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Back-to-School Skincare Essentials

School’s in session! You’ve checked paper, pencils and notebooks off your list. Have you considered your kid’s skincare needs? It doesn’t matter if your child attends public, private or home classes, we have their back-to-school skincare essentials covered. Classroom & After School Activities Schools stock hand soap and hand sanitizer typically filled with harsh, drying ingredients because, frankly, they’re cheap. You don’t need to sacrifice clean ingredients or clean hands when kids are in class; pack an On-The-Go Foaming Liquid Soap Dispenser filled with either Tea Tree & Citrus or Spearmint Eucalyptus...
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Roll Back Signs of Aging Using A Jade Roller

Have you been “rolling along” with the latest skin care trends? The Jade Roller has the skincare industry buzzing, and I know you’ll want to add this little green tool to your facial routine. Thanks to the demand for a more holistic approach to skincare treatments, this non-invasive handheld device has become a “must have” for beauty gurus everywhere. When jade was discovered in the 17th Century, it was known as the “beauty stone” and only the elite and high society of Asia could afford it. Jade has long been recognized as...
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The Importance of Toning Your Skin

Incorporating toner into your daily skincare routine is an important step in helping your skin look and feel it’s best. Just as important is knowing what a toner is versus what it is not. This will help you make an informed decision on which toner is right for you. To select a toner, take note of the ones which have ingredients targeted for improving the health of skin. The basic active ingredient in toner is witch hazel, a plant extract with antiseptic properties. These properties help balance the pH and calm the skin. Toner is not an...
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How Many Chemicals Are You Wearing?

When I first started Lemongrass Spa in Colorado sixteen years ago, I met Susan Roll, who was in the process of finalizing the SkinDeep Database on the Environmental Working Group’s website. She was so passionate and educated about the toxic load that personal care products had in the marketplace that she made it her life’s goal to educate and insist upon safer products.  It was her mission to demand that skincare companies fully disclose their ingredients in products. Since the FDA does not regulate skincare and makeup, no one was watching what large cosmetics companies...
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Travel light, travel right!

Stay gorgeous on-the-go with these head to toe essentials. Summertime is synonymous with wanderlust and whether your desire to travel leads you to the beach, city or countryside, packing can be a stressful part of the trip. Fitting all your favorite items into a weekender and complying with carry-on guidelines can prove difficult, so to help your packing process run smoothly, we’ve rounded up some of our best (and TSA-approved!) beauty buys. Easily toss these items into your bag and tote around on your summer adventure. Hit the road with your skincare squad...
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Skin Rejuvenation is Just a Scrub Away

Wouldn’t it be nice if Mother Nature allowed us to just shed our skin every season? Well the good news is we can! Our skin goes through natural seasonal changes, with dry skin being a common battle in winter and summer months. Drinking water is one way to keep our skin hydrated, but it is also important to exfoliate. This helps to nourish the skin and create cellular turnover, which rejuvenates the skin. With as little time as it takes to blow dry your hair, you can get your skin in perfect...
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Best Buds: Benefits of Florals in Skincare

Spring is in bloom! Flowers not only smell amazing, but they can also have some amazing benefits for your skin. Here are seven floral ingredients we love. Rose Rose water maintains pH balance of skin, reduces redness and clears pores. Its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties make it excellent for reducing acne and controlling excess oil. Spritz Rose Water Facial Mist after cleansing or throughout the day to hydrate, soften and balance skin. Rose petals sprinkled into the Sugar Petals Body Polish creates a luxurious bathing experience.   Chamomile Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antifungal qualities soothe and protect...
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Spring Clean Your Skincare Routine

Regardless of your skin type, the transition from winter to spring is important to understand as temperatures warm up and your exposure to sun increases. To look your best this season, you’ll also want to make some adjustments in how you treat your skin. Here are our top 4 suggestions! Tone and Hydrate To give skin the adequate moisturizer it deserves, preparing your skin to draw in the benefits of your skincare products is key. After cleansing, be sure to balance the pH levels adequately with a hydrating toner. In the summer...
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Finding Your Perfect Match

We’re talking makeup matching, not dating, ladies! Choosing the correct makeup foundation or lipstick can be a little overwhelming when there are multitudes of options. Do you know if you are warm, cool or neutral? Don’t panic …  most people don’t know! Selecting the correct color of makeup and clothing can help you put your best and most vibrant face forward. Choosing the wrong undertone for foundation can make your face look ashy or yellow rather than healthy and glowing. If you have pink (cool) undertones and you mistakenly choose a foundation...
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Skip the Post-Workout Shower – How to Go From Sweaty to Sassy!

Studies show working out jump-starts your metabolism, improves mood, increases energy and reduces stress. But fitting in a workout can be tricky when your day is filled with a 9-5 job, carpool, errands, midterms and spa parties and showering post sweat is not always an option. Here are the products to keep in your gym bag for freshening up post-work out when you’re on the go, but still want to look your best! Face Wash – Removing bacteria and dirt is a must after finishing your sweat, so that pores don’t get clogged....
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