Issue 44, Mar- April 2014
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Mar 2014

Kaia Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloths

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Kaia Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloths (about $18, 5.4 oz), are a 3-for-1 task master. Cleanser, toner, and make-up remover come in one juicy, vitamin-soaked wipe that's made from biodegradable bamboo. And yes, they effectively remove water-proof mascara.

REVIEW: We were so lucky to be able to experience these fabulous little cleaning cloths for ourselves. I took a scientific approach to trying them out and broke it down into the different aspects I saw, experienced and felt.

OVERALL PACKAGE: The little plastic hard container is a perfect size. (4.75"L X 3.75"H X 1.32"D) What I noticed immediately is that the container snaps open and closed easily but has a very tight closure to prevent drying out of the cloths. Too many wipes on the market use those flexible plastic pouches that don't seal and the cloths dry out in a week or two.

SMELL: Opening the sealed cover for the first time I was immediately taken back with the great fresh burst of citrus smell from the cloths. Perfect.

CLOTH SIZE: The cloths are not too big or too small. About 6"X4". I was able to use on my face, neck and finish with my hands. I would say a perfect size if you had extra makeup to just use on the face.

APPLICATION: The cloths are wet and not sticky. This adds to the natural feeling. I admit I was expecting some stickiness due to the honey but they are not at all. I have very sensitive skin with many allergies so I rarely get to use any pre-moistened cloths but reading the great list of ingredients I was more then happy to try these. After wiping my face, neck and hands I noticed immediately that there wasn't a chemical residue or chemical feel. Some cloths are so full of chemicals that it feels like you are actually applying products to your skin instead of cleaning the skin.

AFTER 15 MINUTES: My face feels very clean and again I'll mention that I feel clean not stripped of oils or clogged with ingredients. My skin isn't tight but feels moisturized.

MY IMPRESSIONS AFTER: I thought immediately that I want to use these before & after working out. As a fitness instructor believe me I spend a lot of time sweating and in the pool and these would fit nicely into the side pocket of my small gym bag and take the place of several other products that I can now take out. I actually liked the feel on my hands and think I'll add these to my work desk to be able to cleanse my hands when I can't make it to the bathroom. Also I would use these on my neck in the middle of the day to refresh my mood and skin.

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1. Soaked in vitamins B12, C and E
2. Natural plant alcohols derived from coconut oil are not drying like chemical alcohols.
3. No need to rinse after using as there is no residue left over.
4. 99% natural with the 1% coming from antibacterial ingredients which protects from bacteria & fungus
5. Allergy and dermatology tested
6. Cleanser+toner+eye makeup remover
7. Oat derived amino acids act as a milk skin-friendly cleanser
8. Exotic oils including Spearmint, Grapefruit, Tangerine, Lemon, and Lime
9. Sunflower Seed Oil softens makeup for the bamboo cloth to lift away
10. Organic Canadian Honey leaves the skin feeling like warm butter on toast!
11. No petroleum
12. No ethanol alcohol
13. No synthetic fragrances
14. 100% biodegradeable
15. No parabens
16. No sulfates


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toronto, ontario, canada
m4w 1v4

phone: 416-929-3236
fax: 416-967-1233

photos: Courtesy of Kaia Naturals

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Nov 2013

Skin Research Labs: Hair - Brow - Lash Innovation Products


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Skin Research Laboratories brings a scientific approach to beauty. We combine leading edge technology with innovative and essential peptides, proteins, vitamins and conditioning ingredients to create targeted skincare treatments.

Our two signature treatments target eye area concerns; neuLASH lash enhancing serum and neuBROW brow enhancing serum are engineered to address the weak appearance of lashes and brows caused by aging and everyday beauty rituals – applying mascara, curling lashes and removing makeup.

We've recently introduced our latest innovation; neuHAIR hair enhancing formula to promote an appearance of fuller & thicker looking hair. Specifically developed for women to address the lack-luster look of hair caused by stress, diet, aging and every day hair care regimen - styling, curling, straightening, coloring and other treatments stripping hair from its essential moisture.

Grounded in science, these gentle, effective treatments deliver unparalleled results – an array of benefits that highlight your natural beauty.

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neuLASH lash enhancing serum - $150


Luxurious lashes can be yours. This nutrient-rich formula delivers benefits beyond conditioning. neuLASH is fortified with Active Eyelash Technology(R) to dramatically improve the weak appearance of eyelashes in just 30 days.

The transformation begins with moisture. Sodium hyaluronate, known for its ability to hold 1000 times its weight in water, saturates the lashes in hydration, boosting softness, elasticity and shine.

Created with a proprietary combination of amino acids, bio-engineered peptides help promote the look of strength and protect the lashes. Biotin, an essential B vitamin adds to this effect, fortifying lashes against further damage.

Panthenol moisturizes to improve lash flexibility and durability. Pumpkin seed extract nourishes the lashes and helps lashes look more luxurious than ever.

How to USE:

Apply nightly to the base of the upper eyelashes. Continue using neuLASH to maintain the condition and appearance of your lashes. Once desired results are achieved apply every other day.

When used as directed a 3.2 ml tube of neuLASH should last approximately 60-90 days. A 6ml tube should last approximately 120-180 days.

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neuHAIR hair enhancing formula - $150


An amazing scientific breakthrough formula effectively promotes the appearance of stronger, thicker, fuller-looking hair in as little as 8 weeks.

This unique leave-in foam utilizes Active Hair Technology™ by encapsulat­ing a powerful blend of polypeptides to help deliver nutrients to the hair and scalp.

Biotin (Vitamin 87) and Panthenol (Vitamin 85) help provide nourishment to the scalp and protect hair against brittleness and breakage.

Silk Amino Acids from pure silk fibers help moisturize and smooth the hair shaft leaving it soft and supple and making it more resilient.

Sweet Almond Extract helps bring back softness and brilliance into the weakened or damaged hair.

Make the shiny, voluminous-looking hair of your dreams a reality with clinically-proven results from neuHAIR.

How to USE:

Massage 4 pumps directly to the scalp once a day, preferably in the evening before bedtime. It is recommended to apply one pump at the crown, one pump at the back of the head and one pump to each side of the head. Can be applied to a towel dried scalp (after washing and conditioning hair as usual) or directly onto a dry scalp. Wash hands with soap and water immediately after use.

When used as directed an 80ml container of neuHAIR should last appromimately 3 months.

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neuBROW brow enhancing formula - $150


This potent serum is formulated with an exclusive Dual-Weight Protein Complex'" that restores the appearance of youthful brows, promoting suppleness and shine. It delivers beautiful, more defined eyebrows in just 60 days.

Keratin moisturizes and supports hair fibers that are thin, undernourished or weakened. Sweet almond protein creates a protective layer, bringing softness and brilliance to the brow line.

Bio-engineered peptides, a proprietary combination of amino acids, help the look of flawless brows, enhancing their overall appearance. Biotin, an essential nutrient with fortifying benefits, helps protect brows from further damage.

Apple extract encourages a look of vitality. The result is shapely, beautifuI, more defined brows- and a healthier appearance.

How to USE:

Apply to the brow line each morning and evening using brow brush to maximize results. Allow to dry before grooming brows. Continue using every other day once desired results are achieved.

When used as directed a 6 ml tube of neuBROW should last approximately 60 days.

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About Skin Research Laboratories
Skin Research Laboratories brings a scientific approach to beauty. Combining radical technology with potent blends of essential proteins, vitamins and rejuvenating ingredients, the company creates targeted skincare treatments. No miracles--Just clinically-proven solutions.

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Jun 2012

Redken Duo Shield 07 Color Protecting Gel-Cream

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We've found one of the most revolutionary hair products of the summer! Redken has taken color protection and styling gel to a new level with Redken duo shield 07 color protecting gel-cream.

This multitasking product helps preserve color vibrancy while strengthening colored hair for a stress-free blow dry with radiant style. At last, the agonizing wait for a product that protects your freshly colored tresses, while taming frizz, is over! I have naturally curly, frizzy hair that doesn’t exactly do what it’s told. Every morning I go to battle trying to tame my mane and the amount of half-used hair products I own is borderline obsessive.

The first thing that impressed me about Redken duo shield 07 color protecting gel-cream is the unique package design. It is a squeezable tube within a tube so the two products don’t mix until you want them to. (And the packaging is pink, which is super cute!) A nourishing pearl cream and a ceramide-rich fixing gel fuse together in a formula that protects while shaping and sculpting hair. The product dispenses evenly, so you don’t deal with any messy clumps!

I washed and conditioned my hair like normal, applied the Redken product to my damp hair and dried it. Immediately I noticed the floral and fruity scents, thanks to cranberry oil that doubles as a conditioner. I appreciated that the product didn’t smell overly synthetic or fake. On top of that, my hair was very soft and frizz free! Normally when I use hair gel, I end up with stiffness to my curly locks that I can only describe as a hay-like texture. Not with this product. I had soft, manageable hair that definitely did not resemble Mr. Ed’s dinner.

I was pleasantly surprised that Redken duo shield 07 whipped my hair in to submission. This two-in-one product encompasses everything I look for in a hair product: color and heat protection along with styling and frizz-eliminating qualities. I would recommend this innovative styling product to anyone who is looking for a replacement for all of the so-so hair potions and bottles taking up space on their vanities.

For styling tips and product advice, visit the product page, become a Redken Facebook fan or follow them on twitter @Redken5thAve

Redken duo shield 07 color protecting gel-cream retails for $19. To find it at an authorized Redken retailer near you, visit

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Feb 2011

Feb Product Spotlights/Coupons

We've collected a great collection of companies offering great treats for Valentine's Day. Click on individual banner for website link!

Get 30% off bliss skincare. Enter code SKIN30. Valid 2/18 - 2/22.

Our countless hours of spa-side tension-nixing and skin-fixing are the basis of Bliss—be it expert esthetician advice, cutting-edge concoctions or trailblazing treatments. We've stockpiled some serious science savvy. We've been there, buffed that. We've tried and tested so you know we can be trusted. In short, we've done our 'foam-work'. (And you get to sit back and soak up the results.)

Don't forget! Customers can still get a free Clarisonic travel bag and brush head ($65 value!) with any Clarisonic brush system purchase as Enter code CLARISONIC. Offer valid through 2.28.

Remember that every order over $50 ships free at Bliss!


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Beauty junkies wanted

Welcome to bluemercury, your haven for the very best of beauty products. We founded bluemercury in 1999 as a place to find all of your beauty favorites in one place. You will find makeup artist lines by Bobbi Brown, Trish McEvoy, NARS and Laura Mercier. Hard-to-find imports from St. Tropez, L'Artisan Perfumer and Serge Lutens. Technical skincare from Skinceuticals, Kiehl's, Dermalogica, Darphin, Dr. Dennis Gross and ReVive. Hair care developed by top stylists like Frederic Fekkai, Philip B and Oribe. Plus all your favorites from Fresh, Bliss, Kiehl's and Molton Brown. We personally welcome you to visit a bluemercury in your area for expert customer service and personalized makeover events.

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I have purchased several times from Cheryl's and the recipient has always LOVED it! Iced Sugar Cookies, Brownies, Specialty Cookies...the works. Seasonal specialties are the best and they are super fast in shipping and great deals going on right now this month. Don't miss out.

Find the Perfect Valentine's Day Gift at features handmade, artisan, and gourmet chocolate gifts from world-class chocolate vendors. The catalog contains more than 5,000 products from over 350 individual vendors that span a wide array of confections: dark chocolate, truffles, chocolate bars, fudge, brownies, cookies, cakes, and just about anything else related to chocolate.

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Equal Exchange has created Big Change since 1986. Our founders envisioned a food system that empowers farmers and consumers, supports small farmer co-ops, and uses sustainable farming methods. They started with fairly traded coffee from Nicaragua and didn't look back.

Today, we continue to find new and powerful ways to build a better food system. We partner with co-operatives of farmers who provide high-quality organic coffees, teas, chocolates, bananas and snacks from all over the world.

We invite you to join us. Together we can create stronger local communities, a more just food system and a healthier planet.


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Save $5 + Free Shipping on our Valentine's Day Gift Guide. Think outside the chocolate gift box and send wine! Use Code: AFFLOVE5

These guys take the guesswork out of finding great wines, making it easy for you to try new wines with confidence. Discover premium wines from undiscovered vineyards around the world; hand-selected by wine experts for their tremendous value and taste-tested by customers just like you. Choose from pre-selected packs, mix and match wines, or give a wine club or gift basket - shipped directly to the door for free!

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Valentine's Day Tea - 15% Off

Have you been looking for true love in a teacup? Then you're sure to fall 'head over heels' for our Valentine's tea. It deliciously combines the luxurious flavor of fresh-dipped chocolate-covered strawberries with the taste of premium Ceylon black tea. Don't wait until February to treat yourself to this romantic tea, give it a try today.

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New customers, just spend $25 or more on eligible products and we’ll ship them for free via standard shipping. And since we also share a shopping bag with their products are eligible too!

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Forzieri is the All-Italian Luxury Dream Store featuring the latest collections from over 200 ultra-exclusive brands, from the globally renowned designers to gem-like local artisans. Specializing in one-of-a-kind Jewelry, Handbags, Leather Goods, Shoes, Men's Accessories, Home Dècor and more, Forzieri epitomizes the magic of Italian style in a magical virtual luxury loft.

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How About Body Products with Diamonds? Or a Calorie-FREE Chocolate Spa Treatment?

Embrace natural skin care and transport yourself to a true tropical experience. We source ingredients from all over the world to create the most beneficial and natural products for our skin and environment. We never test on animals and use fair traded and organic ingredients whenever possible. Our dedication to the environment carries through from ingredients to organizational support to using less outer packaging as our dedication to reducing and recycling. You can find our products at some of the finest spas and stores worldwide and now can purchase products for your own home spa.


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If charity begins at home, then perhaps taking care of others begins with taking care of ourselves. How often do we spend the day addressing the needs of our families, friends, communities or professions only to find that we haven’t given a single though to our own special personal needs?

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Spread Sweetness to Someone Special

Dancing Deer Baking Co. was founded in 1994 in Boston, Massachusetts and is among the most admired brands in the gourmet natural and specialty gifts marketplace. Our gourmet brownie, cake and cookie gifts are all-natural, certified kosher, baked from scratch and contain nothing artificial.


Hot Coffee on Cold Days With Hints of Aloha! Save 20% plus free shipping at Coffees of Hawaii. Promo Code: COFFEE20 - 180x150

Oh I love it. Coffee. Anyone that knows me..knows that my favorite things are spa-ing, coffee & rum...oh and the beach. When we received this Coupon Code from "Coffees of Hawaii" I about got my fingers tied up typing so fast. Can you believe it? 20% off PLUS FREE SHIPPING??!!! You can't go wrong with that. Perfect gift for him or in my house for "us"!.


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May 2010

Freshen Your Facial Routine

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Now a complete facial care line in one easy to carry Mesh Cosmetic Bag. Contains 2oz Cleanser, 2.5oz Masque, 2oz Toner, 1oz Serum, 2oz Creme, and our Facial Complexion Brush with natural Boar Bristles.

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Vitamin C and French Green Clay make our gentle & all-natural cleanser unsurpassed in effectiveness. Many dermatologists recommend non-soap cleansers for the prevention of acne breakouts. The Green Clay draws out impurities trapped underneath your skin.

The Vitamin C Esters absorb readily into the skin and we used them at high concentrations in the entire VITAMIN C line of exclusive products. The concentrations are high enough to be effective in fighting off damage from free radicals without being high enough to cause stinging.

We bring Vitamin C Esters, Vitamin E and Green Clay together in a synergistic blend that defends against the assaults your skin encounters on a daily basis- sun, pollution and the effects of aging.


P: 605.484.6742
F: 605.718.9989

Available direct to the public and in back bar use for spas/salons

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