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The humid summer months can lead to breakouts and irritated skin, making it an essential time to incorporate balancing products into your skincare regimen. The following botanically-based arsenal from Elemental Herbology works to keep sebum production in check, purify the complexion, calm irritation and provide hydration by incorporating high-performance scientific knowledge, natural ingredients and inspiration from founder Kristy Cimesa’s expertise in the five elements (water, earth, metal, fire, wood) of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Elemental Herbology Cool and Clear Facial CleanserCool & Clear Facial Cleanser, $46

“Cool & Clear helps to cool and soothe the skin by subduing the Fire element. Cooling actives help to take heat out of the skin, making this an ideal cleanser for summertime or for those with inflamed, acnegenic skin.” – Cimesa

Perfect for purifying sensitive and acne-prone skin, this fragrance and SLS-free cleanser is formulated with high-quality botanicals and antioxidants to clear pores, balance oil production and purify congested skin. Lavender and tea tree extracts work to balance oily complexions while green tea cools and calms skin with antioxidants. Aloe vera and bisabolol take the cooling properties to the next level and provide anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant and anti-microbial effects.

Elemental Herbology Facial Detox Purifying Facial MaskFacial Detox Purifying Facial Mask, $46

“Facial Detox supports the Metal function, which is responsible for purifying the skin. Facial Detox helps to eliminate toxins through the skin for a clear and balanced complexion.” – Cimesa

Deep clean skin that is prone to blemishes with this clarifying mask that resolves congestion and soothes irritated skin. Formulated with mineral rich organic Amazonian clay, this mask helps to eliminate toxins while exfoliating and softening for a hydrated and glowing complexion. Manuka honey, aloe and calendula provide anti-inflammatory relief while eucalyptus, cedarwood, lavender and rosemary essential oils help to balance sebum production.

Elemental Herbology Perfect Balance Facial Moisturizer SPF 12Perfect Balance Facial Moisturiser SPF 12, $74

“Perfect Balance is aligned with the Earth element as the formulation is all about restoring harmony to your complexion. It is an ideal moisturiser for those with combination skin who need help with controlling excessive sebum production but also have dry areas requiring hydration and nourishing.” – Cimesa

This nutrient-rich moisturizer is formulated specifically to balance oil production while also maintaining moisture levels for an overall even and clear complexion. A powerhouse of antioxidants including kakadu plum, green tea, acerola fruit and Vitamins A, C, and E, help to protect skin against environmental damage while algae stimulates collagen and elastin synthesis and repair. Two patents: Liftonin® and Sepitonic™ M3 work to improve skin tone and elasticity while also encouraging skin’s overall radiance.

All Elemental Herbology products are available at

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True Natural Rose Anti-Aging lineTrue Natural expands their anti-aging lineup with the highly effective, all new Rose Anti-Aging system, providing dry and mature skin with the best care possible. Rose naturally calms and balances your skin. The Rose System features Silver Essence and Evening Primrose Oil which is nourishing, balancing, and helps treat specific skin conditions. The Rose System is completely natural and gluten-free!

Completely free from harsh chemicals and artificial additives, True Natural is committed to the strictest ingredient standards and is manufactured in Germany based on alchemistic, spagyric principles, where the entire essence (not just the essential oils) of plants, gem stones and precious metals are extracted to become effective ingredients for True Natural formulas.

Where traditional methods capture only the essential oils of plants and discards the remaining material, spagyric techniques extracts ALL the medicinal properties. After extracting the essential oils, the remaining material is fermented to obtain the alcohol extract, the salts collected from the ash, and all three recombined into one tincture that represents the plant's entire life essence. These techniques are also utilized to extract the positive energies and healing properties from precious metals, crystals and gems.

Key Active Ingredients:

Argan Oil – A powerful antioxidant with high natural contents of “beautiful skin must have” ingredients such as: vitamin E, phenols and carotenes

Cactus Seed Oil - extremely high levels of phytosterols, tocopherols (natural vitamin E) and polyunsaturated essential fatty acids (mostly omega-6s) together make Cactus seed oil highly nutritive, emollient, protective, regenerative and toning to the skin. Its nutrients penetrate rapidly and deeply into the deepest layers of the epidermis, providing a highly regenerating effect.

Macadamia Nut Oil – High contents of unsaturated fatty acids, deeply nourishing and moisturizing

Pomegranate Oil – Strong anti-oxidant properties

Rose Essential Oil – Relaxing, soothing and supports cell renewal

Spagyric Rose Quarz Essence – Supports new beginnings, stone that supports sense of love and security

Spagyric Silver Essence – Balancing and relaxing properties

Spagyric Wild Rose Essence - Balancing, nourishing and moisturizing

Rose System Lineup:

The following 5 items make up the True Natural Rose Anti-Aging System for Dry & Mature Skin.

Cleansing Milk Rose Dry & Mature Skin ($35.00)
Gently remove dirt, excess oils and impurities from your pores with this cleansing milk and Makeup remover.

Toner Rose, Dry & Mature Skin ($35.00)
The perfect follow-up after you cleanse your complexion. The Rose Toner balances your skin before you apply moisture to your skin.

Day Cream Rose, Dry & Mature Skin ($45.00)
Keep your gorgeous skin moisturized and glowing throughout the day! This day cream keeps your face calm and balanced all day long.

Night Cream Rose, Dry & Mature Skin ($49.00)
Restore moisture levels over night. Let the Rose Night Cream freshen your face and smooth out your complexion while you slumber. Get the most out of your beauty sleep!

Eye Serum Silver Rose, Dry & Mature Skin ($75.00)
Say goodbye to fine lines and wrinkles. The Silver Rose Eye Serum takes care of puffy, tired eyes, while helping to smooth out lines and wrinkles.

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Organic and hydroponic gardening retailer Worm’s Way is excited to announce the launch of its new website,, on July 15. The site’s relaunch coincides with the company’s new branding campaign rooted in a customer service–based online presence and cohesive marketing strategies within retail departments.

According to Richard Florey, Director of Consumer Operations for Worm’s Way, the new website offers customers a modern look, improved usability, in-store inventory check and added speed. “The redesign and restructuring was absolutely centered on feedback we’ve gathered from our customer base these last several years. They know what they want; of course we’ll listen! They’ll see more deals and added features, but will love the new navigation. We want shopping with us to not only be a positive experience, but the one they’re hoping for when they land on our site. We’re all excited to unveil this new site to our customers, both new and old.”

Additional upgrades to the site include a “Today’s Deal” section, offering exclusive and regularly changing coupons to online customers. A more detailed location tab highlights the six Worm’s Way retail locations in Indiana, Kentucky, Florida, Tennessee, Missouri and Massachusetts, allowing customers to conveniently connect to a store near them. Also, a live “store inventory check” to see what’s available in a customer’s local store.

To see the new website, visit

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Veria ID Innerdosha products 

Introducing Veria ID Innerdosha, a full line of 38 natural skin, hair and body care products based in ancient Indian wellness traditions and developed using cutting-edge science to combat the most common beauty concerns.

The History
Veria ID Innerdosha is based in Ayurveda, the ancient Indian healing wisdom that dates back over 5,000 years. Loosely translated as “the science of life” or “the knowledge” of life,” its principles help achieve overall wellness by keeping the body and mind in balance.

The Products
Veria ID Innerdosha offers four collections, each formulated with its own herbal complex and natural fragrance specifically designed to balance the body and mind: VATA for dry hair/skin types; PITTA for combination or sensitive; KAPHA for those who are naturally oil and five ALL DOSHA products that nourish all types.

Richly nourish VATA Herbal Complex offers deep hydration to quench thirsty skin and hair

• Coconut water hydrates and reduces fine lines
• Super fruit antioxidant Amla protects collagen to keep skin firm and bright
• Horse chestnut extract boosts circulation and lessens redness
• Fragrant blend of vanilla with hints of spicy ginger and cardamom keeps VATA types cozy and down to earth

PITTA Herbal Complex, the perfect balance act for combination or sensitive skin and fine hair

• Potent Boswellia and Turmeric fight off irritation
• Sage helps renew collagen while coleus oil banishes blemishes
• Black pepper makes sure it all skins inCalming, sweet jasmine aroma soothes PITTA’s fiery nature

Banish blemishes, give hair a life and send oil on its way with KAPHA Herbal Complex, the key to clarity

• Antibacterial neem, coleus and vitex oils banish blemishes
• Soapnut bark cleanses and calms
• Black pepper makes sure it all sinks in
• Power trio scent of grapefruit, orange and lemon with a hint of vanilla clarifies and balances KAPHA skin

ALL DOSHAS, 5 products for all skin and hair types

• Gentle face scrub with walnut powder, papaya and pineapple
• Eye gel with soothing cucumber and myrtus leaf extract to reduce dark circles and puffiness
• Lightweight eye cream to firm, brighten and hydrate
• Deep restorative hair and scalp conditioner
• Leave-in cucumber spray to tame tangles and frizz

Find your dosha here.

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Peter Lamas Sheer Zinc Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30With so many sun care products on the market, it’s hard to tell which will provide the best defense against damaging UVA and UVB rays. The NEW Naturals Skincare Sheer Zinc Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 from Peter Lamas, featuring a broader spectrum level, sets itself apart from its SPF counterparts offering the ultimate sun protection.

This lightweight moisturizer formulated for all skin types is packed with powerful antioxidant-rich ingredients that help nourish and protect your face from sun damage. A synergy of active ingredients - which includes Natural Mineral Sunscreen Zinc Oxide - defends against free radicals and hydrates the skin. Grape Stem Cells help increase cell turnover rate to rejuvenate skin and repair damage caused over time by harmful UV rays. Zinc Oxide creates an invisible barrier against the sun to provide broad spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays, while Photosomes help reverse UV-induced damage and help repair the skin’s DNA. Olive Leaf Extract – loaded with polyunsaturated acids–maintains moisture to help create a supple, more youthful-looking complexion.

The Peter Lamas Naturals Skincare Sheer Zinc Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is now available at specialty beauty, health stores and select drugstores nationwide or by visiting

About the Peter Lamas:

Peter Lamas combines the best of nature and science, bringing you premium, performance-driven products without harsh, irritating ingredients. Founder and product formulator, Peter Lamas, pulls from his extensive background in the hair care and skincare industry while developing his line of skin-loving, earth-friendly beauty products. Lamas creates formulas that combine organic botanicals, herbs and vitamins with cutting-edge science to nurture hair and skin. Peter Lamas products are 100% vegan and free of Parabens, SLS and other harsh chemicals. For more information, visit

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brown sugar souffle body scrub from S.O.A.P. 

Undo summer’s damage and awaken beautiful fall skin with S.O.A.P.’s *NEW* Brown Sugar Souffle Body Scrub.

Banish dead skin cells and send lackluster skin packing with this delicious polish made with natural Cane Sugar, Honey, and a dash of Cinnamon and Sweet Almond essential oils.

S.O.A.P. (which stands for the Company’s 4 bodycare categories: Scented, Organic, Artisan and Pure) offers decadent bath and skincare luxuries made with the finest ingredients from all over the world in a variety of inspired and unique fragrances.

The Company’s Brown Sugar Souffle Body Scrub offers a luxurious spa treatment right in the comfort of your own home and works wonders for even the most dry, battered skin.

To use: simply apply a small amount to wet skin and exfoliate in gentle circles – paying close attention to feet, knees and elbows. Rinse off with fresh water. No need to moisturize after this treatment because the Sweet Almond Oil and Honey keeps skin naturally moisturized. Apply twice a week to remove dry skin.

S.O.A.P.’s Brown Sugar Souffle Body Scrub has a suggested retail price of $28 for a 12 ounce jar.

For more information or to make a purchase, please visit or call 301-749-SOAP.

About S.O.A.P.:

A division of Skin Pantry, LLC, S.O.A.P. sells handmade natural bath and body products. The acronym S.O.A.P. stands for Scented, Organic, Artisan and Pure, which aptly describes the Company’s bath and body collections. Products are made in small batches by soap artisans and aromatherapists blending the finest essential oils and captivating fragrances. Please visit or for more information or visit their retail store located minutes from Washington, DC at National Harbor (180-B Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD, 20745; 301-749-SOAP). 

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Quinoa, a protein-packed grain that contains every amino acid, is a nutritional standout that can be successfully grown in dry conditions.  As a result of these attributes, the United Nations named 2013 the “International Year of Quinoa,” celebrating the role that this supergrain’s biodiversity and nutritional value plays in providing food security, nutrition, and the eradication of poverty.

Alter Eco black quinoaAlter Eco invites consumers in the United States to celebrate the International Year of Quinoa and discover how eating Alter Eco quinoa will give a substantial nutritional boost to their diet, while directly benefitting the small-scale farmers who produce it.  By purchasing Alter Eco quinoa, consumers are supporting the efforts of the brand and the United Nations alike to ensure food security, economic justice, and biodiversity in some of the poorest parts of the world.

Among the 1,500 varieties of quinoa currently grown, royal quinoa (or “quinoa real”) is grown only in the Bolivian Altiplano salt flats, 13,000 feet above sea level. Like with Champagne, Royal Quinoa can only come from this part of the world.  Because of Alter Eco’s exclusive relationship with the cooperative in this special part of Bolivia, Alter Eco is the only provider of Royal Quinoa in the United States.

The arid and harsh conditions at this extreme altitude result in difficult growing conditions in which only the strongest quinoa can survive, and thrive.  The combination of these Darwinian circumstances and rich mineral soil in the area, produce seeds nearly a third larger than anywhere else in the world, and is believed to be fluffier, nuttier and more nutritious.  Quinoa from this region has been prized for centuries; in Incan times, this supersized quinoa was reserved for royalty, hence the name “quinoa real.”  Royal Quinoa is also of such high quality because of the expertise and skill of the local farmers, who carry on the tradition of growing quinoa with exceptional know how from generations of experience.

The Alter Eco Royal Quinoa portfolio includes the following:

Royal Pearl Quinoa: Closer to couscous, with an ever-so-slight crunch

Royal Red Quinoa: A complex, protein-packed substitute for brown rice

Royal Black Quinoa: The crunchiest of the quinoas

Royal Rainbow Quinoa: A colorful blend of the pearl, red and black quinoa

These offerings are unique not only in that they are Royal Quinoa, but also in the variety of colors offered.  Colored quinoa is extremely rare and Alter Eco is the only U.S. provider of black quinoa.  Continuing to offer quinoa in different colors preserves the biodiversity of these strains and in addition to their appearance, the colored quinoas vary slightly in taste and texture.

Alter Eco quinoa products, like all Alter Eco offerings, are 100% fair trade, organic and non-GMO. The products are also Carbon Neutral certified, which means they have measured and compensated for the carbon emissions of every step in the supply chain.

Alter Eco rainbow quinoaIn addition to their unwavering commitment to the environment, Alter Eco is dedicated to the small farmers and their families who grow their products, and as such, have developed an extensive auditing process for all of their growers to ensure fair wages, good working conditions and hours, and opportunities for economic growth and development.  Since 2002, Alter Eco has been working with and for indigenous quinoa growers from the southern Bolivian Altiplano. Their biannual visits to these communities are multi-faceted, from measuring impact and triple bottom line performances of the co-op, to farming and processing cost analysis, to computer donations to schools.  Alter Eco is the exclusive partner of ANAPQUI (the largest and oldest quinoa cooperative of small-scale farmers in Bolivia) in the US market.

Between 2002 and the present day, the lives of Alter Eco’s quinoa partners have changed in some very perceptible ways: household income and diversification of revenue sources have significantly increased. Better economic resources have allowed families to settle seasonally in more populated areas, improving their housing and living conditions, placing the farmers and their families in proximity of better school systems and higher education.  Additional revenue from quinoa has allowed farmers to add fresh vegetables, fruit and meat to diversify and improve their daily diet.

“It is clear that, without quinoa transnational trade, these positive achievements would not exist and Southern Altiplano inhabitants would be forced to continue to migrating season to season and selling their labor at cheap rates,” says Edouard Rollet, Co-Founder and President of Alter Eco.  “There is a promising opportunity where this exponential market growth could be the solution to eradicate poverty in one of the poorest locations on the globe, but only if this demand is met with a sustainably provided supply.”

Quinoa is renowned as an excellent source of protein, iron, calcium, magnesium, and fiber.  “Quinoa is becoming an increasingly popular food choice for those looking to incorporate "superfoods" into their everyday diets,” says “Diet Doctor” Melina Jampolis, MD, board-certified physician nutrition specialist and author of The Calendar Diet: A Month-by-Month Guide to Losing Weight While Living Your Life. “As a whole grain with an exceptional anti-oxidant-rich profile, quinoa can help boost cardiovascular and gastro-intestinal health and may reduce the risk of certain types of cancer.”

Wheat-free and gluten-free, it can be used instead of pasta or other starches in dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Preparing quinoa is quick and easy; simply rinse in cold water, place in water or stock, bring to a boil and simmer for about 20 minutes.

Alter Eco Royal Quinoa products are available at Whole Foods Markets and select natural food stores across the country, as well as online at

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