Not sure whether you’ll be cuddling with a Valentine this holiday? Well fret not, indulge yourself with beauty products created and infused with wine, blood, champagne, pearls, rubies, diamonds and more. No date, no problem!
Rodial Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel, $75.
Benefits of Dragon’s Blood: Dragon’s Blood is sourced from the red sap of the ‘sangre de drago’ tree in South America, and works to form a second skinlike film, protecting against environmental damage and containing anti-inflammatory properties.
DYI Champagne Soak
* Combine half a cup of Epsom salt and 1 cup of powdered milk in a bowl, then add 1 cup of champagne.
* Warm 1 teaspoon of honey in the microwave for 30 seconds, then add it to the mixture.
* Pour into running bath water, and when the tub is full, hop in and relax.
When you soak in hot water, that opens your pores. The Epsom salt is great for detoxifying, cleansing and relaxing sore, tight muscles. The champagne helps to detoxify the skin. The carbon dioxide, or bubbles, in sparkling wine aids in tightening and constricting pores.
Benefits of champagne: Champagne is beneficial because of antioxidants in the grape seed extract it contains. These antioxidants are 20 to 50 times more powerful than vitamin C and vitamin E respectively. Grape seed extract protects the skin’s vital collagen and elastin from environmental free radicals and oxidative stress.
Goldfaden MD Doctor’s Scrub with Rubies, $80.
Benefits of rubies: Provides immediate cell renewal by polishing away dead surface cells, leaving skin brighter, clearer and younger-looking.
Bite Beauty Cinnamon Plumping Lip Oil with Resveratrol, $22.
Benefits of wine: Resveratrol, an antioxidant in wine, helps prevent premature aging by fighting free radicals, increasing collagen production, and assisting in DNA cell repair. A popular story amongst those who work at vineyards tells of women who would take the sap from the vine and apply to their face to get rid of freckles and improve their complexions!
Natura Bisse Diamond Ice Lift, $155.
Benefits of diamonds:Diamond nanoparticles aid in anti-aging, skin tone/texture, and help give your skin a natural glow Microdermabrasion, or “diamond peeling” is a modern exfoliation technique that encourages skin cell turnover. The result is a fresh, radiant, and a much more beautiful and healthier looking skin. Removing the dead skin significantly aids in the penetration of skin care products by up to 50%.
SEKSI Pearl-Infused Water, $30 for 12.
Benefits of pearl: An ancient beauty secret treasured by royalty, pearl promotes skin clarity, collagen regeneration and boosts your immune system. It heals and promotes skin elasticity and calm nerves as well! No date, no problem, mix with wine for a spritzer!
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