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Beauty Break Newsletter
August 2009
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Hair!  Let it down...or twist it up.  Tie it back or simply shake it out!  This August, we focus on hair.

If you or any woman you know has thinning hair or baldness, now's the time to enroll in the BeautyScoop clinical hair trials.  To see if you are a candidate, simply call the offices of Dr. Alan Shalita, Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at SUNY Downstate at 718. 270.1229 or Dr. Amy Lewis, Director of Dermatologic Surgery at SUNY Downstate and Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Yale University at 212.288.6133 and tell the receptionist that you would like to register for the BeautyScoop clinical hair trial.  NOTE:  YOU MUST LEAVE YOUR NAME AND PHONE NUMBER OR EMAIL ADDRESS SO THAT THE DESIGNATED STUDY EVALUATOR CAN CONTACT YOU.  Enrollment is limited to the first 60 qualified candidates, living in the New York Greater Metropolitan Area.  All candidates will receive a complimentary nine week supply of BeautyScoop - the edible beauty accessory. 
Please j
oin us in congratulating recipe-of-the-month contest winner, Dana Fortunato from Boston, MA!  Her delicious "Summertime Old-Fashioned Peach Melba Smoothie" was chosen (see recipe below) in a taste test by our team of judges.  Remember that when you share your favorite BeautyScoop beauty break recipe, we will automatically enter you into our monthly drawing to win your free box of BeautyScoop! 
So try out our winning recipe-of-the-month because Beauty is Power!  Drink it in.
The BeautyScoop Customer Service Team
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A Plastic Surgeon's Perspective: 
Now Hair's Something to Think About...

It never seems quite right.  Too curly or too straight.  Too much or too little.  Regularly shaved or never been cut.  Whether you cover up your hair with a hat, wig, yarmulke or turban, or you let it simply cascade to the floor, hair is a major topic of concern for men and women alike. 

Women complain that they have too much hair on their chins and too little on their eyelashes.  Men bemoan the presence of hair on their backs and the lack of hair on their heads.  Regardless of gender, everyone seems uniformly dissatisfied.  Well - here are some hairy secrets that will make your hairs stand on end.  They are guaranteed to make you appreciate your hair - wherever they may or may not, should or should not be! 

  • Average number of hairs on the head: 100,000 (wow!)
  • Average number of red hairs on the head: 90,000
  • Average number of black hairs on the head: 110,000
  • Average number of blond hairs on the head: 140,000 (Bet you were guessing less, huh?)
  • Hair covers the skin on the whole body, except the soles, palms and lips.
  • Maximum length of hair: 70 to 90 cm
  • Average hair diameter is 0.1 mm
  • Annual growth: 12 cm
  • Average lifespan of the hair is 2-7 years
  • Contrary to popular belief, cutting hair does not influence its growth
  • However, hair is the fastest growing tissue in the body (after 5 shadow?)
  • And, hair grows faster in warm weather because...
  • Humidity stretches the hair (A benefit, to balance out the curse of the frizz!)
  • Elderly people have slower hair growth and diminished hair density
  • Female hair grows more slowly than male hair (Surprise!)
  • Male hair is more dense than female hair (Surprise, again!)
  • 90% of scalp hairs are growing and 10% are resting at any given moment
  • It is normal to lose 100 hairs per day from the scalp
  • You must lose over 50% of your scalp hairs before it is apparent to anyone (roughly 50K)
  • Over 50% of men by age 50 have male pattern baldness
  • 40% of women will have female pattern hair loss by the time they reach menopause (shock!)
  • Thyroid imbalance and iron deficiency are reversible causes for hair loss

  • For healthy and beautiful hair, make sure your diet is rich in eggs, liver, herring, salmon, and green vegetables, or try one packet of BeautyScoop daily for three weeks and see the difference firsthand. 
Mikael BotteroTransatlantic Treasured Tresses

Interview with Celebrated Hair Stylist, MIKAEL BOTTERO
Picadilly Circus,  London, UK
1. Everyone knows that it rains a lot in the UK ~ but this summer, we have had 'London' in New York!  It's been the rainiest summer in years.  What are the two biggest hair challenges you come across when it rains? 
Humidity because it causes frizz and water because when the hair gets wet, it loses its ability to hold a style.  Sometimes the fine mist is worse than the rain because people are less likely to use their umbrellas!

2.  Can you share any tricks for keeping hair beautiful in rainy weather?  
A good amount of styling and finishing products are imperative, but don't overdo it or your hair will be weighed down!   Also, make sure to take your time when drying your hair.  Dry it in sections and leave no moisture before you move to the next section.  My best kept secret?  Dry your hair the night before ~ not only will it hold its style longer, but with the fresh scent of shampoo, you're more likely to relax and ease into a peaceful beauty sleep when you shower before bedtime! 

3.  Do you have any favorite products that make hair healthy, shiny and beautiful?
I am partial to the Kerastase line.  I recommend the Bain de Force Reinforcing and Refinishing Shampoo to most of my clients as it is good for all hair types.  The Ciment Thermique is a heat activated reconstructor good for weak and damaged hair, and the Noctogenist Serum de Nuit is an overnight softening treatment for dull, tired looking hair.  Together, these products provide you with 'hair insurance' for a rainy day!  But, I tell all of my clients, finishing products can only beautify the hair you already have.  Supplements for hair are instrumental in helping you to achieve healthy and beautiful hair in the first place.  It's intuitive that supplements can help a diet that is lacking, but BeautyScoop is different!  I have witnessed first hand, hair growth in one of my clients who uses it. 
Mikael Bottero hails from Cannes, France and has been working as Style Director at a well-known salon in Piccadilly Circus for many years.  He is well-known for his magazine covers and photo shoots,  frequently working with fashion designers Christopher Kane, Betty Jackson, Krystian Zana and Lenka Padysakova on Fashion Shows in London, Paris, Monaco and Cannes. 
peach melba Shake Your Beauty! 
by recipe-of-the-month contest winner,
Dana Fortunato, Boston, MA

- for the coulis
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon honey or agave nectar
- for the smoothie
2 ripe peaches, peeled, pitted and quartered
1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1/4 cup low fat milk
3  ice cubes
1 packet of BeautyScoop

Place the coulis ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.  Pour through mesh strainer (to remove seeds) and set aside.  Don't wash the blender as it will give the peach smoothie a lovely pink color.  Place the smoothie ingredients into the blender and blend for 1 minute or until smooth.  Pour into a large bowl, swirl in the raspberry coulis, then pour into a glass and serve.  Garnish with a fresh raspberry or two if you like! 

Use promotion code "2FREE" on any 2 box order placed now through August 31, 2009 and you'll receive free shipping. 

Beauty is Power!  Drink it in.

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