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Skin, Lip and Body Care + Toxic Talk and Labels

Why We Urge You to Say “No” to Petrolatum

Here at CV Skinlabs, we’ve often talked about avoiding mineral oil and other petrolatum-based products in skin care products. But we’ve noticed that many over-the-counter skin care products—even some advertised as being “natural” and good for your skin—still contain these ingredients. Maybe your grandmother swears by her Vaseline jelly (which is petroleum jelly), or you

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

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