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Beauty Break Newsletter
July 2010
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In the heat of the summer sun, who can resist a frozen treat?  Try our NYCe Melons BeautyScoop sorbet by celebrity chef, Peter Smith of PS7's Restaurant in Washington, DC and chill!  And, don't forget to submit your favorite BeautyScoop recipe to and you will be automatically entered into our monthly drawing to win a free box of BeautyScoop!  
Beauty is Power!  Drink it in.
The BeautyScoop Customer Service Team
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A Plastic Surgeon's Perspective: 
Sizzling in the Heat? 
How much is too much sweating?  

As the heat builds, the body cools down by a process called sweating.  So, how do you know if you are sweating too much?  Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) may not be life-threatening but it can sure kill your social life. 

Since there is no effective way to measure sweat, it really is up to you to determine if you are sweating too much.  As a general guideline, it is too much if it causes you distress!  Surprisingly, only 1% - 3% of people place themselves in this category. 

Nonetheless, hyperhidrosis first becomes apparent in adolescence and is usually noted as excessively sweaty palms, soles or armpits.  Most people with excess sweating in these focal areas are otherwise completely healthy.  However, the hyperhidrosis can cause social distress which typically manifest as frequently changing clothes, avoiding handshakes, or having difficulties with romantic relationships. 

There are several treatments for hyperhidrosis.  They include over-the-counter antiperspirants that can be applied to hands and feet as well as armpits.  If this does not solve the problem, a trip to the doctor may be necessary for a prescription antiperspirant with a higher strength of aluminum salts . If this fails, iontophoresis may be used.  Inotophoresis consists of soaking the hands or feet in a basin of water through which a mild electric current is passed.  Frequent treatments may be necessary.  If this does not work, Botulinum toxin type A ( Botox or Dysport) is more than 90% effective and turns off the sweat glands for months at a time.  This treatment may even be covered by insurance.  In cases of extreme resistance, surgery may be a last resort option. 

When hyperhidrosis is not focal, or occurs during sleep, it may be a  marker of a serious medical problem.  In cases of all-over body sweating, the doctor should be contacted immediately.  
Interview with Jessica Hecht,
Oscar and Tony Nominated Film, Television and Stage Actress 
3 canisters

1.  People know you as a natural beauty with flawless skin.  As an actress whose skin must take a beating, do you have a secret skincare product you can share with us?  
I really love Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate oil.  It feels like your skin is doctored while you sleep and it's one of those rare moisturizers that doesn't feel too greasy.  I tend to choose products with natural ingredients and very little acid.  For me, the skin finds its own vitality for longer with natural ingredients.  Yonka, a botanical French company, is great.

2.  Your hair is enviably healthy and bouncy.  Are there products you use on your hair that you can't live without?
On my hair I tend to use a Schwarzkopf's Laminate once every three months.  It keeps my hair in such nice condition that I find I don't need other products as much.  Apart from that, I use drugstore shampoos that smell great!

3.  In summer especially, everyone wants to have radiant and glowing skin.  Do you tan or use self-tanner?
I absolutely love Bronze Glow for my face and neck--it's amazing!  Once you work with it for a while you can use it in moderation with finesse.  For my body I use the lightest formula self-tanner from Nivea.  The tone in the Nivea and the Bronze Glow complement each other for a beautiful, natural look.

4. What role do you think, if any, ingestible beauty products like BeautyScoop play in overall beauty? 
I especially love BeautyScoop during the winter months and holiday seasons when I feel really deprived of nutrients.  BeautyScoop honestly makes me feel more rested, like I've been on vacation during a time of year when you're expected to look happy and fulfilled but are actually exhausted inside.  As a mother, winter vacation is especially exhausting and BeautyScoop really helps me look radiant and beautiful, and feel well-rested.

Jessica Hecht is an American actress who was born in Bloomfield, Connecticut.  A graduate of the NYC Tisch School for the Performing Arts, she has made numerous appearances on television, film and theater.   Some of her career highlights include the following:  In television she has been featured in shows such as ER, Seinfeld, Once and Again, Law & Order, Breaking Bad, The Good Wife, The Heidi Chronicles, The Single Guy and Party of Five.  Hecht is perhaps best known for her recurring role on Friends as Susan Bunch, the lesbian life partner of Ross Geller's ex-wife, Carol Willick.   In movies, she has appeared in the Oscar-Award winning film Sideways.  She recently starred in a supporting role as Amy Burns in the 2007 comedy-drama Dan in Real Life, co-starring with Steve Carrell and Juliette Binoche.  And, in 2009, she was featured in Whatever Works directed by Woody Allen.  In theater, Jessica's work is extensive and diverse.  She was most recently nominated for a TONY award for her appearance in A View From The Bridge on Broadway with Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber.  She also appeared in Brighton Beach Memoirs, Jullius Caesar and Arthur Miller's After the Fall.  She has been married to Adam Bernstein, a U.S. film director, since 1995. They have two children together, Stella and Carlo Bernstein.

Self-Tanners: Bronze Glow by celebrity makeup artist, Roxanne Rizzo

Bronze Glow A beauty insider's favorite, this spray provides the darkest tan in a can. Actress Lindsay Price and the girls of Lipstick Jungle swear by it! Its popularity has grown by word of mouth and has spread from actors to their dermatologists and plastic surgeons.  

Easy to apply and great-smelling, this self-tanner gives a natural looking tan in less then 60 seconds.  It lasts 3-5 days and complements and evens all complexions, camouflaging fine lines, imperfections, veins and cellulite. 

Celebrity makeup artist Roxanne Rizzo recommends holding the can six inches from the skin and spraying in a steady motion to achieve the most even color.  Since there is no blotching, you can reapply without worries as it fades. 

Bronze Glow contains DHA (dihydroxyacetone) a colorless chemical derived from glycerin that interacts with the amino acids in dead skin cells to produce a brown color.  As dead skin sheds, so does the color.  Since DHA cannot be absorbed through the skin and has no known toxicity, the American Academy of Dermatology calls it the most effective sunless tanning ingredient.  But remember, Instant Bronze Glow does not contain sunscreen, so be sure to apply one!

Roxanne's "Must Pack" items for Sun-Kissed Summer Skin

1. Bronze Glow - and you can apply it directly over concealer.  Skin will look fresh, moist and glowing.

2. broad spectrum sunscreen

3. translucent powder for the T-Zone

4. nude gloss with a little bronze tint to it. 

But, ingestible beauty products like BeautyScoop are essential in achieving and maintaining a youthful look. As a makeup artist I can always tell when people have poor diets because it shows in their skin.  Beauty comes from the inside.  Nourish from within and use only the most gentle topical products you can find!

Shake Your Beauty! 
Watermelon sorbet
NYCe Melons - Delightful Sorbet
by James Beard Award Winning Chef, Peter Smith
of PS7's Restaurant in Washington, DC


1 cup sugar

cup agave syrup
zest of 1 lemon
4 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
3 tbsp grenadine
4 mint leaves
4 scoops BeautyScoop
1 (3 lb) seedless watermelon


1.     In a small saucepan, bring sugar, agave syrup, lemon juice, grenadine, lemon zest and mint leaves to a boil.
2.      Dissolve the sugar granules.
3.     Let cool slightly.  
4.     Remove the rind from the watermelon and cut into chunks.
5.     Puree half of the chopped watermelon in a blender.  
6.     Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a large glass bowl.
7.     Repeat with the remaining watermelon.  
8.     Add slightly cooled syrup mixture and BeautyScoop.  
9.     Mix well to incorporate.  
10.   Place sorbet into a 2-quart plastic container and freeze for 3-4 hours.
11.   Remove and let stand for 5-10 minutes to soften.
12.   Scoop and serve!

Serves 8. 

Peter Smith, Chef and Owner of PS 7's in Washington, DC was born with an instinct to take experiences and turn them into flavors and creations. As the son of an Army Lieutenant Colonel he adapted quickly to living in far-away places like Germany and Hawaii.  He incorporated his travel experiences as well as his Italian heritage into creative dining experiences.  Although he apprenticed in his grandfather's kitchen, Smith's "official" culinary training began at L'Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  Following graduation, Smith began working at Occidental restaurant in Washington, DC, with Chef Jeffrey Buben.  In 1993, Buben and Smith opened Vidalia restaurant, where Smith became Executive Chef after five years, at the age of 28.  Vidalia received both local and national praise and a James Beard award, under Smith's direction.  In 2006, after more than a decade at Vidalia, Smith opened PS 7's at 777 I Street, NW, in the downtown Penn Quarter area of Washington, DC.  His menu is described as Contemporary Modern Cuisine, with a whimsical touch.



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Beauty is Power!  Drink it in.

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