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Beauty Break Newsletter
January 2011
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Happy New Year!  It's that time again.  Time to chart a new course and begin anew.  But, it is also the time to reflect and review, to commend yourself for a job well done, and to commit to an encore!  At Opus we salute you for being the best you can be!   

Our first BeautyScoop recipe-of-the-month contest winner of 2011 has been chosen!  Try Charletta Nelson's BeautyScoop Bit O'Honey Smoothie and don't forget to 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.
The BeautyScoop Customer Service Team
Dr Y Stem Cell Clear

A Plastic Surgeon's Perspective: 
Kate Middleton's Hair vs. The Heir's 

According to the UK's Glamour Beauty, Kate Middleton's hair is "bouncy, shiny [and] basically perfect". Prince William, on the other hand, could use some!  While many people consider hair loss to be a "male" issue, it commonly affects women as well.  In fact, excessive hair loss affects more than 30 million women, or 15% of all women in the US alone.   The good news is that in women, hair loss may be related to hormonal or medical causes that can be reversible.  On the contrary,  [poor William!] men's hair loss is typically genetic. or hereditary and irreversible. 

Patterns of hair loss in men and women differ as well.  While men's hair loss is typically localized to the temple, the crown or the "bald spot" on the top of the head, in women there is more often a diffuse thinning throughout the scalp, or a high hairline.  

The most common medical problem causing thinning and balding in women is related to excess male hormone (androgen) and is called androgenic alopecia.  It may come as a surprise to some, but male hormone is typically present in women, albeit in small quantities.  When those levels rise abnormally, the hair growth cycle will be adversely affected:  the hair follicle will shrink over time and die, or become incapable of producing and maintaining healthy hair growth.  

Alopecia areata is another common medical cause of hair loss in women.  It is an autoimmune issue characterized by patches of hair loss, but often successfully treated with steroids.  Hormonal fluctuations with pregnancy, post-pregnancy and menopause, as well as those hormonal changes associated with medications like the oral contraceptive, can contribute to hair thinning and balding as well.  These and other medical causes like anemia, thryoid problems. physical or mental stress and crash or poor diets can lead to an insufficient quantity of the building blocks necessary for the growth and maintenance of healthy hair.  
Non-medical factors causing excessive hair loss are a growing concern.  Hair straightening procedures like the Brazilian Blow-Out or Japanese Straightening can cause thinning and balding.  Overstyling with frequent blow-drying, hair coloring, perming or processing be problematic, as can hair extensions, tight ponytails, braids and corn rows that can lead to tension alopecia with premature breakage and tearing of the hair from its follicle.

The princess-in-waiting may have the perfect hair, but she's also FOUND the perfect Heir in the future King of England!

Kate Middleton
Recent Press:
EDrugstore.MD Radio Interview

Click here to listen to

Dr. Michelle Yagoda on

radio talk show ePharmacy.MD discussing Hair Loss in Women, December 1, 2010

BeautyScoop Bit O'Honey SmoothieShake Your Beauty! 

BeautyScoop Bit O'Honey Smoothie

Created by Charletta Neslon, Channelview, TX

  • 1 packet or 1 scoop of BeautyScoop
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1 scoop whey protein
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ice
  • 6 ounces filtered water


  1. Combine BeautyScoop and whey protein with 6 ounces of cool filtered water.
  2. Place into a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Add peanut butter, honey and ice and blend for 2 minutes.
  4. Pour into a glass, serve and enjoy!
Makes 1 serving. 



Two for me and one for you...or three for me?  Any way you portion it, here's the scoop...New Year = New You!  Resolve to look, feel and be better for longer with BeautyScoop.  Use promotion code "B2G1F" and receive  one complimentary box with every two boxes you purchase.  New Year's resolutions have never been so easy to keep!

Beauty is Power!  Drink it in.

 *Offer can not be combined with any other promotion or discount coupons.  Purchases are not for resale.  Purchase 2 boxes and receive the third box free!  Shipping is not included.  Offer not valid on canisters, recipe books, makeup cases, autoship or combination orders. 
Offer Expires January 31, 2011.