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GNC's opulent aisles display a wide variety of vitamin and mineral and herbal supplements, as well as sports nutrition, diet, energy, bodycare, and other health products. The Mega Men Sport multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets) supports muscle recovery and energy levels while aiding speedy male metabolisms without dangling steaks in front of their treadmills. Fuel feats of female strength with the Women's Ultra Mega Active multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets), ideal for vigorous women. Two pounds of Pro Performance 100% whey protein ($35.99) distract taste buds with the flavor of chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry while smuggling 20 grams of high-quality protein into the body in each scoop. Promote healthy bones with a calcium supplement, such as coral calcium, sustainably harvested from the Okinawan Sea to provide a healthy 2-to-1 ratio of calcium and magnesium.
To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, ?She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.?
Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand?s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.
Natural, locally sourced body & skin care, customized aromatherapy blends, personal health products and decorative accessories.
As seen in press outlets including the San Mateo County Times, Peninsula Beauty stocks its stores with professional beauty supplies and salon products culled from a sprawling 10,000-square-foot warehouse. An eclectic array of more than 200 brands, from American Crew to OPI, helps men and women transform hair and nails into polished works of aesthetic art. Cosmetics and lotions stand ready to adorn epidermises, and an arsenal of flat- and curling irons allows for more believable quick-changes during impromptu performances of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
The brand American Apparel, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, conjures up images of stylish and well-fitting fashion basics. It also likely brings to mind sassy advertisements featuring long-haired beauties in natural makeup posing in skin-bearing bodysuits and loungewear.
But what many don't know about the brand?despite its name and the slice of apple pie that comes with every purchase?is that all of its clothes are made in America. Everything from sewing and cutting to accounting and marketing happens in one building in downtown Los Angeles, and the rest occurs within a 30-mile radius. Not only that, every slim-fitting pair of pants, spandex bodysuit, and v-neck T-shirt is made in a sweatshop-free environment.
Plus, keeping everything in house means the company eliminates unnecessary and wasteful factors, such as shipping fuel and packing materials, as well as provides jobs to Angelenos, instead of outsourcing them.
Since 1969, Real Food Company has been a San Francisco health resource. GT's Kombucha, a tea with superfood properties including probiotics, antioxidants, and an edible cape is one of Real Food's most popular items ($3.39). Enliven innards with a bottle of San Pellegrino, whose effervescence tickles impurities to death ($2.29 for 750 ML). A slice of imported, double-cream brie ($10.99 for pound) is a sure-fire way to wow holiday guests. Real Food's hormone-free meats come packed with delicious flavor and peace of mind—New York strip steaks are $13.99 per pound. Their selection of natural beauty products, including Avalon Organics hand and body lotions ($11.45), allows anyone to feel the loving embrace of Mother Nature directly against their epidermis. The store also sells their own brand of multi-vitamins ($5.29 for 30 tablets), including a variety of contagion combatants, and iron ore to give the skin a healthy, metallic sheen.
Hearty homestyle Korean cooking has earned Manna a loyal following. In addition to the usual milieu of bibimbap, bulgogi, and kalbi, chefs plate less prevalent delicacies such as duk bok ki, a crispy fish and rice cake served with spicy sauce.
With just one look at Air Lollipops’ balloon centerpieces, it’s easy to see how the business got its name. Anchored by curled ribbons, Mylar and latex balloons emblazoned with well wishes and colorful shapes enliven parties, bringing joy to the celebrated and their guests like oversized all-day suckers. From single strands to 50-foot arches, the arranged balloons add an element of whimsy to school dances, baby showers, and hearings about changes to the municipal tax code.
Whether he's rocking a mountain-man beard, a five o' clock shadow, or the smooth cheek of a 31-year-old playing a teenager on TV, every man needs a grooming product he can trust. That's where Every Man Jack comes in. Eschewing chemicals, harsh dyes, and unbelievable promises, the shaving, skincare, and hair experts keep men groomed with their unpretentious washes, creams, deodorants, and shampoos. These old-fashioned solutions have earned Every Man Jack shout outs in publications from Men's Health to Esquire to Maxim.
As San Francisco continues to gentrify and Valencia Street becomes ever fancier, gorgeous but affordable vintage clothes on the boulevard become harder to come by. But since 2005, Painted Bird has been a mainstay of the thrifting circuit, even opening a second location in Los Angeles. Featuring unisex apparel with a heavy lean towards female looks, Painted Bird is nothing if not unique. This small Mission shop curates the best of the best, which means they’re mighty selective about what they buy. A few minutes spent poking around the bright and fanciful shop for a killer pair of boots, a mesh belt or a one-of-a-kind wool wrap will undoubtedly unearth a major find, and at a price-point that’s still friendly to hardworking San Franciscans.
Some vintage stores aim to outfit their customers tastefully, by reintegrating classic looks that never seem to fade. Retro Fit Vintage skews hard the other way, embracing the kitsch and exuberance of pop culture in the middle decades of the last century and running with it. A home for ascots, mod pencil skirts, sequin gowns, drag wigs and outlandish stage makeup, this Valencia Street shop balances professionalism with campy fun. Between the cases of costume jewelry and the t-shirt bar you’ll often find Steven LeMay, the extraordinary owner of Retro Fit, holding court on yesterday’s cultural effluvia. The shop will match you with the perfect accessory to shake up an ensemble that’s starting to feel a little tired, or get you looking top-notch at the next costume party.
Wine has inspired poets, artists, and great conversationalists since the days Bacchus first donned a toga. Besides its obvious inebriating effects, its health benefits have long been known, but not until modern-day scientists detailed its chemical makeup did we discover the powerful antioxidant resveratrol. The organic antibiotic naturally repels toxins while dispelling free radicals that can speed the aging process. Vine Vera packs plenty of resveratrol into its wine-inspired skincare collection, which consists of an array of peels, serums, creams, and masks that fight aging and enliven dull dinner parties.
In an expansive SoMa showroom, veteran massage therapist Leslie Hollingsworth offers a vast array of massage- and aromatherapy-related oils, creams, butters, lotions, gels and incenses. Each of the pieces are meant for professional use, making San Francisco Massage Supply a go-to stop for local masseurs in need of the perfect piece to relax their clients. Bins full of soothing music, books, pillows and linens make up much of the inventory, while heftier furniture pieces and specific tools round out the well-curated sales floor. Stacks of handy equipment, from the latest styles in portable and stationary massage tables and chairs to back-supporting sacral blocks, are perfect for small business owners looking to kit out their operation, and a range of house-brand products includes bentonite clays and avocado, apricot, and almond oils. Massage tables and chairs are also available for rent.