The first product from its new top-line anti-aging collection, Phytogenics launches Phyt-Age ($60) to consumers for the first time. Free of chemicals, synthetic compounds, and fillers, the miracle skin solution uses top quality ingredients in high concentrations to create the best anti-aging product on the market. It rejuvenates the skin and noticeably reduces fine lines and wrinkles by nourishing, hydrating, and building collagen.
Younger-looking, refreshed skin is made possible through a mix of active ingredients like Argan oil, Leuphasyl (a new peptide that works to decrease the appearance of facial lines by relaxing tension in fine expression muscles), Argireline (a safe, gentler alternative to Botulinum toxin), MatrixylTM 3000, Hyaluronic acid and Teprenone OSTM. Phyt-Age acts on two levels: immediately, by re-hydrating skin and long-term by promoting new collagen synthesis to restore skin thickness, keeping skin firm and reducing wrinkles.
The scientifically-proven formula with a unique combo of naturally occurring ingredients was previously available only through health care practitioners - but, thanks to a rapidly growing fan base, it’s now available to the public. Want to try it for yourself? Check out phytogenicinc.com for more details.
Winter skin got you looking slightly lackluster? Prepare for ultra-smooth and glowing skin. How? We’ve outlined some of our favorite ways to achieve an ageless, flawless look below. Get ready to receive the benefits of the body treatments that follow.
Spongelle Anti Cellulite Body Toning Buffer Passionfruit-Yuzu Aromatherapy, $15
What It Is: This all-in-one toning body wash cleanses and works to improve the appearance of cellulite with every shower for up to 25 washes.
ZO Skin Health Oraser Body Emulsion, $80
What It Is: This antioxidant-rich after-shower treatment uses lactic acid and specially formulated retinol, ceramides, and emollients in order to soften even the roughest skin and to help retain its texture, tone and to seal in moisture. Make sure to apply all over body while skin is still damp for best results.
Osmotics Nécolleté Age Reversal for Neck and Chest, $75
What It Is: Often overlooked, the thin and delicate skin on the neck, décolleté and chest can quickly give away your age if they aren’t tended to. This breakthrough, skin fortifying product targets the signs of sun damage, uneven skin tone and works to firm, tighten and restore tone and elasticity. A needle-free hyaluronic acid booster, it strengthens collagen fibers with its powerful peptide combination.
NATURA BISSE C+C Vitamin Body Cream, $99
What It Is: The rich, firming emulsion is formulated with a Vitamin C base to help tone, hydrate and provide extra firmness and elasticity to your skin. Working to prevent the appearance of lackluster, slack skin, this body beauty treatment makes skin feel both smooth and firm.
Tracie Martyn Resculpting Body Serum, $98
What It Is: Formulated with natural amino acids, enzymes and a special seaweed extract, this body treatment works to transform one’s own body fat into pure energy and to speed up the metabolism.
La Mer The Body Refiner, $120
What It Is: This multi-action cream formula is decadently infused with over two carats of pure diamond powder in order to buff, improve and revive dull skin while protecting its moisture barrier. Sluggish cells are at once lifted to display skin’s soft, glowing surface while fermented sea muds work to detoxify and purify.
Designed to moisturize, soothe, nourish and protect men’s skin, France-based Le Baigneur is as stylish as it is effective. Their range of 100% natural, organic certified body and face care products use ingredients from local producers when possible and come in eco-friendly yet pretty packaging (plastic-free and 100% recyclable). In addition to their efforts to support sustainable development, Le Baigneur donates 1% of total annual revenue to the environmental association Surfrider Foundation Europe.
Stand out products include soaps that are rich in essential oils, essential fatty acids and vitamins ($15 each) like the Tonifying Soap and Relaxing Soap, and a two-piece shaving set. The Shaving Bowl & Soap No 1 ($55) features Calendula Extract and Aloe Vera pulp to sooth razor burn, hemp oil to protect skin against dryness and green clay to heal and purify.
Now available exclusively at beautyhabit.com.
For many, eyeliner is a firm fixture of their signature style.What’s your regular liner look? Maybe it’s a basic straight line, a purr-fect cat eye or a little more creative. Don’t have one? Not to fret - we’ve outlined some expert tips, tricks and even one of our new favorite lines that will get you started on the right track.
-When it comes to winged liner, lay down a guide line: “You can use a Post-it note, a business card, a piece of paper, a tissue… really anything with a straight edge. Let’s say you are using a Post-it: Place an edge in an upward slanted position at the outer corner of your eye. Then, using this Post-it note as a guideline, draw on your wing and don’t be afraid to draw on the actual barrier (in this case, a sticky note). Remove it and voila! A perfect edge. Repeat on the other eye for the same effect. I know, it’s genius, you’re welcome.”
-Try a Blue Hue: “Everyone should invest in a teal eyeliner and use it instead of basic black.”
-Ease Into It: For a less dramatic, use powder eyeshadow first (to place your line exactly where you want it) then trace over the powder with your choice of liner.
What We Love: Pencil Me In Cosmetics Eyeliner ($7/each)
Perks: Affordable and fun, these healthy pencils come in 30 individual colors and sets that allow mixing and matching. Infused with vitamins and anti-oxidants, the heavily pigmented shades go on smooth and last all day. With a built-in sharpener in every cap, it’s easy to tote for touch-ups on-the-go.
Health Factor: As a “green” cosmetic, the line is both paraben and petroleum-free (for complete ingredient listing click here). Antioxidants, known to deactivate free radicals, and vitamins have been included to help to protect the eye area from daily exposure to destructive elements. “Pencil me in” cosmetics also feature natural ingredients and blended botanicals like Green Tea Leaf Extract, Pine Bark Extract, Grape Seed Extract, Lecithin, Shea Butter, Cacao Butter, Jojoba Oil, Wheat germ oil, and Safflower seed oil.
Try: Must-have shades include ChampagneSparks, Indigo, BlackVelvet, GreyStone, Meteor, Buff and EmeraldCity.
For More Info: Visit pencilmeincosmetics.com or call 516.524.1358.
1. Political Wood Bead Necklace, $230
2. Tooth N Skull Earrings, $238
3. Jaws of Life Small Rhodium, $149
4. Rose Gold Tusk Posts, $225
5. Diamond Marquis Necklace, $470
6. Eternity Diamond Rose Bands, $2,750
The latest scent set we’re loving right now? Mémoire Liquide’s new Vacances Liquide Eau De Parfum Spray (1.7 oz) and Body Lotion (5.1 oz) Gift Set, $110. Launched in 1984 at Studio BeautyMix Santa Monica, California’s Fred Segal, the brand - well-known for their line of bespoke and reserve perfumery. Evoking thoughts of a paradisal beach with cerulean waters and golden sands, the new fragrance set smells sweetly of Tiare Flower, Fresh Coconut Milk and Tahitian Vanilla with Oceanic accords. Top notes include Tiare Flowers, Oceanic Accords while middle notes of Fresh Coconut Milk and a Tahitian Vanilla base complete the scent.
Top notes include Tiare Flowers, Oceanic Accords while middle notes of Fresh Coconut Milk and a Tahitian Vanilla base complete the scent. Made of pure perfume essences and essential oils, the line demystifies the art of perfumery by taking the customer on a step-by-step journey to create their own unique scent. With more than 150 note offerings, customers can blend a hand-selected fragrance in-store through an individual consultation; pre-blended pure essences hand-picked by the company’s expert perfumers are also available in the Reserve lineup. Check out memoireliquideperfume.com for more information.
Are you an expert when it comes to the art of perfumery? Meet Fragrance Republ!c, a unique club for fragrance aficionados and enthusiasts everywhere. It is modeled on the principles of artistic freedom, democratic vote and active participation of its members otherwise known as “citizens.” Each month citizens receive an exclusive fragrance delivered to their home by mail and are encouraged to rate it, suggest names and offer insights in Fragrance Republ!c’s online forum. Think of it as the birchbox of fragrance! In addition, citizens receive invitations to special fragrance events which include meet and greet with top perfumers from around the world and master fragrance classes.
“We have no problem with brand name or celebrity fragrances, but let’s face it, they’re not for everybody,” says Fragrance Republ!c co-founders Bradley and Jonina Skaggs. “Sometimes you want something special, unique and distinctive.” The Skaggs teamed up with Francois Duquesne and Manuel Varliette of Beauty Enterprise to create Fragrance Republ!c so members could enjoy what total creative freedom yields from the selected perfumers. “This community offers you access to fragrances that have never been released before,” says Duquesne. “Our fragrances are original yet accessible and are not created by creative directions, marketing departments, financial goals or celebrity endorsements, but by the most legitimate people in our industry: the perfumers, that create them with no boundaries at all. Yes, in nose only we trust!” How does it work? Members can choose from several plans and timespans. The yearly plan can be billed $29/month annually with 2 months free or they can do $35 each month recurring. Fragrance Republ!c also offers a 3 month membership for $100 and a 6 month membership for $200. Each month members/citizens receive an exclusive 15ml bottle of fragrance. In addition, every fragrance released is sold on Fragrance Republ!c’s website so if a citizen likes a fragrance they can repurchase 15ml or 75ml bottles albeit while stock lasts as they are produced in limited editions and can only be reissued by popular vote. Citizens receive a 20% discount on additional fragrances and even non-members can purchase for full price off the site. Fragrance Republ!c is also broken into several membership levels that allow different interactive activities. A “Senator” is the highest level. In addition to all membership benefits, Senators can submit their stories for a chance to work with a perfumer on their scent. They can also sit for two months on the rotating Fragrance Republ!cAdvisory Board which determines the future fragrances to be released. All in all, Fragrance Republ!c offers a level for every budget and fragrance fan. It’s much more than receiving a monthly fragrance. Fragrance Republ!c is a community and for the first time lets consumers be a part of the fragrance process from lab to nose.