Behind The Scenes with Bottega Organica

I first visited the Bottega Organica shop on Christopher Street on a very cold day in December, during a whirlwind trip to New York City. I remember stepping off the windy West Village street and entering the store and seeing its reclaimed wood displays of luxurious glass bottles filled with golden oils. As I tested the different products on my hand, I could both see and feel the rich texture of the oils and smell the pure plant aromas of olive, chamomile, cucumber, orange and, my favorite, vanilla. I knew I’d stumbled on something special. – Jeannie Jarnotread more

PRAWN SAGE EXTRACT

A new discovery in the realm of skincare, prawn sage (Salvia haenkei) may have a bright future in both beauty and medicine. Clinical research exploring the effect of certain botanical extracts eradicating cancer cells, revealed prawn sage extract’s ability to slow down cellular aging. Cellular senescence – also known as aging – means that skin cells loose their ability to divide and regenerate, an unwelcome state brought on by UV exposure and free radical damage. Prawn sage counteracts this process with an apparent ability to lengthen telomeres – the segments of DNA at the ends of our chromosomes, the shortening of which is equated with aging and some forms of cancer.read more

Play List: Drink Your Superpowers

No matter how healthy the ingredients we apply on the outside, it’s what we put inside in terms of nutrition that makes for gorgeous skin and a bright outlook. New powders, drinks and teas formulated with collagen-boosting, circulation-enhancing and glow-getting vitamins and minerals help keep your skin well-nourished, your system energized and your mind calm. read more

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