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How to spoil yourself 101: Body Butter

By Tina Chen | May 19th, 2016 12:48pm | 0 Comments

What is body butter and how is it different from lotion?

Body butter, in our opinion is simply one of life’s secret little luxuries – affordable and efficient – it’s truly a pampering practice that’ll leave you feeling like royalty. Focus spreading body butter on body parts such as your legs, feet and hands, as the nutrients work in renewing the skin cells.

All body butters are rich in skin-nourishing vitamins; essential omega 3 fats (these fats benefit the body internally and externally) and key antioxidants such as vitamins A, C, and E are all included. Shea butter contains extra vitamin E to rejuvenate exhausted skin. Body butter is technically a super-concentrated lotion. By containing less water and more butters along with essential oils, it’s extra moisturizing.

Body butters form a protective barrier over the skin to retain moisture. Body butter also assists in stretch marks and scarring by healing the skin and helping it regenerate. This lush yet surprisingly lightweight hydrator delivers the perfect at home remedy for oneself, so treat yourself this winter to a body butter from Sabon.

Dry Brushing: A Powerful Home Detox for Softer Skin

By Tina Chen | March 30th, 2015 12:03pm | 0 Comments

Dry skin brushing is the secret method to detoxification and it has long been a part of Ayurveda’s cleansing philosophies. Ayurveda is a 5000-year-old science originating in India and is believed by many to be the oldest healing science. Detoxification can be performed by a number of organs and glands, that’s what makes your body marvelous. It’s a continuous, self-sustaining machine but every now and then, it doesn't hurt to acquire some assistance. Your skin is an organ of elimination - being the largest organ in your body - one-third of your daily impurities are excreted through the skin.

Dry skin brushing is not only one of the cheapest, most efficient forms of skin indulgence; it is also truly the most effective form of skin detoxification. Dry brushing takes about 5 minutes in total and won’t hinder your usual morning routine. Do this daily, at least once or even twice a day. Your skin should be dry, so the ideal time to dry brush is in the shower before you turn on the water. Don’t brush wet, hence dry skin brushing ;) You can apply moisturizers and oils to your skin afterwards, as dry brushing does leave the skin more receptive to products later on. Numerous benefits come from dry brushing, not only does it banish cellulite and improve skin tone; it cleans the lymphatic system and strengths the immune system.

Here’s how to go about dry brushing; the act itself:

1) Brush towards the heart, making long sweeps. Don’t scrub or make circular motions. Avoid a back and forth sweep.

2) Start at your feet, moving up the legs on both sides, then work from the arms toward your chest.

3) On your stomach, direct the brush counterclockwise.

We recommend a firm brush for the feet, legs, buttocks, and arms while opting for a lighter brush for the torso.

The more benefits we learn about dry brushing, the more we fall in love with this relatively simple routine. Do you dry brush or if you don’t, will you start now?

Feel free to let us know by commenting below with your thoughts. We would love to hear about your history with dry brushing or if you’re new to this technique!

Scientific Evidence Supports Positive Effects of Jasmine

By Sabon NYC | March 7th, 2013 10:41am | 0 Comments

Jasmine Flowers

Recent scientific research has found the scent of Jasmine to induce mood enhancing effects such as relaxation, anxiety relief and sleep induction.

According to the “Journal of Biological Chemistry”, researchers tested hundreds of fragrances on both humans and mice to see how they affected the function of GABA (a neurotransmitter that aids to induce calming effects). The fragrance of Jasmine was the strongest in amping up GABA response, similar to the effects of the common drug Valium. “Applications in sedation, anxiety, excitement and aggression relieving treatment and sleep induction therapy are all imaginable. The results can also be seen as evidence of a scientific basis for aromatherapy”, Bochum Professor Hanns Hatt said in a statement.

It is rather (and unfortunately) common for us to suffer from feelings of anxiety, sleep deprivation, stress and the like. If you happen to experience these kinds of symptoms, we recommend you try this natural remedy before turning to synthetic solutions (such as over-the-counter or prescription medicine).

The use of essential oils and aromatherapy as a form of medicine is dated all the way back to the eleventh century. The efficacy of these methods continues to be supported by scientific research today.

We invite you to discover the beneficial effects of this calming fragrance. Jasmine is one of our favorite fragrances, proudly offered as its own line in the collection, including: Deep Exfoliating Body Salt Scrub, The Body Gel Polisher (a daily body exfoliator), Moisturizing Shower Oil, Deep Nourishing Body Lotions, Sorbet Body Gel (a light weight cooling moisture lotion) and Eau de Toilette Perfume.

Jasmine is also the chosen scent of our entire Hair Care Line, made from natural plant extracts found only in the Amazon Rainforest.

Sometimes finding relief is as simple as awarding oneself with personal time, away from any distractions or noise. The Shower (and Bath) makes for a great escape. Try it. Take this time for yourself to slow down, pay attention to your breath and enjoy what the gift of the senses have to offer in this moment.

You may be pleasantly surprised.

How to Keep Your Skin Fresh this Winter

By Sabon NYC | December 5th, 2012 3:52pm | 0 Comments

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It’s a battle every year: the cold weather sweeps in and we’re forced to deal with dry, flaky skin. It’s itchy, uncomfortable, and it looks even worse than it feels. While dry skin can start as a small annoyance, if left untreated it can sometimes lead to dermatitis, a more severe condition characterized by red, bumpy skin inflammation.

Fortunately, most dry skin arises from external causes – like cold weather – and can be nicked with topical care. Here are a few guidelines for ensuring your skin is well taken care of.

  1. Shower sensibly. Long showers can be lovely, but if you stand in the stream for too long while the water is hot, your morning ritual could be working against you. Hot water will wash away the oils your skin already produces. Also, don’t overuse soap when you bathe – it will rob you of soft skin even faster.
  2. Not too wet, not too dry. When you rub on lotion, be sure that your skin is damp before application to work along with the product. As soon as you hop out of the shower is best – your pours will be open and you’ll be wet all over. Just pat down the dry areas of skin before you slather on anything. You’ll trap the moisture better that way.
  3. Use natural products. It’s important to use lotions that are based on natural ingredients. Oils with natural origins are best to gently saturate your skin. Sabon’s body butter is a good choice for especially thirsty skin. It uses a natural triumvirate: shea butter, cocoa butter, and bees’ wax.
  4. Don’t scratch. Even when it seems impossible, you can’t claw at your skin during dry air (and dry skin) season. Itching will only further irritate your skin. Don’t prolong the problem; treat it.
  5. Exfoliate! Especially in the winter, exfoliating is very important. Dry winter skin is the result of dry skin cell build up. As we tend to releive this with only applying heavy creams, many of us forget that the most important ritual to healthy skin is to first exfoliate the dry skin away! Increase your exfoliation routine this season to remove the dead skin cells, and then moisturize the new cells, resulting in healthier, moister skin! Try our Body Scrubs, which we reccommend using 2-3 times per week. This will enhance the skins glow with immediate results!


Your skin is your biggest, most vulnerable organ. As cold weather creeps closer and closer, take good care of your skin so you can look and feel better!

Go Green at Sabon and SAVE!

By Sabon NYC | September 24th, 2012 2:02pm | 12 Comments

Recycle with Sabon & Save!

As Sabon continues its efforts to be environmentally conscious in all parts of our business, we’re proud to introduce a new program that’ll help you reduce your carbon footprint and save money on your favorite Sabon products.

When you bring in an empty Sabon bottle, jar, or other container that was once filled with our all-natural products, you’ll receive 10% of the same product that was in the Sabon container you returned.

For example, return an empty vanilla body scrub jar for recycling and you’ll receive 10% off a new body scrub jar of the same size. The discount is valid on Sabon full line of products. It doesn't matter what you’re out of, we’ll accept the empty container and give you 10% off a replacement product.

Here’s even better news: This discount is valid for as many Sabon containers you want to return each visit – you’ll receive 10% off the same item for each bottle brought in. Bring in 10 empty containers, save 10% on 10 new Sabon products. That’s like scoring a full-size product absolutely free!

We’re very excited for this new policy – yep, it’s a policy, not just a promotion – because we’re always thinking of ways to enhance our eco-friendly efforts and provide our customers with special savings.

Some other ways we honor our commitment to this beautiful planet we live on include:

  • Sourcing our cardboard and glass from recycled materials from Israel.
  • Recycling cardboard and glass in all our stores. The New York Sanitation Department picks up our recyclables twice a week.
  • Shipping products from our headquarters in Israel to New York City strictly by sea. Sabon never sends shipments via air.

And we’re always looking for additional ways to cut back on waste and make this world a better place. If you have any ideas on how we can further our green efforts, leave a comment below or e-mail us directly at We read every message we receive so we can be the best Sabon we can be for our customers.


We look forward to seeing you in a Sabon Boutique soon. Don’t forget to bring in your empty jar, bottle, or other container so you can receive 10% off a replacement product today.


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