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Beauty Ingredients Matter

Photo credit: Dwayne Turner   We take our mission statement, “…committed to using the purest plant-based ingredients for healthy skin care,” seriously. That’s why we’re adamant that beauty ingredients matter. Our goal is to be as transparent as possible. We want you to rest assured that we source the purest, organic and/or wild-harvested, ingredients we can find. We research wholesalers, read every page on their website, request samples, and call them with additional questions. We vet them thoroughly before we place an order. Click here to read about the plant-based ingredients we use to formulate our collections. And we added a little fun fact about each ingredient.

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Does Your Skin Behave Differently At Night Than During The Day?

Does your skin seem to behave differently at night than during the day? If you answered, "Yes," that's because it does behave differently at night.Your skin cells shift their structure from day to night. Your skin loses more water, transepidermal water loss (TEWL), in the evening. This causes more irritations from rosacea, eczema and other skin conditions.Therefore, you want to use different ingredients at night than you use during the day. At night, you want to use richer ingredients for maximum hydration.Look for products that include Nilotica Shea butter, mango butter, Marula oil, Baobab oil, Mongogo oil, glycerine, and other richer ingredients.Also, be mindful that layering too many actives at night is not beneficial. Your skin has less water.

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5 Reasons To Use This Body Butter On Your Hair

Although I live in southern California, I look forward to the cooler fall and winter months. I like the feel of soft, cozy sweaters and wearing ‘fashion’ boots. I refer to them as ‘fashion’ boots because it really doesn’t get cold enough to warrant cold weather boots. Hey, this is Los Angeles; it’s all about style. The downside to the chilly, crisper days and colder nights, is that my hair loses moisture. Moisture loss causes dull, dry hair and scalp. One telltale sign that the weather has gotten the best of my hair is when I hear the snap and crackle of my strands when I’m combing them or they become wiry-looking. I refuse to let the cold weather have...

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