TOP 5 NATURAL BRANDS SEEN AT FOUNDERMADE’S CONSUMER DISCOVERY SHOW

On June 11, I attended Foundermade’s Consumer Discovery Show in New York City. Here, the top brands I saw at the show. Cannuka – The base of everything in this product line is cannabis CBD and Manuka honey, both of which known for their anti-inflammatory properties. Products range from eye balms to soap bars. For those looking to drape themselves in the healing proprieties of … Continue reading TOP 5 NATURAL BRANDS SEEN AT FOUNDERMADE’S CONSUMER DISCOVERY SHOW

Natural Product Review: Nyakio Beauty Manketti & Mafura Anti-Aging Oil

For the last month, I’ve been using this Manketti & Mafura Anti-Aging Oil from Nyakio Beauty, and I’m obsessed with it! It features Manketti from the Kalahari Desert, which is rich in vitamins E and C and Marula from Zimbabwe, which is high in essential fatty acids. I’ve been applying it on my face, which I was hesitant about since everything makes me break out. … Continue reading Natural Product Review: Nyakio Beauty Manketti & Mafura Anti-Aging Oil

FDA Announces Actions to Keep Consumers Safe When Using Sunscreens

On May 22, the U.S. FDA announced new efforts to help protect consumers from sun protection products. There are 3 major steps they are taking: 1. They are going to make sure that the products actually deliver their advertised benefits, and don’t take advantage of people’s desire to protect themselves. After doing an investigation, the FDA sent warning letters to supplement companies that were failing … Continue reading FDA Announces Actions to Keep Consumers Safe When Using Sunscreens

Beauty2 Spring Edit Recap: Natural Brands You Need to Know

On May 3, I attended the beauty2 tradeshow, an event that showcases small brands (near and far) the beauty industry needs to have on its radar. While I don’t have the space to talk about every brand I saw, here are some of the ones that stood out: Deco Miami – Specifically created for millennial consumers who are seeking a luxury aesthetic, without the luxury … Continue reading Beauty2 Spring Edit Recap: Natural Brands You Need to Know

Natural Brand Review: RealHER Metallic Liquid Lipstick

If you’ve checked out my Instagram, you’ve already seen me talk about a makeup brand called Real Her. The natural and cruelty-free makeup brand empowers women by adding positive affirmations to the packaging of each eye, lip and face product. Messages range from “I am a queen” to “Yes I can” and are meant to uplift the you in the morning and serve as a … Continue reading Natural Brand Review: RealHER Metallic Liquid Lipstick

Event Recap: Marie Claire’s Sustainability Forum

This morning I attended Marie Claire’s Sustainability Forum (#ad), held at Hearst Tower, the first commercial building in NYC to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold for new construction and LEED Platinum for existing buildings. Anne Fulenwider, Editor-in-Chief of Marie Claire, opened the breakfast (wearing an amazing dress made out of recycled materials) with some interesting stats. Marie Claire conducted a survey … Continue reading Event Recap: Marie Claire’s Sustainability Forum

Nontoxic Fragrance Review: Phlur

When I started learning about all of the potentially harmful ingredients lurking in common beauty products, I swiftly started trading out a lot of the products I was using with nontoxic ones. The one beauty area I’ve had the most difficulty finding clean products in has been fragrance. One thing people don’t realize (and I didn’t even know until recently) is that light damages fragrance; … Continue reading Nontoxic Fragrance Review: Phlur