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“I’ll Fly Away” Insect Repellent and More: Our Staff’s Favorite Products

Take your music everywhere you go this summer, and look stylin’, too! InnoWave is an over-the-head headset that provides a great sound experience. With a distinctive squiggly top, they’re available in vibrant colors with a flat cable that doesn’t get tangled. “These headphones have a fantastic, clear and powerful sound,” raves Your Teen’s Matt Mahoney. “The sound quality is definitely comparable to some of the more popular earphones of today’s ages like Beats by Dre and Bose. The look is very stylish and distinctive.”


oxy-cleanserOXY Acne Treatment Products

Enjoy clear, beautiful summer skin with OXY Daily Defense Skin Clearing treatments. Gentle enough to use every day, and powerful enough to help keep your skin acne-free. “Both the Oxy face wash and the Oxy cleansing pads are miracle workers,” says Your Teen intern Brooke Siegler. “I had a few pimples, and these products cleared my skin up within three days. They left my face smelling great, and feeling fresh, clean, and beautiful.”


My Green Fills refill-laundry-soapMy Green Fills Laundry Soap

Every year, the U.S. tosses over one billion plastic laundry jugs, enough to circle the planet six times. Instead of buying new jugs, try this 100 percent natural, hypoallergenic powdered detergent. The first jug is free, and comes with a small packet of powder which you mix with water. When you run out, you buy a small refill packet and simply re-use the jug. “I always feel guilty tossing those big plastic jugs of empty laundry detergent, even if it’s into the recycling bin” says Meredith Pangrace. “This detergent solves that problem – and it seems especially worth it when I think of all the plastic I wouldn’t be tossing in the future.” www.mygreenfills.com


Smart Flour Gluten Free PizzaSmart Flour Gluten-Free Pizzas 

Good pizza is all about the crust. Even if you can’t have gluten, you still want good pizza. Smart Flour gluten-free pizzas and pizza crusts are made with a perfect trio of ancient grains (sorghum, amaranth, and teff) that mix for an unbeatable combination of taste, texture and nutrition. “These crusts were good if you are gluten-free and the pizza toppings were tasty,” says Julie Frayman. “I really enjoyed them.”


I'll Fly Away insect-repellant

“I’ll Fly Away” Insect Repellent

Don’t let mosquitos ruin your family’s outdoor summer fun! Keep pests away with 100 percent natural, DEET-free insect repellent with a pleasant smell of eucalyptus, tea tree, and citronella infused with aloe vera. “I was surprised to see that the first ingredient is catnip” says Your Teen creative director Meredith Pangrace. “It smelled really nice and did a good job at keeping the bugs off me, as long as it was directly sprayed on exposed skin. It’s even safe to apply on your face!”


krypotnics-skateboardKryptonics Skateboard

Perfect for your favorite Skater Girl or Boy. Won’t break the bank (it’s available at Walmart and Target for under $50), plus it comes in all kinds of patterns and colors. “It’s a great board,” says one 9th grade boy Your Teen asked to try it. “Just remember to loosen the bolt on the trucks so you can turn and steer.” Gotcha.


new-balance-sneakersNew Balance Woven 574 Classic Sneaker

Step back into classic retro style with this New Balance running shoe, featuring a suede/mesh upper for a premium look and an ENCAP® midsole for added support. “I am crazy about these sneakers!” says Ahuva Sunshine. “They are so light and incredibly comfortable. And the color combinations really draw attention.  I wore them to a lacrosse game and got so many compliments.  They are sturdy and supportive yet sleek and stylish.”


yoga-pantsJust Live Yoga Pants

These yoga pants don’t just look (and feel) great—thanks to the company’s proprietary YOLON material—they also give back, literally. That’s because Just Live donates 10 percent of its profits to charity.  “They fit perfectly,” says Your Teen’s Brooke Siegler. “And there is a color or pattern for everyone.”


pistachios nut chewsPistachio Chewy Bites Snacks

An all-natural, individually wrapped snack that is both delicious and provides the nutritional fuel for a summer on the go. Nutrient-rich pistachios combined with moist antioxidant cranberries supply the energy and nutrients you need in one bite-sized snack. As a bonus they are vegan, Kosher, gluten & GMO free. “These are SO good!” says Jessica Semel. “I would absolutely recommend them!”


Betty Lou’s Gluten Free Fruit Bars

Betty Lou’s Gluten Free Fruit Bars are a huge hit with both the adult and kid tasters. Described as “delicious,” our kids keep asking for more of these all-natural, gluten free, no sugar added snacks. Healthy and tasty —it’s a win-win.


Poo-Pourri Toilet deodorant spray

Poo-Pourri Before-You-Go Bathroom Spray

With one spray, Poo Pourri covers strong odors with a fresh, pleasant scent. Toss the small bottle in your purse, and walk into (or out of) foul-smelling bathrooms smelling like a rose. An added bonus, one squirt of the non-chemical cover up will effectively remove the scent of teenage boys.