Thursday, February 24, 2011

3 Beauty Products You Can Eat

Kimberly Parry and me at Montage Laguna Beach, where she created seasonal spa treatments.
(Photo © Maria Wakem)

Kimberly Parry is widely recognized in the spa and organic beauty world for her namesake line of natural, preservative-free, made-to-order face, bath, and body products. (I personally can’t live without her Learn to Love It Kit, which cleared my post-pubescent pimples for good.)

While Parry is oh-so-passionate about her products, perhaps what I love most about her is that she’s equally passionate about things you can use even if you don’t buy her products. Here are 3 great tips she shared with me on how to swap everyday beauty essentials with edible ingredients from your kitchen:

Beauty Essential: Makeup Remover  
Natural Substitute: Organic Olive Oil         
Beauty Bonus: Olive oil gets rid of makeup and doesn’t clog your pores.

Beauty Essential: Facial Serum
Natural Substitute: 1/2 Fresh Orange (Squeeze it into 1 cup of cool water.)
Beauty Bonus: Orange is a great exfoliant with the added benefit of Vitamin C.

Beauty Essential: Hydrating Masque
Natural Substitute: Organic Honey
Beauty Bonus: Just slather it on your face and leave on for 20 minutes. It’s a little messy, but it smells (and tastes) better than packaged masques.


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