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Foodie Beauty: The Top 5 Ingredients

By • Aug 17th, 2010 • Category: BEAUTY, Cosmetics, Fragrance, Hair, Skin

We are what we eat… right? Check out these food inspired products that will pack a serious beauty punch:

Vitamin C: Known for its astringency and high levels of antioxidants, citrusy Vitamin C, coming from oranges, grapefruit & lemons, help to protect against free radicals and help to assist exfoliation for a healthy, youthful glow.

  • Avalon Organics Refreshing Gel Cleanser: [AvalonOrganics.com, Whole Foods & select drugstores $10.95]
  • Vichy Aqualia ANTIOX Pro-Youth Antioxidant Daily Fluid SPF 12: [VichyUSA.com & select drugstores $29.50]

Peach Seed Extract: An amazing, natural, solution to thinning hair.  This stuff will promote growth for receding hairlines and frontal baldness… or just making your hair nice & thick!

  • Peter Lamas 5-step Regenerating System (Shampoo/Conditioner/Scalp Serum/Nutrient Mist & Styling Cream): [Fred Segal, Macy's, Whole Foods, Duane Reade & PeterLamas.com $20-$45]

Papaya & Coconut Duo: This tag-team will exfoliate, detox & clarify dull skin with Papaya extract, while soothing, hydrating Coconut milk sets moisture in gear.

  • Alba HAWAIIAN Spa Papaya Mango Exfoliating Body Wash [$8.95] & Coconut Milk Body Cream [$11.95]: Whole Foods or AlbaBotanica.com

Almond & Garlic Oil: Included in nail treatments, these essential oils don’t necessarily smell like their sources (we’re thankful for that), but they certainly harness the anti-fungal & strengthening powers of garlic, and the moisturizing power of almonds.

Raspberry & Pomegranate Extract: Both rich in antioxidants… they’re a supple & sweet add-in to any lip treatment.

  • KORRES Raspberry Liquid Lipstick: [Sephora, Sephora.com and KorresUSA.com $22]

Cocoa: Not only does this stuff smell good, but when used in tanning exfoliants/tints, this stuff is a SUPER-moisturizing powerhouse.

  • philosophy the big skinny self-tanning firming cream [$28] & skin smoothing exfoliating scrub [$20]  philosophy.com

**samples were provided for review.

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is a fun-loving, twenty-something living in Brooklyn. She spends most of her time absorbing all the life, tofu and whiskey that NYC has to offer. Her current obsessions? BDG High-waisted leggings, vintage boot shopping in Williamsburg, Katherine Kwei's sling bag and Melanie Marie's two-finger horn ring.
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