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The beauty buzz on the streets is that oils are the coveted item of the moment, and it shows no sign of abating anytime soon. With so many different choices on the market, let me make your decision a bit simpler by showcasing an exciting new range to b-glowing called RODIN olio lusso. The range contains four products, a hair, body, and face oil as well as a perfectly blushing pink lip balm.
The creator Linda Rodin has a fabulous career in fashion as a model and stylist and her bio is that of a lot of by-accident entrepreneurs. She was just playing around in her apartment, trying to find a remedy for her perpetually dry skin.Read More »
Shop Goldfaden MD here!
Our natural skincare category is expanding and we're thrilled to be adding Goldfaden MD, the first physician strength, dermatologist developed and natural skincare line in the industry! Rich in plant extracts and botanicals, whatever your skin concern this brand will treat it effectively and without the use of any harmful ingredients. Here are some of the brands most popular products!
To give your skin the nourishment and protection it needs try Goldfaden MD Vital Boost Even Skintone Daily Moisturizer. Filled with Vitamin D and gooseberry, skin is protected with powerful antioxidants and the added bonus of a brightened and more radiant complexion.
Nobody likes exfoliating more than me and I can't wait to try Goldfaden MD's Doctor's Scrub. This coveted exfoliator is similar to a microderm treatment with powerful ruby crystals that gently polish away dead skin cells and Hyaluronic Acid to deliver hydration. Use it daily to improve the appearance of fine lines and pore size!
Cleansing is the most important step in any beauty routine so an effective one should be on your priority list like Goldfaden MD's Pure Start Detoxifying Facial Cleanser. This multi-tasker dissolves impurities and makeup in one step to leave it clean and clear. Best of all, it compliments all skin types!
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Whether it's vegan, natural or organic, it seems like many beauty editors and celebrities are breaking away from products that contain chemicals. The 'new normal' in skincare tends to veer more towards the natural end of the spectrum these days if the Town & Country beauty section is anything to go by. Two of our products just graced these pages for 'effectively harnessing what Mother Nature has to offer."
One particular product that is used to the limelight is Rodin Olio Lusso's Luxury Face Oil. A favorite of makeup artists, fashion insiders and Victoria's Secret Angels, this beautiful blend of essential oils melts into the skin, drenching it in hydration and leaving a subtle glow all day long. Holistic skincare brand Tammy Fender's Spontaneous Recovery Creme transforms the skin in a single application, easily earning it's well founded praise as 'the most powerful product ever put on the skin."
April is 'green month' so take this cue and explore the green route!
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Shop Figs & Rouge here.
The makers of the famed 100% natural lip balm tins have expanded their line to include hand cream and tinted lip balm tubes!
Lip Balm Tubes: Available in Coco Rose (blush pink), Mocha Orange (nude shimmer), and Cherry Blossom (soft cherry), these tinted lip balm tubes are all 100% natural and petroleum free. Each tint penetrates and nourishes upon application, using plant oils to restore and comfort dry and sore lips.
Hand Cream: Available in Coco Rose, Mocha Orange, and Cherry Blossom, these hand creams have a light, non-greasy formula that nourishes throughout the day. The perfect decoration for your desk, these 2.8 oz tubes are fresh, with a name-coordinating fragrance that is subtle and pleasant.
b-glowing.com staff has quickly fallen in love with the deliciously bright packaging of these new products in pink, orange, and yellow. The easy-to-grip lime tops make both the hand cream and lip balm tubes easy to handle and leak-proof. These tubes are the perfect addition to your purse and/or beach bag this season!
HAPPY EARTH DAY!
In celebration of this eco-tastic holiday, we want to call out special attention to some of our b-glowing.com brands that do their part to help out Mama Earth.
bkr - Devoted to decreasing garbage, the amount of water transported between continents, and the amount of chemicals we ingest, bkr's reusable glass bottles are a stylish and earth-friendly way to transport beverages. Available in a wide range of colors and designs, the light-weight glass bottle and accompanying silicone sleeve are dishwasher safe and leave your liquids tasting fresh and untainted. Stay beautifully hydtrated with bkr!
Vapour Organic Beauty - Known for their unique "light-as-air" textures, Vapour Organic Beauty products are 100% natural, and made with 70% certified organic ingredients and 30% minerals and vitamins. Their products contain no parabens, phalates, gluten, nano particles, irradiation, and are not tested on animals. Vapour uses recyclable and sustainable materials and processes including wind and solar-powered manufacturing. Their product ingredients are biodegradable, and their packaging is either recyclable or made from recycled content.
rms beauty - Establishing itself as the first truly organic color cosmetics brand anywhere in the world, rms beauty products are formulated with raw, food grade, organic ingredients in their natural state, allowing their living, healing attributes to penetrate and rejuvenate the skin. All rms beauty products are packaged using recyclable glass, preventing chemicals from leaching into the product. In addition to creating an organic brand, rms beauty founder Rose-Marie Swift has dedicated herself to dispelling beauty myths and exposing the dangers of personal care products through her website, www.beautytruth.com.
Rahua By Amazon Beauty - Partnering with women from Amazonian nations around the world, this 100% natural hair care collection features a highly potent, restorative oil called Rahua. Designed to revitalize damaged hair and irritated scalps, Rahua oil deeply penetrates the hair's cortex, bonding and repairing it while simultaneously smoothing the hair's cuticle. The Rahua oil is sourced and processed by the men and women of these various Amazonian tribes, using traditional methods that have been passed down for generations.
Shop b-glowing.com for these and other natural brands. Save 20% storewide* using promo code 20EARTH13 - sale ends 11:59 CST April 22, 2013
*Not valid on L'Artisan, Kai Perfume, Le Couvent des Minimes, Jack Black or Rodin olio lusso products. Not valid on previous purchases or sale merchandise. One coupon code per order.
Shop Earth tu Face here.
When Sarah Busco and Marina Storm started making skincare products in their kitchen for personal use, they probably didn't anticipate their tinkering would go any further than their own home. However, shortly after their initial experiments, these two herbalists from California turned their recipes into a full-range of 100% natural skincare products. Having just launched in 2012, Earth tu Face has already received high praise from Marie Claire, Vogue.com, and Harpers Bazarre, as well as other top authorities in the biz.
Free from toxins and synthetic compounds, Earth tu Face believes you should never put on your skin what you wouldn't put in your mouth. With products designed to restore and rejuvenate skin cells, Earth tu Face is free from fragrances, fillers, preservatives, and chemicals, and uses reusable, compostable, and recyclable containers. Mother Earth approves!
We love their Face Serum, made with blue chamomile and carrot seed. This organic facial oil is great for all skin types, and can be used as a daily moisturizer in the morning or a hydrating night treatment, or both!
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A b-glowing.com brand favorite—Clark’s Botanicals—keeps its natural products in the family. Started by father-son duo Harold and Francesco Clark, the skincare line covers you from head to toe with plant-based products that are soothing, healing, and protecting. Right now, you can also receive Clark’s Botanicals Deep Moisture Mask ($22 value) free with any $80+ storewide purchase!
We spoke with Francesco about achieving beautiful skin and got an inside peek at his personal routine. He also told us all about his favorite b-glowing brands, and you can shop his picks here.
What is your daily skincare routine, and how do you adjust it seasonally or as your skin changes over time?
My daily skincare routine is always changing. I swear, I think my skin has ADD! One day it's really oily, and the next it can react so quickly to changing weather and ingredients - it'll feel like the desert. I do have constants that keep my skin in check, though.
For shaving, or when my skin is really sensitive, I use our Soothing Herbal Face Wash instead of shaving cream because it's moisturizing and doesn't leave me with redness. A lot of makeup artists love this to gently remove makeup, especially mascara, without being overly stripping. To get an added, subtle glow, I use it with my Clarisonic in the shower.
After cleansing, I use our Cellular Lifting Moisture Mist as a toner because it helps to prep the skin. This mist is not a toner, but I don't always use products in the way they're supposed to be used. It has botanical ingredients that are naturally antibacterial, so it's a good product if you're breaking out or oily, and it leaves your skin with this lifted look, so … why not? Plus, it's alcohol-free, which means it's never too much, even when my skin is being sensitive.
My third step is the Nourishing Youth Serum, but only two pumps of it - a little goes a long way. It brings back that rosy glow that might have been lost in the winter, and it has two neuropeptides that help to soften the look of wrinkles. I use this every day, no matter what.
I found that consistency makes for the best skincare routine. I immediately follow this with Anti-Puff Eye Cream, which I keep in the fridge, because the bags under my eyes come out fighting every morning!
A dab of the Smoothing Marine Cream helps to keep my skin smooth, clear, and fresh. Again, you only need very little, and the tingling means the ingredients are working!
Your products focus on rebalancing the skin, and are especially effective for acneic skin types. What are your top tips for someone trying to clear his/her skin and keep it balanced?
The trick to keeping your skin clear and balanced is consistently using a good regime. Your skin needs time to re-balance. The Skin-Clearing Face and Body Wash is something customers use in the shower to ensure they use it every day, and it makes it easy. The Intense Radiance Mask was formulated to make your skin look like you went to a spa, and you can use it as a spot treatment wherever you might have a breakout. Finally, using the Smoothing Marine Cream every day will help keep your pores clear and your skin luminous.
You used to work for Harper's Bazaar, what did you do there, and has that experience played a role in the development of your brand?
I loved working at Harper’s Bazaar. It felt like one of those moments where you were suddenly working in an incubator where all of these super-creative people got to do what they are passionate about every day.
I was a fashion assistant, and I'd say my top lessons learned there were how important it is to pay attention to detail and to follow through. If you say you'll do something, you' better do it, and do it well. I thrive in a challenging environment because it pushes you to that next level of growth. That's important to me now, too.
Also, there's something to be said about breaking the mold and taking a risk on something. In fashion and beauty, it's important not to just be another something, and confidence really becomes your parachute in that process.
Your dad helped in the development of the initial Clark's Botanicals line. Does he still contribute to new product development?
Yes, my father is very involved in the Clark's Botanicals process. This is a family business and we all help in our own ways. My father is a walking encyclopedia of homeopathy, traditional medicine, and botanicals - so family dinners jump from talking about my eight-year-old nephew's birthday party to how Ginseng combined with peptides can enhance anti-aging properties in skincare.
You are a National Ambassador for the Christopher Reeve Foundation. How has this experience changed you? What is your favorite part about being involved in this organization?
Working with the Reeve Foundation is a dream come true. Christopher Reeve was my hero before I sustained my injury, and afterwards, he was my beacon of hope. He was articulate and could challenge any scientist, but explain a research study to anyone in a way you could understand in the blink of an eye. My passion in helping find a cure means so much to me, especially with a foundation that can communicate a message and medical funding so effectively. I still get goose bumps meeting other people who sustained, or know someone with, a spinal cord injury and establish a sense of support and hope. It is life changing.
You are a business owner, an author, AND a spokesman for spinal cord injury survivors. How do you make time for yourself, and what do you do in the spare time that you have?
Time for myself. Tell me what that means? Ha! There are certain parts of my week that are non-negotiable. We have family dinners on Thursdays and Sundays. My mom pretty much cooks a Thanksgiving dinner on those days, and we're from Bologna, so if you love pasta … This is a time for us to regroup and catch up. I have an older brother and younger sister, who are both married, so the dinner table has grown. It's my favorite part of the week.
Finally, tell us something about yourself that people would be surprised to know.
Would you be surprised to know I would wear Lederhosen, growing up in Italy? Would you also be surprised I used to Yodel? Ricola!Read More »
One of the newest brands to b-glowing is 100% Pure. As you may have guessed, all of the brand’s products are made using only all-natural, organic, and vegan ingredients, and everything is toxin-free.
What especially makes this brand unique is how it’s created and how it’s colored. The makeup is all fruit-dyed, bath + body and hair products come in scents reminiscent of the farmers market, and the skincare line uses super foods for a luminous glow.
Some of our favorites include the Argan Oil Hydration SPF 30, which protects against skin cancer, fine lines, wrinkles, and dark sun/age spots by using 100% natural, 100% vegan, and gluten-free ingredients. As spring begins to shine, this product will be an absolute necessity for healthy skin!
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Shop Dr. Lipp here!
We are so excited to be carrying this amazing multi-purpose, miracle product!
Originally developed as a nipple balm for nursing mothers, this 100% natural balm has developed a cult following, and quickly found fame as a wonder cure for almost any skin ailment. In addition to curing chapped lips, this salve can be used on dry skin patches, diaper rash, split ends, sunburns, wounds, and even your face as an intensive moisturizing night mask!
Tasteless and odorless, Dr. Lipp's Original Nipple Balm for Lips is a must-have product for everyone! Whether you are tucking it into your beach bag, or throwing it in your bedside drawer, keep this lil' wonder tube close to you!
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