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

Clean Beauty Find: BEECAUSE

For skin care company BEECAUSE, it’s all about the bees – yes, the impressive yellow and black flying creatures responsible for producing health-boosting substances including honey, beeswax, propolis and royal jelly. The line was started back in 2011 when the brand’s founder Jonathan realized that many of the products on the market contain chemicals that may contribute to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), a phenomenon that … Continue reading Clean Beauty Find: BEECAUSE

Clean Beauty Find: Brown Butter Beauty

With just one year of e-commerce distribution under its belt, Brown Butter Beauty is quickly developing a cult following. Two of its hair care products, Babassu Deep Conditioner and Beauty Sweet Milk Detangling Leave in Hair Conditioner, have won Naturallycurly.com’s 2017 Editor’s Choice Awards and the brand has been written about by numerous publications including Essence, TimeOut and Vogue. The artisan small-batch beauty company, was … Continue reading Clean Beauty Find: Brown Butter Beauty

Clean Beauty Find: Soapwalla

Bob’s Red Mill ground oats, pure almonds and organic raw sugar – these are not the ingredients of the breakfast I had this morning (although it sounds delicious!); they are, however, just a few of the ingredients used in products from skin care line, Soapwalla. The line was developed in 2012 by Rachel Winard who has systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune illness, which was … Continue reading Clean Beauty Find: Soapwalla

Clean Beauty Find: Mullein & Sparrow

“No chemicals, no additives, no BS – just results.” That’s the promise of Mullein & Sparrow, a Brooklyn-based luxury, vegan beauty line that churns out skin, hair and body care using the principles of Ayurveda. The line was developed by Anit Hora who was inspired to study herbalism, aromatherapy, skincare, and yoga after traveling and meeting natives who re-introduced her to the power of plant-based … Continue reading Clean Beauty Find: Mullein & Sparrow

Natural Product Review: Farmacy’s Honey Potion

I received Farmacy’s Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask with Echinacea GreenEnvy in a gift bag earlier this year from an awards program (it won!) and recently decided to give it a try since my skin has been going crazy…probably due to my recent sugar binge. I decided to try this mask because it contains natural acne-fighting ingredients, although this isn’t marketed as an acne … Continue reading Natural Product Review: Farmacy’s Honey Potion

Natural Brand Product Review: Primal Pit Paste

Let’s face it, body odor is a big deal, and if you live a very active lifestyle like I do, smelling fresh and clean can sometimes be highly dependent on your underarm scent. When I decided to start using more natural beauty products, deodorant was one of the biggest challenges for a couple of reasons: 1. It’s expensive. One of the leading deodorant brands on … Continue reading Natural Brand Product Review: Primal Pit Paste

Top 5 Reasons to Use Marula Pure Beauty Oil

I first became obsessed with Marula Pure Beauty Oil a few years ago when I discovered the brand at a beauty tradeshow called Cosmoprof, and it’s been my secret for glowing skin…until now. I love this product so much that, to keep its amazingness from you all, would just be downright mean. Here’s why: 1. It can be used on all skin types. I have … Continue reading Top 5 Reasons to Use Marula Pure Beauty Oil

Natural Brand Product Review: Honest Beauty Magic Balm

Last year, received Honest Beauty’s Magic Balm in a gift bag and have not been able to let go of it ever since. The product comes enclosed in a transparent case which elevates the presentation to something that feels very luxe. Peering through the container is the honey-peach tinted formula made with a blend of organic fruit and botanical oils. Although it does have a … Continue reading Natural Brand Product Review: Honest Beauty Magic Balm

15 Brands Petition for Cosmetics Regulation

Typically, the beauty industry is filled with competition and it’s unusual to see several brands work together, but in the indie community, that’s different. According to an article in Cosmetics Business News, 15 indie beauty brands joined forces to form a group called Counteract Coalition, designed to take on the lack of regulation in the cosmetics industry. The companies include CEOs from Beautycounter, Annamarie Skin … Continue reading 15 Brands Petition for Cosmetics Regulation