Sunday, June 12

Bring The Outdoors Inside This Summer: A Luxury Skin Product Round Up By Tracy Gavant

Travel Columnist Tracy Gavant brings 
us another fantastic story today on the blog!
Tracy is serving up some informative hotel, spa and travel reviews here on Nest by Tamara this summer.  Today, she brings us a round up of her favorite top of the line, healthy skin care products channeling nature and the outdoors.  Tracy found and sampled these products in her travels, and notes that some even make great hostess gifts, while others just keep you looking and feeling ravishing all summer long!  
In case you've missed her other travel-related posts, check them out:
Please read Nest by Tamara's story about Tracy after our visit to
her historic Amagansett Farm House in July, 2012

Healthy Skin Care Products Inspired By Nature 
written by Tracy Gavant
The warmer weather beckons for us to spend time outside and enjoy all that nature offers. Here's a round up of some of my favorite skin and health product lines that incorporate natural elements to allow you to bring the outdoors inside all year round:
is a revolutionary line of organic farmer cultivated skin care products that combine farm fresh, hand picked ingredients and scientific technology.  
The key ingredient featured in all Farmacy products is  Echinachea GreenEnvy, a patented variant of the Echinacea Purpurea plant that contains powerful antioxidant and restorative benefits and helps promote an evenly toned complexion. 
 And talk about fresh... upon harvest, the product is cold pressed similar to juices, and is then used within 6 months in order to maintain freshness and potency.  
I love the chic, clean packaging too.
 This new line is now available online and at Sephora retail stores.

these make great hostess gifts!
Savannah Bee Soy Lotion Candles 
are made from 100% soy wax with added beeswax. Each 11 ounce jar and embossed chrome lid are housed in a signature box, with a hand-illustrated matchbook nesting drawer.  These candles double as a rich soy lotion when heated, and they 
feel as great as they smell!
love these in perfect travel sizes too...
Eminence Organic 
skin care uses hand-picked and hand-mixed fresh ingredients that are not severely heated or hydrogenated so the vitamins are captured in their all-natural fresh base, offering actual seeds, pulps and peels that impart regenerative and healing powers that only nature can produce. Some of their most popular offerings and my faves are 
Stone Crop Gel Wash, 
Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant 
Stone Crop Whip Moisturizer
Bamboo Firming Fluid
 and Neroli Age Corrective Eye Serum.
meaning ‘Earth’ in Sanskrit, reflects the company’s faith in the power of nature as the source of real wellness, and they only use the finest natural plant and mineral products wild harvested by artisan producers in untainted regions of the world.
 The Rainforest Renewal collection contains a potent blend of ancient ingredients from deep within the Amazon Rainforest such as Baassu oil, White Lily and cactus oil that work together to recover and heal unbalanced, damaged and irritated skin.
MyChelle Dermaceuticals 
was the pioneering first to use anti-aging peptides and plant stem cells in skincare. Cleansing and exfoliating offerings like Fruit Enzyme Scrub, Refining Sugar Cleanser, Incredible Pumpkin Peel and Apple Brightening Serum, you’ll be squeaky clean and smell like a fresh fruit orchard.
Aura Cacia Essential oil diffuser
Aura Cacia’s new, waterless USB essential oil diffuser, Aromatherapy Air uses a quiet, cool-wind fan and wick — not water or heat — to diffuse essential oil for truly portable, USB-powered operation. Its size makes it ideal for offices, bedrooms and other small spaces.   Choose your favorite essential oil--lavender, rosemary, sweet orange and peppermint in order to design a custom blend and alter your mood anywhere.

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for more stories written and researched by Tracy Gavant
About Tracy:
Formerly the Editor-At-Large for Travelsquire, Tracy Gavant worked with Spa Magazine, The Discovery Channel and Hachette Filipacchi Media, where she created an international awards program spanning 23 countries. Tracy has lived in Copenhagen, Israel, and currently resides in exotic Hoboken, NJ. She has traveled extensively throughout Europe and 44 of the 50 states, but still longs to see the Far East. Someday!  Her extensive magazine publishing experience includes working as the former VP at Robb Report, VP/Publisher ELLE DÉCOR Magazine (where she launched The Elle Décor International Design Awards and Elle Décor’s Dining By Design national tour), HOME Magazine (where she helped launch CENTURY 21 HOUSE & HOME Magazine), COLONIAL HOMES, ART NEWS, and McGraw-Hill.  Other accomplishments include co-founding DECORATORBUYPASS, a designer buying service and website.  Since 2006, Tracy was a Group Publisher at Bonnier Corporation, Editor-At-Large at and Publisher-at-Large at Interiors magazine, as well as a consultant for various media, consumer and retail clients, creating brand launch and expansion strategies. Tracy is a Board Trustee for The Mile Square Theatre, on the Advisory Board for Furnish-A-Future, a division of NY Partnership for the Homeless, as well as an industry advisor for WHEDCO (Women’s Health and Economic Development).