The Ultimate Beauty Approach

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This may blow your mind, but the human body actually needs fat to function optimally and look its best. The body breaks fats down into fatty acids. Omega-3s and 6s are considered essential fatty acids (EFAs) because though the body cannot make them, they are required for optimal function. You must get them from foods like seeds, nuts, fish and grass-fed animal fats, or high-quality supplements. Nordic Naturals Omega vitamins and Moroccan argan oil EFAs are building blocks for healthy cells and assist with regulatory and developmental processes in the body, including the brain, nervous system, adrenal, thyroid, liver function, and immune response. Omegas also add substantial support to the body’s appearance. Diets low in EFAs have been linked to skin problems, including eczema, split nails and brittle hair. Your skin may become dry, inflamed and more prone to congestion. It can lead to further pigmentation, redness, infection and texture breakdown. Essential fats not only protect against sun damage but also help repair skin by preventing the release of enzymes that destroy collagen. This fights loss of elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles. Omega-3s are a natural anti-inflammatory that reduces swelling while encouraging blood circulation. Taken internally, they are beneficial for acne, rosacea, eczema and psoriasis as well as for sore muscles and joints. If including these EFAs in our diet reap such rewards, why not apply them topically as well?

Internal Benefits:

  • Provide crucial nutrients for skin health and function
  • Promote even distribution of melanin
  • Promote production of healthy skin cells

Topical Benefits:

  • Support retention of natural moisture and lipid barrier
  • Support radiant skin health through all stages of life
  • Help inhibit free-radical damage that underlies skin aging
What are your skin and hair trying to tell you when you don’t like what you see in the mirror?

Moisture Depleted

As the largest and most visible organ of the body, skin that lacks hydration is often void of a healthy glow. Key to production of the skin’s natural oil barrier, EFAs keep the skin hydrated, plump, youthful and nourished.

Healthy Aging

EFAs not only support the body against the environmental stresses that cause premature aging, but also help to protect tissue from enzymes that destroy collagen. This support is key to optimal skin health as you age.

Problematic Skin

EFAs are vital in the formation of prostaglandins—hormone-like substances that encourage healthy blood circulation—and are beneficial for addressing many skin concerns.

Lackluster Hair

The scalp and hair can become dry, flaky and lackluster when deficient. By effectively penetrating the hair shaft to protect hair from UV exposure and pollution, EFAs help repair damaged follicles and promote hair growth. So, if you are truly on the quest for the perfect beauty routine, omega oils taken internally through food or high-quality supplements, paired with high-quality unrefined oils applied topically, is a dual approach to skin care that helps you find true results through optimal cellular balance. Focusing on what you put into your body is just as important as what you apply topically. Amy Halman is the president and formulator for ACURE, a skin, body and hair care line based on scientific nutritional support to enhance the skin’s own ability to regenerate optimally. Clinically proven results without the use of gluten, synthetic preservatives or fragrances. Products contain no parabens, sulfates, phthalates, petrochemicals or animal by-products. www.acureorganics.com  

The New Face of Natural™

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At Schmidt’s, they believe that the future of Natural is in quality formulas that outperform their counterparts without compromising on ingredients. Committed to raising the bar and setting new standards, Schmidt’s wants to change the way you think about natural. Schmidt’s Naturals combine a luxurious feel and health-conscious formulation to deliver clean and captivating scents. Change the way you think about Natural. Follow the Schmidt’s on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.  

Country Life Vitamins and Desert Essence

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Desert essence lotion, oil and vitaminsCountry Life Vitamins and Desert Essence have teamed up to bring you top-notch products to help you look and feel your best. They believe that beauty is from the inside out and offer an array of natural solutions for healthy hair, skin and nails. With more than 45 years of providing wellness, Country Life’s high-quality products have been helping you stay happy and healthy since 1971. On every bottle, you will see their Pledge of Integrity because at Country Life, integrity is the number one ingredient. They do this because they believe everyone deserves high-quality nutrition, specifically crafted with standards that support health and wellness. Desert Essence offers a full range of personal care products formulated with natural and organic ingredients sourced from around the world. They draw their inspiration and ingredients from the desert, a model of pristine balance and sustainability. Using nutrient-rich desert botanicals known for their healing properties, like tea tree, jojoba, aloe and argan oil, Desert Essence’s natural body, skin and hair care products work in harmony with the body to soothe, nurture and restore.  

A Story with Some Flavor

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In 1925, Rinaldo and Ezilda Torre visited family in Lucca, Italy. The two returned home to San Francisco with something very important: handwritten recipes, which they used to create authentic Italian flavored syrups. These syrups helped Rinaldo and Ezilda re-introduce the Italian soda to their North Beach neighborhood. The sodas quickly became a hit! Years later, Torani helped record another hit: the same syrup was used to create the world’s first flavored latte. In 2013, Torani introduced Signature Syrups. For those who seek distinctive flavor experiences, Torani Signature Syrup brings together delicious combinations of simple, real ingredients for a beverage experience like no other. Each flavor is crafted using a unique blend of pure cane sugar and either organic agave or caramelized sugar that is layered together and blended with natural flavors to create syrups you simply have to taste to believe. Presented in a premium bottle, the natural syrup is so exceptional the founder’s signature is on every bottle. Elevate your beverage experience with Torani Signature, available in classic Vanilla, decadent Caramel or rich, nutty Hazelnut. Today, Torani has a global presence. Even though people all over the world recognize the iconic Torani bottle, they’ve remained a family-owned company—adhering to the high quality standards that Rinaldo and Ezilda set over 90 years ago. You can use more than 100 of their naturally flavored syrups and sauces in coffees, sodas, teas, smoothies, cocktails and more. They’re easy to use too; just add a splash of any award-winning flavor to your beverage. Try some of these easy recipes to get you started!

Torani Signature Hazelnut flavored Coffee Ice CubesTorani Signature Hazelnut flavored Coffee Ice Cubes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Strong brewed coffee
  • 2 Tbsp. Torani Signature Hazelnut syrup

Instructions:

  1. In a container with a pour spout, like a measuring cup, combine strong brewed coffee with Torani Signature Hazelnut Syrup. Stir to mix.
  2. Pour flavored coffee into silicone square ice cube tray (or your favorite ice cube tray). Freeze until solid and use to make iced coffee.

Torani Signature Caramel Creamer

Torani Signature Caramel Creamer

Ingredients:

  • 1 pint Half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup Torani Signature Caramel Syrup

Instructions:

  1. Combine ingredients together in a lidded container. Serve with espresso or coffee.
   

Torani Signature Vanilla Whipped CreamTorani Signature Vanilla Whipped Cream

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp. Torani Signature Vanilla Whipped Cream

Instructions:

  1. In a chilled bowl, combine the heavy whipping cream and Torani Signature Vanilla syrup. Whisk OR use a hand mixer to whisk until stiff peaks form.
Discover other easy, delicious recipes at torani.com  

Matcha Now

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Hundreds of years ago, matcha was only enjoyed by Buddhist monks, who served it during long and elaborate ceremonies to heighten their focus and clarity of thought. That was matcha then. This is Matcha NOW™.

What Are the Benefits?

Matcha offers all the health benefits of green tea with ten times the strength. When you drink Matcha NOW™, you’ll enjoy:
  • More energy
  • Better focus
  • Calm, relaxed feelings
  • Rich antioxidants
  • Natural detox
They use only premium ceremonial-grade matcha in every bottle, the highest grade matcha powder, to give you the best taste and the strongest benefits. Matcha NOW™ also sources their matcha straight from organic farms in Kagoshima, Japan, home of some of the world’s best matcha.

Why Choose Matcha NOW™?

Most companies infuse their matcha directly into the water before bottling it. However, when matcha is exposed to oxygen, it quickly turns brown and stale, creating an unpleasant experience. Matcha NOW™ has solved this problem with our Matcha Cap. Storing the matcha in the cap preserves the taste and health benefits until you’re ready to drink it, giving you the best matcha experience anytime, anywhere. Why settle for subpar matcha? Pick up a pack of Matcha NOW™, and discover the next level of matcha drinks—right now!

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