Category Archives: Product Reviews

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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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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Underrated Products and Unsung Heroes

In the beauty industry, we put a lot of focus on the new. What’s the hot new product? What new innovations did such-and-such brand incorporate into their products? What is the new color of the season? The new, trendy smell, the new, cool ingredient, the new “it” category. You’ve seen it all, I’m sure, whether […]

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Top Product Picks from our Staff

I’ve been writing the blog for Integrity Botanicals for a while now. This is my 17th blog post here, and, since it contains entries from all my co-workers, it’s the one where I have to do the least amount of writing. AND YET. This is the hardest assignment I’ve ever been given. Those absolute monsters, Terri […]

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7 questions with Ayuna – Less is Beauty

Have you ever thought that you basically have it all figured out? Not about everything, but about something in your life? For me, I thought I had my skincare routine all set. I thought I needed about 27 steps in my routine and 85 different products on my shelf. I knew that selecting non-toxic, all-natural […]

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New…and IMPROVED!

Fall is a time for new things. New pencils and notebooks for a new school year. New clothes. New shoes. New haircuts and backpacks and schedules. But what about those of us who are no longer in school? Don’t we deserve some serious New, too? Never fear, newness is here! And what’s better than just […]

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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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Introducing PRITI NYC

A fresh manicure or pedicure never fails to bring me smiles for days. This little self-indulgence has a way of making me feel lovely even if the rest of my look isn’t so put together. There’s just something irresistibly pretty about colorful, glossy nails, but like many products in the beauty industry, nail polish has […]

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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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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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