These Are Some Of the Most Low-Calorie Wines Out There By Jenn Sinrich

If you have ever attempted any sort of diet or detox, then you’ve probably faced the unfortunate realization that your favorite alcoholic beverages are usually on the list of things to avoid. The reason being is that, when it comes to weight loss, alcohol is considered “empty calories” since it doesn’t contribute to your daily requirement of nutrients and vitamins necessary for proper health. Too much alcohol is also linked to an increased risk for a slew of diseases, so most doctors will tell you to keep your intake limited, even when you’re not counting calories.

But there is one alcoholic beverage that actually has health benefits and that’s wine. Red wine, in particular, contains a key antioxidant called resveratrol, which has been found to actually prevent various conditions, including heart disease and even some forms of cancer. So, if you’re going to dabble with drinking while you’re trying to maintain your figure, you might as well sip wine. But if you’re really concerned about how many calories you’re tacking on, opt for these low-calorie wines that taste just as good as their counterparts. Cheers!

Stella Rosa Aluminums, $5 for 8.5 oz can

Calories per glass: 68
From an award-winning selection of semi-sweet, semi-sparkling Italian wines, imported by Riboli Family Wines Estates, comes 16 distinctive flavors available in 750ml, 187ml, and 1.5L magnum glass bottles, as well as 8.5oz aluminum bottles. Aside from the light and portable perks, Stella Rosa Aluminums clock in at about the same amount of calories as a cup of grapes and come in several different flavors, including Black, Platinum, Pink and, the newest, Sparkling Rose, which offers flavor notes of strawberry and rose petals. Basically, it’s rosé on the rocks!

Spanish Beso Del Sol Sangria, $15

Calories per glass: 74
If you’re into sweeter wines or, better yet, wine cocktails like sangria, you’ll be glad to know that it is possible to score one that tastes great for half the calories. This sangria is made from 100 percent Tempranillo wine from Valdepeñas and offers hints of Spanish lemon, orange, and a touch of cinnamon. It’s also all-natural, vegan, gluten-free


Here’s Why Everyone Needs A #SkinCareFridge By Maureen Sheen

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Photo: c/o Maureen Sheen
Move over, #topshelfie — it’s all about the #skincarefridge. A dedicated (mini) fridge filled with skin care products is the latest beauty trend making the social media rounds. And you can thank K-beauty for Instagram’s newest obsession du jour. Refrigerators specifically for beauty products have been popular in Korea for the last few years, and now skin care devotees and beauty enthusiasts allover are indulging in this luxury practice while putting their beautifully styled still life of go-to skin products on display.

“In college, I received a skin care fridge as a gift with purchase when I got a coat from a department store. I absolutely loved it and used it to keep all my favorite serums and moisturizers in my dorm room,” says Sarah Lee, Glow Recipe Co-CEO and Co-Founder. “It’s so great to see that this is having a moment now.”

It’s a great content opp, sure, but do you really need a skin care fridge? We’re definitely down to chill with this trend. “Keeping skin care cold can provide de-puffing and soothing effects,” says Soko Glam Merchandising and Retail Senior Manager Diana Chen. “Plus, there’s nothing more refreshing than applying a chilled sheet mask or cream.” So, for that extra ounce of pampering or to take your #SelfCareSunday to the next level, fridge it up.

Now, which jars, creams, lotions, and potions actually deserve coveted real estate in your skin care fridge? The experts of K-beauty’s leaders Glow Recipe, Soko Glam, and Peach & Lily spill the details below.

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Photo: Frigidaire

What to put in your #SkinCareFridge

According to Lee, a skin care fridge is great for keeping daily products like sheet masks, mists, serums, and moisturizers at an optimal storage temperature between 40-60 degrees Fahrenheit. “It can prolong the integrity of a formula, especially those with a high percentage of natural ingredients as the temperature is controlled and sunlight is kept out,” says Lee.

In addition, Peach & Lily Founder Alicia Yoon recommends keeping vitamin C and retinoid-based products in the fridge to help prevent them from breaking down and oxidizing faster, as well as to preserve their potency and efficacy. “Any live cultures should also be refrigerated,”