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Bath Therapy Floral LineBelcam is pleased to announce an exciting new line of floral scented washes! These four popular floral scents from Bath Therapy are a rich formula that is efficacious for both body and hair. They are a healthy choice since they do NOT contain parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, petroleum, artificial color, or gluten. The biodegradable formula is friendly for the environment, and pH compatible for the skin.

These four floral scents will be available on our website,, in a 16.9 fl Oz. (500 mL) container for $5.50, starting next week.

Want to hear an advanced review of the floral scents? We sent some samples to Karen Francis of Associated Content to get her opinion and she just loved them!
Check out Karen’s video review: “Belcam Inc.’s New Floral Body Wash Line, Luxury from head to toe”

Montgomery Street Pier, March 10, 2009, just across the street from Belcam. Photograph by Ryan Wilson

So I mention every now and then that I work for Belcam. We make bath and body care products, and beauty tools. All of our products are made in a small village in the most northeast corner of New York state, Rouses Point. Well, they all at least pass through here (ie. tweezers from Italyblades from Germany). If you look at us on a map you’ll see we’re just on the border of Vermont and Quebec. It’s a small, picturesque village nestled on the west coast of Lake Champlain. You can find out more about Rouses Point at The pictures you’ll see on this site are pretty much the view as we walk out the door! Kind of like this one I took last March as I was walking to work. Isn’t it nice to know that these products that keep you clean, beautiful and healthy come from a beautiful place, and not some ugly industrial wasteland somewhere?!

I just discovered People magazine’s Celebrity Baby Blog. Get your fill of mommy and baby related, celebrity gossip. On the front page today, Kourtney Kardashian leaving a hair salon in West Hollywood, after getting her hair extensions redone yesterday. Reality TV stars have to keep up on there looks, especially if they’re a mommy-to-be. Thirty year old Kourtney is due to have her first child in December with boyfriend Scott Disick.

Check out the Celebrity Baby Blog here


Zia Skin Basics Moisturizing Cleanser

Zia Skin Basics Moisturizing Cleanser

I wanted to follow up on a previous post, Creamy Facial Cleansers For Dry Skin. In my post I described a few creamy cleansers that Whole Body recommends for cleaning your face if you have problems with dry skin. Creamy cleansers clean the skin while moisturizing at the same time. I tried a couple of these cleansers and recommended  Zia Skin Basics Moisturizing Cleanser. Well, I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and I’m still satisfied with my choice. It hasn’t completely solved my problems with dry skin, but it’s definitely helping. My skin is more moisturized throughout the day, and I rely less on lotion. I’ve also discovered the best way to use it since then. The cleanser, which is similar in texture to hair conditioner, needs time to penetrate the skin. After applying it to the face, give it a minute to soak in. This give a better result, a more moisturized face. 


See the original post: Creamy Facial Cleansers For Dry Skin

We had a rude awakening here in the Northeast US yesterday. The temperature dropped to 0º F! Even more of a rude awakening was my skin! There’s nothing like walking outside in the blistery wind to test my skin’s ability as a barrier. It was dry, flaky and red. Though the article I just read in Natural Solutions magazine has made me realize the real problem may have been the extra long, hot shower I took to compensate for the cold.

In the article Stave Off a Dry Skin Spell, By Alan M. Dattner, MD, I learned that bathing is often the culprit causing dry skin. Over-bathing or an allergic condition like eczema can damage your skin, and dryness is a sign of this. 

“The skin holds in moisture with layers of flattened skin cells and fatty materials made up of waxes, cholesterol, and fatty acids. Over-bathing with soap and hot water washes away these layers as well as the salts in the skin that also hold water.”

Dr. Dattner says using oils and creams are not lasting solutions. The real solution is to nourish the skin from the inside out. Consuming foods with Omega-3 rich foods and oils and balancing them with gamma-linoleic acids like borage or evening primrose oil, will replenish your skin’s natural oils and help retain moisture. and moisture can’t be retained unless you put it in your body. That means drinking 6-8 glasses of water a day. 

“You should also avoid trans fats, fried foods, and excessive sugar, all of which affect the skin’s production of healthy oils.”

Also make sure to get vitamin E daily, to prevent oxidation of essential fatty acids (like Omega 3).

Dr. Dattner suggests taking shorter showers, not too hot, and not as often in the dry winter months. Moisturizing after showers will help prevent water from evaporating from your skin. Plus allergens can cause dryness and flaking of the skin. Dr. Dattner suggests ” fragrance- and paraben-free creams to prevent allergic reactions.”

To read the full article click here.

Denco Magnetic Magnifying GlassThe company I work for, Belcam, has a new product out that I think is really cool, the Denco Magnetic Magnifying Glass for nail clippers, tweezers and cuticle nippers! There are a lot of tweezers on the market and a couple of clippers with built-in magnifying glasses, but the product quality is not always good (tweezers that don’t tweeze). The mag is great because you can keep your favorite implement that performs so well and you know and are comfortable using, and just improve it by by enlarging the visual grooming area. It’s the best of both worlds AND it’s hands-free since it attaches right to the product and you can adjust the angle.

I’m loving it for my toenails especially. I have a serious back problems and bending to reach my toes is enough trouble alone for me to do without hurting myself. With the magnifying glass I can see my tiny, little toenails a lot better and make sure I don’t cut them too short, or leave sharp angles. It’s also great for trimmer eye brows. There’s nothing like trying to find a hair with tiny metal tweezer tips!

If you want to check it out for yourself it will be available on our website January 1, 2009.


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