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Giving the Gift of Beauty

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Rosacea, Dry Skin, Oily Skin
November 28, 2012 Reviewed by admin 0 Comments

Thanksgiving may be over but the holiday festivities continue! Soon you’ll be decorating your home and rummaging through stores with the hope of finding the perfect gifts for your loved ones. I always find gift giving to be a tad bit stressful. Questions like “Will they like this?” and “Will they actually use this?” are constantly racing through my head. While beauty products may stand out as a safe choice for a gift, since many of us consider them to be essentials, you must still be careful not to choose an offensive product (like an anti-aging cream). In an effort to make your shopping a little less stressful, I’ve gathered a few beauty products that are ideal for your daughter, niece, best friend and/or yoga instructor.

Whether your daughter (or that woman in your life who you love like a daughter) is a workaholic or a full-time mom, she’ll want to pamper herself with Mukti’s Buttermilk & Oat Pink Clay Masque ($50). It’s a soothing deep-cleansing mask that gently exfoliates and washes her cares away. The LATHER All Over Radiance Set ($42) is perfect for home or travel and aims to get you glowing from head to toe with everything from a bamboo crème body wash with shea butter to a foaming lavender and eucalyptus foot scrub. Or if she’s too busy to take the time out to find her go-to products why not provide her with a basic skincare regimen? The Essential Beauty Collection ($129) includes TIA favorites, such as Osmosis Replenish Antioxidant Repair Serum and La Vie Celeste Day & Night Restorative Face Cream.

Your niece is always on the go and often forgets to take a moment to breathe, right? Try bringing some Zen to her life with the Sirius Skinsonic System ($49). It’s affordable, has a selection of attachments (two brushes for regular and sensitive skin, a toning attachment, and two foam heads for applying exfoliator and moisturizer), helps keep breakouts at bay, and is perfect for traveling. Me & the Girls Lavandula Revive Foot Scrub ($24) will give her busy feet the TLC they deserve. How many times have you seen her apply lip balm in a day? Far too many, I’m sure. Help her out by gifting Your Best Face Quench ($15 in the shop), which hydrates dry and chapped lips with fatty acids such as from Meadowfoam oil (each seed is 60% omega-9 fatty acids). It also has some anti-aging spin trap in the mix for good measure.

Nobody knows your best friend like you do, so get her something you know she’ll love, like Red Flower Bioactive Berry White Peat Exfoliant ($66). It’s a non-greasy moisturizing body scrub that will help her skin defy time with antioxidant properties from strawberries and blueberries. Royal Nectar Face Mask ($65) is popular amongst British Royals for its unique use of anti-inflammatory bee venom. Royal Nectar is a hydrating and lifting mask that gives a healthy glow. If neither of those tickle your fancy, consider La Vie Celeste Restorative Illuminating Toner ($35). It consists of mostly organic botanicals and antioxidants with skin-firming benefits.

Your yoga instructor is probably just as passionate about saving the earth as she is about finding inner peace, so she’ll enjoy an eco-friendly product. This gift will be the perfect complement to a long day of yoga and will help reduce her carbon footprint. PureCeuticals Grape Seed Hydrating Crème ($54) is lightweight, suitable for all skin types and great for nourishing the skin. 100% Pure Organic Lavender Honey Facial Cleansing Foam ($18) has a luscious lavender scent, is packed with antioxidant-rich botanical extracts, and is gentle enough for sensitive skin. Last, but not least is the BIAO Beauty Rejuvenating Mask ($43). It’s packaged in a 100% post-consumer box, comes in a sweet rose scent, and is formulated to reduce the appearance of fine lines and boost skin elasticity.

Ingredients in Mukti clay mask: Argiletz White & Pink Clay; Certified Organic Oats, Certified Organic Butter Milk Powder; Certified Organic Rose (Rosa Centifolia) Petals, Calendula (Calendula Officinalis), Chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis), Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia), Sage (Salvia Officinalis) & Rose Geranium (Geranium Maculatum)

Ingredients in Me & the Girls Foot Scrub: Sucrose (Sugarcane)*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil)*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Persea Americana (Avocado Oil)*, Olea Europaea (Olive Fruit Oil)*, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree Leaf Oil)*, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint Leaf Oil)*, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint Oil)*, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuacu Seed Butter)*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla Wax)**, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender Oil)*, Vitamin E - Tocopherol.

*98% NOP Certified Organic ingredients **Wildcrafted

Ingredients in YBF Quench: Beeswax, cupuacu butter, ethyhexyl palmitate, meadowfoam seed oil, triglyceride, ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, vitamin E, blueberry seed oil, phenyl butyl nitrone (spin trap), clementine oil, lipochroman-6.

Ingredients in Red Flower scrub: Sea Minerals (Organic Maris Sal), Water (Aqua), White Peat Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (Cocos Nucifera), Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Extract (Aloe Barbadensis), Vegetable Wax, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice (Aloe Barbadensis), Algae (Seaweed) Extract, Jojoba Oil (Certified Organic, Simmondsia Chinensis), Vegetable Glycerin, Honey (Certified Organic), Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Fragaria Vasca (Strawberry) Seed (Fragaria Vesca), Blueberry (Vaccinium Corymbosum) Seed (Vaccinium Angustifolium), Citric Acid, Geranium Maculatum (Geranium) Oil (Pelargonium Graveolens), Spearmint (Mentha Viridis) Oil (Mentah Viridis)

Ingredients in Royal Nectar Face Mask: Distilled Water, Nector Ease (manuka honey, bee venom), Lanette Wax, avocado oil, tocopherol oil, apricot kernel oil, easyliance, rose hip oil, rose water, bees wax, evening primrose oil, optiphen plus, natural fragrance, cocoa butter, ticaxan, marshmallow extract, manuka oil, lavender essential oil

Ingredients in La Vie Celeste toner: Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Gel, Aqua (Purified Water), Vitamin B3 (Niacinimide), Green Tea (Camellia Sinesis) Extract*, Spirulina (Spirulina Platensis Geitler) Extract*, Marshmallow (Althea Officinalis) Extract*, Ginseng (Panax Ginseng) Extract*, Horse Chestnut (Aesculus Hippocastaum Seed) Extract*, Gingko Bilboa Extract*, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Bilberry (Vaccinium Myrtillus)*, Resveratrol (Pichia/Resveratrol Ferment Extract)*, Melon (Cucumis Melo)* Cucumber Extract, Chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis) Flower Extract*, Cosmocil CQ (Polyaminopropyl Biguanide), Grapefruit Seed (Citrus Paradisi) Extract*.

*Certified Organic

Ingredients in PureCeuticals Hydrating Crème: Aqua, palmitic acid, organic helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, organic buxus chinensis (jojoba) oil, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, vegetable emulsifying wax, cetearyl alcohol (coconut source), organic butyrospermum parkii (shea) seed butter, theobroma cacao seed (cocoa) butter, cetyl palmitate, glyceryl stearate (palm tree source), sorbitol, sodium hydroxymethyl glycinate, arginine (plant source), vegetable glycerine, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) oleosomes, gluconolactone (sugar source), vitis vinifera (grape) skin extract, astrocaryum murumuru (amazonian fruit) butter, lecithin, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, rubus idaeus (raspberry) fruit extract, olibanum (frankincense) oil, spinacia oleracea (spinach) leaf extract, iron oxide, potassium sorbate, rosa damascena (rose) flower oil

Ingredients in 100% Pure Cleansing Foam: Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (Aloe Juice), Organic Lavandula Angustifolia Flower Water (Lavender Hydrosol), Cocos Nucifera (Saponified Coconut) Oil, Mel (Lavender Honey), Extracts of Vinis Vinifera Seed (Grapeseed), Organic Rubus Idaeus Fruit (Raspberry), Rubus Fruticosus Fruit (Blackberry), Fragaria Vesca Fruit (Strawberry), Vaccinium Augustifolium Fruit (Blueberry), Citrus Medica Limonum Peel (Lemon), Cinnamonum Zeylanicum Bark (Cinnamon), Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf (Rosemary), Hydrasstis Canadensis (Goldenseal), Origanum Vulgare Leaf (Oregano) and Thymus Vulgaris Flower/Leaf (Thyme), Lavandula Augustifolia (Lavender Essential) Oil, Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Ribes Nigrum Fruit (Blackcurrant) Citric Acid, Extract of Organic Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green Tea), Lavandula Angustifolia Flower/Leaf/Stem (Lavender), Calendula Officinalis Flower (Calendula), Organic Jasmine Jasminum Officinale Flower/Leaf (Jasmine), Lonicera Caprifoloum (Japanese Honeysuckle)

Ingredients in Biao Beauty Rejuvenating Mask: Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Calcium Carbonate, Glyceryl Stearate*, Cetearyl Alcohol*, Cetearyl Glucoside*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Coconut Milk Powder, Glycine, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract (and) Xanthium Sibiricum Fruit Extract (and) Cyperus Rotundus Root Extract (and) Sodium Benzoate, Organic Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Tapioca starch, Cymbopogon Martini (Palma Rosa) Oil, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Eugenia Caryophylus (Clove) Flower Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Lecithin, Potassium Sorbate, Moroccan Rose Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Algae, Retinyl Palmitate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Citric acid, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract


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