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Sugar: Not So Sweet

What’s the saying? You’re as sweet as sugar? But is sugar acting sweet to our bodies? Currently, the average American’s diet consists of nearly 22 tsp. of added sugar per day, roughly 355 calories. The American Heart Association guidelines suggest that women should not consume more than 6 tsp. of added sugar per day, while…Read More »

Remember to Use Rosemary

During Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Ophelia says, “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance: pray you love, remember.” This beautiful quote illustrates the belief that rosemary has long been thought to improve memory. But did you know it can also work wonders on rejuvenating your skin? Due to its high content of carnosic acid and carnosol, this extract has strong…Read More »

Don’t know about nanos?

How does the old adage go? The smaller the better? Not when it comes to the particle size in your beauty products! We’re always asked to explain what nano particles are and why we refuse to use them in our formulas. So here it is… the big dish on the tiny particle. First let’s explain…Read More »

A Greener “I Do!”

With Spring just around the corner and the onslaught of wedding-season-wonder right behind it, eco brides-to-be comb through magazines, Pinterest and blogs to find the perfect eco necessities for the perfect green wedding. But why isn’t the eco wedding planning process as simple as “My Pinterest Wedding”? Fortunately for you, Eco Bride, you’ve come to…Read More »

Pitching Your Old Products!

It’s never too early to start your spring cleaning. As much as we may dread the task, we can’t deny the feeling of accomplishment is intoxicating.  So let’s not put it off any longer! This year, don’t stop your cleaning assault before you reach your bathroom! Do your beauty routine a favor and check in…Read More »

Afterglow’s ABC of Cosmetics

Antioxidant Rich: Expect more from your makeup. It should improve your skin much like a skin care product. That’s why we infuse powerful antioxidants into each of our products, which help to nourish, balance, improve tone, and reduce the signs of aging. Bismuth Oxychloride: A bio-cumulative metal that can be found in most mineral cosmetic…Read More »

Kristin’s Skin Care Recommendation

As Afterglow’s CEO and Founder I’m constantly asked for my organic/gluten-free skin care recommendations, so I thought I’d take a second to tell you about Exuberance Beauty, an organic and gluten free skin care brand I’m really loving right now. Exuberance is based in Canada but they ship to the USA. It’s extremely fast and…Read More »

Go Kindle Go Green!

Do you ever watch a commercial and just fall in love with it? My guess is that a lot of people do. Right now we’re obsessed with the Kindle commercials. This particular commercial (above) grabbed our attention because it united three of our favorite things; being outside, reading, and being smoking hot! After having seen…Read More »

Natural Male Care Products

Women aren’t the only gender seeking to lead a more natural, healthy lifestyle; men are catching on to the benefits of organic products and practices as well. But sometimes they need a women’s help, so here are a few tips for you women for your men. Skincare For Athletes This skincare line is designed to…Read More »

Don’t Gloss Over Details

After two long years of research and development we’re proud to announce our new Organic Hydra Gloss formula has launched! We’re going to be perfectly honest; lip gloss is a hard natural product to produce. The laundry list of petro chemicals and synthetics used in traditional lip gloss is long and sorted. For the most…Read More »