Archive: Skincare

How to: Get Penelope’s flawless skin.


Penelope Cruz

Celebs fly in from all over the world to see N.Y.C. salon owner Christine Chin. This celebrity esthetician is well-known for her meticulous skin treatments and counts Penelope Cruz, Kate Moss, Hilary Swank, Rachel Weisz and Kimora Lee Simmons as clients.


EXPERT TIP To help to keep the skin clear in between facial appointments try using Christine Chin’s Smoothing Fluid. It gently cleans the skin of residue and dead cells and acts as a gentle at-home micro dermabrasion/detox peel that you can use day and night, after toner and under makeup. It is especially good for use after getting a professional microdermabrasion, as it keeps the skin free of old-skin and dirt residue on a daily basis and great for under the eye area as skin plaque tends to build up in the area.
Christine Chin Retinol Smoothing Fluid, $79


Give Skin a Healthy and Natural Holiday Treat


I love these holiday travel kits from Zia! I just had a mini-break to the coast and brought my Zia travel kit with me for a trial run. I love that all the skincare products I needed came in one pouch I am always looking for ways to save space when packing. 

I used the normal to combo kit and found it perfect for my skin. The  soy face cleanser was gentle and had no problem getting all my makeup off. My favorite skincare items in the travel kit had to be the Seawater Rosewater Mist that felt so good on my skin and the papaya mask. On top of smelling good enough to eat, my skin felt revived after using the mask. Such a great travel kit perfect for holiday gifts just make sure to reward yourself with one!

Zia Natural Skincare’s Holiday Gift Sets

Your appetite isn’t the only thing that deserves a decadent treat this holiday season…so does your skin! With all the wear and tear that skin endures between harsh winds, damaging sun rays and other environmental factors, it is only fair to provide skin with a little gift during the giving season. Give a healthy treat with Zia Natural Skincare’s Holiday Gift Sets, these good-for-you sets are guaranteed to make your skin thank you. With all of the right products, these skin-type-based kits help rejuvenate, freshen and make skin nourished and new, naturally!

Normal to Combo Kit Contains: Dry Kit Contains:

1.6 oz Fresh Cleansing Gel 1.6 oz Moisturizing Cleanser
1.6 oz Bamboo Exfoliant 1.6 oz Bamboo Exfoliant
1.6 oz Sea Tonic Rosewater & Aloe Toner 1.6 oz Sea Tonic Rosewater & Aloe Toner
.12 oz Ultimate Moisture .25 oz Nourishing Crème
.25 oz Fresh Papaya Enzyme Mask .25 oz Citrus Night Time Reversal

Oily Kit Contains:

1.6 oz Aloe & Citrus Wash

1.6 oz Bamboo Exfoliant

1.6 oz Sea Tonic Aloe Toner

.25 oz Herbal Moisture Gel

.25 oz Pumpkin Exfoliating Mask


Offered at fine health food stores nationwide and online at

Zia To-Go Facial Gift Set ………………..……………………………….….…….$19.95

Tree Hut® Certified Organic Shea Sugar Body Scrubs


Beach. Blanket. Blister. The summer is a time when millions of people flock to their local beaches in a race to bathe their bodies in the scorching sun in hopes of achieving the perfect tan. And while the deeper color can give the appearance of a healthy, more radiant glow, it can also leave skin feeling dry, itchy, rough and scaly. Smooth away the damaging signs of summer with the new collection of Shea Sugar Body Scrubs from Tree Hut®, the natural brand of beautiful skin.

Delight your senses as you smooth your skin with this rich, exfoliating sugar body scrub. Made with super-moisturizing Certified Organic Shea and enriched with vitamin C and natural oils to soften, the scrub can be used 2-3 times per week to help achieve a more even skin tone and texture.

Key Ingredients
• Safflower Seed Oil
• Evening Primrose Oil
• Avocado Oil Rich

DIRECTIONS: Apply all over body in circular motions in shower or bath. Rinse with warm water and apply Tree Hut® Shea Body Lotion or Body Butter.

Available Scents: Almond and Honey, Brazilian Nut, Coconut Lime, Hawaiian Kukui, Original Shea and Tahitian Grass (more detailed information on individual scrubs available upon request)

Suggested Retail Price: $8.00 / 18 oz.
Available at: Ulta Beauty, Walmart, and

Benefits of Shea
Shea has been used for thousands of years as a moisturizer because of its unusually high content of naturally rich oils, vitamins and minerals. The many benefits of Shea include soothing relief from chapped, dry skin; maintaining skin tone; and improving elasticity of skin; and appearance of stretch marks and scars by infusing skin with naturally occurring vitamin E.

Tree Hut® Shea—Certified Organic
Tree Hut® uses Certified Organic Shea in every product. Tree Hut extracts the Shea by mechanically crushing it from the nut, preserving its natural healing properties that can be damaged by other forms of extraction.

About Tree Hut®
Tree Hut® is best known for having perfected the art of using Certified Organic Shea in each product they make. Each Tree Hut® product contains unique, indigenous ingredients that set them apart from all other products of their kind; from crushed almonds and Hawaiian Kukui nut oil, to coconut shells imported from the Polynesian Islands. Tree Hut® products are never tested on animals, do not contain parabens or DM DM and as always, the products are produced in their own facility right here in the USA. For more information, please visit

A Halloween BEAUTY Treat: Desert Essence Pumpkin Hand Cream‏


With the Halloween just around the corner we wanted to introduce you to a beauty treat instead of a trick with the Desert Essence Organics Pumpkin Hand Cream. Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil, with high levels of vitamins A, C, E and K, plus zinc, helps to combat daily environmental stress on the hands. And a proprietary blend of Organic Pumpkin Seed and Licorice Leaf extracts helps to even skin tone and fade the appearance of age spots on the hands

Desert Essence Organics Repair line delivers a high concentration of organic oils and organic extracts which provide intense moisture to the skin and aid in the repair process. As Organic Jojoba Oil is similar in structure to our skin’s oils, it is able to deeply penetrate the skin, leaving it soft and supple.

The yummy, delicious scent revives you and reminds you of everything great about fall. The Desert Essence Organics Pumpkin Hand Cream retails for only $6.99 and is available on