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Spring Beauty Body Tune-up

by Sandra Ramani

A road map for holistic head-to-toe beauty

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Now that winter coats and hats have been shed, it’s time to give a little TLC to what’s been hiding underneath. Treating the body from head to heels, these products will help put some spring in your step.

Featured Products

The Face

Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation includes 100 percent pure argan oil and other nourishing ingredients to hydrate skin and impart a glow, while the foundation adjusts to your skin tone—so it will still match even if you get a little color in the summer. Just top off with your favorite SPF lotion or cream. $42; josiemarancosmetics.com

MJ14_spring-beauty-body-tuneup_01Crafted with ingredients from the Amazon like coconut bark and organic buriti, along with soothing aloe leaf juice, kaolin clay and delicious coconut and mango essential oils, the Surya Brasil Sapien Women Facial Scrub will gently remove dead skin buildup and leave skin soft and silky. $16.99; shopsuryabrasil.com


MJ14_spring beauty body tuneup_02Made from the root of the konjac, a plant native to Asia, The Dew Puff Pure Plant Fiber Sponge is as natural as it gets. It is gentle enough for facial exfoliation, but also very effective in breaking down dirt and stimulating circulation on the body. The Bamboo Charcoal version contains activated carbon and minerals to fight acne-causing bacteria and prevent breakouts for those who are prone. $7; dewpuff.com

The Lips

Brighten and soften your lips with the multi-tasking Korres Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Lip Cooler, containing nourishing yogurt, seed butters and soybean oil.  The balm first gently buffs, then melts  into lips, leaving them smooth and hydrated, while the applicator has a roller ball for a cooling and massaging effect. $19; korresusa.com

The Body

MJ14_spring beauty body tuneup_03Enjoy a taste of the tropics with the soft and luxuriously creamy Pure Fiji Coconut Milk and Honey Spa Soap. A relaxing soak or shower will not only rehydrate dry skin with the super-rich exotic nut oils in this bar, it will float your cares away. $7; purefiji.com



MJ14_spring beauty body tuneup_04Kahina Giving Beauty Fez Body Serum
, with its whiff of exotic oil-based fragrances—orange blossom, ylang-ylang, patchouli, vetiver  and clove—will transport you to Morocco, while a luscious argan-oil base will keep your skin silky and soft to the touch. $98; givingbeauty.com

Get both your skin and mood in a summery state with the new Dr. Hauschka Lemon Lemongrass Vitalizing Body Wash, which features lemon peel oil to tone skin, avocado oil to moisturize and quince seed extract to lock-in hydration. $22.95; drhauschka.com

Made for daily use, the easily absorbed Elemental Herbology Sun Kiss Body Hydrator with Self Tan lotion hydrates with potent watermelon seed oil, Omega 7-rich macadamia oil, antioxidant-heavy pomegranate and fig extracts, cooling aloe vera and sebum-regulating lavender—then imparts a light, sun-kissed glow using sugar beet, an eco-certified botanical self-tanner. $52; elementalherbologyus.com

The Hands

MJ14_spring beauty body tuneup_05The hands are among the first body parts to show signs of aging; cold weather and indoor heating can lead to the “lizard claw.” Erbaviva Hand Cream contains organic shea butter and aloe leaf juice to soothe and hydrate, along with organic guggul (a flowering plant found in north Africa and India) for skin rejuvenation—plus orange and neroli essential oils for a light, citrusy scent. $16; erbaviva.com

Out of Africa Shea Butter Hand Cream contains 20 percent shea butter and is loaded with plant extracts and antioxidants. Great as a post-gardening hydrator, too. $10.99; outofafricashea.com

The Hair

Certified-organic ingredients help new  John Masters Organics’ Spearmint & Meadowsweet Scalp Stimulating Shampoo tackle a variety of hair and scalp issues; eucalyptus oil removes bacteria and is an anti-inflammatory, for example, while meadowsweet extract can help prevent hair loss. $18; johnmasters.com

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