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Review, B/A Photos: 5 Beauty Ways To Use NEW! Vita Coco Coconut Oil – DIY Scrub, Shaving Cream, MakeUp Remover, Oil Pulling, Lip Balm

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There’s this one scene in My Big Fat Greek Wedding that pretty much sums up my feelings on coconut oil. In case you haven’t seen it, Gus Portokalos, one of the film’s main characters uses Windex for everything from psoriasis to poison ivy. That folks, in a nutshell, is how I feel about coconut oil. Just ask anyone I know, and they’ll tell you how much I swear by this stuff. Especially since I use it (we’re talking 4 huge jarfuls!) in a multitude of ways most people simply wouldn’t understand. And although I’ve tried my fair share of coconut oils, I’m really loving the NEW! Vita Coco Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and its organic and non-greasy formula that has me totally addicted!

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Some may think that using oil is bad for your skin. But, in the wintertime, using essential oils can help balance your skin and restore lost moisture. With that said, if you have been avoiding oils, hopefully, I’ll change your mind. Dying to know exactly how I use this pure and natural bad-boy? Check out these 5 sensational ways I’m incorporating coconut oil into my beauty routine.

DIY Scrub

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As the temperature drop, the harsh and cold air can leave your vulnerable skin chapped and extra dry. That’s why it’s important to add exfoliation to your beauty routine. To shed away dead skin cells and keep your skin glowing, making a DIY scrub is always a handy skin remedy. To make a natural and non-toxic scrub, I love using Raw Turbinado Sugar and coconut oil for that skin-renewing scrub promoting cellular turnover without clogging pores. Simply mix 2 tablespoons of coconut oil with 1 tablespoon raw sugar, and use 2-3 times a week for supple, radiant skin.

Shaving Cream

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Coconut oil also makes for a great shaving cream or hair conditioner, as it contains good fats that condition skin and hair time and time again. To make your own leave-in conditioner, treat your fried ends to a mixture of water and coconut oil for smooth and hydrated locks, or, use as a deep conditioning treatment once a week.

Double-Cleanse Makeup Remover

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One of my all-time favorite ways to use coconut oil though is as a makeup remover, thanks to its thick, buttery consistency. A must for those seeking organic beauty alternatives, this pure product doesn’t expose skin to harmful chemicals or ingredients. For best results, simply take a quarter-size amount of oil, rub into hands and apply onto a damp face. Follow with your favorite cleanser and warm water, and watch stubborn mascara, liner and shadow fade away.

Oil Pulling

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Another popular way to use this super ingredient is for oil pulling, which has you swirling a tablespoon or two of oil in your mouth to ward away everything from gingivitis to bad breath. Although I’m still new to this trend, it doesn’t hurt hurt to give your pearly whites a little added defense, especially since this ancient practice is known for its dental benefits.

Body Moisturizer/Lip Balm

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But if you’re looking for a fast and easy way to use it, just grab a scoop and use as either a body moisturizer or lip balm; its deeply hydrating formula banishes away flaky dry skin. Plus, I just love the shiny sheen it gives your hands after application. Don’t you?

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How do you beauties use coconut oil in your daily routine?

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Review, B/A Photos, Ingredients: NEW! Benzac Acne Solutions Sincare Line Uses East Indian Sandalwood Oil To Soothe, Reduce Redness, Antibacterial Properties

Review, B/A Photos, Ingredients: NEW! Benzac Acne Solutions Skincare Line Uses East Indian Sandalwood Oil To Soothe, Reduce Redness, Antibacterial Properties

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Benzac Acne Line Review, B/A Photos, Ingredients: NEW! Benzac Acne Solutions Sincare Line Uses East Indian Sandalwood Oil To Soothe, Reduce Redness, Antibacterial Properties

A new acne skincare line is coming, beauties! Galderma, the maker of Cetaphil and the #1 prescription topical acne brand, helped develop Benzac as an over-the-counter regimen with proven, acne fighting ingredients, launching at the end of the year (12/29/14).

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Benzac will be the only acne treatment that contains pure, pharmaceutical-grade East Indian sandaldwood oil, which is clinically proven to improve acne within 2 weeks and minimize irritation. Benzac is dermatologist tested, non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores) and free from artificial fragrances and dyes.

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Containing antioxidants and moisturizing fatty acids, the key ingredient, East Indian sandalwood oil, has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and soothes the skin. It’s been used for thousands of years in Eastern medicine, but is relatively unknown in the beauty space. The 3-step skincare regimen includes:

Benzac Skin Balancing Foaming Cleanser is proven to gently exfoliate the skin, remove excess oil and soothe breakouts without over-drying the skin.

Benzac Intensive Spot Treatment rapidly neutralizes painful pimples and calms inflamed, blemished skin.

Benzac Blemish Clearing Hydrator controls excess oil and hydrates the skin while preventing blocked pores.

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East Indian sandalwood oil has been used for thousands of years in traditional Indian and Chinese medicine for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Recently, researchers have gained a deeper understanding of the oil’s effectiveness in a number of dermatologic conditions. In addition to medicinal use, East Indian sandalwood oil has deep cultural significance in Asia. Every day, over 500 million sandalwood incense sticks are burned during religious ceremonies in India, where the wood is considered sacred and highly valued for its fragrance.

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Poaching and over-harvesting have decimated the number of East Indian sandalwood trees growing in India’s wild. However, the tree is making a comeback through sustainable cultivation in the world’s largest East Indian sandalwood plantation, located in Northern Australia. The East Indian sandalwood in the Benzac regimen is exclusively sourced from this plantation, where the trees are continuously replanted to preserve and increase the population.

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Have you beauties ever used sandalwood before to help with your acne?

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Beauty News Review: How To Keep Clothes As Soft As Your Skin, Downy Debuts Rip Your Clothes On Campaign

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Downy Clothes on 2014 Beauty News Review: How To Keep Clothes As Soft As Your Skin, Downy Debuts Rip Your Clothes On Campaign

Have you seen the latest Downy commercial? Thankfully it’s so cold outside, because this commercial is steamy! Downy proves that ripping your cloths ON is sexier, allowing you and you loved one to snuggle up and enjoy the cushion-y softness of your winter clothes.

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Downy debuted their new commercial, appropriately titled Rip Your Clothes On, during the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last week. Watch it below if you haven’t seen it yet:

According to a recent Downy/Harris poll, nearly HALF of men said it would be sexier if their significant other dressed in clothing that was less revealing to leave something to the imagination. Over a third of men went a step further to say that jeans and a sweater could be just as sexy as lingerie on their significant other.

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While this spot may be sexier than you’d expect from Downy, it is based on a real human insight — soft, touchable fabrics play a role in your connection with others on an emotional and physical level.

Surprising Sexy Statistics

· Nearly half (47%) of men said it would be sexier if their significant other dressed in clothing that was less revealing to leave something to the imagination.

· 43% of men said that jeans and a sweater could be as sexy as lingerie on their significant other.

· A significant majority (88%) of men agreed that women who are comfortable in their clothing are more attractive than those who aren’t as comfortable in their clothing.

Softness Can Mean Closeness

· 83% of respondents agreed that they want to cuddle with their significant other when their clothing feels soft.

· 82% of respondents agreed that when their sheets are soft it makes them want to stay in bed longer with their significant other.

· A majority (70%) of respondents agreed that they find soft fabrics irresistible to touch (62% of men agreed; 78% of women agreed).

This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of Downy from November 20-24, 2014 among 2,066 adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.

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Are you beauties going to keep your clothes ON this holiday season? What do you think of the commercial?

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Spa Review: ESPA LIFESTAGE Facial – One Of Europe’s Best, Most Sought-After Treatments Now Available At NYC Peninsula Hotel Spa!

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PNY Spa Reception Spa Review: ESPA LIFESTAGE Facial - One Of Europe's Best, Most Sought-After Treatments Now Available At NYC Peninsula Hotel Spa!

Not all skincare is created equal. We all know we have to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. But it’s also important to make sure you’re using the right products for your skin type and skin’s age! Have you ever used a moisturizer and broke out from it? It was probably “too strong” for your skin, containing rich essential oils or heavy-duty hydrators, leading to clogged pores.

Susan Harmsworth, creator of the UK-based luxury skincare line and spa company ESPA, joined us for breakfast one November morning to introduce us to her NEW! ESPA LIFESTAGE facial, the finest anti-aging facial from Britain making its New York debut at the Peninsula Hotel Spa — one of the most sought-after treatments in Europe. As we sipped our tea and munched on pastries, Susan talked about her company, the facial and the importance of using skincare items ideal for your skin type and age. She even went on to exploit the folly of her twenty-something colleagues, who thought they could use her LIFESTAGE skincare line, only to be left with breakouts. Tsk! Tsk! Susan warned them.

Treatment Room Spa Review: ESPA LIFESTAGE Facial - One Of Europe's Best, Most Sought-After Treatments Now Available At NYC Peninsula Hotel Spa!

Inside one of the treatment rooms

The ESPA brand uses only the purest ingredients with over 450 spas in 50 countries. The pioneering ESPA LIFESTAGE skincare range and facial massage techniques reveal immediate, lifted benefits, recommended for mature skin (ages 45+). For the first time in my life, I wished that my skin was older, more mature to fully appreciate this amazing treatment. But, Susan assured us that all ages are welcome to enjoy the LIFESTAGE facial. It can be altered by a skilled aesthetician to suit your skin’s needs and age, swapping in and leaving out certain products.

People of all ages can benefit from this facial’s unique massage techniques. During the facial, you will experience a SKINVISION analysis followed by a cleanse and exfoliation treatment.  The face is then steamed with extractions (optional), followed by a soothing massage that lifts the underlying layers of the skin, stimulating nerve endings and relaxing the muscles to help release tension. Concentrating on specific pressure points with deep smoothing and stretching movements, you’re skin will look firmer and plumper, no matter your age!

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Accompanying the facial is the ESPA LIFESTAGE skincare range, which includes 3 products made from a unique blend of 10 pure and concentrated extracts. There’s the NET8 Serum that improves hydration levels in the skin with resveratrol to prolong skin cell vitality; Stage Release Eye Moisturiser, which brightens, hydrates and safe guards the delicate skin around the eyes and Stage Release Moisturiser, a rich moisturizer that promotes the production of high-quality collagen and helps diminish the look of age spots, redness and large pores.

The brand’s Natural Encapsulation Technology delivers the extracts in stages, offering maximum benefits for up to 8-hours. Tiny microspheres containing the extracts licorice root and Himalayan fleece vine form a protective layer on the skin. And once the skincare is massaged in, the protective outer shell bursts, releasing a skin priming activator that guides the microspheres into the skin with additional extracts, like rose damascena, neroli and jasmine to strengthen sagging skin and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Skin is left feeling firmer and more plump, giving you a more youthful appearance.

For more information, visit www.espaskincare.com or newyork.peninsula.com/en/spa-wellness. And make sure to check out the spa’s holiday specials to give that special someone the gift of pampering HERE!

Are you beauties looking for a lifting, skin-altering facial? Will you be checking this one out soon?

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Preview, How It Works, B/A Photos: ACUVUE 1-Day DEFINE Contact Lenses – Enhances Iris For Bigger, Brighter Eyes!

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Left eye: no lens/ Right eye: 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE NATURAL SHIMMER

It’s been said that the eyes are windows to our soul. You’ve probably heard that, right? But did you also know that studies have identified the eyes as the central area of focus when evaluating beauty? No wonder we take extra care to make sure our peepers stand out!

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From eyeshadow to mascara to false eyelashes and more, we snap up all the eye-enhancing goodies we can. But how about enhancing our actual eyeballs? Now, there’s a novel idea! But how do we do it? Introducing the NEW! 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE™ Brand Contact Lenses with LACREON® Technology.

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This new category of eye enhancement lenses accentuates the eye’s natural beauty by:

  • Creating a clearly defined outline around the iris (the limbal ring — also commonly known as “nature’s eyeliner”) — to make the iris pop and whites of the eyes appear brighter.
  • Using iris-inspired designs that have light-effect patterns that add depth and dimension without changing the eye’s natural coloring.

There are three style options to choose from, ranging from least noticeable to more noticeable (all available in plano (non-correction) and vision correction ranges):

1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE™ Brand Contact Lenses NATURAL SPARKLE™
1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE™ Brand Contact Lenses NATURAL SHIMMER™
1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE™ Brand Contact Lenses NATURAL SHINE™

Interested? The 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE™ lenses are currently available from select eye doctors in 15 states. They’ll be available nationwide on March 1, 2015www.acuvue.com/define?

What do you think, beauties? Will you give these eye-catching eye enhancers a shot?

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