• Beauty,  Eco,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  San Diego

    Reveal smoother +radiant skin instantly with Amazonian SkinFood

    Beauty powered by the ancient wisdom and deep nourishment of the Amazon Rainforest, Amazonian SkinFood is a safe effective skincare formulate without harmful ingredients. Revealing the clearer, smoother skin instantly with Amazonian SkinFood Sacha Inchi Face Cream + Superfruit Oil!

    Sacha Inchi Firming Peptide Face Cream

    Loaded with powerful antioxidants and vitamins, this multifaceted vegan and fragrance-free moisturizer helps the skin retain long-lasting moisture, reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and decreases roughness for smoother younger looking skin. The end result is an immediate improvement in skin’s tone, texture, and firmness.

    Amazonian SkinFood unique blend of Amazonia’s most nutrient-dense superfoods with Sacha Inchi – an ancient Inca seed renowned for its wellness, Organic Cacay oil, Organic Green Coffee Oil, Organic Açaí Berry, and Organic Ucuuba is a dream come true for your skin.

    This non greasy and fast absorbing, nutrient-dense moisturizer with plant-based natural peptides help stimulate cell regeneration and boost overall skin health.

    Superfruit Facial Oil: Plant-Based Retinol + Natural Vitamin-C

    Ultimate natural skincare routine: with clean skin, AM & PM, apply Sacha Inchi Face Cream followed by Superfruit Oil. Don’t forget to add your favorite SunScreen too. Amazonian SkinFood’s Superfruit Facial Oil has been awarded 2nd place in Facial Oils in Cert Clean’s 2022 Clean Beauty Awards.

    This facial oil is a multi-functional Superfruit powered pure oil blend with Plant-Based Retinol Alternative + Natural Vitamin-C. It is great for all skin types, including the most sensitive. Non-comedogenic & won’t clog pores.

    The correct way to use your face oil is to use the moisturizer first then pat on your oil. It’ll let the water melt into your skin and not evaporate. The other reason why oil goes last is that it will eventually sink into your skin, reinforcing your moisture barrier. Dry skin is when you don’t have enough oil on your face; dehydrated skin is when you don’t have enough water in your skin despite chugging water during waking hours. Oils thrive on the top layers of your skin; water thrives inside your skin — where it’s trapped by those oils. That’s what your moisture barrier is: an oil-infused barrier to reduce trans-epidermal water loss (read evaporation of precious skin juices).

    Amazonian SkinFood™ foundation is sustainability, and from the formulations stage, products are developed to be functional, minimal, with more concentrated actives, and can perform in smart recyclable packaging. Plus, every time you purchase skincare from Amazonian SkinFood, 10% of profits go to regenerate the forest and keep the ancestral knowledge of the Huni Kuin Indigenous People alive.

  • Los Angeles,  San Diego

    Gaby’s Latin American Kitchen – an appreciation of Latin cuisines and offers young chefs a hands-on experience creating recipes from other cultures

    Have you ever tried empanadas? Made cheesy arepas for your family? Or shared homemade sprinkle-covered chocolate brigadeiros with your friends? Celebrity chef Gaby Melian brings you into her kitchen to teach you her favorite recipes from all over Latin America. From desayuno (breakfast), to meriendas (snacks), to cena (dinner), to postre (dessert), you’ll be a pro in no time.

    America’s Test Kitchen Kids, the most trusted cooking brand for kids, announced the launch of Gaby’s Latin American Kitchen – an innovative new cookbook by author and celebrity chef, Gaby Melian. Available now on Amazon, the new title combines America’s Test Kitchen Kids’ rigorous recipe testing method with Gaby’s expansive culinary  background and fun, inviting style to create an inspiring new resource for young chefs around the country. Gaby’s Latin American Kitchen invites kids to travel the world of Latin America with 70 recipes, incorporating Gaby’s take on dishes from across the region like completos chilenos (Chilean hot dogs),  Cuban ropa vieja (shredded beef stew), Argentinian empanadas de pollo (chicken turnovers) and more.

    Growing up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Chef Gaby Melian began cooking at just eight years old. From crimping empanadas with her family to enjoying her grandmother’s “la pizza rapida,” Gaby has always  had a passion for cooking and teaching others how to develop confidence in the kitchen. Once she  moved to the United States, Gaby’s interest in food grew into a career and she climbed the culinary  ladder, from selling empanadas as a street food vendor to becoming a test kitchen manager with more  than 20 years of industry experience. Now adding cookbook author to the list, Gaby goes back to her roots with Gaby’s Latin American Kitchen, which features recipes and anecdotes from Gaby’s childhood  through her many travels and experiences.

    Aligning with America’s Test Kitchen Kids’ mission to build a new generation of empowered cooks and  engaged eaters, Gaby’s Latin American Kitchen fosters an appreciation of Latin cuisines and offers young  chefs a hands-on experience creating recipes from other cultures. The new title is divided into six chapters: desayuno (breakfast), almuerzo (lunch), meriendas y bebidas (snacks and drinks), cena (dinner), guarniciones y salsas (sides and sauces) and postre (dessert). From cheesy arepas to sprinkle covered chocolate brigadeiros, each recipe includes the country of origin, recipe history, and tips right  from Gaby’s own kitchen. Spanish language phrases and cooking terms are also translated throughout the book and highlighted in an educational Spanish glossary.

    Like all America’s Test Kitchen Kids cookbooks, the recipes in Gaby’s Latin American Kitchen were tested  and approved by a group of over 15,000 kid testers, so each dish is guaranteed to set young chefs up for success.

    About the Author

    Gaby Melian is a professional chef with almost twenty years of industry experience and a lifetime of personal knowledge about food and all its many wonderful flavors. She shares her deep love of food and vast kitchen know-how across multiple food media outlets. Her life in food has led her to many roles, including street vendor, culinary instructor, official Food Revolution ambassador, Bon Appétit test kitchen manager, cooking video host—and who knows what’s next! Gaby completed her culinary training at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City with degrees in Culinary Management, Culinary Arts, and Pastry Arts. Find her on Instagram @gabymelian.

    Editor: America’s Test Kitchen has been teaching home cooks how to be successful in the kitchen for 25 years. The mission of America’s Test Kitchen Kids is to build a new generation of empowered cooks, engaged eaters, and curious experimenters. ATK Kids’ kid-tested, kid-approved recipes and hands-on STEAM activities inspire families to spend quality time together in the kitchen, and a lifetime of cooking. Learn more at www.americastestkitchen.com/kids.

  • Health,  Los Angeles,  San Diego

    With great power comes great hair! Hair hero was created to support hair health by repairing and strengthening damaged hair follicles naturally.

    Not all heroes wear capes! With great power comes great hair. Hair hero can help stimulate and maintain healthy hair growth. Hair is often an important aspect of how people view and feel about themselves, that’s why Essential elements® Hair hero™ ishere to help you achieve the best version of yourself with powerful hair growth formula, Hair Hero! ⁣

    Essential elements® Hair hero™ was created to support hair health by repairing and strengthening damaged hair follicles, naturally. This proprietary blend is designed with the essential vitamins and minerals needed to nourish and replenish your hair to allow for optimal growth.

    lighning Collagen comprises approximately 30% of all of the body’s protein molecules, making it the body’s most abundant protein.

    lighning Collagen creates a protective barrier around each hair strand, clinically proven to boost hair health and prevent hair loss.

    lighning Biotin helps convert certain nutrients into energy and plays an important role in the health of your hair, skin, and nails.

    lighning Saw palmetto berry extract can increase hair count by almost 12 percent after four months of treatment and even encourage hair growth.

    lighning 12 additional essential vitamins and minerals, including zinc and iron, to help maintain and enhance your overall health.

    lighning Horsetail and Bamboo Extract contain the highest, naturally-occurring amounts of silica.

    Hydrolyzed collagen is derived from fish (Whitefish). The hydrolyzing process yields small, intact amino acids which are quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, and used as the building blocks for new collagen production. Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin that’s a part of the vitamin B family which is also known as vitamin H. Biotin helps the body convert key nutrients into energy and plays an important role in the health of your hair, skin, and nails. Taken from this fan palm’s deep purple berries, Saw palmetto berry extract has been used in traditional, eclectic, and alternative medicine for centuries. Its active ingredients include fatty acids, plant sterols, and flavonoids and is particularly beneficial for hair growth. Equisetum, commonly known as horsetail, is a thin and sterile plant from the vascular plant family and is considered as a living fossil. The perennial herb reproduces by spores instead of seeds like the usual plants. And last but not least, Bamboo Extract is the richest source of naturally-occurring silica in the plant world, containing 70% silica by weight, which offers roughly ten times more potency than other botanical sources.

    Ideal for both men and women, Hair hero was created to repair and strengthen damaged follicles and leave you with fuller, healthier looking hair. This season, it’s Hair hero to the rescue. ⁣

  • food,  Health,  Los Angeles,  San Diego

    Be a rock, not a pebble! Did you take your PreWorkout today?

    Energy? Most Definitely. Introducing the world’s first PreWorkout with Apple Cider Vinegar!⁣ It’s all about energy and accessing that energy when needed. PreWorkout by Essential elements formula combines ingredients with benefits specific to optimal performance in cardio, HIIT, strength/resistance training, or other types of demanding exertion.⁣

    PreWorkout With Beet & ACV

    PreWorkout by Essential elements® is what exercise prep is all about. With beet, apple cider vinegar, electrolytes, important nutrients, and caffeine blend, this expert formula both fuels your body and helps it use that fuel efficiently.* Beets are a natural superfood and the ultimate blood vessel sidekick thanks to their nitrate content.* Inside the body, nitrates become nitric oxide, which means more support for energy, reduced fatigue, and stamina during your workout.* Increased stamina comes from greater energy, and PreWorkout just might mean the difference between a good run—or a new personal best.*

    lighning Beetroot can help energy flow more easily through the body.

    lighning Apple cider vinegar supplies naturally occurring electrolytes.

    lighning A caffeine blend of matcha, coffee bean, and yerba mate, allows your body to better use fat stores for energy.

    lighning Caffeine can help maintain healthy muscle endurance.*

    Here’s how it breaks down: Beetroot can help energy flow more easily through the body while apple cider vinegar supplies naturally occurring electrolytes, which carry that energy. Thanks to the caffeine blend of matcha, coffee bean, and yerba mate, your body can better use fat stores for energy, and caffeine can help maintain healthy muscle endurance too. Put all that together, and PreWorkout can help you find the extra gear you need in the home stretch.

    Collagen Peptides

    Satisfy your cravings while supporting bone and joint health, strengthen hair, skin, and nails, improve gut and immune function, and benefit the body’s overall cellular structure! ⁣Containing 19 naturally occurring amino acids, Collagen Peptides are enzymatically formulated for enhanced bioavailability and absorption to support bone and joint health, strengthen hair, skin, and nails, improve gut and immune function, and benefit the body’s overall cellular structure.⁣

    Essential elements® hydrolyzed, type I & III Collagen Peptides are sourced from grass-fed, pasture-raised, Grade A bovine, and certified hormone-free and 100% non-GMO. Containing 19 naturally occurring amino acids, Collagen Peptides are enzymatically formulated for enhanced bioavailability and absorption to support bone and joint health, strengthen hair, skin, and nails, improve gut and immune function, and benefit the body’s overall cellular structure.

    lighning You can find type I collagen in your eyes, skin, tendons, bone, and teeth.

    lighning  Collagen peptides improve skin elasticity and hydration, and lessen fine lines.

    lighning  Collagen provides relief and healing from joint discomfort.

    lighning Amino acids aid in muscle and ligament repair, physical flexibility and recovery, and nourishing cartilage, tendons, and joints that wear with age.

    Pasture-raised, grass-fed bovine Type 1 Collagen is derived from bovine bone and cartilage. The hydrolyzing process yields small, intact amino acids which are quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, and used as the building blocks for new collagen production. When you eat high-protein foods, your body breaks down protein into amino acids and peptides through the action of digestive enzymes. Next, these smaller chains of amino acids move from your stomach into the small intestine where they’re further broken down and released into the bloodstream to fuel your muscles, support tissue repair, and even promote brain health.

     

  • Art,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  New York,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    IGLOO UNVEILS NEW ARTIST SERIES OF PLAYMATE COOLERS FEATURING JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT AND KEITH HARING

    This Cooler Collaboration Showcases Iconic Artwork From Two of America’s Most Iconic Artists

    Igloo unveiled its Igloo Playmate The Artist Series of coolers featuring iconic artwork from the visionary artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring at early August, a partnership done in collaboration with Artestar, a global licensing agency and creative consultancy representing high-profile artists, photographers, designers and creatives. All four new Playmate coolers are available now at igloocoolers.com/artistseries.

    “We couldn’t be happier to collaborate with Artestar on a Playmate cooler collection inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, two of the greatest artists of the late 20th century,” said Adrienne Berkes, Vice President of Marketing at Igloo. “It’s a high honor to offer art lovers four special Playmates featuring famous art pieces by these American visionaries.”

    Igloo’s new collection features iconic artworks by both Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring across all four panels of the Playmate cooler’s trademarked tent-top lid, including the Jean-Michel Basquiat Untitled (1982) x Igloo Little Playmate, Jean-Michel Basquiat Tuxedo x Igloo Little Playmate, Keith Haring Together x Igloo Little Playmate and Keith Haring Love x Igloo Little Playmate. Each Little Playmate cooler has a 7-quart capacity that can fit up to nine 12-ounce cans.

    The Jean-Michel Basquiat x Igloo Little Playmate coolers and Keith Haring x Igloo Little Playmate coolers licensed by Artestar are available for $49.99 each on igloocoolers.com/artistseries, while supplies last.

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    About Igloo:

    Born from a modest metalworking shop back in 1947, Igloo has been instrumental in redefining how we live, work and play. What began with bringing clean water to the worksite quickly moved into super-functional, best-in-class ice chests. Igloo products made the family outdoor recreation movement of the 20th century possible. Suddenly, taking your kids camping on the weekend became easy and cross-country road trips became a summer vacation staple.

    As the brand approached the next century, Igloo is 1,200 employees strong. They are proud to call—a 1.8-million-square-foot, three-building facility in—Katy, Texas home. With more than 500 products sold at thousands of retailers around the globe, they can confidently call themselves the number one cooler manufacturer in the world.

    And through it all they haven’t lost sight of their original goal—to create products that enable the pursuit of happiness (however you define it). That’s why Igloo still working hard every day to innovate, create and make it easier for you to get out, work hard and play even harder.

    About Jean-Michel Basquiat:

    Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of the best known artists of his generation and is widely considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century. His career in art spanned the late 1970s through the 1980s until his death in 1988, at the age of 27.

    Basquiat works are edgy and raw, and through a bold sense of color and composition, he maintains a fine balance between seemingly contradictory forces such as control and spontaneity, menace and wit, urban imagery and primitivism. The Basquiat brand embodies the values and aspirations of young, international urban culture.

    Basquiat often incorporated words into his paintings. Before his career as a painter began, he produced punk-inspired postcards for sale on the street, and become known for the political–poetical graffiti under the name of SAMO.

    The conjunction of various media is an integral element of Basquiat’s art. His paintings are typically covered with text and codes of all kinds: words, letters, numerals, pictograms, logos, map symbols, diagrams and more, and featured multi-panel paintings and individual canvases with exposed stretcher bars, the surface dense with writing, collage and imagery.

    About Keith Haring:

    Keith Haring (1958-90) was one of the most renowned of the young artists, filmmakers, and performers whose work responded to urban street culture of the 1980s. Inspired by the graffiti artists whose marks covered the city’s subway cars, Haring began to draw in white chalk over the black paper used to cover vacant advertising panels. Not only was Haring able to reach a large and diverse audience with his subway drawings, but, eventually, the subway became, as Haring said, a “laboratory” for working out his ideas. As early as 1980, Haring began exhibiting in galleries and museums around the world, but continued to participate in public projects, including literacy campaigns and anti-AIDS initiatives.

    Before his death, Keith Haring established a foundation in his name to maintain and enhance his legacy of giving to children’s and AIDS organizations. Throughout his career, Haring produced murals, sculptures and paintings to benefit hospitals, underprivileged children’s groups and various community health organizations. The Foundation is also committed to sustaining and expanding public awareness of Keith Haring. By working with museums, galleries, publishers and art education programmers, the Foundation is able to provide information and artwork to the public that might otherwise remain unexplored in archives. Keith Haring died in New York in February 1990 of AIDS, at the age of 31.

    Haring has been the subject of several international retrospectives. His work is in major private and public collections, including those of the Museum of Modern Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Art Institute of Chicago; the Bass Museum in Miami; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Ludwig Museum, Cologne; and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

  • Beauty,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  San Diego

    FACE UP Mask Works Just as Well as the Viral Tik Tok Version and it Costs Less

    Introducing D’Care’s FACE UP Mask. This metamorphic, age-reversing mask treatment transforms the appearance of your skin in minutes. If you’re looking to tighten, lift and deeply hydrate your skin, D’Care FACE UP Mask is a quick 15-minute ‘Face Lift’ in a bottle.  FACE UP Masks are the answer for creating the smoothest makeup canvas for your camera-ready complexion. It’s super easy to use. Simply mix the lifting serum ampoule into the gel pack, apply the mixture to your face with the brush, then watch and feel your face literally tighten before your eyes. 

    Combining active Collagen-producing ingredients and a variety of traditional Korean medicinal ingredients, Face Up’s 2-part gel mask works quickly to reveal firm, hydrated, and nourished skin. Just 10-15 minutes of use and you’ll be the owner of incredibly youthful and lifted look. 

    Face Up Mask 2Pk

    Face Up Mask is a metamorphic, age-reversing mask that combines active Collagen-producing ingredients and 9 different varieties of traditional Korean medicine to reveal firm, hydrated, and nourishing skin. Just 10-15 minutes of use works to provide a 360-degree face-lift that transforms loose, sagging areas and addresses dull, dehydrated texture, revealing an incredibly youthful look.

    Ingredients:

    • Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1: Strengthens collagen production to smooth and firm. Provides moisture.
    • Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7: Accelerates collagen productions. Reduces the effects of aging.

    Face Up Peeling Pads

    Discover the benefits of our dual texture peeling pads. Saturated with a compelling blend of four hydroxy acids and five botanical extracts created naturally with chemical exfoliants to synergistically exfoliate, unclog pores, remove blackheads and whiteheads, and hydrate the skin for a brighter smoother radiant complexion.

    Ingredients:

    • Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs): Fights wrinkles and uneven skin tone
    • Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs): Reduces dark spots, redness, and inflammation.
    • Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs): Gently exfoliates and keeps skin moist as humectants.
    • Lipohydroxy Acid (LHAs): Stimulates skin proteins and lipids for anti-aging effects.
    • Rose Flower Water, Rose Hip, Rose Bud, Rose Leaf, Rose Plant Stem Cells, Rose Placenta: Antioxidant and anti-aging.
    • Lemon Extracts: Fades dark spots and blemishes.
    • Orange Extracts: Prevents scarring and soothes blemishes.
    • Papaya Extracts: An enzyme, removes impurities and dead skin cells gently.
    • Sugar Maple Extracts: Removes bacteria and dead skin, prevents new wrinkles.

    FACE UP by D’Care offers a full line of products that work for all your skincare needs. From peeling pads to facemasks, they have got you covered. Learn more + shop the FACE UP line.

    Short on time? Reveal firm, hydrated, and nourished skin in just 10-15 minutes. FACE UP’s powerful masks give you a 360-degree face-lift. FACE UP products feature unique designs like the Serum’s dual chamber’s fresh mix technology that forms Hyaluronic Acid threads for instant moisture absorption during application. The FACE UP line includes Hyaluronic Acid threads and a blend of 11 antioxidant-rich herbs used by Korea’s Silla Dynasty for thousands of years for renewed youth.