Project Me: Ideas and Products for Self-Care

Simply Eartha (above)

Ever hear of a Kittism? It’s wisdom doled out by legendary siren Eartha Kitt. After Kitt’s death in 2008, daughter Kitt Shapiro discovered her mom’s handwritten musings, such as, “My flaws make me who I am” and “Never miss an opportunity to shut up.” Inspired by this posthumous find, Shapiro launched Simply Eartha, a lifestyle brand of bracelets, note cards, candles and more that feature Kitt’s commonsense advice. Screen Shot 2014-09-29 at 2.05.14 PMsimplyeartha.com

 

Sprayology

A simple spritz is all it takes. That’s the beauty of Sprayology, a natural line of FDA-approved homeopathic and vitamin sprays. The 23 available formulas target symptom relief, metabolic support, immune system maintenance and detoxification. Sleep-deprived significant others will be happy to know there’s a spray that relieves snoring intensity. Available at Ozo2USA locations or sprayology.com

 

Roloxin Lift

Who doesn’t love an anti-aging product that works? Roloxin Lift smoothes out wrinkles and tightens the face for up to 12 hours. The topical product, invented by chemists in Israel, comes in single-use packets ($110 for 10 or $270 for 30). Roloxin Lift clinical trial results in the U.S. and abroad showed 94 percent of subjects saw a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, 78 percent reported decreased pore severity and 56 percent experienced reduced eye bags. Sign us up! roloxin.com

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philosophy

Fact: 61.5 million people (almost 1 out of 4) in the U.S. will experience mental illness in any given year. Despite how pervasive it is, mental illness still carries a stigma. The “hope & grace initiative” by beauty brand philosophy is placing a focus on mental health and well-being by making a commitment to donate 1 percent of its online product sales to mental health organizations through the end of 2014. That commitment becomes permanent in 2015 when the company starts donating 1 percent of all sales, whether retail, online or on QVC. philosophy.com

 

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Chocolate-Rich Mask

The benefits of cocoa continue. In addition to chemicals called polyphenols that act as antioxidants and anti-inflammatories and improve our moods, cocoa also improves vascular health by increasing blood flow, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. “Due to its essential vitamins and antioxidants, chocolate is a natural way to exfoliate the skin and face with essential vitamins. It also contains caffeine, which has anti-cellulite properties when applied to the skin,” says Elizabeth Garcia of Elizabeth’s Secret Beauty Bar in Miami. A chocolate mask to hydrate the skin and combat free radicals that cause cell aging is just what the doctor ordered.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons raw cocoa powder

1¼ tablespoons bottled water

2 tablespoons organic honey

5 drops coconut oil

Instructions

Place coconut oil and honey in a bowl and heat in the microwave for about 5 to 6 seconds. Add cocoa powder and waterand stir until mixture becomes creamy. Apply to skin using a facial brush (don’t use your fingers). Leave on the mask until it hardens. Remove with a cool washcloth in an upward motion.

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