|Beauty Break Newsletter|
Beauty is Power! Drink it in. October is beauty month in all the glossy women's magazines. It marks an early starting point of the holiday season and end-of-the-year festivities. To begin celebrating and to help you meet your year-end beauty goals, we are offering a $25 discount on a single box of BeautyScoop, or a $60 discount on any two boxes!
In the spirit of celebrating, we wish these beauties who were born in October, a very happy birthday: Kelly Ripa, Kate Winslet, Toni Braxton, Suzanne Somers, Freida Pinto, Kim Kardashian, Jaclyn Smith, Catherine Deneuve and Julia Roberts!
We also wish everyone a Happy Halloween! Read about the beauty benefits of pumpkin and check out our Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice smoothie, by BeautyScoop recipe-of-the-month contest winner, Margaret Tildon. Don't forget to submit your favorite BeautyScoop recipe to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be automatically entered into our monthly drawing to win a free box of BeautyScoop!
The BeautyScoop Customer Service Team
A Plastic Surgeon's Perspective:
DR. MICHELLE YAGODA, NYC FACIAL PLASTIC SURGEON, AND CO-FOUNDER OF BEAUTYSCOOP
More than a decorative jack-o-lantern, and much more than a savory pie filling, pumpkin is one of the most nutritious foods you can eat. Rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, the pumpkin's flesh and seeds provide many health and beauty boosting nutrients. Since pumpkin keeps for 6 months or even a year in its whole form, it can be eaten year-round.
You can probably tell by its bright color that pumpkins will be good for you. They are loaded with powerful antioxidants. Alpha-carotene and beta-carotene are two such antioxidants that are members of the carotenoid family. Carotenoids neutralize free radicals, the nasty molecules that can attack cell membranes and leave cells vulnerable to damage. Alpha-carotene is converted into vitamin A which is widely believed to be instrumental in slowing the aging process and in protecting ocular health and vision. Beta-carotene's antioxidant properties have been associated with reversing skin damage caused by the sun.
In addition to carotenoids, pumpkin contains vitamins C, E and K . These vitamins are also powerful antioxidants that act as anti-inflammatory ingredients to boost immunity and lessen the risk of heart disease.
Pumpkin seeds are perhaps even more important than the flesh. These seeds, also called pepitas, are very high in protein. Peptides, the usable form of proteins, are one of the most important building blocks for healthy and beautiful skin, hair and nails. Did you know that one ounce of seeds provides nearly seven grams of protein? As if that weren't enough, those same seeds also contain copper, manganese and zinc.
Copper is a necessary ingredient the body uses to produce its own naturally occurring antioxidants. Copper plays a key role in the development and maintenance of healthy skin and hair. Copper is used to produce melanin that colors the skin, hair and eyes. When hair turns gray due to copper deficiency, adding copper supplements may reverse this process. Copper also regulates the function of enzymes necessary for the creation of collagen.
Manganese is crucial not only in helping the body's enzymes prevent free radicals from harming cells, but also in assisting the body to use protein ingested in the diet. Zinc has many skin benefits including that it aids in wound healing, promotes collagen synthesis, acts as a natural astringent, is an anti-inflammatory, a natural insect repellent and sunscreen, treats dandruff and and aids in the treatment and prevention of acne. Zinc also stimulates the transport of vitamin A from the liver to the skin.
The oil in pumpkin seeds is high in phytosterols, the plant-based essential fatty acids that are part of a family of building blocks known as lipids. Lipids are the usable form of biologically important oils that are necessary for healthy and beautiful skin, hair and nails. These oils provide important moisturization of the skin, hair and nails. They also build and maintain healthy cell walls.
Now you know why Peter was a pumpkin eater!
|Special Interview: |
Celebrity Makeup Artist Khuraira
1. As a make up artist, you developed your own skincare line ~ unique in that peptides and anti-oxidants are included in the makeup you created. Can you tell us why?
With aging, there is decreased hydration, elasticity and collagen. Anti-oxidants (like Vitamin E) protect the skin; while peptides can accelerate the production of collagen and elastin. Makeup infused with these ingredients help to improve skin moisture and texture.
2. With a base in Bergen County, New Jersey, what is the most common makeup concern you see in the 'real' housewives of New Jersey'?
4. What role, if any, do you believe supplements like BeautyScoop play in overall beauty?
3. Your makeup line has been called "makeup as skincare." Can you explain?
These women are also mothers and wives that are looking for quick and easy all-in-one products that fit their busy lifestyles and given them the results they expect.
The Khuraira line goes beyond the traditional role of concealing damage and aims to also heal the skin and its underlying problems. Special ingredients were added to moisturize and firm the skin:
- Peptides: promote the production of collagen and elastin
- Anti-oxidants: protect and nourish the skin
- Alpha Hydroxy Acids - address sun spots and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Ingestible beauty products like BeautyScoop can be a great boost to overall skin health and beauty.
A celebrity makeup artist for over twenty years, Khuraira and her makeup won rare reviews with Trista Rehn, the Bachelorette in ABC's Wedding of the Decade, and TLC's A Baby Story. Her distinct style and expertise keeps her in high demand amongst celebrities like Mandy Moore, Brandy, Cher, Linda Evans, Paula Abdul and Natalie Cole. Khuraira feels grateful for her success, a far cry from her humble African beginnings. After leaving a life of poverty and abuse in Africa, she arrived in the United States and had the good fortune to work for Trish McEvoy and Laura Mercier. Her skill and knowledge have guided her success along the way.
|Shake Your Beauty! |Pumpkin Spice and Looking So Nice!
Created by Margaret Tildon, Darien, CT
- 1/4 cup apple cider
- 1/4 cup canned organic pumpkin
- 1/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt
- 1/8 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch ground ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
- 1 packet of BeautyScoop
1. Add apple cider, pumpkin, yogurt, coconut milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla to blender container.
2. Cover and blend until smooth.
3. Add 1 packet of BeautyScoop and blend for 30 seconds.
4. Add ice and blend/grind until smooth.
5. Pour into 2 glasses.
6. Serve and enjoy!
Makes 4 servings (5 ounces each).
Tip: Plain yogurt offers a tart, bright flavor to this smoothie. If you prefer a sweeter version, you can use vanilla yogurt instead, or add a little more maple syrup.
OCTOBER: NOT JUST DAYLIGHT SAVINGS.....
BUT THE BIGGEST SAVINGS ON BEAUTYSCOOP EVER!!!!
Use promotion code "25BOX" and receive $25 off the purchase of one box, or use promotion code "602BOX" and received $60 off the purchase of two boxes of BeautyScoop, and get noticed by every Tom, Dick and Harry for less than the cost of a cup of 'Joe"!!!
Beauty is Power! Drink it in.
*Offer can not be combined with any other promotion or discount coupons. Purchases are not for resale.
|Offer Expires October 30, 2010|