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.

An Intuitive Visit with Max & Me

Many of you who read this blog regularly will remember that I was lucky enough to be in Vienna, Austria in 2017, and to visit the manufactory of one of my favorite brands, Max & Me. Tanja and Max invited my family and me into their home, their garden, and into the studio where they made their magical […]

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Scalp Care is Skin Care!

Recently, at the dinner table, one of my kids asked me why we have hair– as in, what is the biological purpose of hair on our bodies and heads. My husband and I started brainstorming possible ideas of why– warmth, protection from the sun, eyebrows to keep sweat out of our eyes, etc.– but it […]

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The Only Kind of Chef I Want To Be

In the summer of 1989, when I was nine years old, I took a cooking class at famed Washington, D.C. culinary school L’Academie de Cuisine. Maybe some kids were into it. Maybe some kids got into cooking as a result of the class. But I discovered a very important thing that summer: I was not […]

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Welcome to the Family, Tata Harper!

No one is more thrilled than I that Integrity Botanicals is now carrying Tata Harper! Why is this so exciting, you ask? Great question, I’m really glad you said that. If you’ve followed Green Beauty at all for the past decade +, and I assume you have because you’re here, reading this blog, you’ve heard […]

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Staff Picks: Our Best of 2020 Roundup

I’m so pleased to bring you our THIRD annual Top 3 Staff Picks roundup! This is my favorite (and also the hardest!) post of the year. I love seeing what my fellow team members at Integrity Botanicals have been loving this past year! But it’s also VERY hard for me to pick just three top […]

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Yes, You Do Need A Toner (or mist, essence, etc.)

I used to think toners were a huge waste of money. Why not just wipe my face with a damp $20 bill and throw it in the trash? What could a light mist possibly do for my skin that my cream or oil or serum wasn’t already doing better? Well, I was wrong. Turns out, […]

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Why Is This Product Different?

Have you ever wondered why your favorite balm or cream is sometimes a slightly different texture or color? Ever wondered why scents vary the tiniest bit from batch to batch of your favorite body oil? Or why the color of a serum isn’t quite the same as it looked in the picture you saw online? […]

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Is It Time to Throw Out Your Old Makeup?

I always learn something when I’m researching and writing a blog post, like how Bakuchiol is not actually a kind of Retinol, or how eczema is often triggered by dietary factors, but rarely does a post influence me to change my habits so drastically! While researching this post— talking to brand founders and scouring websites and product packages for […]

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How Long Is My Skincare Good For?

When people find out I’m a beauty writer, there are some questions I get asked A LOT: What’s the best product for my teen’s acne? (I always suggest a gentle routine the kid in question will actually stick to, for starters, using products from Osmia Organics) Just tell me the magical serum that will make […]

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Travel the World With New Brands

I thought I could never possibly crave travel more than I did right after each of my children were born. Apparently, there’s nothing like being completely cocooned with a newborn to give me serious wanderlust! But this pandemic has proven to be, so far, equally as wanderlust-inspiring. Something about knowing that I can’t casually travel […]

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