Category Archives: Skin Care

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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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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Do Makeup and Skincare Matter During a Pandemic? Yes!

There is no way, if you’re reading this, that you have not already heard (and read!) a ton about COVID-19 and the pandemic of this novel coronavirus. So I’m not going to give you more facts, or try to make you feel calm about it, or freak you out about it. Because it’s here, and […]

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Top Product Picks of our Staff from 2019

If you read our Top 3 Staff Picks of 2018 post last year, you’ll recall how hard it was for me to write. Choosing only three favorite items to shout out was like asking me to choose a favorite child. Impossible. I’m a true product junkie! So this year, I’ve narrowed it down for myself […]

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Beauty from Around the World

I love to travel, but I’m often torn between wanting to go to new places where I’ve never been before, and wanting to go back to beloved spots I have previously visited and loved. For example, as a kid, my family went to South Carolina every summer. I could see every inch of our house […]

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Thanksgiving ingredients, from outside in!

Thanksgiving is probably my most favorite holiday — the family gatherings, seeing old friends, watching kids jump in the leaves. You’ll notice that the food part of Thanksgiving didn’t rank on my list, and it’s because, until recently, I wasn’t really into Thanksgiving food. I mean, I’ll eat turkey, that’s fine. And if there’s a […]

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Well-Aging: Aging well

This may sound strange, but I’m a BIG fan of aging. I love it! I love birthdays and getting older and celebrating another year completed. I mean, not to get too dark, but consider the alternative! Aging is living— there’s no way around it! But just because I love living and I feel lucky to […]

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