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    Superstar ingredient: Hyaluronic acid

    Superstar ingredient: Hyaluronic acid
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    We're ingredient junkies over here at RECESS. Our entire philosophy is focused on using high-quality clean ingredients wherever possible. One of our favorites of all time (no exaggeration) is Hyaluronic Acid. It has many uses but it's in the spotlight right now for its hydration capabilities. 

    The Struggle is Real and So is the Solution, by PureWow

    The Struggle is Real and So is the Solution, by PureWow
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    New beauty brand RECESS understands the struggle, which is why they just launched a product line for busy folks on-the-go (read: all of us). The face-cleansing wipes contain soothing aloe and eucalyptus, while the deodorant wipes are aluminum-, sulfate- and paraben-free. Ready to give it a try? Check out the Pack 101 which has 6 wipes: 3 each of the deodorant wipe and face cleansing wipe.

    RECESS is the New Fit-Girl Beauty Line, by Well + Good

    RECESS is the New Fit-Girl Beauty Line, by Well + Good
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    RECESS includes three unisex, grab-and-go products—cleansing wipes, deodorant wipes, and hair-blotting sheets—which, basically equate to a full-on shower. Each is thoughtfully designed with clean ingredients, and they’re biodegradable to boot. “RECESS is something that means something different to everybody,” Stauffer says. “Our goal was to get back to enjoying the time in the day and finding more balance.”

    RECESS Post-Workout Face and Body Cleansing Wipes, by Cupcakes and Cashmere

    RECESS Post-Workout Face and Body Cleansing Wipes, by Cupcakes and Cashmere
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    RECESS Post-Workout Wipes: I've been occasionally booking lunchtime classes as a way to breakup longer desk-bound days. I just keep a pack of their body wipes and aluminum-free deodorant wipes in my gym bag, so I'm good to go. Because I often don't have time for a shower afterwards, I've been using these workout wipes to get back to work on time.

    RECESS Body Wipes Product Review by Refinery29

    RECESS Body Wipes Product Review by Refinery29
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    "I use these body wipes from Recess because I'm perpetually short on time, the public showers in my gym are untrustworthy, and I would rather feel semi-clean than not clean at all — so, I keep these in every bag I own." I imagine they're also helpful for people who miss their flight and have to sleep in the airport overnight or for people who go camping. They're my excuse to never shower again...

    What inspired our look? Meet photographer Alisha Tova

    What inspired our look? Meet photographer Alisha Tova
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    When we were creating RECESS we needed a photographer who could capture the look and feel of our brand, plus someone who understood our products. Meet photographer Alisha Tova. 

    Face 101: The Original RECESS Face Cleansing Wipe

    Face 101: The Original RECESS Face Cleansing Wipe
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    It cleanses, tones, brightens and moisturizes with clean beauty ingredients like caffeine, aloe, and hyaluronic acid.

    Austin Awaits: Wellness Travel Favorites

    Austin Awaits: Wellness Travel Favorites
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    Hot, hot, hot. We love Austin. With swimming holes, boating, delicious fresh food, and a low key mentality this may just be one of our favorite cities to visit.

    Discover Denver: Wellness Travel Favorites

    Discover Denver: Wellness Travel Favorites
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    Denver is giving us extra motivation. Culturally sophisticated, naturally active (pun intended) and with so many health-first options, we can't wait to visit again. Check out our favorite healthy spots to break a sweat and fuel our bodies.

    Body 101: Aluminum-Free Deodorant Wipes

    Body 101: Aluminum-Free Deodorant Wipes
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    Seriously, raise your hand (no one's looking) if you've ever smelled a little less-than-fresh by the time happy hour rolls around. Wouldn't you rather smell like the beach? That feeling is the inspiration for Body 101: Deodorant Wipes.

    We're Hiring! Account Development Manager

    We're Hiring! Account Development Manager
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    Read more about who we are looking for.

    Moments with Sarah Schiear, founder of Salt House

    Moments with Sarah Schiear, founder of Salt House
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    Sarah, in a word, is a gem. Read more about her. 

    Travel Ready: Meet the Body Wipe

    Travel Ready: Meet the Body Wipe
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    Whether you're traveling for the long weekend or working out in the middle of the day it's always nice to have something in your back pocket to help you get refreshed. The body wipe is our most requested product so far. Find out what makes it so effective and helpfull! 

    Fight Dirty: Facts about bacteria and facial cleansing wipes

    Fight Dirty: Facts about bacteria and facial cleansing wipes
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    We're going to drop some knowledge, bacteria knowledge. 

    Moments with Scarlet Abramson

    Moments with Scarlet Abramson
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    NYC-via-Miami girl Scarlet keeps it healthy whether she's at the beach or in the city hustling. Between work, working out, family, friends + her pup, it can be hard to stay balanced. She has a lot of in-between moments and inspires us to keep it all in check.

    Moments with Nu Dao, founder of Skin Allies

    Moments with Nu Dao, founder of Skin Allies
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    When you meet someone passionate about something it's inspiring, especially when you understand that passion. Skin Allies founder Nu Dao is one of those women who found a problem and decided to do something about it! Skin is our biggest organ and taking care of it, understanding it and know what products to use to help do that are more important than we probably give time to. 

    The Self-Care Collective: We're Popping Up!

    The Self-Care Collective: We're Popping Up!
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    Your favorite self-care brands are joining forces + popping up. Come visit us in real life August 2-4 in SOHO! 

    What's in your bag? We asked our founder, Jackie

    What's in your bag? We asked our founder, Jackie
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    Our founder and CEO lives in the in-between moments and calls the sidewalk her office. Besides RECESS, she has some other go-to's.

    Moments with Kelly Sheerins

    Moments with Kelly Sheerins
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    We have a sweet spot for Kelly. Yes, she is one of our fitness models but we have taken her SoulCycle classes and she makes you work for it! 

    The FitStyle: The Workouts We Love At the Best Gyms In NYC

    The FitStyle: The Workouts We Love At the Best Gyms In NYC
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    We broke a serious sweat pulling this list together.

    The 101 on Dry Shampoo Alternatives: Charcoal Blotters

    The 101 on Dry Shampoo Alternatives: Charcoal Blotters
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    The RECESS charcoal hair blotters are lighter, healthier, spray-less, powder-less option to dry shampoo! Learn how to use them.

    Aloe, is it me you're looking for?

    Aloe, is it me you're looking for?
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    Meet Body 301, the Aloe wipe, and the first of it's kind, dedicated to Aloe! Whether the sun got the best of you, or your skin could just use some rejuvenation, the aloe wipe is our new day-saver. Bonus: it's safe for body + face.

    Moments with Amanda Kloots, founder of The Jump Rope Method

    Moments with Amanda Kloots, founder of The Jump Rope Method
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    Amanda Kloots is a girl after our own heart. Taking something that is retro, modernizing it and making it very cool again.

    Moments with Christina Pazcoguin from SLT Hamptons

    Moments with Christina Pazcoguin from SLT Hamptons
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    We all want to push ourselves, mentally and physically, and we've found that SLT does just that. SLT fuses Pilates, cardio, and strength training into a workout that kicks some serious butt. We had a chance to sync up with badass Hampton's SLT Manager + Instructor Christina Pazcoguin and asked her a few questions.

    Discover Los Angeles in 48 hours

    Discover Los Angeles in 48 hours
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    If you’re a chill, slower day-to-day culture filled with sunshine and palm trees, your next road trip should absolutely include Los Angeles. Even if you’ve been or live there currently, our comprehensive 48-hour guide will inspire you to step outside your comfort zone

    Enjoy summer fitness in the great outdoors

    Enjoy summer fitness in the great outdoors
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    Travel is huge in the summer months and it can be hard to keep up with your fitness goals when you're not at home. Our take? Head outside and try something new or local to the place you're in. Check out some of our favorites.

    What are the in-between moments?

    What are the in-between moments?
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    We want to see our friends, travel, spend time with family, have fulfilling careers, stay healthy by cooking and working out, and so much more. This integrated lifestyle is what brought us to form RECESS: focusing on the challenges of having so many in-between moments peppered throughout the day. 

    The formula behind the product

    The formula behind the product
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    We're all familiar with performance ingredients in skin care like antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, fruit enzymes, green tea, caffeine, aloe, and more. But most products designed for convenience, while efficient, lack...

    The RECESS Mission

    The RECESS Mission
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    RECESS is a wellness-based personal care brand designed for the in-between moments. It was inspired by the frustration of not fitting in the activities we wanted to, without compromising something else. We are focused on a single mission: to make it easier for you to do the things you love, by giving you products for those in-between moments.

    Jackie's Story

    Jackie's Story
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    I was getting really stressed and tired of feeling like I had to compromise in order to fit in the thing that balanced my mind + body, fitness. I remember one day, standing half naked in the shower line, clutching and typing furiously on my blackberry (yup, that long ago) with one hand, and holding toiletries and a towel in my other hand. I knew there had to be a better way.

    Cathy's story

    Cathy's story
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    I have a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering and a Master's degree of Engineering Management from Dartmouth. I use that knowledge to help our lab formulate our awesome products and ship them to your door! I love efficiency, problem solving and making the impossible possible. 

    Jaime's story

    Jaime's story
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    I was raised in Florida by a fisherman dermatologist so I learned early on to watch out for harmful ingredients and how to protect my skin from the sun. Dinner table conversations revolved around discussing dermatology and medical journal articles. I grew up going to dermatology conventions and keeping up with my skin knowledge and what the biggest allergens of the year were. 

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