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Beauty Break Newsletter
September 2009
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Gone are the lazy days of summer for it's time to get back to school and back to work.  Difficult as it may be to get out of the house on time in the morning, resist the temptation to sacrifice your beauty regimen.  When feeling overwhelmed by time constraints and responsbilities, just simplify!  Focus on the 'musts':  cleanse your face, apply sunblock and throw a packet of BeautyScoop in your bag. Off you go!  When you've finally settled at your desk, take a BeautyScoop beauty break and enjoy.  There's no easier and more delicious way to get younger skin, shinier hair and stronger nails!
Please join us in congratulating recipe-of-the-month contest winner, Ginny Stanton from Stowe, Vermont.  Her delicious "End of Season Cantaloupe and Berry 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: 
Seeking Beauty Through Nutrition: 
2009 Trends from the Independent Datamonitor Market Research Report

We all know that women face more social pressure to look good than men do.  However, a rising number of men seek ways to improve their appearances as well.  For men and women alike, the boundaries between inner and outer beauty are blurring. 

Younger consumers feel that they are under pressure to look good significantly more than older consumers.  Interestingly, the concept of beauty foods and drinks hold the most appeal with Young Adults.  Young consumers "act older" and by extension, are more interested in their personal appearance at a younger age.

Contentment with age decreases as consumers approach mid-life, but it increases again once they become Seniors.  Despite Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty, that sought to increase the self-esteem of women, the vast majority of consumers remain dissatisfied with their appearance, regardless of their age.  In seeking a solution, oral beauty products have become more mainstream. 

Oral beauty products include beauty foods, beauty drinks and beauty supplements.  In the recession, beauty foods have experienced a set back and beauty supplement growth has remained flat.  But, beauty drink sales thrive.  In fact, the number of beauty drinks that launched was particularly large in 2008.

While oral beauty products are most popular in Japan, uniform growth is seen across Europe.  US consumers too, recognize a broad range of health benefits associated with specific foods and beverages.  This is because product formulations have been improving and products contain a number of effective ingredients.

A comparison of oral beauty products (including BeautyScoop) can be seen in the September issues of Marie Claire and Womens' Health
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Interesting Nail Facts
  • Nails and hair are made of the same protein, called keratin.

  • The nail plates are dead cells that neither breathe nor require oxygen.   In contrast, the nail beds and cuticles are alive cells and require oxygen, peptides, lipids, vitamins and minerals.

  • Nails grow at the rate of 0.1 mm daily (or 1 cm in every 100 days). So, for a finger nail to regrow completely, it takes between 4 and 6 months. For toe nails, the period of complete regrow is 12 to 18 months.

  • Men's nails grow faster than women's nails.

  • Finger nails for both genders grow faster than toe nails.

  • Toe nails are about twice thicker than finger nails.

  • The fastest growing nail is on the middle finger. The slowest - on the thumbnail.

  • Nails grow faster in warm climates and during daytime, than in cold climates and at night.

  • Nails grow faster on young people than on old people.

  • Nails grow much faster during pregnancy.

  • Nails grow at different speeds on both hands. If you are right-handed, the nails on your right hand will grow faster than the nails on your left hand and vice versa.

  • Nails reflect your health status and many nail malformations may signal systemic illness.

  • Nail manicure is an ancient activity. There is evidence that even 4,000 years ago it was known to our predecessors.

  • The longest finger nail ever recorded was 48 inches and it belonged to an Indian male.  

  • Peeling nails can mean a diet that is lacking in lipids such as linoleic acid, from safflower oil. 

  • A diet low in biotin can cause nails to become thin, brittle and easily broken.
  • White spots on nails most often, are the manifestation of some type of trauma to the nail. But, if you are certain that you didn't injure your nails, there can be several other causes - including a diet that's deficient in the mineral zinc.

  • Vertical ridges may be totally normal - a sign not of any health problem, but of age. 

cantaloupe smoothie Shake Your Beauty! 
by recipe-of-the-month contest winner,
Ginny Stanton, Stowe, VT

  • 1/2 cup ripe cantaloupe cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 of a small kiwi
  • 1/4 cup mango
  • 1 tablespoon plain non-fat yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon ground flax seed or oil
  • 2 teaspoons plain or honey wheat germ
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla


Place all fruit into the blender for 1 minute.  Add yogurt, flax seed, wheat germ and vanilla.  Blend for an additional minute.  Add 1 packet of BeautyScoop and 3 ice cubes and blend until smooth.   

Use promotion code "FR150" for free shipping on any purchase of $150 or more through September 30, 2009.   

Beauty is Power!  Drink it in.

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