Everything But the Kitchen Sink

Foodie beauty, healthy makeovers, plus top chefs' tips and tricks

Some of the hottest beauty products are based on ingredients you might find in your fridge— think luxe home remedies. The details:

• Overdone the sun? Yogurt has been used as a household remedy for sunburn for years to help soothe the skin, re-establish pH balance and has- ten healing. Korres Yoghurt After-Sun Cooling Gel, $23.50, from Sephora, is a much more luxurious way to get the benefits without slathering on a cup of fruit-on-the-bottom.

• Caviar is as much a delicacy for the skin as it is for the palate, thanks to its rich supply of amino acids, which nourish and firm the skin. Add caviar extract to a wrinkle-busting peptide solution, as La Prairie has with the latest product in its “skin caviar” line, and you’ve got a mini-lift in a bottle. It’s pricey, but just like real caviar, a little goes a long way. La Prairie Skin Caviar Liquid Lift, $500, from Halls.

• It’s said that Cleopatra applied cucumber juice to her skin as part of her beauty regime. The mild fruit extract soothe and softens the skin—plus it just smells so fresh and clean. No wonder Kiehl’s cucumber-infused toner has been one of the brand’s top sellers since 1960. Kiehl’s Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner, $27, from Halls.

• Ole Henriksen made a name for himself amongst celebrities thanks to the products he custom-blended for use in his eponymous L.A. spa. Now his luxe potions are widely available, but still focus on natural ingredients. The extracts of blueberries and blackberries and papaya enzymes in this mask promote cell renewal, smoothing and refining skin texture. Ole Henriksen Blue / Black Berry Enzyme Mask, $32, from Sephora.

• We cheer every time one of those news stories comes out proclaiming that eating chocolate has healthy benefits—and then sink a little when we come to those dreaded words “in moderation.” There’s no need to deny yourself the pleasures of the Carol’s Daughter Chocolat products though. The line uses real cacao extract to smooth unruly locks. Carol’s Daughter Chocolat Smoothing Sulfate-Free Shampoo, $18, from Sephora.

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