Clean Beauty Brand Spotlight: Biossance

We all know by now that clean beauty is having a moment and one standout brand I’ve found within the category is Biossance. About the Brand: The brand centers around its plant-based powerhouse ingredient, squalane, a derivative of squalene, which is a molecule that’s naturally found in the skin and is responsible for moisture, which decreases with age. Scientists at industrial bioscience company, Amyris Inc., … Continue reading Clean Beauty Brand Spotlight: Biossance

Project Beauty Expo 2018 Recap

On August 12, I attended Project Beauty Expo, a tradeshow dedicated to giving a platform for natural beauty and wellness brands that cater to women of color. Here, a recap of some of the brands I saw that I think should be on your radar. EA Polish – After giving birth to her daughter in 2012, nail polish aficionado, Ellyse, realized the need for fast … Continue reading Project Beauty Expo 2018 Recap

Is Your Beauty Product Safe? There’s an App for That

I was recently shopping at a popular drugstore chain and noticed the collection of shiny body lotion bottles gleaming from the shelves. Now, I am not in the market for body lotion at the moment as shea butter and natural oils are my bffs; but, I am a product hoarder and find it impossible to walk past the beauty aisle without examining everything the industry … Continue reading Is Your Beauty Product Safe? There’s an App for That

Product Review: Botanics Hydration Burst Dual Action Cleanser

I like to rotate between a few cleansers but for the past month I’ve been consistently only using this dual action cleanser from Botanics USA. It features clary sage extract, which the brand sustainably sources from the leaves of the Salvia Sclarea species found in Southern Europe. It smells light and soothing and transforms from a gel consistency into a more milk-like texture when mixed … Continue reading Product Review: Botanics Hydration Burst Dual Action Cleanser

Product Review: Matrix Biolage R.A.W. Re-Hydrate Clay Mask

Sometimes I feel lazy and don’t want to deep condition my hair but when I don’t, my curls look so dry and brittle. I have a few favorite deep conditioners and this is one of them. It’s Matrix Biolage R.A.W. Re-Hydrate Clay Mask. It’s made with shea butter and Moroccan lava clay, and leaves my hair feeling incredibly soft. The scent of it is light … Continue reading Product Review: Matrix Biolage R.A.W. Re-Hydrate Clay Mask

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