Read The Label
Sixty percent of what you put on your skin gets absorbed into your blood stream. In other words, the products you put on your body should be healthy enough to put in your body. Remember, your skin is an organ. You wouldn’t go slathering unhealthy things on your heart, would you?
Number One Ingredient to Avoid
Phthalates: they can disrupt your endocrine system, which regulates your hormones. For example, they can turn on hormones that aren't meant to be turned on. Creepy.
Favorite Beauty Brands
My whole team had been obsessed with Weleda's super hydrating Skin Food, but it wasn't until one of our writers went to Germany to experience the company’s biodynamic fields that we all really became huge fans. I also love their restorative Pomegranate Granada Grenade, which truly repairs mature skin. The line is conscious, effective, and delicious. What's not to love?
I adore DIY home projects, but less so when it comes to my beauty products. I do make organic sugar and olive oil scrubs in the summer, but I once did a mayonnaise and egg mixture on my hair that was just disastrous. Mayo is so stinky—it should be on a hamburger, not your head. Now I am more apt to trust the experts.
Curled eyelashes covered in Josie Maran's GoGo Instant Argan Mascara. Argan oil moisturizes and nourishes and there are no nasty ingredients. Plus, it adds incredible volume and drama for truly va va voom lashes.
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