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February 28, 2020

Skin Deep: A Tale Of Marine Phytoplankton

Our skin is made up of 64% water, almost as much as the 71% water that covers the earth's surface. Billions of years ago, tiny microorganisms with the ability to exchange energy from the sun into vital nutrients, thrived in the earth’s oceans. These early stirrings of photosynthetic processes, were the beginning of life on earth. This early process where green organisms use sunlight to synthesize food from carbon dioxide and water, gave life to our little blue planet! These organisms are collectively referred to as phytoplankton, and are the oldest and most complete form of nutrition known. Marine phytoplankton is a complete food containing fibers, essential fatty acids, trace minerals, proteins, and amino acids.

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January 23, 2020

Green Beauty Guide

Revisiting the most lovely moments of 2019, we came across this article by Green Beauty Guide on a recent visit to our former studio in Seattle. 

Read on to hear some more expert favorites!

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March 02, 2019

The Dangers of Rancid Oil In Your Beauty Products

Good skin care products will contain a fair amount of oil in them. Oils are usually about half of the ingredients for face creams and body lotions, while a good serum is almost all, if not all, oil. So, with such a concentrated amount of one ingredient in a product, it is important that you as a consumer be educated about the importance of the quality of that ingredient. 

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September 20, 2018

Plant Infused Waters: Hydrosols

The only thing that water in your product will do is grow bacteria, and this must be addressed with anti-bacterial preservatives. Most skin care manufacturers would not go to the trouble to source living, clean, spring water for their products. Not only do I do this, I go a step further and I distill fresh spring water with living plants, to make hydrosols.

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July 23, 2018

Why Is Water Almost Always The First Ingredient?

Have you ever wondered why water is usually the first ingredient in your skin care, or body care, product. If water is not the first ingredient, it is almost always in the top 3. When most skin care lines have their products manufactured for them, these products are made in huge batches. When these big batch products are made, they are typically made with inexpensive man made ingredients.

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January 29, 2018

How Are You Feeding Your Skin?

I have always had an affinity to natural medicine and clean living. I raised my daughters on home remedies, and vibrational medicine practices. There was, however, a big disconnect when it came to the products I was putting on my skin.

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December 30, 2015

My Daily Skin Care Regimen

The skin is our largest organ and is certainly reflective of the body’s overall vitality. The body will reflect its internal health in the external organ (skin). Good nutrition and hydration are essential to maintaining radiant and healthy skin tissue.

If you have younger skin, taking care of your skin now and slowing the aging process will serve you later. As we age the body’s ability to renew skin cells becomes less efficient. The amount of natural moisture is also reduced. As the skin ages, collagen production also diminishes, contributing to thinner skin with less flexibility.

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