DIY Turmeric Mask

Facial masks may be one of my favorite methods of self care.  Unlike manicures or exercise, they give themselves to multitasking very well. It’s easy to have one on and answer emails or other tasks while still doing something that’s really good for you. Face masks are like deep conditioners for your face. Depending on…

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Master of Suds: High Street Soap

If you’ve come across a raven haired beauty in the isles of CVS sniffing various products, you may have spotted Ardis Thompson, the Maker and Founder behind High Street Soap. Handcrafted and made in small batches, her soaps feature essential oils and locally sourced ingredients like honey and goats milk. Gentle on skin and delectably…

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Bottega Organica, Hudson

Natural skincare doesn’t have to be all DIY yogurt masks and coconut oil.  Sometimes it can be luxurious and even more effective than its chemical laden counterparts. Take the products from Bottega Organica, the organic skincare brand that blends the power of mother nature with science. With ingredients harvested and naturally processed at farms in…

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A Day with Christina Silvestris of Hudson Naturals, Gardiner

There’s a memorable scene in Fight Club (the movie, not the book) where Tyler Durden and the narrator hop the fence of a plastic surgery office to steal medical waste-namely, liposuctioned fat. Tyler, played by Brad Pitt, is a soap maker (amongst other things) and believes the best fat comes from rich women trying to…

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A Look Behind Holistic Skincare Brand, Mira’s Naturals

Mira’s Naturals creators, Mike and Meghann Reimondo, are a lot like bees but I’m not sure if they know this. I don’t even know when I first meet them and I’ve been researching the pair for two weeks. Here’s what I do know: For a new company (they’ve been operational since 2014), they’re doing very…

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Om Aroma: The Luxury Skincare Brand Made in Hudson Valley

Some people treat themselves with clothes, others with beauty products. I’m in the latter category. I’m gaga for Sephora. I see an Ulta and swoon. There’s a Ricky’s around the corner? I’ll race you there. Lotions, lip balms and scrubs, I want, I need, I love. Given my skin care obsession, I was (understandably) devastated…

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Flowered: The Farm + Apothecary of Gardiner

With little regulation over the cosmetic industry there are more people in search of natural products for their hair and skin. And while some companies are rushing to meet the public’s demand for healthier products, many of the offerings are pricey to say the least. That’s why we were psyched to discover Flowered, the Hudson…

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