Toxic Cosmetic Ingredients: The Top 12 to Avoid (and Safe Alternatives)

Are you feeding your body toxic cosmetic ingredients by feeding them to your skin each day? Whether you lather on a sudsy face wash or moisturize with a night cream before bed — the ingredients in your cosmetics matter more than most people realize. And it’s important to first know this: cosmetics and personal care … Read more

Toxins in Fragrance: The Cosmetic Industry’s Sweet-Smelling, Dark Secret

Many people are already aware of the toxic chemicals found all around us like environmental pollution or cigarette smoke. However, there are many little-known dangers lurking inside many cosmetics and personal care products, and perhaps the most widespread of these is “fragrance.” Look closely at labels and you’ll see that the ingredient called “fragrance,” sometimes … Read more

5 Top Vitamin C Benefits for Skin (and 5 Best Vitamin C Ingredients)

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There are two primary proteins in your skin involved in keeping it healthy and young-looking: collagen which gives skin firmness, and elastin which keeps skin tight. While other ingredients, most notably red maple leaf extract, are ideal for boosting the elastin, vitamin C may be the superstar amongst the stars for boosting collagen. And that’s … Read more

Greenwashed Toxins: Why You Should Beware of “Organic” Cosmetics

Poisons in makeup are nothing new. But that doesn’t make modern-day toxic cosmetics any less dangerous than the arsenic face creams and radium glitter that our great grandmothers naively wore. The new Netflix documentary series, Broken, exposes some of the world’s most dangerous consumer products. The first on their list? Counterfeit cosmetics. Counterfeit cosmetics are … Read more

The Top 6 Benefits of Hibiscus (and why you should try it)

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I have fallen in love! Specifically, I have fallen in love with a certain brand of a certain tea. I’ll get to the brand and why in a moment, though I will let you know I’m not the only one head-over-heels for it. It won a gold medal in the Global Tea Championship, an independent competition … Read more

Hormone Imbalance in Women: The 4 Key Natural Steps to Overcome It

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Hormone imbalance in women is, unfortunately, very common today. In short, that’s largely because of the modern world we live in. The standard American diet, a sedentary lifestyle, excess stress, and environmental pollution can wreak havoc on women’s hormones. These are just some of the common symptoms associated with hormone imbalance in women: Often feeling … Read more