New and NotableMay 1, 2008 By: Marianne Dougherty, Carrie Watson, Natalie Gonzalez American Salon
Rare Natural Care recently launched RARE2B, a new skincare line that is 100-percent vegan and organic. The line consists of four essential products suitable for all skin types: Hydrating Day Cream, Restorative Night Cream, Detox Facial Mask and Body Lotion. Containing certified-organic seaweed, olive oil and passion fruit seed oil to nourish the skin, the paraben-free products are not tested on animals and the ingredients come from fair trade sources in the Amazon and South Australian rain forests. Airline-friendly travel kits are also available. rarenatural.com
Hard as Nails
Crystalgen Nails' breakthrough formula utilizes nano technology to infuse brittle nails with high-grade soy vegetable protein to make them longer, stronger and harder. Available in both Intensive and Lite strengths, the nail protein contains aloe vera, biotin and vitamin E, but is free of formaldehyde and other harmful preservatives. 800/852-5926
Inheriting Beauty (powerHouse Books, 2008) is a beguiling collection of photographs of some of the world's most alluring and high-profile society women. In it, international fashion photographer Roger Moenks captures such elegant women as Renee Rockefeller, Amanda Hearst, Vivia Ferragamo, India Hicks and Olivia Chantecaille against the stunning backdrop of their own private residences.
Something for Everyone
When Jane Carter calls her line of natural haircare products "home grown," she means it. The longtime stylist and salon owner first began formulating products with the goal of developing a line that would suit the many different kinds of hair textures that exist within her own family. Today, the Jane Carter Solution collection consists of 13 products that work on all hair types, regardless of ethnicity or hair texture, and that are natural and effective. The Hair Nourishing Serum, the item that started it all, transforms dry, brittle locks, restoring shine and softness. janecartersolution.com