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
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Derived from the nut of the African shea tree, shea butter is one of those seemingly magic all purpose ingredients. According the the ASBI (American Shea Butter Institute), a bio-tech institute that provides consumer and industry education and quality standards, this moisturizing and healing multi-tasker has many uses. It diminishes wrinkles, dry skin and hair, dermatitis, eczema and blemishes as well as helps heal insect bites, minor skin wounds, itchiness and more which is why you’ll find this coveted ingredient in skincare, haircare and now even makeup.
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Looking your best during the scorching summer days can be daunting. Keeping cool while doing so can be near impossible. Don’t sweat it! We’ve rounded up the best beat-the-heat tips and product recommendations to help you do just that.
STAY HYDRATED: Fill up a pitcher with water. Add sliced cucumbers, lemons or limes and pour over ice. Sip often.
RELAX YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE: A little concealer, tinted moisturizer, and waterproof mascara will stay put and give you just enough polish. Marc Jacobs Remedy Concealer – Concealer Pen ($39) delivers targeted anti-aging and brightening ingredients with a patented palladium tip that cools on touch.
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Even though America’s love affair with soccer is entirely seasonal, we cannot help obsess about all things Brazilian—beauty-wise. While many of us mere mortals can’t look like Gisele Bündchen every day, we can certainly try.
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Brazil’s obsession with beauty goes beyond skin deep. According to the UK’s Stylist,com, Brazilian women spend 11 times more of their annual income on beauty products then UK women.
Here are some Brazilian-inspried beauty buys to try to help you get into the FIFA World Cup spirit, whatever the team you’re rooting for. Go Futbol!
Since the caju fruit is native to Brazil, this Caju & Lime collection from Molton Brown i
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