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  • A simple Google search for “organic hair color” will likely introduce you to countless hair color brands that tout themselves as “organic” or “natural”. And it’s not surprising. According to market research, the organic and natural personal care market is predicted to explode to $22 billion by 2024. So, it doesn’t come as a shock that many brands are suddenly putting [...]

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    We all know and love Grapefruit for its delicious, pink flesh – not to mention the numerous health benefits it brings. While the fruit itself is an incredible health warrior, not many of us know that its peel is packed with more nutrients than the fruit. Grapefruit Peel or Citrus grandis contains many vitamins vital to our hair’s health, such as vitamin A, vitamin C, pantothenic acid, [...]

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    It doesn’t matter whether it’s for the face, body or hair: the fact is that natural cosmetics are of increasing importance to consumers around the world. Statistics prove this beyond a doubt: global demand for organic personal care products was over $7.6 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach $13.2 billion by 2018, according to Beauty Press. Consumers are more and more aware of the [...]

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    Like a true art form, applying mineral makeup gets better with practice. Since it’s a different texture and consistency than typical liquid or packed powder makeup, if applied incorrectly, mineral makeup can look patchy or uneven. Don’t let the idea of loose mineral products intimidate your inner makeup artist. You can achieve a flawless, natural finish that will have your skin looking [...]

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    When you’re working behind the chair, you’re probably not thinking about your state’s license review committee or the threat of deregulation. But unfortunately, the industry is in the spotlight more and more with many states seeking to deregulate cosmetology licenses, meaning that anyone who wanted to be a hairdresser could simply be one without any training requirements. A new [...]

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    It’s one of the most ubiquitous ingredients in shampoos, conditioners, toothpastes and shower gels. But here’s a dirty little secret: sulfates are basically the cheapest and nastiest of chemicals. The most notable sulfates are probably Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) – go ahead and check your shampoo labels right now, bet you find these ingredients [...]

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    Facial Fix-Its

    April 24, 2017

    No matter who you are or how flawless or flawed your skin may be, everyone has concerns when it comes to their complexion. We’ve all experienced ups and downs with the skin on our face: dry spots, flaky spots, brown spots. Or maybe you have large pores, or an oily T-zone. And, as we get older, it doesn’t stop there: dark circles, puffiness, hormonal dryness and breakouts alike combine [...]

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    Myths on Cosmetics Safety

    April 24, 2017

    Myth – If it’s for sale at a supermarket, drugstore or department store cosmetics counter, it must be safe. Fact – The Food and Drug Administration has no authority to require companies to test cosmetics products for safety. The agency does not review or approve the vast majority of products or ingredients before they go on the market. FDA conducts pre-market reviews only of certain [...]

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    One of the underlying causes of acne comes from within the body. To clear your skin of stubborn pimples and blackheads, you should start from the inside and work your way out. 1. Clean up your diet and heal your gut We’ve heard it all before - don’t eat that, cut down on this, eliminate that. What does all this do for your skin? If you aren’t getting enough of the right nutrients or [...]

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    The Environmental Working Group is surveying U.S. makers of personal care products to ask if they are working to remove 1,4-dioxane, a likely human carcinogen, from their products. According to EWG’s Skin Deep® database, at least 8,000 products on the market contain ethoxylated ingredients, which may be contaminated with the chemical. Last week, Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten [...]

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