maskRose2Undercover Agents are always abreast of the latest and greatest trends in skincare.  That’s why the sheet mask has become a treatment staple for many of them.  Recently, we learned that our friends at elvis + elvin, the super-chic, small-batch, skincare brand, launched a Rosetta Rose Stem Cell Mask.  Working effectively as an antibacterial cleanser, this mask moisturizes while addressing a number of skin concerns, ranging from controlling excess oils and acne-causing bacteria and reducing skin inflammation and irritation, to protecting skin cells from environmental damages and mitigating hyper-pigmentation.  Its antioxidant-rich ingredients, coupled with soothing aloe and detoxifying rose oils, relax the skin, while actively toning and tightening pores to reduce fine lines and wrinkles — leaving us with a glowing, well-hydrated complexion.  elvis + elvin sources its raw materials from organic, natural, and/or wild-harvested sources, and never includes parabens, silicone coloring, phthalates or animal testing in its production.

elvis + elvin is offering thirty lucky Beauty Undercover Subscribers an opportunity to SWAG its Rose Stem Cell Mask (retail $8) simply by liking them on Facebook and entering  here. This SWAG Alert is open to Subscribers 18 years or older with a valid US mailing address only.  Delivery is anticipated within 3-4 weeks.



VMA LadiesTaylor Swift’s sexy Style was contagious Sunday night, as she and her glamorous gal pals walked the (multicolored) carpet at the MTV’s Video Music Awards.  Accompanied by Gigi Hadid, Martha Hunt, Hailee Steinfeld, Cara Delevingne, Selena Gomez, Serayah, Marishka Hargitay, Lily Aldridge, and Karlie Kloss, the songstress took home the night’s top honors — Video of the Year (Bad Blood), Best Female Video and Best Pop Video (Blank Space).  Proving that true beauty comes from meaningful friendships, we congratulate Swift!



Green Juice

Juicing isn’t just a celebrity trend any more; rather, its become a lifestyle among urban 18-49ers.  Available in specialty shops, markets, and even your local drugstore, its hard to find a lunch menu without a proper juice selection!  But how do we balance the benefits of juicing without encountering its many pitfalls?  We asked registered dietician, Amanda K. Foti, of Selvera Wellness, to share her juicing checklist:

1. Check the overall calories. Depending on the ingredients used, some juices can rack up over 300-400 calories from the fruit and sugar. If you’re using this as a post workout beverage or even worse, to compliment a meal, you will be consuming a high amount of calories in a short amount of time. Look for the lower calories options around 100 calories.

2. Check the sugar levels! Some green juices can quickly rack up over 25-35g sugar. Avoid juices that use fruit juice as a base and certainly those that have added sugar. Often times the added sugar is to improve the taste, but it’s not doing any favors for you waistline or health. Keep it to less than 15g and avoid any juices that list sugar, cane sugar, high fructose corn syrup or any other sweeteners in the ingredient list.

3. Check the Protein! If you’re grabbing a juice for a meal replacement or a post-workout refuel, you want to make sure your juice is paired with a protein source, at least 10g. Some juices will add protein powders, soy milk, or yogurt to boost the protein. If protein isn’t included, grab a whole food source of protein to compliment your juice like hard boiled eggs, Greek yogurt, or a protein bar (at least 10g protein, less than 15g sugar). Read more of this story »