JEZE August 2012 : Page 72

Bloody Brilliant! Made from the crimson sap of the South American sangre de drago tree, Rodial’s new Dragon’s Blood hyaluronic moisturizer ($60) is one powerful plumper—hydrating skin for up to 24 hours, smoothing fi ne lines and forming a fl exible, futuristic fi lm to protect your face from environmental harm. Nordstrom, @rodialskincare BLEND PHOTO BY KRISTY DICKERSON; CRYOTHERAPY CAPSULE PHOTO ©ISTOCKPHOTO.COM/ANASTASIYA ZOLOTNITSKAYA vanity + obsessions vanity + obsessions vanity + obsessions 72 Beauty MVPs Hit a home run with sexy skin, sultry hair and sweet scent buys. By Karina Timmel with contribution by Kate Abney TOP NOTES! Follow your nose to Atlanta-based BLEND Custom Parfum Studio in Buckhead for a scent-selection process involving fragrances that match up with hair color: blonde, with notes of the ocean; brune, with notes of chocolate; and rouge, a nice and spicy scent for redheads. $75 each (30 ml), @blendparfum vanity + obsessions vanity + obsessions vanity + obsessions Lush Crush Going au naturel? Then you best be going to LUSH Cosmetics. Having just opened its third Atlanta location at the Mall of Georgia, the 620-square-foot space stocks funky, essential oil–infused soaps; delicious body scrubs and all of the latest products, like No Drought dry shampoo. This miracle-worker extends your hair wash an extra day with corn fl our and talc, and douses it with sweet-smelling lemon and grapefruit oils. Plus, LUSH locales off er complimentary hand, foot and facial treatments. Like we said, you’re going. No Drought dry shampoo, $13, @lushcosmetics The Big Chill Step into a minus 270-degree booth with just a couple pairs of socks on? Say what? Icebox Cryotherapy —touted by Dr. Oz and pro athletes alike, and a staple in Europe for decades—“freezes” your naked self for up to three minutes in a gasiform nitrogen–infused chamber (don’t freak, your head pops out the top so you don’t get woozy from the nitro, and a technician stays to walk you through it). The human ice maker boosts collagen production to make your skin glow, fl ushes out toxins and even helps you burn an extra 500 to 800 calories for a few hours post-chill. Hard workout beforehand? The cold air reduces muscle and joint pain, and speeds up recovery. With tighter skin and a tauter tush as your end goal, the fi rst two minutes of your booth session are totally bearable; but, during the last minute, you may be counting down the seconds until you can bust open that door! Still, a little discomfort is a small price to pay for the benefi ts. 3292 Laventure Drive, $70 for one session, @iceboxtherapy

Beauty MVPs

Karina Timmel

Hit a home run with sexy skin, sultry hair and sweet scent buys.

Lush Crush

Going au naturel? Then you best be going to LUSH Cosmetics. Having just opened its third Atlanta location at the Mall of Georgia, the 620-square-foot space stocks funky, essential oil-infused soaps; delicious body scrubs and all of the latest products, like No Drought dry shampoo. This miracle-worker extends your hair wash an extra day with corn flour and talc, and douses it with sweet-smelling lemon and grapefruit oils. Plus, LUSH locales off er complimentary hand, foot and facial treatments. Like we said, you're going. No Drought dry shampoo, $13, @lushcosmetics

Bloody Brilliant!

Made from the crimson sap of the South American sangre de drago tree, Rodial's new Dragon's Blood hyaluronic moisturizer ($60) is one powerful plumper-hydrating skin for up to 24 hours, smoothing fine lines and forming a flexible, futuristic film to protect your face from environmental harm. Nordstrom, @rodialskincare

TOP NOTES!

Follow your nose to Atlantabased BLEND Custom Parfum Studio in Buckhead for a scentselection process involving fragrances that match up with hair color: blonde, with notes of the ocean; brune, with notes of chocolate; and rouge, a nice and spicy scent for redheads. $75 each (30 ml), @blendparfum

The Big Chill

Step into a minus 270-degree booth with just a couple pairs of socks on? Say what? Icebox Cryotherapy-touted by Dr. Oz and pro athletes alike, and a staple in Europe for decades-"freezes" your naked self for up to three minutes in a gasiform nitrogen-infused chamber (don't freak, your head pops out the top so you don't get woozy from the nitro, and a technician stays to walk you through it). The human ice maker boosts collagen production to make your skin glow, flushes out toxins and even helps you burn an extra 500 to 800 calories for a few hours post-chill. Hard workout beforehand? The cold air reduces muscle and joint pain, and speeds up recovery. With tighter skin and a tauter tush as your end goal, the first two minutes of your booth session are totally bearable; but, during the last minute, you may be counting down the seconds until you can bust open that door! Still, a little discomfort is a small price to pay for the benefits. 3292 Laventure Drive, $70 for one session, @iceboxtherapy

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That's the percentage by which indoor tanning increases your risk for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Why not bask in the glow of healthy skin? Settle for a spray tan, or slather on an organic sunscreen, like these two new spray formulas available at RAW Bronzing Studio. Coola Sport SPF 35 sunscreen spray nourishes the skin with 97-percent organic ingredients (aloe, algae and strawberry extracts) and smells delish (scents include piña colada and citrus mimosa), while Vivesana Solar to Polar Ultra SPF 40 is 100-percent natural and synthetic-free. $29 each, @rawbronzing

Get a Whiff of This!

There's good reason celebs Naomi Campbell, Will Smith and Kate Moss are all about Escentric Molecules' subtle fragrances. And it's not just the awesome packaging-these Berlin-made perfumes are hyped for their can't-quite-put-your-finger-on-it essences. Molecule 01's woody note literally plays hide-and-seek with your nostrils-one minute, it's there; the next, it's not. The same goes for its other formulations. Escentric 01 adds in pink pepper, green lime and balsamic, while Molecule 02 uses ambergris… yeah, that's, uh, sperm whale excretion. Eccentric, for sure, but intriguing nonetheless. $135 each, 3226, Buckhead

NATURAL BEAUTY

Davao Hair Studio in Alpharetta is the only salon in Georgia off ering eco-friendly beauty queens Biolights. This gentler approach to highlights uses 100-percent biodegradable cotton pads instead of foil. The breathable material allows ammonia fumes to escape, and the result is shiny, soft and natural-looking locks. Pair the technique with organic, ammonia-free shades, and ditch color chems foreva! From $105 for full highlights, @davaohairstudio

Rock Scar

It's magic! With major now-you-see-it, now-youdon't healing power, bioCorneum plus SPF 30 is the superstar of scar remedies. The only FDAcleared topical silicone scar treatment with SPF speeds up the healing process and can fade and flatten existing scar tissue. Apply the clear serum at least twice a day. Now, if only it would make sunspots vanish, too… $50, at Oculus Skin Care Centre, Dunwoody

Inside Beauty

A new study published in Skin Pharmacology and Physiology gave 52 women either a fruit and vegetable concentrate or a placebo pill twice a day for 12 weeks. Ladies who downed the concentrate had a 39-percent increase in skin circulation, a 9-percent improvement in hydration and a 16-percent increase in skin density. Guess that proves that good ol' nutrition is still the skin's best youth serum.

Male Call!

Man up for the best guys-only spa-aah services in town.

Just face it

The Jack Black Fitness Facial at Natural Body Spa & Shop deep cleans pores and reverses environmental damage with a potent cocktail of botanicals. 60 minutes, $85, @naturalbodyspa

Muscle man

BLUE MedSpa's Muscle Ease Body Therapy works out kinks with a knead-deep massage, personalized to relieve every man's aches. 90 minutes, $135, @bluemedspa

Scrub down

The Four Seasons' Organic Green Tea and Dead Sea Salts Scrub cleanses and exfoliates from head to toe, while rich vitamin C and E moisturize and repair. 50 minutes, $130, @fsatlanta

Manly pedi

Put your best feet forward at sole mate Spa Sydell. The Gentlemen's Pedicure includes a stimulating exfoliation, relaxing massage and overall guy-nail revive. 45 minutes, $45, @spasydellatl

Virile visage

The Homme Improvement facial at Bliss Spa at W Atlanta - Downtown hits your face with a triple-dose of oxygen, hot towels, scrubs and anti-ingrown hair mask. 75 minutes, $165, @blissspa

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