Earthly Body's collection of natural, vegan, and paraben-free skincare and bodycare products has caught the eye of an array of media outlets, such as Allure and Lucky magazines, with its hydrating hemp-oil bases and cruelty-free lineup. Candles melt into a candle pot with wax that can also be used as a warm massage oil, postcleansing moisturizer, or elbow cream for dry pet elephants. Earthly Body’s haircare line, Marrakesh, infuses each tendril-smoothing solution with Moroccan argan oil and three signature scents (original, High Tide, and Dreamsicle) to bolster frizz-free manes. Mineral-based makeups dust across facescapes without the harsh chemicals or pore-clogging guilt found in animal-tested products.
When the aestheticians of The Upper Level Spa blend water, lemon juice, and sugar, they're not making lemonade. Rather, they're forming a paste that uproots hair and temporary tattoos without causing skin damage. Unlike traditional waxing, sugaring eschews artificial ingredients, scents, dyes, and even heat?though the paste is warm, it will never burn skin, making it ideal for large or highly sensitive areas. In addition to sugaring, the skincare specialists offer vitamin-infused facials, 15 types of chemical peels, and natural airbrush tans. A massage therapist complements these and other spa services with bodywork sessions in a variety of modalities.
Ultra Fragrance not only stocks a staggering array of perfumes, skincare products, and makeup lines, its staff members help navigate the selection with a slew of online suggestions. A trend-tracking blog points out the scents and unguents recommended by magazines like InStyle and Cosmopolitan. Makeup gurus even share reviews and how-to-wear tips for specific products. With Ultra Fragrance's database of fashion analysis, customers can browse products from brands like Gucci, Donna Karan, and Dermalogica with confidence.
Laline's shelves overflow with aromatic bath and body products made with natural ingredients including salts from the Dead Sea and essential oils from Provence. After getting wrapped in vintage-style packaging, the far-flung ingredients make their way to 60 locations worldwide—with only three in the United States. Creams, lotions, and soaps for women help maintain soft skin, and products for babies blend gentle elements such as chamomile oil, aloe vera, and stork tears. Laline also doles out feminine, bright-pink products for girls, as well as shaving supplements and soaps for men.
White walls and furnishings give the shop's shabby-chic interior a clean, airy vibe. Laline's colorful products pop against white tables and shelves, which nestle beneath delicate crystal chandeliers.
RaceRoom Fresno’s realistic racing simulators transport drivers to famous circuits from around the world, placing them behind the wheel of more than 600 race and production cars. Visitors cradled in comfortable bucket seats wrestle with high-quality steering wheels as immersive audio systems pipe in the sounds of revving engines, screeching tires, and ahoogaing bike horns. More than 50 tracks are painstakingly re-created with eye-catching, high-definition graphics displayed on single monitors or in three-screen panoramas. Detailed leaderboards keep track of best times by car class and track, allowing racers to chart their progress online.
In Morocco, it’s common to find goats balancing on the branches of Argan Trees, attempting to reach the plant’s nutritious fruits. Given this unusual behavior, it’s no wonder others took notice—generations of women in Berber Villages have also been collecting the fruit. Today, more than one thousand gainfully employed women carry on the ancestral tradition, harvesting the fruit’s kernels to make versatile, nutrient-rich Argan oil.
Once Zinn Argan’s staffers purchase it directly from the Moroccan women, they bring the oil back to the United States to make organic culinary and cosmetic products, including facial masks, moisturizers, soaps, and cooking oils. They then stock the digital shelves of their online store with these natural wares and ship them directly to customer homes.