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The oceans cover roughly 70 percent of the Earth and with a such a diverse array of plant and animal life, these waters are a veritable treasure trove of ingredients and extracts that can potentially benefit our skin and bodies as a whole. From an overabundance of UV light on the surface to complete darkness at the oceans’ deepest depths and extreme temperatures (both hot and cold), sea life is excellent at adapting to its environment, and science is paying close attention to the compounds that enhance these organisms’ resilience and resistance to harsh conditions. Seaweed, kelp (which is actually a type of large seaweed), algae and plankton are likely just the tip of the skin- and healt
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With cooler weather upon us, odds are your skin is starting to feel the effects. Prevention goes a long way when it comes to the symptom of winter skin, and you want to up the hydration ante well before you start to see flaking and cracking. Paying a bit of extra attention to your skin’s barrier now can translate to smooth sailing until spring rolls around—and these nourishing balms are so worth the splurge…
Oribe Balmessence Lip Treatment ($35)
Chapped lips are more than uncomfortable… Dryness and flaking can get in the way of your lipstick, and no one wants that. This indulgent lip balm looks as good coming out of your bag as it feels on your lips, and it’s packed with cameli
Essential oils are found in a variety of beauty products and for good reason — they can be anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, have healing and antioxidant properties and even help transform your health and happiness by triggering and strengthening your own system. The best way to get the therapeutic benefits of essential oils is through a combination of these two delivery systems:
Inhalation: When you breathe in essential oils, your nerves signal the limbic system of your brain which handles emotional and psychological responses. Depending on the specific essential oils and the qualities they possess, your response can vary from calming to energizing followed by a specific physiological
The African Baobab, also known as the “Tree of Life,” is having a beauty moment. Defying botanical mortality, it can live up to 1,000 years (some are 5,000 years old). Found in Africa and Australia, the tree produces fruit called “monkey bread” that is rich in antioxidants, and is now being tapped by beauty companies for use in hair care and skincare.
The reason? Antioxidants. Scientists look for plants that tend to live long or those that live in harsh environmental conditions, and usually these types of plants have high levels of antioxidants or other ingredients that protect them from damage.
Here are three new products to try that contain baobab.
Phyto Baobab Oil ($40)