March 10, 2020

FDA Tests Find Asbestos in Nearly 20 Percent of Cosmetics

Laboratory tests commissioned by the federal Food and Drug Administration of talc-based cosmetics products found the notorious carcinogen asbestos in roughly 20 percent of the samples assessed. AMA Analytical Services, Inc., the nation’s leading laboratory in matters of asbestos-contaminated talc, was contracted in September 2018 by FDA to test popular cosmetics products that contain talc as an ingredient. Today FDA released the AMA results in its final report, which shows nine out of 52 cosmetics products tested positive for asbestos. Concern over the presence of asbestos in cosmetics, particularly those marketed toward children and that include talc as an ingredient, is […]
April 30, 2019

The Positive Effects of Nutrition on One’s Vision

While many individuals understand that nutrition and exercise play an important role in helping to prevent
March 5, 2019

Give Your Skin and Joints the Gift of Collagen

Aging gracefully depends on how you nurture your body. Today, a trove of studies shows the importance of following a nutrient-dense diet, being active and taking dietary supplements to support a healthy aging process. One of the clear standouts to help along the way: collagen, an antiaging nutrient that rose to stardom in Japan decades ago. Collagen is everywhere in our bodies—from our skin, hair and nails to our bones and joints—collagen is an important protein for staving off wrinkles and keeping our joints healthy. Although there are at least 20 types of collagen, most of the focus on collagen […]
February 19, 2019

Beauty Checklist: 5 Ways To Start Your Day

You’ve probably had the same lackluster morning routine for years: Wash your face. Brush your teeth. Take
February 5, 2019

Meet the Rising Stars in Beauty Oils

From aging skin to dry skin, there’s an oil for that. You’ve heard of the time-tested beauty oils that never go out-of-style, but there are some up-and-comers that should also be on your radar. They may not be as common as coconut or jojoba (yet), but keep an eye out for these nutrient-dense new kids on the block. TSUBAKI OIL BEST FOR: aging skin, dry hair A treasured beauty ingredient among samurai and geishas, Japanese tsubaki (Camellia japonica) oil could be one of your most powerful weapons to fend off aging. Thought to diminish redness and improve skin texture, research has proven […]
December 4, 2018

3 Classic Oils To Keep in Your Beauty Bag

Some things never go out of style—and such is the case with these time-tested ingredients that remain natural beauty go-tos.  Check out which one is best for aging skin, hair, cuticles, breakouts, and dandruff. JOJOBA OIL BEST FOR: fine lines, sensitive skin, dry cuticles Derived from the jojoba plant native to Arizona, California and Mexico, jojoba is nearly identical to skin’s natural sebum oil, making it ideal for moisturizing and reducing the appearance of fine lines in sensitive areas (crow’s-feet, anyone?). It also hydrates dry hair and restores damaged cuticles. Bonus: Because its molecular profile is extremely stable, jojoba is […]
November 27, 2018

Are Your Beauty Products Eco-Friendly?

It’s time to seek out personal care products that nourish not just our bodies—but also our planet. Luckily
November 13, 2018

DIY Dog Beauty: 5 Pet Shampoos To Make at Home

It costs about $84 a year to buy grooming supplies for your dog. That’s an additional cost to the total annual expenses that pet owners face, including costs for food, toys, vet visits and kennel boarding. Save money by beautifying your furry friend with ingredients you can find in your home. Here are five DIY shampoos that will deodorize, cleanse and protect your dog’s coat. BASIC DOG SHAMPOO Dish soap is meant to slice through grease on your dishes and pans. It can do the same for the grease that builds up on your dog’s coat and skin. Antibacterial white vinegar […]
November 6, 2018

Bright Eyes: Natural Tips for Your Peepers

If eyes are the windows to the soul (and an excellent indicator of overall health) there’s good reason to make sure they’re looking vibrant and healthy this season. And with abundant holiday stressors—plus potentially scant shut-eye—it’s even more important than ever to care for your peepers. Luckily, DIY tricks and natural ingredients can smooth out lines, calm puffiness and tackle the dreaded dark circles, according to Sunny Subramanian, coauthor of The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty (Robert Rose, 2016). Take a peek. PUFFINESS, REDNESS   The Cause: There is a range of reasons you may experience unsightly red or swollen areas around the […]
October 30, 2018

Look and Feel Great at Every Age, Naturally

Look in the mirror ten years from now, and the reflection will appear different than it does today. But a variety of factors can shape exactly how that face staring back at you looks in a decade … or two … or three. Although there certainly is a science to how and why we age, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to tackling common signs of the aging process. Even so, lifestyle, supplement and natural beauty practices really can support healthy aging. According to a study from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, poor habits like too much sun exposure and smoking […]
October 23, 2018

How to Choose Safer Beauty Products

Big changes start with small actions, including what you put on your face and body. That’s the fundamental principle behind Protect Our Breasts (POB,, a nonprofit educational initiative based at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. POB’s young women ambassadors, clad in the organization’s signature green scarves and led by Executive Director Cynthia Barstow, personify a singular mission: to reduce rates of breast cancer and other diseases linked to toxin exposure from everyday products and choices. Knowing that early-life habits lead to lasting patterns, POB spreads its message through college and community outreach events, arming others—especially young women and men—with […]
October 10, 2018

Rest Easy: Here’s Your Bedtime Beauty Checklist

Approach beauty holistically – from morning to night. Before you go to bed, treat yourself
October 9, 2018

10 Great Ways To Use Cocoa Butter For Beauty

Cocoa butter, also known as theobroma oil, is a natural (and edible) fat extracted from cocoa beans. Because of its silky texture, mild cocoa fragrance, hydrating benefits and emollient properties, cocoa butter is used to make chocolate, as well as ointments, pharmaceuticals, toiletries and food products. Cocoa beans are rich in antioxidants, and some of these antioxidants remain in cocoa butter even after it is extracted. Cocoa butter offers several health benefits for skin and hair. Here are 10 ways you can boost beauty naturally with this super ingredient: HELP REPAIR SKIN AT NIGHT Cocoa butter is rich in vitamin […]