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Dangerous Beauty: Stop Using This Ingredient Now

Hi, Angela here! When I first created my line of Savor Beauty products, I was shocked to learn that 1 in 5 cosmetic products contains toxic substances and carcinogens.

Education is empowerment, and the more you know, the better choices you can make for your beauty-full health.

Here's the list of ingredients that contain formaldehyde: diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, DMDM hydantoin, quaternium-15, 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol, sodium hydroxylmethylglycinate

Look at your list of ingredients in your beauty products and make sure none of these toxins are listed!

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Spring Survival Guide: The Body Edition

It is no surprise that our muscles tend to be inherently tighter in the colder months. Think about how we walk around bundled up, shoulders sliding closer to your ears, and a slight roll forward in your shoulders to protect your chest. All of these actions tighten even the most intrinsic breathing muscles.

Winter is also the time of unpredictable temperatures outdoors, as well as indoors, which can leave our skin looking and feeling a little dry, dull and confused. Just like your skincare routine, your muscles, skin and entire body crave additional attention, too. 

As we welcome Spring with open arms, here are some easy self-care "to dos" to rejuvenate your skin cells and wake up your mind, body and soul!

AROMATHERAPY STEAM SHOWER

Choose a 100% natural essential oil that will bring the most balance to your daily routine. Sprinkle a few drops of an essential oil to your shower floor (not where you stand to avoid skin irritation) before you step in.

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Here are some essential oil benefits: 

  • Eucalyptus: Breathe, cleanse and expand mind, body and lungs
  • Citrus: Brighten and bring in the power of the sun inside with an elevated mood

RADIANT SUGAR SCRUB POLISH

Slough off your winter blues and use invigorating strokes to increase circulation moving towards your heart. Use an organic body polish to exfoliate your body once a week, and make sure to address your whole body for irresistibly soft skin.

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DAILY OIL MASSAGE

The best body anti-ager? Oil massage! While taking a shower, massage organic Sweet Baby Oil onto the skin, using circular strokes on the joints and long strokes on your long bones. This technique will increase circulation, tone your muscles, and make you feel (self) loved.

Living in NYC, Cynthia King is a Savor Spa Master Massage Therapist and Upper West Side Spa Manager, registered Ayurveda practitioner, yoga instructor, and passionate urban farmer. Loving all things botanical and grown from seed, she remains an uncompromising advocate for protecting and sharing the healing powers of plant medicine.

Cherry Collagen No-Milkshake for Plump Skin

The secret to glowing, gorgeous complexion? Collagen.

Collagen is a holistic-beauty protein that helps keep your skin youthful and resilient. After the age of 20, one percent less of collagen is produced in the dermis each year. 

As we age, collagen starts to break down and in our forties, collagen is no longer produced. 

Studies have shown that supplementing the protein orally boosts collagen peptides in your body, so we've whipped up a beauty drink du jour in our Beauty Kitchen for you glow-getters.

Yield: 1 serving (8 ounces)
Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients: 
1 c frozen cherries | tightens skin + natural sun protection
1/2 c frozen spinach | boost of brightening vitamin C for collagen
1 teaspoon powdered collagen | reduces eye wrinkles
1 inch fresh ginger |  even skin tone + elasticity
2 c almond milk | beauty fats + vitamin E
Small splash of coconut nectar | beauty minerals

Directions

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend at high speed for 1 minute, or until smooth. 

Paris #KoreanBeauty Diary: Part I

Paris #KoreanBeauty Diary: Part I

The idea behind Korean beauty rituals is to have such gorgeous, glowing skin that you don’t need to hide behind loads of makeup. While Korean women emphasize flawless porcelain skin, Western women like a fresh-faced look. I like a combo.