Category Archives: Sun Care

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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How to Use the MOSS Skincare Halo Sun Protection Powder

  Green beauty continues to innovate in the sunscreen department. We’ve come a long way since the first super heavy, very whitening sunscreen I tried years ago that literally sat on top of my skin like a thick buttercream paste. Even though far more practical and cosmetically appealing options are available now, it can hard […]

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Holistic Sun Care with Laurel Whole Plant Organics

  With products in her line like the Sun Damage Repair Facial Serum and the Sun: Before & After Body Oil, I had a feeling that the founder of Laurel Whole Plant Organics would have some great ideas about how to indulge safely in the sun this summer. Laurel’s work with herbs and nourishing botanicals is inspirational, […]

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La Bella Figura Summer Skincare

It’s no secret I love La Bella Figura for their active, wholesome skincare formulas. Full of unrefined oils, hand crafted antioxidant rich extracts and rejuvenating botanicals plus free of fillers and synthetics, La Bella Figura has truly taken natural skincare to the next level. Their products prove that ingredient quality and nutrient content matters. Five to […]

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Make Your Own Tinted Moisturizer

I love experimenting with products. I often have an idea in my mind of just what I want from day to day, so I mix and match items in my beauty cabinet to really customize my experience to my needs. Sometimes I need something I don’t already have, and the results work out beautifully. Often […]

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Vitamin C for Post-Summer Skin

  Vitamin C is one of the most powerful anti-aging ingredients in skincare, and it’s especially useful after our skin is exposed to the summer sunshine and harsh summer elements. If you spent much time in the sun this summer, you may notice a bit of hyperpigmentation or sun damage as your summer color begins […]

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Photosensitivity and Natural Skincare Ingredients

We love botanical skincare products that contain essential oils because they offer a range of skin conditioning benefits, not to mention aromatherapy benefits. But did you know that some essential oils can cause skin damage when exposed to ultraviolet light? This reaction is called phototoxicity or photosensitization, and it occurs when a chemical (essential oils […]

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Sunburn Treatments & Cooling Products for Summer

  Have you made it through the summer without a sunburn or without overheating or feeling uncomfortably hot? Sunburns can wreck a vacation or just make life a little miserable for a short period of time. Sunburns can also do real damage to delicate skin, so it’s very important to help your skin recover using active […]

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Healing Summertime Cuts, Bumps and More

  Summertime is ripe with opportunities to get roughed up. Cuts, scrapes, bruises, bug bites and sunburns or skin irritations from the heat and humidity… it can take its toll and leave you with unsightly scars or itchiness that takes forever to stop. We (and kids especially) have more opportunity to be active and out […]

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Yarok Hair Oil Treatments Repair Summer Damage

  Have you ventured into hair oil treatments? They are new to me, but I love the results so far. The process is relaxing, and it doesn’t have to be as involved or messy as you might imagine. When I was a kid, there were commercials and magazine advertisements everywhere for V05 Hot Oil Treatments. […]

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