Category Archives: Ingredients

Turkey Day Foods Your Skin Is Thankful For

Once again, it’s the time of year when we sit down to a meal with family and friends to celebrate the things for which we’re thankful. As you make your shopping list for Thanksgiving goodies, consider this: many of the foods you love on Turkey Day are just as good for your skin as they […]

Spotlight: Marina Cosmetics

It’s all about the pout for Marina Cosmetics. One of the most vulnerable areas of the face, your lips have no oil glands, and no natural defense against dryness, which means they’re one of the first places to show signs of aging. Enter Marina Cosmetics, which founder Kristen Null-Croner created out of a desire for natural, hydrating, anti-aging care for lips.

Parabens, Phthalates, and Breast Cancer, Oh My!

Yes, the pink-washed month of breast cancer awareness is over, but that doesn’t mean breast cancer just goes away. Every day of every month there are new women diagnosed and beginning the fight against breast cancer. So why not start today, right now, learning about how you can increase your odds of avoiding that nasty […]

Organic Beauty Base-ics

When it comes to makeup and skin care products, there are three typical types of ingredients that serve as the foundation (or “base”) of each formula: water, oil, and minerals. We’ve broken it down for you here, so that you can choose type that is the perfect match for your complexion—or mix and match! Water-Based […]

Summer Foods Make For Gorgeous Summer Skin

Summertime is the best time of year for the farmers market—locally grown fresh tomatoes, berries, peppers, herbs, and veggies are in season, plentiful, and delicious. Those fresh fruits and vegetables don’t just taste great, though; they’re loaded with antioxidants and vitamins that work from the inside out to keep you looking (and feeling) healthy. And—surprise!—those […]

Beauty Isn’t Just Skin Deep: 5 Reasons to Green Your Beauty Routine

Green-minded gals carefully consider their purchases, big (Prius or Vespa?) and small (stir fry or salad greens?). But living greenly and healthfully is more than just eating well and keeping a manageable carbon footprint. Here are five reasons why you should put just as much thought into what goes on your body as you do […]

Leaden Lips: Go Organic for a Healthy Pout

Over a year ago, The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics discovered and reported that many popular brands of lipstick contain lead. Then, within the past few weeks, the Canadian government announced it had found lead in children’s face paint. So far, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not released the results of its own testing […]

Spring Flowers Natural Powers

Spring is a time of renewal and rediscovery, rebirth and re-energizing. So it’s not surprising that many of our favorite flowers also play a starring  role in natural skincare and organic cosmetics. Here are just a few of our favorites, along with a summary of their relevant powers and a couple of popular products that […]

Holiday Food & Skin: Six Natural Table Traditions That Work Skin Miracles Too

One  of the  big beauty trends  set to continue in 2009 is the cross-over of ingredients from food to skincare, says Mintel, a big research agency that’s up on such things.  Funny that should be considered a trend, as it was also very prevalent in ancient times. People tended to use the same ingredients  on their tables and […]

Balm: Organic Beauty’s Comfort Food or Guilty Pleasure?

 Last week I had dinner in New York with an old friend who is a Global MD for a well-known ad agency. When I asked her how she was doing, she gave a relieved grin and said she was fine: her clients sold mostly  comfort food, and that was continuing to do well in these troubled times. People are seeking solace in […]