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Why Sugar Scrubs?

September 14, 2010

Often people ask, “Which is better, Salt Scrub or Sugar Scrub?”  Well, the answer is that both have their purpose.  Salt scrubs are excellent exfoliants, especially for the very roughest or calloused areas on your body like knees, elbows and feet.  But sugar scrubs have the distinct advantage of polishing AND moisturizing skin at the same time.  That is why at Vitabath, we choose to offer an Exfoliating Sugar Scrub that is gentle enough to use everyday, even on your face!

Gentle exfoliation is key to smooth, soft skin that stays that way.  Vitabath Exfoliating Sugar Scrub is a sugar-based formula that gently polishes by removing dull, flaky skin, leaving skin feeling silky smooth and intensely hydrated.  We believe in the many advantages of a sugar scrub over a salt scrub:

  • Use Everyday – Sugar scrubs are “softer” than salt scrubs and are gentle enough to be used everyday in the shower, if you wish.  The granules in our sugar scrub tend to be finer and are better suited for sensitive skin. Because the grains are smaller they dissolve readily in warm water and are therefore less coarse and less abrasive than salt scrubs. They are suitable for all skin types because they don’t have any harsh side effects.
  • They Moisturize – Sugar scrubs are gentle in nature and less drying than salt scrubs.  They can aid in preventing skin ailments like psoriasis and eczema because they hydrate the skin so well. We blend the sugar crystals with macadamia seed and coconut oils to soften and hydrate newly revealed skin.
  • They Soothe – Sugar is soothing, while salt can be stinging or irritating to the skin, especially if you have sensitive skin, or any small cuts or abrasions. Our sugar scrub is enriched with emollients, skin conditioners, and moisturizers like Sunflower Seed Oil, Macadamia Seed Oil, Coconut Oils, Shea Butter and Aloe Vera to soothe and hydrate skin. 

Remember this order in the shower:

  • Cleanse –  First, cleanse with Vitabath Moisturizing Gelee in the bath or shower.
  • Exfoliate  – Then polish your skin with Vitabath Exfoliating Sugar Scrub. You clear away dead skin to get the closest layer to the hair.  Sugar scrub will exfoliate and moisturize at the same time!
  • Shave – Then shave for a perfectly smooth leg. (Note – You may consider shaving before exfoliating if your skin is not too sensitive.  This way you won’t shave away some of the botanical oils that provide a protective layer on your skin after using the sugar scrub.)
  • Moisturize – For additional moisturizing benefits, follow with Vitabath Moisturizing Lotion and Hand Creme.

So you want to polish AND moisturize your skin at the same time?  Use Vitabath Sugar Scrub, regularly.  SAVE NOW!  Go to myvitabath.com, purchase Vitabath 10 oz Sugar Scrub, and enter this promotion code at checkout to SAVE 20% on sugar scrub:  SUGARBLOG20

Limited Time offer:  Expires September 30, 2010

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Moisturizing Gelée Soap: Back to an Old Classic

September 7, 2010

By Tracy Cox, Vitabath® Staff Writer

There’s something we all do everyday to stay healthy.  It’s something that is so routine, we barely even notice when we do it anymore but it’s vital to our health.  It’s hand washing!

Washing our hands is one of the easiest ways to protect ourselves from germs and feel clean.  Since the advent of liquid and antibacterial soap, it seems that bar soap has been given a bad wrap.

Liquid hand soap

Some things you may not know about liquid or antibacterial soap:

  • Many liquid and antibacterial soaps contain alcohol, which dries out the skin.
  • Popular antibacterial and liquid soaps are no more effective at preventing illness than bar soap.
  • The germ-killing properties in antibacterial soap can be overkill; some strains of bacteria have become resistant to antibacterial soap.
  • Antibacterial soap is ideal for hospitals or daycare centers, where the risk of illness and bacterial are prominent, but it is unrealistic for in-home use.

Some things you may not know about bar soap:

  • Bar soap does just as an efficient job killing germs and cleaning skin as liquid soap.
  • It is much more cost-effective than typical liquid or antibacterial soap.
  • It is a common misconception that bar soap collects bacteria and is therefore less clean than liquid soap.
  • Bar soap can contain the same fragrant aroma that many people purchase liquid soap to acquire.

Original Gelée Soap

Some things you should know about Vitabath Gelée Soap:

  • It cleans hands of dirt and bacteria as well as the leading liquid or antibacterial soap.
  • It uses Sunflower Oil to keep your hands from drying out after use.
  • It uses Grape Seed Oil, a natural antioxidant, to keep the skin looking and feeling healthier.
  • It is enriched with Vitamins A, B5, C and E to revitalize the moisture level in your skin after using.
  • It comes in all four fabulous Vitabath® fragrances, Original, Fresh, Plus, and Spa!

So consider taking a break from the liquid soap for a while and revisit a traditional classic, Vitabath® Moisturizing Gelée Soap!

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What’s the “plus” in Plus for Dry Skin?

August 30, 2010

Vitabath® premium bath and body line has four inviting botanical fragrance families; Original Spring Green™, Fresh Citrus Twist®, Spa Skin Therapy™, and Plus for Dry Skin™.  Have you ever wondered what the “Plus” in “Plus for Dry Skin™” is?

Vitabath, starts with its unrivaled skin enrichment formula of essential ingredients for each of the products, be it, Gelee, Moisturizing Lotion, Bar Soap, Sugar Scrub, or Hand Crème.  For any given vitamin enriched bath and body product there are a multitude of botanical extracts, minerals and vitamins blended together that function as skin conditioners, emollients, anti-inflamatories, astringents, moisturizers, cell revitalizers, and antioxidants.

But the final formulas are not created equal.  You can immediately recognize the difference from the fragrances that are added to each:

If you are a lover of Plus for Dry Skin, it is because you love both the fragrance, and you love those special “Plus” ingredients that help make your skin feel fabulous!   The “plus” in PLUS for Dry Skin is heavily fortified with a unique blend of ingredients, including:

  • Vitamin B3 – also called Niacinamide which is a skin conditioning agent
  • Vitamin B5 – also called Panthenol, a moisturizer and anti-inflammatory agent to calm inflammation of skin and leave skin feeling soft and velvety smooth
  • Allantoin – a skin protectant to help stimulate new and healthy tissue
  • Wheat Germ Glycerides – emollients and skin conditioners
  • Hazel Seed Oil – an emollient and skin conditioner
  • Wheat Germ Oil  – extracted from wheat germ with a high level of Vitamin E for skin conditioning, making skin look and feel better
  • Macadamia Seed Oil – a skin conditioning emollient

So if you are in need of a little extra pampering, consider using Vitabath Plus for Dry Skin™.

Oh, and another “plus”…it‘s ON SALE NOW at 15% off, for a limited time!

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Gelée is Not Your Typical Body Wash

August 27, 2010

Written by Tracy Cox, Vitabath Staff Writer

Original Spring Green Gelée

What’s the difference between Vitabath® Gelée and the shower gels you find on the shelf in the beauty aisle?  It’s the highly concentrated formula that creates a thick, creamy lather.

Gelée’s Unique Formula

  • Vitabath uses twice the active ingredients that typical body washes use.
  • Because it is so concentrated, you can use less in the shower and make your bottle last longer!
  • It was originally created in 1957 by European skincare specialists who set out to develop an alternative to traditional soap that wouldn’t dry out and irritate the skin.
  • Whereas most body washes are composed of around 70% water, Vitabath® Gelée is fortified with 23 essential ingredients.
  • Gelée has a one-of-a-kind sulfate free, antioxidant rich blend of vitamins, botanicals and a new superfruit complex.
  • It is composed of natural botanicals such as cooling cucumber, calming lavender oils, soothing green tea extracts, aloe vera, mint, and citrus.

How Gelée helps your skin

  • The antioxidant properties, including horse chestnut extract, along with Vitamins B5 and C, sooth and calm skin that is inflamed or irritated.Gelée Family
  • Vitamins A and E provide moisture.
  • Vitamin B3 and sunflower seed oil improve the skin’s conditioning overall.
  • Biotin strengthens the skin.

Luxury of Gelée

  • The rich, thick lather of Gelée soothes and refreshes the skin, allowing for the hectic schedule of the everyday to be punctuated by brief moments of luxury.
  • The four clean, rejuvenating fragrances wash over your senses and leave your skin feeling and smelling amazing all day long.

So now you know what puts the Vita in Vitabath® and you can wash assured that you’re quenching your skin with the best!

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Citrus Solutions

August 24, 2010

FRESH Citrus Twist

by Alicia Thompson, Vitabath Staff

In a recent article posted on Shine from Yahoo.com, the benefits of refreshing citrus scents were called out as being an instant mood booster.

Citrus smells can perk you up, so drop slices of grapefruit, orange, or lemon in your water (bonus: you feel like you’re at a super posh spa.) Suds up your hair and bod with citrus scents in the shower. Click here for more

Being an avid fan of all things citrus myself, I’ve collected a list of rejuvenating things you can do at home just by gathering citrus essences and some ingenuity.

FRESH_Relaxation PackageSuds it up!: The vibrant fragrance of Vitabath’s Fresh Citrus Twist is lightly blended with hints of jasmine and bergamot and enriched with Vitamin C.  Showering with this fragrance packed Gelee will not only make you feel better, but make your entire bathroom smell AMAZING!  Now that’s a way to get going in the morning.

avocadoMoisture Mask: Take care of your skin with this Avocado Citrus Mask, created by spa consultant Mindy Terry to rehydrate summer-time skin.

RubiosTea

Home Brew: Enjoy a cup of your favorite invigorating herbal tea with citrus notes to enhance your mood. I love the Tarocco Ruby Orange Herbal Tea from Teavana. Serve over ice on a hot summer day, and feel the stress melt away while you cool down.

Vitamin CTake a Supplement: Vitamin C is the first thing that comes to mind when most people think of citrus fruits. Vitamin C can be helpful in shortening the duration of colds, helping wounds heal faster, and protecting the body from the damaging effects of free radicals.


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Pass the butter, please…

August 18, 2010

Shea Butter has been around for centuries, but has never been more top of mind than now.

So how much do you really know about Shea Butter? We are excited to talk about Shea Butter because it is a key ingredient in one of our newest products…Vitabath Hand Crème 20% Shea Butter formula!

Shea TreeShea Nut It all begins in Africa…Shea Butter, also known as Karite Butter, is derived from the Shea Tree, or Karite Tree indigenous to Africa. The fruit of the Shea Tree has a thin pulp that surrounds a large oil-rich seed from which the Shea Butter is extracted by crushing and boiling.

The ivory-colored natural fat contains many fatty acids and it these fatty acids that give Shea Butter its unique natural restorative properties and makes it a particularly effective moisturizer and emollient. Moisturizers help to nourish and protect skin. Emollients wonderfully soften and soothe the skin. shea butter

The magic of Shea Butter is vast:

  • Recognized for its anti-aging benefits, it can help diminish wrinkles and promote cell renewal.
  • It contains Vitamins A and E which helps to keep skin supple and healthy. Vitamin A has antioxidant properties – the latest buzz word – which basically means, it can neutralize free radicals in the body that cause tissue and cellular damage.
  • It has also been known to have anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. No wonder it is used in so many cosmetic products!
  • And no secret why we had to formulate our new Hand Crème with 20% Shea Butter – to simply nourish and protect your skin!

Our 4.2 oz Hand Crème tube is a nice size to pack in your purse, always there to give you a helping hand. So pass the Shea butter, please!

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Get your SPA on!

August 14, 2010
by Alicia Thompson, Vitabath Staff
Are you as happy as I am that it’s FRIDAY? !!!  It’s been a long week here.  We’ve been busy working on new product ideas, developing a commercial spot and sampling new fragrances.   More on all that later, trust me, but right now I’m ready for some time to relax and rejuvenate. As soon as I get home, I’m treating myself to a little at home spa treatment, and you should too.  Check out my top 5 favorite indulgences for a perfect night in!

Claire Burke Tropical Flowers Filled Candle1.  Make it Glow: Everything looks better with soft lighting; so light some candles and set the mood for relaxation.  The filled candles by Claire Burke® add a warm glow and the Tropical Flowers fragrance is light and breezy.

Vitabath SPA 32oz Gelee2.  Set to Soak: Run a bubble bath with Vitabath Spa Skin Therapy Gelee and soak the day away.  It’s full of great ingredients to rejuvenate my skin and the added sea kelp really keeps me moisturized.

ULTA Nail Polish3.  Mini Pedi: after you’ve soaked those tired feet, treat yourself to a fresh coat of nail polish in a color that will make you smile.  My current fave is Cherries Jubilee from ULTA Beauty.

Vitabath SPA Hand Creme4.  Moisturize: Keep that soothing feeling going by using Vitabath Shea Butter Hand Cream.  It’s packed with 20% shea butter, so you’ll be blissfully soft.

bathrobe5.  Keep it Plush: Sit down with a good book in a super soft bathrobe.  There’s nothing like the feeling of soft cotton.  I’m planning on finishing up “Austenland” tonight while I lounge.

Here’s to a great weekend and some much needed “me” time.  Hope you have a fabulous one too! Email us at vbmarketing@richbrands.biz and tell us how you unwind after a long day.  You might be invited to do a guest blog or even receive FREE product!

Alicia Thompson is the Marketing Manager for Vitabath®.  Check back soon for more advice on creating the prefect at home spa experience.

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