Get ready—beauty is breaking new ground! In the effort to simplify our lives and take care of ourselves and the planet, we’re seeing the beauty industry embrace stronger values. From product manufacturing to the effects they have on our bodies, we’re seeing a movement toward simplicity, transparency and the creation of products that work in harmony with nature.
At the dawn of the supermodel there was Beverly Fink, make-up artist to the stars.
Her career reads like a fashion week fairytale, full of the glitz and glamour one would expect, but in 2010 after decades of working in the industry, Beverly was diagnosed with chronic autoimmune and inflammatory condition.
In celebration of Africa Day this month, we’re going back to its roots. Literally.
You know what this means… adventure time. Bust out your explorer hat, and come along with us as we venture into the far depths of Africa where its rugged environment boasts some of the most nutrient-rich and ecologically diverse ecosystems out there.
We all can agree that keeping up with the latest and greatest beauty trends is hard work! From beauty gadgets to sheet masks, essences, 10-step skincare rituals and trending #sundayfacial hashtags — the list goes on. It sure is no easy task. And on that note, say hello to crystal facial rollers.
C’mon, we’re going on a trip. Next stop: the Latin America.
From maca to chia seeds, yucca to açaí, cacao to lucuma, it’s really strength to strength down there. But on this adventure, we’re headed deep into the Amazon for one thing in particular. In search of what? None other than the superfood superstar Camu camu.
On our ventures, we’ve met some pretty incredible individuals who are climbing new horizons making a better world. How awesome is that? Women and men following their own path, connecting new dots and leaving little nuggets of wisdom along the way.
No matter how trite New Year’s Resolutions may seem, you can’t deny that January inspires a desire to start anew with a clean slate. Perhaps it’s all the extra dessert and alcohol during holiday parties or the additional time we take to step back and reflect on the bigger picture. Whatever the reason, there’s no better time than now to make positive changes—your skin, included.
There’s something about Scandinavian concepts of living. Clean lines with a minimalist approach. We’ve been buying into their beautifully simplistic interiors for decades, and with good reason why.
While Hygge, the Danish idea of cozy living, has been huge in the last year, now “lagom” has quietly elbowed its way into the spotlight as an ideology for life. Never heard of lagom? Well we’re here to enlighten you…
Without rural women, the beautiful formulas we create to transform your skin would not be at all possible. International Day of Rural Women recognizes the essential role of women—with a special nod to those in developing countries—in agricultural and rural development.
Once upon a time, we’d shrink in terror by the mere thought of drenching our skin in oils. Nowadays we use oils as freely as ever like nobody’s business because science (and the radiant complexions among us) have demonstrated the undeniable benefits that botanical oils bestow upon our largest organ.
For those with both sensitive and blemish-prone skin, trust us, we know how difficult it can be to successfully remedy this. The trouble, for the most part, lies in the fact that sensitive skin is innately more fragile and requires special care, but common methods to eradicate acne often lead to dryness, further sensitization and, ultimately, even more breakouts. It’s a vicious cycle that is hard to know how to break, annoyingly frustrating and quite frankly upsetting.
Ever served a lovely casserole to your guests and ended up with dirty dishes veiled with a solid layer of olive oil? You’ve probably ran them under some water before loading up the dishwasher — to remove any extra oil and bits and pieces of food. Just to ensure things end up squeaky clean. A similar concept exists for skin, and it’s called pre-cleansing.
Shea butter comes from the shea nut, and lavender essential oil comes from lavender flower. Obvious enough, right? But at LUXE Botanics, when we know there’s a more sustainable, natural or high-tech way to source ingredients—without compromising on performance—we get creative.
There are armies of skin care brands and marketers determined to push their products by using words that make you believe they’re the most effective and the least harmful to their distinct advantage. But what do these terms really mean? We break it down so you can be an informed consumer.
Don’t Be a Greenwashing Victim: There are unfortunately a bevy of products out there that tell you they are “chemical-free” and completely “natural” and “pure,” but many times it means something far different than what you imagine.
At LUXE Botanics, we care about not only what we present on stage, but also what’s behind the curtain. What we mean is that we’ve chosen the most high-performing botanical ingredients to provide you with visibly effective solutions. We wanted to highlight our superstar, Marula oil. Marula oil is not only good for your skin—it’s also economically beneficial to the African women who gather it and environmentally sustainable.
You may’ve heard that some essential oils—citrus oils in particular—have phototoxic properties. However this is not entirely accurate as citrus oils have many amazing skin benefits, so it makes sense to learn how to use them wisely as part of a healthy skincare regimen.
Our mothers teach us countless lessons, big and small, throughout our lifetimes that shape our beliefs and habits. And there are two in particular that usually stick with us for the rest of our lives: lessons in beauty and lessons in giving.
Kigelia africana is the unsung hero of skin care banishing unsightly skin concerns such as acne, fine lines and sensitivities. If you struggle from stressed, sensitive, red, flakey or blemished skin, Kigelia really is a little miracle ingredient to clarify and bring back that natural glow.
Do you know what oliec and linoleic acids are? Do you know their benefits and which may be more suited to you? We delve a little deeper to find out what they are and how they work to repair and strengthen your skin naturally.
If you have ever experienced a reaction to your skin care then you'll know exactly how our founder felt when it happened to her. She shares her (very personal) experience with phenoxyethanol and her journey to recovery.
Have you ever had spots appear or experienced dry flakey skin when you are feeling stressed and overwhelmed? We don’t always think about how stress may be affecting our skin until we are literally staring at the results in the mirror.
This is for all those girls that think they are taking proper care of their skin... trying to be "low maintenance" may actually be harming you in the long run. Learn about the key steps to a healthy skin care routine and start taking care of your skin's future now.
If you struggle to read the ingredients on the back of the bottle, then this is your go to guide to figure out what that ingredient is and how it may be affecting your skin (and overall health). Our founders guide to skin care ingredients to avoid and to maintain naturally healthy skin.
Have you ever wondered how to make your skin glow, naturally? It takes a holistic approach - diet, exercise, mindfulness and a consistent skin care ritual. See how our founder tried out a holistic approach to skin care to control her milia and closed comedones (white heads).
Have you ever wondered about those little blemishes on your skin and what they are? Join our founder as she learns about the different types of blemishes and bumps that we all have to deal with daily, and how best to safely manage them.