How to Heat Proof Your Makeup Routine

  Wow, humidity and hot temps sure do a number on how fresh I look and feel, and this week has been brutal in the mid-Atlantic. There’s nothing like a heavy film of sweat during a heat wave to completely undo the beautiful finish of your foundation or color. I had to crack up the […]

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Hot Temps and Natural Beauty Ingredients

We love silky botanical balms like the Mahalo Rare Indigo Balm and Laurel Healing Balm , but one hot summer day on a postal truck and these precious balms can and will melt. Products like these are free of unnecessary fillers, stabilizers and hardeners, so even just 10 degrees above room temperature can cause a […]

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Susannah’s Top 5 Summer Favorites

Summer can be really tough on skin and hair, and it presents its own seasonal challenges with bugs, bright sun and more. There are some products that just seem to make summer’s hot weather and everything that comes with it more tolerable. These are my top 5 favorite products for summer… Kari Gran Three Sixty Five […]

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Introducing Amly Silver Rich Facial Mist

About two weeks ago I was introduced to the Amly Silver Rich Facial Mist. As a face mist fanatic, I couldn’t wait to put this gorgeous looking spray to the test. Amly takes its old English name from an organic wild-flower meadow in East Sussex, England. Bursting with botanical goodness in a base of silver rich spring water […]

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Best Sunscreens for Summer Activities

Whether I’m heading out to the dog park for an hour or into the sun for a long hike or swim, I’m grateful to have so many options available for nontoxic sunscreen. Gone are the days when you have to look like a pale, ghost-like version of yourself or rely on conventional sunscreens full of questionable […]

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Ingredient Spotlight: Sea Salt

With its therapeutic properties and exfoliating prowess, sea salt is an obvious choice for a body scrub or a bath soak, but this earthy ingredient is often featured in products that might surprise you, like toners or moisturizers, and for good reason. Smart skincare companies know that the benefits of sea salt go well beyond […]

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MUN No. 7 Ayour Body Toning Serum

  There are some brands I love so much that it feels like Christmas when a new product drops, and MUN is one of them. Last summer at a Night For Green Beauty in Chicago, I spent time chatting with the founder Munemi Imai and her small but passionate team about the amazing botanical oils […]

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Best New Sunscreens for Daily Wear

  I wish I could go back in time to the beginning of my green beauty journey and assure myself that—not to worry—one day in the future there will be not one but several nontoxic, mineral sunscreens you’ll love wearing. I learned to stay far away from chemical sunscreens like oxybenzone and avobenzone (these always […]

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Lina Hanson Shares Her New Products!

  Not only do I love Lina Hanson for making effective beautiful products, I admire the woman behind this eponymous line for her drive and commitment to making change in the industry and giving back globally. Lina Hanson is a hard working angel with skin to match, and this beauty-from-the-inside-out has been changing the beauty […]

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New From Lina Hanson

Have you ever run across a product that felt so elevated and gorgeous that you could practically feel the love that went into the blend? Lina Hanson has had that effect on me since trying the Global Face Serum years ago. It was one of the very first face oils in my repertoire, and it […]

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