Posts Tagged ‘exfoliate’


Monday, February 29th, 2016

If Sunday night’s red carpet was any indication, women are daring more and more to go bare … everywhere!  Plunging necklines, exposed arms, stomachs, thighs, and backs were de rigeur, leaving no place to hide unwanted hair and rough skin patches.  While A-listers combat both with heavy-artillery glam squads, we Undercover Agents hardly have time for basic-training grooming — which is why we were thrilled to learn about Nad’s new 2-in-1 Exfoliating Body Wax Strips.

Taking an innovative, two-sided approach to the traditional at-home wax strip, Nad’s patented Xfol™ technology (a coarse exfoliating surface) sloughs off rough, dead skin on one side, releasing ingrown hairs beneath the skin’s surface.  On the flip-side, the powerful wax strip adheres to unwanted hair, removing it effortlessly.  In addition to protecting skin from ingrown hairs, exfoliating before waxing is proven to stimulate blood flow, remove dead skin cells, and rejuvenate skin texture, making it more receptive to topical moisturizers, and leaving it silky-soft.  Clearly, the green, Australian, goo that made a splash in the US on late-night infomercials during ’90s has come a long way — and we like where its going!

Nad’s is offering thirty Beauty Undercover Subscribers an opportunity to SWAG its new 2-in-1 Exfoliating Body Wax Strips (retail $8.99) simply by liking them on Facebook and entering  here.


Thursday, July 16th, 2015
 Screen Shot 2015-06-22 at 3.40.06 PMWe all know that Epsom Salt is good for soothing sore muscles.  After all, it is believed to boost the body’s magnesium levels, an important nutrient that helps produce its main source of energy and impacts at least 300 enzyme systems.  But did you know that Epsom Salt was also excellent for creating a luxurious at-home spa experience?  Here are some great DIY beauty tips!

  • Glowing skin exfoliating treatment: Mix 2 cups of Epsom Salt with 1/4 cup of petroleum jelly and a few drops of lavender essential oil. Use the mixture to gently scrub away dry skin patches.
  • Microdermabrasion Facial: Mix 1/2 TSP of Epsom Salt into cleansing cream for a deep-pore cleansing. Massage on skin. Rinse with cool water. Pat dry.
  • Bathtime Bliss: Add two cups of Epsom Salt to the water in a standard-sized bathtub; soak for at least 12 minutes, three times weekly. For an extra treat, add a few drops of eucalyptus oil for a refreshing scent.
  • Pedicure Perfection: Dissolve a half cup of Epsom Salt into two quarts of warm water. Pour the water into a container and soak your bare feet for fifteen to twenty minutes. For an extra treat, add a few drops of eucalyptus oil for a refreshing scent. Massage the entire foot with Epsom Salt concentrating on the heels and ankles to remove any dry, rough spots. Then, rinse your feet off with clean tap water and dry them thoroughly.
  • Homemade bath crystals: Mix two cups of Epsom Salt with a few drops of fragrance to create a custom bath crystal. Add a few drops of food coloring or 1/2 TSP of glycerin if you like. Store in an air-tight container.