Sunday, April 28, 2013

Renewing Eye Gel




IN is on fire! This is the second new product from INtelligent Nutrients in recent weeks - PLANT STEM CELL SCIENCE Renewal Complex Eye Gel

UNBAG. UNLINE. UNCIRCLE. UNBELIEVABLE.
CLINICALLY PROVEN TO REDUCE LINES IN 20 DAYS
INtelligent Nutrients Renewal Complex Eye Gel



INtelligent Nutrients Renewal Complex Eye Gel

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Organic Sanitizer

INtelligent Nutrients Certified Organic Sanitizer
Our favorite, non-drying, Triclosan-free, hand sanitizer now comes in a liter size, INtelligent Nutrients Certified Organic Hand Sanitizer .

DESTROY 99.9% OF THE BAD WITHOUT DOING YOU ANY HARM.

Perfect for your office, desk or counter top - great for refilling the 2 oz travel/purse size as well.

Get clean without the overkill. This leaves hands clean and feeling that way-not sticky or stripped but soft and hydrated with 99.9% of bacteria eradicated. Chemical-free. It is a safe, effective alternative to preventing the spread of germs and impurities.

Ingredients:
ALCOHOL DENAT (ACTIVE INGREDIENT), WATER, ETHYL PALMATE,1 CASTOR OIL,1 GLYCERIN,1 NIGELLA SATIVA (BLACK CUMIN) SEED OIL,1,2 CUCURBITA PEPO (PUMPKIN) SEED OIL,1,2 RUBUS IDAEUS (RED RASPBERRY) SEED OIL,1,2 VITIS VINIFERA (RED GRAPE) SEED OIL,1,2 VACCINIUM MARCOCARPON (CRANBERRY) SEED OIL,1,2 MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL,1 VANILLA PLANIFOLIA FRUIT (NATURAL FLAVOR),1 VANILLA PLANTIFOLIA FRUIT OIL,1 MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) OIL,1 CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL, 1 LIMONENE,1,3 TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

1 CERTIFIED ORGANIC
2 ANTIOXIDANT INTELLIMUNE ® SEED OIL COMPLEX
3 NATURALLY OCCURRING COMPONENT OF ORGANIC ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND

Monday, April 22, 2013

HAMMS Recap

Painted Stuf
via www.paintedstuf.com
Sairey and I want to thank all of those that supported our HAMMS Event. She and I set out to combine our favorite aspects of all the shows we have done, add a crowd funding twist, and we were thrilled with the outcome!

We were beyond excited when we realized that we would be able to give away the full $5K to one of our Minnesota Makers! We really hustled and are so proud we could do it. Yay!

Congratulations to Epitome Skincare for winning the Booth Refund prize. Her friends, family and clients really came out to support her, and our HAMMS Event in general.

The big winner of the day was Lynn of Painted Stuf. Yay, Lynn!
Sairey and I had never met Lynn before she signed up to participate in the HAMMS Event, but when she did, she was full-steam ahead! Lynn is a rockstar with social media, a major supporter of the small business community and hustles her business like few we have seen. Wow, wow, wow!
As a little aside, she almost won the Booth Refund prize as well!

Lynn also won some PR from our sponsor, Tiffany Silverberg.

Thank you to all the bloggers, food trucks, Twin Cities Live, MyTalk107 Shop Girls, Minnesota Monthly, Mpls. St. Paul Magazine, Sidewalk Dog and St. Paul Pioneer Press for giving us so much love. You're all swell!

Thanks again to all of our Sponsors,  you're support means the world to us.

Thank you again to all of our Minnesota Makers, we truly appreciate you coming on board with us. YOU are the reason we did this event because Sairey and I know how hard it is out there. Connect, support and share with one another.

And on you go...

Monday, April 8, 2013

Protect Your Pout

 INtelligent Nutrients CERTIFIED ORGANIC LIP DELIVERY ANTIOXIDANT GLOSS— GLAZED PEONY
A new shade of INtelligent Nutrients CERTIFIED ORGANIC LIP DELIVERY ANTIOXIDANT GLOSS— GLAZED PEONY

CRAZY, HEALTHY, SEXY!

Lip Delivery Antioxidant Gloss is a USDA certified organic gluten-free lip-gloss combining powerful colorful antioxidant chemistry and nutritious food ingredients with a high Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (antioxidant) ORAC value. Every ingredient chosen to feed your lips with power-packed antioxidants and Intelligent Nutrients®’ signature Antioxidant Intellimune® Seed Oil Complex to help battle oxidative stress and aid in fighting pre-mature aging while delivering delicious moisture and shine. It not only tastes good, it’s good for you.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Coming Up Roses

excerpt from American Spa Magazine by Jessica Lyons Hardcastle

Experience this sweet-smelling flower by adding rose-inspired products to your beauty routine.

From the Bard to emily Brontë to the band Poison, roses have inspired poets and songwriters for millennia. Their delicate petals have also inspired beauty and therapeutic treatments—Cleopatra’s rose oil treatments and rose water baths, for example—and roses have become a symbol of love, romance, and femininity. But sometimes the flower’s skincare benefits get lost in the telling, overpowered by the intoxicating fragrance. This spring, as roses start to bloom, be reminded that a rose treat- ment would not by any other name smell as sweet.

“Besides the esthetic pleasure we get from roses, people have loved the rose aroma since ancient times,” says Szilvia Hickman, senior vice president of Szép Élet, exclusive distributor of Ilike Organic Skin Care. “The rose is one of the most cultivated flowers with approximately 150 species around the world. The petals have been used for therapeutic purposes for thousands of years.”

While most know roses have a soothing scent, the aroma of rose essential oil also relaxes spa-goers and can work as an antidepressant and anxiety reliever, which contributes to overall well being and adds to the spa experience. Plus, Hickman says, roses represent luxury, and rose treatments are considered decadent. “Royalty and different religious ceremonies have been linked with roses,” she says. This makes roses a perfect ingredient for the spa treatment, where you go to be pampered and to feel like royalty, even if only for a day or a 60-minute treatment.

The rose oil extracted from the petals contains large amounts of vitamin C, which helps protect skin cells from the sun and other environmental damage, and pectins, tannins, and malic and citric acids, which help tone and tighten skin, slough off dead skin cells, and produce a rejuvenating effect. “French rose extract helps to increase circulation, neutralize free radicals from UV rays, and has a tightening effect on the skin, giving it a healthy glow,” says Anthony Vargas, CEO of Tilth Beauty.

In other words, the sweet-smelling flower packs a powerful, good-for-your-skin punch. Because of its harmonizing properties, certified Dr. Hauschka esthetician and Dr. Hauschka USA esthetics trainer Jaime Olander suggests rose in relaxing- yet-effective facial and body treatments for dry, sensitive, and mature skin. Rose plays a starring role in the Dr. Hauschka Classic Treatment ($270, 2 hours) offered at Great Jones Spa (New York City). “Rose blossoms contain essential oil, tannins, lipids, wax, and resins that Dr. Hauschka Skin Care values for the hydrating, soothing, and protective properties they offer the skin,” says Olander. “Rose ingredients help dry skin feel softer and smoother, helping protect, calm, and fortify skin that is irritated, stressed, and sensitive.” The Spa at Stoweflake at Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa (Stowe, VT) uses Ilike rose products in its Organic Rose Facial ($140, 50 minutes) to nourish dehydrated skin, while the Spa at Sanderling at Sanderling Resort (Duck, NC) uses them in its Showers to Flowers ($170, 80 minutes) body treatment to improve the skin’s elasticity. “Rose oil extracted from the petals is very hydrating, softening, and soothing,” says Hick- man. “It also has a toning effect that contracts the capillaries and reduces redness of sensitive skin, including rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema. The antiseptic effect of the rose oil decreases inflammation and cleanses the skin.”

Rose is also an especially great ingredient for dry, sensitive, or mature skin types, says Stephanie Baresh, director of marketing at Éminence Organic Skin Care. “Rose acts as an anti-inflammatory and a rich source of antioxidants, which can help strengthen skin cells and regenerate skin tissue.”

Every rose extract has different properties, depending on the origin of the rose, says Fabienne Lindholm, executive director of education at Babor. Rock rose extract has a stimulating effect, “increasing regeneration of the skin as well as cell turnover, which, in turn will have an anti- aging affect,” says Lindholm.

These diverse qualities make rose ideal for facials, because its attributes run the gamut from its astringent effect on oily skin to soothing sensitive skin and its regenerating benefits for mature skin. But, Hickman says, using quality ingredients is key to achieving rosy results. “It is interesting to know that the synthetic mimic of rose oil has absolutely no therapeutic effect, so it is very important that skincare products use real rose oil,” she says, adding that there are two methods of oil extraction from rose petals: the steam distilled Rose Otto and the solvent extracted Rose Absolute. “Ilike Organic Skin Care opts to create and use the more costly Rose Otto oils in its products, because this method is the purest, uses no solvent, and hence the oil has no traces of solvent left. Knowing that approximately 60,000 rose petals are needed to extract just an ounce of rose oil by the Rose Otto method, one should not be surprised about the price of quality rose oil.”

Most spa-goers will find the expense to be worth it. “The ‘queen of flowers’ has the ability to gracefully balance between strong yet tender and soft, thorny yet velvety, upright yet quite alluring,” Olander says. “We try to reinforce the feeling of the rose as a precious gift of relaxation and renewal. For example, a gift of a bouquet of roses is quite common throughout the year for holidays like Mother’s Day.”

Instead of fresh-cut flowers, encourage spa- goers to gift a rose facial or body treatment to the “queen” of the house, aka mom, or to celebrate an anniversary or bride-to-be. 2110 Salon & Spa (Oroville, CA) offers gift certificates treating special someones to Chocolate & Roses ($70, 60 minutes), a facial featuring Éminence organic sweet red rose products made from Bulgarian roses partnered with the Éminence Chocolate Mousse Hydration Masque, which is made with organic raw 85 percent cocoa. Olander suggests pairing rose with other soothing ingredients and high- quality butters, oils, and waxes like shea butter, sweet almond oil, and apricot oil to make the most of its hydrating benefits.

Hickman says Ilike often combines its rose petal products with rosehip products. Rosehips are the ripened berries of the rose flower; hence these herbs complement each other well, while the pulps and seed oil of rosehip berries add an extra vitamin dose, bioflavonoids, and antioxidants, she says.