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    What's in my everyday tote bag- Hannah

    What's in my everyday tote bag- Hannah
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    We asked our Marketing intern Hannah what was in her everyday tote bag and this is what she shared! 

    On the Rise: Hannah Lucia

    On the Rise: Hannah Lucia
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    Meet Hannah Lucia! She's our spring semester intern and it's felt like a true collaboration. She may only be a sophomore in college but she's made an impact and we can't wait to see what else she does!

    Moments with Olivia, Founder of Liberate Studio

    Moments with Olivia, Founder of Liberate Studio
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    Meet Olivia, founder of Liberate Studio, a mental fitness studio where you can practice a flow of mindful movement, journaling and meditation. Her studio is exactly what we need. We like the sound of "working on yourself workout" and wanted to learn more about Olivia!

    Moments with Leigh Gerson, Personal Trainer, Pilates + Yoga instructor, Strength + Movement Coach

    Moments with Leigh Gerson, Personal Trainer, Pilates + Yoga instructor, Strength + Movement Coach
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    Leigh is a personal trainer, pilates + yoga instructor, and a strength + movement coach in LA! We've trained with her and appreciate how well she knows the body and can workout with you in a way that helps you not just push yourself but also steer clear of injuries. We caught up with her to find out more about her daily routine, brain health and so much more!

    Moments with Aishwarya Iyer, Founder of Brightland

    Moments with Aishwarya Iyer, Founder of Brightland
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    Anything that is "Drizzled in sunshine. Dipped in truth" is something we want to know more about.

    Moments with Marci Sliman, Founder of Haven Studio

    Moments with Marci Sliman, Founder of Haven Studio
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    We had the pleasure of connecting with the founder of Haven Studio, Marci Sliman. Haven Studio is located in Tupelo, Mississippi and they feature so much variety! Pilates + yoga + spin + barre classes, supplemented with curated activewear! They even have esthetics services available. We love that you can take a pilates class, get your nails done and shop all in one place! Needless to say Marci understands the on-the-go lifestyle so we couldn't wait to find out more! 

    Wipes vs. Showering

    Wipes vs. Showering
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    Whatever your shower habits are, it's easy to get sidetracked! We like to workout midday to help breakup the workday, but then we need to get straight back to our desk. Wipes prevent breakouts, keep you fresh and clean, and keep your underarms odor-free, all in just a few seconds!

    Moments with Catt Yiu, Yoga and Meditation teacher

    Moments with Catt Yiu, Yoga and Meditation teacher
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    Meet Catt Yiu. She wears a lot of hats and one of them is as a yoga and meditation teacher! Our founder Jackie worked with Catt at Equinox years ago and can vouch for her spirit! Learn more about her daily routine and explore meditation!

    Why Wipe?

    Why Wipe?
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    Wipes are the perfect accessory for a busy life. On-the-go or at-home, time is always scarce, so RECESS is making it easier to freshen up, be clean, and feel your best, even if you only have a moment to yourself. 

    Wipes vs. Gel

    Wipes vs. Gel
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    We always thought there was a better experience awaiting us when it comes to using sticky goopy gels. Thinking back to a particularly painful sunburn, the only thing that made it worse was the aloe that was supposed to be helping, was sticking to everything! Gels feel good going on, but are drying on the skin, sticky and messy!

    What makes RECESS so special?

    What makes RECESS so special?
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    Partnering with two dermatologists and using clean ingredients backed by nature and science (best of both worlds amiright?) they developed a collection of top-performing face + body wipes that will change the way you feel. Here's why.

    How we define clean beauty and our "No List"

    How we define clean beauty and our
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    With all the changes and noise in the industry we know this topic can be confusing. In addition to extensive research, we also partner with multiple dermatologists to ensure everything we include in our products is necessary and healthy. While it’s somewhat of a grey area for the industry, and some ingredients have gotten a bad reputation even though there's no scientific backing, we are here to clear that up and keep you skin clean + healthy!

    12 Days Until Christmas Workouts (but Happy Holiday goals for everyone)

    12 Days Until Christmas Workouts (but Happy Holiday goals for everyone)
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    We know how easy it is to get out of a routine when the holidays come around. Let’s face it, we trade our sweaty yoga mats for heated blankets too. There’s just so many delicious treats to eat, family time to catch up on and Netflix show to binge. We’ve curated this advent calendar workout list to make working out this holiday season a little more fun and a little more festive! Enjoy! 

    Take a fun quiz to find out which wipe to give a friend.

    Take a fun quiz to find out which wipe to give a friend.
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    Trying to find the perfect gift for your best friend? Look no further! Take our quiz to figure out which wipe is perfect for your pal. It's also a good break (or should we say recess) during the day. wink wink.

    Moments with Bevin Price, Cycling Instructor Extraordinaire

    Moments with Bevin Price, Cycling Instructor Extraordinaire
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    From Bevin's love of sleep to exercise and yes, a little sugar, she is a woman after our own heart, because hey, it's all about balance, right? As a former SoulCycle instructor (you can still find her on the SoulCycle at-home) who recently relocated to her hometown in North Carolina, we can't wait to follow...

    Moments with Paige Garrett, Wellness Coach

    Moments with Paige Garrett, Wellness Coach
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    Meet Paige Garrett! She is a certified integrative health coach and we had the pleasure of getting to know her better. "The most important part is finding joy and discovering what truly nourishes you - both on your plate and off. The rest just falls into place." 

    Moments with Cassandra and Jenni, Creators of Pilates People

    Moments with Cassandra and Jenni, Creators of Pilates People
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    "Wherever you are. However you are." We are big fans of Pilates People since we are always on-the-go and like their philosophy! We wanted to get to know the creators of Pilates People a little more to help us when thinking about our own daily routines. 

    On The Rise: Lily Tendler

    On The Rise: Lily Tendler
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    Each semester we work with the Tulane University internship program. It's a great way to support students entering the workforce soon and to learn from each other. This semester is no different. Meet Lily Tendler! She is wise beyond her years and we already feel inspired by her. 

    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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    All RECESS products are safe for all skin types, vegan, cruelty-free, dermatologist tested and safe for sensitive skin. That said, we know everyone has different needs, so hopefully this helps you pick the best match for you.

    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.

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