What’s pink, delicious, refreshing and kicks cancer in the butt? TalkingRain’s NEW PINK™!
TalkingRain, brewers of fresh, fruity, all-natural alternatives to plain old water and sugar saturated sodas, invite you to sip “PINK” for the cure and help the fight against breast cancer. In the spirit of TalkingRain’s never ending mission to develop functional, healthy, innovative beverages, .25 cents per case of PINK™ sales will go to support various national and local breast cancer research, screening, education and awareness programs.
The new PINK™ spring water comes from TalkingRain’s protected artesian spring water source and never sees the light of day until bottled.
By purchasing PINK™, consumers will help thousands of women detect breast cancer early while contributing to research for a cure. This was last year, we could still weave it into the content Susan G. Komen Puget Sound Affiliate named Talking Rain one of the “Promise Partners” and will be the first recipient of sales of proceeds of the new PINK™. “We thank Talking Rain for an incredible partnership”, says the Susan G. Komen Puget Sound Affiliate. “They have joined us in this fight against breast cancer for more than 16 years. Together, we will win the battle.”
Talking Rain sponsored the first Seattle Race for the Cure and has supported the Susan G. Komen for the Cure programs by donating water and flavored beverages to various Race for the Cure events throughout the Northwest. The company has also made financial contributions to support several Susan G. Komen Puget Sound Affiliate community outreach programs. “We’ve always envisioned a long-term relationship with Komen”, says Nina Morrison, Talking Rain Director of Marketing, “To be able to increase our support through an opportunity on this scale is deeply gratifying and something we’re very proud of”.
PINK is sold at select retailers nationwide and online at www.talkingrain.com
Price: $.69 or 2 for a $1.00. Proceeds – $.25 per case will go to Susan G. Komen affiliate and the Donna Foundation
Looking for a natural and organic way to groom? These days there are many brands and lines to choose from. Intelligent Nutrients is a health and beauty product company, utilizing 100% food-based and organic certified ingredients. They have a wide range of products including skin care, hair care, aromatics and supplements.
Trying some of the companies products I fell in love with two cleansers; the Certified Organic Anti-Aging Cleanser for the face and the 70% Organic Hair Cleanser. Both of theses cleansers moisturize as they clean and feel and smell great! The descriptions on the website are:
Certified Organic Anti-Aging Cleanser ($45.00 USD) — Gently remove dirt, makeup and impurities while nurturing skin with this non-foaming cleanser. The USDA Certified Organic formula restores and protects with antioxidants, plant sterols, fatty acids and essential oils to help prevent aging and inflammation. A pure combination of the brand’s signature Intellimune Seed Oil Complex along with Argan and Acai help maintain a harmonious balance of moisture for radiant, healthy skin. Suitable for all skin types including mature, dry, sensitive and oily skin.
70% Organic Hair Cleanser ($29.00 USD) — Safe enough for the whole family, this delicate shampoo nourishes with a pure, plant-based formula. Certified organic by the UK’s Soil Association, the light suds rinse clean and leave a soft scent. Formulated with Apple water, Coffee Seed oil and 100% non-toxic plant-based cleansers the gentle blend also nourishes with the antioxidant-rich Intellimune Seed Oil Complex. Safe for color-treated hair.
Like many organic and natural products on the market today, these cleansers have a strong, earthy scent. If you do not like fragrance in your products these are not for you. I really enjoy them and recommend them as well as trying their other products.
Visit the website at www.intelligentnutrients.com to learn more about and purchase these great-for-you products.
A reliable household name, Coppertone has a very large variety of sunscreen to meet your every need this summer. Their wide range of products include sunscreen for babies and children, anti-aging sunscreen, sports protection and more.
Here are a few of my favorites, which all are an SPF of 70, the highest Coppertone SPF ever:
Coppertone NutraShield Faces SPF 70+ with Dual Defense ($10.99 USD) – is moisturizing with a non-greasy formula that won’t clog your pores. This sunscreen was formulated for women and helps prevent premature skin aging caused by the sun. It is enriched with antioxidants to promote natural skin repair. And for us ladies who like to swim, it is waterproof. This also comes in a version for the rest of the body. I recommend this for women of any age!
Coppertone KIDS Continuous Spray SPF 70+ ($9.99 USD) — This waterproof and hypoallergenic sunscreen is dermatologist tested and is great for the kids. It has a twist-and-lock cap which means no cap to lose and it sprays at any angle.
Coppertone ultraGUARD Sunscreen SPF 70+ ($10.99 USD) – With a moisturizing formula that contains Viamin E, this sunscreen is also hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested. It goes on non-greasy and is waterproof. This is a great one for the whole family.
Check out Coppertone’s website for their full line of products at www.coppertone.com. Stay safe this Memorial Day and all summer long!
The main ingredient in these antiperspirants is Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex at a level of 20%, which used to be only available in prescription form. How does this keep us dry? Well, aluminium and zirconium ions form a gel that clogs large numbers of pores in the skin which prevents the pores from releasing sweat, plus it absorbs the sweat that didn’t get clogged.
I have tried other clinical strength deodorants that are solids, and they have worked well. But I really love that Ban Clinical Strength (approx. $7.99 USD) is a roll on. It is smooth going on and dries very quickly.
Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream ($15.00 1.25 oz tube, $24.00 2.75 oz jar and $34.00 4.25 oz jar)is the #1 selling medicated, vitamin-enriched skin care cream in Japan. it is a Glycerin-based moisturizing cream enriched with Vitamin E, Vitamin B2 and Camphor.
This is a great product for anyone with dry skin. It goes on thick, and is absorbed in the skin quite quickly. Amazingly enough, the skin is so soft after application and not at all greasy.
Yu-be Moisturizing Skin Cream was formulated in 1957 in Japan by a young pharmacist named Yoshikiyo Nowatari. It has been used in very extreme weather, such as on climbing expeditions of Mt. Everest!
I have found it great for dry patches, rough cuticles and my cracked heels. The best thing it has done for me is clear up my daugther’s eczema. My poor 13-year old gets eczema under her eyes and it is really tough on her when she goes to school. But this has really helped her. She doesn’t even mind the strong Camphor scent. And it is very strong, but only for a few minutes, then fades away.
You can purchase Yu-be on their website www.yu-be .com and also find retailers that sell this unique cream.
I drink a lot of coffee. And I also love red wine. So my teeth need constant whitening. That’s why Supersmile is so great. It was created by a dentist, Dr. Irwin Smigel, to whiten conveniently at home and on the go.
The Professional Whitening System ($36.00 USD sm. $75.00 USD lg) – is made up of two items; the Supersmile Professional Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste with CALPROX® and the Supersmile Whitening Accelerator (with carbamide peroxide). The Website touts, “The Supersmile Whitening System is the perfect bleaching solution for everyone interested in safely and gently whitening teeth at home without messy trays. Just brush and whiten! Supersmile not only enhances professionally bleached teeth – but – most importantly, causes no sensitivity – and the Supersmile Professional Whitening System is the only system that will restore bonding, porcelain veneers, crowns and even dentures to their original color.”
To Use the Professional Whitening System, combine both products on a dry toothbrush and brush for two minutes, then rinse. I have been using the system for a couple of weeks and my teeth are at least a couple of shades whiter. This is so much easier than whitening trays and don’t bother my sensitive teeth as much.
Supersmile also sells fun, on the go products. Supersmile Quikee ($16.00 USD)- ”Just a drop of our new pocket-sized Supersmile Quikee Whitening Tooth Polish with CALPROX® smoothed over your teeth with the tip of the tongue after eating or drinking, freshens breath while fighting cavities and plaque–anytime, anywhere. Quikee conveniently and effectively removes stains caused by coffee, tea or red wine while it helps maintain whiteness.” This tastes really sweet and minty and is easy to use. I like to concentrate it at the base of my teeth.
Also convenient is the Supersmile Single Dose Powdered Mouthrinse (60 Packets$29.00 USD -24 Packets $16.00) “Supersmile Single Dose Powdered Mouthrinse is a quick and convenient solution when there’s no time to brush. Just tear off the top of an individual-use foil packet, add water, swirl and rinse. CALPROX® attacks plaque and stains, and baking soda assures fresher breath and assists in cavity prevention.” This is not my favorite of the products. It was gritty, but did leave my mouth minty and clean.
One of my favorite Supersmile products is the all natural Sugar-free Supersmile Professional Whitening Gum with CALPROX® (Gum Box – 12pcs – $4.00 USD-Gum Jar – 100pcs – $24.00 USD). It, ”quickly and effectively whitens teeth, freshens breath, promotes healthier gums and removes superficial surface stains with every use. And Supersmile Professional Whitening Gum is sweetened with XYLITOL – the natural cavity inhibitor preferred by dental professionals.” Plus it tastes yummy and makes my breath very fresh!
Visit the website at www.supersmile.com to learn more about Dr. Smigel and his fabulous products. They just might make your smile a little whiter!
I love organic and natural skincare; plus I love anti-aging products (a little help doesn’t hurt anyone!). Jurlique’s Purely Age-Defying Collection (Formerly the Biodynamic Beauty Collection) is both! It is comprised of herbs and flowers from certified organic and biodynamic farms in South Australia. These unique blends are as follows:
Serum ($75.00 USD) and Night Lotion ($55.00 USD): This blend includes Rose Gallica, Licorice Root, Black Elder, Chamomile, Pansy and Violet extracts, which work together to combat the appearance of redness and fade discolorations to brighten the skin. The Serum renews the skin while the Night Lotion restores.
Refining Treatment ($35.00 USD) :This blend includes Calendula, Witch Hazel, Echinacea, Spilanthes, Horse Chestnut, Pansy, Sweet Violet, Daisy, Dandelion, Chickweed, Self Heal and Soapbark Tree extracts, which work together to soothe, cleanse and refine the skin to reveal a glowing complexion. This is a natural skin polisher that exfoliates the skin.
Eye Cream ($45.00 USD) : This blend includes Arnica, Euphrasia, Daisy and Spilanthes, which work together to help combat puffiness and help fade discolorations to brighten the skin.
These products have a light, herbal scent and are very gentle on the skin. I have been using them for a few weeks and my skin is very smooth. I have broken out just a little bit, but my skin looks good!
My favorite products from the line are the Refining Treatment and the Eye Cream. The Refining treatment is a really great scrub that gets rid of all of the dead skin and impurities. And the Eye Cream! Wow, my eyes look smooth and very young right now! I definitely recommend the Eye Cream because its a really effective natural product!
To purchase these items, visit the Jurlique website at www.jurlique.com. Enjoy!
Kerastase is a luxury hair care company that is known to create products to target specific hair needs. I have tried two items from different lines; the Bain Age Recharge from the Resistance Age Recharge Collection, a lipo-replenishing Shampoo for dry, tight scalps and hair losing vitality and the Lotion Densitive GL from the Specifique Thinning Hair Collection, a texturizing and thickening after-shampoo spray.
Bain Age Recharge (250 ml $32.00 USD) – This is a oil-based shampoo that you message into your scalp and hair. The active ingredients include, Vita-Refil Complex, morphofill and glycerol. It leaves my hair soft and shiny and doesn’t strip down the color. It is supposed to bring back the youth to your hair, and my hair does look a lot bouncier and more vital since I have been using it.
Lotion Densitive GL (125 ml $45.00 USD) – I apply this spray to damp hair by starting at my roots and working my way down to the ends. It contains Complexe Gluco Impulsion, which includes vitamin PP, mineral molecules and a cooling agent.The website claims that it, “helps soothe and calm the scalp. Texturizes the fiber. Creates a volume effect.” It does give my hair more body, but my hair gets a little greasy so I only use a few sprays.
These products are a nice treat for my hair! You can check out Kerastase’s other lines such as Nutritive and Reflection at their website www.kerastase-usa.com. The products will give your hair a boost!