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WHAT: Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) is a plant indigenous to the southwestern United States that goes by many names, including goat nut, quinine nut, pignut, and wild hazel. It is most famous for its oil, which is a liquid wax harvested from the seed. People have been using jojoba oil for centuries for myriad medicinal and…Read More »

Who Really Owns Your Favorite Independent Cosmetics Brand?

Want to know the big secret the cosmetic industry is working hard to keep quiet? Most of your cherished cosmetic brands – even the ones you thought were boutique, all-natural, organic or gluten-free – are owned by a handful of huge companies. When you scroll through your Instagram and Facebook feeds, you can’t avoid the…Read More »

5 Makeup Tips for Women Over 50

For “women of a certain age,” makeup can be a powerful beauty enhancer or a dead giveaway of age-related skin issues. These five tips can help you maximize your makeup, offering living proof that 50 is indeed the new 30. Choose the Right Foundation and Concealer While you might have skipped concealer and foundation in…Read More »

Is Kids’ Halloween Makeup Dangerous?

The autumn air getting crisper, hoodies and sweaters coming out of storage, and leaves changing colors to red and gold mean Halloween – most kids’ favorite fall holiday – is almost here. Children are excited about their upcoming round of trick-or-treating: choosing the perfect costume and mapping out the areas with the best candy. Parents…Read More »

5 Foods Linked to Premature Aging

The old adage, “You are what you eat,” absolutely holds up. The foods we choose to put into our body play a major role in how we look, feel, and even age. Let’s count down five skin aging offenders to avoid in order to look your youthful best. Sugar You’ve probably already got a million…Read More »


WHAT: Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), a fragrant herb related to mint, has long been used to alleviate muscle pain, boost the immune system, enhance circulation, improve memory, and promote hair growth. As a source of iron, calcium, and vitamin B6, rosemary has been hailed for its medicinal properties since ancient times. Rosemary is also useful for…Read More »

4 Ways to Shrink Pores Naturally

Our skin is constantly working to protect our bodies from the environment. One common result? Large, clogged pores, and a corresponding multitude of dermatological issues ranging from dull skin to breakouts. You don’t have to settle for these skincare woes. While pore size is genetically determined, minimizing the appearance of your pores is well within reach. Try these four techniques to shrink pores naturally and you’ll be well on your way to more beautiful skin.

3 Vitamin Deficiencies That Severely Affect People with Celiac Disease

Living with celiac disease means far more than a life without pasta. Along with other forms of gluten intolerance, this multi-system autoimmune disorder compromises the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. If left unchecked, this can lead to vitamin deficiencies which not only cause G.I. issues, but also detract from the natural beauty of your skin,…Read More »