all things skin care

Hawaii’s Ban on Chemical Sunscreens – Why It Is Great and Scary

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Last week, the state of Hawaii passed a bill prohibiting the sale of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate, which are two chemicals that have been linked to coral reef bleaching and….well, death (of coral reefs).  The above picture (captured by Caleb Jones /AP) is of Hanauma Bay in Hawaii, where much of the inner coral […]

Moroccan Argan oil…hype or miracle product?

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What’s the deal with argan oil? A few years ago, thanks to someone, argan oil busted on to the beauty scene and now just about every brand has some form of argan oil blend that is better than any other brand. My first argan oil was probably a bottle from Josie Maran and then I […]

Sun protection – What’s important in sunscreen and why?

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So, I am about out of sunscreen for myself and my kids and while I have my favorites, I thought it would be a good time to try out a few new ones. I consider myself a bit of a “sun protection expert” but once I started digging into the information out there….holy $hit – […]

Watermelon: Why it is great for health and skincare!

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There are a few things I absolutely love about summer and one of them is that many of my favorite fruits are actually in season. Whether I am shopping at a local farmers market or my local grocery store, my favorite fruits and vegetables taste better because they are fresher and grown close by.  This […]