Vitamin C in Skincare

Written by: | March 28, 2017 | Leave a Comment

Vitamin C is known for its beneficial effects on skin, but did you know that it comes is more than one form? Ascorbic acid and ascorbyl palmitate are the most common forms used in skincare. Citric acid is not vitamin C, but is often mistaken as vitamin C. Let’s explore the different forms and how […]

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5 Reasons Ashwagandha is Amazing for Hair and Skin

Written by: | March 13, 2017 | Leave a Comment

Ashwagandha is arguably one of the most valuable tools in Ayurvedic medicine and has been used to treat specific health conditions for about 3,000 years.  Over time, ashwagandha’s health effects have been tested and well-documented, but less has been written about its benefit to your hair & skin. Ashwagandha’s scientific name is Withania Somnifera but the common name […]

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Deionized Water – What is it and why it matters

Written by: | March 6, 2017 | Leave a Comment

What is Deionized Water and why does it matter? Unless you’re a scientist working on isolating ions in a lab, you may not be aware that there are many different types of water and each has different properties. While purity and mineral content are considerations in drinking water, there’s more to consider when using water in […]

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English Poppy Seed Oil – Ingredient Highlight

Written by: | February 28, 2017 | 3 responses

Poppy seeds have long been hailed as a health food due to their high content of minerals, tocopherols and essential fatty acids.  References as far back in time as Ancient Egypt report their benefits toward improved health and well-being. The oil extracted from poppy seed also has a long history in food and nutrition as it is rich […]

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Kojic Acid – Ingredient Highlight

Written by: | February 21, 2017 | Leave a Comment

Sake may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about skincare, however, this Japanese rice wine is responsible for one of the most popular ingredients in Asian beauty products! Kojic acid is a by-product of fermenting the malting rice used to make sake.  The name, Kojic, is Japanese and comes from […]

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Sustainable Babassu Oil – A Fantastic Alternative to Palm Oil

Written by: | February 7, 2017 | Leave a Comment

If you’ve been looking for an environmentally responsible alternative to palm oil, our USDA Certified Organic Babassu oil may become your new favorite oil. This beautifully clear, light-yellow oil is higher in lauric acid than coconut oil. Lauric acid is a fantastic moisturizer that also soothes the skin and hair, and has a very slight bay leaf scent. Sustainable […]

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Certified Organic Cocoa Butter Wafers + DIY Recipe

Written by: | January 31, 2017 | Leave a Comment

Cocoa butter wafers are easy to work with and the results are heavenly. Cocoa has a long and passionate history. It is believed that either the ancient Olmec or the Maya were the first to cultivate fruit from the cacao tree around 1000 B.C.E.  According to one of the legends, cacao cultivation was initiated by the […]

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Brassica Glycerides – Ingredient Highlight

Written by: | January 24, 2017 | Leave a Comment

Sustainability and responsible sourcing are cornerstones of the fast-growing natural beauty industry. Just last year, in response to the over-harvesting of palm, Brassica glycerides entered the market as an efficacious and sustainable alternative to palm. Brassica glycerides are derived from 100% vegetable sources and are a palm-free. This is great news to the orangutangs whose natural […]

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Cold Pressed Strawberry Seed Oil

Written by: | January 17, 2017 | one response

Strawberries are arguably one of the most fragrant and delicious berries on earth, but did you know that the little seeds on those tasty berries make an amazing oil? Sweet Nourishment Strawberry Seed Oil is a rich source of vitamins A, B, and E. This dark green oil has many skin-loving vitamins, minerals and fatty acids […]

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Certified Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil

Written by: | January 9, 2017 | 9 responses

Deep in the desert–perhaps the least likely place on earth– grows a hearty cactus that is able to stay green and thrive in extremely harsh, dry, and arid conditions. The prickly pear cactus, also referred to as barbary fig, is a member of the Cactaceae family.  The cactus has long attracted the attention of ancient people who […]

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