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Why You Should Care For Your Skin Post-Sun (Even if you don't have a burn)

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Written by Jene Roestorf
When it comes to spending the day in the sun, after-care is so important — even if you don’t have a burn. 
Esthetician Approved: 5 Ways to Master Sensitive, Sensitized Skin

Esthetician Approved: 5 Ways to Master Sensitive, Sensitized Skin

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Written by Jene Roestorf
What is the difference between sensitive and sensitized skin? First off, sensitive skin is a skin type, generally you’re born with it, it’s part of your genetics, sometimes it can be hormone related. Sensitized is a skin condition so it’s temporary. It can come and go so you might notice skin is red and flushed one day
How to Repair Sun Damaged Skin Naturally

How to Repair Sun Damaged Skin Naturally

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Written by Jene Roestorf
The sun is a symbol of strength, power and life—but too much of it is also the biggest factor aga...
How to Prevent Your Face Mask From Causing Acne

How to Prevent Your Face Mask From Causing Acne

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Written by Jene Roestorf
If you’re experiencing “maskne”—which refers to breakouts around your mouth, nose, cheeks and chin directly caused by wearing a face mask—you’re not alone, especially since it’s something that can happen to anyone, not just to those with oily or acne-prone skin. But what exactly causes mask-ne? And what can you do about it? Here’s what you need to know as well as how to prevent it.
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The Power of Thankfulness (and Why It’s Healthy for You)

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Written by Jene Roestorf
With the holidays coming up, it’s natural to think of all that there is to be grateful for in life. Yet sometimes, it feels like we only stop to acknowledge our blessings one day out of the year – on Thanksgiving – despite the fact there are reasons all around us to be thankful all year long. 
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.
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Essential Oils for Hyperpigmentation

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Written by Becky Burke
At one point or another, most of us will experience hyperpigmentation—a common occurrence in whic...
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How to Choose the Best Organic Face Scrub

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Written by Jene Roestorf
If exfoliation isn’t already a significant part of your skincare routine, it’s time to add it STAT. Why? Exfoliation has a ton of benefits that can improve skin texture, restore radiance and luminosity and help solve some of the most common skin issues—and the results are visible both immediately and over the long term.
Before you start exfoliating in earnest, there are some things that would be helpful to know—and we’ll break them down in this.  
Retinoid vs. Retinol: The Major Differences and Why It Matters

Retinoid vs. Retinol: The Major Differences and Why It Matters

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Written by Jene Roestorf
Ask a dermatologist what skincare ingredient they recommend for vibrant skin and chances are they will tell you to get on retinol. Considered a gold-standard ingredient by many experts, retinol has been well researched and offers truly transformational results. Why is retinol so highly lauded? What are its benefits for skin and health? And is there a difference between retinoids and retinol?
What Is the Safest Sunscreen for Your Face?

What Is the Safest Sunscreen for Your Face?

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Written by Jene Roestorf
Rain or shine, indoors or outdoors, on the beach or on the mountaintops. Wherever you are or whatever Mother Nature brings you, sunscreen is essential for radiant, healthy-looking skin.
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Face Massage Benefits: Do Jade Rollers and Gua Sha Really Work?

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Written by Jene Roestorf
You’ve heard of the benefits of body massage, but is massage good for your face? There are different ways to practice daily facial massage that have the potential to improve the appearance of your skin. So what exactly does science say about the efficacy of these methods? 
Face Oils for Aging Skin

Face Oils for Aging Skin

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Written by Jene Roestorf
Although wrinkles and fine lines are signs of wisdom, life and beauty, their inevitability does not mean they can’t manifest gradually, softly and gracefully. Here we discuss some of the best oils for wrinkles and aging skin.
Best natural acne treatment

What Is the Best Natural Acne Treatment?

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Written by Jene Roestorf

What helps get rid of acne? Are natural products better? Discover some old faithfuls and a botanical that's proving to be a superior fighter of blemish prone skin.

 

 

The best natural skincare for each skin type

The best natural skincare for each skin type

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Written by Jene Roestorf
These days, there are thousands of skincare products available and trendy natural ingredients pop...
5 Skincare Tips That Actually Work

5 Skincare Tips That Actually Work

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Written by Jene Roestorf
Although there are hundreds of skincare tips you can follow, achieving and maintaining a vibrant ...
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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What Switching to a Natural Beauty Routine Means For Your Overall Health

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Written by Jene Roestorf

When it comes to your beauty routine... Well, things can get complicated. When you think about the products you're using, do you actually know the ingredients in them? 

Everything that we put on our skin slowly but surely sinks in and makes its way into our bloodstream, tissues and organs. 

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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.

What the heck is a Facial Roller?

What the heck is a Facial Roller?

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Written by Jene Roestorf
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.
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Ancient Latin American Superfoods

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Written by Jene Roestorf

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.

The Importance of Creating a Skincare Ritual

The Importance of Creating a Skincare Ritual

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Written by Jene Roestorf

What does your skincare ritual look like?  

Ok, we’ll be honest with you, this is sort of a trick question.  You might not have a skincare ritual.  Not yet.

 

New Year, New Complexion: Your Skin Purging Questions, Answered!

New Year, New Complexion: Your Skin Purging Questions, Answered!

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Written by Jene Roestorf
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.
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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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Why Kigelia is The Best Ingredient For Blemish Prone, Sensitive Skin

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Written by Jene Roestorf
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.
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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. 
Don’t Be a Greenwashing Victim: 6 Key Points to Remember

Don’t Be a Greenwashing Victim: 6 Key Points to Remember

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Written by Jene Roestorf

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.

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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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Facial Oils: Are You Using the Correct Percentage of Oleic and Linoleic Acids?

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Written by Jene Roestorf
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.
Why my bathroom is entirely phenoxyethanol free

Why my bathroom is entirely phenoxyethanol free

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Written by Jene Roestorf
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.
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How Stress Affects Your Skin and How to Resolve It

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Written by Jene Roestorf
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.
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A healthy skin routine - why you should have one

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Written by Jene Roestorf
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.
Eyes wide shut - A review of skincare ingredients

Eyes wide shut - A review of skincare ingredients

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Written by Jene Roestorf
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.

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