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GETTING FIGGY WITH IT

Posted by 01.12.13

Deliciously fresh and in tarts, figs are much more than a fruity Mediterranean treat. They are one of nature’s most powerful sources of antioxidants, containing vitamins A, C, and E. Good for you and scrumptious, did you know that fig oil and fig extract can also be beneficial to your skin? The naturally-occurring antioxidant vitamins in figs help fight free-radical damage, which causes aging and other degenerative diseases. Figs contain other skin-friendly vitamins like niacin, folate, as well as omega 6 fatty acids that keep skin moisturized and hydrated from within. From body butters to buffing cloths, figs can be effective in any body product. Here are a few of our favorites.

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GIVE MOM THE GIFT OF YOUNGER SKIN

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Posted by 05.11.12

This Mother’s Day, treat Mom or Grandma to turn back the clock on her skin with these high performance anti-aging creams formulated to reduce the signs of stress, sun damage and time. From fine line reducers to skin lightening lotions, we have the skinny on what she really wants and needs to feel pampered and appreciated.

START THE DAY RIGHT

Elizabeth Arden Prevage Day Intensive Anti-Aging Moisture Cream ($129) helps nourish the skin and reverse dryness. In the process, it diminishes the appearance of aging signs—including fine lines, wrinkles, and discolorations. A broad spectrum of sunscreens help shield and protect skin from the sun, too. The moisture cream feels ultra soft and

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GO GREEN FOR EARTH DAY

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Posted by 04.21.12

Expand your eco-consciousness this Earth Day with beauty products that highlight natural and organic ingredients. After all, “natural” is one of the fastest growing categories in the beauty arena. While 100% “organic” products won’t always be found at the corner drugstore, many of our favorite brands are manufacturing items without parabens, butylene glycols, petroleum, sulphates, pesticides and artificial dyes nor testing on animals. Check out our selection of natural/organic picks below.

BEST NEW ORGANIC PRODUCT

Marula Oil from The Leakey Collection ($78) is the new product all women need. The prized oil is extracted from the fruit of the East African Marula Nut. It contain

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THE JOYS OF JOJOBA

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Posted by 03.26.12

Jojoba oil or beads seem to be in just about every skincare, body and hair care products these days. The jojoba plant, which is native to the southern USA and northern Mexico, produces seeds that are turned into a prized golden oil. Widely used in beauty products, the oil is cherished for its ability to smooth and soften the skin and hair. Other parts of the plant are used too as moisturizers and exfoliators. Rich in vitamin E, jojoba is a natural antioxidant that greatly helps in the battle against wrinkles. It is even a natural antibacterial agent, which explains its long shelf life – also a boost for beauty products. Here are a few of BITB’s favorite items featuring this versatile pla

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