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Why ‘Organic’ is a Confusing Label

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Organic cosmetics have been around for a while yet when asked to describe what ‘organic’ means, you (like many) may be lost for words. You know ‘organic’ means cleaner, safer and better, but in what way? We’re going to break it down for you.

What does organic mean?

A product is organicif it uses ingredients grown in soil or...

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Ingredient Breakdown: Vitamins ABCs (The Overview)

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Vitamins are an essential part of a healthy diet. But did you know there are many benefits to applying them to your skin? In this first part of our Ingredient Breakdown: Vitamins ABCsseries, we cover everything vitamins: their discovery, why they are so important to us, and an overview of the many benefits gained from these...

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Ingredient Breakdown: All Things Hyaluronic Acid

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Hydration, hydration, hydration. This is something we hear a lot when it comes to skincare. An ingredient that is often associated with hydration is Hyaluronic Acid. So what is Hyaluronic Acid and why is it such a key ingredient for hydration? Let’s discuss!

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic Acid, also known as Hyaluronate or...

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Ingredient Breakdown: All Things Silicones

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You may have seen many product packages proudly claiming to be silicone-free but what are silicones and should you be avoiding them? Today we break down all things silicone: where it comes from, what it does, and why it is in your products.

Silicon is not silicone?

Yes, there is a difference! Silicon is a natural chemical element...

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Think Dirty Ingredient Breakdown: Perfluoroalkyl Acids & Related Compounds (PFAS)

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Glossary

PFAAs: Perfluoroalkyl Acids.

PFAS: Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl substances. The umbrella term for all PFAAs, PFOA, PFOS, and all other chemicals in this category.

PFOA: Perfluorooctanoic Acid.

PFOS: Perfluorooctane Sulfonate.

You might recognize the name PFAS or PFAAs from headlines over the past few years regarding the presence of these chemicals in consumer products like menstrual underwear, and...

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