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Mind Body Green: 7 Skin Care Ingredients You Don’t Know About (But Should)

In my nearly two decades as a spa director, the process of seeking out high-quality, healthy face and body products was a constant, ongoing project for me. My ambition was to find formulations that delivered on three essential fronts: high quality, high performance and healthy (for you and for the environment).read more

A Mom in Red High Heels: Get to know Jeannie Jarnot, founder of Spa Heroes

What was your inspiration to start your business? Spa Heroes was inspired by three values. First, I believe in quality over quantity when it comes to skincare and beauty products (and most anything). Second, I believe that what we put on our skin affects our overall health, and so I wanted to discover and share the most effective face, body, sun and hair care products that are completely free of toxic ingredients. Last but not least, since cosmetic ingredients aren’t regulated in the U.S., I wanted to offer an easy to use ingredient intelligence guide to help everyone make smart product selections.read more

Short, Small & Sweet: A healthy beauty life with Jeannie Jarnot

Healthy beauty’ means… When I was in my 20’s, I read about a study involving a focus group asked to choose the most attractive people from a random selection pictures of men and women. The study found that the people found to be most attractive were of people the group thought also looked healthy, regardless of features, gender, ethnicity and other factors. This was an ‘aha moment’ for me.read more

Well + Good New York: Head-to-toe skin savers for five winter beauty woes

A great workout (or a weekend trip to Miami) can help beat the winter blues with endorphins and dose of vitamin D, but your skin isn’t quite as resilient. Between freezing temperatures, jacked up heat, and bone-chilling wind, by March, every inch of skin and hair is begging for help…and moisture. We’ve got the expertise of Jeannie Jarnot, spa expert and founder of the healthy-ingredient beauty box service, Spa Heroes, and Fifi M. Maacaron, a trained pharmacist and the author of Natural Beauty Alchemy, to offer solutions to all of winter’s worst beauty problems.read more

Short, Small & Sweet: Spa Heroes February 2015

Use Less. Love more – that’s what Spa Heroes want you to do. Some of you might have already come across this “heroic” beauty box subscription service delivering transformative skin, hair, and sun care products free of toxic ingredients that are commonly found in conventional beauty products. Having spent 15 years in the luxury hotel and resort spas industry, founder Jeannie Jarnot is a strong advocate for making healthy skin care a rule, and not the exception. She actively promotes the importance of non-toxic and natural ingredients in self-care products, and wants to provide consumers with those products in the most accessible way possible.read more

HellaWella: Love The Skin You’re In – Natural Skincare for All Types

Caring for your skin can seem like a full-time job, but with the appropriate regimen and products, the process can go from a boring routine to a luxurious ritual. As with your health, when treating your skin, it’s best to look at the whole picture. Are you eating healthfully, drinking adequate water and getting enough sleep? It’s also a good idea to adjust your skincare routine and products depending on the season; weather; and related environmental conditions, like heaters or air conditioning. Looking at skin through the same holistic prism, these superpower ingredients are as good for your skin as they are for your health, working to restore balance to any skin type and condition.read more

My Summer House Studio: February 2015 Box Review

Spa Heroes is a monthly beauty subscription box that delivers a full-sized skin, sun or hair product that has been screened by a spa beauty expert and free of toxic ingredients. This month’s selection is an antioxidant Facial Serum by Laurel Whole Plant Organics. It only took one try for me to fall in love. read more

My Subscription Addiction: Box Review February 2015

To truly evaluate skin care items I usually need a full-size version so I can use it for weeks, and I love that Spa Heroes sends a full-size item each month. Of course, the risk with that is that if you don’t like the product, then the box is a complete bust. I’m happy with the serum selection this month, and we’ll see how I feel about future months! The value, of course, is good too – double what I paid.read more

Talking Top Tens: Jeannie Jarnot

Longtime spa pro Jeannie Jarnot is on a mission to help people make healthy skin care the rule and not the exception, just as she’s been doing throughout her 15 year career in luxury hotel and resort spas. As a working mother and spa and beauty expert, she understands the importance of using healthy ingredients in self care products as well as the time it can take to seek them out. Jeannie founded Spa Heroes®, a toxin and cruelty free beauty subscription service delivering only full size products, in 2013 and is dedicated to improving and simplifying the way we discover and purchase our skin care products. Her motto is Use Less. Love More®. read more

Darling Magazine: Products We Love

Why we love it: The organic/natural beauty game can be a challenging one to navigate clearly.  With so many bad-for-you and superpower ingredients to simultaneously avoid and include in your daily regiment, we love how this monthly subscription service aims … Continuedread more