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HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE

Posted by 10.16.12

A glass of red wine a day can keep the doctor away and we can thank resveratrol—a potent antioxidant extracted from grape skins—for that. In fact, resveratrol is believed to play a key factor in the French Paradox (high-fat diet, relatively little heart disease). Beauty companies too are touting the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits of resveratrol and incorporating it into skincare and even makeup. Resveratrol—good for you inside and out.

Photo Credit: us.caudalie.com

Leave it to Caudalíe, the vine-based skincare brand from France, to fully research the benefits of a vine-related ingre

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MEET MATHILDE THOMAS: FOUNDER OF CAUDALIE

Posted by 09.23.12

You could say that Mathilde Thomas, founder of French skincare brand company Caudalie, has it all—gorgeous family and husband, traditional French vineyard and a booming skincare brand with spas in Europe, the U.S. and Turkey. In 1995, she launched the first Caudalie products, which incorporated grape polyphenols, powerful antioxidants that were abundant on her family-owned vineyard, Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, located in the Bordeaux region of France. In 1999, the company opened the first Vinothérapie Spa amidst the vines of the vineyard. Since then, the number of spas has grown to 8, including one in New York landmark hotel, The Plaza. With an ethical commitment to using natural ingred

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GORGEOUS GIVEAWAY – LALINE DEAD SEA SALT BODY SCRUB

Posted by 02.27.12

Banish dry winter skin with this week’s GORGEOUS GIVEAWAY. We have 3 jars of Laline Dead Sea Salt Body Scrub and a darling scoop (a $36 value) to give to our lucky winners. A blend of granulated sea salts from the Dead Sea, essential oils and vitamin E, the scrub will remove dry and flaky layers while improving circulation.

A relatively new company on the American scene, Laline is an international bath-and-body brand with 60 boutiques worldwide. It has Israeli origins, hence the Dead Sea Salt, and now has three boutiques in Northern California. Committed to quality, Laline uses essential oils and scents sourced in the Provence region of France and mineral salts from the Dead Sea, marrie

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