Beauty

Busting Anti-Aging Skincare Ingredient Myths

Busting Anti-Aging Skincare Ingredient Myths

Are you tired of constantly being bombarded by “anti-aging” skincare ingredients, products, ads, and influencer posts that promise to make your skin look like glass, jello, or whatever the latest gimmick is? Have you ever wondered why these products feature ingredients like Vitamin C, retinol, and hyaluronic acid which are supposed to make you look […]

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How to Get Started with Making Your Own Skincare

How to Get Started with Making Your Own Skincare

One of the biggest myths that I’ve fought against for pretty much my whole career is that handmade skincare is not as effective as storebought skincare–or worse yet, “professional skincare.” That could not be further from the truth, if you understand the skin, how to choose the right ingredients, and how to formulate properly. Making

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How Can Women Reclaim Beauty Standards?

When you see period dramas, like Downton Abbey or Bridgerton, you see the Hollywood version of aristocrats being primped and fluffed by their ladies’ maids, in the comfort of their own luxurious, velvet and silk chambers. Whether the beauty standards of the time were the fresh-faced, no-makeup look of the Regency through Edwardian periods in

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Defining Clean Beauty Products with a Health First Mentality

We’ve all heard the buzzwords: “natural,” “organic,” and “green.” But did you know those don’t actually mean anything? When it comes to makeup and other beauty products, the FDA doesn’t actually regulate these terms. This means anyone can slap them on a label and market it as a clean beauty product. It’s become such a

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How to Turn Your Green Smoothie into a DIY Face Mask

How to Turn Your Green Smoothie into a DIY Face Mask

Everyone loves a good DIY face mask. They are easy to make, and allow for lots of creativity and customization. You can make them using ingredients that you have in your kitchen (herbal tea, yogurt, honey, oatmeal, etc) or that grow in your yard (powdered rose petals, dandelion, nettles, plantain), from the Earth itself (powdered

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