Product Review: Meow Meow Tweet Deodorant Sticks

  For many people, deodorant is the gateway to clean, nontoxic products. They hear the scary facts and go looking for an aluminum-free deodorant—something more “natural” perhaps—before even realizing that toxins and unsavory chemicals lurk in products as seemingly innocuous as shampoo or lipstick. Sigh. Deodorant is personal and for many of us, it’s imperative. It’s something we rely on day in and day out in order to remain part of polite society. No wonder there’s cause for concern when you find out what’s really in those conventional sticks you’ve been using since you hit puberty. Here’s the trouble, though—deodorant […]

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5 Natural Face Masks for Acne

My skin is sensitive AND blemish-prone—it seems no matter what I do, how clean I eat and how careful I am about my skincare regime, as soon as I think I have it all figured out, a new thing starts to irritate my face and I’ve got new blemishes to try and treat. Things have been ridiculously better and my breakouts are further and fewer between now that I’ve discovered a beeswax allergy and a lavender sensitivity, but when I do see an angry red zit rearing its inflamed head, I feel like I have to do something other than […]

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Product Review: La Flora Barbary Fig Seed Oil with Rare Cactus Flower

  For those of you who don’t know, Barbary fig seed oil is one of my holy grail, can’t-live-without-it skincare essentials (I’ll get to the reasons why shortly). La Bella Figura offers the finest and purest I know of, and they just recently launched a special version called La Flora—a Barbary fig seed oil with rare cactus flower—and it’s absolutely to die for. Named after Flora, the Roman goddess of blossoming flowers, renewal and spring, this new LBF release will help your skin transition to spring and beyond with a radiant, healthy glow. La Bella Figura’s founders travel all over […]

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New From Kahina Giving Beauty

Kahina Giving Beauty (a house favorite around NMDL) was one of the first brands to bring a level of sophistication and luxury to green beauty, and over the years they’ve continued to innovate and add to their beautiful collection of botanical based products. Kahina recently launched two new products that you must know about—the Beldi Soap and the Essaouira Perfume Oil. Both are a total delight to the senses, and they bring something entirely new to the clean beauty landscape. Rooted in Moroccan bathing rituals, the Beldi Soap is a gel-like cleanser made from saponified olive oil and eucalyptus oil. Here’s what […]

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Cocovit Coconut Oil and Orange + Basil Lip Balm

I get really excited about high quality single ingredient products. After all, my true entrée into natural skin care was a deep dive into single ingredients with super active profiles like rosehip seed oil (nature’s Retinol!) and tamanu. Coconut oil is such an obvious winner when it comes to single ingredients that pack a punch and do seemingly everything, but not all coconut oils are created equal. As with everything in our diet and skin care routine, the results you get depend entirely on the quality of the ingredient. Cocovit offers the most premium coconut oil I’ve ever tried, and […]

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