What's the hottest new beauty ingredient of 2009? Argan oil. Never heard of it before? Well, you will soon since it's being used in all sorts of products from masks, moisturizers, balms, and body butters. Known for its miraculous healing and moisturizing properties, argan oil has proven to reduce the depth of fine lines and wrinkles resulting in an overall improvement in the skin's surface. This hard-to-find oil is from the argan tree located in a remote region south of Morocco, and is notoriously difficult to harvest, making it one of the most expensive oils on earth (take that Creme de la Mer). One of my favorites is Elemis Pro-Collegen Quartz Lift Mask ($81 at timetospa.com), it's like a take home facial that gives you that ten-year-younger face lift look and baby soft skin. PRIORI makes a great CoffeeBerry Body Emulsion ($70 at Prioriskincare.com) that tightens and firms your legs and body while reducing signs of aging. Looking for something good for you and the community? Then Kiehl's Superbly Restorative Skin Salve with Fairly-Traded Argan Oil ($25 at Kiehls.com) is the thing for you. Plus, it can even be used on your nails to soften cuticles and your hair to smooth split ends! Is there anything this miracle oil can't help?
Those of you with fitness on the mind are sure to appreciate this week's edition of Stylehive's "The Hunt" contest, as we've teamed up with Nike to give away gift certificates to the three Hivers who come out on top! Entering the contest is easy- just bookmark your favorite items, and encourage others to hive your items as well by sending messages to your followers- and if your bookmark is one of the top three most popular at the end of the week, you win! First place wins a $250 gift certificate, second place gets a $150 gift certificate, and third place receives a $100 gift certificate. Throughout the week you can check and see who's in the lead. Catch the full contest rules here for more information. You must be a Stylehive member to play, so click here to register for free and start hiving! The contest ends this Friday. Good luck!One more thing- get free shipping on all Nike.com orders with code GIVENIKE through 12/20, just in time for the holidays!