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5 Ways To Make Your Travel Skincare More Sustainable

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Written by Jene Roestorf
It’s no secret that travel has a major impact on the environment, from air travel, to what we use, and the waste that we leave behind. However, there are a number of steps we can take to minimise the carbon footprint our beauty has, starting with what we take with us. 
Is Refillable Packaging The Path To Sustainability In Beauty?

Is Refillable Packaging The Path To Sustainability In Beauty?

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Written by Rachel Chan

While reusable and refillable models are the gold standards, small businesses face challenges around physical and behavioural limitations of customers to achieve circularity. Join us as we delve deeper into this topic, sharing some of the limitations small business have despite the best intentions to be truly circular.
Valuing Science in Green Beauty: Why we’re proud to be CosmEthically Active

Valuing Science in Green Beauty: Why we’re proud to be CosmEthically Active

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Written by Jene Roestorf
We are proud to be CosmEthically Active certified! We're one of only 12 brands globally to achieve this science driven, formulation efficacy and compatibility lead certification. Read more about our journey and why it's such an important step in leading our industry into an era of green tech focused formulations.
How to Shop for Cruelty-Free and Vegan Beauty

How to Shop for Cruelty-Free and Vegan Beauty

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Written by Jene Roestorf
Vegan living continues to rise – and it's not just our fridges and kitchen cupboards getting an ...
The Power of a Collective: Moving the Beauty Industry Towards Circularity

The Power of a Collective: Moving the Beauty Industry Towards Circularity

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Written by Jene Roestorf
Through collective action across the industry, we CAN create meaningful, robust changes in the beauty industry leading to less waste in the landfill and more sustainable packaging moving forward. We need everyone in the industry - from consumers to brands, to packaging suppliers, and distributors to make a significant change. 
How Climate Change Impacts Our Botanicals and the Communities That Benefit From Their Harvest

How Climate Change Impacts Our Botanicals and the Communities That Benefit From Their Harvest

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Written by Jene Roestorf
Learn about how climate change is affecting our global botanicals, Marula, Camu Camu Berry and Kigelia africana in Kenya, Malawi and Brazil and the communities that depend on their harvest.
The True Powers of Camu Camu

The True Powers of Camu Camu

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Written by Jene Roestorf

Camu is considered a superfruit and has the highest vitamin C content of any food in the world, more than both oranges and acai. The fruit has a deep, dramatic color that ranges from red to almost black when ripe.

Its high vitamin C content makes the fruit an excellent remedy for many health conditions, as vitamin C supports immunity, wound healing and regenerates antioxidants in the body, to name just a few of its benefits.

The True Powers of Marula Oil

The True Powers of Marula Oil

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Written by Jene Roestorf
The precious oil from the kernel of the Marula fruit is well known among the Maasai women. A tribe that settled in the Rift Valley in the 17th century, the Maasai discovered that Marula oil was a healer for everything from stretch marks and scars to burns. It is a powerful moisturizer that soaks deep into the skin and is considered one of the best oils for aging skin. 
Survival Skincare For The Holidays

Survival Skincare For The Holidays

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Written by Jene Roestorf
The most festive time of the year can also be the most stressful—but your skin can glow brilliantly as the lights on your tree or the candles on your mantle. Between buying gifts and traveling, make sure your complexion stays alive and invigorated with these three simple skincare rituals.
What you can do to think green and reduce waste

What you can do to think green and reduce waste

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Written by Jene Roestorf
Back in 1990 Earth Day went global.[1] Over 100 countries decided the earth was worth celebrating...
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What is green beauty?

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Written by Jene Roestorf
You’d think detoxing your beauty cabinet would be as simple as reading a label, but it’s a tad m...
Why we believe that nature is the ultimate innovator

Why we believe that nature is the ultimate innovator

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Written by Jene Roestorf
For as long as humankind has existed, we’ve relied on nature as a source of sustenance, nourishme...
2019 Beauty Trends We're Totally On Board With

2019 Beauty Trends We're Totally On Board With

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Written by Jene Roestorf
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.
Wellness. Where's the Science?

Wellness. Where's the Science?

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Written by Jene Roestorf

What do you think of when you hear the word “wellness”?

You might envision your morning meditation or daily golden milk latte. Or you might think of wellness as a total hoax (you’ll never understand vaginal jade eggs).

Chances are you’re somewhere in between. Whatever side of the spectrum you skew towards, there’s one thing we can likely all agree on: wellness does not imply science.

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The Intrepid Beauty Series: Meet Beverly Fink

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Written by Jene Roestorf

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.

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Ancient African Remedies

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Written by Jene Roestorf

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.

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Sustainability That Goes Beyond Skin Deep

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Written by Jene Roestorf
For us, sustainability is the code we live by. Every step of the way is completed with intention and care. You might say, it makes our world go round (in every sense!).

But what exactly is sustainability?

Shall we start from the beginning...
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Living a Life of Lagom

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Written by Jene Roestorf

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… 

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How Your LUXE Botanics Glow Empowers Rural Women All Over the World

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Written by Jene Roestorf
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.
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What Happens When You Double Cleanse

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Written by Jene Roestorf
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. 
Ingredients With Purpose

Ingredients With Purpose

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Written by Jene Roestorf

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.

Why Marula Oil Is Our Favourite Oil

Why Marula Oil Is Our Favourite Oil

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Written by Jene Roestorf
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.
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Are Citrus Oils Safe for My Skin?

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Written by Jene Roestorf

Are Citrus Oils Safe For My Skin?

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.

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The Biggest Lessons From Mom: Beauty and Giving

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Written by Jene Roestorf
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.
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Sustainable, fair trade, cruelty free… They make us feel good, but what do they actually mean?

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Written by Jene Roestorf
Sustainable, fair trade, cruelty free…  What do all these buzzwords mean? What to look out for in your skin care (and other products). 

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