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Dry Brushing: A Powerful Home Detox for Softer Skin

Posted by Tina Chen  |  Mar 30, 2015 12:03:48 PM

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!

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How to Keep Your Skin Fresh this Winter

Posted by Sabon NYC  |  Dec 5, 2012 3:52:37 PM

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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!

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The Perfumes Are Back In Town!

Posted by Sabon NYC  |  Jan 11, 2012 10:17:29 AM

Sabon Daily Perfumes

We know you’ve all been waiting for our Daily Perfumes by the amount of emails and letters we have received from you, begging to know when they will be back in stock. Not to mention all the people coming to the stores. Well, Sabon Daily Perfumes are back!!!! And better than ever!

Not only did we get ALL of them back, but we also got a brand new one – Noam. It is a gentle vanilla based perfume and it smells amazing. So when all of you are planning to run to the Sabon stores and pick up your Oneg or Zohar try a little bit of Noam. You won’t be disappointed.

We finally got the Daily Perfumes back to the stores on Christmas Eve. For us working that night it was like opening holiday presents. We all immediately put them and business in the Sabon stores literally stopped for 30 minutes as we all huddled around the perfume boxes.

It’s good to have them back. Good to smell like Sabon again.

To you who have only recently discovered Sabon and have never tried our perfumes; they are all Eau Du Toilette Perfumes with light and gentle fragrances for everyday use. The unique blends were created in Normandy, France, exclusively for Sabon and in cooperation with Daniel Gapso, the international fragrance specialist.

We especially recommend Oneg, which is the closest to the Sabon signature fragrance – Patchouli Lavender Vanilla. It is a mixture of Patchouli and Vanilla sticks from Madagascar, with notes of chocolate, toffee and citrus extract.

The True Essence of Pleasure.

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Always start by going through your closet for the perfect outfit and pair it up with some stylish shoes like a pair of Jimmy Chos or your newest pair of Manolo Blahniks. If you’re indecisive, leave a few outfits and shoes out on your bed and make the final decision when you’re ready to actually get dressed.

But before you do anything, make sure your purse is ready. Switch from your giant daytime bag to your glamorous much smaller nighttime purse. Fill it with all the necessities—gum/mints, cell phone, money, ID, make-up, condoms, keys and anything else you might need. Always make sure to pack as light as possible, though.

If you’re in a rush, go for a shower. But, if you have a leisurely hour or two before you head out, opt for a luxurious bath. My favorite thing to do is to throw in a Sabon Lilac Bath Ball or a dash of Lavender Bath Foam—it’s light and not overpowering and you can still dab on some perfume later. With a shower, you can use some hand-milled soap to smooth your skin and have a delicate scent—go for Bamboo, Grass, Green Tea soaps from Sabon. While you’re drying off, wash your face with Aloe Vera Cleanser, apply Seaweed Cleanser to a cotton ball to remove the remaining dirt and put some Seaweed Moisture Lotion to your face and Eye Cream under your eyes. Brush your teeth, apply your makeup and you’re done.

Once you’ve decided on the perfect outfit and have it on, add some jewelry and accessories like some faux flowers in your hair, a jeweled headband or a simple barrette. Understated is always best so everyone will be eyeing your clothes and more importantly your shoes. Dab a few drops of perfume on your neck and behind your ears, and you’re ready for a night on the town. Check your purse one last time to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything like your lipstick or eyeliner. And if you’re going to be walking a lot, you might want to throw in a pair of flats.

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Choosing Oils That Are Good For Your Skin

Posted by admin  |  Jun 29, 2009 6:19:32 PM

As part of your perfect daily ritual, you want to use products that make you feel healthier and more beautiful. Essential oils can make a big difference to your skin, body and sense of wellbeing. But how do you know which oils that are good for your skin? And what their benefits are? Here is a brief guide to some of the common oils used in various skin treatments.

Almond Oil is great for skin that is dry, ageing or sensitive. High in protein, it nourishes and softens without clogging your pores. If you are looking for an oil to apply directly to your skin or as part of a skin treatment product, and you want it to absorb easily, sweet almond oil does the trick. Look for it in creamy body scrubs or body oils.

Avocado Oil is one of the most moisturizing oils and it is great for ageing skin. If you want glowing skin, that feels very supple, this oil can do wonders.

Coconut Oil is immediately hydrating and protective. Its small properties are easily absorbed into skin. When it comes to body scrubs, creams and lotions, think coconut oil for skin that wants to be soft and moisturized. And, if you are looking for oils that protect against free radicals, this tropical treat is a good choice. AromaticOil_CoconutM Eucalyptus Oil is cooling and is known to have antiseptic properties. Among the essential oils for skin, eucalyptus oil is of the stronger kind so moderation is advised. When bath or skin products contain eucalyptus they often have wonderful effects on breathing and sinuses, as they open up airways and refresh your mind.

Grape Seed Oil is a strong, nurturing force when used in skin products. Packed with antioxidants and not very greasy, it is ideal for everyday use – even on oily skins. It is popular for use in massage oils or sunscreen products that need to be absorbed without leaving greasy residue. A great example of a product that uses grape seed oil is Sabon’s massage oil; splash some in your bath water or apply it directly to your skin and feel your skin get stronger by the minute.

Jojoba Oil is very similar to our own skin’s sebum, which means that it is easily absorbed without breakouts or other reactions. It is technically not an oil but in fact a liquid wax. Because it is so light and easily absorbed, it is a favorite among sensitive skins.

Macadamia Oil contains palmitoleic acid, also found in our skin’s sebum. It is a great essential oil for skin that wants to prevent from aging. Look for it in natural sugar body scrubs and in body creams.

Olive Oil is a wonderful treat for dry skin. It dries slower than many other oils, but is packed with antioxidants and Vitamin E. Choose products with extra virgin olive oil for skin that wants to be supple and radiant.

Rose Hip Oil is known for its healing properties. Whether you have been in the sun or need something to repair very dry skin, this is one of the essential oils to try.

Wheat Germ Oil is thick and very rich in Vitamin A, D and E, making it one of the most healing essential oils around. People with dry or even cracked skin often turn to wheat germ oil to soothe, soften and heal skin. AromaticOil_VanillaT Choosing oils that are good for your skin can take a little time and patience. But with some effort you can unveil powerful, natural aids for your health and beauty.

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