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Sit back, relax and smell the...lavender from Yon-Ka Paris’s new Aroma-Luxe Detox collection! A phyto-aromatic journey to the shores of the French Riviera, the line is inspired by the lavender of Provence.
The full-body detox treatment re-defines the ‘at-home’ spa experience, with four unique products. The Phyto Bain Shower & Bath oil, full of essential oils re-balances and tones the skin, while the Lait Hydratant, Repairing Body Milk leaves skin hydrated, replenished and energized with ginseng extract!
The Gommage Doux, Hydrating Exfoliating Cream Scrub, combines bamboo, apricot and mango to renew skin and the Huile Detox, Dry Oil, nourishes and replenishes skin, through the detoxifying powers of chaos resin from Greek pistacia lentiscous trees.
Inhale and exhale a feeling of luxurious, Lavender calm with Yon-Ka Paris!
The Aroma-Luxe Detox collection launches this June and will be available via www.shop.yonkausa.com.
Mother's Day is around the corner. Treat your mom to something to help make her look and feel beautiful! Beauty products are always something that Mom will appreciate, especially if the products are unique, just like she is. Rahua Beauty has the perfect gifts for her.
Rahua (pronounced “Ra-wa”) is Rainforest Grown Beauty, founded with a passion to preserve the Amazon Rainforest. Using the power of Mother Nature, Rahua has grown to become the luxury standard for clean, sustainable beauty. What more could Mom want when it comes to beauty products?
Rahua® products are vegan, organic, sulfate-free, paraben-free, gluten-free, cruelty-free and support indigenous economies. Amazon Beauty® is dedicated to the preservation of the Amazon rainforest and the indigenous people that live there. In the process of bringing the Amazon’s greatest products to you, Amazon Beauty® Inc. has committed itself to building sustainable communities and creating learning centers within the Amazon rainforest.
Here's a video clip that explains a bit about Rahua Rainforest Grown Beauty:
Rahua Classic Shampoo, Conditioner and Shower Gel are the perfect gift for mom from Mother Earth! I received samples of these products to review.
Rahua Classic Shampoo~ This luxurious shampoo leaves locks luminous and soft by imparting omega-9 packed rahua oil and other all-natural, plant-derived nutrients. I love the rich lather, and the uplifting fragrance. After washing and rinsing, my hair is left perfectly clean and has incredible volume.
Rahua Classic Conditioner~ This rich and ultra-hydrating conditioner delivers lustrous, healthy locks and detangles with powerful omega-9 rich rahua oil and exotic extracts that maintain strong hair and manageability. My color-treated hair tends to be extremely dry. After just one use of this amazing conditioner, it felt as if my hair had been transformed. It was shiny, smooth, silky and perfectly hydrated.
Rahua Body Shower Gel~ This energizing plant-powered shower gel gently cleanses and nourishes skin. It awakens the senses with the invigorating scent of palo santo “holy wood”, lavender, eucalyptus and vanilla. I love this richly lathering formula. It is perfect for shaving my legs in the shower, and makes my skin so very soft!
To learn more about Rahua Rainforest Grown Beauty, or to place an order, go to: https://rahua.com/us/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
NEW LINE FROM THE GRANDPA SOAP COMPANY PROMISES UNIQUELY NATURAL HAIRCARE
Originators of Pine Tar soaps start a new haircare tradition, with cruelty-free, naturally-formulated shampoos and conditioners
I am always on the lookout for natural hair care products, and so I was happy to get the chance to review The Grandpa Soap Company products. (I honestly thought that the products might geared more toward men or perhaps the elderly because of the name, but boy, was I wrong!)
The Grandpa Soap Company, one of the oldest continuously operating soap-makers in America, is introducing a new line of naturally-made hair care products. Formulated from proven, functional ingredients, Grandpa’s shampoos and conditioners round out a product line that is able to solve any skin and hair problem, the natural way.
The new haircare collection includes Pine Tar scalp-therapy shampoo and conditioner, which teams pine tar with the natural properties of tea tree oil to combat dry, itchy scalp.
Three additional shampoo and conditioner duos are being introduced to provide specific benefits: smoothing and nourishing Buttermilk for dry and damaged color-treated hair, purifying and rejuvenating Rosemary and Rose Clay to restore healthy hair shine, and clarifying and calming organic Witch Hazel to remove environmental build-up and oil residue.
All of The Grandpa Soap Company’s products are free of the harsh chemicals commonly found in bath products, including sulfates, parabens, phthalates, silicones, petroleum, and artificial fragrances and colors. They are gentle enough for daily use and safe for color-treated hair.
The company’s commitments to cruelty-free and environmentally sustainable practices are backed by third-party certifications, including Leaping Bunny and the National Celiac Association, for certified Gluten-Free. The packaging for Grandpa’s haircare products, including the 8-ounce tube and cap, are fully-recyclable and all components are made in the same facility, to reduce the company’s carbon footprint.
“As a mom, I understand how difficult it can be to keep a home free of unnecessarily toxic cleansers.” says Katherine Jarnigo, co-CEO of The Grandpa Soap Company. “We are excited to reveal our new line of shampoos and conditioners to families who are seeking responsibly-made and naturally-formulated personal care products.”
My thoughts: I was sent a generous assortment of samples from The Grandpa's Soap Company. I received several smaller sizes and several full-sized products. I am in Grandpa Soap Company heaven!
I have been using and loving all of the products in the month since I received them, but my very favorite hair care shampoo and conditioner is as follows:
Buttermilk Shampoo and Conditioner
My hair is highlighted and tends to be extremely dry. It takes a special nourishing and moisturizing shampoo and conditioner to keep my parched hair hydrated. The first thing I noticed when I used the Buttermilk shampoo, was that it smelled so amazing! And then the lather is so luxuriously rich. It felt exhilarating to wash my hair. As I was rinsing, I could actually hear my hair 'squeaking' which to me means that this shampoo was doing its job in cleansing my hair. It was leaving zero residue behind!
After rinsing out the shampoo, I actually lightly towel dried my hair before I applied the Buttermilk conditioner so that it would have a better chance of penetrating my damaged hair shaft. The first thing I noticed about this conditioner (besides the delicious fragrance) was how thick, rich and creamy it is. I worked it throughout my hair, and placed a shower cap on my head to keep on while I shaved my legs. This process allows the conditioner time to get the chance to repair the damage in my hair and to fully hydrate it. After rinsing it, and allowing my hair to air dry, I just cannot stop running my fingers through my hair because it is truly soft as silk.
Witch Hazel Shampoo and Conditioner
A calming and clarifying blend of Witch Hazel, Lavender Flower & Coconut Oil gently removes environmental buildup and oil residue from scalp to leave hair shiny and smooth.
I use a lot of different products in my hair, which causes a layer of build-up over time. It is very important to remove that build-up every other shampoo with a clarifying shampoo like Grandpa's Soap Company's Witch Hazel formula. I use this shampoo and conditioner duo every other time I wash my hair. It gently breaks down all of the dulling layers of old product from each strand of my hair, deeply cleaning it without disturbing my hair's natural oils. I feel such an incredible difference after using these products.
The lather is luxuriously foamy, and the conditioner leaves my hair so soft. The Witch Hazel shampoo and conditioner are two of my very favorite beauty essentials.
When my hair looks healthy, I feel great!
Grandpa’s haircare products have suggested retail prices between $8.49 and $9.99, and are available nationally in supermarkets and independent, natural grocery chains.
Don't Miss Kneipp’s Black Friday into Cyber Monday beauty sales!
- Everything in store and online is under $15, excluding gift sets
- To purchase a Family Loyalty Card, you get an additional 5% off
- Free Shipping all weekend long!
Go get your shopping on so you don’t miss these amazing deals!
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Boost Your Look this Fall
Fall is officially here, and with that, so is a re-stock on your beauty must-haves to help keep your hair and skin healthy and radiant this season.
John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Deeper Shampoo ($9.99, Food, Drug and Mass Retailers Nationwide)
Deepen and enrich your brunette color right from home. Formulated with cocoa and evening primrose oil, this shampoo infuses rich, dark tones so you can deepen the spectrum of your brunette color. Walk right out of the shower with an immediate, visible flattering shade of brunette that’s anything but dull.
Kneipp Argan & Marula Body Oil – “Beauty Secret” ($22, Kneipp.com)
Containing four essential natural oils, this body oil helps regenerate and strengthen the skin’s barrier . Kneipp Beauty Secret Body Oil is a hidden gem that will leave your skin soft, nourished and smooth – thanks to the argan, marula, castor and olive oils in its formula.
Le Couvent des Minimes Eau Aimable Body Butter ($20.84, Amazon.com)
Combined with a rich formula and nourishing shea butter, this body butter helps protect and moisturize the skin, leaving it soft, supple and lightly scented. Touches of Bergamot and Mandarin gives a scent of serenity, while Nasturtium reveals the skin’s natural radiance.
As fall temperatures are starting to set in, face care is more important than ever to prevent dryness. With products from Kneipp, you can prepare, activate and cleanse your skin with their wide, moisturizing selection.
Kneipp Almond Blossom Lightweight Face Mask – “Soft Skin” ($4, Kneipp.com)
Invigorate, freshen and vitalize the skin with this face mask. Well tolerated by sensitive skin, the cell-protecting vitamin E and the nourishing almond oil makes the skin noticeably smoother. With the variety of plant-based ingredients, the moisture level of your skin will increase over 24 hours.
Kneipp Lady’s Mantle 24H Face Cream – “Reactivation” ($30, Kneipp.com)
With its combination of natural ingredients and lady’s mantle extract, this cream is suitable as a day and night cream. It protects the skin from photoaging and free radicals, while the smoothing intensive care pampers the skin with long-lasting moisture and a gentle fragrance
Kneipp Almond Blossom Cleansing Milk – “Soft Skin” ($15, Kneipp.com)
Gently cleanse and remove any make-up without drying out your skin. This cleansing milk contains high-quality, nourishing almond oil and vitamin E, giving the skin a soft, silky appearance.
*From now until October 1st, ALL face care products are 25% off on Kneipp.com.
August 15th is National Relaxation Day! Did you know that? I didn't either, but I am happy to celebrate it! Who doesn't love to relax?
Indulge in a moment of pure tranquility and keep the relaxation going with Le Couvent des Minimes Eau Sereine Relaxing Pillow Mist.
The scent blends essential oils with florals for a fragrance that evokes a sense of calmness. Spray the fragrance onto your sheets or into the air in your bedroom, and allow the soothing scent to provide an instant feeling of well-being and allow you drift away to peaceful relaxation.
Available for $18 at ULTA Beauty
AUGUST 15TH- CELEBRATE NATIONAL RELAXATION DAY WITH KNEIPP
National Relaxation Day is coming up on August 15th, and Kneipp is here to help you slow down, unwind and relax.
From relaxing to muscle comfort, Kneipp’s Massage Oils contain essential oils and give off enchanting fragrances, the perfect addition to your stress relieving massage. The key ingredients in each oil offers something special to help you relax.
Kneipp Arnica Massage Oil – “Joint & Muscle”
Consisting of arnica and ginger extracts, shea butter, sunflower oil and almond oil, this massage oil nourishes, relaxes and moisturizes the body. In addition, it is one of the best post-workout remedies as it helps relieve pain and inflammation from joints and muscles, while also relaxing the body.
Kneipp Lavender Massage Oil – “Relaxing”
With natural lavender essential oil, this intensely pampering massage oil unfolds its balancing, aromatherapeutic effect on the body and mind while massaging.
The lavender is also known to help calm and relax the body and mind, improve mental well-being, promote better sleep and ease pain and tension.
Complete with jojoba oil and almond oil to nourish and hydrate the skin, the oil spreads easily and absorbs slowly to allow the maximum benefits of a relaxing massage.
Kneipp Almond Blossom Massage Oil – “Soft Skin”
Best suited for those with sensitive skin, the almond oil has a high level of essential fatty acids, providing intense nourishment to the skin and supporting the natural regulation of skin moisture. The special fragrance enchants your senses and ensures pure relaxation.
Price and availability : $23 and available on Kneipp.com or Kneipp locations in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.
**In honor of preparing for International Relaxation Day, there will be a promotion where ALL Kneipp Oils will be 50% between August 11th and August 13th.
FIND THE RIGHT CLEANSING FORMULA FOR HOT SUMMER DAYS!
There’s no better feeling than washing up and feeling clean after a day in the sun and heat.
With Kneipp bath products, you can find the best formulas that will cleanse the body, while also helping you feel relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated.
Kneipp Lemon, Mint & Avocado Shower Foam – “Happy Moments” ($16)
Give yourself a refreshing moment of happiness! The lively fragrance of lemon mint and it’s special texture made with natural, nourishing avocado oil, provide an extraordinary shower experience to gently cleanse and moisturize the skin.
Kneipp Almond Milk & Almond Oil Sugar Body Scrub – “Soft Skin Indulgence” ($22)
Treat yourself and your skin to the soft care of this body scrub, which contains true ingredients of almond blossom. Not only does it smell heavenly, but it will help remove the dead skin, leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth.
Kneipp Lavender Body Wash – “Relaxing” ($14)
This lavender body wash, containing natural lavender oil, has a gentle, balancing effect after mental or physical exertion. The plant-derived, soap-free and pH-balanced formula cleanses gently, leaving skin soft and supple.
Available on Kneipp.com or Kneipp locations in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C
CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL BATH DAY ON JUNE 14TH WITH KNEIPP
Take a break and relax in the tub with the Kneipp’s luxurious bath essentials
There's nothing more relaxing as a hot, luxurious bath, ahhhhh!
Kneipp Herbal Bath Oil ($20 each, Kneipp.com)
When mixed with the steam of the bath, Kneipp bath oils bestow a natural therapeutic effect on the body’s systems. From soothing tired muscles to relieving colds and de-stressing, Kneipp’s bath oil collection has something for everyone.
Kneipp Aromatherapy Bubble Bath ($15 each, Kneipp.com)
From enchanting scents to the blends of nature’s best plants, Kneipp’s bubble baths will allow your mind and body to rest, relax and rejuvenate. They offer long-lasting bubbles for a holistic bathing experience through the interaction of color and aromatherapy.
Kneipp Mineral Bath Salts ($20 each, Kneipp.com)
Kneipp bath salts are untouched by environmental influences and free of chemical additives. The salts are blended with nature’s most fragrant, beneficial plants to create a signature formula compared to none. In 15 minutes, your bath becomes your personal retreat.
Mother's Day is fast approaching! It is not too late to get Mom something she will love! If your mom is anything like mine, then she will adore being pampered with luxurious beauty products. Lavido skin care has the perfect gift set for Mom.
Lavido, based in the Galilee Valley, sources only the highest quality natural and organic herb, fruit, vegetable and nut oils, as well as, utilize top-notch traditional and cutting-edge production technologies. Lavido is also vegan-friendly, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and includes no mineral oil, SLS, parabens, synthetic fragrance, dyes or alcohol.
The Head-to-Toe Gift Set includes:
- Gentle Exfoliating Cream
- Facial Toner
- Invigorating Facial Serum
- Alert Eye Cream
- Thera-Intensive Body Cream
- Lavender Aromatic Body Lotion
- Mandarin Nurturing Hand Cream
I was given the chance to review a couple of Lavido's best selling products. I was sent their Purifying Facial Cleanser, and their Hydrating Cream. (Shown below.)
Pomegranate Peel, Orange Blossom, and Carrot Purifying Face Cleanser: Cleanse…Refresh…Restore your skin. Opens and thoroughly cleanses the pores, while antioxidant-rich Vitamin A, derived from organic Carrot Oil, protects and nourishes the skin, leaving it soft and supple.
I love this perfect facial cleanser! I use it to wash my face in the morning, and to remove my makeup at night. It leaves my skin perfectly cleansed and nourished. I love how it even removes my eye makeup without burning my eyes.
Evening Primrose, Sea Buckthorn, & Pumpkin Seed Age Away Hydrating Cream: Revitalize…Hydrate…Repair your skin. Formulated with Attar of Rose and organic, cold-pressed Evening Primrose Seed Oil, this deeply nourishing facial cream reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while balancing the skin's moisture levels. May be used on younger skin as night cream.
I use this deeply hydrating cream every night after cleansing. It has made my skin look and feel youthful and supple. It absorbs perfectly into my skin without being greasy.My lines and wrinkles have seemed to vanish. I love it!
For more information or to place an order go to: https://www.lavido.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.