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Slow Beauty

By kwallace / March 30, 2012

Shel Pink wants to change the way we think and talk about beauty. Nodding to the exploding popularity of a movement that started with Slow Food and has reached into design, homes and cities, Pink’s notion of Slow Beauty stems from the urgent need to address the effects of overscheduled, overworked lifestyles on our minds […]


Fresh, Local Ingredients

By kwallace / March 1, 2012

Fresh, local ingredients have made their way from the dinner table to the massage table as spas integrate indigenous, seasonal produce and products into their treatments. “Spas are looking for elements of authenticity and transparency,” says Mark Wuttke, a Green Spa Network advisory board member. Sourcing indigenous ingredients for treatments connects spa-goers to the land […]


Coming Up Roses

By kwallace / January 12, 2012

Add rose oil, a natural astringent and emollient to your daily beauty routine. Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist 3.3 ounces, $21; jurlique.com Roses with aloe vera, marshmallow and grapefruit give skin resilience and even tone. Keep in your purse or desk drawer for a mid-day revitalizing touch-up.           H. Gillerman Organics Neroli […]


Give Yourself a Little Love

By kwallace / January 9, 2012

LaLicious’ Sweetheart Collection, a travel-size set, features 2 ounces each of cult classics such as paraben-free whipped body soap, sugar soufflé scrub, body butter and body oil in delicious scents such as Sugar Kiss (our favorite!), Brown Sugar and Vanilla, Coconut Cream, Lily Mango, Passion Fruit Lime, Island Guava, Tahitian Flower and Peppermint. “This is […]