How To: Face Lymphatic Massage

Jawline breakouts be gone! Here’s how to stimulate your lymphatic system and prevent acne. By Erin Magner, originally posted on Well+Good. According to skin gurus, there are all kinds of culprits behind those dreaded jawline breakouts—haywire hormones, dairy, and even cell phones have all been indicted. But there’s one equally guilty party that deserves a mention: the lymphatic …

Beauty Spring Cleaning: Out With The Old, In With The New Natural™

Some relationships are toxic. We make excuses and keep them going because we’ve invested so much into them. The trick is knowing when to give them up and replace them with things that actually have a positive impact on our lives. Yes, we’re talking skincare. You probably know by now that we’re all about The New Natural™ …

The New Natural™ Comes Naturally

“We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children.” — Native American Proverb.  Earth Day is an annual event where we recognize and celebrate our planet and show our support for environmental protection. At Sonäge, we don’t celebrate Earth Day and here’s why: When we are confined to a label, we feel …

Express Yourself: Holistic Facials vs. Botox

We say it often, but we also can’t say it enough. There are no shortcuts or cheat sheets to perfect skin. There is no one-size fits all approach to confidence. One salad and one Soul Cycle session will not help you reverse age à la JLo – who, by the way, denies plastic surgery. Our philosophy is centered around …

Enzyme Vs. Chemical Peels: Which Is Better For Your Skincare Routine?

Hormones, pollution, weather, stress. So many factors can wreak havoc on our skin, even with the most perfect skincare routine. When your skin is feeling dull or starting to break out, it’s time to exfoliate. But should you use enzymes or chemical peels?  Exfoliating improves the skin turnover, which is beneficial for skin renewal and keeps our skin radiant …

10 Life Changing Beauty Hacks Using All-Purpose Balm

All-Purpose Balm is the LBD of beauty. Dress it up, dress it down – it’s an incredibly versatile essential; immune to new trends and consistently reliable. And, just like an LBD there is no limit to the ways you can wear it. Here are 10 tips to transforming your beauty routine with an all-purpose balm: 1. Prevent …

5 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas And How To Prepare

Single like a Pringle, #RelationshipGoals or somewhere in between – Valentine’s Day is around the corner and it’s time to be spoiled. We’ve listed our favorite products for 5 Valentine’s Day date ideas for you to treat yourself or add to your wishlist. 1. The Perfect Evening In Take some time to refresh and pamper …

3 Self-Care Rituals That Are Easy – But Powerful

By Erin Hanafy, originally posted on Well+Good How are those New Year’s intentions going? Ritualizing your goal might just be the answer. Now, hear us out—when we say “ritual,” we don’t mean casting spells or chanting underneath the moon. (Though if that’s your jam…) “Rituals are intentions that you turn into actions,” explains Lavinia Errico, founder …

5 Easy Ways To Glow This Holiday Season

December – the most joyous, albeit hectic, month of the year. While you concentrate on giving, reuniting, smiling and celebrating, we’ve got you covered for that holiday glow this party season. As soon as Starbucks displays its red cups and Mariah’s, “All I Want for Christmas,” comes blasting on the radio, images conjure in our mind …

Sustainability And Green Living

The New Natural™ at Sonäge is our commitment to using the safest, non-toxic, all-natural ingredients to create skin care products that don’t compromise on efficacy. But, for us, The New Natural doesn’t stop there – especially as we keep preaching that beauty is part of a holistic health choice. You don’t need us to tell …

5 Healthy Thanksgiving Dishes Your Skin Will Be Thankful For

Are you looking forward to gobbling all the delicious goodies on the Thanksgiving table? Us too! The best part is – so many key ingredients have immense health benefits. We put a list together of some of our favorite recipes – sure to both tantalize your taste buds and feed your skin. Healthy Cranberry Sauce …

5 Reasons To Add Facial Oil To Your Beauty Routine Today

Facial oil is not a new beauty fad – just ask Cleopatra. Her rituals for staying flawless have intrigued and enchanted beauty buffs for centuries. Famous for her over-indulgent milk and honey baths, Cleopatra used olive, sesame and almond oil for her face – only the finest ingredients for a queen. In fact, essential oils …

OUR HEALTH & WELLNESS “MUST READ” ROUNDUP: OCTOBER

We scour the web for the best mind, body and spirit stories – so you don’t have to. Check back monthly for more of our favorites and sign up below to get our wellness content sent straight to your inbox. The internet’s been good to us this month. From cardio-emotional risks to natural alternatives to …

Restorative Cosmetic Process for Breast Cancer Survivors

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month we will be donating 10% of your purchases to The Keep A Breast Foundation during October. We spoke with Mahnaz Bahealou, an inspiring woman who owns Elite Permanent Makeup and Training Center in Los Angeles. She specializes in restoring breasts to their pre-cancer appearance.We focus our latest blog on a subject that can be emotionally overwhelming for many breast …

Taking Care with Esthetician Tess Adams

We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with celeb fave and cult status facial spa Take Care. They’re now carrying our products at their NYC shop and using them in a brand new facial specifically designed with our esthetician approved line of products in mind. We recently sat down with co-founder Tess Adams to chat all things …

Cleansing Green Soup Recipe For Fall

Did someone say comfort food? And no, we weren’t talking about pot pie. Since Autumn is often associated with hearty stews and baked carbs, we thought we’d throw something a little healthier into the mix. Though we don’t recommend sitting seasonal carbs out indefinitely, we do hope you’ll take a healthier approach to their intake. Cue …

OUR HEALTH & WELLNESS “MUST READ” ROUNDUP: SEPTEMBER

We scour the web for the best mind, body and spirit stories – so you don’t have to. Check back monthly for more of our favorites and sign up below to get our wellness content sent straight to your inbox. From inflammation to magnesium and/or B12 deficiency, this month’s roundup certainly addresses some potential problems. …

Naturally High with HigherDOSE’s Lauren Berlingeri

In our latest self-care inspired interview, we pick the brain of HigherDOSE’s Lauren Berlingeri. A multi-hyphenated girl boss if we’ve ever seen one, Lauren is a certified holistic nutritionist, health coach, host, fitness expert, and model. She is one half of the duo behind HigherDOSE, an infrared sauna spa that offers what they refer to …

Randi Packard on Wearing Sunscreen 365 Days a Year

We recently had the chance to catch up with seasoned market editor (Real Simple, Lucky, Shape) and tastemaker Randi Packard to talk about her morning self-care ritual and why she prefers sunscreen to a daily moisturizer. What are your stressors, why do you need to take care of yourself? Are you kidding I work in New York! (Laughs) I …

A Few Of Our Chief Wellness Officer Lavinia Errico’s Favorite Things

You all know how dedicated we are to spreading the word about the importance of self-care rituals. With this in mind, we wanted to share a quote from Lavinia Errico, founder of Equinox Fitness Clubs and our Chief Wellness Officer, about how she uses rituals to help create meaning and intention in her life, and …

Vegging Out at Your Labor Day BBQ

Ever been to a barbecue where the vegetables sit there to wilt while everyone scarfs down burgers and “artisanal” hot dogs? Hey, artisanal means healthy, right?! Burgers and hot dogs are awesome, but vegetables have the potential to steal the show if they’re done right. The truth is – it’s easy to cook meat once …

Yoga Your Way To Glowing Skin

We all know that yoga benefits our physical, mental and spiritual well-being, but there are also plenty of ways in which it helps improve the appearance of our skin. From tips on how incorporating yoga into your regular self-care routine can affect skin health to actual face yoga moves, we explore some simple, yet effective …

The Undeniable Clean Beauty Revolution

We at Sonage jumped on the natural train early on and have never looked back so it’s not news to us that there’s a clean beauty revolution underway. However, because we were such early adopters we have experienced the journey first hand and seen this movement grow beyond the niche market we originally entered. Due to the …

All’s Well With Laura Rubin

Sometimes you come across people that seem to have more hours in the day than everyone else. You know the ones. They have a successful career, the great side business and are active philanthropically, yet manage to always look pulled together and like they’re having a blast, all the while managing to find balance and …

Superfood Spotlight: Beets + Our Beet “Carpaccio” Recipe

For a plethora of health and skin benefits you can’t beat beets. We recently shared recipes for Sweet Potato Fries (a healthier take on the summer staple) and Watermelon Salad (a seasonal favorite that’ll keep you glowing from the inside out), but now we’re ready to fire up the oven for “Beet Carpaccio.” You read that …

Our Health & Wellness “Must Read” Roundup: July

We scour the web for the best mind, body and spirit stories – so you don’t have to. Check back for more of our favorites. Wow, you’re glowing. You must have read last month’s roundup. This go around, we’re covering a range of lifestyle topics to get you into Self-Care mode. Scroll down for reads on digestion, …

NO NONSENSE WITH SHANEY JO DARDEN

We’re so fortunate to constantly meet inspiring, badass women who embody the “Self-Care Revolution” lifestyle and Shaney jo Darden is no exception. After a friend’s cancer diagnosis over 15 years ago, the artist and designer founded the global non-profit organization The Keep A Breast Foundation (KAB) to raise awareness of breast cancer and to encourage …

6 Fail Proof Travel Strategies For Staying Healthy On the Road

With Summer in full swing, a lot of us are planning for and enjoying some much needed travel time. As relaxing as vacationing can be, it can also be grueling. Between jet lag, general lack of sleep, trying new (and sometimes mysterious) foods, forgetting to stay hydrated and being in constant close proximity with strangers, it’s no surprise …

Red, White & Green: Watermelon Salad

Nothing says summer quite like watermelon. With 4th of July weekend quickly approaching, we wanted to elevate this seasonal favorite to an adult friendly salad that’s a perfect addition to any party and a great alternative to the slew of unhealthy outdoor eats we’ve come to expect of the holiday. This “recipe” is so easy …

Our Health & Wellness “Must Read” Roundup: June

We scour the web for the best mind, body and spirit stories – so you don’t have to. Check back  for more of our favorites. Hello, beautiful. We’re back with our monthly, “Must Read” roundup. This time around we’re covering everything from hydration to sun protection to self affirmation. Craving more wellness content? Get the goods …

Sound Advice For The Summer Solstice

Though we’ve been feeling the #summervibes for quite some time, we’re finally closing in on the summer solstice (June 20th), which means it’s officially the start of sunscreen season (luckily, we have the perfect solution for that). The solstice is a biannual celestial event that marks the moment when the sun reaches its peak height …

What Comes First Self-love or Self-care?

Leading up to our taking part in Nitika Chopra‘s upcoming Summer Self-Love Celebration event, we invited the Talk Show Host, Beauty & Lifestyle Expert, Self Love Guru, and self proclaimed Spicy Indian Woman slash Soul Sister to write a guest blog post for Sonäge readers. Below she opens up about her own journey towards self-love (hint: it started with self-care) …

Mindful Meditation With Biet Simkin

As most of you already know, we’re dedicated to promoting self-care and urging women to make time for themselves, whether through a beauty ritual, a workout, a spiritual exercise, or ideally, all three and whatever else works for you. With this week’s post, we focus on meditation and pick the brain of Biet Simkin. She lets …

A Healthy Alternative To A Summer Staple

With Memorial Day Weekend almost upon us, it’s time to prepare for summer. If you’re like us, there are presumably a lot of cookouts and outdoor parties awaiting you in the near future, so we’d like to share some healthy substitutes for the usual (not always good for you) fare. We’ll start off with this super simple recipe for …

Our Health & Wellness “Must Read” Roundup

We scour the web for the best mind, body and spirit stories – so you don’t have to. Check back for more of our favorites. Hello, beautiful. For our first ever, “Must Read” roundup, we’re sharing the link love with the likes of Mind Body Green, Sakara Life, Daily Worth and The Chalkboard Mag. These …

Robyn Moreno: Self-Care for a Creative Edge

Continuing our conversations with successful female entrepreneurs, we’re excited to bring you this interview with Robyn Moreno: Latina Lifestyle Expert, Emmy-nominated TV Host, Author, and Mother. Robyn fills us in on the Self-Care Rituals that help her keep her creative edge, and stay on track with her family and business. Robyn helps women to be …

Cinco De Mayo: Spice Up Your Self-Care

In honor of Cinco De Mayo the Sonäge team is bringing you our favorite spicy guacamole recipe. Who doesn’t love guacamole?  Well, we realize that there are a few of you out there, but even you may be convinced to give it a try (again), once you learn about the myriad benefits of its ingredients …

A Dip Into Bliss With Donna D’Cruz

Meditation seems to be having a bit of a moment. From numerous meditation apps being launched (think 1 Giant Mind) to media personalities like journalist Dan Harris writing books on the topic, awareness of the many positive benefits of a daily meditation practice are making their way from the hippy “woo woo” into the mainstream. …

Spring Clean Green Smoothie

The arrival of spring brings with it the widespread, insistent message that it’s time to get on with “spring cleaning.”  We are encouraged to declutter and detoxify our lives. This concept applies not only to our surroundings, but also to our bodies and skin. At Sonäge, we believe in detoxing and one of our favorite …

The Pull of Oil Pulling

This week, Sonäge has invited lifestyle expert and writer, Martha McCully, to discuss the practice of the long-time Ayurvedic tradition of oil pulling and its overall effect on health and wellness. Oral hygiene should be an important part of your daily routine. As with daily skin care, it too can have a multitude of benefits …

Spring for Asparagus

Spring has officially arrived and, with it, new opportunities to help keep your skin glowing from the inside out, because we know that what you put in your body is just as important as what you put on your skin. The Sonäge team is excited about the bounty of fabulous, flavor-filled fruits and vegetables about …

The Beauty of Balance with Sonäge

Lately, it seems like balance is the new busy. It’s certainly a theme that resonates with the Sonäge team, a goal that we strive for, but don’t necessarily achieve, on a daily basis. And that got us thinking — how does a successful entrepreneur, or any modern, overscheduled woman, maintain balance in her personal and …

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson on the Confidence Building Power of Beauty

This is the second post in a multi-part series that we’re calling “The Beauty of Balance,” meant to entertain, educate, and inform busy women (and aren’t we all?) in association with Sonäge’s upcoming “The Beauty of Balance” event in Manhattan. Next Wednesday, March 9th, Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, co-founder and CEO of app-based beauty provider GLAMSQUAD, …

The Awesome Power of Bone Broth

This is the first post in a multi-part series that we’re calling “The Beauty of Balance,” meant to entertain, educate and inform busy women (and aren’t we all?) in association with Sonäge’s upcoming “The Beauty of Balance” event in Manhattan. Sonäge is thrilled to have Parsley Health Founder Dr. Robin Berzin in conversation with other …

Four Ways to Kickstart Conscious Creativity

By AllSwell Creative Sometimes your muse can be evasive, fickle. For hours, or even days, she stops answering your calls and starts ignoring your texts. These are the moments when she needs to be cajoled, flirted with a bit before she shows up again. Whether you’re on deadline and unable to overcome the curse of …

Your Favorite Scrub Has Been Outlawed. Now What?

Microbeads, found in a host of the products we use every day, including cleansers and scrubs, have been banned in the United States. And yes, we are grateful; logic would suggest that anything that is bad for the environment can’t be good for our skin. For years, research studies have exposed the harmful effects of …

Create your ideal at-home retreat

By Mary and Lucy Firestone We are sisters who believe that self-discovery is something to be celebrated – AND can be chic and stylish! We created our website and blog as a destination to share our latest and most important inspirations, revelations and secrets – the ones that have helped us achieve feeling our best …

The Ritual Reboot Series: An Afternoon of Self-Care Savvy With Sonäge

On Thursday, January 21st, top wellness experts gathered at LOVE Yoga studio in Venice, CA for a special afternoon devoted to a discussion regarding the importance of self-care to our wellbeing. If you don’t live in Southern California, or were simply not able to join us, we have you covered. We’ve rounded up the highlights …

The Ritual Reboot Series: The Power of Daily Self-Care Practices

Kyle Miller and Sian Gordon founded Love. A Yoga Space with studios in Montauk, NY and Venice, CA. As yoga instructors, self-care rituals play a crucial role in their wellbeing and health. That’s why Kyle and Sian have partnered with Sonäge to host Ritual Reboot on Thursday, January 21st at LOVE Yoga in Venice, CA …

The Ritual Reboot Series: Nourishment, Challenge and Recharge + Reflect

By Ryann Hanes-Sloan A ritual is something that is sustainable enough to incorporate into your life on a daily basis. Once you start to listen to your body and your inner dialogue, you will notice areas where you need to add elements of balance in your life. Rituals are the path to this balance. My …

The Ritual Reboot Series: Why Journaling Is the Key to a Healthy, More Authentic Life.

By Lavinia Errico With the New Year underway, I want to share with you a tool that has made a tremendous difference in my life and in my relationships. It’s a cliché, but it’s also true, that real change begins with self-knowledge and self-awareness. The challenge for most of us is that we often don’t …

The 5 Essentials Your Holiday Look Needs

By Allison Berlin and Sara DiMedio of “Le Curate” It’s the middle of December and the holiday hustle and bustle is in full swing. Every year it tends to be the same story. How can you master that look that will take you from after-work cocktails with friends, to the work holiday party, and maybe …

5 Conscious Resolutions You Can Stick With For The New Year

By Fern Olivia Langham Often, the New Year brings with it an immense amount of pressure to shape up, perform, and “finally do things right.” This can lead us to be overly hard on ourselves when it comes to our resolutions. Let’s change that. This year, let’s do the best we can! The truth is …

How To Master Time Management During The Holiday Season

Carving out time in your busy schedule for a solid workout can be tough most days, but during the holidays – what with shopping, cooking, attending parties, hosting guests – it can be almost impossible. Being pretty fitness obsessed ourselves, the Sonäge team turned to Fit Crush NYC founder and fitness guru Joe Ardito to …

Get Your Glow On: The Thanksgiving Edition

This is the fourth in a series of monthly posts by Certified Health Coach and Plant-Based Chef Julie Magnussen. We’re calling it “Glow From Within,” because we know that what you put in your body is just as important as what you put on your skin. If you missed the first three posts, you can …

Glam Up Your Holiday Party Season

Thanksgiving is around the corner (two weeks and counting), kicking off the unofficial start of the holiday party season. You want to look and feel your best as you make the Yuletide rounds, whether it be the office party, your best friend’s annual cocktails-for-a-cause do, the family lighting of the Hanukkah menorah celebration, your neighborhood block …

How To Maintain Your Healthy Glow During The Holiday Season

Certified nutritionist and fitness model Lauren Berlingeri shares her tips on how to keep your mind, body and skin glowing throughout the holidays. When did exercising, and self care in general, become a passion of yours? When I realized that all I really want is to feel good and look good, for me. I’ve modeled …

Layering – It’s A Fall Thing. Taking It Off.

Sonäge is thrilled to have seasoned market editor and tastemaker Randi Packard as our “experience curator” — seeking out some of the best things to do, taste, wear, read, enjoy. To sample some of Randi’s other picks, visit her Pinterest page. By Randi Packard With the arrival of fall, layering becomes second nature. The idea …

Layering – It’s A Fall Thing. Putting It On.

Sonäge is thrilled to have seasoned market editor and tastemaker Randi Packard as our “experience curator” — seeking out some of the best things to do, taste, wear, read, enjoy. To sample some of Randi’s other picks, visit her Pinterest page. By Randi Packard With the arrival of cooler fall temperatures, layering becomes second nature. …

Facial Oils 101.

Although for many of us it does not seem that fall has fully arrived, despite what the calendar says, the seasons are most definitely changing. The air is already starting to get drier and that’s before our heaters have begun to kick in. You may not feel it quite yet, but these changes are about …

Glow from Within: Water and Hydration (Drink up!)

This is the third in a series of monthly posts by Certified Health Coach and Plant-Based Chef Julie Magnussen. We’re calling it “Glow From Within,” because we know that what you put in your body is just as important as what you put on your skin. If you missed the first two posts, you can …

Change This One Thing and Be Productive All The Time

By Megan Bruneau I used to be a list-maker. Not like a grocery list or a packing list list-maker. A plan-every-second-of-your-day kind of list-maker. I remember a boyfriend during that time (poor thing) once looking over my shoulder, horrified. “Do you really need to schedule “trim nails” into your day?” (This intermingled between the gym …

It’s Time to Get Your Financial House in Order

Taking care of your finances is yet another form of self-care. It may not be fun, and it may seem more than a little intimidating, but when you get empowered in this area, you’ll surround yourself with care and structure, and add balance to your life. Because if your finances are out of control, your …

Glow from Within: Avocados and Fat

This is the second in a series of monthly posts by Certified Health Coach and Plant-Based Chef Julie Magnussen. We’re calling it “Glow From Within,” because we know that what you put in your body is just as important as what you put on your skin. If you missed the first post, “Glow From Within: …

Get Your Glow On. It’s Exfoliation Time.

Shed Flake Off Scale Off Desquamate ….Exfoliate. At first glance, none of these words make you want to shout them from the rooftop… but maybe they should. Have you looked in the mirror lately? Really looked? Yes, there are likely remnants of your (careful) tan. But inspect a bit more closely and you’re likely to …

Fall Renewal: Three Long Weekend Getaway Ideas

By Megan Hill It’s been a rough summer for much of the country. Record heat, droughts, and wildfires have gripped large swaths of the U.S. for months. Or maybe you experienced perfect weather, but are just relieved to have the kids back to school. With the days growing shorter, the temperatures starting to drop, and …

Get Juicing For Good Health And Great Skin

By Madeleine Murphy Here at Montauk Juice Factory we love the ocean. Like a lot. We love looking at it, we love swimming in it, we love getting our butts kicked by it, and we even love DRINKING it. Yes, we know this may sound weird, but adding sea vegetables to your smoothies is one …

Four Fall Fashion Trends and How To Wear Them

By Randi Packard Have you been lying on the beach or beside the pool, combing through a stack of magazines, and wondering just how you’re going to rock those fall trends you keep seeing on their pages? It can seem daunting to try to pull off fashion’s latest “must have” and make it look good …

Glow from Within: Lycopene and Tomatoes

This is the first in a series of monthly posts by Certified Health Coach and Plant-Based Chef Julie Magnussen. We’re calling it “Glow From Within,” because we know that what you put in your body is just as important as what you put on your skin. By Julie Magnussen Have you ever noticed the most coveted “look” is …

Your Weekend Carry-All Solution: Sonäge x Banda Bags

Sonäge has teamed up with Banda Bags, the collection of vegan totes handcrafted by tsunami survivors in Indonesia, to create the ultimate weekender carry-all: Banda Bag x Sonäge Skincare Weekend Travel Set. We’ve paired our Sonäge beauty bag packed with the travel-sized bestsellers and classic essentials needed to maintain a healthy complexion on the go, …

The Art of Listening

By Robyn Moreno Not long ago, my best friend called me at 1 a.m. I was still awake, but already in bed and just about to turn out the light. I contemplated not answering, as I’d had a super long day and I knew a call would re-energize me (not at all desirable at this …

Make Botanicals a Part of Your Summer Skincare Routine

As you take some time off over the summer – to stop to smell the roses, as they say – you’ll most likely notice stunning plants and flowers blooming all around you. While you’re no doubt in awe of their beauty (we certainly are), you may not realize that these botanicals are so much more …

3 Effective Ways to Build A Career When You Have “Zero Time”

By Dana Leavy-Detrick Whether you’re happy at your job or on the hunt for a new gig, you need be ready to make a move – at any time, all of the time. It’s one of the ways you can truly take care of yourself. Here’s why and how. Entrepreneurs and business owners often talk …

A Raw Spin On Traditional Pasta With Pesto

By Sian Gordon Always one to be aware of what I’m putting in my body, I recently starting eating (mostly) raw and have had a lot of fun exploring raw options. Even if you’re not likely to adopt this as a way of eating full-time, having a few, flavorful, no-cook recipes in the mix is …

Protect Your Face. Every day.

By Rebekah Steen

Skin. It’s a love-hate relationship. Mainly because I’ve struggled with mine ever since I was a teenager (yeah, crazy hormones). But, on the bright side, that struggle helped out a bunch. It is what led me to love taking as good a care of it as I possibly can, to see the …






Your Skin. Your Health.

Sonage Ambassador Sadie Adams shares her knowledge about the body, her philosophy regarding beauty, and the importance of appreciating the wisdom of your skin. As an esthetician yourself, is there any one product or piece of skincare advice you wish every woman knew? I wish every person had a strong internal sense of the beauty …

Sonäge – Be Good to Yourself

Women today are busy, stressed and stretched for time. But that doesn’t mean you don’t want to look good. It doesn’t mean you don’t want to feel your best. We get that. Having a fabulous complexion reflects visible, outward health and, just as importantly, what’s happening inside your body as well. Think of the last …