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Natural Beauty + Labor Day Sales = Everybody Wins


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If you need to stock up or you’ve been looking for an excuse to test out some new products, this weekend just might be the perfect excuse. Reason: Labor Day sales! You work hard, so treat yo self.

30% off all Pomme D’Or Swiss Apple Stem Cell Cleansing Lotions, Serums and Creams at Be Natural Organics with code APPLE

20% off all orders $125+ at Naturopathica with code LABORDAY2016

Friends & Family Sale: 25% off everything at 100% Pure

Relaunch Sale! 30% Off at Spirit Beauty Lounge

Free shipping on everything at W3ll People

25% off at Au Naturale Cosmetics with code WORKIT 

20% off Little Barn Apothecary with code COOLERNIGHTS

BOGO at Acure Organics (through the end of the month!)

20% off at Joy Provisions with code LABORDAY20

Have you discovered a great natural beauty Labor Day sale? Share in the comments and I’ll add it to the list! 

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New Calls for the FDA to Better Regulate the Cosmetics Industry

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I can’t help it. Every time I come across a story in the mainstream media about the need to better regulate the cosmetics industry in the United States, I get a little bit excited. At some point, this has got to mean change is on the way, right? The more people who care about what’s in the products they put on their skin, the more people start to actively avoid ingredients that are already banned in places like Japan, Canada, and Europe … the more likely we’ll all have even more great, safe, effective products to choose from. Right?

Well, I’ve basically been giddy for the past week or so.

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Do You Know What’s In Your Sunscreen?

Is Your Sunscreen Doing More Harm Than Good?

Just because summer is coming to a close doesn’t mean you can stop thinking about protecting your skin from the sun. Sure, you might not have to lather it on before a day at the pool or the beach, but good skincare habits are just as important in January as they are in July!

I spoke with Dr. Jeremy Wolf, ND at LuckyVitamin.com, and outlined the most important insights from the Environmental Working Group’s latest sunscreen report for a story about the hidden dangers of conventional sunscreen I wrote for the StyleSeat blog.

Stop by and take a peek, then come back here so we can chat about your favorite sunscreen! Have more questions about ingredients or skin protection tips? Leave them in the comments and I’ll ask Dr. Wolf to answer them for us!

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The Beauty Benefits of Apples

Beauty Benefits of Apples

Fruit juice can be a potent natural beauty ingredient—there’s even a (great!) line of natural cosmetics based on the sweet stuff. But there’s one specific fruit that takes center stage this time of year: the apple. Whether you eat them or use products with apple on your skin, there’s lots to love about this fall staple.

In honor of the start of apple-picking season (at least here in North Carolina), here are four reasons to add apples to your beauty routine. 

  1. It can help combat acne. Packed with Vitamin A (otherwise known as retinol), apples can help combat acne by increasing cell turnover.
  2. It has moisturizing and skin tone-perfecting qualities. Apples are full of Vitamin B, which is great for dry skin and fading age spots, and can help even skin tone.
  3. It can lessen undereye circles. If you battle dark undereye circles like mine that are mostly unaffected by a lack of sleep, an eye cream with Vitamin K, which is found in apple juice, can help shrink the capillaries under the thin skin beneath your eyes and decrease some of the discoloration.
  4. It has anti-aging benefits. Apples are packed with Vitamin C, a potent antioxidant that helps your skin protect and repair itself, leaving you with a fresh-looking complexion.

Have you spotted apple on the ingredients list of any of your favorite skincare products? Share your favorites in the comments!

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Have You Tried Crystal Healing?

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Crystal healing is one of those things I’ve read about and have been curious about for ages, but I’ve never tried it for myself. (After all, I have a well-documented obsession with gemstones that just barely takes second place to my natural beauty habit…)

But after writing about crystal healing for the newly-revamped StyleSeat blog, I think I might need to try it. After all, it gives me an excuse to buy more crystals! Look out, labradorite, I’m coming for you.

Have you tried crystal healing? Why do you love it? Please share!

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