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Trend Report: Back to School Tools

With back-to-school just around the corner (or in full swing, depending on your locale), brands are stepping up to provide multi-purpose, dual-use and easy-to-use products that make a fast impact post-summer. The launch into the busy school-year fall season requires streamlined, proactive products that make life a little bit easier, without compromising on your #BetterBeauty standards. Here are four Opal Avenue brands ready to guide customers into the school year with back to school tools you’ll want to keep nearby year-round.

Terra and Co. Sustainability Oral Care Set

After all those sweet summer treats (did anyone else indulge in lots of ice cream this season?), getting oral health back in balance is a must. Terra and Co. has the answer with its ultimate teeth whitening set, in their signature “Sustainable is the New Black” bag, made from recycled plastic bottles. The set includes the full spectrum of their natural, healthy oral care: Brilliant Black Oil Pulling Ayurvedic oil made with activated charcoal and peppermint essential oil; Brilliant Black Activated Charcoal Toothpaste for whitening and removing tartar; a biodegradable bamboo toothbrush; and Brilliant Black Zero Waste Dental Floss, with naturally occurring anti-bacterial properties that effectively removing buildup a toothbrush can’t reach.

Full Unicorn’s Gemstone Resurfacing Treatment

Post-summer skin feeling a little, well, meh? With the inevitable outdoor time summer brings also comes the potential for sun damage and dullness, as well as dehydration. Enter Full Unicorn’s Gemstone Resurfacing Treatment made with juicy papaya and pineapple enzymes that gently slough away dead skin cells, helping to reveal brighter, more glowy skin. Hexagonal gemstone micro-crystals also work to build collagen, while multi-fruit AHA’s go to work on fine lines and wrinkles, helping to even out your complexion and skin tone. Then, a boost of hyaluronic acid draws moisture into skin as it helps build elasticity, so you can wave bye bye to dull, dry skin.

Who doesn’t need an all-purpose beauty balm that doubles as a quick-soothing treatment? Ouli’s Ointment All-Purpose Beauty Balm is truly multi-use. It works just as well as skip prep for makeup application as it does mixed with tinted powder to create a creamy foundation. It also helps soothe dry skin, eczema and psoriasis, and can help decrease irritation, redness and itching. It’s the perfect purse companion for busy back-to-school days (or full-on weekend errand days).

Nelum Botanics Rose & Geranium Aqua Vitae Rejuvenating Toner

Aging with grace can be challenging if you live in a harsh environment like a bustling city. To help ease into the natural course of life, with grace and gratitude, Nelum Botanics created the Aqua Vitae Rejuvenating Toner  for mature skin. This delicate blend of organic rose and organic geranium essence, botanical extracts and pro-vitamins works with you, and not against you, as it supports skin’s elasticity and beautifies skin tone. It’s a perfect addition to a fall skincare routine, when the busy season picks up and skin could use a boost.

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Trend Report: 360 Degrees of Wellness for Mother’s Day

Stocking up on incredible Mother’s Day gifts is a retailer’s task this time of spring. With so much going on in the realm of Mom, how do you stand out? We’re seeing a significant increase in presents that represent more than just a token. Instead, gifts that encourage self-care and wellness are taking the lead this year. With a focus on pampering Mom holistically, let’s dive deep into a few Opal Avenue brands that bring 360-degree wellness for Mother’s Day to the forefront.

Poethique Skincare

Po?thique (po-eth-eek) is inspired by the vast knowledge of natural beauty ingredients that has been collected and refined over the ages by women of all cultures, across the world. The brand sources its ingredients from diverse locations all around the world, from the rainforests of Australia to the heart of India.?They then combine these prized ingredients with their green chemistry expertise to create products that are effective, toxin-free and incredibly indulgent. Po?thique products work especially well on sensitive skin, and with regular use, the line encourages skin to return to its natural healthy state?glowing and balanced. Opal Avenue recommends for Mom:?Radiance Boosting Serum

Athena Teas

Athena Teas offers a simple way to integrate pure, single origin teas into your daily routine. Never blended or flavored, the brand’s teas express only their natural flavors and characteristics born of varied terroir and exquisite craftsmanship.?Carefully selected from around the world, Athena Teas’ partners grow, harvest and process tea according to traditional methods. By limiting harvest to a few times a year, the tea plants grow slower, allowing beneficial antioxidants to concentrate in the buds and young leaves. Opal Avenue recommends for Mom: Spring Oolong

Moon & Jai

A conscious lifestyle brand that creates elegant tools to inspire personal transformation, intentional living, connection to ritual and dwelling in magic, Moon & Jai brings beautiful kits into your world. They refresh your home with a clean scent, add antiviral and antibacterial elements, change the ionic composition of the air to bring in more negative ions, and clear your space energetically. Each kit, focused on a specific purpose, taps into the love and energy you need to manifest your biggest dreams.?Opal Avenue recommends for Mom: LOVE Kit

sundays Nail Polish

Featuring high quality, pure ingredients, sundays nontoxic nail polish line puts Mom’s health, happiness and well-being first, without compromising a luxurious, long-lasting finish.?sundays 10-free nail polish is formulated without the 10 hazardous chemical additives commonly found in nail polish. Plus, the line is proudly cruelty free and vegan, and never tests on animals or uses animal by-products. It brings beautiful, classic colors with a trendy twist to the nontoxic nails realm. Opal Avenue Recommends for Mom: No. 7, a rose beige

Learn more about Opal Avenue brands and how they?re bringing #betterbeauty to the world at?opalavenue.com.