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It's Easier to Protect Rather than Repair Dry Winter Skin

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It's Easier to Protect Rather than Repair Dry Winter Skin

Many of us enjoy the winter-- but let's admit--most of us don't want The Dreaded Winter Dry Skin! Stepping up our skincare is essential during the winter months as central heating and cold, dry air-- literally-- suck the water out of our skin! 

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Know the Quality of Your Bakuchiol Source

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Know the Quality of Your Bakuchiol Source

Meeting Bakuchiol for the first time?  The choices can be daunting as the skincare industry has hopped onto this wonder ingredient which is the vegan natural alternative to Retinol without the Retinol "uglies" (irritation, flaking, redness, etc.)!  When we first introduced our Bakuchiol Serum, there were only a handful of products available... It's important to know the degree of purity of the Bakuchiol!  There is "pure"--and then there is pure which is highly purified! Not all Bakuchiol is created equal or a high performance active.

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Knowing Effective Ingredients Series: Snow Mushroom Extract

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Knowing Effective Ingredients Series: Snow Mushroom Extract

 We've all heard about the hydrating hallmarks of Hyaluronic Acid which is a Polysaccharide and is the primary reason for its ability to bind water to the skin (humectant).  Snow Mushroom is also a Polysaccharide, and (drum roll please) much more hydrating, multifaceted and moisturizing than Hyaluronic Acid!  But, Snow Mushroom's benefits don't stop there! 

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Why is the pH of a Cleanser so Important?

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Why is the pH of a Cleanser so Important?

Have you heard the phrase: "skin's acid mantle"? To give you a sense of pH ranges, 7 is considered neutral.  Our skin has an average pH of 4.7 which is our healthy acidic level.  (Men's skin tends to be slightly more acidic).  Yes, our skin likes to maintain that "acid mantle"!  Most cleansers have pH levels over 7 which contributes to eczema and dry, irritated skin.

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"Mask-ne". A New Term in this Covid-19 Era

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 The wearing of masks for work and safety is becoming more the norm today...and it's wrecking havoc with our skin!  So much so that a new term is starting to emerge: "Mask-ne"!  Breakouts and dry skin. Ugh!  As if we don't have enough on our plates!  Here are a few pointers:

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