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Greece is a magical land of many beautiful treasures—the turquoise waters, hundreds of little island jewels, glorious ancient ruins, delish foods from richly layered Moussaka to Kalamata olive creations and honey-soaked Baklava, as well as a bevy of great skincare, haircare, and body products.
We can thank the ancient Greeks for first exploring the definition of beauty. Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle had strong and often opposing views on the philosophy of beauty. Plato believed that relative beauty only exists when you compare objects to each other. If some aspect of an object is beautiful, the whole object is beautiful. Aristotle hypothesized that the senses most prone to recognizing
What’s not to love about green tea? From its potential to fight cancer and heart disease to lowering cholesterol, burning fat, fighting diabetes, preventing strokes, and staving off dementia, it’s difficult not to admire this multi-functioning drink, supplement, and ingredient. Green tea’s antioxidants, called catechins, search for DNA-damaging free radicals that could cause cancer and blood clots. And since green tea has minimal processing—its leaves are withered and steamed instead of fermented—the catechins are more concentrated. Consuming, and using, products with green tea are believed to help prevent acne, promote stronger and healthier hair, and leave your skin glowing. He
November is National Pomegranate Month and with good reason. Called the “miracle fruit,” pomegranates are chock full of health and restorative powers and beauty companies are taking notice. From acne to anti-aging to sun protection, the benefits of pomegranate are far reaching due to its bounty of vitamins B5 and C, potassium, antioxidants, and polyphenols. Pomegranate seed oil—considered as an “elixir of youth”—contains punicic acid, an omega 5 fatty acid, which helps regenerate cell growth. Together these elements enhance skin longevity, promote healthy skin, and slow down the process of aging. With all of these great benefits, it’s no wonder this fruit is so miraculous!