SARATOGA SPRINGS – From time to time, my editor asks if I would consent to being a crash-test dummy on this or that product. If they are like this, keep ‘em coming!
There is so much to love about Amour New York. A spa like storefront located at 6 Phila Street, just a few steps below sidewalk level.
Once inside, you will be transcended into an all white establishment offering unique products containing healing and holistic Dead Sea Minerals infused with natural oils and fruit extracts.
Amongst the samples, symmetrical shelves lined with perfectly placed black mud facial masks share space with mango-peach mineral creams.
Each item is imported directly from the Dead Sea.
I had the privilege of trying the 400 gram lavender aromatic body scrub – reasonably priced at $26.50. This was perfectly pared with the 400 gram lavender shea butter ($28.50).
The body scrub exfoliated my skin, removing all the dead skin cells with one swoop. Christine Marks, Amour’s owner told me to shave my legs after this process and I can honestly tell you my legs never felt smoother. Add the shea butter and HELLOOOOO summer.
Warning, ladies… my daughters kept trying to steal these products out of my shower!
Amour’s products not only feel rich, they last! Christine prides herself on identifying concentrated natural ingredients…so a little Amour goes a long way!
Christine got enthused and insisted I also try the foot mineral peeling cream and mineral foot cream, each weighing in at 200 ml and for the affordable price of $18.50.
These tubes have ingredients such as crushed apricot seeds, avocado oil, olive oil, and aloe vera. Customers have coined these foot creams, “pedicure in a tube” and I could not agree more.
Hello gala season…my legs and now piggies are both summer ready!
If Owner Christine’s products do not sell you, this passionate, boisterous redhead will!
Christine shared with me that this newest job venture has allowed her what most only dream about, a job that combines her passions: beauty, and import/export background. Christine worked at Paul Mitchell and Coldwell each for a few years, and then worked for 20+ years in the import/export business.
She stated that she had always had trouble with her skin and on a life changing trip to Israel tried products containing minerals from the Dead Sea.
Within days her skin cleared up.
Still not convienced? There is more to love….
Christine took her new found passion and found products that are SLS (sodium lauryl sulphate) and Paraben-Free. Her products are certified cruelty-free and are certified through Leaping Bunny.
How lucky are we Saratoga?
Christine is now providing us with affordable, unique, products that work as good as they smell… which is amazing!
So take it from this crash test dummy and travel down the few steps to Amour to meet Christine, hear about her products, purchase a few for your hard working teachers (hint hint) or simply sample either the coconut vanilla body wash or the magnesium bath salt.
I am sure you will fall in love with one of the newest indulgent stores in Saratoga.
Phone Amour New York at 518.290.7721. Their website is here