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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.