Posts in Ingredients
The Truth About Sunscreen - How it works & What to avoid

I don’t know what July has been like for you but we ‘ve been having a heat wave here in LA.  It’s been crazy hot!  109 one day.  This has mostly turned me into an inside person.  I hide in my apartment with the AC set to 61 degrees.  But I unfortunately have to venture out on occasion and, when I do, I slather myself in SPF.  I’m sure you’re doing the same.  But do you know what exactly it is you’re putting on your skin?  Or even how sunscreen works for that matter?  Get ready to have your mind blown! 

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Ingredient Spotlight: Prickly Pear Seed Oil

This week is the first, of what will be a monthly addition to the blog, Ingredient Spotlight post.  We'll take an in depth look at one ingredient, talk about it's benefits and then I'll show you a selection of products at varying price points that contain the ingredient.  My goal is to empower all of you to better understand the ingredient list on your products and truly know what you're putting on your skin.

I recently started using The Everything Oil from Carter & Jane and was shocked by how transformative this product was to my skin.  It left me instantly hydrated, glowing and with significantly less inflammation (something I'm continually battling).  The Everything Oil is Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil paired with their propriety A3 Concentrate - a blend of organic Avocado oil, Sweet Almond Oil and Aloe Vera.  The A3 Concentrate intensifies the amazing benefits of Prickly Pear.  

I've been so impressed with this product, that I thought we'd focus on Prickly Pear Seed Oil as the star of my first ever Ingredient Spotlight.

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DIY Green Mask Recipes

I received a few requests to do a video about DIY Face Masks after last weeks blog post and decided to not only make a video but also make a blog post with DIY Green Masks Recipes.  

I've included two mask recipes.  One is incredibly moisturizing and nourishing, while the other is a stimulating treatment full of phyto-nutrients that doubles as an amazing scrub.

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