The Skinny on Fatty Acids

Your Skin Needs Oil Too So Why Are Essential Fatty Acids Essential? How ironic that our body requires them, but cannot produce or convert them from other fats. Instead, they must be obtained through our diet or by applying them topically. As the desire for natural skincare products increases, Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are [...]

By |2020-01-02T21:20:11+00:00October 1st, 2019|Skin Care|0 Comments

The Good, The Bad, The Well-Preserved

If it doesn’t "go bad" over time, it’s not good Would you eat a banana that looks the same no matter how old it is? I don’t think so! No one would. But yet when it comes to skincare products, no one thinks how that product has such a long shelf life. What has [...]

By |2020-01-02T21:27:46+00:00October 1st, 2019|Harmful Ingredients, Skin Care|0 Comments

The Perils of Plastic

Artist @messymsi collected over 20,000 pieces of plastic for this Art installation called “Plastic Ocean”  in the Singapore Art Museum WE ARE DROWNING IN  A SEA OF PLASTIC Plastic, with its wide variety of applications, is difficult to live with and extremely challenging to live without. It permeates every part of our daily lives [...]

By |2020-01-02T19:22:30+00:00October 1st, 2019|Perils of Plastic|0 Comments

A Sea of Seal and an Ocean of Logo’s

Eco-seals and logos are everywhere. They wink at us from shelves and counters, trying to get our attention. Unfortunately, many companies use them to “greenwash” their images and products. They want us to think their products are a heathier, environmentally conscious choice. It’s difficult to tell which are reliable and which are simply self-promoting. [...]

By |2020-01-02T20:14:18+00:00September 9th, 2019|Organic|0 Comments

Is It Really Organic?

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ORGANIC There are strict regulations for being an organic product and even for using the word organic in a product’s name, label or description. The widespread misuse of the word organic makes it very hard (almost impossible) to enforce these regulations. Nothing is being done to educate consumers on [...]

By |2020-01-02T20:45:40+00:00September 5th, 2019|Certified Organic|0 Comments

The Pitfalls of Antiperspirants and Deodorants: A Rather Dry Subject

ANTIPERSPIRANTS VS DEODORANT Antiperspirants, deodorants, or natural deodorants? Roll-ons, creams, crystals, sticks, or sprays? With so many choices out there, how do you choose? How do you know which is right for you? Because everyone’s body chemistry is different, the answer is not so cut and dry… (pun intended!). The one you choose really [...]

By |2020-01-02T20:02:57+00:00August 29th, 2019|Deodorants|0 Comments

The Ugly Side of Beauty

The Ugly Side of Beauty The lack of regulations on the beauty industry rears its ugly head when you start to question the ingredients in your skincare products. Do you know what all of the ingredients are? Do you know the purpose of the ingredients? Does the ingredient benefit you or the product? Are [...]

By |2020-01-03T22:06:51+00:00August 29th, 2019|Miscellaneous, Organic|0 Comments

Butters and Lotions and Creams, Oh My!

Butters and Lotions and Creams, Oh My! Although body butters may seem relatively new to the beauty scene, women throughout the world have known about the benefits of botanical butters for thousands of years. Cleopatra is said to have traveled with large jars of shea butter (link shea to our encyclopedia) to protect her legendary [...]

By |2020-01-03T00:07:42+00:00August 27th, 2019|Skin Care|0 Comments