Posts Tagged ‘Tumeric’

SWAG ALERT: SKINCARE WHICH IS CRAZY FOR DAISIES!

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Did you know that the Dandelion, an often overlooked member of the Daisy family, is a natural pollution shield?  Or that the Lentil seed helps with the production of collagen?  Or that Tumeric root, basil, and eggplant all boast antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties?   Dr. Jacqueline Schaffer sure did when she created the all-natural, anti-aging, skincare line, Schique.  Inspired by the the personal experience of watching her mother fight skin cancer twice and the Kozmétikas near the Semmelweis Medical School in Budapest, where she received her M.D., Dr. Schaffer began exploring the unique healing properties of natural plant ingredients while developing a full range of skincare products.  Schique’s Intuitive Restoration Mask is part of a weekly treatment ritual.  Applied to clean skin, the proprietary blend of detoxifying and anti-oxidant-rich ingredients soothes, hydrates, and protects the skin from the effects of environmental damage.  After approximately twenty minutes, the gentle exfoliant brightens, softens, and thoroughly refreshes the skin while removing impurities and delivering deep hydration.  All Schique products are vegan, cruelty-free, and absent of sulfates, glutens, and parabens.

Schique is offering thirty Beauty Undercover Subscribers an opportunity to SWAG its Intuitive Restoration Mask (retail $48) simply by following them on Instagram (or, if you do not have, liking them on Facebook) and entering through the on-line form 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.

DYI BEAUTY: A BEAUTY FOOD TREAT FOR THE SKIN!

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

11749_Kale_ChipsHave you heard of National Potato Chip Day?  Really?  Since this seemed a bit strange to us, we turned to celebrity nutritionist, Kimberly Snyder, for a more healthful alternative to the greasy, traditionally fat-filled snack.  Snyder shared her favorite recipe for Cheesy Calcutta Kale Chips, the perfect guilt-free, salty and crunch treat!

Kimberly has made many varieties of kale chips over the years, but because of her love for turmeric, this is one of her favorite versions!  Turmeric, from India, is considered a beauty food because it helps cleanse the blood by keeping red blood cells from clumping, increasing circulation, and aiding in tissue repair.  Increased blood flow it helps make skin look healthy, glowing and more supple; it also helps prevent acne.

Cheesy Calcutta Kale Chips

Yield: About 6 cups

Ingredients

  • 3⁄4 pound curly kale (1 very large bunch or 2 medium bunches), stems and ribs removed
  • 3⁄4 cup non-roasted, non- salted cashews
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded, deribbed and coarsely chopped
  • 1⁄4 cup raw sunflower seeds, soaked overnight and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons diced yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon coconut nectar or maple syrup
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt

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