the smoking gun

the smoking gun

you know it's bad for your health. but did know how bad it is for your skin? if you need yet another reason to quit smoking, read on.

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giving thanks

giving thanks

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all the others.” -Cicero a little late, but never belated. our founder muses about...

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so red the rose

so red the rose

Beauty, blushing cheeks, and romance: the sweetly-scented rose has many evocative associations - and that's before we even start on how it can tran...

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crazy for coconuts

crazy for coconuts

coconut oil is one of those ingredients that has garnered swathes of gushing press in recent years, with everyone from celebrity stylists to beauty...

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mind your greens

mind your greens

basil, mint, and sage: perfect for perking up both pasta and your skin. we're talking specifically about holy basil, peppermint, and clary sage. th...

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going green

going green

Green beauty is nothing new but has become increasingly popular as we become more conscious about being kind to our bodies and the environment. Lab...

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tea time

tea time

Put the kettle on and sit back. Tea doesn't just keep us cozy as the weather tuns cooler, it's an ingredient that possesses both medicinal and spir...

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mango madness

mango madness

From flavor to color to scent, the mango is an undeniably happy fruit. We love them as much as part of our beauty routines as we do on our plates. ...

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why we're nuts about almonds

why we're nuts about almonds

Almonds are oval-shaped bits of delicious goodness that are also ridiculously beneficial for your skin. Read on to discover their secrets and gifts.

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totally turmeric

totally turmeric

It’s not just for colorful curries anymore - superfood turmeric packs a punch in the health and beauty department too. Turmeric is having a moment ...

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detox your skin

detox your skin

Life in New York City can be exhilarating – the never-ending skyline, 24-hour-everything, and the sheer pulse of energy that seems to flow through ...

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behind the masque

behind the masque

We’ve discovered the most relaxing step of your beauty skin care routine that you just might have missed. Think of masques as the beauty equivalen...

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a bit of oil

a bit of oil

Forget everything you thought you knew about skincare - oil is not the enemy. When layered into your daily skincare routine, nourishing facial oils...

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