December 21, 2014

Travel essentials

I just jetted off to Thailand to explore a land full of mangoes, beaches and orchids.

December 4, 2014

The most common question I get

When people are going green, the most frequent question they ask is which shower gel they should use. Shower gel is actually a great place to start your transition because most varieties work with all skin types, unlike face products. But finding a water based formula like a shower gel without harsh preservatives and detergents is more difficult.

August 19, 2014

Barbary Fig Seed Oil

Oils are so intriguing. Even if they resemble the same golden toned, slippery droplets, they have such different effects on my skin.

June 20, 2014

The Great Deodorant Hunt: Part 4

It's not much of a hunt anymore. I've found some pretty potent formulas. At this point I get to luxuriate in all my deodorant choices. And this one is different because it's DIY.

April 29, 2014

Mineral Sunscreen for Dry Skin

Zinc is a particularly drying ingredient. So if you have dry or dehydrated skin, it can exacerbate the condition to use a mineral sunscreen. But for those of you with drier skin, have I got the sunscreen for you.

February 14, 2014

Ingredient Spotlight: Propylene Glycol

Propylene glycol is in a lot of personal care products that masquerade as green (I’m looking at you, Tom’s of Maine deodorant).