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    MASKNE: What it is and how to help prevent it?

    MASKNE: What it is and how to help prevent it?
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    With masks here for the foreseeable future a new problem has arisen, maskne. For those that are unfamiliar with the term “maskne", it is acne caused by wearing a mask.

    Socializing Outside and Distanced During Covid

    Socializing Outside and Distanced During Covid
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    As we try to find balance, which is what we're all about at RECESS, we've come up with a few ways to safely hang. Stay smart and on top of your hygiene.

    Best NYC Jogging Routes

    Best NYC Jogging Routes
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    If you're in NYC and looking to clear your mind, take a break or just get in a good sweat here are some great runs.

    Moments with Brooke Meek, Founder of PLNK

    Moments with Brooke Meek, Founder of PLNK
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    I was injured in a CrossFit class and realized that there was nothing in my market that combined the intensity of my favorite HIIT classes with the mindfulness and safety of my favorite yoga class...PLNK is high intensity and no impact. It's the very best workout that exists and there is truly nothing else like it!

    Your WFH Playlists Are Here

    Your WFH Playlists Are Here
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    We are all always listening to music whether it be to let loose, to focus on work or to get motivated. Ever had a hard time finding a song to relax and chill to, or to run to the beat. We’ve put together some songs to get those playlists started. 

    Things to Do to Calm Your Mind During this Uncertain Time

    Things to Do to Calm Your Mind During this Uncertain Time
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    While being stuck inside and on a very different routines than usual, we are all trying to find new activities to keep everyone calm and busy. Here are a few ideas to get through quarantine! 

    6 Creative Activities To Do Together While Apart

    6 Creative Activities To Do Together While Apart
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    Even though we are quarantined we can still do things together, just apart! Here are some activities you can do to enjoy time with friends and family while in your own spaces.

    The 5 Most Comfortable Sweatpants

    The 5 Most Comfortable Sweatpants
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    Weekend-wear or work-from-home wear. These are the comfy sweats we live in.

    Staying Hopeful Amidst Uncertainty

    Staying Hopeful Amidst Uncertainty
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    What a weird time we’re living in. I keep thinking we’re in a sci-fi movie, but a bad one where each scene that passes you think, “no, there’s no way that makes any sense. The director really missed the boat.” But here we are. It's time for RECESS.

    The Benefits of Witch Hazel

    The Benefits of Witch Hazel
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    Witch Hazel is a plant with powerful medicinal properties such as anti-inflammatory and blemish-bursting powers that help alleviate a number of skincare concerns. Learn more about this stellar ingredient. 

    Benefits of Caffeine For Your Skin

    Benefits of Caffeine For Your Skin
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    Coffee may be on most people’s daily to-do list as a routine start to the day. However, most people don’t know the benefits that caffeine can have when used in your skincare regimen. Learn more about the benefits of caffeine. 

    Moments with Marnie Alton, Founder of m/body

    Moments with Marnie Alton, Founder of m/body
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    One day on my morning walk I was struck by ’that voice’...You know the one right? It tells you the truth and shows you the way even if it seems crazy or impossible at the time. It said, “If you can’t find it, you're just going to have to make it yourself”. I figured in that moment that if I was feeling this strongly about it there had to be other people out there looking for the same thing. 

    The Morning After Kit from Go Dash Dot x Okko x Recess

    The Morning After Kit from Go Dash Dot x Okko x Recess
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    The holiday season (and social season) essentials. This cute bundle from Go Dash Dot x Okko x RECESS is the perfect stash-in-your bag kit. 

    Moments with Shelley Lenz, Founder of DROP

    Moments with Shelley Lenz, Founder of DROP
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    I am very inspired by competition, success, the people that I come in contact with everyday. I am inspired by the challenges that so many people face and the strength they have to get through them. I am also inspired by my children and their persistence, determination and love for live!

    Moments with Armande Alexandra, Designer and Creative Director

    Moments with Armande Alexandra, Designer and Creative Director
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    We love supporting female entrepreneurs. Kind, stylish and twenty-five, Armande Alexandra is just getting started. Armande believes in fluid and convertible design with a sustainable approach and recently launched ARMANDE. (check it out!) We were obviously intrigued to learn more! 

    Changing your skincare routine from summer to fall

    Changing your skincare routine from summer to fall
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    As the seasons change, your skin does too! As you swap your sundresses for sweaters in fall, the same should be done with your skincare.  Along with the changing of seasons comes the change of skin concerns and it’s essential to modify your products to address your skin’s needs!

     

    KREWE + RECESS on a boat!

    KREWE + RECESS on a boat!
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    We have a soft spot for New Orleans since our founder, Jackie Stauffer, went to Tulane for college. Just another reason we love Krewe glasses! We took our new polarized shades out for a spin and they did not disappoint! No squinting, lightweight and comfortable.

    Why we use the ingredients we use: Hair Blotters

    Why we use the ingredients we use: Hair Blotters
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    We put a lot of thought into making sure each product contains clean, quality and beneficial ingredients that do the work so that you don't have to! The RECESS charcoal hair blotters are a healthier alternative to dry shampoo. Instead of adding powder or spray to your already dirty hair, our hair blotters remove excess oils without damaging hair follicles.

    Food for Skin Health

    Food for Skin Health
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    Your skin’s health depends on more than just your skincare routine. Your daily diet largely impacts your skin’s appearance and feel. There are many amazing benefits foods can offer for your skin. Read more to find out the key ingredients for healthy, young, and refreshed skin.

    What's in my Carry-on bag?

    What's in my Carry-on bag?
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    Traveling can be stressful and tiring, so it’s important to have an organized carry on bag to keep you relaxed and ready for your travels. We like to pack light, especially when going on a quick get-away. This means that our bag needs to have enough to take us through an entire day, but also be light enough that traveling remains as painless as possible!

    Wellness spaces

    Wellness spaces
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    With the wellness industry booming and society’s focus on health increasing, one-stop wellness spaces are becoming more popular than ever. New York City can be a stressful place to live, so we narrowed down our favorite wellness facilities to help you chill out and take care of you! 

    What's in my beach bag?

    What's in my beach bag?
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    This summer has been a hot one, which means more beach days. We are not complaining. We want to make beach days better by being prepared! Here's a list of all our faves to throw in a tote and be on our way. Fun in the sun! 

    Moments with Ashley Mills, Co-Founder of obé

    Moments with Ashley Mills, Co-Founder of obé
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    As women on the go, we know how hard it can be to find time to get to the gym or your favorite workout class. (A.k.a. the inspiration for creating RECESS!) This is where our friend Ashley Mills comes in. She's the co-founder of obé, the best at-home fitness where all the workouts are 28 minutes or less! We love a good sweaty selfie from our living room floor :)

    What’s In My Gym Bag?

    What’s In My Gym Bag?
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    Bringing all the essentials in your gym bag is important so you can focus on your workout instead of worrying about having the wrong socks or not staying energized.

    RECESS IRL: EVENTS THIS SUMMER!

    RECESS IRL: EVENTS THIS SUMMER!
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    Looking to refresh? Miss RECESS? Here are a few of the places you can find us and buy RECESS in real life! #somuchbetter

    Moments with Rachel Liverman, Co-Founder of Glowbar

    Moments with Rachel Liverman, Co-Founder of Glowbar
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    We are big fans of healthy glowing skin, and can't wait to introduce you to Rachel Liverman, co-founder of the recently opened Glowbar in Manhattan. Their 30-minute highly effective facial sessions appeal to our sense of time-saving and results! We love the family legacy story behind the brand, her personal commitment to herself, and her RECESS!

    Moments with Marie Kloor, Co-Founder of Hydra Studios

    Moments with Marie Kloor, Co-Founder of Hydra Studios
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    "Launching Hydra Studios is the most challenging thing I've ever done. When we first started, I didn't realize the amount of time and energy it takes to create something from nothing. The lows are lower and the highs are higher when it's your own company. This experience has given me so much respect for all founders. The energy of NYC inspires me." Read more...

    How to use hair blotters

    How to use hair blotters
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    Hair blotters: the new dry shampoo. These charcoal and hemp blotters are genius at removing grease and oil from hair, to preserve a blowout, touch up on the go, or clean up post-workout. All natural and easy to use, the innovative lightweight packaging makes it easy to stash these in every bag you own.

    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! 

    Which face wipe are you? Cleansing or Bacteria-Fighting?

    Which face wipe are you? Cleansing or Bacteria-Fighting?
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    Not sure which face wipe to try? You can make your own pack and try both, or see which description below fits your lifestyle best. All RECESS products are safe for...

    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 always like to smell like you just showered? That feeling of clean and confident is the inspiration for BODY 101: Aluminum Free Deodorant Wipes. These wipes use tea tree leaf oil, chamomile, acai extract and citronellyl methylcrotonate to deodorize and fight stink, as well as sooth the underarm skin. 

    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.

    The healing properties and how to apply aloe vera

    The healing properties and how to apply aloe vera
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    With all the buzz in health and wellness, magical ingredients, superfoods, dusts, and adaptogens, it's reassuring to be able to double-down on one of the oldest super plants that's been used for thousands of years due to its incredible healing properties. Even the recent trend in drinkable bottled aloe water is notable. Since Aloe is in 80% of RECESS wipe products - especially our dedicated aloe wipe - and sunburn prevention and skin health are always top of mind, we wanted to share everything we know about Aloe.

    Moments with Katye Stanzak, Founder of Project Physique

    Moments with Katye Stanzak, Founder of Project Physique
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    We love getting to know Katye who founded Project Physique in Summit, New Jersey! Her bubbly energy and commitment to making all her clients feel comfortable and welcome, is totally our speed. You can now find RECESS in her studio! 

    Moments with Toni Capomazza, Owner of Zoe

    Moments with Toni Capomazza, Owner of Zoe
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    Meet wondermom and local business owner Toni Capomazza. Based in Oxford, Mississippi, the home of Ole Miss, this local woman inspires us with the way she is always open to adventure and hard work, plus a dose of balance. She owns 3 businesses in Oxford, including Zoe where you can now find RECESS face, body and hair products.

    Moments with Jessica Richards, Founder of SHEN BEAUTY

    Moments with Jessica Richards, Founder of SHEN BEAUTY
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    This hustling, working mom, Jessica Richards, has her days planned down to the minute. She's the founder of SHEN BEAUTY, a beauty industry consultant and buyer for major retailers (+ other brands). Balancing multiple jobs, her kids and frequent travel, her commitment to health and wellness is inspiring! 

    Moments with Natalie McLaren, Owner of Pilates Evolution

    Moments with Natalie McLaren, Owner of Pilates Evolution
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    We are huge Pilates fans and we're so glad RECESS is now available in the Denver area at Pilates Evolution. The amazing owner, Natalie, was inspired by her step-sister (also a Pilates studio owner) and is now taking her turn inspiring other female business owners. 

    Moments with Meredith Fuller, Founder of Eleven Eleven

    Moments with Meredith Fuller, Founder of Eleven Eleven
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    We love the light airy vibes of Eleven Eleven, the Birmingham destination for all things athleisure. We especially adore its founder and owner, Meredith Fuller who created Eleven Eleven to serve her local community and channel her passion for health + wellness. You can now find RECESS in store!

    Moments with Christina Calamia, Founder of SWEAT Nola

    Moments with Christina Calamia, Founder of SWEAT Nola
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    Our founder, Jackie, went to Tulane in New Orleans so we were so excited to partner with Christina, the owner of local active fashion destination, SWEAT Nola. Her boutique is full of fresh finds, our favorite brands, and her charming personality makes us want to visit asap. You can now find RECESS at SWEAT!

    The dry winter skin struggle

    The dry winter skin struggle
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    Keeping winter skin hydrated and glowing is no easy task. Dry winter skin is a real challenge. From aloe, to water, to bone broth, your wellness habits should adjust based on the season.

    Spring break sun and ski trip tips

    Spring break sun and ski trip tips
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    Winter skin is in. Spring break sun and ski trip tips. Whether it's sun or redness from skiing through the wind + cold, keep that winter skin glowing no matter where winter travel takes you.

    How to use our deodorant wipe

    How to use our deodorant wipe
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    How to use a deodorant wipe. This new format is taking over and for good reason. It cleanses + treats, and is loaded with good for you ingredients while also being aluminum-free. Learn more.

    Club Monaco x RECESS 5th Avenue Flatiron Pop-up

    Club Monaco x RECESS 5th Avenue Flatiron Pop-up
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    Join us at Club Monaco 5th Avenue between Jan 16 and Feb 3. Besides being able to meet the RECESS team, and discover RECESS IRL, there will be a series of wellness focused customer events, providing access to exclusive Wellness Wednesday classes, gifts with purchase and intimate wellness conversations. Open daily, noon-7pm.

    What is the Deal with Celery Juice?

    What is the Deal with Celery Juice?
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    Is Celery Juice the new avocado toast? It's everywhere and with good reason. Benefits include helping with: digestion, improved cardiovascular health, liver detoxification, maintaining a healthy weight and more. 

    The Art of Perseverance and Wellness

    The Art of Perseverance and Wellness
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    The Art of Perseverance and Wellness. Pick a buddy. Whatever goal you're working on, pick a friend, roommate or pen pal to help keep you honest. Invest in the right tools. If your goal is to eat healthier stock up on some containers that you can travel with (we like stasher). Start goal-setting by picking goals that are meaningful to your life with realistic timelines and expectations. You can't put a price on grit.

    6 Ways to Avoid the January Gym Crowds

    6 Ways to Avoid the January Gym Crowds
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    6 Ways to Avoid the January Gym Crowds. The gym in January can feel like a scary place. Whether you're already a 7-day/week exerciser, or a total newbie, the January scene is intimidating. Getting into your favorite class is a nightmare, the locker room is a free for all, the shower lines are never longer and the idea of waiting for the piece of equipment you want seems to defeat the entire purpose of staying focused. 1. Pick an off-peak time. 2. Set calendar reminders to book your favorite classes.

    Last minute gifts: 7 Products for the Fitness Enthusiast in Your Life

    Last minute gifts: 7 Products for the Fitness Enthusiast in Your Life
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    Last minute gifting for the fitness enthusiast! Quick list of products you can order online and help fill those stockings. These are great gifts for others or yourself ; )

    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.”

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