Beauty & Personal Care

Screen Shot 2014-05-31 at 5.59.12 PMHydrating Facial Spritz. jane iredale Balance Hydration Spray is formulated specifically to help balance skin’s oil production and pH. Orange essential oil, orange peel extract, grapefruit peel extract and algae extract calm and decrease appearance of fine lines due to air travel, dryness, sun or exposure to cold. 100% natural and awarded ECOCERT Natural and Organic Certification. A much better alternative to splashing water on your face, which only dehydrates skin further as the water evaporates. ($27 at janeiredale.com)

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Screen Shot 2014-05-31 at 5.59.52 PMpH Balancing Moisturizer. Opt for a pH balancing moisturizer like Sebamed Anti-Dry Day Defence Cream that will shield skin against the plane’s harsh environment. Formulated with smoothing and soothing properties of avocado oil (with lipids and Vitamins A and E), the cream slides easily over the skin where it is totally absorbed, leaving no sticky traces or residue. The pH value of 5.5 supports the skin’s own natural acid barrier against dehydration and irritants. ($22.95, SebamedUSA.com)

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Climate Control Lip Treatment. The right lip treatment can reduce inflammation, prevent chapping and protect traveler’s lips in extreme temperatures, while providing long-lasting hydration. Supersmile® Ultimate Lip Treatment is clinically developed to exfoliate, hydrate, nourish, condition and restore in a delicious vanilla almond flavor.  ($21, Supersmile.com)

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Multitasking Hand Balm. Apply Sebamed Hand & Nail Balm before, during and after your flight for smooth, hydrated hands and a longer lasting manicure. Developed by dermatologists, this mild, deep-moisturizing formula relieves dry, chapped hands and naturally maintains the strength of nails against breakage, while keratin promotes natural firmness and elasticity. ($12.99, SebamedUSA.com)

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Screen Shot 2014-05-31 at 6.00.27 PMCooling Eye Patches. The ultimate 20-minute vacation for eyes! G.M. Collin Anti-Aging Instant Radiance Eye Patches  provides quick relief from tired, stressed out eyes, and immediately reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness and fatigue. Place one pad over each eye during layovers, fly time, or in a cab when headed to your hotel. The unique mixture of active ingredients sink into the skin, leaving the eye area hydrated and rejuvenated. ($50, GMCollin.com and Spa Locations)

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Screen Shot 2014-05-31 at 5.55.16 PMjane iredale Refill-Me Refillable Loose Powder Brush

This summer whether you’re heading out for a backyard BBQ or for a week in Cabo, there’s no need to sacrifice flawless looking skin for more space in your clutch or carry-on. The key to avoiding a packing predicament is to edit down your beauty collateral to light, compact and mess-free essentials. jane iredale’s new Refill-Me Refillable Loose Powder Brush ($35 at shop.janeiredale.com) is the ideal travel companion as it offers an easy and clean method to apply loose powder with exceptional coverage on-the-go. Better yet, the self-contained dispenser and brush is made with a locking mechanism that prevents spilling and eliminates every girl’s ‘powder-lined-purse’ fear.

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Screen Shot 2014-05-31 at 5.45.40 PMVince Camuto Homme

Strikingly masculine and clean, Vince Camuto Homme evokes the seduction and adventure of the Mediterranean and is inspired by its brilliant blue skies, intoxicating sea, and rugged coastline. Top notes of pressed citron and iced gin provide a backdrop for heart of French Lavender and Blue Cypress top notes, and finished with cool spruce, warm musk, and Atlas cedar dry notes.

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Screen Shot 2014-05-31 at 5.45.46 PMTommy Bahama Compass

Inspired by man’s love of adventure, Tommy Bahama Compass possesses top notes of ivory coast lemon, grapefruit, violet leaves followed by mid-notes of pimento, lavender and clary sage and finished with cedarwood, amber gris, tonka beans and cistus.

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OROGOLD’s 24K Bio-Brightening Complex Peel is a weekly treatment to erase any sins of summer’s past. Designed to purify and cleanse the skin while smoothing its texture, the formula gently polishes to reveal the next layer of younger looking skin. ($138, OrogoldCosmetics.com)

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Amarte’s Aqua Mist® Toner is an instant complexion boost, this hydrating spray features a brightening formula that uses botanical ActivExtracts® including arbutin to clarify and soften, all while toning and hydrating even the most sensitive skin. To use, spray on after cleansing and anytime throughout the day to refresh and brighten.

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G.M. Collin’s Phytowhite Dark Spot Serum is targeted to uniformize skin tone irregularities and correct pigment distribution in the epidermis to keep the skin looking young and spotless. The local treatment is 100% tolerated by all skin types and helps correct and prevent pigmentation irregularities leaving the skin’s complexion even and smooth. Natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents protect the skin against UV damage, boosts skin luminosity, and lightens skin pigmentation. Use morning and/or evening on dark spots. ($68, GMCollin.com for spa locations nationwide and Skin1.com)

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G.M. Collin’s Phyto White Cream is ideal as a daily moisturizer to hydrate, nourish, prevent, reduce the appearance of dark spots and illuminate the skin for a complete anti-aging effect. Formulated with natural antioxidants, peptides, botanical extracts and amino acids, this cream works as an anti-inflammatory while protecting the skin against UV damage. ($66, GMCollin.com for spa locations nationwide and Skin1.com)

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Weleda

Weleda, 100% natural skincare since 1921, has a wonderful assortment of natural men’s grooming essentials, which are ideal for Dads (and recent grads) looking for an eco-friendly twist to their daily grooming routines.  I’m more than happy to send over additional information, high-res imagery and/or samples for consideration.

Screen Shot 2014-05-31 at 4.01.26 PMWeleda Shaving Cream: This soft-shave cream forms a luxurious lather, ensuring a close and comfortable shave. It has been carefully formulated with choice ingredients of Goat’s Milk, Almond Oil and a soothing extract of wild-crafted Pansy to tone the skin and help reduce after-shave irritation. $14.50 (http://usa.weleda.com/our-products/shop/shaving-cream.aspx or Whole Foods stores)

Screen Shot 2014-05-31 at 4.01.31 PMWeleda Smooth Shave Toner: This light formula is the ideal solution for oilier complexions and is the perfect complement to a dry or wet shave. Use this refreshing treatment solution prior to shaving to ensure a clean, smooth shave, or apply it as a post-shave toner to tighten newly shorn skin. This refreshing tonic, comprised of Witch Hazel and Myrrh, calms shaving wounds and soothes the skin. $23 (http://usa.weleda.com/our-products/shop/smooth-shave-toner–formerly-shaving-lotion-.aspx or Whole Foods stores)

Screen Shot 2014-05-31 at 4.02.33 PMWeleda After Shave Balm: This tonic provides soothing and moisturizing care to the skin after dry or wet shaving. Special ingredients, such as extracts of organic Chamomile and Myrrh, reduce any signs of skin irritation, while biodynamic Aloe Vera Gel and organic Jojoba Oil moisturize the skin. $23 (http://usa.weleda.com/our-products/shop/after-shave-balm.aspx or Whole Foods Stores)

Screen Shot 2014-05-31 at 4.01.26 PMWeleda Moisture Cream for Men: Dad’s dry toughened skin ins hydrated and refined, both day and night, with this powerful cream. This lightweight cream improves skin’s elasticity with organic jojoba seed oil, while marshmallow root extract soothes skin and calms irritation. $21 (http://usa.weleda.com/our-products/shop/3934.aspx or Whole Foods Stores)
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SoftsoapSoftsoap has a new scent, Coconut Island Quench, which is a perfect way to feel like you are relaxing in the summer season. The moisturizing formula, enriched with coconut oil, leaves skin feeling soft and supple; while the warm coconut fragrance transports you to sunny days on the beach.

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New Amarte Ultra Veil® ($45, AmarteSkinCare.com): This incredibly light facial sunscreen fluid delivers Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 50+ protection, creating a physical photo-protective veil to shield skin exposed to sunlight. Ginkgo biloba nut extract and five other botanical plant extracts protect and condition skin while offering antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that promote collagen and elastin balance. Caviar extract delivers a surge of unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and amino acids and finely processed pure mica imparts an elegant, glowing finish to treated skin.

New Amarte Natural Finish BB Cream ($55, AmarteSkinCare.com): This finely pigmented moisturizing face tint brightens, softly conceals and protects with Broad Spectrum SPF 36 UVA/UVB protection, providing uniform coverage without caking or flaking for a long lasting, natural glow. Formulated with refined particles of titanium dioxide, rare argan oil, elemental sulfur and caviar extracts, the BB cream brightens, hydrates, heals and exfoliates the skin.

New jane iredale Golden Shimmer Face and Body Lotion ($32, shop.janeiredale.com): A lightweight moisturizer that creates a subtle veil of shimmer designed to warm and smooth the complexion. It can be worn alone or paired with her favorite makeup. The natural formula rejuvenates and hydrates with botanical extracts, so it is gentle enough to be used on the face or body. It leaves skin soft and hydrated and imparts an irresistible golden glow. 

New jane iredale ECOCERT Hydration Sprays ($27, shop.janeiredale.com): Each of these three refreshing, uplifting sprays are 100 percent natural and have earned ECOCERT’s Natural and Organic Cosmetics certification. They conceal pores and fine lines and quickly set mineral makeup for a smooth finish and long lasting hold.  They may also be used as moisturizers under and over makeup, or to wet makeup brushes and create precise lines. Each formula offers its own unique ingredients, features and benefits to ensure a spritz for every skin type.

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AmarteAmarte Daily ExfoliPowder ($35, AmarteSkinCare.com)

This plant seed-based polishing cleanser removes dry, dull skin to reveal a smooth, radiant complexion. The advanced Korean formula uses a unique combination of botanicals and gentle natural exfoliants, making it suitable for all skin types and gentle enough to use every day. Recommended by board certified dermatologist Craig Kraffert, President of Amarte.

Amarte Wonder Cream ($97, AmarteSkinCare.com)

A refined treatment to restore and and nourish precious skin. Nutrient-rich and therapeutic, the advanced Korean formula uses a proprietary complex of retinol and ActivElements® to gently diminish freckles and sunspots, reduce lines and wrinkles and lovingly exfoliate for a supple, translucent complexion. Recommended by board certified dermatologist Craig Kraffert, President of Amarte.

Amarte Aqua Cream (Launching May 2014, $93, AmarteSkinCare.com)
This brightening antioxidant facial moisturizer is rich in arbutin and 1% retinol that ramps up smoothness and softness while delivering a bright glow.

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 janeandrepechagejane iredale POMMISST Hydration Spray ($27) – A facial spritz with the added benefit of pomegranate extract, a powerful antioxidant. Hydrates, conditions and protects all skin types. Sets minerals. 100% natural; ECOCERT Natural and Organic Certification. 

  jane iredale D2O Hydration Spray ($27) – A facial spritz that helps to hydrate and plump the skin cells. Contains key ingredients to calm and protect the skin. Features an Ylang Ylang fragrance. Sets minerals. 100% natural; ECOCERT Natural and Organic Certification. 

Repêchage Algo Mist Hydrating Seaweed Facial Spray ($33.50) – Rich in 12 vitamins and minerals,18 amino acids, 42 trace elements, and antioxidants, our Laminara Digitata Seaweed helps to lock in moisture and promote skin hydration, while helping to restore a youthful glow. Newly added Aloe Vera and Orange water provide better benefits for your skin, along with a fresh, new scent! Aloe Vera provides instant soothing, cooling, and moisturizing effects. Orange water brightens the appearance of the skin, promoting even tone and clarity. Extract from Gingko Biloba nourishes and rejuvenates.

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karunaKaruna, a professional DIY skincare line known for producing no-rinse, serum-infused sheet masks targeting specific skin concerns for all skin types, presents the limited-time Karuna Mother’s Day Gift SetThe gift set, which is a $78 value but is selling for $48, includes a box of four individual Karuna Luxe Skin Restoring Masks, and the Karuna Skin Hydrating + Gel Face Wash with an eco-conscious wallet and fashionable travel clutch.

•Karuna Skin Hydrating+ Gel Face Wash (100 ml/3.38 fl.oz) is a limited-edition serum-infused cleanser containing the exclusive Karuna Beauty Boost to prep, cleanse and hydrate skin.

•Karuna Luxe Skin Restoring Mask is a serum-infused sheet mask that helps combat dehydration, fine lines, and dryness or flakiness. 

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AmalaDesigned to nourish and revitalize skin, Amala’s Rejuvenate Collection for maturing skin is a clinically proven treatment system that helps firm, smooth and renew elasticity with organic Cocoa Bean, known for its unique ability to stimulate cell renewal, promote microcirculation and help repair skin’s moisture. Product highlights from the Rejuvenate Collection include:

•Rejuvenate Treatment Oil ($186) – a powerful, concentrated blend of skin nourishing seed oils rich in age-fighting antioxidants, Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids. Improves elasticity, firmness and uneven tone for dramatically younger looking skin.

•Rejuvenating Serum ($182) – a firming gel serum infused with high potency antioxidants and collagen-boosting botanicals. Clinically proven to increase skin hydration and improve firmness as well as the depth of lines and wrinkles. Repairs free radical damage, evens tone and helps stimulate collagen synthesis for fresh, firmer skin with youthful clarity.

•Rejuvenate Advanced Firming Complex ($248) – dramatically restores skin’s youthful firmness and elasticity, minimizes the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and improves texture and tone.

•Rejuvenate Targeted Wrinkle Treatment ($116) – targets the appearance of lines and wrinkles with a powerful blend of antioxidant-rich Amazon plant actives, including peptide-rich Cocoa Bean, Vitamin C-infused Acerola and antioxidant Acai. Natural Hyaluronic Acid and Summer Snowflake Flower help visibly plump and smooth for a renewed, retexturized complexion.

The entire Amala collection can be viewed at www.amalabeauty.com.

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Ocean Elements Sheer Daily Moisture SPF 30. The combination moisturizer-sunscreen harnesses the power of five naturally occurring marine ingredients which have exceptional protective, hydrating, and restorative qualities. These are combined with natural emollients and non-chemical sun protection to protect, moisturize, and repair your skin.The combination moisturizer-sunscreen is unlike any other product on the market, as its ocean-inspired formula is sheer enough to be worn alone or under makeup. Ocean Elements Sheer Daily Moisture SPF 30 would be a great gift for moms of any age, as it is never too late or too early to protect yourself and your children from the sun’s damaging rays. The product is great for active dads who enjoy spending on the golf course or outdoors with their children.

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Callous Clear PedEggFor that special mom in your life on a budget, pamper her with the do it at home manicure/pedicure products package. Start her out with Fab Foils  (www.fabfoils.com), the home manicure system which produces salon quality designer nails. Add the PedEgg (www.pedegg.com),  so she can gently smooth calloused dry skin and Callous Clear (www.callousclear.com), to remove callous. If her feet need some pampering, add HeelTastic, the easy-to-use roll on cracked heal renewal that helps soothe, relieve and soften.

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Certain DriCertain Dri® Clinical Strength Anti-Perspirant is the #1 doctor recommended product for the treatment of excessive sweating.  While other products claim to be “clinical strength,” the new drip-free formula in Certain Dri Clinical Strength Anti-Perspirant Roll-On contains the strongest available over-the-counter ingredient, 12% aluminum chloride, to control of excessive underarm sweating while continuing to offer their signature 72 hours of unmatched sweat protection.

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LSCProduct-Group1Lifeline® Skin Care is stem cell skin care — the only skin care products in the world based on non-embryonic Human Stem Cell Extracts. These highly-potent stem cells — the same stem cells active early in life — will stimulate your skin’s own abilities to repair itself — and create smooth, beautiful skin. Lifeline stem cell skin care uniquely helps your skin build millions of new, young, healthy skin cells. You restore volume and fullness, you fill in lines around the eyes and mouth, and help reverse the damage caused by the sun’s UV rays. It’s literally “out with the old skin cells, in with the new, young, healthy skin cells.”  Learn more at www.lifelineskincare.com.

Lifeline Prices:  

  • Eye Firming Complex with HSC-X $97
  • Recovery Night Moisture Serum $190
  • Defensive Day Moisture Serum SPF 15$160
  • You can also get the day/night product as a duo for $340

Karma Gifts
Mom will love the boho-chic, affordable products available at Karma Gifts. Get a matching towel, flip flops, tote, coffee mug, scarf, wrap bracelets and so much more! Feel great about your purchase too, Karma Gifts donates a portion of each sale to those in need. www.karmagifts.com 

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Vintage TRADITION
Whole body care for mom for her face, lips, hands, feet and body. For all skin conditions including: dry, chapped, calloused, cracked, sun-damaged skin, rashes, burning and itching. Simply rub into the problem area well.. a little goes a long way, so a jar lasts an incredibly long time. It does not result in a greasy look or feel because it is readily absorbed as nourishment. Ingredients include: tallow (from 100% grass-fed organic cows), olive oil (extra virgin, organic) and essential oils. Available in eight scents and two sizes… two ounces and nine ounces. Great for eczema, sensitive skin and so much more!www.vintagetradition.com $20 for 2 ounces.   

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Prosperity Candles

Prosperity Candles aren’t only gorgeous, but they are designed to “do good in the world.” Each candle is handmade and ethically poured. Your candle will come with a story about the woman who poured it. From pillars made by Iraqi widows, to repurposed glass votives from Haiti… to unique rice bowl candles poured by refugees living in the US–each candle is handmade by a woman rebuilding her life.  www.prosperitycandle.com

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nurtilux vitmain bubbles in DRIVE

We all know dads are notoriously hard to buy presents for. You can’t buy them jewelry or flowers, and guys always seem to want something practical; something that they can use. The innovative men’s vitamins from nutrilux vitamin bubbles hit the nail on the head. DRIVE is a men’s supplement designed to fuel workouts and replenish energy….perfect for any dad who’s into health and fitness! Easily absorbed by the body at 80-90% compared to solid vitamins’ 10-20% absorption rate, and are absorbed immediately upon bursting versus traditional pills that take hours. DRIVE can save you money and pill-swallowing, all while getting better and faster results.

$4 for single tube, $44 for 10-pack, available at nutrilux.com