2014 is here! Get off on the right foot with Rachel’s favorite chemical-free beauty must-haves, healthy snacks, kitchen gadgets and motivating workout accessories.
Tatcha's Deep Hydration Lifting masks are the perfect rescue for the effects of wind chill. The masks are made with red algae serum and coconut biocellulose - also, there are no parabens, synthetic fragrance or sulfate detergents.
Arcona's Kiwi Cream Bar is a daily face cleanser that you can use in the AM and PM. It's made with kiwi extracts, aloe, coconut, white tea and honey enzymes - and completely free of sodium laurel, sulfates and chemical detergents.
Honest Company Organic Healing Balm is kind of an all-purpose life saver - it cures irritated skin, eczema and minor cuts (note to moms: it even works for diaper rash!). Made with sunflower oil, olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter and calendula.
ORGANIC MARACUJA OIL
Tarte's Maracuja Oil supplements your skin with EFAs (Essential Fatty Acids) which hydrates without feeling greasy or filmy. The 100% organic oil is free of parabens, sulfates, sythenic fragrance, petrochemicals and GMOs.
If you have trouble with thinning hair, get to the root of the problem with Phylia de M's Re-Connect treatment for hair follicles. Tanic acid stimulates the follicles directly, creating new hair growth.
Carol's Daughter shampoo has an impressive lineup of natural ingredients: lavender, rose, calendula, red clover and aloe leaf juice - and no artificial colors, parabens or petroleum.
Aside from being one of Rachel's favorite hairstylists (and friends!) Byron Williams is also the maker of an incredible line of hair products. His ByByron Replenish Conditioner is certified organic, made with natural extracts and paraben-free.
Living Proof Flex Shaping Hairspray is designed to be brushable and touchable. It's made without parabens, sulfates or phthalates - so you are free of the film traditional hairsprays can leave.
Let's be honest, you derserve a bubble bath and there's nothing wrong with a little multitasking while relaxing. Apply Kerastase's Masque Elixir Ultime to the ends of your hair and leave for 5-10 minutes to absorb the argan, camellia and maize oils. Voila!
COCOA BUTTER LIPSTICK
If you wear lipstick from the time you walk out the front door, to the time you to go to bed, a lipstick with moisturizer is essential. Ilia's tinted lip conditioner is mixed with cocoa butter, vitamin E and pomegranante extracts.
Who says sunscreen has to take the form of a lotion? Shesheido's powdery foundation contains SPF 30 to help protect against the sun and it's harmful UV rays.
CLAY EYE SHADOW
Who knew you could make fab eye shadow with Amazonian clay? This gluten-free clay packs a punch working to nourish eyelids, while reducing surface oil.
Sheswai lets its polish do the talking - you get just the bottle - full of formaldehyde free lacquer. No boxes, no plastic caps or bottles, with a wood cap from their family tree-farm.
VEGAN LIP PIGMENT
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics created their Lip Tar for girls that want a saturated pigment, but also works if you're vegan or gluten-free. The pigment is made with soy-derived Vitamin E, organic hemp and peppermint oil.
FARM TO TABLE MEAL DELIVERY
Paleta specializes in delivery meals that work with your dietary needs. They can customize dishes for vegetarians, vegans, non-diary, carb-free, gluten-free, pre-natal - you name it!
GLUTEN FREE CAKE MIX
Babycakes NYC gluten-free, vegan baking products contain no wheat, gluten, dairy, casein or eggs. They never use white sugar or any chemical sweetners, instead agave nectar is added to sweeten most treats. (FYI, this is Skyler and Rachel's favorite after school activity: baking Babycakes cupcakes. Yum!)
So many healthy meals can be centered around a grilled piece of fish or chicken. Upgrade your kitchen gear with All-Clad's stainless steel electric grill - it converts to a griddle and allows you to cook at two different temperatures.
MONTHLY SNACK DELIVERY
Urthbox is a great solution if you're looking for some diversity (and guidance) in your snacking. The service will deliver a selection of healthy snacks to you monthly - pick from classic, vegan, gluten-free, diet and snaker boxes.
We all know that jucing is all the rage...But now, it's all about slow juicing. The technology in Breville's Fountain Crush Slow Juicer revolves around the low-speed motor which helps to retain the nutrients.
Known for their incredible surround sound systems, don't forget that Bose also makes great noise cancelling headphones. These earbuds are sweat and weather proof - making them perfect for a run.
We all know and love Stella McCartney for her eco-friendly, vegan approach to fashion. Even if you don't end up at the gym, this zebra-print windbreaker is sure to inspire some running around town...shopping perhaps?
BKR's glass and silicon bottles are lightweight, promise to be leak-free and are made without BPAs.
You could wear Nike's Fuelband SE bracelet just to look cool...Or you could use it to track your sleep, monitor the miles you run or to count calories.