Safe Cosmetics Skin, Lip and Body Care

Safe Skin Care—We’ve Come a Long Way

The Indie Beauty Expo takes place in New York this year on August 24 and August 25 (2016) at the Metropolitan Pavilion on 18th Street. And we’re going to be there! We hope if you’re in the area, you’ll come by and say “hi.” This is one of the biggest events celebrating independent beauty, wellness,

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Wash Hands
Toxic Talk and Labels

5 Reasons You Should Give Up Your Hand Sanitizer

Ever since the 1990s, when hand sanitizers started popping up on supermarket shelves, we have become obsessed with having clean hands. We all know that viruses and bacteria are spread primarily through touch, and most of that comes from our hands. We touch a contaminated surface, and then touch our eyes, noses, or lips, and

Alternative Therapies and Lifestyle

5 Ways Friends Make You Healthier and Happier

Did you know that yesterday was International Friendship Day? It’s said the idea started with Hallmark in 1919, when they established “Friendship Day” as a day for people to celebrate their friendships by sending greeting cards. In 1958, the country of Paraguay proposed an International Friendship Day to celebrate friendships between people from all around

Beauty Foods
Nutrition + Skin, Lip and Body Care

Eat and Be Pretty—7 Best Beauty Foods

You are what you eat! You’ve heard that saying. We’re learning just how true it is. Recent studies, for example, have reported that consuming dairy and high glycemic foods can increase breakouts in those who are acne-prone. (Read more about how diet affects acne here.) Other studies have shown that certain foods can tame inflammation,