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How to Choose a Good Sunscreen

I wrote previously about most everything you could ever want to know about sunscreen. Check that out here.

Protect yourself from more than the sun: Everything you need to know about sunscreen

Protect yourself from more than just the sun, what to know about sunscreen

I still have my grandmother's words ringing in my ears: "The sun is not your friend." It's true – too much sun certainly is not your friend (but the vitamin D you get from it is). We're used to hearing that too much sun will give us cancer and cause premature aging, and we've been taught to wear sunscreen every day – if not to protect our health, at least for the sake of vanity. 

When Vegan Cosmetics are Misleading

Choosing healthier personal care products can be daunting with so many choices out there, and, as a result, we tend to focus on one or two buzzwords to help narrow down the choices and make an ultimate decision. (More about that circus in my Greenwashing post.)

 

The Truth about Willow Bark and Pregnancy

The Truth about Willow Bark and Pregnancy

A brief aside before we get started: I'm not here to freak you out. I only want to help others avoid the anguish I went through of assuming something was safe, and finding out later that this assumption was not entirely true. 

 

What is Greenwashing and How to Protect Yourself

Green beauty is very much coming into vogue, which is super exciting for multiple reasons: It's healthier for our bodies, healthier for our children, and healthier for the environment. (If you aren't familiar with the fact that the cosmetics industry is essentially unregulated, read all about that here.)

What is greenwashing? How to spot it and protect yourself.

How to fade acne scars quickly and without toxic ingredients

How to Fade Acne Scars Naturally, Easily, and Gently

Acne. What a sinister word. As if dealing with active breakouts weren't enough, there's the scarring, and the more traumatizing the breakout, the worse the scarring. Sure, that makes sense, but it's still cruel.

 

The Simple Holiday Wrapping Recycling Guide

The Simple Holiday Wrapping Recycling Guide

One of the greatest joys of giving and receiving gifts is the act of unwrapping. There's something about the beautiful paper, bows, and care (regardless of outcome) the giver took to make that goodie a surprise that is deeply heartwarming.

What's in your cleaning products? Californians may soon find out.

CA on Track to Pass Cleaning Product Right to Know Act

If someone told my younger self that someday the words "cleaning product labels" and "legislation" in a sentence together would cause me great excitement, I would have been understandably skeptical. But here we are! 

How Aloe Exposes Truths of the Beauty Industry

How Aloe Exposes Truths of the Beauty Industry

I was talking to a lady boss friend recently (shout-out to Adrienne Krieger of Everling Jewelry – seriously, go check her out) about the pervasive presence of aloe vera in makeup products.

How to Choose the Best Oil for Your Skin

How to Choose the Best Oil for Your Skin

It's no longer a secret that oil is an excellent moisturizer, but it can be overwhelming to choose the best facial oil for your skin when there are so many options. Let's take a look at components to consider, and explore some favorite oils.

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