Fragrant Bubble Bath Dough

Kids of all ages (including the adult kind) will love playing with Red Leaf's innovative bubble bath
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Both your grown-up and childlike sides will appreciate downtown-based Red Leaf’s Fragrant Bubble Bath Dough (shown above), come bath time. Made with almond oil and moisturizing glycerin, the shapable, Play-Doh-like scrub ($12) dissolves into soft bubbles under the faucet. Available in sophisticated scents such as fresh clover, basil lime and black tea; if a handful turns into a cheeky jungle animal before getting dunked, who’ll be the wiser?

Available at redleafbathandbody.etsy.com.

New Skincare Company, 3B, Delivers Beauty by the Boxful

New Skincare Company, 3B, Delivers Beauty by the Boxful

A Seattle-based skin care company brings beauty breakthroughs to your door
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Goodies from a 3B beauty box

Ke Chen, cofounder of 3B (Beauty Beyond Borders), says skin care in Asia is approached the same way the French think about food. “It’s an art form,” she says. Chen, whose Seattle-based subscription beauty box company launched last year, says this “art form” can include a 10-step cleansing ritual and feature innovative, exotic ingredients like bee venom and snail mucus to soothe and repair skin.

 

Chen has found that obtaining these elite Asian skin care products stateside takes time and research, which is why she’s offering them via a home subscription service ($15/month), which delivers a collection of Korean, Taiwanese and Japanese skin care samples, such as the Neogence Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion from Taiwan and Leaders’ 7 Wonders Amazonian Acai Anti-Pollution Mask from South Korea. When subscribers find a product they can’t live without, they can shop for the full-size product on 3B’s website (the3bbox.com).

Local and national focus groups of bloggers, YouTubers and beauty influencers help Chen keep up on Asian skin care trends and determine what ends up in the boxes. You could say that 3B has skin in this game.