Skin Emergency: How To Deal With Inflammation

I have a couple of go-to products when my skin needs something super soothing. I used them individually for some time, until one day I had a skin emergency that compelled me to try them together. I was sitting at my computer, sipping tea and probably reading something on NMDL, when I felt a little itch and scratched my neck. A moment later the urge to scratch came back stronger, and quite suddenly all over my neck and face. I felt raised areas too.... Read More

How I’m Staying (Mostly) Blemish Free

We’re bringing this post back as a timely follow up to our discussion about acne-banishing toners last week. ‘Tis the season for breakouts! A few months back, I entered a phase of having stress breakouts.  This was something more than just the very specifically timed hormonal breakouts I’ve been used to.  Although Annmarie Gianni’s oil really works for those hormonal breakouts, it can be drying if used too often on the more... Read More

I’m An Eye Serum Convert

  Years ago, I thought I didn’t need or want a specific product for my eyes.  I just used whichever face product I liked (I’m so sensitive I’d rarely put anything on my face that couldn’t be near my eyes). I admit I still am not an eye cream fan, but a nice light serum can be very pleasant and helpful. When people talk eye products, they often want something that alleviates dark circles. I want to say right up front that I personally... Read More

Water Based Moisturizers

I’m the president of the fan club of face oils.  Since they are best applied on moist skin, my obsession for them matches well with my obsession for hydrosols.  But last winter I started needing some additional help with my dry skin, especially right around my lips.  Just like your lipstick rubs off in the course of the day, any product you’ve applied around the lip area can wear thin.  A sip of kombucha here, a mid-morning snack... Read More

Ruby’s Morning Skin and Hair Routine…Exposed!

Meet Ruby! Her skincare and hair routine is clean, but her makeup routine is… not so clean. We love her honesty, and we can all identify with her transition to clean products. That said, Ruby has some recommendations for clean products we’ve never even heard of! Go Girl! Name: Ruby Age: 21 as of October Current weather: The cooler evenings of fall are approaching, along with what will soon be weeks of rainy winter in British Columbia! ... Read More

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