You wouldn’t know it from how much we talk about cookies, but Birchbox staffers are a pretty healthy bunch. We love our veggies and mind-clearing workouts, and are always up to try the latest fitness class or nutrition bar. Our weekly column, Well-Balanced, is dedicated to our latest wellness obsessions—they might become yours, too.
I consider myself a healthy snack aficionado. I didn’t used to be this discerning—a few years ago, I’d just throw any old granola bar in my bag, even if it was loaded with high fructose corn syrup and soy protein isolates (wha?). Nowadays, I’m much pickier. I go for products that are minimally processed and have all natural, real ingredients.
Needless to say, when it came to picking our January lifestyle extra, I was very interested in
taste-testinghelping out. Click through for more about the delicious treats we’re sampling this month.
Ever since style expert Jenn Falik introduced us to BB Cream last year, we’ve been holding our breath waiting for the multi-tasking skin cream to hit it big in the U.S. Beauty Balm, also known as Blemish Balm, originated in Germany in the ’50s as a dermatologist treatment, but has been extremely popular in Asia, particularly Korea, for several years and more recently in Europe and Australia.
Photo: V Fashion
Blame it on the fact that I live in the city that never sleeps, but it seems like catching eight hours of rest will always remain an elusive goal for me. I’m constantly battling a chronic case of under eye circles, and I know I’m not alone. Women cite lack of sleep as the number one cause behind looking fatigued, but to some extent dark circles are also in our genes. As you age, the delicate skin beneath your eyes thins out, exposing the trapped blood vessels underneath. Luckily, you don’t have to show your dark circles to the world. Just follow these three easy steps to looking bright-eyed and well-rested 24/7!