Posts Tagged ‘Green Tea’


Wednesday, September 19th, 2018


We are reintroducing our Undercover Agents to the superstar of Japanese natural cosmetics companies, Mirai Clinical.  Founded with the holistic Japanese practice of “less is more” (i.e. the less products you use, the healthier your skin), Mirai Clinical‘s cosmeceuticals fuse traditional Japanese ingredients, including those sourced from the sea, with advanced science to provide superior quality personal care experiences.  The company’s signature ingredient is the powerful antioxidant, Astaxanthin, which is clinically proven to offer 6,000 times more powerful than Vitamin C!  Mirai’s 3-in-1 Multi-Tasking Face Serum, featuring astaxanthin, green tea, rice extract, and silk protein, is a toner, moisturizer, and age-defying serum in a single application. Together, they help diminish hyper-pigmentation and the appearance of  fine lines and wrinkles by rejuvenating skin cells, rather than simply hydrating them.  The serum can also be used as a makeup primer before applying makeup, the serum is frequently used by modern-day geikos and maikos before applying their makeup.  Mirai’s skin-friendly ingredients do not include harmful chemicals, preservatives, coloring, and fragrance.  Check them out on YouTube here.

Mirai Clinical is offering twenty lucky Beauty Undercover Subscribers an opportunity to SWAG its Mirai’s 3-in-1 Multi-Tasking Face Serum (retail $45.00) simply by following them on Instagram (or liking them on Facebook, if you don’t have) 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 from notification.


Wednesday, May 16th, 2018


The Scentbird Lip Balm Collection features four tempting scent medleys in a decadent melting balm.  The ultra-hydrating, long-lasting formulas nourish and condition with rich almond and sunflower oils, while fortifying cocoa and shea butters form a protective layer, shielding the lips from environmental damage.  The unique metal applicator cools parched lips and improves precision application.  Each lip balm is differentiated by its uniquely blended flavor:

Pink Champagne is infused with Grape Seed Oil, rich in beta-carotene,  as well as Vitamins D, C, and essential fatty acids and polyphenols that protects and nourish.  Modern Rose is a dewy take on a romantic top note, and features Rosehip Oil, Avocado Oil and Sweet Almond Oil to improve elasticity and restore its moisture.  Green Tea is loaded with antioxidants and Vitamins A & E that rejuvenate and shield skin against free radicals.  Raw Honey blends Avocado Oil, Sweet Almond Oil and Green Tea extract with natural honey extract to form a barrier that keeps lips feeling kissably smooth all day long.  Each Scentbird Lip Balm leaves lips silky, soft, and sultry just with a hint of shimmer.

Scentbird is offering twenty lucky Beauty Undercover Subscribers an opportunity to SWAG their choice* of Lip Balm (retail $18) simply by following them on Instagram (or Facebook if you don’t have) and entering here. This SWAG Alert is open to Subscribers 18 years or older with a valid US mailing address only (no PO Boxes, please).  Delivery is anticipated within 3-4 weeks from notification.  *Please include scent choice under “Preference” on the entry form.


Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

It’s a frustrating scenario: you eat right and exercise daily and you either gain weight or plateau. While you may have inherited your mother’s slow metabolism, the good news is that you can overcome it.  Research shows you can trick your body into burning calories more efficiently, especially if you hit the gym. “By strength-training just a couple of times a week, for example, you’ll reverse 50% of the seemingly inevitable metabolism slow-down that comes with age, says Dr. Christopher Calapai, a New York City Osteopathic Physician board certified in family and anti-aging medicine. Here Dr. Calapai shares 7 Metabolism Boosters that don’t require a prescription or even a visit to an endocrinologist.

1. Value food as fuel and eat

If you want to weigh less, you’ve got to eat less, right?  Wrong! If you take in too few calories, it can cause your body to lose muscle mass and decrease your metabolic rate. Plus, when you skimp on calories, your body slows the calorie burn rate to conserve the fuel it’s got. “Under-fueling is just as risky as over-fueling,” says Dr. Calapai. “In an attempt for quick, noticeable weight loss, many people wrongfully believe that eating as few calories as possible is the best solution. Not only can this lead to numerous nutritional deficiencies as the body is getting less food overall, it can actually have the opposite effect on weight loss.”

 2. Mix up your workouts

When it comes to the best workouts for weight loss, neither weights nor cardio can completely move the needle on their own. Interval training is the best way to shed pounds, increase your metabolism, improve your cholesterol profile, and improve insulin sensitivity. Turn your favorite aerobic exercise (running, biking, even walking) into an interval workout by adding periods of intense speed (start with 30 to 60 seconds) followed by periods of rest (normal speed) for the same amount of time. Do this six to 10 times to complete a fat-slashing workout. As you get better, slowly increase the amount of time of increased intensity. (more…)