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The Dos and Don'ts of Formulating Skincare with Active Ingredients

The Dos and Don’ts of Formulating Skincare with Active Ingredients

There’s a great deal of misleading information going around regarding the composition and uses of active ingredients. And because it’s been such a buzzword in the realm of skincare for quite a while now, the market is swamped with products containing retinol, hyaluronic acid, or other “miracle ingredients.” However, conclusive evidence as to the long-term …

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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 do you know if your skincare is safe for the eye area

How Do You Know If Your Skincare Is Safe for the Eye Area?

When you purchase a skincare product that’s intended to be used to clean or moisturize the face, you would likely assume that the skincare is safe for the eye area, right? After all, the eyes are located ON the face, so if the products weren’t safe for use in the eye area, it would be …

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Scents and Fragrances in Skincare: Natural vs Synthetic

Scents and Fragrances in Skincare: Natural vs. Synthetic

After I published my last blog post about beauty memories and the history of cold cream, I was so flattered by all the responses I got from members of my social media and email community who loved the feeling of nostalgia they felt from the post. Many of the emails contained readers’ own happy beauty memories …

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