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“Enhance your Summer experience” with these favorite product finds:
Watch the segment here: http://www.abc15.com/sonoranliving#Summer%20enhancing%20products
Kocostar Hair Therapy consists of argan oil, herbal essences, and amino acids to treat dried, frizzled, and split-ended Summer hair. The steam solution inside the wrap elevates the temperature of the essences so the effects are amplified to create beautiful silky smooth hair. All you need to do is: After jumping out of the shower, while the hair’s still damp; wear it for 15 minutes. Rinse it and blow dry your hair.
Obedo Neck and Back Cradle is perfect for Summer travel, the office, home and spa. The Obedo Neck and Back Cradle provides comfortable support for your head and neck. Use it for lower back support or for neck support while sitting at the beach, watching TV, working at your desk, reading, for driving comfort, in-flight comfort and more. It’s adjustable and portable, completely washable and folds up flat when not in use.
Skinny Forever Craving Control Gum helps keep your Summer fit body in shape by assisting in controlling cravings, reducing appetite for up to three hours after one piece of gum, and it supports a healthy metabolism.
Apothederm Acne Clarifying Treatment is perfect for controlling Summer acne with gentle, effective results. The Acne Clarifying Treatment is a two-in-one problem solver to help eliminate breakouts and minimize pore size. This formula is packed with beta hydroxy acid and SmartPeptide® to help reduce the appearance of blemishes and future breakouts. It’s oil-free,fragrance free and dermatologist tested.
Tervis Insulated Drinkware presents microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe water bottles that are great for Summer time and anytime . They are proudly made in the USA. There is a design for everyone, adults and kids, like clear and colorful, outdoor life designs, florals, sports, American pride, artist series designs and more. Tervis offers a variety of bottle accessories also.
Gerard Cosmetics BB Plus Illumination Creme is a versatile and luminous product that can be used in a variety of ways. The product’s golden undertone adds dimension and a youthful glow to any complexion and is completely customizable to your lifestyle.
Products that help you “Beat The Heat” this summer presented by Dawn McCarthy on Arizona Midday:
See the segment here: http://www.azcentral.com/videos/news/12-news/arizona-midday/2014/07/30/13381291/
Nautica®, a leading global lifestyle brand ranging from men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories to a complete home collection, is all about the water, and the brand has some great options this Summer to beat the heat:
Nautica Men’s Quick Dry Neon Swim Trunk is a part of the Nautica “Guard” Summer capsule collection, inspired by the active lifestyle of the lifeguard (Nautica is a sponsor of the 2014 Nautica USLA National Lifeguard Championships)
Nautica “Guard” Rubber Sunglasses – A textured rubber-coated frame gives these sunglasses a cool, sporty feel. Perfect for active days on the beach and beyond.
Nautica Women’s Broadside Striped One-Piece Swimsuit – Navy and white stripes are a timeless look for the beach, whether you’re heading to the local shore or a more exotic beach locale. Combined with an of-the-moment strapless silhouette, this one-piece is an essential this summer.
Nautica Women’s Tank Cover-Up ($79.50) – A fun and flirty cover up that won’t hide your style! This lightweight beach dress will keep you cool after a long day under the sun.
Kool ‘N Fit Sport is a powerful external, all natural, hypoallergenic performance formula that can be used to train and compete at a higher level. Use KOOL ‘N FIT® Sport before, during and after athletic activity for better warm-up, increased performance and faster recovery. KOOL ‘N FIT Sport is the first sports performance spray, is a proven European formula that is easy to use, non-greasy, non-staining, and leaves no messy residue. It has a refreshing aromatherapy scent.
Simple Sugars All Natural Scrubs and Skincare products are a “Must have” and they have products for guys too! Body Scrubs, Facial and Foot Scrubs for ladies , and Smooth for Men. You’ll enjoy the variety of scents and formulas like coffee, gingerbread and Lime and more for the guys and coconut, green apple, pink grapefruit and strawberry for the ladies.
Studio Dry by Upper Canada has a new look with the same best selling technology as always. Towel size is 19” x 34”. It comes with a convenient elastic band to secure towel onto hair. It can be worn turban style or draped down your back. Absorbs water from hair, but does not remove styling product . Available in 4 colours: Pink, Black, Purple, Blue. Studio Dry is a salon’s best kept secret! designed to dry hair faster so you can spend less time under the heat of a blow dryer.
Feed My Skin Chub Rub and Aloe Push Up Pops are two great products for beating the heat. Cute skirts and short shorts can wreck havoc on your thighs. For relief from painful chafing and irritation feedmyskin’s Chub Rub will do the trick. Aloe Push Up Pops are designed to go in your freezer like a popsicle night or a day rub this chilly treat over your skin to promote healing and hydration.
Helios Sunless Tanning Towel is Aloe infused and leaves a tan for 4-10 days. It’s a Tanning Lotion infused 100% terry cotton towel. You’ll get no streaking with no mess and no hassle. You can tan your entire body by yourself, even reaching your back. All ingredients are certified organic. Size: 5.5″ x 25″
Watch the Segment here: http://www.azcentral.com/videos/news/12-news/arizona-midday/2014/07/30/13379779/
KOCO STAR Hair Therapy-Deep conditioning steam hair wrap is a nourishing and soothing hair treatment that hydrates and rejuvenates dry and damaged hair. Professional salon steam technology creates soft & silky locks in 15 – 20 minutes. It’s only $7! http://www.shopkocostar.com/v/htmls/hair.htm
Tattoo Junkie has a collection of art for your body and bold colors and designs for your lips. You can find products for under $10 like: Lip Paint, Lip Stencils, Star Glam Stamps and Tattoo Kits.
Naughty Betty designs greeting cards, luggage tags, sanitizer sprays and a variety of cocktail napkins, party cups and cosmetics bags all with colorful, witty and fun sayings and designs for great prices. http://www.naughtybettyinc.com
Bo-Po peel off nail polish is the brush on peel off nail polish that lets girls “glam”ify themselves with a special quick drying formula that peels off in a snap. The spill proof bottle lets girls paint their nails in 10 sparkling tints and colors that will match every mood. Remember the 80’s Brush-On Peel-Off nail polish? New colors, improved drying time and smoother peeling make the new BoPo better than ever! Just $3.99 http://bo-po.com/
Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths provide on-the-go cooling with cloths that leave you feeling completely refreshed, with just one wipe. Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths are formulated with PowderSilk technology. The cloths instantly cool on contact and leave skin feeling refreshed with a translucent, superfine powder so skin stays smooth and comfortable with no sticky residue. Available in three light revitalizing scents: Enliven, Invigorate and Restore. For only $3.29 per pack (each pack includes 10 cloths) http://www.feelbanfresh.com
Zen Cosmetics has a compact storage unit that’s designed to hold onto your beauty essentials. Its grippy silicone base accommodates primping tools of varying sizes, from brushes to pencils to tweezers. It’ll keep you looking your best and your counters clutter free. https://www.quirky.com/shop/765d
Simple nutrient might be all your hair needs to look full and healthy
While we talk a lot about skin, even healthy, young-looking skin won’t disguise your true age if your hair is a dead give-away. Thinning hair and even baldness often seem like inevitable parts of aging. But they don’t have to be. You can keep your hair as full, shiny, and youthful as your skin. A simple molecule might be just what you need.
I’ve told you in the past about nitric oxide. It is a signaling molecule. It contributes to circulation, which is key in keeping your hair and skin looking young. Since the skin is the body’s largest organ, it’s essential that blood be able to reach it easily. Nitric oxide helps your arteries relax, which improves circulation. And good circulation means that your skin — including your scalp and hair follicles — is getting the nutrients and oxygen it needs. Without these, it can’t continue to grow healthy hair, which eventually leads to thinning hair and baldness.
Your skin actually makes nitric oxide within the dermis, your second layer of skin. As your cells produce nitric oxide, the newly produced nitric oxide begins to regulate the activity of your hair follicles. Since nitric oxide is a signaling molecule, it helps the follicles know that they need to grow hair.
Your body produces nitric oxide on its own. But as you age, the levels it produces drop significantly. And that may be what contributes to the loss of healthy hair as you grow older. Fortunately, you can supplement what your body produces naturally. Adding a nitric oxide supplement, such as CircO2, to your routine will definitely help improve your circulation. And while no large clinical studies have been done to prove that supplemental nitric oxide can definitely reduce hair thinning as you age, many people have reported positive results.
So don’t let your hair detract from your youthful appearance. Make sure you are giving it what it needs to be
able to continue growing thick, strong, healthy hair that may not reflect your age but definitely reflects how you feel.
One final note: You may be taking hair nutrients such as biotin, omega 3 oils, zinc, vitamin D, etc. and your hair still is not where you want it to be. Sometimes simply adding the additional nitric oxide for a couple of months gets things jump-started because the additional nitric oxide enhances the utilization and absorption of your nutrients.
To your health, naturally,
Dr. Janet Zand
You probably know that spending time in the sun causes your body to produce melanin. This is important because melanin is what causes your skin to change color through tanning and burning. It makes your skin more sensitive to UV radiation, which makes it easier to damage and more susceptible to cancer. But a new study suggests your breakfast — depending on what you eat — could help interfere with the production of melanin.
A recent study on omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids turned up an interesting link between these fatty acids and melanin. The researchers looked at the impact of chia seeds on melanin production.
Chia seeds are high in omega-3 linolenic acid and omega-6 linoleic acid, which can help inhibit melanin biosynthesis. But by themselves, linolenic and linoleic acids can’t reduce your body’s melanin content.
However, researchers found that combining chia seeds with pomegranate fruit extract made the two work more effectively to inhibit melanin. The combination may contribute to down-regulation of gene expression of the melanogenic enzymes.
Of course, the easiest way to reduce melanin production is to limit your sun exposure. But that isn’t always completely feasible. This research suggests that a breakfast smoothie that includes chia seeds and pomegranate might be a good backup plan! Plus it gives your body a lot of other benefits, as both of these are great for your overall health. You can find both of these in your grocery store or health food store.
To your health, naturally,?
Summer Beauty “Must Haves”
It’s a Glam Thing’s 6 Summer Beauty “Must Have” products.
1.) Adonia TummyTone – Adonia TummyTone is an oxygen-base body-wrap treatment, with a gentle blend of organic ingredients, that helps reduce the appearance of your love handles and waistline in less than 60 minutes! You can do it at home. It is hypoallergenic and safe and effective for all skin types. TummyTone is a body wrap system that is used with your own body wrap material (any plastic wrap will do).
2.) Tattoo Junkie Los Angeles Cosmetics offers Total Lip Art Kit “Smooch”, “Hott Kiss” Lip Art Kit, Ombre Blast Lip Stencils, Ombre Liner Lip Stencils, Lip Paint Pucker Up (Red, Pink and Lilac) & more.
3.) Skin MD Shielding lotion w/Sunscreen & without. The beauty and softness of your skin is constantly attacked by both natural and artificial factors in the environment which lead you to ask a most common question : Why is my skin dry? Skin MD Shielding lotion duplicates and enhances your skin’s natural and protective barrier. Just a small application of Skin MD Natural daily protects your skin from damage and delivers hours of soothing moisture, and for those of you who have excessive dry skin . The ingredients in Skin MD Natural are 6 times more effective than those typically used. It is Hypoallergenic, non-greasy, fragrance and colorant free, paraben and petrochemical free. Will not clog pores. it is a Vegan product manufactured in the U.S. using 100% solar power.
4.) Bo-Po peel off nail polish is the brush on peel off nail polish that lets girls “glam”ify themselves with a special quick drying formula that peels off in a snap. The spill proof bottle lets girls paint their nails in 10 sparkling tints and colors that will match every mood. Remember the 80’s Brush-On Peel-Off nail polish? Worx Toys has acquired this unique, proprietary formulation and improved it! Hot new colors, improved drying time and smoother peeling make the new BoPo better than ever!
5.) Pursecase, is not your typical phone case, pursecase doubles as a purse! This petite clutch is elegantly designed with just your phone and essentials in mind. Keep your phone, credit cards, ID, and cash all at your fingertips in the most stylish way. Makes life simple with a compact mirror, a pocket to carry some cash, ID & credit cards, and all with a stylish chain handle – which doubles as a bracelet – just in ‘case’ of a fashion emergency.
6.) Indulge yourself with refreshing luxury bath accessories and body washes from Kama Sutra. Let these silky-smooth, sensual bath and body treats awaken your morning or relax your evening. Kama Sutra’s Luxury Bath collection is just one of the many Kama Sutra products which also include, massage oil, massage lotion and massage candles gift sets and more
Powerful cancer-fighting supplement may fight skin cancer even better when you use it topically. One out of seven people in the U.S. will contract skin cancer every year. It’s the most common form of cancer, and while it is often treatable, malignant melanoma can be deadly. It causes an estimated 8,700 deaths every year. So it’s vital that we find better ways both to treat and prevent skin cancer. And researchers are finding that a popular oral supplement might fight this cancer even better when you apply it topically.
As you may know, two of your skin’s biggest enemies are ultraviolet radiation and oxidative stress. Both contribute to skin aging and skin cancers. The best way to fight these enemies is with antioxidants, which combat the free radicals that can cause anything from age spots to skin cancer. One of the most potent antioxidants researchers are investigating is resveratrol. This antioxidant, found in grapes, berries, peanuts, and red wine, holds a lot of promise for keeping our skin healthy and beautiful.
Oxidative stress leads to cancer when the antioxidants produced in the cells can’t keep up with the production of reactive oxygen by the mitochondria. This imbalance can occur due to exposure from cigarette smoke, extreme temperature change, or exposure to UV radiation. Most of the research on antioxidants to date has focused on taking antioxidants orally. But that’s beginning to change.
Providing the cells with external antioxidants can help them restore their balance and stay healthy. And one of the best ways to provide these topical antioxidants is with resveratrol — the popular oral supplement. You may know about resveratrol’s powerful effects against cardiovascular disease. But researchers soon found that it has potent antioxidant properties as well. It also has low toxicity and few side effects, making it very attractive as a skin care tool.
Researchers have conducted multiple studies that suggest that resveratrol has chemopreventive and therapeutic effects. One study in particular found that resveratrol was able to cause apoptosis, or cell death, in two human melanoma cell lines. And another study found that it decreased the viability of melanoma cell lines without affecting the good fibroblast cells.
One of the downsides of taking resveratrol orally is that it’s metabolized very quickly in the body, typically within 30 to 60 minutes. That’s another reason topical application is gaining popularity. Researchers are finding that applying it topically maintains its bioavailability for much longer periods of time.
Resveratrol has a lot of promise in our fight to stay healthy and beautiful. While you can find it in grapes and red wine, contrary to some understandably popular ideas, drinking the amount of wine necessary to get a significant amount of resveratrol (about 1,000 liters daily) isn’t the best way to help your skin. Instead, try applying it topically. You can find resveratrol in both Système 41′s Restorative Night Treatment and Nourishing Day Creme.
To your health, naturally,
Dr. Janet Zand, Système 41