Two Brothers Discover Unusual Extract That Sparks Beard Growth and Soothes Itchy Skin

Two brothers from South Florida have launched a new hair and beard care company called Beerds. They are using pure hops extract in a unique way. Through many hours of research, development and testing they created proprietary formulas for beard oil, beard and hair butter, and beard wash. The process involved getting just the right concentrations of the pure hops extract with the other natural butters, oils and extracts being used to make each product.

The hops extract has long gone unnoticed for its skin and hair benefits. But recently, the medical science community began putting hops extract to the test in topical products for the skin and hair. One study published by the National Institutes of Health revealed that the humulus lupulus (hops) extract proved to have three powerful agents that are highly beneficial to our skin and hair. These three agents were found in significant amounts in pure humulus lupulus ‘hops’ extract:

1. Antimicrobial agents are known for destroying or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms (especially pathogenic microorganisms). After 2020, most people know what a pathogen is, but just to be clear, they cause disease. And, if you recall from our list above, dry skin related to disease is a very common reason that certain people can’t get rid of the irritation or itch.

2. Anti-inflammatory agents block certain substances in the body that cause inflammation: But guess what, inflammatory mediators, neurotransmitters and neuropeptides activate the cutaneous nerve endings, causing itch signal transduction from the peripheral skin, through the spinal cord and thalamus, to the brain cortex. This article details the Peripheral Mechanisms of Itch, posted on the National Institute of Health’s website.

3. Antioxidant agents are compounds that inhibit oxidation. This process is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals, thereby leading to chain reactions that may damage the cells of organisms. Oxidized skin cells degenerate (age) more quickly and are prone to become irritated or inflamed.

Based on their findings and research, the two brothers created their own special formulas for beard oil, beard butter and beard wash. They used natural oils and butters, 100% pure humulus lupulus ‘hops’ extract and other premium ingredients to create beard care products that truly stop beard itch, make beards softer, clear up the skin around facial hair and help with healthier growth.

The two brothers tested every version of each product on their own beards until they were satisfied with the efficacy, consistency and fragrance of each one. These aren’t ‘private label products’; the brothers put significant research and resources into creating these products.

Come into the beautiful world of Beerds.

Sisley Spa around the world: Venice

From Mauritius, through the heart of London, to vibrant Rio de Janeiro, Sisley’s spas span four continents, offering both luxury and relaxation. Discover these wonderful places of well-being, where Sisley’s prestigious knowledge, concentrated in amazing treatment rituals, offers a new beauty experience.

Immerse yourself in the sensory world of a unique brand, known for its high-quality care products and their unparalleled efficiency, with massage rituals from all over the world.

Discover the Sisley Spa at the iconic The Gritti Palace, a Marriott Luxury Collection Hotel, in Venice, Italy. Dating to 1475, this noble palace and luxury hotel is a place of exceptional art and elegance that has retained its intimate and familiar feel of a private residence. Carefully designed in every detail and decorated with Venetian mosaics, the spa creates an intimate ambiance in which to relax after an intense day spent discovering the wonders of Venice.

Discover spaces made for well-being. Real places for relaxation where unique products meet unique knowledge.

Come into the beautiful worlds of Sisley and The Gritti Palace, in Venice.

Joop! Wow! Fresh

In 2017 Joop! presented a new pillar fragrance: Joop! Wow! Created by perfumer Christophe Raynaud, this masculine fragrance was followed two years later by a Eau de Parfum. This year the German fashion house presents Wow! Eau de Toilette Fresh, inviting you to ‘experience a new, surprising Wow! moment’.

Wow! Fresh is an aroma highlighted by a bouquet of fragrant aromatic, herbal and fresh spicy scented tones that will bring a pleasing, soothing and elegant perfumed sensation. Examining it closer once applied you will notice a lingering quality of softer fragranced bitter, sour and citrus hints that hide an essence of light, uplifting and inviting feelings.

Based on the combination of notes Joop! Wow! Fresh is classified as an aromatic spicy fragrance to the nose. The emanation of flavors and scent notes for Wow! Fresh unfurl in a whiff of aromatic and citrus opening top notes including sparkling bergamot, lavender essence and crushed violet leaf. The floral heart note adds masculine accents of geranium to the fresh, aromatic cocktail, which is gradually warmed up by sensual vanilla in the spicybase.

If Wow! Fresh seems like a pleasant smell for your taste or maybe special occasion then the best is to aromatize yourself and give it a try!

Joop! Wow! Fresh is available at selected stores worldwide as a 40 and a 60ml Eau de Toilette. Come into the beautiful world of Joop!.

Jaeger-LeCoultre 1931 Café

Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre presents 1931 Café, an elegant and convivial new venue created to coincide with 90 years of the Reverso, a watch that is considered an icon of Art Deco design. As a quintessential expression of Art Deco style, 1931 Café evokes the iconic aesthetic and design of the period, opening in Shanghai this week and travelling to Paris this autumn.

The 1931 Café will evoke the elegant interior of a 1930s ocean liner and the glamour of a film set. The design features a black-and-white palette combined with warm and flattering light. Several signature Art Deco elements have been incorporated in the design – chrome, velvet, glass and lacquered wood – and features a marble floor with an inlaid geometric pattern typical of the era.

Completing the design, a special collection of pastries has been created by French Pastry Chef Nina Métayer (photo below, wearing her Reverso), taking guests on a journey to Jaeger-LeCoultre’s home in the Vallée de Joux.

Opening from June 13 until August 15, the 1931 Café will be located at K11, the art and fashion hub in the centre of Shanghai. In the autumn, as 1931 Café, it will be recreated in a new location in the heart of Paris.

Come into the beautiful world of Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Maison Margiela Replica Autumn Vibes

Later this month, French luxury fashion house Maison Margiela will introduce Autumn Vibes (Montreal, 2018), a new unisex fragrance joining the Replica series, a collection of fragrances inspired by personal memories and moments from the life of the perfumer;

The year is 2018, and the location is Montreal. Autumn Vibes is a fragrance that brings back a warm autumn day, a colorful forest landscape, fresh air, and a feeling of being in nature. The woody-spicy scent blends notes of cedar with moss reminiscent of a walk in the woods. The colorful leaves under your feet are evoked by pink pepper and cardamom essence.

Maison Margiela Autumn Vibes will be available as 10 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Maison Margiela.

A World of Wellness: Celebrate with Four Seasons This Global Wellness Day

Across the globe, Four Seasons properties are celebrating Global Wellness Day on June 12

June 12, 2021 marks the tenth anniversary of Global Wellness Day, (GWD) – a day dedicated to living well and to honouring choices that cultivate health in all its forms. Across the globe, Four Seasons properties are celebrating with innovative wellness events, activities, and inspiring ideas aimed at slowing down to focus on self-care.

This year’s GWD theme, ‘protecting our mental wellness during and after the pandemic’, highlights the vital role that mental health plays in our overall wellbeing. Guests and locals looking to participate in this year’s festivities can take inspiration from an array of both virtual and live events hosted around the globe by Four Seasons experts, spa practitioners and craftspeople in the spirit of living well.

From Hawaii to France to Tokyo and beyond, a world of wellness awaits. All experiences are listed in local time. 

Four Seasons Resort Philadelphia at Comcast Center

Join a virtual meditative journey to the sound of singing crystal bowls at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center

High above the clouds on the 57th floor, join Resident Crystal Healer Rashida Bell for the melodic sounds of singing crystal bowls at Philadelphia’s first-and-only Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Spa. While the sunrise illuminates the city below, Bell will lead a five-minute meditation session and healing experience, offering a quiet moment to pause and reflect. Experience the session at leisure on June 12 by tuning into the video recording on the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia IGTV channel. For more details, click here.

Come into the beautiful world of Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia.

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina

Beyond the physical benefits, exercise can have a profoundly positive impact on mental health, helping to relieve anxiety and stress, improve memory, and boost overall mood. This GWD, Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina is offering three unique and high-energy fitness classes from Hawaii native and renowned fitness instructor Tahiti Hernandez Kemper. Tahiti specialises in performance training with an impressive roster of clients, including her husband, World Champion Big Wave surfer Billy Kemper. Tune in for a 20-minute fitness class at 12:00 noon HST on Instagram Live via @fsoahu. For more details, click here.

Come into the beautiful world of Four Seasons Resort Oahu.

Four Seasons Hotel Toronto

Getting kids involved in GWD this year is made easier by Four Seasons Hotel Toronto. It’s never too early to instil healthy habits and focus on wellbeing from head to toe. Working with a local studio, the Hotel will host a 45-minute yoga session specially designed for children. Set some time aside to enjoy yoga-themed fun for the whole family and tune in via Instagram Live on @fstoronto at 9:30 am EST.

Come into the beautiful world of Four Seasons Hotel Toronto.

Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire

Offering a day of wellness-themed activities, guests and spa members are invited to celebrate by reconnecting with themselves and nature. After meeting at the picturesque Tundry Pond at 10:00 am BST, in-house hypnotherapist Mark Williams will transport guests with a group ‘Mind Massage’, designed to offer a positive mindset and motivation for the day ahead. To follow, fitness specialist Kinga Matuszczak-Saad will then take guests through a body alignment class, created to strengthen muscles using specially designed stretching exercises. 

Come into the beautiful world of Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire.

Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, a Four Seasons Hotel

Guests of Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel can experience an aromatherapy workshop

Enjoy a ‘muscular awakening’ class at 7:30 am CEST with former triathlete and fitness coach Pierre-Antoine Guilhem, or join virtually via Instagram Live on @fscapferrat. Guests can also take part in a complimentary aromatherapy workshop with Marie-Cécile Rousset, the Hotel’s Spa Director and aromatherapist at 5:00 pm CEST. The hour-long class introduces aromatherapy, offering insight into how the power of plants can be used to improve well-being, health and mood. Marie will share her holistic approach that makes the most of natural elements and each attendee will leave with an essential oil roll-on to help with their serenity practice at home. All GWD activities are complimentary and are bookable directly through the Spa. For more details, click here.

Come into the beautiful world of Four Seasons Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat.

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles

Those visiting the romantic hideaway and tropical paradise can take part in two complimentary classes this GWD. In the morning, guests of all levels can join a Yin Yoga session on the soft, white sands of Petite Anse at 8:30 am SCT. This calming and therapeutic form of yoga supports the body as it eases into relaxation and balance. Later in the day at 3:30 pm SCT, guests can enjoy a Pilates class consisting of low-impact flexibility, muscular strength and endurance movements, assisting with postural alignment, core strength and muscular balance.

Come into the beautiful world of Four Seasons Resort Seychelles.

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

Be transported to the treetop lotus pond at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, with a 45-minute virtual meditation session from the Resort’s resident Wellness Mentor and former Buddhist nun Ibu Fera. Available via Instagram Live at 4:00 pm WITA, the session will focus on increasing awareness and mindfulness to boost resilience. Tune in by visiting @fsbali. 

Come into the beautiful world of Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan.

Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi

Offering a full schedule of GWD events and activities, Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi has something for everyone, focusing on both the mind and the body, all rooted in the theme of “self-love.” At 8:00 am JST, guests and spa members can enjoy yoga and meditation focused on deep breathing and slow movement. Or join virtually via @fsotemachi Instagram Live. Also on offer is a jog around the Imperial Gardens at 2:30 pm JST. In case of rain, the Hotel’s personal trainers are ready to host a stretch session as an alternative warm up. Other activities available for Hotel guests include a 60-minute yoga session followed by a 15-minute meditation, tea pairing and sampling, crystal bowl sound healing and more. Activity reservations can be made through the Spa.

Come into the beautiful world of Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi.

Tune into a virtual yoga class at Four Seasons Hotel Budapest

In the days ahead, Four Seasons hotels and resorts worldwide will be continuing to announce GWD offerings leading up to the official celebration on June 12. Visit the Four Seasons Press Room and follow @FourSeasonsPR on Twitter for the latest property news and follow @FourSeasons on Instagram for additional GWD activities and updates.

Celebrate Virtually with Four Seasons 

Plan a full day of wellness in the comfort of home by adding some virtual wellness happenings to the day’s schedule. In addition to the live and virtual experiences mentioned, here’s a snapshot of some virtual highlights from across the globe: 

  • 1:30 am EDT / 6:30 am BST / 7:30 am CEST: Enjoy a ‘muscular awakening’ class with former triathlete and fitness coach, Pierre-Antoine Guilhem via Instagram Live at @fscapferrat.
  • 4:00 am EDT / 9:00 am BST / 4:00 pm WITA: Tune in to a treetop Virtual Awareness Meditation via Instagram Live at @fsbali at Sayan.
  • After sunrise EDT: At leisure, pause and reflect to the sounds of singing crystals bowls with Resident Crystal Healer Rashia Bell. Tune into the video recording on the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia IGTV channel.
  • 9:30 am EDT / 2:30 pm BST / 3:30 pm CEST: Enjoy a Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class with @FourSeasonsHotelBudapest via Facebook Live, or little ones can join a yoga class for kids via Instagram Live at @fstoronto
  • 1:00 pm EDT / 6:00 pm BST / 12:00 noon CST: Renew and restore energy by tuning into watch local shaman Linda Mariscal perform a Huichol ritual via Instagram at @fspuntamita.
  • 5:30 pm EDT / 10:30 pm BST: Join a virtual sound Healing Meditation via Instagram Live at @fstoronto.
  • 6:00 pm EDT / 11:00 pm BST / 12:00 noon HST: Join a 20-minute fitness class with renowned fitness instructor Tahiti Hernandez Kemper via Instagram Live at @fsoahu.
  • 7:00pm EDT / 12:00 midnight BST / 6:00 pm CDT: Enjoy a ‘Grounded Together’ Guided Meditation with Sound Therapist Marina Sbrochi via Instagram Live at @fsdallas or tune in for some yoga and meditation focused on deep breathing and slow movement via Instagram Live at @fsotemachi.

Come into the beautiful world of Four Seasons.

‘Say Yes to Global Wellness Day’ by following @fourseasons and using the hashtags #FSWellness and #GlobalWellnessDay.

TED Relaunches TED Health Podcast with Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider, Leading Voice in Healthcare

Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider will host the relaunched TED Health podcast

TED relaunched its popular TED Health podcast today with new host Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider, MD, a San-Francisco-based internist and leading voice in healthcare. The series will continue to spotlight innovative speakers on health and science, featuring TED Talks covering a range of issues from antibiotic use in animals to the neuroscience of how memories are formed.

This was a tough year, and it’s made people think about their physical and mental health more than ever. Shoshana’s curiosity, compassion, and expertise make her the ideal host to guide us through this complicated time.

Michelle Quint, TED Director of Audio

Dr. Ungerleider has practiced internal medicine for eight years and is the founder of End Well, a nonprofit seeking to drive a cultural shift to improve the end of life experience. Since its inception in 2017, End Well has brought prominent voices and unsung heroes to the forefront of a movement to ensure we all live better through to the end. Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Ungerleider has been a frequent medical contributor to both broadcast and print audiences, appearing on CNN, MSNBC, and CBS, among other national news channels, with writing in TIME, Scientific American, and The San Francisco Chronicle, among other publications.

I couldn’t be more excited and honored to join TED, the undisputed authority in all things innovation, to be a part of the new TED Health podcast. We’ve got an exciting upcoming season, showcasing stories and voices from the cutting edge which TED is known for, to help our listeners lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.

Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider,

The TED Health podcast is part of the TED Audio Collective, a collection of podcasts launched earlier this year. The collection includes shows co-developed by TED and its speakers as well as shows developed and produced independently by inspiring thinkers and creators. The growing list of podcasts ranges from TED originals like TED Talks Daily and Far Flung with Saleem Reshamwala to independent series like Design Matters with Debbie Millman and Conversations with People Who Hate M‪e from Dylan Marron. 

Listen to TED Health on Apple PodcastsSpotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

Cartier’s Bags: Inside Out

From May 19 to January 16, 2022, the V&A museum is reopening ‘Bags: Inside Out’, an exhibition exploring the style, function, design and craftsmanship of the ultimate accessory for women. A selection of Cartier Collection bags and accessories, as well as archived documents illustrating the richness of the Maison’s production, will be on display.

Victoria & Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL

Come into the beautiful worlds of Cartier and Victoria & Albert Museum.

Summertime at Loewe’s Ibiza Boutique

It’s summer! Featuring the entire universe of the Loewe Paula’s Ibiza 2021 collection – with the Elephant basket bag – the Spanish fashion house seasonal store is now open in the heart of Ibiza Town: the iconic Marina Ibiza.

Featured artwork includes animal sculptures made from esparto grass by artisan Javier Sánchez Medina and colourful papier-mâché fruits and chillies by the craftspeople of San Miguel de Allende in central Mexico.

Loewe
Ibiza Marina
Passeig Joan Carles I, 20

Come into the beautiful world of Loewe.

Celebrating Pride & Leading with Love for All

Pride Month is a moment when we, those who identify as LGBTQ, stand proudly and celebrate the journey, the struggles, and the progress we’ve made as a community. I am proud to lead an organization that cares to make a difference by leading with love. I invite you to take a few moments and allow me to share a few thoughts about why it is Neiman Marcus Group’s duty to advocate for LGBTQ rights, both in and outside of the workplace, during and outside of Pride month.

Geoffroy van Raemdonck, Chief Executive Officer at Neiman Marcus Group

LOVE will always lead the way! This is why we love Neiman Marcus soo much! Come into the beautiful world of Neiman Marcus.