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That innocent bystander on your sink—the hand soap—now is getting its due. Several brands are introducing beautiful varieties that now are on par with shower gels in their look and feel, and certainly in their ingredients. Since hands get extremely dry with repeated washings, hand soaps by nature tout “moisturizing” benefits like a Superbowl commercial. Here are some we love:
L’Occitane Verbena Cleansing Hand Wash ($20)
This pale yellow number is formulated with a vegetable base and is gentle enough to use on a baby’s hands.The sparkling lemony aroma of verbena gives cleansing hands that zing, and while it’s a pricier hand soap than most, it’s worth it for that non-cloying fragra
We’re heavy into the last lap of the holiday gift buying marathon. For those who still have a few gifts to purchase before you cross the finish line, the beautymakers have made the decision, purchase, and wrapping process as easy as pie. Check out the following faves, for gifts that will please and surprise and in some cases, keep giving long past the 25th.
Gift Box Subscriptions
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From the luxury-oriented Glossybox to Birchbox and Beauty Army, there is no shortage of gift box subscriptions. The best part is that you’re giving gifts that keep giving: even if you order a three-month supply, the effects of your gift will linger over time. Glossybox’s three-month pl
Winter is in full swing and so are the harsh realities of dry, cracking winter skin. Moisturizing is, of course, key, and what better way to soothe your skin than with shea butter, a naturally-derived fat that absorbs quickly into the skin without leaving a greasy feeling? From hair to nails, lotions to face masks, shea butter is a powerful dryness fighting ingredient found in many products.
No round-up is complete without a nod to the master of shea butter brands: L’Occitane. With a wide range of body care, from its cult classic hand cream to lotions, shampoos, and condi
Air Wick Gentle Color Changing Candle ($6.99)
For decades, many a romance has started in the flattering glow of candlelight. And in recent years, scented candles have come to represent the ultimate in hostess and holiday gifts. In fact, you may have received one just yesterday. But like all good things, there has been progress. Firstly, scented candles have become regular consumer goods and the prices have become much more acceptable. And for me, the Air Wick Gentle Color Changing Candle ($6.99) has upped the ante with “new technology”—yup, even a candle can have this—because it actually changes color when lit! It’s quite magical. Okay the secret is that it’s run by an LED