Introducing Maya Chia

With so many botanical oil blends on the market now, it takes something special to impress. Maya Chia has been on my wish list of brands to try for a while, and it was instant love once I did. Maya Chia’s skincare line is formulated with chia oil at the heart of the collection, and […]

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Inside the One Love Organics Founder’s AM + PM Routine

  One Love Organics has been a staple in my beauty routine for many years, and the company keeps getting better and better thanks to founder Suzanne LeRoux and her vision for simple, pure and effective skincare. It’s rare for a brand to have so many products on my top favorites list, but One Love […]

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What’s New in Nontoxic Makeup?

I’ve been playing with recent makeup releases from some of my favorite brands, and it’s time you know about these goodies if you haven’t discovered them already yourself. The color palettes have been great for late summer, and they’ll transition into fall beautifully. Plus, who doesn’t love new makeup colors to shake up the day-to-day […]

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Nettle Tea for Hair & Nail Growth

  We know the benefits of drinking water, so why not up your hydration game with additional nutrients and drink herbal tea infusions instead of plain old H20? With a little planning, you can take your water intake to the next level with very little effort. One of my staples is an herbal tea blend […]

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How to Create a Healing Sleep Environment

  Proper sleep is one of the pillars of health, but our modern lifestyles aren’t always conducive to adequate rest. Our sleep troubles are so common that the CDC has declared that insufficient sleep is a public health problem. Inadequate sleep can have a range of effects on your waking life from trouble learning and […]

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The Difference Between Chemical & Physical Exfoliation

  Regular exfoliation makes an enormous difference in how your skin looks, feels and ages. Exfoliation keeps pores looking smaller and more refined. It also helps slow the development of fine lines and wrinkles, making them less prominent. Exfoliation is particularly helpful for acne-prone skin that tends to get congested. Acne causing bacteria can get […]

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3 Masks for Sun Damaged Skin

When your sun kissed glow begins to fade, what do you see first? If it’s signs of hyperpigmentation or a blotchy dull appearance, it’s time to add a healing mask to your regimen. A few of my favorite masks contain active botanical ingredients that were chosen for their ability to brighten, fade signs of sun […]

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Ingredient Spotlight: Chia Seed Oil

Chia seed oil has quietly emerged as a popular ingredient in skincare, but you can bet that chia will be the next it botanical oil as more of us discover the results that this superfood delivers when used topically. Chia seed oil is clinically proven to significantly increase skin hydration and skin barrier function, so skin retains […]

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3 Treatments for Sun Damage  

The summer is winding down, and it’s time to start thinking about the shift from protecting to repairing. It’s never too early to start incorporating a treatment that helps repair skin that’s stressed and damaged from too much sun, or to help ensure that damage doesn’t appear in the form of fine lines and discoloration […]

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Lotus Wei Joy Juice collection

Day to day life is far easier to manage when you have supportive tools at your disposal, and mine tend to be botanical in nature. I love aromatherapy in particular, and flower therapy ranks up there for its subtle vibrational effect, too. We often think about aromatherapy when we want to unwind, calm down and […]

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