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Chocolate is synonymous with Valentineâ€™s Day (or any day for that matter), but indulging doesnâ€™t have to impact your waistline. More than a sweet treat, the cocoa used to make chocolate is a natural source of potent antioxidants when eatenâ€”and applied to the skin. Here, a few products that will satisfy your cravings without the guilt or extra calories.
Farmhouse Fresh Sundae Best Chocolate Softening Mask
This delicious blend of cocoa, coconut milk and honey may sound good enough to eat, but itâ€™s actually formulated to soften, soothe and protect the skin from free-radical damage. It gets its antioxidant boost from the addition of vitamin E and coenzyme Q10, and
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Nature is a bountiful source of beauty-enhancing ingredients, and natural oils are amongst the most beneficial. With plenty of options for all types of skin and hair, theyâ€™re already likely part of your daily routineâ€”but beyond widely known oils like coconut, argan and jojoba, here are the newest names you need to know because these oils are on the rise.
Also known as manketti, which is the name of the tree this nutâ€™s oil is extracted from, mongogo oil is indigenous to southern Africa. A staple in the diet of the bushmen of Botswana and Namibia, this oil has long been a traditional remedy for dry skin thanks to its high concentrations of omega-6 fatty aci
Fragrance has a way of bringing me back to a different time and place and lemon is by far my time travel of choice. One whiff of this citrus scent never fails to usher me back in time to my honeymoon in Italy. While traveling inÂ Capri, my newly minted husband and I sipped limoncello while reclining under an abundant and fragrant canopy of lemon trees. It was heaven!
I’m far from alone in my lemon love. Aromatherapists also love itÂ because lemon is known to have properties thatÂ can elevate the mood and increase energy levels while actually decreasing stress as well as anxiety levels. The lemon fruit’sÂ light, fresh, intoxicating, citrusy fragranceÂ also happens to be ideal for
Itâ€™s not everyday that you learn about beauty through art. But when Aesop suggested a visit to Jackson Pollockâ€™s house in the Hamptons to celebrate the opening of their new East Hampton store, I leapt at the idea. Itâ€™s quite a fascinating place, and we had the most exquisite and fun lunch under a tent during which 25 journalists moved all the tables and chairs into the beautiful sunshine (liberally applying Aesop Sage & Zinc Facial Hydrating Cream SPF 15, (ARV $45).
That summery lunch got me thinking that I never seem to just chill out and relax. I live in New York, I chose to, but listening to the sound of a police car rushing past during a yoga class sometimes