The Benefits of Oil and Water-Based Serums

When choosing a serum based on your skin’s needs, what do you tend to gravitate toward? Brightening for pigmentation, anti-aging for dry and mature skin, or anti-inflammatory for acne? Finding that Holy Grail product, or even one that lives up to its claims on a shelf of hundreds can be quite intimidating. Do I choose an oil based or water based serum? How long should I wait before seeing…

The Ultimate Green Beauty Resources

When you initially decide to go green it can be daunting. Just the idea of throwing out or weaning yourself off all your old products and finding new ones is overwhelming. Then you have green washing - when brands try to make their products seem natural, but are actually not. It can be hard to tell what is a natural product, what is only partially natural or what is 100% natural, non-toxic, org…

How to decipher cosmetic labeling & greenwashing

We've all been fooled at one time or another. You thought you were buying organic but it turns out the product isn't 100% organic. Or you thought you were buying something non-toxic because it was labelled natural, but in reality, it contains some nasty ingredients. Greenwashing is something many large companies do, which is funny because they are the one's who it would be easier for, to b…

How and why you should exfoliate your skin

Exfoliation is key to every skin care ritual. It's how we remove dead skin cells and toxins from the surface of the skin which can make our skin look dull, flakey and cause congestion that may lead to blemishes. Exfoliation removes the debris and reveals the younger cells so our skin care products can be more easily absorbed deeply and effectively. It's not only important for your face but…

The oil cleansing method

Even though this method of skin cleansing has been becoming more mainstream over the past few years, it's still not the popular thing to do, and I can understand why. Oil on your skin? Breakout city, right? Nope! If you use the correct oils, your skin can be more glowy and clear than you ever imagined.  Why the oil cleansing method works Like dissolves like. Meaning similar molecule…

The most beneficial oils for treating acne

If you suffer from acne, you're not alone. Nearly 50 million americans suffer from acne and 95% of people experience acne at some point in their life.We spend hundreds of dollars on products that don't work or contain chemicals and irritants that make acne and inflammation worse, or dry out our skin. In my last article about acne, I mostly talked about the hormonal type and how to treat…