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

Natural Brand Review: Summer Fridays

When I heard that two influencers, Marianna Hewitt and Lauren Gores Ireland, were coming out with their own product line, I rolled my eyes. As a full-time beauty editor, tons of products come across my desk, and immediately thought Summer Fridays would be some kind of gimmick looking to capitalize on the influencers’ dedicated fan base. So, I attended the launch party in NYC, wrote … Continue reading Natural Brand Review: Summer Fridays

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

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

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

Natural Brand Review: Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask

I’ve been trying several natural deep conditioners for my hair and Briogeo is definitely one of my top 3. This is not a sponsored post; I really do use this product weekly. It really softens my hair and keeps my curls looking smooth, especially after heat styling. I leave it in for about 15 mins (or longer depending on if I get sidetracked), and my … Continue reading Natural Brand Review: Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask