I just finished off the last of the pumpkin pie leftover from Christmas dinner and I don’t think I will ever get sick of pumpkin but it’s nice to get a break. So instead of increasing my waist line, I’ll settle for JUNE JACOBS’ Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Masque.
Browsing June Jacobs
find myself wanting to know what’s inside the products I’m using. Take the new
Vanda Orchid line from JUNE JACOBS. I tried the Vanda Orchid Body Balm
($60/7oz) and the Vanda Orchid Shower Gel ($35/7oz) and I really liked both (both @ junejacobs.com).
They smelled heavenly and worked well. The Vanda Orchid is native to Northern
Australia and Eastern Asia and is one of the rarest forms. The extract from the
flower contains high levels of anti-oxidants and fortifying minerals. But with these
two, I really wanted to get down to the nitty-gritty.
- In order to produce 1 pound of honey, 2 million flowers must be visited.
- Honey is fat free, cholesterol free and sodium free.
- Not only is it quite soothing on minor burns, but can help combat infection and minimize scarring.
So using HONEY in beauty products seems like a natural fit, right? Here are some we love that love us right back in Part II of our on-going feature on products that exploit HONEY.
- TOCCA Body Wash in Cleopatra ($19/8oz @ tocca.com)
- AROMA M Geisha Blanche Eau de Parfum ($80/1.7oz @ luckyscent.com)
- JUNE JACOBS Pore Refining Oatmeal Scrub ($38/3.7oz @ junejacobs.com)
- THE BODY DELI Oatmeal and Honey Masque ($24/2oz @ thebodydeli.com)
- LUSH Bath Bomb in Honey Bee ($6.15/6.3oz @ lush.com)
We are quite obsessed with products that work and smell terrific so let’s focus on body parts this time. We clean them and moisturize them and these are some that will make your skin tingle and nose dance.
MISTRAL Organic French Shea Butter Soap in Lilac of May ($7.50/7oz @ mistralsoap.com)
JUNE JACOBS Papaya Body Balm ($46/7oz @ junejacobs.com)
If it’s starting to look and feel a little like fall in your town, don’t be deceived. The sun is still out and shining those UVA and UVB rays, so you still need to protect your face and body. Lots of excellent choices out there so you can choose the one that fits you best.
POLA 1/f (pronounced un-ef) Suncut Milk SPF30 is allergy tested, water resistant and comes in a special formula, one for the face and one for the body ($24/2.1oz @ polakirei.com). I really like to treat my face differently and so I appreciate two different products. Makeup glides on over this non-greasy lotion.
SKiN MEDiCA Environmental Defense Sunscreen SPF30+ contains Hyaluronic acid (for hydrating), vitamin E, caffeine and green tea extract for antioxidant protection. This cutting edge sunscreen is excellent for extended exposure to sun. $38/3oz @ skinstore.com
The spray is the way to go.
JUNE JACOBS Spa Collection Oil-Free Sunscreen Mist, SPF 15 is a convenient and great smelling way to apply sunscreen. A very fine mist sprays the lotion, which is quick drying and will not clog your pores. But the best thing about the spray is that you can cover those hard to reach places on your back and legs. This formula is very moisturizing so it can multi task. The soft citrus and ginger scent is soothing and not overpowering. $36/7.2oz @ junejacobs.com ~Lisa