New Product Alert: Botanical Kinetics Water Gel Creme

New Product Alert: Botanical Kinetics Water Gel Creme

The Botanical KineticsTM skin care line adds a new member to its bestselling line-up of skin care products. Botanical Kinetics Water Gel Crème is a lightweight, fast-absorbing moisturizer that instantly cools and hydrates skin and helps boost healthy skin hydration levels for 24 hours. With unique ingredients including mineral-rich sea water, centella asiatica and plant-derived hyaluronic acid, this moisturizer visibly plumps skin to help minimize the appearance of fine, dry lines and instantly soothes skin, reducing visible redness and restoring balance throughout the day.

Earth Month and Clean Water

Earth Month and Clean Water

Every year we talk about Earth Month and the importance of clean water. The work AVEDA does to support global causes is truly astounding, and right here in our own community YOU are doing some amazing work as well. The places we love right here in our own community like Conestee Nature Preserve, Cleveland Park Stables, and Falls Park need to be cleaned up regularly and Friends of the Reedy River works tirelessly to keep our beautiful spaces, beautiful and the water that runs through them, protected. This month, we are spotlighting two charities: Aveda’s Charity Water and Greenville’s own Friends of the Reedy River.

charity: water is a nonprofit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to communities in need. Since 2006, charity: water has funded over 59,000 water projects around the world to help 11.6 million people get access to clean water, hygiene and improved sanitation. 100% of donations go directly to clean water costs. Learn more at https://www.charitywater.org/aveda/campaigns

We love the local organization Friends of the Reedy River. They monitor the river’s water quality (using kits purchased with funds raised by Ivy’s guests!) and advocate for the river in all of the building projects and construction that is taking place all over Greenville. They also educate Greenville’s citizens about measures we can take to help keep our river clean. To learn more, visit https://www.friendsofthereedyriver.org/

6 Biggest Hair & Makeup Trends for Spring 2022

6 Biggest Hair & Makeup Trends for Spring 2022

Stick Straight is Back. I love a smooth, flat head of hair, but for some of us we’re going to need a little help in that department thanks to the Carolina humidity. If you haven’t tried a Keratin treatment yet, now is definitely the time if this trend is on your wish list for spring. Plus, it cuts your hair drying time in half – and we can all use a few extra minutes in our day.

Braids are still big and we still can’t get enough of them. Whether you want one or six, come visit us and ask your stylist for the braid bar special.

Blush isn’t just for your cheekbones anymore- but beware this one is tough to pull off … The runways let the color run a bit wild, all over the entire cheek. Just be careful or you’ll wind up looking like a toddler who proudly does their own makeup.

Clip It Up. I’ve been noticing this trend for a while on celebrities – tons and tons of hair clips used as accessories, not for any real function. Well, the trend is heading our way this season. You can try it simply with some hair color snap clips or go bold with some bling. Most importantly – have fun!

Glossy Lips are one of my favorite beauty trends, but finding a gloss that isn’t sticky is key.  AVEDA’s new Feed My Lips Pure Nourish-Mint Lip Gloss & Topper are going to be your instant favorites. Find your perfect color and then top it off with all-day moisture, shimmer and shine.

Like Taylor Swift, Classic Red Lips never go out of style. They’re back (were they ever really gone?) in a big way. Try AVEDA’s Pure Nourish-Mint Lipstick in Vibrant Red, Dark Pink Red or Orange-Red to find your perfect red shade.

Products We Love: Team Ivy Shares the AVEDA Love

Products We Love: Team Ivy Shares the AVEDA Love

Rosie: I’m head over heels for our new Nutriplenish Light Treatment Mask – the results are overwhelming, and guests love that it is gluten free, free of parabens, 98% naturally derived with a 100% naturally derived aroma. I’m really excited about this color safe treatment to restore shine and moisture!

Heather: Inner Light Dual Foundation is a long-time love of mine! I use it every day – whether with a sponge or large kabuki brush, it gives me the finish that I can rely on for all-day coverage. I can use it with confidence knowing it is free from skin-irritating ingredients that are in so much other makeup brands.

Holly: I’ve loved Air Control Hairsprayever since I began using AVEDA products years ago. It gives the perfect amount of hold while allowing hair to retain movement, and is the perfect solution to fly aways. And for a guest who doesn’t love hairspray? My response is that’s only because they haven’t met Air Control yet!

 

Elizabeth: This winter I have been obsessed with using Botanical Kinetics Skin Refiner to buff off all the dry skin that builds up in the cold and am thrilled with the results: goodbye dull skin! I’ve been loving the difference Invati Thickening Foam can make in just one use: it fluffs up the hair to make it feel more full and textured… plus it protects from heat!Karla: While we’re all product junkies, AVEDA’s newest innovations have reminded me why I fell for AVEDA in the first place. Botanical Repair Leave-In Treatment delivers 450 degree heat protection and shine, and Invati Foam adds volume & weightless hold. Invati Brow Serum has given me visibly thicker, fuller brows in just twelve weeks – and paired with our smudge-free Brow Definer? I finally have the brows of my dreams! I can rely on my Tulasara Renew cream to prep my skin and Inner Light Tinted Moisturizer for daily liquid coverage. With AVEDA… what’s not to love?!

 

We think you will love these, too! We invite you to click on the links above to purchase yours today, or simply click Shop Aveda in the navigation bar!

Soup’s On: Ivy Salons Celebrates Veganuary

Soup’s On: Ivy Salons Celebrates Veganuary

It’s Veganuary! No, not a typo- loyal fans may recall AVEDA became 100% vegan back in 2020 and we love to celebrate, well anything! While becoming a vegan might not be one of your 2022 resolutions, maybe you can spend more energy focusing on what you put into and onto your body this year. Nourishment by definition means the food or other substances necessary for growth, health, and good condition. Nourishment is a crucial element to our wellbeing. What we put into- and onto- our bodies matters. Think about when you use a cheap hand lotion – how it leaves your hands greasy and slimy and literally worse off than when you started. It’s the same for how we treat our hair, our skin, and our bodies. We only get one, so fill it internally and externally with the good stuff! Below I’m sharing two of my favorite vegan recipes (from Purple Carrot) that also just so happen to be absolutely delicious and perfect for a cold day. I’d love to hear your favorite recipes, too!


Thai Lemongrass Soup with Crispy Mushrooms
photo credit: Purple Carrot (pictured with tofu)

1 lime
1 shallot
1 oz fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves
1 lemongrass stalk
8 oz cremini mushrooms
1 Roma tomato
1 scallion
½ cup sushi rice
5.5 oz coconut milk
1 (non chicken) Bouillon Cube
3 tbsp vegetable oil*
Salt and pepper*

Halve and juice the lime. Peel and mince the shallot, ginger, and garlic. Halve the lemongrass stalk crosswise. Slice the cremini mushrooms. Dice the tomato. Thinly slice the scallion.

Add sushi rice, 1 cup water, and a pinch of salt to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low, and cook until water is absorbed, 12 to 15 minutes. Add lime juice to the cooked rice and fluff with a fork. Cover to keep warm.

Heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add minced shallot, minced ginger, minced garlic, and a pinch of salt, and cook until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add coconut milk, bouillon cube, and 1½ cups water. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to a simmer. Add halved lemongrass stalk and diced tomato, and let simmer until final step.

Heat 2 tbsp vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sliced cremini mushrooms, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook 5 to 8 minutes.

Remove the halved lemongrass stalk from the soup and discard. Divide the cooked rice between bowls. Ladle Thai lemongrass soup on top, and add crispy mushrooms. Top with sliced scallion.


Creamy Tomato Bisque with Quinoa & Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
photo credit: Purple Carrot 

¼ cup quinoa
6 oz cauliflower florets
4 garlic cloves
1 shallot
¼ cup cashews
14.5 oz diced tomatoes
5.5 oz coconut milk
2 tbsp vegan parmesan
¼ oz fresh basil
1 tbsp + 2 tsp (2 tbsp + 4 tsp) olive oil*
Salt and pepper*

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Add quinoa, ½ cup (1 cup) water, and a pinch of salt to a small saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low, and cook until the spirals burst and water is absorbed, 10 to 12 minutes.

Add cauliflower florets, 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper to a baking sheet, and toss. Roast until tender and browned in places, 12 to 15 minutes.

Peel and chop the garlic. Peel and roughly chop the shallot(s). Heat 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add chopped garlic and chopped shallot and cook until softened, 3 to 5 minutes.

Add cashews, tomatoes, coconut milk, ¼ cup (½ cup) water, and a pinch of salt and pepper to the large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Carefully pour bisque mixture into a blender and purée the tomato bisque until smooth.
TIP: Blend bisque in batches for the 4-serving meal.

Tear the basil leaves. Toss roasted cauliflower with just 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) parmesan. Divide the creamy tomato bisque between large bowls, and top with cooked quinoa and parmesan roasted cauliflower. Sprinkle with torn basil and remaining parmesan. Enjoy!

Aveda Cares!

Aveda Cares!

Just a snapshot of the incredible work AVEDA does thanks to YOU across the globe:

Since 2010, we have collected used cell phones from our employees to donate to the Recycle for Rainforest Project sponsored by the Minnesota Zoo. Currently, funds from this program support the conservation efforts of the Goualougo Triangle Ape Project (GTAP) in the Republic of Congo (West Africa).

Over the past decade, our network has raised over $8 million for grassroots organizations that help protect endangered plants and their environments, including the animals therein.

Every year during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, AVEDA releases a limited edition of our best selling hand relief™ moisturizing creme, and donates a portion of the purchase price from each sale to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF) for cruelty-free research.

Since 2006, charity: water has raised $300M+ for clean water initiatives funding 60,000 projects serving over 11M people in 29 countries.

Caring for the world has been a key part of AVEDA’s mission since its founding in 1978. AVEDA has always been cruelty-free and as of January 1, 2021 is 100% vegan.