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Here’s a hint to our secret!

  Hello again! In my last videos I mentioned I had a really big secret, but I’m not going to tell you what it is just yet. I’m just going to tease you a bit more. Have you heard of a class of herbs called adaptogens? You may be familiar with licorice root extract, holy…Read More »

I Have A Secret!

  I’m appearing in your inbox today to let you know I’m going to make a big announcement in seven short days! This announcement will take your beauty routine to the next level. This has been my passion project over the last two years and I’m so excited to be days away from sharing it…Read More »

Makeup as an Extension of Skin Care

  I’m on my way to see Maroon 5 live in concert and I just thought I’d share my makeup routine day dreaming with you! It’s hot outside here in North Carolina. With temperatures still in the 80s, it’s hard to think about the upcoming temperature change, but it’s inevitable. What does that mean for…Read More »

Kristin’s Insider Secrets: Professional-Grade Vegan Brushes

  Here’s a makeup artist secret that can mean the difference between a so-so application experience and a beautiful one… regardless of the makeup you use. What makes the difference? The quality of the brushes you’re applying it with! Regardless of the makeup product, the higher quality your brushes the better they will pickup, apply…Read More »

Random Acts of Beauty Adventure

Happy Earth Day! Here at Afterglow Cosmetics we’ve been celebrating this entire month with the launch of a new sustainable partnership and an eco option for eye shadows! But through it all we weren’t too busy to take our Earth Day efforts outside our office! Watch our video to see our team’s Random Acts of…Read More »

Your Skin’s Favorite Succulent!

The aloe vera plant is rich in nutrients and has an extensive history in skin care and cosmetics. It is said notable Egyptians including Cleopatra and Nefertiti used aloe vera to protect their skin from the sun and to maintain their skin’s health.   So what’s all the fuss about this succulent plant? Aloe vera gel is…Read More »

Easy Meditation

A few of us here at Afterglow agree our first inkling of meditation and its power came from the 1984 movie The Karate Kid. “Better learn balance,” Mr. Miyagi says. “Balance is key. Balance good, karate good. Everything good. Balance bad, better pack up. Go home. Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life.”…Read More »

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 »