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Around the World Without a Shave

By Sabon NYC | September 13th, 2012 4:54pm | 0 Comments

Gentlemen

Gentleman: You’re abroad and it’s somewhere terribly exotic. Let’s call it Country X. As smart traveler (and since the TSA has sucked every drop of joy out of flying), you packed light. You’re positive that you’ve got everything you need for your business trip/vacation/miscellaneous excursion. Bathing suit? Check. Passport photocopy? Check. Phrasebook with everything you haven’t needed to say so far? Check.

Time to get ready for your first night on the town. You’ve shaken off your jetlag with eleven cups of joe and a cold splash on your... Oh, no!

Your face, you realize, is stubbly and ragged – and not in that sexy, crime-fighter-who’s-too-busy-battling-evil-to-shave sort of way. Your cheeks are in prickly-haired limbo, somewhere between studied nonchalance and downright sloppiness. You realize that, as long as you look like a boxcar hobo, your chance of making new friends while your tongue clumsily navigates the local language is close to nil.

To make things worse, you forgot your shaving kit. Not that you could have brought a can of shaving cream on the plane anyway – you know, national security, Threat-Level Purple, and all that.

You call the front desk from the hotel phone, which is just a notch above a two tin cans linked by string. (Oh, the charms of Country X.) You earnestly bumble in a foreign language, and while you’re not sure of what’s being said on the other end of the “phone,” you discern two things: they’re laughing at you not with you, and you won’t be getting that shaving cream anytime soon. Think. Ah, there’s soap in the bathroom – you hope it’s soap, anyway – but it’ll prove no match for your face-forest. Not if you want to avoid waking with an eruption of red, angry skin the next day. And you’re in Country X for a week. Oh, God, a week.

Woe is you all right. But permit us to ponder how you could have prevented your mug of misfortune.

Sabon has more than 130 locations across the globe – from New York City to Tokyo and lots of locations in between. If you’ve got a personal grooming problem, we’ve got the solution. Our products use the finest natural ingredients to spoil those with discerning taste for their daily rituals.

Lucky for you, ye of little patience and moisturizer, the Sabon Men’s Travel Kit comes with Hand cream, Shaving Cream, and a zesty Aftershave. The Shaving Cream is based on white tea oil, an ingredient that is renowned for its ability to repair skin cells. It’s also packed with shea butter, which hydrates your skin, as well as grape seed oil and jojoba oil to leave your face feeling soft. Our Aftershave, which is also white tea oil based, soothes with a dash of refreshing chamomile, while the kit’s hand lotion is packed with vitamins E and C for strong, healthy skin.

For a smooth shave that’ll save your face and your sanity, the Sabon Men’s Travel Kit, which only weighs 1.4 oz. (small enough to legally pop it in your carry-on luggage so you can stick your tongue out at TSA), should be on your travel checklist.

Sabon Official Video

By Sabon NYC | September 4th, 2012 2:03pm | 1 Comments

Take a peek at the SABON NYC Official Video.

 

Directed, Filmed and Edited by Barak Rotem 

 

Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

Soaks in the City: 6 Healthy Benefits of a Milk Bath

By Sabon NYC | August 22nd, 2012 2:26pm | 6 Comments

Healthy Benefits of a Milk Bath

Cleopatra wasn’t the ravishing beauty that Hollywood has made us believe – the Greek historian Plutarch describes her alleged exoticism as “itself neither altogether incomparable, nor such as to strike those who saw her” – but the legend of her radiant skin is anything but a myth.

To achieve such smooth, supple skin, Cleopatra regularly soaked in milk baths, a luxury befitting only a queen; in today’s economy, milk isn’t cheap, and very few people without claim to a throne, crown, and royal subjects can afford such an indulgence.

But even though a true milk bath is out the question for regular folks like us, the concept – and other all-natural ingredients with properties similar to skin-soothing milk – is not.

At our Sabon boutiques in New York City, we often recreate a miniature “milk bath” for our customers right in front their eyes so they can see and feel our products at work.

First we add a dainty scoop of scented bath salts, and as the water is running we drizzle in our bath foam and milky soap. Then, as the bath rises, we sprinkle about three heaping handfuls of mineral powder into the tub. The reaction is instant. Sabon customers watching the demonstration can see the mineral powder react to the warm water and then feel the creamy consistency of the bath that leaves the whole body moisturized, replenished, and silky.

Our milk bath, however, isn’t just about healthy, glowing, exuberant skin. There are other benefits to this decadent escape that only Cleopatra was privy – until now. Take a look at these six reasons you should enjoy a relaxing bath tonight.

1. Release Tension

When you can’t find a good masseur, a warm milk bath is the next best thing to release the bodily tension that causes soreness, tenderness, and other unwanted aches. The heat increases elasticity in your body, allowing it to relax and loosen up. When you’re ready to get out, gently stretch your muscles to take full advantage of this tension reliever before letting your pains slip down the drain.

2. De-Stress from the Day

It's common knowledge that a long soak in the tub allows you to relax and de-stress after a hard day, but did you know that the de-stressing effect of a warm bath is a scientific fact? A study from Osaka, Japan, confirms that after 60 minutes of bathing, subjects experienced a dramatic reduction in cortisol and chromogranin, two sensitive salivary stress markers. Of course, you may not have the time or stamina to soak for an hour, but if you take a shorter bath make sure that it’s uninterrupted so you can effectively find your happy place.

3. Induce Fatigue

If you have trouble sleeping, perhaps a bath before bedtime will help you drift off to dreamland. Fatigue is a common experience after a hot bath because when you’re in the warm water your body dilates your blood vessels causing less blood to reach your brain. In response, your heart speeds up to try to circulate your blood faster. Basically, this is your body’s attempt to cool itself when your body temperature rises, and the fatigue is nature’s way of telling you that your body needs to rest.

4. Expunge Toxins

Run bath water cool enough to prevent scalding but hot enough to make you sweat and you’ll release toxins from your body via perspiration.

5. Increase Circulation

When you bathe, the rate of nourishing blood cells traveling to damaged tissue increases allowing your blood to circulate more easily.

6. Boost Your Immune System

 Not only can the hot bath water potentially kill strains of bacteria that may be lurking on your body, but the stimulation of your vascular and lymph system will decrease the risk of colds and other infections as you wash your troubles away.

 

Have you tried a Sabon milk bath? We’d love to hear about your experience in the comments below!

The Perfumes Are Back In Town!

By Sabon NYC | January 11th, 2012 10:17am | 0 Comments

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.

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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