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An Argument for the Benefits of Manual Exfoliation

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An Argument for the Benefits of Manual Exfoliation Chemical exfoliants are all the rage in skincare nowadays, with many users shunning traditional, manual exfoliators for fear of damaging the skin. This is false, and here’s why manual exfoliation remains an excellent choice for most skin types. Chemical exfoliants and active ingredients don’t always combine well […]

What Is a Serum and Why Should I Use One?

What Is a Serum and Why Should I Use One? Over the last few years, serums have become an indispensable step in skincare here in America. Popularized by multi-step Korean skincare trends, essences or serums are lightweight elixirs packed with active ingredients and are used as a treatment, generally in-between the cleansing and moisturizing stages […]

CBD as a Treatment for Rosacea

According to the National Rosacea Society (NRS), rosacea affects over 16 million Americans. However, this chronic skin disorder remains poorly understood. Topical steroids can help, but they are not a sustainable long-term solution. If you use topical steroids for a long time, they can compromise your skin’s integrity leaving it overly thin and prone to […]

Ingredient Spotlight: Babassu Oil

Ingredient Spotlight: Babassu Oil Babassu oil is extracted from the seeds of the babassu palm, which is found in the the Amazon, the Caatinga, and the Cerrado regions in Brazil, South America. The Babassu palm is a perennial palm, Attalea Speciosa, also called the Cusi. Babassu oil is a non-drying oil used in food, cleaners and […]

The Incomparable Benefits of Probiotics

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The Incomparable Benefits of Probiotics Probiotics have been a trending topic over the last few years, and they boast a solution to a multitude of issues. The good news is, used consistently, probiotics live up to their hype. Let’s start with the basics: what are probiotics? Probiotics are live microorganisms that naturally inhabit our gut […]

Exploring the Healing Properties of Aloe Vera

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Exploring the Healing Properties of Aloe Vera Records of Aloe Vera, a succulent plant, date back to the 16th century BC. According to the Indian Journal of Dermatology, the Ancient Egyptians called Aloe Vera “that plant of immortality”. Aloe Vera has also been used therapeutically throughout the world for centuries. Everyone has heard of the […]

What are Active Ingredients?

What do you do when you’re a results focused consumer bombarded with hundreds of products claiming to be anti-aging, clarifying, resurfacing, etc? You become well-versed in active ingredients, their effects, and how to combine them, of course! But what are active ingredients anyway? Well, active ingredients are the components in a product tasked with the […]

Using Niacinamide for Stronger Skin

Using Niacinamide for Stronger Skin Niacinamide, also called nicotinamide, is an essential nutrient called vitamin B-3. We need Niacinamide both as a dietary supplement to prevent B-3 deficiency, and as an active ingredient in skincare. Topically, niacinamide has a slew of great benefits for the health and appearance of your skin. There is no evidence […]

The Anti-aging Skin Benefits of Hemp

The Anti-aging Skin Benefits of Hemp Hemp extracts and oils are a superfood for your skin when used topically. CBD oil, which is derived from hemp, is extracted from the buds, leaves and stalks. Hemp oil is extracted from the seeds of cannabis sativa, also known as the hemp plant. Hemp is rich in antioxidants, […]

What are Parabens?

What are Parabens? Parabens are a class of preservatives. Chemically, they are a series of parahydroxybenzoates and esters of parahydroxybenzoic acid. Concerns about parabens come from a growing overall awareness of the use of endocrine disruptors in cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. Endocrine disruptors are active agents in foods or topicals that mimic hormones in our […]

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