THE PERFECT SWEET TREAT – MANGO MACARONS

Check out the following recipe by our friend, Lily Kunin of Clean Food, Dirty City! (@cleanfooddirtycity), whose mission is to create good food that makes you feel good. Sounds good to us!

Enjoy a simple natural afternoon and indulge with a sweet treat for your skin and soul. Our Mango Body Butter & Grapefruit Body Scrub perfectly complement the flavors of Lily’s gluten-free and vegan mango macarons! You deserve it!!

RECIPE:

Mango Macarons Recipe from ‘Good Clean Food,’ Spring 2017 by Lily Kunin

Ingredients
· 1⁄2 cup (60 g) raw cashews
· 1⁄2 cup (45 g) coconut flakes, plus 2 tablespoons for rolling
· 1⁄2 cup (50 g) chopped dried mango
· 1 teaspoon maple syrup
· 1⁄2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
· Pinch of sea salt or pink salt
· Splash of plant-based milk, as needed
Method
In a food processor, combine the cashews and coconut flakes and process until you have a crumbly mixture. Add the mango, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt, and pulse until well combined. The mixture should stick together when pinched. Add a splash of plant-based milk if needed.
Roll the mixture into balls using a small cookie scoop (or about 2 teaspoons of dough), and roll in the coconut flakes. Place the balls on a parchment-lined plate and chill them for 30 minutes before serving.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MOISTURIZING & HYDRATING YOUR SKIN – Dermatologist, Dr. Hadley King

When caring for your skin, moisturizing and hydrating seem like interchangeable words. One product can achieve both, right? They are actually very different!

Moisturizers reduce trans epidermal water loss by forming a barrier over the skin through occlusive and emollient ingredients. They retain moisture present in the skin at the time of application. By providing a protective seal on the skin’s surface, moisturizers are able to reduce the risk of evaporation of moisture from the skin throughout the day. The shea butter, jojoba oil & vitamin E -based body butters will create an impenetrable barrier on skin’s surface so no moisture can escape.
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BANISH DRY SKIN THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WITH THESE WINTER SKIN TIPS by Guest Author – Dr. Hadley King


When temperatures plummet, there are so many things that begin to dry out your skin. It’s almost impossible to keep smooth summer-ready skin through the winter months. After getting home from a long cold day, a hot shower is all you want. Hot baths and showers can dissolve the protective barrier in the skin, which leads to dryness. When the weather sinks below freezing, the humidity also decreases, sucking the moisture out of your skin. The lack of humidity in the air is compounded by the use of indoor heating. As the air becomes drier, more moisture from your skin is lost to the dry air.

Here are some tips to combat the cold and have beautiful skin all year round:
• A humidifier is helpful because it replaces some of the moisture in the air so it will not be as drying to your skin.
• Use heavy moisturizers to help lock in the moisture in your skin like Éclair Naturals All Over Lotion (anything lavender scented is my personal favorite). Continue reading

ECLAIR NATURALS SUPPORTS THE PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS SAFETY ACT (S.1113)

The time has come for more transparency and tighter regulations about the ingredients used in our everyday skincare and cosmetic products. The Personal Care Products Safety Act (PCPSA) is a long-awaited step in this direction and our company is a committed supporter of its guidelines to make our self care routine safer. Our open letter of support follows:

United States Senate
Washington, DC

RE: The Personal Care Products Safety Act (S.1113)

As a business owner and operator in the personal care products industry, I am writing to reaffirm my support of the Personal Care Products Safety Act (S.1113), introduced by Senators Feinstein and Collins on May 11, 2017. This is a historic piece of legislation that I believe will not only be vital to protecting the health and safety of consumers, but fundamental to preserving the integrity of the personal care products industry.

Though the personal care products industry continues to grow rapidly, the current FDA regulations have not been updated in 79 years. They set a dangerously low threshold for consumer safety and good practices in manufacturing — and they lag far behind those that are the norm in other parts of the developed world.  Continue reading

MAY IS CELIAC AWARENESS MONTH

This month, more than any other month of the year, we are proud and grateful to be able to offer a complete line of body care products that can safely serve the gluten-free community. That is why we are also supporting Celiac Disease Foundation in their efforts to help educate and bring more light into the nebulous world of this autoimmune disorder.

Eclair is a proud sponsor of the Celiac Disease Foundation..