All posts by Emily Barth Isler

Emily Barth Isler

About Emily Barth Isler

Emily Barth Isler is a writer whose work appears on,, Organic Spa Magazine, and She is also the author of 3 books for young adults and co-creator of the natural beauty blog, Product Junkies Rehab. She loves coffee and podcasts, and is so good at watching TV it should be considered a skill. Emily lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two children. Find her on Instagram @emilybarthisler for skincare and book recommendations and pictures from her favorite California hikes.

Celebrate “Mother” Earth Day

This year, as I did last year, too, I will be spending Mother’s Day flying cross-country on an airplane, traveling for a work event. Before you start feeling sorry for me, let me explain why this is a GREAT thing: 1. The work event is a book festival ( in my home state of Maryland, […]

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Valentine’s Day Green Beauty Gift Guide: 2024 Edition

It’s possible that a more cynical person might argue that Valentine’s Day is an overblown holiday used to sell cards, flowers, and chocolates, but I really think it’s a sweet time to tell someone that you care. It doesn’t have to be a romantic “I care,” either – Galentine’s Day (February 13, the day before […]

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Top 5 of 2023

If you’ve ever read this blog before, you know that the January post is always both the most fun and the most challenging one for me to write. Hi, I’m Emily, a true product-junkie, who tries everything and loves everything – loves makeup and skincare and body care, which means that when it’s time to […]

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True Blüh

Whenever I get the opportunity to hear directly from a beauty brand founder/formulator, I know I’m going to fall more deeply in love with their brand as a result of the experience. There is nothing like learning not just the “how” but also the “why” behind the myriad decisions and methods and processes a founder […]

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There Goes the Sun

Post sun repair Labor Day has come and gone, which means that summer is *technically* over. Now, I’m all about extending summer as long as possible, wearing white all year round, pretending the amount of daylight is still getting longer even when it’s dark before dinnertime, and basically ignoring all the “rules,” but eventually, we […]

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How to Sunscreen

By now, anyone who has read this blog– or, truly, ANY blog, ever!, probably? — knows that you should be wearing sunscreen. On your face, especially. Every day. Even when it’s cloudy.  But during the summer, we tend to think about our sunscreen even more. We spend more time outside, we go to places like […]

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Get Your Fix With de Mamiel

In the sea of clean, holistic-minded beauty brands, what makes one stand out? When it comes to de Mamiel, that special “x-factor” for me has always been the way founder Annee de Mamiel has managed to create formulas that feel at once bespoke and universally relevant, whether it’s her Altitude Oil or the Sleep Series, […]

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Be an Artist with (M)anasi 7

Recently, it was spring break for my kids. We had plans– all outdoors, of course– and then, as has been all-too common this winter in California, it rained. We still did what we could, but as a lot of our plans were rained out, we had to find other things to do. After a few […]

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Vintner’s Daughter Adds a Third Product!

This week, one of our OG, all-time favorite brands, Vintner’s Daughter, has released a new product, the Active Renewal Cleanser. Would you believe that this is only the brand’s THIRD release, ever!?  In celebration, and to welcome the ARC to the Integrity Botanicals Family, we wanted to take a deeper look into the brand, thanks […]

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Top 5 of 2022

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” Awww, look how far we’ve come together. This is our FIFTH annual Top 5 Staff Picks blog post, and not only am I not stressed about choosing my top five products this year, I’ve actually been looking forward to it! I know many of you probably think […]

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