Natural Living

By Irene Fogarty

It’s your wedding and obviously you want to look your best. So why not try some of my all-natural product and treatment recommendations. You’ll not only be amazed at how they work, but you’ll be delighted when you see what’s not in them!

For a healthier smile to a more radiant complexion, here are my top three organic brands for this month. I will be covering all these brands in the upcoming future. So this is just a taste of all the wholesome goodness that’s coming your way.

Thera Neem Herbal Toothpaste
I’ve been waiting for this one for some time. It’s a new toothpaste made from an all-natural recipe to support healthy teeth and gums. Made with Neem, commonly known as the “Toothbrush Tree” in India, Neem twigs are used to clean the teeth.

The surprising thing about this toothpaste, is the taste! It’s a soft, minty formula that really cleans your teeth without any harmful ingredients.

In addition to supercritical extracts of Neem bark, Neem leaf and grapeseed, this toothpaste also uses fennel, clove bud, licorice, peppermint, spearmint essential oil and vitamin C. Compare that to your “all bright-ammonium-SLS-formula” and you’ll see what a treat you’re giving your teeth.

Just to show you what you’re not getting, take a look at this:

- No Lauryl Sulfate
- No Saccharin
- No Parabens
- No Animal Testing or By-Products
- No Artificial Colors or Flavors
- No Fluoride

So for a beautiful smile, why not try something all-natural. Because remember, after your dress, your smile is probably the most important thing on your wedding day!

For more information, go to www.organixsouth.com for a full line of Neem products or call 1-888-989-NEEM.

You can find Thera Neem toothpaste and other products in the following NYC stores.

Flatbush Food Co-op
1318 Cortelyou Road
Brooklyn, NY 11226
718-284-9717

Food For Health
1653 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10128
212-369-92002

Lifethyme Market
410 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10011
212-420-9099

The Health Nuts
835 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10017
212-490-2979

Get into the Comfort Zone
My second recommendation for this month is a company called Davines. Well-known in Italy and Europe for their innovative hair products (which I covered last year for my trip to Brazil), this company also makes incredible skincare/bodycare lines, under the name Comfort Zone. Here are just a few of my favorite formulas that will help make you look even more radiant on your day!

Hydramemory cream 24h
For those of us who suffer from skin that continually needs hydration, here’s a moisturizer I highly recommend. It’s light, absorbs fast and is full of good stuff like jojoba seed oil, evening primrose oil, hibiscus and other nutrients. Nourishing your skin for over 24 hours, this deep impact hydration formula repairs damaged skin and has anti-aging properties too.

I find I can simply apply it anywhere, even in the office, and it immediately starts to hydrate my skin. You can massage in at night too. It’s a nice alternative to those extra rich, pore-clogging moisturizers that give a shiny, greasy look. Perfect for your wedding day and your honeymoon trip. When you’re stuck on that long flight to Tahiti, and need some serious nourishment, you’ll be glad you packed hydramemory.

Step 1. Give yourself a pouty pampering
Listen to this one. Have you ever heard of giving your lips a mini spa? Seriously, this ingenious product is a great way to really pay lip service. Leave it to the Italians, to come up with something so sensual yet so smart!

The lip blooming scrub is a creamy formula that delicately exfoliates and visibly reduces wrinkles and vertical lines, while treating dry flaking lips. The combination of jojoba oils, soy oil, orange peel wax, rose extract and apricot butter make a delicious concoction to treat your lips with. Use only a tiny amount; it’s quite rich. And once you’ve massage for a couple of minutes, remove with tepid water.

Step 2. lip blooming balm spf 10
After your mini-lip spa, apply lip blooming balm spf 10. Again, use sparingly. It’s also creamy and full of rich nutrients and oils. You can use it before you apply your lipstick. You’ll love the decadence of this product. Why not try it on your new hubby while you’re at it. After all, there’s going to be a lot of lip action in the future.

For more info on Comfort Zone and all their products, check out their cool website, www.comfortzone.it

How about a new face on your big day with Susan Ciminelli’s Non-Surgical Facelift.

Finally, how could I give you recommendations to look your best without divulging Susan Ciminelli’s latest treatments to help you glow on your day.

Treat yourself to a Microcurrent Facial Sculpting Treatment and you’ll also get 20% off the Oxy-Mist Treatment. It’s not just a bargain, it’s a fantastic way to rejuvenate yourself and your skin.

You’re going to be amazed at the results and you’re going to look a lot fresher and rejuvenated from all the stress of planning you’ve been through for the past few months. Here’s what I recommend:

The Microcurrent Facial Sculpting Treatment is a skin firming regimen that brings back the memory in the facial muscles to make them tighter. The cool thing is that the current stimulates your facial muscles, which reveal a new face. It’s all natural, so there’ll be no post-Botox worries and the effects are so encouraging, you’ll want to go back for more.

Then follow it up with the Oxy-mist Treatment. By delivering oxygen into the skin along with amino acids, your skin will look incredibly radiant. Perfect for sun-damaged and ravaged skin. Just don’t tell Susan, she’ll give you a whipping about being sun worshipper!

Pricing: * Microcurrent Facial Sculpting Treatment : $125 1 hour
* Oxy-mist Treatment: $68 (orig. $85)

And finally, to stabilize relations with your new mother-in-law, why not give her Susan’s Mother Day Special. (At least she’ll love you for looking after her skin.)

The Susan Ciminelli “Mother’s Day Special Package” Price: $280 You’ll get an Aromatherapy Facial, a Swedish Massage, a Manicure & Pedicure, and a complementary Pumpkin and Prune Peel ($35 value). You’ll love this peel; it reduces large pores and really deep cleanses your skin as well as hydrating it.

Call today, and book it before it’s too late.

Susan Ciminelli Day Spa
754 Fifth Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Tel: 212.872.2650
888-3DAYSPA
Fax: 212.872.2655

Originally published May 2005
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