NotebookSeptember 1, 2007 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
Natural ingredients that foster clean, healthy hair are the focus of an increasing number of haircare products hitting the shelves these days. One that caught our attention: Desert Essence Organics Hair Care Italian Red Grape Shampoo, which contains antioxidant-laden organic grape extract to protect hair from UV damage, gentle sugar and coconut oil cleansers, and mineral-rich organic kelp and nettle extracts that strengthen each strand. desertessence.com —L.A.
Polish It Off
Issimo Professional Concepts' Relax! exfoliants are designed to be used as the first step in a four-part skin-rejuvenating system. Choose from Eucalyptus and Peppermint Dead Sea Salt Scrub, Niaouli and Carrot Seed Dead Sea Salt Scrub, Chocolate Dead Sea Salt Scrub and Blackstrap Molasses Brown Sugar Exfoliant, which leave skin looking smooth. issimointernational.com —N.P.
Tea lovers can now enjoy the scent of some of their favorite flavors with XELA Aromasticks new Tea for You reed diffusers. Try Tangerine Mandarin Chai, which contains lemongrass, orange and spices; Jasmine Darjeeling, with jasmine, gardenia and violet; Lavender Earl Grey, with lavender, citrus, lemon and patchouli; or Mint Green Tea, with spearmint, lemon, verbena and lavender. xelaaromasticks.com —N.P.
Brush Up On Balenciaga
Once called fashion's Picasso, the Spanish couturier Cristobal Balenciaga is a legendary figure in 20th -century fashion. And although he died more than three decades ago, the fashion house bearing his name continues to turn out some of today's most highly coveted couture handbags. Balenciaga (Abrams, 2007) examines his designs and business in the context of the time and country in which he lived. hnabrams.com —C.W.
Slide into something comfy: The Belvedere Magic Chair is stylish and contemporary.