Archive for December, 2015

Check Out Our Winter Newsletter!


Winter is here which means it’s time to read our Winter Newsletter! Throughout the Winter Newsletter Susan speaks about how to keep the skin and body both healthy and hydrated. She also shares some of her winter skincare product picks, along with one of her very own delicious soup recipes. This informative piece is a must read! Check it out here:


Best Wishes,
The Ciminelli Team

Categories: Uncategorized
Published on December 29, 2015 by Susan Ciminelli

Warm Spice Red Lentil Soup

My Warm Spice Red Lentil Soup is one of my favorite dishes, especially during the winter time. I love warming up after a cold winter day, with a nice big bowl of soup. Beauty starts from within; it’s crucial we take care of our bodies and stay healthy. Our skin is a reflection of what is going on inside the body. My delicious homemade soup includes all kinds of Indian spices. I use Indian spices in many of my dishes, they add delicious flavor to any meal, and also have an immense amount of health benefits. These spices contain anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial effects and contain loads of antioxidants, great for boosting our immune system. Below is a list of ingredients in my soup, along with the health benefits that each one offers. Refer to my Winter Newsletter for the recipe.

Red Lentils: Contains vitamin K, zinc, iron, calcium, dietary fiber and protein, great for strengthening the hair and collagen production.

Vegetable Stock: Provides the body with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and immune system benefits. Vitamin C in veggies keeps the skin hydrated and helps reduce wrinkles.

Chicken Stock: Contains amino acids such as glycine and proline, these promote collagen production which helps reduce wrinkles and keeps the skin looking smooth and firm.

Coconut Milk: Made up of fatty acids, lauric acid contains antibacterial and antiviral properties that help fight off free radicals that the skin and hair are often exposed to. Fatty acids are natural antiseptics that are also great for treating various skin conditions.

Coriander Seeds: Used in Ayurvedic medicine to remedy inflammatory conditions, especially in the digestive track. Also helps to promote liver functions and bowel movements.

Cumin Seeds: These seeds have a high content of vitamin E which helps to keep skin healthy and glowing. They also have anti-fungal properties, protecting the skin from fungal and microbial infections.

Fennel: Fennel has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. The antiseptic properties help fight off acne causing germs and bacteria, anti-inflammatory properties reduce acne swelling and inflammation.

Black Mustard Seeds: Abundant in Vitamin A, C and K as well as carotene and lutene, these ingredients behave as anti-oxidants and fight off free radicals in the body. This allows for healthy, radiant and youthful looking skin.

Cloves: High in vitamins, minerals and fiber, contains eugenol a health benefiting essential oil with anesthetic and anti-inflammatory properties. Cloves help improve gut motility, improve digestion and relive indigestion and constipation problems.

Cardamom: A powerful antioxidant which helps to detox and cleanse the body internally, while eliminating toxins from the system, leading to healthier and glowing skin.

Turmeric: Has natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent that helps to repair damaged skin and treat inflammatory skin conditions. Contains lipopolysaccharides which help to stimulate the immune system.

Ginger: Packed with antioxidants, ginger helps reduce toxins in skin cells, increase blood circulation and reduce signs of aging. Also has antiseptic and cleansing qualities, minimizing acne and killing bacteria on the skins surface.

Garlic: Rich in compounds Allicin, Sulphur, Zinc, and Calcium. Allicin has anti-fungal, anti-aging, skin smoothing benefits, and helps to increase antioxidant levels of the skin and body. Sulphur prevents infections, reduces inflammation, and strengthens blood flow, giving the skin a natural glow.

Jalapeno Pepper: A rich source of Vitamin C, helps to promote collagen production to maintain healthy blood vessels, skin, tissues, organs and bones. Also contains vitamin A and flavonoids, protecting the body from the effects of free radicals.

Yellow Onion: Contains vitamins A, C & E, helps to fight against damage caused by UV rays, and protects the body from free radical damage and premature aging. Also an antiseptic, shields the skin from acne causing bacteria.

Tomato Paste: A natural source of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that belongs to the vitamin A family, protects the skin against sunburn, skin aging, and reduces wrinkles. Also contains vitamin C, increases collagen production and prevents damage to the body from free radicals.

Salt: Also known as sodium chloride, salt helps aid digestion, maintain fluid balance, and is vital for cell communication.

White Pepper: Contains flavonoids and vitamins, helping to reduce fine lines, dark spots and wrinkles.

Coconut Oil: Rich in antioxidants, coconut oil helps to treat skin problems, prevent premature aging and infections, and promote hair growth.

Zest of a Lime: Rich in vitamin C, helps to lighten dark spots and treat acne and blemishes.

Cilantro: A great source of vitamin K, helps to strengthen bones, teeth and hair.


With gratitude,
Susan Ciminelli

Categories: Beauty,Health & Wellness,Nutrition,Recipes,Tips,Uncategorized
Published on December 17, 2015 by Susan Ciminelli

New Cream Lipstick

Cream Lipstick

Left to right: Dragonfruit, Guava, Watermelon, Pink Grapefruit, Raspberry

Our new Cream Lipsticks are the most recent additions to the Susan Ciminelli mineral makeup collection. Complete your holiday celebration look with a festive dash of color! These smooth, moisturizing, vitamin-enriched and naturally pigmented lipsticks are available in five beautiful shades for $26 each at the Beauty Clinic, by phone and online.

With gratitude,

The Ciminelli Team

Categories: Beauty,Online Orders,Products
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Published on December 4, 2015 by Susan Ciminelli