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Ingredient Truths: Calming Chamomile

by kelly / September, 28 2016 01:30
One of my favorite teas to drink when I have cold is chamomile. It always calms and soothes my nerves. It's also one of the key ingredients in our Organic Purifying Facial Cleanser and Organic Revitalizing Night Cream. Let's take a closer look at this helpful ingredient. [More]

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Ingredient Truths: How To Read a Sunscreen Label

by kelly / June, 15 2016 01:30
One question I am asked all the time is - how do I make sure I’m buying the right sunscreen? The answer comes down to understanding sunscreen labels. With a little knowledge you can be sure you are buying the right ingredients and protection for your needs. Here's the break down. [More]

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UC Berkeley Finds Exposure to Hormone Disruptors Reduced by Changing Personal Care Products

by kelly / March, 30 2016 01:30
The results of a new study conducted by UC Berkeley and published in the journal Environmental Health Perspective finds that levels of potential hormone disrupting chemicals are reduced in the body after switching personal care products. [More]

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Ingredient Truths: How To Read Those Tricky Skin Care Ingredient Labels

by kelly / February, 24 2016 01:30
Have you ever read a personal care product label and been unable to pronounce half the words in the ingredients section? I'm pretty sure we've all been there. So how do you know what it all means? Well, in this week's installment of our Ingredient Truths series I'm going to explain how to decipher these pesky ingredient labels. [More]

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Ingredients Truths: Artificial Dyes – Green Light or Red Flag?

by kelly / February, 17 2016 01:30
Life is better in color. Now I would say that's true for many things except when it comes to artificial dyes. In this post, as part of our on-going Ingredient Truths series, we'll break down why brighter isn't always better. [More]

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Ingredient Truths: Keeping the Peace with Emulsifiers

by kelly / November, 4 2015 01:30
I think my title sounds like the name of a kids song - hmm, maybe it's time for a second career for me? Nah, then I'd have to give up sharing all these skin care truths. Ok, so in keeping with our Ingredient Truths series, I'm going to take you behind how our products (and others) are formulated. This week I'm talking about emulsifiers and how they keep all personal care, cosmetic and food products literally held together. [More]

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Skincare News: Microbead Ban Gains Momentum

by Will / October, 28 2015 01:30
Did you know the skin care, hair care and dental products in your bathroom cupboard may be filled with tiny plastic beads? Did you know these beads are a major environmental problem? It's true, plastic microbeads are commonly added to personal care products such as face scrubs, exfoliators and even toothpaste. One bottle of face scrub can contain up to 300,000 beads according to the non-profit 5Gyres and these beads end up in our water ways where they are toxic to marine life and add to the general pollution. [More]

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Ingredient Truths: What Are Antioxidants?

by kelly / October, 7 2015 01:30
This past weekend I was out to dinner with my girlfriends and while we were trading stories of diet and exercise, the subject of antioxidants came up. My friends all agreed they were important because they read something about them somewhere but no one actually knew what they were. Like my girlfriends, I'm sure most of you have heard or read about antioxidants. Have you ever wondered what they actually are and do? Well I'm here to help answer these questions in this week's Ingredient Truths post so you can be the smartest person at your next dinner party. [More]

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Ingredient Truths: Sodium Lauryl / Laureth Sulfate, Toxic or Not?

by kelly / August, 26 2015 01:30
I'm back with another one of our Ingredient Truth series blog posts and this time I'm tackling the two most commonly used forms of sulfates: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES). Why should you care? Well there's a lot of mixed info about their safety on the internet and since these two ingredients, according to some industry experts, can be found in close to 90% of shampoos and body washes, I think it's important to understand them. So is something this commonplace toxic for you? Well yes and no - I'll get to that below. [More]

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Ingredient Truths: Beauty Product Claims - Fact or Fiction?

by kelly / June, 10 2015 01:30
We all want a miracle drug that can completely reverse the signs of aging and make our skin look 10 years younger. And there are a lot of beauty and cosmetic products out there that market to that desire. But we've all heard the line that if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's probably a duck. This week in our Ingredient Truths series I'm going to give some real talk about how these companies maybe making you over-pay for many false promises and how the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is getting involved. [More]

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