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Written on May 8, 2012 at 1:50 pm , by

The hand-crafted Worker B Lotion Bar is made with organic almond oil, olive oil, beeswax and propolis.

Our office was flooded with beauty products packed with vitamin-rich, nourishing extracts like honey, beeswax, propolis and royal jelly while we worked on our May 2012 “Buzz-Worthy Finds” Beauty Buys page. We couldn’t fit all our favorite picks on one page, so here are more sweet steals that had the beauty department buzzing.

ALL OVER

BODY

FACE

FEET

HAIR

Big Dipper Wax Works 100 Percent Beeswax Sphere Candles come in three gorgeous carved designs.

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Favorite Find Friday: Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip Plumper in L.A.

Written on March 30, 2012 at 2:01 pm , by

We’re on an endless quest for the perfect pink lip color, and have finally found true love in Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip Plumper in L.A. The medium-rose hue has just enough pigment and subtle gold flecks to enhance your lips’ natural shape and color, making them look pouty and lush. Shea butter makes the formula feel as hydrating as a lip balm, and ginger and peppermint extracts give it a refreshing bit of tingle. It complements any makeup look, requires zero effort, and brings us as close to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s pillowy pout as we’re ever going to get— all we’re really looking for in a lip product!

Tell us: Have you found the perfect pink lip color?

Feet First

Written on October 31, 2011 at 12:35 pm , by

Now that summer’s warmth is a distant memory and everyone’s sandals have been shelved, footcare often falls to the bottom of the beauty priority list. But even though your feet aren’t on display in winter, they can still take a beating. We asked Mary Lupo, M.D., a dermatologist in New Orleans, for advice on how to keep your feet in top shape through the cold-weather months— until it’s time for them to see the light again:

Feet aren’t usually exposed in winter, so what causes them to become cracked and damaged?
Heaters easily dehydrate the skin, and the hotter bath and shower temperatures people seem to like in winter can also be harmful to skin. There are fewer oil glands in the feet to protect them from drying out.

What is the best way to get rid of cracks and calluses?
Hands down: Theraplex FT Exfoliating Emollient. It’s a game changer! It contains salicylic acid to exfoliate the dead, dried skin cells, hydrators for deep nourishment, and even a little menthol to deodorize.

How should we care for our feet on a daily basis now that the weather is cooler? Apply a skin-sloughing foot cream with glycolic or salicylic acid, then slip on a pair of socks on for at least 15 minutes. Even better, wear your socks overnight or do this routine right after you shower before stepping out for the day. It’s so easy and will keep your feet baby soft all year!

—By Jaclyn Smock, beauty intern

Favorite Find Friday: B. Witching Bath Co. Natural Honey Facial Cleansing Bar

Written on October 7, 2011 at 6:55 am , by

We were never keen on using bar soap to cleanse our face— until we came across B. Witching Bath Co. Natural Honey Facial Cleansing Bar. This mild, sweet-smelling solid feels like silk and leaves skin feeling supple and hydrated, not tight and dry like soaps tend to. And the adorable bee design molded onto the honey and glycerin-based bar makes using it just plain fun.

Tell us: Do you use bar soap to wash your face? If so, what’s your favorite formula?

Favorite Find Friday: Out of Africa Organic Shea Butter Soap in Vanilla

Written on July 8, 2011 at 10:34 am , by

soap_vanillaWe’ve always loved bar soaps in theory, but they tend to leave our skin a little too squeaky, and, well—dry. But not the Out of Africa Organic Shea Butter Soap in Vanilla that recently came across our desk. When we sudsed up, it had the creamiest feel and left our skin silky, thanks to a 20% pure shea butter base, and only four other ingredients: olive and palm kernel oils, vanilla essential oil, and water. The faintly sweet, warm vanilla scent has us addicted, too.  As simple—and skin-loving—as soap gets. Do you wash with bar soap? If so, what’s your go-to?

Favorite Find Friday: Jurlique Love Balm

Written on April 15, 2011 at 10:42 am , by

It’s been a nerve-wracking week, and in turn—we’re ashamed to admit—our cuticles and nails have taken a beating. So we’ve been constantly reaching for the tiny tin of Jurlique Love Balm that’s tucked into our purse: The skin-quenching natural oil-packed salve works its healing wonders especially well on ravaged cuticles, but also soothes parched faces, body spots, and even then ends of thirsty strands. How do you repair your most ragged parts?


Favorite Find Friday: Weleda Skin Food

Written on March 4, 2011 at 11:11 am , by

This week’s favorite find comes courtesy of my sister: She’s suffered from eczema all her life and has tried everything to heal it, slathering on the richest oils and thickest salves, all to no avail. I recently sent her a tube of Weleda Skin Food, and it received rave reviews from the toughest customer. The 90-year-old formula is chock-full of natural healers like sunflower seed oil, sweet almond oil, rosemary, chamomile, and calendula extracts that soothe damaged skin. It’s also great for repairing gym-worn parts like elbows, heels, and hands: One lightweight tube packs a big hydrating punch. What’s your cure for painfully dry skin?

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