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5 Fall Beauty and Skin Care Essentials

It's officially fall, so it's time to switch up your beauty regimen and look for products with more moisturizing and exfoliating benefits. To assist you with your picks, here are five products that Everything She Wants recently gave a test drive.

Nyakio Kenyan Coffee Body Scrub smells good enough to eat and feels like a luxe spa product.  The unique fusion of Kenyan coffee beans, sugar, shea butter and mongongo nut oil, jojoba and avocado oils will invigorate and soften your skin.

After receiving a review sample a while back, I searched high and low for another bottle of Nubian Heritage African Black Soap Body Wash, formulated with oats, aloe vera and vitamin E. Duane Reade and Walgreens didn't have it and a local store that sells natural beauty products was sold out, but I finally found the miraculous wash that fights acne, detoxifies and sloughs away dead at Whole Foods.

The lightweight Bare Minerals Purely Nourishing Moisturizer effectively provides balanced hydration for combination skin while improving its tautness and giving it a healthy, age-defying J-Lo glow.

While browsing the aisles at a super spacious and well-stocked Target in Chicago, I purchased Clear Ultra Shea Nourishing Scalp & Hair Oil, and the non-greasy shea butter-based oil has done wonders for my dry scalp.  The oil works for both natural and relaxed hair, and after using it for a few weeks, I have less big flakes and my hair has more suppleness and sheen.

During Fashion Week a friend asked how I keep my skin looking so good?  Well, I was tempted to quote Bey and say, "I woke up like this….I woke up like this." The truth is, for several months I've been using the Phillips PureRadiance Facial Cleansing System I was gifted.  The portable, wand-like tool has really stepped up my skincare regimen. Just add your favorite scrub or cleanser and get ready for flawless, younger looking skin.



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