Posts Tagged ‘Exfoliating’

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Only Thing to Stop Me From Eating Too Much Pumpkin Pie: Naturopathica Pumpkin Purifying Enzyme Peel


Happy Thanksgiving, lovelies! Listen, we all know Thanksgiving is a time for thanks and family, but let’s be honest — it’s also about the feast!  If you’re anything like me, you’re a whore for desserts so you carefully ration your turkey and stuffing intake to ensure you save room for pumpkin pie. My problem — I end up eating more than the standard portion. There, I said it.  I have a pie problem, especially where pumpkin is concerned.

So in order to minimize my caloric intake, I try and satiate my pumpkin pie craving while gently exfoliating and decongesting my skin with Naturopathica Pumpkin Purifying Enzyme PeelI cleanse my skin before I shower and then apply the enzyme peel mask and leave it on in the shower.  The steam from the shower helps activate the enzymes. This exfoliating mask is gentle yet effective —  I was even able to use it during my pregnancy.

Key Ingredients:

PUMPKIN: This is an exfoliation accelerator, a powerful antioxidant, and a mild retinoic acid substitute.

PUMPKIN ENZYMES: These help break down dead skin cells for a soft, smooth finish.

CINNAMON BARK, OREGANO & ROSEMARY EXTRACT:A potent trio of antiseptic herbs.

So hopefully by using this mask I will resist my powerful urges to shovel pumpkin pie in my face. Now if only Naturopathica made an apple pie-scented mask…

Have a wonderful holiday!

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Cutest Holiday Gift EVER for Under $10: BonBliss Body Truffles and Scrubs-2-Go

You can stop stressing now about having the cutest gift for your Secret Santa — throw a few BonBliss Moisturizing Body Truffles ($3) in a mesh bag or arrange them in a little box to keep up the candy theme (warning: this is not advisable if your gift receiver is not the sharpest eyeliner in the makeup kit. The last thing you need is a coworker complaining of an achy belly after eating one of these bad boys).  These single-use body scrubs are PERFECT for traveling or to pop in your gym bag for a mini-spa experience.  I personally use one  truffle a week, breaking off and crumbling a chunk at a time and scrubbing different areas of my body.  BonBliss also sells tins of Scrubs-2-Go ($9.95) which are single-use scrubs (packed like little candies of course) that exfoliate and moisturize hands or small areas like elbows and knees.  Perfect for the harsh winter cold!

All of these adorable little confections are made in small batches from natural butters and oils (which means if you leave them on the shelf they could change color) and are free of Parabens, Phthalates, and Sulfates. I wish I could advise you on which delicious flavor to choose but I’m obsessed with so many of the yummy scents it’s hard to pick just one! If you’re going to force me, fine, my top 3 flavors are Bergamont & Neroli, Lemony Yuzu, and Orange Sherbet. So indulge away! The best part? BonBliss is offering a 20% discount exclusively to Beauty Binge readers! Just enter promo code: BINGE.  

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