Skin, Lip and Body Care + Toxic Talk and Labels

One Reason You May Want to Avoid Swimming in the Ocean

If you live by the ocean or you’re planning to spend some vacation time near one this summer, you may be tempted to go swimming in those wild waters. A recent study, however, suggests you should use caution. First, A Recap on the Skin’s Microbiome We talked about the skin’s microbiome in a previous post.

Skin, Lip and Body Care

What is “Inflammaging” and How Can It Harm Your Skin?

Have you heard of the term “inflammaging?” It’s a new buzzword in the beauty industry and refers to chronic, low-grade inflammation that is associated with age-related changes in the body’s tissues—including the skin. Though inflammaging affects the entire body, we wanted to explain in particular how it affects the skin, and what you can do

Eczema and Dermatitis + Psoriasis

4 Signs You Have Skin Allergies

Skin allergies are on the rise, particularly in children. In a 2014 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), researchers found that 11.6 percent of children under the age of 18 suffered from skin allergies. And though many skin allergies go away as kids grow up, not all of them do. If you find that your skin

Skin, Lip and Body Care + Toxic Talk and Labels

Sunscreen Warning: Chemical Ingredients Absorbed More Than We Thought

If you’ve ever doubted that what you put on your skin can be absorbed into your bloodstream, here’s more evidence for you. According to a recent study published in the journal JAMA Network, ingredients from sunscreen products are absorbed by the skin at higher levels than those currently allowed by federal safety regulations. What does