Exotic Skin Care Washington DC
By Vicky Uhland
Thirsting for the trendiest skincare ingredients? Look past your medicine chest and toward the drinks cabinet. Exotic beverages are making their way into everything from face cream to bath oil, giving parched skin a swig of nourishing nutrients.
Japanese geishas have bathed in sake for centuries to keep their skin smooth and youthful. The rice wine’s natural acids and saccharides gently exfoliate dead skin cells to reveal the virginal skin underneath. Release your inner geisha with Aqua Dessa’s Sake Bath, which contains sake and rice oil. ($36, 25 oz; aquadessa.com )
Russians and Chinese believe kombucha, a fermented tea containing a yeast and bacteria culture, is the secret to longevity. Studies show the organic acids and vitamin B in the tea smooth fine lines and improve skin’s luminosity and clarity. Try MyChelle’s Ultimate Rejuvenating Cream with kombucha to help restore dry or mature skin. ($69, 1 oz; mychelleusa.com )
South Americans constantly sip nutrient-rich yerba maté, and now a growing number of personal care companies are recognizing that this rain forest herb’s 24 vitamins and antioxidants—more than green tea—can also be absorbed from the outside in. We love the succulent smell of Save Your World’s yerba maté soaps, lotions, shower gels, and hair care products. (from 50 cents to $18, saveyourworld.com )
Author: Vicky Uhland
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