Aveda Green Science Perfecting Cleanser
InStyle voted Aveda Green Science Perfecting Cleanser as the Best 2011 Eco-Friendly Facial Cleanser – “This creamy wash offers a range of complexion-correcting ingredients in one tidy package made from 90 percent post-consumer recycled material. Glucosamine gently moisturizes and exfoliates, ceramides restore skin’s natural barrier, and cactus extracts help boost collagen production. All this without stripping skin, says New Jersey dermatologist Jeanine B. Downie.”
Make time for Tea! Regular tea drinking could boost your immune system. Black, green and oolong teas all contain the bacteria-fighting chemical L-theanine, which can protect against colds.
Tea is “a plant-based beverage,” says Jeffrey Blumberg, Ph.D., a Tufts University professor of nutrition. “You put those leaves in water and you heat them up and what you’re doing is extracting these phytonutrients that are very similar to those that you find in fruits and vegetables.
Phytochemicals are natural substances found in fruits and vegetables that are believed to benefit health and reduce the risk of disease.
When you hear about the health benefits of tea, it’s often those phytochemicals that get the credit. Tea has been linked to everything from lower risk for osteoporosis to lower incidence of halitosis (bad breath), but more research is needed for definitive proof.
Sources: The Health Secrets Handbook, pg 286. / CNN: Soak up tea’s nutritional benefits.
Welcome January Skincare Class! We can’t wait to travel through this journey with you.
Remember where you go depends on where you begin!
“Welcome the task that makes you go beyond yourself” – Fred McGee
Congratulations to each of you on your graduation this past Saturday. All of your hard work has finally paid off!
“Only when you have been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain” – Richard Nixon
In need of a super quick last minute gift? Don’t want to just get a plain old candle? You can get a candle that also doubles as a moisturizer.
Alex and Stephanie from Rizzieri Studio Salon in Voorhees Town Center (formerly known as the Echelon Mall) show us how the Shampure Candle is a great holiday gift!
Happy Holidays from Rizzieri Salons, Spas, and Schools.
Check out the Aveda website at to see their suggestions in their gift giving guide for the holidays. It’s not too early to start stocking up. All of the holiday gifts, stocking stuffers and packages are available at the Aveda Lifestyle store at Rizzieri Aveda School! Call 856-988-8600 x0 to inquire about your holiday list today!
Braids have blown up this year, but what keeps us coming back to the topic is their versatility. The simplest tweak can change the look of a braid from sassy to chic. Asymmetrical styles seem to be the common thread. If you’ve decided to tackle the look, here’s some inspiration to take you from the beach to the red carpet.
Side-swept French braid
Easy beach look: part the hair off center and braid at the crown and angle back slightly. Pin with a bobby pin and leave the rest of the hair loose. This gives you a makeshift headband that keeps your bangs out of your face.
Easy up-do: Start with the same braid, off center, at the crown and continue braiding until you reach the back of the head or the nape of the neck. Then grab all the hair and twist into a loose bun. Pin as desired and you’ve just upgraded a simple braid to glamorous.
Daytime do: The fishtail is pretty enough to be worn on it’s own. For a carefree look, you can part the hair to one side, leave the front layers loose and simply start a fishtail braid at the nape of the neck and let it drape over one shoulder.
Nighttime do: Fishtails add texture and interest to any style, and we’ve seen some interesting ways to add it. One we like right now is using a separate fishtail braid done on one side of the head as an accent to wrap on top of a mess bun, like Alicia Keys, pictured.
Want to be a smarty pants? There’s a secret weapon to motivate your medulla: eating. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the food you eat can have benefits far beyond fueling your body. In addition to providing the energy you need, certain foods can amp up your brain power.
Explore the recesses of your refrigerator and you may find foods that science increasingly is crediting with being especially supportive for brain health. These edibles may improve memory, clarify thinking, delay cognitive decline and perhaps even ward off Alzheimer’s disease.
Recent research shows that you may want to include the following on your shopping list more often for brain-strengthening nourishment:
- Apple juice and pomegranate juice
- Red grapes, cherries, apples, blueberries and strawberries
- Tea and cocoa
- Salmon and light tuna
- Soy foods
- Sunflower seeds, walnuts
- Vegetables, especially leafy greens
- Canola oil, olive oil
- Dark chocolate
When buying processed or packaged foods containing these ingredients, be sure to read the nutrition labels carefully. Some of these “good” foods may be prepared with high amounts of sugar, fat or salt added to them, resulting in too many calories or too much sodium in your diet. For healthful eating, choose fresh versions of these foods most often and prepare them with low-fat ingredients. Eat processed types in moderation.
For example, you can still get the benefits of pomegranate juice (which has sugar added to offset its tart flavor) by mixing one or two ounces into sparkling water as a spritzer. Cocoa made with nonfat milk gives your brain a boost without adding extra fat. And letting a small piece of dark chocolate melt slowly in your mouth prolongs your enjoyment while keeping your daily intake healthful (one ounce or less).
For brain health as well as overall health, be sure to avoid foods containing saturated fats or trans fats (check those nutrition labels!). Diets that are high in such fats are specifically related to declining brain capabilities.
There’s no doubt a balanced and healthy diet is beneficial to your overall health, but research suggests it’s also beneficial to your oral health. For a healthier smile, try following these tips courtesy of the American Dental Association.
1. To get a balanced diet, eat a variety of foods. Choose foods from each of the five major food groups:
breads, cereals and other grain products
meat, poultry and fish
milk, cheese and yogurt
2. Limit the number of snacks that you eat. Each time you eat food that contains sugars, the teeth are attacked by acids for 20 minutes or more.
3. If you do snack, choose nutritious foods, such as cheese, raw vegetables, plain yogurt or a piece of fruit.
4. Don’t skip meals. Foods that are eaten as part of a meal cause less harm. More saliva is released during a meal, which helps wash foods from the mouth and helps lessen the effects of acids.
5. Brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste that has the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance.
6. Clean between your teeth daily with floss or interdental cleaners.
7. Visit your dentist regularly to help prevent problems from occurring and catch those that do occur while they are easy to treat.