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Beauty Break Newsletter
August 2010
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Have you been working too hard?  Do you feel like summer is passing you by?  Do you need a summer vacation?  Then before it's too late...get OUT of the office and INTO the pool, ocean, lake or pond. And, before you finalize your end-of-summer plans, do read the latest about medical tourism.  To help you get into vacation mode, celebrity mixologist, Gina Chersevani of PS7s Restaurant in Washington, DC has created a BeautyScoop version of her most celebrated cocktail...'Lime in the Coconut.'  Put on a little Harry Nilsson music, get into the hammock and get into your summer groove!  And remember, it's not how far away you's how far away you get!

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submit your favorite BeautyScoop recipe to [email protected] and you will be automatically entered into our monthly drawing to win a free box of BeautyScoop!  
Beauty is Power!  Drink it in.
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A Plastic Surgeon's Perspective: 
Medical Tourism:  Consumer Beware! 

The concept of medical tourism is not a new one, but dates back thousands of years to when Greek pilgrims traveled from all over the Mediterranean to the small territory in the Saronic Gulf called Epidauria, the territory of the healing god Asklepios. Epidauria became the original travel destination for medical tourism.  Subsequently, spa towns and sanitariums emerged.  

A large draw to current medical travel is accessibility, convenience, affordability and ease of international travel. In 2009, an estimated 600,000 Americans traveled abroad for plastic surgery.   Popular cosmetic surgery travel destinations include: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico and Turkey.  Not surprisingly, the United States heads the list of popular sites for health tourism, and generates $5.5 billion annually.  Brazil is in second position. Europe as a whole, is listed third.  Dr. Orhan Murat Özdemir, a plastic surgeon in Turkey states that "Nearly 350,000 people visit Turkey annually to receive treatment and spend nearly $20 million dollars. In Turkey, dental aesthetics in particular, bring a consumer cost advantage in excess of 50% savings over the US and the rest of Europe."

But, medical tourism carries several risks.  Infectious disease may be acquired when there is exposure to pathogens without having built up natural immunity.  In addition, misdiagnoses in the homeland may be frequent because diseases acquired on foreign soil are perceived to be "rare." Hospitals and doctors may not be accredited to US, UK or Canadian standards. Long distance travel home soon after surgery can increase the risk of complications as can vacation activities such as strenuous exercise, sun exposure, alcohol consumption and lifting heavy luggage.  Surgical complications may not be adequately addressed in countries with unfamiliar legal systems and hospitals and/or doctors may be unable to pay for financial damages.  In an extreme situation, the cost of a medical air "ambulance" home
can cost more than the list price of a new car.  So, consumer beware of a false surgical economy!  You may be lucky to get what you pay for!

When traveling abroad, consider purchasing medical travel insurance from MedJet Assist and "take trips, not chances".  1.800.527.7478
Interview with Daniela Klein,
Celebrity Make-up Artist
Clients include Mariska Hargitay, Bobbie Thomas, Alex Rodgriguez, Justin Bieber, Natasha Bedingfield, Gina Gershon, Fernanda Motta and others. 
Daniela Klein
Daniela Klein

1.  As a make-up artist for celebrities, magazines, fashion shows and events, what is the single most important part of make-up application for you?
Skincare is the most important thing!  A regimen of cleansing, exfoliating, toning and moisturizing is imperative or makeup will not look good.  Vitamins and supplements are also important parts of skincare.

2.  Can make-up "age" you?   ...make you look more youthful?  If so, how? 
Women with radiant healthy skin don't need to use a lot of makeup. Makeup can age you if you use too much in order to camouflage or cover the skin. Make-up is meant to enhance facial features -  this allows the true beauty in each one of us to shine through.   I focus on one part of someone's face that is the strongest, and work to bring it into focus with a little bit of perfectly applied makeup.   For the young ones, less is the best, when it comes to makeup.

3.  As an artist who uses skin as your canvas, what type of basic skincare regimen do you recommend?
In general, there is no substitution for cleansing, exfoliating, toning, moisturizing!

4.  What role, if any, do you believe supplements like BeautyScoop play in overall beauty?  
They play an extremely important role in making the skin look more rested and healthy.  With healthy and beautiful skin, makeup use can be minimized.  This is the secret potion for beautiful skin!

Daniela Klein began her career as a makeup artist for print and television in 1998. Originally from Romania, Daniela has invested hours perfecting her craft with some of the best photographers and models in the industry. Her flexibility, calm demeanor, and professionalism make her a valuable member to all creative teams. Her understanding of bone structure, shadow and light allows her to draw out beauty effortlessly from fresh, glowing, and natural skin to the glamorous and dramatic. Daniela has collaborated with such esteemed photographers as David Armstrong, Serge Leblon, Koto Bolofo, Beau Grealy, Frederic Lagrange, Mary Rozzi, Carlota Manaigo and Ryan Michael Kelly.
BeautyScoop travels to Japan

Japan p2 Japanese women are the largest consumers of beauty supplements in the world.  In fact, 16% of all supplements sold in Japan are beauty supplements. The main reason for their popularity relates to the sophisticated legislation (FOSHU or "Foods for Specific Health Use") system in Japan, which governs the sale of many nutraceutical products.  The Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare assesses the quality of products and only issues
the FOSHU seal of approval if products meet its stringent standards. As a consequence, this classification system lends a degree of credibility to products, which in turn drives sales of nutraceuticals in the country. The popularity of beauty supplements in Japan is undoubtedly also related to their wide availability. Of note, there are specialty retailers that sell only beauty supplements. Further, the presence of respected Japanese cosmetics giant Shiseido in the nutraceutical sector offers strong support for nutraceuticals.
Body Plus Magazine, Japan - August 2010
Japan article

Cherry SlushShake Your Beauty! 

Lime in the Coconut
by Gina Chersevani, chief mixologist
PS7s Restaurant, Washington, DC

  • 6 oz. coconut water
  • 2 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 scoop of BeautyScoop
  • 5 leaves of Thai basil
  • ice


1.  In a shaker, 3/4 filled with ice, combine all ingredients
2.  Shake well and  strain over fresh ice. 
3.  Garnish with sprig of Thai basil.
4.  Serve and enjoy!

Here is an easy addition to the 'lime in the coconut':
***Add 1 small bottle of Hendricks gin (50ml) or Bombay Sapphire gin (50ml) and follow all the same instructions.

Serves 1.


Use promotion code "GARDEN" and receive a complimentary gift and $10 OFF the purchase of one BOX of BeautyScoop.    

Beauty is Power!  Drink it in.

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