Real Beauty Tips for the Girl on the Go

By Dana Lee | February, 16, 2014 | Comments comments


We all need a few face-perking tricks to keep us looking our best and fresh-faced under even the most stressful of conditions. Here are my top 5 Urban Retreat picks for surviving the work week. There are actually 6 but two of them are by Kneipp which is so amazing it deserves the double mention.  I have put each of these products to the test myself except for the Deep Sleep bath salt which was tested by my skeptical man of science husband . . .could there be a tougher critic.

Stop by and ask one of our beauty consultants for these and more “on the go” beauty solutions.

1) Kneipp’s Joint & Muscle Rescue Bath


The best way to look good is to actually feel good which is not always easy as you rush from car pool to corporate office.  Who knew that you could get such relief from a bath salt?  But, this product made a believer out of me.  It has valuable active ingredients of the arnica blossom and aroma-intensive essential pine oils and is especially suited for use after physical activities.  It helps relieves joints and muscles with one soak in a warm tub.

There’s a little history behind the Kneipp products.  Sebastian Kneipp (1821-1897) a naturopath and priest created what would become his life philosophy.  At the age of 28, he cured himself of tuberculosis by immersing himself several times a week in the icy Danube River. These brief exposures to cold water seemed to bolster his immune system. His tuberculosis went into remission and so he dedicated the rest of his long life to harnessing the healing power of water, specific plants and herbs.

Kneipp’s Herbal Bath Valerian & Hops

Deep Sleep

Getting enough rest is a sure fire way to look amazing and feel like you can juggle your to do list with the grocery list.    This product encourages relaxation and a sound night’s sleep.   Hops is known for its calming qualities, especially at bedtime.  Valerian has been used since medieval times to reduce stress.  Both are considered to help relieve nervous tension.  I have no trouble falling asleep so I deferred to my sleep deprived husband for his results.  My better half found a restful slumber immediately after the first use.

2) Clairsonic

Let’s face it . . . there’s beauty in healthy skin.   From the creators of the Sonicare toothbrush comes Clarisonic skin care.   How does it work?  Its soft gentle brush oscillates back and forth more than 300 times per second.  It cleanses so well that products are better absorbed. The research results are impressive; it removes 6 times more makeup and 2 times more dirt and oil than manual cleaning.  Skin is left soft, healthy and radiant.


3) Rene Furterer Paris – Complexe 5 Regenerating Plant Extract

Want to have radiant tresses?  It all starts at the scalp.  This product tones the scalp and strengthens the hair and won’t leave your hair feeling greasy.   The formula is made with over 50% pure essential oils of lavender and orange, which release a light, sweet aroma and acts as a purifying scalp treatment and microfoliant to stimulate renewal.  It promotes healthy hair growth and efficacy of other hair care products.  It all starts at the scalp and the natural plant extract feels like a mini facial on your scalp.


4) L’Vere Lipgloss – in Petal

Nothing makes you look more tired and haggard than dry lips.  Pucker up with the most luxurious lip gloss by L’Vere, Urban Retreat’s exclusive make-up line.  Just one touch of the velvety applicator and you will be hooked.   This gloss in a perfect pink color produces a shine and moisture that will last and looks like you have been blessed with beautiful full delicious lips.

Beautiful woman

5) L’Vere High Definition Foundation

If you are like me, I always can use a little help in evening out skin tone and minimizing fine lines and wrinkles.   Make sure you are ready to face the day (and night) with  L’Vere High Definition foundation exclusively found at Urban Retreat .  This hi tech high def make up will you have looking beautiful for selfies or Girls Night Out.  My favorite part is that it looks natural.   L’Vere comes from the root word Ver’dict meaning truth and this product definitely brings out your true natural beauty.