Natural Beauty Brand Review: Pevonia

In a gift bag from a recent event, I received product samples from a brand called, Pevonia. The company says it has been a “green” beauty brand long before it was trend (although I did find that the brand does use synthetics; however, it’s important to note that not all synthetics are toxic/unsafe). Launched in 1991, the company creates products using phyto-organic and natural ingredients. … Continue reading Natural Beauty Brand Review: Pevonia

Wellness: Health Benefits of West Indian Sorrel Punch

I look forward to Christmas because that’s the only time of year my mom makes sorrel juice (also known as Jamaican sorrel). It has a refreshing, tangy, citrusy-sweet flavor that is absolutely addictive. The drink is made from the leaves of the roselle plant (Hibiscus sabdariffa), a species of Hibiscus native to West Africa, and has a beautiful crimson color. Sorrel is actually as nutritious … Continue reading Wellness: Health Benefits of West Indian Sorrel Punch

Attention NYC: Clean Beauty Brands Arrive at Barneys + Attend Free Events

Barneys New York has added a slew of clean skin care and nutricosmetics brands (aka ingestibles) to its store shelves, and we couldn’t be more excited! According to the company, all products were chosen because they are free of harmful ingredients such as parabens, sulfates, and petrochemicals, have amazing founder stories and actually work. The ingestibles selected contain nutrients designed to improve the appearance of … Continue reading Attention NYC: Clean Beauty Brands Arrive at Barneys + Attend Free Events

How to Breathe Your Way Beautiful

“People often ask me what I use on my skin, and the answer is nothing—it’s simply a product of the breath work,” said Ashley Neese, a self-care practitioner in an article on Vogue. In the article Neese talks about how breathwork can be incorporated into one’s skin-care routine every morning and night. I’ve been doing a lot of research lately on alternative therapies and gaining … Continue reading How to Breathe Your Way Beautiful

Clean Beauty Find: Apoterra Skincare

Previously known as Caru Skincare Co, Apoterra Skincare produces a range of products focused on solving adults skin issues such as acne and anti-aging through the use of sustainably sourced plant and mineral based formulations. Launched in NYC in 2012, each product in the collection performs double duty, offering both healthy skin benefits and sensorial aromatherapy experiences. For first-timers who are unsure of which products … Continue reading Clean Beauty Find: Apoterra Skincare

EVENT RECAP: Clean Beauty Labels and Ingredients

Last night I attended and event at STORY, a NYC pop-up concept store, about natural beauty. The event called, “Let’s Talk Natural Beauty with Well + Good!” was filled with so much insightful information from how to read beauty product ingredient labels to the connection between skin health and diet. Here are some highlights: Panelists • Ali Finney, Beauty Editor, Well + Good • Tina … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Clean Beauty Labels and Ingredients