, a natural derivative of coconut oil cleans and moisturizes and Vitamin E conditions.

Retail: $24.00 ($36.00 value) BUY IT HERE!