Vacations are a wonderful thing. Vacations to sunny beaches with crystal water, refreshing cocktails, and unlimited amenities are AMAZING things. I recently stumbled upon an article in Businessweekthat conducted a comparison on the world’s most luxury resorts. While I don’t think I could turn down any of the “contestants” listed in this battle of travel luxury, I must say that the winner completely deserves the title.
"This beautiful resort on the pacific ocean boast bathtubs carved out of granite, a raw food menu, fresh juices squeezed from fruits grown on the island itself and it’s a completely all natural island. Well, except for the swimming lagoon, which is man-made, but there’s no complaints about that here."
The LA Times called it skin care’s new favorite ingredient “The plumping and moisturizing substance, naturally occurring in the body, is being add to moisturizers, makeup and soap and is used as an injectable filler as well.”
I was suggesting to a friend of mine that she start using the Air Repair regime of Beauty Balm mixed in with a little Rescue Balm for her daily skin care regime and she asked me if it had Hyaluronic Acid-I of course replied yes and it got my wheels turning. I know that all the products I have been and are using in the last few years always tout their usage of Hyaluronic Acid but what exactly is Hyaluronic Acid and what benefits does it bring to skin care? I figured if I was asking the question you might be too Her is an article I found on the Cleveland Clinic’s skin care page that contains detailed information on Hyaluronic Acid & many other ingredients. XKD
Skin care products containing this substance are often used in conjunction with vitamin C products to assist in effective penetration. Hyaluronic acid (also known as a glycosaminoglycan) is often touted for its ability to “reverse” or stop aging. In news reports, you might have heard of hyaluronic acid as the “key to the fountain of youth.” This is because the substance occurs naturally (and quite abundantly) in humans and animals, and is found in young skin, other tissues, and joint fluid. Hyaluronic acid is a component of the body’s connective tissues, and is known to cushion and lubricate. As you age, however, the forces of nature destroy hyaluronic acid. Diet and smoking can also affect your body’s level of hyaluronic acid over time. Skin care products with hyaluronic acid are most frequently used to treat wrinkled skin.
Although I never thought it could be possible, it’s true. Recently I was flipping through Whole Living Magazine and I stumbled upon a page that pin-pointed which wines are best to have with veggies. As a vegetarian I can totally relate. There’s nothing like having a great dinner paired with a great glass (or bottle) of wine. While I’m aware of what wines go great with dishes that contain meat, I’ve often wondered if there were any that are the long lost soul mates to vegetable dishes. Well, my curiosity has been fulfilled.
English Peas- Riesling: “the residual sugar in the wine makes ‘the sweetness of the peas pop in your mouth’.”
Parsnips- Cote Rotie: “white grapes add flavors of old-world pepper, herbs, and spice that are a good combo with parsnip”
Radishes- Pinot Gris: great combination between “the acidity and the fruity, almondy tone with the spicy radish.”
Beets- Cabernet Franc: “the barnyard funkiness of the wine perfectly complements the earthy beets”
Carrots- Chardonnay: “High acidity with balance the carrots’ sweetness. ‘Look for one with virtually no oak, which competes with the vegetable’”
Spinach- Chateauneuf Du Pape: “need something almost oily and full-bodied, so that it won’t compete with the spinach.”
Alexi will tell you I am VERY hesitant when it comes to trying new face products. Not because I don’t want to but because my skin is so sensitive. After many conversations with my friends at Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare I decided to try the All in One facial cleaner with toner. I’m 3 days in and so far so good.
My skin hasnt be reacting well to this cold, warm, raining NYC weather and I have been breaking out like I haven’t since junior high so I was told to try this facial cleanser as a start. I was definitely freaked out by the fact that you put is on dry skin and leave it on for 10-20 secs but I am totally noticing a difference in the number of breakouts, thank goodness!! I will keep you posted over the next few weeks as I try to find my perfect spring skincare regime.
I know that there are so many of you out there wondering how to take your current skin regime from winter to spring. I asked Denise Spanek, renowned aesthetician and founder of Air Repair Skincare what she would suggest with her own products and here is what she said.
“For the transitional season keep adjusting the amount of Beauty Balm to Rescue Balm for your moisturizer ( less to more depending on how cold/warm it gets). The Cleansing Milk is also a nice balance as it cleans but does not strip the skin of its natural “acid mantle” or protective layer so you won’t get dried out. Facial Mist a must still for all skin types and all climates, spray it on before, after or both depending on the dryness of your skin.”
I personally am 100% addicted the Air Repair Rescue balm and always add it into my nighttime moisturizing regime.
Sadly, it is true. I discovered them Sunday morning. I’ve spent the last three days thinking (wishing) they appeared because I was dehydrated. My obvious first step- drink plenty of water. This morning, after two days of over hydrating, I came to the sad realization that two lines have really appeared under my eyes and it isn’t because I’m dehydrated:
Panic set in. What to do? I called DDF figuring they would have a solution for me and/or a routine I could put myself on to reverse the signs of ‘aging’, aka my lines! 20 minutes later I have a routine and within two weeks I should see results. Wondering what this routine is?
Step 1: Bio-Moisture Eye Serum. This gets applied under your eye cream. We don’t actually carry this yet; however, DDF said it was a ‘must have’ and sent one over for me to use.
Step 2: Advanced Eye Firming Concentrate. Hmmm. It contains Tumeric Complex which hydrates to firm and tighten and promotes rapid surface cell turnover to help reverse the appearance of aging for younger looking skin.
Today is another crazy day in the life of a start-up. I had interviews with potential interns this morning, I am at the office right now and then I will end my day with my favorite spin class at Soul-Cycle!! Here is what is in my bag on day like today:
I NEVER leave home without my Air Repair Rescue Balm and David Kirsch Thermo Bubbles-Thermo Bubbles are so amazing, they definitely jack my energy level, helps my focus, while curbing my appetite and keeping me from stopping at the yummy, but definitely not healthy, food stands down here in the financial district too close to the office
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