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Malia Thompson

Slugging (No Snails Included)

Up until a few years ago I had always been a balanced-to-combination skin person. Dehydration was never an issue, so I didn’t have to worry about itchy, flaky skin. But after I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, my medication started triggering some uncomfortable changes. My skin’s moisture barrier was no longer

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Michelle Kiernan

Michelle’s Transition to Clean

Like mother, like daughter. For many women, it’s a phrase that holds true in a number of ways, especially within the realm of beauty. For as long as I can remember my mother has been a skin-care addict. My mom had three children to look after, but that never stopped

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Brandon Econ

Brandon’s Transition to Clean

My skincare journey started rather late. It’s just not something I cared about for the first 20 years of my life. I was self conscious enough that my Mom would sneak facial cleanser into the shower, or give me Proactive to treat the acne on my neck (which didn’t work),

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Ashley Sutton

Ashley’s Transition to Clean

In 2017, I started getting hives and rashes on my cheeks. It would come at times when I was stressed out or when I was in the sun for a long period of time. I started working on my stress management and wearing hats if I went outside. Nothing changed.

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Education
Malia Thompson

The Safe Cosmetics & Personal Care Products Act of 2019

How much do you think about government regulation while you’re looking for a new shampoo or moisturizer? Not much, I’d wager. And why would you? We should all be able to trust that our government has a standard of safety that protects us from exposure to toxic chemicals in our

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Malia Thompson

Hyaluronic Acid – to Use or Not to Use?

Oh, hyaluronic acid, your time has come, my friend… Once renowned as the magic bullet of the beauty industry, the biggest darling of the skincare world, you’ve become one the most ubiquitous ingredients in personal care products. And now you’re under fire as the newest no-no. Is all of this

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Team Post

Patch Testing

“What is Patch Testing?”  It’s the simple, but important, process of testing any products that are new to you. Choose a small patch of skin, and apply the new product to that section. Once applied, you will monitor the patch for a certain amount of time to see if an

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Team Post

Skincare Routine 102: The Right Order

Our last post in Skincare 102 is about tying all of the information from this series together with the knowledge we acquired in our SKINCARE 101 series. Now that you’ve taken the time to learn what each of the different steps is for, it’s time to understand the most effective

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Team Post

Skincare Routine 102: Eye Treatments

If you’re ready to advance beyond our 101 series (learning about cleansers, moisturizers, and sun protection), it’s time to move on to Skincare 102 series where we explain toners, eye treatments, facial oils & serums. This series is meant to help educate you on the products in your skincare routine, how they should be applied, and when

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Team Post

Skincare Routine 102: Oils & Serums

If you’re ready to advance beyond our Skincare 101 series (learning about cleansers, moisturizers, and sun protection), it’s time to move on to Skincare 102 series where we explain toners, eye treatments, facial oils & serums. This series is meant to help educate you on the products in your skincare

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