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Benefits of Goji Berry for Skin & Overall Health

Known as the Chinese boxthorn, Chinese wolfberry, or Goji berry, this woody shrub grows in temperate regions of Asia, particularly the cold climates of China, the Himalayas, and Mongolia. The first to use the berry were the Buddhist monks hundreds of years ago. Rumors began that the monks who consumed the berries were enjoying longer, healthier lives. Today there is plenty of science that might…

About Perfume & Fragrance in Skin Care: Fragrance Oils vs. Essential Oils

In recent years there more research has emerged about the dangers of synthetic fragrances and oils. These perfumes show up in our daily lives in so many products that are everywhere in our air but are not disclosed on the labels you may be reading. Let’s take a look at what those substances are, how you may be using them every day without knowing that you are, how you can avoid them, and how…

Skin Care Gifts for Mom: Best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is around the corner, and it’s time to remind the special women in our lives of our love and gratitude for all that they do. Whether you are buying something for your Mother, Mother-in-Law, Grandmother, or a new Mom, you will find ideas here that won’t break the bank, but will leave a lasting impression. We even have ideas for last minute! Before you decide on what to give, think…

​Best Foods for Brain Health + Glowing Skin

We’ve all heard the saying, “you are what you eat,” and never has that been truer than when it comes to the health of our brains. In our previous articles, we’ve discussed superfoods that benefit your skin. Now, let’s look at how the right foods can help our brains. Scientists are learning more every year about the correlation between what we eat and how our brains function, but did you know th…

Sensitive Skin Care Routines That Actually Work

While there are many people with “normal” skin, which may occasionally become dry or oily, but is usually balanced, there are many others who suffer from overly dry or sensitive skin. Let’s look first at understanding what causes those skin conditions, and what is the best method to take care of these trickier skin conditions in your daily skin care routine for dry and/or sensitive skin.First of a…

All About That Soft & Silky: Silicone in Skin Care Products

The Story of Silicone, and Why Silicone-Free Skin Care Matters Picture every beauty product advertisement you see on television: a woman with flowing, shiny hair and vibrant, glowing skin, in an ad for your favorite hair, skin, or makeup product. We all love silky, shiny hair, silky creams, and makeup that will stay put even when we work a full day, but did you know what ingredient is re…