• Beauty

    New Murad Clarifying Booster for HydraFacial

    Say goodbye to breakouts and problematic skin and hello to glowing clearer skin with the new Murad Clarifying Booster for HydraFacial. This new booster is specifically formulated to address breakouts and problematic skin as part of a customized HydraFacial experience, revealing clearer and healthier-looking skin. Knowing that June is National Acne Awareness Month, we’d love to share this solution for breakout-prone skin with your readers!

    Some of the powerhouse ingredients in this new Murad Clarifying Booster for HydraFacial include:

    –          Salicylic Acid and Glycolic Acid to encourage exfoliation

    –          Ginger Root Complex to comfort and soothe the skin

    –          Witch Hazel to remove excess oil and visibly tighten pores

    –          Tazman Pepper to quickly soothe and calm the skin

    –          RepleniCell™ to boost hydration

    This new booster was created to be used in conjunction with a daily topical routine and as part of a monthly HydraFacial treatment plan to help breakout-prone skin.

     

    This formula uses Murad’s heritage ingredients, such as Glycolic Acid that works on the skin by breaking the bonds between the outer layer of keratinocytes, including dead skin cells, and the next skin layer.  Using Glycolic Acid creates a gentle yet effective peeling effect that can make the skin appear smoother and more even. Additionally, Glycolic Acid effectively works to help safeguard and retain the skin barrier – also known as the moisture barrier – versus disrupting and stripping this protective layer.

    This new booster was created to be used in conjunction with a daily topical routine and as part of a monthly HydraFacial treatment plan to help breakout-prone skin.

    “It was only a matter of time before HydraFacial once again teamed up with Murad to introduce another cutting-edge booster,” says BeautyHealth President and Chief Executive Officer Andrew Stanleick. “Murad is known for offering some of the most innovative and effective products in skincare, and our consumers love being able to add these formulas to their HydraFacial treatments for even greater benefits. This new offering opens the doors to any consumer struggling with breakouts to benefit from a scientifically proven formulation delivered through HydraFacial’s patented delivery system for top notch results.”

    HydraFacial first partnered with Murad in 2021 and currently offers the Murad Retinol Booster and Murad Vita-C Booster, in addition to the new Clarifying Booster launched today.

    “We’re very excited to take this next step with HydraFacial and continue to provide innovative and results-driven treatments for our clients,” said Dr. Howard Murad, Founder of Murad. “Clarifying skincare has been one of the staples of Murad since our inception and it’s always been our main priority for consumers to feel comfortable and confident in their skin. With this new Clarifying Booster, we’re doing just that. By weaving our patented RepleniCell™ technology with cell turnover ingredients such as Salicylic Acid and Glycolic Acid, we’re able to encourage and reveal healthier-looking skin without compromising the hydration levels.”

    Treat yourself to a HydraFacial with a Murad Booster by finding a local HydraFacial provider near you.

    About The Beauty Health Company
    The Beauty Health Company (NASDAQ: SKIN) is a global category-creating company focused on delivering beauty health experiences by reinventing our consumer’s relationship with their skin, their bodies and their self-confidence. Our flagship brand, HydraFacial, created the category of hydradermabrasion by using a patented Vortex-Fusion Delivery System to cleanse, peel, exfoliate, extract, infuse, and hydrate the skin with proprietary solutions and serums. HydraFacial provides a non-invasive and approachable experience with a powerful community of aestheticians, consumers and partners, bridging medical aesthetics to beauty to democratize and personalize skin care solutions across ages, genders, skin tones, and skin types. HydraFacial is available in over 90 countries with an install base of over 21,000 Delivery Systems providing millions of experiences to consumers each year. Find a local HydraFacial at https://hydrafacial.com/find-a-provider/. For more information, visit www.beautyhealth.com.

    About Murad

    In 1989, Los Angeles-based dermatologist and pharmacist Dr. Howard Murad founded Murad, Inc., the first modern doctor brand of clinical skincare products, setting a new standard for high performance skincare. For more than 30 years, Murad has been committed to developing clinically proven, cruelty-free products that meet the meticulous standards for safety, efficacy and care you’d expect from a doctor. For more information visit www.murad.com or follow the brand on Instagram @muradskincare.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    Certain statements made in this press release are “forward looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this press release, the words “estimates,” “projected,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “forecasts,” “plans,” “intends,” “believes,” “seeks,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “future,” “propose” and variations of these words or similar expressions (or the negative versions of such words or expressions) are intended to identify forward-looking statements.

    These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, conditions or results, and involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, many of which are outside The Beauty Health Company’s control that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements.

    Important factors, among others, that may affect actual results or outcomes include The Beauty Health Company’s ability to manage growth; the possibility that The Beauty Health Company may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; the continued business relationship with Murad; the efficacy of the booster; and the impact of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s business. The Beauty Health Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.

  • Gift Guide

    Small Businesses With Brands Made In The USA

    Nautilus Puzzles

    Nautilus Puzzles elevates the growing enthusiasm for this time-honored pastime to new levels. They craft intricate wooden jigsaws for adults uniquely designed with fun and vibrant pieces featuring different art styles and well-known artistic masters. They use soy-based inks and the latest cutting-edge laser technology to fabricate pieces from formaldehyde-free birch/basswood plywood sustainably harvested in Finland and FSC-certified. All puzzles are made in the USA, in California.

    Available on Amazon and Etsy

    Fifth and Cherry

    Fifth & Cherry brings the family together with their heirloom-quality wooden cutting boards. With their premium collection, all you need is one board that will last a lifetime.The boards are handcrafted using only end-grain construction and Black American cherry wood from Pennsylvania and New York. A Veteran-owned family business, Fifth & Cherry offers a lifetime warranty and free refinishing (the only cutting board company in the world to do this), a testament to the brand’s craftsmanship and customer service. 

     

     

     

    The Tiniest TigerMade In The USA Collection

    The Tiniest Tiger designs are inspired by cats for fellow cat lovers! Some designs are subtle and some are whimsical but all are created with feline finesse. Their “Made In The USA” Collection features accessories proudly made in the States, including a bed, apparel, and more. The Tiniest Tiger creates for you, for your cat and for your habitat! And because they love all cats big and small, they even support global big cat conservation projects.

    Available at Rite Aid online and in store

    Hot N Saucy 

    Hot N Saucy is expertly handcrafted in the USA for hot sauce lovers who enjoy indulging in spices and flavors that leave an everlasting flavor. Now being highlighted as Amazon’s Choice, this sauce is sure to be a popular choice to add flavor to any meal.

    Available on Amazon and at retailers such as Home Goods, T.J. Maxx, and Marshalls


    Giorgio Cookie Co.

    These cookies are not just delicious, they’re homemade, making them that much more delectable. For their best-selling Signature White Chocolate Raspberry Cookie, it takes two minutes to fill, dip, and powder just one cookie. That’s a whole lot of love and care into every bite to ensure you have the best cookie ever. They sell directly to consumers in their storefront location in Ohio and across the country!

    Available on Amazon


    Chef Woo Ramen

    Imagine 20 g of plant-based protein packed in every cup of Ramen you eat. That’s almost 3 times more protein than other popular brands and a good chunk of your daily requirements. What could be better? How about being MSG-free, chemical-free, AND made in the USA. Good clean organic eating is just a cup away with Chef Woo Ramen.

    Bell’s Cookie Co.

    Sweet tooth? Don’t forget the cookies! Nostalgic tastes are one of the main reasons for the creation of Bell’s Cookie Co. Now they are on a mission to be the number one choice for cookies and sweet treats. Their cookies are already the pride of Washington, recently voted the best in the state, but you don’t have to live there to enjoy these perfectly crunchy and gooey creations. The family-owned cookie shop delivers nationwide with their cookies individually wrapped to remain fresh and boxed to never arrive crumbled. With 12 traditional and unique flavors, you’ll just have to try them all to see your new favorite.

    Available on GoldBelly

    Tamalitoz

    Tamalitoz by Sugarox are a fiery, fierce candy inspired by the sweet taste of Mexico! It’s a ribbon-style candy, filled with a mild chili lime seasoning with a unique origin story. Proudly made in the USA, Husband & husband team, Jack and Dec, wanted to come up with a unique blend of flavors that represented both of them. With the tangy flavors of Mexico and traditional sweetness from Britain, Tamalitoz was born. All their flavors are naturally flavored and colored. Nothing artificial here. Try all 10 sweet and tangy flavors!

    Available on Amazon, at Michael’s, and select Walmarts

     

    Burn Pit BBQ

    Turn your backyard into THE spot for amazing barbecue using Burn Pit BBQ sauces, rubs and seasonings! A veteran-owned company based in Wisconsin, they are committed to using only high-quality all natural ingredients to provide flavorful products all while giving back to the veteran community one barbecued-goodness bite at a time. Originally beginning as a blog offering tips on all things grilling, Burn Pit BBQ understands how disappointing it is to ruin a perfectly good slab of meat which is why they’ve created products to help achieve the barbecue bliss that will be the envy of all your neighbors this Summer! Marinate your legendary meats in the best selling Fire for Effect or Ground Pounder and don’t forget some sweet Pogey Bait glaze!

    Also available on Amazon

    Sciabica California Olive Oil

    Based in Modesto, California, Sciabica extra virgin olive oil contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties all the while adding delicious flavor. Their olive oils contain no artificial flavorings or additives, they’re all GMO-free, sustainably farmed, and artisan-crafted in small batches. Sciabica offers a variety of cold-pressed flavors such as garlic, lemon, jalapeno, basil, mediterranean medley, and sticky balsamic. These simple ingredients combine to make some deliciously impactful flavors perfect for drizzling over salads, using as marinades, or just adding them as a burst of flavor to your favorite dishes!

  • New York

    Americans & Canadians are Returning to Summer Travel

    Generali Global Assistance (“GGA”) today announced the findings from American & Canadian respondents to the 2022 Holiday Barometer – the annual poll sponsored by its parent company, Europ Assistance, and conducted by the consumer research firm Ipsos.  The survey was conducted between April 22 and May 13, 2022. This was the first year Canada was surveyed as part of the Holiday Barometer.

     

    Based on the survey of 1000 residents of each country, summer travel is close to returning to pre-pandemic levels. Of the Americans surveyed, 60% say they intend to travel this summer – a 10-point jump from 2021 and approaching pre-pandemic levels. A similar number of Canadians surveyed also indicated they plan to travel this summer (61%). Those traveling are waiting longer to book their travel, however, with only 50% of Americans who said they were planning to travel having started to book their trips.  Even more Canadians are procrastinating on booking their travel plans, only 42% of Canadians who indicated they plan to travel have booked their summer plans.

     

    Chris Carnicelli, CEO of Generali Global Assistance, commented on the findings, “Even though travelers still need to take Covid-related precautions, it is reassuring that Americans are traveling again.  Last year, the Americans who took the Ipsos survey were optimistic about travel returning to normal in 2022 and seem to have been proven right. The number of Americans and Canadians who are traveling this summer is a great sign for the industry and, with increased travel budgets, the future of travel is looking up. We are even seeing an uptick in those who want to insure their travel against possible issues they may encounter here or abroad.”

     

    Upcoming Travel Plans

     

    • 60% of American and 61% of Canadian respondents are planning to travel during the months of July through September, coinciding with summer vacation in North America.
    • Travel budgets are back up amongst Americans. Americans are expected to spend $2,750 this year which is almost a 20% jump from last year – outpacing the impact of inflation.  Canadians are expected to spend about 10% less than their American counterparts.
    • While almost half of Americans surveyed have not decided on a summer destination, those who have are favoring domestic travel over international travel. The same holds true north of the border.
      • Those traveling internationally are favoring North America over Europe.  Top destinations in Europe remain France, Italy, and the United Kingdom.
    • This year Americans are choosing city vacations over the beach as Covid-related restrictions have eased making urban tourism more appealing.  Canada’s top destination types are a close race between cities (38%), countryside (37%), and seaside (35%).

     

     

    Travel Protection

     

    • American’s interest in travel insurance is still increasing, now at 38%, compared to previous years. Canadians are more likely to buy policies with 60% of those surveyed saying they were likely to buy insurance for an upcoming trip.
    • Among those planning to travel this summer, likely travel insurance purchases are up to 50% of American respondents.
      • Americans and Canadians heading overseas are much more likely to purchase a policy than those traveling domestically.
    • Parents are showing an increased desire for travel insurance when compared with those without children.
    • The Holiday Barometer also shows that the likelihood of purchasing travel insurance still shows a regional component among US respondents.
      • Residents in the northeast and the west are more likely to purchase travel insurance than those who identified as living in the Midwest and the South.

     

    About Generali Global Assistance

     

    Generali Global Assistance (GGA) is a leading brand comprised of Travel Insurance & Assistance, Cost Containment, Identity & Cyber Protection, as well as other care services. GGA is part of the Generali Group, which for over 190 years has provided peace of mind to its clients and their customers and is now supported by more than 72,000 employees worldwide. Our success has been built on establishing trust by putting the customer at the core of everything we do, offering assistance and protection during our customer’s most difficult and stressful situations.

     

    To learn more, please visit: https://us.generaliglobalassistance.com/

  • Gift Guide

    Innovation New Summer Products

    Andie’s Eats
    Price: $9

    Affiliate: Share A Sale

    This savvy baker has carved out her niche in the bakery industry with her Cake Scraps line that complements her custom cakes business. Made from scratch using all-natural ingredients, the layered cake in a jar comes with a choice of filling and a variety of toppings. They are a unique offering for everyday desserts, special occasions, and holidays. Try this classic red velvet dessert during the month of July!

    Small Town Cultures

    Price: Varies

    These cardamom beets from Small Town Cultures truly capture that vibrant ruby red color! Good for you and your gut, Small Town Cultures’ gourmet plant-based probiotics are small-batch, handmade in beautiful recycled glass containers. These raw fermented foods include sliced jalapenos, cardamom beets, turmeric kimchi, spicy radish, Meyer lemon, and more to support your health in the tastiest way possible. All of these clean offerings are made without vinegar or sugar and no additives or preservatives. The products are gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO, and keto-friendly, accommodating every diet.

    Available at Whole Foods Market, The Fresh Market, health food stores, and independent retailers throughout the North East.

    Rainier Foods

    Price: $6.79

    Available on Amazon

    Rainier Foods is the maker of delicious premium spice blends perfect for a multitude of mouthwatering meals. From vegetables to chicken, pork, beef, seafood, and snacks, they have the right seasoning for any recipe. A family-owned business located in the shadow of Mt. Rainier in Washington, they source the finest ingredients, with all products made locally to ensure the best quality from the Pacific Northwest. Add a pop of color to your next meal using Rainier Food’s roasted garlic and chilis!

    Fresh Cut Paper

    Price: $12

    Available on Amazon

    Don’t forget that rich pop of red on the dresser or kitchen counter with a bouquet of flowers! These roses will never lose their beautiful ruby vibrance and it makes the perfect gift for any July baby. All cards are made from 100% recyclable paper and are printed on both sides to look fabulous from all angles. Each selection includes a 12″ high by 9″ wide bouquet, matching bouquet notecard, paper vase, and festive mailing envelope. For each card purchased, a tree is planted through their partnership with Eden Reforestation Project.

    Never Knew I Needed

    Price: $34

    Also available on Etsy

    Being that we are smack in the middle of wedding season, an effortlessly gorgeous robe is perfect for the bridal party to get ready in on the big day and is something they can make use of long after! Never Knew I Needed focuses on timeless, size-inclusive & unique products, from bridesmaid gifts to wedding day accessories. The brand specializes in custom items to be inclusive to all marriers regardless of their size, gender, or relationship type because everyone getting married deserves to feel represented and confident on their wedding day and during all the festivities leading up to it.

    The Transformation Factory

    Price: $36

    Mix it in your morning coffee or smoothie or eat a scoop right out of the jar to start the day off right. Sea Moss has endless benefits to your health, whether you’re looking to lose or maintain a healthy weight or infuse your body with all the essential minerals for the human body. Sea Moss delivers a staggering 92 of the body’s 102 essential minerals. This marine superfood surpasses other algae, helping with inflammation, healthy mucus membrane support, digestive health, thyroid support, and mental and reproductive health. You need to try their rich and colorful strawberry sea moss gel this summer!

    I’m The Chef Too!

    Price: $36.95

    Don’t forget about the kiddos! I’m The Chef Too! is a subscription kit created by a mother/educator that infuses educational concepts into recipes to make learning fun, engaging, and tasty! Each month, new adventures are released that blend food, STEM, and the arts into educational fun! Kids can learn about outer space as they whip up galaxy donuts, engineer erupting volcano cake as they learn about chemical reactions, or even discover geology as they bake cupcake geodes, the adventures are endless! Purchase the erupting volcano cakes to interact with your kids in a new and exciting way this July!

    New Zealand Honey Co.

    Price: $38.88

    Available on Amazon

    Manuka honey is a powerful, natural superfood, full of essential vitality and optimized for life. The brand has a complete line of Manuka Honey, a complex and high-strength raw honey from the native New Zealand Manuka tree. As the bees gather nectar from the tree’s flowers, they’re helping bring a vital superfood to the lives of thousands who love what goes into their bodies to boost immunity and overall wellness. This product delivers proven health benefits in gastrointestinal, immune support, skincare, haircare, first-aid, wound care, and oral health areas. Their honey is UMF Certified (Unique Manuka Factor), an important accreditation representing authenticity and the highest testing standards for any honey in the world. Try incorporating this honey with UMF 15+ into your diet this summer!

  • Los Angeles

    Flora + Bast Is A Wellness And Beauty Brand That Is Changing The Way An Outer Glow is Achieved

    LOS ANGELES, CA – Flora + Bast, a wellness company that was founded on the belief that natural products designed, preserved and delivered properly outperform any synthetic product.

    Rather than design products the conventional way they are changing the way health is achieved, delivering medical-grade results through simple and bioactive formulas.

    Derek Chase, President of Flora + Bast, sees the incredible importance of cannabidiol (CBD) is so big in beauty and how it can benefit your skin and mood. Derek is a trailblazer in clean, non-complicated topical products aimed at skin resilience and recovery.

    The Company has four categories they specialize in: Sleep, Skin, Stress and Sex. Among the products Flora + Bast carries are Barrier Building Hydrosol Primer, Face + Scalp Bar for Sensitive Skin, Omega Oil, Age Adapting Facial Serum, APHRODISIA Intimate Arousal Oil, 3-Day Rhythm Reset – Transdermal CBN Patches, and Deep Sleep and Meditation Mask.

    The product formulas are specific to the most challenging need-states, helping users overcome life’s obstacles to optimize their health and wellbeing on the inside and out. Flora + Bast utilizes integral skincare ingredients like ceramides, potassium hydroxide and retinoic acid as well as cannabinoids. Cannabinoids have profound metabolic effects that adapt to the individual and their intentions and Flora + Bast uses cannabinoids to enhance the effects of other skincare ingredients. The products contain cannabinoids like CBD, CBC and CBN as well as terpenes like α-Pinene,β-Myrcene,β-Caryophyllene,γ-Terpinene.

    “We like cannabis to be a support ingredient rather than the main event, it is linked to reducing inflammation, so we have paired cannabis extracts with more aggressive ingredients so that they work in tandem with each other,” said Derek Chase, President of Flora + Bast, of his brand’s unique formulations. “We do not use oil in water emulsions as they degrade the skin over time due to sediments. Instead, we are proponents of hydrosols which create a preservative-free hydration barrier while herbs go to work deep within skin.”

    Flora + Bast will be awarded a Sephora Eco seal of approval in the coming months for their sustainable packaging and clean formulations. Globally, the clean beauty market is estimated to reach $22 billion by 2024, according to Statista Research. Brands sitting between drugstore and luxury prices are performing the best, the retail analyst notes.

  • Baby

    Dads with Bübi Bottles

    For the first years of babyhood, we always joke that fathers have useless, non-lactating ‘boobies’ as moms. When Niko was a baby, everything was awesome with daddy until it was eating time! That was when he started looking for mom.  Now that he is a toddler, he is off to T-ball and soccer class by himself with dad and it’s great! They have been using the Bübi and so many other kids and families have asking about it. Here is some info about this eco-friendly bottle that can be used at all stages.

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    Toddlers; Use the Bubi bottle 14 oz with the first flip cap as a sippy cup. Just convert the Bubi water bottle to a sippy cup by adding the flip lid. Tossing this bottle will not make much noise and hurt nobody.

    Preschool to high school; Take the 14 oz bottle and freeze it to place in the lunch bag. Better than an icepack, It will keep the food cold, and your child can drink while it melts to stay hydrated. At the end of the day, they can roll it up. Their backpack will weigh less with less bulk for the trek home.

    Sports events

    Sports events, Use the 22 oz or 35 oz when your child goes to sporting events, freeze it or add ice cubes add the Flip cap and now they have the perfect sports bottle. Rolls up to go home, won’t hurt anybody with the soft silicone and your child can easily keep their bottle as their own as we have multiple colors to match the favorite team color or their own. The bottle can also act as a hot or cold compress for injuries or sore muscles.

    Not only does it keep your child safe, but it is simple to clean, place it in the dishwasher, use soap and water or turn the bottle inside out to clean the inside from the outside — no need for a bottle brush, which doesn’t guarantee a clean bottle. With the Bubi bottle, you will know that it clean.

    You can find this awesome bottle on https://bubibottle.com/