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DIY beeswax skincare recipes

4 DIY Beeswax Skincare Recipes

When it comes to nourishing our skin, I’m a firm believer that Mother knows best–Mother Earth, that is. Though most of my favorite natural skincare ingredients are made from plants, beeswax is one of the few animal-derived ingredients I also use frequently. Beeswax is one of my favorite ingredients when it comes to giving texture …

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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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Winter to Spring Skincare

Winter to Spring Skincare Do’s and Don’ts

Even though spring is almost here, the effects of this year’s winter–dry, indoor heat, harsh outdoor temperatures, extra blue light exposure from all the Zooming–may still be wreaking havoc on your skin. I recently appeared on Good Morning Washington and spoke to anchor, Stacey Rusch, about how I (along with many other skincare experts) am …

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potentially harmful skincare ingredients hiding in your skincare products

Are These Potentially Harmful Skincare Ingredients Hiding in Your Natural Skincare Products?

The terms “natural skincare,” “green beauty,” “organic skincare,” and “holistic skincare” might seem like sound choices in today’s increasingly conscious marketplace, in efforts to avoid potentially harmful skincare ingredients. However, these terms are still very loosely regulated by agencies like the FDA and Health Canada. What this means is that the definitions of what those …

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