Got Kombucha?

It’s kind of hard to keep up with all the new “miracle” ingredients promising ever-lasting youth and beauty, but I think kombucha, a fermented tea used for medicinal purposes, is the next “new thing.” It is purported to soothe rashes, eczema, and other skin ailments. In addition, it acts as a natural sun shield, hydrates while it tightens pores, and diminishes fine lines. Find it in the new line of Scientific Organics from EmerginC, which is free of parabens, petro-chemicals, and synthetic fragrances (available at national spas like Miraval; locally at Derma Glow of New York in North Salem (1 Dingle Ridge Rd, 914-338-7822) or online at Prices range from $30 for the toner to $85 for the cream, and for every product sold, a dollar is donated to a charity called Plant-It 2020 (, which plants indigenous trees all around the world.