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Freebie: In Good Hands

January 13th, 2010 Issue dayid

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You may have chewed-down nails, chipped polish, and dishpan hands.

But they're nothing compared to your feet. (The mere sight of which has been known to frighten small children.)

It's time for you to treat them better with Nontoxique. The line of natural products was created by Sheila Mossberg of Minneapolis, who was a manicurist for 12 years, so she knows a thing or two about caring for your paws.

Seven years into her career, she became sick -- she was always tired, developed acne and lost weight. Blood analysis showed that her body was crawling with chemicals found in beauty products.

So she developed her own formulas and then collaborated with a chemist to perfect them. The Nontoxique line consists of five products: Conditioning Hand & Nail Cleanser, Herbal Scrub, Cuticle & Nail Balm, Age Reversal Serum and Daytime Restoration Creme. Since hands reveal your age, for the Daytime Creme, Mossberg combined jojoba, aloe vera and mango butter with anti-aging ingredients (kiwi extract and mowrah butter). Skin absorbs the products and the light orange and anise scent is addictive.

A daily dose is a nice way to treat your winter-worn, hard-working self to some much-needed R & R.

And ensure that no one will recoil from your outstretched hand again.

Nontoxique, $16 to $36, available at StormSister Spatique (635 S Smith Av, Saint Paul, 651-221-4668), and organicdivas.com.

Three PopFizzDaily subscribers will win a free set of Nontoxique products. Just respond to this email with your name and mailing address by 5 p.m. today (Wednesday).

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