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Eye on Ingredients: St John’s Wort and photosensitivity

How do we know if we want to see a certain ingredient on the back of our product’s label? In this column, we shed light on the ingredients listed on our self-care products. We know how tough it can be to understand the gibberish that often disguised as an ingredient. In our mission to promote a healthy skin, lifestyle and world, we believe that the first step is advocating for

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Top 5 reasons you (and your vagina) will love a menstrual cup

A significant portion of the world’s population is menstruating as you read this. For most of these women and girls, the easiest way to avoid a bloody mess is by using disposable tampons and sanitary pads. Unfortunately, these female hygiene products can pose a real danger to your health. I know it’s always hard hearing that something so convenient is unhealthy for you but, thankfully, there are convenient and appealing alternatives. Menstrual cups,

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Spirulina Smoothie Bowls: Marleen’s October Recipe

You’ve never seen a breakfast more beautiful than instagram’s latest food trend: smoothie bowls. They’re just as delicious as they are aesthetically pleasing, giving you a a more satisfying experience than slurping down a smoothie in two seconds. Add your favorite fruit and nuts as topping to add texture. This spirulina smoothie bowl has a gorgeous turquoise color and is the perfect way to start the day. Ingredients For 1

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How to decode cosmetic labels

When it comes to understanding what exactly goes into your cosmetics products, it can sometimes be difficult to see the forest for the trees. When it comes to labels in the cosmetic industry, things can be confusing to say the least. Deciphering the tiny, mysterious symbols mandated by EU Law can be challenging at best and cryptographic at worst, so we’d like to shed some light on the subject for

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How to avoid topical steroid addiction

Since the late 1940’s topical corticosteroids (steroids) have been giving quick and effective relief to sufferers of eczema, dermatitis and many other skin conditions. They come as an ointment, cream or solution and are available via prescription or over the counter. Many validate their use and celebrate them for the significant improvements in life quality. However decades of misuse has lead to a phenomenon known as topical steroid addiction (TSA).

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