Aesthetic Experiences We Love, And You’ll Love Too

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The Dermatology Group, New Jersey

We’re always celebrating – and sharing – the things we love, which includes some of our favorite skin focused spas and medi-spas across the country. From relaxation to results, each of our “crushes” is the total package and a total must do! We’re sure you’ll fall in love with today’s pick: The Dermatology Group, with multiple locations throughout New Jersey.

About The Dermatology Group
The unique thing about the treatments at The Dermatology Group is that they are backed by expert medical opinion. The Dermatology Group is a unique, multi-disciplinary practice that incorporates clinical expertise and state-of-the-art technology with individualized patient care. Their team of board-certified dermatologists offers comprehensive solutions for both medical and cosmetic skin concerns. The physicians at The Dermatology Group work hand-in-hand with trained aestheticians to provide you with advanced in-office treatments and medical-grade homecare products. Not sure what your skin needs? Want an expert opinion? The doctors at The Dermatology Group can do that for you and get you on the road to the best skin of your life!

Why We Love It
The Dermatology Group creates a unique experience for each person, and the staff is professional, beyond friendly, accommodating and committed to helping you achieve the results you desire – and fast! Imagine having the worlds most sought after results- oriented skincare treatments at your fingertips, and the most qualified Dermatologist to answer your most pressing skincare questions and help you achieve the skin you so desire. Add to that access to educated and experienced aestheticians that have received top-notch training from licensed Dermatologists and you have total skin Nirvana!

Our Most Loved Treatment: Stemology Collagen Facial
This go-to facial uses Stemology’s human and plant based growth factors (over 50 of them – and 120 other skin rejuvenating goodies – more than any other skincare line) to stimulate collagen and elastin with no down-time! Imagine a deep cleansing and toning process, a gentle steam exfoliation, and a luxurious face massage, and you’ve got a few of the main ingredients of this lavish facial. Toss in a clinically proven re-soaked collagen mask featuring non-animal collagen molecular sized to deeply penetrate skin—the key to this amazing facial—and you’ve got moisturized, plump, more youthful looking skin immediately. Even after you leave your treatment, your skin will continue to transform, becoming stronger and more resilient over time. Don’t believe us? Try it out for yourself! You will not be disappointed!

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The Dermatology Group
Locations (there’s more than one!)
60 Pompton Ave, Verona NJ 07044
347 Mt. Pleasant Ave, Suite 103, West Orange NJ 07052
322 Professional View Drive, Bldg 300, 2nd Floor, Freehold NJ 07728
310 Madison Avenue, Suite 206, Morristown NJ 07960
30 West Century Road, Suite 320, Paramus NJ 07652
Phone: For all locations/all appointments: 973-571-2121

Love YOU!
Take some time out to treat yourself by spending some quality time at one of our favorite mind, body, and soul rejuvenating destinations. We know it can seem impossible to find the time with the day-to-day bustle of life, but you’ve got to make the time, and once you do you’ll be so glad you did and wonder why you didn’t do it sooner. To see all the spas, medi-spas and medical groups we love, and to find one near you, visit our spa locator.

Benefits of Outdoor Exercise

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Kinder, Gentler, Inspiring Ways to Move Mind, Body, and Soul

Exercise. We don’t know about you, but hearing that word makes us think of lots of things – and none of them fun; work, sweat, pain, putting on clothes we don’t like to be seen in public in, or even feel good in – and then there’s the the gym. UGH! There’s got to be a better way, right? Well, what if we told you there is! What if we told you there’s a way to burn calories, strengthen muscles, and sweat, all while clearing your head, finding joy and reclaiming inner peace? Sound too good to be true? Well, it isn’t!

Exercising outdoors is the preferred fitness choice of some of the world’s most beautiful, and most successful, people. Research has proven that exercising outdoors is more than just physical, it’s meditative too! In one study, researchers found that exercising outdoors “was associated with greater feelings of revitalization, increased energy and positive engagement, together with decreases in tension, confusion, anger and depression. Participants also reported greater enjoyment and satisfaction with outdoor activity.”

Spring is coming – and what better time to get out of the house and out into nature. The weather is warming, the flowers are blooming, the sun is shining – and the earth is waking up, ready to welcome you.


Head for the hills, we say. Besides burning lots of calories (up to 500 per hour), hiking hosts a myriad of emotional and physical benefits.

Research shows that using hiking as an additional therapy can help people with severe depression feel less hopeless, depressed and suicidal. It may even inspire those suffering from it to lead a more active lifestyle.

For those who don’t suffer from depression, hiking still offers mental benefits. “Being out in nature, away from the business of our daily lives and technology, can allow people to connect with themselves and nature in a way that brings about peace and a sense of well-being,” Leigh Jackson-Magennis, REI Outdoor Programs and Outreach New England Market Manager, tells The Huffington Post.

And all those trees can’t be bad for you either! Breathing in all that clean air will invigorate you, which will help you sleep more soundly, and that’s good for your skin!


If you live near the ocean, you’re one of the lucky ones. A long walk on the beach boasts amazing physical and emotional health benefits, not to mention beautiful views! Walking on a beach in the sand is so relaxing that most people walk further distances than they normally would on treadmills, tracks or city streets.

Walking in sand requires 2.1 to 2.7 times more energy than walking on hard surfaces, so you’ll be burning more calories and health advocates say that walking barefoot grounds us.  At the very least, it reconnects us to nature’s beauty, which helps reduce stress as life finds perspective.

And then there are the negative ions. Negative Ions are the invisible healer.

Negative ions enhance our mood, stimulate our senses, improve appetite and sexual drive, provide relief from hay fever, sinusitis, bronchial asthma, allergies, migraines, even post operative pain and burns. Negative ions stimulate the reticuloendothelial system, which is a group of defense cells in our bodies, which marshal our resistance to disease. Negative ions promote alpha brain waves and increased brain wave amplitude that results in a higher awareness level. The body is better able to absorb oxygen into the blood cells, oxidize serotonin and filter airborne contaminants.

We’ll have what she’s having!

Other Outdoor Recreation

Can’t get to the hills, or to the beach? No problem! A walk around your neighborhood, local high school track, or park will do the trick! Just the act of being outside in nature will stimulate good feelings, lift your spirit, improve your mood, and get the creative juices flowing, not to mention provide the physical benefits associated with walking.

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Prevent or manage various conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes
  • Strengthen your bones and muscles
  • Improve your balance and coordination

Want to amp up your outdoor results? Do it barefoot! Grounding or Earthing, brings us back to a neutral, balanced state when we make direct contact with the earth. Negative ions from the earth’s surface rush into our bodies to discharge the many unpaired positive ions, or free radicals, we’ve picked up in daily life. Those free radicals are associated with disease, aging, and inflammation, and when you expose your bare skin to the soil, grass, or even concrete, the earth’s healing powers swoop in to save the day.

What ways are you exercising outdoors and what benefits are you experiencing? Share it with us in the comments.

Sources: Mayo Clinic, Discover Walking, Prana VIew Australia, Huffington Post,








Drink Yourself Beautiful

Drink Yourself Beautiful | The 5 Ingredient Detox Drink to Restore Mind, Body and Spirit | Stemology Skincare Authentic Beauty Blog

The 5 Ingredient Detox Drink to Restore Mind, Body and Spirit

Thirty-four days into the New Year and somehow, it isn’t feeling as shiny. Many of us have perhaps fallen off the resolution wagon and faded back into the daily grind – somehow forgetting the commitments that meant so much to us just thirty-four days ago. You know what we need? We need an overhaul – a detox that will cleanse us fully – mind, body, and spirit, and get us back to the “we got this” mindset we had when we started the New Year!

We’ve got just the thing! Our favorite daily detox drink is the perfect cure for what ails you – and it’s so easy to make – anyone can do it! Here’s what you’ll need:


Spinach is known as one of the world’s healthiest foods – and with good reason too! Not only is it chalk-full of skin supporting vitamins (think A, C, E, K) it also contains a long list of minerals like calcium, magnesium, iron and a whole host of others (too many to name!). In its raw form, spinach contains an anti-oxidant powerhouse known as glutathione, a natural detoxifier that improves the health of the body’s cells to help reverse aging. Hmmm…maybe Popeye was actually on to something.


Oh the sweetness of fresh pineapple. Not only does it taste – and look – incredible, pineapple boasts a host of detoxifying and beautifying ingredients. A anti-oxidant powerhouse, pineapple contains bromelain which softens skin and helps prevent acne, fine lines, sun damage and uneven skin tone. Pineapple is also a great detoxifier for the body again, thanks to its high concentration of the enzyme bromelain, which acts as a natural blood thinner in addition to promoting beneficial changes in white blood cells.


For such a small fruit, blueberries pack a powerful punch when it comes to both detoxing and benefits on the skin. In a recent study published by The World Journal of Gastroenterology, blueberries were shown to actually slow the progression of liver disease. Blueberries contain anthocyanins, the compound that gives them their rich, dark color. These are powerful antioxidants that shield the skin against free radicals that can damage collagen. They are also packed with Vitamin-C, another antioxidant, this one crucial for collagen production.


How many times have we heard about the benefits of drinking warm lemon water? Lemon is full of natural antioxidants (there’s that word again!) that combat damaging free radicals and is a great source of Vitamin-C which helps repair damaged skin cells, and as the “great detoxifier” lemons have an amazing capacity of balancing the pH levels in your body and detoxifying your liver.


Basil is the holy grail of health. Who knew, right? We did! Not only is it amazingly healthy for skin and the body overall, it is the secret ingredient that takes the flavor of this detox drink to a whole new level. Basil has health benefits ranging from improving the immune system to decreasing stress and even protecting DNA thanks to the plethora of antioxidants and phytonutrients it contains.

Okay, now that we’ve laid out the health and skin benefits of our smoothie ingredients, let’s get to blending!

Combine the following ingredients into a blender:

1 and 1/2 cups raw spinach

½ cup fresh pineapple chunks

½ cup fresh blueberries

2 fresh basil leaves

Juice of half a lemon

Blend until smooth, pour it into your favorite glass, and drink it down! So refreshing – it’s like a vacation in a glass! Oh – and we recommended doing this for 5 days in a row, taking a break for a week, and then starting again over the course of 4 weeks! Enjoy! 

Sources: Paleoburn, Self, Gyanunlimited, Step to Health, Best-anti-aging-secrets,

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Resolutions VS. Intentions

Resolutions VS. Intentions | To Resolve or Intend; That is the Question | Stemology Skincare Authentic Beauty Blog

To Resolve or Intend; That is the Question

The New Year always brings the excitement of new commitments in the way of resolutions; losing weight, making more money, finding new love, eating healthy – we’ve all gone there, right? And some of us have gone there year, after year, after year…UGH! It’s only February and some of us have already failed!!

All of this failure got us thinking – there’s got to be a better way! So we did our research and realized we’ve got options – yes, options – in the form of a little thing called “intentions.” Heard of it? If so, you’re probably killing it by now – but if not, we may have just found your new favorite style of commitment.


Resolutions are a promise to resolve something, usually something that has gone on for too long that we need to get a handle on. Resolutions feel a bit like a chore. Intentions, according to Deepak Chopra, MD, are “a directed impulse of consciousness that contains the seed form of that which you aim to create. Like real seeds, intentions can’t grow if you hold on to them. Only when you release your intentions into the fertile depths of your consciousness can they grow and flourish.” Can you feel the difference in energy between these two things? The act of setting resolutions feels a bit “judgey,” because we need to “fix” something in order to be good enough, and are destination focused, “when I get there I will be enough.” Intentions encourage us to embark on a journey. That in itself feel like an opportunity, which is hopeful and positive by nature. No wonder the majority of people never actually achieve their New Year’s resolutions!

Intentions are more self-loving than resolutions. As an example, you might resolve to lose 10 pounds. The same goal as an intention would be to take better care of yourself, or to nurture your body temple through nutritious food and exercise. Both of these intentions provide a space for you to be more present to yourself everyday, and in doing so, you lose the weight anyway.


We all know how to set a resolution, and most of us have done it, filled with the excitement of the New Year, only to feel bad about ourselves when March comes around and we’ve already fallen out of our commitment. But intentions are different. In setting an intention, you acknowledge that you are already enough and thus let go of all attachment to an outcome, so you are free to enjoy your journey.

Setting intentions is easy. Let’s get started:

  1. GET QUIET: Grab your favorite writing gear (computer, pen, pencil, notebook) and find a comfy place where you can get quiet and are free from distractions
  2. WRITE IT DOWN: Get clear on what it is you want to cultivate and write it down. For example, if your resolution is to lose weight, your intention could be something along the lines of “I love and respect my body temple through good nutrition and daily exercise.”
  3. GET DETAILED: Now that you’ve set your intention, get detailed about the ways in which you will support it. Things like “I will take a 30 minute walk every week. I will eat only lean proteins and increase my intake of fruits and vegetables at each meal. I will chew my food more slowly and stop when I’m full.” You get the idea.
  4. REVISIT AND REFINE: Revisit your intention often, and refine it if you feel called to do so. Maybe you can do more (most of the time we can!).

An intention is a living journey that allows us to truly get to know ourselves in the most loving way possible while allowing us the space to be better today than we were yesterday.

Source:   Nutritious LifeThe Chopra Center






2017 Bucket List

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50 Ways to Live Life to the Fullest

It’s the dawn of a new year, and we have 365 new opportunities to live our life to the fullest in 2017. So, what’s on your 2017 bucket list? Whether you have a full bucket list in place, or have never thought of creating a bucket list, here are 50 ideas to make 2017 the most memorable year ever!

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Health & Wellness New Year Game Plan

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Make 2017 Your Most Beautiful Year Yet

As 2016 comes to a close, it’s time again to reflect on the past year and determine where we want to grow in our next year. Each January, roughly 1 in 3 Americans resolve to better themselves in some way. In 2016, 41.1% of Americans surveyed made a New Year resolution to live a healthier lifestyle.

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The Secret to a Stress Free Holiday

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KISS: Keep It Simple Sweetheart

Ahhh, the holidays. A time for family, fun and lots and lots of things to do! How can you keep your sanity amidst the holiday parties, shopping, presents, food, cards, work, family, friends and more? Our advice: Just KISS – Keep It Simple Sweetheart. With this in mind, we have 10 ways to help you have a stress free holiday season.

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The Science of Scent

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Anderson Lilley for Stemology Winter Wonder Candle

This holiday season, we are thrilled to once again partner with the amazing people at Anderson Lilley to offer an exclusive Anderson Lilley for Stemology Winter Wonder Candle in our Winter Wonders Gift Set. After enjoying the delicious smell of this exclusive candle, we got to thinking – Can a scent really affect your mood and wellbeing?

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Winter Skin-Saving Salad Recipe

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Health and Wellness is Beautiful

What you put in your body is just as important for the health of your skin as what you put on your body. With this in mind, our Chief Marketing Officer Lori Jacobus has created a winter salad recipe with skin-saving benefits. And we can attest, it’s delicious as well!

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Tech Neck

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Forget Turkey Neck; It’s All About Tech Neck

There were bound to be some repercussions for being “plugged in” 24 hours a day. We already know that constant electronic stimulation can lead to depression and trouble concentrating. But there are physical repercussions as well to being glued to your phone. One of them is “tech neck.”

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