August 21 2014

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5 posts tagged "Ole Henriksen"

Ole Henriksen Gets Proactive Against The Sun


We’re big fans of Ole Henriksen, both the line and the oh-so-divine spa in L.A. Seeing as how there are a great many Ole products crammed into our multiple beauty drawers (we’re particularly fond of the Truth Serum, Aloe Vera Gel, and Sheer Transformation Cream), we all but assumed that there was a sunblock already among the offerings. Not so, it turns out. While there have been products containing SPF, this month marks the skincare brand’s first release of a true sunscreen. And, as we anticipated, it’s pretty awesome. The Protect the Truth SPF 50+ provides oil-free, broad-spectrum protection designed around a patented solar active complex, which boasts a combination of antioxidants, marine extracts, and fruit enzymes designed to help treat and strengthen aging skin. The lightweight fluid goes on with a non-greasy finish, too, so you can easily layer it under makeup without feeling like you’re wearing a mask. Into the drawer it goes.

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Ten Ways to Contribute to the Cure


Evelyn Lauder has been raising public consciousness about breast cancer since 1993, when she laid the groundwork for the nonprofit Breast Cancer Research Foundation and co-created the now-ubiquitous pink ribbon—the worldwide symbol of breast health—of which 110 million have been distributed. Lauder’s efforts over the years to raise funds and recruit retail partners’ support for the BCRF are expected to reach a total of $45 million to date this year—not to mention earn a Guinness World Record for “Most Landmarks Illuminated for a Cause Within 24 Hours” (Schönbrunn Palace in Austria, Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Hotel in India, and Kuala Lumpur Tower in Malaysia were all lit with pink light before the Empire State Building went pink on October 1). “We want this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign message to serve as a call-to-action to women and men to connect with everyone they know and communicate the importance of breast health and early detection, in order to conquer this disease once and for all,” Lauder says. The beauty exec’s admirable goal is to eradicate the disease in her lifetime, and you can do your part by spreading Lauder’s message and, well, shopping. Here are ten limited-edition charitable products to help you contribute to the cause and get properly primped for fall.

If you’ve spent any time trying to re-create the frizzy halos of curls on display at both Sonia Rykiel and Marc Jacobs’ Spring shows, your hair is probably pretty zapped. Ojon’s much-beloved Restorative Hair Treatment, a panacea for the dry and damaged, will help restore moisture and luster to your strands while donating $5 from the sale of each tub to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment, $21,

Aveda will donate $4 from the sale of each vitamin-rich Hand Relief lotion to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation specifically to fund cruelty-free environmental research for a cure. The tube is slightly bigger than usual—5 oz. versus the usual 4.2 oz.—which is good news for your hands, which are already likely experiencing the drying effects of the changing seasons.

Aveda Hand Relief, $21,

Sonya Dakar

While we can’t say we’ll be jumping on Gwyneth’s vegan diet bandwagon anytime soon (our love for cheese is too intense), we are definitely fans of one of her favorite vegan skincare products: Sonya Dakar’s Organic Omega Booster. The natural, moisture-restoring complex goes pink this month, donating $20 of proceeds from sales to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation.

Sonya Dakar Organic Omega Booster, $42,

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Don’t Forget Your Liquids


We’re poised to do a fair bit of traveling over the next few months to keep up with a jet-setting significant other, so has become one of our favorite Web destinations of late. (Don’t worry, our laptop will be clearing security with us, so Beauty Counter will be going global.) To keep us properly addicted to its revolving cast of miniature, TSA-approved beauty essentials from brands like Jonathan Product, Pangea Organics, and Dr. Hauschka, site creators Kate Duff and Alexi Mintz have recently added customized kits to their offerings. The six collections include standouts like the Urban Traveler, a set of face towelettes, sanitizers, a mini body lotion, and a lip balm; the Gym Kit, which boasts a dry shampoo, a refreshing mint-scented body wash, and an herbal deodorant; and Duff’s own picks like Philip B Avocado & Peppermint Shampoo and Lightweight Conditioner, Ole Henriksen’s Walnut Scrub (exfoliating is a must to boost skin cell renewal while you’re on the move), and Dr. Hauschka lip balm, an all-natural in-flight savior. Look out for an After Sun and Sun kit as well, which launch in two weeks—just in time for Coachella and the beginning of the summer festival season.

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A One-Stop Beauty Shop Grows In Brooklyn


The full-service salon is pretty standard these days. Women want quality and convenience in their beautifying ventures, so adding a facial, an eyebrow waxing, or a cosmetic touch-up to a blow-out has become par for the course. The convenience factor at Williamsburg’s Woodley & Bunny has always been its well-edited apothecary, but owners Erin and Misha Anderson have finally decided to give the people what they want. Introducing the Beauty Room, where the sisters’ devoted hair clients can now get all the necessary extras. “We pull from everything we carry in the apothecary,” Misha says of the products used in their treatment menu, which includes waxing, facials, and Ole Henriksen and MD Skincare peels, as well as makeup applications using select items from brands like Smashbox, Susan Posnick, and Lipstick Queen. If anything, it’ll save Brooklynites a trip into Manhattan, which is always a welcomed reprieve.

Photo: Courtesy of Woodley and Bunny

Join The Red Tea Party


ROOIBOS / (roy-boss) / n. / 1. A tea made from the dried, bruised trimmings from the red bush plant, also called Aspalathus linearis, a small green shrub indigenous to the northwestern cape of South Africa; / n. / 2. An effective anti-inflammatory packed with minerals like potassium, calcium, copper, zinc, magnesium, and iron, as well as the high-performing antioxidant Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD); / n. / 3. Possessing a soothing effect on skin when ingested or applied topically, e.g., “Stop the itch and the onset of aging with rooibos.”

Try it: JASON Natural Cosmetics Red Elements Daily Moisturizing Creme with SPF 15, $15,

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