Hot Products| Nude Skincare

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Is nude the new standard of beauty? First Alicia Silverstone went nude for PETA, and now a new line of skincare appropriately named Nude is nestled among the Crème de la Mer on the beauty counter. But what makes “Nude” less stuffy and more “G”? I did a little digging to find out.

First off, the driving force behind the Nude skincare concept is “If you wouldn’t consider eating it, why put it on your skin? To that end, their products are all formulated without parabens, sulphates and all those other things you can’t pronounce and shouldn’t have to.

And if you’re like a lot of women who worry about protecting our planet and combating wrinkles, Nude tackles both. According to their website, their age-defying products contain peptides, phytoactives, bioactives and various biocompatible elements. What exactly does this mean? It means they use high performance natural ingredients that work with your skin’s existing biology.

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Origins Skincare | What Your Skin Eats

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In a world where “natural” is becoming a bit too oblique, “organic” is really where it’s at. The more we’re educated about the dangers of pesticides, herbicides and other carcinogenic chemicals, not to choose organic seems almost negligent. This is true in the world of produce — after all, you are what you eat. It’s also fast becoming the norm in the arena of skincare. In the words of Origins: “you are what your skin eats”.

Sexy, huh?

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Dr Weil Has a New Pyramid For An Aging Population!

Elephant interviews Dr Andrew Weil about his new skin care line for Origins. Origins mission is to promote beauty and wellness through good for you products and feel good experiences.

Dr. Weil also has published a new Food Pyramid for healthy aging. The main message the diet is delivering is, that if you change what you eat, you can avoid:

  • Heart disease
  • Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases
  • Age-related disorders, including many cancers
  • Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus

Dr. Weil “Following an anti-inflammatory diet can help counteract the chronic inflammation that is a root cause of many serious diseases, including those that become more frequent as people age. It is a way of selecting and preparing foods based on science that can help people achieve and maintain optimum health over their lifetime.”See the Food Pyramid after the jump. Continue Reading / See Additional Photos

Mod Skin | Wonderful For the Complexion and Black As We Like It

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Looks can be deceiving. Not everything organic has to be packaged in earthy tones with flowing script and flowers. Hell no. Designer fashion labels elsom, Noir Illuminati and Katharine Hamnett are all a case in point. They’re minimalistic, have lashings of black and make a statement about the environment. The same applies for skin care… which I guess is what first attracted me to labs.

Founder and President Raffaele Ruberto’s streamlined skin care range is free of parabens, phythalates, synthetics dyes and fragrances — which means it’s naturally wonderful for the complexion and, best of all, comes encased in chic, sleek minimalistic packaging that’s blacker than the ace of spades.

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Aésop Skin Care | Well-Being, External Beauty and Cardboard

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I may not be the most knowledgeable when it comes to skin care, but sometimes a lack of specifics can help illuminate something wonderfully unusual or unusually wonderful. Here’s what I know from a highly passive amount of attention: skin care is all about making you look younger. If you use this creme, it will help avoid wrinkles under the eyes. This lotion removes lines from your brow. It all seems rather gimmicky and non-proactive. Which is why Aésop caught my attention.

From a non-skin care consumer, it’s clear that their aim is more health-oriented than beauty based. Which makes sense. Obviously, beautiful skin contributes to a person’s overall radiance, but healthy skin should be the true goal, right? It is, according to Aésop, who believes “that well-being and external beauty are ultimately a result of a healthy diet, moderate exercise and consistent attention to, and protection of, the skin.”

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