Earth Day: Refocusing the Skincare Industry & Consumer Choice

The skincare industry has been rife with overt and opaque practices that harm the environment with pollutants for quite some time. Glittering, attractive packaging, hiding microbeads, micro plastics, and toxic ingredients stock store shelves, blissfully purchased by eager consumers. Companies’ energy use is also contributes to environmental harm by way of fossil fuels. In honor of this Earth Day, we are refocusing the lens on consumer and brand priorities for health on all levels.

Food & Skin: The Mind & Body Effect

We’ve all heard that we are what we eat, been in discussions about which food lifestyle is the best, what to eat, what not to eat, dizzied about in stores searching through labels and unfamiliar ingredients, and let’s just say it’s a gauntlet out there. When it comes to feeling and looking good while doing […]

Cruelty-Free Skincare | Investment in Health on All Levels

Spring’s bloom is in full swing, bringing to mind growth, replenishment, and rejuvenation. Scenes of foraging animals, the scent of damp, green grass and droplets on rustling tree leaves float to the surface after a good rain. These associations remind us about the true interconnectedness of our experience with nature and nurtures a respect only […]

Beyond Skincare | The Power of Touch

The skin is our largest organ, working magically to protect us and decipher the various environmental inputs that it comes in contact with.  We put it through the wringer with exposure to all that is good and bad out there. Sometimes our skincare routine can be our only time with ourselves and our intentional time […]

Aromatherapy: A History of Love & Wellness

A Brief History of Aromatherapy The term Aromatherapy was coined by French chemist Rene-Maurice Gattefosee in 1928, modernizing and expanding on the deeply rooted venerated practice dating back to 3500 BC. An integral part of ancient sensual and health routines, aromas of essential oils have long been used as powerful triggers of physical response and […]

Nature’s Skincare Elixir | Mango & Olive Healing Through the Ages

Since the resurgence of interest in natural, clean skin care products, curiosity has grown with educated consumers seeking the best and purest options available. Favorites like shea butter, coconut oil, and cocoa butter are common ingredients sought after for their nutrient-rich properties.  There are a few lesser known but thoroughly time-tested hero ingredients ripe with […]

The Revival of Body Brushing | Time-Tested Skincare for Wellness

As we wind down this year and look ahead toward the next, refocusing on what makes us well means reviewing and pruning habits. Often we find that skin care and wellness walk hand in hand, and that simplicity tends to produce the best results, both in health and practicality.  This year we’ve worked on simple […]

Face Washing 101 | Love your Face Year-round, Naturally

We put our faces through quite the gauntlet on a daily basis with irritants, pathogens, bacteria, oil, harsh products, chemicals, and more, no matter the weather. This holiday season whether you’re getting your cheeks pinched by relatives, kissed by pets, or facing the elements outdoors, face care will be a must. We’ve put together a […]

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