Today is Earth Day! How exciting is that? It’s 90 degrees here in Los Angeles and it couldn’t be a more blissful day to celebrate all the green and lush nature trails and beaches that we get to enjoy daily. All over the world people are celebrating #EarthDay. At festivals and concerts in every corner of the globe – hopefully you have gotten a chance to enjoy some of the festivities. Truly if we look at the history of this event, it’s exciting to see how much this movement has grown in just the last ten years alone. But what is it about really, at it’s heart? The fun and music are great but was impetus for this day that has grown into a worldwide movement? Well after doing a little research, it seems that Earth Day had its inception in 1970 when then U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin, saw a dire need for change. After witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, he decided that he needed to rally the people. According to The History of Earth Day:
On April 22,1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies [on the first Earth Day. Earth Day 1970 achieved a rare political alignment, enlisting support from Republicans and Democrat. By the end of that year, the first Earth Day had led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. ‘It was a gamble,’ Gaylord recalled, ‘but it worked.’
Today, while admittedly we still have a long way to go in terms of environmental protection and change, that first inkling of awareness in 1970 — the notion that if we wanted to create a sustainable Earth and healthy world for our children and grandchildren, we needed to speak out — well it stretched continents.
It’s A Good Day to Be “Green”
Today as we look back at all the progress and celebrate how far we have come, take some time to think about what small changes you might make in creating a more “green” friendly environment. Maybe just start recycling or simply do some research into products that you buy and support those that are “green” or merchants in the neighborhood who do their part to support a greener world. Make a commitment to purchase from them – that is a small but excellent way to support Earth Day. Nonie is and has always been about all natural, green friendly ingredients. We use only plant-based oils, vegan ingredients and practice a strict commitment to remain cruelty-free. No animals have ever been harmed and never will be harmed in the making or testing of our products. We use glass bottles and we believe organic is better. That is our small but impacting contribution to the Earth. What is yours? Share it with us! Feel to tag us and comment on social media and below and let us know. What sorts of Earth friendly practices have you incorporated into your own life? And while you are at it – click on the AHA! line or maybe pick up the excellent SPF for your beach plans this summer. Give us a try. You’ll be supporting a very all natural, made from the Earth, skincare line. The Earth thanks you and so do we! It’s a small step but you’ll take comfort in knowing that you are using only chemical-free ingredients on your skin and you’ll have the added assurance that you are supporting our commitment to vegan, all-natural ingredients.
Happy Earth Day everyone! Love the Earth and it will love you back!
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Commitment to Whole Food Products
In 1994, Nonie launched Nonie of Beverly Hills – an all natural plant-based line of skincare originally passed down from the kitchens of Hungary. Always made from plant based and other organic ingredients, over time, Nonie has emerged as one of the best organic skincare lines in the country.
In 1971, Oda Lassen “saw the need for wholesome, low-processed, and additive-free foods and supplements.” Based on this need, the first Lassens Health Food Store was launched. The Lassens team has continued to honor its commitment to whole food products ever since – just as have we. Now get ready for the best news!
An ‘Natural’ Partnership
Lassens and Nonie have teamed up to create the greatest partnering ever! One that will allow YOU to purchase all your favorite wholesome products for every part of your life, all in one place. In this new collaboration, as the Lassen’s team continues its commitment to provide 100% wholesome products, they’ll be running a 20% line drive of Nonie Products at all Lassens stores during the month of May. It’s the perfect union!
Look for us in your email offers and circulars because Nonie will also be featured an ad campaign at Lassens … just in case you forget to look for us on the shelves in the store, Lassens will send you a little reminder! We wouldn’t want you to miss this limited time offer!
Nonie Products Available at Lassen’s Thru May!
As Nonie continues to expand, we are more than thrilled to be a part of the Lassens family! As we strive to honor our commitment to green products and plant-based and cruelty-free skincare ingredients, we could not be more grateful to be a part of this partnership. And might we also add, Lassens – welcome to the Nonie family! We look forward to a long and lasting union.
In the meantime, visit Nonie of Beverly Hills now for new product information and orders. And don’t forget to visit your local Lassens all through May for all pf your whole food products and now … Nonie Skincare products too!
At A Mother’s Market Near You
You may have seen Nonie of Beverly Hills mentioned in your favorite issue of O! Magazine or in ads across social media and you just thought, “Hmm looks good, I’ll get to it later.” Maybe a friend has even suggested trying it but you just haven’t gotten around to it. The truth is if you knew how well our alpha-hydroxy rich moisturizer worked to reduce wrinkles, you wouldn’t wait another minute. And quite frankly, if you knew that the side effect of using this all-organic, vegan and cruelty-free line of skincare would be only be one, the most important one – a glowing complexion, well you would have already been a loyal client. But lest you feel guilty, don’t despair, you are busy! We get it, your skin probably just hasn’t been a top priority. It’s totally understandable, you come after the kids, the schedule, work – your skin looks good enough. Or perhaps it’s none of those things. You’re just a creature of habit. You have been using the same moisturizer since high school, why change now?
If we sound like we can’t possibly understand why you haven’t tried our incredibly effective line at Nonie of Beverly Hills, well it’s because once you do, you would stop at nothing to make sure that keeping stocked, was at the top of your list. But look, we understand. We all get busy and these are the things we tell ourselves to make it alright to be last on the list of priorities. So with all that in mind, I have very good news, we are coming to you. Yes we are coming to you. That’s how important it is! And it’s spring, Mother’s Day is coming up, the summer is around the corner – do you look your most flawless? You can. You absolutely can with just one decision – Nonie of Beverly Hills. And all throughout April, we are making so easy for you! Excuses?! A thing of the past… just like that moisturizer from high school.
So, if you haven’t had a chance or even a minute in the day to click on the website and see how amazing this skincare line is – we are going to make it super simple. This month, Nonie of Beverly Hills is doing product demos in several neighborhoods all around Southern California and we bet, one of them is right near you. We are demonstrating at Mother’s Kitchen Markets all over SoCal!
Below is the appearance schedule for April and it’s good! We are so invested in sharing this amazing vegan product, that yes, we are willing to show up at your doorstep practically. Well not literally but you know, we might if you asked us – seriously!
Demos in April – We’ll Be in Your Neighborhood
Mon, April 10, 4pm – 7pm
Mother’s Market & Kitchen
24165 Paseo De Valencia
Laguna Woods, CA 92637
Wed, April 12, 4pm – 7pm
Where: Mother’s Market & Kitchen
151 E Memory Ln.
Santa Ana, CA 9270
Fri, April 14, 11am – 2pm
Where: Mother’s Market & Kitchen
19770 Beach Blvd.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Thu, April 20, 4pm – 7pm
Where: Mother’s Market & Kitchen
413 S Associated Rd, Brea, CA 92821
Tue, April 25, 4pm – 7pm
Mother’s Market & Kitchen
1890 Newport Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Did we make it easy enough for you ? Good – that was the plan. We believe so much that you should look like the ageless, flawless beauty that you are that we are willing to travel to you! Make your skin a priority. It will thank you!
For any information about the AHA! or HIS! line of skincare at Nonie of Beverly Hills or any or our upcoming events, call us at (323) 467-1300 or visit the website at Nonie of Beverly Hills.
Spring is a time when we appreciate all the beauty that nature has to offer. It’s a time of renewal, a clearing out of the old to make room for the new, and nature’s little wake-up call to all of us after a long winter. When hopefully, if there is room for improvement in our lives, we get all get a collective do-over. If perhaps we aren’t looking and feeling our best for instance after the cold season, it’s during the spring when we feel motivated to make a change, get in shape, and finally feel better. Is it also a time for change in your daily beauty routine?
Healthy Skin at Any Age
Healthy skin is an integral part of feeling and looking your absolute best. Taking care of “you” means glowing from the inside out. So, at a time when we take sales inventory and offer huge discounts as we will be doing all through March (read more for the savings), do your own sort of personal intake now. Are you doing all you can to look and feel your absolute best? If not or if you aren’t sure of the answer, then ask yourself. Are you doing everything you know to keep your skin looking and feeling its best? Does your skin glow because it’s so healthy? It should. And age is simply a number – it’s about real health from the inside out. Whether you are a recent college graduate or a parent of a college graduate, your skin deserves to feel and look its very best.
AHA! Healthy, Ageless Skin is Possible
Let’s face it – if you look good, you feel good. If your skin doesn’t look its best, then ask these three questions. 1.) Am I using only all natural, cruelty free ingredients on my delicate skin? 2.) Am I making healthy skin a priority? 3.) Am I seeing brilliant results from my daily skincare routine?
If the answer to any of these questions is “no” then you aren’t putting yourself or your precious skin, first. But… It’s spring and guess what? You get a do-over. The good news is at Nonie of Beverly Hills, all of our products are cruelty free and all natural! The best news is, because it’s spring, we are having a HUGE sale all through the month of March.
It’s our spring into AHA! savings sale where you get 15% off all orders! Happy Spring – we told you it was good news!
Here’s to getting a spring do-over so you too can have a beautiful and healthy Nonie glow!
Happy New Year! The holidays are so lovely, but I always look forward to the January restart. It feels so good to eat lighter meals, exercise more and get back to optimal health. I don’t know about you, but I still crave salads in the winter. Not as often as in the summer (everyday), but definitely on a weekly basis. This citrus salad is one of my favorites. It almost makes me forget it’s winter. Crunchy, bright and creamy. Best eaten with a fork and knife.
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Article by: Alison Grisewu
DAY ONE: AHA – Alpha Hydroxy Acids. What separates Nonie products from the competition!
Our Nonie AHA formula is derived from extracts of Bilberry, Sugar Cane, Maple Cane, Orange & Lemon Oils. AHAs help to loosen and remove the dead skin cells on your skin’s surface, and are more effective than an abrasive exfoliant like scrubs and cloths. AHAs lighten age spots, improve skin tone and texture, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. They may even enhance your body’s production of collagen, the protein that plumps and firms the skin surface.
Gently removing the surface debris and dead skin with Nonie AHAs exposes the underlying cells that can optimize your skin’s absorption levels, so you receive the maximum results from the other essential oils and ingredients in Nonie products. Continuous usage of Nonie AHA! skincare products will keep your complexion naturally bright by preventing a build-up of dead skin cells which can dull your skin.
DAY TWO: Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil is naturally anti-aging, antioxidant, antibacterial and antifungal! It is excellent for preventing dryness and flaking of the skin, can delay the appearance of wrinkles and sagging of skin, aids in reducing skin damage from the sun, and helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections.
You will find Coconut Oil in Nonie Skin Cleanser, Body Lotion, Brilliant, Protein and 10% AHA! Moisturizers, 8 and 15 SPF Sunblock Moisturizers, and HIS! Shave Cream.
DAY THREE: Lemon Oil
Lemon Oil is a natural skin freshener that improves your complexion and leaves your skin soft and supple. This essential oil naturally balances and rejuvenates the skin, plus has antioxidant and antibacterial properties.
You will find Lemon Oil in Nonie Skin Cleanser, Skin Tonic, Body Lotion, Brilliant, Protein, 10% AHA! Moisturizers, and 8 and 15 SPF Sunblock Moisturizers, and HIS! After Shave Tonic.
DAY FOUR: Orange Oil
Orange Oil is an essential oil that is a natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. Orange Oil aids in reducing acne and dermatitis, resulting in healthy, smooth, gorgeous skin.
You will find Orange Oil in Nonie Skin Cleanser, Skin Tonic, Body Lotion, Brilliant, Protein, 10% AHA! Moisturizers, and 8 and 15 SPF Sunblock Moisturizers, and HIS! After Shave Tonic.
DAY FIVE: Wheat Germ Oil
Wheat Germ Oil is an age-defying boost to Nonie products that softens and moisturizes, supporting a healthy, glowing complexion. Wheat Germ Oil provides Vitamins A, B and D, plus antioxidants and fatty acids. It is a rich source of Vitamin E, which helps reduce skin damage, fight free radicals, support healthy collagen formation and maintain even skin tone.
Worried about gluten? No need! The Wheat Germ Oil in Nonie skincare products is Gluten Free and non-GMO.
You will find Wheat Germ Oil in Nonie Body Lotion, Brilliant, Protein, New Condition and 10% AHA! Moisturizers, and 8 and 15 SPF Sunblock Moisturizers.
DAY SIX: Grapefruit Oil
Grapefruit Oil is an uplifting, refreshing and nourishing essential oil. It is rich in antioxidants and is a natural antimicrobial, so it can help treat and prevent infections in wounds and cuts. Grapefruit Oil cleanses and detoxifies, promoting healthy, refreshed skin. It is also good for oily skin and treating acne.
You will find Grapefruit Oil in Nonie Skin Cleanser, Skin Tonic, Body Lotion, Brilliant Protein and 10% AHA! Moisturizers, HIS! After Shave Tonic, and 8 and 15 SPF Sunblock Moisturizers.
DAY SEVEN: Orchid Oil
Orchid Oil combats the signs of aging. This rich and nourishing essential oil has the ability to rejuvenate the skin and bring back the firmness that is lost from aging. It rehydrates the skin, will smooth and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines, and make the skin look younger and healthier. Orchid Oil may help to boost UVB protection significantly when used in conjunction with a sunscreen, which is why our 8 and 15 SPF Sunblock Moisturizers contain Orchid Oil.
You will also find Orchid Oil in Nonie Body Lotion, and Protein and 10% AHA! Moisturizers.
DAY EIGHT: Neroli Oil
Neroli Oil revives skin at the cellular level – promoting the generation of new cells and stimulating the health of those present. This essential oil comes from the flowers of the bitter orange tree. It reduces inflammation, wrinkles and scars. It is also a natural antiseptic and antimicrobial.
You will find Neroli Oil in Nonie Skin Cleanser, Skin Tonic, Body Lotion, Brilliant, Protein and 10% AHA! Moisturizers, and 8 and 15 SPF Sunblock Moisturizers.
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BREAKING NEWS: NO JAR LEFT BEHIND at Nonie of Beverly Hills.
Lab Techs have been willingly going the extra mile to ensure every jar is filled to the top with the “secret healthy skin formula” offered at Shop.NonieOfBeverlyHills.com.
The lab tech went as far as to tap the glass bottle down several times to make more room to add more of the secret formula in every jar… When asked why, the lab tech simply responded “No Jar left behind”
Christina Bevan, major beauty blogger and expert for Panoptic Media, interviews Nonie of Beverly Hills
Healthy Food For Your Skin: None of Beverly Hills
Natural skincare boutique, Nonie of Beverly Hills, was founded 1994 by Nonie Fagatt, a retired flight attendant who’s face refused to spill her secrets to the world. After years of making her own skincare products from 400-year-old Hungarian and Austrian recipes, Nonie started the company at 66 years of age with hardly a wrinkle on her face.
Over the last 22 years, Nonie’s commitment to all-natural, healthy skincare has never wavered. Not even when Mendel Duchman, a Hasidic Rabbi from Crown Heights, New York, took over the company in 2005 with the encouragement of his wife and six daughters. Nonie’s products are still made from Alpha Hydroxy Acids and all-natural ingredients today. Prepared lovingly in small batches, preserving the freshness and ensuring they’re 100% free of animal products, parabens, chemical preservatives and perfumes.
Having spent years searching for something, anything, to fix my acne prone skin, I was excited to discover Nonie of Beverly Hills and their “healthy food for the skin” philosophy. You see, I’m one of those vegans trapped in a never-ending cycle of disappointment. I tend to discover a cruelty-free product just as the company gets taken over by a big corporation who begins selling to Asia.
Not this time.
I sat down with the people behind Nonie of Beverly Hills, Mendel Duchman and Marla Douglas, to be sure there wouldn’t be any surprises further down the road.
I’m glad I did because the enthusiasm pouring out of these two couldn’t be described as anything but infectious.
Tell me about Nonie of Beverly Hills
Marla: We’re a boutique company and that’s one of the things that people really love about Nonie – that we’re privately-owned; not a large corporation. We’re small, but mighty.
Mendel: There’s no question what makes this world go around is money, but I figured I might as well be doing something that I enjoy and giving back. We’re put into this world to make it a better place to live in. I practice that in every aspect of my life, especially at Nonie.
Marla: When people feel good about themselves, they’re more likely to pay that feeling forward which makes a positive contribution to the entire world. That’s what changes the world. And I’ve seen that happen when I’m in the stores.
Mendel: Testimonials we’ve received from customers about how Nonie products have changed their lives – that is what warms our hearts.
Why do you love the Nonie products?
Marla: Simply put, because they work! When I started using the products, I noticed an immediate difference. My skin tone used to be uneven and dull, and my pores were very clogged. I started using liquid makeup when I was 16 because my skin was such a mess, but Nonie products improved my skin so much that I no longer have to use liquid makeup! People marvel when I tell them my age – they don’t believe me.
What is it about Nonie that makes it so effective?
Marla: The Alpha Hydroxy Acids which are made from bilberry, maple and sugar cane, and orange and lemon oil – all products you can eat. They remove those dead cells so the other ingredients that are healing, nourishing and cell renewing get to that part of the skin that really needs it.
Nonie was ahead of her time. She was making skincare products for herself before it was cool to do so. The first time I met her, she walked through the door and my mouth dropped. She was in her 80s and her skin was so taut and flawless and I was like, “I’ll have what she’s having.”
What does the future look like?
Mendel: The way people are shopping today is changing. We used to just go after physical shelf space in the stores. Now, we want as many people as possible to enjoy our great product. Because of the internet, we’re getting a lot of international interest. We’re definitely looking at going international. We want to spread the light of our skincare products to the world.
So would you sell to Asia knowing that your products would be legally required to go through animal testing?
Mendel: Absolutely not. No matter what I will keep to our core natural, vegan goals. If someone offered me five million dollars to change my recipe, I’ll never do that.
That’s good to know!
Marla: Our prime concern is the health and wellbeing of our customers, which will always be more important than marketing.
Mendel: And the proof is in the pudding because we use glass bottles. In today’s time and age, we could use plastic because it’s cheaper and less fragile.
Marla: But the chemicals in plastic bottles leach into the product and affect the quality. We don’t even use chemical preservatives. Grapefruit seed extract is our natural preservative.
Mendel: And we will never go away from that core. I don’t mind being number three or number five in quantity, but I want to be number one in quality.
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles – May 2016 – Nonie of Beverly Hills reaffirmed their commitment to providing healthy food for the skin with vegan, natural skincare products. Click here to view the full interview released today.
Mendel Duchman, the owner and Hasidic Rabbi, confided that money isn’t the biggest driving factor for Nonie of Beverly Hills, stating that, “We’re put into this world to make it a better place to live in.” That philosophy has found its way into the production process and helps the company maintain its ethical and eco-friendly course.
Mr. Duchman shared a number of truths key to how Nonie of Beverly Hills functions and maintains its unwavering faith. Including their dedication to making people feel good about themselves through their skin, their contagious enthusiasm for their skincare products and the importance of hand-made, fresh skincare products.
The future holds expansion for Nonie of Beverly Hills thanks in large part to digital growth. When questioned on his willingness to allow animal testing on Nonie of Beverly Hills products, in the inevitable event of international expansion, Mr. Duchman responded with a resounding, “Absolutely not. No matter what I will keep to our core natural, vegan goals. If someone offered me five million dollars to change my recipe, I’ll never do that.”
“Our prime concern is the health and wellbeing of our customers, which will always be more important than marketing,” said Marla Douglas, Mr. Duchman’s sales manager, and right-hand woman. Agreeing with Marla, Mr. Duchman continued, “And the proof is in the pudding because we use glass bottles. In today’s time and age, we could use plastic because it’s cheaper and less fragile… I don’t mind being number three or number five in quantity, but I want to be number one in quality.”
“There’s so much harmful stuff in this world, in our ecosystems, and even our daily infrastructures. Our body is our most important machine. In the ancient biblical years, there was a saying, you are what you eat, and I’m a strong believer in general, the only way to survive in this world is with a healthy body. Skincare moisturizers are food for our bodies and the largest organ is the skin,” Mr. Duchman commented.
Mendel Duchman and Marla Douglas
About Nonie of Beverly Hills
Nonie of Beverly Hills is a natural skincare boutique, owned by Mendel Duchman and founded by Nonie Fagatt in 1994. Nonie offers a line of skincare products called AHA! for all skin types that are made from natural Alpha Hydroxy Acids and natural ingredients. AHA! products contain no detergent, animal derivatives or by-products, mineral oil, alcohol, perfume, parabens or petrochemicals, and have never been tested on animals.