Vitamin C – More than just Oranges

Written by: | March 15, 2018 | Leave a Comment

Vitamin C is a popular ingredient used in skincare and it seems to be even more popular than ever. You may picture an orange in your mind when you think about vitamin C,  but there’s a lot more to this powerful ingredient than meets the eye. Interesting Facts Vitamins sold as supplements or added to […]

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USDA Certified Organic Matcha Powder

Written by: | March 2, 2018 | one response

USDA Certified Organic Matcha Powder is a very traditional and unique form of what most of us westerners know as green tea. Japanese Organic Matcha is a fine green powder made from whole ground tea leaves, and is distinguished by its vibrant bright green color. What makes matcha so special is the way it’s grown and processed.  […]

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Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate – Baby safe suds!

Written by: | March 1, 2018 | 5 responses

Surfactants have a bad reputation as being harsh and irritating to the skin, but sodium cocoyl isethionate is a completely different type of surfactant! Derived from coconut, this extremely gentle ingredient is fast replacing traditional surfactants in natural hair and skincare formulations. Biodegradable Naturally derived from coconut, sodium cocoyl isethionate is readily biodegradable. This makes […]

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Klamath Lake Blue Green Algae – Superfood for skin!

Written by: | February 22, 2018 | 3 responses

Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA) Blue Green Algae is widely agreed to be the most ancient food on earth. It is one of the few edible microalgae, and it differs from other microalgae grown in ponds, such as Spirulina and Chlorella, because it grows wild in an optimal environment. This allows it to develop a remarkable nutritional […]

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Castor Oil for Hair and Skin!

Written by: | February 1, 2018 | 2 responses

Castor oil often gets made fun of and overlooked. My initial tendency to cringe a little at the mere mention of castor oil comes from cartoons depicting it as a punishment. Seeing beloved cartoon characters being force-fed castor oil and then turning green and sickly is certainly why I thought castor oil must be awful […]

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Rose for Petal Soft Skin

Written by: | January 24, 2018 | Leave a Comment

Rose is a classic symbol of love and its unmistakable fragrance fills the air with romance, but roses also have a full bouquet of benefits for the skin. “The sugars and natural oils found in rose petals trap moisture in your skin, making your skin look smoother and softer—just like the beautiful rose petals themselves,” write Deepak […]

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Top 5 Ingredients for aging skincare

Written by: | January 15, 2018 | 7 responses

Healthy-Looking Skin at Any Age Having a healthy-looking, glowing complexion is absolutely within reach through our 40’s and beyond. Reviewing your skincare routine is a good place to start. Knowing which ingredients are effective for helping mature skin look as healthy and beautiful as possible. The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are part of […]

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Ingredient Highlight – Color & Pigments

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Color adds vibrancy to our world, affects our emotions and moods, and makes what may otherwise seem ordinary, extraordinary. As individuals we’re drawn to certain colors, and while you may not know exactly why, it probably has something to do with how that color makes you feel. With the powerful impact color has, it may be […]

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Skin Soothing Oatmeal

Written by: | December 27, 2017 | 4 responses

Oatmeal comes from a simple grain and yet this unsung hero of the grain world is bursting with vital nutrients such as manganese, phosphorus, copper, biotin, vitamin B1, magnesium, dietary fiber, chromium, and zinc. Oatmeal is amazingly one of the only foods to retain most of its nutrients through processing. Virtually all oatmeal that is […]

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Natural Cosmetic Ingredients – Sustainability and Cost

Written by: | December 21, 2017 | 6 responses

There’s little doubt the world of hair and skincare is shifting toward a world all of us nature lovers and tree-hugging idealists have dreamed about. More people are turning to nature and the amazing benefits that plants and natural ingredients are able to offer for their hair and skincare. Using natural cosmetic ingredients as a holistic […]

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