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August 30 2014

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Remedies For Mind, Body, Soul—and Now Face

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Hope Gillerman got us hooked on her essential oil Remedies right out of the box. From the second we opened her Tension Remedy, a peppermint-packed blend that you tap onto your neck at the base of the skull, we felt a stress-induced meltdown, well, melt away. So when we heard that the holistic healing aficionado, who is well versed in traditional Chinese medicine, was extending her line’s reach into actual skincare products, we were more than a little intrigued. The first five-piece range of H.G.O Lab products—a face wash, face oil, face balm, hand and body balm, and lip balm—is pretty much the perfect evolution of her Remedy line. Our two favorites so far are the Organic Grapefruit face wash, a lightly foaming sulfate-free formula that can be used to cleanse and remove makeup, or as a gentle scrub when paired with an exfoliation mitt, and the Neroli Face Oil, which, besides smelling like a little slice of heaven, has proven to be mellow enough for our hyper-sensitive, acne-prone complexion. All of Gillerman’s products are made sans synthetic ingredients, which means she whips up new batches of the line every six weeks. Yes, that rose and ylang-ylang-enriched Hand and Body Balm that you’re eyeing right about now is 100 percent fresh.

Photo: Courtesy of Hope Gillerman

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