Category Archives: Skin Care

Lightweight Moisturizers for Warm Weather

Finding a lightweight moisturizer is no easy thing. Rich, indulgent creams and balms abound, but it’s tough to find that perfect moisturizer that actually hydrates while letting skin breath unencumbered by heavy ingredients. I ask a lot from lightweight moisturizers. They have to hydrate and leave my skin feeling comfortable so that fine lines are […]

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Clean Beauty Picks for Spring

  Spring is here! Well, kind of — depending on where you live, you might still be experiencing winter temps. I know I am, but that hasn’t kept me from swapping out for spring colors (hello Priti NYC nail polish and Lily Lolo makeup!) so I can pretend that spring is indeed here. That said, […]

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Ingredient Spotlight: Jojoba Oil

Could there be one, perfect botanical oil for all your skin and hair care needs? Jojoba oil certainly comes close, if you ask me. Through the height of the coconut oil and argan oil craze—(remember when your Pinterest feed was brimming with these two?)—I often found myself reaching for jojoba oil instead. This golden beauty […]

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Why Phenoxyethanol Doesn’t Belong In Your Products

The personal care and cosmetics industry is pretty savvy when it comes to the bottom line. In response to consumer safety concerns, many products that line the shelves of beauty stores, supermarkets, and pharmacies are touted as free from parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, and more in an effort to capture the market share of people […]

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Jasmine Delights

    Tis the season for hearts and chocolates—but don’t let roses steal the Valentine’s Day show. Save those prim petals for next year, and let jasmine be your love inspiration instead. Jasmine, the “queen of the night”, is no doubt a seductress with its sultry, heady floral scent, which can also be sweet, peachy, […]

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A Few of My Favorite Beauty Discoveries in 2016

With 2016 out of the way, I have to say—it wasn’t all bad! At least where natural skincare products are concerned, I discovered and enjoyed many beautiful, practical, and nontoxic items that really brightened my year. Before we move on to what’s new and fabulous in 2017, let’s talk about some of the products that […]

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MUN Akwi Purifying Cleanser and Argan Oil

MUN, a longtime favorite brand, has just launched a new cleanser, and it’s holy grail status for me all day. With incredible products already in their well-edited line like the Aknari Youth Brightening Serum and the Anarose Toner, I trust that when MUN releases a new product, it’s going to be a knockout—but I honestly […]

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Introducing Red Flower

Many of you may know Red Flower for their gorgeous smelling candles, which first launched at Barneys NY in 1999. Candles were certainly my first introduction, and I admit to buying one for a Christmas gift years ago and loving it so much I kept it for myself (though I did buy another to gift, […]

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3 Reasons The Capsule Collection is Obsession-Worthy

  In the early days of green beauty, hardly any of the beautiful brands you see at Integrity Botanicals and beyond existed. Choices in clean skincare were extremely limited, so I spent my days learning about and collecting raw botanical ingredients that I could mix into DIY formulas to suit my needs. As the industry […]

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Maya Chia The Super Blend

  Earlier this summer we introduced Maya Chia, a high-performance natural brand that has harnessed the power of chia seed oil as the star ingredient. In case you missed my ingredient spotlight on why this oil is so amazing for skin, let me share some highlights. Chia seed oil is clinically proven to significantly increase skin hydration […]

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